“Likey” Made Me Like Twice – Music Video Review and Opinions
OSKP recently held a contest on the K-Tastic Amino Group where writers from all over were able to enter their posts in and share their opinions!
We had various winners and wanted to share their posts with the world.
One of the winners submitted a fantastic review of TWICE’s latest title track “Likey”.
⊰ “ʟɪᴋᴇʏ” ⊱
Me likey likey likey
Me likey likey likey
I am that one person who usually hates all catchy songs and do not even want to check them out. But somehow, these nine girls totally changed my opinion.
On 30th October TWICE made a comeback with their new title track called “Likey”. Their first full album is called “TWICETAGRAM” and you can check it out here.. It is a very catchy song and many people love it. On YouTube it has reached over 40 million views in just one week!
⊰ sᴏɴɢ ʀᴇᴠɪᴇᴡ ⊱
“Likey” starts with melody that is TWICE’s style. If I heard it somewhere else, I would assume that it is a part of their song. In few seconds melody becomes better and Sana starts song with catchiest part “me likey…”. Even though I still do not know that much about TWICE, I know that Sana is a queen of catchy and popular parts. In my opinion, “likey” is much better than “shy…”.
I would also like to say that it is kinda risky to start a song with the main part because people can immediately know if they are going to like a song or not, and just quit.
After beggining, Nayeon starts to sing and that is a very beautiful part. After her, other member continue and song is going smoothly. But then suddenly Momo and her BB cream part appear. I usually do not like parts of the songs like that, but this one actually became my favorite! I played it for so many times and even watched a video that has it on repeat for five minutes.
“Like is such a common word, not enough to express”
I don’t read English lyrics of many songs but for “Likey” it was automatically turned on. When I saw this sentence, which is right after Momo’s and Tzuyu’s part, I thought a lot. Such a catchy song that actually has a big meaning. I would regret if I never read these lyrics because I find this sentence one of the best. It is truth and I relate to it a lot. If I say I like, it doesn’t sound like it has a deep meaning because word got so common and overused.
Song continues as every other catchy pop song, repeating parts. But even though some parts of the song were repeated many times, you don’t get bored. Actually, you even want to hear them again. As a catchy song “disliker”, “Likey” turned me into a “liker”.
Near the ending there is a short rap part. I don’t like rap parts and this one wasn’t my favorite, but it did go well with the song. Dahyun was very cool even though she is the cutest for me. And after rap there is iconic dance break where we can hear a very beautiful melody. I thought about having it as a ring tone because it is very relaxing.
Overall, this song was a great experience and I am happy I gave it a chance. It is first TWICE song that made me feel like their fan. Maybe in future I am going to stan these girls, who knows?
⊰ Here are some interesting videos related to the song ⊱
– Line distribution. It was a pretty fair line distribution because everyone got over 10 seconds and those who got less had more “iconic” parts.
– 3D audio
⊰ ᴍᴜsɪᴄ ᴠɪᴅᴇᴏ ⊱
MV came out on 30th October so I thought it would be something dark (for Halloween) or either something with plain colors (for example: brown as the main color). So when music video started I was very suprised with bright theme and nice weather.
I love to see different camera effects in music videos and “Likey” had some very interesting ones. There were parts that looked kinda blurred and it was like you were surrounded by TWICE’s members which is pretty cool. We could also see that it seemed like members had fun because of happy expressions and activities like bicycle, skate, filming, etc.
But what really makes this music video great and interesting to watch are colors and scenes. It was filmed in Vancouver which is in Canada and it is a very beautiful place. All scenes were magnificent even though most of them were just normal parts of the city. The most beautiful part of the video is where TWICE just simply dances on grass with beautiful river and city in the background. Colors were blended so well and everything looked wonderful.
Filming a music video in another city is great because they promote that city to fans and they also get promotion because people hear about filming in their own city. It would be awesome if there was a group that would have a concept where they change cities for each MV.
⊰ Here are some interesting videos related to the music video ⊱
– TWICE on crack/Likey edition. This was very funny to watch. If you don’t know what are crack videos, just click and entertain yourself.
– Music video explained. If you are like me and have hard times figuring out music videos, this one will help you a lot and explain everything.
– Screen time distribution. This one was fair and visual got the most. But everyone could still be seen.
