I first heard about K-Pop a few years ago on some blogs I used to read. All I knew was that K-Pop was music from Korea that was taking over Europe and America. Thanks to Psy with Gangham Style, K-Pop is a bit more mainstream now. The first time I actually heard K-Pop was January last year when I completed the SIT TESOL course. For our very first teaching lesson, we were split into groups of 4 (it was 12 of us in total) and each person had to teach the rest of the group how to do something. I chose beading and "taught" everyone how to make a wooden bracelet. Kirsten, one of my group members, decided to teach us the dance moves to Gee by Sonyuh Shidae, also known as SNSD or Girls Generation. Kirsten basic introduced the entire group to K-Pop, which she absolutely loves. I must admit I was, and still am, baffled by the tendency to use English titles for K-Pop songs, which is sung in Korean.
Basically SNSD can be described as a modern day Korean version of the Spice Girls, except there's nine girls in SNSD and only five in the Spice Girls. Their music is definitely catchy. I only really listened to a handful of their songs. My favourites would definitely Gee and Genie. Also the way these girls dance in heels is insane.