REVISED Last Fans Standing: Veteran Fans of K-pop

Crystal S. Anderson, PhD

Associate Professor of English, Longwood University

One of the things that happens when conducting qualitative surveys is that they can raise more questions than they answer. This is what happened with the preliminary data from Last Fans Standing: Longtime and Adult Fans of Korean Popular Music (K-pop). Response rates were unusually low, which was unusual given the rising number of fans who have been fans for more than five years. I speculated that respondents may think that only adult fans who had also been fans for five years or more could take the survey. So, I revised the survey to focus solely on veteran fans of K-pop, individuals who had been fans for five years or more. This means all you fans of ZE:A, CN Blue, SISTAR, Infinite, Miss A, Teen Top, Nine Muses, T-ara, f(x), BEAST/Highlight, SHINee, UKISS, 2PM, IU, Wonder Girls, KARA, FT. Island, Girls’ Generation, SS501, Super Junior, BoA, Dynamic Duo, Epik High, Lee Hyori, Kangta, Se7en, TVXQ, K. Will, Big Bang, 2NE1, 4Minute, Fly to the Sky, g.o.d, H.O.T, Jinusean, S.E.S, Sechs Kies, Shinhwa, and any other group that debuted more than 5 years ago need to get on it!

The revised survey can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/vetfans

F.T. Island

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BASICS

FANFACTS

VIDEOS

DISCOGRAPHY: KOREAN RELEASES

DISCOGRAPHY: JAPANESE RELEASES


BASICS

Name F.T. ISLAND (short for Five Treasure Island)
Meaning of Name Their group consists of five members who are treasured for their own talents
Members
  • Choi Jong Hun (leader, lead guitar, piano, vocals)
  • Lee Hongki (lead vocals)
  • Lee Jae Jin (bass, vocals)
  • Choi Min Hwan (drums, vocals)
  • Song Seung Hyun (rhythm guitar, vocals)
  • Former member: Oh Won Bin (rhythm guitar, co-lead vocals)
Debut May 2007
Status Active
Label  FNC Music (Korea), Warner Music Japan (Japan)
Fan Name Primadonna
Origin of Fan Name “Primadonna” is the name of a song from their first album. It also means that the fans are supposed to be the heroines of their lives.
Fan Club Website(s)  http://www.soompi.com/fanclub/ft-island
Related Websites http://ftisland.com/

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FAN FACTS

Couple Names:

  • Jongki (Jong Hun + Hongki)
  • Jonghyun (Jong Hun + Seung Hyun)

Official Fan Color:

  • Yellow flag

Nick Names:

  • Lee Hongki =  귀여운 반항아 (Cute Rebellion/Oppostion)
  • Choi JongHun = SexyJonghun
  • Lee JaeJin = 자진이 (JahJinnie)
  • Choi Minhwan = 사오정 (SahOhJung)
  • Song Seunghyun = 16 (sixteen)

Individual Projects

  • Lee Hongki – Magic Kid Masuri (2002), Neh Sontob Kkeutek Bichi Nama Issuh (2004), Kkangsooni (2005), You’re Beautiful (2009), Muscle Girl (2011), Noriko Goes to Seoul (2011)
  • Lee JaeJin – Unstoppable Marriage (2007)
  • Choi Minhwan – The Road Home (2009)

Awards

  • 2007: M.net KM music festival (Best New Male Group, MNet.com award)
  • 2007: Asia Song Festival (Best New Group)
  • 2007: Golden Disk Awards (Popularity award, Newcomer award)
  • 2008: Seoul Music Awards (Newcomer award)
  • 2008: SEED Awards (Asia’s Most Popular Artist)
  • 2008: Golden Disk Awards (YEPP Popularity award)
  • 2010: Korea Entertainment Arts Awards (Male Singer award)
  • 2010: Golden Disk Awards (Cosmopolitan Rock Music award)
  • 2011: Seoul Music Awards (Bonsang award)
  • 2011: MBC Idol Star 7080 (King Singer award)


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VIDEOS

지독하게 (Severely)


새들처럼 (Like the Birds)


Hello Hello


So Today…


Flower Rock


Love Love Love


I Hope


After Love


I am Happy


Lovesick

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DISCOGRAPHY: KOREAN RELEASES

Grown Up (Released: January 30, 2012) (Label: FNC Music)

