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BoA – Disturbance: Kpop Music Monday

February 5, 2013

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FINALLY! A BoA song made it in for a Kpop Music Monday! We loved “Hurricane Venus” and “Copy and Paste,” kinda liked “Only One” and “The Shadow,” and get the chance to talk about BoA’s “Disturbance” at long last! If you haven’t seen it yet, here it is below:

Doesn’t this seem so different compared to most SM stuff? It’s a subtle 90’s R&Bish ballad, and I can’t remember the last time I really heard that from SM. “What is Love” and “Before You Go” are slow ballad-y kinda songs, but they’re still bombastic in that they have big bellowing notes. This song is gentler than those two, and has none of the bombast. Everything else we’re used to in SM, from Sherlock to Mr. Simple to I Got a Boy, are very flashy and ostentatious. I dunno. We’re finding it hard to see where BoA fits here.

We’re not saying that negatively, mind you. We just don’t see this song as embracing any of the trends of Kpop lately. It’s still a really nice song, but it’s so meek and relaxed, while Kpop in just about every other instance is extremely flashy, you know? And it’s not like this song is doing poorly. It’s got more views than any other video in the top 10 on our KpopCharts at the moment, so clearly people are watching and liking it, so what gives? Is it just because BoA has a big fan group? Is it because people are looking for something different in Kpop lately? Or is it attracting a different group of Kpop fans than what we’re used to seeing?

Either way, we really like BoA. Even though her music isn’t our particular favourite artist, we still really like what she’s doing. She’s always displayed a confidence that we’ve admired. She does things on her own, without any other bandmates, and rocks it. In our minds, what Junsu is to sexuality, BoA is to confidence. Does that sound cheesy and vague? I don’t know. We can’t really put our finger on it. We think of it like this: while a lot of Kpop videos have specific techniques to try to win you over, like lip rubbing, or mouths hanging open, or making cute aegyo faces at the camera, BoA doesn’t do any of that. She’s not working the camera and trying to seduce you into falling in love with her. She’s just doing her own damn thing, and you’re fortunate enough to be watching.

Sad side note: we were so happy to be able to talk about our thoughts on BoA this week that we went to the CD shop to try to find BoA’s new CD for a giveaway…buuuuuut we couldn’t find her newest CD. We found lots of her older stuff, but it seems like this song isn’t on CD yet. DARGH! Sorry guise! We haven’t done a giveaway in a while, and we’ll hopefully we able to do one next week for Music Monday!

Also, about the change in the KpopCharts…it was inevitable. Sorry guise. The way we saw it was simply a matter of picking the lesser of two evils. If we didn’t change something about the KpopCharts, girl groups would continue getting no love, and we’d occasionally get stuck reviewing songs we don’t like, which in turn results in us making videos that we just don’t like, and we don’t want to do that. We want to promote things we’re passionate about, you know? The con to our latest system: if we ever do veto first place and pick something different, people will feel screwed over, and accuse us of being unfair. So, it’s either say bad things about a video and piss people off, or don’t say anything about it and piss people off. We feel like not saying anything is better.

We considered other suggestions as well. The suggestion of alternating back and forth week to week from boy band to girl band doesn’t solve the problem of us talking about songs we don’t like. What if the girl band’s video for the week sucks? Same issue. And the idea of making a whole new chart system, just for girl bands, and modifying our current one to make it just for boy bands, is really not feasible at the moment. Coding stuff for the site isn’t cheap, because we can’t code worth a damn ourselves, and so we have to hire a web developer to do it for us. And making TWO Kpop Music Mondays a week: HA! We already put out around 6 videos a week, on top of trying to set up interviews and doing other videos. Our plates are full until we can get faster at editing.

So, hopefully you won’t be too upset about it if your favourite band doesn’t get reviewed one of these weeks. We think it’s for the best, and the only way to get both your voice and our voice in on the picture.

On a less serious note: Martina’s got a boy chicken in this week’s Bloopers:

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  1. Came back to watch this again and that Tae-MAN bit still cracks me up. XD

    4 years ago
  2. Because maybe the two best dancers in kpop deserve the break from all that rough dancing they have to do to try something new. I don’t think it’s a waste at all because they both are showing a side that they haven’t really gotten to do before, plus boa has already said she was getting tired of all the rough dancing.

    4 years ago
  3. Yep I think it’s safe to say that EYK fans > fan groups any week (except for maybe VIPs or GD fans just saying! I am both an EYK fan and VIP so it’s not mutually exclusive :D) Excited to see the changes!!!

    BTW I like your collective noun for fan girls grouping, “a stormcloud of fangirls” great image! I would also describe them as a gaggle of fangirls, a swarm of fangirls, a rabble of fangirls, creeping saesangs, a wake of netizens…..sorry I couldn’t help it I’m an english lit nerd!! :P

    4 years ago
  4. Exactly opportunity wasted!!! It could have been a beautiful romantic dance….WHY?? T-T

    4 years ago
  5. FINALLY! I love the new music monday picking idea~

    4 years ago
  6. ” …The brick one.. and the other brick one….” I laughed so hard :P you guys are awesome!

    Also, I am actually quite happy you guys are making the change! The videos are always so much more fun when its something you want to review. and i’m sure it will be easier on you to do scripting (i feel bad when you guys are dying from work load).

    4 years ago
  7. I’ve honestly loved Taeman’s more MANLY! transformation. He’s been manning it up for a while now and I’ve had to do a few double takes. My first real introduction to him was well the Sherlock teaser photos and I was so uncomfortable looking at them. Then I wasn’t a fan of his goldy locks hair. Uh what I’m trying to say. Taeman, please stay THEMAN! It looks so much hotter on you in my opinion. I can finally start to feel the attraction love for you know. The love for his singing and dancing were there from day one.

    4 years ago
  8. Thats EXACTLY what I have been saying – word for word!!!!!

    4 years ago
  9. Let me first say that if Simon and Martina are happy with their decision to change the KMM choice, then I am happy.

    However, I am a little disappointed that they didn’t take this opportunity to take back more creative control and time for themselves. They’ve complained before that they have very limited times they can do interviews because Sunday/Monday/Tuesday are always eaten by KMM and yet they didn’t want to pick a video all themselves once in a while (every second week, whatever) to get those days back? (since filming could be done in advance). Frankly, if Wonderful Treasure Find taught them anything, it is that they can talk about pretty much anything and make it entertaining and people will love it. I also think that picking from the top 3 is going to be a temporary solution: 1) voting clicks gets a lot of revenue, if people don’t think pumping their most into the charts is worth it, voting will go down overall, how much, I don’t know….2) now there’s going to be the added fun/frustration of people trying to pump the top 3 instead of just the #1(at least temporarily ’til they get tired), what if none of them suit? and 3) doing all positive reviews is lame. In my personal opinion: EXTREMELY LAME.

