[Special] Catch Up Review #17 – Sunny Hill, Ladies Code, ANS, 3YE

As promised yesterday, I will finally be post reviews for the number of songs that I have kept on the ‘Coming Soon’ list since September/October last year. But they come in the form of these ‘Catch Up Review’ segments, where I review (very briefly) four tracks. Yesterday’s review centered around Zico due to a number of his tracks were on the list. Today, we will be focusing on female groups. In particular, it will be focusing on Sunny Hill, Ladies Code, ANS and 3YE.

NomNomNom – Sunny Hill

One name that I had never expected to see again in the industry was Sunny Hill. This is because after the release of On the Way Home in 2016 and their departure from FAVE Entertainment (formerly known as Loen Entertainment), the group disappeared entirely from the industry. Since then Jubi and Misung left the group; Seungah (the only original member of the group to remain) changed her stage name to Bitna; and Eunju and Geonhee was added to the lineup, joining Kota and Bitna. Their returning track was NomNomNom, which is best described as a quirky number that seems to repeatedly throw in horse related sounds effects. Heck, the chorus is like the sounds you often associate with horse-riding in movies. It is a little odd but it reminds me of Sunny Hill’s past wacky numbers that drew my attention in. The effect isn’t as strong anymore, but it is still present. The vocal work is quite strong and surely one day this lineup can continue the amazing vocal work we got throughout Sunny Hill’s past. The music video is very low budget. And as a result, this dulled the music for me, which otherwise would have been a song deserving of a fun visual concept. I did like the ‘horse riding’ theme that was incorporated into the choreography though. (6.9/10)

Set Me Free – Ladies Code

This is one song that I will admit was bumped around the agenda for quite a while before it was removed and put onto the ‘Coming Soon List’. Ladies Code’s Set Me Free was released in early October 2019 and could potentially be the group’s final song, as the group was announced to have left their company (Polaris) whom they have been with since their debut in 2014 (and the group have been announced to be focusing on solo work for the time being). To me, Set Me Free merges the more modern feel that the group recently visited through Feedback, with their energetic vibes from their retro tracks that they debuted with back in the day. The instrumental is a very rough mix, which I find very appealing. I find this contrasts very nicely with the smoothness and raspiness of their member’s vocals. Overall, this makes the song a very promising track that I regret not reviewing last year. The video shows the members getting away with stealing and cheating in a casino. They do so in a confident manner, which I think is the entire point of the video (obviously, it wouldn’t be to steal clothes and cheat). My main questions is how did it take one member to scare a bunch of guys with a fake banana gun that she revealed before running away? It makes no sense. The choreography that accompanied Set Me Free was actually a nice routine. It paired well with the energy that was coming from the song. Not really memorable, however.

Boom Boom – ANS

A few weeks ago I reviewed ANS’ new song, Say My Name. How backwards of me to review their debut track after their comeback track. Say My Name featured a fair amount of ‘Boom Boom‘(s) in the track. But none of it was sung in the manner which we heard in the actual Boom Boom song. Very interesting. The song, Boom Boom, is more a tropical song and it had a very anthem-like feel to it. It conformed to very typical standard, but it became slightly addictive with multiple listens. Interestingly, I thought the vocal work was weak in this song as the song relied a lot on that anthem vibe that I mentioned. The rapping was also a massive miss for me. While I did just say there was a slightly catchiness to the song, the song’s longevity was short lived and was easily forgotten. Other songs that were more innovative with sounds and showed off more of the themselves rose to the top afterwards, suggesting that ANS needed to do some more work, which I think Say My Name delivered. The music video opened (and ended) with a rock intro that I am sure perked every one’s attention. The song in comparison is a little disappointing. The video just showed the members doing a bunch of things with some edgy vibes. The ending seems to suggest the presence of another person, which I guess is a new member. Their latest comeback added two members to the lineup, which confirms it. The routine is a little different from most female groups, which I quite like. The start of the dance was amazing and I liked how the knife-like precision came through the rest of the routine. (6.7/10)

