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Sunny Hill – Grasshopper Song: Kpop Music Mondays

January 23, 2012

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This week we’re reviewing a video that we’re really surprised made it to the top of the list. Great job Sunny Hill fans for voting in Sunny Hill’s “The Grasshopper Song” which we love! If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out here:

To begin with, wow! We’re really happy to finally be reviewing Sunny Hill. We spoke about them before in our K Crunch, but that was only in passing. We thought that they weren’t really popular enough to get voted in. Boy were we wrong! Sure, it wasn’t like a Big Bang overload crashing our site, but Sunny Hill still raced to the top of our Kpop Charts. Awesome!

Your Degree is Useless

Running a video site kinda makes me feel this way...

We’re happy that we get to review this, not only because it’s a cool sounding song, but it’s deep. And the video’s deep. And, really, we don’t get afforded many opportunities to talk about songs that have a deep message. Yay! Talking about this song and video made us feel as if our English degrees aren’t useless! Great success! And, come on, how often can we make a dirty sounding joke out of a literary device term?! NEVER! Ohhhhh yeah! Not that English degrees are useless, of course. It helped us become who we are and yada yada yada, but boyyyy would I have loved to have taken some courses in university about web development or video editing. But that’s another story.

I guess one of the main reasons we feel like we really like this song and video is because we – the two of us here – kinda feel like grasshoppers. We’re not working for a big company, we’re not working salary jobs and working for promotions or anything like that. Our only job is this blog. We’re not hoarding up as much sugar as a worker ant, but we’re doing something that’s making us happy, at least. And we’re not bohemian hippies as well! We’re kinda hipstery dorks, but at least we’re not airy fairy!

We’re lucky enough to be able to do what we love doing. We don’t know many people who can say the same thing, unfortunately, and so we feel like this song and video especially is relevant to our lives. Or maybe we read our own lives into the video too much instead? We’re not sure. Long story short, we like this song, and we’re not hippies.

So, yeah, we definitely recommend picking up the Sunny Hill Album, if you can’t tell! We like this song a lot, and we definitely support this group and their message :D

And, on a side note, some people might be confused as to how this beat out Teen Top’s “Crazy”, which has more votes, shares, and comments. We’re not going to answer this question here, but we’ve explained the ranking algorithm a bit more in our Tumblr post, in case you’re wondering.

Lastly, don’t forget to check out the Bloopers. Martina…is a dirty switch girl. Anyone read that manga?

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  1. Sunny Hill! :D

    5 years ago
  2. Oh, BTW, you should have the other video of this from LOENENT in your playlist, since the quality of that video is much better (trying to get a good look at the magazines, even though I already noticed them and laughed (my favorite part too:P)

    5 years ago
  3. Totally voting for G-Dragon! That song and video brings so many memories!

    And lol: “Long story short, we like this song, and we’re not hippies.”

    I’m so happy that this song was reviewed. I love Sunny Hill! Their songs and videos are so good! And it’s so awesome that there is one guy in a group with four girls:P

    5 years ago
  4. i just started to read Switch Girl, thanks to u Martina!

    5 years ago
  5. :P
    Why does ling a ling a ling (ring ring ring) have to be in English? They could be singing the Korean version of a ringing sound…so it shouldn’t affect their marks….

    5 years ago
    • Actually, i think the “Ring Ring” dosen’t mean how the bell sounds like. it’s more like 링가링가링(Ring-ga Ring-ga Ring), which is mimetic word, means “playing freely”. that words used ing korean childeren song. i think who made this song had set that meaning. because the part’s melody is totally same with that children song! 

      4 years ago
    • They don’t have to be in English, except that the official lyrics published by Loen shows the word “ring”.  If they’re the ones putting it out there that this is an English word, then it’s completely fair that the pronunciation affects their mark.

      5 years ago
      • True, but thought that it was a translation of the korean lyrics…

        5 years ago
  6. Switch Girl is like a Bible for AAALL women in the entire world. I Love SunnyHill & you guys are awesome!! Peace & Spudgy!>.<

    5 years ago
  7. My husband always makes fun of me for laughing obscenely much at any kind of blooper that I’m shown. Your bloopers….make….my….husband tease me. AND make….my….day!!

    5 years ago
  8. GD Butterfly. I love that song and video :)

    5 years ago
  9. I’m so glad that you guys showed how deep this video really was. OH, and i love the refernece to Teen Top with the “Insectsyy Heyy”.. I burst out laughing cause I got it right when you did the gesture . HA

    5 years ago
  10. Yeay! Sunny Hill finally one and it was such an awesome MV! Great start to my week! :D I vote for Sunny Hill… because… their MV just kicks so much ant ass.

    5 years ago
  11. irony is that you mentioned onomatopoeia earlier in the video but wouldn’t understand the fact that ling ling ling is equivalent to ring ring ring in korean.

    5 years ago
  12. voting for sunny hill’s grasshopper song. ^-^

    5 years ago
  13. In France we had a very famous plagiarist in the 17th century, La Fontaine, who wrote tons of poems strongly inspired from Aesope’s. His most famous one is “La Cigale et la Fourmi”, literally “The Cicada and the Ant”, and all French kids have to learn it at the age of 6/7. A lot of French artists wrote songs inspired from this fable, proudly claiming to be cicadas! So I didn’t know if the story is that famous abroad, and if it’s easy for Korean listeners to get the reference.

