One of my favorite Jpop groups is a pop rock/hip-hop vocal group called GReeeeN. I first heard of them from the Jdrama “Rookies” where they sang the soundtrack entitled Kiseki (translates to Miracle in English). If you look up the English translation of the lyrics, you will find that the song is perfect for a wedding vow. I love this song so much!
GreeeeN – Kiseki
Two things you’ll immediately notice are:
- Their music video (always) has a story. In fact, it feels like a short film that fits within a song.
- You won’t see the group in any of their music videos.
A fun and interesting fact is that the group has never ever shown their face in public since their debut. They are only known by their “stage names” – Hide, Navi, Kuni (written as “92”), and Soh. At first, this was to protect their personal lives while they were still studying dentistry at a university. However, even after graduating, they have kept their identities secret because they are practicing dentists. Talk about pursuing your passion together with your profession!
I like all of their songs, but here are the ones on top of my list:
GReeeeN – Itoshi kimi e
GReeeeN – Ai uta
GReeeeN – Haruka
GReeeeN – Hana uta
GReeeeN – Rookies (this doesn’t have a music video – but I really love this song!)
You can see that their logo is an image of a sparkling white teeth, true to their being dentists! The four Es represent each of the group members. You can check out more of their songs here. They have also released a compilation of all their singles – perfect for a road trip!