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f(x) 1st Single - Chu-♡
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Customer Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.3 out of 10 (6)

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SM Entertainment's new girl group f(x) blows a kiss to fans with their anticipated first single Chu~♡. After lighting up online charts with their digital debut single Lachata and CM song Chocolate Love, the girls make their CD debut with this addictive Europop dance number. The fairy tale-like song is about a girl who wakes up from slumber after receiving a kiss, and is filled with curiosity and expectations of the world. The "chu" sound is repeated often in the song, giving it an extra cute and catchy bounce. The single album also includes the new numbers Step by me and You are my destiny.

Touted as "Asia's Pop Dance Group", f(x) is formed by five members: 22-year-old Chinese leader Victoria who starred in the music videos of SHINee's "Noona Is So Pretty" and Super Junior M's U; 16-year-old power vocalist Luna; 16-year-old Chinese-American rapper Amber, who has attracted a lot of attention for her androgynous beauty; 15-year-old cutie Sulli, who previously appeared in Seo Dong Yo, Ba:Bo, and Punch Lady; and 14-year-old Krystal, who is the younger sister of Girls' Generation's Jessica. The use of a variable for the group's name alludes to the members' varied talents and ability to succeed in Korea and overseas. In addition, the "f " stands for "flower", and the "x" refers to the female chromosome.

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Product Title: f(x) 1st Single - Chu-♡ f(x) 1st Single - Chu-♡ f(x) 1st Single - Chu-♡ f(x) 1st Single - Chu-♡ 에프엑스 첫번째 싱글 - Chu-♡
Singer Name(s): f(x) f(x) f(x) f(x) (エフエックス) 에프엑스
Release Date: 2009-11-11
Language: Korean
Disc Format(s): CD
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
Publisher: SM Entertainment
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1021545563

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에프엑스 첫번째 싱글 - Chu-♡

01. Chu-♡
02. Step by me
03. You are my destiny

워밍업은 끝났다! f(x), 첫 번째 싱글 “Chu-♡” 11월 9일 발매!

아시아 팝 댄스 그룹 f(x)가 오는 11월 9일, 첫 번째 싱글 앨범 "Chu-♡"를 발매한다. 이번 싱글에는 타이틀 곡 “Chu-♡”를 비롯해 “Step by me”, “you are my destiny” 등 총 3곡이 수록되어 있어, f(x)의 다채로운 음악과 매력을 만날 수 있겠다.

타이틀 곡 “Chu-♡”는 유럽에서 유행하는 트렌디한 느낌의 유로팝 댄스 곡으로, 가사에는 “Chu-♡”가 입맞춤하는 소리를 표현한 의성어인 만큼 입맞춤으로 잠에서 깨어난 동화 속 주인공을 모티브로 입맞춤을 통해 세상을 알아가고 싶은 호기심 가득한 소녀의 설렘과 기대를 담았다. 특히 이번 싱글은 정식으로 발매되는 f(x)의 첫 음반이자, 멤버들의 다양한 재능과 새로운 음악색깔을 엿볼 수 있어, 음악 팬들의 더욱 뜨거운 호응을 얻을 것으로 기대된다.
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Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8.3 out of 10 (6)

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August 6, 2011

1 people found this review helpful

Step by Me ♪ Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
I'm totally in love with the single!

At first I didn't like Chu~♡ a lot, but the more I listen to the song it becomes more addictive! I always love the electronic sound SM's hit tracks deliver.

Step By Me is my favourite track from the single. It has such sweet and brightful melody that's easy to get hooked too :).

You are my destiny was OK, Krystal's vocal was unique, but I didn't really like the song that much. But however the song puts a nice ending to the single.

The CD design was pretty and the booklet was also very nice. I love all the animations, they look so fresh and cute. All the hearts are loved ♡. And the color arrangement really pointed out each girl's individual's concept. While Pink Sulli and Orange Victoria bring a cute, lovable image with bright smiles, Purple Luna and Blue Krystal look really cool with such icy expressions.

