Stray Kids top 10 live performances of all time: Here’s why JYP K-pop group shows great potential
Stray Kids is currently participating in Mnet's reality show 'Kingdom: Legendary War' and after snagging the win in the preliminary round, they are already a strong contender for the K-pop 'kings' title
Stray Kids has been one of the most steady groups of K-pop fourth generation whose trajectory of success has only seemed to have gone upwards since their formation in 2017 through a reality show of the same name. The group under JYP Entertainment brings out the most energetic tunes and mix that with their sharpest choreographic moves, giving them the signature characteristics that attract global attention. Among the group's achievements, Stray Kids became the first and only K-pop group in 2020 to have their song in TIME Top 10 Songs of the year with 'Back Door'.
Stray Kids consisting of Bang Chan, the leader, Lee Know, Changbin, Hyunjin, Han, Felix, Seungmin, and IN have managed to create a flawless discography with multiple songs crossing the 100 million mark within three years of their debut. Stray Kids, particularly deemed for their magnetic live performance energy, has also provided some of the most awe-inspiring stages that only the fourth-gen K-pop superstars can pull.
Here's a list of Top 10 K-pop live performances by the group which will definitely make you sign up for the official fandom!
'Kingdom' stage of 'MIROH'
Stray Kids 'MIROH' has been a significant song for the group as it became the second song of the group to reach 100 million views, getting the group their first-ever music show broadcast win with 'M COUNTDOWN'. 'MIROH' brings out the fiercest avatar of Stray Kids with mind-boggling choreography and vocals exuding their signature energetic characteristics. Recently, their 'MIROH' stage of 'Kingdom' also snagged the first win of the reality show. Here's the legendary stage of the track which will be talked about for years.
'M COUNTDOWN' 'Back Door'
'Back Door' has been the breakthrough song for Stray Kids with its place in the Top 10 songs of TIME list. In Time’s list, editor’s described Stray Kids’ ‘Back Door’ as “an artful Frankenstein that’s as catchy as it is complex. There are dramatic airhorns, slinky R&B breaks, jazz interludes, a trap chorus, electronic beats that would rile up festival crowds, and others more likely to be found in underground clubs. It’s hard not to become enraptured by the song’s sheer bravado — both in its multi-layered production and the brassy energy of the eight performers.” Here's the comeback stage of 'Back Door'.
KBS 'Dionysus' of BTS cover stage
BTS' 'Dionysys', the Greek god-inspired song delving into the genres of rap-rock, synth-pop and hip-hop got its own rendition from Stray Kids and their unique take on the song proved why the fourth-gen group is known to be the most energetic one.
MAMA 2020 'Victory Song'
'Victory Song' is Stray Kids' 'baddest' and boldest track where the vocals are delivered with a jolt of energy and choreography is flawlessly on sync. Here's the MAMA 2020 stage of the song that made fans fall harder for the group.
'M Countdown' 'Hellevator'
'Hellevator' is all about displaying the group's powerful rap line but also about the iconic sync that Stray Kids have achieved to manage with their choreography. Check this brilliant stage of 'Hellevator' that has garnered multi-million views in no time.
MAMA 'My Pace'
2018 Stray Kids was the time when the group was proving why they need to be taken seriously. Right after their debut, Stray Kids delivered one after the other jaw-dropping performances and this 'My Pace' definitely goes in that list.
Stray Kids performed 'Levanter' from their album 'Cle : Levanter' in 2019's Gaon Chart Music Awards. The song is rather slow-paced compared to other tracks Stray Kids and it beautifully showcases the K-pop act's ability to grasp any concept and deliver to its fullest potential. Check the performance here.
Debut stage of 'District 9'
'District 9', one of the songs that defined the group's signature characteristics is rap heavy and gives off a punk-rock band. The vocals are minimum in this number, mostly used for accentuating the rap-heavy bridges of the song. Check out their debut stage of District 9 here.
'M COUNTDOWN' 'God's Menu'
Stray Kids showed off their versatility with 'God's Menu', the track that became their first-ever to reach 100 Million. The dizzying music video itself with chaotic cinematography filled with symbols and metaphors remains one of the best ever tracks of the K-pop act. Watch their 'M COUNTDOWN' stage of the song here.
MBC 'Side Effects'
Stray Kids' 'Side Effects' is a play between the pace, unlike the group's most tracks, the song does not carry its bold bass throughout, instead, it introduces split seconds of silence which gives the track poise and a unique place in the discography. Watch their MBC stage of 'Side Effects' here.
Stray Kids is currently participating in Mnet's reality show 'Kingdom: Legendary War' and after snagging the win in the preliminary round, they are already a strong contender for the K-pop 'kings' title. 'Kingdom' will be back in Mnet on April 15, at 7.50 pm KST.
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