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Flaxton Street in Kpop Videos

Flaxton Street in Kpop Videos

Ok, so it seems like since we introduced our Kprop shop guy that we can’t stop ourselves from noticing all of the recycled props in Kpop videos. The use of Flaxton Street in F.T. Island’s “Hello Hello” was when we first started noticing the recycling of props, but now it seems like everything’s being recycled (or maybe we’re just thinking too much into this). The tank in this video looks like a painted version of the one in GD&TOP’s “Knock Out” and the telephone booth sure looks like the one in 2NE1′s “Lonely”. Korea doesn’t even really have a lot of telephone booths, or at least, we haven’t seen many that look like the telephone booths in these videos. We’re starting to think that there actually IS a Kprop shop somewhere here in Korea, some wearhouse that stores lots of random stuff in it that Kpop record labels rent out for their videos. We don’t know enough about the movie industry to know how this works, but someone mentioned last week that recycling material is common in the movie industry. If there is a Kprop shop, we call dibs on calling it the Kprop shop! They better not use that name!

Also, we might have been harping on about the heat issue for a bit too long. There’s a good reason behind it, though! Seriously, it has gotten very, very hot here in Korea. Really hot. And we don’t like it. We wilt in heat. Wintertime is best for us. We even sleep with the windows open, because we love the cold air. This time of year, though, is just inhospitable. Yuck! Worst part about it all is that our Air Conditioner is acting up. It’s not spitting out cold air in the afternoon. ARRGGGH!! So the only thing we could think of while we watched this video, sitting in our apartment and sweating, is how absurd it was for f(x) to dance around in a cloudless summer day in what looked like leather. Come on! Leather! We can barely wear sleeveless shirt without erupting into flames.

Is their dancing in leather in the heat outside really absurd, though? We kind of have our slight doubts. f(x) mention in the song something along the lines of showing the sweaty foreigners what to wear, dress in black, or something like that. We’ve noticed that Korean people don’t really seem to be affected by the heat as much as we are. They’re not sweating that much, and they often wear a lot more clothing in the summer than we could imagine wearing. Really! What’s your secret, Korean people? Please tell us! Are you really not as sweaty and hot as the two of us are, or is it that you really are sweaty and hot, but you’re just not showing it? Riding the bus in Korea is torture for us as well: taking the crammed bus from Seoul back to Bucheon, and the bus has nothing but two tiny windows in the back, which nobody wants to open, and barely any AC on at all either, and nobody seems bothered by this. HOW DO YOU DO THIS?!

We touched lightly, in passing, on the idea of recycling songs for use in Kpop, specifically SM’s rampant repackaging of other people’s music. We didn’t want to talk about it in depth in f(x)’s video, because we didn’t want to take away from the focus of an awesome song and fun video, so we’re saving this rant for a different video. We’ll post it tomorrow, on our bonus channel, and write about it in depth here on our site. For now, if you don’t know what we’re talking about, you can see here:

KE$HA – Run Devil Run vs SNSD – Run Devil Run

Kristine Elezaj – Razor vs f(x) – Danger

Monrose – Hot Summer vs f(x) – Hot Summer

Now, again, we’re not going to get into this here. What we want to avoid outright, though, is making anyone believe that we’re accusing SM of shenanigans, stealing songs, or anything illegal. They have bought the rights to these songs legally. Does that mean that they should re-release these songs once other people have sung them, though? We’ll talk about that tomorrow.

Anyhow, since we still are big fans of f(x) – and Amber especially after we talked to her when we were Backstage at Inkigayo – we recommend you check out f(x)’s Hot Summer Album here. It ships internationally. Huzzah!

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  1. Yeah! I just found out about this recently and SM sure has the money to buy English songs and turn them into a sensational Kpop Song. :)))

    so far, I have 5 Kpop songs that are somewhat like cover songs.
    SHINee’s Love Like Oxygen = Martin – Show the World and Juliette = Corbin Bleu – Deal with It
    SNSD’s Run Devil Run which is blah blah blah Ke$ha related
    and the two songs of f(x) mentioned in the video. :D

  2. sun-geul-las is sunglasses in korean. And run devil run was done as a demo by kesha but it was always sm’s song.

