Uncommitted – Junsu (Xia) — with lyrics

Finally Junsu has released a slow song. I have been waiting for this! And boy oh boy was I surprised when the ballad is all in English!

It’s Junsu‘s Uncommitted.

The Video

I actually saw the video when it was released last week, but I never had the time to write about it. When I saw it, my first impression was that they are trying to show Junsu’s sexy side not the cute side we were used to seeing back then. But though I am still not over the cute Xia face, I think it’s good that they are trying to sell the mature side of him.. like a statement that he is all grown up now.

The video actually works for me. Although, I wanted to tell all those girls to get their hands off him! haha.. anyway, that’s the crazy fan talking and not me writing! This video works because it shows in that he is a player and he likes to party ergo he doesn’t want to settle down ergo the message of the song. I think the part where he was arguing with the girl signals the message of the song.

The Song

I like the song, especially the tune. It has a very western feel to it. Not very common in Korean ballads / slow songs. If it wasn’t him singing, I would have thought that this song was from a foreign artist.

But what brings me back to reality is the English! I know he is Korean, but if you plan to release a song in English, you have to make sure the words are understandable to someone who speaks/understands English. I understand perfect English but some of the parts.. let’s just say I’m not sure what I was hearing.  Although, Junsu’s English pronunciation skills have improved a lot… well that is if you compared it to how he sang in the past. But frankly, he still needs a bit more practice. There were parts in the song where the stress wasn’t right so I wasn’t sure what it was.

I think if CJES wants JYJ to breakthrough in the US, they would have to do what the Wonder Girls did, learn the language and the culture.

Anyway, if you were wondering what the lyrics is for this song here it is:

She said I couldn’t be committed
She said I’m too much of a player
Come on

Uncommitted
Uncommitted
Uncommitted
Ey, ey

It was all a dream
Reality was far from
the safe picture she painted for me
She told me I was the one and I believed
until the dream dissipated so suddenly

I don’t know why she was so compelled to leave
Something was messin’ with her psychology
I’m confused, she’s sayin’ something’s wrong with me,
But how can I fix something I cannot see?

She said, “You’re not ready
Baby, you’re not ready for the real thing”
She told me that I’d be
unfaithful and I cannot believe

She said you can’t be committed
I said baby I don’t really get it
She said you’re not the right type
only good for one night,
you never stay committed to me

How could this be, she’s telling me
I will never let her be my everything
She said I’m a player and I’ll never change
I feel that I’m ready to leave the game.

She said she could’ve never trusted a player like me
but baby that was part of my history
she’s telling me breaking hearts is a part of me
it’s like it’s in my system and it would never leave

She said, “You’re not ready
Baby, you’re not ready for the real thing”
She told me that I’d be
unfaithful and I cannot believe

She said you can’t be committed
I said baby I don’t really get it
She said you’re not the right type
only good for one night,
you never stay committed to me

She said you can’t be committed
I said baby I don’t really get it
She said you’re not the right type
only good for one night,
you never stay committed to me

I’m committed

Uncommitted, I’ll never admit it
and then i’ll never get it but somehow she could be right
Uncommitted, I’ll never admit it
and then i’ll never get it but somehow she could be right

She said you can’t be committed
I said baby I don’t really get it
She said you’re not the right type
only good for one night,
you never stay committed to me

She said you can’t be committed
I said baby I don’t really get it
She said you’re not the right type
only good for one night,
you never stay committed to me

Final Verdict: The video fits this very good song.. however as this song was sung all in English, they could have done better with the pronunciation.

**credits: kyungmi@kromanized + CJESJYJ@yt

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Xiah Junsu’s TARANTALLEGRA!

When I learned that Xiah Junsu was going to release a his solo album I was thrilled to the max! And I think it’s about time!

And he has released his song Tarantellegra.

As his fan since he was DBSK, I am so happy!! My Kpop addiction started my DBSK craziness and Junsu was my favorite back then (recall mode: drooling over his biceps in Mirotic). To me he has the best vocals in the group (and I think the critics would agree too) and the best dancer! Though some would say Yunho is the best, but Xiah for me was more graceful and fluid, Yunho’s was a bit more powerful to my liking and too serious. So as a fan I’m thrilled for his album.

