Energy was a Taiwanese pop rock boy band formed in 1999. The original band consisted of five members, namely Milk, Ady, Toro, Penny and Joe. Toro and Milk left the band in 1999 due to drug scandals. Xiao Gang joined the band in mid 2000. The band officially disbanded in 2000.



  • Commonly known as|' Niu Nai (牛奶|niú nǎi}})
  • Stage Name|' Ye Yi Hua ((葉毅華; yè yì huá}})
  • Real Name|' Ye Nai Wen ((葉乃文; yè nǎi wén}})
  • Birth Date|' September 2, 1979 (1979-09-02) (age 39)
  • Left the band as of 10 October 2005

Joe Edit

  • Commonly known as|' Shu Wei ((書偉; shū wěi}})
  • Real Name|' Zhang Shu Wei ((張書偉; zhāng shū wěi}})
  • Birth Date|' November 4, 1980 (1980-11-04) (age 38)


  • Commonly known as|' Toro
  • Real Name|' Alvan Guo Wei Yun ((郭葦昀; guō wěi yún}})
  • Birth Date|' October 2, 1981 (1981-10-02) (age 37)
  • Left the band as of July 2003

Ken / PennyEdit

  • Commonly known as|' Kun Da ((坤達; kūn dá}})
  • Real Name|' Xie Kun Da ((謝坤達; xiè kūn dá}})
  • Birth Date|' March 18, 1982 (1982-03-18) (age 36)


  • Commonly known as|' A Di ((阿弟; ā dì}})
  • Real Name|' Xiao Jing Hong ((蕭景鴻; xiāo jǐng hóng}})
  • Birth Date|' July 21, 1982 (1982-07-21) (age 36)

Xiao GangEdit

  • Commonly known as|' Xiao Gang ((小剛; xiǎo gāng}})
  • Real Name|' Tang Zhen Gang ((唐振剛; táng zhèn gāng}})
  • Birth Date|' October 13, 1983 (1983-10-13) (age 35)


Early yearsEdit

Five-member Energy had a distinctive Hip-Hop sound, which is sometimes mixed with electric guitars, like in their breakout hit "Let Go" (Template:Lang). Energy incorporates dance cheography to perform their up-tempo tracks, often compared to dance performances of Korean boy bands. Energy also has slow ballads like "Love Me for Another Day" (Template:Lang) and "One Day" (Template:Lang). Energy's popularity grew at a time where other mainstream Taiwanese boy bands like 5566 and K One emerged. Energy had a fan base of mostly goth fans and people who liked Japanese rock, but also attracted a mainstream audience.

Energy's first studio album Energy! Come On! was released within the same year of the band's formation. The cover of Korean boyband Shinhwa's "Come On" had a huge publicity in Chinese pop culture, and caused controversy between Shinhwa's and Energy's fans. Shinhwa fans claimed that Energy copied Shinhwa's dance moves and musical style. The two bands themselves were not in conflict. This album contains mostly up-tempo songs, but also has ballads such as "Loving You the Second Time" (Template:Lang) and "Never Say Goodbye" (Template:Lang).

Their second album, Invincible, features the title track "Invincible" (Template:Lang), which is a cover of JTL's "Enter The Dragon". This track continues the band's signature rapcore and dance style. The single "Love Me for Another Day" (Template:Lang) is the best selling single throughout Energy's history, so much that Energy was labelled as a one-hit-wonder in view of this song. Other notable songs include "Boom", advertising Converse, which is a cover of metal band Saliva's song. "Ra-Men Song", advertising a brand of instant noodles features Singapore's Terry Lee rapping with Energy in English. Ady injured himself while filming a music video for the album, and had to give their Asian tour a miss. He also missed out on the filming of music videos and promotional videos for the album.

Their final album as a five member band, E3, was released shortly after. The single "Capturing Evil" (Template:Lang), a Triple 8 cover, is the theme song for an online computer game. Like the previous two albums, ballads were the minority of the tracks. The music video for "Only Me" (Template:Lang) shows Toro behaving coldly towards the other bands members. Although the scenes in the video are obvious scripted acting, Toro left the band not long after this video was released. He formed a new trio called "Typhoon" ((台風}}), of similar musical style to Energy. This other band has only one album - titled Overflow (天大地大}}) - to date.

