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Big Bang – Love Song: Kpop Music Mondays

April 18, 2011

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Ok, so we started off our video review this week on a bit of a serious/preachy level, but for good reason! This is a really outstanding video. It’s a lot better than Big Bang’s Tonight, if you ask us, even though that was a cool video as well. We like this video a lot more, though, because it seems to go beyond the typical kpop video. Seriously now: there aren’t really any sexual conventions here. Nobody makes sexy faces to the camera, or rubs their lips for no reason, or humps the air or the ground, or rubs themselves, or does anything suggesting that they’re trying to be sexy. Compare that to just about every other Kpop Music Monday we reviewed and you’ll see what we mean, apart from TVXQ’s “Before You Go”. That video doesn’t count, though, because it’s got an interesting story, and still does loads of closeups of TVXQ’s faces. This video, though, has no story, no closeups. Even the camera angles cut off their faces. See what we mean? This video is really different and breaks so many conventions that it’s hard to call it a Kpop video, which is why we’re so impressed by it. Really, really good job.

We’ve read some people saying that this song is a rip off of U2’s “With or Without You.” We gotta admit, when we heard the song U2 was the first thing that came to mind. The song has one of those epic U2 songs feel to it, but that’s about all. It doesn’t seem like you can clearly say that parts of U2’s song were directly lifted and put into this one. It just has a similar sound to it, but that’s about all.

On that note, we’ve been thinking a lot about what Kpop is as a genre lately, and it doesn’t really seem like you can say that Kpop has a genre of music, the way rock is a genre and hip hop is a genre, because every Kpop song seems to take from different genres. On that note, you can really say the same about Big Bang as well. What is their genre, really? What is their sound? They’re clearly distinguishable by their voices, sure, but could you really listen to a beat and say that it has a Big Bang vibe to it? Anyone? Compare this song to Tonight, Baby Goodnight, VVIP, and High High. Aren’t they all toooootally different songs? You can easily say that one group has imitated Big Bang’s image, sure, but what about a Big Bang sound?

Otherwise, does anyone have any good guesses as to what the video’s about? From what we could see in the rubble, there was police tape, burnt cars, a gas station, shopping carts, telephone poles, a sign for a cathedral in Europe, and tires that spit out fire…and then a dropping car. It’d be easy to just dismiss this as weird stuff put together in a cool way, but there’s got to be a better answer for it than that. Anyone?

As always, JB and Annie from [닉쑤] Enjoy Your Happy Life~* are awesome for STILL translating our videos into Korean. Huzzah! Also, Big Bang just released the Special Edition of their latest album, so get yourself a copy by clicking on the image below. Bam!


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  1. absolutely bigbang-love song.. it’s a song that full of meaning. in every step of their moves, their lyrics, it’s all telling content of the song. about a crush car that means a crush of their heart when they remind the girl, and also their bird moves that mean they wanna run to the girl to cure their loneliness even it’s hard for them… wooah, this is amazing song and music video for me.. thank you for sharing . :D

    6 years ago
  2. RAIN HANDS DOWN~!!!! I mean who can beat Bi?!

    6 years ago
  3. This video is really funny ! ( I am Korean :) )

    6 years ago
  4. RAIN!! Rain’s Love Song!!

    6 years ago
  5. definitely bigbang’s love song!

    6 years ago
  6. BIGBANG’s love song!!

    Park Bom “Don’t Cry” next week please!!!

    6 years ago
  7. im a big fail on k-pop music because i just found it and i dont know who big bang or top or g-dragon are but, thank you for introducing them to me

    6 years ago
  8. YES. ITAEWON FREEDOM. COME’ON.
    (you could just.. once… ignore all requests and do the one we all know you want to next week? :D or not.. :c )
    And I’ll have to give those two lovesongs a tie, if I’m allowed to. :3

    6 years ago
  9. BIGBANG! <3

    6 years ago
  10. I love RAIN n BIGBANG!!!
    How can I choose???
    I ‘ll go w RAIN
    Sr BB :(((((((((((

    6 years ago
  11. Nooooo!!!!!!!! I’m stuck in China and can’t watch your awesomeness cuz China banned youtube!!!!!!!! I feel like crying a river right now because I can’t see your video!

    6 years ago
    • Holy crap that’s terrible! You can still go through our iTunes, I’m pretty sure. Click on the Apple link in the green toolbar at the bottom of the page. We don’t update it immediately; we usually give it a week or so…but at least I don’t think that iTunes is blocked as well…is it?

      6 years ago
  12. this has to be my favorite kpop mv of all time. not only do the boys look great but cinematography wise, it’s nearly perfect.
    but watching simon as big bang members was painful to watch.

    6 years ago
  13. Tough choice. Rain has a nice smooth love song, but gotta go for BIG BANG. I like the meaning more, and the video is awesome.

