Korean Break Part 2: Code Name BLUE

Hey BOICE, are you ready for this? If anyone was to ask me who my favorite band was - american or otherwise - I would say CNBLUE. I fell in love with them instantly and I haven't stopped loving them since. I would love to hear their Japanese work, but unfortunately I can't get it in easy access like I can their Korean work. So you'll have to forgive me for not knowing about their Japanese songs and albums.

To be honest with you, this post was supposed to come out a long while ago, but as this is my favorite Korean band and favorite band in general, I was very picky. So let's get started!

This Korean group first debuted in 2009 in Japan. They released their debut mini album in Korea on January 14th of 2010. Six years later they are still going strong, have two full albums, and just released a new mini album in April of 2016. Since it will be next to impossible to list ALL their songs, I will highlight a few favorites from each album. But first, let's introduce you to the group themselves.

CNBLUE means Code Name BLUE. Each letter represents a member of CNBLUE.

B - Burning
Lee Jong-hyun (이종현)

May 15th, 1990 (26/27)

Lead Guitar and Vocalist

Acting Career: 

A Gentleman's Dignity - 2012 - Collin Black 
Adolescence Medley - 2013 - Yang Yeong-woong
Cheongdam-dong 111 - 2013-2014 - himself
One Sunny Day - 2014 - Couple Guy
Orange Marmalade - 2015 - Han Si-hoo

L - Lovely
Kang Min-hyuk (강민혁)

June 26th, 1991 (25/26)


Acting Career: 

It's Okay, Daddy's Girl - 2010 - Hwang Yun Doo
Heartstrings - 2011 - Yeo Joon Hee
My Husband Got a Family - 2012 - Cha Se Gwang
The Heirs - 2013 - Yoon Chan Young
The Miracle - 2013 - Yoon Chan Young
Entertainer - 2016 - Jo Ha-Neul

U - Untouchable
Lee Jung-shin (이정신)

September 15th, 1991 (24/25)


Acting Career: 

My Husband Got a Family - 2012 - himself
Seoyang, My Daughter - 2012 - Kang Sung-jae
The Blade and Petal - 2013 - Shi-woo
Cheongdam-dong 111 - 2013 - himself
Temptation - 2014 - Na Hong-gyu
Thank You, My Son - 2015 - Jang Shi-woo
The Girl Who Sees Smells - 2015 - cameo
Cinderella and Four Knights - 2016 - Kang Seo-woo

E - Emotional 


Jung Yong-hwa (겅용화)

June 22nd, 1989 (27/28

Leader, Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar

Acting Career: 

You're Beautiful - 2009 - Kang Shin-woo
Heartstrings - 2011 - Lee Shin
A Gentleman's Dignity - 2012 - himself 
Marry Him If You Dare - 2013 - Park Se-joo
Cheongdam-dong 111 - 2013 - himself
The Three Musketeers - 2014 - Park Dal-hyang

Aren't they just the cutest?? I absolutely love them all, though my favorite is Leader Jung Yong-hwa.

So let's look now to their albums and music! Remember this is just their Korean music.

Bluetory (Release Date: January 14th, 2010)

Songs: 5 
Genre: Rock

Track 1: 외돌이야 I'm A Loner (debut song)

Track 4: Now or Never

Bluelove (Release Date: May 19th, 2010)

Songs: 6 
Genre: Rock

Track 1: Love

Track 4: Tattoo

First Step (Release Date: March 21st, 2011)

First Full Length Album
Songs: 12
Genre: K-Pop

Track 1: 직감 Intuition

Track 2: Love Girl

First Step +1 Thank You (Release Date: April 26th, 2011)

Songs: 4
Genre: K-Pop

Track 1: Love Girl (New Version) 

Track 3: Don't Say Good Bye

Ear Fun (Release Date: March 26th, 2012)

Songs: 6
Genre: K-Pop

Track 1: Hey You

Track 2: 아직 사랑한다 Still In Love

Re:BLUE (Release Date: January 14th, 2013)

Songs: 6 
Genre: Rock

Track 2: Coffee Shop

Track 4: 니란 남자 The Guy Like Me

Galaxy Music (Digital Release Only in 2013)

Songs: 2
Genre: K-Pop

Track 1: Feel Good

Japan Best Album ~ Present (Release Date: November 26th, 2013)

Songs: 10
Genre: K-Pop

Track 2: Lady

Track 3: Blind Love

Can't Stop (Release Date: February 24th, 2014)

Songs: 6
Genre: Pop

Track 1: Can't Stop

Track 3: Cold Love

2gether (Release Date: September 14th, 2015)

Second Full Length Album
Songs: 11
Genre: K-Pop

Track 1: Cinderella

Track 5: Hero

Blueming (Release Date: April 4th, 2016)

Songs: 5
Genre: K-Pop

Track 1: 이렇게 예삤나 You're So Fine

Track 4: Without You

What is your absolute favorite song of CNBLUE's? Mine is Cold Love. I fell in love with the song and was so happy that for Christmas of 2014 my best friend bought me the album straight from Korea when she was over there. 

Did you like this blog? Want to see more? Don't forget to check back in for the next group!

Next Time On Korean Break: 


See you next time! 

Ja ne! 

xx Kat

Update 6/27/16


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