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Nu ABO- F(x)

I think this is the last F(x) MV I have *sad face*

Lyrics
Nu ABO has the meaning of a new blood type. In Asia blood types are kind of like zodiac signs here. It is believed certain personality traits are held by people with the various types. Nu ABO is therefore to represent a new kind of person. The song is about just that- being the new blood type. The members sing about being unusual and falling in love.
Mystery mystery, unsure unsure/ up till now I am unsure/ basic basic love formulas/ people’s breakup formulas/ hysteric hysteric, different different/ I am so different/ my own way, my wishes/ good good Nu ABO/ na na na na na na na/ na na na na na na na na na na./ na na na na na na na/ na na na na na na na na Nu ABO

Dancing
The dance is definitely not something you usually see. It is an unusual dance with almost none of the moves ones you find in most MVs. It’s unique to F(x)’s style and the song itself. The choreographer did a good job staying true to the meaning of the song and coming up with something never seen before.

Story
There is no story to this MV. It was filmed at a studio made to look like a street in an American city. The set is unusual and I really like it.

Other Interesting Things
Ok, I have to admit it: when I first saw this MV I was wondering what the heck happened to F(x). I didn’t like the song and the new hairstyles were just bizarre. Since then though it has grown on me. I like it way better than the first time I saw it. The styles work very well and the song gets stuck in your head

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Lollipop- F(x)

I know this song is a commercial for something, but I don’t know what.

**Review Amended: It is a CF for the LG Lollipop in China (A cell phone), I mention later in the review what it is for, I just wanted to say here too in case there is any confusion**

Lyrics:
The song is about how candy can make life happier. Come to think of it, I think this might be a CF for a candy store. It is all about candy and love. The lyrics are repetitive and don’t have much content. It wasn’t like Chocolate Love, this was purely a commercial, and they haven’t performed it live from what I know. The song is in Chinese, the only song F(x) has sung in that language so far.
The sweet, sweet lollipop/ oh lollipop oh lollipop oh/ the sweet, sweet lollipop/ oh lollipop oh lollipop oh/ the sweet, sweet lollipop/ oh lollipop oh lollipop oh/ the sweet sweet lollipop oh lollipop oh lolli~

Dancing:
The dance is as repetitive as the song. It is clearly split between F(x) and the Chinese boy group they recorded with (I don’t know their name).

Story:
It is a CF, so there is no story here.

Other Interesting Things
The song features Amber and Victoria on vocals for the most part. This makes total sense: Victoria (the leader) is from China and Amber is Taiwanese-American.

I REALLY hate Sulli’s wig. The one that is short brown hair which is frizzy to the point of almost having an afro. Also, Luna’s hat is kind of huge~ I would be worried she could injure the other members. I really like Victoria and Amber’s styles here though, and the bunny ears, while odd, look cute on Luna.

The second link has English subtitles, but if you stay after the MV is a kind of Behind the Scenes. You really just hear the song again and see shots of them all filming it. Apparently it was a commercial for another LG phone. I still like Chocolate Love better though.

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LaChaTa- F(x)

This was the debut music video of F(x), and is one of their most popular songs among Nu ABO and Chu~<3

Lyrics
The song is unusual in it’s content. There is a meaning to the title, as LaChaTa is a shortened form of a Korean phrase, but I can’t find anywhere what it stands for or what it represents. I just remember the members saying it in an interview once… Oh well. The song is not a message to a boy or a love song, it is just a happy song telling people to follow the dance.
That’s it, it’s all ready/ now everybody says/ La La like this Cha~/ Cha cha on ah~/ we’re enjoying this/ LaCha LaCha ta ta/ follow our song/ follow our bodies too/ now everybody/ it’s so easy/ everyone is doing good baby~

Dance
Since the song is about following the dance and having fun this part is important, right? Well the dance is great. It was choreographed to be easy to follow and fit the beat well, so that fans could dance along with it.

Story
There is no story beyond the lyrics, but I think the set they used REALLY helps define the lyrics more. It is filmed to look like an old theatre, with a member on stage and the other members in different corners of the theater that match their style. The image of a theatre really fits the song, as though you came to the theatre to have fun and dance.

