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Your Favorite K-Pop Song Was Probably Written By This Danish Dude

1. Meet Thomas Troelsen, an earworm farmer (and songwriter/producer) from Denmark who has co-written and co-produced some of the biggest K-pop hits of the last five years.

2. Never heard of him? Maybe you’ve heard “Mirotic” by TVXQ!

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtJS32n6LNQ]Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=HtJS32n6LNQ.

3. Or “Run Devil Run” by Girls’ Generation:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_gfD3nvh-8]Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=q_gfD3nvh-8.

4. How about “Hot Summer” by f(x)?

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-rftpZ7kCY]Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=z-rftpZ7kCY.

5. “History” by EXO?

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdejiaoEhFc]Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=vdejiaoEhFc.

6. There’s also “Spy” by Super Junior:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GpJHF0WyAE]Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=4GpJHF0WyAE.

7. And “Sherlock” by SHINee:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kyG5tTZ1iE]Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=8kyG5tTZ1iE.

8. Oh yeah, there’s also “Everybody” by SHINee:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKbNV-4b_g8]Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=hKbNV-4b_g8.

9. And most recently, “Danger” by Taemin:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF8m2JIDjKU]Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=UF8m2JIDjKU.

Orion Pictures / Via blog.giphy.com

10. Yep.

11. Troelsen started his career with the Danish band Superheroes:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=en2F0YMuAMI]Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=en2F0YMuAMI.

Troelsen was only 15 when he founded the band in the mid-’90s. After recording a self-produced EP titled See You At the Railroads, the band released its debut album, Dancing Casanova in 1998. A sweet brew with elements of power pop, synth pop and lounge, Dancing Casanova shows off Troelsen’s penchant for syrupy melodies and sticky hooks. Superheroes would go on to release two more albums, the more synth-pop-leaning Igloo (1999) and Superheroes (2002).

12. And he’s done more than just K-Pop. Back in 2003, Troelsen worked on the dancefloor classic “Move Your Feet” by Junior Senior.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPlQpGeTbIE]Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=SPlQpGeTbIE.

Tapping your feet, aren’t ya?

13. He also had a hand in “We Are One (Ole Ole),” the official 2014 World Cup song featuring Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez, and Claudia Leitte:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGtWWb9emYI]Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=TGtWWb9emYI.

14. Which led to the pants seen around the world:

Univision / Via sbnation.com

15. And if you played the video game 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, you probably remember this:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc5kCyXss3o]Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=Zc5kCyXss3o.

Good luck getting this one out of your head.

17. And he’s currently the frontman of a dance pop outfit called PRIVATE. Here’s “We’ve Got Some Breaking Up To Do,” one of their most popular tracks:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJJC1gKwgxU]Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=oJJC1gKwgxU.

Which is probably playing in some H&M store somewhere right now.

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