a kpop timeline: idols go to school

trace the history of kpop in the classroom all the way to TxT’s new MV for Way Home

  • March 2012 – Face – NU’EST

    In which the boys fight a pack of bullies that include multiple members of Seventeen pre-debut

  • March 2013 – Man in Love – Infinite

    In which love causes a campus classroom distraction

  • September 2013 – NO – BTS

    In which the Bangtan Boys wear questionable outfits and rebel against a dystopian classroom

  • November 2016 – Stop It Stop It – GOT7

    In which the boys find themselves in the classroom of tomorrow

  • January 2014 – Glass Bead – GFriend

    In which the girls dance in the gym and cause mischief in the classroom

  • September 2015 – Ah-Choo – Lovelyz

    In which the girls try to catch a peek of the classroom heart throb

  • December 2015 – Q&A – Seventeen & Ailee

    In which pre-debut Woozi, S.Coups and Vernon try to impress Ailee in and out of the classroom

  • January 2016 – Lollipop – IMFACT

    In which the boys start a dance party in the classroom

  • April 2016 – Cheer Up – TWICE

    In which the girls are everything from gunslingers to action heroes to classroom students

  • January 2017 – Pretty Pretty – Pentagon

    In which Yeo One falls for Chung Ha in school

  • February 2017 – My First & Last – NCT Dream

    In which the boys attempt to win their teacher’s heart with slick cardboard cars

  • June 2018 – Very Very Very – I.O.I.

    In which the girls bring some color and cute to the classroom

  • August 2018 – Rebirth – Red Velvet

    In which the handsome teacher makes time stand still

  • November 2018 – Mixtape#3 – Stray Kids

    In which the boys sing in the classroom and celebrate in the halls

  • January 2019 – No Oh Oh – CLC

    In which there is a classroom with a very impractical pencil

  • November 2019 – Numb – CIX

    In which the boys show off their dancing skills in an empty classroom

  • February 2021 – Way Home – TxT

    In which the boys get ready for classroom close-ups

There you have it–our travel through the classrooms of kpop past and present. Which video is your favorite? Tell me in the Comments section. And if you like, you can stream the videos back to back on our playlist

ab6ix astro ATEEZ baekhyun blackpink bts chung ha cix cravity dreamcatcher DRIPPIN exo gidle golden child got7 hoppipolla ikon itzy iu Kang Daniel mamamoo MCND mirae MONSTA x nct Oh My Girl Oneus ONF OnlyOneOf Pentagon PIXY Purple Kiss Red Velvet Seventeen SHINEE stray kids Super Junior T1419 TRI.BE Twice Up10TION Verivery Victon WEi WJSN

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