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Jay Park – Abandoned: Kpop Music Mondays

May 2, 2011

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Did somebody say boobs? Because, well, boobs. Boobs! And don’t try blaming Simon for the amount of boobs mentioned in the video. Martina saw it as well and was shocked by the boobs, and shouted out “boobs” when she saw it as well (which is like, 90% of our dialogue when we watch Mad Men as well, FYI). And we don’t think that we’re alone here: the video was meant to draw our attention to the boobs. Seriously now! Lighting is a big factor in making videos, and people get paid good money if they know how to light a set well. There’s no way that the room could have been so dark, and the only real light you can see is a spotlight on the girl’s boobs. That’s not accidental. Sure, it’s not like the entire video is a boobfest, but that shot was definitely meant to make us think about the boobs. Ok, we’ve written that word enough for once.

What were we talking about? Oh yeah! The song! Holy crap is this a great song! Now, as you know, we’re not really into ballads, so when we heard the first bit of this song we were really not looking forward to reviewing it. But the song picked up a lot, really really well, and by the time the chorus comes around it feels like it grows into an entirely different song than what it was at first. Awesome! We love it when songs grow. Also, the song has a different R&B vibe than what we’re used to. Compare this to, say, TVXQ’s Before You Go. Yes, they’re totally different songs, we know. But there’s something about Jay Park’s Abandoned that sounds…American? We can’t quite pinpoint it, but there’s a different sound, an accent, a twang or something, between American and Korean R&B that we can’t quite pinpoint. Anyone else know what we’re talking about?

Also, the dance to this video was awesome (apart from the weird hat dance, which was just awkward). Jay Park’s a great dancer, and there seem to be so many moves in this video that really stand out. Usually we can only talk about one or two of the dance moves, but we could have gone on forever. We didn’t even talk about the nipple snake, or the Bambi-on-Ice. It seems like the dance has so many original and distinguishable dance moves to it that you can do any one of them and people will recognize what you’re doing (even if you do it as poorly as we do). We thought at first that this reminded us of Taeyang, because he’s also an amazing dancer, but his dance moves aren’t really as recognizable, we think. They’re phenomenal, don’t get us wrong. He’s easily one of the best dancers in Kpop in our opinion, but his dances seem to be more complicated sequences that are difficult to imitate, while Jay Park’s Abandoned has a lot of cool and easily recognizable moves. Know what we’re saying?

More about the dance moves: we called the “Where did you go, oh oh oh oh” dance move the Distracted Driver, but at first it seemed different to us. Originally, we thought he was looking at his watch, because he’s pointing to his wrist. So then we thought: why is he pointing to his wrist watch? Is he asking the time? Shouldn’t he then be saying “WHEN did you go, oh oh oh oh?” And if so, what time would he have been abandoned? Would it occur between 1 and 3PM? DUN DUN DUN! Far fetched conspiracy? Yeah, probably, but this is the kind of stuff we talk about when we watch these vids. That and boobs.
Jay Park Take a Deeper Look
Anyhow, that’s it for this week’s Kpop Music Monday. We filmed it on Martina’s birthday which was yesterday. Huzzah! Martina turned 28, even though she still acts like she’s 6 years old. Thank you for all your birthday wishes on Twitter and Facebook and Tumblr and on this site. We’re totally amazed at all the love, so, thank you. Lastly, if you’re a fan of Jay Park, and want to get his new album, you can do so by clicking on the picture here. Order it anywhere in the world: they ship internationally. Woot woot!

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  1. Taeyang!

    6 years ago
  2. TAEYANG!!!! Taeyang Taeyang Taeyang!!!!! TAEYANG!!!!!!

    I have a slight crush on Taeyang… and Feliz cumpleanos Martina! :D

    6 years ago
    • Ya know, I just got thinking… I should rethink the spelling of my name in Hangul… like the character for “K” so someone doesn’t ever call me Gary…?

      6 years ago
  3. Dan

    First off …. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARTINA !! And you don’t know how happy I was to hear the start of this video … boobs … big ones even … in Korea?? Oh the mind wanders. But awesome job, yet again. I think I will have to work on my math skills – maybe that is what my “game” is missing. I took Calc II in school .. does that mean I have more or less chance of scoring?? Just wondering. And thanks for picking up on the whole “take a guy’s hat and then rub it on your male body” kind of akwardness. When I first saw that I was like ….. ummmm, what was that??
    And as always …….. VIVA LA SPUDGY!!!!

    6 years ago
  4. I so love I need a girl. So I vote for Taeyang. :>
    Guys can you please do a review on I need a girl by Taeyang? Puhplese? ;;)
    Happy Birthday Martina, :D
    May your wishes and dreams come true. :)
    Love you. :D

    6 years ago
  5. Definitely Taeyang, the moves he makes is super cute, sweet like candy moves. They go great with the song and fits the lyrics exceptionally well…

    And how could you say no with cute moves like that…

    Heh heh boobs… Sorry got sidetracked… ~(^ ^ )/

    6 years ago
  6. I vote for taeyang and sandara <3

    6 years ago
  7. OMg..hahaha all the boobs in one paragraph XD I didn’t know that could happen XD oh well. can’t blame you ^_^

    6 years ago
  8. jay park!

