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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

Sorry for missing out on last week’s Shuffle-It Sunday! Here are the 15 songs for this week! Hope you all find something new to listen to! Enjoy!

1. Infinite – 붙박이 별 (Fixed Star)

I first discovered Infinite through YouTube browsing (which is how I tend to discover a lot of new groups, or groups that I haven’t heard of before). The first song I heard from them was She’s Back, and I loved how they sounded. I went through an Infinite phase for a good week, and I remember smiling to myself once they became a group who’s fame soon spread throughout the world.

2. Big Bang – Cafe

This song threw me off so bad. The beat is definitely a Big Bang feel, but the way they sang the song was something new for me. Their Tonight album is definitely going to remain a classic Big Bang album; heck all Big Bang albums could probably be considered classics.

3. 2NE1 – In the Club (DJ Jonray Remix)

This is a beautiful remix for a beautiful song.

4. The Legend – 미.남 (미련이 남아서) Left Out

If you haven’t checked out our review yet for this song, then make sure you do so to see what our thoughts are on this song! Overall, it’s a great listen.

5. Super Junior – M – S.O.L.O

I didn’t watch the drama (Taiwanese dramas are a bit hard for me to get around to) but I loved the soundtracks, especially this one. It’s got an addictive tune.

6. Henry – Fantastic

Violin, that’s all I have to say about this song. And Henry’s unique vocals.

7. Fahrenheit – 心裡有數 (In Our Hearts We Know)

The only Taiwanese drama I really got into was Hana Kimi, but I could never bring myself to watch it again. Once was enough for me. At my age now, the drama makes me cringe, but I’d like to keep my good memories of enjoying the drama and the Chun-Ella moments. The drama did also, after all, introduce me to Fahrenheit and S.H.E, two very talented Mandopop groups I would have regretted missing out on.

8. Aaron Yan – 多餘的我 (The Unwanted Love)

When this song first came on during the drama (which was almost immediately) I nearly died waiting for it to be released. It felt like forever, and when it was finally released, I downloaded it immediately and it’s been on repeat multiple times, despite it having been maybe a month now.

9. Yoo Seung Eun ft Baechigi – Be OK

This is such a chill song, and I love Baechigi, although now I am excited to see what else Seung Eun will bring in the future.

10. Girl’s Generation – Baby Maybe

I’m not too fond of GG’s title songs, although there have been some that stuck with me. But I will always love their slowed down songs with a simple beat like this. To me, it sounds so much more beautiful than their title tracks, but you need an upbeat song to promote most of the time anyway, especially if you’re a performance group.

11. Edward Jeon – Give My Love

This was the only drama that my older brother sat through and watched. He suggested it to me, and being as that he wasn’t a fan of Korean dramas, I thought I’d give it a try. I couldn’t bring myself to watch it. I didn’t like how Eugene’s character was and… I don’t know, there was something about the drama that just didn’t sit well with me. It’s just my preference though. I’m not going to deny that it was probably one of the biggest Korean dramas of all time, not to mention it brought together Ji Sung and Lee Bo Young.

12. Seung Ri – Strong Baby

This song had me hooked on Seung Ri for quite some time. But, as always, it didn’t last and I moved on. But I still enjoy listening to this song and just randomly dancing to it, and mind you the dances I brought out probably did not match the song at all. Anyway, here’s to a speedy recovery for Big Bang’s baby.

13. Park Bo Young – Free Time

I just love Park Bo Young. She’s adorable and a wonderful actress.

14. CN Blue – Hey You

After seeing them live twice now, CN Blue definitely has a special place in our fangirl hearts. I’m still crying over those drum sticks that Min Hyuk gave away (just kidding). If Ticketmaster hadn’t glitched, Darice and I could have gotten P1 tickets, and then we could have been near the stage entrance, and we could have had a chance. But, let me not fret over it anymore. It’s a dangerous place to go as a fangirl. I’m trying to keep myself content just listening to their music and seeing them from a distance like a normal fan.

15. Bangtan Boys – Let Me Know

Okay, I know there are three songs in the video, but I figured that since we ended on such a beautiful song, I should just include a live of the three best songs (in my opinion) off of the album. Besides, BTS is just beautiful to watch live. Again, thanks to KCON for changing the fangirl in me. I’ve become a bit more desperate, it seems, to get close to them, but I shall resist as much as I can. I don’t have the time and dedication like other fangirls to get too invested in this. Anyway, if you haven’t already, check out their shout out to Minnesota fans via our blog!

Again, I hope you all found something new to listen to, or maybe just a flashback to a classic. Until next time!

– Zoey

Shuffle-It Sunday

I’m finally on schedule for this, after having been off for the past few weeks. Enjoy the list and hope you find something new to listen to!

