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Hurricane Venus- BoA

Seriously, how did I get so far behind on the BoA posts?! This has been one of my favorite songs for MONTHS!

Lyics: 6/5
The song doesn’t really have any super deep meaning, so it’s hard to describe. The closest I can get is that it is a message to a boy saying that even though the girl seems wild like a hurricane if you get close enough you can find the girl at the center of the storm. It also says if you try to get close there is no chance you will avoid getting carried away. It’s not clear, but the lyrics make total sense. It’s kind of an odd combination.
Uh uh uh uh Hurricane uh uh Venus/ uh uh uh uh Hurricane uh uh Venus/ slowly slowly attacks/ slowly slowly wakes your body up/ surrounds you/ Hurri-Hurri-Hurricane Ve-Ve-Venus

Dance: 5/5
I like the dance, but the backup dancers steal a lot of the focus. They keep doing some army crawl thing that is kind of confusing. It isn’t as powerful of a dance as Copy & Paste, and it is mostly in the hips, while other songs of BoA’s tended to be more leg and arm based, but it suits the pace and song well.

Story: NA
There is no story outside of the lyrics. You see a lot of really cool sets, and about 3-4 different styles. There are a few shots (like the opening) with BoA in a white box with guys running up to it. This is highly reminiscent of her hit “Girls on Top”, so it makes me wonder if it is the same director or if it is just a throw back to that MV. They film outdoors to at a famous Seoul monument, but you can’t really tell it is outdoors, you don’t get a lot of scenery shots.

Other Things
BoA’s style for this is cool, but for some reason it makes her look much older than she is. I’m not a fan of the outfit with the shoulder pads or the one where her hair is slicked back in a braided ponytail, but the other two are pretty. I also don’t understand the solo shot with the hockey mask, it appears absolutely nowhere else, so~~~ kind of confusing.

I got to see this song performed live at SM Town Live ’10 in Seoul ^^ BoA does an incredible job of dancing and singing at the same time, which is incredibly difficult, especially to this song.

 

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This was BoA’s comeback song to Korea after being in Japan and the US for five years. I like it the most out of her 3 songs (Game, Hurricane Venus, and Copy & Paste). The song was written by Yoo Yongjin, the mastermind behind such hits as SNSD’s “Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)”, “Gee” and “Oh” and Super Junior’s “Sorry,Sorry” and “Bonamana” ^^ it has the same addictive feel as all of those songs, but a more mature feel.

 

The song also marked BoA’s 10 year anniversary as a singer, celebrated at SM Town Live with a cake ^^

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Copy & Paste- BoA

I can’t believe how behind I’ve gotten on the BoA MVs! She’s my favorite solo artist!

Lyrics: 5/5
I’m not 100% sure about this, the song is a little confusing. I think it is about meeting a nice guy who has tried to change her in the past, and changing him instead. The lyrics definitely seem to imply that it is the guy who is changing, not BoA, and that she is the one taking control of the guy. You can decide for yourself though. There are two slightly different chorus lines (I’m starting to notice this in a lot of BoA songs), so I’ll post the translation of both.
#1
B.o.A. D.N.A./ justified self esteem/ it’s all right/ yeah that’s right/ the fantasy I’d dreamed of/ the way to newly become that shiny blue star/ everything that I have/ just to you/ I copy and paste.
#2
B.o.A. D.N.A./ Self esteem because of you/ copy all/ copy me/ a message of love/ you who always looks at me a bit more warmly/ everything that I have/ just to you/ I copy and paste.

Dancing: 6/5
It’s incredible that she can dance this and sing at the same time. It looks to be a very hard dance, similar to her original style (Hurricane Venus is a little different in my opinion). BoA shows off here how far her dance experience has taken her since debut.

Story: NA
There is no story outside the lyrics. You see three BoA’s of their own style and each with their own background. Two styles are used for dance scenes, and one seems to be just a solo shot theme. I personally like the background you see first the most, it looks very cool.

Other Things

 

The mysterious rig...

