English version of One in a Million?

I’m sure every JE fan out there is quite familiar with Yamapi’s 3rd solo single, One in a Million. And if you’re not I did a PV review of it here. Well apparently there is an English version of the song. Of course this version isn’t owned or even made by JE, but honestly this is the closest us fans will probably ever get to an English version of this or many other JE singles.


This English version is done by a Austrian singer named Victoria S. Apparently because Japanese people don’t normally listen to European music the song is owned legally by each artist. Which I didn’t even think was possible or legal, but obviously is. This song has been out for over a month. But since I don’t listen to any German music, aside from Tokio Hotel, I’m just hearing about this song now.

There seems to be a lot of hate for this song, for no other reason except that Yamapi released the song first. But I actually really like the song. Mostly because the song is exactly the same. The only real difference is, it’s sung by a girl and is obviously in English.
But at the same time I like Yamapi’s version more. The song just flows better in Japanese. Probably because I’m used to the Japanese version more. But Yamapi’s voice is a lot smoother and better than Victoria S’s. And his autotuned voice is a lot better sounding then hers. Her’s kinda sounds like a frog. (But still a hundred times better sounding then what happens to my beloved Tanaka Koki’s voice when it’s autotuned.) Also the lyrics to her song, aren’t the greatest. But now a days this is pretty much the caliber of all the popular music out there. (Katy Perry’s California Gurlz, need I say more?)

I also really like the fact that I can actually understand this song. It’s like the best of both worlds. Obviously, this song isn’t going to stop me from listening to or loving Yamapi’s original song. But to me there’s hardly a difference. If a song is good it’s good. Wether it’s in English or Japanese. I’m certainty not going to hate the song because of Yamapi and Japanese music biases. That’s just ridiculous.
And after MOLA I really wanna him try and sing this song. XD
 
 
Here’s Victoria S’s version

And here’s Yamapi’s original song.

Yamapi is One in a Million

Yampi’s PV for his 3rd solo single, One in a Million, is released. Yamapi fans rejoice! Or complain it should be a NEWS single, it’s really up to you. Upcoming NEWS concerts don’t make me less NEWS deprived. Though a new Kanjani8 single, and new Yamapi single allows me to see something new from my favorites NEWS members.

Onto the review. I’m going to keep the formula for PV reviews the same from now on. That I make the review as I’m watching the PV. That way all my comments are my immediate honest reactions.


The first scene I can already tell the PV is going to be wicked Americanized kinda like MOLA.(Song wise on PV wise) So I’m either going to hate it or think it’s hilarious. XD


I love how every name on the list, other than Yamapi’s, is an American name. As if he’d ever get into an American club.


OMG I’m on the list! I don’t know if you can read that, but inside the pink box it says Amy Burg. My name! Sure my last name isn’t Burg, but that’s just because it’s the alias I use when I go meet Yamapi. XP


It’s serious now, Yamapi’s arrived.


WTF? A foreign chick again.


Am I the only one who think random guy out of focus in the background might be hot? XD


Come right this way, Prince will escort you in now. He totally looks like a Japanese version of Prince. I’m sure his Little Red Corvette is parked right out front. 😀 I crack myself up. XD


Now the party don’t get started till I walk in.


Foreign chick numero dos.


I love how she gives Pi the evil eye. Like, “nobody walks away from me and lives to see the day.” XD


This spiral background will probably hurt my eyes after a while.


DJ Yamapi laying it down.


Yamapi does not look good here. He also doesn’t sound good with autotuning.


MIND FUCK! This effect is so simple to do, yet I’m amazed by it every time I see it. XD


This background is just awesome!


For a second it looked like Prince was gonna kiss Yamapi.


Hot face!


Dude, this guy look like Eddy Gordo! If Eddy Gordo were real. XD


Oh WTF, now all of a sudden Prince is a pimp.


Eh, his “who is that” face isn’t really that hot.


Oh gross. His one in a million is list checker chick. Yamapi could do better than hair. That blonde haired girl from the beginning of the PV was way prettier.


Aww she only has eyes for Prince.


Or he’s her drug hook up.


Yamapi says “soon my pretty you will be mine.”


Guess it’s time to awkwardly follow her.


I wish I could get that close to Yamapi.


Or that close. *O*


Just kiss already! But they won’t, because fangirls would HATE it.


That’s it?! I feel ripped off.


Oh WTF, it was just a dream!


Or not?