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Infinite’s “Destiny” vs B.A.P.’s “Hurricane”

July 30, 2013

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God! That Fangurilla is freaking strong! We were totally overpowered by her fanatical strength, and so she took over our Music Monday to talk about these two videos. YARGH!

Ok, no, not really. We just didn’t know which one to choose! Both songs are great. We can’t even decide amongst ourselves which song is better. Martina likes B.A.P.’s “Hurricane” just a bit more while I like Infinite’s “Destiny” more, though we both agree that both songs are totally awesome; we just have different songs stuck in our heads more.

Simon’s Thoughts

As for the songs themselves, we mentioned last week with Xia’s “Incredible” that 2013 seemed to be a pretty slow year for Kpop, but this summer’s turning out to be pretty great. Hurricane is insanely fun, even if the Engrish is horrendous. It’s been a while since we had some really bad Engrish, and we kinda welcome it now. I think Engrish is more acceptable when it’s in a high energy song. Not a serious ballad. Then it hurts a lot more…like in Caffeine. And we don’t mind that B.A.P. are overusing the bajesus out of whistles in their songs. Hey: whistles are the new cowbell. As for “Destiny,” let me just say how happy we are with this song. “Man in Love” was whooooa not really our thing. This song, though, brings us back to why we love Infinite. This has the same awesome 80s energy of “The Chaser,” which was one of the best songs, if not THE best song, of 2012. The video’s a bit boring, though, but we understand that Infinite released this version instead of their plot version, Version A, because they have to edit out the plane crash scenes from that video, in light of recent events. So, I’m not TOO upset that this video’s a bit…bland.

Martina’s Thoughts

For B.A.,P there was something awesome about the way they merged the Hurricane chorus with it’s BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP with the switch to the melodic singing. I thought it was AWESOME. This song didn’t drag at all for me, just BOOM BOOM onto the next part. And WHOA loved the editing of the quick choppy dancing during the chorus. My one complaint was that this felt a lot like the Big Bang “Tonight” MV but without a naaasty dating plot. I’m not a big fan of Vegas so I was kind of “meh” about the whole scenery but it was still waaaay more interesting visually than some of the in-the-box videos.

As for Infinite, as SOON as I heard the beginning of this video-game-dracuala-worthy-theme-song I KNEW this was going to be a freakin’ awesome song. Awwww yeah. That slightly haunting tone of voice they sing in with the dark harmony is AWESOME! I love the chorus layered with its “you’re my destiny” and its high pitch “HOOOO OHHH OHH OHH” followed up quickly by a drop in pitch with Dongwoo’s rap section is FANNNNTASTIC. Also, since this is our favourite dance group in kpop (Taemin is our favourite single dancer in close second would be Xiah Junsu) I had to watch the live version to check out the dance in full, and MAN they’re so crispy and lovely to watch dancing. Can’t wait for a dance version to be released!

Anyhow, let us know what video you preferred. We were so seriously stuck between the two that we couldn’t pick either one.

And last but not least, Fangurilla’s our favourite character to do. We’re constantly laughing while we’re doing videos with her/him/it. And this week Fangurilla had a major struggle doing her normal sign off so be sure to check out the bloopers for a good laugh. I think we gotta get her a new summer wardrobe because that warm bunny hoodie is just too much! Oh, and we announce the Xia Junsu CD giveaway in the bloopers too, so check those out below!

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  1. Is Dracuala a cross between dracula and a Koala?

    3 years ago
  2. BRING BACK FAN MAN!!! I REALLY LIKE HIM

    3 years ago
  3. I was almost expecting fanguerilla to push you through the Evil Door of Doom! I was so torn too because i like the video and song for both. But I actually prefer it without it all done by fanguerilla. There was such Engrish gloriousness in Hurricane that I really wanted it rated and talked about in detail. I was just a bit sad that this is possibly your shortest KMM and it is for 2 songs. But youre busy, so I understand.

    3 years ago
  4. Voting for B.A.P ^.^ NONSTOP BWAHHAHAHAH

    3 years ago
  5. My vote goes to Infinite without a doubt. B.A.P’s Hurricane was one of those songs I hear once and never want to hear again. It’s a mindless song with a catchy repetitive hook. I don’t dig that.

