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BoA – Only One Romanised Lyrics (English)

12 Aug

Queen of K-pop and one of my favourite artists, BoA is back with a hot new song! Only One is the first song that she has created herself and I love it! It reminds me of some of my favourite BoA songs – Sweet Impact, Eien and Winter Love. On a random note, BoA was actually the first person I blogged about all those years ago! At the time, Eien had just been released and I loved it! Ain’t it crazy to think about how you wrote three years ago?!

Anyway, I love Only One – I think it’s a beautiful song and BoA looks flawless in the movie. She is so talented on so many levels! It’s nice to see that she can still remain popular even after all these years and when so many of her contemporaries are no longer making music. I love BoA! Long may she reign ^_^ Please read below for the romanised English lyrics to Only One.

BoA – Only One – Romanised Lyrics

Meoreojyeoman ganeun geudae you’re the only one
Naega sarang-haet-deon geonmankeum you’re the only one
Apeugo apeujiman pabo katjiman good bye
Tashi neol mot bonda haedo you’re the only one, only one

Eosaekhage majuanja sasohan yaegiro anbureul mudko
Kakkeum daehwahka kkeunhgineun sunkaneneun chagaun jeongjeok uril eolke mandeureo

Chigeum i jarieseo urineun nami dwehketji
Eoneu nugunganeun nunmul heullimyeo namketjiman
Sangcheojuji anheuryeogo jakku aereul sseogamyeonseo
Nunchi boneun ni moseub shirheo, so I’ll let you go

Naesarang ijeneun annyeong you’re the only one (you’re the only one)
Ibyeorhaneun isunkanedo you’re the only one
Apeu-go apeujiman pabo katjiman good bye
Tashi neol mot bonda haedo you’re the only one, only one

You’re the only one, only one

Kabjakseureon naye mare
Waehnji moreuge neon anshimhandeuthae
Eodiseobuteo urin ireohke jalmotdwehn geolkka
Orae jeonbuteo, dareun gonman, gidae-han geon aninji

Neomu dareun shijakkwah kkeutye geu nalkaroumi
Nae shimjangeul chireuneun apeumeun waeh ttokgateunji
Beokchan gaseumi han sunkane kongheoha-ge muneojyeoseo
Ireon nae moseub eotteohke ireoseolkka

Naesarang ije-neun annyeong you’re the only one (only one)
Ibyeorhaneun isunkanedo you’re the only one
Apeu-go apeujiman pabo katjiman good bye (good bye)
Tashi neol mot bonda haedo you’re the only one (you’re the only one)

Nae meorissogeun eonjecheum neoreul jiul-kka (I will let you go)
Haru iteul hantal, meolkeneun ama myeoch nyeon-cheum (my baby can’t forget)

Keurigo eonjenka neoye giyeok sogeneun
Naran sarameun teo isang salji anhketji jiugetji
Only one only one
You’re the only one, only one

BoA – Hurricane Venus MV

9 Aug

BoA continues to show the rest of K-pop that taking longer than 6 months off might actually work well for you! As much as I love K-pop, I also have a lot of criticisms of the industry. The rate at which they work, the amount of work they produce and the time off they get is something I think many idols struggle with. What’s more, I think the K-pop industry needs to encourage originality and genuinely great music, dancing and production. Aside from the plagiarism that has dogged K-pop this past year or two, I think too many idols are idolised when they aren’t amazingly talented. Of course, this is not a problem just for K-pop music industry but all celebrity cultures. Nonetheless, I think BoA is setting an example that people can’t hide true talent. BoA is arguably the most talented Asian solo female at the moment in terms of popstar material. She can sing, she can dance, she can sing live. Her dominance of Korea and Japan really show that she has international appeal as well. Sometimes I think her achievements in Japan are taken for granted but she is one of the most successful artists in Japan, Japanese or otherwise. Japan might be the second biggest music market behind the US but is often a rather introverted one where foreign artists do not do as well as native ones.

Nonetheless, this video is amazing. It’s contemporary, it’s bold, it feels modern and different from everything out there in the music scene today – regardless of geography. You can tell SMEnt put a load of money into BoA’s return. The choreography somehow seems to work better in the MV than the live stages and to think it will soon be in 3D! That’s amazing!

