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K Crunch Cocktail: Y Cheated Bingo Idiot

March 9, 2012

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1) MBLAQ – Y

Ah: MBLAQ’s “Y”. We love this song, and have lots of fond memories of it as teachers. One of our lessons while we were teaching English in Korea was discussing music videos. We’d give the students a sheet of paper that would have some phrases that could describe the beat of the song, the dancing, the video, etc. MBLAQ’s “Y” was always one of the videos we showed, partially because we’d ask our students what “Give it to my Y” means, to which they’d all laugh.

Side note: not sure how many of you noticed the waffle in the bottom left corner, or if you’d understand why it’s there. It was no accident: it’s a reference to one of our favorite MBLAQ moments. Check it out if you haven’t already

2) Park Myungsoo, G Dragon, Park Bom – I Cheated

Perhaps the best song last year that didn’t have an official music video. Can we say that? I’m not sure if that’s fair, because we mostly just listen to songs that have videos. This song, though, is too freaking RAWESOME to not listen to. Anyhow, we mentioned how this song has a bunch of fancams of the actual performance. This is the most popular one we found so far. There was a really clear one online before, but it’s been taken down, and we can’t find a better version. If you know of one, send it this way!

3) Idiotape – 0805

Ok, so our description of this video is a bit bizarre: 70s Pimp Mario backslaps Bowser, because a) He’s got a star and he’s invincible and b) he’s such a badass. If you were to ask us for a better description than that then we’d probably just describe the instruments and what they sound like, but I think bizarre symbolism works just as well. I think that’s why we focus so much on music video analysis: because we always imagine what the videos would be like if we directed them. It’s probably a good thing that we’re not given control over directing Kpop music videos: we’d bring the Hallyu wave to a screeching halt. Ha!

4) Turtles – Bingo

Now, this is a song that we couldn’t really say that much about, because it’s pretty new to us, and it’s part of a genre that we’re not really familiar with. We know of Korean Trot music. This sounds like it. It could technically not be trot for all we know, but it sure does have that trot aesthetic to it. Now, while we’re not opposed to trot music: whenever we hear it we don’t have convulsive reactions. It sounds fun! We just don’t know it all too well. Also, it seems like only old people like Trot music. REALLY SORRY IF YOU’RE NOT OLD BUT YOU LIKE TROT MUSIC!

Ahem: point being, Turtles’ “Bingo” was a fun song for us to hear for the first time, and I hope that you feel the same way about it. Yeah!

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  1. After School Red In the Night Sky

    5 years ago
  2. … HE TOTALLY SAYS IM BLACK!!!!

    5 years ago
  3. i listen to trot music all the time it is sooooo awesome , could you guys please do super junior t- rugoogo

    5 years ago
  4. hey, rain says the beginning

    5 years ago
  5. can i link here? oh well im gonna anyways this is a clip of the making i believe and what not watch part one and part 2 ! http://www.daebaksubs.com/2011/07/eng-infinity-challenge-w-team-gg-gd.html

    5 years ago
  6. you guys are awesome!

    5 years ago
  7. OMG, I thought songs like BINGO are made in Poland only O_o Everything matches. This simple rhythm, these simple lyrics, the way of singing…   Here also rather old people enjoy those songs, but I’ve seen them dancing at weddings and banquets exclusively;)

    5 years ago
  8. Martina, you mentioned you wanted a little more history about how this song came about and why the collaboration name between GD and a comedian named Park Myung Soo became “GG”.  Park Myung Soo is a comedian who is one of 7 on a Korean variety show called “Infinity Challenges”.  Dating from 2005, there was a challenge in which each member of “Infinity Challenge” or “IC” had to compose their own song and then perform it in front of a live audience.  This “challenge” would occur every 2 years.  The first one, had each member of IC performing solo.  Then, for the 2007 challenge, each IC member got to invite a professional singer to compose/write/perform together as a duo in public.  In 2009, they did a special “Big Bang” parody of their song “Haru Haru” and each member parodied/performed a song for the audience.  

    In 2011 (last year), the producers of the show IC specifically invited 7 singer/songwriters to come on the show and the invited guests got to choose which IC member they wanted to work with.  As soon as GD was introduced, Park Myung Soo (aka PMS) showed a level of love for GD that it was clear who GD was going to be partnered with.  And, as expected, PMS got to work with GD and GD set to work on writing and composing the music for their partnership.  PMS came up with their team name “GG” because PMS has his own entertainment company called “Gaesung” which, in Korean, means “Great” so “Great” Park and GD became “GG”.  Now, PMS asked GD if Bom of 2NE1 could be featured as a vocalist, and initially, GD said he would have to check if she was available.  PMS or “Great” Park said if Bom was to be included, the team name could be “GSG”, the “S” for “Spring”, which is the English translation of Bom’s Korean name but then GD said that sounds a lot like a gas station so they scrapped it and left it at “GG”.  Hope this helps.