    I understand that (especially as Canadians), S+M don’t want to offend anyone and negative reviews could sometimes get in their way of moving forward in the industry. But I would seriously beg them to not always do a positive review. 1) For myself, and I can see from other comments here, that negative reviews can be some of the most entertaining – for example, I couldn’t stand the disfunction of “I Got A Boy” but I really enjoyed the review and it even makes the song more tolerable now. 2) If all your reviews are positive, you start to look like a shill and your opinions are less respected (not necessarily by me). Also then, all the songs you DON’T review from the top 3 (or top 1) automatically get a negative stigma attached to them. I think pretty much everyone would rather have a negative review than to be snubbed entirely as “not worthy”. By (periodically) picking your own song (without the chart), you avoid snubbing anyone. 3) S+M have always been about balance, I can’t really see how this translates into only positive reviews (even if there are some negative points in the review, I’m talking about overall positive). 4) As Eyk’s influence grows (and we can see that happening), I think that the negative reviews may just start to have a positive impact the industry which I think that most people here on the forums want. Maybe even help give us less “room dancing” M/Vs at the very least. It may not be very “Korean” to say negative things about others or their work but I think it’s appreciated for its difference and “allowed” since you are not Korean, and that’s an advantage to take advantage of.

    Back in the day (oh, around 2003), a well-known site called animeondvd.com I used to work for totally changed its policy behind the scenes from fair reviews of everything, to only positive reviews. Sure, they got a little bit more free stuff out of it (they were already getting lots of free stuff from the industry anyways) but they lost a LOT of members and a lot of respect (and I left too – I couldn’t stand to mislead people). I hardly hear of anyone even referencing the site any more while it had more than a million members (and even more lurkers) back in the day (which is saying a lot for back then). And I’m pretty sure there are still the same number of people (if not more) who buy anime dvds.

    I’m just saying. Those members of U-KISS saw your previous negative review of one of their videos and yet still had an interview with you and even helped with another review. That’s respect. Rather than just positive reviews, I think it would be more helpful to review more different groups/artists and this would be far easier if S+M just picked the song themselves. Just my opinion, please reference the first line of this post.

    Cyber_3 – if S+M are not already getting a lot of free stuff from the industry, you need to look into that, it’s fairly easy……look at the sticker machine……..

    4 years ago
    • More than about being polite and/or self-serving, I think that the Korean music industry has just come to accept some stuff as quid pro quo over time, like large all girl or all boy bands dancing in boxes. No one complains, so nothing changes. It’s also partially since their target market seems to be the
      tween/teen market which just looooooooves repetition and tends to reject
      radical changes. Does this audience also care for a plot or continuity in their idols’ videos or are they more interested in closeup shots and cool dances unfettered with distractions? Consider also, in a music-generating-machine world, it doesn’t make sense to have your audience focused on one awesome memorable video for too long, you want them moving on to the next thing, buying the next album/swag, ad infinitum.

      I don’t think that it’s only “foreigners” that see some kpop mucic videos as wanting but maybe the foreign kpop audience is a little older, therefore, with different tastes. It could also be that the western mentality towards music is different, for example, if I prefer to get a whole album of new awesome songs rather than a re-release with one new song or 5 forgettable filler songs with one or two “hits”. I also like having a “music video dance party” when I can dance and enjoy the video at the same time. I can’t always get what I want, but I sure try, because (thanks to being old and getting initiated to music through vinyl records), that’s the way I generally listen to my music. And I’m too busy/lazy to keep making playlists……I admit that I am definitely not the target audience for kpop, but I still really enjoy a lot of it…..partially because I love to dance and that segment of the North American music market just seems to have been in a rinse-repeat cycle for the last 10-20 years.

      If you want Simon and Martina’s tl;dr on “how popular is kpop in Korea”, I think it’s obvious that even Korean audiences see kpop as wanting. However, I don’t think that improving it is really a priority for the general populace, they have bigger issues.

      If kpop truly wants to crack the international market, they are smart to start with the US, since it’s often been an easier key to the British Commonwealth and Soviet-type markets in the past. The large kpop entertainment groups will definitely need a paradigm shift to break into this market. Look at PSY, he broke in (and broke it REAL good) but, even from my limited exposure to kpop, I wouldn’t call what he does as “standard” kpop (even if it’s awesome). If they are smart, I think that listening to a “fair” review can only help. I certainly don’t see S+M’s reviews as western-biased, any criticism they give is generally constructive, balanced, and aimed at improvement…..and in all fairness, they make funny skits for songs they like equally as much as those they don’t. As long as they are technically outside the entertainment world, they can be unbiased, which is something that’s just not possible if you make your money directly off the biz.

      Cyber_3 – kinda random, hope it made sense…….

      4 years ago
  10. Can you make like, a cut with the Taeman song? I would like to put it on my iPod!

    4 years ago
  11. Umm, aren’t those my comment and AnaSara’s before? http://www.eatyourkimchi.com/kpopcharts-update-40/#comment-786440289 I’m sorry but could you please quote ours like what jas24 did here? Thank you. http://www.eatyourkimchi.com/kpopcharts-update-40/#comment-787081543

    4 years ago
    • Alright. Thanks for agreeing with me and AnaSaRa. :) However, S&M are still going to use the new voting system (the Top 3 ) starting from next week.

      The second link is about jas24’s post which quote our idea like yours.

      4 years ago
  12. Amen Nic! Eat Your Kimchi and Simon and Martina (and Spudgy and Meemers) hwaiting! EYK is awesome, and S&M do so much for us fans, and sacrifice so much of their time and energy into blogging and vlogging. It takes a lot of effort and creativity to do what they do, and it’s not like they take long vacations or really any vacations. They have decided to stay in Korea and turn this into something amazing (like interviewing awesome groups like Clazziquai Project) all so we can have a bigger connection to what is going on in Korea. Without their efforts, so many people wouldn’t know anything about K-pop, and Korean culture from a foreign perspective. I think the new change is going to be great, and will allow us to see some really great groups highlighted who weren’t before because they were too small, or not as popular yet as the more well established groups.

    4 years ago
  13. TAEMAAAN~
    For new voting system.. I don’t necessarily like it but let’s see how it goes ^^ If more unknow groups will now have KMM it’s nice.
    And my vote goes for JYJ’s Heaven cause it’s just that sad ;__;

    4 years ago
  14. Could you please next time not tell people to vote for someone in your videos, because I read a comment last time where someone told that CNBLUE has also not been reviewed and was on 1st place, and after what you told, it dropped a plce, and many other great songs are going to take it’s place now, it doesn’t seem possible that cnblue will win next week. Sorry for this comment, but because someone pointed it out last time, it made me think that it was kind of unfair for the other songs.

    I wonder if I will get hate comments now… :D

    4 years ago
  15. THIS. So true.

    4 years ago
  16. But it would mean they’d have to vote for EVERY song on the chart! That would be impossible!

    4 years ago
    • not really. if neither simon or martina voted then their % would be 0 therefore detracting from the overall total percentage. just like how on music shows if their viewing percentage is lower or 0 then their total would be lower and whatnot. so if they can code that into the voting system then they wouldn’t have to vote for every song. just the ones that they like.

      i agree with this idea. simon and martina! you have a solutiooooonnnn!!!