OOMM (Out Of My Mind) – 3YE

I am due to review 3YE’s latest song some time in the next week. But before we do that, we must have a look at an earlier single, OOMM or Out Of My Mind. A little background – 3YE is a female trio currently under GH Entertainment. The members were all from the short-lived group, Apple.B. It is another track that manages to conform to a very typical sound of hip-hop that many other artists have done before. But one part of the song really caught my attention. The whisper that featured before each chorus was definitely something that lifted the song by a huge deal. Firstly, it was an epic change to the song that was unexpected. Secondly, it helped the chorus that followed stand out more. The chorus itself was definitely promising and really packed a punch with its hip-hop sound. The verses had the same style flowing through it but it just wasn’t nearly as strong. The vocal work was pretty good, along with the rapping. In comparison to the above song, 3YE really set themselves up in a strong manner for their future releases through this song (even though it isn’t their debut single). The music video shows the three members in prison. Correct me if I am wrong, but I think this is one of the few to actually show female members in prison, locked behind bars and wearing prison outfits. Nothing glamorous or flashy here. The editing to this video was very strong and it helped make the video interesting and worth talking about. The performance showed toughness, sexiness and charisma all in a span of 3 minutes. Definitely a hard thing to pull off given that most groups go with one or the other. (7.8/10)

10 Favourite Non-Title Tracks (Part 1)

Welcome to the first ever ‘Special’ segment of my website. Though I have used the category ‘Special’ for other purposes in the past, I thought I could use to expand the content of what I write. So I thought I would make various lists of different aspects of the KPOP sphere, starting off with non-title tracks that should be more appreciated. I have other ideas lined up like “favourite OSTs’ and ‘favourite dances’ etc. If you have any ideas, feel free to comment below and I may just look into your idea. In no particular order, here are 10 (and this particular will be expanded in further editions) favourite non-title track songs by KPOP artists.

Crying – Sistar

Sistar leaves behind many great tracks, so of which barely get enough attention. What makes Crying a great track are the vocals. They were dynamic and gave the song a very unique feel. I thought the chorus was extremely catchy and interesting with how it starts off with a striking delivery of the word “Love”. The instrumental was pretty simple and their vocals/raps matched it perfectly.

One Step, Two Step – Oh My Girl

I personally thought this song has a very nice blend of instruments. It also felt like angels were singing to me.  The track ended up being very addictive, becoming a song that I would search for on YouTube for a while. I loved how the track started off very sweet and nice. But as you approach the chorus, we enter a more upbeat phase, making the build-up sound amazing. The violins in the bridge were also amazing, with it being another highlight of the track.

Albatross – B.A.P

Adding to the fun vibes of their 5th mini album, Carnival, Albatross is one track to jam to. It is a very down to earth feel and listening to the song makes you wonder how fun the recording process would have been if there was a stage or music video accompanying it. It was released in February but there is a very vibrant and Summer feel to the song, making it a track that I constantly listen to during Winter when I want to feel some warmth.

Shadow – F(x)

I think out of all the non-title tracks out there and the songs on this list, this is the song that everyone will agree on as the most underrated song ever. It literally catches your attention with its very creepy lyrics. But the lyrics are smothered with the sweetness of the instrumental and their vocals, making the creep factor exceed the highest possible limit. It is extremely addictive and I totally love it.

I Wanna Fall In Love – Song Ji Eun (Secret)

Song Ji Eun’s tracks have always been intriguing for their dark messages. Her more recent releases haven’t followed that path, which is quite disappointing. But there are a few that have caught my attention, such as I Wanna Fall In Love. It is much better than many of her recent title tracks and her strong vocals resonate throughout the entire track. It dominates the entire track, which I think is amazing and the song is quite catchy after a number of listens.

Get The X Out – Sunny Hill

Judging from the title, I would never have thought of the song being what it is. It is extremely unexpected, as the instrumental is reminds you of toys and dolls. Very innocence. But instead, it holds a very scary message telling their partner to just leave. I love how they cut the swearing out (or else it would be banned) but it makes everything feel more intense. And this is another reason to why I love Sunny Hill’s songs. They take uniqueness to a whole new level.

Before The Song Ends – JJ Project ft. Suzy (Miss A)

To hear that JJ Project will be getting a unit comeback stage before the end of the year makes me extremely happy. But before that, I must show you all this extreme party-vibe track. Sure, it may be overpowered by autotune but it one hell of a song to jam to. Suzy’s featuring in this song makes it so much better. But the real winners are JJ Project, who has such a dynamic track under their belt.

Maze – VIXX

I tried to include some old tracks and some more recent tracks on this list. Maze falls under the “more recent” category, with it being one intense track to listen to. That is mainly because every time I listen to the song, I feel a rush of adrenaline as if I am actually running through a maze myself. It is a super catchy track and dynamic at the same time.

Switch – NCT 127

Switch is the only song on this particular list that has its own music video. From memory (and what I read a few months back) that this song and music video was recorded before the debut of NCT. I was totally into (and still am) the instrumental of the song. It sounded different to other songs that I have listened to. It’s another track that gives off a nice Summer feel, which I am totally digging at the moment, as I freeze each morning.