  1. 지독하게 (Severely)
  2. 친구마저 잃었다 (Even Had Lost a Friend)
  3. 난 못난 사람입니다 (I’m a Foolish Person)
  4. 다 큰 남자가 (Grow Man)
  5. 애인이 돼 주길 바래요 (We Hope Become Lovers)
   Memory in FT Island (Released: October 10, 2011) (Label: FNC Music)

  1. 새들처럼 // Like Birds
  2. 상심 // Heartache
  3. 그대 눈물까지도 // Even Your Tears
  4. 이별 아닌 이별 // Not A True Goodbye
  5. 신사동 그 사람 // That Person In Shinsadong
   Best Recommendation For JAPAN – Our Favorite Korean Songs (Released: September 28, 2011) (Label: FNC Music)

  1. 願う(바래 / I hope)
  2. BING BING BING
  3. Don Quixote’s Song
  4. 結婚してくれ (결혼해줘 / Marry Me)
  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE
  6. 悪い女だ (나쁜 여자야 / Bad Woman)
  7. LIE
  8. Hello Hello
  9. Iron Heart
  10. 少年、少女に出会う (소년 소녀를 만나다 /Boy Meets Girl)
  11. 人形のように (인형처럼 / Like A Doll)
  12. 魔法 (마법 / Magic)
  13. Baby Love
  14. 告白します (고백합니다 / I Confess)

[Special Tracks]

  1. FTISLAND (New Version)
  2. Primadonna (New Version)
  3. Flower Rock (Korean Version)
  Return (Released: May 26, 2011) (Label: FNC Music)

  1. Hello Hello
  2. Oh
  3. 널 갖겠다 // I’m Going to Have You
  4. 고백합니다 // I Confess
  5. Sunshine Girl
   Beautiful Journey (Released: August 26, 2010) (Label: FNC Music)

  1. 사랑 사랑 사랑 // Love love love
  2. 굳은 살이 박혀버려.. // Calluses Being Stuck..
  3. Baby Love
  4. 미친 듯이 너 하나만 // Crazily Looking Only at You
  5. 돈키호테의 노래 // Don Quixote’s Song
   Double Date (Released: October 26, 2009) (Label: FNC Music)

CD1- F.T. Island (OneDate)

  1. Lie
  2. 사랑이 왔나봐 // Love Must Have Come
  3. A Song For You
  4. 빙빙빙 // Bing Bing Bing
  5. 바래 // I hope
  6. 미우나 고우나 // Love It, Hate It
  7. 천사와 나무꾼 // The Angel and the Woodman
  8. 소년 소녀를 만나다 // Boy Meets Girl
  9. 결혼해줘 // Marry Me
  10. 꼭은 아니더라도 // Even if it’s not necessary
  11. 첫눈에 알아 // I already knew it at first sight
  12. 보내주기 // Let Go
  13. 못난이 // Ugly
  14. 남의 속도 모르고 // You Don’t Know my Feelings (Make Little of Others)
  15. 바래 (Ver.2) // I Hope (Ver.2)

CD2- F.T. Triple (TwoDate)

  1. 러브레터 (타이틀 곡) // Love Letter
  2. 멀리멀리 // Far Away
  3. 꼬집어 봐도 // Try Pinching Me
   Cross & Change (Released: July 16, 2009) (Label: FNC Music)

  1. 빙빙빙 // Bing Bing Bing
  2. 바래 // I Hope
  3. 미우나 고우나 // Love It, Hate It
  4. 천사와 나무꾼 // The Angel and the Woodman
  5. 소년 소녀를 만나다 // Boy Meets Girl
  6. 결혼해줘 // Marry Me
  7. 꼭은 아니더라도 // Even if it’s not necessary
  8. 첫눈에 알아 // I already knew it at first sight
  9. 보내주기 // Let Go
  10. 못난이 // Ugly
  11. 남의 속도 모르고 // You Don’t Know my Feelings (Make Little of Others)
  12. 바래 (Ver.2) // I Hope (Ver.2)
   Jump Up (Released: February 17, 2009) (Label: FNC Music)

  1. 나쁜 여자야 // Bad Woman
  2. 인형처럼 // Like A Doll
  3. 마법 // Magic
  4. Missing You
  5. 그대와 나 // You and I
  6. 어쩌란 말이야 // What Can I Do?
   Colorful Sensibility Part 2 (Released: October 17, 2008) (Label: FNC Music)

