愛情接力 (You & Me)

Total Score: 4.80

marryu

wait which song is this again?

MV: n/a
Sound Quality: 4
Singing Quality: 5
Contextual Fit: 3

Translated Lyrics/Audio Only | Lyrics

Release Date: 09/23/2009

Not to be confused with Super Junior Happy’s “You & I“! Here we are, at the final song of the Super Girl EP, and the last song Hangeng is EVER on with Super Junior, and this is a song that… sounds like “Marry U.” Sporting lyrics by Zhou Mi again, this meanders along in a gentle way, and suffers the same issue as “Marry U”, that of being so relatively uptempo for a romantic song, and predictable chord-wise, that it’s like eating hardtack when you were hoping for beef bourguignon. Or candy hearts (yucky and chalky, says me) when you wanted a box of Ghirardelli. Continue reading

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動情 (Only U)

Total Score: 3.20

onlyu

I FOUND THE REST OF THE IMAGE IT’S ALL BAD AND TERRIBLE AAAAAAAAA

MV: n/a
Sound Quality: 2
Singing Quality: 3
Contextual Fit: 3

Lyrics Only

Release Date: 09/23/2009

“Only U” brings out the previously-involved-with-producing-Kylie-Minogue-and-Lily-Allen-songs Greg Kurstin as a songwriter! And yet this is not mentioned in his production/writing discography… even though an f(x) song is listed as a writing credit for his cowriter, Karen Poole. I wonder why? Continue reading

告白 (Confession)

Total Score: 6.40

confession

siwon had silly sideburns in this era

MV: n/a
Sound Quality: 6
Singing Quality: 5
Contextual Fit: 5

Audio Only | Lyrics

Release Date: 09/23/2009

Good morning! Got behind, in part due to massive internet outage, and am also having a tremendous week for brain fog (possibly work stress, lack of sleep, seasonal pressure changes, all three), so who knows how well this is going to turn out if I am foggy-brained and rushing to ensure I don’t miss a day. Continue reading

SUPER GIRL

Total Score: 8.57

supergirl

kyuhyun and zhou mi have seen something off in the distance… perhaps it is solo success…

MV: 8
Sound Quality: 9
Singing Quality: 8
Contextual Fit: 5

Mandarin MV | Korean MVLyrics Only

Release Date: 09/14/2009

supergirl-intro.gif

WHOOAAA WHOOAAA

Good morning, everyone, or evening as the case may be, and let’s talk about “SUPER GIRL”, which is possibly my favorite Super Junior-M song (it’s top 3, at least), and also Hangeng’s last single as a Super Junior member! It is a lovely Autotuned piece of Eurotrash, written and produced and everythinged by Yoo Youngjin (who normally just writes), and it has separate videos for both the Korean and the Chinese version, and it is 2009 so most of everyone is at maximum cute, and please click to view the wonderment. (Also, in the header image you will see if you click to view more, I would like to point out that Ryeowook is wearing MASSIVE lifts. He is a tiny elf person and there is no way he’s that tall.) Continue reading

카니발 (Carnival)

Total Score: 6.40

carnival

you remember this part, right?

MV: n/a
Sound Quality: 6
Singing Quality: 5
Contextual Fit: 5

Lyrics Only

Release Date: 08/14/2009

Hey neat, it’s the song from SS2 that was not actually released until a month later! Hey neat, it also makes more sense now why they did it early; it’s not an original song. It’s actually a cover of a Dutch song from 2005. So in that regard, it’s not as weird, I guess. Also semi-surprising that again, everyone’s on this other than Heechul (and TVXQ and SHINee, lol). Continue reading

Seaside 휴게소 (Boom Boom) (with TVXQ and SHINee)

Total Score: 5.14

 

seaside

why does this remind me of a delia’s catalog?

MV: 3
Sound Quality: 4
Singing Quality: 6
Contextual Fit: 5

MV | Lyrics Only

Release Date: 08/14/2009

Now that Super Show 2 is a wrap, let’s move on down (… TO THE BASEMENT) to the next song in the SJ repertoire, which is the song they did with EVERYBODY MALE IN THE SM CATALOG AT THAT TIME OTHER THAN KANGTA APPARENTLY. Good lord. This is from 2009 Summer SMTown – We Are Shining, which is one of the last SMTown seasonal compilations that SM did. Also, to be honest, the cover art isn’t that bad given some other SMtown compilation art we’ve seen. Interesting that a summer compilation came out so late in the summer. Literally everyone in TVXQ, SHINee, and Super Junior gets at least one solo line on this song (aside from Heechul for obvious reasons), which is nuts given that the song is only 3:10. Continue reading

Super Show 2: Part 5 of 5

Live(?)blogging the entirety of Super Show 2, in 40-ish-minute chunks! Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4 are here, and you can follow along here. This entire last segment is encores; Part 4 ended with the original/first ending, and everyone running off stage yelling thank-yous.

As a side note, I’m watching New Journey to the West seasons 3 and 4, starring Kyuhyun (and Kang Hodong and Lee Soogeun, and Eun Jiwon, and Song Minho and Ahn Jaehyun if you are into that kind of thing), and it is very good and if you have time you should also watch it. It has a brief Heechul cameo too. (On the downside, I’m watching that instead of doing this, but nyehhh.) Continue reading

Super Show 2 Part 3 of 5

Live(?)blogging the entirety of Super Show 2, in 40-ish-minute chunks! Parts 1 and 2 are here, and you can follow along here.

Before I get started, is it just me or is this show missing some heart so far? It’s definitely more fanservicey than the first Super Show, what with all the humping and fans’-hand-kissing and stuff, but it feels like the only parts they are actually having any fun with are the parts where they get to run around the stage like lunatics, and that’s because they’re mostly just messing around with each other. We’re close to halfway through, so I hope this improves.

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