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Girls’ Generation – GALAXY SUPERNOVA Music Video Gallery

19 Sep

Check out our gallery of Girls’ Generation’s GALAXY SUPERNOVA PV!

Girls’ Generation – GALAXY SUPERNOVA PV Review

15 Sep

 

The Girls are back and bringing it from out of this world! Girls’ Generation have returned with an absolute belter of a J-pop tune that is going to be released on the 18th September 2013. Co-written by Junji Ishiwatari, who has previously worked with Superfly, alan, FT Island and SHINee, the song has an addictive chorus that’ll have you hooked from the first opening bars.

And while I could wax lyrical all day about how much I love the song, tonight I’m going to be reviewing the promotional video/music video for Galaxy Supernova. And I think the PV is an awesome accompaniment to the song.

SNSD - Galaxy Supernova PV Review

Nope, this isn't a remake of Gee!

Nope, this isn’t a remake of Gee!

The PV begins by referencing Girls’ Generation smash-hit, Gee where the band was decked out in jeans and white t-shirts. It quickly cuts to one of the style concepts – think a Gap advert meets 70s sci-fi and you’ll come close. The whole music video is set against an LED screen back drop which is very reminiscent to Justin Timberlake’s Rock Your Body.

It’s bright, flashy and in your face from the very start. All of the girls look flawless and the second outfit that they rock takes the retro sci-fi theme further and sees the group channel their best Betty Jetson looks.

SNSD - Galaxy Supernova PV Review

SNSD - Galaxy Supernova PV Review

Flawless! The dance moves are on point. While the choreography looks deceptively simple, you can tell that it’s hard. The other thing is, of course, they never miss a beat. For me, SNSD (and any other SM Town artist), are absolute professionals. They don’t make mistakes. Ever. Not even a hair is out of place in this video!

Sooyoung – A star is born

The stand out performer in this music video is Sooyoung. She’s owning every frame like Angelina Jolie at the Oscars. Someone else taking centre stage? No worries! I’ll still steal the scene. Sunny giving her cutest aegyo? I will out fierce her and her new long hair. I am living for Sooyoung in this music video! Here are some of my favourite Sooyoung moments!

Everyone else is like, no no, look away - Sooyoung is staring you down.

Everyone else is like, no no, look away – Sooyoung is staring you down.

Leaaaaaaaaaan.

Leaaaaaaaaaan.

Aegyo? Pft. I amout fiercing Sunny with my right arm.

Aegyo? Pft. I amout fiercing Sunny with my right arm.

Yes, bitches. Number 1.

Yes, bitches. Number 1.

Eat it.

Eat it.

Fierce! Sooyoung isn’t even my favourite member of Girls’ Generation but I have to admit that she is owning this music video like it was the juicest piece of bulgogi ever! I wave my white flag to you, Sooyoung, I wave it hard. (oT-T)尸

Highlights from the GALAXY SUPERNOVA music video

But that’s not to say that there aren’t also many other highlights. One of them is the crazy around the world dancing and the kicking parts. It’s generally awesome all round. But, for individual scene stealers, I present to you Jessica, Taeyon and Yuri.

Pew pew.

Pew pew.

Winking and pointing - too cute! ^^

Winking and pointing – too cute! ^^

Hadouken!

Hadouken!

Do you think Yuri could be a hand model if she ever quits SNSD?

Do you think Yuri could be a hand model if she ever quits SNSD?

Overall, I’m going to say this is an awesome PV from the girls – one of their best! They music videos are never crazy but with their styling, choreography, natural charm and absolute flawless delivery I can’t fault them. This is going right up there as one of my favourite SNSD songs so I salute you, galactic Girls’ Generation! Live long and prosper.

Girls’ Generation – GALAXY SUPERNOVA PV – reviewed by K-pop Peach on September 15th 2013.
Sooyoung steals the show in Girls’ Generation out of this world new promotional music video for their brand new Japanese song, GALAXY SUPERNOVA
Score – 5
/ 5 stars.

T-ara – Bunny Style Mall Performance

7 Mar

Check out T-ara’s performance of Bunny Style at Niihama Aeon Mall in Japan! The girls are so cute!

Wonder Girls – Nobody Japanese Lyrics (Romanised)

13 Jul

Wonder Girls – Nobody Japanese Lyrics (Romanised)

The Wonder Girls are back with the official Japanese version of Nobody for their Nobody For Everybody debut Japanese EP! Read the Japanese lyrics below!