    3 years ago
  6. OMG that was the best Music Monday ever! I looove fangirling with fangurilla :DD

    3 years ago
  7. “Six boys…one pole…” I ended up choking on my coffee…

    3 years ago
  8. Hey I’ve been thinking about the possibility of you doing reaction videos… Of course now you implemented a way to review two songs at once, but what if you just record the first time you watch certain MVs, and if that doesn’t get reviewed, then you can just post the more interesting reactions instead? It would require minimal editing (I think?) but we still get a kind-of-review. I mean I don’t want to sound like I’m telling you what to do, just an idea! Love watching your videos, you guise are awesome :)

    3 years ago
  9. This week’s KMM was AWESOME! I really want to see a Fangurilla vs Fanman show down, maybe featuring other KMM characters(mordent present, ayy girl man,etc). I think the occasional 2 MV KMM is Ok, but it shouldn’t be that way all the time.
    Also, dear mother of Shisus is Zelo’s afro is bad. He’s super adorable but his hair is in A FREAKING AHJUMMA PERM.

    3 years ago
  10. at first I cringed at the thought of Seungrina doing the whole KMM coz honestly its not always funny and the voice is grating to listen to longer than a minute. but this was a funny video. “B.A.P is hot because they shower with their loofah’s on fire” PRICELESS. Himchans engrish in this will go down in B.A.P history

    3 years ago
  11. PLEASEEE DON’T DO FANGURILLA ANYMORE IT’S SOOO BORING !!!

    3 years ago
  12. if we can see both song in diff KMM…. i wonder y KMM just 5min this week??

    3 years ago
  13. My cat stared at me the whoooole time I watched this. xD As if to say, “What the hell are you watching? Like really?”
    xD Ohh well. I’ll continue to trololol~!

    3 years ago
  14. I loved that you guys did both, but I wish you stick to the original music Monday format :c

    3 years ago
    • I’m glad that you liked our old formats, but we’re really trying to do different things, and not be stuck in one layout. Not every Music video is interesting enough for us for a full Music Monday, and so we’re trying to stay inspired by doing different formats. Hopefully you’ll still be interested in the things we’re trying to do :D

      3 years ago
  15. Oh, I have to say – my favorite skit in KMM is definitely the “breaking news” update. I love the way the MVs are taken literally to show how extremely odd they can be. Don’t make Fangurilla do ALL the talking! We don’t want Simon’s throat to shrivel up and die!

    3 years ago
    • I agree – after watching this KMM I was worried for Simon…It was probably really tiring and hard to do…
      And the breaking news part is one of my fav parts in KMMs. That and fan man…or boy…I don’t know how “he” is called xD *lol*

      3 years ago
  16. So I watched the Infinite Destiny video for the first time today (not really an Infinite fan), just for KMM purposes…and I was like ‘Yeah this is a cool song…there’s the guys from the sub group….okay why is he seeing himself…why is HE killing that chair….HE SPONTANOUSLY COMBUSTED!!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAAHAH!!!’ lol That’s it.

    3 years ago
  17. “6 boys; 1 pole” lol XD
    I honestly cannot choose between the two songs either. They are both amazingly awesome in their own ways.

    3 years ago
  18. I like how you broke it down into Simon’s thoughts and Martina’s thoughts.

    3 years ago
  19. this is the first Infinite song i like!! it’s really awesome!!

    ahahahahah Fangurrila taking a shot after each engrish is hilarious!! aw but too bad woulda loved to see her at the ‘loof is on fire’ part!!
    bwahahaha ‘loofahs on fire’ is exactly what i though of!!!

    3 years ago
  20. I am SO GLAD you guys decided to do this.

    I was actually going to comment on your WTF with a suggestion that, having gotten rid of the charts updates, you might “review” more than one MV in your KMM’s. Then you get to say everything you want to say about every MV you want to talk about, instead of having to come up with enough to say about a single video that you might not even be that excited about reviewing.

    Yay! I love that you guys are changing things up and doing what you want. <3 keep up the good work.

    3 years ago
  21. Seungrina… you can take over kmm anytime, dear. We, the fangurls and fanboys, will help you in getting Simon and Martina out of the way if needed! Just give us a call!

    Seriously, guys… That was too funny. Love how you are trying some new (and awesome) things lately! Keep on with the good job!

    Oh, and I should say that I like Hurricane much more than Destiny. I love Infinite, but Destiny was too… “average infinite song” for me. We hurricaaaaaane wins, this time!

    3 years ago
  22. Seeing this much Seungrina makes me really wish Seungri would have another solo song so we can get that classic “seungri time for kisses!!!!” XP

    3 years ago
  23. Hahahahahaha! A takeover! I love love loved it! I did miss Martina though T_T. That Spudgy scene in the bloopers should totally have been used to your advantage to re-take the studio – LOL! The loofah on fire (even though it wasn’t a loofah at all LMFAO!) was hilarious! I also totally thought about why BAP didn’t use the stripper pole in the car if they had it – were there no other car without poles available?! Why didn’t they get their pile of jackets on the sidewalk out of the shots? Was that so hard? I voted for BAP even though this is the first song of theirs I’ve actually liked but only because it was slightly more high energy than Infinite. I really loved the ooh-wooh-ooh-oohs in Destiny, reminded me of La Roux’s “In for the Kill” which I love too.

