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Hello, 안녕하세요, I’m back with issue 05 of ‘The Attic Playlist’! My name is Jiwon, and ‘The Attic Playlist’ is a series I have designed to introduce songs by musicians who are less popular to foreign listeners yet definitely worthy of recognition. In each issue, I will introduce five songs by different musicians. For every song, I will provide the full lyrics in Korean. Then, I will pick out a few lines from the lyrics that capture the mood of the song and provide a translation of them, so non-Korean speakers can also enjoy the meaning of them.
‘The Attic Playlist’ will be published once every two weeks.
This week’s theme
Today’s special issue features five Korean songs that were hits in the ’90s. It is first of the special issues I have planned for the 5th, 10th, 15th, and 20th issues. Many of these songs were popular when I was too young to know and enjoy Korean pop music, but I know them because they are still sung and referred to by people until now. A recent episode, “토요일 토요일은 가수다”(Saturday, Saturday is a Singer) of a variety show called 무한도전(Infinity Challenge) played a big role in reigniting the old hits, bringing them back on the K-pop music chart.
This week’s playlist
1. 지오디(god) – 보통날(An Ordinary Day)
2. 핑클(Fin.K.L) – Blue Rain
3. 쿨(COOL) – 아로하(Aloha)
4. 듀스(Deux) – 여름안에서(In Summer)
5. 유엔(UN) – 그녀에게(To Her)
I hope you have enjoyed the playlist, and feel free to comment below if you have any questions or concerns about my translation. I would also appreciate words of encouragement! All the Korean lyrics are from Naver Music, and all the videos are from Youtube.