Terrific Tuesday

Have to send out some Minnesota love, right? And why not to my own school? We have Minnesota KPOP Dance Crew (MKDC) from the University of Minnesota, TC as our Terrific Tuesday this week! Check out their cover of BTS – Danger above, and more on their YouTube channel!

– Zoey


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

Bangtan Boys – Danger

Finally! We have reached the review for this song! Let’s just start! Here’s our review for Bangtan Boys – Danger!

This song is just all over the place, and not in a messy way either. It was done very neatly; extremely neatly. Whoever wrote the song threw us into an addicting beat, gave us Rap Mon’s beautiful rap that always goes hard, then we moved right into Jung Kook’s smooth rap, followed by Jin’s smooth vocals, then Jimin’s power vocals, then into a very, very smooth chorus via Jung Kook, V, and Jimin, and then V’s power voice; we get like a two second break before we get to hear J-Hope and Suga with their frustration-filled rap, and then it’s right back to the hectic chorus. As run on of a sentence as that was, take away all the commas and whatever grammar I used in that sentence, and you have BTS’ song; and that’s the positive to having multiple members in a group. You can have them following one right after another and still have the energy it takes to carry out their beautiful choreography. Of course my favorite part was the extremely catchy chorus, although I loved the electric guitar going on during Jung Kook’s and Suga’s rap; I also found that I really liked Suga’s part in this song as well. Oh! Jimin’s “헷갈리게 하지마 (Don’t confuse me)” too! And while we’re on the topic of lyrics, I could not stop hearing “왜 나를 시험해 (Why are you testing me)” as “Why not; is she a man?” Anyway… this song just hits all the right spots. Of course we all know that Taemin made his solo debut at the same time that BTS made their comeback, and both chose a song titled Danger as their promotional song. I don’t know about you guys, but I much prefer BTS’ Danger over Taemin’s, not to say that I don’t support Taemin. BTS’ is just more appealing to me, song wise and concept wise.

The music video was simply done, and that’s that.

Overall score; 10. I knew I was going to like the songs via the teasers, but not to this extent. I can’t even describe the extent that I’m referring to. KCON probably had something to do with why I liked the song so much. Seeing a group live can change your opinions so fast. I didn’t know the members at all when I left for KCON. I don’t know when it happened, but it was during that weekend; all of a sudden I got BTS’ names down and I could put the names to faces. If you haven’t listened to this song yet (who hasn’t?!) then you’re missing out! I wish they would have won No. 1 on a music show at least once because these last two promotional songs of theirs were really good. Even though they didn’t win No. 1, they did sweep up a lot of awards, so here’s to hoping they sweep up some more awards this year!

Oh, and if you haven’t already, check out BTS’ shoutout to us Minnesota fans at .

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– 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!