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Idol – BTS
BTS are so diverse in their music that there’s something for everyone. Idol is a song that talks about knowing what you want in life, being comfortable with who you are and standing strong in the face of criticism.
When I read through asic-best-girl’s answers, I realized that she is energetic and won’t back down from something she believes in. When I asked what she would do if she got the opportunity to chase her dreams, she chose to chase her dreams without any hesitation. She knows what she wants. This message is highly emphasized in Idol, which is why I chose this song.
Another reason for choosing this one is the high-energy it brings to anyone who hears it. I feel like she would be the life of the party, and her energy would be super contagious, just like Idol.
Don’t Call Me – SHINee
After three years, SHINee is finally back! This is their title track with an upbeat, sassy vibe. It talks about not picking up an ex-lover’s calls and flaunting that boss energy we all get after getting over a breakup.
I chose this song for asic-best-girl’s playlist because I got the impression that she doesn’t forget about the past. What I mean by this is that if you do her wrong, she’ll remember. She won’t hold a grudge, but she won’t make the same mistake twice or allow the person to hurt her again.
Don’t Call Me has that vibe. It’s about living your best life and not giving someone who has wronged you in the past to ruin your good vibes.
Jogging – LUCY
LUCY is so underrated that it hurts. This group is so talented, incorporating instruments like violin into their music. I really like this song as it carries a happy vibe with a meaningful message.
In a nutshell, this song talks about taking things one step at a time. To slow down when you think you need to. If you lose yourself, can you call yourself happy? I really like this particular line in the song.
I chose this song because of two reasons. First is the melody. It fits with asic-best-girl’s outgoing personality. The second is the lyrics. She mentioned in her answers that she would advise someone to follow their heart but keep a good head on their shoulders when it comes to love. In other words, don’t lose yourself.
While this song doesn’t talk about love specifically, I think it fits with her answer. If you lose yourself in a relationship, can you call yourself happy? Slow down. Take things one step at a time, and see where it goes.
Dancing in the Rain – B.A.P
B.A.P may have disbanded, but their songs age well. This song is upbeat, catchy, and just an overall feel-good song. The lyrics are also flirtatious. This track is actually one of my favourites by these guys.
I chose this song because I interpreted the lyrics to be pretty bold. It plays around with the idea of love at first sight. It doesn’t seem to take love too seriously and just enjoy the moment you’re in. asic-best-girl mentioned that she’s an ENTP-A.
These personality types are bold and daring. They also pursue their goals rigorously. While she didn’t mention anything about pursuing love interests, I thought this would be a fun track to capture her bold and fun personality.
Spring Day – BTS
Will I ever create a playlist without a single BTS song? I don’t know. I think that would be a feat for me.
BTS MVs are always so creative. Spring Day’s MV is one of the most symbolic ones I’ve seen, which is why I showed the MV instead of the lyric video here.
Going back to the asic-best-girl’s personality type, ENTP-A types are creative and can easily break down ideas and rebuild them into something new. So, I chose Spring Day. It has a lot of creativity, and you can interpret it however you like. While there was talk that it’s based on a tragic event, it was never confirmed, which ultimately shows that you can take their creativity and make it personal with your own experiences.
Rather than choosing this song for its lyrics and melody, I chose it for its creativity and symbolized her ability to portray concepts abstractly.
I hope my answers and recommendations didn’t disappoint!
Like Una’s Kpop playlist, this was a lot of fun to do. To see the Kpop playlists I did for others, go to Musings > Kpop Playlist > Your Kpop Playlist.
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