Mean Girls was released ten years ago today, which is a thing that should make us all feel very, very old. Hey, anybody know what happened to those three guys? There was no Radio Disney to market to us in our infancy, no Nickelodeon stars waiting in an incubator to become pop stars, no Kidz Bop to translate American lyrics into child.
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Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. Every year, the South Korean music industry serves up a wide array of music that spreads its reach across the globe, experimenting with the limitations of popular music. The past 12 months, however, were transformative for reasons beyond the music: long-overdue conversations regarding the unjust structural and social issues became unavoidable. We went into the year disillusioned by idol culture and facing the grim realities of power dynamics in South Korea, and are coming out with increasingly loud cries to protect our idols , particularly women. With the world now truly entering what is largely being called the "Fourth Wave of K-pop", we are looking at an industry standing on the precipice of much-needed change: in terms of how it treats its stars, how they connect with fans, and how its existence is gradually becoming a normal part of global music culture. Taking this all into account, we put our heads together to determine what were the stand-out songs coming out of the Korean scene amid all of this. Focusing on singles, we named the top 25 songs of and shared our thoughts below. It turns out: yes, and resoundingly so. Everything marvelous about "Jopping" -- shouted vocals, airtight production, half-time choruses befitting pugilist highlight reels -- is rooted in how SuperM treat partying as a heroic act, as the most important of endeavors.
Prior to that, the track was a major success on the US Dance charts , where it spent two weeks at number one in late The remix appeared on many dance music compilations in the early 90s. Peniston grew up in Phoenix and began writing pop songs during school. The words of "Finally" were purportedly penned during a chemistry class, while thinking about dating in college. He offered Delgado a chance to produce a track for Peniston to cultivate her potential as a solo artist. Peniston was 21 years old when "Finally" was released.