One Minute Back – SHINee

This, by far, is up there as one of the best songs ever released. It is such a unique song on so many levels. Their vocals are on point throughout the track, especially during the entire chorus. The lyrics of the song depict a guy catching his partner cheating on him and wanting to turn back time. Overall, listening to just once will not be enough as it leaves a very long lasting impact that makes you want to go back and listen to more.



[Review] On The Way Home – Sunny Hill

Sunny Hill has finally returned after a year and a half. They have returned with a new single, On The Way Home that has sparked a little concern from fans (I included). This song along with the video really alludes towards disbandment for the group, which everyone does not want to happen. They are extremely underrated and unfortunately have not found the right momentum in the industry as of yet. However, their songs have always been iconic. Now, I will talk about reasons why I think the “we are disbanding” message is being given off from the song and video later on. The description of the video somewhat downplays this speculation. However, I’ve read that when the company was asked, the company simply replied with “Nothing is confirmed yet”. Furthermore, I am also reading that Seungah posted about leaving the dorms to live elsewhere. Though we have to wait for a confirmation to make it official, it seems like a lot is going in favour of this disbandment. But as I mentioned before, hopefully not. Writing this introduction has me in tears because I love Sunny Hill and I will support them. And as you can this review is going to be a long one.

Listening to the song for the first time, I honestly fell in love with the song. I have liked most (if not all) of Sunny Hill’s songs. From Midnight Circus to Here I Am, I think everything they put out is amazing. The song has a nice pop vibe but at the same time has a nice ballad feel to it. There is a hint of electronic in it as well, which they have done it in the past. It is just, this time, they tone it down a lot. The girls sing quite a bit about ‘going home’ and that they keep on asking themselves “why do they look back”, making the process of going home a lot harder. That is the evidence I was talking about in the song. Moving along, their vocals fit the song amazingly. While the song is quite upbeat and more on the “happy” side, you can tell there is a hint of emotions in their vocals. It is like every other Sunny Hill ballad they have put out there. They do everything to the perfect extent. I would love if the vocals in the verses were a little stronger. I know the members who sang these parts aren’t really the best singers out there, but at least throw in some backing vocals to give some depth to them.

We see each member in the video in different lives. One of them is currently with a partner, another is working, another is travelling and I don’t know what Misung’s character is doing (maybe unemployed – I don’t know). But each of them is fed up with their current situation (in the video) and you can tell them that life is putting a lot of pressure on them. So they start to move along with their escape or exit from their lives. They all talk on the phone for a bit in the video. I don’t know if that is calling “daddy and mama, I’m coming home” or if they are communicating with each, in agreeance with each other’s departure. But let’s skip forward. Here is where it gets to me and has a lot of people concerned. When each member returns to their home, prior to opening their doors and saying “I’m home” to their family, they look behind them, to a small television which plays two of their past hits: Midnight Circus and Goodbye To Romance. For a moment, and we all see it, a hint of sadness. Then they turn back to their houses and go inside. It is a great video (though I don’t like the pale filter) that packs a punch. Whatever story they are telling, it is amazing and I love it.

Final Rating – 9.5/10 – No I didn’t give them a high score just because it could potentially be their final song and video ever. It is based purely on my views on the song and video.

In the end, whatever happens with Sunny Hill, I, as a fan, will support them. Even if it is parting ways and doing their own thing, like any other band, I will wish them the very best. If they stay together, then I will continue my support. Watch the video, share it, like it!!!

Child In Time – Sunny Hill

The return of the queens. Sunny Hill has returned to the stage with Part 2 of their first album, titled as Sunny Blues. While the first part of the album focuses on more of the pop and fun songs, the second part of their album went on to focused on the ballads to which Sunny Hill are quite well known for. An interesting fact is that Sunny Hill debuted in 2007. Their first album (this album) was released 7 years later. Many still believe that they are a brand new band, just they are like seniors in the industry.

This song is pretty good. I like it how Sunny Hill always addresses various topic instead of the mainstream love topic that songs always have. Sure, they mention it, but their focus is more on travelling back in time and reliving the moments that they loved the most during their childhood and adolescents. Their vocals are really good. There is no rapping. just pure singing from the girls and they all have such nice voices. Though to be honest, the song is on the boring side just a little. The instrumental, though it fitting the feel and emotion of the song, really lacked colour. That flute (I think that is what it is) was really annoying at some parts.

