Top Ten underrated SHINee songs

Top Ten underrated SHINee songs.

When a album has a star track that’s a blazing hit sometimes other not so popular songs get left in the dark. These songs are just a good or sometimes even better than the title song but are allotted no such luck. Given a chance some of these songs could’ve been hits themselves and sometimes the songs are ahead of there time or “too creative” or “unsual”.

This list is our top ten underrated and unrecognized SHINee songs.

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The Rampage -The Anthem boys from Exile Tribe

Welcome to the first post of my from the lost files… post I wrote but got lost or forgotten  in the drafts. This post may also be updated or changed.

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while now. Here’s a very late introduction to the newest (as of this moment) addition to the Exile Tribe , The Rampage. Long story short The Rampage is a mixed group consisting of three singers and 13 dancers.

I have been a fan of many of the groups in the Exile Tribe family namely Exile the second and J soul brothers or Exile the third.  Each of these groups include at least two vocalists and the rest are dancers. As of now The rampage are the newest addition to Exile tribe preceded by Exile Tribe’s Generations.

 

I will show ONE video for Exile the second and J Soul Brothers lol

 

 

Always loved this song…

 

 

 

Most epic MV ever, needs a post all to itself.
I am a fan of songs that do not focus or draw from the same overused theme…”Love”. I love anthem songs, theme songs. Growing up I was a huge fan of cartoon theme songs (that were good) like Prince Valiant , Pokemon and Tank Police, Jem and Sonic to name a few…(man I sound old lol).

So you get the idea of an anthem? Very few artists have made successful mainstream anthems such as Queen, Destiny’s Child, DMX, BoysIImen to name a few. The Rampage takes the whole anthem theme to another level, not only is there powerful energetic vocals with boastful and proud lyrics they added epic dancing to the mix.

The Rampage- Lighting

 

The Rampage-Frontiers

 

The Rampage – Dirty Disco

 

 

The Rampage- 100 Degrees

The Rampage- Dream Yell (could only find live version)

 

This song would make a great opening for a tv, anime or cartoon.

 

Not a anthem song or anime opening song but love the dancing.

The Rampage – Knocking Knocking

 

and now their newest single! (Now no longer there newest)

 

 

 

 

SHINee- “Our page” teaser

We’ve come to the last mv in the trio of releases. The teaser for the final title track named  “Our page- The words you left behind” .

 

The teaser gives off a somber and somewhat isolating mood despite this the melody while tinged with sadness sounds hopeful. It was said SHINee will be going back to their R&B roots with this album release. I hope the album musically is in the realms of Romeo+Juliet  the close #2 on the 10 Top Ten SHINee songs list.

 

With a beautiful and profound title “the words you left behind” what are  your expectations for the title track and album?

More to come!!!

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Hello readers sorry for the lag in posts lately. Continuing with the theme of this month more SHINee content will be arriving soon (next week.) In the meanwhile if you haven’t yet check out some of the previous SHINee posts below.

SHINee I want you teaser

SHINee -I want you MV

Top Ten SHINee songs

Top 5 SHINee concepts    

SHINee Married to the Music repost  –In depth review with a little SHINee history

SHINee memories #1

SHINee memories #2

and the ever popular SHINee dance move gifs pt1 and Pt2 !

not SHINee related but if you like Video game music check out  Summer Chill VGM zone act. 1

Stay Tuned!

Top 5 SHINee Concepts

How fitting I post this list now after my strong opinions about SHINee’s latest teaser images.

To start I love concept albums particularly hard concept albums meaning an album that truly keeps the theme not only through images and the design of the packaging but also in the music videos and the tracks on the album.

Artists like David Bowie, Lupe Ficaso and Daft Punk have pulled this off well, in Kpop I would say Sechkies welcome to Sechkies land.

SHINee has done a decent job of picking unusual concepts and sticking to them ( like for odd they were unusual colored eye contacts even for SNL). So below I listed my top five SHINee concepts to date.

 

My to date favorite SHINee concept to date would be ……

shinee married2

Album:  Married to the Music

Song:  Married to the Music

Concept: Horror/Camp

 

SHINee everybody

Album: Everybody

Song: Everybody

Concept: Toy solider

 

 

shinee 90s

Album: 1 of 1

Song: 1 of 1

Concept: fake 90s/confused 80s

 

shinee-get-the-treasure

Album: Five

Song: Get the treasure

Concept: Heist/ freeze frame

 

shinee 3,2,1

Album: 3,2,1

Song: 3,2,1

Concept: comics, fun, Disney lol

 

What is you favorite SHINee concept?