You know I still love you baby
And it will never change

I want nobody nobody but you
I want nobody nobody but you
Ne anata igai ni nanimo iranai
I want nobody nobody nobody nobody

Hanasanai de iya yo iyatte
Doushite na no kiite hontou ni
Ne hoka no otoko ni nanteikenai kara soba ni oite

Uso bakari no kotoba uwabe dake no kotoba
Kikitakunai wa! shitteru ja nai
Komaraseru no wa yamete

I want nobody nobody but you
I want nobody nobody but you
Ne anata igai ni nanimo iranai
I want nobody nobody nobody nobody

I want nobody nobody but you
I want nobody nobody but you
Hoka no hito ja iya, anata ja nakya iya
I want nobody nobody nobody nobody

Negai wa hitotsu dake anata to iru soredake de ii
Shiawase no kagi wa kitto anata dake ga motte iru kara

Omoiyari no kotoba yasashii sono kotoba
Anata nashi no shiawase nante
Samishisugiru wa yamete

I want nobody nobody but you
I want nobody nobody but you
Nee~ anata igai ni nanimo iranai
I want nobody nobody nobody nobody

I want nobody nobody but you
I want nobody nobody but you
Hoka no hito ja iya, anata ja nakya iya
I want nobody nobody nobody nobody

I don’t want nobody body
I don’t want nobody body
Anata ja nakya dame na no!
Anata shika mienai Ah

I want nobody nobody But You
I want nobody nobody But You
Ne anata igai ni nanimo iranai
I want nobody nobody nobody nobody

I want nobody nobody But You
I want nobody nobody But You
Hoka no hito ja iya, anata ja nakya iya
I want nobody nobody nobody nobody

Back to the days when we were so young and wild and free
Subete yume de mita koto to itte yo mada futari no kankei
Nee wakaretakunai matte, why do you push me away?
I don’t want nobody nobody nobody nobody but you

Wonder Girls – Nobody Japanese PV

12 Jul

The fabulous Wonder Girls have released a fresh new PV for the Japanese debut EP Nobody for Everybody. The talented K-pop idol group are also making waves due to their new international, English song Like Money! Wonder Girls are back with a brand new PV for the Japanese version of Nobody (one of my favourite songs – there’s a dodgy video of me performing the dance/singing along out there on Facebook somewhere…).

I love their new colour scheme and concept – the girls look so fresh! Ikiyou!

T-ara – Bo Peep Bo Peep Japanese Lyrics

4 Sep

Hi all!

I wanted to quickly post the Japanese lyrics to T-ara’s Bo Peep Bo Peep so you can sing along :)

The lyrics are kindly supplied by Jo from here. Please say thank you to Jo!

Don’t lose your temper so- so- so quickly
Don’t lose your temper so- so- so quickly
Don’t lose- don’t lose- don’t lose- quickly
Don’t lose your temper so- so- so quickly, your- so quickly

bo peep, bo peep, bo peep, bo peep
bo peep, bo peep, bo peep, oh!
bo peep, bo peep, bo peep, bo peep
bo peep, bo peep, oh oh!

bo peep, bo peep, bo peep, bo peep
bo peep, bo peep, bo peep, oh!
bo peep, bo peep, bo peep, bo peep
bo peep, bo peep, oh oh!

doushite denwa ni derena katta no?
dareka hoka no hito to ita desho!
tame iki de somaru kimi no kao mimi wo kasanai
bo peep bo peep bo peep, oh!

sukkari kawacchatta no ne
genin wa genin wa genin wa watashi?
anna yasashi katta no ni…
Change one’s mind, change one’s mind, you!

Follow me! Follow me! onegai Follow me!
konna ni konna ni aishiteru no ni
I’m so sorry (so- so- sorry) kocchi muite! (kocchi muite)
egao misete mou ikkai okoranai de yo

bo peep, bo peep, bo peep, bo peep
bo peep, bo peep, bo peep, oh!
bo peep, bo peep, bo peep, bo peep
bo peep, bo peep, oh oh!

bo peep, bo peep, bo peep, bo peep
bo peep, bo peep, bo peep, oh!
bo peep, bo peep, bo peep, bo peep
bo peep, bo peep, oh oh!

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, haha!

aitai yo sugu ni soba ni kite
mayonaka ni denwa, meeru shite mo
egao kanete yozora donde kite kureta yo ne
bo peep bo peep bo peep, oh!

mou waratte kurenai no?
hontou ni hontou ni hontou ni owari?
anna aishi atte ita no ni…
Change, change, change one’s mind! (smile?)

Follow me! Follow me! onegai Follow me!
soba ni soba ni zutto soba ni ite
I’m so sorry (so- so- sorry) ikanai de (ikanai de)
dakishimete yo mou ikkai hanasanai de yo

bo peep, bo peep, bo peep, bo peep
bo peep, bo peep, bo peep, oh!
bo peep, bo peep, bo peep, bo peep
bo peep, bo peep, oh oh!

bo peep, bo peep, bo peep, bo peep
bo peep, bo peep, bo peep, oh!
bo peep, bo peep, bo peep, bo peep
bo peep, bo peep, oh oh!

