Choi Seung Hyun, higher often called T.O.P of BIGBANG, is about to make his comeback. Listed here are a few of his most memorable songs over time.
Also referred to as Choi Seung Hyun, Kpop megastar T.O.P is gearing up for his long-awaited comeback after 5 years out of the highlight. Naturally, it’s the right time to take a fast have a look at a few of T.O.P’s most memorable songs.
The return of T.O.P
T.O.P has been a serious contributor to the large success of the Korean boy group, BIGBANG. Thought of one of many best Korean acts ever, the band has been delivering chartbusters since their debut album Bigbang Vol.1 (2006). The rapper’s phenomenal stage presence and highly effective rapping fashion have endeared T.O.P to followers throughout all age teams. After he enrolled in Korea’s obligatory army service in 2017, he has remained away from the general public eye.
In February 2022, YG Leisure introduced that the band will make a comeback after a four-year hiatus with a brand new music this spring. However the company additionally revealed that T.O.P’s 16-year unique contract with YG Leisure has come to an finish, and he could be leaving the label to pursue different initiatives.
T.O.P. followers obtained a excellent news in early March when the rapper and Status Hong Kong introduced his return with the hashtag #TOPISBACK on Instagram. In the meantime, the artist is already busy with a debut solo album.
T.O.P’s most memorable songs
Unbelievable Child (2012)
The rapper delivers a power-packed tagline on this electro dance-pop quantity. “Fantastic Baby” is taken into account by many as some of the profitable Ok-pop tracks of all time. The dance flooring comes alive with the beats of the music. The music was BIGBANG’s first worldwide hit, and T.O.P has been credited as a serious cause behind its success.
Perpetually With U (2006)
T.O.P joined his bandmate G-Dragon to rap for this piano-laden R&B observe, with foremost vocals delivered by Park Bom. The music is from the early days of the band, however stays one among their most memorable hits — an ideal observe to hearken to at evening.
Together with his bandmate G-Dragon, T.O.P created a gem of a music. The frenzied hip-hop and digital observe — full with scratching beats and synth wails — depicts the rappers’ high-flying way of life. The use of slang within the lyrics turned the rationale for the ban on the music from all three Korean public broadcasting networks — KBS, MBC and SBS. Regardless, it was a serious hit off the album GD & TOP, the self-titled document that the 2 rappers launched in 2010.
“Zutter” was a follow-up to “Knockout” and in addition created by G-Dragon and T.O.P. The music was part of BIGBANG’s album Made (2016). The title of the music means ‘dope’ in Korean. Like “Knockout”, “Zutter”, too, was banned from KBS.
G-Dragon and T.O.P collaborated as soon as once more right here in penning the lyrics for this smash hit. Mixing rap with singing, each artists brilliantly swap between the 2 types all through the high-tempo music.
Final Dance (2016)
The title is a nod to T.O.P’s remaining efficiency with BIGBANG earlier than he enlisted for the obligatory army service. “Last Dance” is an emotional orchestra-backed, pop-rock ballad. The poignant bit was comprehensible, because it was like T.O.P parting from his followers. That’s the reason the lyrics comprise phrases corresponding to “It won’t be long”. 5 years later, it’s nearly time.
Once more, earlier than his enlistment, T.O.P joined Korean artist Uhm Jung-Hwa for a broadcast efficiency on the up to date model of the latter’s 2008 hit music “D.I.S.C.O”. The efficiency was electrifying and followers watching reside had been seen going right into a frenzy as the 2 icons took turns energising the gang.
T.O.P carried out with Taeyang and G-Dragon on this music, which was a part of the soundtrack of Korean drama IRIS (2009). The music is notable for its English lyrics. T.O.P ‘s percussive rapping fashion goes nicely with the theme of the present which is about spies and assassins. This observe can also be memorable as a result of T.O.P was one of many foremost actors within the sequence (he performed an murderer).
Flip It Up (2010)
“Turn It Up” is one among T.O.P’s most memorable songs. His first solo single, it’s all rap. On this observe, his exact and daring lyricism is on show, an underlying function of all of T.O.P’s tracks and performances.
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The article first appeared on Life-style Asia Hong Kong.