 

 

 

 

Top Ten SHINee songs

SHINee who is celebrating their 10th anniversary this month has been probably one of the hardest working kpop groups in the last decade. There discography is extensive not even including their Japanese releases!

In honor of SHINee’s 10th anniversary J.R.’s Musical Adventure has created a list of their top ten SHINee songs which is no easy task as SHINee has released 11 albums! It wasn’t easy but I tried and here are the ten!

  1. Love like oxygen

While not the first SHINee video I saw with its euro music and melody it made me nostalgic which surprised me as the members of the group were so young themselves! Jonghyun’s Michael Jackson styled vocals and SHINee’s chair dancing sold me on the group. With this song and music video I just knew this group was going places!

2. Romeo+Juliet

This song is a close second as it is my all time favorite song of SHINee. The music, vocals (and stylization of vocals)and lyrics embodied what made me fall in love with kpop in the first place. Each member’s “role” vocally is showcased well (more so  than other songs from this era) and they invoke the sadness and  despair of the forlorn lyrics so well I am touched every time I hear it, even to this day 9 years later.

3. Odd Eye

 

This song sounded like no other song (in kpop). I love its beautifully smooth synth melody and the creative use of Jonghyun’s, Taemin’s and Onew’s “My eyes on yooou” in the chorus. A added bonus is the bridge reminds me of Pumpkin Hill (Sonic adventure). Even non kpop fans seem to be taken in by the hypnotic chorus! “hey what song is that with the guy going “oooo” in the chorus?” someone once asked me.

4. Replay

Especially now this song holds a special place in any SHINee fan’s heart. For most its the song that introduced the group to the world.  With lyrics many people can relate to (being in love/like with someone older than you and/or liking someone who does take you seriously.) To me its low tempo and catchy melody that wears off on you after a while Replay stood out amongst a lot of the other debuting artists in 2008 and is by far one of the best debut kpop songs ever. Replay is now a new classic.

5. One Minute Back

From the dramatic drumbeat layered with rhythmic breathing in the beginning I sensed One minute would be a fierce, enjoyable song. The whole vibe from the lyrics,  vocals to the music channels the intense feeling one may experience seeing their partner cheating on them with someone else. The change of lyrics in the end surprised me but goes to show how well the song kept to its theme.

6. Close The Door

This another song that was a little different than most kpop songs that were out at the time (2010’s). I was struck by its enchanting  electro-string melody making like a song that would play in a futuristic ballroom.  SHINee’s vocals shine brightly in the chorus which is a great feat in such a slow and delicate song. The lyrics also take the spotlight as well adding to the romantic atmosphere.

7. Password-(Japanese song)

One of the Japanese releases that really stood out was Password. Once again SHINee distinguishes itself from the bunch with a song not typically heard in kpop.  With 80s rock/pop flavor Password invokes bands like Duran Duran.  The lyrics with lines give me the password are even reminiscent of late 80s songs that often referenced computers and technology ( Automatic, Computer love). In the live version Jonghyun’s solo is just beautiful.

8. Hold You

 

This is the song I always dreamed SHINee would do. With it’s classic 80’s/90’s r&b sound it fits SHINee’s retro style to a t.

9. Symptoms

This song is one of the best SHINee songs done live. Like One minute the emotional intensity is conveyed through every aspect of the track from the lyrics, vocals and music. Like I stated above when performed they just hit it out of the park.

 

10. SHINee in The House

Clocking in at only one minute and a half this isn’t exactly a song … more of an intro, one that SHINee needed from the beginning! I first heard this awesome Intro watching my SHINee world 4 dvd. With its cute opening fooling the listeners and audience beginning with the melody and chorus from replay to then switch to some great harmonizing. Jonghyun, Onew and Taemin tell us to get ready for a great time because shinee is performing tonight and they’ll make us happy, love it. I kind of hoped they would open all their following concerts with this song but alas. Great anthem for a great group.

 

Well that’s it! For now, who knows with the new album coming out there may be some news songs on this list!

What about you? What are your favorite SHINee songs?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top 5 SHINee dance moves gifs pt.2

Time for more SHINee dance moves gifs!

This time it is Love like Oxygen, the MV that convinced me to buy their mini album Romeo. The video though minimal had some great moves and best of all, chair dancing!

# 1 Wipe your shoes off

#2 Brush your shirt up

 

#3 Between the seats

 

#4 Back it up

#5 Row your boat

 

Which love like Oxygen gif is your favorite? Don’t forget to check out part 1. gifs!

 

 

p.s. mine is #2 brush your shirt up lol (always wanted to make a gif of that move!) and #3.

 

Stay tuned for part 3!