April 13, 2012
1) Dal Shabet – Bling Bling
Ok, this video goes out to Antonia, who introduced us to this song during her birthday party Noraebang. We never heard this song before in our lives. I know some of you will be shocked, because it’s generally assumed that we watch every single Kpop video out there…but some slip through our cracks! This was one of them. Boy, are we ever upset that this wasn’t part of our lives sooner. Holyinfinitehappydancepartyness! I don’t know where to begin with this song. It’s just the aerobic exercise music of the year. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
2) Jang Geun Seok – My Bus
Before we begin about Jang Geun Seok, let’s just say that we were amazed at how popular he is in Japan. Or, seemingly popular. We saw him in tons of Japanese ads while we were there. Like, more than any other Korean celebrity that we know of. Anyhow, we’re amazed that we didn’t cover this song sooner in our K Crunch Cocktail, because we listen to it all the time. Well, we just listen to the chorus all the time, because it’s Martina’s default ringtone. It’s become such a common part of our lives that we don’t even think of it as a song anymore. It’s just everyday language, the same way IIIII LOST MY PAAAANTS has. Anyhow, it’s about time we talked about this song, and so we did today!
3) JYP – No Love, No More
Oh JYP! You’re so before our time! This is pretty much the only JYP song that we’re familiar with: surely he made his own music before, right? Right? *MARTINA HERE: Yes Simon, JYP was a super awesome kpop idol posing in clear plastic pants. Please google “JYP plastic pants” and thank me later. Please continue Simon.
Well, I hope so, because he seems a bit too talented to have NOT been a Kpop Star before. It’s odd, because we’re used to seeing him as, like, the face of JYP, the man behind the music, but seeing him make his own music is something we’re not that used to.
Side note: I’m not sure where we saw it from, but we remember watching a JYP concert on YouTube a while ago, in which he sings Miss A’s “Bad Girl, Good Girl” while on the piano. Miss A then come out and start singing and dancing. Then, hilariously, JYP gets out there and dances with them, and does the whole rolling on the stomach and leg kicking move. HA! Seriously: can’t think of a CEO that would do that. JYP – you’re a cool guy, I think………..
……even though I get the feeling that you’d assassinate anyone who double crosses you. Well, at least they’d be entertained before they die.