It's been fixed, thank you! It's a shame I couldn't find anything about that documentary. I wish her archives would've been opened to celebrate her 20th career anniversary... SM and avex, what you doing?
All of the reindeer loved him
As they shouted out with glee
Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer
You'll go down in history !
Jumping BoAs: (10) @askew ; (8.5) @RUNAWAY
Still BoAs: (0) @clowezra ; (1) Kaz D'Oerba
Crispy's Score: 6.5
5 voters: #74 (average: 6.2)
10 voters: #87 (average: 5.4)
15 voters: #86 (average: 5.5)
17 voters: #84 (average: 5.735)
"赤鼻のトナカイ (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer)" is the 3rd track from Merry Christmas from BoA, BoA's first special Japanese album, released on December 25, 2005. It was originally written and released by songwriter Johnny Marks in 1949, and many artists have put their spin on it since.
My first thought upon hearing this was "it's getting quite festive in here!"... without realizing it was a Christmas song until halfway. They got me good! I'm not familiar with the original, or least no other version comes to mind. That means I went into this with zero preconception and I'm sorry but I'm kinda living for this cover. That time capsule of a 00s R&B sounding beat, the random tempo changes, the Xmassy instruments popping in and out, the chant towards the end... I'll pretend this isn't meant to be taken that seriously and that it's something fun, something for the wintertime, something for the girls to get ready and party to. She has performed it during a Christmas themed concert, and I have to admit it pops off quite a bit here!
You had a lot to say about this one, and we start with a full 0 from
@clowezra (0), who felt hatecrimed "This is actively homophobic, sorry gals."
@Kaz D'Oerba (1) — "What the hell BoA"
@M24 (4) — "This is how you do xmas music! I don't give it too much of a high score because it's nothing other-worldly, but it lowkey bops so I'm satisfied!"
@nanapop99 (4) — "Trilingual queen! The intro is so misleading though. You're expecting a banger but then you end up with a cheesy christmas song." Yeah it's like it isn't sure what it wants to be.
@evilsin (4) — "That rap part almost keeled me over."
@RUNAWAY (8.5) — "never did I ever think I would be bopping to a JAPANESE ROCK COVER of Rudolph but here we are. She ATE!"
@Attis (7) — "Fff okay I will give additional point for its daring retelling"
@Slice of Life (8) — "come on rudolph, shake that ass!!!!" Hell yeah!
We're slightly dialing back the energy on the next one...
This…absolutely should have gone first. Shameful!