I think I mixed Sennen Koi Uta, A Thousand Year Love Song, and Yeo haeng Gi altogether XDDDDDDDD
okay sorry everyone! I already made a revision below. I’m really sorry for the error ^^;;;;;;;; (should listen to the mp3 before reviewing later on XD)
Thank you for everyone who reminding me~!
Finally I can get home before 8 pm!!! lol I get many and many birthday wishes today, to think that the day before I was crying in my sleep, today is sure a blessed day ^^ There are many presents too, and to make the day even more perfect, ‘With All My Heart‘ has its premiere airing today as well!! It’s such a beautiful song~ I’ll count that as birthday gift from the boys for me XDD
I keep staring at this pic when I was listening to the song, I think this pic suits the mood a lot.
I’ve been adoring CNBLUE too much these days, but with only one single track, the fabulous five bring my heart back to them just right away. I guess no other artists will make me loving them as much as I can to TVXQ… ^^
Damn, why am I being too sentimental?!! 😄 Let’s just continue our business here alright 😉
We leave the boys in August 2007 with their first ORICON Daily topper back then. This episode will end the Dong Bang domination journey in 2007 and will open up a new successful year in 2008.
No more depressing Japan single sales numbers, our boys are in their famous state starting now~!!!
Thirteen Japan single: Shine/Ride On
(September 19, 2007)
If I ever told you that I didnt like ‘Lovin You’ even from the very first time I listened to it, then I SO LOVE ‘Shine’ from the very first time it’s released!! (^o^)/ I like everything about this song. The tune, the dance, the MV… you name it 😉
I like how Changmin says “thank you” and “happiness” in this song, lol (just simple little thing about a song can make me loving it a lot, seriously). Basically I just love magnae’s voice. Fierce figure, yet angelic voice… that what creates the adorable beast Shim Changmin ❤
The second title track, ‘Ride On’ is a song that was originally composed by a western composer. SM/AVEX only brought the right to use the music and hired a Japanese writer to do the lyrics–just what they did to ‘Beautiful You’, ‘MIROTIC’, ‘Zion’, and many others. The english version of this song is titled ‘Is It Alright?’ by an Australian boyband which I dont remember the name.. sorryyy >.< I like how ‘Ride On’ is performed in live stage! The dance is so sexy, and moreover, Jaejoong dropped his mike in this performance at T concert XDDD *slapped by Jae*
Prior to the single release, to rise up the sale, Toho boys also kicked out their second Japan artist book: SHINE on September 11, 2007 after their first artist book Tomorrow: 000777 in 2006.
Soundtrack album: The Legend OST
(October 22, 2007)
Sennen Koi Uta (Japanese ver)
Not really like this song at first, but then the beautiful melody grows in me.
TVXQ sang ‘A Thousand Year Love Song’ for the most popular actor of South Korea (or at least the richest actor there of), Bae Yong-joon’s drama Taewang Shin Gi (The Legend/The Story of the First King’s Four Gods). Beautiful song with beautiful lyrics, here’s my favorite line:
One thousand years of feelings, living on in a song
So that someday, when I’m reborn, I’ll be able to meet you
Just like many other Bae Yong-joon’s dramas.. Taewang Shin Gi got a high popularity prior to its airing in South Korea, and when it delivered to Japan, it became one of the rare South Korea drama which got prime air time. TVXQ recorded the Japanese version of ‘A Thousand Year Love Song’ which is ‘Sennen Koi Uta’ for the soundtrack of ‘The Legend’ in Japan.
Mix Album: TVXQ Non- stop Mix Vol. 1
(October 24, 2007)
* Step By Step (JP)
* Summer Dream (JP)
* Sky (JP)
* The way U are (KR)
* ZION (JP)
* Song for you (JP)
* HUG (KR)
* Choosey Lover (JP)
* “O” -正・反・合 – (“O” Jung.Ban.Hap) (KR & JP)
* Somebody To Love (JP)
* PHANTOM (KR)
* Stay With Me Tonight (JP)
* Rising Sun (KR)
* Rising Sun (JP)
* High time (JP)
* miss you (JP)
* Begin (JP)
* Love in the Ice (JP)
* 明日は来るから – Asu wa Kuru Kara(JP)
* Lovin’ you (JP)
* Thanks to (KR)
Rrrrmmm I have nothing to say about this album… I dont even understand the use of this album release…. XDDD
Basically all those songs are mixed in one single llllloooooooooooooooonnnngggg track for this CD. I dunno you, but I prefer to choose my very own playlist whenever ^^;;;;; The album is mixed of TVXQ Korea and Japan songs, as you can see on the list ^^
Collaboration: Last Angel
(November 7, 2007)
YAYYYYY!!! Hotties in one MV!!!