    I’m glad you enjoy reviewing symbolic videos, and the lightening you add to it compensates the frustration we probably all get from not seeing you guise doing the “stop stop breaking my heart” clearly obvious crotch karessing. It was worth it.

    For the insectual video, well, this one is the best, so as the song, so I’ll be unfaithful to Big Bang this time.

    5 years ago
  14. I love Sunny Hill and their songs so much more than other kpop groups. So I vote for Sunny Hill & The Grasshopper Song MV.

    I’m a Hiller.

    5 years ago
  15. I was really happy that Sunny Hill managed to get no 1. I was constantly checking out the chart to see if it had gone up, though I actually didn’t expect it to get to no 1 that fast (or at all).
    I really love the song and the video and I loved the symbolism in it. And I’m so glad you explained some of the things I didn’t notice in the video. I love the fact that they used the story differently in the music video and the moral was the opposite to the orginal story. Sunny Hill is now my new hero, really.

    5 years ago
  16. I LOVED this review. One of my favorites so far. <3

    5 years ago
  17. GD’s Butterfly definatly!!!!! its one of my favorite MV’s ^^

    5 years ago
  18. OF COURSE G-RAGON’S BUTTERFLY!!!! Love him! :)

    5 years ago
  19. Butterfly is the better MV imo

    However, what exactly are we voting for; the influence of the insect over the MV or for the better MV overall.

    Sunny Hill wins as insects but GD has the better overall MV to me. I love the floaty dreaminess of Butterfly with it’s half realities.

    5 years ago
  20. GD fo’ sho’

    5 years ago
  21. Voting sunny hill over GD. Definitely!

    5 years ago
  22. You read switch girl? Omg… Are you both otaku???!!!!
    I loved this song btw and was really suprised that it manage to reach the top. Didn’t know they had that many fans… Or maybe, people just liked that song.
    On a side note, I attempted to read switch girl but it got alittle too promiscuous for me. Probably because I’m too young…
    Strange though… I didn’t think you guys would be into manga like those.

    5 years ago
  23. I am currently doing a course in web development but it is not easy D: 

    5 years ago
  24. I agree.  This was an excellently designed music video and I really enjoy the song.  And I know how you feel about your degree sometimes.  I majored in Art and minored in Art History.  Now I’m teaching English in South Korea.

    Lulz.

    5 years ago
  25. I think people underestimated Sunny Hill fans. We did vote in Pray over Cleansing Cream for the MV showdown.

    5 years ago
  26. 1:43 martina…did you try to sound like Russel Oliver, or is it just me?  lol

    5 years ago
  27. Yay Sunny Hill!

    I vote for Sunny Hill over GD.

    5 years ago
  28. It sucks that some (SOME) people only vote for who they stan instead of voting for whose is actually better. :T

    My vote is for Sunny Hill~

    5 years ago
  29. Sunny Hill over GD. I absolutely LOVE GD, but I feel Sunny Hill had the more insect-like theme in both the video and song.

    5 years ago
  30. Wow I dint know there was so much symbolism in that song. Im gonna have to rewatch that video again. 

    Btw, even though I love GD, I have to give it to Sunnyhill’s grasshopper. 

    5 years ago
  31. Haha. Putting Sunny Hill next to GD? Although Sunny Hill had the better, deeper message. I also think that GD’s was just as visual and good. Sorry, guys, but I’m gonna have to vote for GD.

    5 years ago
  32. Honestly, I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THE SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BUT since i AM a vip. I vote for GD whom is making a wonderful fantastic beautiful amazing come back VERY SOON

    5 years ago
  33. Sunny Hill never fail to deliver.  Absolutely my favourite group alongside B.E.G and the solo Narsha and Ga-in stuff.

    What I really need now is a full album from them!  I need more than 3 tracks on a single album.

    Their videos, message and general production are top notch!  

    And on top of that my Midnight Circus mini album arrived in the post on Friday and has renewed my love for it.

    And in other related news I finally learnt how to use chopsticks at the weekend in prep for my holiday to Seoul :)

    5 years ago
  34. agu

    Although I so so love GD… I have to say Sunny Hill MV is just simply better. And that’s my choice. AHHH! It was so hard to choose ><"

    5 years ago
  35. Sunny Hills Grasshopper Song was absolutely fantastic XD

    I havent been this excited over a kpop song in a while! <3
    I didnt like Butterfly that much, so the Grasshopper Song is definitely the best ;) Kekeke

    5 years ago
  36. Thanks for this review ^^

    5 years ago
  37. I love GD but Sunny hill is awesome right here…

    5 years ago
  38. What an amazing K-pop music monday!!! Thanks!!!
    This is the best insecxual video!! =)

    5 years ago
  39. I just love your eye makeup Martina! XD. You’ve got OSM skills. Everytime I do mine it always ends up uneven :( 

    5 years ago
  40. congratulations guise! ^^ i could feel your excitement on finally being able to put your degrees into good use. i thought i was back in college, sitting in Ms. O.T’s English Lit…. (ugh, sorry, i was a biology major ;p would have loved to see u in university robes while discussing your onomatopoeias and stuff. LOL btw, i loved their video, too. fighting!

    5 years ago