  1. 너를 사랑해 // love is…
  2. Heaven
  3. 너의 안부를 물을 때 // When I Am Asking About Your Well-Being
  4. 바램 // Prayer
  5. 내 오랜 그녀와 해야 할 일 // The Thing I Should Have Continued With Her
  6. 그대는 사랑입니다 (Remix) // You Are Love (Remix)
   Colorful Sensibility (Released: August 27, 2008) (Label: FNC Music)

  1. 사랑후애 // After Love
  2. 여자는 몰라 // Girls Don’t Know
  3. 그대는 사랑입니다 // You are Love
  4. Love is
  5. 멋쟁이 VS 예쁜이 // FT VS PRI
  6. 외워두기 // Memorize
  7. 미워하고 원망하고 // Hate and Resentment
  8. 1분 1초도 // Even for 1 Minute or 1 Second
  9. 사랑하지마요 // Don’t Love (me)
  10. 사랑이라 부르는 이름 // A Name Called Love
  11. Troublemaker
  12. Train
   The Refreshment (VOL 1.5) (Released: December 3, 2007) (Label: FNC Music)

  1. 너 올때까지 // Until you come back
  2. 사랑이야 // It’s love
  3. 눈물이 더 가까운 사람 // A person who’s closer to tears
  4. 사랑앓이 // Lovesick
  5. 행복합니다 // I am Happy
  6. 천둥 // Thunder
  7. 한사람만 // Only One Person
  8. 집착 // Cling
  9. 남자의 첫사랑은 무덤까지 간다 // A Man’s First Love Follows Him to the Grave
  10. 하지말래요 // They Said to Stop
  11. FTIsland
  12. Reo Reo
  13. Primadonna
  14. 마중 // Meeting
  15. 사랑하는 법을 몰라서 // Because I Don’t Know How to Love
  16. 첫키스 // First Kiss
  Cheerful Sensibility (Released: June 7, 2007) (Label: FNC Music)

  1. 사랑앓이 // Lovesick
  2. 행복합니다 // I am Happy
  3. 천둥 // Thunder
  4. 한사람만 // Only One Person
  5. 집착 // Cling
  6. 남자의 첫사랑은 무덤까지 간다 // A Man’s First Love Follows Him to the Grave
  7. 하지말래요 // They Said to Stop
  8. FTIsland
  9. Reo Reo
  10. Primadonna
  11. 마중 // Meeting
  12. 사랑하는 법을 몰라서 // Because I Don’t Know How to Love
  13. 첫키스 // First Kiss

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DISCOGRAPHY: JAPANESE RELEASES

  Five Treasure Island (Released: May 18, 2011) (Label: Warner Music Japan)

  1. Flower Rock
  2. SATISFACTION
  3. Haruka (ハルカ // Distant)
  4. Brand-new days
  5. mi・ra・i
  6. Itsuka (いつか // Someday)
  7. So today…
  8. yume
  9. Rock’n’roll
  10. Boom Boom Boom
  11. Music Life
  12. Friends
  13. Treasure
  Japan Special Album Vol 1 (Released: April 15, 2010) (Label: Warner Music Japan)

  1. Friendship
  2. ミライジテンシャ(mirai jitensha)
  3. Soyogi
  4. Stars
  5. A Song For You
  6. F.T Island
  7. Primadonna
  8. Always Be Mine
  9. The One
  10. Live Like A Musical
  11. You’ll Be My Heart
  12. The One (Instrumental)
   So Long, Au Revoir (Released: December 16, 2009) (Label: AI Entertainment)

  1. Ready Go!!
  2. Live Like a Musical
  3. TV Radio
  4. Everything is possible
  5. I believe myself
  6. Raining
  7. moonlight angel
  8. You’ll Be In My Heart
  9. It’s U
  10. The One
  11. Winter’s Night
  12. Bonus track (FTIsland’s commentary)
   Prologue of FT Island: Soyogi (Released: June 7, 2008) (Label: AI Entertainment)

  1. Friendship
  2. ミライジテンシャ (mirai jitensha)
  3. Soyogi
  4. Stars
  5. A Song For You
  6. FT Island
  7. Primadonna
  8. Always Be Mine

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Survey Results: Favorite Kpop Groups (As Of 8/8/2011)

Don’t have time to scroll through the survey results? Here are the results for our favorite question: What are your favorite Kpop groups?

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