Archive | April, 2010

SNSD – Girls’ Generation 2010 Remix!

30 Apr

SNSD were, for a long time, my greatest K-pop love. When the world was going Wonder Girls crazy, I always loved SNSD – particularly for their song Girls’ Generation. A cover of Lee Seung-chul’s original, the 2007 hit catapulted the girls to fame in Korea. For some reason, the West fell in love with the Wonder Girls and not SNSD (despite SNSD achieving greater sales than the Wonder Girls). I guess it was the super catchy Tell Me dance phenomena.

SNSD’s version has been remixed for a new Lee Seung-chul best of remix album and… I quite like it! I think the reason why I fell in love with SNSD was because Girls’ Generation had such a strong 80s sound (being a cover of an 80s song and all). I love 80s music – I love it more than modern pop music so I really loved Girls’ Generation. This remix is great because it stays true to the original sound whilst also making it sound contemporary. Check out the song below~

Jay Chou – Superman Can’t Fly Pinyin Lyrics

29 Apr

Hey everyone! So, I’ve finally done it and translated the lyrics into pinyin – not sure if they’re all correct so you’ll have to forgive any mistakes! Happy singing along~! If you would like an English translation, let me know :)

Jay Chou – Superman Can’t Fly Pinyin Lyrics

Māmā shuō hěnduō shì bié tài jìjiào
Zhǐshì shǐmìng gǎn zhǎodàole wǒ wǒ shuì bùzháo
Rúguǒ shuō màrén yào yǒudiǎn jìqiǎo
Wǒ huì jiādiǎn xuánlǜ nǐ huì juéde chāo diǎo
Wǒ de qiāng bù huì zhuāng dànyào (dànyào)
Suǒyǐ fàngxīn bù huì yǒurén dào (rén dào)
Wǒ pāi qīng fēng xiá bù xūyào tìshēn yīnwèi zìxìn shì wǒ huìhuà de yánliào
Wǒ zuò hěnduō shì bèihòu de yìyì yuǎn bǐ nǐmen xiǎngxiàng
Pāi gè diànshìjù wèile yǒuqíng yǔ shí nián qián de mèngxiǎng
Shōushì lǜ zài gāo yě nán kànghéng wǒ de wěidà lǐxiǎng
Yīnwèi wǒ de rénshēng wúxū zài duō yī bǐ nà jiǎngxiàng

Wǒ bù zhīdào hé shí biàn chéngle shèhuì dì nà bǎngyàng
Bèi gǒuzǎi pāi bùnéng bǐ zhōngzhǐ yào dà qì de múyàng (zěnyàng)
Wǒ chàng de gēcí yào yǒudiǎn wénhuà
Yīnwèi suíshí huì bèi dāng jiàocái

CNN néng bùnéng děng yīngwén hǎo yīdiǎn zài fǎng
Shídài zázhì fēngmiàn néng bùnéng chóng pāi
Suíshí suídì zhùyì xíngxiàng
Yào kòngzhì yǐnshí bùrán jiù gēn dù shā fūrén làxiàng de wǒ bù xiàng (běnlái jiù bù xiàng)
Hǎoláiwù de zhōngguó xìyuàn dìshàng yǒu hěnduō shǒuyìn jiǎoyìn
Hé shí cáinéng kànjiàn wǒ de zhǎng

Rúguǒ chāorén huì fēi nà jiù ràng wǒ zài kōngzhōng tíng yī tíngxiē
Zàicì fǔkàn zhège shìjiè huì ràng wǒ juéde hǎo yīxiē
Zhěngjiù dìqiú hǎo lèi suīrán yǒuxiē píbèi dàn wǒ háishì huì
Bùyào wèn wǒ kūguòle méi Yīnwèi chāorén bùnéng liú yǎnlèi

Chànggē yào ná zuì jiānán gēshǒu
Pāi diànyǐng yě bùnéng zhǐ ná gè zuì jiā xīnrén
Nǐ bùcānjiā bānjiǎng diǎnlǐ jiùshì méi lǐmào
Nǐ qù cānjiā jiùshì dàibiǎo nǐ hěn zàihū

Dé jiǎng shí nǐ gǎndòng luò lèi (luò lèi) rénjiā jiù huì juéde nǐ kuāzhāng zuòzuo (zuòzuo)
Nǐ méi biǎoqíng biérén jiù huì shuō tài xiāozhāng
Rúguǒ nǐ tiānshēng zhège biǎoqíng nàxiē rén shènzhì huì guài nǐ māmā (māmā)
Jiéguǒ zuìhòu shì biérén zài dé jiǎng nǐ yě yào jǐyǔ chōngfèn de zhǎngshēng yǔ wéixiào
Kāi de jū bùnéng tài hǎo zhù de lóu bùnéng tài gāo
Wǒ dàodǐ shì yīgè chuàngzuò gēshǒu háishì hǎorén hǎoshì dàibiǎo
Zhuānjí yī chū jiù bìxū shì guànjūn
Pāile diànyǐng jiù bìxū yào dà mài
Zhǐ néng shuō dāng chāorén zhēn de hǎo nán