I didn't like the fact that the single comes in a jewel CD case. I'm offended that I could break the case and/or the CD if I was clumsy >:(. And I also don't like how SM didn't include LA chA TA and Chocolate Love in the single.

Also very regretful that I didn't purchase the CD sooner, the posters are sold out in Korea by now :(

But overall, the single was great and I was satisfied :)
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September 26, 2010

Fantastic ^^ Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Fantastic ^^
I love it!!
especially for F(x) Amber ^^

I'm waiting for the next album :)
Go Amber, go Amber ^^

May God always bless you all ^^
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December 3, 2009

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Mediocre Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6 out of 10
Chu~♡ is a mediocre release by f(x). The single opens up to the title track Chu~♡, which is a synth pop tune. Their is a minimal use of auto tune used when the repetitive catchy words "Do it Do it Chu~♡, (It's) true It's you" and "Grow up" is used. Electronic drums and bass is the core of the melody with violin sounding synths and other electronic effects overlap the hard hitting bass. Their is no build up in the track which only goes in circles through out the course of the tune, and an out of place rap performed by Amber is towards the end. Chu~♡ is not a horrendous track, but its not a stellar one; which leaves it being mediocre.
"Step by me" follows the synth pop track "Chu~♡" and is an electronic influenced, mid-tempo R&B/Pop tune that starts off with a simple piano melody. "Step by me" shows off the vocals of f(x) more than the hook track "Chu~♡" and builds up the listener, unlike the title track.
The single ends with "You are my destiny", a ballad sung by Krystal and Luna. The track is sung brilliantly by Krystal and Luna. "You are my destiny" shows off f(x)'s vocal abilities, which was needed on this single. Regardless of the track being a typical Korean ballad, it is, like previously stated, brilliantly sung and has emotion flowing from Krystal and Luna's voices.
The tracks on this single are just 'okay' or 'safe'. Nothing stands out or goes above and beyond, which is a shame since f(x) is a very talented group.
"Chu~♡" comes in a regular jewel CD case and has a nice lyric booklet. The photo's inside the lyric booklet are from the same photoshoot seen on the cover of the CD.
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November 28, 2009

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Pretty Nice Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
This was an overall pretty nice album. I actually liked the 3rd and 2nd song except Chu got a bit annoying after a while. There's no real photobook. Inside is just 1 picture of each member and lyrics which is all to it. However its a good buy especially since its f(x)'s 1st single.
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November 24, 2009

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Lovin' Chu~♡ Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
I absolute fell in love with Chu~♡. I really recommend watching them perform this live and watching the PV. The cheorography is so cute. ^^ However, for those expecting more unique songs like Lachata and Chu~♡, the other two aren't like that. The other two have that classic SM sound *similar to SNSD albums where you love the hit single, but the other songs aren't as unique. *So, all I'm saying is that for those who are expecting more songs that are different from the classic SM sound, the other two tracks aren't.* For those who love SM Town and SNSD's (or even Super Junior during their old albums) sound outside of their hit tracks, you'd enjoy the entire single.

Chu~♡ 10/10
At a first listen, you need to get past the loud synthetics because a lot of people say it sounds like noise. However, once you get used to the unique sound, you can't help but love it. ^^ I love the creativeness in the sounds used (especially the sounds used at the end of each chorus when they sing the refrain/interlude starting at "nan ireohke ddeolrineun gaseumeul mideo~")

Step By Me 8.5/10
Very bouncy and cute. It seriously sounds like a SNSD song, but these young girls have really nice vocals. However, I always picture 9 girls dancing to this song O.o (It sounds SO much like an SNSD song! >_<)

You are my destiny 5/10
Nice powerful vocals 10/10, however, this isn't my type of ballad song. I tend not to like SM female group ballads, sorry. T.T

The only thing I dislike about this single deal is that it's a single and not a mini album. For those who want to physically buy Lachata or Chocolate Love, you can't. I wish they had just released a mini album with all the released songs while promoting Chu~. I would recommend just waiting for an album release. ^_^
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