  3. jessicamaylee

    noooooo you threw SHINee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Sorry did mean to get you upset just chatting it Okay. I think-think standing up for the truth is important. Next time it could be done to me OR you. The truth matters when lying. Lying and saying dc gallery as you state is a internet forum and using as fact. Not nice to rip off any one Korean or american would you agree?zeff59 in reply to xtinaaasaur (Show the comment)

  5.     Chi OH I posted  a pic of CD with full version of Razor witch did not exist as per DcGallery tell me sm. sm. is not lying. 

  6. Anonymous

    YES! I CALL IT CANADIA TOO! I also call Norway Norwegia…pretty sure they don’t get many hot summers…ANYWAIZ!
    Even tho I absolutely LOVE f(x), I’m going to have to give this one to Kara. Their video is just so much more summer-ey. I mean, they play on a beach and by a pool and in the ocean and stuff. They wear shorts and tank tops and sandals and the whole video just pulls off summer a lot more than f(x)’s does. Plus their video has a cute puppy…but that’s not why I’m voting for theirs, honest.

  7. Hi Simon and Martina,
    Do you mind if I take some parts of this post and post it to my blog? I’ll cite and credit it. Thanks

  8. Kara!Kara!Kara!
    Kara’s GO GO SUMMER! please~

  9. Kara’s GO GO Summer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Anonymous

    Go Go Summer! KARA the best <3

  11. Go Go Summer bien sûr ! Kamilia powared ~

  12. Mark Pedal

    Go Go Summer!  Duh!! :)

  13. i’ll voe for f(x) hot summer!!! :D

  14. Anonymous

    but the composer who composed Hot Summer ussually works for SM.. he’s the one who made NU ABO, Mirotic, Eat You Up, etc.. you could say Mirotic is a remake too, and yet is lots of Cassie’s favorite song, so I’m totally ok with it.. I think all of the remakes were good songs and were made better by k-pop artists. Run Devil Run is not a remake, Kesha made a demo when she wasn’t famous and the version we all heard is unofficial. that’s my oppinion about the issue. I don’t mind if the songs are good.. but I didn’t really liked Hot Summer. though I’m glad they’re doing well with that song. LOL at the smuggled deodorant part xD I vote for KARA, para para dance FTW! ooohh can you review BILASA’s new song??? *puppy eyes* or Block B’s, both would be funny.. but especially B1A4′s.. I already requested it ^^ hope you do it even with 2PM’s and 2NE1′s comebacks. last time I laughed so much

  15. well it’s not a new issue now though~ not only SMENT who do those remaking or reversioning what ever people call it to those songs.. i’m not defending SMENT but it’s true~ not only SMENT who does that even YG Ent and i think JYP too~ ^_^

    thanks for the original ones btw~ ! THANK YOU!

  16. I can’t BELIEVE you were selling contraband Old Spice without using the “Hello Ladies… Look at your man…” line.

  17. lol i can believe it. i guess people were more attracted to the dance.

  18. I CAN NOT BELIEVE BIGBANG LOST TO SHINee!!!!!!!!!! YES, I ADMIT THT THEY R VERY TALENTED BUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ITS BIGBANG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BIGBANG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOW CAN BIGBANG LOSE TO SHINee?! I MEAN COMON VIPs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. It’s very strange to choice a song with the summer concept when here in Peru is totally winter.

  20. i vote for KARA cause they make me melt like jello!!! actually its hot right now damn california!!! why!!!

    KARA FTW!

  21. they don’t got old spice in korea!!! yoo i will buy some old spice from you!! meet me in the alley!! *starts walking* and bring some axe!!

  22. I vote f(x) – Hot Summer ~

    This is my first time voting :3

  23. Rachael Murphy

    Go Go Summer for the win!!!! Oh my gosh it’s so cute. That’s one awesome summer vid!

  24. Anonymous

    maybe it’s just me but i felt kind of offended by the lyrics of the song when foreigners were mentioned.. 
    how much do you sweat or don’t sweat -  it’s not smth to brag about xD

  25. Kara! Cause I can feel the summer in their video. Btw, Big Bang might have lost but I see them as the wallpaper. OH YEAH!

  26. Kara!!!! Feeling the summer with Go!Go!Summer

  27. I vote for f(x) Hot Summer!!! :D I love them anyways! 

  28. f(x) lacks group chemistry and cohesion.  They seem like a group of cute girls randomly thrown together. I only can really appreciate Luna, even though Amber adds interest to the group.   