    Also, my vote for next week’s Music Monday: Park Bom “Don’t Cry”

    6 years ago
  14. I love your videos, always makes me think! ^^

    6 years ago
  15. big bang!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    6 years ago
  16. Rain!!!! I LOVE HIMM!!!
    could you review “Mirror,Mirror”- 4MINUTE
    OR
    DR.FEEL GOOD- RaNia

    6 years ago
  17. Rain! While I love the Big Bang song, the way Rain whispers, “Saranghae” at the end gets me every time ^.^

    6 years ago
  18. DAMN! I really love Big bang but Rain got me into KPOP….
    errrrr I’ll pick…

    …..

    BOTH!!!

    6 years ago
  19. While I admit that would love the job of glistening Rain’s arms or being the one that he dancing to^_^ BIGBANG’s love song i think is more upbeat and catchy

    6 years ago
  20. Sorry, I commented twice.. don’t know why :(

    6 years ago
  21. The most important part of this MV is that it’s a non-cut MV!!!!
    OMG… I can’t make up my mind…. shall I vote to Big Bang?! or Rain?!
    facing the dilemma…

    6 years ago
  22. RAIN!!!!!!!!! He’s gonna be all over you like egg on a bowl of bibimbap!

    6 years ago
  23. BIGBANG~ !
    love ya guys !

    6 years ago
  24. big bang…. though I like Rain too!

    6 years ago
  25. Love Song video is not a “story” but a symbolic adventure depicting the devastation when love goes bad…. just the wreck of a life. Cheery, huh?

    6 years ago
  26. I vote for Rain
    The Cloud always suppost for you !
    Fighting !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Rain’s Love Song very good !!!!!!!!!!!!

    6 years ago
  27. I vote for Rain’s Love Song

    6 years ago
  28. rain i vote for rain…Rain no.1

    6 years ago
  29. This song is actually about a lover who has recently died ( you can see from the lyrics of the rap part and articles about this song) and bigbang is showing despair after their lover died in this video. I don’t kno what actually happened during the accident but let’s just say that the video was about a man grieving over his lover’s death by singing this beautiful love song to her :)

    6 years ago
  30. Simon, i’d stan you if you were in Big Bang. And i have to vote for Rain

    6 years ago
  31. BIG BANG

    6 years ago
  32. rainnnnnn <3

    6 years ago
  33. I think I may be the only female not in love with Rain but I will vote for him anyway because he made MBLAQ :) and also I find his ridiculous shirt dance quite halarious!

    6 years ago
  34. I think Some love affair caused them to somehow be in a huge accident and time is breifly frozen so the members of BigBang can have a sort of out of body experience and lament their fate. They’re really in the car that explodes at the end. At least, that’s how I put it together. In the end though, it’s BigBang, so it really doesn’t matter if it makes sence…

    6 years ago
  35. itaewon freedom for music monday!!!

    6 years ago
  36. Rain Rain Rain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Whooooooo!!!!!!!!! And ya u should do a song by ft island!!!! Ok

    6 years ago
  37. Hey Simon and Martina~!
    I really wish you’d do a K-Pop music mondays for Itaewon Freedom because…well. It’s Itaewon Freedom- can’t say much more hahaha!
    However, I have a feeling that because of f(x)’s comeback, you will not be able to do so. I know a lot of viewers including me and my own friends would like you to at least do a short video, perhaps on the bonus channel, over your feelings about the video. No fancy schmancy video editing or fancy schmancy camera necessary xD

    6 years ago
  38. Really like both songs, but … RAIN wins this one <3

    6 years ago
  39. Ren

    okay so theres this really funny website that makes fun of famous stars in korea and its really funny… check it out~ supper funnyy! >.<

    http://mujigay.com/tag/nichkhun

    6 years ago
  40. My vote is for big bang love song !!
    hey guys why don’t you do a music show about FT island I really love them <3<3<3

    6 years ago
  41. without any doubt Rain

    6 years ago
  42. umm…unless BB can take their shirts off and “roll” their abs for me, then it must absolutely be Rain. And his song was just beautiful…when I wasn’t being distracted by the shirtlessness. >_>

    6 years ago
  43. Bigbang of course it is Bigbang … who esle ?!

    You’re video was really awesome I laughed so much that I end up crying of laugh ! the dream part was awesome.

    And yeah! this MV is really great and in w&b it’s really great, quiet and everything, an exellent MV that proves once and again that Bigbang are just better than anyone … with style ^^
    They should try internationnal albums … I wish they could succed

    6 years ago
  44. Big Bang’s Love song..!

    6 years ago
  45. idc it has to be rain and bb. YOU CANNOT MAKE ME CHOOSE. YOU CANNOT!

    6 years ago
  46. Even though I LOVE BB and I’m a VIP but RAIN’S LOVE SONG HANDS DOWN.
    Rain <3 <3 <3

    6 years ago
  47. As much as I love Big Bang’s Love Song ive got to say RAIN RAIN RAIN RAIN. <3 <3

    6 years ago
  48. BIG BANG LOVE SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!….*fangirling explodes!!!!!!

