The Fangirl Lane


TVXQ Tuesday: Wausurenaide


When I asked fellow blogger, the delightful Janey of Asian Fixations if she had any TVXQ song suggestions for my little series here, she did not hesitate to throw Wausurenaide right at me. It was for good reason. Janey knows her stuff. She knows how amazing these five men are at their craft. And, she also apparently knows how cute Changmin looks in this video. ^^  So thank you, Janey for this recommendation, because it blew me away!

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TVXQ Tuesday: Bolero


If you want to witness greatness, I think you are going to find it right here. I have been putting off featuring Bolero because I have felt that I could not possibly do it justice. It is my favorite. And, it is mind-boggling how perfect this live performance is, truly.

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K-Shot Postscript: Kim Junsu – The Musical December – Unfinished Song

December Special Albu

Kim Junsu’s musical, The Musical December: Unfinished Song, is currently running in Seoul (and soon to play to audiences in Busan and Daegu). It serves up some gorgeous melodies from the ever-versatile and inexplicably talented vocal force that is Kim Junsu. I really cannot say enough about this young man’s talent.

I have not seen the musical but picked up a special album of 6 songs from the show. The songs are not performance cuts nor is the album an OST, but rather Junsu singing a selection of songs his character, JiWook, sings in the musical.

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TVXQ Tuesday – Picture Of You


Ethereal. Angelic. Sublime.  This MV has all of that AND the gorgeous vocals.  If you haven’t fallen in love with these five young men yet, this could be the tipping point!  Likewise, if you have, but haven’t chosen which one of them could possibly be your own particular bias, you may be hard-pressed to pick one from this MV.  All five of them are softly styled in muted white tones against the lush greenery and oceanic views of the Saipan, Japan.  All five looking so handsome. I read that my TVXQ bias, Junsu, wrote the lyrics for this song. And Junsu’s voice…..oh my. So lovely, Junsu….just like you!

<Sigh>  To have all five back together again……

[Image credit: credit: FahrenheitJonas]


TVXQ Tuesday – Why Did I Fall In Love With You?


Ok, you can just put a fork in me after this one because I am essentially done!!  I stumbled upon this a couple of weeks ago and went a little mental on Twitter with a couple of Twitter friends about how incredibly wonderful this live version of the song was and how equally gorgeous all five of these men were looking in the video.  It is so good for a few reasons.

First, the vocals.  I know I sound like a broken record here but these incredible young men never fail to bring their A-game vocally and at times I feel are better live than in the studio.  Usually it is the other way around – the magic of a soundboard is not necessary with these five.  They each have a built-in soundboard that naturally synchronizes, equalizes and balances all the settings to produce vocal harmony.  Yes, it’s pure unadulterated magic, I tell you.  This is one of my absolute favorites.

Second, I don’t know what song they finished just prior to this one but apparently it was something which required some heavy duty dancing because all five of them are glistening with sweat.  I am not going to go any further with that thought and just say, I like.  I like a lot!

Third, I really appreciate how Jaejoong just lets loose emotionally when he sings.  Reminds me a lot of Rain in that respect.  You can sense that he is feeling what he is singing.  I have noticed that about Jaejoong – there always seems to be a lot of emotion simmering beneath his performance.

Finally, Junsu.  Shall I go on?  His beautiful voice, his delivery, his gorgeous large hands (yes, I notice these things) and his smile.  His adorable smile. Daebak!!


[Image credit:  mingcho/Video credit:  HDBSK]




The way these young men can bring the steady and harmonized vocals in their more upbeat and dance-oriented songs is wonderful.  But, when it is ballad time, there is simply nothing sweeter.  Each voice unique, each one having its rightful place, each one stellar on its own yet when combined with the other, a synergistic feast.  So lovely.

In this offering I will have to honestly admit that Jaejoong and Changmin were working their vocal magic on me.  And, Changmin’s soulful glances while singing kind of stirred a mini spaz in me and he is not even my bias. But I am not going to deny that he’s looking right cute in this video!! From their third studio album “O” – Jung.Ban.Hap., released in 2006, this TVXQ Tuesday song for you is One (not to be confused with Rain’s One – you knew I’d sneak him in somehow)!

Anyone else crushing a little on Changmin after this one??

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[Photo credit: credit:  kat2wierdo]




A man with an incredible voice who sings with unabashed emotion, has a provocative stage presence AND a beautifully pure and boyish smile? Sounds strikingly familiar, doesn’t it, Rain?  Hmmm, maybe I have a K-type after all.  My trip to Seoul  exposed me to so  many things and resulted in repeated visits to Korean music stores which subsequently got me a little more acquainted with K-pop.  It was during this time I discovered Kim Junsu after a fangirl swoonfest over TVXQ.   I admit to being duly smitten and immediately knew Junsu would be my next K-Shot of Hot.

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