It’s SHINee’s “Everybody” for this week’s Kpop Music Monday, and it’s good timing, too. We’ll talk more about that at the end of this post. But first, check out SHINee’s “Everybody!”


Okokokok quickly, I’m gonna get this off my chest again and then get back to the things I like: anyone else think the songwriters got a bit…lazy with the chorus? The chorus is a very long chorus, in which the word “everybody” is repeated for 90% of it. Come on now! Might as well have replaced them with La la la’s. It’s so redundant that it hurts. But that’s it! Our only major gripe. Other than that, we don’t really have any complaints with the song. It’s a genre we’re not really all too fond of, or a sub genre or related cousin genre – whatever – and we actually liked its implementation in the song, when we’re otherwise worn out of the grungy electronic sound showing up in so much Kpop lately. And, even better, we weren’t barraged with UNNECESSARY RAPPING! Just singing! It was a fun song: no need to be a hard rapper or anything like that. Just lighthearted fun, I’d say, and we like that.

We also mentioned how we liked SHINee’s “Symptoms” more than this song. Even though Everybody is fun, Symptoms is AMAAZZZINNNG SAUCE. See for yourself:


Which one did you like better? We can’t be the only ones who liked this more. Then again, we do really like old R&Bish type songs. Maybe it’s not for everyone? Anyone feel the same about Rum Pum Pum vs Shadow?

Another thing we didn’t mention in the video: we joked about SHINee’s main dance move, but the rest of the dance was really, really freaking cool. The whole wind-up toy concept, with them being jumpy like those toys of old, and those parts of the video being all black and white, were really well thought out. Tie that in with the video having the concept of plugging in and waking up, being wound up like toys fits. It fits. We don’t often say that dances fit the concept of songs and videos. Dances are usually just awesome things that you watch that accompany a song, but don’t really add much meaning to it, you know? Usually, at least. I, for example, have no idea how SHINee petting the giraffe has anything to do with “her whisper is the Lucifer.” Amiright? But this was clever. I dug that.


The YouTube Music Awards, Presented by Kia

Ok, so the YouTube Music Awards is less than a week away now. We’re going to be there, along with a bunch of other YouTubers, as you might have seen from David Choi’s Tweet:

Can you spot them all?

Anyhow, we’re gonna be spending this week doing videos with them for the YTMAs. SO COOL! We’ve got one major one planned for tomorrow in which we announce some major things we’re doing for the YouTube Music Awards in Seoul. Major. Like, biggest thing we’ve ever done major. Schedules change a lot in this industry, I know, but I’m hoping it doesn’t, because it’ll be really big if we can do what we were told we’re going to do. HO LEE SHMOKES!

Even cooler, how about this: because you guise are awesome, we did our best to pull some strings, and we have TEN TICKETS TO GIVE AWAY. This is only for the Seoul event, not for the New York or London Events, so you have to be in Seoul to cash in. You’ll see us there! You’ll see SHINee there! Miss A! 4Minute! Sistar! And other artists which we can’t reveal yet, but TRUST ME you will be happy to see them there. Woot! If you want a ticket and you live in Seoul and you’re free to go to Ilsan this Sunday, we want to give you a ticket! All you have to do is:

1) Follow Us on Twitter,
2) Then tweet at us with a #YTMA tag. Let us know who’s your favorite band performing at the event. You can do so by clicking this here:

We’ll pick ten winners, and then send you a DM with details TOMORROW on how to get your ticket. Booya!

And don’t forget to subscribe, because we like you guise and give you free tickets to stuff! You’ll want to see the other cool things we’re doing this week. Definitely worth subscribing for!

  1. It’s so funny that he’s now MANHO because I swear he became that for me since the MV for Sherlock. There was just something about those jeans! Or his legs in them, I don’t know. But it was like I had never noticed he was male before. And suddenly he was oozing man-ness. Yep. MANHO.

  2. how can some people have so much energy? Shinee really shine dancing their flawless… complicated choreography…. the song is nice…

    Symptoms!… is a lovely song!

