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
  1. do or do not there is no try but mblaq’s cry for the power of Yoda. yoda will always be with u.
    did u guys do 2ne1 yet

  2. Please review Not Alone-Park Jung Min!!

  3. can you do Sistar – Ma Boy ?? it’s my fav. song <3

    thank you :)

  4. BoA kind of got stuck in the rain in “Eat You Up”…well the sprinklers turned on but still…

  5. I recently subscribed to your podcast on itune and I was excited to watch this episode. However, the url on itunes is not working.

  6. MBLAQ :)

    You guys have to do Infinite's Before The Dawn. I love that song so much.

  7. I would have to say MBLAQ all the way because it actually looks like thier crying.

  8. My vote totally goes to MBLAQ its so realistic and it looks like they put alot of emotion into it. Go MBLAQ!!

  9. Next time will be GD-oppa and TOP-ajushi! =)

  10. Mblaq, no questions asked

  11. You guys gotta do Epik High – Fan!!
    Or you could do Epik High – Map the Soul….

  12. MBLAQ

    Please do Infinite's Before the Dawn.

  13. MBLAQ

    Next Week should be Park Jung Min's Not Alone

  14. Next week GD&TOP : Knock out :)

  15. Please, please, PLEASE review Park Jung Min's Not Alone! It's his first solo album!

  16. mblaq :'( I don't like to see jo kwon and jinwoon sad :(
    Teen Top Spa Luv Next Week. :|

  17. i like both, but i vote for mblaq! :D

  18. My vote go to 2AM !! They're like.. the Kings ^^

  19. SEUNGRI V.V.I.P the next week please :D

  20. PLEASE PLEASE! Do Infinite Before The Dawn.

  21. Hi ! :) So where can I vote for the next kpop vid??? :)

  22. MBLAQ has my vote.
    Please do Infinite for next week. I really love that song. Because i listen to my heart beat one by one~~
    Before the dawn~~ It's just so addicting. I can't seem to stop listening to it. :)

  23. Please do Infinite BTD. The song is very nice.

  24. Please do one of GD and TOP's other mv or maybe even one of Suengri's new MV please~~~~ :)

  25. Go for MBLAQ… tho' 2AM are balladeers, I go for MBLAQ's antiques…. If you watch them in varieities.. they're all cool…. so charismatic on stage, goofy off stage but they're still the same since their debut….And their CRY and STAY songs and the video for Cry gives me goosebumps….. yay!!! MBLAQ all the way……………..

  26. One word….M.B.L.A.Q!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. My vote goes to……………………….MBLAQ! :D ^_^


  29. I VOTE FOR MBLAQ! YEAH MBLAQ FTW!!!! <3<3<3<3<3<3

  30. MBLAQ has my vote! WOO! :D

  31. GO MBLAQ! I <3 Seungho! I <3 G.O! I <3 Joonie! I <3 Thunder! I love Bang Mir! I vote for MBLAQ! (:

  32. In my opinion, I think MBLAQ should win! ;D Their crying was better! <3<3<3

  33. MBLAQ! My vote goes to them! <3 ;D

  34. I like MBLAQ better!!!!!!!!! I LOVE MBLAQ! <3

  35. I think this one has to go to MBLAQ! They don't usually sing ballads, but they were able to really show their emotions clearly. Although I love 2AM too, MBLAQ deserves to win this one!

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