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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. I think this MV is really interesting to watch and the song is catchy.

    5 years ago
  2. I Love SunnyHill, they are absolutely wonderful!!! I think all of their videos abide by their lyrics! and their songs are always so interesting and deep, and also, shocking for a korean entertainer to be saying (I think..), like epik high and their BA styles, but they got in lots of trouble.. :O

    Great fun!

    5 years ago
  3. I love the positive review you guys had about this music video! It’s really meaningful~ I love my Literature classes, so when the music video was first released, I kept pointing out symbolism and analogies and metaphors ^.^ The music video teaches a very valuable life lesson: Sure, it’s great to be a hard worker and gain many achievements from doing so, but it’s better to enjoy life  and live a little :) Sunny Hill’s music videos are always so meaningful and have very deep messages in them; “Midnight Circus” and “Pray” had meaningful messages too~ I can’t wait for more music videos from this group~

    5 years ago
  4. I’m going to be a grasshopper from now on 

    5 years ago
  5. G-Dragon’s Butterfly has convinced me he’s the most talented kid in Kpop. Brilliant… I can’t even…

    5 years ago
  6. GDragon

    5 years ago
  7. Sunnyhill has my vote :D

    5 years ago
  8. GDRAGON!!! His cuteness is too amazing to not vote for :P

    5 years ago
  9. i vote  for g-dragon the mv was awesome

    5 years ago
  10. DDD: difficult decisionnn D:

    I’ll vote for GD just cause of the creative MV. And cause he looks absolutely adorable in it.

    5 years ago
  11. Gdragon Butterfly!

    I hope you guys will do the new band B.A.P Warrior!  I totally love them, my first kpop band that I’ll know from beginning c:

    5 years ago
  12. You guys should do a review on B.A.P Simon and Martina! Feel like it’s something that you guys would find epic. =)

    5 years ago
  13. Bloopers are sooo cooolll !!!! ()^.^()

    5 years ago
  14. OhLooo~~ : D

    I loved your review, i’m happy you guys loved The Grasshopper song too! LOEN is really growing on me, they have great vids and music *_*

    BTW hope you guys will review BAP’s Warrior next! IT SO BAD ASS!
    even though it looks like they borrowed some of their outfit from BB and 2NE1 XD
    still the song sounds awesome ~

    5 years ago
  15. I’m voting for Sunny Hill’s Grasshopper song for the showdown. :) Like Martina, I thought the stick out bums were adorable!

    Nice catch how the ant’s bicycle light is brightest! I didn’t notice that.

    5 years ago
  16. G-Dragon’s Butterfly! 

    5 years ago
  17. G dragon ftw BUTTERFLY!!!

    5 years ago
  18. umm..g-dragon=mindboggled

    vote Sunny Hill

    5 years ago
  19. G-Dragon!~~~ ^__^

    5 years ago
  20. Vote for Sunny Hill! I really like the video and the meaning of the song.

    5 years ago
  21. you guys are amazing! love this song!!! awesome review ^-^

    5 years ago
  22. K.

    You two must have been some pretty awesome teachers. Anyone who can think to transform a backwards dragon costume and some black construction paper cut-outs into a pretty legit-looking grasshopper is chock-full of creativity. I just needed to point that out. As a fellow teacher, I respect that. And I bet your students miss you ruuull bad. :-)

    5 years ago
  23. G DRAGON!!!

    5 years ago
  24. lol. switch girl!!!

    5 years ago
  25. Gdragon FTW <3

    5 years ago
  26. no question… SunnyHill…they already amazed me with Pray and then this mv… wOw… they actually have meaningful lyrics and its kinda rare in kpop industry as far as i can tell ˘j˘

    5 years ago
  27. G-Dragon’s butterfly

    5 years ago
  28. SunnyHill – A video with an actual story line.

    5 years ago
  29. GDragon-butterfly

    5 years ago
  30. G Dragon butterfly.. hheheh

    5 years ago
  31. Sunny Hill must win >w<

    5 years ago
  32. I like G-Dragon’s Butterfly.

    5 years ago
  33. Sunny hill the grasshopper song.

    5 years ago
  34. Sunny Hill definitely wins this one~

    5 years ago
  35. I’m a GD fangirl but I love symbolism.. So as much as I hate to say it, Sunny Hill wins.

    5 years ago
  36. Sunny Hill, although G-Dragon is pretty awesome too.

    5 years ago
  37. Love G-Dragon but Sunny Hill wins with this video and song!!

    5 years ago
  38. GD gets my vote!

    5 years ago
  39. sunny hill gets my vote, yo

    5 years ago
  40. I really like GD, and think that he’s so cute in Butterfly, but I like the concept and song of Sunny Hill Better. So Sunny Hill FTW!

    5 years ago
  41. I love G-dragon and I loved Butterfly but…. my vote is for Sunny Hill because it was so darn amazing with all the colors and the awesome set it was just plain brilliant.

    5 years ago
  42. I vote for Sunny Hill. ^^
    Sunny Hill is amazing!

    5 years ago
  43. Switch Girls is awesome! :P … i vote for Sunny Hill ^^

    5 years ago
  44. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love Sunny Hill and I’m glad enough other people do too that it got voted #1 but… I feel like this was not a very good song to review. It was just kind of a retelling of the MV. 

    I feel like a more “K-pop-y” song would be more entertaining to review since there are more things to make fun of…

    5 years ago
  45. Voting for Sunny Hill. (Which I will also do on FB, no worries) All of their music videos have really deep meanings, huh?

    5 years ago
  46. LOL was that a Teen Top reference 5:15? ;D

    Oh insectsihae made my day!

    5 years ago
  47. Hey, hey , hey us english people dont always drink tea!!! >.<
    And I vote for G – Dragon!!!!!!

    5 years ago
  48. Sunny Hill! :D

    5 years ago
  49. 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
  50. 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
  51. i just started to read Switch Girl, thanks to u Martina!

    5 years ago
  52. :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! 

      5 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
  53. 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
  54. 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
  55. GD Butterfly. I love that song and video :)

    5 years ago
  56. 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
  57. 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
  58. 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
  59. voting for sunny hill’s grasshopper song. ^-^

    5 years ago
  60. 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
  61. 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
  62. 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
  63. I LOVED this review. One of my favorites so far. <3

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

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

    5 years ago
  66. 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
  67. GD fo’ sho’

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

    5 years ago
  69. 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
  70. I am currently doing a course in web development but it is not easy D: 

    5 years ago
  71. 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
  72. I think people underestimated Sunny Hill fans. We did vote in Pray over Cleansing Cream for the MV showdown.

    5 years ago
  73. 1:43 martina…did you try to sound like Russel Oliver, or is it just me?  lol

    5 years ago
  74. Yay Sunny Hill!

    I vote for Sunny Hill over GD.

    5 years ago
  75. 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
  76. 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
  77. 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
  78. 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
  79. 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
  80. 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
  81. 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
  82. 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
  83. Thanks for this review ^^

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

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

    5 years ago
  86. 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
  87. 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