Today I’m choosing a song by B.A.P. Why? Because I am seeing them today! Eeeeeeep!!!!
One Shot is–and will probably always be–my favorite song by B.A.P. It’s not the first song I heard by them (that would be Stop It), but it’s the one that made me realize that I will always love these boys. Always. For like their entire existence and beyond.
Now, the first time I watched One Shot, I have to confess I was a little put off by the violence. I’m the biggest wimp when it comes to blood and gore. I had witnessed a bit of their penchant for the violent and dramatic when I first saw Rain Sound (which is still my second favorite song). but that song didn’t prepare me for the utter despair I felt upon watching One Shot for the first time.
Oh my gosh. If you’ve never seen it, spoiler ahead. The boys get shot!! A lot! I cried. Literally. A music video has never made me cry before. That’s when I knew I felt a little more for this group than normal “like” feelings.
But even without the drama of the music video, the song itself is a masterpiece. I never get tired of hearing it. It’s got all the requirements of a B.A.P song: Yongguk’s deep voice rapping in semi-English; Zelo’s higher-pitched almost nasally quick-fire delivery of his raps; Jongup singing what always happens to be my favorite part of the song (every song, it never fails); Youngjae’s beautiful, soothing voice; Himchan’s sexy, lower register; and Daehyun’s masterful high notes. But Daehyun is a stand-out in this song. I get goosebumps every time he hits the high note towards the end. Perfection!
And the dance! The choreography is on point! It’s technically difficult, physically demanding, and so masculine. I especially love Zelo’s crazy jumping, crawly thingy he does (please let me know if there’s a term for that dance move. I don’t think “jumping, crawly thingy” is it.)
Here’s my favorite performance of One Shot on a music show. It perfectly showcases the whole group and lets you know just how talented they are.
What’s your favorite B.A.P song? Let me know in the comments section below.
Any group you want me to highlight in my Song of the Week? Let me know that too!