TVXQ’s sunbae in AVEX, Koda Kumi asked the boys to collaborate with her in this awesome track.
Everyone look gorgeous in white!!! Junsu’s mount fuji hair is cuuuutttee!! 😄 He tried to throw fierce look anytime in this MV, but I keep screaming “CUTE CUTE CUTE!” for him XDDD Changminnie… he’s definitely bad boy here. He must be the very first beastly idol South Korea ever has… yes, even before 2 PM! 😄
I like Yunho concept the most, he looks gorgeously handsome in here.. and Jaejoong looks like he’s just out from a manga or something O.O;;;;;; Okay. I guess that’s all!!!
of course hubby looks handsome too here!! and I ever wrote about this before… when I watched the MV, I thought Yoochun got the least part in this song. But then I watched this live performance, where Toho for the very first time stepped their feet onto Tokyo Dome stage as Koda Kumi’s special guest appearance for her Black Cherry tour:
Omo! Yoochun is actually in charge for the second voice in the whole song’s chorus!! (O.o)/
He’s so good in supporting the main vocals~ That’s usually his work together with Yunho, but this time hubby did it alone and I dun mind at all 😄
Miss Koda gave a payback later on at the boys’ T concert in Tokyo:
I literally screamed when I saw Koda Kumi came out from behind the curtain! 😄 and I’m not even her fan. But she really can fire up the whole stadium energy. Indeed a great entertainer!
‘Last Angel’ becomes soundtrack of Resident Evil III: The Extinction in Japan. I seriously HATE zombie, but back then I thought ‘Last Angel’ became main soundtrack for Resident Evil broadcast in whole world cinemas 😦 So I forced myself to watch the movie only to listen the song playing in theatre!! And of course it didnt happen T^T Well, at least it was not a bad movie afterall–except the zombie XP
Solo: Anyband – Junsu
(November 8, 2007)
Junchan soloooooo!! Yay!
It’s about time… as the oldest trainee in TVXQ 😄 (Junsu at Star Show: they’re all my juniors!!! )
Junsu teamed up with BoA, Tablo, and Bora in an imaginary band called ‘Anyband’ for Samsung Anycall CF: Talk, Play, Love.
It’s a really cool and………… long CF, of course 😄
Junsu tasted a new music style in this project, and I should say I was surprised how he can sings so low and husky yet still sounds sexy as hell in TPL and Day Dream.
The song Day Dream (english version ‘Scream’ by Monrose) lyrics was written by Junsu himself ^^
While in ‘Promise You’, the mood is brighter and I can feel Junsu was smiling when singing this song ^^ so I cant help but smiling as well ❤ Tablo rap is so so so GREAT. I love him in this project A LOT.
The MV was shot in Brazil. Junchan separated from the group for a day or two to shoot this MV while the rest four were in Paris to film Bonjour Paris DVD. Junsu’s ue kyang kyang when the members welcomed him as he joined the group again after the MV shoot in Paris was EPIC! 😄
Not only a mini album, Anyband also held a concert on November 27th, 2007.
The group performed:
while the duet/solo that includes Junsu:
while TVXQ performed:
The concert should be great……. if only they provided LIVE band for it! Only Jin Bora who played an instrument on stage… while the rest is minus one. I feel there’s something lack on TPL, Promise You, and Day Dream performances in the end…. T^T
Collaboration: Just For One Day – Tenjochiki feat Jejung from TVXQ
(November 14, 2007)
Now it’s Jaejoong time!
to support the female version of TVXQ (or at least that’s what people says), TSZX The Grace or Tenjochiki in Japan, Jaejoong who already gained some fame in Japan with Tohoshinki, helped promoting The Grace ladies by featuring his beautiful voice in one of the track at Tenjochiki’s first Japan album Graceful 4, called ‘Just For One Day’.
