Shuffle It Sunday

New Year’s Resolution & Shuffle-It Sunday

Hello and a happy new year to all!

I know that we have been very inactive, seeing as the last post came from when I was in South Korea over the summer in 2015. We’ve had a lot of personal and school related issues interrupt our lives and were unable to take care of our blog as we would have preferred. But, now that I’ve completed my undergraduate studies and Darice has opened up more time now, we’re hoping 2016 is a better year for ZodaReviews94. Our goal is to post at least once a week, which was the original purpose of having rotating topics. Nothing much is changing, except that we’re bringing back profiles of groups. We’re not sure how we’re going about this part of the blog yet though; we’ll probably end up just going with the flow.

Also, for pictures from my trip to South Korea last summer and from Big Bang’s MADE World Tour in Newark, NJ, please visit our Instagram!

And now, to start off 2016 and ZodaReviews94’s comeback with my all-time favorite topic for our blog, here is Shuffle-It Sunday for this week!

 

1. Heartbreak – N.Flying

 

2. Touch – Miss A

 

3. 愛情闖進門 (When Love Walked In) – BY2

 

4. Shard – Epik High

 

5. Crush on You – MyName

 

6. Lipstick – Jo Kwon

 

7. Hero – Monsta X

 

8. 남자라서  (As a Man) – Gummy

 

9. See You Again – Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth

 

10. Jiggy – F.Cuz

 

That ends our first Shuffle-It Sunday for 2016. And here’s a small gift to our readers for the new year! Please comment if you are the one to activate the code!

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Thank you to everyone who has continued to support us through the few years we’ve been active. Happy new year everyone, and I hope you all continue to support ZodaReviews94 this year and through many more years to come!

– Zoey

Shuffle-It Sunday

Well, it’s been a really long time since our last Shuffle-It Sunday, and I’m really glad to have found some time to do it this week, despite having a research report to write. This was always my favorite day of the week for our blog. No reviews though, just a list. Enjoy!

1. Kim Hyun Joong – Smile

 

2. Aaron Yan – 這不是我 (That’s Not Me)

 

3. Dalmatian – Lost in Love

 

4. C-Clown – 멀어질까봐 (Far Away… Young Love)

 

5. CN Blue – Cold Love

 

6. Jung Dong Ha – Mystery

 

7. Jun.K ft. J.Lim – Don’t Go

 

8. MyName – Baby, I’m Sorry

 

9. EXO – XOXO

 

10. TeenTop – 향수 뿌리지마 (Don’t Spray Perfume)

Shuffle-It Sunday

I managed to get up a Transformation Tuesday last week, but I didn’t get to the rest of what I was supposed to post up last week, and I apologize for anyone waiting for those. The semester is coming to an end for me, so hopefully I’ll have lots of free time opened up to catch up, as well as get through some reviews we’ve fallen extremely behind on. However, with the end of the semester comes lots of papers and studying, and so I, unfortunately, am looking at missing out on more posts this week. I’ll work hard to get them up, but there’s no guarantee. This also means that today’s Shuffle-It Sunday will be coming with no commentary as well. Enjoy the list and I hope you find something new to listen to!

 

1. Infinite – 몰라 (I Don’t Know)

 

2. Team B – 기다려 (Wait For Me)

 

3. Park Shin Hye – Lovely Day

 

4. EXO-M – Thunder

 

5. Kim Bo Kyung – Suddenly

 

6. Jeon Min Ju ft. Yuna Kim and Hankyu – 비별 (Goodbye Rain)

 

7. MBLAQ – Hello My Ex

 

8. Fahrenheit – 超喜歡你 (I Really Really Like You)

 

9. 2NE1 – Scream

 

10. BENI – One in a Million

 

And that’s a wrap! I hope you enjoyed our list this week!

Shuffle-It Sunday

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! It felt so nice to have time for family, and although I probably shouldn’t have done so, it actually felt nice to not have to think about school… until now.