    6 years ago
  49. acapella Inception music = epic.

    6 years ago
  50. BigBang’s Love Song! *scream*

    6 years ago
  51. You guys picked a hard one!! Both songs are good, both songs have a different feel to them. I will have to leave this one to my fellow kimchi watchers and readers.

    6 years ago
  52. BIGBANG! BIGBANG! BIGBANG! BIGBANG! BIGBANG!

    6 years ago
  53. MMs

    I vote for Big Bang. The music video is so simple and beautiful.

    6 years ago
  54. I gotta vote for my man, Rain…i mean nothing can beat those abs..LOL, I’m hoping for Itaewon freedom next week too Simon!!!

    6 years ago
  55. i vote for BIGBANG!!! ^O^

    6 years ago
  56. Big Bang’s Love Song for sure!
    Big Bang Big Bang!

    6 years ago
  57. big bang

    6 years ago
  58. Rain “Love song” for sure.

    6 years ago
  59. big bang’s love song

    6 years ago
  60. “Love Song” analysis by icecream4younme (that’s me!)

    I think the MV is supposed to symbolize a relationship breakup that was not by choice but by death. The lyrics (translated into English) speak more of an ethereal separation than a regular breakup where the two people are still here. The lover died in an accident and now the speaker is torn between trying to hang on to her or to be able to move on with his life- this is why the lyrics go immediately back and forth between a “yes I can forget you now” or a “no no I’m going to you now” type feel. Also I think they chose to shoot in black and white because that usually represents the past.

    First, here are the lyrics that support that the lover is dead:
    1. “I’m scared, this world is meaningless” -This statement just sounds like when people are faced with life/death situations. You know when they’re worried about the “afterlife” and what’s this life that they’re living now? This one is more of a gut feeling on my part.

    2. “Take me where you are,A PLACE WITH MOON AND STARS” – She’s in heaven/ in the sky
    3. “We WERE so beautiful, you know” – Past tense “were”; if she’s still alive it would still be “are” but again this could be a translation mishap.
    4. “The warm rays of the sun are from ANOTHER WORLD”- same thing– reference to heaven

    5. “Holding a conversation I’ve yet to finish with her” — It’s as if something interrupted them so they couldn’t complete their conversation.. something like an accident! (Sure it could be a conversation he wants to have with her after their breakup but this sounds more unfinished and can’t be finished)

    6. “You’re probably hiding BEHIND THE CLOUDS, YOU’RE PROBABLY A STAR” – same reference to heaven

    7. “Time, please stop, don’t separate her and I/ Wind, stop blowing, this is my last letter to you” – This is that flip- flop of emotions I mentioned earlier. The speaker is referencing Time as the thing that separated them, there’s no reference to him doing anything bad in the relationship or her either so the only blame is Time…. accident!? The second line referencing Wind would carry his message up to the heavens to her but now he wants to stop.

    The MV background set and symbolism –
    Continuing on with the idea that the lover is dead, I think they are set in this wasteland that simultaneously represents 2 things:

    1. the place/image of the accident where the lover died

    2. an emotional representation of the Speaker’s state of being. All of the directional arrows symbolize the different paths he can take from this disaster but he’s overwhelmed cause no matter which way the arrows point to, he can’t see beyond the disaster and sees absolutely nothing in the distance to help him guide him to one way or the other.

    Can he forget her? Does he want even want to move on?
    Everything in the MV is destroyed and represent movement– many of them are means of transportation (tires, cars, shopping car (TOP traveled in one of those in the “Lies” video, remember?) haha ;) but truly, it still has wheels and represents physical movement. But also since they are all destroyed it represents a symbolic destruction of movement — the speaker is stuck with his distraught emotions.The other noticeable thing that is destroyed in the MV are the electricity/phone lines/poles–a means of communication- something that he absolutely cannot have with the lover since she is dead. This is why he can only send messages via #7 Wind.

    I personally think that the “love song” he hates is not an actual song but the story of what he’s going through, something that he keeps replaying over and over in his mind. When he says that he ” hate(s) this love song”, the love song is the life situation he’s in (the lover is dead and his emotional battle). It’s such awesome symbolism because relationships always replay in our heads just like songs. The next line is “I’m going to sing it smiling” which means even though he’s going through this tough time he’s going to be strong and move on with his life.

    Ending and What the…falling car?
    I find the chorus so interesting– ” I hate this love song, I’m going to sing it smiling/ In order to cure your loneliness/ I’m going to go to you now” So the first two lines I explained above but then the last two lines make it sort of.. Well, it’s just a bit bi-polar, isn’t it?