    3 years ago
  24. loved the two reviews!!!! keep it up!!! as long as it doesn’t run you down too much!!! ^.^

    3 years ago
  25. Go spudgy! Chew the ropes!!!!

    3 years ago
  26. That was the longest I’ve ever looked at seungrina….

    3 years ago
  27. OMG now I get it… ahahaha ahahaha “loof is on fire” loofah and they are hot… being non-English speaker makes me a little bit slow when it comes to Engrish :)

    I love Fangurilla and I always shout with her that “exotic” chant. Brilliant idea you have this time. :)

    3 years ago
  28. OMG – I loved “Hurricane” all the way through, but the loofah on fire… let’s just say I listen to k-pop at home (in the U.S.) and if that part came up my family would tease me into oblivion…

    3 years ago
  29. This was so funny and also I can’t choose between the Loof on Fiyah and Destiny…. this is too hard. I chose both….

    3 years ago
  30. Hilarious! But I must admit.. I prefer the ‘classic’ KMM over Fangurilla.. although my English listening skills are pretty good (partly cuz of you guys btw.. xD) It’s rather hard to catch everything Simo.. Fangurilla said.. :S

    3 years ago
    • Totally understood. Fangurilla is hard to comprehend. Enununciation isn’t her strong point. We have subs up for the video, though! Hopefully that helps a bit :D

      3 years ago
    • it’s not just fangurilla to me, but the whole kpop music monday. I often re-watched the old kpop music monday videos and I miss them a lot. the length and the contents :(

      3 years ago
      • Thanks for the input. As for the length of videos, we found that – statistically speaking, according to the video reports we would get – people stop watching videos after 7 minutes. 7 Minutes! A lot of the videos we’d do that were 9 minutes, 10 minutes, 13 minutes, would lose a big percentage of viewers after 7 minutes. You might not have been one of them, and we’re thankful that you watched them through! But majority of people, unfortunately, view videos differently. So we’re trying to keep our videos shorter, trying to make them more concise, so people will watch them through to the end :D

        3 years ago
        • a lot of vloggers know that 5-6min is when people stop paying attention.
          but that doesn’t mean you need to put useless crap within that time slot for the sake of viewers- it would be a better idea to put concise review opinions/comments within them and have those useless skits more sparingly or it’d take away from the point of the review.
          also, fangurilla is becoming less funny now :(

          2 years ago
      • The lenght is definitely something I miss. At least they could’ve done this a lilttle bit more longer ’cause it was two songs they, I mean she talked about and they’re two awesome songs that deserved more talking time.

        3 years ago
  31. all my feels…and my belly..hurts..m my lauther is killin me…im dyin…

    3 years ago
  32. This was totally unexpected. Damn, I’m starting to like Fangurilla. XD

    3 years ago
  33. “INTERN!!” *brings laptop* “I’ll give you your orange juice!” XD

    3 years ago
  34. LMAO!!! omg this KMM was AWESOME!!!! Love that you took screencaps of peoples comments and responded to them. Such a good idea!

    3 years ago
  35. hah love it :D i liked the idea of using the YouTube comments as a jumping off point for more jokes :P as for which one i like better, OBVIOUSLY BAP! that song is such a banger… i can only imagine how many clubs loofs will be on fire from this song, srs

    3 years ago
  36. One day Simon’s full transformation into Fangurilla will be complete and then she, as our malevolent dictator, shall rule us all. Don’t try to resist.

    3 years ago
  37. Are you sure soju and tequila go together? :-{

    3 years ago
  38. WOOHH THE SECOND COMMENT UGH!! I’ll comment my opinions on this after I watch the video x)

    3 years ago
  39. You should review more like this in the future. 2 MVs at a time or even more if possible.

    3 years ago
    • As long as it’s not all Fangurilla talking… It was fun for once, but this skit is nicer in smaller doses…

      3 years ago
    • Only if FAN MAN does the same.

      3 years ago
      • FAN MAN vs. Fanguerilla FACEOFF! (cue the whoop whoop!)

        3 years ago
        • All I can think of now is a Pokemon-style battle: Fangurilla and Spudgy vs. FAN MAN and Meemers.

