MY TOP FIVE FAVORITE IU SONGS



Eiyo Fadneiras and fellow UAENAS,

Welcome back to Fadima Mooneira's part three of IU's 13th-anniversary special.  For today's post, I'm going to share with you guys my top five favorite IU songs. But before I list down the songs, let me share a short summary of IU and her music with you guys.

IU is one of South Korea's most successful female singers, songwriters, and actresses. She is now known as the K-pop queen and Hallyu sweetheart. Her real name is Lee Ji Eun, and she is 28 years old this year. IU made her debut as a celebrity on the 18th of September 2008. She was only 15 years old at that time. 

Most of IU's songs are listed as chart-topper and evergreen hits. Plus, most of IU's songs achieved the no.1 spot in the charts during their debut and remained at no.1 for quite a long week. IU's success as a singer and songwriter has already been recognized by most American music critiques, and she has received a lot of compliments and good reviews from them. According to most American music critiques, IU's music is a work of art. They've also mentioned that her music is unique, soothing for the ears, makes listeners happy, and has intellectual lyrics to match with the beautiful melody. 

Besides music critiques, IU is also admired by some Hollywood celebrities for her amazing talent in music.  One of them is Post Malone (American rapper). Post Malone once mentioned in an interview that he admires IU and enjoys listening to her music. He is also following her on Instagram and wishes to collaborate with her in the future. Wow... I hope that will happened. I really want to see IU making her debut in Hollywood as a singer, songwriter, and actress.

Ok, this is all about IU and her music. Now let's check out my top five favorite IU songs. We shall begin with no.5 to no.1.


#5 AH PUH


Ah Puh is one of the songs on IU's latest album, Lilac. Ah Puh is my favorite song in Lilac. This song is composed by Lee Chan Hyuk of Akmu and Peejay. The lyrics are written by IU and Lee Chan Hyuk himself. The melody of this song is very lively. It's very enjoyable to the ear. I love listening to this song while excising and drawing. Besides the lively melody, the song Ah Puh also has a very intellectual story in the lyrics. This song uses surfing as a metaphor to show the voice's ability to handle life.  Like a surfer who jumps into waves, the voice of the song also keeps jumping into situations even if it can be dangerous. Please feel free to listen to IU's Ah Puh by clicking the video above. The video above has an English translation of this song in it.


#4 BBIBBI


BBIBBI is one of IU's most successful digital hits. This song hits the no.1 spot on most South Korean and Asian music charts when it was first debuted. The song and lyrics were written by IU herself. The K-pop queen mentioned in an interview that she wrote this song for her haters who tried their best to torment her life with their negative comments. Bbibbi has a groovy RnB melody. This song has an up-tempo beat and it is good to listen to when you are having a bad day. It cheers up your mood. For the English translation of Bbibbi, please feel free to click on this link >> BBIBBI ENGLISH TRANSLATION The video above is a live performance, and it doesn't have an English translation of this song in it. 


#3 HOLD MY HANDS



Hold My Hands is one of my all-time favorite karaoke songs. Hold My Hands is the first song that IU composed and wrote herself. This song is also one of IU's most successful hits. Hold My Hands was released in 2011. This song is an OST for a K-drama titled 'The Greatest Love'. Hold My Hands has a sweet acoustic melody. Hold My Hands is a very enjoyable song to sing. That's why it is one of my all-time favorite karaoke songs. Please feel free to listen to Hold My Hands by clicking the video above. The English translation for Hold My Hands is included in the video above.


#2 AUTUMN MORNING


Autumn Morning was originally a hit song sung by Yang Hee Eun (South Korean folk singer) in 1991. IU decided to make a cover version of this song during her 9th anniversary in 2017. Autumn Morning is a very beautiful song to listen to during the autumn season. The melody is very soothing and calming. Please feel free to listen to and watch IU's live performance for Autumn Morning by clicking the video above. For the translation of this song, please feel free to click this link here >> AUTUMN MORNING ENGLISH TRANSLATION


#1 DEAR NAME


Dear Name is my no.1 and all-time favorite IU song. Dear Name is one of the songs in IU's fourth studio album, Palette. The lyrics of this song was written by Kim Eana (one of South Korea's most notable lyricist) and IU herself, while the melody was composed by Lee Jong Hoon. Dear Name is a ballad song with a very beautiful melody. This song is about love and hope. Dear Name follows the story of a person who once lost hope in a painful heartbreak. But at the same time, she is able to keep her faith and hold on to a hope that she keeps in her heart. Most netizens believe that the song is about IU herself. IU had a very hard life before she became a superstar. She had a hard childhood, grew up in poverty, was once conned, failed an audition, and even her debut was not a success. But all the hardship that IU had faced,  made her the queen of K-pop that she is now. I can even relate this song to myself. I was also once heartbroken when I lose my job at the Prime Minister's Department in 2018. Most contract civil servants were terminated after the 2018 General Election, and I was one of them. It was a very sad and gloomy experience for me. But that termination makes me stronger than the person I was back then. It also makes me love myself more. And most of all, that termination also makes me realized my true passion for writing and drawing, and I need to pursue it now.


