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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.

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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

Although I’m not missing Shuffle-It Sunday this week, due to a busy schedule, I had to miss Spontaneous Saturday yesterday, and there was so much to talk about too! You will definitely hear from us about Spontaneous Saturday this week though, along with a Transformation Tuesday.

Enjoy the list and I hope you all find something new to listen to!

1. Wang Lee Hom – Can You Feel My World

 

2. TTS – Baby Steps

This is one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard. Funny thing is that it introduced me to the original English version. I can’t help but feel sad though. Every time I hear an SNSD song now, I can’t help but feel different, knowing that there’s only 8 members now. It’s a feeling that pulls at my KPOP heart.

3. Lim Jeong Hee ft Jo Kwon – 헤어지러 가는 길 (On the way to Break Up)

It’s been some emotionally-themed songs so far for Shuffle-It Sunday this week, and with all the bad news that fans can’t help but recently be reminded of for 2014 KPOP, I guess the tunes fit well. Here’s to a better outro for the year, and if not, then may 2015 bring KPOP fans more happiness.

4. Outsider – 외톨이 (Loner)

And the mood continues…

5. Bangtan Boys – Danger

And my iTunes’ mood has changed! I don’t want to be a 누나 팬 (noona fan) but BTS is slowly trying to break that part of me. If you remember me mentioning last time, I’m huge on hip-hop and R&B music in KPOP thanks to 1TYM and Big Bang and BTS reminds me so much of them. But most of all, I like all of the members’ personalities. They’re such dorks, it’s adorable.

왜 나를 시험해… 다들 상남자 이다! 정말 멋있어요!

6. Jay Chou – 飘移 (Drift)

One of my all-time favorite Asian pop artists!

7. Yoseob & Drama – 첫 눈 그리고 첫 키스 (First Snow, First Kiss)

The way the weather is now, here in Minnesota, I won’t be surprised if we get a white Halloween this year. I don’t think winter here will live up to how romantic this song is though. And once again, DTMN where are you?! Yoseob, you’re voice is always beautiful.

8. JJ Lin – 期待你的爱 (Waiting for Your Love)

Where is this guy too?! JJ’s voice is so beautiful!

9. After School – Someone is You

I like After School’s system and their concept of “graduation” but I can’t help think about old members and miss them as a part of the group, especially Kahi. She was my favorite member.

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

If anything, the instruments incorporated into this song is what won me over. This group will forever be at the top of my list for mandopop boy bands. I don’t even know any of the recent ones, excluding the ones thrown into the industry by KPOP companies. And the drama that turned me into a Fahrenheit fangirl, the Taiwanese adaptation of Hana Kimi, will always hold a special place in my heart, although I will never ever watch it ever again.

And that brings us to a close! So many good songs came out from the shuffle this week! I hope you all found something new to listen to!

– Zoey Thao

Beast – Good Luck

So, we did open up our own YouTube account just recently (4 videos up only) for KCON purposes. However, I don’t know if we’ll do reactions because of all the copyright issues that will probably arise. We’ll try for the smaller companies, but for the big 3… that’s a different question.

Anyway, let’s continue on this lazy Sunday with Beast’s Good Luck.

I like Beast, but I think the last song they sang that really stuck with me was Fiction. This song definitely brought them back into the light for me. I love the orchestra opening for the music video, although that 6 guys for one girl thing bugs me, but we’ll get to that later. And then we transition in Yoseob’s awesome vocals singing English with wrong grammar. To be honest, when Yoseob started singing, I thought I was going to be disappointed in the song, but they took me for a spin when they brought the beat up with Kikwang. And then Dong Woon’s part came on, and I was hooked. Then the chorus started, and I was done for. This song ended up being so much more than I was expecting from Beast, and I’m glad I decided to keep up with them, even though I wasn’t huge on their main songs up to this point. Although the chorus was what got me to really like the song, my favorite part was actually whenever Dong Woon sang. I feel like I never really got to hear him in Beast songs, but this time around, I heard his voice loud and clear and can actually remember what it sounds like.

I already mentioned earlier that the concept of multiple guys for one girl irks me, but I loved the dancing going on in the music video. I definitely loved the “Peace Out” dance for when they were singing “Good Luck”. If the story line was dropped, and they just kept this a dance performance type of video, I would’ve been really into the video.

Overall score; 9. They blew me away with this comeback. I wasn’t expecting a fast paced song from them, but they delivered and I can’t say that I regret putting this song on my iTunes except for maybe the fact that I may end up over listening to it, although I don’t even know if that’s possible. It’s a beautiful song, and it definitely has me jamming to it.

Got a song you think is great? Share it with us! Email us at zoda_reviews_94@yahoo.com, tweet us at @zodareviews94, or to our personal Twitters found in the About page.