Other Interesting Things
This was, as I already said, the debut of F(x). It was a strong sound to come in with and it helped secure their place at the top of the minor explosion of new groups (T-ARA, 4 Minute, Secret) who all debuted around the same time. I really love this song, it is my favorite by F(x) and the MV is perfect for it.

You may recognize leader/car driver Victoria. She was a guest before debut in such music videos as SHINee’s debut “Noona is So Pretty (Replay)” and Super Junior- M’s debut “U”.

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Chu~<3 – F(x)

This is more of F(x)’s usual style. The MV was released on the tail of “LaChaTa” and both songs brought the group great popularity.

Lyrics
Chu~<3 (Typing all that is annoying, so I’m just going to call it Chu even though the ~ and the ❤ are part of the title) is the sound that appears in comics or TV as a kiss. The song is about wanting to kiss the boy you love. It is telling him to get his butt in motion and kiss the girl.
Just like the girl who woke up from her sleep due to a kiss/ do it do it chu~/ it’s true true true it’s you/ even if I open my eyes in an entirely different space and time/ do it do it chu~/ it’s true true true it’s you/ I trust my trembling heart/ oh please open the doors of reality for me/ do it do it chu~/ it’s true true true it’s you/ do it do it chu~

Dance:
The dance is very simple to reflect the innocent nature of the song. It is cute and matches the lyrics very well.

Story:
Um, there isn’t really a story in the background. I hesitate because some of the group shots take place in an apartment where the members are supposed to be living together, and the member shots kind of feel like the song is a conversation they are having in their home about how it would be to kiss a guy, but it isn’t strong enough that I can honestly say it is a story of it’s own and not just a set.

Other Interesting Things
I don’t really like the costumes. Well, that’s not true, I don’t really like *Amber’s* costume. For LaChaTa she had the image of being a tomboy, and indeed many fans thought initially she *was* a boy. Here the costume was too shiny and overdone. I think they were considering giving her a more sexy image and more feminine, like the other members, but since then Amber has gone back to the tomboy style. In fact, she sticks to it so closely that fans were excited when she was seen wearing low heels once (I am a member of a fan forum and saw this news, I laughed a lot at that, OMG A GIRL IS WEARING HEELS!).

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Chocolate Love- F(x)

I could have sworn I reviewed and F(x) MV before this, but I guess I was wrong. I love this group and I’ve been a fan since they debuted almost a year ago. Right out of the gate they were named spokespeople for the LG Chocolate phone, and this MV was made specifically to advertise the phone. This is the Dance Remix, with the other version having been performed by sister group So Nyeo Shi Dae/ Girl’s Generation. The song gained surprising popularity, and they performed it at numerous venues even when not promoting the phone specifically. It even overshadowed the SNSD version (Le Gasp!)

Lyrics:
Like I said, this song is meant to advertise the phone, so the lyrics can’t really be described.
I got you babe~/ I call it, I call it chocolate love/ I want you/ I want to keep you/ sweet sweet oh Chocolate love

Dance
The dance by F(x) and the dance by SNSD are different. F(x)’s version of the song and the dance tend towards sexy while SNSD has always held the cute image. The dance is very cool and simple.

Story: NA
It has no story, it is basically a long commercial

Other Interesting Things
This is the first time in which SNSD and F(x) shared promotions for a song. During this time a lot of emphasis was put on the sister relationship of the groups (both were formed under SM Entertainment) as well as the real-life sistership of F(x) maknae (youngest member) Krystal and SNSD member Jessica. Between the SNSD and F(x) versions Krystal and Jessica were given the same solos.

I like the outfits for this song, but I don’t think Krystal’s hair looks very good when it is pulled up with the shiny red ribbon, it looks kind of 1920s flapper.

The sexy look for this song is extremely surprising for this group. Considering all the members save the leader were around 17 or 16 the sexy look is definitely unusual. However, the rock-like beat of the song suits F(x) style much more, so maybe that is where the decision came from.

The F(x) version begins with some shots from SNSD’s version and vice versa. I just wanted to let you know so you weren’t confused.

Shortly after debut F(x) was invited to perform at the Cannes International Film Festival.They performed an English version of this song, however it was not before a film crew so I have no  idea how it sounds. There are fan recordings of the performance, but you can’t hear anything over screaming and cheering.

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