As for the song, I didn’t really get it at first. Honestly I was a bit hesitant to make this post, but I give credit to my Junsu fandom. When I saw the title of the song I was like.. where did I hear this.. and yes, it’s Harry Potter! No wonder it sounded so familiar! It was the dancing feet spell Draco Malfoy used against Harry when they dueled. (sorry I like Harry Potter too much!). And this is what the music is supposed to be. I’m not very keen on it at first but after listening to it a few times it was getting to me. So now it sounds good — it’s a dance track. Now I wish he would really promote a slow song!

Honestly… I am not a fan of the video. I know the message is supposed to be about in a spell.. but it was too dark and I don’t know I feel like something was not right. Sorry Junsu, though I like you, I think this video was awful! (my opinion guys so don’t bash!) I especially don’t like the part when they dyed your hair orange and they let you wear that ridiculous outfit with two girls dancing beside you! OMG!!! Omona… memories of the Ayy Girl MV are creeping in..

The only consolation I had with this video is how awesome you were dancing! And I think the dance was quite powerful. Oh and did anyone notice that his back-up dancers were not Korean? Anyway, though it’s a powerful MV, I just didn’t like it.

I would very much like to see him perform this on the broadcast shows, but I’m not sure if that is going to happen! Sad… it would be nice to have him promote a slow ballad too.

Verdict for this: It’s better to hear the song! But watch the MV to support him.

**credits:  CJESJYJ@yt

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A Very SMTOWN Christmas!

It’s been a long time since SMTOWN has made a Christmas album. I think maybe it’s been over 2 years since they did a Christmas album. They did have a summer one about a year ago or was it two. I’m talking about the album the featured Seaside.

Anyway, for the holidays, fans of SMTOWN are delighted because they have released a Christmas album featuring the song Santa U Are The One. The song was sung by Super Junior with Henry and Zhoumi.

First things first.. I’m truly happy that they are reaching out to the world using English as the language for most of the songs for the Christmas album. It’s something Kpop artists don’t usually do for Christmas. I’m sure a lot of ELFs are glad to hear the boys sing in English. I have to say, it’s quite understandable! It’s a good sign because that means SMent is investing in language instructors. And all the songs which were sang in English in the album are pretty good sounding, but the pronunciation, well they need to work it out.. Guess practice makes perfect!

I also have seen that a lot of fans have been pretty upset because it’s only Super Junior singing on the video. Well actually this song is what Super Junior sang for the album. The other groups have their own songs too. But as to why SM used their songs and not the songs of the other groups, i don’t know, but i’m guessing its because if you think about it, the boys have a wide fan base not only on Korea but around the world — and I mean a lot if you combine all the Elfs in the world (fans registered to a fan club and fans who are not registered to one). So for brand recognition (I’m speaking from a businessman’s point of view), a lot of people recognize them.  Yes, they are a bit biased for this, but they have to appease their stock holders too so more would invest in the company.. and the more people invest, the more awesome a company becomes, the better the artists becomes. And also, it’s a possibility that the other groups have their own schedules and they can’t fit in making the music video. And who knows next year, it would be f(x) or SNSD or Shinee or DBSK singing the song. So let’s not bash about it and enjoy the song and have a little of that Christmas spirit.

But isn’t it nice to see all SMTOWN personalities in one video. I mean for me, I always enjoy all their SMTOWN videos even from before. I think its fun to watch!

Again, let’s not bash too much on the video and who sang which song.. let’s just have a very Merry Christmas!!!