    I get this Romeo & Juliet feel, two lovers torn apart for reasons not their own. He’s ready to move on with his life but then decides that no, he’s going to stay with his lover- either join her in death or only love her until he dies to join her in heaven. The end of the MV is the only time they move completely away from the disaster zone and it finally looks like he’s decided to move on with his life, that he’s chosen one direction.But then BAMM! A car falls out of the sky.

    With so many references to the lover being in the sky/heaven, I think the car falling in the path when they were finally moving is trying to tell us that she died in a car accident. It literally came from the sky- that’s where we know she is. It also shows that he’s chosen to “go to you now” and there she is in the car accident. (Obviously we don’t see anyone in the car but the image of it) Also that no matter which way he goes the “love song” just comes out of no where and lands in his path-the accident just keeps coming up and playing over and over.

    I also think they left it like this because it might continue on to their next music video. I recently JUST saw the official MV to “Don’t Go Home” on youtube since it was banned to be aired on TV. But the end of this video is where “Baby Goodnight” begins. The car falling from the sky just seems to abrupt/random to stop there.

    That’s all- I’m super sick right now, a horrid cold virus but please let me know what your thoughts are. I was going to mention the mirror image that Simon and Martina caught around 3:00 into the video but personally, i think it’s just a stylistic choice since the camera spans generally to the left throughout the video. i read that they used those cameras used on wires like how the NFL uses to televise live sports games. so they probably circled around them and flipped the image. to also make it look like they are continually moving left.. kinda just walking for miles and miles instead of in circles on a set.

    6 years ago
  61. Rain’s Love Song is the best, no doubt

    6 years ago
  62. spudgy is super cute in this video

    6 years ago
  63. spudy is super cute in this video

    6 years ago
  64. Eve

    Bigbang!!! Plus the video is Art. Truely beautiful. Genre discussion – wondering about that also. “Pop” certainly doesn’t cover all that is “Kpop”. Love the diversity. Bigbang is the prime example. Thanks for bringing this up!

    6 years ago
  65. BB FTW!! well this was a like one of the best music monday ever!! :P Simon, since now you will allways be my favorite BigBang’s double, Oh yeah!!

    6 years ago
  66. can Big Bang and Rain count cause i cant make up my mind hahahaha

    6 years ago
  67. This is just funny. Good luck trying to get anyone to take you seriously, BTB.

    6 years ago
  68. BIGBANG BIGBANG BIGBANG BIGBANG 10000000000000000000000000000000000000X of BIGBANG for sure!

    6 years ago
  69. Big Bang for sure.

    And you MUST review Itaewon Freedom next week!

    6 years ago
  70. Weeeeell Simon, you double counted “i” so there really are 7 words… 5 outta 5?

    6 years ago
  71. Lol. This is so silly. I won’t even touch on how much of a pedantic ass you sound like. Glad you like our videos, though!

    6 years ago
    • BTB

      Wow, that’s mature…you plan to blog full-time? I suggest you try not to make your first reaction to any criticism a profane insult. Pretty sure professional bloggers have learned that skill.

      You’ve lost one fan.

      6 years ago
      • We respond to civil criticism in a civil manner. But talk to us like you’re a douchebag and we’ll respond accordingly.

        6 years ago
  72. Definitely, Rain’s Love Song!!!!!

    6 years ago
  73. I LOVE RAIN…SOLID

    6 years ago
  74. BIG. BANG.

    6 years ago
  75. wow..BTB…why don’t YOU learn how to offer criticism without sounding like a stick-up-yer-bum. Your passive-aggressive approach: I like your video, but you don’t have musical knowledge, stick with the fluff – makes you sound like a twat.

    6 years ago
  76. harsh

    6 years ago
  77. I like both Love Songs but I choose RAIN

    6 years ago
  78. Big Bang <3

    6 years ago
  79. Eva

    Rain (:

    6 years ago
  80. rain!!!

    6 years ago
  81. Smexiiiii RAIN ^_____^

    6 years ago
  82. BIGBANG!!!!!!!!
    duuuh, they da best!

    6 years ago
  83. Big Bang

    6 years ago
  84. RAIN

    6 years ago
  85. RAIN 비 of course

    6 years ago
  86. big bang

    6 years ago
  87. Rain” LOVE SONG coz, it very touch his word and mening yet his alot SOUFUL sining rain is the best in LOVE SONG

    6 years ago
  88. I vote for Big Bang’s “Love Song”. When I saw the video I thought “Wow…this is really awesom”. I think that the whole concept of BB’s video is way better than Rain’s. When you loose your love only pain ashes and ruins remains – not half naked guy who dance really weird. Rain can do better but his “Love Song”… isn’t my style.

    6 years ago
  89. Rain-Love Song

    6 years ago
  90. big bang!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    and can u do rainbow’s to me? =D

    6 years ago
  91. Definitely Big Bang…never actually been a Rain fan. Though, in Ninja Assassins, I think I was the only white person in the room who laughed at the pop-star reference.

