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S.H.E Don't Want To Grow Up
2006-05-08 15:31:13      CRIENGLISH.com
Taiwan singing girl group S.H.E. has been extremely popular among young pop fans ever since they came into being. Many of their songs target teenagers, with a sweet and sometimes naughty style.

(from lef to right: HEBE, ELLA and SELINA)

Now that they've gotten a bit older and gradually matured, they are still holding tight to their youthful appeal with their latest release, "Don't Want To Grow Up." Their new album quickly become another hit soon after its release. Now let's follow Xiaohua to sample some tracks from this Taiwan icon group S.H.E.

The track you're currently hearing is the title track from S.H.E's most recent album, Don't Want To Grow Up. It uses the most beautiful part of Mozart's No. 40 symphony as the theme melody for the chorus. This, plus the large amount of symphonic music arrangement gives the song a majestic quality. Many see it as a good combination of classic European court music and pop. The lyrics also show a truth of life—while children want to grow up quickly so that they can venture out into the adult world, grown-ups often wish they were still young and innocent and could linger in a naive and happy childhood. The lyrics say: I don't want to grow up because there are no fairytales out there in the adult world.

S.H.E was started in 2001 by three young girls, SELINA, HEBE and ELLA. The name of the group comes from the initials of their three names. Their sweet voices, pretty young faces, and lively melodies have given them icon-status among young people ever since their debut album "Girls' Dorm." Although their style had not changed much with this eighth album, Don't Want To Grow Up can be said to have maintained the best aspects of their songs.

While S.H.E. are crying they don't want to grow up, they most certainly have done so. Now take a listen to our next track, Super Model -- you'll see the signs of adulthood as they sing, "Put on a mysterious smile, and make my movements elegant. I don't need to talk and you already won't be able to take your eyes off me. Although I'm not tall enough, and I won't put on a lost expression, I'm confident no one can surpass me, because my own style makes me unique." Even if you don't appreciate this grown-up S.H.E., the lively melody and strong electronic dance tempo should be enough to wake you up and make you want to dance, as it brings a strong sense of youth and passion. Here it is…

Daphne is a track that tells of the romantic but unsuccessful love story between the Greek God Apollo and Daphne. It's the kind of song that S.H.E is best at. The soft and melodious tune, plus S.H.E's soft but detailed vocal presentation gives the song much romantic color. Now here's Daphne, today's last track from S.H.E's latest album, Don't Want to Grow Up. Hope you like it.


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