Jive Monkey Playlist: 6/2/17

We all knew it was coming.  But a part of me wanted to be in denial of it until they officially confirmed the news that the members would be going their separate ways.  Still, Sistar was my go-to group when I needed an upbeat summer track.  I realize that this doesn’t mean that we won’t see these girls again or that they won’t ever reunite again in the future but I will miss anticipating a new album from them every time summer rolls by.

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Jive Monkey Playlist: 1/20/17

Today of all days, I’m retreating to my happy place.  I’ve been in this mental state of denial and pardon me if I just want to stay there for a little bit longer.  So I’m finding some comfort in listening to some mellow, happy tracks about L.O.V.E.

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Jive Monkey Playlist: 11/18/16

It’s an all-SM featured post today.  A lot of the SM artists, especially singers who are in big idol groups, have been releasing a lot of their solo albums and singles recently.  It’s to be expected that many of the songs are gonna be about love but the common thread I’ve been finding in the tracks for today’s playlist is the inability to forget about that person, whether thinking about that person makes you happy or whether it pains you to think about that person.

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Just Bananas About: Week of 8/29/16

Hit the Stage is a new dance competition show on Mnet.  We are about 5 episodes in but people’s interest in the show began even before the first episode had aired.  Though the show does have a competition aspect to it, its format is not like other competition shows where you are eliminated.

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Jive Monkey Playlist: 7/1/16

Now that I have had a chance to recover from KCON NY, back to our regularly scheduled programming.  This week, I’m featuring sweet songs by female artists who are expressing their love for significant other.  As much as traditional mindset is to have the guy be the first one to give things a go in a relationship, there’s a carpe diem sensibility hearing these girls take the lead.

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Jive Monkey Playlist: 2/24/14

Happy Friday!  Eeerrr Monday!  No, you’re not in some alternate universe.  I’ve been thinking about making some programming changes to the weekly posts and see how the different vibe would shake things up.  Instead of starting your week off with my fangirl post of the week (aka Just Bananas About), I thought it would be a great jumpstart with a new tune.  Sometimes you just need a good song to get you up and off on a good mood, especially on Mondays.  Amiright?  The Bananas posts will resume now on Fridays.

The song that’s been basically playing in my head (over and over again) recently is Soyu and Jung Gi Go’s “썸 (Some)”.  It’s not like I haven’t featured songs like this before or the lyrics are superb.  It’s for the simple fact that the song is extremely catchy and makes good use of both rhythm and lyrics to swirl over and over again in your head.

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