Sometimes I wonder about the originality of music – there’s a ton of great musical artists, but so many of them sound so incredibly similar (you can look at the confusion between Katy Perry’s “Roar” and Sara Bareilles’ “Brave” if you don’t believe me). Japan, however, has a different plan. When Suzuku Nakamoto got too old for the group she was in (too old = 16 apparently), her entertainment company decided to try something new – Jpop (Japanese Pop music) needed something a bit more intense, so why not add some heavy metal? (Sorry, can’t embed the video for some reason.
Someone wrote an article about it on The Daily Dot but this is the line that sticks out the most for me – “Babymetal is kind of like a magical, leather-clad, fire-breathing, sonic unicorn.” And it really is. I’m not sure if it’s the oddness of it, or the catchyness of the lyrics (my Japanese is a bit rusty, but it’s all about the tune anyways).
And what are those lyrics? Well, I found a translation for you!
“Check-it-out chocolate. Can I have a bit of chocolate? But my weight worries me a bit these days. However, chocolate. Can I have a bit of chocolate? But wait a while! Wait a while! Wait! Wait! Wait!”
Apparently I’m not the only one to think we need more songs in the world about chocolate.
What do you think? Ear-worm from hell, or the most ridiculous, catchy thing ever?
- Melanie AAR
PS – If you want to hear more, this is actually a better song. I just am highly amused by chocolate heavy metal…