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Exo “Overdose”

May 14, 2014


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EXO’s back and we’re talking about their latest song “Overdose.” Check out the awesome dance for the video (and don’t pay too much attention to the WTF intro):

Now, we mentioned how we checked out their album as well, and how we actually like the rest of the album more than Overdose itself. We do know, though, that those songs wouldn’t be fit for a music video. There’s music for eyes and music for ears, and Overdose is definitely one that’s made for visuals. Does that make sense? I don’t think Moonlight and Thunder are as easy to dance to. They’re not as marketable, and can’t emphasize EXO’s talents as much as Overdose can. I think it’s kinda like how, still, “What is Love” is our favourite EXO song of all time, and definitely in our top three Kpop songs of all time altogether, but that didn’t really have its own video or dance.

We were motivated to get EXO’s album after last week’s Music Monday, thanks to the comment section here. Unicornsgalaxy said “Unfortunately, a lot of hidden gems get missed that way though and unless you know someone who is a huge fan and can persuade you to listen to the B side songs or you happen to stumble over them you will never know what you’re missing.” And so we figured we’d give EXO’s album a shot and see if this is the case.

We were pleasantly surprised! And now I’m actually intrigued: we like the rest of the album more than the title track; does that happen with you often? Have we been missing out on a lot of great songs, or is this the exception and are title tracks usually the best tracks on an album? Should we be talking about the albums more in our Kpop Music Mondays? We’re thinking about doing a Music Monday talking about some of the best hidden gems on Kpop albums, so if you’ve got any suggestions for awesome un-marketed songs, we’d love to hear em!

We’ve also got some bloopers, including a lot of bucket talk. Not bucket hats, but…MMMBUCKET. It’s an inside joke we have with each other. I even made Martina a MMMBUCKET shirt for her birthday. Hard to explain what it is. Just…MMMBUCKET!

Also, if you like the EXO anthem, we put the Extended Version in our store. Get it if you like it!

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  1. My favorite album song is ‘Baby I Miss’ from 2NE1’s album ‘Crush’

    1 year ago
  2. Aww Meemers doctor’s office ^_^
    It seems like EXO gets the favorite treatment from SM in terms of their album songs, bc I have yet to hear a cringe-worthy song from them. Some of my favorite kpop songs are from their albums =] Their recent album is no exception. Best song for me was Love Love Love
    The rap is my favorite part of Overdose too, the first time for an EXO song. Also agreed with the wall punching and the ridiculous bucket hats LOL

    1 year ago
  3. I have been a K-Pop enthusiast for a few years now and EXO’s album wolf was the first album I ever listened to from the first track to the last. I went on a throwback and listened to their MAMA mini-album and I loved every song there too. Same case for Overdose mini-album. It was a feat for me because considering that I am a Super Junior fan but for some reason there are tracks from their albums that I just do not like listening to. I am no expert when it comes to describing music styles and all, but I feel like EXO’s albums provides enough variety in terms of their sound and style that every song would feel like it’s EXO but it’s not overwhelming that listening to the songs repeatedly would make me sick (not sure if I made my point there, but yeah…)

    1 year ago
  4. Sharing my find of the week… Watch Full Cuts of Chanyeol’s Laws of the Jungle here: http://goo.gl/boRylK

    1 year ago
  5. Listen to shinee’s orgel!

    2 years ago
  6. I agree. Some of the best songs arent really marketed when it comes to kpop. I love what sm did though during the wolf era, they inserted the best tracks in the Wolf Drama Ver Mv. This way, people who arent die hard fans wouldnt miss the other songs just bc they didnt check out the album. So maybe next time ya guys make a kpop music monday, you’d want to talk about the songs you personally like along with the tittle track? :D

    2 years ago
  7. I was so obsessed with Password…I’d be at work and like singing it randomly and people would be looking at me like “you’ve got an issue” :P haha I’m so glad you like it, too :)

    2 years ago
  8. I’m with you (howling?!?) — I admire their skills and energy, just don’t find them striking the sweet spot for me. Maybe cuz I don’t care for werewolf, vampire themes (looking at you, my otherwise dear Sunmi). But, as the ancients said… de gustibus non est disputandum.
    Sorry for their fans who are experiencing a loss. I know how that feels for my favorite group. You have my condolences. It’ll get better, just won’t ever be the same. Sad.