Rúguǒ chāorén huì fēi (chāorén huì fēi) nà jiù ràng wǒ zài kōngzhōng tíng yī tíngxiē (tíng yī tíngxiē) Zàicì fǔkàn zhège shìjiè huì ràng wǒ juéde hǎo yīxiē
Zhěngjiù dìqiú hǎo lèi (dìqiú hǎo lèi) suīrán yǒuxiē píbèi dàn wǒ háishì huì (wǒ háishì huì)
Bùyào wèn wǒ kūguòle méi
Yīnwèi chāorén bùnéng liú yǎnlèi

Chinese Lyrics:

妈妈说很多事别太计较
只是使命感找到了我 我睡不着
如果说骂人要有点技巧
我会加点旋律你会觉得 超屌
我的枪不会装弹药(弹药)
所以放心不会有人倒(人倒)
我拍青蜂侠不需要替身 因为自信是我绘画的颜料
我做很多事背后的意义远比你们想象
拍个电视剧为了友情与十年前的梦想
收视率再高也难抗衡我的伟大理想
因为我的人生无需再多一笔那奖项

我不知道何时变成了社会的那榜样
被狗仔拍不能比中指要大器的模样(怎样)
我唱的歌词要有点文化
因为随时会被当教材

CNN能不能等英文好一点再访
时代杂志封面能不能重拍
随时随地注意形象
要控制饮食不然就跟杜莎夫人蜡像的我不像(本来就不像)
好莱坞的中国戏院地上有很多手印脚印
何时才能看见我的掌

如果超人会飞 那就让我在空中停一停歇
再次俯瞰这个世界 会让我觉得好一些
拯救地球好累 虽然有些疲惫但我还是会
不要问我哭过了没
因为超人不能流眼泪

唱歌要拿最佳男歌手
拍电影也不能只拿个最佳新人
你不参加颁奖典礼就是没礼貌
你去参加就是代表你很在乎

得奖时你感动落泪(落泪)人家就会觉得你夸张做作(做作)
你没表情别人就会说太嚣张
如果你天生这个表情 那些人甚至会怪你妈妈(妈妈)
结果最后是别人在得奖 你也要给予充分的掌声与微笑
开的车不能太好 住的楼不能太高
我到底是一个创作歌手 还是好人好事代表
专辑一出就必须是冠军
拍了电影就必须要大卖
只能说当超人真的好难

如果超人会飞(超人会飞)那就让我在空中停一停歇(停一停歇)
再次俯瞰这个世界 会让我觉得好一些
拯救地球好累(地球好累)虽然有些疲惫但我还是会(我还是会)
不要问我哭过了没
因为超人不能流眼泪

T-ara – We Are The One MV Preview and Making Of

28 Apr

So! T-ara are releasing a World Cup song! Woo! Congratulations to the girls! I know a lot of K-pop artists release support songs but to be chosen is still undoubtedly a great honour. They must be very proud ^_^ For this release, the girls are sporting red and white cheer leading outfits. What with SNSD’s Samsung Cooky CF and Kara’s World Cup song, the ladies of the K-pop world have gone cheer leader crazy!

However, sadly for T-ara, I’m not overly impressed with the song ;_; I’m actually quite disappointed… Ole ole ole le le le isn’t the most original of melodies – especially for someone living in England. However, I am really happy for the girls ^_^ Not too sure about the face painting though – but bless them! Check out the MV teaser and making of below~ Also check out Boram’s hair! I quite like it!

Jay Chou – Superman Can’t Fly Song with Chinese Lyrics

26 Apr

Hi all! Lately I’ve been on a J-pop splurge: I re-downloaded Namiesan’s stuff to my iPod (for a while I listened to her more than anyone else – I really like her stuff, although I’m not as fond as her most recent album) and listened to Angela Aki and YUI for the first time in a long time. This got me to post more about J-pop the last couple of days (this and the fact that a lot of Korean music shows are currently on hiatus).

So, why not also pay attention to some C-pop? I don’t listen to C-pop nearly as much as J-pop or K-pop. In fact I really only listen to 5 artists: Jolin Tsai, CoCo Lee, Stefanie Sun, Faye Wong and Fiona Sit. Everyone else is just a couple of songs here and there. I think it’s because C-pop is huge and I wouldn’t know where to start. However, one singer who I do like (but am in no way obsessed with) is Jay Chou. Jay Chou, for those that don’t know (as if no one knows who he is!), is the number 1 mega star in China. He sings, he writes and produces his music – he even produces and writes for other artists. He’s also turned his hand to acting (which can be seen in Curse of the Golden Flower).

