Hello and welcome to this weeks Modern Seoul KPOP Song of the Week, our second for January and 2015. Although there were a number of interesting new releases recently, we’ve chosen the solo debut by Jonghyun (종현) (from SHINee). The song is titled “Crazy (Guilty Pleasure) and it was released on Thursday January 8th. Since then the video has been viewed around 1 million times on the SMTown YouTube Channel. Here are our reasons for choosing “Crazy” (Guilty Pleasure) for our KPOP song of the week:

  • Firstly the song showcases Jonghyun’s vocal talents excellently. It also doesn’t over use musical effects. Plus the rapping by Iron worked well.
  • Secondly the video focuses on Jonghyun and does have a slight storyline.
  • Finally it’s nice to see another SHINee member launch their solo career, if this release is anything to go on Jonghyun will have a successful future.
  • On the negative side; it’s the first big release of 2015 and might get lost in the next few weeks.

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More Pictures from “Crazy (Guilty Pleasure) and Links for Jonghyun

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Jonghyun Links:

Other versions

This is a LIVE Music Bank performance of “Crazy” (Guilty Pleasure) by Jonghyun:

Here is a English and Hangul (Korean) Subtitled Version of “Crazy” (Guilty Pleasure) by Jonghyun:

Finally

We hope you’ve enjoyed and agree with our choice for KPOP Song of the week. If you have any suggestions for next weekend, please let us know.

For last weeks KPOP Song of the Week “The Song of Love” by The Seeya please click the link.

See you next Sunday and have a great week.

Sujeong
Modern Seoul
sujeong@modernseoul.org
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