on 21st May 2012 , JYPE released the 2PM’s Member Selection Album and official MV for Only You.
The album is a list of their best songs that was selected by 2PM themselves!
so, all the songs must be have a special meaning for them, right 😀
and yes, it is a LIMITED EDITION T^T
The Album itself contains Lyric, Postcard (8) and Photobook.
01. 10점만점에 10점
02. Only you
05. 돌아올지도 몰라
07. 기다리다 지친다
08. Gimme the Light
09. Don’t Stop Can’t Stop
10. Without U
11. I’ll be back
12. I Can’t
13. Hands Up
14. Give It to Me
16. Thank You
17. Alive (준수) – Special Track
18. Move On (준호,우영) – Special Track
Here are the translations from each post card that they wrote. Translations credited to @2pmalways
To All The HOTTEST in the World.
It’s been almost 4 years since our début already.
During this time we have experienced many moments of joy and happiness, hardships and suffering, but I am really grateful you have shared it with us. The 6 members of 2PM are now here, because HOTTEST has always been together with us. I can do nothing else, but thank you for always believing in us.
Also, creating music and performing on stage bring me the biggest consolation and strength. This year I was suddenly overwhelmed by a tremendous wave. I could be seen drifting inside of it. But I had a dream, I could write music and because there were also all of you who would love that music, I felt I was bound to stop drifting away this very instance.
Thank you for giving me strength.
I will come back once more having developed more, having an ability to reach your hearts!
I love you.
Be happy, everyone.
Hello!! Our lovely and World’s Best HOTTEST~!
You’ve missed us right? We also miss you!
I’m so sorry for having made you wait for so long~ ㅠ.ㅠ
Even so, thank you for always loving and supporting us~!♥
You have to always take care of your health, and you must eat properly!
No matter what happens in the future, I’m really happy to have been able to spend this moment here and now with you all ♥
Hottest, I LUV YOU!
To everyone who has bought Member’s Selection Album! I love you~♡
Using a little bit more mature voice I tried and re-recorded the songs that have been first recorded at our beginnings while listening to Jinyoungie hyung’s scolding, when I knew nothing at all!
I think it has been and is possible to work this hard because back then and now we have you by our side!!
Fighting for the future as well!!
It’s been almost 4 years and I think IT’S ABOUT TIME TO GIVE SOMETHING BACK to our HOTTESTS!
HOTTEST! WHAT TIME IS IT?
Soon it will be 4 years since our début. If it hadn’t been for your support all this time, we – 2PM – would’ve been exhausted with hardships. I am offering my sincere thanks to you all, having been moved by your sincerity. Let’s try and do well in the future as well ^o^
2PM always thinks only of you.
Everyone~! You know that, right? >.<
HOTTEST, I love you~ ♡
[2PM Member’s Selection Postcard] JUNHO
This is Junho.
When I look back at the last 4 years, I think it’s really been a great time. The days have gone by, seasons changed, we grew older year by year, but the only thing that hasn’t changed was you all.
Naturally, facing violent winds in a form of many hardships 2PM tree didn’t break and managed to withstand it all, because we had you for our roots.
Even I have trouble reading this poor handwriting. But it would be great if I were able to let you know my true feelings! I am forever thankful to our precious Hottest!
Let’s try and go together as far as we can ^__^ ♡
2PM loves you!
Thank you everyone for loving our album! I came to think that ah, I really gave much thought to the 4-year-old singer 2PM. My singing and rap from 4 years ago…!! Listening to it once more it feels rather new and yet ah… I was really lacking in so many ways… Actually, at our beginnings I knew very well, that I was highly insufficient, it was the truth and, personally, I tried very hard to shake it off. I’d like to think that the end of it all is the present me, who is still working hard in order to develop himself further on.
If I see that the fans at least acknowledge that I am trying hard to show everyone who keeps on watching me my best form as a singer and even as something else, that acknowledgement, I think, becomes the driving force that keeps pushing me forward…^^ I am really thankful. Thank you for reading these ugly letters. Unlike my handwriting, I will become a distinguished Chansungie, a person whom you will be able to praise over and over again without feeling any regret in doing that ^–^
Everyone, I really love you all ♡
And here are comments from 2PM about the reason behind their choice 😀
[Trans] 2PM Member’s Selection Commentary
TRACK 1: 10 Points Out of 10
Junsu: At first, I was really glad to receive such a sensible song from Jinyoung-hyung. But my parts were only ad-libs at verse 2 and 3, and this song actually almost caused my personal slump with all the microphones that didn’t work well during the TV performances.