    …and speaking of costumes… the army suits presented in individual shots….I want them! XD …also Key with that suit and long-haired wig…. that outfit is definitely one of the best he ever had the chance to wear!! (by the time the music video was finished… I think I built an entire plot of an anime based on a look-alike character! *hope that made sense* )

    Thank you for your great work! :D


    P.S: I was wondering if you guise would invent your own swears…what they would be like…”Seungrina’s armpits” or “Spudgy boogers” or “Meemers’s deadly claw” XD did Meems ever bite or scratch anyone and make that person’s finger bleed (a little more sever than usual)?

  3. I love Symptoms too! :) I wasn’t too hip on Shadow from f(x). Personally my fave from Pink Tape is Step.

  4. Symptoms is definitely the better song. So catchy and just… beautiful~!!!

  5. Indeed SYMPTONS IS AWESOME *_* It took me 30seconds to like it, while Everybody grew on me after listening to it 3-4 times. ASDFGHJKL Still spazzing everytime i listen to symptoms and the performance at YTMA was nice too. Jonghyun <3 <3 :D
    Looking forward to the interview~

  6. Can I get that last little Simon song as my ringtone? o.O That would be ahmazinngg. [:

  7. I heard symptoms first and I was like AHH! This is so good! and then I found out it wasn’t their title and I was also like…why is it not the title? It’s the best song on that album!

  8. Totally agree about Everybody vs. Symptoms. I think Everybody is a really fun song despite the repetitive chorus and it is a perfect compliment to this awesome choreography. However, Symptoms makes me so happy. It’s just such a beautiful song and showcases everyone’s voices very nicely. And thank God for an album without obligatory rapping!

  9. singing the manho anthem and then fangirling with all the ouran host club fangirl pictures xD

  10. I have one request for you. I think it would be fair that you do topp dogg say it MV in next music mondays. they are rookies and they are new in this, so it would be great more people heard for them in this way :)
    thanks <3

  11. Simon, “Dance Bitch” has become my new jam on account of how catchy it is. I died when I heard Mr. Brohoho at the end because now I know I’m not alone. Perfect Music Monday was perfect. :3 Can’t wait to see what MV is reviewed next week!!

  12. I thought Simon deleted the Candy Crush…

  13. I would go for Symptoms. Plus I thought that “lyrics video” or whatnot is just… the coolest. ::pushes glasses up on nose::: for my korean language studies. Snort. Ahem, anyways loved your review. you guys never fail to crack me up.

  14. The whole album has so much man *^*

  15. We missed your super awesome and super funny KMMs! Happy that you are back!

    I like “Everybody” a lot more than “Why so serious” (sorry, but that line belongs to GD and if you wanna say it, say it like him ^^) and the outfits are the most military-like I ever saw in Kpop. And lol “Manho for VICE President of the Galaxies” XD Now I can even see 2min ruling the cosmos :)

    side note: Omg Just Kidding Films (at least I saw Joe and Bart) in the Eat Your Kimchi Studio – I just can’t … :) When they announced in one of their videos that they are going to Seoul for the YTMAs I thought “Maybe they meet Simon and Martina” – and they did! Wow

  16. thats a massive pillow pet.

  17. Damnit… now I have to get to lvl 216 of candy crush just to see what that’s about.

    (problem being that getting forward in that game takes forever for me since I refuse to go to the next level until I’m in the top 3 ^^; )

  18. SYMPTOMSSSSSSS!!!! Have you seen them perform it live? Just TEARS of a proud fan!!!!!! Man that song is to epic it needs a video!

  19. I think they didn’t promote it because they performed it live back in February or March, when they teasing about the 2nd part of “Misconceptions”. Probably threw out the idea once Jonghyun was injured, and the album turned into Why So Serious – Misconceptions…I’m not completely sure, but I know there was one song that really stood out during that promotion.

  20. I like Symptoms better too. The choreography for Everybody is awesome IMO

  21. I was feeling really blah yesterday after fighting the hurricane of doom! But I feel better now and this video is super funny. I bet you guys are going to interview Shinee, emg!