I realize I have let us fall behind schedule again, but as the semester comes to an end, I find myself swamped with papers and projects. I’ll try my best to catch up this week, as we are up to Throwback Thursday, but have yet to do a Transformation Tuesday and Watch-It Wednesday. Please be on the lookout for those, as well as any reviews we might have time for. Anyway, on to this week’s Shuffle-It Sunday! Enjoy the list, and I hope you find something new to listen to! I have added quite a bit of songs to my iTunes since last week.

 

1. CL & Minzy – Please Don’t Go

I love this song! Oh my gosh! It’s been so long since I last listened to it! Why does YG give us so many sub-units, but never give them a comeback?! Darice and I are especially missing Minzy right now. She’s improved so much since her debut, and never ceases to amaze us. She can rap, sing, and dance! Give her a solo right now, YG!

 

2. T-Ara – Day by Day

This song will always get to me, no matter what. T-Ara has always given some of the most catchy songs, and even some I listen to still even now. This song had me hooked the moment I first heard it, and it still hits me right in my emotions.

 

3. Linkin Park – Iridescent

I love the Transformers series, although I was hoping former Super Junior member, Hangeng, got a more significant role in the movie, or at least even had a significant role. I couldn’t help but find the character he played ridiculous, not to say I didn’t enjoy seeing him. I also absolutely love Linkin Park, and I wish they would have been able to continue being the group to sing the songs for the Transformers series. I loved all three songs they had for the first three parts. I’m not doubting Imagine Dragons, as I love their song Demons, but I wasn’t as impressed with the song they had for the fourth part of the series. Until the next installation comes out, I guess.

 

4. EXO-K – 월광 (Moonlight)

This is such a beautiful song, and may actually be my favorite off the album! EXO definitely has some of the most powerful vocals in KPOP. With there being more emotional songs on this album than I remembered on any of EXO’s other albums, this album kind of felt like the good-bye it ended up being for Kris and Luhan. I absolutely enjoyed this album though, and particularly this song.

 

5. U-KISS – Forbidden Love

 

6. T-Ara – Sugar Free (Big Room Ver.)

Don’t forget to catch Bangtan Boys’ parody of this song!

 

7. MBLAQ – Oh Yeah!

I nearly cried when this song played, as MBLAQ talks about “the curtain closing” being an opportunity for them to grow and return to A+ as even better men. I have been hooked on MBLAQ ever since their debut, and they have truly worked hard to get to where they are now. I hope them all the best for their future, and we will always be supporting them, each member, regardless of if they return as five or not. Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah~ yeah~ yeah~!

 

8. Leona Lewis – My Hands

I absolutely love this song! I love Leona Lewis’ voice here. I haven’t really been into her new stuff though. But this! It’s a piece of artwork! I really like this song, and I could go on listening to it for a long, long time.

 

9. Outsider ft MC Sniper – Face Off

 

10. MBLAQ – Hello My Ex

A beautiful song to end our list this week! It’s a wonderful tune, and I love it. As I’ve always said, MBLAQ will always have a special place in my heart. They are, again, the only group who’ s album I physically own.

 

And we have reached the end of this week’s Shuffle-It Sunday! I hope you enjoyed the list and found a new song to listen to!

– Zoey

Shuffle-It Sunday

I was put on a social media fast for my Internet Rhetoric class as an experiment, as well as an assignment, and so I’ve been gone from the KPOP world, which I usually can only access through the Internet, for about five days. I didn’t miss my social media too much, but when I got bored and couldn’t access Twitter to discuss things, or YouTube to watch videos to pass time, I felt anxious. The worst was when GDxTAEYANG released Good Boy, which there will be a review for.

Anyways, onto today’s topic; Shuffle-It Sunday! As it’s a little later in the day, compared to when I usually post Shuffle-It Sundays, there will be no commentary. I hope you all enjoy the list and find something new to listen to!

 

1. Epik High – Fallin’

 

2. 2NE1 – 사랑은 아야야 (Love is Ouch)

 

3. Big Bang – 재미 없어 (Ain’t No Fun)

 

4. CN Blue – 외톨이야 (I’m a Loner)

 

5. ChoColat – Black Tinkerbell

 

6. 2NE1 – Happy

 

7. Gareth Emery ft Bo Bruce – U

 

8. ZeA – 왜요 (Why)

 

9. Della Dang – 我爱他 (I Loved Him)

 

10. G-Dragon – Heartbreaker

 

And we’ve reached the end of this week’s list! I kind of wish I had taken the time to add in some commentary because a lot of these songs are making their first appearance on our Shuffle-It Sunday, and I really want to encourage you all to listen to them! So don’t take the risk of missing out on a good KPOP song and give all ten songs a listen to! Until next time!