There are two music videos. One is the actual drama version, while the other one is the “lip version”. It just baffles me why there are so many different version so the music videos in the industry. And sometimes, they get weird. Like the “eye contact” one. I like the drama version. It fits the meaning of the songs. Though the character does not directly go back in time, she goes back in time to the time frame where she was growing up. It seems like she created numerous scenarios during her time as a teacher for her younger self, which I am not sure if someone else did when she was actually young, like how the boy confessed to loving her. Also, like doesn’t anyone seem a little troubled to why the teacher grew so close to the young girl? Like why the teacher approached the young girl and proceeded to take her out to the arcade and stuff? It also seems like the father noticed the teacher was actually his daughter. It was a nice scene to be honest, but 100% the younger girl does not agree.

Overall, it is a nice comeback. The song was pretty good and the music video fitted with the lyrics really well. 9.5/10

End Of Year Charts 2014

Welcome to the end of the 2014 charts. This chart has every single song that was released from the 1st of January 2014 to the 1st of December. I left the nitty gritty stuff out (aka. the numbers I used for the ranking) and made sure that everything was fair. So that means for songs that were released towards the end of the year would have received some extra increment to make sure that they were levelled out with the songs released in January. Other numbers used included whether songs were on the YouTube Playlist of The Month and each song was re-reviewed in categories of “song, music video and dance”. Below are just some interesting facts that you may enjoy in regards to this chart.

  • The very first song released to be included on the charts are Rain’s 30 Sexy and La Song. The last song released before the cut off date was Infinite F’s Heartbeat.
  • T-Ara’s Sugar Free (2) was the only song throughout the whole chart to score the maximum of 40 for the song re-review.
  • VIXX is the first boy group to appear in the charts at 14th place with Eternity.
  • As touched on above, this year the charts are dominated by the girl groups, with 13 boy groups versus 37 girl groups (repeated groups not excluded).
  • Heavily promoted songs tend to rank higher than songs that were released as a single and not promoted.
  • The following artists achieved the next few positions after 50th place: SPEED, Crayon Pop, Z:EA, Zhou Mi (Super Junior), BTOB, Infinite, UKISS, AOA and Gain (Brown Eyed Girls)
1 Something Girl’s Day
2 Sugar Free T-Ara
3 Up & Down EXID
4 Monday Blues Sunny Hill
5 Piano Man Mamamoo
6 Darling Girl’s Day
7 I’m In Love Secret
8 Mr. Chu A Pink
9 Yasisi NS Yoon G
10 Red Light F(x)
11 One More Fiestar
12 Good Night Kiss Hyosung (Secret)
13 Ain’t Nobody HA:TFELT (Yenny – Wonder Girls)
14 Eternity VIXX
15 You Don’t Love Me Spica
16 So Wonderful Ladies Code
17 This Is Love Super Junior
18 Luv APINK
19 Like A Cat AOA
20 B.B.B (Big Baby Baby) Dal Shabet
21 Good Luck Beast
22 Cha Cha Rainbow BLAXX
23 Full Moon Sunmi ft. Lena
24 Error VIXX
25 Catallena Orange Caramel
26 My Copy Cat Orange Caramel
27 Don’t Look At Me Like That Song Ji Eun (Secret)
28 Back Infinite
29 8Dayz Megan Lee
30 What About You? Laboum
31 Dont Touch Me Ailee
32 I Swear Sistar
33 Singing Got Better Ailee
34 1004 (Angel) B.A.P
35 Danger BTS
36 12:30 Beast
37 Mr. Ambigious Mamamoo
38 Lonely B1A4
39 Beep Beep BTOB
40 Mamma Mia Kara
41 I Need You Bestie
42 Solo Day B1A4
43 Whatcha Doing Today? 4Minute
44 Pretty Age 25 Song Ji Eun (Secret)
45 1 Minute 1 Second Jiyeon (T-Ara)
46 Peppermint Chocolate Mamamoo ft. K.Will & Wheesung
47 FxxK U Gain (Brown Eyed Girls)
48 Touch My Body Sistar
49 Evanesce Super Junior
50 Not Spring, Love, or Cherry Blossoms HIGH4 ft. IU

THAT’S IT!!! 2014 IS OVER AND 2015 IS APPROACHING. WISHING YOU ALL (IN YOUR RESPECTIVE TIME ZONES) A HAPPY NEW YEAR. I only have 6 hours to go and I am excited. Party hard (but not too hard) and I will see you next year!! aka. in the next few days ^^

Here I Am – Sunny Hill

Sunny Hill is back with a new single for us to hear. Emotional ballads were the past. Now we can move onto songs that are still emotional, however with a twist.