    5 years ago
  9. on the mblaq k crunch cocktail, did u guyss put a pic of a waffle in the corner because of mirs amazing engrishh??!? ~~WAFFRR~~ LOL :D u guys are clever~~ ;)

    5 years ago
  10. Next playlist request: Infinite’s Before the Dawn (BTD) Movie or Dance Version

    Trot? Norazo is sooo talented yet hilarious

    Cheers

    5 years ago
  11. If you guys are doing Trot, you should review Super Junior T’s Rokkugo! 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2CNJiAq_cY

    Youtube wouldn’t let me leave a video response :(

    5 years ago
  12. can you talk about tablo and epik high?? they have really good songs!!

    5 years ago
  13. I could totally picture the Mario scene when I listened to Idiotape’s song. XD It’s awesome!!! XD

    5 years ago
  14. The fan culture extremes in Korea seriously creep me out. Especially with the whole sasaengs vs. DBSK members thing that’s been brought up lately, I really appreciate someone in kpop talking about how fucked up it is. For that reason, I would suggest Epik High’s ‘Fan’ for you guys to highlight. 

    5 years ago
    • Epik High – Fan is amazing. And hmmm… it fits what you mentioned.. I hope no one gets any ideas from this

      5 years ago
  15. wow it’s good to hear MBLAQ’s Y again XDDD
    love ur song choices ><
    though some day can u guys plz post about Jung Yeop, Dynamic Duo, Simon D ??
    except Jeong Yup other groups are Korean rappers and they have goooood songs
    I just hope they get more recognition T-T   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws7lu9H-7xY
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaIRr_gXQXc&ob=av2e

    5 years ago
  16. owh..GD’s songs is always the best!! ^^

    5 years ago
  17. So, is Trot music to Korea kind of like Tejano music to Texas?  Or not quite?  

    5 years ago
    • i dont think so i think the trot music is like the oldies for Texas well thats what i think 

      5 years ago
  18. http://youtu.be/NcV3vv0W4uw

    check the link above out if you wanna watch the video of 바람났어 by GG

    5 years ago
  19. So…I didn’t pay attention to like one word of what Simon was saying during the first part of the video and I completely missed the “I’m black” joke because of that little picture that popped up of a…waffle?  A tray of cherries? What IS that anyways? Did that really need to be there? I had to go and watch the first part of the video again because I had no idea what other comments were talking about. Psh, guys way to distract the easily distracted. ><

    But its ok, I forgive you. :)

    5 years ago
  20. wow i bursted out laughing at the intro to MBLAQ’s Y after wat Simon said lol…I really liked this one.

    5 years ago
  21. This might sound somewhat creepy/weird. But my first thought once I actually saw the “I’m black scene” was to think of the “195” moment from this TL;DR
    http://www.eatyourkimchi.com/the-most-awkward-questions-our-students-ever-asked/

    Or maybe I just watch way to much EYK?

    5 years ago
  22. Simon, you have efficiently shattered my perceptions of this song–I watched the intro and couldn’t stop laughing! 
    Afterwards, I re watched the opening sequence at least six times for the funny factor. Never again the same. lol

    5 years ago
  23. Even though he fails with the Engrish, his pronunciation is quite good. I was impressed with the video.

    I’d love for you guys to review The Girl I Know and/or Trend by Piggy Dolls.

    5 years ago
  24. Here’s the entire GG performance, with eng subs. 
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xjzz4h_royalaces-110702-mbc-infinity-challenge-gg-bom-cut-eng_shortfilms
    And I think the other G comes from his nickname Great Park… GD uses that name in the begining of the song. 

    5 years ago
  25. I knew it had to be Mir’s fail Engrish. Have you watched them on Hello Baby? He keeps confusing Lauren with his attempts at speaking English to her. Even she knows he’s ridiculous.

    5 years ago
  26. GG also sounds like 지지
    which is a word that mom’s use with their children when they mean “that’s dirty don’t touch it”
    When I watched the show I totally didn’t get the gaming reference…

    5 years ago
  27. LOL, I can’t stop hearing “I’m black” at the beginning of the song now! Thanks, Simon. O_o

    5 years ago
  28.  The other G stands for Great Park, haha

    5 years ago
  29. OMYGOD! You featured my Alarm Tone!

    I wake up to I’m Having an Affair every freakin’ day!!!

    I have a love-hate relationship with this song~ teehee!

    5 years ago
  30. Yeay for WAFFFUUUR~ :D

    5 years ago
  31. I was distracted by the waffle.

    5 years ago
  32. Simon. Joonie is naked, wet, and in the shower breathing hard. Does it MATTER what he says!?!? O_o Truly though, I can’t put into words how much I love MBLAQ. Everything them about them is just perfect to me!
    Also? WAFFRR!!!! Long live the WAFFRR!!!

    5 years ago
  33. AFFLE~ ENGRISH~ LOL MIR =))))

    5 years ago
  34. I can never watch mblaq the same ever again Y.Y

    5 years ago
  35. hahah simon’s favourite mblaq song is ‘Y’ and MBLAQ loved ‘Y’ the most compared to all their songs they released !!!

    5 years ago
  36. GG’s i cheated is just awesome ~___~

    5 years ago