Ok, so these are my top five favorite IU songs. For those who are a UAENA (IU's fans are called) like me, I have one simple question for you. What is your favorite IU song? And why?

Ok, this is all for now. I hope you guys enjoyed this post. And I hope to see you guys again in my next post. Thank you for reading and have a good day.

XoXo,

Fadima Mooneira ^_^


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Comments

  1. K-pop isn't very well known in the UK so I haven't heard any of these songs before. But I like that IU writes her own lyrics as well as collaborating with other writers, and is happy to sing covers as well :)

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    1. Yeah,... I heard. K-pop is not famous in the UK compared to in the US. It's because the British people have different taste when it comes to music right?

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  2. Oooh I've not heard any of these songs before, definitely going to check out her songs and listen a bit more :)

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    1. Yes, please! If you like Taylor Swift and Mandy Moore, you’ll like IU too.

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  3. I really like hearing and trying different types of music so I can't wait to try these out!
    Rosie

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    1. Yay! Pls feel free to check out IU’s music on YT, Spotify, Joox, etc. I hope to welcome you as a new UAENA soon.

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  4. I haven't heard of this group before. Korean pop music is not well known here in Greece but they seem really talented and must have a great fan club.

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  5. I haven't listened to IU's music before, so I'm glad to have come across this post. Always nice to find new songs! Thanks for sharing your top 5 :)

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    1. IU’s songs are good to listen to while you're reading a book πŸ˜‰

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  6. I havent listened to this music before so thanks so much for sharing it

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  7. I must admit I haven't heard of this singer before. Its great to learn about K-pop though as it's not very popular where I'm from. Thanks for sharing your favourites!

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  8. I love getting song recommendations, thank you for sharing :)

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    1. You are welcome. I hope you’ll enjoy listening to IU’s music.

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  9. Thank you for introducing me to IU's music! My favourite is Autumn Morning as I love folk music and this has a beautiful, slightly melancholic feel that turns more cheerful halfway through :)

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    1. I second everything you said πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘❤️❤️❤️

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  10. I love your descriptions of the songs and although in the UK K-pop is not widely known, not in my age group anyway (old) lol, I personally am open to all sorts of music. I'm going on YouTube now to find IU and have a listen.

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    1. IU’s music is evergreen and is suitable for all ages. I hope you will enjoy listening to IU’s music.

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  11. I haven't listened a lot to her latest but sounds interesting. The IU songs I like are mostly the old ones - Good Day, Red Shoes, You and I, Raindrops and Friday. :D

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    1. All the songs in my list aren’t so new except for Ah Puh. Ah Puh is one of the songs from her latest album, Lilac.

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  12. I've not listened to any of IU's music before so thank you for the introduction to it xx

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  13. I am sorry to say I do not know any of these songs.

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  14. I have not listened to her music before but it is very beautiful! Thanks for sharing it- I always like to check out new (to me!) songs. I loved listening to Autumn Morning, it is so soothing!

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    1. Yeah, Autumn Morning is a very beautiful song. Beautiful for autumn season. Glad you like it πŸπŸ‚πŸƒπŸŒΎ

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  15. Great post, Fadima! Her songs sound so soothing. I like BBIBBI as I like faster pace music. Thanks for sharing x

    Lynn | https://www.lynnmumbingmejia.com

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    1. Bbibbi is a very cool song. I also enjoy singing to it.

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  16. Ni first time i tahu kumpulan IU. Bila dengar semua lagu ni , i suka auntumn morning sangat lovely

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    1. Kumpulan? IU is a soloist. You x baca post nie dgn btul ker?

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  17. I’ve never heard of these songs before but they are amazing and very soothing. Thank you so much for sharing! Xo

    Elle - ellegracedeveson.com

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  18. Sis baru tau lagu ni, dan belum pernah dengar, mybe ada tapi tak berapa tahu, sebab Sis tak dengar lagu IU.. nanti Sis try dengar okay, thanks sharing..

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  19. IU ni comel gilerrrsss. Akak suka tengok dia berlakon dan menyanyi. Best. Tapi lg best tengok bodyguard IU jaga dia. Macam PA kan. Penampilan semua dia adjust kat event. Bagusss. Hahaha.

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  20. Kak Nina baru tahu lepas baca your sharing. Oh yes lagu-lagu IU best! Enjoy dengar... Asyik dibuat nya. Terjebak sudah. HAhaaa

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    1. Welcome to the UAENA fandom 🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸

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  21. I haven't listened to any of IU's songs before but Hold My Hands is great.

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    1. Yeah, if you like Taylor Swift songs, you will like Hold My Hands.

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  22. I have only listened to 1 or so of IU's song as I don't really listen to k-pop, but she does have a nice voice so I'll listen to these!

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