    2 years ago
  9. YES, add my voice to those SHOUTING for BLOCK B!

    2 years ago
  10. YES! Add my voice to everyone telling the world that — PINK TAPE by f(x) takes you on an amazing journey.

    2 years ago
  11. I often like the album better than the title song. SHINee’s last…what? three albums, I thought that of. Bilasa’s January album. But like you said, there is a song for liking like WHOA, and there there is one that is made to be a video. Also, I thought my sister and I were the ONLY people who called “DO”, “deoderant”…hehe! EYK for the win! Also, the choroegraphy style reminds me of the Wolf style, and lot of hard hitting ground work….probably the same people. Really group formation oriented. Oh yes, I agree with SHINee on the silly hats. They should be in there. But SHINee’s wardrobe has always been of the silly variety…

    2 years ago
  12. Hey guys, a really good song that doesn’t have an m/v is ‘Body & Soul’ by B.A.P in their First Sensibility album (1004).
    It’s one of those R&B songs you can’t help playing over and over, it’s so nasty!

    2 years ago
  13. This video is a must watch, just for the wonder EXO anthem! It took me a while to remember their names, until XOXO had posters with info on the members on it. Definitely helpful to remember all 12 members names.

    As for the silly hats – I am going to have to go with Super Junior M’s Perfection… Its the fur was too much for my liking. I really felt sorry for Zhoumi, Henry, Sungmin and Eunhyuk who wore them.

    However, I totally agree that the stylist for Overdose went too far on making look like big kids. They started off with MAMA where they had a very stylish look and then changed to wearing over the top baggy clothes.

    2 years ago
  14. I sometimes find myself loving the B-sides songs more then the title tracks haha! For example:

    B1A4`s whole “Who Am I” album… god those songs were paradise to my ears!!!

    Exo`s XOXO – Don`t even get me started girl.. I was largely unimpressed and disappointed with Wolf but then I stumbled upon EXO-M`s whole album on youtube and BAM I became a fan with Don`t Go, Heart attack, Black Pearl, Peter Pan, My lady….

    Exo-M (Don`t kill me I just prefer some songs by them) – Moonlight, Thunder, The First Snow, My Turn to Cry

    The Boss – Lady, What Are You, Yume Made Ito, Sad Story (This song is about how they just want to be on stage and sing, but they keep getting into problems. Despite the English, this song really tugged on my heart)

    SHINee – Symptoms, Obsession, Romantic (I LOVE their R&B songs)

    B2st (Don`t they go by beast nowadays?) – When the doors close (Dongwoon and Doojoon duo), In rainy days, The fact (It`s actually an intro but omg Dongwoon`s voice kills it), When I Miss You, It`s Not Me, Special, How To Love, Will You Be Alright, I Knew It

    Mr. Mr. – Mr. Mr (Don`t kill me for this GOOD music is still GOOD music)

    U-kiss – Cinderella, It`s time to go, More Painful than Pain

    C-Clown – Good Night, In the car (Still don`t know why it`s called “in the car”)

    DBSK – Bolero, Why did I fall in love with you

    Eric Nam – Love Song

    Henry Lau – Off My Mind

    Infinite – I`m going to you

    K.Will – Lay Back

    MBLAQ – Because There Are Two, 12 Months (I didn`t really care for it at first), Key, Again

    Royal Pirates` whole album!!! All of their songs!!!

    2PM – Game Over, Dangerous, Tired Of Waiting

    Dynamic Black (Yes I know they`re not an actual group, but they can certainly pass for one) – Yesterday

    BTS – Tomorrow (This song is what made me a fan, once again I just happened to stumble upon it.)

    That`s it. Those are my favorite B-Side songs thank you for those who actually read this! :D

    2 years ago
    • I read it! And thanks for mentioning B1A4 – they don’t follow the beaten path, maybe don’t get as much attention, but omg do they sound amazing. Jinyoung is one of the youngest, yet best songwriters… in the world! (I’ll check out your suggestions, thanks!)

