Game No : 334
Category : The Far East: Asian Elegance.
(based on an original idea by sfar)
Category Chosen By : Pierre.
Going with a similar theme of giving a platform to something that goes unrepresented, the theme this week is:
The Far East: Asian Elegance.
Simply put, it must be a song sung in the East Asian languages of either Chinese, Japanese or Korean, by an artist from one of those 3 countries. It can be any genre, from any time period, from either gender, it just has to be a song sung in a language from one of those categories, by an artist in one of those categories. Open enough?
As always if there's any issues or doubts on what is eligible (even though that is less likely here), let me know.
Enjoy yourselves and have a great game everyone 🌺
Oh and @AdeyC I do want to add, when I say the song should be in one of those 3 languages and by an artist from one of those 3 countries, that means no features from Western artists on the song, nor for example half of the song being purely in English, or any language not in those 3 named.
That said, there are a lot of songs, particularly in C-Pop, J-Pop and K-Pop with a couple of lines of English here or there which is absolutely fine, usually found in the chorus, often when the artist or band sings the name of the song which is sometimes in English.
It’s also fine to send a song with several of the languages in one, for example a verse sung in Japanese and the following chorus sung in Korean.
THE ORIGINS OF THE GAME
Some time ago one of the nicest guys on the forum Sergio (sfar) tested out an idea he had for a Song Game, which involved people nominating a song – then at the end of it the songs were listed and people voted on their top three songs.
A few months later, as a Eurovision Song Contest nut, I had the thought of bringing the Eurovision element into it along with the voting system used there. We jointly once did some TT Olympic and TT Football specials and always made a great team so I checked with Sergio that he was OK for me to expand on his original idea, which he was, along with adding an interactive element of an interview with all participants about the songs and the game in general where everyone could put forward ideas and suggestions about the game, it's all really thanks to Sergio that this game started :worship: .
I once did a TT Eurovision special and gave the winner a heart-attack when I informed him that the Eurovision tradition is that the winner hosts the following year - instead the winner picks the next category.
Following that on 14th November 2013, the first ever TF Pick The Best Song Game was started.
HOW TO JOIN IN AND PLAY THE GAME
1. Send me a PM with any song that relates to the category above - along with the You Tube link if possible – MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THE SONGS USED LIST TO CHECK THAT THE SONG HASN’T BEEN USED BEFORE
2. Make clear which is the song title and which is the artist.
3. When the deadline is over, I'll post all the songs in the thread (without the name of the user who sent it) for everyone to vote.
4.The song that gets the most points wins the game. In the event of a tie the song with the most 12 points will win, if that number is the same then it's the most 10 and so on.
For those who haven’t played before, anyone is welcome to play – here’s a link to all previous games which are housed at the TF Pick The Best Song Game Sub-Forum to see how it works :-
The TF Pick The Best Song Game Forum
- You can send your song until WEDNESDAY 22nd JULY 2020
- I'll publish all songs received on THURSDAY 23rd JULY 2020
- You can vote your 10 favourite songs (which will be given 12, 10, 8-1 points respectively – the good old Eurovision format) from the published list
Semi-Final – One
Song One – TAEYEON - 11.11
Song Two – Junko Yagami - 1984
Song Three – Wanting - (You Exist In My Song)
Song Four – Kosaku Yamada - Akatonbo (Red Dragonflies)
Song Five – Lim Kim - Awoo
Song Six – Jun Mayuzumi - Black Room
Song Seven – BLACKPINK - Boombayah
Song Eight – Toe - C
Song Nine – Boredoms - Circle
Song Ten – Hedgehog - DDDreaMMM
Song Eleven – Megan Lee – Dive
Song Twelve – FauloCity feat. 조동희 - Do Androids Dream of Electric Guitar?
