SHINee’s “AMIGO”: Key Says Sexy

So I’m kind of conflicted on SHINee’s music video for their song “AMIGO”.

The overall outdated feeling of the video makes it humorous, in a good way. Looking back, it’s funny to see Taemin’s old haircut and SHINee dancing like beasts in funky sweaters. Another amusing aspect of this MV is that SHINee (five strong and capable guys) chases the backstabbing beast who stole their heart (a lone girl). And they don’t catch her until she’s cornered on the top of a building. Hm.

Funky sweaters for the win! (image via kojaproductions)

The song isn’t  bad either. It’s something I can listen to while I workout. If you didn’t already know this, they’re not referring to the Spanish “Amigo”, (as in, friend) but utilizing “AMIGO” as an acronym for the Korean phrase “Areumdaun Minyeorueljoahamyeon Gosaenghanda” (meaning: Heart Aches When You Fall In Love With a Beauty).

But the best part of this video (and the hottest part) is, in my opinion, Key. It may be just be my inner-fanboy speaking, but he exudes a charisma and confidence that isn’t shown by the other members. All of them are attractive, actually, despite how old this video is – possibly because they look more natural?

Back to Key. Although the way he enunciates “sexy” and his body language as he says it in the video seems more like a “oh no you didn’t girlfriend” type of thing, it’s still… sexy. And his rap is smoking too. This song exemplifies why SM should let Key rap more, as he packs quite a punch and would offer more variety alongside Minho.

Now that I think of it, why would anyone sane run away from SHINee? No wonder that girl had the impetuousness to steal Minho’s heart. She’s crazy.

His new hairstyle. There's a big difference between Key of 2008 and Key of 2011... both are cute, though. (image via allkpop)


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5 responses to “SHINee’s “AMIGO”: Key Says Sexy

  1. “But the best part of this video (and the hottest part) is, in my opinion, Key.” Who didn’t see that coming? -_-
    haha maybe I’ll check this song out

    to be honest, Amigo is my personal favorite SHINee promotional track, both dance and song-wise. (I love the dance for lucifer, but so-so with the song altho i adore the verses + the rap section)
    but song-and-dance aside, the THIS IS KEY’S HOTTEST HAIRSTYLE. and im confident he can still pull it off today. seriously, no more blonde! (second best was ring ding dong, followed by lucifer. honestly, key does *not* rock light hair dyes.)
    but fuck yeah key’s *sexy* line and minkey’s rap was so awesome. but no comments for the other members meh… and eh for the video (except the awesome walking shots!)

    • I know, it’s so underrated! Probably because it was released so early in their careers, but still. It gives “Lucifer” and “Ring Ding Dong” a run for their money in terms of sheer addictiveness and dance quality.

      YOU ARE SO RIGHT. Sorry to use all caps, but, although I will always love Key’s hair no matter how it looks (yes, I am biased), his hairstyle back in these days was so much more attractive than it is now. Personally I loved “Ring Ding Dong” the best, though I’d prefer his hair in this video or “Lucifer” over his Japan-era cut… *waits for fan girls to attack*

      Like I said this was one of their earliest videos, so I the quality is bound to be sub-par. Key’s sexy line completely makes up for it though. (;

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