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[Analysis] FIFTY FIFTY - Cupid By Jova Musique Pianella Piano

Experience the undeniable rise of K-pop with girl groups like NewJeans and Blackpink gaining a massive international following. Amidst this phenomenon, another group is stealing the spotlight with their infectious and catchy song. FIFTY FIFTY's hit track Cupid has taken the world by storm, inspiring TikToks and reels from fans worldwide. Now, get ready to delve into the piano version of this sensational song with Pianella Piano. As the talented musician showcases their expertise, be prepared to be captivated by their mesmerizing interpretation of Cupid.


FIFTY FIFTY: A Rising South Korean Girl Group Taking the K-pop Scene by Storm

FIFTY FIFTY (kor. 피프티 피프티) is a rising South Korean girl group signed under ATTRAKT, consisting of four talented members: Aran, Keena, Saena, and Sio.

FIFTY FIFTY consists of four distinct members, each bringing their own unique skills and charms to the group. Saena (새나) takes on the role of leader, dancer, and rapper, while Aran (아란) showcases her vocal and rap talents. Keena (키나) contributes as a rapper and vocalist, and Sio (시오) shines as a vocalist and dancer. Together, these four members create a dynamic and harmonious group that leaves a lasting impression.

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FIFTY FIFTY members From L-R Aran, Saena, Keena and Sio

They debuted on November 18, 2022, with the release of their mini album ‘The Fifty.’ With their captivating music, dynamic performances, and individual charms, FIFTY FIFTY has been gaining popularity both in South Korea and globally.

The group quickly established a strong connection with their fans, known as HUNNY/HUNNIES. The fandom's name represents the perfect harmony between FIFTY FIFTY and their supporters. The name HUNNY signifies the combination of "FIFTY FIFTY" (50) and their fans (also 50), symbolizing the complete bond between the group and their devoted followers. FIFTY FIFTY's debut track "Higher" and their subsequent releases, including their single "The Beginning: Cupid," have been met with great acclaim, earning them a place on prestigious music charts such as the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart. With their infectious music, captivating visuals, and unwavering dedication, FIFTY FIFTY is carving its path to success in the ever-evolving world of K-pop.

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Global Success: Chart-Topping Achievements of FIFTY FIFTY's 'Cupid'

The group's highly anticipated first single album, ‘The Beginning: Cupid,’ was released on February 24, 2023, exactly one hundred days after its debut. Comprising three tracks, including the lead single ‘Cupid,’ its ‘Twin’ version, and an instrumental track, the album showcased FIFTY FIFTY’s unique musicality and vocal prowess. The release of Cupid was met with great excitement, accompanied by visually stunning music video teasers that built anticipation among fans. The official music video for Cupid was unveiled alongside the group's debut stage performance on M Countdown, captivating audiences with their captivating choreography and charismatic presence.


The official song Cupid by FIFTY FIFTY


The critical reception of Cupid has been overwhelmingly positive, with critics praising FIFTY FIFTY’s distinct style and ability to showcase their individuality within the K-pop landscape. Cupid also achieved remarkable commercial success on a global scale. The single made an impressive debut on various charts, including the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 and the Billboard World Digital Song Sales, where it reached number 7 and number 2, respectively. The song's entry on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 100 marked FIFTY FIFTY as the fastest Korean act and the sixth Korean group overall to achieve this milestone. Moreover, Cupid gained traction on TikTok, with the sped-up rendition of its Twin version becoming a viral audio source for popular challenges. The song's impact extended to the UK Singles Chart, where it debuted at number 96 and eventually peaked at number eight, solidifying Fifty Fifty as one of the fastest-rising K-pop girl groups in the UK.

 

Cupid

from the 1st Single Album The Beginning: Cupid

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Cover of the Album

- Artist: FIFTY FIFTY

- Released: February 24th, 2023

- Album: The Beginning: Cupid

- Lyrics: SIAHN, AHIN, KEENA, Adam von Mentzer, Mac Felländer-Tsai, Louise Udin

-Composer: Adam von Mentzer, Mac Felländer-Tsai, Louise Udin

- Genre: Disco

- Key: D Major

- Length: 3'23"



 

Join the Pianella Piano Community: An Enchanting World of Music Awaits

Meet Pianella Piano, a talented musician from Indonesia known for creating captivating piano covers of worldwide trending songs from the realms of Pop and K-pop. With a unique style and an impressive range of skills, Pianella Piano has garnered a dedicated following for its exceptional piano performances. From enchanting piano mashups and medleys to soulful renditions of popular tracks, Pianella Piano brings a fresh and innovative approach to the world of piano music. In addition to their incredible covers, Pianella Piano offers a diverse range of content, including Piano Beat productions, mesmerizing 3-8 hands piano videos, delightful Classic/Pop meets Jazz arrangements, and informative piano tutorials. Pianella Piano joined YouTube on June 30th 2010 with almost a million and quarter subscribers as of May 2023 and total views of 261 million views.