TRACK 2: Only You
Junsu: It’s the first song we received from Jinyoung hyung before our debut. I learned more about singing while re-recording the song with Jinyoung hyung for hundreds of times. Historically, it is the song that took 2PM the longest time to record. It’s a song that I would call the teacher of recording sensibility.
TRACK 3: Again and Again
Wooyoung: It’s a song that we have first recorded at the JYP Entertainment USA branch in New York. We prepared hard for this song, practicing and being taught at the dorm for a week. Everything felt new and fresh being in New York, but I was also very proud and felt great to know that our company had a building in Manhattan. And the most important thing! Our first #1 song on National TV ^^
TRACK 4: I Hate You
Taecyeon: When I first heard “I Hate You”, I got this feeling of excitement starting from the fast beat part at the chorus. It was really hard to record, because the rap making was different from the established JYP rap style, but I think it’s the song that contributed the most to the current “beastly” image!
TRACK 5: She Might Come Back
Chansung: It’s a very placid song that is fit for easy listening and allows you to feel Jongsu hyung’s [the composer] sensibility. If you listen to this song, it sort of calms you down and softens your mood! Heh heh…
TRACK 6: Heartbeat
Taecyeon: Ah! I was shocked when I heard “Heartbeat” for the first time. I was totally against it, thinking it might not work out because of the unique rap style, but as the choreography and full arrangement was done, my opinion changed. I think that today’s 2PM would not be where we are now if it weren’t for “Heartbeat”.
TRACK 7: Tired of Waiting
Chansung: The vocals at the beginning give away an intense image, together with the percussion intro! I think it’s an exciting and admirable music by Changttai hyung with the right impact! Even though my part at the 2nd verse is really hard, because it’s high-pitched…ㅠㅠ
TRACK 8: Gimme the Light
Wooyoung: It’s a song written to us by Busan-native, Jo Jongsu-haengnim. I guess I could say it’s a song that has become our light. I suppose the lyrics approached us like that. I think at that time we were in need of the light.
TRACK 9: Don’t Stop Can’t Stop
Taecyeon: It was the first composition sent by Jinyoung hyung for the title song after the end of Heartbeat’s zenith, and I felt that the lyrics and the melody really contained all the 2PM feelings at the time. Erupting with all that pain and hurt, it was a bit too strong to become a title song, but personally, it is my favorite 2PM song.
TRACK 10: Without U
Junho: I think it’s a song that, via its lyrics and choreography, represented the hardships 2PM went through. It’s a song that showcases a very neat style and members’ sexual appeal.
TRACK 11: I’ll Be Back
Junho: I think it’s a piece of creation that was ahead of its time, considering every single part of it – vocals, choreography, outfit, hair & make-up. Eye make-up with golden and silver foil, boots embedded with studs, the first national shuffle dance – it’s a song that set a trend.
TRACK 12: I Can’t
Nichkhun: I was really very excited when we first received this song. I really liked it, since I am originally a Ra.D hyung’s fan, and I thought that the song was exactly my style. It’s a song that calms me down and gives me warmth every single time we perform it on stage.
TRACK 13: Hands Up
Chansung: I really liked it, because it was a strong resonating song that we could enjoy with everyone. Also, it’s a song I’m especially attached to, because it was the first time I sang the main chorus part!
TRACK 14: Give It to Me
Nichkhun: It’s a song I personally like very much. I got a very good feeling when I first listened to it. And I also had a hunch that the fans would love it too. I thought that our Junho was great, I was so proud of him. Lee PD, fighting! =)
TRACK 15: Hot
Wooyoung: It’s a great song written by our eldest, Junsu hyung for 2PM. I was really shocked to see him composing overnight. Junsu hyung’s passion is really hot. As a younger [brother], I felt that I really had a lot to learn from him. Junsu hyung the best!
TRACK 16: Thank You
Nichkhun: I always feel very touched when I have to speak out the words at the beginning of the song: “This is for my Hottest”. There have always been so many things I wanted to tell our Hottest, and I’m really glad we were able to do it all through this song. Hottest, thank you for loving us!! Always ♥
SPECIAL TRACK 1: Alive
Junho: It’s a song that Junsu hyung ambitiously prepared for his own solo stage. I think it’s a song that has showcased his boundless potential. It was new and fresh, considering that it was in a genre 2PM has never tried before.
SPECIAL TRACK 2: Move On
Junsu: It’s Junho’s self-composed song for the concert, a duet with Wooyoung. I think that the full feeling of this song can be reached while listening to it and watching both of them dance. I remember, when the song still didn’t have a title, the members would call it “Fire Baby”, because it was the part of the lyrics that stood out the most ^^
Translated by: Egle @ 2pmalways