Song Thirteen – Uhm Jung Hwa - Ending Credit
Song Fourteen – Yumi Murata - Face To Face
Song Fifteen – TWICE - FANCY
Song Sixteen – Jun Togawa - Gankyu Kitan
Song Seventeen – Noranekoguts - How to Show Seriously
Song Eighteen – Aimer - Kataomoi
Song Nineteen – Omnipotent Youth Society - Kill The One From Shijiazhuang
Semi-Final - Two
Song Twenty – Kyoko Fukada - Kimi No Hitomi Ni Koishiteru
Song Twenty-One – The Peanuts - Koi no Vacance
Song Twenty-Two – Saicobab - Mahalo Field
Song Twenty-Three – Cui Jian - Mr Red
Song Twenty-Four – Rimi Natsukawa - Nada sou sou
Song Twenty-Five – Girls Generation - Oh!GG 소녀시대-Oh!GG '몰랐니 (Lil' Touch)' MV
Song Twenty-Six – Aural Vampire - Shōnan-zoku
Song Twenty-Seven – Utada Hikaru - Simple and Clean
Song Twenty-Eight – YUKIKA - SOUL LADY
Song Twenty-Nine – Yoshiko Sai - Taiji No Yume
Song Thirty – Kiha and the Faces. - The Smell's Gone
Song Thirty-One – Shin Joong Hyun & Kim Jung Mi - The Sun
Song Thirty-Two - So Hyang - 소향 - 홀로 아리랑 (Arirang Alone)
Song Thirty-Three – Mizutama Shobodan - Unzipped Siegried
Song Thirty-Four – Les Rallizes Denudes - White Walking
Song Thirty-Five – Hi-Posi - You Are My Music
Song Thirty-Six – CASIOPEA – Space Road
Song Thirty-Seven – Downy - 月が見ている (tuki ga miteiru)
Song One – Junko Yagami - 1984
Song Two – Lim Kim - Awoo
Song Three – Jun Mayuzumi - Black Room
Song Four – BLACKPINK - Boombayah
Song Five – Boredoms - Circle
Song Six – Hedgehog - DDDreaMMM
Song Seven – FauloCity feat. 조동희 - Do Androids Dream of Electric Guitar?
Song Eight – Uhm Jung Hwa - Ending Credit
Song Nine – Yumi Murata - Face To Face
Song Ten – Noranekoguts - How to Show Seriously
Song Eleven – The Peanuts - Koi no Vacance
Song Twelve – Rimi Natsukawa - Nada sou sou
Song Thirteen – Aural Vampire - Shōnan-zoku
Song Fourteen – YUKIKA - SOUL LADY
Song Fifteen – Yoshiko Sai - Taiji No Yume
Song Sixteen – Kiha and the Faces. - The Smell's Gone
Song Seventeen – Shin Joong Hyun & Kim Jung Mi - The Sun
Song Eighteen – Mizutama Shobodan - Unzipped Siegried
Song Nineteen – Les Rallizes Denudes - White Walking
Song Twenty – Hi-Posi - You Are My Music
SEMI FINAL VOTING DEADLINE - FRIDAY 31st JULY 2020
FINAL VOTING DEADLINE - WEDNESDAY 5th AUGUST 2020
VOTING CEREMONY – THURSDAY 6th AUGUST 2020
DEADLINES FOR EVERYTHING IS 7PM UK TIME – UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED – Here’s a link to what the time is in the UK :-
[COLOR="Red"][U]HOW TO SEND VOTES[/U][/COLOR] You pick your ten favourite songs, TEN IN EACH OF THEIR OWN SEMI-FINALS [U]you cannot vote for the song you have nominated yourself[/U] – you award 12 points to your favourite, 10 points to your second favourite, 8 points to your third favourite, 7 points to your fourth favourite and so on up to your tenth favourite. Your votes should look like this PLEASE VOTE FOR SONG TITLES SEMI FINAL - ONE 12 – Song Title 10 – Song Title 8 – Song Title 7 – Song Title 6 – Song Title 5 – Song Title 4 – Song Title 3 – Song Title 2 – Song Title 1 – Song Title7 SEMI FINAL - TWO 12 – Song Title 10 – Song Title 8 – Song Title 7 – Song Title 6 – Song Title 5 – Song Title 4 – Song Title 3 – Song Title 2 – Song Title 1 – Song Title
In case the forum ever goes down or my inbox gets full my E mail is [email protected]
The winner of the game will also be awarded this magnificent Jelly Bean trophy, which has been designed and created by the finest craftsmen on the planet and is a widely sought item which will look good on any shelf and the option to pick the category for Game 338.Heres the songs in list format for those who use Florin's sheet to rank the songs at :
SEMI FINAL – ONE
(You Exist In My Song)
Akatonbo (Red Dragonflies)
Do Androids Dream of Electric Guitar?
Face To Face
How to Show Seriously
Kill The One From Shijiazhuang
SEMI FINAL - TWO
Kimi No Hitomi Ni Koishiteru
Koi no Vacance
Nada sou sou
Oh!GG 소녀시대-Oh!GG '몰랐니 (Lil' Touch)' MV
Simple and Clean
Taiji No Yume
The Smell's Gone
소향 - 홀로 아리랑 (Arirang Alone)
You Are My Music
月が見ている (tuki ga miteiru)
There you go guys, there's the link to the MP3's
The TF Pick The Best Song Game - Game 334