[Music] MinJoon’s Monthly Top 10 – July 2018

It’s now July, and the heat is kicking real hard in Vegas. Stay cool, stay hydrated. Let’s get onto our list shall we?

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10. Samina GUGUDAN SAMINA
I was a bit confused on if the sub unit was called Samina, or just the title was weird. So, looking into this, this sub unit is all the girls that participated in Produce 101 Season 1. There is a short scene where they all answer the phone, and each member has their own color; it honestly reminded me of Power Puff Girls, and their Emergency Phone. I thought it was kind of funny that the sign on the closed shop said “Sorry We’re Holiday!” The song and MV have this rockabilly vibe, almost a MAMAMOO powerhouse vintage feel, if ya get what I’m trying to say. Its a fun little vacation song, and I find it to be cute, and different from Gugudan’s usual style.

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9. Oh MySEVENTEEN
Leave it up to Seventeen to play with the aesthetics. Their MV’s are always artistic in some sort of way, though they don’t always tell a story, they are very pleasing to watch. I also like how they took on the dancing this time, with the different times of movement; reminds me of those soldier walks. I’m really glad they brought back the clouds, it brought back memories of Adore U. They honestly never fail to impress me with how much talent they really do have.

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8. Retro FutureTriple H
The beginning of this music video kind of starts off looking like a purge movie, the show up at a couple’s house with masks and baseball bats, and ring the door bell, that seems to have a camera attached. The beginning also starts off with some Cha Cha Slide remix in the background, Well the trio makes it into the home and starts trashing it and playing around with the couple inside. The song itself has old funky beats and some new vibes, so it really fits with the title Retro Future; but we all know that if Hyuna is involved, its going to sound sexy as well. The MV also has a lot of ink spill filters to give it that old vibe as well, other than that it is very artistic.

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7. I’m So SickApink
I feel as this month is a more retro/vintage month. In this video we have a lot of VHS filters, Old box TVs, and film tape, that unfortunately is being more abused than looked at, such as sitting in a sink, or being touched with fingers. I really enjoy the chorus it gives the song a different kind of feel to it. The lyrics go on to talk about how they don’t have the same feelings they used to, but how they don’t really want it to end, though they cannot continue lying about their feelings. It also feels like the other person’s feelings has changed as well, they say “you call every night when your drunk and show no sign of sincerity” So it seems both sides are trying to hold on to feelings that are no longer there. 

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6. Dance The Night AwayTwice
Now this MV confuses me a tad bit and I have been reading into some theories for it. So, the girls end up on a strange island, and they start building shelter and gathering food and all that, and thanks to their good effort, they have a party. Well notice how Nayeon, Momo, Mina, and Jungyeon are all wearing full black dresses that don’t seem to fit the time era of the rest of the outfits? And they also didn’t really help create the shelter and/or help getting food. Twice even mentioned that this was a bit of a Horror theme, but at first glance you really don’t notice much. Some have theories that those in black are ghosts, and are trying to keep the rest of the girls on the island. It’s also strange how in the beginning they are calling out for help, and waving out to the ocean for any sign of help, but at the end, when a cruise ship passes by the island, they go back to sleep and forget about it. What’s your take on this MV?

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5. Ride on the WindKARD
I can always appreciate that KARD has a lot of choreography in their music videos, it really does tie the video together. I really like the summer beach vibes, it seems they honestly had a lot of fun filming this on the beach. To me the song sounds a bit like uncertainty in a relationship between friends potentially becoming lovers. The male part is asking how do I get into your heart, what am I not doing, I can wait; while the female part is asking, do you really like me, tell me you don’t hate me, and is all brought together with ‘Ride on the Wind’. Ride on the wind almost sounds like another way to say go with the flow, just let nature take its coarse.

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4. Always You ASTRO
Beautiful Astro, beautiful! I actually love this. Also I’m super excited about their hair colors this comeback, I have a soft spot in my heart for green hair. (if anyone remembers my hair was green for two years). This comeback has a lot of emotion in it, and I adore that ASTRO can always pull that off. The music video switches around from clear, black and white, to full colors and its very visually pleasing.