    6 years ago
  92. RAIN’S LOVE SONG. (gotta love his sexy dance)

    6 years ago
  93. Big Bang’s Love Song. Because it doesn’t take a whole bunch of staged loving and fighting in a music video to show what a (sad) love song is. :(

    6 years ago
  94. Rain’s Love song
    cause it’s touch heart and reach to deeply feeling (:

    6 years ago
  95. Rain’s Love song. Because I think that the video explaim more a love story that big bang Love song.

    6 years ago
  96. Rain’s Love Song!!!

    6 years ago
  97. My vote: Rain’s Love Song

    6 years ago
  98. RAIN 비 of course ;D

    6 years ago
  99. OMG IM ON TOP!!! I FEEL SPECIAL! :D

    6 years ago
  100. Big bang all the way. Their video is spool beautiful. Almost like looking at a moving painting. I love it. And the song is sooo sad.

    6 years ago
  101. RAIN! cuz its not repetitive and i can see smexxii dancinnn XDD

    6 years ago
  102. BIGBANG’s Love Song… video was wayyy better than Rain’s and the song as well.. i love BIGBANG’s post-apocalyptic theme than Rain’s abs dance with ripped shirt, etc.

    6 years ago
  103. ummm I think that all the explosions and random stuff is just a reflection of wht they feel inside? As their walking the place seems to have even more explosions, and things burning. There is even a car that drops at the end of the video and explodes. I guess it represents their relationships. destroyed ruins that are on fire. And the car in the ens represents the end and total destruction of their relationship? and the Prauge sign……their girlfriends were from Prague? lol Im not toally sure, just my interpretation.

    6 years ago
  104. Man… it’s just a dream within a dream within a dream within a dream within a dream within a dream… Is this a dream?

    When I first heard Love Song I was immediately addicted to the guitar, but it didn’t remind me of U2. But after listening to it again, I can so see the similarities!

    About K-pop being a genre I completely agree. I used to just label my songs as K-pop on my itunes, but recently I’ve started to label them as the genres they really are (pop, dance, r&b, electronic, etc) because it’s not all ‘pop’

    Anyway, thanks for doing this song! Keep up with the awesomesauce work!

    BTW BIGBANG’s Love Song FTW! Smexy G-Dragonness makes everything better xD

    6 years ago
  105. BIGBANG they don’t need to rip their shirts or try to be sexy or try sexy moves to be sexy…TOP is always clothe and he’s the sexiest man alive (i’m sure Martina feels the same)

    6 years ago
  106. Loved your video — my vote Love Song by Rain

    6 years ago
  107. Rain’s love song all the wayyyyyy!!!! RAIN RAIN RAIN RAIN RAIN :)

    6 years ago
  108. Simon sez about the video – “..it doesn’t use any of those ‘Look at me I’m sexy’ easy cliches”

    …are you kidding? In the opening sequence TOP’s swagger-laced meander towards the camera is totally a sex-slither ~ ~ ~ He even does it backwards, he’s so PRO.

    LOL !! (joking, joking) Yes, I agree…the vid is way more visually sophisticated than typical Kpop-age. I only wish I liked the song more. My favorite of the new releases is Daesungs’s solo, which undoubtledly will NOT get a video. DaeDae appears to be BigBang’s red-headed stepchild when it comes to promotion. sigh.

    Thanks for another GREAT vid ! and Happy (early) Easter.
    (__/)
    (^_^)
    (“)♥(“)

    6 years ago
  109. Big Bang ALL THE WAY :D

    6 years ago
  110. definitely Big Bang’s Love Song

    6 years ago
  111. My vote: Rain’s Love Song

    6 years ago
  112. my name is not in the credits =PPPPP not cool hahaha
    on the flip side, BIGBANG ALL THE WAY. as much as i love changmin from 2pm, bigbang will always be #1 in my heart (unless shinee is involved)
    btws i rly liked the music video too <3

    6 years ago
  113. I loved this review! My favourite part was the Inception one. Also props for using the Ayy Girl dance wherever it may fit. And I voted for Itaewon Freedom, oh o-oh.

    6 years ago
  114. So i just had to make a gif of Martina’s Happy Big Bang Celebration Disco Party Yaaaa dance
    it will be forever relevant with other topics of joy and giddy

    http://www.gifsoup.com/view/2358453/martina-happy-dance.html

    6 years ago
  115. Rain’s Love Song because it’s just a better song imo. /kanyeshrug

    6 years ago
  116. Big Bang “love song” wins. It’s more rythmic and I like lirycs more. ;)

    6 years ago
  117. Awsome! :D How can you be like this every week? Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us.
    As for who i vote.. My favourite Love Song is Big Bang. Although Rain`s song is good and sexy and cool.. and romantic, still I like Big Bang bettter. I found it more catchy and somehow different from what I`ve seen so far.

