iTunes Music Rating

Do you guys rate your music on iTunes?

I’m a Mac and iPhone user so of course I’m using iTunes and I’m obsessed with my music collection. Everything has to have the proper cover (even if I don’t really like it), everything has to be tagged right (from genre and year to album interpret, but I don’t really need the componist – that’s where I draw the line) and I have to rate my music.

And I have even developed a system for that. Like I mentioned I’m quite obsessed.


– this means I can just delete this song. It’s bad. I don’t like it and never, ever will

starstar – this means I sounds really bad right now, but I’m not quite sure if I should delete it… I could like it tomorrow or the day after tomorrow… It has potential… Kinda…

starstarstar – This song is alright… It’s nothing special, but whenever I’m listening to the full album, I won’t skip this song. Maybe I’ll even nod along to the beat

starstarstarstar – This song is nice! I like it. I probably won’t skip it. Ever. But it’s just not the crème de la crème. I’m looking for something more in a song

starstarstarstarstar – This song is the best! I can listen to it on repeat for hours and can sing along to the lyrics whenever I shower. It’s my jam, dude!

Do you have rating system for your songs? Is it similar to mine?

I currently have 9,995 songs in my iTunes library. And 869 have a 5-star rating… I should look into that… My taste in music is ever-changing and one songs that had a 3-star rating for years can suddenly get deleted or get 5 stars and will be in my shower playlist. I also have quite a lot playlists. Maybe I should introduce them to you someday… I could even recreate them on Spotify… But that’s a plan for another day.



Hi guys!

Realayu will undergo a few changes once again. My life is quite busy right now with concluding my university life (finally!), working as a web designer (who knew this skill would come in handy one day) und just simply living.

The first and most obvious change is that I’ll write in English. German is my native languages and I love it. I study it for God’s sake, but I came to realise that I miss to converse in English. In the last couple of years I started to become good friends with foreigners and we spoke exclusively English, because, well, that’s the language everyone learns in school apparently… And so I became fluent very quickly. But all my friends had to go home at some point. Don’t worry we still FaceTime, text and talk very often and I’ll even travel to England in two weeks to visit some of them. But now my English language skills get worse by the day and I actually hate this. So I’ll use this blog to train my English. Maybe I’ll switch to French one day… I should lern that language again. It just sounds so pretty.

The second change is that I won’t review K-Pop any longer. I just don’t listen to K- or J-Pop anymore. The whole Girls’ Generation split-up let me realise how cut-throat this industry really is. So I simply can’t support it any further. I think, in some aspects it’s even worse than the American or German equivalent.

I’ll start to blog about my life, my point of views on stuff, what I do and what I see. I’m quite into healthy living right now and cooking and I even started running, but I also love some of the current TV shows in the UK and the US and really want to talk about them. And books! How could I think of book this late? I always was a book lover. When I was 11/12 years old, it got so bad that I had to carry two or three books with me at all times. And now I use the Amazon Kindle for four years and I actually got a new Kindle Paperwhite for Christmas, so I pledged on that I would read 30 books this year. So far I have one down. But my second is ‘Clash Of Kings’ by George R.R. Martin (it’s the second book in the Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones series) and that book is humongous! And I really dread every single Catelyn chapter… But I’m so excited about the Arya and Thyrion chapters. These are amazingly fascinating characters! So I think I will blog about my reading list quite a lot. And probably about my England vacation. I’m so excited

So I’m sorry that isn’t what you expect any more. But to put it quite frankly: I posted so irregularly that I don’t probably don’t have any followers at all. So I can do what ever I please with this side. I just want to put stuff out there and use my language skills. And to have a creative outlet again would be really nice, too. Between studying, working and doing stuff, I don’t to anything creative anymore. That’s kind of sad. So this will be my thing.


Review von Girls’ Generations “Mr.Mr”

Da ich jetzt seit 2 Jahren unsterblicher Fan von Girls’ Generation bin, muss ich natürlich meine Meinung über ihr neues Mini-Album kund tun. Grade eben auch, weil man diesmal nicht nur über die wundervolle Musik, die überirdische Schönheit und geistreiche Choreografie im Musikvideo  und die absolut göttlichlichen Live-Auftritte schreiben kann, sondern auch über SM Entertainments geniale Promotion diesmal.

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Review von Lea Micheles “Louder”

Ich stehe auf Lea Michele seit ich mir den Soundtrack von Spring Awakening (eins der besten Musicals ever) gekauft habe. Sie war einfach klasse in der Rolle der jungen, verzweifelten Wendla. Ihre Performance in Glee ist mittlerweile das einzige (neben Naya Rivera und Chris Colfer), was diese Serie überhaupt noch sehenswert macht. Man kann also sagen, dass ich ein echter Fan von Miss Michele bin. (Ich plane sogar mir ihre Style-Autobiografie zu kaufen, obwohl ich mir sicher bin, dass die nichts Großartiges sein wird – erscheint übrigens am 20. Mai).

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Musik, die ich grad höre

Momentan höre ich wieder eine Menge an Country, K-Pop und ich hab Ayumi Hamasaki für mich neuentdeckt.

Mein Laptop ist vor 2 Wochen kaputt gegangen und seit ungefähr einer Woche hab ich einen Ersatz-iMac von meinem Vater geerbt (man muss auch mal Glück haben im Leben), um meine Hausarbeiten weiter zu schreiben. Leider habe ich meine iTunes-Library nicht gebackupt (Macht das!) und hab meine 50 GB auf einem Laptop, der erst im Laufe der Woche wieder den Weg zu mir zurückfindet. Also musste ich erstmal die knappen 10 GB Musik auf meinem iPod auf den neuen iMac übertragen. Das waren leider nur meine Lieblingstitel und das, was vor 2 Wochen halt neu war. Jetzt hab ich dank dem iTunes Store meine K-Pop-Sammlung wieder aufgefrischt Continue reading

RealAyus Zukunft

Hallo ihr!
Ich plane mal wieder ein wenig zu verändern, was euch ja schon durch das neue Layout aufgefallen sein könnte. Ich hab nicht mehr genug Zeit und Muße lange Reviews zu einzelnen Alben zu schreiben. Viel lieber würde ich knappe Artikel zu irgendwelchen Themen (nicht zwangläufig nur noch K- oder J-Pop) schreiben. Wie zum Beispiel welches Buch ich grade lese, welchen Film/welches Musikvideo ihr euch unbedingt ansehen müsst, welcher Song grade einsame Spitze ist.
Dazu wie schon erwähnt das neue Layout. Ich hoffe ihr mögt meine kurzen Artikel

Review von BoAs “Only One”

Für meine neuste Review habe ich mir das aktuelle Werk von der Königing des K-Pop ausgesucht. Ja, ich spreche von BoA. Von dem Mädchen, das mit 12 Jahren durch ihr besonderes Talent für Tanzen und Gesang berühmt wurde und auch als erste koreanische Künstlerin die Hallyu-Welle auslöste und dieses Jahr ihr 10 Jahre-Jubiläum in Japan feiern konnte. Continue reading