Single HKT48 7th [74 Okubun no 1 no Kimi e] (2016/04/13)

Discussion in 'HKT48 News & Releases' started by Parikkuren, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. plomeplome

    plomeplome Kenkyuusei

    Mar 4, 2014
    Well they can criticise the lyrics of the song tho, its not really idol hating. Japan times is just reporting what happened in this case
  2. SorrowAir

    SorrowAir Kenkyuusei

    Feb 11, 2015
    New Zealand
    "In this case"
  3. banana

    banana Kenkyuusei

    Dec 10, 2015
    I came across the article in Arama..
    I heard the song but didn't really know the lyric..
    Just curious & went to read the lyric..

    • I never think of anything complicated
      I’m fine with being ignorant
      It’s easier to just walk on two legs–
      So floaty and light
      I want to live like a balloon

      As a girl
      I’ve got to be cute, right?
      While I’m still in school
      It’s okay to be stupid
      What’s most important now
      Is to be all cheerful and energetic
      And sound cute, right?

      Above Einstein
      Dianna Agron matters more
      More than test marks
      I care about the size of my eyes
      No matter how well I can study
      It’s meaningless if no one loves me
      So I’ll twirl my skirt around
      Just like in Glee

      Even if I don’t have much general knowledge
      It’s fine as long as I’m good at makeup
      I couldn’t care less about the news
      All these ordinary stuff–
      I could just ask someone to help me with them

      As a girl
      Love is my profession
      Until I become a mom
      It’s okay to be a child
      More than that, isn’t it more important
      To take care of my skin
      So that it remains nice and smooth?

      Who was this
      Einstein person again?
      I know I’ve heard of him before
      But actually I don’t really know him
      He was sorta like this great person
      Who is written about in my textbooks
      But Dianna Agron is the one I like

      I want to shine
      More and more and more
      A person’s appearance is vital
      Because, after all
      No one can see our inner self
      That’s why cuteness is justice
      I just want to be pampered

      Above Einstein
      Dianna Agron matters more
      More than test marks
      I care about the size of my eyes
      No matter how well I can study
      It’s meaningless if no one loves me
      So I’ll twirl my skirt around
      Just like in Glee

      Yeah.. It sounded kind of bad.. Basically it's telling It's okay to be stupid if you're beautiful girl...
      I think it's important to have the brain. Pretty face is just an outside appearance. We all grow old & we wont be beautiful forever..
      I'm actually surprised AkiP wrote something controversial like this.. :blink:

  4. Parikkuren

    Parikkuren Kenkyuusei Stage48 Donor

    May 10, 2013
    Akip has written PLENTY of controversial things. Now everyone's losing their minds because of one silly song. Never mind that he's written about and properly addressed serious topics like bullying and suicide. This is the only song that matters, apparently.
    The whole thing is completely moronic.
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  5. EinhanderX

    EinhanderX Stage48 Moderator Staff Member Stage48 Moderator

    Jun 2, 2015
    You guys should go to HKT general thread where the same news already talked about 3 days before today. Just saying.
    Last edited: May 15, 2016
  6. Reveen

    Reveen Upcoming Girls

    Feb 16, 2013
    Sunnyvale Trailer Park
    The small few people who seem determined to get their knickers in a twist over this b-side track approach it from such a simplistic point of view. I've said it before and I'll say it again, just because someone writes a lyric doesn't mean that they are endorsing the subject matter, Slayer weren't writing a pro-Eichmann song when they wrote "Angel of Death".
  7. EinhanderX

    EinhanderX Stage48 Moderator Staff Member Stage48 Moderator

    Jun 2, 2015
    The thing is not how the lyricist endorse it, but how the listeners perceive it.
    The former is not debatable. The latter is yes, even from simplistic point of view criticism.

    If the news are read fully, the critic used the song phrase as discussion in the psychological class after her student asked her opinion on the song.
    Simple, but that's how critical thinking fostered in college environment.

    So, thanks Aki-P for your help educating the people.
  8. banana

    banana Kenkyuusei

    Dec 10, 2015
    Haha good thing it help in education in a way..
    I'm a girl & I felt a little uncomfortable with the lyric bacause I always believe brain come before outward appearance..
    but then again, the song is not even that good or popular., so I guess I'll just forget about it..
    but poor Dianna Agron.. I will feel insulted if I were her.. I hope she wont even notice this..
    but actually I think Dianna's character in glee did go the university if I'm not mistaken..

    For those that think that this argument shouldn't be here.. i disagree..
    this is the place where we express our opinion & it is one of the song in the single afterall..
  9. jovviny

    jovviny Kenkyuusei

    Sep 28, 2013
    Well, I guess I just see the irony in the song. I don't really know about the others but Meru at least is a great booklover and as such I refuse to believe she would put beauty over intelligens other than in an ironic way... I also think the lyric is so over the top that none should take it as truth (unless already inclined to do so). But I may be to old to get the pressure it may cause young girls if they are insecure with themselfs....
  10. kyoto48☀︎☂

    kyoto48☀︎☂ Kenkyuusei

    Jun 8, 2015
    If all young japanese teenage girls took their living advice from hkt singles, they'd be lining up to buy melons, skipping all over town, and probably spending a lot of time in the hospital with indigestion from all the cherry blossoms they've been eating. (so they wouldn't be studying anyway....)

    Oh I forgot, its only the controversial songs that brainwash them :rolleyes:
  11. Yuki88

    Yuki88 Kenkyuusei

    Apr 9, 2011
    the garden of sinners
    Oh man lol this is genius. Don't forget they'd be watching over their crush from afar and kiss the crush later in 12s length, then prove their love in manly tears before proposing in very cheesy manner.
  12. ryandtw

    ryandtw Rank 81-100 (Temporary Name)

    Nov 1, 2010
    Seattle, WA, USA
    A day before Arashi's singles hit store shelves...

    ...HKT48's back on #1 daily rankings! :1st: #GarbageDay

  13. yorsavior11

    yorsavior11 Kenkyuusei

    Mar 29, 2016
    I'm starting to like 74 Okubun no 1 no Kimi e.
    It's so catchy and their music video is very heart warming.

  14. Akarin

    Akarin Kenkyuusei

    Jan 25, 2015
    HKT-Jou, Ima, Ugoku could be easily best a-side than 74 okubun...
    Don't undestand this decision
  15. Shinoda Mei

    Shinoda Mei Kenkyuusei

    Jun 4, 2016
    Taboo no Iro :^O^:
    Yuri is dominating, ahahaha, I really loved Taboo in Iro, the lyrics are deep and well portrays this reality, although the rythm is not '' sad '' or something.

    74 Okubun 1 no Kimi and
    Song very beautiful and cute. (Really really beautiful)
    My natsumi kawaii :cute: I really liked When the girls run, was cute haha, I do not know why.

    Jou, Ima, Ugoku
    Very lively, the rythm is good and fun! :v:

    Einstein Yori Dianna Agron
    It's cute, but Also lively and fun. :blush:

    And I'm happy for Hana and Natsumikan. :ome:

    and i'm so sad for the girls that was dropped too :cry: , but i think hana and Natsumikan deserve it. <3

    and sorry for my English. :cry2:
  16. fatrain

    fatrain Upcoming Girls

    Jun 15, 2014
    "HKT Jou, Ima, Ugoku" didn't grab my attention before, but somehow I really liked it after hearing in the latest AKB48SHOW.
    it could become new HKT's concert anthem. HKT army attacks!))

  17. gj23tm_64

    gj23tm_64 Kenkyuusei

    Dec 3, 2018
    Anyone know where else haruppi/sakura performed taboo no iro aside from request hour and akbshow?

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