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Kpop Music Mondays: MBLAQ “Cry”

January 17, 2011

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MBLAQ recently came out with a couple of videos, “Cry” and “Stay.” Cry was released last week on the same day as TVXQ’s “Keep Your Head Down” and got a looooot of requests, but the TVXQ fangroup – being the biggest fan group in the world – put in a lot more. Afterwards, MBLAQ still continued to get requests, and when “Stay” came out then we got pretty much nothing but MBLAQ in our mailbox. So here we go: time for us to review MBLAQ’s “Cry”!

To begin with, some of you might be wondering why we chose this one over “Stay”, considering the fact that “Stay” is newer. Fact is, we just like “Cry” more. Really. Now, that might sound like no big deal, but it’s a big deal to us, because we normally don’t do ballads. They’re not really as appealing to us as regular K-pop. But “Cry” is an exception. It has something different about it. Something more soulful. Simon grew up listening to R&B in the 90s, and this song for him was really reminiscent of those times. Seems like it’d be perfect for BET’s Midnight Love, (if any of you ever watched that, WOOT WOOT!).

Also, this video brought about a point that we wanted to mention before in B2ST’s “Soom”: why do boy bands freak out when they get stuck in the rain? Sure, we understand that maybe they just don’t like to bring umbrellas with them, but, really now, if we get stuck in rainstorms we just hide under an awning, or run to the closest convenience store and just buy a cheap umbrella. But noooooo. Kpop Boy Bands lose their minds if they get stuck in the rain, and rip off their shirts and jump in the puddles and punch the ground and cry. Come on, guys. It’s not worth it! Your makeup will get all smudged! And why don’t girl bands ever get stuck in the rain? We think it’s probably because the only thing that we can think of when girls get stuck in the rain is them having white T-shirts on and having sleazy wet t-shirt contests, which probably would be inappropriate for Korean TV, but awesome nonetheless…

We also got kinda carried away with the underwater sequence. Martina did a bunch of pictures for them, some of which didn’t make the cut. The end scene was supposed to be Simon successfully not sucking at being underwater, but we decided to chop it. Here’s the screencap that almost made it in:

Underwater Simon

By the way, Simon does not suck at swimming. His fingers do get excessively wrinkly, though. We did not make that part up :D

As always, JB and Annie from [닉쑤] Enjoy Your Happy Life~* are awesome for so diligently translating all of our videos into Korean. We usually only thank them in our info boxes on YouTube and on here, but this time we really wanted to give them a shoutout in our video. Thanks JB & Annie. You’re the best! And this white box to the right here is supposed to be the YouTube subscriber widget, but it’s been broken for a week now or so. Hopefully it’ll be fixed sometime soon…

Lastly, if you’re a fan of MBLAQ and want to get the CD delivered to you, no matter where you are in the world, you can do so by buying it through the banner below. Huzzah!

MBLAQ Vol. 1 - BLAQ Style

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  1. 2AM

    AND PLEASE DO INFINITE'S BEFORE THE DAWN NEXT WEEK
    i'd like to see you guys do the scorpion dance

    5 years ago
  2. Votes for 2am> who can beat Jokwons sad face???

    Next week: GD and TOP -please give us some YG Family!!!

    5 years ago
  3. MBLAQ!! XD
    They improved a lot
    and did a great job when they cried :))

    5 years ago
  4. 2AM

    5 years ago
  5. I vote MBLAQ!

    5 years ago
  6. PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE! do GD&TOP "Knock Out"! I will love you forever if you do <3 this is like my third week of trying to get this video reviewed! lol^_^

    5 years ago
  7. MBLAQ Cry!!!

    5 years ago
  8. 2AM cries better !!!

    5 years ago
  9. Please please PLEASE do Supa Love by Teen Top. It is hilarious.

    5 years ago
  10. Ah tough one.
    But 2AM has my vote.
    Jokwon actually cried in the video.
    Sorry MBLAQ, I love you guys but…yeah

    5 years ago
  11. MBLAQ are much better crybabies =3
    I just don't like 2AM. They're boooring!

    5 years ago
  12. I vote for MBLAQ. You guys should do Infinite Before the Dawn. The first time i heard the song i was hooked, also i'm a little bias of them.

    5 years ago
  13. Ohh i cant choose between them…they’re both good.