      4 years ago
  17. Wrong pokemon you went on evolution to far it was Jigglypuff and Jigglypuff (common theme now in EYK Vids) evolves into Wigglypuff

    4 years ago
  18. Martina!! You’re wearing the earrings I sent you!! I’m so happy :D :D <3 <3

    I loved this review, how you indirectly poked fun at all of kpop/SM’s typical songs and videos. Poor Kwon Bro. Hah :p

    As for the new kpopchart system, I’m just glad you’ve decided to do SOMETHING – and see if it works. We’ve had suggestion upon suggestion upon suggestion, and this is as good as any, so give it a shot. If it doesn’t turn out well, then we’ll try something else. Easy :p

    4 years ago
    • We got them because we are the Nasty Mods.

      i.e. we moderate the site.

      4 years ago
  19. You raise a good point. I’ll bring it to their attention. ^^b

    4 years ago
    • Umm no, if they don’t mention the groups, then the ones they mentioned they wanted to review at the end of this will nvr be. They don’t get into the top 3 w/o them mentioning it.

      4 years ago
      • I was thinking about the times that they strongly encourage people to vote. I’m sure left to their own devices, fans can be objective enough to get at least ONE interesting video in the top 3 (or at least I hope so). So I don’t think S&M will need to strongly encourage people to vote for any video in particular.

        Whether they continue to introduce the latest additions to the charts, either through an Update or a Cocktail, is something that can be decided later.

        Anyway, we’ll see how it works out. We need a good balance between S&M’s choice, and the fans’ preference. Whether or not that will reflect the quality of the MV or the KMM, I still can’t say. It’s not going to be easy, but let’s just wait and see.

        4 years ago
      • That’s simply not true. G-Dragon, Big Bang, FT Island, UKISS, SNSD, 2NE1, Super Junior, SHINee, etc. don’t need to be mentioned on the kpop update — much less have S&M even hint that they want them to be voted in — in order to get to the number one spot on the charts. There are LOADS of groups that have enough EYK fans (even without being a top group in Korea) that can get to and maintain a number one spot with ease.

        And there are other groups/songs that didn’t even come close to the top three, even though S&M spent the entire portion of their update dedicated to begging people to review the song (I don’t think Hyuna’s Ice Cream broke the top three, nor did Orange Caramel’s Lipstick).

        I do agree with flukkie that they obviously have some influence — hence the sudden interest in Sistar19 when they were struggling to even break into the top ten before and now they’re number one — and since they’re going to exercise even more influence by picking the top three, then perhaps they shouldn’t be begging for what gets placed there. Thanks for agreeing to say something to them about it, fuuko! c:

        4 years ago
        • Clearly you didn’t read what I said or atleast misunderstood it. I said After School, Orange Caramel and the artists mentioned at the end have no chance unless S&M mention how much they like them. Even then they couldn’t win. You pretty much proved my point. Ice Cream was mentioned many times n still couldn’t win.

          4 years ago
  20. JYJ – In Heaven!!!

    4 years ago
  21. I loved this Music Monday! I love S&M and would watch anything by them, even just a video of Spudgy being his cute little self. However, I don’t think this new system of choosing from the top 3 will sit well with a lot of fans. There’s a lot less motivation to vote when it runs the risk of never being reviewed. Why not have the system a lot of people mentioned in the Kpop Chart Updates? Every other week, S&M get to choose whatever video they want (regardless of standing) and the next week is the top voted video. That way, fans still have a direct 100% controlled way of getting what they want, particularly the most fervent who vote a video into 1st place. I know it’s not perfect, but I feel like both sides get more say, just in alternating weeks.

    4 years ago
  22. I support the idea of KPOP Classic Monday somebody(Gracie?)
    mentioned. I also like the idea of bringing back K-crunchy Cocktail. I
    understand that it’s more work, but the thing is these segments can be
    recorded when you have spare time(I assume there is more possibility of
    that since there is a hire and an intern), and released when KMM cannot
    be recorded, like when you are traveling/vacationing etc.

    I am not sure pick1-from-top3 would
    solve the sausage parade problem. Because of overwhelming number of
    female demographics of this site, top3 would still be all boy groups
    most of the time. It will however give better chance to lesser known
    group for KMM treatment.

    4 years ago
    • Oh that’s what K-Music Cocktail is I asked them but they were buzy and didn’t have time to answer me.

      4 years ago
      • The K – Crunch Cocktails were the predecessor of the K pop chart update. It was similar in the sense that there were songs chosen and they spoke about them in a playlist format, but instead of being limited to what was on the chart, they would comment on any Kpop videos they wanted to, including older ones like DBSK’ balloons or OST videos. It was a hodge podge of things that were specifically chosen by Simon and Martina.

        An example: http://www.eatyourkimchi.com/k-crunch-cocktail-mirotic-paradise-step-bikes/

        4 years ago
  23. i LOVE this idea, it gives s and m a pseudo veto vote thats not really pseudo cos 50percent would definitely be enough for them to swing a certain song their way but pseudo cos it still gives fans the chance to see in real time where their votes are going and their chances of making the song they want get to the top, instead of fans voting and voting through the week/s and then suddenly getting the rug pulled out from under them.

    to be honest i dont vote often on kpmm cos im not interested in like 80 percent of the videos/groups that end up getting reviewed, i only watch every week because s n m are interesting, the best thing is when s n m really love a video, its loved enough to get to the top and i end becoming obsessed with a new song/band i had no interest in before, case in point nillili mambo :) so for me its definitely good news that were going to be hearing more about ones they actually like too

    but the rest of the time, whenever im really interested or even already in love with a video and can see a great kpmm coming out of it AND s n m have expressed interest in reviewing it, chances are good it never gets to the top, like ga ins bloom, argh that one really pissed me off, it was second place and then suddenly got booted off even that when it came near to the end, i feel like this system youve proposed would have a good chance at fixing all that, at least more so than the current system does anyway

    4 years ago
  24. Did anyone else notice there was kinda.. way too many cuts during Simon’s monologues? Like the dialogue was spliced a lot more than usual?

    4 years ago
  25. “In our minds, what Junsu is to sexuality, BoA is to confidence. Does that sound cheesy and vague?” Uhm no :D

    “And making TWO Kpop Music Mondays a week: HA! We already put out around 6 videos a week, on top of trying to set up interviews and doing other videos. Our plates are full until we can get faster at editing.” You’re busy enough as it is! Out of the question!! > . . < *

    Actually I would picture Martina singing: " I got a couch in the chin… I got a couch chicken" (for the time when you got your new couch :)) )

    Love the review and the blog post! :D

    ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    Ps: for the Showdown: JYJ

    4 years ago
  26. Does this mean no more super junior???? or boring homin??? finally, so excited! I’m not scared of you people, I express my opinion!

    As for Disturbance, I think the song is nice but I wasn’t into the video that much. Probably because I’m not super obsessed with Taemin like everyone else. And I still think the age difference looked awkward but it’s nothing I really care about. What I did find funny though was Taemin’s acting. That’s right, I find flaw in Taemin! I’m not afraind of you people! *runs away*

    I think Boa’s cool and I’m glad she finally got reviewed.

