Pop, Videos — March 4, 2015 at 4:19 pm

Watch The Evolution Of 20 Years Of K-Pop In 8 Minutes



A group of university students from Wheaton College in Illinois have come together to perform at their annual campus-wide Lunar New Years Festival with an incredible homage to K-pop over the past 20 years.


The group came together to celebrate their Korean heritage and pay tribute to the growth of the Korean pop music genre over the past two decades in the most appropriate medium ever – dance. Their eight minute clip, posted to YouTube, is entitled ‘Evolution of Kpop’ and it’s well worth checking out below:



The clip starts with the image of a solitary dancer in front of the camera until he moves aside to reveal another 9 dancers behind him with a simple caption explaining the definition of K-Pop.

“A genre that dominate the Korean market for the past 20 years, incorporating elements of western pop, hip hop and R&B”


Crowds can be heard cheering in the background as the 22 dancers involved in the performance seamlessly glide their way through a host of some of the most well known K-pop numbers between 1994 and 2014.


Be sure to keep an eye out for the smooth moves from the guy in the orange snapback hat that dominates the Orange Caramel cover and be sure to watch until the end to see the epic ending!


The full list of songs and their year of release are below:

’94 김건모 – 잘못된 만남
’96 HOT – Candy
’07 WonderGirls – Tell Me
’09 Brown Eyed Girls – Abracadabra
’09 소녀시대 – Gee
’09 Super Junior – Sorry Sorry
’11 2ne1 네가 제일 잘나가
’12 Psy – 강남스타일
’12 Big Bang – Fantastic Baby
’13 CRAYON POP – 빠빠빠 (SME // CJ E&M Music)
’13 EXO – 으르렁
’14 Orange Caramel – 까탈레나 (UMG)
’14 2PM – 미친거 아니야 (Go Crazy) (JYP Entertainment)
’14 AKMU – 200%