Throwback Thursday: Animal Edition
Whether it’s letting out your primal tendencies on the dance floor or going crazy for your crush, we all have a bit of an animal inside of us. This week’s Throwback Thursday brings you some of the wildest songs in K-Pop that will help you let out your inner beast.
“Animal” - Jo Kwon feat. J-Hope
In 2012, 2AM’s Jo Kwon released the song “Animal” off his first solo album, I’m Da One. Promoted alongside the album’s title track and used to showcase the singer’s darker side, “Animal” shows Jo Kwon as the life of the party. The song even features a predebut J-Hope from BTS, whose energy along with Jo Kwon’s produces a ferocity that can’t be tamed.
“Gorilla” - PENTAGON
Though recent years have brought success to the group, in 2016 PENTAGON was brand new to the scene with their debut song, “Gorilla.” With its explosive percussion and blaring melodies, this song about going ape for the one you love sounds exactly like one would expect. Catchy with the first beat—and with some of the most fun choreography to match—“Gorilla” is certain to get you hooked immediately.
“BIRD” - PSY
Nowadays, PSY is known around the world as the King of K-Pop, but in 2001 he was only just starting to make a name for himself with his debut album, Psy from the Psycho World. “BIRD” marked the first single from the singer, and undoubtedly set the tone for PSY’s iconic career with its witty lyrics and equally clever delivery. At a time when K-Pop was just beginning to find its footing, the provocative and commentative “BIRD” helped PSY turn the industry on its head.
“Like a Cat” - AOA
“Like a Cat” comes off of AOA’s second mini-album of the same name from 2014. Though the lyrics are relatively innocent, the tone of the song is anything but (especially the slinky piano line). The video kicks things up a notch with the members dressed in all black as they break into a bank, using their sneaky cat-like reflexes to the best of their abilities.