    4 years ago
    • I don’t think it’s no more super junior, but I think it’s going to be much less mvs filmed in boxes and huge fan groups having a crushing hold on the kpop charts.

      4 years ago
  27. TaeMAN song cracked me up so bad ;D I really loved the transition in his image and I hope they’ll keep it for Shinee’s promotions. Also liked the idea of alternative endings (in BoA’s MV, not in Music Mondays). I never really got into her music, but there’s something about BoA that makes me appreciate her work. I really liked the video. But as for the showdown, I vote for JYJ. Nothing can beat Junsu’s butt *cough* pickles. I mean, I like “In Heaven” a lot more.
    EDIT: how do you cross out the words in comments? I feel like such an idiot for not knowing how to do it :(

    4 years ago
  28. That’s a great idea. Each week, Simon picks one song that he’d like to review and that gets a boost and Martina picks one song that she would like to review and that gets a boost. Maybe it could be a votes multiplier in terms of the algorithm.

    4 years ago
  29. LOVE THIS IDEA! It’s outrageous that the owners and creators of the site have no say in which songs they review.

    4 years ago
  30. agreed. I like having a KMM where they talk about stuff they didn’t particularly like. Then you know they mean it when they say they do.

    4 years ago
  31. TaeMan! That theme song is 대박! Like gold, I am serious! And YAY for the K-pop chart change!

    4 years ago
  32. I… kind of want the Tae-MAN song as my ringtone. xD
    I actually think BoA’s sound fits some of the recent KPop trends. I heard SO MANY songs that are heavily influenced by New Jack Swing, which, like BoA’s recent songs, is a major 90s sound. As a child of the 90s, I approve! :D

    I think your new voting system is fair. For all everyone knows, you may still end up reviewing a song that made it in the top 3 one week because, depending on popularity, it ends up in next week’s. There will be plenty of chances for everyone to be happy instead of whiny sissy babies for a brief moment. Don’t worry, I still love you whiny sissy babies out there~♥

    4 years ago
  33. Well, as disappointed i am about BIGBANG’s onslaught of future videos not making it week after week *weeps in corner I shall stand by your decision, because I think its a good idea! :D I loved the TaeMAN song! I love that this video made it to #1, I have been a hardcore Jumping BoA since…I heard of K-Pop…through BoA :D thanks for the great review guys, have a nice day!

    4 years ago
  34. i think the whole reason this video is getting a lot of reviews, if not the main reason, is because Taemin is in it. Im not saying it because I particularly like him because I don’t, but why this one, and not her other songs which in my opinion are better?

    4 years ago
  35. At first listen and first watch, it’s a really nice step away from the flashy kpop trends like you guys said *ahem*igotaboy*ahem*. While I still feel like I Got a Boy is (unfortunately) going to be the rising trend in kpop intent on inducing musical epilepsy, this is a nice, smooth ballad with a discernible plot, kinda like what K.will’s Please Don’t did for me.

    Also, I agree with the kpopchart sausagefest. You do what you gotta do to level the playing field!

    PS: love the star wars death star reference, and the biking background for TaeMan. Dothraki Man Warrior-in-training FTW!?

    4 years ago
  36. Totally agree with you! S&M are what make EYK special. :D

    4 years ago
  37. Taemin certainly’ become TAEMANNNNNNN..Lol
    My vote-JYJ,In heaven

    4 years ago
  38. I think changing the MM system is a great idea and a long time coming. Hopefully you won’t get a lot of hate from disgruntled fans. Just ignore it if you do, you guys are doing the right thing. It’s the most logical and efficient solution. I fully support you guys! :)

    4 years ago
  39. Lol, the TaeMan song!!! I died laughing! You guise are awesome. :)

    4 years ago
  40. MANti TaeMAN and his imaginary girlfriend… this seems familiar somehow…

    4 years ago
  41. When I first saw the teaser, I thought BoA was cuddling with Minho or Yunho. As the camera gets closer I realize it was Taemin!
    I was like “What happened to his hair and his WHOLE BODY!??????”

    4 years ago
  42. My vote: JYJ In Heaven

    Taeman ♫ Taeman ♪ that’s is going to stuck in my head forever!! hahahahahahaha

    4 years ago
  43. For the fans suggesting to have a new voting system with proportions, you are really well done!! Simon and Martina, you can consider of that!!! :D

    4 years ago
    • I believe the reason this idea was not taken into consideration is because of the same reason a separate chart for males and females was not done: it would mean having to recode the entire chart, something that is time consuming and expensive.

      4 years ago
  44. My vote goes to Boa. While JYJ’s In Heaven was great I really love the composition and almost funky under lying beat in Boa’s Disturbance.

    4 years ago
  45. Simon and Martina, kids…, let me explain why BOA’s MV has so many views: TAEMIN/Taeman. She’s absolutely lovely and her music awesome, don’t get me wrong, and it’s a smart move to attract fans from other artists, nothing wrong with that. :)

    4 years ago
  46. Taemin is only 20?!
    Kpop idols make me feel like an old fart who hasn’t accomplished anything with my life.

    4 years ago
  47. I appreciate that Simon and Martina noticed that the voting system didn’t really satisfy them AND their audience, but I don’t know if this is the best solution. I foresee tons of angry fans who voted their favourite group to the top and the video still might not be reviewed… I think there will be some people who will be really upset, I mean there are people who don’t like that not the vote count itself counts but also the time the song is on the chart.

    And I admit that I also liked that fans were able to decide which song got reviewed, now I might spend time on here, voting for my fave song, get it to the top and it still loses against someone else. Don’t get me wrong, I love being here (most of the time) but it’s kinda different if you can’t be sure if “your” video will be reviewed even if you get it to the top.. You know what I mean?

    I get that the content of the videos will probably upset less fans because Simon and Martina decide in the end and will probably choose a song they like, but yeah what I said before. I don’t know if a lot of people will enjoy this change.

    I’m also upset that so many groups don’t get reviewed, especially girl groups, but I thought that Simon and Martina would have more time once they set up the studio and have employees. Wouldn’t it be possible to have two different kpop Review shows? Like one especially for girl groups? :D I know this is probably too much, but one can dream, right? Or one for rookie groups? I’m talking debuts here.

    Anyways I’m excited how this will work :)

    For this review:

    I so, so, so like you two together the best. While I didn’t find the sketch toooo funny, I totally loved the Man-Taes bit :D That made me laugh. I liked that you actually researched lyrics and “staff” and such this time again, and that it wasn’t only a rant.

    4 years ago
  48. JYJ In Heaven

    4 years ago
  49. Hooray! seeing as I listen to mostly girl groups (although I do like some boy groups)
    I like this change VERY MUCH! and look forwards to seeing Secret, Dal Shabet, Orange Caramel, Sunny Hill ect ect ect!
    I sometimes vote for female groups on the music monday charts but often a really cool and interesting video will miss out on the top place because everyone’s favorite boy idol group happened to release a video that week (*cough* even if it’s really boring).
    so THANK YOU SO MUCH!