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Pianella Piano's YouTube image

Their versatility knows no bounds as they showcase their talent through original compositions as well. Whether you're a fan of popular hits or seeking to learn the art of playing the piano, Pianella Piano has something for everyone. Presented by Jova Musique since July 2019, Pianella Piano has continuously captivated audiences with its exceptional musicality and artistic vision. With a passion for creating stunning piano arrangements that evoke emotions and showcase their technical prowess, Pianella Piano has established themselves as a go-to source for high-quality piano content. Their most popular video with over 11 million views was uploaded on December 14th 2019 is titled ‘TONES AND I – Dance Monkey | Piano Cover by Pianella Piano’


Join the growing community of music enthusiasts and experience the magic of Pianella Piano's enchanting piano covers and original compositions. Immerse yourself in the world of Pianella Piano and discover the beauty of music through their remarkable interpretations. Follow their musical journey and be part of a community that appreciates the artistry and creativity brought forth by Pianella Piano. Get ready to be mesmerized by their piano covers, learn from their tutorials, and experience the joy of music like never before. Pianella Piano is here to inspire, entertain, and leave a lasting impact on your musical journey.

Cover of Cupid by PIANELLA PIANO


Pianella Piano's Captivating Piano Cover of the Worldwide Hit Song

The original song is so popular worldwide and massive fan following has made many people recreate the song. Pianella Piano has also done their cover of this song. Pianella Piano uploaded the song on May 8th 2023, with almost reaching fifty thousand views. The song has the falling keys effect which helps with learning the song through the video. You can learn the basics of reading sheet music here as well. The original song is in D Major and Pianella Piano’s arrangement is also in D Major. The time signature of the song is 4/4. The tempo of the original song and Pianella Piano’s song is 120 BPM. The song is highly danceable with high energy.


Intro

The introduction to the song is given by Aran with a mechanical metronome playing and Aran singing ‘la la la’s for ten seconds. Pianella Piano starts off with a black screen followed by the channel's name. Then slowly and softly, playing ‘Lalala’ with some chords, and then slowly going mp is mezzo- piano meaning medium soft playing of the piano. This takes about sixteen seconds in their video before starting the first verse.


Verse 1

Verse 1 in the original is sung by Aran and then all members for the last line. It talks about being romantic all life and seeing some signs of love such as arrow implementing Cupids’ arrow. The beats of the song are slow yet catchy. Then with the lyrics ‘oh why oh why’ which is sung by all, with this first verse ending at twenty-six seconds into the original song. In Pianella Piano’s song also starts just after the intro and the line is played twice, with longer chords played by the right hand and some shorter once’s by the left. Then with a little faster tempo, the keys are played faster. This is similar to the original song and when you play or listen you can sing along to the song while playing it. This is at around twenty-nine seconds into the song.


Pre-Chorus

Then comes the pre-chorus of the song, which is sung by Sio and then there are some parts where everyone sings. The song has many English lines as Korean so it is easier to follow with the lyrics for international fans as well. The pre-chorus and chorus of the song are popular with thousands of thousands of TikToks being made of this song and with the twin version. The song follows the same beats in the pre-chorus as well, this is at forty-one seconds into the song. In Pianella Piano follows the close similar tune and pattern. Till forty-four in the video, it played with a similar tempo to the song where the right hand is pretty much stationary and playing the keys where was left hand has slight movements moving around the piano. The song is so popular that people who listened to the song many times can hold on to the beat easily and won’t go off beat. This is a good song to practice your piano.


Chorus

Then comes the chorus, which starts with the iconic line of this song ‘I gave a second chance to Cupid’ which the chorus is sung by all the members of the song. With the ‘cupid’ there is pop in the song. The song is similar to disco genre and it feels the same. This section ends with the members singing ‘Cupid is so dumb.’ The first line of the chorus is so popular with the iconic shooting arrow gesture as well. Pianella Piano plays the first line till cupid by repeatedly playing the short chords then taking the smallest of the pause and then playing for the ‘cupid’ pop. Again, then there are short chords played where the right hand stayed at a place and the left hand has some movement. Then for the next part of the chorus, both left and right hands moved towards the left and the right side of the piano respectively. Then slowly moving towards the original position and the song also gets a bit loud. The chorus ends with some long chords played and till now has been a minute and four seconds in Pianella Piano’s song.