This song was interesting. Though, the music video looked liked it was more of a ballad, I was taken by surprised. I expected a full on slow yet really sad song, something like Pray by Sunny Hill. However instead I got a ballad, mashed up with an electronic  and dance song. Though, it may sound a little odd, it is still a pretty neat song to listen to. I just love how the song literally builds up to the chorus. I love how the song just changes, like every minute we just don’t know what is really going to be heard next.  The vocals in the song were really well done. That little rap sequence (can we call it that) during the bridge flowed really well with the song. Overall, the song sounded really nice and it was very different, yet it still maintained its emotional style.

The music video was also quite interesting. Basically, at the start we see a couple break up. From that point onwards, we see the girl have a hard time trying to forget about her love. She seeks the help of hypnosis to make her forget the ex boyfriend. Interesting plot. I just love the twist at the end when she wakes up, exactly like the scene earlier in the video and acts as if nothing was happen (ie. she lost that memory of her boyfriend). I also like certain scenes in the music video like the one where she makes two cups of coffee, but turns around to only realize that  there was only her. Also the scene with the angels wings, when the dude walked past first and the girl walked past later. Pretty amazing.

Song and music video were superb. I am literally amazed at how Sunny Hill pulls out all these great songs and video ideas for their comeback. I know that there would be a director of some kind doing most of the stuff, but still, Sunny Hill deserves some recognition. 9/10


Monday Blues – Sunny Hill

It’s the final review. OMG OMG OMG. This is it guys. I am literally packing the site away for two months to focus on my exams at the end of the year. I know right, kind of overkill, but I really need to do well on my exams. Hahahaha… The asian life right there. Rather than leaving this site with the last review as an angry rant about why a certain band has less screen time than another, I decided to go with a band that I really like and also a song that I am really into. Oh wait, I just gave my whole review. 10/10. Hahaha… I kid. Don’t worry guys, I shall return one day in the near future (looking at November) and I am also looking at transforming this site, because I am going to have a lot of free time on my hands and might as well do something. Hahaha…. So CLICK HERE for a little questionnaire. It only contains two questions regarding personal information, which asks for two mandatory questions, and also one other one. The rest are just questions regarding the site. Do it and you shall be loved. MUAHAHAHAHA!!!!

So as I said above, I really like this song. Yep. Though it is not the actual Sunny Hill I had expected, I still liked the song. Maybe for one, I can relate to it. And considering that I am actually typing this up on a Monday kind of says a lot as well. The song talks about the blues that people get from going back to work on a Monday or school or anything that is draining. Mondays can be crap and this song basically sums up our feelings towards Mondays. The song is very poppish and I think it is safe to say as a colourful song. I have to be honest, but the “How About You” did get pretty annoying as I listened to more of it, but still managed to like the overall song. The vocals are great and the rapping was pretty meh, but still managed to do the job. Well, at least it was not a horror video.

The music video gave the wrong impression. I really don’t know if the company really is trying to make Sunny Hill go down the path of the sexy concept. I hope not, but the teaser gave many people the wrong impression. I also find this video kind of odd. I hardly doubt the ladies at your workplace would use sex appeal to actually survive a Monday. If they did, that kind of gives off the impression of something else and I should be a little concern. I liked the humour of this video. Though I hardly doubt the toilet is the best place to tease your hair and change clothes into something that a boss’s wife would wear. Hahaha… Not but seriously, I don’t know how clean those toilets are but I would never change clothes in any toilet. Kind of gross. But overall, a pretty funny and cool video to watch.

The dance is pretty cool as well. The moves are not hard and pretty catchy overall.

9.5/10. Excellent comeback as a whole. JUST I WANT A DARK SUNNY HILL COMEBACK!!! Just a reminder, this is goodbye for now. I shall return around the 13th of 14th of November, so keep that date in mind and expect the next review (possibly Super Junior) when I return. BYEE!!!

Don’t Say Anything – Sunny Hill


As mentioned in a review a few days ago, Sunny Hill has finally returned to the stage with a brand new ballad. Though fans may be excited to hear that their band will be coming back with the male member, Janghyun, it seems like the excitement is dying off quite quickly, after the true meaning of the song was released. Janghyun, who was just a few months ago, released from military enlistment, had decided to step down as a member of the coed-group and become the producer for the band. He will not be showing his face anymore on stage, but will be working extra hard behind the scenes to provide new songs for fans to hear. As a fan, I am quite sad about the news. Sunny Hill has always been one of my most favourite groups, mainly because they are one of the few coed groups in Korea. But either way, good luck to Janghyun for future purposes and lets hope songs like the groups successful singles will continue to churn out!!!

