One Day – 2AM + 2PM (PV)

I haven’t paid too much attention to Jpop recently. But this is essentially a cross between Jpop and Kpop so I decided to post it.

It’s the PV for One Day, a track by 2AM and 2PM.

I’m sure their fans would have known of this already. I am not much of a 2PM fan (except for Nichkhun). I liked them before, when Jay Park was there, but for me after Again and Again and I Hate You, I really didn’t quite get their songs. But I still like Nichkhun! It’s a different story for 2AM. I liked them since I heard What To Do and Confession of a Friend and I’ve never stopped liking them!

This song is a Japanese single. I think this song is actually a good one for the Japanese market. It’s the kind of song most Japanese boy band releases. Do I like it? Hmm.. it’s ok I think, but not a favorite of mine, but pleasant to the ear. I don’t hate it, just not very catchy for me. (I think this is the big difference for me with Jpop and Kpop)

The video is quite simple, just them dressed in suits and doing the usual dance. Ok Taecyeon! I don’t know what’s with me but I like the way you look in this video! Kya.. and not to mention Jinwoon (sorry I can’t helped but be biased). And yay! we got to see 2AM dance again. Speaking of dancing, their moves remind me of Arashi and their dance steps from the not so old days. If I hadn’t know better, I would think they were a Japanese boy band instead of a Korean one. Suddenly I miss my Arashi crazy days! Matsumoto Jun, Sakurai Sho! (at this point I am surpressing my Arashi fandom because this post is about 2AM and 2PM).

Final Verdict:I think the song is for the Japanese market, not the usual 2AM/2PM song, but good for Jpop. And the dancing reminds me of my Japanese boyband fandom! Oh how I miss Arashi!

**credits:  thanhnamKorean@yt

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Little Dancer (リトルダンサー) – Speed

Yay! Speed is back!

I don’t really post Japanese songs these days.. but boy am I glad to see a new video from Speed. It’s called Little Dancer リトルダンサー.

I was supposedly going to post a song from Perfume, but I think I have to post this. I am not sure if this is a new single, but the video was just uploaded today.

Who is Speed? They are a Jpop dance group who have been in the industry for maybe almost 10 years (or maybe more). I actually didn’t know about them before, I was a Perfume fan. But a friend introduced me to them, and I’ve been listening to their songs ever since — even the old ones.

The Japanese music industries, like Korea also has a lot of girl groups and boy bands. And most often than not, the girls and boys start out really young. And the thing I love about Speed is that they regrouped and they are still able to make their songs popular even after a lot of younger groups are being introduced. That’s what I love about the Japanese industry, because their boy bands and girl groups lasts for a long time — like SMAP or Arashi.

Anyway, I can’t wait for more of their songs. I know someone is gonna be so excited to see this video! kk

**credits: avexjapan@yt

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Backtracks – Sweet Soul Reveu by Pizzicato Five

Kya! I miss this song! And I remember this was the first Japanese song that I really liked. And since then I have been a fan of the Japanese pop/dance genre.

Sweet Soul Reveu is a very old song, some time around 1993 or 1994. It’s sung by a Japanese pop group called Pizzicato Five. They are very popular to audiences from the West.

I miss hearing “A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular” in their songs! I was still a kid back then but this song really ruled for me!! And I didn’t even know the meaning of the words!!! It just sounded good to an elementary school kid! I could not find any Kanji for the song!!! But the Romanized words are there.. I so miss Pizzicato Five!!

Sweet Soul Reveu (Romanized)

Kesa hajimete
Kagami wo mite
Ki ga tsuita no
Anata ni koi shiteru no
Anata ni koi shiteru no

Omekashi shite
Doko e yuku no?
So anata ni
Ai ni yuku no yo
Baby machi wa itsumo parade
Baby dakara tsuite iko yo

Yo no naka ni wa
Sweet ya
Catchy ga ippai aru yo ne
Dakishimetai
Ureshikute
Hoho hozuri shitakunaru desho

Hora revue ga hajimaru
Hora okurenaide ne
Hora revue ga hajimaru
Hora wasurenaide ne

Tabun kyo wa
Watashi wo mite
Ki ga tsuku hazu
Anata mo koi shiterutte
Watashi ni koi shiterutte

Terebi de mita
Furui eiga
Musical no
Revue mitai ne
Baby machi wa itsumo parade
Baby hora ne kikoeru desho

Yo no naka ni wa
Happy ya
Lucky ga ippai aru yo ne
Kuchizuketai
Ureshikute
Hoho hozuri
Shitakunaru desho

