“That’s where everything starts,” a fellow Arashi fan warned me while I was spazzing about BIGBANG’s We Like 2 Party.
Out of curiosity and for the sake of informed opinion, I’ve been giving BB a listen. But not until WL2P that I could relate to their music. Let’s just attribute it to different music preferences.
I do like TOP and GD’s personalities. I like GD’s devil-may-care attitude and I was surprised to discover how he is goodlooking without the popstar styling. (I also like Kiko, so yeah, sue me.) Meanwhile, TOP has been cracking me up with his Instagram posts and how he replies to fans there. He’s a troll and I like my idols like that (I guess it’s true, tell me who your idol is and I’ll tell you who you are, or something like that; so I direct you to…Arashi).
I’ve also seen some comparisons between Arashi and BB…I guess because of their dorky personalities. Though BB strike me as grown-up crazy boys, and next to them, Arashi look like innocent kids who know nothing about the ways of the world. And I mean that in a good way for both groups.
But I digress…
Then today happened.
I just innocently clicked on a link. It was Bang Bang Bang first. Not my kind of jam. So I moved to the next song, which happened to be…WL2P.
Oh my god.
Love at first listen.
It’s just my kind of music: happy and poppy. As if that wasn’t enough, the MV had to be made of crack too.
The live version is equally jjang.
I’ve been playing the song the W.H.O.L.E. day.
♪ ♬ we like to party ey-yeah-yeah-yeah we like to party ♩ ♬
It’s still on loop as I type this post, blasting through the sound system in the flat I hope I don’t disturb my neighbors. It’s Friday anyway and you know…we like to parteeeey ey-yeah-yeah-yeah.
And just now, I had to check myself before I typed “how BIGBANG was formed” on Google search. Not for some science research but you get what I mean…
This is where it starts, you say?
P.S. I’m hoping someone does a mash-up of WL2P with Arashi’s Welcome to our Party. That would be perfect for a house party.
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