Friday, 15 December 2017

A Musical Christmas Countdown: December 15th 2017!

Hello
안녕하세요 
(Annyeonghaseyo)
こんにちは 
(Konnichiwa)
你好

(Ni Hao)

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December 15th:
Whenever I hear this song, I can't help but think about what sort of future Skye and the rest of her generation have with the constant threat of not only terrorist attacks but also with the fear of Kim Jong-un's need to create atomic weapons and rule the world. I'm sure we're far from the world that John Lennon envisioned when he wrote this song, but today it's not him singing the track, today it's sung by a South Korean singer and songwriter called J-min. I love her vocals on this song and it's one of my favourite tracks off SM's winter album: The Warmest Gift.

Today's song is J-min's rendition of Happy Xmas (War is Over)

See you tomorrow!

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안녕
(Annyeong)
さようなら
(Sayonara)
再见
(ZaiJian)
Bye

Thursday, 14 December 2017

A Musical Christmas Countdown: December 14th 2017!

Hello
안녕하세요 
(Annyeonghaseyo)
こんにちは 
(Konnichiwa)
你好
(Ni Hao)


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December 14th:
I'm back with another Andrews Sisters song, this song like 12 Days of Christmas comes off my favourite Christmas album, which is an album that brings me back so many memories from my childhood.

Today's song is The Andrews Sisters' Winter Wonderland.


See you tomorrow!

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안녕
(Annyeong)
さようなら
(Sayonara)
再见
(ZaiJian)
Bye

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

A Musical Christmas Countdown: December 13th 2017!

Hello
안녕하세요 
(Annyeonghaseyo)
こんにちは 
(Konnichiwa)
你好
(Ni Hao)


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December 13th:
Today I have to say that this song is one of my all time favourite Christmas songs and it comes from my all time favourite Christmas album from the Andrews Sisters. It's one of those songs that I think everyone would know and loves to sing along to.

Today's song is the Andrews Sisters' 12 Days of Christmas.

See you tomorrow!

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안녕
(Annyeong)
さようなら
(Sayonara)
再见
(ZaiJian)

Bye

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

A Musical Christmas Countdown: December 12th 2017!

Hello
안녕하세요 
(Annyeonghaseyo)
こんにちは 
(Konnichiwa)
你好
(Ni Hao)

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December 12th:
Whenever I hear this song I can't help but think of Mean Girls and if you're like me and a group of my friends, Mean Girls quotes are a regularity and if you haven't seen Mean Girls then what are you waiting for, go watch it.

Today's song is Bobby Helms' Jingle Bell Rock.

See you tomorrow!

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안녕
(Annyeong)
さようなら
(Sayonara)
再见
(ZaiJian)
Bye

Monday, 11 December 2017

HISTORY - HIM

Hello
안녕하세요 
(Annyeonghaseyo)
こんにちは 
(Konnichiwa)
你好
(Ni Hao)


Today I'm sharing with you a group that I found this year and I sadly found them too late to be able to enjoy my first comeback with them.

HISTORY are a 5 member boy group, formed back in 2013 by LOEN Entertainment, making their debut on April 26th 2013.
The group consists of:

Song Kyungil
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Na DoKyun
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Kim SiHyoung
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Kim JaeHo
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Jang YiJeong
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HIM is HISTORY'S 5th and final mini album and as on May 12th 2017 it was announced that HISTORY were disbanding due to upcoming military service for the members and solo activities.

On the 5th of April 2016 the 5th Mini Album [HIM] 'Pre-Listening' video released.
Owned by LOEN Entertainment
On the 6th of April 2016 [Teaser 1] History_Queen was released.
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On the 7th of April 2016 [Teaser 2] History_Queen was released.
Owned by LOEN Entertainment
On the 10th of April 2016 the Queen M/V was released along with the physical and digital release of their 5th and final mini album HIM. Then on the 17th of April 2016 the performance M/V was released for Queen.
Owned by LOEN Entertainment

DoKyun co-wrote and co-composed his solo track 그럴 때면 (Whenever).
YiJeong and Kyungil co-wrote and co-composed Baby, Hello.
YiJeong and SiHyoung co-wrote tracks Queen and Wild Boy with YiJeong co-composed both tracks.
YiJeong, JaeHo and SiHyoung co-wrote track Liar with YiJeong and JaeHo co-composing it.

HIM peaked at No.3 on the Gaon Albums Chart and No.27 on the Oricon Albums Chart.
Gaon Sales:
44,925+
Oricon Sales: 16,246+
Totalling:
61,171+ copies.
The Queen M/V has also gained many views with the main M/V gaining 7,416,324 million views and the performance M/V gaining 676,443 thousand views, both M/V's combined Queen has gained 7,483,967 million views, with the views slowly increasing each day.

HIM was released in 2 versions a Heart version and a Spade version, both versions are set out in the usual hardback book style case with the album covers being the same design but with the Heart version being red and the Spade version being black/grey, the Cd designs are also the same for both version with the colours corresponding to the version. The track list for both versions differ slightly with the Heart version having track Liar and the Spade version having LOST in the track 5 slot, the rest of the track list is the same. The first half of the photobooks are the same with the 2nd half being different in the 2 versions, both versions also come with a random photocard that is designed like a playing card.

Track List:
Wild Boy
Queen
Baby, Hello
그럴 때면 (Whenever) (DoKyun Solo)
Liar
Queen (JPN Ver.)
Wild Boy (Inst.)
Queen (Inst.)











 

 





I have the Heart version but I would also like to get the Spade version, HIM is the only physical album of HISTORY'S that I have but I do have some on my iPod that I've downloaded. I've been finding it a little difficult to find physical copies of their albums. For a first and final release from the boys it's an amazing album to go out on, it's just a shame that these boys never got the recognition that they deserved. Each track is really different with a mixture of upbeat tracks and ballads showcasing each of their vocal abilities. I love the photobook, the pictures make the boys look really handsome and gives off an art feel. The photocard is amazing I love the design, I'm curious about the number on it but as soon as I saw it I was delighted and I got Maknae YiJeong.
Check out their amazing tracks below.

Queen (JPN Ver.)

그럴 때면 (Whenever) (DoKyun Solo)

Baby, Hello

Liar

Wild Boy

Queen

It's a shame that I never got to experience a comeback with HISTORY but I look forward to their solo activities in the future and hopefully once they've all completed their military service HISTORY make reform and perform together again as the boys seemed to find it difficult to come to the decision they did and maybe if they do return they will get the recognition they deserve as they work hard writing, composing and choreographing.

Are you a fan of HISTORY?
Who is your bias?
What's your favourite album from them?
What's your favourite title track?

See you soon!


안녕
(Annyeong)
さようなら
(Sayonara)
再见
(ZaiJian)
Bye