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Kpop Music Monday: SHINee “Everybody”

October 29, 2013

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MAN-HO!
MAN-HO!
MAN-HO-HO-HO!

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.

Showdown

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!

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  1. I’ve been waiting for a SHINee Music Monday for FOREVER :) I really liked symptoms too. To be honest I thought it was better than Everybody just because SHINee has really good R&B songs, it’s like they’re voices were made for it. c:

    3 years ago
  2. So… Idk if it was your source material or if you guys are just this awesome, but this is one of the *funniest* Kpop Music Mondays I’ve *ever* seen!! Like oh my gosh, I have *never* laughed this much when watching one :D From Martina ripping on the chorus (which is insanely catchy like a T-ARA song) to the Complextro villain skit (quite flawless indeed :3) to the return of the Brohoho (I know you guys have been waiting to use this character again, and so have we), I just couldn’t stop laughing. Great job guys :D

    I have one thing to bring up, though; why no Fangurilla? She would have been the *perfect* addition to this week’s KMM, especially with those scenes of Taeman’s shirtlessness. Wait… Maybe that scene (along with all the other solo scenes with the exception of Key’s because that weave… Still not here for that!!) was too much for her and it *killed* her!! OH MY GOSH, THE HORROR!!! WHO IS GOING TO MAKE US FEEL NORMAL FOR ALL OUR FANGURL/FANBOI MOMENTS Y_Y WRY SHINEE?!?!?! WRY YOU DO DIS TO US?!?!?!?!?!!?!!!!!!!

    *ahem* Sorry about that, my emotions got away from me XD Anyway, can I discuss a few things with you fanbois and fangurls? Like, who Key pissed off enough to be stuck with those horrible horrible extensions (Taemin’s Lucifer and Sherlock were bad enough; please SM, JUST STOP IT!!)? Or who Onew sold his soul to for his new found powers of sexy (like seriously, I needed a moment after *every* one of his solo scenes… Hell, I need a moment now just thinking about it XD)? Or how Minho came to own and expand Kevin’s giant chess piece collection? Or even why Taeman has a giant bear/panther? Like seriously, that thing was hideous; you should know better Taeman XD Since our lead fangurl cannot be with us this week, can we take the time to just discuss these questions and why SM continues to exploit SHINee and EXO (semi-confirmed comeback for November) when f(x), SNSD, BoA, and TVXQ would be perfect candidates to make a huge comeback with in these last few months of 2013?

    So… I totes picked SHINee for the best military outfits showdown for purely selfish reasons; I like Everybody more than Genie. I mean, I don’t *hate* Genie (well, I used too XD), but I just like Everybody more :3 #ComeAtMeBro ^_^

    And in other news, Shadow and Symptoms would totally have made better title tracks than Rum Pum Pum Pum Pum or Everybody. It makes me wonder if it’s SM just not being smart about picking their title tracks or if their albums have just gotten so good that they’re full of potential singles… Who knows :3 #ManhoShrug I honestly would have prefered any other song on XOXO than Wolf as the title track (it was a huge no no of SM to feature the album tracks in the drama versions of Wolf and Growl, because it just highlights how weak they are as songs) and I actually kind of wish that SM kept that horrid Duffy replay by SNSD in their vault because it was just one big no no (one should not release a song that’s aegyo infested with a cutesy dance when you’re trying to shed said image -_-).

    3 years ago
  3. I am happy you mentioned that Jonghyun is confined in a room of pecs and ass sculptures. But no mention of him angrily smashing them? It was almost as great as Henry throwing a lamp around in Trap. SM 2013 trend: smashing things.

    3 years ago
  4. I didn’t really like the song at first, I thought it was lazy and not well thought. But than I saw the first live, and I saw the MV again, and then the live once more and NOW I think this is one of the best songs they have.
    I don’t really dig the overly strong and ‘hard’ songs. Even though I’m a shawol I don’t like at all Ring ding ding, Lucifer still sounds kinda unpleasant for me and I have to listen it a couple of times to get used to it with Sherlock. That song though is so catchy and so easy to listen. It reminds me of Amigo, not so ‘cutesy’ like Juliette, Hello or Dream girl, but still good and harmonious. I love it.

    And yeah, I long gave up on Shinee – with every comback they have, the opening song is better than the actual single.
    Up&Down – Lucifer
    Stranger – Sherlock
    Beautiful – Dream girl
    Shine – WSS
    Symptoms – Everybody

    Why SM, why?!

    3 years ago
  5. Symptoms is really amaaazing! I’ve liked other songs from the albums rather than the promotional songs from SHINee ever since tho.. there’s actually better songs in DG and WSS albums than the title tracks themselves..

