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Welcome back to this week’s K Crunch Cocktail, in which we talk about some random Kpop songs that we like and have been listening to lately, but aren’t necessarily new. This week, we’ve got a bit of a bizarre concoction of songs from three very different ladies: BoA, Uhm Jung Hwa, and Ga In…and also U-Kiss. No girls in that band.

Also, I’m sure you might find it weird that Martina had to sit in a chair.

1) BoA “Eat You Up”

 

Now, we had some difficulty in picking the right video for this playlist. We know we wanted to talk about “Eat You Up,” and we usually want to include the official versions of the video, but jeeeez! The video on SM’s channel SUCKED! We want to show you the video, not a minute and 20 seconds of SM showing clips of BoA and about how she’s the best in Asia. Enough of the arrogance. Show us the video already! Anyhow, this video was really cool, in our opinions. It was our first exposure to BoA and we were really impressed. She sang all in English, and was a phenomenal dancer. What’s not to like? Maybe the exploding room…

2) Ga In “Irreversible”

 

We’ve been asked if there were any songs that we really wanted to review for Music Mondays but didn’t get the chance to. Consider this one of the big ones. We had just started doing Music Mondays when this came out, and we weren’t steeped in Kpop Culture enough yet to fully appreciate this. And when we did finally get around to this video it was too late for us to review it. Darn! Totally love Ga In, love the dance, love the song. People often call us YG stans, but they don’t say that about us when it comes to Brown Eyed Girls. We totally love their music and videos. MAN!

3) Uhm Jung Hwa “Disco”

 

Bla bla bla [insert TOP references here] bla bla blah. It seems only befitting to include another video including TOP considering the fact that Big Bang just came back, right? Right? No? That’s a stretch, I know. But even if TOP wasn’t in this video, it’d still be awesome. We remember watching this video, back when we didn’t like Kpop, and talking about this video like “even though we don’t like Kpop, this song is awesome.” Ah. Memories! It’s so odd to think that we didn’t like Kpop once. Ha!

4) U-Kiss “Forbidden Love”

 

Ok, so we’re doing this video on behalf of a video request. As you know, we’re not doing Japanese songs anymore for Kpop Music Mondays since U-Kiss’ “Tick Tack” which was AWESOME. This song, though…was…um. Not awesome. It just sounds so different! It sounds very Japanese is our guess. We loved Tick Tack, and think it was one of U-Kiss’ best songs ever. Seriously. This song though was kinda too different for our tastes. Did anyone else feel that way?

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  1. I’ve actually never seen this version of Eat You Up.  There is another version like this one but it’s mostly about her way to the dance school and trying out.

  2. I’ve actually never seen this version of Eat You Up.  There is another version like this one but it’s mostly about her way to the dance school and trying out.

  3. ahaha i really like uhm jung hwa’s “disco” and i was getting a little excited to listen to/ watch it on here and then as soon as martina stopped talking the screen flashed me “this video is no longer available because the uploader has closed their Youtube account”….  i must admit i was a tad bit disappointed but kind of amused at the same time.
    It’s a really catchy and awesome song so people, please find the motivation in yourselves to look it up and check it out ^^

  4. OH NOES! Uhm Jung Hwa’s video is down!!!

  5. i actually love U-Kiss Forbidden Love..<3
    Esp the F.A.R.T. LOL
    The dance moves are awesome.^^

  6. lol simon argentina is not european ;D 

  7. Hey Simon just so you know Ga In used “Tango Argentin” (it’s too early in the morning for me to remember how to say it in English) for her entire album, which I found awesome ^^

  8. junelizondo

    i thought big bang and the yg family would be interesting people
    i wanted to listen to songs

  9. junelizondo

    i love TVXQ
    ummmm
    martina
    sory to break you other than your foot already causing pain to you
    i dont really like big bang
    i like TVXQ
    i am sory
    cassies and bigeast (japanese tvxq fanclub)
    and JSDOLPHIN is always at heart
    except you fanfic people
    i dont agree with yunjae ok?
    meh sory
    me and me friends went to YG concert and i didnt even watch the whole thing
    i like got bored and started playing on my ipod
    until i saw the girl groups
    they were gud
    so ya
    i went to all the concerts
    even music bank
    all because tvxq wat der
    sory peoples
    sory

    • Sylvia Park

      Why would you go to the YG concert if you say you’re not a fan of Big Bang?  Does that mean you’re a fan of some other artist in YG?  ‘Cuz the tix are not cheap…unless you have money to throw around…if so, could you give me some?

  10. kawaii_candie
    kawaii_candie

    hey guys, good cocktail!
    the link for the d.i.s.co. video is dead though T_T

    it was my first time seeing that BoA video  it’s really cool!  i used to love BoA when i first got into k-pop… like a million years ago… do you guys know if she got surgery or something cuz she looks sooo different now. ?_?  anyways, i’m pretty happy when k-pop bands do songs in japanese because j-pop is generally sooo terrible :p (or at least, the kind that is popular here…) nice video!  i’m just as confused as you for the 2min video though… that’s not really normal…

  11. I’ve been watching some j pop videos and i im noticing that they don’t have teasers like in Kpop ,but rather releases like forbidden love… and they like to air the full PV  (Thats what the call MV:) on TV before the official one is out online. Thanks for the forbidden love review!!