The song sounds amazing. There is a slow start to the song, but I really enjoy how it starts to build up to the chorus. The chorus itself is much different from the song itself. The song is quite mute and quiet, while the chorus is loud and stands out from the rest of the song. Not only that, but the chorus is quite catchy and those parts after the chorus are catchy as well. There are a few flaws in the song however. Misung’s rap is out-of-place. It actually does not fit with the rest of the song at all. It sounds awkward. As you can tell, I am not a fan of rapping in a ballad, mainly because rapping tends to be fast and a ballad is usually a slow type of song. Not only am I unimpressed with that, but Janghyun. I thought he would have sung at least something in this song, since it is a goodbye song for him. But, instead he literally just speaks two sentences in English. Ummm… Honestly, I am sure he could have squeezed in a line or two for himself or close off the song himself. Hopefully we get to see him on stage though.

Damn this review is long. This is what you get for giving me a pen, paper and free time. I make notes on music videos. Scary right??? Anyway, the music video is quite beautiful. I like the setting of it. Quite bright. I also love the video. When you look into the lyrics of the song, it seems like the person wants to get rid of those good memories to be able to “move on”. In the music video, she brings their memories in the form of balloons. The white ones are useless to her, but the coloured one are her memories of her love. You see scenes where the girls grab these balloons and throw then out, in a way, getting rid of them. That is my way of seeing the music video, the white background makes it look like a flashback or memory as well. Not sure about the black background and Janghyun, cause it looked like they had a blackout during the filming. But I like the music video, so I am not going to complain.

What a long review. I would give it 10/10, but sadly, I am only going to give it a 9/10. It is a such a pity to see Janghyun go like this, mainly because he places an important role in the “coed” band. Hopefully, we will get to listen to more of his creations and he will remain forever faithfully, with the band he debuted with in 2006.

Love Actually – Sunny Hill ft. Daybreak

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Sunny Hill last year collaborated with the band Daybreak to deliver a beautiful love song that had everyone talking. It has been a while since Sunny Hill has released a single, and today actually marks the release of a new single from the band, which I should get to reviewing next week. I won’t discuss too much about the new single, just it sounds amazing and I am sadden to hear the departure of the male counterpart of the group, Janghyun who decided to become a producer for the girls. Such sad news as he was pretty amazing person after all, and brought Sunny Hill a lot of cool and different songs, such as Midnight Circus, The Grasshopper Song and their newest single: Don’t Say Anything.

This song is lovey dovey for me. To the point where I am actually liking it. The vocals of the girls and the guy actually matches up and sounds a like. It seems like these two groups are a match made in Heaven. The song talks about the ideal types of the girls. The song is a song that you should check out. It is a ballad, but the way it sounds make it sound a lot like a happy jumpy kind of song. The chorus is really catchy and sounds amazing. There was a rap in here by Misung and that probably was not a great idea overall, mainly because rapping in a ballad really does not sound as great. On top of that, the girls sung their hit song Pit-A-Pat which was a hit OST song for a Korean drama back in 2011. I like how they managed to slide it in there, but it sounded so different I did not realize after I did some digging into the song last year.

The music video is somewhat satirical. I mean the girls list their ideal types and they include: a guy with a hairy chest, a guy who figure is like a rose and a guy who has so much muscles, that his pants rip by doing nothing. Yeah, pretty much weird. I love it how the girls act all seduced by him and turned on because that is something all guys enjoy seeing. Hahaha… That was pretty rude. Sorry. Anyway, I too like how the band go squeezed by appearing on a tablet randomly. And then the male lead in the music video turns to another girl hahaha… And then Kwanghee turns up and becomes the new ideal type of the girls. Wait what??? Kwanghee? Z:EA? Ummmm.. Honestly a poor choice….. Did I just insult two things at once? OMO! I am sorry ^^.

My use of emoticons on this site is scaring me. Anyway, there is only one live performance of this song and it was shortened!!! WHY????? But there was nothing that special with the live performance. Just then singing and performing.

9/10. A song I encourage you to check out. I tend to like pretty cheesy stuff though, so yeah. K Dramas are considered as extra cheesy. Like you can see cheese oozing out of the drama. As you can see, I am going to run away. I will be back with reviews of the latest songs tomorrow.

Darling Of All Hearts – Sunny Hill

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Sunny Hill has recently made their comeback with a new, equally as awesome and powerful song. This time, it plays on the the theme “aegyo”, which can be seen throughout the whole comeback. Released on June 20, and since has been ranking very high on the charts, the song does what the band always does. They always find a way to portray and “make fun” in a serious way of a very sensitive topic, which can be seen in Midnight Circus, Pray, The Grasshopper Song and Is The White Horse Coming?. This time, they incorporated their style with folk music, a genre that is hardly done in the KPOP. It had fans uneasy at first, but they in turn found it quite enjoyable.