  29. the koreans not sweating thing coculd it have anything to do with the sweat sheets iv heard of

    “…..A stick on and deodorizing disposable cotton pad
    that effortlessly absorbs underarm perspiration to keep your clothes
    (and you!) dry and smelling fresh all day long. The highly absorbent
    pads lock in sweat to prevent embarrassing clothing stains and at only 1
    mm thick, they are virtually invisible and will never be noticed even
    when you raise your arms. For single use only; do not wash, dry or iron
    clothes with the pad still attached………”

  30. Karakarakara ~! 
    that’s 3 votes 8)

  31. The tank was the first thing I noticed and was like WHAAAAT THEY RIPPED OFF KNOCK OUT. So glad I wasn’t the only one who saw.

  32. sm also did the same thing with tvxq’s mirotic cept they worked it out by region. tvxq got asia and the other artist, i forgot her name, she got europe and north america i think.

    and im azn, but i sweat like crazy too XD its kinda of annoying wen like my friends and i go out, but im the only one sweating XD

  33. Anonymous

    oh. my. gosh.  you guys are so hilarious!  seriously, your videos get better and better, each and every time!  thank you for these creative-educational-funny-totallywonderful videos!! 

  34. SM also did the same thing with SHINee’s ‘Juliette’ and Corbin Bleu’s ‘Deal With It’

  35. Check out Taiwan Top Female Singer Jolin Tsai’s Hot Winter – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U6MNcaHj6s
    same song as f(x)’s Hot summer~

  36. Uhmm…i like the vid of F(x) and the vid review that you made. actually i’m a fan of EatYourKimchi.

    but about Ke$ha Run Devil Run, Ke$ha’s company didn’t released the Run
    Devil Run. The Run Devil Run by Ke$ha is a demo sung by Ke$ha
    before, they didn’t like the outcome so sell the song to SM. when SNSD released their RDR, Ke$ha’s demo was leaked. Ke$ha’s RDR was not the original RDR because SNSD was the one released it officially. hence this makes SNSD’s RDR the original version because they bought the rights, re-make the song*even the lyrics are different*, and released it officially*im just telling this because some people are STILL confused whether SNSD stole/copy the song to Ke$ha or Ke$ha stole/copy the song to SNSD*. about F(x)’s version of Hot Summer, it was more like a re-make of the original song. its like they did a cover song for the original artist. Anyways i like the video review, it was funny, and its great.^__^

  37. Trish Reedy

    HOLY CRAP I’M GLAD I’M NOT THE ONLY FOREIGNER DYING OF HEAT HERE IN KR! Seriously, if you find out a secret let me know because this SUCKS! It’s not even the hottest part of the year! 

    Also, I’m really looking forward to your video on SME and the reselling already released songs. You’d think with how much money they’re making they could house some more permanent songwriters specifically for SME. 

  38. Trish Reedy

    HOLY CRAP I’M GLAD I’M NOT THE ONLY FOREIGNER DYING OF HEAT HERE IN KR! Seriously, if you find out a secret let me know because this SUCKS! It’s not even the hottest part of the year! 

    Also, I’m really looking forward to your video on SME and the reselling already released songs. You’d think with how much money they’re making they could house some more permanent songwriters specifically for SME. 

  39. Is that a Big Bang wallpaper?? Of course it is..! I love those photos from “Dazed & Confused” and it’s really cool to find out that you just love it as much I do..! Big Bang Fighting.!

    And my vote goes to F(x) Hot Summer..

  40. Ysabelle Vans

    Ke$ha’s run devil run was a demo. Never released. It leaked.
     And yes they have the right. Once they buy the rights, they can do whatever they want with it. 
    Hot Summer is a remake. So they have the right to release it. It’s like covers.
    Many artists make covers! And they pay for it. Just like SM pays to use the songs.

  41. Anonymous

    VIPs what have you done to Martina! Hahaha.

    I feel sorry for Martina, it’s the first time BIGBANG lost… Don’t be sad anymore! Although mostly even if it’s not BB MV, they still got the chance to win; this time SHAWOLS are really just strong enough. BB fansites should have posted your links to vote hahaha..

    I love your wallpaper and Simon’s bullying.. <3

    My vote goes to KARA.. it's more summery and believable..

