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Music Moves Me: Because I’m a Girl

Happy Monday, readers!

I am on countdown mode. I have about five more days until my 10-day vacation starts. I am so excited! This is a vacation I dreamed of because I want a stay-cation. Well, I also do other things too. I have to clean because my sister is going to stay at my apartment for the next two months to study abroad here.

Last week’s Music Movies Me Monday was about a “song where a particular instrument has moved you – whether it’s a favorite vocal sound, bass line, drumming/beats, piano, guitar solo, …’. This week is free choice, but I want to feature a song or a music video that really has moved me and brought me to tears.

The modern Kpop boom started in 2009 with artists like Big Bang, Wonder Girls, Super Junior, SNSD, and etc. But for me, I started to like Kpop (or Korean pop) when I was in middle school with BoA and S.E.S. One of my first Asian CDs that I ever bought was BoA’s “No. 1” at Koreatown in L.A. (My ex-aunt is Korean American and we would go there when I visited.)

One of the biggest Kpop songs of the early 2000s was Kiss’ “Because I’m a Girl”. The reason was because of the music video. All of my internet friends back in 2003 were like, “You have to watch this music video! It is so sad!”. Every time I watch the music video, I cried by the ending because it is so sad and touching. It makes you think about what real love is.

Be warned, you might need to have a box of tissues next to you when watching this music video.

As you see in the video, the lyrics are about a girl writing a letter to her ex-boyfriend, reflecting negatively back on their relationship and how she wasn’t the “girl” for them. The lyrics are typical when it deals about breakups. But, everyone has had similar thoughts about a breakup before, right?

I like the music video more than the song because the music video is touching. But, “Because I’m a Girl” is a good song and should be a recommended listen to any Kpop fans out there.

By the way, KISS reunited in 2016 to sing their staple song on the TV show Two Yoo Project Sugar Man, which about surveying people from different age ranges about old and new songs (I hope that is right). Here is their performance. They said they broke up right after their debut is because of the members was dating, ouch!

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  1. Cathy Kennedy

    What a beautiful song! Breakups are difficult even when it’s for the best. Thank you for the introduction. Have a boogietastic day, my friend!

  2. XmasDolly

    Oh my gosh, your first video is true… get the tissues! I loved the tune and the video. So sad. I wish they would’ve gotten together though. So very sad!!! Thank you for posting that today. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Have a great day!

  3. 3under3andme

    Fun post! My son is SUPER moved by For King and Country’s version of The Little Drummer Boy; we listen to it all year long!

  4. Kemi

    Ok. I refuse to watch anything sand and touchy. The world has enough to make us cry lol. Still, it’s a lovely video. Enjoy your staycation and catch up on sleep.

  5. MarciaF

    I also enjoyed the video more than the song.

  6. maretteflora

    I love that you share music! I have been listening to Johnnyswim nonstop.

  7. paigebainbridge

    I think it’s cool that music can be spread and made more popular because of the good video attached to it. I don’t know much about KPop but just saw a CBS Sunday morning profile on KPOP this past weekend. Thanks for sharing— Paige Bainbridge (

  8. Caroline

    I don’t really listen to KPop but I’ve heard big things! Gonna listen to this one! Enjoy your vacation!!!

  9. Michael David Oyco

    Not familiar with them but I get the emotions. Are you okay? lol Hope everything is doing fine though

  10. Kristine Nicole Alessandra

    That was so sad. I guess the lesson it wants to impart is to not judge too quickly. Break ups can bring out a flurry of emotions – anger, usually. But sometimes we just have to back off a bit to understand the issue from a different perspective. Thank you for sharing the music video. That touched my heart.

  11. Jet with Jen

    Because I am a girl. What a story!! I was glued until the end. Just touching and beautiful. And so excited about vacation and your sister! Enjoy!!!

  12. genaadventure

    I always discover new music thanks to your blog! Also, let the countdown begin and I hope you’ll have a great vacation

  13. Ewuzie Kingsley

    Oh!.. This is moving, really emotional. wasn’t sure i was going to like the song at first but have to listen to it twice. Really touched me… Thanks for this.

  14. Dalene Ekirapa

    I always love music that speaks, from the lyrics to its performance. Anyway, the song is really touching… Just as what it reflects…breakup songs can be moving.

  15. pslater1972

    Educational but it made me feel old. I enjoyed learning about music I’ve never heard of.

  16. onehoppymomma

    I always turn to music to feed my emotions whether its to dance around happy or have a good cry. Keep singing!!

  17. Stacy Uncorked

    Love your song choices (and thanks for the warning to have tissues handy for the first one…heh!) thanks for the introduction – and the dance! 🙂

  18. Neil Alvin Nicerio

    I’d go with the Korean singers. 🙂

  19. I’ve seen K-Pop videos and this didn’t seem like any I’ve seen before which seem more to be done by boy bands. What a sad song!

  20. Yonnah M

    This was such a nice video. I’ve never heard this song before.

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