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Boyfriend – Janus: Kpop Music Monday

November 20, 2012

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You’re not a batgirl! You’re not a catgirl! You’re not a fatgirl! You’re not a…good rhymer. Umm. Ok, so we’ve been singing Boyfriend’s “Janus” – just the chorus, really – and mangling it all week to suit our conversation’s needs. If you haven’t seen the video yet, check it out here:

Woohoo! Our first time talking about Boyfriend for a Kpop Music Monday! See: we talk about other bands, too: not just the most popular ones! To be honest, we were surprised that Boyfriend won this week. It was a close battle with B1A4, who usually destroy everyone on the KpopCharts, but I think Boyfriend posting our KpopChart update on their Facebook page helped a lot. Woot! I think B1A4 will definitely win next week. No? I’ve got no clue. All I know is that we’ve been dying to wear the BILASA Shirts for a Kpop Music Monday and haven’t had the chance to do so yet!

Well, now let’s talk about the elephant in the room: the nastiness of the lyrics. Like, whoa

Your small, trembling shoulders, your small lips
I’m sorry – you collapse before me
You swallow me up hotly

OOOOOH I put that in italic text to make it look sexiers! Anyhow, that’s the English translation. Here’s the Korean:

떨리던 작은 어깨가 그 작은 입술이
미안해 내 앞에서 주저 앉는 너
뜨겁던 나를 삼키고 니 눈물 훔치며

Now, our Korean isn’t good enough to detect the nuances, so we ask those of you who speak Korean: is this as nasty in Korean as it is in English? Please let us know! Also, if you’re not sure why the English is nasty, we refuse to explain it to you, SO DON’T ASK.

Otherwise, we weren’t fond of the video. It’s supposed to be symbolic and all, and to represent something something something which we talked about in our video, but we don’t like it when a movie or any work of art relies on symbolism alone. We like videos to be able to stand up on their own as interesting, and have symbolism supplement the meaning. If a video’s only symbolic, then it kinda fails, in our opinion. This video was all symbolism, and ignores the fact that Boyfriend SUCK AT BEING BOYFRIENDS. Whenever Martina’s cold, I offer her my jacket or sweater or anything. The girl in this video has exposed shoulders and it starts to snow, and Boyfriend doesn’t do anything to help her. Yeah. Not the most gentlemanly behaviour, if you ask me!

Last thing we wanted to mention that we didn’t talk about in the video: we Boyfriend’s fan group name: Bestfriends. It would have seemed sensible to call them Girlfriends, but what if Boyfriend has fans that are boys? That wouldn’t be very representative of those fans, right? So, I’m not sure if Boyfriend’s management considered this or not, but I think that it’s a great name for their fan group. So…yeah!

Anyhow, we’ll stop our rambling here now. We’re giving away a Boyfriend CD to celebrate a couple of things: 1) This is the first time we ever talked about Boyfriend for Music Monday, and 2) We just passed 250,000 subscribers on YouTube. Sweet! We’re dedicating this giveaway to you, YouTube subscribers! (P.S. Click this link if you aren’t subscribed to us on YouTube yet!)

So! To win this giveaway doesn’t require a creative answer at all! It just requires diligence. We put a whole bunch of Batgirls in our Music Monday. First YouTube subscriber to give us the right answer wins! And, no, you can’t leave a million comments with a million different numbers, you potential spamming cheaters, you! You can answer either here or on YouTube. If you answer here, please leave your YouTube name so we can make sure you’ve subscribed, of course!

Lastly, we’re announcing the winners of our Block B Interview Contest in the bloopers, here. So check em out!

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  1. 21 batgirls yt: sumo sakurai rex
    /channel/UC5Y3200bYTU_X-x9lJqhJaw

    3 years ago
  2. Kat

    just curious, how come you guys stopped talking about the dances in music mondays?

    3 years ago
    • Mav

      they already talked about the dance with k-pop chart update the Saturday before this one

      3 years ago
  3. MBLAQ – Cry… Their emotional break down is prettier… and manlier… If you can call emotional break downs manly…:D

    3 years ago
    • Lol, I used the exact same adjectives in my comment to describe MBLAQ’s breakdown. Yes, both prettier and manlier :D

      3 years ago
      • Yep I saw it… but that attack the puddle with manly rage part… i LOLed! :D What can I say… they are both pratty and manly there… and I never thought that I’m gonna us this 2 adjectives together to describe one thing. :D

        3 years ago
        • MBLAQ…Where pretty and manly meet. :P

          3 years ago
    • They can be if done right! :0

      3 years ago
  4. 15 batgirls!! :TheFreakygirl27

    3 years ago
  5. I vote there are 21 batgirls. Youtube name: AjunebuggybugK

    And MBLAQ were doing more actual crying so…I think I’m gonna vote them. But I quite liked the two ways the twins broke down in this video..Still, I’m gonna stick with MBLAQ.

    EDIT: 20! Damn it..I counted 20 of them not 21 :P

    3 years ago
  6. I counted 20 bat girls. You guys are pretty sneak, some only appear for a second. youtube name: yuffiedragon

    3 years ago
  7. i cant handle how cute spudgy is at the end ;^;

    3 years ago
  8. THERE WERE 18 BATGIRLS! i love you EYK!

