Sistar19 is back with their latest single with ultra confusing title “Gone Not Around Any Longer.” Punctuation. Needed. A comma or something would make this easier to read. Anyhow, here’s the video if you haven’t seen it yet:


So, for starters, hooray for girls getting reviewed two weeks in a row! Great success! We know it was a close call between Sistar19 and Infinite H (what’s with all the subunits, yo?), but Sistar was on top by midnight. Not that being on top is the deciding factor for us anymore. If there’s a really special video in second or third place we want to talk about instead, we’ll go for that. In this case, we really wanted to talk about Sistar19’s video.

For starters, this is pretty much the most memorable dance of the year thus far, as far as we can tell. Though, it really does remind us of their dance for Alone, which was one of the best dances of last year. It has the same slow, sensual sway that they used when drawing with their toes on the ground. Here, they follow the same pattern, but with their bums. DID SOMEONE SAY, LEVEL UP?!?! Ha! And rubbing their bums on tables made us lol, too. Problem we had with filming this, though, is that all of our tables are standing tables, except for the small cocktail table we have in the interview room. OH GOD! I hope no future interviewees see the skit and then look grossed out when they see the table. I can totally see this happening: we have Sistar19 over for an interview, give them a glass of water, and then they’re about to put their glass down on the table, but they make a crinkle face, and then it flashes back to this Music Monday with horror music. Cut back to Sistar19 with them saying “no thanks! We’ll just hold our cups.” HA! That’s gold I tell you. GOLD!

Otherwise, one thing we didn’t really talk about in our review is how we liked the structure of the lyrics in the song. You’ll hear at the end of a lot of the lines “eeta opta” which roughly means “exists / doesn’t exist” or “is there / isn’t there” or “I have it/ I don’t have it” or something along those lines. Hell! This ain’t Korean class ok! The point is, they’re opposite words, and they’re about being there vs not being there, and the way they’re delivered in the song works so well. The quick delivery of “eeta opta” followed by the bit of silence really parallels the feeling of something being there, and then quickly, without warning, not being there. This is also paralleled with that awesome scene in the video when Hyorin’s pushing her boyfriend, and he vanishes through the doorway. HOLY CRAP! That scene was so freaking powerful! Nothing else in the video really matched it, especially after the video jumped the shark at the 2:30 mark with TRANSPARENT PIANO MAAAANNNN, but that part of the song and video just worked so freaking well together!

Anyhow, if you liked the jazzy sexiness of this song as much as we did, make sure you pick it up either in iTunes or YesAsia. Oh! And we mentioned that we MIGHT not be doing a Kpop Music Monday next week. We’re not sure. We really want to, we’re going to try to, but we can’t be as sure as we usually are. See, we’ve got a super top secret project that we’re not allowed to talk about, and it miiiight get in the way of our Music Monday making for the week. We should be announcing it on the 15th, so you’ll know then what we mean. DON’T EVEN ASK US NOW, CUZ WE WON’T TELL!

And, on that note, we leave you with some more SUPER NASTY bloopers, which you’ll watch only because you’re the nastiest of nasty people. Yes, yes you are. OOH YOU SO NASTY!


  1. Martina, the hair is THE BOMB!!!! Excellent!! Simon, your image has been moving up quite nicely. Both of you are doing some great work on your fashion representation that, I know you guys hate being judged; but it matters. And both of you appear to acknowledge this once again. Agree about the camera shots that Simon pointed out but I am just about over the whole middle of this MV, I hate that they have taken objectifying women to a whole new LOW!!! And I (seriously) hate the bum-rub dance “thing!” I prefer butt-drag! I was amused only at the beginning. After they used it through the whole thing, I was OVER it!

  2. LMAO, I agree Hidden Valley is much better.

  3. Super top secret project you say? My shawol heart has me wishfully thinking that you’re attending SHINee’s showcase right now…

  4. Every time Simon says saxamaphone I think of Homer Simpson…maybe, just maybe they are one in the same.


  5. When you were doing that hairopgraphy-thingy, I could only scream at my compueter screen: JUST GET THAT F***ING COFFEE!!!!!!!!!!

  6. god, the hair flipping, you guise….

    and i’m gonna have nightmares about Simon rubbing his bum all over the place now…

    you guys are just getting funnier and funnier!!! <3

  7. i see sexamaphone intrument in a lot of comeback this early yr 2013….