– Zoey

Shuffle-It Sunday

Enjoy this week’s list, and I hope you find something new to listen to! Let’s get started!

1. T-Ara – 사랑놀이 (Love Game/Keep Out)

This song is so addicting! It’s been awhile since I’ve listened to this, and it makes me feel bouncy, although I’m sure there lyrics are the complete opposite of what I’m feeling.

 

2. G-Dragon – 니가 뭔데 WHO YOU?

I am so excited for YG’s new hip-hop project, especially since GD was the first participant to be revealed. Oh, my YG feels! This song has come up quite a lot for Shuffle-It Sunday, so I don’t need to address how beautiful it is.

 

3. Fahrenheit – 傻傻的勇氣 (Foolish Courage)

I think this group is still active as singers, although they’ve all ventured into acting. And this song is so addicting to listen to; it has this motivational tune to it and I love these kinds of songs.

 

4. BEAST – Shock

Honestly, BEAST has come so far, and I love these boys. They’re so versatile, going from dance track Good Luck to ballad 12:30. Their older songs will always have a special place in my heart too. Every day, SHOCK!

 

5. 2NE1 – Good to You

Their voices really ring out in this song, and I just love the sound. Crush was such an awesome album. YG was just hitting the jackpot with every release this year. I bought the entire album on iTunes for all their releases so far this year, except for Akdong Musician, where I only bought their title songs.

 

6. FT Island – You’ll Be in My Heart

This is such a beautiful song, and sounds like it should be used in a k-drama. Lee Hong Ki’s voice does wonders.

 

7. Loveholic – Sad Story

THIS SONG! I mentioned it during last week’s Shuffle-It Sunday. I could listen to it forever! There’s so much emotion and I always want to cry when I hear this song.

 

8. Bangtan Boys – Let Me Know

This is honestly a really good song. I love the soft singing they do, and I will always look forward to what BTS has to offer in the future. Outside of YG, they are the group I continuously support, although I’m a bit late in the game.

 

9. BEAST – Fiction

This, too, is a beautiful song. I’m also a really big fan of Park Bo Young, so if she’s featured in anything, I tend to automatically fall in love with it. Go BEAST!

 

10. IU – Marshmallow

Help me with this song! I thoroughly enjoyed this more than I probably should have when I first listened to it. I don’t like cutesy things, and aegyo really frustrates me. I can’t find anything cute if you’re over the age of 10. But this song just really stuck, and I have to agree that IU did cute right for someone her age; add in humor, and it’s tolerable.

Alright! We’ve reached the end of the list this week! There’s quite a bit of repeats, but I still hope you guys found something new to listen to, or maybe took a trip down memory lane.

Shuffle-It Sunday

I am so sorry that I missed out on a Flashback Friday after having said I wouldn’t. The semester is coming to a close and I have just been swamped with projects and papers. This week should be a little more laid back come Friday, so I will try my absolute best not to miss Flashback Friday and our Spontaneous Saturday this week. Here is our Shuffle-It Sunday for this week! Enjoy the list and I hope you all find something new to listen to!

 

1. Dr. Dre ft Eminem and Skylar Grey – I Need a Doctor

I am an extremely big fan of Eminem! He is the one rapper that I continuously listen to outside of KPOP. This song hits all the emotions in me and I love it!

 

2. C-Clown – 나랑만나 (Let’s Love)

I am so glad that I found C-Clown. I would have regretted it so much if I continued on missing out on such a wonderful KPOP group. Waiting for their next comeback with the utmost anticipation!

 

3. SHINee – Note

I have mixed feelings about SHINee, and it really comes down to preference of music and style. But some of their songs I just absolutely love, and this is one of them.