⊰ ᴄʜᴏʀᴇᴏɢʀᴀᴘʜʏ ⊱
I was never interested into learning K-Pop choreographies because I am a very lazy person when it comes to active stuff, but TWICE actually made me try to learn one choreo before. It was “TT” choreography. I do not know it perfectly, but I learned moves and tried it many times. It was much fun while I was trying to learn it because choreography is very interesting and easy to follow even though you get tired.
Few days ago I was on YouTube and saw a video of Momo dancing to “Likey” choreography and I am sure that I want to learn it. Well I will probably be too lazy but I really love “Likey” choreography. It is catchy and fun. My favorite part of choreography is the one in the gif above where they spread arms. It looks very elegant and beautiful.
Well, I hope I will be able to learn this choreography one day because I am truly in love with it. (DON’T BE LAZY PRAS!!!)
⊰ Here are some interesting videos related to the choreography ⊱
– Official dance practice video. I love their outfits because they are so casual and simple. And dance practice was great but room could be bigger.
– 2Xspeed version from Weekly Idol. They did awesome.
⊰ ʟɪᴠᴇ ᴘᴇʀғᴏʀᴍᴀɴᴄᴇ ⊱
One of the most important things in comebacks is how will the group perform the song live.
We all know the hate TWICE used to get because of their vocals, dancing and rapping. With their title songs they did not have many challenges and received a lot of hate. With “Likey”, they got vocally harder song and rap is improved a lot compared to other title tracks. Dance stayed catchy, but it is very tiring and consumes a lot of energy.
Of course, I needed to check out live performance and I must say that I am impressed with their improvement over past two years. And I must say that I am proud of ONCEs because their fanchants got louder over years. Now they are even louder than TWICE, especially fanboys . Someone commented that it sounds like a football game because of them .
While I was watching live performances, Momo stood out because of a dance break and her energy while dancing. That is awesome considering that she is a main dancer. Also, every member was filmed enough and we could clearly see their faces.
One more important part about performance are outfits and stage design. For this comeback they got girly and modern outfits that fit with the concept and stage looks awesome!
⊰ Check out live performances ⊱
⊰ ᴡʜᴀᴛ ᴏᴛʜᴇʀ ᴘᴇᴏᴘʟᴇ ᴛʜɪɴᴋ ᴏғ “ʟɪᴋᴇʏ”? ⊱
-ɪɴᴛᴇʀᴠɪᴇᴡs ᴡɪᴛʜ ᴘʀᴀs-
Yes, I decided to bring back “interviews” because everyone loves to see different opinions. I asked few of my friends what they think about “Likey” and this is what they said:
“I honestly love the dance for Likey and I like the mv as always. The song is super catchy which is why I think a lot of people like Twice songs.” – friendnoone
“I think they all showed their vocals well which is a first” – friendnotwo
“It’s an okay song to me, tbh I wasn’t feeling it as much as their other songs, but I guess I need to listen to it more to like it” – friendnothree
“I didn’t like it . But I liked choreography” – friendnofour
“Likey is probably my favourite title track by twice so far. The song is really catchy, their voices are sooo cute and i think their harmony is amazing in this one! I love everything about this comeback, the song, the mv, the vocals and their visuals! Everything was on point to me. Also of course their dance, which you can memorize from watching their stages, but that’s with almost all their choreos the same, their dances are fun to watch so you easily remember them. I also liked the line distribution, it was fair for them, they used to have really worse ones! I enjoy the song a lot tbh, i am addicted to it and watch it everyday ” – friendnofive
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⊰ ᴍʏ ᴄᴜʀʀᴇɴᴛ ᴏᴘɪɴɪᴏɴ ᴀʙᴏᴜᴛ ᴛᴡɪᴄᴇ ⊱
TWICE is getting more and more attention from me. I liked their songs, members are cute and nice (I watched Running man and it was awesome) and overall I feel like the group is good. Yes, they may not be the best singers or dancers in K-Pop but I can get over that fact and everyone should.
Member that interested me the most is Momo because I watched many shows with her (she was with Ten too so I know more about her) and Momo’s passion for dancing is just incredible. But Sana is also really cute and I like her a lot. Tbh, I don’t find any member annoying or less good which is very unusual for me.
I am not a TWICE stan nor a huge fan right now, but if their next releases are as good as “Likey” and this album, I will be glad to become a huge fan! Until then, I will support!