  42. I was at a K-BBQ tonight, and as I came out there was this guy smoking with his friends and he had a shirt with that street sign “ashfield av. and flaxton st.”on it. I was like WTF!!!!!

  43. Anonymous

    OMGsun its sort of weird seeing my name appear on the request list because its Carmen as well XDDDD…………JYJ 4 LIFE….Love you Simon and Martina…..:DDD

  44. kara’s go go summer, hands down

  45. The funny thing is Victoria and Amber are kind of foreigners, so the other f(x) girls will teach them how to wear? yeah right.

    and i vote for KARA’S GO GO SUMMER!!!

  46. KARA!!KARA!!KARA!!KARA!!KARA!! GO GO SUMMER! THEIR DANCE WAS WEIRD BUT FUNNY~!!KARA GO GO SUMMER FOR ME~!

  47. KARA!!KARA!!KARA!!KARA!!KARA!! GO GO SUMMER! THEIR DANCE WAS WEIRD BUT FUNNY~!!KARA GO GO SUMMER FOR ME~!

  48. Anonymous

    i find go go summer better than hot summer so…. KARA for me :)

  49. i personally think that f(x)’s hot summer is much better. their MVs are always colorful and fun to watch! :)

  50. Have you noticed that JYJ aren’t rollin’ down their sexy windows anymore? They kinda just hold their fists out – no rollin’.  Seriously, check any recent performance of Ayyy girl and you’ll see what I mean.

    I wonder if they’ve seen eatyourkimchi? LOL!

  51. KE$SH’S RUN DEVIL RUN NEVER OFFICIALLY RELEASED !!

  52. The original version of the song was definitely better…f(x)’s version…was a bit of a disaster..sigh I hope f(x) is given better songs soon, and Amber is given more parts soon gah! >< I pick Kara for my vote, btw :)

  53. Well i kinda thought Hot Summer was a bit of a song disaster so definitely KARA

  54. Muggledore

    That’s a very cool wallpaper!!
    I have the same Dazed and Confused pictures as my wallpaper and I just keep staring at GD’s blond hair which is very distracting…
    ã…‹ã…‹ã…‹ã…‹ã…‹
     I’d like to share a link which is VERY useful to all international VIP ‘cuz they are very up-to-date =)
    http://www.bigbangupdates.com/

    enjoy!!^^

  55. not only is the tank similar to the GD&TOP video but around 2 minutes into the video Krystal is wearing the same hat as TOP wore in a recent photo shoot.  :)

  56. I like f(x) better. Kara is cute and all, but I like the colors in f(x) better

  57. When I saw this video all I could think was: “This must be the nail polish dance.” The entire dance looks like they are trying to dry their (I’m guessing hot pink like their tank) nail polish.
    Sorry F(x) but I dont like math or nail polish so I’m going to vote for Kara.

    P.S. Seriously who names a pop group after math?

  58. omg…. i guess “copying” or  “borrow” each other’s hits doing another version is a typical thing with Asian pop music industry… that includes Jpop(Japanese pop)  Kpop (Korean Pop) , or Cpop (Chinese pop)… and vice versa… with English pop songs (European, Australian, US, Canadian)

    There was a Chinese band who took Canadian’s David’s Usher song into Chinese.
    (try to guess which song “without reading the youtube details” lol :  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mn308pbgUqc )

  59. Anonymous

    Hot Summer wins. That song is so addicting. The arobic/air my crotch dance move is one of the first moves I can actually dance, so…huzzah!

  60. Aloy Makalinao

    GO GO SUMMER KARA
    it sounded perfect when it played while I was at the beach :D

  61. gaucon321

    GO GO SUMMER KARA
    SORRY FX BUT GO GO SUMMER IS MUCH BETTER

  62. Elizabeth Wansley

    East Asians (Koreans in particular) have fewer apocrine glands… therefore they don’t produce the kind of sweat that makes you stink… and thus they don’t need deodorant! (I recently wrote a research proposal on this subject)

  63. GO SHINee!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAYAYYYAYAYAYAYAYY!! They won!! Power if the SHAWOLS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  64. KARA Go Go Summer !!!! song summer!!!!

  65. MegCaitJenn blah

    ke$ha’s run devil run wasn’t an official song … ke$ha tried it and didn’t like it at the same time that sm entertainment was considering it for SNSD. it was never supposed to be released, but about 2 months after ke$ha’s company rejected it, it was leaked. So, in that case at least, it wasn’t really about SM using a song after someone else already sung it.