    4 years ago
  50. Hmmm I am not even sure Dalshabet, Orange Caramel and such can make the
    top 3. I still say that once a month you should do a Simon and Martina
    pick and just review the song you like. It could get some extra views
    for those underappreciated groups. And ensures that you still aren’t stuck with just boybands in the top 3.
    Plus I think a lot of people would like to see what you two like or what is really huge in Korea.

    4 years ago
  51. JYJ- In Heaven for my vote, although I did really like this video. Junsu just pulled off the angst better for me.

    4 years ago
  52. You guys should have a Music Mondays for Guys and a Music Sundays for girls. But,you guys are always busy :P

    I’m afraid of what Taeman will do to me now.. TT TT

    4 years ago
  53. I vote for JYJ’s In Heaven

    4 years ago
  54. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD…DO IT!!! I’ve always wanted to say that and I like your idea, it’s brilliant and unique. It’s time for an EYK change and I love changes. Oh and BoA for this week’s showdown

    4 years ago
  55. Though it is their vlog, and they have every right to decide which video to review, I disagree that them only reviewing songs they like is a good idea. Take, for instance Teen Top’s “No Perfume on You.” They clearly did not like the song, but to me it is one of their most powerful, poignant, and best KMM. It was even mentioned in a recent article they tweeted. I love that they took a stand and said this is not right. Think if they would have had this system in place then? We would miss out on this awesome message. While I love to watch and laugh at their fun reviews, sometimes when they have to tackle grown up issues, even if it is something they don’t like, it makes the best viewing.

    4 years ago
    • I agree i think sometimes the number 1 videos are voted in because S &M have flagged that they have lots to say about it or nasties want to get their opinion on it especially when S & M hate it or even EYK fans have noted dodginess :) Dodgy videos and songs are my fave KMMs!! That’s screwed up yeah?? Having said that I did love Kimchi style and all of the Big Bang reviews last year, consequently I’m now a VIP :D All in all excited for the changes!

      4 years ago
    • I think that it will also lend to KMMs becoming more and more enjoyable, because S and M can pick MVs that they can…you know, actually talk about (–or come up with jokes about?) For example, Box Mvs..(ahem…SM MVs) are hard to review because Nothing. Actually. Happens. Unless however, there is an iconic joke that comes out of it, like “Max Time” or “Batoost/Bilasa” or even “Rolling down my sexy windows,” which show up time and time again in KMM. This way, we’re pretty much guaranteed to have a awesomely entertaining/thoughtful video from S and M every time (not that they don’t do so already.)

      What would be really nice is if they can do “Indie/Artsy” video reviews as well, or give them more attention, than just the Indie roundup of the week. (I know they do a lot already.)

      4 years ago
      • I think that we’re actually on the same page here. I think that some of their best KMMs are for songs that people would normally think that there’s absolutely nothing to talk about, which shows how great Simon and Martina are at what they do. I was pointing out that since Simon and Martina now have the ability to chose from the top 3, (or whatever the new system may be,) they can pick the MV that they can have the most fun with, and truly entertain people, as well as give diversity to the kind of videos they talk about (i.e. having a better Girl Group to Boy Group ratio.) I brought up the box MV issue because those in particular end up really interesting like the aforementioned “SPY” video, or kind of fall flat like “IGAB,” which I personally felt to be a bit uninspired.

        4 years ago
    • I think that they would still be willing to review those types of videos, since they have something really interesting to say about it. It makes more sense when you think about the big bang situation, or just a boring music video with not much to talk about. Sometimes it seems like they just don’t have enough material to talk about a song for KMM (since they’re not fan boy/girl-ing).

      4 years ago
    • I have a feeling that we won’t see the end of them being honest and pointing out ‘wrongs’ that they see in Music videos like in Teen Top’s video. I have faith that they will still pick the video that they feel passionate about whether they liked the song or not. In Teen Top’s case they didn’t like the song but they spotlighted the wrongness of it and the video. I think that they will still do this.

      I think that if another video/song like that comes out and gets voted to #1 or even in the top 3, if it has a message that they are totally against, I think they will review it even if they don’t like the song in order to state what a horrible message the song is portraying. The same could be said if the song has a really good message they want to spotlight. They just want to be able to feel passionate about all the KMMs they do.

      4 years ago
  56. I really like the idea of the top 3! I think it’s a nice change and I’d love to see more reviews on different bands and not the same 5 bands over and over again. I’m really looking forward to the new KMM!

    P.S don’t listen to the haters. No one likes change, but they’ll soon get over it!

    EYK Fighting!!!!

    4 years ago
    • We’re not haters. Please choose your words carefully and be respectful of the other fans here. We disapprove of the change simply because S&M has basically said that “Even though all of you bust your collective humps to get a song to number one we’re not going to always take your votes into consideration” That in of itself is insulting. And May I add just because we disagree with S&M decision doesnt mean we are haters or anti’s.

      4 years ago
      • I think I’ll stay with the words a chose. You should have more of an open mind. How can you hate something that hasn’t even begun? I think people are being a little selfish. You can start hating the idea after they’ve done it. Not before.

        Like they said, people are going to hate it whether they have the top 3 or they give a bad review to your favorite group. Just let them do what they want. It’s their site and if you don’t like what their doing you can always stop watching, Because there’s a lot of people that support their decision.

        4 years ago
      • I agree. You should be able to disagree respectfully without being labelled a hater. The key is to not take it so personally that you are offended by their choice.

        4 years ago
  57. Uhm. May I rip off the TaeMAN song? … X’DDDDD I replayed it like.. 90324893 times LOL It’s addictive XD

    4 years ago
  58. JYJ In Heaven

    4 years ago
  59. I respect BoA as an artist , she is different than idols out there. And when I first saw her, I didn’t know she was from SM xD I thought she was from some company in Korea…*lol* so didn’t have that SM feel to her songs and performances…

    This is was ok for me…I am not really a fan of ballads and when I like ballads they really touch me …this song was nice…
    I like her “hurricane venus ” and “copy&paste ” alot more ^-^ ( obviously, because they are up-beat songs xD )

    4 years ago
  60. NOOOO!!! The songs u don’t like are my fav reviews! If it was solely off of wanting to help female groups then u could just give female groups x1.25 as many points as males or somethin like that. I have a feeling this could really decrease activity here (not really talking about myself much, but yeah).

    OK Simon mentioned After School and Orange Caramel, now I don’t even give a crap.

    4 years ago
  61. “and I can’t remember the last time I really heard that from SM.”… let me freshen your mind, 2008, Kangta’s “Eternity” mini that despite horrible “7989” was perfect. Oh, but he’s not idol and he does what he wants above trends, sure.

    4 years ago
    • Kanta is an original idol! He will always be an idol and you can’t tell me otherwise! *pouts and stomps foot* :P

      4 years ago
      • I have troubles saying “idol” while describing 33 yo man. And I can tell you that, you don’t have to agree though^^~~

        4 years ago
        • (-_______-) and then there’s me with my bias group consisting of all 30+ yr old men.