He’s been on a somewhat long hiatus for an Asian singer. Jay is returning after a 2-year break inbetween albums. His new song is called ‘Chou Ren Bu Hai Fei’ which translates as Superman Can’t Fly. The lyrics remind me of a Sylvia Plath song but hehe. I’ll work on translating these into English tomorrow or today :)

媽媽說很多事別太計較 只是使命感找到了我 我睡不著
如果說罵人要有點技巧 我會加點旋律你會覺得 超屌
我的槍不會裝彈藥 所以放心不會有人倒
我拍青鋒俠不需要替身 因為自信是我繪畫的顏料

我做很多事背後的意義遠比你們想像
拍個電視劇為了友情與十年前的夢想
收視率再高也難抗衡我的偉大理想
因為我的人生我需再多一筆那獎項
我不知道何時變成了社會的那榜樣
被狗仔拍的那邊裝著要道歉的模樣 怎樣

我唱的歌詞要有點文化 因為隨時會被當教材
CNN能不能等英文好一點再訪 時代雜誌封面能不能重拍
隨時隨地注意形象 要控制飲食不然就跟杜莎夫人蠟像的我不像
好萊鎢的中國戲院地上有很多手印腳印 何時才能看見我的掌

喔如果超人會飛 那就讓我在空中停一停歇
再次俯瞰這個世界 會讓我覺得好一些
拯救地球好累 雖然有些疲憊但我還是會
不要問我哭過了沒 因為超人不能流眼淚

唱歌要拿最佳男歌手 拍電影也不能只拿個最佳新人
你不參加頒獎典禮就是沒禮貌 你去參加就是代表你很在乎
得獎時你感動落淚 人家就會覺得你誇張做作
你沒表情別人就會說太囂張
如果你天生這表情 那些人甚至會怪你媽媽
結果最後是別人在得獎 你也要給予充分的掌聲與微笑
開的車不能太好 住的樓不能太高
我到底是一個創作歌手還是好人好事代表
專輯一出就必須是冠軍 拍了電影就必須要大賣
只能說當超人真的好難

如果超人會飛 那就讓我在空中停一停歇
再次俯瞰這個世界 會讓我覺得好一些 oh
拯救地球好累 雖然有些疲憊但我還是會
不要問我哭過了沒 因為超人不能流眼淚

(lyrics credited to here.)

Rain – Love Song on M! Countdown

22 Apr

Rain is back with an amazing performance of his new song, Love Song! It’s amazing to see him on stage, his performance is imaculate!

2PM – Without U Live on M! Countdown

22 Apr

2PM are back on stage! I have to say, I don’t like this song as much as Heartbeat but I do like a bit of 2PM. I’m not sure on the dancing… but then again I thought the dancing for Heartbeat was really weird but then it grew to be infectious and I’d watch all their live performances; I’m hoping the Without U performances grow on me. I really like the song though, it’s pretty catchy. I hope they get to number 1 too!

Lee Hyori – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Live @ M! Countdown

22 Apr

Lee Hyori continues promotions of her huge comeback with a performance on Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. I’m really impressed with how she’s done, she’s back on stage performing with loads of energy and winning M! Countdown! That’s right ^_^ Lee Hyori is number 1! Congratulations to her, she’s obviously worked really hard on her comeback and it’s been a long time coming. It’s pretty amazing to see that she still has what it takes to keep up with the younger idols.

Angela Aki (アンジェラ・アキ) – Kagayaku Hito (輝く人) PV

20 Apr

Angela Aki is back with a new single! Kagayaku Hito sees a big jump for the J-pop star as she ditches her trademark piano for an acoustic guitar! I’m not entirely sure if it works better or worse – it’s just different. It sounds quite summery, peaceful and melodic – a typical Angela Akisan song.

Angela Aki used to be one of my favourite J-pop singers but I don’t listen to J-pop as much but I always have time for my favourites. It’s good to see that she’s still around; she normally goes missing for months on end and then pops back with a single and an album. Hehe, I just realised that Angela Aki is using a guitar and now YUI is using a piano – perhaps they swapped their instruments with each other?

Check out the PV below:

2PM – Without U MV

19 Apr

Ooo! My favourite boy band (eh, is it okay to have a favourite boy band…?) are back with another great song and music video! the song is pretty cool, reminds me of a lot of early 00’s r and b, but it’s cool. The dancing on the other hand? Oh my! Hehe, JYP makes me laugh with his chereography. I’m sure it’ll grow on me :)

T-ara – Bubi Bubi MV

15 Apr

Awww, look at the cute girls of T-ara singing a new CF song, Bubi Bubi. The video is like a compilation video of various different MVs and behind the scenes footage – it’s quite sweet actually. <3 Soyeon and Eunjung ^_^