 

4. 2PM – 니가 나를 떠나도 (Even if You Leave Me)

2PM has come so far. If I didn’t have plans for going to South Korea next summer, I would have absolutely said yes to going to their Chicago concert with Darice. Hoping she has a blast and shoves it in my face when she comes back.

 

5. 4Men – 내 여친 (My Girlfriend)

My preference in KPOP nowadays is strongly influenced by songs from the 2000’s, and 4Men’s song definitely has the tune. Remember, I’m not much into ballads, but this song just calls out to me.

 

6. U- KISS – 빙글빙글 (Round and Round)

I love U-Kiss’ older songs! Don’t get me wrong; I absolutely loved their latest release. That Bingeul Bingeul move though… And I couldn’t help but laugh the moment Kevin came out on screen. Good old memories, I tell you.

 

7. Nell – Run

This song was what got me into Nell, and I am so sorry to their fans that I am only finding them now. I also loved Jong Wan’s featuring in Epik High’s Shoebox album. His voice is so refreshing to hear.

 

8. Ji Sun – Rollercoaster Love

This song has such a happy tune to it! I loved Loveholic’s Sad Story, and as I went back to listen to that song, I happened upon Ji Sun’s solo album and I was lost in listening to it. I cannot tell you what YouTube browsing has done for me.

 

9. G-Dragon – 니가 뭔데 WHO YOU?

Oh, my KCON 2014 memories! The concert always makes up for how tiring the event is. G-Dragon never fails to deliver. I swear though, if YG has a concert here in the U.S. while I’m abroad in South Korea, I am going to have the biggest fit for the troll. Oh, the joys of being a YG stan.

 

10. MyName – 끌리잖아 Crush on You

Ending this week’s list with our Throwback Thursday group last week, MyName! Actually, I kind of stopped listening to them after their debut song (only because I got busy, I promise!), and then their latest release pulled me back. I went on a MyName spree and found so many good songs from them, and this is one of my favorite!

And that’s a wrap for this week! I hope you all found something new to listen to! Spread the KPOP love!

– Zoey

Shuffle-It Sunday

We missed out on a Throwback Thursday last week, but we’ll add it in this week with Flashback Friday! I almost missed out on Shuffle-It Sunday too (college readings will be the death of me). But, I refuse to fall behind again on this, so let’s get started! I hope you all find something new to listen to, or take a walk down memory lane!

1. Wonder Girls – Be My Baby

Wow! It’s been three years already! I remember when I was singing to this song all the time when it was first released. You can never go wrong with a Wonder Girls’ song. Even though it’ll be hard to see them all together again, especially since one of them is now a mother, I can’t wait to hear another Wonder Girls’ track that won’t let my ears rest!

 

2. Zia – 웃음만 (Just Laugh)

This is a beautiful song, and I hope it gets more attention. Zia has such a beautiful voice.

 

3. DMTN – E.R.

This song definitely pulls at emotions. I think they were too underrated when they were active, and it’s unfortunate that the other members were affected by the decision of one. Being a fan of KPOP in general is tough. I don’t know what’s going on half the time. Anyone know what’s going on with DTMN? If they are still together, and release a new song in the future, I’ll definitely be on the look out for it.

 

4. 2NE1 – Let’s Go Party

I am so sad that 2NE1 is not attending MAMA 2014. YG performances are what I always look forward to. I’m glad Taeyang and G-Dragon will be showing up, but still… For us, the more of YG Family, the better. Anyway, I remember having forgotten about 2NE1 after Lollipop promotions with Big Bang, and then I randomly remembered them one day while I was at my sister’s house on vacation. Let’s Go Party was the song that helped me rediscover them and I’ve been hooked onto the Black Jack wagon ever since.

 

5. Super Junior – Miracle

This is one of my all-time favorite songs from Super Junior, and I think it’ll be hard to wipe it out from its spot. My top 3 are Miracle, It’s You, and then Sorry Sorry. I haven’t played any Super Junior songs as often as these three.

