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[K-Pop] Top 20 Ranking 2014

…And here it goes again, like last year: My personal ranking of songs that came out in 2014 and impressed me in any way to a point that I’m still listening to them today.
I’ll try not to be too biased towards songs that came out recently, but also consider songs from this years’ beginning. 2014 has been a year full of too many good songs for me, so it was really hard to draw my conclusion. Let’s see…~

20. “Snake” – A-Jax

While A-Jax ranked pretty high last year, I barely heard anything from them this year. Still,  this song managed to sneak inside my head and made itself quite comfortable there. While the video is kinda cute at best, but rather clisheé overall, the song itself is somehow catchy and kept me in a good mood. It’s an easy-going song, but somehow the chorus melody just goes well with me~ I hope they’ll be more successful this year!
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[5 Songs] that are meaningfully deep

*sing* Deeper than the sea~
…Yeah, right. Maybe I’m listening to Exo too much.

-This time I’m not gonna split into Korean/Japanese, but rather go for 2 Korean, 2 Japanese and 1 Chinese song-

Some people like to let go while listening to music, to forget all the problems in the world.
And I won’t deny that’s probably the intention of some artists, as well. But there are certain artists to choose otherwise: To point out problems they see or to name their innermost fears and troubles as a first step to progress them and to encourage other people to follow them in doing this. I’ve always had the habit to fall for this type of songs. Hard. They haunt me, wrap me up and don’t let me go… Does this even make sense?

I’m gonna introduce you to some songs that fall under my category of truly meaningful songs – Let’s go tackle some issues, then?

The reason for not focusing on any language is that those songs simply are the strongest ones and I wanted to keep this list on a level as high as possible. Also people shouldn’t cling to one language only~
I can still make a second list if I come upon more songs like this :)

1. BADMAN from B.A.P (Korean)

A predictable entry in this list, huh?
People who’re into K-Pop might know that B.A.P’s leader Yongguk is notoriously un-idol-like. Not overly pretty, not overly cute, just not overly attention-seeking(No offense to idols doing their job). He just seems believably human and real and has an honest soft spot for all kind of charity on top of that. Though still young he already has the feeling of a true artist sticking to him, for obvious reasons. Rather than taking the safe route he produces songs and writes lyrics which more often than not tackle various problems.

And oh boy, BADMAN is a strong song. In means of the costumes, the as always Blockbuster-like video but mostly in terms of lyrics.
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[Random Song] – “Midnight Blues” from [Super Junior]

Yes, yes, the kings are back and “MAMACITA” is as hilarious as it’s great. I seriously dig this song.
Admittingly I have usually a rather hard time to get into full albums from SuJu, though. But… There is one song, that surprisingly caught my interest very fast!

Super Junior Mamacita cover

Title: 춤을 춘다 (Midnight Blues)
Artist: Super Junior
Language: Korean
Year: 2014
Musicvideo: None – Therefore a nice lyric video(Love for the makers, as always ♥):
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[5 Songs] from Super Junior that are not “Sorry, Sorry”

Since the beloved SuJu Leader Leeteuk was recently discharged from his Military Service, we should take the opportunity to give some fresh Love to Super Junior~


Regarding Super Junior there is one obvious problem that makes a lot of people eye them rather suspiciously: For a long time their title songs sounded pretty much the same. Following SM’s philosophy of “Don’t fix what’s not broken” their title songs were so very close to their breakthrough song “Sorry, Sorry”, that it became somewhat of a Running Gag among K-Pop fans. Sadly, it also gave them the image of being neither talented nor innovative.
And thaaa~t’s why I’m gonna introduce you to some of my favourite SuJu songs that sound nothing like “Sorry, Sorry”! ♪
(As always it goes after my personal preference – But I’ll try to cover various Genres :D)

1. – “Superman”

This is probably the most well-known song on this list – It even has some kind of backstage-video :)
I got to know SuJu through “Mr. Simple”, but this song hooked me.
Okay, the “Shupa-man~!” kinda reminded me on a Chupa Chips Lollipop. But it’s still awesome. It can be seen as a tribute to the band and all the hardships they survived. Especially Kyuhyuns Vocals at the end of the song are amazingly strong.
You should also check out their performance of Superman at the Mama Awards ♪
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5 koreanische Lieder, die einfach gute Laune machen!

Hallo ♪
Es gab lange kein Review mehr von mir… Aber auch wenn ich ziemlich beschäftigt bin im Moment – Musik höre ich immernoch 24/7~!
Nachdem ich schon von Kyung’s “Cheesy, Cheesy” geschwärmt habe, bin ich auf die Idee gekommen euch mal 5 Lieder vorzustellen, die es immer schaffen mich aufzumuntern~
Die Reihenfolge ist willkürlich und wie immer geht all meine Liebe an die Subber ♥

1. Super Junior – No Other

Zu diesem Song muss ich gar nicht viel sagen glaube ich. Er ist einfach so… Glücklich. Und das Video ist SO. Niedlich. Ich weiß nicht, ob ich mich übergeben oder weinen möchte, aber eins steht fest: Das Lied bringt mich zum Grinsen wie eine Idiotin. Continue reading

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[Empfehlung] HanGengs Album “Hope in the Darkness”

Hallo :)

In den letzten Tagen spiele ich Zelda Skyward Sword durch, und so wunderbar der Soundtrack auch ist – ich dachte mir ich fasse die Gelegenheit beim Schopf und höre ein wenig meiner neuen Musik. Da habe ich etwas entdeckt, was ich nicht für mich behalten kann!

Cover_Hope in the Darkness
Hope in the Darkness
Künstler: HanGeng
Sprache: Mandarin
Erscheinungsjahr: 2012

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[Random Song] “MOTORCYCLE” von Donghae & Eunhyuk

Obwohl das Musikvideo erst in einer einzigen vollen Version – und die ist ziemlich pixelig – zu sehen gibt, habe ich mich so sehr in dieses Lied verliebt!

Künstler: DongHae & Eunhyuk
Album: RIDE ME
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