    6 years ago
  118. I voted for BB on FB before i even saw Rain’s video. I finally watched Rain’s video and while his abs are something special, BB love song is awesomer! I thought the music video visually displayed the emotions felt when you lose someone you love. Everything feels jumbled together and falling apart. it captured the loneliness so beautifully. I just had to watch it a few more times :) Top’s singing at the beginning gives me chills every time…I could go on ;) Thanks for giving me an excuse to watch the video a few more times :)

    6 years ago
  119. It’s just like gorillaz and how you can’t put them in a certain genre. Actually, gorillaz is more different in every direction than big bang,
    And what about flight of the conchords? They make parody songs off of all sorts of genres, and if were talking about FOTC, then ill have to mention weird Al too. And I’m sure there’s many more bands like that out there, and. Their all amazing.

    6 years ago
  120. LOVED the review, you guys are amazing ^^ As for my vote, it goes to TOP.. err I mean Big Bang :D

    6 years ago
  121. I vote for Love Song by Big Bang. I really like this song! Like a lot!! And I’m not even a BigBang fan (sorry Martina!).

    6 years ago
  122. I don’t like the song or the video as a Kpop genre, but I really like it as a pop genre.
    I vote for BigBang :)

    6 years ago
  123. Not the best idea to eat a croissant and drink coffee while watching this…. My Mac almost suffered….

    BIG BANG is in Prague??? Where??? *rushes out the door to find them* … *returns a few hours later disappointed*

    My first thought on the video… a group of Korean guys in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by a lot of destroyed cars, with police tape that is written in English and a random sign written in Czech…. I even rechecked whether I saw Czech in the video, just to make sure my eyes didn’t fail me.

    Together with the lyrics of the song and the video, I assume their signing about a love that most likely died in a car crash…. lots of destroyed cars, with one dropping out of the sky and a sign that indicates a church.

    As for the favourite love song, mine’s definitely Big Bang’s Love song.

    6 years ago
  124. Why does it seem like GD is the only one that cares that there is a car falling from the sky? Seriously, did any of the other Big Bang members look at the car?

    6 years ago
  125. you cant put rain against anyone lol rain all the way

    6 years ago
  126. although u can see gdragons nipples

    6 years ago
  127. First of all: WHOOOOOOOOO!!!! My name is on the list!!! Yay!!!

    Second: Ahhhh!! I can’t choose between them! I like both songs. I love Big Bang, they had an amazing video but look at Rain’s hot body, I mean amazing dance, I mean… you know what I mean!! It’s impossibe to choose!

    6 years ago
  128. For the song I’d have to say Big Bang’s but for the MV it’s Rain’s. :DD

    Totally loved this week’s Music Mondays, it sure brightened up my Monday~!

    (Hey, what’s that? *looks at ad above comment* It’s BIG BANG!! *spazz*)

    6 years ago
  129. RAIN!! omg Rain

    6 years ago
  130. Hey! Why don’t you guys make videos about old kpop videos? Like, revisit the insanely famous ones that released few years back? It will be really fun to see your points of view! :)

    6 years ago
  131. Big Bang, definitely. splody car >>>>>>> creepy overly sexy dancing.

    6 years ago
  132. I like Big Beng’s love song more :] And you guys are awesome! ^^

    6 years ago
  133. rain !!!!!

    6 years ago
  134. Why don’t you guys do a special review for Itaewon Freedom? (with all your spare time, you know, that you have lying around *sarcasm intended*) I don’t think enough people would vote for it, but it would be such a video! I mean…. I’d watch it…. a couple times.

    6 years ago
  135. Lol. I died laughing with Simon’s impressions. Fo shizzle lol. And if Simon was in Big Bang than Tabi could feel better about his dancing lol. Simon should’ve been a math teacher lol. Yay for Miyoun winning lol. As for this week’s ugh I can’t choose! Why must you do this to me? I must go with Bi’s just because he has some more sexiness in the video. I so love my BB boys but ugh Bi was my first Kpop male love so I gotta show some love for him. Oh and who is that on Martina’s wallpaper on her computer? I can’t tell. :(

    6 years ago
  136. Bi Rain <3

    6 years ago
  137. I vote for Spudgy!!!! and simon’s shirts!!! SHAZAM

    6 years ago
  138. Big Bang<3

    6 years ago
  139. I was kind of distracted by G Dragons pants throughout most of the video. everyone else is wearing more formfitting pants whereas his are flapping around and making his legs look twice as big. His whole outfit makes me think of 90’s fashion. Oh and what was up with the gauzey stuff that Seungri was wearing? It looks like it just got caught in his pants and he didn’t notice.
    Everyone else looked really good

    6 years ago
  140. After a lot of hesitation and thinking I vote for Rain…I really really love Big bang but Rain is my biggest love ^^

    6 years ago
  141. I vote for Bigbang. :> They’re just so adorable and cute. :3 Especially TOP. :”””>

    6 years ago
    • TROLOLOL. :))) =))) Do forgive me. I was experimenting. :))) =))))))))) =)))))
      Still I vote for BIG BANG~! :)

      6 years ago
  142. Big Bang started out as dominant ‘hip-hop’ group. But now, they’ve pretty much gone through all kinds of genres (maybe except heavy metal and country). I just can’t wait to hear more Big Bang! :D

    6 years ago
  143. I vote for Big Bang (although I do like Rain too :) such a great MV!

