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We’re back with Music Monday! Woohoo! It’s from a video that isn’t in the top three! Not woohoo! Let me explain before you murder me, k guise? Well, it’s actually not that long of an explanation: we actually scripted this a while ago, but because of the Sewol Ferry Accident, we didn’t post Music Monday last week. So we filmed it this week. Woohoo!

On to Super Junior! Um…this song wasn’t good. Sorry! We just didn’t like it at all. It’s probably our least favorite Super Junior song of all time. We like Spy, Sexy Free and Single, Mr Simple, A-Cha, Sorry Sorry, and Bonamana, and Perfection, all of them, a lot more than this song. But that’s just us. Let us know what you think: which one of these songs would you rank “Swing” over?

But, even though we didn’t like the song whatsoever, that doesn’t mean that we didn’t have fun watching the video. And that’s what I want out of a Super Junior. Kpop’s fun, and this video was loads of fun, from the incredibly daft office workers, to the hilarious amount of lens flares (seriously: way too many lens flares) to Siwon’s terrible moustache. We saw this video, cringed at the song, but kept smiling throughout the whole experience. It was a very confusing experience.

Question: is it just us, or does it seem like Super Junior gets the short end of the music video stick? After watching Girls’ Generation’s “Mr.” and Exo’s videos, it seems like all of the video production budget is going towards them, and Super Junior are left with not that much effort or innovation. Yes, this video is a lot better than their regular flashy box set videos, but it still has lots of box set elements. And those parts of the video where they slap the camera and make it pan somewhere else is very reminiscent of Exo’s “Growl.” It was cool when we saw Exo do it, but this time it just felt like “well, it was cool then, so let’s do it again!” you know? Super Junior deserves better videos, I think. And definitely less moustache.

Also, if you can’t tell, we were joking about KBS banning of Super Junior. They weren’t banned. Well, maybe not yet. We seriously have no idea what the hell KBS bans videos for. It’s so random and loaded with BS reasoning that it’s laughable, and I think it’s time we start poking fun at them until they come a bit more transparent, objective, and accountable. Not that our videos will impact KBS in any way. Either way, we’ll still have material to work with :D

Eric Nam Signed CD Winners

Remember when we did the Eric Nam Kpop Music Monday? That was epic. What’s more epic is that we’re giving away some signed CDs, to these lucky winners, and they are:

For Facebook: Daria Poczatek
For Twitter: Searingblade
For YouTube: Josie1029
For Eatyourkimchi: LongClawTiger (I couldn’t link your profile, for some reason. Sorry!

Bloopers!

We’ve got bloopers, of course, including Spudgy giving some more commentary on KBS banning everything.

 

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  1. Mrslightlycrazy

    I think it just depends on what kind of music you like! I thought Spy was awful, worst Super Junior song ever, but I LOVED this song, almost as much as Mr. Simple (which is to this day my favorite song of theirs). Similarly I Got a Boy was my favorite Girls Generation song ever. EYK you guys are the best, but I think we dig different things sometimes haha :D

  2. Cindy

    The song was ok, but liked the video better. More importantly, Yay for Log! Prominently featured in a Music Monday! Good job Log. You make an excellent seat for Siwon’s mustache.

  3. Does anyone know where martina got her amazing jacket?
    This KMM made me laugh a lot

  4. Cosmic Cat
    Cosmic Cat

    This has got to be my favourite Super Junior song so far. It was alright until that dubstep breakdown. Ugh that is so last year.
    Laughing all the way through the moustache interview. You shoulda been like “I ‘moustache’ you a question” heheh It was a shock to the system when I first saw the mv xD

  5. Alex is cute! (I swear to god I’m not a creeper)

    re: Blooper reel @ 2:07 – I laughed so hard my lunch went everywhere. Simon, do you have any idea how hard it is to clean caesar salad from a keyboard?! :P

  6. Julia Smith

    I tend to disagree on the song part. I love the song!! it just feels uplifting, and makes you feel better when you have a crap day. It kind of reminds me of the song “Swing Life Away”. However, I only heard the Chinese version, so the Korean version might sound a little….off.
    Also, I have noticed that SM has been doing better with their mvs lately. For example: SNSD’s MR. MR. It had the beginnings of a story, although a never completed story. and now SJ-M has a relative story, although not complex, and the box is getting fancier.
    I however agree on the dubstep. I love dubstep, but you have to know when it is appropriate to use it because it is hard to fit it into most songs. and SM is using dub for almost all their singers, which there is no need.
    Siwon’s moustache……..I don’t like it. In my opinion, I have really never seen an Asian really pull off facial hair, much less a moustache. It just seems, at least in Kpop, they have too much of a baby face and that facial hair makes them look like they are trying too hard to look older. That isn’t to say there aren’t that can, just not many. And not siwon in this video.