– Zoey

Shuffle It Sunday

It’s about that time of the week again! Last week sure flew by fast. I feel like I just posted up a Shuffle It Sunday. Must be the excitement for KCON, which, by the way, is just six days away. For us, it really feels like five days though since we’re heading out to LA on Friday. And we’ll be taking up the opportunity to hit up Universal Studios Hollywood as well, so I’m super excited for that, as I’m a huge amusement park/thrill rides kind of person.

Just a quick update as well. We didn’t get the chance to put up a Transformation Tuesday last week, so we’ll be adding that onto this week along with Watch It Wednesday.

Now, on to our list! Hope you enjoy the songs and find a new one to listen to.

1. Ga In – 너만은 모르길 (For You Not to Know)

I’m pretty sure this song is a remake, but I can’t remember who actually sings it, although I want to say it’s As One because, I don’t know, it just has an As One kind of feel to it. But anyways, this song really showcases Ga In’s vocals, which I hadn’t known to be this good as I hadn’t really heard her sing like this before.

2. Orange Caramel – One Love

Orange Caramel’s concept isn’t really something I can get into. It’s just not my style. But I do love some of their other songs off of their albums, and this is one of them.

3. IU – Marshmallow

So… I don’t really like cutesy songs, but this song is just way too catchy to not have. It is indeed an adorable song, and was what really got me into IU. Cannot wait to see her at KCON, although I’m sure this song isn’t going to be one she performs.

4. T-Ara – 떠나지마 (Don’t Leave me Alone)

 

5. FT Island – 보내주 (Let Her Go)

Lee Hong Ki’s voice never fails to impress. It’s unique and I could listen to it all day.

6. B1A4 – In The Air

It’s another artist from the KCON line-up! What a way to keep me excited about the concerts!

7. BEAST – 비가 오는 날엔 (On Rainy Days)

I love BEAST’s vocals. I think we also have a pending review for their recent release, Good Luck, so be on the look out for that.

8. U-KISS – Everday

 

9. N.O.M – 누난예뻐 (Noona is Pretty)

The song continues to always shock me when it plays on iTunes. I really wish I had watched this song first before A Guys. Has anyone heard of anything from them yet? I would definitely love to listen to more songs from them.

10. 4Minute – HuH (Hit Your Heart)

I liked these kinds of songs from 4Minute. This was the song that introduced me to 4Minute and made me stay. I wish Hyuna would stick to this kind of sexy. I’ve always liked a tough image with a sexy concept. But if you do something well, then keep on doing it.

And that wraps up our list! I hope you all found something to your taste, or something new.

Shuffle-It Sunday

Since we missed Shuffle-It Sunday last week, we will be posting 15 songs this week. Enjoy and hope you find something new to listen to on the list!

1. Big Bang – 붉은 노을 (Sunset Glow)

A classic! I know this song has been mentioned on our blog before, whether it be here or a Throwback Thursday. I’m not a fan of all of Big Bang’s songs, but they are still my all time favorite in the KPOP industry.

2. Kim Yeo Hee – 꽃잎 (Petal)

 

3. Ailee – I’ll Be O.K.

 

4. T-Ara – 떠나지마 (Don’t Leave me Alone)

 

5. Wang Lee Hom – Can You Feel My World

This song was the song that brought upon my discovery of Wang Lee Hom and, although I haven’t been faithfully following him, I do get updates now and then about his current activities. I’ll have to a Watch-It Wednesday on his movie, Love In Disguise, so that I can just talk about how good the album involved in that movie was. If he has something more recent out, please, someone let me know.

6. Super Junior – 너라고 (It’s You)

Oh, man… It’s been awhile since I’ve listened to this song, and it still gets me! It’s just such a beautiful song! I love the instrumental. And, of course, this song was with all original SuJu members still present, so it brings back the good old memories. I could keep this song on repeat.

7. MBLAQ – Cry

So, MBLAQ has a special place for me in that they are the only group whose album I actually physically have, which is their BLAQstyle album. Yes, I know I said Big Bang was my all time favorite, but my older sister had their albums so I never saw why I should have them too. And then I got into a phase where I was content enough with just having them on my iTunes.

8. 2NE1 – Scream

So, I tend to like the first version of a song better, and although the Korean version is awesome, it’s kind of hard to get past the fact that I already really love the Japanese version. However, when I heard the PV version, it wasn’t really clear (and I believe I was on the official YouTube channel for the song, so I don’t know why it wasn’t clear) so hearing a much more clear Korean version was nice.

9. MyNAME – Baby I’m Sorry

So, I loved the song, but I can’t say the same about the music video. It started out pretty good, but the ending was so… really??? Anyway, thanks to this song, I got back into MyNAME and went in search of their previous songs, and now I make sure to listen to their new stuff when I see updates about it.

10. BEAST – Shock

 

11. MBLAQ – 전쟁이야 (This is War)

MBLAQ is a little popular this week on Shuffle-It Sunday this week, I see. I know this song completely threw me off of expectations when it was released and hooked me on as an MBLAQ fan for sure.

12. Se7en – I’m Going Crazy

 

13. Gym Class Heroes ft Neon Hitch – Ass Back Home

So, umm… I’ve only listened to this song, but I hadn’t watched the music video until now. I love Neon Hitch’s voice though.