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3. EgotisticMAMAMOO
This song has a very Latin feel, but stays true to MAMAMOO’s unique style. They take on a very sensual feel to this MV; such as Hwasa in a bathing suit, Solar on a pole, the hip rolls, skit slits. I like that Moonbyul plays up her style a lot, between a Mariachi jacket to a very feminine two piece suit. You can also see more of Wheein’s tattoos, I’m not sure how many are hers or just for this comeback, but they suit her. I also like the new logo they are using.

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2. Summer Night’s DreamFTIsland
Wow oh Wow, Hongki is looking cute! The way he acts in this music video reminds me of the way he acted as Jeremy in You’re Beautiful; just that shy almost dorky cute love. I do believe the theme has a bit of a MidSummer Night’s Dream in it, with the soft focus, flowers and romance. They are even performing in a theatre.

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1. Touch and SketchLeo
Wow oh wow. This is really sexy. I am extremely proud that Leo is doing a solo, he’s so passionate with his work, and it shows in Canvas. The video in short reminds me of “Paint me like one of your french girls.” It’s very sexy, lots of painting, amazing choreography, it’s awesome. You can also see how much Leo has broken out of his shell, and how much his acting comes out in this.

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[Music] MinJoon’s Mothly Top 10 – February 2016

It is now the end of February, which means another Top 10!  A lot of comebacks this month, and they are all amazing!

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10. MoMoMo Cosmic Girls
Happy Debut! Cosmic Girls is a 12 member group, of 10 Koreans and 2 Chinese girls, from Starship, With Sistar and Monsta X. I just hope they don’t pull a B.A.P or EXO and decide to have a concept of all looking alike. I have a feeling that the Astronaut is MPD! Kwang Soo looks adorable as always! It is fun how they took the twist to make all the girls seem like they where aliens being visited by a stranger.

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9. Feel So GoodB.A.P
Holy Colorful sets! I FEEL SO GOOD! I kinda feel that the set paint spilled on Zelo and they just kinda went with it. “No Time to shower! We have to film!” This MV is very fun, and shows a soft teenage side of the boys. This song has grown on me, since I haven’t really listened to B.A.P before. (I’m sorry!) Now I’ve seen some people saying “This MV looks like BTS”, but there is absolutely nothing similar between the two. This song is a great party/road trip song.

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8. OvercomeNU’EST
I love this Post-Apocalyptic setting in this MV, the vagabond style really ties it all together as well. I am very excited over the small steampunkesque accessories, such as the jewelry the boys are wearing, the gears on the pocket watches, goggles and the hints of gold in their outfits. Ren’s hair extensions look great as well. (I feel like I’m making a habit of commenting on hair)

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7. Galaxy Ladies Code
After taking time away from their careers due to the tragedy that had taken the lives of two amazing members, Ladies Code comes back with Galaxy. The power of three seems to be the big concept here; triforces, triangles, three way chess. I’m not sure what the siscissors symbolizes, but this MV is great.

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6. Hide & Seek Astro
Happy Debut also! As someone who watched Astro grow into the group they are now, I am very proud of how well this debut is. This song is super fun and bubbly without it being an overly gushy cute concept. The opening and closing sounds remind me a lot of DMMD, a Japanese BL computer game.

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5. RainTaeyeon
I love this single album. Secret has become one of my favorite songs. I did like Taeyeon with her longer hair, but it’s understandable on why she cut it so short, but she still looks super adorable and childlike. The MV is simple, not too much going on, just you typical, it’s a rainy day and not much to do, and that Tae is reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! The way the MV switches between the room scenes and the black and white solo stage shots are amazing. Soon the MV takes an unexpected turn and the objects in the room turn to water and soon the room is flooded, it almost reminds me of the scene in Hayao Miyazaki film Spirited Away, when the Water spirit comes and the bath house becomes flooded with random things and gold.

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4. 넌is뭔들 (You’re The Best)MAMAMOO
Hey! Mr. Ambiguous, Piano Man! MAMAMOO pulls my heart strings with their amazing soul voices! The MV gives a very flirty girlfriend vibe, which is adorable and fits the song amazingly. I love that MAMAMOO adds a lot of humor and old fashions into their MVs and songs, I also love that they hint to their other songs such as Mr. Ambiguous and Piano Man. MAMAMOO’s dances are defiantly dances you would want to learn.

