Backtracks – Sweet Soul Reveu by Pizzicato Five

Kya! I miss this song! And I remember this was the first Japanese song that I really liked. And since then I have been a fan of the Japanese pop/dance genre.

Sweet Soul Reveu is a very old song, some time around 1993 or 1994. It’s sung by a Japanese pop group called Pizzicato Five. They are very popular to audiences from the West.

I miss hearing “A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular” in their songs! I was still a kid back then but this song really ruled for me!! And I didn’t even know the meaning of the words!!! It just sounded good to an elementary school kid! I could not find any Kanji for the song!!! But the Romanized words are there.. I so miss Pizzicato Five!!

Sweet Soul Reveu (Romanized)

Kesa hajimete
Kagami wo mite
Ki ga tsuita no
Anata ni koi shiteru no
Anata ni koi shiteru no

Omekashi shite
Doko e yuku no?
So anata ni
Ai ni yuku no yo
Baby machi wa itsumo parade
Baby dakara tsuite iko yo

Yo no naka ni wa
Sweet ya
Catchy ga ippai aru yo ne
Dakishimetai
Ureshikute
Hoho hozuri shitakunaru desho

Hora revue ga hajimaru
Hora okurenaide ne
Hora revue ga hajimaru
Hora wasurenaide ne

Tabun kyo wa
Watashi wo mite
Ki ga tsuku hazu
Anata mo koi shiterutte
Watashi ni koi shiterutte

Terebi de mita
Furui eiga
Musical no
Revue mitai ne
Baby machi wa itsumo parade
Baby hora ne kikoeru desho

Yo no naka ni wa
Happy ya
Lucky ga ippai aru yo ne
Kuchizuketai
Ureshikute
Hoho hozuri
Shitakunaru desho

Hora revue ga hajimaru
Hora okurenaide ne
Hora revue ga hajimaru
Hora wasurenaide ne

Yo no naka ni wa
Sweet ya
Catchy ga
Ippai aru hazu
Kami-sama
Parade ni
Ame nante furasenaide
Yo no naka ni
Happy mo
Lucky mo
Zenzen nakutemo
Anata to nara
Ureshikute
Hoho hozuri shitakunaru desho
Hozuri shitakunaru desho

Hora revue ga hajimaru
Hora okurenaide ne
Hora revue ga hajimaru
Hora wasurenaide ne

Sweet Soul Reveu (Translation)

I didn’t notice till I looked
In the mirror
This morning
I’m falling in love with you
I’m falling in love with you

Where am I going
Dressing up?
Yes, I’m going
To see you
Baby, this town is always a parade
Baby, so I am following

In this world
There are a lot of sweet
And catchy things
Wanna hug
Wanna be happy
Don’t you want to hold them close?

Hey, the revue is starting
Hey, don’t be late
Hey, the revue is starting
Hey, don’t forget

Perhaps you noticed
When you
Looked at me today
You’re fallin’ in love
Fallin’ in love with me

On tv I saw
And old movie
It was like
A musical revue
Baby, the town is always a parade
Baby listen! don’t you hear it?

In this world
There a lot of happy
And lucky things
Wanna kiss
Wanna be glad
Don’t you want to hold them close?
Don’t you want to hold them close?

Hey, the revue is starting
Hey, don’t be late
Hey, the revue is starting
Hey, don’t forget

In this world
There are a lot of
Sweet
And catchy things
Oh lord,
Don’t rain
On my parade
But even if there is no
Happy
Or lucky things at all
In this world
You make me
So happy
Don’t you wanna hold them close?
Don’t you wanna hold them close?

Hey, the revue is starting
Hey, don’t be late
Hey, the revue is starting
Hey, don’t forget

**credits: P5Maniax@yt + sound of music ln, ted mills  + as tagged

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Nostalgic Dances of the 90’s – Streetboys and UMD

I was supposed to be looking another video for a post I was making, but instead I had the itch to post about the Nostalgic dances of the 90’s.

To me it’s nostalgic because that was the childhood that I had. I am a 90’s kid. So if grew up in the Philippines (like I did), you probably grew up listening to American music and dancing to the Western dance hits of the 90’s. At that time, there wasn’t any Kpop or Cpop songs. I remember however that there were some Jpop songs, especially those by Pizzicato Five, that became popular here.

At that time, dance was very very popular! Especially pop dances.. and there were about 3 dance groups that ruled – the Manoeuvers, the Universal Motion Dancers (aka UMD) and the Streetboys.

UMD

Manoeuvers

Streetboys

The video I am posting is of them dancing.. (no Maneuvers though..)

You see at that time, each dance group choreographed songs and it became their songs, thus no other group can make another choreography.

UMD was one of the first dance groups to become extremely popular. They were very popular because of their butterfly dance for the song Always by Erasure (circa 1994). I remember they had a movie and then an album called Dancing with the Motion, something like that. Then there was Manoeuvers, they were the dancers of a Sunday show called ASAP on one of the big TV networks in the country. They made the song Sweet Soul Revue popular (I’m posting this one next!). There was another Japanese song but I could not remember what it was though. They were popular because they were the back up dancers of Gary Valenciano, a popular singer in the Philippines. Then of course there was the Streetboys. Can I scream?? kk Is my bias toward them too obvious?? They are actually my favorite among the three. Long before Philippine dance crews were doing the Bboy moves, they were the pioneers of Bboy-ing in the Philippines. I remember their popular move was worm style exhibition (I honestly don’t know what it’s called). And I especially remember how to dance Mmmbop (yes the Hanson‘s Mmmbop) because of them. Nostalgia…

What made this nostalgic for me is that I remember dancing to the choreography in elementary school. And I remember everyone danced to it. When I saw the dances it felt like I was back to that time. How I miss it, the time when no one cared about the future, all we cared for was play play play!

But we grow up 🙂

**credits: flyingkidz and fhay17@yt

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Fashion Trend – Secret (Korean Group) Style

There is no doubt that Korea is a fashionista country. And it is very evident in how the way people there dreess up, even when they are meeting their friends. A friend once told me that you cannot just dress down in Korea or will look like a loser on the street.

Now thanks to the Hallyu wave, Korea’s fashion has spread all over the world. Even from where I live, some teens dress like how Kpop artists dress up on Music shows (though sometimes it’s ridiculous, because it’s very hot in my country!!!). However, not all the things that artists wear on the shows are wearable to me. I think it’s good for their perfomances, but going around the mall.. uh uh! No way!

Now to the main topic.. Secret has made promotions for 2 songs this year, one is for Shy Boy and the other is for Starlight, Moonlight. And what I noticed from their concept, is that they used clothes that are very wearable. It’s casual but very chic. And definitely not over the top.

Apparently, these clothes have been a trend in Korea, where girls show their feminine sides with soft tones and goddess like styled dresses.

And thanks to secret the 50’s 60’s style clothes are gaining interests again among the young generation. It scream vintage. And did I tell you how much I love the shoes!! Mary Janes!!! If there was a time I’d like to go back to that would be the 50’s and the 60’s.. I just love their style back then.

This is what I admire about the group and their stylists!

I still love the other girl groups but sometimes I can’t wear what they’re wearing!

**credits: as tagged

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