    3 years ago
  6. this is just so random, but i am weirdly happy Minho.. err.. MANho was your icon for this vid.. :) i don’t know, maybe its just i miss him so much.. :3

    3 years ago
  7. NO BLOOPERS?? Nooooo are you guise becoming so experienced that you don’t have bloopers? I hope that day never comes haha

    3 years ago
  8. I agree that Symptoms is an absolutely gorgeous song, and Shadow is great too, but I think the title song isn’t always about which song is objectively better, but more about which one makes a bigger impact when performed and promoted. It needs to be more explosive (Everybody) or quirky (RPPP) or memorable in some other way. I personally preferred RPPP over Shadow, but out of the songs on Pink Tape, my favorites are Pretty Girl, Airplane, Step and Goodbye Summer. I just don’t know how much of an impact they would make as a promoted song! (Btw, I was just waiting for a Taeman sequel. Thank you for announcing MAN-HO (whose name is, believe it or not, even better than Taeman!))

    3 years ago
    • I LOVE “Airplane,” and overall Pink Tape is such a fun album (but then, I LOVED last year’s album too!). But when I saw the performance of “Airplane” the dance was meh, and I can understand why they went for the quirkiness of RPPP (eventhough I have issues with that song’s choreography as well).

      3 years ago
  9. As soon as my sis and I saw the chess pieces we screamed “Brohoho!” Not to mention the ever-consistent SM formula. But, oh, so many EYK references “Taeman! 360 camera”. Shinee never disappoints when it comes to dancing (I will stay clear of “Why So Serious”… -_-) But you guisssse! Couldn’t you give just one ticket to an international Nasteh? T.T
    Anyhoddlepoddlestroddle, I’m looking forward to your Halloween Special…. (I am planning to dress up as Simone and my boyfriend could go as Martin….)
    And YESSSS! Symptoms was amaze balllllssssssss!
    Btw did you find a new house?

    3 years ago
  10. why was Lee Minho in that Manho montage? xD

    3 years ago
  11. I’m glad that there’s a universal agreement about how awesome Symptoms is and how an MV for Symptoms would have been super amazing. Also MANHO~ lololololol

    3 years ago
  12. MANHO~
    I’m thinking the next should be… “kinkybum”? It seems better than “mankey” or “keyman” hahaha!

    3 years ago
  13. Fangurilla was probably too busy gushing over Taeman’s chest and now, Manho. Tis too bad. I miss that gurl’s commentary.

    3 years ago
    • She was going to say something, but then she saw the camera zoom under everyone’s crotches. She’s in the hospital now. BRB.

      3 years ago
  14. don’t make me choose between GG and SHINee TT____TT I love both

    3 years ago
  15. By the way did you guys know that Brohoho is taking is prop-shop market to the live stage? Check out SHINee’s Inkigayo performance from this weekend ; ) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOBlRBF4GFY

    PS. SYMPTOMS IS PHENOMENAL! Glad you guys mentioned how wonderful that song it. Even my phone agrees, it seems to play it more that Everybody.

    3 years ago
    • The Inkigayo performance of SHINee’s was fantastic. Plus, Martina is right about MAN-Ho. The wink from MAN-HO should be illegal.

      3 years ago
  16. the full version of symptoms since you guys posted the short version:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz4spbzj7Ss

    3 years ago
  17. I think 90% of the shawols I know liked “Symptoms” better. Really grrrrrreaaaat song! “Everybody” slowly grows on you though.

    3 years ago
  18. Is it just me, or did Mr. Brohoho sound a little bit like Mickey Mouse when he took over from Spudgy in the end of the video?
    Also, Symptoms is fantabulous. I like Everybody for the dance more than anything, but Symptoms doesn’t need a dance (probably why it wasn’t picked over Everybody) because the vocals are enough.

    3 years ago
    • Though the dance they did come up with for Symptoms is awesomely smooth and sexy. It goes with the song perfectly.
      Everybody is more of a whole-package performance song though so I guess that is why they chose to promote it as the title?

      3 years ago
  19. Watching this video yesterday all I could think about was what Simon and Martina would say about it, especially the dance. I really like SHINee, but I’m not THAT big of a fan. But OMG the dance. The daaaaance, sweeet dance moves

    3 years ago
  20. We went from Taeman to Manho…I wonder who will be next…XD…anyway, I said this before, I really REALLY like Symptoms, since I like this genre a lot more than techno…complextro…WHAT???? But Everybody is indeed catchy and the obsessive repeat of the word made me addicted (could it be a subliminal Message? A kind of Hypnosis?)…Anyway, I’m wandering What do you think about tha nasty nasty video of “Now” by Trouble Maker…I’m still trying to recover from the schock…XD

    3 years ago
    • I am really, really disappointed with Now. Reeeally. All I could think while watching it yesterday was how much it reminded me of Rihanna. I don’t like Rihanna’s mvs.

      3 years ago
      • Yes, I know what you are talking about, but, well, it is also true that they had a LOT of courage to go out with a video that’s not exactly fit for the Korean standard of decency (the minister for banishing will forget about Junsu for sure, this time XD) …The song it’s cute, but indeed, I still don’t know what to think about the MV…

        3 years ago
        • Yes, it does take a lot of courage. But is it worth it? To just do what a whole lot of other internacionally known artists are doing? But I get your point.

          3 years ago
  21. does anyone know if they’re going to live stream the Seoul event on Sunday, too, or just the one in New York?