1. Aaron Yan – 這不是我 (That’s Not Me)

I’m not a huge fan of the drama this song is used in, but I love this song! And there’s no doubt that Aaron brings back my preteen memories with Fahrenheit.

2. Mad Clown ft Soyu – 착해 빠졌어 (Stupid Love)

I fell in love with this song on the first listen. I also noticed that Soyu has a really nice voice as well, and that Hyorin isn’t the only amazing vocalist in the group.

3. 2NE1 – Can’t Nobody (Eng. Ver.)

Hey, Will.I.Am, wasn’t there supposed to be an American album released from them? I know they featured on his album, but still… My hopes were up high when I found out they were working with him.

4. Yumi Shizukusa – 花篝り (Hana Kagari)

I’ve recently gotten into a JPOP phase, and hearing this song makes me happy for some reason. It’s definitely an impressive song. I had it on repeat when I first heard it.

5. Utada Hikaru – Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (FYI)

And it seems as though even iTunes knows I’m on a JPOP rampage. Here’s to one of the most legendary JPOP singers to this day, Utada Hikaru. Most people who are into JPOP will recognize her name immediately. She was up there during my siblings’ KPOP phase as well.

6. Taeyang – 새벽한시 (1AM)

Touching on some more recent territory with this song. I had a recent review of this song, so I’m not going to say much about it here, except that I’m still moving along to the beat.

7. IU – 잔혹동화 (Cruel Fairy Tale)

I wish IU would sing another song like this. I love the opening and I love her vocals for this song. I think she has a very versatile voice that can adapt to whatever song category there is. I don’t listen to her title songs much after the first listen, but that’s all only because of my taste in music.

8. MBLAQ – 그대여 (Baby)

This song comes off of the sole KPOP album I own from my 15+ years of being a KPOP fan. This was before I had an iPod, so there really was no other option for me if I wanted to legally support my favorite groups. The chorus is beautiful for this song.

9. Taylor Swift – Better than Revenge

This is a really addicting tune. I don’t dig much of T.Swift’s new stuff, but I will always love these older songs.

10. f(x) – 피노키오 (Danger)

Oh, Luna’s vocals! And this song is like a mix of all sorts of concepts. It’s sexy, but in a cute way. And SM, get your s*** together! You are the only company that would have rumors of groups breaking up multiple times within a year, and at this point, fans have no confidence in those rumors being false. AND, you need to start taking better care of f(x) to begin with. Are their fans still seriously without a confirmed fandom name? Better not get one out for Red Velvet first or you’ll feel the wrath of f(x) fans soon enough.

And, although a bit uncalled for maybe, but those are my sincere thoughts, that is the end of this week’s Shuffle-It Sunday! I hope you found a song you liked, and come back again next week!

Aaron Yan – 這不是我 (That’s Not Me)

While I have time, I’m going to try and plow through some more reviews! Up next is Aaron Yan’s 這不是我 (That’s Not Me), which is the closing theme song for his currently airing drama, Fall in Love With Me.

I first came to know about Fahrenheit when I borrowed the Taiwanese version of Hana Kimi from a friend back in eighth grade. Wu Chun and Jiro were the stars then, and that drama really got me into this huge Taiwanese phase. At my age now, I couldn’t bring myself to watch it again, but it was a good first watch. So, of course, I did some research and came across the other two members of Fahrenheit, along with girl group S.H.E. I liked Wu Chun the most from the group then. After I watched It Started With a Kiss, Jiro became my favorite. Now, I still look out for activities from Jiro, but it’s Aaron who currently has my attention. Even though he’s currently starring in much loved drama, Fall in Love With Me with Tia Li, who is a member of Dream Girls with Puff Kuo (who was married to SuJu’s Heechul in WGM – Global Edition and has also been costar to Aaron Yan from another drama that received much love, Just You, and is currently starring in Love Myself or You), it is Aaron’s vocals that continue to captivate me. So, let’s get on with the review!

I don’t even know where to begin with this song. The vocals, the instrumental, everything just hit the right spot with me. The tune is easy on the ears, but it is very addicting. When the song began with the piano, I was already hooked. Aaron also conveys some strong emotions through his vocals. When the chorus hit, I could FEEL the song right in my chest. Oh, boy, I don’t even know what else to say. I’m speechless, once again, when it comes to this song. It’s been awhile since I’ve listened to a Taiwanese song.

I thought the music video was odd, but again, that’s because I find the acting done in the Taiwanese entertainment circle to be a bit exaggerated. Despite that thought though, I loved the concept very much, although it was creepy.

Overall score; 9. I love this song and I have it on my favorite playlist on my iPod, so you know this song is on repeat quite a bit. There was a song in the drama that I love even more than this one, also sung by Aaron, but they have yet to release a music video for it, if they’re going to release one at all. It’s called Unwanted Love, and you should all go listen to it as well.

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– Zoey