      2 years ago
  15. After the Exo names song, I truly didn’t think this video could get any better. Then Simon yelled “Screw you, Haymitch!” and nope, I was wrong. It got better and I cackled on.

    2 years ago
  16. Your animals are SO DARN CUTE!! Martina, you really are amazing – how on earth did you make this genius song? I would defolindo pay for an EYK concert (hey, you need to have some live music when opening up the café, hint hint!). I’m really excited to listen to the other songs from their album now, I’m glad they are good too. I often find myself disappointed of whole k-pop albums, usually it’s just the main song that works for me. The exceptions has been Block B and Jay Park, and of course G-Dragon. He is, and alway will be my favorite k-pop artist.

    * Sorry for spamming you about this all the time, but how is your page updates going? If I want to comment on your website I need to go to disqus.com and search for your post. It’s not horrible or anything, but I am commenting less than I use to, and half of the fun is to read and see what other nasties are thinking (there is always so many nastyyyy and funny comments here). Going through disqus just takes a bit more time, and I’m spoiled yo!

    2 years ago
  17. During my morning walk across my human’s keyboard, I was struck down by the vision on the screen …yes, by my one true love. Those ears, that coat, the twinkle in his eye. I know my nine lives will never be the same again.

    And he’s a doctor.

    No one touch my Meemers Oppa.
    And I mean EVER. [sharpens claws]

    2 years ago
  18. Kris, Kris, you’re the one that I’ll miss
    You got your lawyer on
    Now you’re singing a solo song…

    Actually, he should catch up with Professor Dragonious. He is very tortellini.

    2 years ago
  19. I personally would love it if you guys did a review of un-marketed songs because I’ve found a lot of other songs that were on an album, but weren’t the title track. I think it also helps form a better opinion about a group or artist besides just mainstream marketed music.

    2 years ago
  20. Rea

    I feel like EXO just keeps on surprising me with their amazing talent.

    2 years ago
  21. with out kris

    2 years ago
  22. SHINEE’s Evil was actually the first thing that came to my mind.. I think they could have done a really good MV with a darker theme and the part where the dancers cling onto their legs is just so cool…

    2 years ago
  23. I thought f(x) had some very interesting and somewhat experimental songs on their album Pink Tape. Also, saw the recent Baths interview, I was wondering if you guys like Animal Collective?

    2 years ago
  24. shinee symptoms because its emo and makes me laugh inappropriately

    2 years ago
  25. Well, everybody else is doing it so I’m just gonna go ahead and share my favourite Kpop hidden gems too ^^

    Albums full of hidden Gems

    f(x) – Pink Tape
    Miryo (BEG) – Miryo AKA JoHoney
    Miss A – Independent Women pt 3
    Sunmi – Full Moon
    SPICA – Russian Roulette (amazing debut album. I still love every song [more than the title lol])
    IU – Modern Times
    AKMU – Play
    Lee Hyori – Monochrome
    Trouble Maker – Chemistry (this album really surprised me. I wasn’t expecting much, but I was really impressed)
    SHINee – Lucifer
    EvoL – Let Me Explode
    Ladies Code – Code 01
    Brown Eyed Girls – Black Box

    More Hidden awesome songs

    BAP – Bang x2
    Batoost – Lightless
    Bigbang – Cafe
    Brown Eyed Girls – Vendetta , Hot Shot
    Block B’s Kyung – When Where What How ft. Jo Hyunah
    Exo – My Lady, Thunder
    Fiestar – Wicked ft. Tiger JK
    Gain – The Gaze ft. Yoon Jongshin , Black and White
    Girls’ Generation – Goodbye, Soul, TRICK, Baby Maybe , Day by Day , OMG (Taetiseo)
    Hello Venus – Hello
    Ladies Code – I’m Fine Thank You
    T-ara – Because I Know , Goodbye OK
    Miss A – Mama I’m Good, Hide and Sick, Over U, Step Up
    SHINee – Symptoms, Honesty
    Sunny Hill – Anything You Want
    Orange Caramel – So Sorry
    Michelle Lee – That’s OK ft. Oh Taeseok
    2NE1 – If I Were You , Crush , I’m Busy
    2yoon – Why Not (why the hell did whoever’s in charge pick 24/7 as their title track?! T.T)

    Sorry for the overwhelming lack of men in this list. I just listen to more girl groups than boys ^.^ (though I’m not that sorry, as I’m probably restoring the balance lol).