BoA – Dangerous & Hurricane Venus Live on Music Bank Comeback Stage

6 Aug

BoA, one of my favourite artists is back! I’ve been a fan of hers for ages, since QUINCY – so about 6 years! To be honest I’ve preferred her Japanese music up until now but her most recent Japanese stuff has been sounding a bit tired. But she’s back with a vengeance with her first K-pop album in 5 years! I love it! It’s so amazing to see her completely owning a stage and commanding the adoration she deserves! I love BoA! She’s definitely a step above the other artists in K-pop at the moment (sorry Chae Yeon, I still love you!). BoA FIGHTING!

BoA – Game MV

26 Jul

BoA is back! The Hurricane Venus is making a come back in Korea after 5 years! 5 years! That’s crazy. People say new singles after a few months away are come backs, 5 years is a proper comeback! I wonder if Koreans have missed her :o I think she looks beautiful in the new MV and in the promotional pictures. She looks like a princess! The song is okay… and the MV is okay as well. I was expecting something more… flashy since they used the same camera technology as in the Matrix. But it’s a lot more subtle than that. The song might be a grower though so I’m going to continue on listening to it!

BoA – まもりたい ~White Wishes~ (Mamoritai ~White Wishes~)

2 Nov

BoA is back with yet another J-pop song! Such a quick turn around from her USA promotions. This time, as I blogged about earlier, she’s back with the image song for the new Tales of game. It’s a pretty sweet pop song. She’s releasing it in time for Christmas, so I’m guessing that there’ll also be a Christmas themed song as a B-side. The song is starting to grow on me actually, it’s pretty cool. I have to say that BUMP BUMP was one of my favourite BoA songs in a wee while so it’s nice that she’s following it up with something slightly different. BoA is pretty awesome, she continues to evolve the stye and direction of her music and isn’t afraid to take risks. The PV is pretty simple, but it fits with the song well :) Enjoy~

BoA – White Wishes

20 Oct

The image song for the new Tales of game is BoA’s White Wishes! I quite like it… it reminds me of BoA circa Best of Seoul. I like how BoA can be modern without losing her ‘sound’. She also sounds very pretty on the track. The video’s not been released yet but it remains to be seen whether there will be a video or not. I guess Namco are following on from Squenix’s take on image song (having also employed BONNIE PINK for a previous release).

BoA – BUMP BUMP! (feat VERBAL (m-flo))

5 Oct

If you read my blog (who am I kidding, no one read this thing!) then you know I’m quite a bit fan of BoA! I’ve liked her for almost 6 years (I think?) and she is definitely one of my favourite artists. She seems to winding down her American promotions and is returning to Japan! I think she makes her best music in Japan, not to knock Korea, China or the USA, but I just prefer it. I don’t know why, maybe avex is just a very smart record label. Anyways, BUMP BUMP! is her new single and it kind of reminds me of… Do The Motion mixed with Eien and a little bit of Sweet Impact thrown in for good measure. It also reminds me a bit of Beyonce’s Crazy in Love and Amerie’s 1 Thing with the trumpet hook (I wonder if it was produced by the same person)… I really like it! Hope it does well!

BoA’s 9th Anniversary – Top 9 BoA MVs

3 Sep

BoA recently celebrated her 9th year in the music industry (can you believe it? in the industry for 9 years and only 22!); to honour this achievement I’ve decided to post my top 9 BoA MVs/songs. Enjoy~

Do The Motion, from 2005’s Outgrow, is arguably BoA’s finest song. Produced with a sweet, summery jazz sound, it showed BoA’s versatility and hit the top spot of Japan’s Oricon chart. It remains BoA’s only number 1 single to date. The video is pretty sweet; the European feel and BoA’s simple dance routine compliment the sound of the song really well. You can tell BoA worked really hard on this single and it deservedly is my number 1.

This next song is one of my favourite songs of all time! It’s the song I listen to when I’m in a great mood and it makes me even happier. It’s also the song I listen to in the mornings if I need a bit of get up and go. Sweet Impact is from BoA’s 2007 album, The Face and was pretty successfuly (reaching the top 5 of the Oricon). The Face is a great album (my favourite BoA album for sure). Although, actually, when I first heard this single I was disappointed and didn’t listen to it again for a good while. A few months later I was hooked ^_^ The MV is awesome too, BoA does a great homage to Michael Jackson

