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. 2am Supa Luv next week

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

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

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

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

  21. PLEASE PLEASE! Do Infinite Before The Dawn.

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

  23. 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. :)

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

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

  26. 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……………..

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

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


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

  31. MBLAQ has my vote! WOO! :D

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

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

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

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

  36. 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!

  37. My vote goes to MBLAQ!!!!! <3<3<3<3<3

  38. MBLAQ was better at crying!

  39. MBLAQ's Cry was BETTER!!! :D

  40. mblaq is better ^^, i hope GD&TOP'S knock out WOuLD BE NXT ^^, please!! :D

  41. I vote for 2AM : )
    Please do Teen Top's Supa Luv or Infinite's BTD next week! : 3

  42. my vote goes to MBLAQ!! i choose them because i really like mblaq and i think Cry is a daebak song! i actually like 2AM as well but I'm so biased so i choose MBLAQ hehe

  43. vote for MBLAQ

    annnnddd please do SEUNGRI 어쩌라고 (WHAT CAN I DO) M/V. :)

  44. For the next music monday: Seungri – What can i do

  45. 2am for me. :)

    you guys!! GD&TOP soon, Seungri is already out!!!
    not forgeting Park Jung Min!!!
    i can already imagine Simon dancing to "Down down down down" XD~

  46. Definitely MBLAQ… XDD
    nah I just liked their eye make-up

  47. I choose MBLAQ.
    You should do Infinite BTD. Their scorpion dance move is so cool and i will like to see you guys try to do it. Also they need more attention, i mean, they're a great group who wouldn't love then.

  48. Dudes, one of yer best videos ever. Luv the underwater schtuff!

  49. Seungri, next monday ok?xD

  50. Supa Luv Next week :D

  51. DO GD&TOP 's KNOCK OUT !

  52. 2AM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!2AM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!2AM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  53. Please do Infinite BTD for next week please! The song is just so addicting. :)

  54. Sorry MBLAQ,
    but i choose 2AM! :)

  55. Teen top please :d

  56. Can you take teen top supa luv next week (a)

  57. i'll go for…2AM!!!
    please, knock out by GD and TOP next week…:)

  58. Hey Simon and Martina!

    I'm from Malaysia and I subscribe to your podcast! I submitted the request wayyy back when Cry came out haha but was really surprised when I saw the podcast!! Really really glad that you did a video on it ^^ (I'm grinning really hard just that you can't see it) So yup, a big THANK YOU! <3 :D

  59. I choose MBLAQ.
    Ooh! you know who u guys should do a review on for next week, 'Infinite Before the Dawn.' Their dance moves are so EPIC! :D
    The music video is also epic. They should win an award on Music Bank or Music Core or M! Countdown or Inkigayo. The song is also epic.

  60. Actually Teen Top Supa Luv. And yeah they were mentioning Cube Entertainment in the Beautiful

  61. 2AM has my vote.
    You guys totally have to do Infinite Before the Dawn. I can't stop listening to it. I still can't believe that they haven't won an award yet.

  62. 2am
    Infinite Before the Dawn should be the next song to be reviewed next week. It's such a nice and catchy song. I <333333333333333 Infinite so much. :)

  63. I like both of the song, but i have to choose MBLAQ. Also, could you guys do Infinite Before the Dawn. More people need to know about Infinite. I mean who wouldn't love them. LOL :D

  64. 2AM. :)
    Please please please please do Infinite BTD. I've been wanting you guys to do a review of it ever since the video came out. It's such an addicting song.

  65. Adding one more vote to MBLAQ!!!>_< LOL I've never scream so high when I first saw them cry in the video… How can they manage to look so good while crying? LOL

  66. please…. the next must be ~GD&TOP's 뻑이가요~! .ok~! (n.n)! gracias~

  67. I vote for MBLAQ's crying over 2pm. Even though I LOVE 2PM this MBLAQ song really hit something good in my soul.

  68. honestly. mblaq is great…
    but do you see them crying? xD i see wettness.. don't know if there are actually tears.

    ..so 2AM! how clear are THOSE tears? :D

    wanna do g.na's "black and white"?

  69. MBLAQ wins in my humble opinion
    they're not ballad singers yet the expreses sadness in an an extremely convincing way
    one that is definitely prais worthy

    So I choose MBLAQ

    btw to say that 2am cried real tears seems a little to gullible to me
    It's really hard to do the cry baby (tear only from one eye)
    and all 3 of them did it (I didn't see changmin cry, though the emotion was definitely there)

    to conclude i love both :)

  70. 'Knock out' by Gd&TOP next weeek!!!!!! Please!!!!

  71. Please next week: GD&TOP with 'Knock Out'

  72. haha 2AM and MBLAQ are my favourite bands!! ^^

    But gotta say MBLAQ wins at crying. just look at Mir and Thunder at around 6.00. totally rocking the emotions it made my heart wrench. MBLAQ!

  73. GD&TOP for next week pleaseeee XD

  74. My vote goes to MBLAQ, I'm sorry but 2 AM's crying was just weird, and awkward. I like their song, but too much crying.
    Well that is just my opinion because people actually liked their crying.

    GD and TOP for next week!!!! Come on!!

  75. I vote for MBLAQ. Please do Infinite 'Before the Dawn' next. Please!

  76. please do GTOP!!
    knock out has been out for a long long long time already T.T

  77. MBLAQ duh!!!!! i vote for MBLAQ…..:)


  79. I want Supa Dupa Diva!!!!! >.<
    I vote for 2AM! >:D

  80. PLEEEEASE review Teen Top SUPA LUV!!!

  81. I think MBLAQ is better but it's hard to tell because it's RAINING! Ironically, they are Rain's boy band….hmmm

    As far as the accent at the beginning goes, CheongDoong's accent is from learning English in the Philippines.