Hora revue ga hajimaru
Hora okurenaide ne
Hora revue ga hajimaru
Hora wasurenaide ne

Yo no naka ni wa
Sweet ya
Catchy ga
Ippai aru hazu
Kami-sama
Parade ni
Ame nante furasenaide
Yo no naka ni
Happy mo
Lucky mo
Zenzen nakutemo
Anata to nara
Ureshikute
Hoho hozuri shitakunaru desho
Hozuri shitakunaru desho

Hora revue ga hajimaru
Hora okurenaide ne
Hora revue ga hajimaru
Hora wasurenaide ne

Sweet Soul Reveu (Translation)

I didn’t notice till I looked
In the mirror
This morning
I’m falling in love with you
I’m falling in love with you

Where am I going
Dressing up?
Yes, I’m going
To see you
Baby, this town is always a parade
Baby, so I am following

In this world
There are a lot of sweet
And catchy things
Wanna hug
Wanna be happy
Don’t you want to hold them close?

Hey, the revue is starting
Hey, don’t be late
Hey, the revue is starting
Hey, don’t forget

Perhaps you noticed
When you
Looked at me today
You’re fallin’ in love
Fallin’ in love with me

On tv I saw
And old movie
It was like
A musical revue
Baby, the town is always a parade
Baby listen! don’t you hear it?

In this world
There a lot of happy
And lucky things
Wanna kiss
Wanna be glad
Don’t you want to hold them close?
Don’t you want to hold them close?

Hey, the revue is starting
Hey, don’t be late
Hey, the revue is starting
Hey, don’t forget

In this world
There are a lot of
Sweet
And catchy things
Oh lord,
Don’t rain
On my parade
But even if there is no
Happy
Or lucky things at all
In this world
You make me
So happy
Don’t you wanna hold them close?
Don’t you wanna hold them close?

Hey, the revue is starting
Hey, don’t be late
Hey, the revue is starting
Hey, don’t forget

**credits: P5Maniax@yt + sound of music ln, ted mills  + as tagged

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Kaeru Basho (帰る場所)- Aoyama Thelma 青山テルマ

Remember sometime last year Taeyang released a song with a singer named Aoyama Thelma. I have been a fan since I heard her Wasurenai. The video also made my heartache (like Koreans, Japanese also have heartbreaking music videos, or PV… promotional videos.. as they call it).

But blame it on Doraemon, this song has become my favorite Aoyama Thelma song. It’s called Kaeru Basho (The Place You Come Back To).

This was actually written by Soulja. Both she and Aoyama Thelma did a collab almost 3 years back. It’s called Koko Ni Iru yo. This is the single that made Aoyama Thelma really popular. I love them because they’ve both made Jsoul popular!!!

I absolutely love her voice and her songs, it sounds like an American song only sang in Japanese. Maybe next time I am  going to post Wasurenaiyo.

But anyway, these are the lyrics… I love this song totally!!!

Kaeru Basho (Romanization)

Ashita ga kichaeba shibaraku aenai kedo
Itsumademo kimi no koto wasurenai yo
Sorezore eranda michi wo aruku no wa hitori demo
Kokoro nozokeba iru aisuru hito to

Dakara ikura samishikute nakitai yoru ga attemo
Omoidashite boku ga iru koto wo

Sayonara sayonara mata aeru hi ga kuru made
Ima dake sayonara ima wa
Sayonara sayonara mata aeru kara
Itsumademo kimi no kaeru basho de

Mata aeru hi made kimi to sugoshita hibi no
Omoide to tomo ni aruki tsudzukeru yo
Michi mayoi sou na toki mo kimi no warau sono kao
Omoidashite fumidaseru kiga suru yo

Dakara sayonara yorimo tsutaetai arigatou
Kimi ga kureta boku no kaeru basho

Sayonara sayonara mata aeru hi ga kuru made
Ima dake sayonara ima wa
Sayonara sayonara mata aeru kara
Itsumademo kimi no kaeru basho de

Mata aeru hi made sukoshi samishikutemo
Boku-tachi wa machi tsudzuketeru ne kitto
Ikura hanaretetemo ikura toki nagaretemo
Mata au yakusoku shita basho de

Sayonara wa owakare no kotoba ja nakute
Mata au yakusoku nanda yo dakara
Sayonara sayonara mata aeru kara
Sore made no kimi to no yakusoku wo

Sayonara sayonara mata aeru hi ga kuru made
Ima dake sayonara ima wa
Sayonara sayonara mata aeru kara
Itsumademo kimi no kaeru basho de

