A Very SMTOWN Christmas!

It’s been a long time since SMTOWN has made a Christmas album. I think maybe it’s been over 2 years since they did a Christmas album. They did have a summer one about a year ago or was it two. I’m talking about the album the featured Seaside.

Anyway, for the holidays, fans of SMTOWN are delighted because they have released a Christmas album featuring the song Santa U Are The One. The song was sung by Super Junior with Henry and Zhoumi.

First things first.. I’m truly happy that they are reaching out to the world using English as the language for most of the songs for the Christmas album. It’s something Kpop artists don’t usually do for Christmas. I’m sure a lot of ELFs are glad to hear the boys sing in English. I have to say, it’s quite understandable! It’s a good sign because that means SMent is investing in language instructors. And all the songs which were sang in English in the album are pretty good sounding, but the pronunciation, well they need to work it out.. Guess practice makes perfect!

I also have seen that a lot of fans have been pretty upset because it’s only Super Junior singing on the video. Well actually this song is what Super Junior sang for the album. The other groups have their own songs too. But as to why SM used their songs and not the songs of the other groups, i don’t know, but i’m guessing its because if you think about it, the boys have a wide fan base not only on Korea but around the world — and I mean a lot if you combine all the Elfs in the world (fans registered to a fan club and fans who are not registered to one). So for brand recognition (I’m speaking from a businessman’s point of view), a lot of people recognize them.  Yes, they are a bit biased for this, but they have to appease their stock holders too so more would invest in the company.. and the more people invest, the more awesome a company becomes, the better the artists becomes. And also, it’s a possibility that the other groups have their own schedules and they can’t fit in making the music video. And who knows next year, it would be f(x) or SNSD or Shinee or DBSK singing the song. So let’s not bash about it and enjoy the song and have a little of that Christmas spirit.

But isn’t it nice to see all SMTOWN personalities in one video. I mean for me, I always enjoy all their SMTOWN videos even from before. I think its fun to watch!

Again, let’s not bash too much on the video and who sang which song.. let’s just have a very Merry Christmas!!!

**credits: SMTOWN@yt

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The Boys – So Nyeo Shi Dae (Korean and English versions)

For all the SONES, I know they have been waiting quite sometime for their idols to make a come back.. And they just did with their new song The Boys.. and it’s released in both English and Korean versions!

Korean Version

English Version 

Hmmm… I can’t say that I like the song so much. Though it’s a pretty good track and definitely different from what they have done in the past, I think this sounded like a cheerleading song. Yes the verses sounded really good but I’m not digging the chorus too much. It’s like me singing “I said burn it’s cold in here it must be Toros in the atmosphere”.. oops Bring it on nostalgia..  But I do say I like the way they say bring the boys out!

But hooray for their effort of making the English version of this song, that means their spreading their wings and trying a new market. The English version of the song, their English that is, is understandable, except maybe for a few awkward words, but you can make out what they were singing!

As for the video, well the first part, the song they used is just like a recycle of the Keep Your Head Down intro, except for minor changes. I mean it’s not the girls fault, but the record company could have done something special for them. It did suit their concept of the video, but its been used before, and it hasn’t been a year since that tune was used, so why use it again??

But but but.. I love their concept for this song. It’s definitely a bolder and sexier Girl’s Generation. I mean we’ve seen them sexy before, but this concept gives off a very strong aura of the girls. I love their outfits. It had a theme but it’s outfit was had its own identity. I love their new dance, it’s not cutesy at all. I’m glad they realize that they should reinvent themselves and give a stronger image.. It’s new but absolutely perfect for the girls who are no longer in their teens. Oh and the best transformation goes to Sunny! She’s shed off that cute image! I love the way they did her hair! It’s short! Yehey!! And boy does she look good. I had to do a double take just to make sure it was her. Kudos to her for being so brave in her new do!

But I’m hoping this release would be a good one for them! Though I think they would not have any problem with all the Sones from all over the worls supporting them!!!

**credits: smtown@yt

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Mr. Taxi – SNSD (少女時代)

I’m really slacking on posting this song! kk I know this came out last week, and I bet a lot of SONES have posted this song on their respective blogs. I’m not really a Sones but I am joining the bandwagon to post this song! kk but don’t kill me.. I like SNSD 少女時代  ^_^

Anyway, this is their PV of their new Japanese single Mr. Taxi.