  66. f(x)
    and omg another remake? damn you SM. But I love this song :D

  67. (even though this actually belongs in tomorrow’s bonus post–sorry!)

  68. i knew the first time i heard SNSD’s Run, Devil, Run that it was a cover of KE$HA; but i honestly prefer theirs; they have better voices… maybe living in America i’m just sick of hearing K’s voice everywhere, but i think my assessment is accurate.

  69. roustaz

    Kara
    Simon I love your shirt. It is so funny.

  70. the lyrics actually say “let’s help the sweating foreigners find their way” like helping ppl with directions when they’re lost.
    and for the sweating part, i think it is something in our genes. i am a korean living in canada (eh? <3) and i don't sweat. i don't wear deoderant, and ppl think it's weird, but i don't need to! :)

  71. Anonymous

    It’s a tough one, but Kara for me

  72. NOOO!!!! Big Bang didn’t win!!!! It’s the end of the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just kidding. It was time someone else won. We VIPS felt sorry, we thought someone else should win for once =)
    Btw, Im voting for Kara. The dog was just too cute.

  73. My summervideo vote goes to Infinite for their video to their song “She’s Back”
    It’s the nicest summervideo in my opinion ^^ Even though it’s from last year and probably they dont sing anything summerly.

  74. Kara’s GO GO Summer is the best

  75. KARA!! Go Go Summer actually sounds like a summer song :D

  76. Aww Big Bang didnt win?!  Darn!  I know how you feel Martina >_< …and for this weeks showdown I pick Kara's just because their vid shown a more summery theme and it was cute :)

  77. Aww Big Bang didnt win?!  Darn!  I know how you feel Martina >_< …and for this weeks showdown I pick Kara's just because their vid shown a more summery theme and it was cute :)

  78. MY VOTE GOES TO KARA!!!! I mean, who wouldn’t like entering a magical shell?

  79. I want to point out I first noticed the prop reuse when Seungri in Strong Baby had the same car as SS501′s Love Like This.

    • Anonymous

      LOL!
      Those are cars, of course SS501 can’t only be the ones to use it. Those are cars! Who does care to point that out. Credits should go to the tank! oh yeah!

  80. Ah! The Dazed and Confused photographs in your computer :D GD looks like Legolas from lord of the rings :3

  81. I don’t know if somebody has already said this, but I think the reason why f(x) sounds like they are saying sunglass or as it’s said in your video “SUN-GUH-LASS” is because sunglasses in Korean can be said/written as “선글라스” or “선글래스.” If you romanize this spelling, you get what would sound like “sunglass”, which seems like the singular version of sunglasses. 

    Aside from that random bit of info., I LOVE your guys’ video as always. I give my vote for KARA because of the fact that their video depicts summer in a more summery way.

  82. Though I love f(x) – KARA had a more logical approach to summertime weather. :D
    They’re video was way cute too!

  83. Anonymous

    I vote for Kara!!!

  84. By now my housemates probably think I go mad every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday due to the extreme loud laughter that resonates from my room. 

    And I have no idea how asians do it, but I sweat even when it’s cold outside and I just speed walk to my department within 20 minutes. T_T

  85. Anonymous

    New fan of ur chanel <3 i like ur videos n dats y im here kekke.

    This week i vote for Kara. I always like their Jap songs n concepts

  86. To the Hot Summer list you should add Rhys Bobridge’s version.  Hes an Aussie who released the song back in 2008, should check it out.  I apparently am not allowed to watch the video here in Canada doe some reason on you tube.  I’m trying to find a copy of it though.  Loved that song

  87. What? Why F(x)? I wanna Kim Hyun Joong!!! ><
    Big Bang lost??? What!? This is just not right!
    I give my vote to KARA because their "summer" looks like actual summer! ^^

  88. Anonymous

    im sorry big bang ;__; im still a true VIP though! and for the showdown I pick f(x) ^^

  89. How do you guys know about Monrose? I can’t imagine them being famous internationally, since they weren’t popular in Germany for such a long time either. I know the song well as it was played on German radio stations quite a lot a few years ago, but it’s hard to believe that it traveled all the way to Korea. Very interesting indeed :)

    • Sunyoung Choi-Althaus

      Hey Lara – they were kind of popular… Oh, and TVXQ’s “under my skin” was also performed by SARAH CONNOR … There are definitely connections.