To me, the song is not the best. It lacked power, which I adore of these girls. All their past hits had a level of seriousness to it and a lot of power which most girl groups don’t actually have in the industry. This song, when I first heard, was a bit kind of, weird sounding. It was too cutesy to my liking, until I realized that it was meant to be that way. It took me a few rounds to get use to their new style which now I honestly like. The vocals were quite great. Seungah, has improved the most. For Misung, the rap was a let down of the song. It sounded odd and “not-quite-there” for the song. I guess I can say, and many others, that the rap was not needed. I love the lyrics for this song. They do have their “special hidden message” in this song as well. This time around, they are talking about how all women need love. Women in love stories, successful business women, lonely women, friendly women. The whole lot. The chorus is surprising catchy. Not the best song of the band, but neverless a great song.

The music video was okay. Not as memorable as their previous comebacks in the past. To me, there is not as much symbolism in this video compared to their past videos. However, on that note, I love the simplicity of this video. It gives us a change of image for the band and their style which is great, especially if you are bored of seeing and watching the same thing over and over again. The lyrics blended well into the music video. As for Jubi’s part in the video, all I caught from there was Uncle Sam and the American Flag, which I found did not really match the lyrics. Maybe I am just overcomplicating the whole scene. I do that a lot, thank you teachers. The dance scenes were very cute and I loved how simple the set was for this.

The dance is not as memorable. It does not shout out “Sunny Hill” to me, however it still fits within the range of their style. That instrumental part of their dance was amazing and they seemed to be quite in sync. The ending was pretty cool. The dance has that feminine side to it along with the cuteness style they have gone for. It is not as powerful when you look at it, but it is still powerful in terms of the message which they are trying to get across.

8/10. This comeback did indeed show a side of the girls which we never knew existed. I know I did not right about the featuring artist, Hareem. I am kind of creeped out, particularly when she smiled half way through the video with the girls spinning around on his glasses.


Goodbye To Romance – Sunny Hill

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Sunny Hill has finally made their comeback with another song. If you are looking for something along the lines of The Grasshopper Song, which was released in January 2012 or Is The White Horse Coming?, released in May-ish 201, then this is not the song for you. This however brings them back to their debut days, where they sung really underrated ballads and love songs. However, I am assuming that now SNSD’s song is now out, these girls are gonna drop down. Sad.

Anyway, this song is more of a love song, but fits the ideal type of your average Christmas Carol. The piano in this song is quite pleasant to listen to and feels warm. I feel like I am in a toasty room, despite battling 40 degree days, which translate to very cold in Fahrenheit. The start makes it sound quite serious, but as soon as you hear the girls vocals, then you can guess that this song means something else. I absolutely think the highlight of the song is the chorus, which kind of makes me picture the girls waving goodbye to their boyfriends or love interests. I guess you can say Seungah and Misung get the short hand of the stick, as Jubee and Kota’s voice do overpower the other two, but seriously, these girls sounds really good. Those really faint short but total high notes where Kota is singing “Goodbye” sounds really good and adds to the definition of the song.

I totally love the music video for this song. It shows that the whole music video is filmed in one shot. The lightiing of the video gives off an antique feel to the room, and how distant this room is to the rest of the room. The little girls are like younger versions of the actual members. I absolutely love the addition to the toys, it is like a trip down memory lane, with the teddy bear and the train set. The classroom photos and the member of Sunny Hill seem to be having a great time. My only complaint though, the flashing lights at the end. Yeah, they don’t really look as good, but still. Awesome video.

The live performance of the song is totally boring. Though I miss the girls dancing, this is the perfect song to sing during Winter and Christmas. Pity, that they still have not won a first place yet. One day.

9.75/10. I would give it 10/10, however this song seems only great during Christmas or Winter time.

Princess & Prince Charming – Sunny Hill


I must admit this song is not their best. I really do prefer The Grasshopper Song and Midnight Circus. But that does not mean I was not as impress with this song. I quite like this song even though I do like their previous song. It is catchy and is very different from their other songs. It’s not like The Grasshopper Song as it is unique however it is equally powerful in its own way. The song raises the question if there is actually a princess or prince charming for each of us. No I’m not a big fan of fairy-tales and actually love reading the fables, but this is a really good topic to base it on. The Grasshopper Song was about the grasshopper and ant fable. Midnight Circus was about freeing themselves from the puppet master or circus master.

Now, this song has the lot. Great vocals, a catchy beat, a meaningful reasoning. What else would you want? Sunny Hill never disappoints. I really like the lyrics in this song. My favourite part was “Diss 1,2,3,4. Listen to This.”