    2 years ago
  26. I thought of some good non-title tracks…
    B.A.P have some great ones – ‘What The Hell’ from Power is so damn catchy, for example.
    I really like Block B’s ‘Nice Day’ from Very Good. Pretty much every song from Seungri’s solo stuff is amazeballs. Ditto with Royal Pirates! ‘Rockstar’ by Super Junior is a really fun song, too :) those are the ones that come to mind… Now, where’s my hat…

    2 years ago
  27. You have good taste! I love all those full albums you listed so I think I’ll check out your B-side recommendations that I haven’t heard ;)

    2 years ago
  28. Wow! Martina that song is superduper awesome!!! You did a great job and I had so much fun watching the video – so, thank you very much EYK! :***

    2 years ago
    • Btw: CN Blue’s “Cold Love” from “Can’t Stop” is amazing! It’s my favorite song of their new album even though you get kind of depressed… ;)

      2 years ago
  29. I am not ashamed that I didn’t know a single member of EXO’s name. I like their music, and their videos but that as far as my caring goes – I don’t even have anyone to talk to them about so……yeah. I did like Martina’s song and you obviously worked hard on it and it has your signature cool editing style to it but…….it was kind of long (totally understandable given the material though) and then the rest with Simon just talking seemed even longer since it was quite as exciting as the song/m-v. I liked the topic but I don’t have anything to add – if it’s not in front of me, I don’t have time to dig for music. Therefore, I totally welcome some more suggestions ;). Man, if SUJU had “Perfection” in their hand, why did they lead with “Swing”? And didn’t the members suddenly lose ten years on their faces? I miss Shindong. Whoa, I actually know some of the members names in SUJU? Ack! No! Run away! Run away!

    2 years ago
    • SuJu-M’s Perfection came out in 2011. Swing was their newest release. Shindong isn’t part of Suju-M but I can understand how you would miss him since it has been so long since (main) SuJu has made a comeback.

      2 years ago
  30. I laughed out loud when Simon was all “SCREW YOU, HAYMITCH!” but I also heard Captain Jack’s voice in my head singing “I’ve got a [box] of dirt~!” So perhaps the gift wasn’t as useless as you thought? ^^

    2 years ago
  31. I personally like the track “Run” a lot…and “Thunder” and “Moonlight” also… :-)

    2 years ago
  32. I laughed a lot harder than was probably necessary at those hats. It’s like North American fashion is hitting SM Entertainment an entire decade late. In the 2000’s it was SuJu and TVXQ sporting the Korean take on the mullet and now it’s the 2010’s and EXO is a 90’s boy band.
    (Seriously though, I had to pause the video the second that hat appeared because I was laughing so hard)

    2 years ago
  33. I agree with you! I’ve been really surprised by how much I consistently enjoy their music and how- no matter what kind of mood I’m in- there seems to be a Block B song for it. Plus I don’t really skip songs on their albums to get to the singles I like more than others, which is pretty rare. I loved “When, Where, Do What How”! I found it to be such a different type of kpop song than I’m used to. And Zico’s solo mix tapes are just as enjoyable, especially “Wake Me Up” and “Battle Royale”. I had read that the Jackpot album would be postponed but I haven’t seen anything further on a possible release date. Have you, by chance?

    2 years ago
    • Glad to know there’s someone out there who knows about this!! Yess to the fact that I also don’t have to skip a song!! Hahahah I thought the same, Kyung’s voice took me by surprise but I’m glad they took the risk, that song is a great one, have you heard Zico’s singing voice? He has a great voice, raps like mad, and has the ability to write awesome lyrics, I just want to thank his parents. I love zico’s mixtapes, and yes I love battle royale, but now I have on repeat “I’ll treat you better next time”, have a listen please. Sadly I haven’t heard about the release, I just know that they won’t be promoting because of the ferris tragedy, but I don’t mind waiting :D

      2 years ago
      • Hahah, I also thought the same about rappers! and then BOOM, zico came into the picture.