          4 years ago
  62. lol I didnt even notice him.. He was so hot and man did it give me some chills

    4 years ago
  63. TaeMAN!!!! TaeMAN!!!!!!! I shall make this my ringtone forever.

    4 years ago
  64. I loved that TaeMAN thing and I totally agree! He has suddenly grown up so much, I don’t know how it’s even possible o_O

    As for the change in the KMM ranking system, I think it’s good for you to have more freedom with it BUT if your fans prefer boy bands, as the first place winners seem to suggest, I don’t think you should balance it out too much. It’s okay to balance it out a little though, and I definitely agree about not making a KMM about Big Bang MVs for a month in a row, no matter how much I like them. Also as a plus side, it’s a good thing that you can choose the videos you have something to say about and make the KMMs more interesting ^^

    4 years ago
  65. Just wanna give you guys support on your decision about a new voting system in MM :) I think it’s a good idea cos I’m getting bored of sausage feast as well. Plus, some of the winner from MM doesn’t even have an interesting MV. I agree that too often, the interesting MV didn’t get to the first place just because of smaller fanbase. So yeah, hope it will bring more fun to the making of MM, because there will be times that you don’t feel like talking about a particular video and once you forced yourself to do it then it kinda shows through the video isn’t it. I’m excited to see more girl groups on MM now! ;) All the best guys!

    4 years ago
  66. Leo

    This weeks KMM was so fun
    Don’t know when was the last time a KMM made me laugh so much my stomach hurts :DD
    The TaeMAN part was just hilarious X”D
    I hope that the change in the kpopcharts will help you to review more interesting videos and songs you like because I really want more awesome KMM like this one and not only reviews about a bunch of guise dancing in a box :)

    4 years ago
  67. Damn, I was really torn for this week. I am eternally biased towards CN Blue since seeing their London concert, but I wanted Boa to be reviewed as well xD Well it had to be one of them and I loved the KMM as always ^u^ I hope that this change will give you the flexibility you need!

    4 years ago
  68. will the TaeMan song be available on soundcloud?

    4 years ago
    • I’ll probably make a video on it for the nasties on youtube like I did for Martina’s Ageyo Rap “Bunnys Are Puffy”

      4 years ago
  69. Taeman makes me sad. I miss Taemini. *sigh* They grow so fast~
    My vote for JYJ. I love both the song and mv (much) better. I have nothing against BoA but this gotta be one of the song/mv i’m liking the least of her lately. Guessing she made it thanks to Taemin/Shinee fans.
    Well you know (or you don’t) that i’m still kinda doubtful about the new voting system, but since eveybody seems to be pretty ok and cool with it (that surprises me btw i was sure people would be upset) let’s just see how it’ll turn and work out. (i’m still kinda sad to know you probably won’t be reviewing songs/mv you don’t like. cause, i don’t know if it’s weird, but yes i like hearing some rants and bad reviews times to times ! I hated with my whole heart and soul and body B.A.P’s Stop It, both the song and mv and all i wanted was to hear someone else than me ranting about it. Bigbang’s Monster’s mv didn’t do it at all for me and i was so happy to know that it was the same for you. Yeah when i’m disappointed with a song/mv i like to hear other ppl complaining and so feel that i’m not alone i guess ^^’)
    aaaanyway~! Now i’m curious to know how the upcoming KMM will be like !

    4 years ago
  70. Yay!! A BoA review! I have been waiting for this! Haha Good to know your opinions about this song and music video. I agree with most of what you said! :)
    As for your CD search, I read in some comments on the music video that this song was made for BoA’s solo concert so I guess the song is/will be part of BoA’s solo concert DVD/CD? I’m not really sure.. I was really sad when I read about this because I was looking forward to a BoA comeback stage with this song :(
    As for the change, I think you have every right to be able to choose what video you should review. So I support you with this! Anyway, we are watching your videos for your opinions, so why not have the videos your choice. :) Looking forward to your next Kpop Music Monday post~ ^-^

    4 years ago
  71. So much I agree with about the video…especially the shoes being on while they are “inside.” Martina, those earrings are the bomb but I think they would look a lot better with something a little more summer themed as the feathers are mostly for that kind of look. OR for a evening gown type attire. I’M SORRY!!! I don’t mean to rip you on this one, but the color of them kinda made them stand out to such a degree. With a sweatshirt? Seriously? I showed this to many, including my fashion/makeup stylist daughter and everyone agreed. Those that love you (as I do) also said that they think you’re going through a “phase”…come on!!!! You are so cute and very attractive and can pull things off better than this. If you’re going for the casual look, stick with that on the accessories. Otherwise, you’re statement is CONFUSING. Don’t hate me, I love you guys. I want the very best look to come across too when I show your videos to others. This one, I won’t show.

    4 years ago
  72. The shatered sandglass makes me think of the last TVXQ Japanese video, ” I know”.
    I also like TaeMin more mature look though I don’t think he was the best choice as a male character for BoA.
    The song is nice, but I prefered Only One to this one.
    Also, I think your new system is a wonderful idea. I am also looking for new K-inspiration.
    I love what you’re doing ^^

    4 years ago
  73. I liked this MM. Whaaa, TaeMan song and all stuff about SM music videos :DDD soy un doritoooos xDD I liked new system idea and it will be interesting to see what you will pick, because now I like all top 3 songs.
    It was quite scary to see Martinas alternative ending :D Yep, I also want to hear some opinion of Special girl. -.-

    I vote for JYJ song Heaven,

    4 years ago
  74. TaeMAN song is soooo epic, hahahaha

    4 years ago
  75. THANK GOODNESS! I’m so glad you’re making the slight alteration to how you choose your KMM videos. To be completely honest, I think it is MUCH more fair to do it this way. [*cough* no gender bias *cough* rabid fan girls *cough*] Our votes still count but you get to choose what will make the most entertaining of our top three. Great idea, thank you.

    4 years ago
  76. I’m excited to see what this change in the KMM chart will bring! Now I can actually be surprised for each KMM, and I’d much rather watch a fun review by you guys, than constantly voting my oppas in. :P

    4 years ago
  77. I was really excited to see this BoA song reviewed and then I noticed — Eric Nam on the computer in the background!! Aaaaawww yes! I hope he gets reviewed for a MM sometime soon. His debut song is great!

    4 years ago
  78. I really like your idea for KMM and I’d rather you guise have fun with the song/video you review :)

    4 years ago
  79. Not particularly a fan, but I watched anyway because you guys can make anything appealing (srsly – I can’t stop watching Intoxication due to you guys).
    As for the voting system, I would have made it so that you could pick from the top 5 vids…

    4 years ago
  80. I love how you say BoA is so unique to SM. I remember when she first came out (yes because I have been listening to Kpop for THAT long) a lot of people criticized her for being a puppet for SM. Now I am not saying young BoA had a lot of say in what music she picked, but it does say a lot that as she got older a very different look and sound developed. Perhaps many of the kpop artists we know now will get more artistical say in their sound and image in the future.

    And I can say I love the new system. I really like these videos but it isn’t always as funny as they could be. I think you guys know which videos you can work the best with- and I like the element of surprise!