Kaeru Basho (Translation)

When tomorrow comes, we won’t see each other for a while
But I’ll never forget you
Even if we walk alone on the roads we’ve chosen
Look in my heart and I’ll be with the one I love

So no matter how lonely you are or how much you want to cry some nights
Remember that I’m here

Goodbye, goodbye, until the day we meet again
Goodbye for now, just for now
Goodbye, goodbye, we’ll meet again
At the place you come back to, forever

Until the day we meet again, I’ll keep walking
With the memories of the days I spent with you
Even when I lose my way, when I think of your smile
I feel like I can walk on

So instead of saying goodbye, I want to say thank you
For the place you gave me to come back to

Goodbye, goodbye, until the day we meet again
Goodbye for now, just for now
Goodbye, goodbye, we’ll meet again
At the place you come back to, forever

Until the day we meet again, even if we’re a little lonely
We’ll keep waiting, I know it
No matter how far apart we are, no matter how much time goes by
We’ll meet at the place we promised to

Goodbye isn’t a parting word
It’s a promise to meet again, so
Goodbye, goodbye, we’ll meet again
That’s my promise to you until then

Goodbye, goodbye, until the day we meet again
Goodbye for now, just for now
Goodbye, goodbye, we’ll meet again
At the place you come back to, forever

Kaeru Basho (Kanji)

明日が来ちゃえば しばらく会えないけど
いつまでも君の事忘れないよ
それぞれ選んだ道を歩くのは一人でも
心覗けばいる愛する人と

だから いくらさみしくて 泣きたい夜があっても
思い出して 僕がいる事を

さよなら さよなら また会える日がくるまで
今だけさよなら 今は
さよなら さよなら また会えるから
いつまでも君の帰る場所で

また会える日まで 君と過ごした日々の
思い出とともに歩き続けるよ
道迷いそうな時も 君の笑うその顔
思い出して踏み出せる気がするよ

だから さよならよりも伝えたい ありがとう
君がくれた僕の帰る場所

さよなら さよなら また会える日がくるまで
今だけさよなら 今は
さよなら さよなら また会えるから
いつまでも君の帰る場所で

また会える日まで 少しさみしくても
僕たちは待ち続けてるね きっと
いくら離れてても いくら時流れても
また会う約束した場所で

さよならはお別れの言葉じゃなくて
また会う約束なんだよ だから
さよなら さよなら また会えるから
それまでの君との約束を

さよなら さよなら また会える日がくるまで
今だけさよなら 今は
さよなら さよなら また会えるから
いつまでも君の帰る場所で

**credits universalmusicjapan@yt + SnakeRoot + http://www.kiwi-musume.com

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Mr. Taxi – SNSD (少女時代)

I’m really slacking on posting this song! kk I know this came out last week, and I bet a lot of SONES have posted this song on their respective blogs. I’m not really a Sones but I am joining the bandwagon to post this song! kk but don’t kill me.. I like SNSD 少女時代  ^_^

Anyway, this is their PV of their new Japanese single Mr. Taxi.

I posted the Dance version which was uploaded by Universal Music Japan. But if you want to see the longer PV,  click here.

Hmmm… the song is nice, but I think these days, a lot of autotune is being used in most songs, not only for SNSD songs. I have nothing against the girls, but I still think that Gee and Kissing You sound better. Both songs bring out the real voices of the girls. For the video, since this is a dance version, we do get to see them dance. But in the longer one.. there is not much of a difference with the dance version, maybe just the solo parts. But I’m not really liking it. With the girls, I would love to see a video with them doing some acting ala Gee video… so yes, Gee is still my favorite SNSD song! the best!! kk ^_^

But I did enjoy the song ^_^

**credits:  universalmusicjapan and grayfm@yt

Missing You ~ Time to Love – Tamaki Nami ft Kwangsoo, Jihyuk and Geonil

Even before T-ara became very popular in Korea, I liked them already. They have been labeled last year as the most improved girl group but to me, their vocals were quite good since I heard them sing Time To Love.

Yes, for those who do not know Time to Love (TTL) was one of the first tracks that they sang (together with the group Supernova. It was even followed with a second single titled Time to Listen (TTL2).

But I am not posting up that song (though later in this post I including the original version). Instead I found the Japanese version of this song. Yes the Japanese version. Now T-ara fans don’t go criticizing her and accusing Tamaki Nami of stealing the song. I think she wouldn’t be releasing this online if she plagiarized it right?

Anyway this is Tamaki Nami‘s version of TTL.. and it’s called Miss You ~ Time to Love.