Verse 2

Now comes the second verse, which is sung by Aran and Keena. Which has similar music to the first verse. The song slows down and then again picks up the speed. The verse ends with them thinking is the romance about love and falling in love will be as thrilling as they have imagined it. Pianella Piano starts to like the first verse as well, and then the next half of the song starts where the right-hand plays the interesting beats like the original, which continues to play three times with the left hand playing the piano and it feels like there are multi people singing the song. Then this part ends with the right hand playing the long key whereas the left-hand plays two keys repeatedly before playing pre-chorus. Pianella Piano’s song was throughout played slowly and a bit softly and now it has been a minute and eighteen seconds into the song.


Pre-Chorus

Pre-chorus is again sung by all members and Sio. It is about that they haven’t still found love, crying in their rooms but still doesn’t want to give up. This follows exactly like the previous pre-chorus and then gently transitions to the chorus of the song. Pianella Piano’s song also follows the same. The pre-chorus of the song is a very attractive tune, it brings energy to the song and it is easier to follow. It has higher beats and the piano is played and matches the atmosphere built by the original song. In Pianella Piano’s song, this is the halfway point in the song.


Chorus

The chorus again starts the beat of the line ‘I gave a second chance to Cupid’ which this section is sung by all the members. This also is the same chorus as the last one with the same lyrics as well. Pianella Piano also plays this part similar to the original as well as how it was played last time. There is a slingshot feeling like a song at the hold and then suddenly released with like a pop in the first line of the song. The is dynamic, and playful with higher ranges of the song is played. This section ends around a minute and forty-nine seconds in Pianella Piano’s piano video.


Verse 3

Henceforth comes the final verse of the song, which is sung by Keena and Saena. This part is like the rap part of the song. Which is sung with a higher beat and lyrics are played faster. It’s like they found someone but that might not be one but still want to hold on to them as they don’t want to be lonely, but still don’t want to give many chances to make it right. Pianella Piano does this rap part tight. Pianella Piano plays the chords from the left hand then shorter and repetitive keys through the right hand. Therefore, gives the song the rapid effect of the lyrics going faster along with the background music. Pianella Piano’s played this part in the fun and keeping in mind the original song and the feelings of the singer. This matched the energy of the original song. The verse is dynamic throughout and then slows down with the bridge part.


Bridge

The bridge of the song is slow and short. It is sung by Aran and Sio. Saying that they feel foolish for love and want love in their lives. This is a short break from the higher tempo of the song and slows down a bit before going to the last part of the song. Pianella Piano’s bridge starts at two minutes and seven seconds. Pianella Piano also plays the piano slowly, with longer chords on the left hand and shorter ones on the right hand. Ending the bridge through the chords played by the left hand only and then immediately picking up the speed for the final chorus and playing the single key tune of the starting of the chorus.


Chorus

Then comes the final chorus. Where the main part is sung by Aran and Sio and then there are parts where all members sing. This as the chorus to this song starts with the iconic line. Then repeating the same paragraph again before ending the song. The music video ends with one member lonely watching TV presumably watching the music video. The song is very pleasing and feels like a summer dream song. Pianella Piano this is the final forty seconds of the song. This part is a bit slower than the other chorus that has been played before this and still keeps the funky baseline. Pianella Piano also played the final chorus twice of what was played previously yet again with a slower pace but louder. Then it ends with the long chords played by the right hand and the final keys played by the left and end. Then going back to a black screen with other recommendations for the channel.

With their exceptional piano skills and a deep understanding of musical expression, Pianella Piano brings a fresh perspective to the already irresistible melody, breathing new life into the song. Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of K-pop and piano music, and let Pianella Piano's captivating piano cover of Cupid transport you to a realm of musical bliss.


If you like this you should also definitely check out the twin version. There are many more arrangements by Pianella Piano that has to offer and keep an eye on the future video by them. Don't miss out on the opportunity to immerse yourself in the captivating world of K-pop and piano music. Join the millions of fans who have fallen in love with FIFTY FIFTY's Cupid and experience the irresistible charm of this hit song through the enchanting piano cover by Pianella Piano. Get ready to be swept away by the magic of music and let the piano version of Cupid take you on an unforgettable journey.


If you love this arrangement, you can check the arrangement here. There are other PIANELLA PIANO arrangements which are definitely worth checking out.

If you like this song or any other song, there are many more sheet music you can find on MyMusicSheet or mymusicsheet.com


Until next time, Happy Music!






 
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