    4 years ago
    • Pretty sure that BoA is first in line to inherit the throne of SM’s kingdom.
      No seriously, she is one of their oldest artists, has stock in the company, represents the company’s public face (kpop star judge position), and LSM already said he wanted her to be the next CEO.

      4 years ago
      • BoA says herself that she’s third in the hierarchy, though. Second-in-line is Kangta. ^^

        4 years ago
        • Who are we kidding here? BoA has the fame that Kangta, despite his H.O.T. origins, doesn’t really have these days. But do I think that Kangta does have more business end background than BoA does right now, plus I don’t know how well a female CEO is going to do amidst the currently male dominated entertainment industry.

          4 years ago
        • I certainly wasn’t thinking about popularity when I said “hierarchy”. What I meant was seniority in the company. And yes, I do think Kangta has more business sense than BoA. Plus he has been involved in a lot of the company production and management already, so I don’t think it’s a big leap to CEO (hypothetically speaking of course).

          Like I said, I was talking about seniority, so I see nothing awkward with Yunho falling behind BoA. The fact is that she debuted earlier than he did, so even with him older age-wise, he’ll be expected to show respect to BoA. (But they’re close friends so they’re really comfortable around each other anyway.)

          4 years ago
        • I was talking about seniority as well; Yunho is not that far from CEO (not that it would necessarily happen)…which would be majorly awkward considering the whole DBSK debacle. Nor do I think he would necessarily do a good job. I don’t know much about any of the top three’s business skills, but for a company like SM, I feel like putting any of them at the top spot may not work out so well for the SM vision, but it may cause some major shake-ups in how business is done at SM. The reason that I thought BoA would be a better CEO candidate over Kangta ignoring business background, is image. Kangta has become as elusive as Kim Young Min, and so I feel like SM’s popularity may increase on a social standpoint if BoA took the head honcho spot instead. She’s really become the company’s face in terms of administration and seniority in the company as evidenced by Kpop Star.

          4 years ago
  81. Flaxton street!:D

    4 years ago
  82. I don’t know if anyone has mentioned this yet, but the reason why there’s no new BoA CD to go along with this song is because this was a digital single to commemorate her first Korean tour or something along those lines. I was a bit ticked off too, because I really love BoA’s work; I don’t know how to put it either, but there’s something about her that just grabs you and makes you want to pay attention to her. She doesn’t do any of the typical K-Pop shtick because she doesn’t have to.

    Anyway, I am SO happy you guys got to review this song!! When I first heard it, I was so surprised at how old school (for lack of a better phrase) it sounded; it didn’t feel like I was listening to K-Pop, it felt like I was listening to a good song that happened to be in Korean (which ain’t a bad thing sometimes). I totally agree with everything y’all said, so there ain’t much for me to say here. I am happy that this new system for KMM is being put into place; it’s a nice middle ground between what we wanna see and what y’all talk about. It’s unfortunate, though; people are gonna storm this place screaming that it ain’t fair that they worked so hard to vote up their favorite video of the week to see that it might not get there. Oh well, can’t win them all XD

    As for the showdown, I pick BoA. I like her more than I like JYJ ^^

    4 years ago
  83. Love the TaeMAN part :D One just has to appreciate his manliness in this vid – that’s what amazed me about this video.

    Though I like this song – it gives a nice feeling while listening – I didn’t vote for it, since I liked some other songs and videos on the charts much better. But I’m glad now it got into KMM because I totally missed the fact about the two alternative endings, so thanks a lot for pointing this out :)

    Also, I am happy with your choice for the chart change. I’m sure it will produce even greater outcomings in your video-making in the future.

    4 years ago
  84. LONG LIVE THE QUEEN OF K-POP

    4 years ago
  85. I always love the videos you guys make, but this one has become one of my favourites because of two reasons.
    First one would be the fact that one of BoA’s videos FINALLY got reviewed ( thank you to everybody who voted to make this possible :D ) and the second reason is the Tae-MAN song. I laughed so much, my stomach started to hurt.

    P.S.
    I think the new system of picking a song is great.

    4 years ago
  86. OMG ROFLMAO TaeMAN! xD TaeMan! Soo funny! Now poor Taemin(or should I call him TaeMAN) if he were to come to the EYK Studio xD So many bad, of coarse I mean awesome, jokes with him xD Would be soo funny to hear what he think of all this lol xD

    4 years ago
  87. On a side note.. you guys got curtains!! Another tour soon?

    4 years ago
  88. The TaeMan comment is so true. I didn’t recognize him either O___o I agree with Martina on the song in that it was just meh. I like the idea of how you want to do music mondays now. It should make it more interesting if you guys do videos that interest you and might make for more funny videos ^^

    4 years ago
  89. TaeMAAAAAN for President of The Galaxy!!!!! :D

    4 years ago
  90. I love this song.. but I am not going to hate on you because you don’t!

    4 years ago
  91. Taking the fans say out of MM = Not a good idea.

    4 years ago
    • As a fan, you know when I feel cheated? When they have to review a bad song with a bad video and make a bad review video basically just saying it’s a bad song with a bad video. Lots of bads = bad, and I feel like a week of KMM has been wasted. Now that’s gone. Seems like a win all around from where I’m sitting.

      4 years ago
    • Fans do not just determine who is number one. They determine the entire ranking. Therefore, the fans will always have a say, because they can determine who is in the top 3. This system is not equivalent to S&M picking any song they want. The voters limit the set of videos they can choose from.

      4 years ago
    • But is it really fair for uber fan-people to dictate what gets reviewed each Monday?
      Plus, if we are all watching Simon and Martina’s videos for their opinions, why wouldn’t we be okay with them choosing who to review? js

      4 years ago
      • They built their company on the backs of the fan base, set their system to coincide with the demands of the fans, and now their basically saying that fans dont mean anything now that they have their own official business. It’s insulting to the fans that have not only been here since day one but even more so to the fans that donated above and beyond to help support their business venture. It’s like they got where they wanted to be and now they are going to do it their own way. Or were they just catering to the fans to get where they are now to begin with?. I dont dislike Simon and Martina. Ive been a fan since day one but I really think that taking the “ultimate say” from the fans and their votes will not only decrease their web traffic but will ultimately affect their business in a negative way. Being able to vote and share like crazy to get your favorite group to the top and get reviewed is part of the fun at EYK. Whats the point of doing it anymore if S&M can just “Poo poo” what the fans want?

        4 years ago
        • Fans save time by not having to constantly vote to get to the top of the charts and if you really want a song in, just make sure it stays in the top 3 consecutively each week, I doubt Simon and Martina would ignore a song that is in the charts constantly and that is satisfies the voting obsession that some fans seem to have.
          I like this change,you could really see the limits of the original system when there were heaps of BB and 2NE1 videos in a row. Other fans who liked groups at that time might’ve felt cheated too. It also clearly limits their creativity with a good example being the how to dance K-pop that had barely any dancing to it cause of the fans voting in irrelevant videos…
          Finally, this is just like the original, ORIGINAL system except more transparent…They picked the songs out of fan requests then too.

