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Following Their Senior’s Footsteps: aespa’s Latest Song, ‘Next Level,’ Gets Banned!

by Victoria Marian Belmis / Jun 03, 2021 07:51 AM EDT

Fans and netizens were recently caught off guard as a famous K-pop song once again gets temporarily banned in South Korea.

Previously in 2009, SHINee's hit track entitled "Ring Ding Dong" made breaking news after multiple students in South Korea were 'banned' from listening to it. This was because SHINee's song had extremely addictive lyrics and melody. 

Thus, instead of retaining important information to pass their CSAT (also known as the national college entrance exam period), SHINee's "Ring Ding Dong" went on to disrupt students as it would stick in their heads, playing nonstop.

For South Korea, the CSAT only happens once a year, so if a student failed, they would have to wait one whole year to retake the important exam.

Recently, aespa's most recent single entitled "Next Level," is slated to be the next SM Entertainment track to be banned during the CSAT for the betterment of the students. This has only happened twelve years prior with SHINee's "Ring Ding Dong."

aespa's most recent single is known to have an extremely catchy beat that would sticks to the listener's head for a long time. Thus, becoming another detriment to current students trying to pass the CSAT

SM Entertainment's aespa's "Next Level" makes us of hard beats and it is famous for its wide array of genres. This means that aespa's "Next Level" is the ultimate K-pop distraction song.

There are already millions of MYs as aespa is currently one of the most popular K-pop groups to date. One can assume most of their fans are young people today who are slated to take the CSAT.

For the meantime, aespa's "Next Level" is on the unofficial list of banned songs and tracks for students preparing for the upcoming CSAT!

Good luck to the South Korean students preparing to take the CSAT!

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