    6 years ago
  144. I honestly really want you guys to do Itaewon Freedom cause I know it would be hilarious! You guys are actually the ones who introduced me to that song.

    6 years ago
  145. L – lovable

    O – outstanding

    V – valuable

    E – extremely awesome

    S -stunning

    O – obsessive

    N – nothing better

    G – gorgeous in every single way!

    <3

    6 years ago
  146. You’re missing the whole point of the video. TOP dances for once. CHOOM TOP!

    6 years ago
  147. Martina you look so good with short black hair :D so sexy~ and Simon’s scared face was hilarious! You guys were great, I really liked this review :3

    Big Bang by the way!

    6 years ago
  148. BIG BANG BIG BANG BIG BANG!!! I vote for Big Bang ^^
    I can’t say anything about MV or MM..because it’s totally cool!!! YG is one step ahead of all kpop culture!
    P.S. You know, I was looking at Simon’s shirt about one minute because I was trying to read it ^^

    6 years ago
  149. I likeeee Rain’s love song :3

    I soooooooo love you dragon pjs :D <3

    6 years ago
  150. I vote for bigbang.. I felt the song through their video…

    And here’s my say on the music video. which i made a few days ago…

    “One reason why I love this video. Dismissing the FACT that they are BIG BANG, the story plot, the continuous camera, being expressionless, the dance, being black and white and the car explosion in the end. I love the video because of the message delivered. How globally we are at chaos. The cracks – is to earthquakes. The fuel entrance refers to the decreasing gas reserve. Kostel P Marie shows us how people are losing their faith. The burning toy refers to the lose of innocence among children and child abuse. The cars, the destroyed place refers the happenings in our surrounding, wars, obstruction to mother earth and many more. The most freakish of all. The Car from heaven that exploded. END OF THE WORLD. For me, the music video delivered a clear message. Have faith in God. And stop war.”

    6 years ago
  151. Martina, where did you get your robot jacket? <3 MUST HAVE. :D

    6 years ago
  152. amm i will vote for big bang ^^ love song <3

    6 years ago
  153. BIGBANG!!!!!!

    6 years ago
  154. Oh no!!! This is so hard to choose from!!!!! Rain or Big Bang!!?

    Bigbang

    6 years ago
  155. Why does Simon’s chest look so massive in this video? Working out hardcore mayhaps?

    6 years ago
  156. Xin

    I vote RAIN despite big bang’s video is really good.

    6 years ago
  157. I vote for bb! I like Rain but there’s no way I can compare him to bb, sorry, they’re just too awesome to handle :P
    By the way it’s strange how there are people that say bigbang has not a definite music style, while others say their music sound all the same… My personal opinion is that they try many different styles, but always with a common feel to them, like they make any style their own (maybe I’m exaggerating?).
    Love Kpop music mondays, really, keep going!

    6 years ago
  158. BiG BanG !!!

    6 years ago
  159. of course my vote goes to bigbang. The MV is so beautiful. and the song is so addicting. plus TOP is hot and seungri is soo cute. i love seungri’s suit.

    6 years ago
  160. definitely BIGBANG. rain’s lovesong gives me the creep. what can i say the song is actually nice the MV too until that one dance move. lol

    6 years ago
  161. I vote we send YG a petition to get TOP’s autograph for Martina :)

    6 years ago
  162. Looks like Seungri is wearing a tutu. Black Swan? MEEEHHHHHH??! o_O?

    6 years ago
  163. Well my theory about that video : The song is about a guy who can’t get over his girlfriend’s death and decide to join her, right ? SO what if, at the end of the video, they make that “jump” =O This can explain why all the accessories are on the right side at the end of the video. If you look closely, all the members have a pin on the left side of their jacket (that’s where the heart is =O) !

    Or it’s just product placement. XD They’ve been sporting a lot of CHROME HEART jewelry lately

    Ok, I must say; my english is not the best thing and even if I try to explain in my native language, I get confused. That video has a Donnie Darko feeling. Totally awesome but as hars as you try to understand it, you just can’t…

    PS: i vote for BIG BANG XD And thank you for that awesome review too !

    6 years ago
  164. And Martina has got a wonderful magical mysterious mouth…I tried to do that in front of a mirror. I couldn’t.

    6 years ago
  165. I got to say. You so got to do Itaewon freedom.

    6 years ago
  166. BIGBANG !!! woohooo

    6 years ago
  167. RAIN <3 is AWESOME ! <3

    6 years ago
  168. Bigbang!!!! YAY!!!!

