[series][audio][MV][live] From Stephe’s desk: Rain’s Japanese songs in the order I like ’em. (#3!)


I’ve always admitted that, even though Rain hypnotizes the heck out of me when singing in his native Korean tongue, when he sings in Japanese, every endorphin in my nervous system melts down like a nuclear reactor. Don’t know why. Can’t figure it out. โค It is what it is! Under those circumstances, it’s waaaay past time for me to share with y’all the 15 songs Rain sings in Japanese and English โ€” that I know of โ€” in the order I like them.

I’d love for you to share your favs, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

3In my #3 spot: “Free Way” the STY Gin nโ€™ Tonic Remix version, which is Track 12 on his Japanese album Eternal Rain (2006).

Don’t get me wrong. I love the original version of “Free Way” (Rain’s second Japanese single release and Track 1 on his Eternal Rain album) too. It’s smooth, as adorable as he is, and a real pick-me-up when time is crawling by. But there’s just something about the off-sync, juiced up, jamming and grooving, pedal-to-the-metal sound of the remix that always puts me in a good mood. Always. It can literally change my day.

That’s power.

Okay, I’ll sum it up like this. Both versions occupy this spot, with the remix squeezing by the original by a hair (or two).

STY Gin n’ Tonic Remix!

The adorable original!

Live on Japanese TV. During single release promotions in summer 2006.

Live via fan cam. During his summer 2010 ZEPP Japan Tour stop in Osaka, cute, funny, and energetic!^^

OMG, only 2 songs left, y’all. We’re closing in on Numero Uno!

‘Til next time. ๐Ÿ™‚

Stephe @ cloudusa.wordpress.com / CloudUSA.org

ยป [series][fan made] From Stepheโ€™s desk: Rainโ€™s Japanese songs in the order I like โ€™em. (#4!)

~ by Cloud USA on March 27, 2016.

2 Responses to “[series][audio][MV][live] From Stephe’s desk: Rain’s Japanese songs in the order I like ’em. (#3!)”

  1. Just keep them coming. I had not heard this one. I can see why you have it in the top five. I love the G&T mix I wonder if that audio can be sync to the “adorable original” video. He is so young in that one and,yes adorable. Do you know if anyone has done a montage of him as he matured. It would be fantastic. Waiting for number two.


  2. Oh yes another one of my favorites as well. Love the performances. Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ˜„๐ŸŽค


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