  90. Anonymous

    just thought this was interesting since you mentioned asian people dont sweat as much as americans… i always wondered that too!

  91. Anonymous

    just thought this was interesting since you mentioned asian people dont sweat as much as americans… i always wondered that too!

  92. Anonymous

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/29/science/29cnd-ear.html

    “They write that earwax type and armpit odor are correlated, since
    populations with dry earwax, such as those of East Asia, tend to sweat
    less and have little or no body odor, whereas the wet earwax populations
    of Africa and Europe sweat more and so may have greater body odor.
    Several Asian features, such as small nostrils and the fold of fat above
    the eyelid, are conjectured to be adaptations to the cold. Less
    sweating, the Japanese authors suggest, may be another adaptation to the
    cold climate in which the ancestors of East Asian peoples are thought
    to have lived.”

  93. Anonymous

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/29/science/29cnd-ear.html

    “They write that earwax type and armpit odor are correlated, since
    populations with dry earwax, such as those of East Asia, tend to sweat
    less and have little or no body odor, whereas the wet earwax populations
    of Africa and Europe sweat more and so may have greater body odor.
    Several Asian features, such as small nostrils and the fold of fat above
    the eyelid, are conjectured to be adaptations to the cold. Less
    sweating, the Japanese authors suggest, may be another adaptation to the
    cold climate in which the ancestors of East Asian peoples are thought
    to have lived.”

  94. Anonymous

    SNSD’s song is the same cause they bought it from kesha. SM announced that, but the others not so much. Anyways I’m not a fan of fx but your videos are funny nonetheless. I’ll vote for Kara~

  95. Anonymous

    SNSD’s song is the same cause they bought it from kesha. SM announced that, but the others not so much. Anyways I’m not a fan of fx but your videos are funny nonetheless. I’ll vote for Kara~

  96. Anonymous

    SNSD’s song is the same cause they bought it from kesha. SM announced that, but the others not so much. Anyways I’m not a fan of fx but your videos are funny nonetheless. I’ll vote for Kara~

  97. Hodto Tu

    Thank you for this review. Actually when I saw for the first time F(x) Hot Summer I wanted to ask you for the review and here it is. I didn´t  know that it is not an original song. Even though Monrose is a German band (I live in Europe so not so far away from Germany) I haven´t heard about it till now. But I like F(x) version more.

  98. Anonymous

    Simon and Martina, Run Devil Run was not a remake of a Kedollarha. The Kedollarha version was a guide song used to shop the song that had been put online. The same with Razor/Danger. Kristine Elezaj never released the song and the version youtube is an incomplete demo. Hot Summer is f(x)’s first and, so far, only cover.

    I’m a big fan of your videos, but I wish you’d researched this more before talking about it on such a widely-viewed platform.

    • Actually, besides those recent songs that were listed, SM has a long history of remaking songs such as Super Junior’s “U”, “Twins”, DBSK’s “Mirotic”, “Balloons”, “Picture of You”, Zhang Li Yin’s “Timeless” and many more that I can’t remember at the moment.

      • Anonymous

        I’m not denying that SME has remade songs, what I’m correcting is the misunderstanding that f(x)’s Danger and SNSD’s RDR were remakes. Also, Mirotic was not a remake — the composer sold the song to both SME and Sarah Connor at the same time. SME has the rights to the song in Asia while Connor has the rights to distribute her song in North America and Europe.

  99. lol yay SHINee beat big bang!!! :D
    …sorry, martina… >.>

    i vote for f(x) this week.

  100. f(x)! I actually don’t like fact that it’s not original song… But anyway, for me it’s better than KARA’s GoGo Summer)

  101. as far as JYJ is concerned – Martina :) did you by any chance get a Xiah Junsu fringe?xD at least it resembles me of it and I love it, you look great >0<

  102. If hear f(x)’s live version of Hot summer, you can hear the fans’ screams fluctuating, and how it always seems to increase when it’s Amber’s turn!!! XD
    AMBERAMBERAMBERAMBERAMBER!!!!!!!