  12. I actually love U KISS :) :) :) and i think this u-kiss vid is very u-kiss. The song kinda reminds me of Tick Tack. What’s up with the jazz hands and air humping? ;)

  13. Sheepyangel

    i know you guys dont review japanese songs and all but i cant help think of how you guys will do your version of that “air hump” rofl

  14. Here’s an alternative link for Um Jung Hwa D.I.S.C.O. Classic. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvVwQGTQYP0

  15. The U-Kiss video reminds me of Dr. Feel Good with the raunchy thrusting. 

  16. NOOOO Uhm Jung Hwa’s video is gone!

  17. Cecilia G

    i agree that forbidden love sounds really japanese, but i still enjoy it nonetheless. the video is AWESOME just because of all their amazing dancing, LOTS OF RAUNCHY THRUSTING hahahahaha :) <33

  18. i can’t understand you guys…i LOVE forbidden love (especially the thrusting ..hehe) ok i’m one of the biggest kissmes on earth but the MV IS AWESOME AND THE SONG TOO ~ i love u-kiss :D

  19. croissantwinkle

    BoA is the best female solo singer ever! I’m really amazed at her perfect looks, singing and dancing skills. :D

  20. fuuko4869

    Something tells me you’ll be reviewing Gummy’s ‘I’m Sorry’ for next week’s cocktail. Hmm. I wonder why…………

  21. junelizondo

    i know for a fact that i am not a ukiss fan
    sory for all you fans of ukiss out der
    but i am a cassie
    my sis is probably the youngest cassie
    she is 3 years old
    anyhways
    i think that after the ukiss song is actually released
    they need some japanese classes
    i am sory but true
    they are pronouncing the japanese
    totaly rong
    yup
    i should know
    watashi wa
    japanese!!!!!

  22. junelizondo

    i cant see meh disco
    i thought it was just me
    apperently not
    syster pop also did not see it
    you ppls and your videos
    if your going to post it
    POST IT
    dont remove
    preez

  23. syster pop

    Uhm Jung Hwa’s mv is gone!!! And also, there is something with your mike… well, the sound is rough or scrumbled sometimes (soo don’t know how to describe it), it’s been so for the last three vids you’ve done. Maybe it’s always been so but if so then this is the first time I’ve noticed which would be strange since I’ve followed you for awhile…
    Either way, love your vids as always. Hope your ankle heal soon, Martina!

  24. I  ABSOLUTELY am in love with u-kiss, and like Simon said, if a teaser video came out of them sneezing, I would think it was perfect :P The song was messy, and weird, but I still liked it. And… the slow, awkward, hip thrusting -_- was not like u-kiss, I was expecting a lot more out of the video, so I’m kinda disappointed. BUT when U-kiss make there Korean comeback, I bet it’s gonna be AWESOME!!~~ ~Happy fan girl screams~ lol P.S. I <3 your videos, you guys are so fun, and cute. FIGHTING~~

  25. uhm jung hwa was definitely a singer before she was an actress, although i knew her as an actress first. :3 she’s been singing since the 90s and only started doing a lot of acting in the 2000s.

  26. After Simon said “stops abruptly”, my video decided that it wanted to unexpectedly buffer. I think my laughter scared the rest of the kiddies in my dorm!

  27. does “Disco Japan Irreversable Eating” sound like a k-pop band name to anyone else?? 
    D-JIE for short (which sounds like almost like they’re saying DJ)….
    hmmm…..

  28. can you guys do a big bang special?! that’ll be awesome =)

  29. NaToTheWak

    Videos in Japanese can make it in the K Crunch Cocktail? Great new! I’m requesting Big Bang’s Beautiful Hangover, Big Bang’s Tell Me Goodbye and Big Bangs Koe Wo Kikasete! Thank you!

    Loved your choice of videos for this week! :-)

  30. BoA has a vevo that has this song and ver on it only it doesnt have her singing in a chair and i cant get the song/vid link that u put below… i actually liked his song by Ga In and im not crazy bout disco but I FUDGING LOVE U-KISS’s FORBIDDEN LOVE!!!  Not being biased or anything but i <3 it more then Tick Tock and a Shared Dream; its really good and the dance is veryyyy sexy/rouchy ^^ everything bout is good; the dance, beat, rap but the English is a bit confusing… other then that i <3 this song!

  31. For the next ones I recommend the TV isn’t in the background. I kept watching it as I’d see peeks of Spudgy and even Simon I think at one point while the glares also keep changing. Takes the focus away from you two and it’s all about youuuuu.

  32. Lol Argentenian or other European country… Argentina is South America, funny moment :)

  33. I love BoA!!  Especially her Japanese album, Valenti!! =D

  34. keineahung

    actually, um jung hwa has been singing for like 20 years or something :)

  35. sunnycool

    yup Gain<3 also :D

  36. KpopFTW_7

    U-KISS!!! <33333 Forbidden Love gets more and more addicting each time I listen to it

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