Hi everyone! So, before I begin catching up on this challenge. let me explain what the hell just happened over the past couple of days.
Day 12: The very first k-pop song you’ve ever heard
Hello everybody! (Everybody, EVERYBODY, every-everybody LOL)
So, today I will reveal the MV that had led me to discover Kpop, and pretty much everything to do with South Korea.
The only shocking thing is, it wasn’t Super Junior.
BAM BAM BAAAAAAMMMMMMMMM!
I know, GOBSMACK HORROR!!!
Sooooo *deep breath* here goes…
Day 11: Your favourite k-pop music video
Morning everybody! So, today’s challenge proved to be a pickle. Is it really possible to actually condense all Kpop MVs down to one as my favourite?
No, that’s simply not possible HOWEVER, there is one MV that cuts it close for me.
And no, it isn’t a Super Junior MV (though many cut it quite close)
This is the MV that we have been waiting for over a week now! SM Entertainment has finally released the music video for “Everybody” about 4 hours ago, with approximately 130,000 views at the moment (obviously, within the next 24 hours it will probably reach something ridiculous like a couple of million or something because, why not? World, you still continue to amaze me at times).
SHINee IS FINALLY BACK!!!! *jumps around the room* And boy, what a comeback! Flawless choreography, addictive tunes and sexy outfits? What is there to possibly complain about??
Well, there may be one thing…SM, ARE YOU GUYS SPENDING MONEY ON PLACES WE AREN’T AWARE ABOUT?!
Hi guys! I’m back with another Kpop MV review!! This time it is Seungri’s long awaited comeback!!! Can I just say that this song, called 할말있어요 (or “I have something to say in English), may be the best song released by YG Entertainment THIS YEAR!!
As a note in advance, I do realise that I am a bit delayed in this review (and yes, 4 days after the release of a MV is considered quite late ><) but uni has just been an absolute pain in the arse!!! Seriously, it is only week 4 and for some reason, I feel even more stressed than last semester during the exam period…I have no idea how any of this makes sense…
ANYWAY, Seungri is FINALLY BACK after a 2 year and 7 month hiatus (I know, i.e. A VERY VERY LONG TIME) and I believe that any fan of Big Bang/Seungri couldn’t wait for the darn MV to be released. After I watched the teaser that was released a day before the MV was released on the 19th, my initial thoughts on the song were (NB: please be prepared)
Day 28: What are your top 3 favourite bands?
Hello, hello and welcome back to today’s post! 3 bands? ONLY??! This is too hard to choose…
Anyway, LET’S START!
1. Super Junior
If you have been following this blog long enough, it should be quite clear that this is my favourite band of all-time. Now, before many of you question my answer, Super Junior is considered a South Korean boy-band, hence why I have answered this question in this way LOL! Quite proud, quite proud ><
2. Paramore (The original band)
This is my favourite American band of all time, but I do prefer listening to their older songs with the original band members. I still love Paramore as much as I did in the past, but their past drummer was so super special awesome. *sigh* I miss them…
3. Big Bang
These are the very people who introduced me to Kpop years ago. I have loved their music since, with no regrets. They are all very talented and unique in their own way, which I love :3
Okay, that was tough but there is my top 3. If I was allowed to pick another 3, there would seriously be more variety. Too tired to keep talking today, so I’ll catch up with you all soon~~
❤ Yami Hyunnie ^^~
Day 1: Put you iPod on shuffle. List the first 10 songs that play and how feel about them.
Alright, day number 1! But before I begin, let me just say that this list does ABSOLUTELY NO JUSTICE in expressing the songs that I commonly listen to. With 4710 songs on there (yes, you did read it right!), my poor dear iPod couldn’t have possibly chosen songs that I feel really passionate about, as there are songs in there, that have there, for a very, long time.
But enough of that, let day number one BEGIN!
1. Beautiful You – Dong Bang Shin Ki
This was a song back when the group still had 5 members together AND I miss them so so much. Their harmony and the melody in this is just…sndfl[orgalskng345bjapsfudg[qgf;lagw]]hihg pintsg5yae4edifv egs5[06w7a2w/xmnji[r=0yb3] qa7g==axfbgrf;vm;ifvcjw] (you all know what I mean…)
It is really a style of music that I love and adore. Like I said in my post about Kyuhyun, give me a guy that sings ballads ANY DAY, especially if it were 5 young, handsome men singing lyrics like “Such a beautiful woman”. Swoon *collapse*
So, if anyone of you are desperate for 5 guys to serenade to you, go ahead and click on the link below to watch/listen to their voices in all of your glory ^^~
2. Lucky (feat. Colbie Caillat) – Jason Mraz
Wow, it’s been ages since I have heard this one. Due to the amazing influence of my bias (EUNHYUK OPPA!!), I downloaded this song after hearing him sing it in an old Music Bank interview.