Yeah Yeah
kimi no kawari nante doko sagashite mo inai
kirai ni naranai de yo
We are together

Follow me! Follow me! onegai Follow me!
konna ni konna ni aishiteru no ni
I’m so sorry (so- so- sorry) kocchi muite! (kocchi muite)
egao misete mou ikkai okoranai de yo

bo peep, bo peep, bo peep, bo peep
bo peep, bo peep, bo peep, oh!
bo peep, bo peep, bo peep, bo peep
bo peep, bo peep, oh oh!

bo peep, bo peep, bo peep, bo peep
bo peep, bo peep, bo peep, oh!
bo peep, bo peep, bo peep, bo peep
bo peep, bo peep, oh oh!

Don’t lose your temper so- so- so quickly
Don’t lose your temper so- so- so quickly

Namie Amuro & After School – Make It Happen Song & MV Teaser

17 Feb

Japan’s undisputed Queen of Hip Pop recently announced that she will be releasing a special collaboration album (which is cutely getting called Amuro’s Collabo by fans). Amongst the news that she will be dueting with lots of famous J-pop stars was that After School will be making their official, Japanese debut on a track with Amuro!

Amazing right?! Namie is one of my favourite J-pop artists (definitely top 5), and whilst After School aren’t my favourite band, I do like their music and style so I’m super stoked for them! Check here for a brief teaser for the MV and you can hear a short clip of the song:

Everyone looks amazing right? Especially Namie and Kahi. The song sounds really good too so be sure to check back for the full audio!

For me, this represents a landmark development in the Korean, Hallyu wave. Of course you had/have artists like BoA and DBSK and in the past few months we have seen the surge in popularity of KARA and SNSD (Shoju Jidai), but to my knowledge, this is the first time a Korean idol girlgroup has dueted with such a huge star in Japan. It will be interesting to know why Namie selected After School – I think they have similar, punchy and fierce attitudes and stage presence.

With KARA’s future looking stressed, and SNSD following a cuter image, After School definitely has a chance to launch in Japan with a strong, powerful debut.

Goodbye Happiness PV – Utada Hikaru

8 Nov

Hikkichan has released the music video for Goodbye Happiness! :O It’s… rather different from her other videos but totally made with love for her fans! There’s references to other music videos in there – can you spot them? It’s actually quite hilarious. I wondered what it would be like… When I listen to the song, I often think it is a bit sad, but the music video is completely different and is actually very upbeat and happy. It’s really cute to see Hikki dancing and smiling. I think this hiatus has lifted a lot of pressure from herself and I also think she enjoyed the US/UK tour as it was a lot different to the shows she gets to play in Japan. Furthermore, she has recently signed a new contract with EMI to release her music internationally and is no longer signed to Island. This will probably seem like a big break for her. I wish her all the happiness during her break but can’t wait for when she comes back!

Goodbye Happiness Lyrics – Utada Hikaru (宇多田 ヒカル)

2 Nov

Credit goes to here. Beautiful lyrics right?

After the sweet candy has disappeared
A sad looking little boy
On a cloudless Summer Day

Sunburnt hands and feet
Careless if her white one piece gets dirty
An unconscious paradise

I waited after the dream, but nothing
Then one day, I learned of your name

So Goodbye Loneliness
Singing along to a love song
Reflected in your eyes, I’m laughing

So Goodbye Happiness
We can’t return to those times
When we were naive and energetic
But that’s okay
Love me

You can’t overthink it or get too desperate
Don’t fool yourself
It’s a tough world

When humans find themselves all alone
Is when they realize the meaning of love

These fading passing days
Let me hear a gentle song
Do you still remember, to this day
The way we felt around the time we met

So Goodbye Innocence
We can’t return to those times
When we were naive and energetic
It’s all your fault
Kiss me

Oh everything goes round and around
Oh Darling Darling I’m not going to move on to someone else
Only you

Wouldn’t it be great if we could just live the way we are?
At crucial moments, my other self blocks my way.

So Goodbye Happiness
I want to return to those times
When we were naive and energetic
Baby, just one more time
Kiss me

Utada Hikaru – Goodbye Happiness

2 Nov

Utada Hikaru is back! I know I’m a bit late with the updates and all (she’s taking a sabatical and releasing a best of album complete with some new songs). Her latest promo single is Goodbye Happiness and I think it is awesome. I loved it from the first time I heard the preview and can’t wait to have the album!