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2 KPOP Songs I’m Loving This Week: Come Back.. & You are..

For some reason, the songs I am loving this week have really long names.

Before I get to them, let me review the releases I listened to this week apart from the ones I love. Queen Bee Lee Hyori released a one-track album last week with Miss Korea. I love Hyori to death, but this song disappointed me like hell. I was so anticipating it because I love her teasers. I’m hoping the rest of the songs (to be released on May 2..1 i think?). I still love her retro look in the video though.

I also listened to UV’s album. I have no knowledge of all UV songs, but I love some of their songs (which I don’t remember the names – my Korean is so bad). I liked it. The song Because of You is sooo… dreamy. (hoo,hoo.. haa,haa)

I also anticipated Nine Muse’s Wild, but it did not really live up to my expectation. I like the rap parts though. I was also anticipating the LC9 (Nega Network) debut, but the video’s too violent, I cannot focus on the music. When I listened to the music, it was good, but not great.

 I also grew to like 4Minute’s What’s Your Name? this week. For some reason, it is stuck in my head.

2PM – Come Back When You Hear This Song (이 노래를 듣고 돌아와)

Many people criticized this song. I dunno if it’s because 2PM has not really appeared in the KPOP song for a long time, or simply because it is different from the music they usually produce. When I listen to 2PM songs, they are catchy, but they never have a light beat, as light as it is in this song. Plus, I think the video’s really creative. Great use of symbolism!

I haven’t seen the new song they released last weekend, but I am hoping that I would like this one!

Davichi – You are My Everything

This song is part of the Mystic Ballad Part 2. Although it is not a new release (released like a few months ago), I am singing this everyday. I even went as far as searching for the lyrics.

I listened to this a few weeks back. One night, I suddenly was singing the song in my head. I forgot about the song and the singer, but when I listened to the album again, I found it!

These are my top picks for the week! Hope you guys enjoyed!

I am looking forward to some Orange Caramel this week. I’ll also listen to the other 2PM song.

Andy :3

2 KPOP Songs I’m Loving This Week: Dreamer & Jeon Won Diary

Although I have been rocking out to Orange Caramel’s Japanese Album all week (see mini-review here), I have been listening to other stuff too. This week, 2 particular songs stood out: History’s Dreamer and T-ara N4’s Jeon Won Diary.

There are a lot of KPOP releases this week. We have U-Kiss Sub-unit uBeat with Should Have Treated You Better, Secret with Yoohoo, 4Minute with What’s My Name, Hello Venus with Do You Want Some Tea, etc. I listened to all of these but did not particularly like them (sorry to fans).

I was really disappointed most especially with 4Minute because I have been waiting for a long time for them to release a better song. The last album was not so great to me, so I was hoping for something better. While the song was not particularly good, the video is like “What the hell is this?” It was so funny.

I also was disappointed with Secret and Hello Venus. Secret’s songs were always catchy to me, but I just did not feel great with Yoohoo. Hello Venus’ song was really bad considering the last two album title songs were really catchy and fun.

History is a new rookie group. I did not research about them much, but I totally love the song. This song reminds me of FUN’s songs or the ones they sing at GLEE. The blending of the voices is so amazing. Plus, Son Dambi is looking so hot in this video.

The 2nd song I was really addicted to this week was T-ARA N4’s Jeon Won Diary. This is a totally addictive song! I had it on repeat for hours and hours. It was so catchy and the video is totally awesome. The video is so funny. My favorite part is when MinKyung of Davichi makes an appearance at the talent show. It was so shocking because she’s always stiff and beautiful when she sings ballad. I did not know Minkyung had a funny side!

The other parts of the video were equally funny too. Hyomin fell in love with a wood chopper guy. Jiyeon gets the steps wrong all the time. She also stepped on Eunjung’s stomach. Ahreum tries modeling while carrying some farm goods. This vid is totally funny! The dance version, on the other hand, was cool.

That’s it for this week’s top KPOP songs! Let me know what you guys thought about the song releases this week in the comments section below! :3

Andy (〜 ̄▽ ̄)〜

2012 MAMA (Mnet Asian Music Awards): Thoughts

Hi guys! Besides watching Sword Art Online the whole day yesterday, I also watched the 2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards. Although  I liked last year’s MAMA better, I don’t think this year was disappointing.

I’ll go over the disappointing points first.

All winners were present. None of the nominees who did not win where there. Although I try to understand their feelings, I think it is already an honor to be nominated. After all, this is MAMA we’re taking about.

The camera shots were also a bit.. um, biased? If you guys have been following MAMA, you would know that SM Entertainment had a conflict and boycotted the show before right? Well, it seems that the dispute has been settled since many of the SM Entertainment artists were present and in my opinion, they were getting a considerably unfair amount of screen time. In all performances and even the reading of winner, I see nothing but Super Junior. Now, I like SJ (like a lot) but it’s quite unfair to not see the other idols as often. And again, the camera becomes biased because when Big Bang started sitting with the idols, the cameras were all on them. (Just to make it clear: Big Bang is my favorite KPOP group and I even still, I was disappointed with the screen time thingy). This is the professional world, for KPOP’s sake!

That’s about the only disappointing thing for me.

Anyways, onto the highlights of the show. You may get a full award winners list from the official MAMA website here.

The biggest highlight of course is the daesang (Big Three) winners. I was so happy to see Big Bang as the Artist of the Year! I was quite shocked that Super Junior got Album of the Year because I really felt that their past albums were a whole lot better. Maybe because Heechul’s mostly not in it? (he’s my bias in SJ). Anyways, even without Siwon, I enjoyed their SPY performance. That song is kinda fun.

It was to nobody’s surprise that PSY won Song of the Year. Everyone’s like singing his song. I’m so happy for him. He’s a REAL entertainer. He appeals to anyone, no matter what age or race. It’s also no surprise that Troublemaker won Best collaboration. Hyunseung is sexy, baby.

The biggest surprise to me was Sistar winning Best Female Group. I was certain 2NE1 would win, but they beat them to it. I am very glad about this although I really like 2NE1 a lot. I think Sistar is underrated and their music is so soulful. I think after MAMA people would not as much underestimate them.

Best vocal for male was given to K.Will. Ah, so happy about this! I’m currently addicted to his “Please Don’t” although it’s been released like months ago! Best vocal for female was given to Davichi. Hands down. Davichi has the best vocal combination in KPOP.

There were also other Asian winners. AKB48 won for Japan. Sarah Geronimo won for the Philippines. (Dunno about the others since I only recognize these two).

There were a lot of beautiful and handsome award presenters too. The biggest surprise for me was the appearance of Jackie Chan to present Artist of the Year. My favorites of the night at Han Ga In, Song Joong Ki, Han Chae Young, and Han Ye Seul

Adam Lambert and B.o.B. also came to perform.

Anyways, it’s really late (it’s morning actually) so I gotta catch some zzzsss. You guys should probably do that too. Will catch you guys later for more anime and KPOP updates.

Andy :3

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