  8. new trend of simon’s dance for 2013….:)

  9. The hair flip scene, Martina’s face, Simon’s ridiculous wig, i tried not to laugh because everyone around me would hate me for “disturbing da peace”, Safe to say, i’m not some people’s favourite person anymore.

  10. I agree with you about Ma Boy! But then I also liked Ma Boy 2 and Ma Love and lots of other is-it-Brave-Brothers-or-is-it-an-overproduced-US-pop-song stuff, so what do I know XD.

  11. i about died when he started rubbing his bum all over the tables XD and the hair flipping! Then when they had Meemers do it i dissolved into giggles XD Ooh! So NASTY! I knew this one was going to make it :D glad it did

  12. Who else saw Taemin on the laptop? Martina, your bias is showing~

  13. I freakin love turtlenecks. I’m determined to wear a turtleneck if I ever manage to meet Simon and Martina. >:D

  14. …… i couldn’t help but think of that song “i whip my hair back n forth. i whip my hair back n forth.” with the wig/hair bit.

  15. Oooh Simon you’re so nasty hahaa

    Martina, why do you hate turtlenecks so much??

  16. if there ends up being no review next week watch it be the one time Nu’est actually wins…

  17. Yes! Sexamaphones! I’m right there with you Simon! I love me some sexamaphones. I also seriously love this song. I’ve been listening to it constantly for like the last week. (that and MFBTY’s Sweet Dream) Awesome review, as always, guys! I literally loled throughout the entire hair flipping scene. You guys honestly make me look forward to mondays :D

  18. “OH GOD! I hope no future interviewees see the skit and then look grossed out when they see the table. I can totally see this happening” …you could replace the table…or put a cute table cloth on…… – . -‘

    I hope the leak problem would be solved in time for your interviews and project :( *I hate wet socks* too bad the first visit of Meems at the studio is followed by a leak… *missed you Meems! > . <*

    You look tired guise… I think you shouldn't force yourselves and do KMM next Monday and just focus on the project… I'm sure it'll take you quite some time and you'll feel too tired… some free time (if I could call it that) wouldn't harm you … anyone else thinks the same?

    Take care you guise!

    ♥♥ ♥ ♥

  19. YAY, Meemers, I missed you! More cat videos please. :)

  20. I was just wondering… what happened to the English section of KMM?

  21. oh gosh.. the first time I heard it, I thought Simon said “I freaking love sex-on-the-phones…” I was trying to piece it together with the song.. and concluded that the speaking at the beginning was what he was talking about. Simon does a good job in giving this nasty that nasty misunderstanding.

  22. That’s my favorite pic of Taemin on the computer screen. lol :)

  23. Thank you, Simon for officially disturbing me enough so I’ll see your bum table rubbing when watching that video lol
    As far as the showdown, my vote goes for “How Dare You”. It’s still one of my favorite Sistar songs.

  24. Omo, loled so hard at the hair scene. How did you think about this?!

  25. Excellent KMM this time! Maybe it’s the new one out of 3 system, but you seemed to be more interested in doing the video and more enthusiastic when performing this week!

  26. what happened to cn blue on the charts?

  27. Yes…finally the dance what we wanted to see… done by Simon … :D
    My eyes were really not ready to watch him rub his butt on the table xD

  28. I like Sistar(19), I like the song, but I think the dance is just… I know people say Sistar is classy-sexy but I really don’t agree. It’d be nice to see them with some strong choreo for a change.

  29. OMG Meemers is like, triple his size since i last saw him!!!!! what happened??

  30. I <3 Intern Lee's response to the Hair flipping :)


    Jus gonna say, he’s been looking more n more like Jaejoong. Can I say, Jackpot?

  32. Kudos to intern Lee for a guest appearance! :D I loved the whole hair and head shaking in every direction guise. Very sexy. ;P

  33. NOOO! Spudgy! You’re not being replaced, are you?! oOo
    Great video as usual guys – the perfect cure to a Monday

  34. Simon, you looked like Weird Al Yankovic with that wig and glasses. I was laughing so hard.

  35. Simon, you’re the nasiest person I saw. I laughed so much. :DD

  36. Who is that on the background of the laptop?

  37. I was having a crappy day and you guys make it less sucky with your hair flips! Thanks for that :) Also, I completely agree with what you said about the dance: at first I thought it was sexy but then, if you think about it, it gets reaaaally weird.

  38. This Kpop Music Monday is soooooooo awesome, I laugh some much!!!!

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