  22. no bloopers there? :( I really really appreciate these little extra scenes… *meow*

  23. LOL the manho skit cracked me up
    and dawwwwwwwwwwwwww spudgy ^_________^

  24. Holy moses, I just noticed the EYK-print bowtie of Mr Brohoho. Brilliant! :D

  25. I was completely awed by “Symptoms”. In my opinion, it’s probably one of the best songs Jonghyun has written thus far. It makes me incredibly disappointed they weren’t promoting it along with “Everybody”. My goodness, the dance for “Symptoms” is ridiculous. There is a lot of hip movement.
    I really liked their dance for “Everybody” as well. The “toy-windup” dance was clever. Also, did you guys see Onew rotating his arms maniacally in the “airplane” dance?

  26. Thy tits cannot be calm…best line ever hahaha

  27. ManHo may yet become the next Taeman. ManHo, for Vice-President of the galaxy. LOL. Well, since Taemin is takng over from Zaphod Beeblebrox, anything can happen.

  28. These TaeMAN and MANho could probably happen because they are under Lee Soo MAN’s management.
    *sorry for lame joke*

  29. Woo! Crossing my fingers for the tickets. That’s awesome that you guys are getting a huge opportunity… can’t wait to see what’s in store! :D

  30. I LOVE this song, but I respect everyone’s right not too. I find it funny that you guys like Smoky Girl, with the repetitiveness, yet don’t like SHINee. In comparison, I couldn’t stand Smoky Girl because of the repetitiveness, yet like Everybody. I guess people just like what they like.
    I loved this KMM. I guess the only thing I didn’t like was how long the Manho song was. The song was funny, but I think you may have played it to long, especially cause your KMM are not that long. But that is my only criticism, I loved it otherwise.
    (Also, Martina, I remember you saying in the Lucifer KMM that Key was your favorite member. What changed? Did Taemin just grow up? Poor Key!)

    • Oh, I didn’t really like Smoky Girl too, waaaaay too much repetitiveness for my tastes. I didn’t notice the repetitiveness of all the “everybody”s until maybe my fourth or fifth listen, lol.

  31. I was sooo disappointed by this song. Military outfits, I told myself. How can they go wrong with such HOT FAUX MILITARY OUTFITS?! (How can anyone go wrong with faux military outfits?) And the dancing was cool except for that “Check it, I’m a DJ Baw baw BAW” arm move. But who the hell took an upbeat, happy song like ‘Everybody’ and mixed it with the darker sound of dubstep and severe visual theme?
    Every time I listen to it I feel like I’m listening to some sort of super shitty war between 2 different songs that should never have been mixed. I can deal with them both separately, but together they unleash an angst of disappointment which clashes with my utter visual contentment. At least ‘Lucifer’ sounded badass to go with the angsty view- ‘Everybody’ is like throwing kittens into an angle grinder, but on the upside, making it look damn good.

    For the record, I totally attempted to scorn both Dazzling Girl and Dream Girl, until I realised the true joy of belting them out in the car on the way to… well, all places. And then ignoring any weird looks when you pull up at traffic lights and someone’s looking at you like you’re an alien. They are amazing.

  32. Omg, TaeMan and now Manho? Shall wait for the rest of SHINee to receive their own manly titles/songs :3
    I found Everybody’s chorus a tad too repetitive at first, and I just preferred Symptoms over it, but after listening to it so many times, it’s stuck in my head 24/7 and I started to really enjoy it, plus the dance is so freaking epic. And speaking of the dance, what about Onew’s propeller dance move? BROHOHO

  33. for me I love symptoms more than everybody bcause I can hear every each of their voice but I prefer to use Everybody as my alarm to wake me up! ^_^

  34. get spudgy back! mr brohoho can’t dance for nuts hahahhahah

  35. Holy smokes, I also liked Symptoms as a promotional song for the ‘Everybody’ album. Funny because at first I actually thought it was their promotional track, but then I heard it was Everybody and was like, “Ah huh.”

  36. OMG IS THAT Just Kidding Films THERE??

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