  7. I think that everyone liked the interview with the mustache.

  8. kuroi bara

    I don’t get people’s problem with Siwon’s mustache. I didn’t even give it a second thought till people began to complain about it. Saw him with beard and mustache a lot of time anyway. As to me it is something done on purpose. As I know in Korea civil-servants, office workers are not allowed to have mustache or beard and they get warning even if it is a slight stubble. So since the setting is about office workers who want to get out of there so in his dream word it is a symbol to have a mustache to me. It is my opinion anyway. Well after all those works of SME since 2013 except Break Down and Still You I was afraid they are going to mess SJ-M’s come back and it happened. I would like the song if I cut out that dubstep? part. I really didn’t like SNSD’s, EXO’s, Shinee’s or TVXQ’s all their latest works. I think SME music department is lazy and uncreative people to do something nice except paste and copy musics and find strange lyrics. I was upset they did something like a background song of a movie about Vegas for TVXQ’s 10th year album -_- At least Swing still better lyrics although it reminds me Mr. Simple. When I saw Kyuhun kicks the copy machine I was like oh just like our office. The copy machine has a dent on it after kicked by a female office worker when she got frustrated by the not working properly machine. All office workers would have wanted to threw those office machines out of the window a lot of times ^^ I thought they couldn’t be more lazy when I saw the non exist cables on pcs and phones and tapped under table cables of table lamps but didn’t care much about it since those things can even be seen in drama and movies. It is just an MV of SME to Super Junior anyway. So don’t expect much. I think they just trust SJ fans. “They would buy whatever we do” and they don’t care for more. Now I am really worried for Super Junior new album. I wish they stop coy and paste kind of composing and not threw every kind of things in one song like I am listening 2-3 songs at the same time (like dream girl of Shinee).

  9. Michelle Macias

    Come on Guys.. I have been waiting for weeks Mblaq Be a Man Is because is too awesome to review it? The sexinees let you speechless? I know that feel.. but please pretty please can you do it? I will love to see What you have to say about it

  10. Gifted_Noona

    I couldn’t stop staring at Akdong musician in the background, or that awesome portrait of martina. Love you guise!

  11. Eh, I’d have to say I disagree with the views on the song AND the stache, but in the end, these are all personal preferences.

  12. Loved the video and loved the song. Video is fantastic as a performance and the song is fun. I liked it the most out of all their other songs: it made me a fan.

  13. bigbangfosho
    bigbangfosho

    The banning thing reminded me of how they banned Akdong Musician’s “Galaxy” because apparently it might be confused with Samsung’s phone.

  14. Small Yeti
    Small Yeti

    Sneaky Spudgy looking all cute distracted me at 2:55!

  15. kaiannaable .

    yeah i liked the song but it wasn’t my favourite super junior song,,, probably my least favourite but i didn’t hate the dubstep breakdown… gave me some dance time and i did love the slow bit after the dubstep breakdown, that was nice ^^

  16. Katie

    Alright, so, disclaimer. I’m an ELF so SJ is my absolute favorite, and I always get kinda wary when people review them because of my total bias. At the same time, I was really excited because SJM doesn’t get many chances for review since they mostly do Chinese songs. That being said, this video was hilarious! I’m glad you see another KMM after so long a break.
    I don’t agree with you guys about the song – I totally love it! The whole mini-album is really good in my opinion. I can’t stop listening to it.
    You guys made a lot of good points though! Like the typical SM box set with crazy lighting. And the dubstep, SM is clinging onto the dubstep breakdown with every fiber of it’s being. YOU NEED TO LET IT GO SM, ITS TIME HAS PASSED.
    Between the mustache interview, the KBS skit and the captions on the MV clips, I was cracking up throughout the entire thing.
    Great job guys!

  17. Akira Miyashi

    AKMU in the background!!! :D What do you guys think of their album? :D

  18. I agree. I like Super Junior but I didn’t like the song at all. The dubstep part was completely unnecessary. I also really didn’t like Siwon’s mustache at all. He’s my favorite member and I don’t think it looked good on him.