          4 years ago
        • I see what you’re saying about taking the fun out of it. But they’re still picking from the top three, so it isn’t as if all the work is for nothing! But us fans need to remember that this is their blog, and we are fans of it. We should respect their creative minds (I know I do!) and they should be able to take their business to wherever they want! Viva la EYK!!!

          4 years ago
        • Right its their blog but they didnt get where they are now on their own. Remember if it wasnt for the fans and those particular fans that go out of their way to see hot groups and songs get reviewed, EYK wouldnt be where they are now. They would still be a random vlog used to keep in touch with family. While some fans will like the new change, many will not. While I do think that there are a lot of great songs that never get reviewed for MM, I disagree with taking out the fans say. Many fans not only follow EYK religiously for the fun and the jokes but also use their videos as a way to give a “soft landing” to new and potential fans of the genre. We’ll have to see if this turns out to be a good idea or a social death. I for one, prefer the original system. If anything I would suggest instead to add at the end of the KMM a short segment on songs that are further down on the list to “advertise” that they (S&M) would really like to do a MM for them or add a banner like they do on the charts that say “reviewed” and instead put a banner that says something like “EYK TOP PICK” instead to influence the fans voting.

          4 years ago
        • I’ve seen that suggestion somewhere else in the comments too, so maybe they will decide to do something similar. Its impossible to make everyone happy though :S

          4 years ago
        • Well, I don’t see it as taking away the “ultimate say” as you called it. They’ll pick the song from the top 3 so we can still vote. I’ve watched every KMM, and for me it’s disappointing that sometimes fans vote like crazy for boring songs (or songs with boring MVs, to be exact) just because they are sung by their oppas/unnis (no offence anyone) whereas a super funny/crazy/cool video doesn’t have a slight chance to be reviewed. So if I have to choose a great KMM of a song that really interested Simon & Martina or a mediocre video because there was nothing to talk about it, I’ll take the first option.

          4 years ago
        • Well, they have made the decision so the only thing we can do now is sit back and see how it influences the way the charts work. For all we know, they might never have to pull that card. We are dealing with a lot of what ifs.

          All of the suggestions had pros and cons, I guess this decision had less cons than the others, or the cons were something they were willing to deal with.

          4 years ago
  92. I hope you guys will be able to be a review for After school and orange caramel :) love them.

    4 years ago
  93. really awesome to change the system to review the videos, you create this space to talk about the videos that you like, you have fans I know, but no one can tell you that you are doing something wrong because this is something that you need to be very good, you need to enjoy everything Simon and Martina create.

    So I support the new system. keep going! :D have an excellent week, from a Mexico to Corea, un abrazo y animo ;D

    4 years ago
  94. I actually liked Only One better than disturbance and the only thing tht kept me watching the MV(listening to the song) was Taemins unbelievably manly appearance, that actually confused me xD

    4 years ago
  95. Boa has a huge j-pop/anime/otaku following. I’ve known Boa for over a decade from way before I ever was interested in anything korean and that was because she sang the opening song to my favorite anime ever, Serial Experiment Lain. So maybe that’s why she has no problem doing whatever she likes regardless of what’s going on in the kpop scene. She’s bigger than the kpop scene in the sense of her japanese and otaku fans, and does exactly what she’s great at: making awesome music.

    4 years ago
    • In SME loyalty and success are rewarded. She’s been their for over a decade. Hasn’t had scandals and been successful across China, Japan, and Southeast asia. She is literaly The HEAD Female in SME artist roster and Number 2 in all of SME –Kangta is the only one higher than her–. She gets free reign in what she does and decides when and where she will release a song/album.

      4 years ago
  96. Yay Boa! Oh mah goodness Martina’sTaeMan song is hilarious! And I agree I hardly recognized him at all not until you guys reviewed the song!

    4 years ago
  97. While this isn’t my favourite song of BoA’s I’m still happy she got voted in because I’ve been wanting to hear a proper review for some time!

    I’m excited for the KMM chart change because I – don’t shoot me – don’t particularly like a lot of the songs performed by groups with um, very very large rabid fanbases. I prefer a different sound. I’m just glad we get to see some girl groups and newbies getting reviewed in the future!

    4 years ago
  98. i HATE THAT SONG … BOA IS A PEDOBEAR LADY HERE!

    4 years ago
    • I totally thought that too, and then I had to remind myself that Taemin is, in fact, an adult now. So there’s nothing illegal about it. It’s just, in my mind he’s still a teenager. Just like how Dongho will always be a little kid in my mind. Their previous images are too hard for me to erase.

      4 years ago
  99. I guess a lot of shawols voted for this as well! but one thing, what do you guys think of special girl? a bit sad that it never reached 1st place at the right time -.-

    4 years ago
    • I know right? I was waiting for it to be reviewed, there was just too much awesome in that video! :)

      4 years ago
  100. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! FINALLY BOA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i loved this song!!
    ahahaha oh my god i laughed too much at that TaeMan part and then so much more when the Manatee came up!!!! really wasn’t good for me since i’ve got an empty stomach right now!!!
    *goes off to eat food….and then Dorito’s*

    4 years ago
  101. aww i was hoping you would talk about the artsy fartsy sparkles in the video…but oh well :) and for the kpop music monday…I think that’s the right decision (:

    4 years ago
  102. TaeMan song … is just precious, I really mean it. Such an amazing theme song

    Lol’ing so hard that the policeman is about to get me arrested

    4 years ago
    • Yes, it was TOTALLY hilarious! I draw pictures of bunnies for my 6-year-old son’s lunch every day and one of them today was “TAE-BUNNY” since he liked the song so much too! LOL!

      4 years ago
    • The Taeman song is greaat! xD I shouldn’t have watched it at this time! It’s half past 11 pm here and I am holding back my laughter! I’m dying xD

      4 years ago
      • hahaha xD Taemaaaaaan~ Taemaaaaaaan~ xD

        4 years ago
      • Taeman, I spewed hot chocolate all over the pc screen and continued chuckling without cleaning up. This is classic man….Taeman? At certain profile, I see a tinge of Se7en in him, you reckon?

        4 years ago
        • Dear Simon and Martina, may I suggest adding “Best EYK Gag Song” for EYK Awards. You guys are amazingly creative composers with numerous classic pieces. Would be great to review them at the end of the year

          4 years ago
        • That’s a great idea! I would add “Best KMM” to the EYK awards too or ” Best skits” :)

          4 years ago
    • Oh my… TaeMan.. I lol’d so hard! I was thinking about changing the song to my ringtone, but I’m not sure if that is a good idea since I would be laughing instead of saying “Hello”.

      4 years ago
  103. The first song of BoA I don’t like and you say good stuff about it! Well she desverses it!^^ She is still a great singer..

    4 years ago
    • To be fair, Simon liked the song more than me. It just takes a really really special ballad to get me, but this didn’t do it for me. But I didn’t HATE it, it was just, “meh” for me. -M

      4 years ago
      • What about T-ara Cry Cry or Lies (Ballads) Awesome Songs and Lies has a killer rap and a creppy MV ( Btw Lies (Older T-ara))

        4 years ago