Music Video

Okay, teaser. WTF reaction. I was watching the teaser when it cam out and was like yeah this is a cool song. Then smack bang was the most ugliest guy ever. I don’t know if he is Spanish or Mexican or another nationality. I must say, I was scarred deeply after seeing his face. And just for the fun of it (click on it, if you dare):

It is kind of weird. But then again the teaser and the music video raises the point “Are all Prince Charming charming and all princess beautiful?”. No not really. I guess this music video talks a bit about uniqueness and be comfortable with your looks. I am not really sure with the guitarist at the start, I don’t think he should’ve been included in the video at all. He does not play a part in the music video that much. I also find the close-ups a bit unappealing to. I am not sure why. I know they are displayed to be ugly to say that all princesses are not pretty and some can be ugly, but they still look good. The video do match the lyrics. To be honest the music video is really confusing. Cause at the end Jubi or someone was actually impersonating the “prince” and then they also destroy the letter A. I think the most creative part of the music video was this part:

I’m not sure what this scene actually means. But I guess they are trying to say that to be a “princess” you must be perfect, which nobody is so therefore “prince charming” will not come and you are not a “princess”. Get That?

Live Performance.

This dance must be the hardiest dance out of the latest songs they have produced. I don’t know why, but I found it hard to follow the dance.It was much more energetic and really matches the beat. I am not sure if it matches the song but it is pretty good. I really like their new image in the live performance. This song is really serious but playful at the same time. It seems like for once, the singers are having funny dancing to their own song.

And The Rating?

Sunny Hill can do better, but this song is pretty good as well. 8.6/10.

Have Fun Watching. Troy 😀

Music Video:

Live Performance (It won’t last long, that is the availability of the video below.):

The Grasshopper Song – Sunny Hill .


The guitar (well, I think it is a guitar) sounds really good. I love the fact that the guitar changes into the electronic beat at the start, adds a whole new dimension to KPOP. The vocals are really good. I have to say since Midnight Circus, they have gone a long way and developed so much more. The only problem is, when they sing “Ring Ring” they pronounce the R’s as L’s. Also, I am assuming they are trying to copy the sound of a grasshopper, but Ling Ling does not sound like a grasshopper. All their vocals are really good. Not really happy with Janghyun’s part of the song, does he really have to be autotuned?

Music Video

Smashing video, well kind of. Janghyun plays a grasshopper (those dudes dressed in black) and they all work for sugar? One girl (Jubi) plays the Grasshopper Queen, well I think so. The other girls I have no idea what they are. I am assuming Narsha only appeared on the teaser because I don’t see her face anywhere in the video unless she is that lady who plays the guitar in the video. But beside that, the music video was quite fun to watch. The grasshopper made me laugh. LOL.

Live Performance

The music video was quite fun and warm while the performance was really tense and quite serious. That ruined the atmosphere. Here you have a warm and enjoyable music video and then a serious performance. Anyway, their choreography was really unique. At the Ling Ling part, they had their hands around imaginary balls on their head which shows us a grasshopper. Very Smart.

And The Rating?

Great song, fun music video and a serious performance. 9/10.

Have Fun Watching 😀

Midnight Circus – Sunny Hill

“Midnight Circus, Riddle Me OMO. Midnight Circus, Riddle Me OMO.”

I have to say this is one the best songs ever written and sung on stage. There is no better song than this. I believe Sunny Hill is one of the best artists ever because they sing in a very mysterious and creepy way that does not have a prefect feel to it when others sing it.

Now I love a good mystery and this definitely had my thumbs up. Now the plot is kind of complex to figure out. So here it is. It took me ages to figure it out. An old man has been taken by the evil ringmaster who had previously transformed 4 girls from a cat, bird and 2 horses (or is the white one a unicorn?). Now he is told to play the accordion for the performance. However as the Music Video progresses, the Old Man regains his memory of his pasts. Not wanting to be known the ringmaster and his circus slowly disappears and the old man is safe again. However there are underlying messages to the viewers in this music video. I am going to only tell one. This video aims to those who have been controlled for their life. This tells them to break away from the “controller” and live life. That’s right. The ringmaster is like the puppeteer and the girls are the puppets.

Anyway, you think this is weird. You have not seen the Backup dancers yet, have you? Its me or are they wearing stockings around their head? (On closer inspection, i figured out that they had a lot of make up on. Well it’s not that bad. 2pm was worse)  Not sure about the symbolism there but it must signify something right? Or is it a wardrobe malfunction? More Mystery?

^(Whoever wrote that is such a loser)

LOL. This song is really good. Not only do they have a great instrumental but also a great meaning behind the video. Anyway to rate this video i would give it a 9.5/10.