  103. Btw, SNSD’s run devil run is an orginal song. Kesha was just doing a flavour for the song writer of run devil run……to sing a demo for SNSD. But fpr some reason, Kesha’s demo leaked out to the internet~

    • Actually they sold it to SM no SNSD member own the rights to RunDevilRun SM does, the only member in SNSD that I know of that owns rights to a song is Sooyoung heck even she only owns partial rights since she only wrote the lyrics but she didn’t make the music :s

      • fuuko4869

        khat31, must you go around disagreeing with people all the time? *facepalm*
        I mean, you may be right (in fact I do agree with you most of the time), but what does that achieve?

        •  what i’m kind of confused what you do you mean disagreeing with everyone all i’m telling the person is fact
          “Later, the song writer sold this song to SNSD”
          No the producer did not sell to SNSD but SM my dad has links to Korean entertainment and I know a thing or 2 unless the idols choose to physically contribute to their careers aka music wise, they don’t own the rights to anything, just like DBSK how SM made it so JYJ could never perform any DBSK song, at any point SM/other companies can disband any group they choose too, idols are just made for money and as long as they choose not to contribute to their careers companies will treat them like tools until they debut someone else, just like what KKS did to Hwayoung

        • fuuko4869

          Hey khat31, thanks for asking :)
          I don’t have any issues with this particular comment, or in fact with anything you say specifically, since S&M encourage discussion, and if you want to argue about kpop gossip, that’s fine with me.
          It’s just that, as a moderator here, I’ve noticed that all your comments have been of an argumentative nature with a negative tone. I’m not sure if you just have a tendency to disagree with anything you see, or if you only choose to comment on things you disagree with. (or as you said, you only reply to people when they get the info wrong).
          I was just hoping if perhaps, you could sometimes make some positive comments? Encourage people when they do get their info right? If that isn’t too hard. :)

  104. I vote for f(x)’s Hot Summer~!!!!!!!!!!!!

  105. As always simon and martina Nice and funny music monday xD you made my day at work right now is 12pm in venezuela :P hey now that you mention the phonebooth i also noticed that maybe is the same phoneboot from TVXQ Banjun Drama “Dangerous love” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1uwDHAYIc0&feature=related is in one of the parts i just posted the first because I dont know if you watched this if not please watch it^^
    Btw i vote for Fx 
    PS: Wiii SHINee won xD

  106. Anonymous

    Kara’s Go Go Summer!! At least it felt more summerlike, being by a pool, sitting in front of fans, etc… versus dancing in front of pink tanks.

  107. Anonymous

    Kara’s Go Go Summer!! At least it felt more summerlike, being by a pool, sitting in front of fans, etc… versus dancing in front of pink tanks.

  108. F(x) :)!!!! wiiiiii shinee winssssss :)!!!!!

  109. SHINee won?! No freaking way Dx
    Ehh.. but BIGBANG is Martina’s desktop background, kekeke~
    so I feels better.

  110. I still don’t like Amber’s hair cut >.>

  111. I still don’t like Amber’s hair cut >.>

  112. I still don’t like Amber’s hair cut >.>

  113. I still don’t like Amber’s hair cut >.>

  114. I still don’t like Amber’s hair cut >.>

  115. I still don’t like Amber’s hair cut >.>

  116. I still don’t like Amber’s hair cut >.>

  117. I still don’t like Amber’s hair cut >.>

  118. I still don’t like Amber’s hair cut >.>

  119. I still don’t like Amber’s hair cut >.>

  120. I still don’t like Amber’s hair cut >.>

  121. I still don’t like Amber’s hair cut >.>

  122. I still don’t like Amber’s hair cut >.>

  123. I still don’t like Amber’s hair cut >.>

  124. I still don’t like Amber’s hair cut >.>

  125. I still don’t like Amber’s hair cut >.>

  126. I still don’t like Amber’s hair cut >.>

  127. I still don’t like Amber’s hair cut >.>

  128. I still don’t like Amber’s hair cut >.>

  129. Lauren Tran

    I vote for KARA because it had more of a summer feeling to it then f(x)’s music video(: YES! MARTINA WAS DEFEATED! (no offense LOL) SHINee RULES!(:

  130. It’s probably because I’m an Aussie (therefore I’m biased towards the Aussie singer) but I prefer Rhys’ version of Hot Summer. You can see/hear it here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnqEcalX2Hw

  131. sungksoh

    SME receives 1000+ submissions every week from all over the world. They have full time employees just to evaluate submissions. They select a few to license. I heard this on a TV interview.