 

6. Super Junior – 너 같은 사람 또 없어 (No Other)

After Hankyung left Super Junior, along with DBSK’s issue, I kind of went on an SM riot by myself (you have to remember I was a naive 15 year-old and my young teenage mind was not ready for this). I didn’t listen to any thing from them for awhile. Then I was doing my usual YouTube browsing and came across this song. I was hooked on again, although it won’t ever be as strong as before, Like I’ve stated many times before, you can’t deny a good song. I do love that the remaining members have had their fill of shit from netizens and the industry though, and are speaking their own minds in public now without much of a care about what others have to say about them, good or bad.

7. EXO-M – Lucky

What do I do?! My iTunes must just want to hear me cry, making me reminisce so much, especially playing a song EXO said was for their fans. It feels so weird to listen to EXO now knowing they’re no longer “one”. I also hate that there is so much negativity going around among fans when we don’t even know what happened, and we never will. Although I might not pay as much attention to EXO as I did before, I’ll always support their music.

 

8. B.A.P. – Good-Bye

Glad to know that it’s not “Good-bye”, but rather “See you later”. This is probably one of my favorite songs from them that’s more on the ballad side. I’m not as into B.A.P as Darice is, but they definitely have a place in my KPOP heart, which knows no end. I don’t think it’ll be long before I’m on the same boat as Darice is with them. 1004 definitely got me closer. I think they’re a talented group and I cannot wait to hear from them again. Hoping they get a good rest so they can come back stronger than ever.

 

9. Tablo ft Jinsil – 나쁘다 (Bad)

I am so glad that Epik High was able to stay together, even though I didn’t really know what was going on. I just knew something was off when Tablo made a solo comeback. I loved it, no doubt, but it’s always better when a group is whole. I get more excited and my feels can sometimes spill over. Jinsil’s voice here caught me by surprise, and hearing it again now makes me wonder why I still haven’t looked her up. She has such a unique voice!

 

10. Lee Seung Hwan ft Jo Kwon – Dunk Shot

Oh, man, this song! Again, found through YouTube browsing. If you haven’t yet heard this song, you have missed out on one of the greatest KPOP songs ever! And I absolutely loved Jo Kwon’s featuring here. It’s a catchy tune, and I hope it grows on many more KPOP fans!

And that’s the end for this week’s Shuffle-It Sunday! I hope you found something new to listen to, or joined me in a walk down memory lane, some being quite recent.

– Zoey

Shuffle-It Sunday

Got some time this week! Enjoy this week’s Shuffle-It Sunday and I hope you all find something new to listen to!

 

1. VIXX – 기적 (Eternity)

This song has definitely become one of my favorites. It’s the song that has convinced me to listen to every VIXX song release from now on, with the help of seeing them live at KCON 2014 of course. It’ll be awhile before this song comes off my “Favorites” playlist on iTunes.

2. Ailee – 저녁 하늘 (Evening Sky)

 

3. Brave Brothers ft Jay Park – 울고싶단 말야 (I Want to Cry)

Can I just say how much I loved Jay Park’s voice in this song? It fit so well, and of course Brave Brothers never fail to deliver with their songs.

4. MBLAQ – Hello My Ex

Internet browsing brought me to this song. It has a really catchy tune. I always forget to check out the album when the title song is released for any group. I’ve been good about it recently though. And of course, news outlets are saying the group is planning to remain together despite contract renewal issues. Whether they promote as MBLAQ or not, I was just hoping they kept their friendship and supported each other. MBLAQ, fighting!

5. T-Ara – Sexy Love

Even though they’ve been through some of the worst scenarios possible, you can’t deny that their songs are super addicting to listen to, and this one is just one of them.

6. T-Ara – 내가 너무 아파 (I’m in Pain)

iTunes must have liked hearing Sexy Love because it shuffled out another T-Ara song right away! This was the song that first introduced me to T-Ara, and I’ve stayed with them ever since. Again, I can’t help how addicting their songs are. It’s always a good listen to and I rarely ever skip out on their songs when it comes on.

7. The Wanted – Glad You Came

I don’t exactly remember how I found this song, although I’m pretty sure it was through the radio. Whatever the case, it is also extremely catchy and easy to sing along to; I guess that’s its appeal. I love their voices!

8. Wang Lee Hom – 十八般武藝 (The 18 Martial Arts)

This was my favorite album from Wang Lee Hom! I absolutely loved his combinations of traditional with modern music genres! Everyone already knows how much I love songs that incorporate a traditional sound to it.