    6 years ago
  169. I vote for BIGBANG!!!!
    BIGBANG fighting!!!
    Rain is handsome
    but BIGBANG is AWESOME!!!!

    6 years ago
  170. I am totally voting for BigBang!!!!!

    You guys are AWESOME! Totally love all your videos ;D

    6 years ago
  171. by the way, i vote for big bang. i mean, i really love rain and thats because rain made me loves kpop!! but then, i think love song just too over exposed.

    6 years ago
  172. I vote for Rain! Because, while I appreciate that Big Bang is trying to break the K-pop mold (and doing a pretty good job of it), I have no qualms about owning up to the fact that I really very much enjoy exposed abs, biceps, lip-touching, raunchy thrusting, and etc. in my K-pop vids. :D

    Also, YES ITAEWON FREEDOM PLEASE I have been voting for it every week since it came out, lol.

    6 years ago
  173. It was a kind of shock when I saw the Love song MV for the first time…because I’m from Czech Republic and as I saw the “Kostel p.Marie” sign I was just like: “Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?!!!! Czech words in a Big bang MV?!!!” :D I can’t understand it till now…:D But I’m kind of excited..

    6 years ago
  174. This was kind of uncomfortable….but it was good and cool

    6 years ago
  175. police caution TAPE ?? :OP

    6 years ago
  176. I personally think RAIN is freakin HOTT !! But I gotta vote for Big Bang’s LOVE SONG. I dont totally get the concept of the video but in Rain’s it feels a lil like its dragging compared to Big Bang’s. BTW Martina: T.O.P is MIIIIIIIIIINE !! So back up off my man !! hehe j/k

    6 years ago
  177. Does anyone else have to rewind the first 5 seconds of Simon’s screen time because they were busy reading his T-shirt?

    6 years ago
    • It’s one of my favorite shirts :D We post a link to it in the sidebar if you want to buy it, by the way. It’s only five bucks now I’m pretty sure :D

      6 years ago
  178. Nicely done; you always have a fun take on everything. I loved the Big Bang video, and most of the people I talked to think it was done in one shot, but now I’m not so sure. I’ll have to go watch it again. I’ve only watched it once, but I think it is probably one of the most beautiful MVs I’ve seen. As for which love song is better. . . . . .I DON’T KNOW! I think I’ll have to watch both again and vote then.

    6 years ago
  179. HAHA good times~~love the imitations and fangirl explosions. It would SO happen. XD

    My vote goes to Rain. I mean come on…he bared abs, arms, and had raunchy thrusting! XD and those outifts…were amusing. lol

    6 years ago
  180. what caution rape?

    6 years ago
  181. obviously BIG BANG!!!!!!

    I still can’t accept man-bra, or shirt-bra, or whatever it is.

    6 years ago
  182. Amazing video.I also liked BIGBANG “I hate this love song”video because it was not the typical kpop video.
    The Simon’s dream part reminded me of Inception(dream in a dream).Was that was the meaning of:”Simon, time for kisses!”? :D :D
    I really liked this Music Monday!^^

    6 years ago
  183. Eva

    sorry, but i have to point out the fact that simon has manboobs! :s

    6 years ago
  184. The song is about how much it hurts to hear the love song that was written to a love who died so maybe it was an accident and that was the scene? Just guessing ><
    Btw Simon, you counted "I" twice so technically your maths was a 5 out of 5 the first time round :D

    6 years ago
  185. i totally voted for Itaewon Freedom…i say do it anyway and pretend that everyone voted for it. or make a poll where thats the only option… XD

    ps. martina, what would you do if TOP actually contacted you?

    6 years ago
  186. the video I love this week! and dies a TOP that if you learned the choreography!
    Lisen! http://youtu.be/GAaSVJkPVQw

    6 years ago
  187. I can’t help but to think of something post-apocalyptic whenever I see the set. Maybe it’s time for me to stop watching 2012.

    6 years ago
  188. The first step to understanding the music video is understanding the lyrics. They’re not singing about a girl who broke up with them, they’re singing about a girl who left them by dying
    You notice that although they’re in a barren landscape, there’s a bunch of road symbols, caution rape, street signs, construction boards, etc. I think the story starts at Big Bang is visiting their past, and is so completely absorbed in it they he doesn’t notice anything else. That’s why everything else is just blank space. and for the colorless mv, i think it’s because without her, his world is just black and white. and for the dance, it’s about life that spontanious. and their dance is not syncron. that like people’s mind that diffrent from each other. and for the car that drops to the ground, as like something that unexpected but expected( g dragon is turn around). YG never had a cliche mv. there’s must be sumthing in it

    6 years ago
  189. im guessing its the scene of the accident where the girlfriend died and thats why they hate this love song because now shes gone. and the car the falls at the end, is her car. thats what i think!

    6 years ago