  132. im gonna say KARA . their mv has more of a summer feel than hot summer. 
    summer = beachhhh ~!

  133. I vote for f(X). !!! love the look, not so much the song, though..

  134. How hot is it temperature wise in Korea??? I decided to check cause you made it sound horrible but it doesn’t look that hot. Man, i wish it were hot in Utah, it was seriously FREEZING yesterday-50 degrees (F) is waaaayy tooo cold :) But it should be better for the rest of the week. 

  135. I have a theory about SME licensing songs other people have sung.   I think, because they want to take SME global, they want a few songs by other western artists under their belt so when they take, say, SNSD, to the US and Europe for a debut (which they plan to do for all their artists in the future) for all the non-Kpop fans, they will hear a song and go, “OH!  I know that song!  It was done by so-and-so.”  And they hook them in that way.
    It’s just a theory, and probably not even a good one, but it’s crossed my mind.

  136. Did Big Bang really just lose? Wow that is a first. Poor Martina :( but that shows you the power of Shawols!!! I have to vote for f(x) because I love them :D

  137. yey! shinee won!! :)

    let’s go for f(x)’s hot summer :)

  138. I vote for f(x)’s Hot Summer :DDD

  139. I vote for f(x)’s Hot Summer :DDD

  140. Actually, it’s the same thing with Japanese people. They wear 2/3 T-shirts, jackets… in summer, without dying. I have also seen women wearing windbreaker while doing their jog at pm 2:00 ! Actually, they do sweat. But, they don’t want to show that because it is ashamed in Japan so they put more clothes : the 1st T-shirt kind of absorbs sweating.
    And they don’t smell because they also use a LOT of perfume, hair’s lotion, creams…
    Maybe it’s the same thing in Korea.

  141. Anonymous

    actually Krystal hat also looks VERY FAMILIAR don’t you think?? *hint hint* TOP’s hat maybe?

  142. Ke$ha’s run devil run wasnt supposed to be released she did a demo and it got leaked to the internet she didnt like the song and wasnt going to sing it thats why they sold it to SNSD as far as i know lol

    thanks for music mondays

  143. Anonymous

    fx hot summer! 

  144. Anonymous

    fx hot summer! 

  145. i think i saw on the background of SS501′s URMan MV  the same street sign that appears on Shinee’s Hello, but i’m not sure

  146. Fx hot summer !!! Love fx yay!! Love  eatyourkimchi  yay!!

  147. Fx hot summer !!! Love fx yay!! Love  eatyourkimchi  yay!!

  148. recycling songs, see also:

    sarah connor – under my skin VS. DBSK – mirotic
    cinema bizzare – forever or never VS. SHINee – forever or never

  149. Sara Song

    i swear that song has been in my head for two days!!!! ><
    props to you Martina for the BIGBANG desktop background, I myself have the new 2NE1 pic released for "I am the coolest" as my background :D
    Is that the new faster computer you were talking about on facebook? :)
    btw my vote goes to f(x) Hot Summer :)
    the song is definitely catchy even though it's copied…and i'm kinda not liking KARA's songs lately :/

  150. Risako Usagi

    I think that, F(x) Hot Summer will be a very big hit.. because Monrose (they are from Germany) had a big hit here in Germany too… back in 2008 they were really long on the first place on the music charts ;-)

  151. Martina’s expression when SHINee won over Big Bang = priceless

  152. i choice KARA!!!
    GO GO GO KARA >.<

  153. i choice KARA!!!
    GO GO GO KARA >.<

  154. Anonymous

    I expect to see some Kpop boybands using the “Air Out Your Sexy Crotch” dance very soon. (・∀・)

  155. Anonymous

    I expect to see some Kpop boybands using the “Air Out Your Sexy Crotch” dance very soon. (・∀・)

  156. I thought Run Devil Run wasn’t KE$HA’s song, she just sang the demo? I’m so confused.

    Loved this Music Monday! I haven’t even seen f(x)’s music video yet, but this was hilarious.

  157. I thought Run Devil Run wasn’t KE$HA’s song, she just sang the demo? I’m so confused.

    Loved this Music Monday! I haven’t even seen f(x)’s music video yet, but this was hilarious.

  158. lols i see martina has big bang Dazed and Confused  photo backround,just like me XD

  159. lols i see martina has big bang Dazed and Confused  photo backround,just like me XD

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