I posted the Dance version which was uploaded by Universal Music Japan. But if you want to see the longer PV,  click here.

Hmmm… the song is nice, but I think these days, a lot of autotune is being used in most songs, not only for SNSD songs. I have nothing against the girls, but I still think that Gee and Kissing You sound better. Both songs bring out the real voices of the girls. For the video, since this is a dance version, we do get to see them dance. But in the longer one.. there is not much of a difference with the dance version, maybe just the solo parts. But I’m not really liking it. With the girls, I would love to see a video with them doing some acting ala Gee video… so yes, Gee is still my favorite SNSD song! the best!! kk ^_^

But I did enjoy the song ^_^

**credits:  universalmusicjapan and grayfm@yt

Visual Dreams (Intel Collaboration Song) – SNSD (MV)

Didn’t have the time to post too much on my blog. In the last few days have been a whirlwind and I suddenly became busy. But tonight, though I need to sleep early, I couldn’t help but post some things on my blog! Oh writing this makes me want to wish it was the weekend!!!

Anyway.. I am posting Visual Dream (Intel Collaboration Song). This was sang by SNSD / Girls Generation.

Except for the metallic outfits I like the video! The video screams… this is Seohyun and Sunny’s song! ahaha hold your horses.. when I say it’s their song, it’s because I think they owned the song. In my opinion I think their voices fits the song best. The song was kind of a new side to SNSD. Though they did ok with the Robotic Dance… however, they had to do it since they are promoting Core Processors… and the dance fits the concept of the video and the song.. it’s just a little awkward to see the girls do it… but hey.. their good at what they do and they pulled it off smoothly.

Hurrah for the girls! ^_^

**credits: sment@yt

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Dreams Come True and Now – SNSD

I stumbled across an old SNSD video in my subscriptions on youtube.

SNSD are like the hottest girl group now in Korea. And they are even taking Japan by storm. The video I came across with is one where they did their own version of Dreams Come True (originally by SES) and Now (originally by FinKL).

All the girls minus Yoona did a close to perfect rendition– close to perfect as there is nothing like the original one ^_^. It’s fun to see Kpop artists doing their own versions of songs that have been popular in the past! 🙂  And without comparing you can see the difference between the dances now and then. I think the moves from before were easier compared to the ones now. There are more movements of the hands and the feet now, whereas the Kpop dances before repeated most of the steps (or so I noticed). But nonetheless the group did well.

The video I found does not permit embedding so click on this link.

SNSD Dreams Come True / Now

This video has a higher resolution. The video posted above is the same video but of different quality.

**credits: CodeAnalysisSeason3 and ruccistyl@yt

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Star Dance Battle (Oct. 4, 09)

I think its a little too late to post this… but I was saving my post until I find HD videso. Unfortunately, I just had the time to post now…

I’m putting up the videos of the Star Dance Battle last Sunday… Actually I’m not putting all of them up.. just my favorites ^^. I watched it last Sunday and it was funny and very good!

I’m sorry I cannot describe each video in detail as I’m quite busy these days.. so just watch the videos.. toodles!

Oh and if you want to check out the show… look for the usernames moonml and randomRinnie on youtube because they posted it. But make sure you check as soon as you can cause usually youtube takes the videos down ^^.

2 AM dancing to Hot Issue

Kara dancing Nobody

Boom dancing Abracadabra  – very hilarious! must see!

Jang Yoon Jeong Park Hyun Bin dancing  ‘My Ear’s Candy’

SNSD dancing Sorry Sorry and Michael Jackson – moonwalk!

Super Junior dancing Tell Me Your Wish (Genie) – aw only 4 members! but its ok! 😀

**credits protonic9, KPOPMV010, hottestroyalacevip, MyOvia and bwmow2@youtube

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Sorea Group Covers Tell Me Your Wish (SNSD)

I was looking in youtube for covers of Kpop songs. And I found this!

Sorea Group – the popular group that made covers of Kpop songs like Gee and  Sorry Sorry have made another cover of a So Nyeo Shi Dae (SNSD) song – their new song! This groups makes covers by playing the songs using traditional Korean instruments.