**credits: SMTOWN@yt

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Junsu’s version of Hyun Bin’s That Man (Geu Namja)

OMG I can’t believe it! This is post 501… I’ve written and posted lots of entries to this blog after 2 years and a half. I know I don’t have too much time to post as much as I did in the first year I started this blog, but I still am hesitant to end and not post anything. I guess it has become a part of me.. But Kamsahamnida, Xie xie, Arigatou, Salamat, Thank you for to all who visited the blog! ^_^

For post 501, I thing its but fitting to make a post which has some connection to how I became addicted to Asian music… because of Dong Bang Shin Ki’s Xiah Junsu. (i think he is adorable… sigh!) — or should I say JYJ’s Junsu

I bet a lot of people have watched Secret Garden! It was a hit!! And I have to say it was a very unique story… and so maybe that’s why it’s a hit. Who would ever forget Hyun Bin‘s purple track suit!!! And who doesn’t love Gil Ra Im!!!

Also another popular thing we would not forget about Secret Gardens’ soundtrack! Especially the song That Man (Geu Namja). Even Hyun Bin has his own version of the song (the original one was sung by Baek Jiyoung).

Recently, JYJ’s Junsu did a cover of the That Man. And my god do I miss him singin ballads.

 

As always, his voice is really beautiful. I could not truly explain it! Hyun Bin’s version was also beautiful, but both their voices are very different so I can’t say which I like best. But one thing I do know is that I miss Junsu’s ballad songs! I wish he would sing more ballads especially OSTs I’m pretty sure it would really really sound awesome!

If only……

**credits: fernyj90@yt + as tagged

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Before U Go – DBSK (Full Version)

So apparently the first video we saw of Before you go by DBSK was just a short version. Earlier today, SM Entertainment has released the full version of the video.

I kind of miss watching video stories and this just hits the spot. SM does not usually have video stories with their music videos… I think I’ve only seen 2 video stories, and all of them are songs by Jang Ri In (both of which stars Siwon, Hankyung and Lee Yoon Hee). So I am elated to see another one of those. We already know what happened but this video makes us understand more… Always keep the faith… **credits: sment@yt (“,)

Before You Go – DBSK (MV)

I totally dig this new DBSK song! It’s called Before You Go (이것만은 알고 가)

It’s very different from Why(Keep Your Head Down). And this kind of suits my tastes.

Most people see DBSK as a dance group, but to me they are one of my favorite ballad groups. They are one of the boybands who can really harmonize themselves to sing beautiful music. So I liked this song the first time I heard it.

The only downside of this song is that 3 of  voices are missing. But Changmin and Uknow did a pretty good job with harmonizing the song.

This song is something to look forward to on the music programs.

**credits: sment@yt

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Xiah Pic Spam! (from my old files)

While waiting for my student to finish his letter, I went over my old files… and I just realized that I have collected lots of pictures of JYJ‘s Xiah Junsu. And these were during the DBSK days…

So I decided to have a pic spam of Junsu’s old photos… kk

**credits as tagged and whoever made it… this was from 2 years ago!!!

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DBSK (Uknow and Max) on Running Man!

This has got to be one of the best Running Man episodes that I’ve seen!!!

It’s the episode where DBSK Uknow and Max makes their appearance on Running Man!

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

I say this is one of the best because I like that all the regulars on Running Man were made to search for their guest. Honestly I’ve been a bit bored already with the show because I feel like it’s the same format over and over again. But the first game for this episode is worth it!

And I bet all Cassies are were so hyped when they saw this episode. For a long time they have been absent from variety shows and I think its nice that they made a come back!

Thank you DBSKnights and isubs for subbing it! Cheongmal Gomawooyo

Now if I can only find the subs to the Strong Heart episode where I could see these two!!! If you know where…. please let me know!!! 🙂

Always Keep the Faith!

**credits: isubs@dailymotion + DBSKnights

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Why (Keep Your Head Down) – TVXQ (Dance Version)

Uknow and Changmin have been very successful with their promotions of Why (Keep Your Head Down). It goes to show that the boys are still doing the right stuff…

And SMent has just released the Dance Version of the video.

This dance version, compared to all those that have been release by Sment before, has more close ups of Uknow and Changmin. Umm it’s nice because i get to see more of them… but some of the dance steps were (and choreo) were missed… and its kinda bad for the eyes… if you know what i mean…

Anyways.. enjoy it and always keep the faith  🙂

**credits sment@yt

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