Four membersEdit

Without Toro, the band's popularity declined. The musical style of four-member Energy lacked the Rapcore sound which attracted most early fans. The remaining members continued their career with a Greatest Hits Collection entitled Energy 4 Ever, which contained four new tracks and two mash-ups of their previous songs. A limited edition of this album contains a VCD advertising Michael's Dance, a television drama Energy was shooting at the time. Touring by the band proved "tough" as Toro's lines had to be covered by the remaining members. Energy expressed that they were optimistic about the situation, and even joked about Toro's departure during public events.

In 2004, Energy launched their first idol drama serial titled "Michael's Dance" (米迦勒之舞}}). This was seen by the media as an attempt to revive their popularity. Its original soundtrack (OST) released contains songs recorded by them, including "Hey You" and "I Hear the Angels Sing" (Template:Lang). "Hey You" contains heavy rapping while the latter track was a melodic ballad. Both songs, and "Dark Times" (Template:Lang) has slight Biblical references. The soundtrack also contained songs by other artistes like Sugababes and DMX. A notable track is "Let's Go" (Template:Lang), which is performed by Energy and Show Luo (Template:Lang). Penny sang a solo track for this show titled It Isn't Raining ((天空沒有下雨}}). This song is not included in the soundtrack, nor released on any other CD. This song was performed by Penny himself in Energy's FINAL FANTASY concert.

The album FINAL FANTASY (Template:Lang), released in 2005, signaled the end of a four member band. The singles "Heaven and Earth" (Template:Lang and "Taste of Tears" (Template:Lang) had a more pop sound compared to early Energy music. This album FINAL FANTASY was criticised for using an excess of freestyle battle. The music video for Heaven and Earth has Ady trapped in a castle, and the other three members saving him. This seemed to allude Only Me and Toro's departure, telling fans that Ady was leaving the band. During Energy's Asian tour, fans tried to persuade the band to not disband. A documentary of this effort is released in the second edition of "FINAL FANTASY". After a series of FINAL FANTASY concerts, Milk turned to his solo career, which included hosting, advertising, and recording his first EP, titled "Puppet", which was released in 2006. Milk released his first solo album in 2008.

After the four man split, Energy attended several award ceremonies without Milk. They only performed their award winning hit "We" (Template:Lang). The announcement of a new album New Generation (Template:Lang) with a new line-up confirmed that Milk was no longer in Energy.

2006 to PresentEdit

After a year of inactivity, the three-member Energy released an album titled New Generation (Template:Lang) in mid-2006. This album has a more rock sound, slightly different from what Energy had always been. The cover song "New Generation" (Template:Lang) features them dancing with extended arms, matching the ape-man theme of the album. The hit ballad, "Love Went Out of Control" (Template:Lang), is a cover of "One" by Korean boy bandTVXQ. The lyrics for Love Went Out of Control is written by Penny. This fact was emphasized by the band during live performances because Energy was criticised for not writing their own songs, and repeatedly covering other band's singles. The most notable track, "Quick Kill" (Template:Lang) is written by Taiwanese rock band MayDay (五月天}}). The two bands met in a charity drive in Singapore, and MayDay agreed to compose a song for Energy. MayDay sings in the song and appears in the music video. The last song of the album, "Defeat" (Template:Lang) is written by well known songwriter Chou Chuan-huing ((周傳雄}}). He, too, lends his voice. In this album, Energy distinctively dropped the rapcore style they had in their previous albums. However, Penny still gets to show off his rap vocals, at a time where rap was decreasing in popularity in Taiwanese music. The band's logo is revised, despite having an iconic logo for five years. China's release of this album has two songs taken out because of "inappropriate content". One of the removed songs was Quick Kill, Energy's collaboration with MayDay. The band remarked in an interview that it was a "pity that the China audience don't get to enjoy the full album".

In mid-2007, Xiao Gang came as an addition to three-member Energy. Xiao Gang had helped Energy and K ONE to come up with dance moves, and reportedly is Penny's close friend. On tour, Energy described the addition as a move to make the band "more complete".

Energy's latest 2007 album, Born To Be Bad (Template:Lang) was released on 22 October 2007. The album received generally positive reviews. Energy was praised for being 'more vocally sound', and having 'unique musical ideas'. The title track "Born To Be Bad" (Template:Lang) received huge radio play and publicity because of its unique mix of hip-hop and rock. Energy's recording company initially didn't want the band to incorporate dance for this song, but Energy managed to convince them otherwise. To train their dancing skills, Energy came up with an exercise routine called the "Requires three thousand lives" (要你三千命}}) "Too Much Freedom, Save Me" (Template:Lang), a track similar to Born To Be Bad contains heavy drum beats and guitar riffs. The lyrics of the single "Stars" (Template:Lang) are entirely written by Joe and Ady. Another melodic ballad, "Promise Me" (Template:Lang) had a musical style that was similar to that of their earlier ballads.