As always I am amazed by this group. Their covers sound really nice. In this cover, instead of having a girl sing the verses, a guy is singing them. Though it’s different from the original version – the guy doing the vocals adds another flavor to the song. I don’t know about you but it sound nice to me. Kudos to these guys! Not only are they promoting their culture but their doing a great job entertaining us!

**credits rebt0@youtube + http://www.soreagroup.com

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Sowoneul Malhaebwa (Tell Me Your Wish) – SNSD

The more I listen to this song, the more it becomes addictive. I didn’t like the song that much when I heard it the first time, but the more I listen to it the more I’m liking it. It’s the same effect that I had with Gee.

girls generation

The song I am talking about is the new single of So Nyeo Shi Dae called  Sowoneul Malhaebwa / Tell Me Your Wish 소원을 말해봐 (Genie). They released the song two weeks ago and I can’t help liking the song especially when I see the girls perform on the Korean music shows. Because of that I am posting the video and the lyrics of the song. 😀

Sowoneul Malhaebwa (Romanization)

turn it up
just turn it up
that’s right, c’mon

sowoneul malhaebwa
ni mamsokae itneun jageun ggoomeul malhaebwa
ni meolieh itneun isanghyungeul geulyuhbwa
geuligo naleul bwa
nan nuh eh genie ya, ggoomiya, genie ya

deulimkaleul tago dallyuhbwa
nun nae yupjaliae anja
geujuh iggeullim sokeh modoo dunjyuh
gaseum bukcha teojyeo buhlyuhdo
balam gyulae nallyeo buhlyuhdo
jigeum isoon gan sesangeun nuh eh gut

geulaeyo nan nul saranghae
unjaena miduh ggoomdo yuljungdo da joogo shippuh
nan geudae sowoneul ilyuhjoogo shipeun (shipeun) hengoonae yeoshin
sowoneul malhaebwa (i’m genie for you, boy)
sowoneul malhaebwa (i’m genie for your wish)
sowoneul malhaebwa (i’m genie for your dream)
naegaeman malhaebwa (i’m genie for your world)

sowoneul malhaebwa
jiloohan naldeuli nun jigyubji anni
pyungbumhan senghwalae nun moodhyuh bulyutni
ijae geuman ggaeuhna
nun na eh superstar, shining star, superstar

shimjangsori gateun ddullimae harley ae ni momeul matgyeobwa
jihae isesangeun ojik nuh ae moodae
hwanhosori gateun padoga nae gaseumen nuh ae cheh oni naneun nuh ae gil
youngwonhan biggest fan

geulaeyo nan nul saranghae
unjaena miduh ggoomdo yuljungdo da joogo shippuh
nan geudae sowoneul ilyuhjoogo shipeun (shipeun) hengoonae yeoshin
sowoneul malhaebwa (i’m genie for you, boy)
sowoneul malhaebwa (i’m genie for your wish)
sowoneul malhaebwa (i’m genie for your dream)
naegaeman malhaebwa (i’m genie for your world)
sowoneul malhaebwa

DJ! put it back on

geulaeyo nan nul saranghae
unjaena miduh ggoomdo yuljungdo da joogo shippuh
nan geudae sowoneul ilyuhjoogo shipeun (shipeun) hengoonae yeoshin
sowoneul malhaebwa

nan nul saranghae. nun na eh music
nan nul saranghae. nun na eh gibbeum
nan nul saranghae. nun na eh hengooni dwego shippuh
(nuh eh fantasy leul soomgim ubshi malhaebwa
naneun genie gileul boyeojoolgae
niga gajin sowon soomgimubshi malhaebwa
nuh eh genie naega deuluh joolgae

sowoneul malhaebwa (i’m genie for you, boy)
sowoneul malhaebwa (i’m genie for your wish)
sowoneul malhaebwa (i’m genie for your dream)
naegaeman malhaebwa (i’m genie for your world)
sowoneul malhaebwa (i’m genie for you, boy)
sowoneul malhaebwa (i’m genie for your wish)

sowoneul malhaebwa

Sowoneul Malhaebwa (Translation)

turn it up, just turn it up
that’s right, c’mon

tell me your wish.
tell me the little dreams in your heart
draw the ideal woman in your head
and look at me
i’m your genie, your dream, your genie

ride your dream car and race along
sit next to me
throw your everything into my enticement
even if your heart bursts and flies in the wind
in this moment, the world is yours