9. Big Bang – My Heaven

I’m still disappointed that the YG Power World Tour was still only an East Asia World Tour. The world is not made up of only the east side! KPOP needs to stop using world tour if it isn’t a world tour. But I still love them, and it is still one of my goals to see a YG concert. Whether it’s just one artist, or YG family (preferrably YG family), I’m going.

10. BEAST – 비가 오는 날엔 (On Rainy Days)

I was just thinking to myself about how awesome Beast’s name is. I’m glad that they switched their name. Beauty and the Beast is such an awesome concept. Anyway, back to the topic on hand. This is a beautiful track, and Yoseob’s voice absolutely shines here.

 

And we have reached the end of Shuffle-It Sunday for this week! We hope you found something new to listen to and keep on finding new songs! Spread the KPOP love!

Shuffle-It Sunday

I know I missed Shuffle-It Sunday last week, but to give enough time to finish our Spontaneous Saturday in a part two of Spontaneous Sunday, I’ll be sticking to our original 10 songs. Enjoy the list!

1. Infinite – 3분의 1 (1/3)

 

2. Big Bang – Still Alive

It’s been so long since I last listened to this song! I forgot how much I liked this song. I think this album was after all the issues that Big Bang went through, and they came out winners in the end, so this song hits home so much more. “BIG BANG IS STILL ALIVE!” And I don’t think they’ll be leaving any time soon. They all know they have a strong hold in the music field, no matter how old they get.

3. G-Dragon ft Lydia Paek – R.O.D

G-Dragon’s Coup D’Etat album was just over the top! I loved every single song off of it! If I had to exclude the title songs, then this would be the one at the top. I never really followed Lydia Paek, but this song really got me into her. I loved her rendition of Taeyang’s Eyes, Nose, Lips as well.

4. Wilber Pan ft Zhang Xianzi – 不得不愛 (Cannot Not Love)

I can’t speak Chinese and I only know the commonly heard phrases from songs and dramas. I love this song and I always sing to it when it comes on. Can’t help it; it’s a song that does that to me. I think it’s beautiful.

5. Snow Patrol – What if the Storm Ends

This isn’t the full song, but it was because of this trailer that I immediately went in search of this song. My sister and sister-in-law asked about it too, and since I tend to be really good at finding a song, they asked me. It left a really lasting first impression on me. I knew who Snow Patrol was because I always sing one of their songs when ever I karaoke, but I didn’t really listen to their other music.

6. Ailee – Rainy Day

No other words needed for this song; it was beautiful and I can feel something with it.

7. Bangtan Boys – 하루만 (Just One Day)

I’m so used to BTS going hard in all their songs and being filled with charisma that this slower track threw me for a loop. I also think I talked about this song at the start of our blog, but I can’t be too sure. But anyway, this smooth track gives me some feels that I would rather not have when a majority of the members are younger than me. I’m still adamant about not being a noona fan. Anyway, that was off topic. I love this song. It’s not on my repeat playlist, but it’s definitely a tune I let play through when I occasionally shuffle through my iTunes, like this.

8. B.A.P. – 1004 (Angel)

This song from B.A.P really surprised me. I was not expecting this for their comeback. This is like the in-between for their tracks like One Shot and What are you Doing. It was definitely beautiful, as usual, and it could very well be one of my favorite B.A.P tracks.

9. Pink ft Nate Reuss – Just Give me a Reason

This song surprised me when I realized that I really liked the vocals here. And the beat is nice too. The emotion is very much present here. I wish Pink would sing more songs that relayed her emotions like this.

10. 4Minute –  거울아 거울아  (Mirror Mirror)

There are a lot of songs that seem to surprise me. I think I have a set preference, but sometimes some songs just get you. 4Minute is no exception. I’m not too big on their recent stuff, but when they released songs from HuH to Volume Up, I was in love with them!

Well, we’ve reached our end for this week’s Shuffle-It Sunday! Hope you all found something new to listen to and enjoyed the list this time! Spontaneous Sunday will be going up within the day, so keep on the look out for that!