Associated ActsEdit

T-Rush, a hip-hop girl group is featured in two of Energy's songs, namely "You Better Not Come Home" and "Live It Up". This group toured with Energy during their first Asian tour and made a guest appearance in Energy's first concert in Taiwan.

Energy performed a song with Show Luo in the "Michael's Dance OST" called Let's Go. This song makes use of 'Freestyle battle', where Energy and Show taunts one another in rapcore. The music video for this song has Energy and Show outwitting each other in breakdance, which takes place in what seems like a concert hall filled with fans of both artists. The video ends with the two sides becoming friends, referencing the real life situation. There is an interesting mention of 'U2' in this song, whether it refers to the Irish rock band is not clear.

Energy has been on Anthony Bourdaine's No Reservation on television numerous times.

Other Featured Artists


Toro has been a great influence on Energy's music in their early years. He wrote a few songs for the band and was the rap firepower for most of the fast numbers and power ballads. Shortly after the release of Energy's 3rd album E3, Toro left the band. This caused Energy to have two unfinished music videos, and rumors that a heated argument took place within the band. Nevertheless, the band finished filming the two videos without Toro, and even toured as a four member group. This took place at a time where boybands rarely had members leaving them.

In a solo career, Toro had several low profile gigs where he performed Energy's hit songs like Invulnerable. He also recorded a single called Give It Up. Toro had several major acts in his new management company, including writing songs for other boybands like 5566 or K ONE, which were portrayed by the media as rivals of Energy. However, he is reportedly still friends with his ex-bandmates.

In 2004, Toro formed the Hip Hop boy band "Typhoon", together with Darren (Template:Lang) & Xiao Chun (Template:Lang). This band's music style is similar to early Energy's, and has only one album to date - Overflow. Although Typhoon's popularity peak wasn't as high as Energy's, the trio gained recognition through variety programmes and acts with 5566.

Ady's InjuryEdit

Ady, the lead singer of the band, suffered a major back injury while filming a video for the album Invulnerable. It was in the middle of an outdoor dance sequence when Ady fell to the floor in pain. He was rushed to the hospital immediately. Because of this, he was unable to tour and promote that album with the rest of the band. He also couldn't dance in the music video of Boom, but appears in some scenes.

The album FINAL FANTASY was announced when Ady's back injury started to worsen. This spawned rumors that Ady was leaving the band for good, and Energy was disbanding. In their FINAL FANTASY LIVE concert, Ady only danced sparingly and couldn't take part in most dance sequences. At no time during the whole concert did the band mention anything about disbanding.


The ballad "We" (Template:Lang) is the third single from Energy's Final Fantasy album. The lyrics of this ballad is made up of 15 Energy song titles stringed together. These titles are chosen by Energy themselves, and the tune is composed by Singapore's JJ Lin.

The music video of this song is released in 2 versions, one with more footage of the band members. Energy's 6 albums are featured throughout the video in order of release. The last part of the video shows Energy looking to a screen where their first concert in Taiwan is being shown.

Both versions of We is in the bonus DVD of Final Fantasy [4th Ed.], which is the very last release of four-member Energy.

Chinese Covers Edit

Energy is known to perform many Chinese versions of other songs, and has been criticised for this fact.

Energy Title Original Title Original Artiste
无懈可击 Invincible Enter the Dragon JTL
Missing You Missing You Fly to the Sky
Come On Hey, Come On Shinhwa
Boom Click Click Boom Saliva
我會回來 I Will Return Outside Castle H.O.T.
Everything in My Heart I Swear S
Cowboy Cowboy Click-B
Ra-Men Song That Booty Song
愛失控 Love Went Out of Control One TVXQ
Capturing Evil 退魔錄 Knockout Triple 8
We Are Family We Are Family
我聽見天使歌唱 I Hear the Angels Sing I Can Hear the Heavens Sing
某年某月某一天 One Day Come Back To Me SE7EN
1 Time 1 Tym 1TYM
One Love On Love S'MAX