that’s right, i love you. i always believe in you.
dreams and passions, i want to give them all to you
i’m a good luck goddess that wants (wants) to make your wish come true
tell me your wish (i’m genie for you, boy)
tell me your wish (i’m genie for your wish)
tell me your wish (i’m genie for your dream)
tell only me (i’m genie for your world)

tell me your wish
aren’t you tired of boring days
are you buried in ordinary life
now stop and wake up
you’re my superstar, shining star, superstar

to the trembling that’s like the sound of a heart,
to the harley, entrust your body
now this world is a stage for just you
a wave like the sound of cheering
in my heart, i can feel your body heat
i’m your path, your biggest fan forever

that’s right, i love you. i always believe in you.
dreams and passions, i want to give them all to you
i’m a good luck goddess that wants (wants) to make your wish come true
tell me your wish (i’m genie for you, boy)
tell me your wish (i’m genie for your wish)
tell me your wish (i’m genie for your dream)
tell only me (i’m genie for your world)
tell me your wish

DJ, put it back on

that’s right, i love you. i always believe in you.
dreams and passions, i want to give them all to you
i’m a good luck goddess that wants (wants) to make your wish come true
tell me your wish

i love you, you’re my music
i love you, you’re my happiness
i love you, i want to be your goodluck charm
(tell me all of your fantasies without hiding anything
i’m a genie, i’ll show you the way
tell me all of your wishes without hiding anything
your genie, i’ll listen to them all)

tell me your wish (i’m genie for you, boy)
tell me your wish (i’m genie for your wish)
tell me your wish (i’m genie for your dream)
tell only me (i’m genie for your world)
tell me your wish (i’m genie for you, boy)
tell me your wish (i’m genie for your wish)

tell me your wish

Sowoneul Malhaebwa (Hangul)

Turn it up~! Just turn it up~! That’s right, Come on!

소원을 말해봐! 니 마음속에 있는 작은 꿈을 말해봐.
니 머리에 있는 이상형을 그려봐. 그리고 나를 봐. 난 너의 Genie야, 꿈이야, Genie야.

드림카를 타고 달려봐. 넌 내 옆자리에 앉아. 그저 내 이끌림 속에 모두 던져.
가슴 벅차 터져버려도, 바람결에 날려버려도 지금 이 순간 세상은 너의 것.

*그래요 난 널 사랑해. 언제나 믿어. 꿈도 열정도 다 주고 싶어.
난 그대 소원을 이뤄주고 싶은(싶은) 행운의 여신.
소원을 말해봐! (I’m Genie for you, boy!) 소원을 말해봐! (I’m Genie for your wish.)
소원을 말해봐! (I’m Genie for your dream.) 내게만 말해봐! (I’m Genie for your world.)

소원을 말해봐! 지루한 날들이 넌 지겹지 않니?
평범한 생활에 넌 묻혀버렸니? 이제 그만 깨어나. 넌 나의 Superstar, shining star, superstar.

심장소리 같은 떨림의 Harley에 네 몸을 맡겨봐. 이제 이 세상은 오직 너의 무대.
환호소리 같은 파도가, 내 가슴엔 너의 체온이 나는 너의 길. 영원한 Biggest fan.

*Repeat

Hey! Tell me what you need. Tell me what you hope.
DJ! put it back on.

그래요 난 널 사랑해. 언제나 믿어. 꿈도 열정도 다 주고 싶어.
난 그대 소원을 이뤄주고 싶은(싶은) 행운의 여신. 소원을 말해봐!

난 널 사랑해. 넌 나의 Music. 난 널 사랑해. 넌 나의 기쁨.
난 널 사랑해. 난 너의 행운-이 되고 싶어.
(너의 Fantasy를 숨김없이 말해봐 나는 Genie 길을 보여줄게
니가 가진 소원 숨김없이 말해봐 너의 Genie 내가 들어줄게)

소원을 말해봐! (I’m Genie for you, boy!) 소원을 말해봐! (I’m Genie for your wish.)
소원을 말해봐! (I’m Genie for your dream.) 내게만 말해봐! (I’m Genie for your world.)

소원을 말해봐! (I’m Genie for you, boy!) 소원을 말해봐! (I’m Genie for your wish.)

**credits  crazykyootie@soompi and wondersmurf@youtube

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