    6 years ago
  9. [email protected] bit. That sounded dirty, Simon!

    I guess that will have to be in your next “How to dance Kpop” video!

    @Nor Nazia Kasah : sorry, you seem to have picked the wrong Park this week. Better luck next one?

    6 years ago
  10. I almost had a panic attack when simon went out shouting “HAAAA”
    I vote for JAY’S ABANDONED~ whooo

    6 years ago
  11. Happy Birthday Martina!!!!!!!!!!!
    I vote for Taeyang and ………..Dara

    6 years ago
  12. I vote for Taeyang
    And Happy Birthday Martina (O_O)/

    6 years ago
  13. Taeyang is the best! :)

    6 years ago
  14. you know what?
    i’m a BUCHEONER!!

    BUCHEON city~♪
    such a beautiful disease~♪♪

    BUCHEON city~♪
    you are my beautiful~♪
    such a beautiful disease~♪♪

    6 years ago
  15. “But know this Park Jay Bum, we tend to be a lot harder on native english speakers. So if I ever hear any fantastic lasic super sonic hypertonic give it to my y make a love baby if you want a pretty *dramatic pause* you’re going down. We will drink you’re milkshake.” That was just genius Simon!!!! I loved it!!!! haha. The forever alone dance I prefer is TaeYang’s “I Need A Girl” And HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARTINA!!!!!!!

    6 years ago
  16. Haha! Me too! I thought Jay was trying to sing in a pure korean accent but couldn’t really do it :) He sounds american! And the Where did you go oh oh oh oh confused me too! Point point point point. What the hell is he trying to say? lol I love jay! I am a shameless fangirl.

    6 years ago
  17. It’s a really tough choice since both the music style and the dance style…. and the singer styles are soooo simillar between JP and Taeyang…..BUT I’ll vote for Jay Park since he deserves the love <3
    But really, even their heights are similar -.-

    6 years ago
  18. Happy Birthday, Martina! ^O^

    aaand yeah, I vote for Taeyang ^^

    6 years ago
  19. jay park

    6 years ago
  20. wz

    jay!great moves!agree with not-complicated-&-recognizable-dance moves ;)
    i totally love this song!

    6 years ago
  21. Jay park ♥

    6 years ago
  22. HAHA, I taught the same thing, boobs!
    And why didn’t you comment on the epic “kissing-dance-moves”? at about 3min 50sec in to the song. I was sure you would :p But I agree, the video was cool, but there were something missing at the end.

    6 years ago
  23. Happy Birthday Martina! ^^

    Ohhh yeahh I vote for Taeyang! ;)

    6 years ago
  24. Taeyang!
    Happy birthday, Martina!!

    6 years ago
  25. That ‘American’ feeling you guys are getting is probably because Jay’s American friend produced the song :)

    6 years ago
  26. taeyang! :P

    6 years ago
  27. It’s sad that I wasn’t wondering what was with your ridiculous hat. haha

    6 years ago
  28. Probably got abandoned at 03:30. She died.
    A movie by M. Night Shyamalan.

    6 years ago
  29. uhh forgot to vote. LOL

    JAY PARK FTW!

    6 years ago
  30. JWz

    who is teyenga?

    6 years ago
  31. TAEYANG :)

    6 years ago
  32. Thanks for the review! you guys are funny! and yes we jwalkerz noticed the boobs! i mean…how can we not when their THAT close to Jay -_-” hahahaha jk jk. i called the distracted driver dance as ‘The Point Point Point Point Dance’ haha
    and Happy Birthday to Martina!~ ^^

    6 years ago
  33. Yay! Happy Birthday!!! ^^
    I voted for Taeyang ^^

    6 years ago
  34. thanks for reviewing abandoned. it’s so well written and funny! keep up the good work~

    6 years ago
  35. TAEYANG !!!

    6 years ago
  36. thanks for reviewing Abandoned. you made jwalkerz happy! :D

    6 years ago
  37. Era

    Haha… your review is epic. And it’s an interesting perspective to look at ..haha…we like the Distracted Driver move.

    Thanks for reviewing Jay Park”s Abandoned!

    6 years ago
  38. haha you guys are so funny. I am constantly laughing… anyways loved the vid

    6 years ago
  39. love your video, but why did you add the ‘2PM’ tag?

    6 years ago
  40. <3 love you guys!
    Music monday is a perfect break from studying my korean midterms here at Yonsei.. urgh.. gimme strength! :D 힘내!.
    How are your Korean comming along? :D

    6 years ago