K-pop MVs: SHINee’s “Lucifer”

I think we can sum up this video with one of its top comments on YouTube: “R.i.p. for all the shawols [SHINee fans] who tried to learn this dance.”

SHINee is known for their amazing dancing and choreography, and this is one of their best.

The members (in the order they start singing):

  • Onew (0:04)—leader, lead vocalist
  • Taemin (0:11)—main dancer, vocalist, maknae
  • Jonghyun (0:12)—main vocalist
  • Key (0:58)—vocalist, lead rapper
  • Minho (1:40)—main rapper, visual

“Main” is ranked higher than “lead” in these positions.  The leader is typically the oldest, and the maknae is the baby of the group.  The visual is basically the most attractive member who does promotional activities.

Things I love about this video:

  • Taemin’s long hair and Key’s half-mohawk thing…or whatever is going on with his hair, I like it
  • Jonghyun looks better in a backless shirt than most women
  • Wouldn’t be a K-pop video without pretty cars
  • Taemin looks so into the dancing at 1:46! Adorable.
  • The special effects are actually pretty cool; the song is kind of about feeling bewitched by a girl (“Her whisper is the Lucifer”) and trying to break free
  • I said last time my drinking game for SHINee would be a shot every time one of them touches his mouth in some way, and that continues to be true in this video
  • The Japanese version MV has the same great choreography, but incorporates some of the splash dancing they did in their RingDingDong video.

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