    5 years ago
  14. please…pongan Infinite…ese grupo en serio me gusta

    5 years ago
  15. My vote goes to MBLAQ. Look at them and their drawn-around eyes! They are in some serious boy band pain in their MV :)

    5 years ago
  16. KNOCKOUT, KNOCKOUT, KNOCKOUT-GDTOP, GDTOP, GDTOP FOR NEXT WEEK- PLEASE!!!! PLEASE!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!

    -and i personally don't think that boy bands need umbrellas-i mean, they look pretty good when they get wet-haha

    5 years ago
  17. Kay

    Hmm I gotta admit "Stay" was my favorite of the two, but there is always next week :D. Amazing graphics with the swimming scenes.

    5 years ago
  18. MBLAQ ALL THE WAY! because they put so much emotions in there!

    5 years ago
  19. I vote for MBLAQ ! Them tears are so realistic :p

    5 years ago
  20. MBLAQ Cry FTW…!!!
    both song & video is the best, no doubt!!!

    5 years ago
  21. MBLAQ (;

    5 years ago
  22. MBLAQ!!!! ^____^

    5 years ago
  23. MBLAQ! Next time you should do GD & TOP – Knock out :D

    5 years ago
  24. 2AM all the way !!

    5 years ago
  25. The Next Video Can You Do Teen Top – Supa Luv <3 ^-^

    5 years ago
  26. MBLAQ!! I'm only a moderate fan of both MBLAQ and 2AM, but MBLAQ's teary tears were gorgeous!

    PS: Guyliner ftw

    5 years ago
  27. Next Week: GD & TOP's Knock Out ^ ^

    5 years ago
  28. definitely MBLAQ! I love 2am songs too, but wow, This time round, MBLAQ is really overflowing with emotions :D
    Hot, irresistible tears ;D

    5 years ago
  29. Don't make them get umbrellas! It's just freaking HOT having guys dancing in the rain and getting all wet and punching puddles…
    Just imagine hot girls doing it, I'm sure you'll understand, Simon :D And… Koreans don't wear socks, from what I heard….
    I just don't like the guyliner. It was fine when it wasn't excessive, like… half a year or a year ago or so but now it's just ridiculous…
    Oh, and I'm for Cry of course xD

    5 years ago
  30. next one please do GD&TOP's 뻑이가요!

    5 years ago
  31. Hard decision. :)
    For best video and passion dance it`s definetely MBLAQ!~~~~
    For best ballad is without no doubt 2AM!~~~~~ they are the best at BALLADs <3 <3 <3 and lyrics as well.. <3

    For the crying part…. I really don`t know…. 2AM crying part is very touching and along with the lyrics it`s wonderful.
    MBLAQ.. they are so expresive and you can actually see(feel) their passion. So good! Even if there`s Rain style in it… and personally I don`t like Rain, but they have their own charisma and originality and I like that very much. It`s shown in the crying part too. :)

    So my vote goes for………………… MBLAQ because it gives you a little bit more real feeling when expressing the pain.. etc. :)
    If you would have asked who`s the ballad… 2AM definetely!

    I agree with Mr. Simon! Kpop boy bands need an umbrella :)) I wonder if they don`t get sick… :P :D

    5 years ago
  32. I wanna sayyyyy MBLAQ :O

    5 years ago
  33. I´m a MBLAQ fan and also a 2AM fan but sorry i love mblaq more!!!! hehehe so my vote goes to MBLAQ´s Cry!! yeah MBLAQ Fighting!!

    5 years ago
  34. eva

    MBLAQ's Cry all the way Ok they are both good but I loved Cry
    and as you took Cry why not make a vid of MBLAQ's Stay

    5 years ago
  35. 2AM!
    real man cry shinning tears XD

    5 years ago
  36. you should make a video on GD and TOP's Knock Out yeii :D

    5 years ago
  37. kkk, this song, the way they sing and move, the dance, and their facial expressions in Cry are all totally 100% Rain style :D couldn't they invite him to perform together? it would be so cool :D

    I vote for MBLAQ.

    5 years ago
  38. My vote goes for 2AM :)

    5 years ago
  39. OH OH… FIRST! :D I'm gonna pick MBLAQ, they've been my fav boy band since I got into K-Pop… after I saw Mir rap in "Oh Yeah" I was hooked :p Glad you guys like this song too… I was surprised they came out with a ballad but I love it.

    5 years ago
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