In my opinion, it sure is different from the one T-ara did. But I have to say the rap is great! I enjoy Japanese music as much as I do Korean music… and I feel the only difference is that of the vocals.  Soyeon’s voice is much stronger than her voice, but nonetheless, both sound the same. There is however a difference in the dance, kk. As much as I love Japanese music, but most of the time, their choreography doesn’t really impress me too much, that is compared to the Korean counterpart. But watching the PV did not stop me from enjoying the song…

And so for comparison, and the unfamiliar, below are the TTL videos of T-ara and Supernova. Which one do you think is better? The Japanese version or the Korean version??

Time To Love (TTL)

Time to Listen (TTL2)

 

**credits: tiararthe1, LOENENT and KPOPMV010 @yt

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Each Other’s Way (旅の途中) – Exile (MV)

I’m going Japanese these days!!!

And this MV is fresh! Real fresh as this single has not yet been released! This will be released in Feb. 9.

It’s the new single of Exile, called Each Other’s Way (旅の途中).

Exile has been there for the longest time!! ahahaha and this is what makes me amazed about Japanese boybands— they last for so long… Arashi and SMAP are some examples. Though some or even most of the members have their own solo projects, they manage to stay together… and I think that is the real teamwork!

Japanese songs these days are really good!! Unlike last year… but this is the kind of Japanese music that I like!! A song that you can dance too but at the same time it could pass off as a ballad song. I just love listening to Exile songs!! Be it a ballad or dance songs. ^_^

*credits: avexnetwork@yt

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I Love You (Aishiteru アイシテル) – Monkey Majik

Posting 2 Monkey Majik songs sa video today…

This made me fall in love with them.. This song is called I Love You (Aishiteru アイシテル)

One day as I was watching channel V and I saw this video, after that I could not get enough of their songs…

For the lyrics… click this link.

**credits: erikanaka@yt

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Forever – Monkey Majik (MV)

I love love love Monkey Majik!!! They’re my kind of music!

This is the most beautiful song and PV (they call it PV or promotional video in Japan) of the group. It’s called Forever.

This PV is beautiful because instead of the group singing they have contracted special people to do the singing. I love the concept of people coming together and singing. The lyrics of the song is a very touching one and it’s not just the romantic kind of love but it’s love in general — romantic, parental, friendly… all kinds of love that exists in the world!! ^_^

For the unfamiliar, the group is from Japan and they are composed 2 Canadian brothers and 2 Japanese men. Both the Canadian brothers are fluent in Japanese mind you, so when you listen to their song, you seem to hear a native singing. To me I love the husky and mellow voice of the singer. His voice would fit a rock band but at the same time it one you would love to hear singing a ballad… i would like to call it the best of both worlds. They have had several hits in Japan and I recommend them if your experimenting on listening to a Japanese rock ballad.

In the PV you would hear several people sing it… but this is the Monkey Majik version of the song:

And of course I want to share the lyrics to the song…

Forever (Romanization)

It’s a beautiful world
Sora ni tabi ni de you
You know it feels right
Yabureta chizute ni shite
Tomatta sekai ugokasu… kotae

Tsuki no youni
Tsumetakute kanashii
Fusagi konda, won’t you come and shine on me
Kimi to iu na no hikari
Mabushiku

Loving you forever
Utsukushiku kagayaku
I’ve got you, you’ve got me
Yorisotte
Sono hoshi no hate made
Doko made mo together
Yasashiku aoku

(Uh, hey!)
The way that you walk
The way that you talk
Seasons will change
Kids get new names
‘FAME’ it’s just another couple saying
We should try to go and better ourselves
Well at the end of the day
All you see is yourself
Awatenaide, I look in the mirror realize
Just a glance will paralyze
And convince you otherwise
The contentment that you knew
I’m guilty of it, too
Owari no nai, tabi mada mada tsudzuku

[PV version:
What a wonderful world
Ai wo sagashi ni
Kodoku to jiyuu poketto ni tsumete
Awatenaide I’m just gonna keep the pace
Cause I’m learnin’ all the time
I need you by my side]

Okizari ni shita mama no negai
Kimi to iu na no hikari
Terashite

Loving you forever
Utsukushiku kagayaku
I’ve got you, you’ve got me
Yorisotte
Sono hoshi no hate made
Doko made mo together
Yasashiku aoku

Ima futari ga hitotsu ni natte
Sekai ga mawaridasu

Loving you forever
Utsukushiku kagayaku
I’ve got you, you’ve got me
Yorisotte
Sono ushi no hate made
Doko made mo together
Yasashiku aoku