There is one little thing that kind of bothers me. In one of the first shots the strong back light lifts up. You can clearly see the rig it is attached to (you don’t see it anywhere else in the MV). What bothers me is that I can’t tell if that was supposed to be caught on camera or not… Typically in film if you see it then it was intended, but there have been a lot of little mistakes cropping up in MVs lately, so I’m not so confident. If you’re supposed to see it, then it should have been kept in the back a bit, not lost, but if you’re not supposed to see it the director should have done a better job of pulling it out.

 

In Hurricane Venus BoA had a much older look. I would have guessed she was around 29 or 30 with the shorter hair and ball cap. The three styles in this MV also make her look 3 ages. I’ll differentiate them by hairstyle, since that is where the focus is for one of them. The hair style with the epic bangs (you’ll see…) makes her look Hurricane Venus age. The second

Epic bangs

style with the bun looks around 26, and the last style where she goes back to her former long hair which became kind of trademark for her. In that last one she looks her age (24). I didn’t think hairstyles could change how old someone looks, at least not to this degree, but it really does.

 

The English at the beginning is what I was basing my lyric analysis off of. It is a call to men who think they can make women what they want and it says that the girl this time will be copying what she wants from them and “paste it/ to make a man of my design”. I think that is where you’re going to get your explanation for the song from. Honestly, without it I wouldn’t have any idea what was going on. Maybe it is the translation, but I haven’t found one yet that is clear.

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Eat You Up- BoA

This was BoA’s debut MV when she came to do her promotions in the US (so it’s in English).

Lyrics
The song has a strong dance beat and the lyrics stick to this pretty well. It’s more of a sexy song than BoA’s others. The lyrics talk about wanting a boy much more than any other she’s met. I really don’t know how to describe it, the song is very repetitive.
I’ll eat you up/ oh no oh no/ I’ll eat you up/ your love your love/ woah I’ll eat you up/ woah slow down down/ woah can’t get enough/ woah I think I’m in love

Dance
I think this is my favorite of BoA’s dances. A lot of it is in the legs, but there are some moves that stick out from the others and I think really lend themselves to the song.

Story
There isn’t really a story to this MV… But there kind of is… BoA leaves her apartment to go to a dancing audition with her friends and her force is so strong it destroys the audition hall… That’s the best way I can describe it… As strange as that description is it works well with the song, though it doesn’t fit with the story in the lyrics much…

Other Things
It’s a great song and the MV is pretty good, so I totally get why she had such a good run in America (yeah she didn’t get as mainstream as “Lady Gaga” or “Linkin Park”, but you’ll probably recognize a lot of her songs).

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Tri-Angle- DBSK, TRAX, BoA

This song was mainly performed by DBSK, but label-mates TRAX and BoA also performed in the song and on live stages.

Lyrics: 5/5
I swear this song inspired Super Junior’s Don’t Don on some level. It has the exact same message and feel~ which isn’t a bad thing! The song is about how people have become so hard-hearted and cold that they no longer care for one another and the world is falling apart because of it. It isn’t about living through the pain, like Don’t Don, but it is about loosing hope and just begging things to return to the way they were.
Hardened hearts cause tears of blood/ Now what do I have to motivate myself?/ Like the existence of the beautiful things in life/ The hopes in our hearts for the future are dead

Dancing: 4/5
You don’t get to see too much of it, which is why I took a point off. DBSK is supposed to be a dance group, but for some reason in a lot of their MVs they just stand still and you don’t get to see much of the actual group dance. What is there, however, is brilliant and perfectly together.

Story: 2~/5
I’m kind of wavering on what to put for the story rating here. There is a story in the lyrics, that is usually the case, but I’m not sure if there is a story in the MV. You see each group inside this same floating building, with BoA being an angel (I think) and TRAX being in the basement (maybe they are supposed to be in hell~). I think this could represent that DBSK (who sing most of the song) are on earth caught between the rising devils of TRAX and the sinking angel that is BoA? If so, it is a good story, but they need to make it clearer. I’m thinking this through as I type, so if something doesn’t make sense, that’s why ^^.  If there is no story just pretend there is a big NA where the rating is.

Other Interesting Things
This MV was filmed middle of winter. In the behind the scenes you see the DBSK members (who are all wearing very little clothing) huddling together to stay warm or over stage lights. Since most of them are wearing thin very thin clothing, and one has thick metal bands on his fingers, I feel sorry for them!

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