Top 5 MVs: The Maknae Explores Thai Pop

Can I just say that Kdrama Jen knows me all too well? She suggested that maybe I should look into pop from other countries, like Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, and I immediately ADORED the idea. Come see what Thai pop songs resonated with me!

FYI: I did a YouTube search and a Spotify search for Thai pop. Spotify was a little more helpful with a few “top Thai pop” lists, but since I don’t read Thai, I had NO idea what I was getting into. I just forged ahead and found songs I liked!

I tried to get a combination of songs that felt distinctly Thai and those that seemed to be a Thai interpretation of Western music traditions. Hopefully I accomplished that. Enjoy!

All Kamikaze — “N.E.X.T.” (2015)

All Kamikaze seems to be a mixed group of all the artists that were with the Kamikaze label at the time. This is a fun song that immediately caught my ear with its slightly techno feel topped with warm harmonies.

Timethai — “No More” (2011)

Timethai is a hit solo artist in Thailand, and his debut video, “No More”, hit 10M views in just five months. Pretty impressive! I like his vibe in this song — he’s gone more R&B since then.

UrboyTJ : แบกไม่ไหว Ft. Lazyloxy (2018)

I like UrboyTJ’s raspy voice and Lazyloxy’s unconventional rapping sound. This is a breakup song, but I still love the upbeat feel of it.

สัญญากาสะลอง Ost.กลิ่นกาสะลอง | ไอซ์ ศรัณยู |

When I first heard this song, I was very excited by the more traditional feel to it. I believe the artist is Ice Sanrunyu — Spotify and YouTube haven’t really helped me figure out that part! Anyway, I didn’t realize it was from a drama, but it is. If you know which lakorn this song belongs to, let me know!

เพราะหัวใจเป็นของเธอ OST หัวใจศิลา – Yes’sir Days

And we have another OST song. I love the pop rock feel to it, and I like Yes’sir’s sound. The lakorn itself doesn’t look like something I’d watch voluntarily, though. Maybe I’ll just go track down some more Yes’sir Days…

BONUS TRACK: Wonderframe x Kanto — “Dejavu”

Apparently there’s a cultural crossover project in the works, where Kpop and Thai pop artists are collaborating together to release singles. I like this one featuring solo artists Kanto, a rapping kpop solo artist, and Wonderframe, a Thai streaming artist, as she’s called. Her voice has a Carole King vibe to it, which drew me in to the whole song. Enjoy!

What do you think, kpop fans? Are you ready to give Thai pop a try? Check out my Exploration list on Spotify and see if you find something you like!

Until the next record spins, I remain —

Karie the Maknae

Dramas with the Side of Kimchi

2 thoughts on “Top 5 MVs: The Maknae Explores Thai Pop

  1. Thank you for putting this together!

    The drama you are looking for is Klin Kasalong. Story line is following twins through multiple reincarnations, so Yaya is playing quite a few roles. It’s on my watch list.

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