I just wanna live forever (lalalala)
Always will kept in my heart
[PV: Always will you be in my heart]
Always be with me together
Love one another
Always in my heart, you’ll be

Forever (English Translation)

It’s a beautiful world
Let’s fly away into the sky
You know it feels right
With a worn out map as our guide
Tryin’ to move a world that’s stopped we’re searching for…the answer

Looking like the moon
Cold and sad’s as it seems to be
Feeling down and out
Won’t you come and shine on me
You’re the perfect light of my life
Shining brightly

Loving you forever
Shine so beautiful and brightly
I’ve got you
You’ve got me
Holding each other
From the world’s end to another
No matter where we go together
Tenderly into the blue

Uh, hey
The way that you walk
The way that you talk
Seasons will change
Kids get new names
“Fame” is just another cover saying
We should try to go and better ourselves
Well at the end of the day
All you see is yourself
So settle down now go look in the mirror realize
Just a glance will paralyze
and convince you otherwise
The contentment that you knew
I’m guilty of it, too
It’s not over yet, our journey will still continue on

[PV version:
What a wonderful world
Looking all around for love
I’ve filled my pocket up with freedom and loneliness
So settle down now I’m just gonna keep the pace
Cause I’m learnin’ all the time
I need you by my side]

All those wishes there just as we left them behind
You’re the perfect light of my life
Shining on me

Loving you forever
Shine so beautiful and brightly
I’ve got you
You’ve got me
Holding each other
From the world’s end to another
No matter where we go together
Tenderly into the blue

Now the two of us are becoming just as one
The world is turning round and round

Loving you forever
Shine so beautiful and brightly
I’ve got you
You’ve got me
Holding each other
From the world’s end to another
No matter where we go together
Tenderly into the blue

I just wanna live forever
La la la la
Always will come in my heart
[PV: Always will you be in my heart]
Always will we be together
Love one another
Always in my heart you’ll be

Forever (Kanji)

It’s a beautiful world
宇宙(そら)に旅に出よう
You know it feels right
破れた地図手にして
止まった世界動かす…答え

月のように
冷たくて悲しい
塞ぎ込んだ
Won’t you come and shine on me
キミと云う名の光
眩しく

Loving you forever
美しく輝く
I’ve got you
You’ve got me
寄り添って
その星の果てまで
どこまでも together
やさしく蒼く

Uh, hey
The way that you walk
The way that you talk
Seasons will change
Kids get new names
“FAME”is just another cover saying
We should try to go and better ourselves
Well at the end of the day
All you see is yourself
慌てないで go look in the mirror realize
Just a glance will paralyze
and convince you otherwise
The contentment that you knew
I’m guilty of it too.
終わりのない 旅まだまだ続く

[PV version:
What a wonderful world
愛を探しに
孤独と自由ポケットに詰めて
慌てないで I’m just gonna keep the pace
Cause I’m learnin’ all the time
I need you by my side]

置き去りにしたままの願い
キミと云う名の光
照らして

Loving you forever
美しく輝く
I’ve got you
You’ve got me
寄り添って
その星の果てまで
どこまでも together
やさしく蒼く

いま二人が一つになって
世界が廻りだす

Loving you forever
美しく輝く
I’ve got you
You’ve got me
寄り添って
その星の果てまで
どこまでも together
やさしく蒼く

I just wanna live forever
La la la la
Always will come in my heart
[PV: Always will you be in my heart]
Always will we be together
Love one another
Always in my heart you’ll be

I totally love Monkey Majik!!

**credits: avexnetwork and senJeXt@yt + Tsukimii, KATTUNKAMExROX, shikazuu, metrotokyo@jpopasia + music.goo.ne.jp

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Mister (Japanese version) – Kara

Who misses Kara’s butt dance?? kk… I bet some of you did!! kk

I found the video of their Japanese version for the song Mister.. the song that made them very famous because of the butt dance.. and I have to say these 5 girls really look nice when they do it.

I remember that this was a follow up song when they made their come back. The song that preceeded this was Wanna if I am not mistaken… And though “Wanna” had a music video, “Mister” did not have one… i think they just did it live.. frankly I was disappointed since i liked Mister better than Wanna.. but seeing this video now made me happy!! kk 🙂 Finally a video for the song!!! — though the language is Japanese, but nonetheless its still Mister..

So for the Karaholics and those that missed the butt dance.. this PV is for you.. kk

credits: haengbok0172 @ yt

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