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  • 1995.7.5
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    Kim Gun-mo's third album and title track of the same name released in 1995. At first, the song, which promoted 'Beautiful Goodbye' as the title track but had no promotion at all, suddenly gained huge popularity.

    It's one of the legendary hits in the K-pop scene, and along with 'Pinggye', it's a symbolic song that comes to mind when you think of Kim Gun-mo.

    The title of "Immortal Songs" is not a waste at all.
  • 1999.7.19
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    Joydie makes her debut in 1999 with the release of her first album "For The Good Time".

    Vocal: Terry (real name Kim Ki-tae)
    Rapper: Gino (real name Hwang Jin-ho)

    The title track of the first album, 9 to 5, is one of the representative songs played by nightclubs and is still loved until now in 2020.
  • 1991.8.1
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    Born in 1967, Shim-Shin began his career as a vocal for the group's foreign army in 1986.

    He debuted as her solo career in 1990 and released hit songs such as'I Love Your Sadness','You Only One','The Greedy','Difference in Personality', and'Craving', and was popular in the early 90s.
  • 1991.8.1
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    It is a pop rock genre song released by singer Lee Seung-chul in 1991, and is included in his full-length album "Lee Seung-chul's First Album Part 2." Song Jae-joon composed the song, Lee Seung-ho wrote the lyrics, and Jang Go-woong produced the album.

    Girl group Girls' Generation included the newly remade 'Girls' Generation' in their first full-length album released on November 1, 2007, and selected as the album's title track and performed for a long time.

    The group name "Girls' Generation" was also inspired by the song. At that time, Lee Seung-cheol, who sang the original song during the performance, was often in the spotlight when he performed on stage.
  • 1927.8.4
    Yoon Sim-duk Suicide Day
    Known as Korea's first pop song, Yun Sim-duk's Praise" is Waltzlo "Donau River ripples," composed by Romanian composer Iosif Ivanovic.

    In the 1920s, the song was called "Bonan Song" in Japan and was re-written with Korean lyrics.

    It is an anecdote between Yoon Sim-deok, the first female vocalist in Korea, and Kim Woo-jin, his lover and genius playwright, who represents 'New Woman'.

    On August 4, 1927, the two committed suicide by jumping into the Hyunhaetan while returning from Japan on a government-run ferry bound for Busan.

    Kim Jung-ho (1952-1985), who remade the song, was a genius musician who was considered to have performed the most Korean-style music.
  • 1989.8.10
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    ♡She made his debut in 1978 when he participated in the 2nd MBC College Song Festival and won the gold prize for 'On the Way Back Home'.

    The song from the second album released in 1989 'Meeting' became a national song by winning the Golden Cup of K-pop Top Ten in 1990, the following year. It is also considered a favorite song for North Korean defectors.
  • 1983.8.15
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    [1992 Concert Video]

    Kim Soo-chul's "Byul-ri," which is reminiscent of a tune from a pansori, is considered a masterpiece of his first album released in 1983, along with "A Flower that Didn't bloom."

    The song is quite different from "The Seven-Colored Rainbow," which was sung in the group's small giant days.

    It can be seen as a Korean traditional musician born after his attempt to incorporate Korean sentiment into rock music.
  • 1983.8.16
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    ♡ In the late '70s, he appeared in public with the college group "Little Giant" and excited many fans with his small, passionate sound and stage manners, and in the '80s, he enjoyed the peak popularity of his numerous hit songs as a solo artist.

    By attempting various genres of music, he established an unrivaled world of music through composing and directing international music for events such as film music, traditional Korean compositions, dance music, drama music, Tripitaka Koreana music, 86 Asian Games music, 88 Olympic music, and the opening ceremony of the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup.

    Kim Soo-chul, a composer, singer, performer, music director, cultural commissioner, and Korean traditional musician, cannot be described by just one name. Kim Soo-chul is a true 'small giant' that will last a long time in our music history.

    Kim Soo-chul's homepage ▶ http://www.kimsoochul.co.kr/
  • 1985.9.10
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    'A March' is the first full-length album by Korean band Wild Chrysanthemum, which was released on September 10, 1985.

    It was released in 1985 and reissued as a CD in 1991.

    It is said to have opened the "New Music in the 1980s" and the "Renewal of Korean Popular Music" in the mid and late 1980s.

    With 207 points from 45 members of the panel, it was ranked No. 1 in the top 100 Korean pop music charts.

    It is estimated that 1.8 million copies of the album have been sold.
  • 1988.9.14
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    It is the official theme song of the 1988 Seoul Olympics, sung by singer Koreana.

    It is estimated to have sold 17 million singles worldwide, topping 17 countries including Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, Switzerland and Spain.

    Thanks to its great record and reputation, including topping radio station Requests during the Olympics, many people around the world still consider it one of the best official Olympic theme songs.

    'Koreana' was a very popular group in Europe in the 1970s and 1980s under the name of 'Arirang Singers'.

    In 1980, he was selected as one of the top 10 European music groups in the popular West German ARD program 'Musikladen'.

    At that time, it was a group that had great reputation abroad and recognized musicality, so it was a group with reputation and ability that was never short of singing the theme song of the Olympics, a festival of people around the world.
  • 1984.9.25
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    He was a singer and singer-songwriter in Korea. (February 18,1958 to November 1, 1990)

    The representative songs include "Like Rain Like Music," "My Love By My Side," "Making Memories," and "I Love You."

    He is a representative singer of the 1980s underground.

    On November 1, 1990, liver cirrhosis caused him to pass away at the young age of 32.
  • 1979.10.1
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    Nami is said to have been familiar with music since childhood because her father had a record shop in front of the U.S. military unit in Dongducheon.

    In a husky voice with a nasal voice, you're active from the 1980s to the early 90s, and you're acting like an indian doll, 'eternal friend', 'Sad connection', 'Don't tempt me.I'm leaving you.', 'Unjeong Go Woonjung', 'Last greeting', 'Love is a strange thing', 'Is it hateful or missful', 'Season' and so on were all the hits and received a lot of love.
  • 1984.10.1
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    This song is originally a compilation album of sound music, “Ah! It was published in Korea as a duet song by new singers Jeong Su-ra and Jang Jae-hyun, and it was published in Jeong Su-ra's solo book, which was also commercially successful.

    With this song, Jeong Su-ra won the New Female Singer Award at the year-end awards ceremony of Korean Broadcasting and Cultural Broadcasting in 1983.
  • 1986.10.3
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    [Lyric and Composed by Yang Hong-seop, Arranged by Kim Tae-won]

    It is a track from the first album 'Rock Will Never Die' released on October 3, 1986.

    It is one of the two songs that made a big hit on their debut album. The other is 'Bee and your story'
  • 1999.10.9
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    She made her film debut in 1996 with the film "Flower Leaf" and also made his first album "Let's Go to My Star" in 1999.

    The songs "Wow" and "Change" in the first album were sensational and became the main players in the Korean techno craze.

    Since then, he has made a mark in the history of K-pop, with many hits such as "You," "Will You," "Ban," "Ban," "Ariari," "In succession," and "Summer Dance" being praised as an artist who performed original and colorful stage performances nearly 10 years ahead of Lady Gaga in the U.S.

    As an actor, he is one of the few actors to win both the Blue Dragon Film Awards' Rookie of the Year award and the leading actor's award, and is considered one of Korea's leading 'multi entertainer'.