This song was before released in Korea as ‘Air City’ soundtrack (where TVXQ also recorded ‘Harudal’ and ‘All in Vain’) where Kyuhyun from Super Junior filled the male vocal part.
This song is difficult at the female part, in my opinion. But Jaejoong didn’t simply make his part easy, as he raised his note bit by bit that males will find it difficult to copy him ^^;;;;;;; Jaejoong started his note a bit lower than Kyuhyun’s, but he added more power and he gave stronger feeling to the song in compare to Kyu. I listened Kyu’s version later than Jae’s.. and I should say that eventhough Kyu’s rendition is beautiful too, I found it rather flat since rocker Jae version had been stuck in my head more ^^;;;;; (yet, for breathing department, well.. Jae is weaker).
In any case, great job, Kim Jaejoong!!
Fourteenth Japan single: Forever Love
(November 14, 2007)
‘Forever Love’ was supposed to be Junsu’s solo track for TRICK project which would be announced later in 2008. But Yoochun said, “It’s a waste that such beautiful song will only be sung by Junsu so we took it over”
Indeed, it is a beautiful song. Melodic, and the chorus part, especially at “nandomo.. nandomo…” gave me goosebumps, moreover when it’s performed live! >.< One of my most favorite ballad from the boys, really.
Everytime Junsu had his solo chorus at nandomo part and all the instruments were quiet, I always wonder whether he actually cried or not, coz his voice waver but it gives more painful feeling in this song~
Time and time again I’ll grant it for you,
Everything that you wish for
The single most undeniable brilliance in this world,
BELIEVE IN LOVE
Fifth SMTOWN album: 2007 Winter SMTown – Only Love
(December 7, 2007)
SMTOWN was back again with their winter album ‘Only Love’. This is the first (and only one) SMTOWN project with SNSD in it.
The title track ‘Only Love’ talks about even a little love which we share will be able to bring up happiness in other people. A nice track afterall ^^ This is maybe the first ballad song of SMTOWN project range from year 2004-2009 (I dun follow SMTOWN before TVXQ is in it). Coz before, even the winter track was a happy up tempo song such as ‘Snow Dream’. A nice change, and the MV is pretty and meaningful ^^
‘Evergreen’! The very first YooMin collaboration in a song (is it? lol)!! yayyy!
Yoochun arranged the music and Changmin covered up the lyrics. I love love love this song a lot, even before I knew that two of my favorite guys worked together to make me happy compose this song ❤
When the intro starts, typically Yoochun, everything starts with piano plays–I thought it will be a depressing song with dark feeling.. but then after the bridge, the tempo goes up…. and there goes “Evergreen~” it turns to be a brighter song with soothing chorus ^^
This song used to be my sleeping lullaby back then 😀
I forgot how’s ‘Yeo Haeng Gi’ sound like XDDD sorryyy! Seriously forget.. and since I’m at my office, I cant stream any youtubes, nor I bring all DBSK mp3s to office ^^;;;
But if I’m not mistaken, this is the most touching performance of Yeo Haeng Gi I know 😉
Live February 24th, 2008 at SBS
Fifteenth Japan single: Together
(December 19, 2007)
I remember when this song was first released, many people didn’t like it.
and I was like O.o??? wth? I like this song!!! (>.<)o
I mean, yeah too bad the MV doesnt feature any of the boys (real one, not cartoon characters), but dont you think the cheery happy melody song gives you brighter mood?? I like everything that makes me feeling happy 😄
‘Together’ becomes Cinnamon Roll’s soundtrack, I think that explains all those kiddy sound in the song ^^
I thought it wouldnt be this long.. but then I found all those separated solo projects in November and the material for this episode went piled up all of sudden 😄
2007 is ended this way, and that was a damn stuffy full packaged year!
I think 2008 wont be that full for recording materials, the boys will be more to stage performances than recording. But who knows.. what will I find again while I’m collecting my materials ^^;;;;;;