Loved this song A LOT back then, and I still do. It’s just one of those songs that you can NEVER get sick of, despite the depressing message behind it all.
The beat/guitar strumming in the background is so calming, and its the type of song that I would love to listen to on a long bus ride, while reading a thick-ass book 🙂
P.S the ooooooooooooo~~ bits are soooooo catchy 😀 Am I the only one who thinks that?
3. Baby Maybe – Girl’s Generation (SNSD)
It’s a really nice and upbeat songs that will make you stand up and keep moving. It really keeps you busy, and definitely not a good song to be standing still while listening to (that should be a good thing right?)
The song kinda makes me feel a bit cheerful – very positive-like. Also, it allows me (and most other fans) to really admire and adore their vocals as the song really compliments their voices very well.
Perfect song to be blowing out of your speakers while you are cooking or cleaning. What do you think?
4. My lifestyle (feat. Dok2) – Jessica (SNSD)
Once again, a song that I haven’t heard in a while. It’s an upbeat song once again, but in a different style. This song seems more hipster (is that the right word?) and seems to fit more with a workout rather than a cook-off in the kitchen.
It also has a cutesy/old Britney Spears feel to it, which I can’t help but smile while listening to it. Seems to be a suitable song to listen to when you are feeling a little under the weather.
WE ARE HALFWAY THERE PEEPS!! JUST SO THAT YOU CAN HAVE A REST (Credit to Dickon Johnstone for creating this picture!) :
5. Why so serious? – SHINee
A song that definitely has me top-tapping, butt-wagging, tongue-lic– (ummm, I’m getting a bit carried away >_<…hehe sorry)
Anyway, though I think that it is slightly lacking in comparison to their previous album (please don’t hurt me…) with the hit single “Dream Girl” (played that song to death…but it has resurrected AGAIN!), it still isn’t a bad song. Maybe a great song for waking up to on a early morning, or a song that would be blasting through your earphones while you were walking somewhere
6. 클레멘타인 – 문채원 (From the “It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl” OST)
As peaceful as a lullaby – a song that will leave you in a drowsy/sleepy mood *yawn*
(I did literally yawn when I was typing that…how embarrassing ><)
Very calming and very soothing. And Moon Chae Won sung the song! Her voice is so nice to listen to 🙂
I don’t listen to it very often though; seems like a children’s lullaby to me.
7. I Need A Girl (feat. G-Dragon) – Tae Yang
A nice song to be listening to anywhere. It’s another top-tapper, but still allows your butt to stick to your seat.
I feel slightly disconnected from this song, maybe because I prefer his other songs over this one (give me Wedding Dress any day)
It’s still alright though just, it’s not my cup of tea. Once again, please don’t hate me for this because I am a HUGE Big Bang fan!
8. Where You Are (Eng. Ver.) – CNBLUE
Both versions of this song are great! This version in particular is super special awesome because their English is UNDERSTANDABLE!!! THANK YOU KPOP GODS!
It is a fantastic song to be listening to while walking to work/uni or just whenever you feel you need a beat to your step. I always feel really pumped after listen to it. For some reason, it leaves me with a feeling of freshness 🙂
WE ARE ALMOST THERE GUYS!!! TWO MORE TO GO!
9. Stand Up! – f(x)
Just as the title states, STAND UP!
This is such a great song for anyone who needs a boost or motivation to start their day. A nice wake-up call for any morning, especially here in Sydney. Recently, mornings are just becoming harder and harder to wake up to (oh, how I despise you WINTER! ><‘)
But waking up to f(x) is a bonus to any day of the year, I believe. It leaves me with a great impression that today is going to be a great day, especially with the repition of the lyrics “Stand Up, Wake Up, hello~~”
Love, love, love this song!!
10. Venus Flower – alan
A Japanese track that is suitable to be played whilst you wait for your coffee to be brewed.
The catchy beat gives the song a really urban feel, the sort of songs that you would hear playing in a cafe. It can really make a difference in your day, by making it brighter and warmer. As alan (that’s how it is spelt, without a capital ‘A’) sings about sunshine and good mornings, it’s no wonder that I feel more cheerful after listening to it, especially after listening to ‘Stand Up’.
[Btw, the link provided is a live performance. I couldn’t find an audio track of it on YouTube.]
SOOOOOOOO that comes to the conclusion of day 1! Now, let all of us sigh in relief *inhale*
Seriously, I wouldn’t even care if you just skipped all of it just to reach to the bottom. Either way, CONGRATULATIONS!!!
I promise that the future entries won’t be as lengthy as this has been. The next couple of questions isn’t as demanding (thank goodness for that hehe)
So, I hope you all enjoyed and please, leave a comment about your favourite track out the 10. Otherwise, share your opinions about what you think some tracks make you feel.
Hope you all have a wonderful day (for me, evening) and I’ll catch up with you all soon~
❤ Yami Hyunnie ^^~