I'm like the anti-hipster. I like things when it's no longer cool to like them. This applies most definitely to my music. However, despite that fact, I still somehow find it necessary to listen to these songs on repeat for days on end.
These are the songs that have been dominating my headphones lately.
One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful
Yeah, I've listened to this song nonstop for about five days now. I should be wildly embarrassed but I've decided this is the theme song for my family. The women in my family are pretty amazing and absolutely beautiful and I don't think they realize it (with the exception of perhaps Baby who hasn't a doubt in her head that she's beautiful).
Venus - Shinhwa
On second thought, maybe I should be infinitely more embarrassed about this song. I can't seem to figure out why I listen to this song on repeat. I think it's because a boyband composed of thirty-somethings that is still going strong (and in fact, making a comeback after a four year hiatus) is such a baffling concept to me. It's also somehow gratifying to know that skinny boybands grow up into normal sized manbands.
Five Days - Patrick Nuo
I was reminded of this song with the video above of Hasebe-san pulling off some pretty fabulous soccer moves. If only I could see more of this in Hasebe these days. I do love his passing game and his crosses but there's still something so fabulously cheering about watching that kid take on defenders on his own. This song supports my theory in a roundabout upbeat way. (Note: He did decide to singlehandedly break down the North Korean defense during a recent game by dribbling through it because he realized the North Koreans were doing too well against the Japanese passing game. While I didn't get to see it, when I read about it in an article, I cheered.) (Note: Once again, too many opinions about a man I don't know)
Jaywalking - Eye Candy (Shut Up Flower Boy Band OST)
If I could translate Korean, I so would do it for this song. I love the way the melody ebbs and flows with the lyrics. Probably one of the best fake band songs I've heard in a long time. I can't get over how much fun this song is.
It's Not Like It Isn't Lonely This Way - Yen-J
I'm breaking my usual rules left and right today. I usually only include official videos by that group (when possible) but this English translation is pretty good and I thought it might be nice for once for people to understand what the music I like says. I've loved Yen-j for a while now. So it should be no surprise that he made an appearance on my oft played lately. But what surprised me is that it was this song that I kept wanting to listen to. It's so sad and poignant.
Fantastic Baby - Bigbang
For as much as I claim I don't really like these guys, they certainly keep showing up on my playlist. Silly T.O.P and his "Fantastic Baby." It's fantastically addictive. I could do without his blue hair though. I do like Bigbang because most of their music makes excellent running/workout music.
Sherlock - Shinee
I love these boys. And even though Taemin looks like a girl and Minho looks awkward dancing in skinny jeans, I keep pushing Replay. (Ha! I'm too funny) Onew continues to reign as my favorite in the group although I still can't place my finger on 'why'.