  82. Enjoyed the video as usual guys. Very funny. And I noticed the cute calendar you guys have with yourselves on it. Too cute! I would've picked the "Wonder Twins" person too lol. Classic! Dunno if you guys know but Dara of 2ne1 her brother is in MBLAQ (he's Thunder). I wanna see a GD& Top review too!!!

  83. i vote for cry by MBLAQ

  84. Nobody cries like 2AM do…

  85. I Love 2AM but, I gotta give it to MBLAQ!!!

    Also How about a video on Teen Top's comeback song Supa Love. I have that song on repeat right now :)

  86. SNSD – Visual Dreams for next week please.

  87. 뻑이가요 for next week please *-*

  88. teen top – supa luv for next monday please!

  89. GD AND TOP for next week

  90. GD&TOP for kpop music Monday's Please!!!!??
    and i vote for 2AM

  91. GD&TOP <3

    2AM!! <3

  92. 2AM

    i'd like to see you guys do the scorpion dance

  93. Votes for 2am> who can beat Jokwons sad face???

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

  94. MBLAQ!! XD
    They improved a lot
    and did a great job when they cried :))

  95. 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^_^

  96. 2AM cries better !!!

  97. hmmm, 2AM cried better! heck both of them just make want to cry now lol. next week please do Teen top supa love!

  98. Please please PLEASE do Supa Love by Teen Top. It is hilarious.

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

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

  101. 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.

  102. Ohh i cant choose between them…they’re both good.

  103. My votes goes to MBLAQ! By the way, this video was totally great! I love you guys :) Keep doing greatest videos on YT!!

  104. please…pongan Infinite…ese grupo en serio me gusta

  105. Can you do teen tops supa luv next week :D

  106. Teen top next week (a) love supa luv! xD

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

  108. I’m voting for 2AM :)

    though towards the end MBLAQ does show some form of sorrow/agony, the video leaned more towards dancing :P

    but watching the 2AM mv honestly almost made me cry

  109. Please people… the question is: "who is better at crying?"

    ….not "Whose video is the best? or who's the most cool dancing under the rain with waterproof make-up group?"

    so it's definitely 2AM
    -> because they actually CRY.


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

  111. I vote for 2AM!!! I love 2AM!! I don't like MBLAQ though, even though Rain produced them……go 2AM!!!

  112. Sorry, MBLAQ. But I vote for 2AM :'(.

  113. I really liked both songs. 2AM's song had a beautiful lyrical quality and they could cry on command, but the video was boring! MBLAQ's video was very cool AND it's a beautiful song, so MBLAQ just barely wins :)

    while wet socks (especially doggie drool induced) are horrible; gorgeous men look even better wet. c'mom, Martina, if it was GD and TOP, you wouldn't give them an umbrella ;)

  114. Hmm MBLAQ or 2AM… that's a toughie… I'm not really sure I mean they're both intense and super, uber sorrowful and passionate when they cry lol so I think I'm gonna have to go with the both of them.
    As for the video you should do next week…
    TOP & GD all the way
    I fell in love with the video for Knock Out, I thought it was adorable/hot lol.
    TOP is my bias from Big Bang… please don't kill me Martina! :D you should definitely review Knock Out next week. Maybe you can do Stay after that but Knock Out would be my first choice. (:

  115. Infinite BTD for next week perhaps? :D

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

  117. MBLAQ ALL THE WAY! because they put so much emotions in there!

  118. I vote for MBLAQ ! Them tears are so realistic :p

  119. MBLAQ look so so much better!!

  120. MBLAQ Cry FTW…!!!
    both song & video is the best, no doubt!!!

  121. MBLAQ – Cry is the best

  122. MBLAQ!!!! ^____^

  123. MBLAQ!!!!!!!
    Knock out by GD n TOP 4 next week plz…………….

  124. MBLAQ! Next time you should do GD & TOP – Knock out :D

  125. 2AM all the way !!

  126. Mblaqs Cry :) And can you do Teen Tops Supa Luv? :D

  127. wahhh i love your videO!!
    i agre with u Martina GD&TOP “KNOCK OUT” for the next Music Mondays!!!!

    i love you guys and also spudgy!! =)

  128. The Next Video Can You Do Teen Top – Supa Luv <3 ^-^

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

    PS: Guyliner ftw

  130. Next Week: GD & TOP's Knock Out ^ ^

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

  132. 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

  133. next one please do GD&TOP's 뻑이가요!

  134. 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

  135. I wanna sayyyyy MBLAQ :O

  136. 2AM hands down. dey hv jokwon w/ dem who cn cry like in a minute!

  137. 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!!

  138. Eventho i love 2am i gotta go with MtotheBLAQ

  139. 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

  140. 2AM!
    real man cry shinning tears XD

  141. you should make a video on GD and TOP's Knock Out yeii :D

  142. 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.

  143. MLAQ's crying was MUUCCHH better!

  144. My vote goes for 2AM :)

  145. 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.

  146. OH CRAP I CAN'T DECIDE! 2AM OR MBLAQ! OOOOOHHH NOOOEEEZZZ! *debate*debate* hmmm. . . MBLAQ. I love 2AM and will be going to their concert for the 2nd time, but I really liked the MBLAQ video. Esp. with the water ballet and the dancing (I'm a dancer, so my biased will always be for the dancing group.) However, with this video you can really see Rain's influence on them. They're definitely his prodigies.

  147. how about a video for secret's shy boy?? :D

  148. My vote goes for 2AM! They cry such shiny tears. :D

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