There are few things I enjoy more than a great summertime song. They’re bright, they’re exciting, and they remind me of my favorite time of the year.
There’s no telling what this summer in K-pop will bring, but over the next few weeks I’ll be flashing back each day, showcasing a highlight from past summers. The rules are simple: I fire up my carefully compiled “K-pop summer” playlist, hit ‘shuffle,’ and if the song that pops up hasn’t already been featured on the site, it gets a post and mini-review of its own.
So, get ready for a summer of K-pop on The Bias List!
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Dickpunks – Let’s Play In The Han River (2015)
I’ve always adored this song, and it’s a fixture on any of my summer playlists. It has a loose, freewheeling feel to it, harnessing the groove of a good jam session while retaining a tight pop structure. The chorus is a wonderful throwback, cruising on a hearty melody backed by doo-wop vocals. Nearly every moment of Let’s Play In The Han River (한강에서 놀아요) is a punchy hook (my favorite is when they un-ironically shout “bike! ride! ing!”). This is just an immensely good time, perfect for livening up any summer gathering (as if any of us are doing that this year…).