QUINCY was the song that started it all for BoA and me. Released in 2004 on her Best of Soul best of album, it was one of the first J-pop songs I got into aside from Utada. In fact, BoA is the second J-pop artist I got into after Utada so she always has a soft spot in my heart. Who’d have thought I’d still be loving her 5 years later? I can remember listening to this song, getting hooked, coming into college the next day and telling everyone about it. It’s not BoA’s most famous song, but I love it ^_^

永遠; Eien (Forever) was released as a promotional single from BoA’s japanese release of her debut English language album (which was released with a best of album; the whole release was called Best & USA – does that make sense? ^^;). From the very first time I heard this song I loved it. It was a return to the BoA that I loved. Catchy melodies, a hook of a chorus, sweet vocals. It’s one of my favourite BoA songs ever and shows how BoA has matured as an artist over the years.

メリクリ; Meri Kuri (Merry Christmas) is also from her Best of Soul album. It was BoA’s first Christmas themed song and hit number 5 on the Oricon charts. I love this song, it’s very simple and very sweet. I love Christmas and love Christmas songs so this is perfect for me ^_^ It also shows off BoA’s very good voice (something for which she is not always given credit). The MV is simple as well and shows a softer side of BoA.

This retro BoA! Amazing Kiss is about 8 years old and taken from her very first Japanese album Listen to My Heart. It’s very very 90s pop (overly produced should I say?). This is a bit silly, but I love it ^_^ It’s weird to see BoA so young and being so talented. Especially considering the fact that 8 years ago I was messing about in class.

Valenti is BoA’s biggest selling single (with over a 200,000 copies sold), it’s a catchy pop song with a real dance vibe. I think this is what people would suggest BoA’s sound to be like. I like this song, it’s cool, it’s not my favourite song though but if it comes on, I don’t mind tapping along to it ^_^ There’s Japanese, Korean and English versions to boot! My favourite is probably the Japanese one though.

This is another Christmas inspired song. It was a huge success for BoA (which I think she was surprised by). It was narrowly beaten to the top of the charts. It’s a beautiful ballad with BoA proving that she can sing beautifully with heartfelt emotion and not just dance around to club beats. Winter Love is perhaps one of her best songs and should perhaps be higher up on this list… *scratches head*

I Did It for Love is BoA’s second English single and features the vocal and production talents of Sean Garrett. It’s a killer tune! It’s an awesome song! It’s a bit repetitive and I know BoA has been slated by a lot of people for still having an accent. But I think that’s rubbish, I can understand her perfectly well and she’s Korean! What’s the problem with accents? Not everyone has to sing in the same General American accent to be successful. Sadly, BoA’s American career doesn’t seem to be going too well, perhaps America is just not ready for an Asian popstar yet. Which is a shame, there’s loads of a talent there. Anyways! This rounds up the list. I hope you enjoyed it, I wish BoA many more years of success! I I I I I did it did it did it for love~ ^_^

BoA is Beautiful

13 Aug

Akon is going to be releasing his album, Freedom, in Japan and has slightly altered it and renamed it Freedom+2. As part of this, he has remixed his hit song, Beautiful, to feature BoA. BoA gives a pretty sweet vocal. I’m always left feeling a bit weird about BoA’s voice. She can sing, but I think she sings from a weird place… her voice sounds very mouthy or something. I think she uses her head voice a lot. Anyways! I still <3 her (don't bash me!). Oh, and fact finders, if you ever wondered why Japanese releases of Western albums always have bonuses, it's because the Japanese record companies put it into their contracts that they want some kind of bonus material. A bit annoying for us, I want the bonuses too dangnabbit!

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BoA – I Did It for Love

17 Apr

Sooo… the video for the much hyped second single from BoA’s self-titled English debut album, I Did It for Love, has recently dropped! And it’s pretty darn awesome! I’ve never seen BoA dance as amazing as she does in the video. It’s non-stop, incessant dancing something special! It’s amazing! The video reminds me of Rihanna’s Umbrella a lot, but I can’t think of any singer/entertainer that can dance as good as BoA. No one. Nope, no one at all! Britney, Ciara, Rihanna, Shakira, Beyonce, whoever you want to suggest, BoA, technically, is a much better dancer!

The song itself is also pretty cool, definitely one of the best from her album. I also think this being treated more like the proper first single, Eat You Up was more of a taster, to introduce BoA to the country, and now this is the proper single. Anyways! Check it out! It’s definitely my favourite PV of the year so far!

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