It’s all about the ladies this time around for K-Music Playlist and it’s all about empowering women. Female K-Pop idols usually tend to sing about falling in love or going through break ups but this playlist is all about highlighting the women who have released songs about feeling beautiful, confident and independent.
- Ailee – “I’ll Show You”
Released in 2012, this is Ailee’s first song that she released right after her debut. “I’ll Show You” is all about moving on and showing off that they are better off without him. Ailee sings about no longer crying over the guy that she once used to love and instead will move on to doing things for herself. The main message of this song is to not let a guy get the best of you and instead prove that you are far better off without a guy.
2. Miss A – “I Don’t Need A Man”
“I Don’t Need A Man” by Miss A is one of the ultimate independent women anthems in K-Pop. The ladies of Miss A talk about making their own money and not relying on other other man or even family to help them out. They don’t need a man to take care of them because they can take care of themselves. This song is another song all about being confident and independent, making it a great addition to this playlist.
3. 2NE1 – “Can’t Nobody”
One of the greatest hits to ever be released by 2NE1 and it’s all about not letting anyone “hold them down” as they say in the song. The song was released not only in Korean but in English as well, and still will be able to get listeners pumped up. One word to summarize the feeling that this song gives: Unstoppable. The ladies of 2NE1 bring the fierce and edge to this song, showing girls that they don’t necessarily have to go the cute route in order to look beautiful and feel empowered.
4. Amber – “Beautiful”
Slowing things down a bit, Amber’s “Beautiful” is all about embracing what makes a person beautiful, inside and out. Amber wants to remind fans and listeners that there will be times where people are going to put you down for the person who you are but even though there are people out there bringing negativity, there is hope and light out there. Amber sends the message of just telling a person to be the person who they are because they are beautiful they way they are. “Beautiful” has such a deep and powerful meaning and it is a reminder to anyone that they are perfect the way they are and they should not care about what others thinks.
Though this playlist is rather short and there are more artists and songs that could be highlighted on this playlist, this isn’t going to be the last time MACG will highlight the great ladies that are in the K-Pop Industry.