    3 years ago
  22. Awwww Spudgy! He needs Manho Minho to come wind him up like the other members of SHINee.

    3 years ago
  23. The 10 lucky nasties who win one of the tickets, have fun guys! I wish I could win one of them but Belgium is not a neighborhood of Seoul… :'(

    3 years ago
  24. WHAT IF WE GO VISIT SEOUL FOR THE WEEKEND. CAN WE ENTER FOR A TICKET THEN?!

    3 years ago
  25. What is cool about this song is that I do not like dubstep AT ALL and although this has many “hints” of that genre, I was still able to enjoy it and dance in a spazzastic way across my living room.

    3 years ago
  26. That Ouran high school host club picture…..

    3 years ago
  27. Symptoms was FREAKING AMAZING.
    Like, no kidding.
    Plus the lyrics are awesome too.
    Symptoms is a COMPLETE package, I mean, it even has a dance routine to it!!

    3 years ago
  28. I wasn’t found of the style but later it started to become so addictive.

    BUT YES.
    Symptoms is good, even better. Also Jonghyun wrote the lyrics. It’s so good. The whole mini album is good.

    3 years ago
  29. Symptoms is definitely my favorite from the album. I freakin’ love this song and the dance they have for it. It’s so great and deserves a video. lmao though at Manho. Toooooo mucchhh.

    3 years ago
  30. I’m not a technicalmalogical individual, but I need a .gif of that “B*tch I’m fabulous” shot of Key…That made me spit out my coffee…

    3 years ago
  31. I’m thinking [and this is just a radical idea for you] but the Eat Your Kimichi Crew’s next single could be Manho!!! The epicness of that song and video are just dying to be unleashed and the world is ever so ready for it! I see it, can you?!?!?

    3 years ago
  32. Note to self, don’t watch KMM in the library. NEVER A GOOD IDEA. Should have taken the hint when I saw Manho. But in other news, great job Simon and Martina! :)

    3 years ago
  33. ManHo lol. Minho is still my bias : ) I have to agree that I like Symptoms more, if you listen to that song with headphones, my gosh it is an awesome, beautiful song. When I watched Everybody dance practice video I was just more impressed with the choreography since you can really focus on their dancing.

    3 years ago
  34. Holy smokes .. That Symptoms song is really fantabulous! Thanks! I would have never known otherwise ^-^

    3 years ago
  35. I watched this at work and had a really hard time not bursting out laughing.
    Also, someone’s been playing Pokemon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3 years ago
  36. Are these the fan packages I see behind Simon at the very beginning??!??! Omo, I hope one of them is ours! We sent it all the way from Israel and hope you guise will open it soon so that all the delicious candy and other yummies don’t expireeeee! :D
    oh and this was a HILARIOUS music monday, thank you guise :DD

    3 years ago
  37. I wish I could be there, but I’m not in Seoul…

    I wish I could watch it, but I have exams the next day.

    WHY YOUTUBE WHY???

    On the other hand. I laughed throughout the Man-ho interlude. Tickled me pink. :)

    3 years ago
  38. I agree about the repetitiveness of the chorus but I’m honestly surprised it bothered you guys since you liked smoky girl so much lol

    symptoms is a better song imo, but I do like everybody more as a performance piece.

    3 years ago
    • Smoky girl tho….I thought the same! It’s actually why I can’t stand smoky girl….they just repeat smoky girl….like ten times….it’s freaking annoying lmao, but they have a problem with everybody? Oh odd….

      3 years ago
  39. No rating on the English of the song? D:

    3 years ago
    • I guess they nailed Everybody so well over and over that it didn’t need to be rated.

      [That sounds so much worse as I read it aloud…LoL. But you get what I’m saying]

      3 years ago
  40. This song is still growing on me but yes! BROHOHOHHO was the first thing I said when I saw the massive props. So happy you guise are back!

    3 years ago
    • And we didn’t even pick out half of Mr.Brohoho’s things. Even the floor looked like the Ukiss “Stop Girl” room and that banther was awfully familiar too…

      3 years ago
      • The crystal/diamond panther/something looks like SNSD’s The Boys giant crystal piece leftover…

        3 years ago
      • Not to mention SM’s love of that fur have. But then again how else is Onew suppose to stay warm rolling around the floor instead of sitting in the warm chair. Not that, you know, I mind him rolling around on the floor.

        3 years ago
        • Awesome theory! And since SM will never run out of artists to wear it, the hat will live on forever.

          3 years ago
        • You are correct. Just as am sure no one minded Taemin’s intentionally nip slips XD

          Oh man, Onew’s eyes. *dies

          3 years ago
        • I am so not Taemin biased (that honor belongs to Onew), but I needed a moment after that too…

          3 years ago
        • Lol same here. I’m super Onew biased (with extreme Dino feels) but Taemin refused to be ignored, in fact I believe he insisted upon our attention during his scenes.

          (Geez I had to go back and edit, replying from the phone sucks.)

          3 years ago
        • Lawlz… You totes just described all my SHINee feels XD

          3 years ago