Current Obsession: 100% Beat

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It’s been a couple of weeks, but time for another Current Obsession! This week, we’ll be looking into idol group 100% and their recent comeback with their newest mini-album Bang the Bush. I know what you’re thinking, and yes—that is the title of the album.  Wondering why there are only five (out of the original seven) in that photo above? Well, you’re about to find out….

“100%  – 심장이 뛴다 (Beat)”

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The Band:  Leader Seo Min-woo (Enlisted), Kim Rok-hyun, Jo Jong-hwan, Kim Chan-yong, Woo Chang-bum, Jang Hyuk-jin, Lee Sang-hoon (Hiatus)

The Backstory: I’m going to be perfectly honest with y’all — with the overwhelming influx of new rookies every year, I can only pick up on a few who catch my eye each year. I used to be able to tell you which band debuted what month and year (and in order no less), but what often happens now is that some idol groups just fly under my radar. Such was the case for 100%, who I knew were out there in the Kpop world, but their singles didn’t grab my attention to play on repeat… until now.

So while I wouldn’t be able to tell you who is whom in these pictures alone (but you can be sure I’ll learn. Eventually), I still have this vague memory of one of their earlier singles was a song I loved to keep in the background. As for the dwindled number for their comeback, leader Min-woo enlisted on March 4, 2014; he’s an 1985-er. Furthermore, it was announced the day before that maknae Sang-hoon would be taking a personal hiatus.

The Song: Ah, so this song. I was perusing 1theK (formerly Loen) Entertainment’s Youtube channel and saw the music video among their newest releases. Upon first listen, I couldn’t get over the catchy tune, and it quickly became my Jam of the Day. You can check out the music video for yourself and draw your own opinions here:

The Lyrics: Korean (Music Naver) and English (Kpop Lyrics)

저기 저 남자 길을 잃었나봐
갈 길을 못 찾고 서성이나봐
아직도 어두운 밤 혼자 또 남았나봐
(나만 남아 Yeah~)정말 죽도록 사랑 했었나봐
혼자선 아무것도 못하나봐
멈춰버린 시간 속을 못 떠나나봐
Yeah Yeah Yeah~심장이 뛴다
니가 서있을 그곳을 향해 뛴다
마주칠 순간을 난 거꾸로 간다
계속 가다 보면 가다 보면 마주칠까
시간아 간다
니가 떠난 그때 순간으로 간다
날 버렸던 너를 기억하며 간다
계속 가다 보면 가다 보면 마주칠까

저기 저 여자 뭔가를 버렸나봐
갈 길도 못가고 망설이나봐
아직도 어두운 밤 혼자 또 남았나봐
(나만 남아 Yeah~)

정말 죽도록 사랑 했었나봐
혼자선 아무것도 못했나봐
멈춰버린 시간 속을 못 떠나나봐

심장이 뛴다
니가 서있을 그곳을 향해 뛴다
마주칠 순간을 난 거꾸로 간다
계속 가다 보면 가다 보면 마주칠까
시간아 간다
니가 떠난 그때 순간으로 간다
날 버렸던 너를 기억하며 간다
계속 가다 보면 가다 보면 마주칠까

아무 일도 없던 그때로 돌아가 줘
돌아서기 전 니 앞에 날 기억해줘
다시 너에게로 심장이 뛴다
No way, woo yeah

늦었지만 돌아갈래
니 곁엔 내가 있어야해
이제와 날 모른 척 해도 끝까지
널 따라 가야만해
시간을 돌려 거꾸로 가
날 등지고 걸어도 난
니 눈에 띄지 않게 천천히 가 거꾸로 가

심장이 뛴다
니가 서있을 그곳을 향해 뛴다
마주칠 순간을 난 거꾸로 간다
계속 가다 보면 가다 보면 마주칠까
시간아 간다
니가 떠난 그때 순간으로 간다
날 버렸던 너를 기억하며 간다
계속 가다 보면 가다 보면 마주칠까

I think that man is lost
He can’t find his way and is pacing back and forth
He’s still left alone in the dark night (I’m alone yeah)

I think he really loved her to death
I don’t think he can do anything by himself
He can’t escape the frozen time
Yeah Yeah Yeah

The heart is beating
It’s beating toward where you’re standing
I’m going backwards in time to the moment we met
If I keep going, will we meet?
Time is going
I’m going to the moment that you left
I’m going as I remember how you left me
If I keep going, will we meet?

I think that girl threw something away
She can’t find her way and is hesitating
She’s still left alone in the dark night (I’m alone yeah)

I think she really loved him to death
I don’t think she can do anything by herself
She can’t escape the frozen time

The heart is beating
It’s beating toward where you’re standing
I’m going backwards in time to the moment we met
If I keep going, will we meet?
Time is going
I’m going to the moment that you left
I’m going as I remember how you left me
If I keep going, will we meet?

Please go back to the days when nothing happened
Remember me in front of you before you turned away
My heart is beating toward you again
No way, woo yeah

It’s too late but I wanna go back
I need to be by your side
Even if you ignore me, I need to follow you till the end
I’ll go backwards in time
Even if you turn your back to me as you walk
I’ll slowly go backwards so you won’t notice me

The heart is beating
It’s beating toward where you’re standing
I’m going backwards in time to the moment we met
If I keep going, will we meet?
Time is going
I’m going to the moment that you left
I’m going as I remember how you left me
If I keep going, will we meet?

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