14. Park Jung Min – Not Alone

You already know my weaknesses for good instrumentals. And I just love the classical instruments, so the violins in this song was already a plus. SS501’s Park Jung Min? Another plus. A motivational/inspirational song? I’m done for.

15. M Street – For My Love

So this song I came across while looking for random songs on YouTube. Again, I’m not really a ballad person, but some songs just get to you. I may just have to see if M Street is still active and what they’ve released thus far.

Well, that’s the end of this week’s Shuffle-It Sunday! I’m pretty sure most of these songs haven’t made the Shuffle-It Sunday lists before, so I hope there was something new for you guys!

Shuffle-It Sunday

I’m not missing it this week! Here’s our Shuffle-It Sunday for this week! Hope you enjoy the list and find something new to listen to.

1. EXO-M – Thunder

It feels so weird now, listening to EXO’s songs and hearing Kris’ voice in it still, especially from the “Overdose” album. But, everyone appreciates good music, and this song is most definitely a good song, if not more. Here’s to hoping that SM will give EXO the break they need, and the time it takes to move on and get a fresh, new feel when they have another comeback.

2. CN Blue – 나 그대보다 (Myself More Than You)

I am so excited to see this group at KCON this year! We got to see them at the KBS LA Korea Festival back in April, and their fan service made me love them more. And, in my opinion, they were, hands down, the best performance that night. Yonghwa knows how to get his crowd going! CN Blue definitely shocked more than expected.

3. FT Island – 너의 말 (Your Words)

 

4. Seung Ri – White Love

 

5. J.Min – 일어나 (Stand Up)

So, I feel like she’s an underdog of SM Entertainment. Of course, I watched the drama, and this song completely caught my attention when I first heard it. Can you imagine my shock when I found out she was under SM Entertainment? I mean, when did SM Entertainment start recruiting someone like J.Min? I hope they give her more attention and promote her a whole lot more than it seems like they’re doing now.

6. FT Island – You’ll Be In My Heart

Okay, FT Island seriously needs more attention. This song is just beautiful!

7. DBSK – Lovin’ You

My iTunes sure is being cruel. How does it shuffle to DB5K songs twice in a week for Shuffle It Sunday? Man, do I miss them as a whole.

8. Dalmatian – Lost In Love

So, like, umm… what happened to this group? I hate it when KPOP groups are put out there, and taken down so quickly. I know there was a scandal with one of the members, but what happened to them before that? There have only been two albums that I’m aware of from them. And I feel like they were in the industry for at least 3-4 years.

9. Son Dam Bi – Can’t U See

So, where is the music video for this song? There are teasers all over YouTube, but I can’t find the music video anywhere! Maybe I’m just not looking hard enough. If anyone knows, please let us know.

10. BEAST – Shock

I’ve seen their music video for “Good Luck”; just have to review it. But I happen to come across BEAST when I was still very into buying DVDs from the local market of KPOP music video compilations, and they were on one. It was “Say No” that I saw, but they caught my attention, and I’ve listened to nearly all their songs to date. And is their new album not yet available on iTunes?

And our Shuffle-It Sunday ends here!

Shuffle It Sunday

Check out this week’s Shuffle It Sunday for something new to listen to!

– Zoey

1. CN Blue – Why

 

2. J.Lim ft Rap Monster & Jung Hun Chul – Ashes

Okay, someone please correct me if I’m wrong, but was this before BTS’s debut? If it is, then wow, I can’t believe that I am only noticing it now. Well, it has been a really, really long time since I’ve listened to this song… but still! I think it’ll be awhile before I get over this surprise.

3. Sandara Park ft CL – Kiss

 

4. Zeal – Yoot Ruk Yang Ngai (What Can I Do)

I rarely listen to Thai songs, but there’s something about this one. And I enjoyed watching the lakorn, Raeng Pradtana. If you have time, take a step out of the Korean drama world and try setting foot in the Thai lakorn world. It’s not as addicting in my opinion, but you’re bound to find one that you’ll like.

5. Teen Top – Be Ma Girl

 

6. Jo Kwon – Lipstick

When this guy sings, I completely forget about his variety persona.

7. B2ST – Oasis

 

8. B2ST – Lights Go On Again

Must be a BEAST week. iTunes playing B2ST songs one right after the other.

9. Jung Dong Ha – Mystery

Apparently my iTunes knows how to bully me, reminding me what I missed because I chose not to go to KMF 2014 and missed this awesome singer last night. I want to cry! Anyway, this was from our first Watch It Wednesday, and I feel like this song was on a previous Shuffle It Sunday already. Oh well, it’s a good song. Check out the drama, The Master’s Sun, when you have time too!

10. U-Kiss – Some Day

Another repeat! With over 700 songs, you’d think iTunes would be able to shuffle to songs that haven’t been played recently. Oh well. It is a good song anyway. Enjoy!