          3 years ago
        • (Martina heavy metal voice = ON)
          SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SOME DAY! It’s a no holds barred kpop fan smackdown! Will he bring the bears?! Will she write some fanfic?! Can they agree on who’s hot and who’s not and what will they wear?! Join us at the arena for a table-pounding hissy-fitting crawling-on-the-ceiling confrontation OF DOOM!!!!!!

          FREE BEER GARDEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
          (mandatory cat and dog cozy spectator seating required)

          3 years ago
      • FAN MAN WILL DO THIS!

        3 years ago
      • oh yeah totally loving FAN MAN! He’s another awesome character!

        3 years ago
    • That’s what we’re thinking. Some videos just don’t have enough for us to talk about for a full video. Why not do two videos, so that the other one doesn’t get shafted, you know?

      3 years ago
      • I think you guys could maybe do some simple reaction videos to other songs that might not get reviewed. It’s probably better than condensing two reviews into one. And I agree that the best skits do come from dissecting the video to death, as Dana said. I don’t know if its possible to do it but I think it’s an idea to think about, guise (:

        3 years ago
        • We already put up something close to 5-6 segments a week. We don’t have more time to do more videos. It’s not just filming and editing that take a long time, but also uploading, publishing, annotating, sharing, writing blog posts, and commenting :D

          3 years ago
        • Oh, I totally get that. I can only imagine how much work you guys put on every week. However, I think if you guys decide to review two videos in one, it should be longer than five minutes. I mean, roughly two minutes to talk about a video is a little to rushed I think. I (personally) think 5 minutes for one is already not much time at all but I understand if it is too much work. I just that more of you two is never too much! haha you guise are my favorite youtubers! o/

          3 years ago
      • I agree, but if you do cover two MVs again in the future, I wish you would still talk about both of them in more detail instead of just having Fangurilla fangirl. For me, Fangurilla is better in smaller doses. I know you guys went into a lot more detail in your blog post, but that left nothing of substance in the video itself. Instead of leaving all of your thoughts for the blog post, why not pick the one or two things that stood out in each video, like the Engrish in Hurricane or whatever you had the most thoughts on about Destiny, use those as shorter talking/review points in the KMM, and supplement that with whatever skits you want, or do a comparison between the two MVs/songs. That way you’d still be giving a mini review in the video itself, but since you’d only be covering a couple main things about the MVs, the KMM video wouldn’t be really long even when covering multiple MVs. This time, it felt like both MVs got a bit shafted because it was solely Fangurilla fangirling. There are many past KMMs that I go back to watch again, but I have to say that there’s no reason for me to rewatch this one when I could simply read your blog post again. That’s not good for you guys because you want me (and others) to want to watch your video, ideally multiple times, right? The idea of combining reviews is good, but the execution could be improved (as I’m sure you will since this was just the first time you’ve attempted this).

        3 years ago
      • I think you should be able to do multiples if you want, because if there’s not much to talk about in the dance for a song, or the mv for a song, but there’s another component, it’s a nice comparison to bring two mvs/songs together. Plus, you can do the fangirl thing and do crossover skits, which knowing you guys, would be like, hilarious.

        3 years ago
      • Maybe when there are two videos you really like and can’t choose but not every week you know, just ever now and then. I’d love to see a Fan Man vs Fangurilla showdown!
        Humm… now that I think about choosing between f(x) and B2ST might be difficult
        I mean its still rare to get a girl group and since Amber watches…
        but then again B2ST will get a ton of votes

        B2ST might have enough but f(x)’s video is pretty generic in the box…

        3 years ago
        • Fan man vs Fangurilla will have to be when there’s no choosing between a boy band and a girl band. And what an epic KMM that will be.

          3 years ago
      • But if you do both at the same time without spending a good about of time dissecting each one, I feel like bothe get ‘shafted’. :| idk, that’s just my personal opinion. Maybe this format will grow on me… I feel like the only one who doesn’t quite like it. I appreciate the way you guys tried to do both though

        3 years ago
      • you should do that S&M but you should still talk about the English/dance/plots of the Mv’s ^.^
        I really enjoy the Fangurrila time ,its something new refreshing , and alot of “easier” to watch -maybe make too thats something you guise know though-.

        3 years ago
      • i know what you mean but i definitely prefer the one video at a time approach – i find all the best skits came out of really dissecting a video to death :D it’s impossible to talk about all kpop videos, so i really don’t see anything wrong with just focusing on the best/funniest ones!

        3 years ago
  40. Can we expect fangurilla to return like this? XD
    fangurilla, why did you seem so uncomfortable when you said you enjoyed infinite touching each other?

    3 years ago
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