I never realized the full thing was actually released. When did that happen? Of course, this isn’t an official Girls’ Generation or SM Entertainment YouTube account that uploaded it (thus why it has less than 500,000 views), so maybe it still has yet to be “officially” released.
Edit: As has now been pointed out to me, this is not the full official video. I figured it was one of those partially “behind the scenes” videos, like “Way to Go” off the Gee EP.
Still, I’m curious why they would do a video for a song that didn’t even make the actual album and was just a B-Side on the “Flower Power” single. Hey, I’m all for getting a deluxe reissue of Girls & Peace though, as it’s one of Girls’ Generation’s most consistently good albums.
The pink overload in the video might be getting to me a bit, but I’m guessing Tiffany is happy with it. I wouldn’t rank this among Girls’ Generation’s best tracks, but I do enjoy it for all its catchiness.
Alright, the world is waiting for your SNSD bias list. Go!
I don’t think the world is especially curious, but it’s not for nothing. Here goes:
1. Taeyeon: The eyes, the voice, the singing ability, the personality… just an ideal idol in nearly every category. She’s almost always the highlight of every song. I would be unbelievably disappointed if I met her in person and she wasn’t awesome. 2. Seohyun: Her voice is just so buttery and smooth, second best vocalist in my opinion. Underrated in terms of her sexiness. 3. Yuri: The sexiest. Dat speaking voice. Also, easily the best singer of the dancers. 4. Sunny: Sometimes her aegyo can get to me, but another one of the loveliest voices in the group. And… dat body. 5. Tiffany: Her live performances aren’t always the best, but she does have a fantastic voice. I used to find her “forgettably pretty” in terms of her looks, but she’s grown on me very, very much in that category since I first became a fan. 6. Hyoyeon: She could easily hold her own against Perfume in dancing ability. 7. Jessica: It took me the longest to warm up to Jessica. She was my least favorite for a long time, admittedly partially because she looked like an unkind person and probably has my least favorite face in the group (which is still a very pretty face overall, as the least attractive face in SNSD still owns 97% of humanity as a whole). Her voice is kind of hit-or-miss, however when she really hits in songs like “Hoot” and “I Got a Boy,” it’s amazing. Can’t front on dat body, though. 8. Yoona: Not a particularly strong singer in comparison to the rest of the group, but she still is rather lovely and likable overall. 9. Sooyoung: Even if she is my least favorite of the group, I still think she’s awesome. I mean, she did a performance of “Sway,” which is one of my all-time favorite songs (especially the Dean Martin version), and absolutely nailed it, which is no simple feat. The reason why she’s my least favorite of the group, it’s because she has a tendency to bend her notes too much while she sings, which Yoona also shares. Still, let me reiterate for the Sooyoungsters: I really like her a lot, as I like everyone in SNSD a lot.
It’s here! It’s here! Perfume’s “Magic Of Love” has finally appeared in full!
(wait, am I a few days late on this one?)
I think I’ve mentioned previously that this is quite possibly my favorite Perfume song since “Spice,” though “Point” gives it some pretty good competition.
What’s even better is the colorful music video, which is definitely their best since “Spice.” Between this and Kyary’s “Furisodeshon,” Nakata produced artists are winning the music video game this year. Of course, Perfume videos are often quite awesome.
I don’t really have much else to say other than this was definitely worth the wait.
Ok, so this isn’t the type of music I usually cover on Me Being Dorky™ but the combination of my realization of what time of year it is and my excitement over new Kanye material made it necessary for me to make this post.
Considering that this song is nearly 2 years old, I’m willing to bet that the vast majority of my followers are already familiar with it, so I won’t say much about it.
However, I feel the need to point out that despite the fact that I love this song, and despite the fact that I find Hyuna ridiculously attractive and would be unbelievably happy to TAKE HER ON A COMPLETELY INNOCENT DATE, there’s something a bit off about adding the quasi-risqué sexuality (by K-pop standards, at least) to a music video that’s for such a cute and fun song. This is coming from someone who absolutely loves a girl who is able to be cute and sexy simultaneously. Ideally this should be my favorite music video of all time, and yet somehow it is not. Maybe I’m just too artsy.
I’m not quite sure how I missed this, but Kyary Pamyu Pamyu released a video for “Ninjya Re Bang Bang” over a month ago. Congratulations to myself on being extremely late to the party… and I thought I was being late when I was originally going to review “GENTLEMAN” the other day.
I worry of the consequences I will suffer at her hands…
KAWAII QUEEN WONDERWEIRD is not pleased…
While it falls short of the career highlights “Furisodeshon” and “Fashion Monster” (though I do prefer it to the infamous “PONPONPON”), once again we’ve been treated to a wonderfully surreal experience. With the dancing robots, laser beams, and samurai sword, Kyary has continued to be the epitome of how most westerners seem to interpret contemporary Japanese pop culture. At this point, she may have even surpassed the video game Katamari Damacy in that regard.
She may have been a tad bit too cutesy for my tastes at first (read: way too cutesy), but with Nakata seemingly expending most of his creative energy on her, she’s actually starting to overtake Perfume’s position as my favorite project of his. While she has yet to release anything musically on the level of the highlights of Perfume’s official album releases, his songs for her lately are trumping the new material he’s been writing for Perfume.
But oh… why does Warner Music Japan insist on only uploading her videos in 360p on their YouTube page? Something this awesome should really be made available in HD. I’m just saying…
SNSDiscography Part 1: Into the New World and Girls’ Generation/Baby Baby
Watch me lose half my followers really quickly:
I’m not really a big fan of the first era of Girls’ Generation… and by “not really a big fan” of the early Girls’ Generation material, I mean that I actually kind of dislike most of it. Not all, but most.