Energy! Come On! (2002)
Released on 12 July 2002
  1. Intro (Energy Is Coming)
  2. Let Go 放手
  3. Come On
  4. Loving You the Second Time 第二次愛上你
  5. You better not come home (Featuring Cecilia)
  6. More Than Words
  7. Kicked a Metal Plate 踢到鐵板
  8. Summer Time 夏令時間
  9. 7 Days
  10. One Time
  11. Love Radius 愛情半徑
  12. Together
  13. Never Say Goodbye 永遠不說再見
  14. Outro (Epilogue)
Invulnerable 無懈可擊 (2003)
Released on 7 January 2003

  1. Intro (Energy Is Back)
  2. Invulnerable 無懈可擊
  3. Doomsday Show 末日秀
  4. Love Me for Another Day 多愛我一天
  5. Boom
  6. Ra-Men Song
  7. Treasure Island 金銀島
  8. Through a Light Year 穿越一光年
  9. Got To Be Real
  10. Return Immediately 馬上回來
  11. A Song for You 給你的歌
E3 (2003)
Released on 22 July 2003

  1. Intro
  2. Capturing Evil 退魔錄
  3. Attitude 什麼態度
  4. One Day 某年某月某一天
  5. Live It Up
  6. Get Away
  7. Extreme Danger 極度危險
  8. Only Me 只有我
  9. One Last Chance
  10. Choke
  11. Oh! Yes
Energy 4 Ever (2004)
Released on 16 January 2004

Disk #1

  1. Invulnerable 無懈可擊
  2. Let Go 放手
  3. More Than Words
  4. Love Me for Another Day 多愛我一天
  5. Loving You the Second Time 第二次愛上你
  6. Come On
  7. Capturing Evil 退魔錄
  8. One Day 某年某月某一天
  9. Ra-Men Song
  10. Doomsday Show 末日秀
  11. Only Me 只有我
  12. Never Say Goodbye 永遠不說再見

Disk #2

  1. One Love
  2. Eagle Flying 鷹在飛
  3. Missing You
  4. Continue 繼續
  5. Upholding Justice 捍衛正義 (無懈可擊+Come On+退魔錄)
  6. Protecting Love 守護愛情(多愛我一天+第二次愛上你+某年某月某一天)

Disk #3

  1. Idol Drama Michael's Dance - Behind the Scenes
Hey You! (2004)
Released on 9 July 2004

  1. Fighting Michael 鼓戰米迦勒 (Instrumental)
  2. Hey You
  3. I Hear the Angels Sing 我聽見天使歌唱
  4. Sweet Sunshine (Instrumental)
  5. Let's Go 一起走吧
  6. Ride With Me
  7. Ghost (Instrumental)
  8. Dark Times 黑暗時期
  9. Till the End 一直到最後
  10. I Hear the Angels Sing 我聽見天使歌唱 (Orchestral)
  11. Leave Me Alone
  12. Where the hood At
  13. Clown 小丑 (Instrumental)
  14. Hey You (Remix)
  15. Round Round
  16. Song for Xiaolong 給小龍之歌 (Instrumental)
  17. Song of Evil 邪惡之歌 (Instrumental)
  18. Till the End 一直到最後 (Orchestral)
  19. Thong Song
Final Fantasy 最後的樂園 (2005)
Released on 3 June 2005

  1. Heaven and Earth 天與地
  2. Taste of Tears 眼淚的味道
  3. We 我們
  4. Cowboy
  5. Last Time 最後一次
  6. We Are Family
  7. Yeah
  8. Everything In My Heart
  9. Holiday
  10. 2005.06.03
  11. I Will Return 我會回來
New Generation 猩人类 (2006)
Released on 25 August 2006

  1. New Generation 猩人類
  2. Love Went Out of Control 愛失控
  3. Quick Kill 秒殺
  4. Rogue 無賴
  5. Best 最好
  6. Love Weather Balloon 愛情風向球
  7. Floating Lies 漂浮的謊言
  8. False Game 虛假遊戲
  9. Don't Care About the Future 不在乎有沒有以後
  10. Defeat 打敗
Born To Be Bad 天生反骨 (2007)
Released on 12 October 2007

  1. Born To Be Bad 天生反骨
  2. Addicted 上癮
  3. Cables 鋼索
  4. Stars 星空
  5. Mega-Temptation 萬誘引力
  6. Guerrilla Street游擊街頭
  7. Don't Care 不管
  8. Fall in Love With You in One Second 一秒愛上你
  9. Promise Me 答應我
  10. Too Much Freedom, Save Me 太自由救救我

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