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3. Drip DropTaemin
It was really hard to pick between Drip Drop and Press Your Number, since both are amazing; but I didn’t want the list to be the same couple artists, so I picked one. This song gets stuck in my head like no other. The dance is amazing, Ian Eastwood did an amazing job at the dance for this song. I love the color correction of the sky to make the scenery really pop. It also so filmed pretty close to home, so I am a little bias on the location. I recommend this album a thousand times over, the highlight medley had me sold. The album has more ballads than the last one, one of my favorite songs off the Album is Solider.

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2. SympathyJung JoonYoung ft. Suh YoungEun
This MV is quite sad. The song is very moving. The orchestra and the vocals tie in so well. The song is about losing love in a way you never expected, how there is no way to change how it ended. The female part of the song blames herself for everything getting hard and falling apart, while the male part starts off saying “At some point I stopped missing you”. In all it’s a very emotional song, and deserves a lot of love.

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1. Sentimental Winner
Now, I do realize I made Winner first on two months, but I do believe this Comeback is the best thing that has happened to Winner. With the comeback songs of SentimentalBaby Baby, and I’m Young. Each of these songs is beautiful and has a strong meaning. I’m Young had me in tears, the MV hit hard and crushed me. TaeHyun said that he had wrote that song when he was in love, so his heart is really in that song. YG had as all pretty pumped up for Sentimental and Baby Baby with all the covers from other Artists. I feel like Sentimental is a song we can all relate to. I enjoy how the MV flows from one room to the next, and the colors are amazing. Most of all, who wouldn’t love Mino’s ‘trucker’ look! I look forward to the next part of EXIT.

Don’t forget to check out other February comebacks and tell me what your top 10 are!

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[Music] MinJoon’s Mothly Top 10 – January 2016

Hello everyone! I decided that I would make a TOP 10 list every month for K-Pop comebacks!

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10. Made ItCrown J
Now this MV confused me at first. On 1theK’s channel, it had some weird angles, then I found out that it was a 360 MV. Now this is on the list cause it reminds me A LOT of the music and MVs here we have in America. Not to mention the girl in the MV is very very pretty!

 

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9. EverythingThe Black Skirts
This is a very mellow song. It almost reminds me of songs you heard in old movies. It’s simple MV, and just a nice chill out song.

 

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8. Don’t ForgetCrush Feat. TaeYeon[Girls Generation]
This is an amazing song. Tae and Crush’s voices sound amazing together. It is a break up song, but It’s a nice winter song as well.

 

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7. I Hate You ChoA and Way [Crayon Pop]
This song is a great change from the usual fun pop songs that Crayon Pop usually does. Though their is no video

 

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6. Lollipop IMFACT
This was one strong debut. They are all super fun and full of energy. UngJae, the youngest, wrote AND composed this song. The Dance is fun. Though it’s a typical cute boy concept, they really did twist it up and make it different in their own way.

 

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5. I Miss YouMAMAMOO
OH MY WOW MAMAMOO~~ They always drag me in with their amazing powerhouse voices! They also seem super excited for it to be released.

 

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4. I am You, You are MeZico
It’s strangely cute? The chimes and the softness of the song. The MV is very appealing to watch. Overall an awesome song.

 

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3. Depend on MeVIXX 
Though this song is in Japanese, I had to put it on the list. Ravi did an amazing job on this song. The dance is probably one of my top favorite VIXX dances now. The MV is not too complex like some of their MVs. You can really tell the difference between each and every member and the parts are pretty evened out as well. 

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2. No Love Lucky J
I love this song, the traditional sounds and voices melt together and just are very amazing together.

 

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1. PrickedMINO & TAEHYUN [WINNER]
This song I have had on repeat almost every day. It gets stuck in my head and it’s amazingly done. Also, They are my biases in WINNER, I am excited to hear the rest of EXIT

Now there are a lot of January Comebacks that I didn’t get to in this list, and all are amazing, so please, check them all out! Not all comebacks came back with an MV. I hope you all enjoy this Top 10! Give me some of your top songs for this month!

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