B-side Summer Bops Part 1: Beach Time with the Boys!
Summer is in full swing these days, with the nights lasting longer and the days getting hotter. It’s vacation time, with schools out and many of those at work taking leisure time to rest and recuperate from the daily grind. What better way to celebrate this time of year than with a playlist of the best bops for your summer escapades? This week, we focus on some fun tunes from the boys to blast while hanging at the beach.
“고민보다 Go” - BTS
“고민보다 Go” is one of BTS’s upbeat and fun songs that perfectly fits the beach day vibe with its light melody and catchy hooks. Not to mention the choreography can be followed fairly easily, and it’s not hard to picture yourself bouncing through the song while belting out the lyrics. The infectious melody and bubbly lyrics are bound to get anyone up on their feet and bouncing.
“Summer 127” - NCT 127
Let’s be real here, the title of the song literally invokes the season itself, so right off the bat you know what you’re getting with NCT 127’s “Summer 127.” The song is an upbeat, cute EDM track that makes it almost impossible not to feel bouncy and festive with one listen, the lyrics invoking a fun summer adventure to the sea. It’s the perfect song to have blasting while engaging in a game of beach volleyball.
“재밌겠다” - PENTAGON
A rap line track off latest mini-album Positive, “재밌겠다” a chill rap track that’s perfect to blast while sipping something fruity and sunbathing. The song gives off an infectious swagger vibe that is complemented by the naturally deep voices of Yuto and Wooseok. “재밌겠다” roughly translates to “it’ll be fun,” a sentiment that runs rampant naturally during the summer months. Before you know it, this track will be stuck not only in your head, but in everyone else’s who is around to hear it too.
“Rock” - SEVENTEEN
Speaking of infectious tracks, next in line we have SEVENTEEN’s “Rock.” The song has an interesting mix of traditional pop and hip-hop influences, and the way it bounces between the two is not only unique, but addicting. SEVENTEEN has quite a few tracks that fit the summer mood, but “Rock” just has that extra something to make it the best choice for a beach outing.
“The Chance of Love” - TVXQ
Feeling a throwback sound? TVXQ’s “The Chance of Love” is a perfect choice! Aside from having the 1960s disco feel in its melody, “The Chance of Love” has an awesomely infectious concoction of modern sounds on top to make it a great party track. The track doesn’t slow down for one moment, keeping energy up through the entire three and a half minutes. What better way to have a day of fun than with a track so upbeat and fun itself?