        I still have that song on repeat, I can’t get enough of it.
        Is that true? If so I will personally slow clap to both of them.
        I love that too! Did you see in the Jackpot MV where they are dancing with this colorful tuxedos and making ridiculous but incredible moves, Zico’s face is the best!! hahah, I had to rewatch those seconds just to laugh.
        That’s great! I can’t even remember how I started watching S&M but I know I’m stuck with these guys haha

        2 years ago
  34. I´m not very good at english, but I noticed something and I want to share it here.
    I just saw all the EXO teasers and I found out that not only there are remixes of their MAMA album… they had songs of their Growl album remixed there! Black Pearl, My Lady, Baby Don´t Cry are on the teasers… I mean, they debuted on 2012.
    MAMA was released on April 2012 too; however Growl was released on June 2013! I don´t know if I´m explaining myself. My point is that I was suprised because there is more or less a year of diference between both albums, and their Growl songs were already done even before their debut. On the teasers there are even more songs remixed like “Metal”, “El Dorado” or “Phoenix” that there are not been released yet. Should we wait for them in the future?

    P.D: I hope to have explained myself correctly :)

    2 years ago
  35. OMG I died laughing at the hats throughout the whole KMM. At first I was like: “Maybe they had an editing mistake or something…” NOPE! X’D

    2 years ago
  36. I agree so much about infinite! Their title songs are AMAZING but they have a lot of songs on their albums that I just can’t get into :(. I loved Destiny and Inception but Mother was so not my style…

    2 years ago
  37. I gotta say, you’re really missing out if you don’t listen to full kpop albums. I always make a point of listening to new albums at least once through because even if the title song isn’t my style, I almost always love at least 1 or 2 other songs on the album. Especially for SM groups, the title track is almost never my favorite (take SHINee’s Everybody for example – universally agreed to be the least awesome song on the album).

    There are too many wonderful B-sides to list and I’m sure I would forget some, so I’ll just list some of my favorite complete albums (as in 95% or higher approval rating, the ones I always listen to all the way through). In no particular order —

    **SHINee** – Literally everything oh my god why haven’t you listened to every album they’ve made their songs are so good 100% unbiased opinion (no for realz though they’re really really good what are you still doing here go listen to Orgel and Symptoms right now)

    Sunggyu – Another Me (such a solid album + contains one of my favorite songs ever, 41 Days)
    Tablo – Fever’s End p1 & p2 (hnnnnnnnnnggggg)
    f(x) – Pink Tape
    Block B – Blockbuster & Very Good
    Troublemaker – Chemistry (!!!!)
    Vixx – Voodoo
    MBLAQ – Broken & Sexy Beat (so funky and chill, srsly just listen to the opening 25 seconds)
    Jaejoong – WWW
    Hyosung – Top Secret (only three songs but they’re really good!)
    EXO – XOXO & Overdose (honestly all of their albums have been solid, but most importantly if you haven’t listened to My Lady or Black Pearl what are you living for)

    BTS – All of their albums, especially their latest Skool Luv Affair. Don’t let the horribly embarrassing titles fool you! There are some songs that I’m not always in the mood for and a few tracks with only the members talking (which lose appeal quickly when you don’t understand korean >_>), but they put a LOT of effort into making their albums complete artistic packages and I really respect that. I get pretty sick of seeing debut minis with 1 title track, 1 ballad, 2 mediocre songs and the title track ‘instrumental’.

    2 years ago
  38. HA! Log as a hat…..

    2 years ago
  39. I’m surprised the box set wasn’t mentioned like usual, lol! I don’t normally mind the boxes honestly but I swear they picked the worst box possible and gave it to EXO for Overdose. It gave me a migraine with all those cray lights flashing D:

    2 years ago
  40. This makes the 3rd SM comeback in a row that follows the whole interactive camera dance in a box for live performances…. Do they not realize that everyone jokes about their box MVs already? o_O

    2 years ago