    3 years ago
  9. For the ministery of banishment:

    – get your drinks up = incitation to drink alcohol, which means that for them “drink” = “alcohol” (soft drinks don’t exist);

    – I got you under my skin = something naughty naughty, which can only mean that they think only about that. All the time.

    That’s why I also imagine MOGEF as a happy crew of alcoholic pervs.

    3 years ago
    • “Under my skin” is banned because it’s assumed to be a heroin/other injected drug reference, is my understanding.

      Unless that’s what you meant too, in which case carry on! XD

      3 years ago
  10. lol guys their fans are bestfriends xD
    which kind of sucks because its like we’re friend-zoned before even knowing them ;-;

    and as a bestfriend, i congratulate you on a hilarious music monday that i’ve been waiting for FOREVER >:D

    3 years ago
    • :O I HAD THE SAME THOUGHT! They open in their little message videos with things like “We are Boyfriend! We are YOUR Boyfriend!” and I was like :D and then they picked the fan name “Best friend” and I was like ;_; friend-zoned by kpop group called Boyfriend= forever alone.

      3 years ago
  11. Yay, finally Boyfriend got reviewed and I am very satisfied. ^^ I laughed so hard at several points (don’t want to list them cause I’m lazy) but… I have one tiny complaint: why you not talk about the dance? Anyways, great KMM!

    3 years ago
    • same here! i was looking forward to some comments on the dance too, especially since this is the first time Boyfriend has a dance that truly incorporates background dancers, not just people who seem to be for decoration behind a singer’s solo part…

      3 years ago
  12. 17 batgirls… I guess, and since I’m not the first guessing this number I know i’m not winning, but it was fun trying to count them… btw, this KMM was hilarious!

    3 years ago
  13. I vote for mblaq cry much prettier and less pathetic

    3 years ago
  14. I’m not sure if you count the 2 batgirls in which you wrote “THIS BATGIRL” and “I AM BATGIRL.” But not including those two there are 18, and including those two there are 20 batgirlssssssssssss. :DD
    Youtube: IThinkILikeStuff

    3 years ago
  15. I’ll say 21 batgirls…

    3 years ago
  16. ” 50 shades of K-pop ” -> made my day xD

    3 years ago
  17. I also found 19 batgirls! (youtube name: Noireyume)
    now I have to rewatch the vid because I was so busy counting batgirls that I don’t remember anything you said…

    3 years ago
  18. I think that their are 16 batgirls…My username: HalfKoreanBaby99

    3 years ago
  19. 19 badgirls 0.o sooo mutch they are every where!!!

    3 years ago
  20. YN: Mariposaazul210 For me there where 17 BatGirls… Unless you count the one that is ALWAYS in your Laptop, that would mede them 18 xD

    3 years ago
  21. 19 batgirls including the one on the computer screen! :) Youtube id: stereomich

    3 years ago
  22. hmm… Martina did you just say terraprying instead of terrifying? =P

    3 years ago
  23. the 50 Shades of Kpop had me laughing so hard. Also, how do they know I’m not a Bat girl? They don’t know me.

    3 years ago
  24. 50 SHADES OF K-POP. I love you.
    And would totally buy that one. MAKE IT HAPPEN.

    3 years ago
  25. 14 batman , youtube id: siwonnie27

    3 years ago
  26. Your small, trembling shoulders, your small lips
    I’m sorry – you collapse before me
    You swallow me up hotly

    …………….. WAIT, is that……………..BLOW JOB???

    3 years ago
  27. 15 batgirls

    3 years ago
  28. I love the 50 shades of Kpop, what a coincidence that our teacher was telling us about the orriginal in school today but I would prefere the Kpop version~

    Do you count the batgirl on the laptop screen as 1 or everytime that it appeares again?

    3 years ago
  29. 50 shades of kpop, lol! i liked that the batgirl popped up in random places :P
    and your cat disappears every time martina speaks xD

    3 years ago
  30. Isn’t it 13 Batgirls? haha. Good luck for those who enter the competition. And Lol at the 50 Shades of Kpop.

    3 years ago
  31. I believe I saw 20 batgrils. Hope this is right. >_<
    Youtube account name: CkimikoS

    3 years ago
  32. I always heard it as “Balls to me” …which is just as weird and inappropriate.

    3 years ago
  33. Had to watch the video twice cause the first time I was too busy trying to count the batgirls (which is strange cause I don’t even want the CD… guess it’s cause I’m so used to looking for random things in videos after “Crayon” and “Don’t Hate Me” that I just can’t help myself!).

    Love the 50 Shades of K… pop!

    3 years ago
  34. If those are the lyrics hard to imagine it got past the Ministry of No Fun…perhaps they gave them a pass because no one will believe lyrics coming out of such flower boys as supposed to someone as sexy as Hyuna? Also in love with your hat Martina….did you by chance knit that…regardless I now have a new knitting project inspiration, so thank you!!!!

    3 years ago
  35. I found only 13 Batgirl

    3 years ago
  36. 17, simplebeez

    3 years ago
  37. Hahaha love the randomly appearing batgirl at 00:53

    3 years ago
  38. jajaja love the 50 shades of k-pop! Do you think it will be available in the U.S. soon? you guys are great! keep up the good work this made my Monday!

    3 years ago
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