  19. This review felt… not very comprehensive tbqh. You say you hate the song, but the only thing about the song you mention hating is the dubstep breakdown. It’s pretty obvious by now that dubstep breakdowns do not work well in kpop or mandopop for that matter. I’m sure there’s more you didn’t like about it, but you spent most of the video talking about Siwon’s mustache…

    I’m conflicted on the fact that you didn’t mention it’s SJM, too. On one hand, it is good to be inclusive. On the other hand, non SJ/SJM fans would not necessarily realize that this was from the subgroup and as such may not give credit to Henry and Zhou Mi or even realize that they are there and dismiss the song as simply an SJ song.

    In my opinion, SJM songs far outweigh SJ songs in terms of how good they are. So I was surprised that you would rank some SJ songs above Swing. I understand it’s not for everyone, but it made me cringe a bit especially because there are some really adorable and catchy parts of the song. It isn’t my favorite on the album (that would be My Love For You) but it definitely isn’t terrible. I also like both the Mandarin and Korean versions of Swing. They are different but still good in their own ways. The Mandarin flows a bit better syllable wise at least.

  20. Yay, finally a review! I missed your KMMs. :)
    The creeperstache is HILARIOUS! It reminds me of the the song Dirt Lip by Big D and the Kids Table. “Dirt Lip! Shave it off….It’s not a mustache, it’s not a beard.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4KIBxkhiDs

  21. I know you didn’t like the song, but I was wondering what your actual views were on the song? Was it just the dubstep you didn’t enjoy, or that it wasn’t what you hoped for? I felt this review really only focused on the music video (and Siwon’s mustache… maybe a bit too much), rather than discussing the song like you used to in your MM’s, rating the dance and english etc…

  22. autumnwind
    autumnwind

    hahahahaha hilarious interview with Siwon’s mustache. I had some trouble understanding what Siwon’s mustache said in some parts though, but Martina must be fluent in the language.Yes, I could be bias, but I also think that Super Junior often, if not always, gets the short end of the music video stick.

  23. Jase Aaron
    Jase Aaron

    I find it kind of funny that you don’t like this song. I don’t really care for most Super Junior songs due to the autotune but I really like this one for whatever reason.

  24. ChrysiyApls
    ChrysiyApls

    You know what’s really funny….I’m voting for G.O not just because Siwon’s was TERRIBLE (lol) but because G.O honestly looks soo good with a mustache….excuse me I mean a goatee! I mean LOOK at him! It suits him soo well! And I HATE facial hair on guys haha

    YOU’RE WELCOME! XD

    • omg yes. my friend and I have had discussions as to why GO needs to bring back the mustache!!! he is the only man that can pull it off. He looks soooo goood

      • ChrysiyApls
        ChrysiyApls

        EXACTLY!!! lol I don’t think he’s winning just because Siwon’s was so bad, but because he actually looks soo good with it! xD He NEEDS to bring this back! haha I’ve seen idols with facial hair but no one comes close to how good G.O looks with it ^^

  25. lovelikewhitney

    I see no difference between these ‘staches

  26. Was I the only one who thought the log with the mustache really was a log for a second….and not a log pillow plush thingy?
    If not…there must be something wrong with me…..

  27. Jessica Lewis

    Guys. There’s NO competition. G.O’s got this!

  28. We voted for MBLAQ – Be A Man for months and they’ve been in number 1 spot for more than 2 weeks and you gave us this? We waited and voted like crazy, I know this is not a big deal but can’t you at least appreciate our effort? You can come out with double KMM. No, I dont hate Suju, but dont you think this is not fair?
    I know you mentioned that Martina was sick few weeks ago also you mentioned you had the script prepared but you dont have time to record. Since you also mentioned about Avril Lavigne – Hello Kitty video it’s clearly you recorded this video just recently. Hmmmm….

    • I know how you feel it sucks since we’ve been voting for awhile now. However, at the end of the day we have to understand that’s this their blog and it only makes sense that they should able to review whatever MV they want. Personally, I would rather S&M review an MV they like and it be entertaining like this KMM. We can always vote for MBLAQ new MV next time.

    • Christina Irizarry
      Christina Irizarry

      Well, to be fair about this:

      S&M did mention they recorded this recently. They had the script ready to go. I know that sounds redundant but your comment is a little unclear to me. I just want to make sure I’m not misconstruing what you’re getting across.

      The way the K-Pop Charts are involved in Music Mondays is a very small part in what it’s also used for. They’re useful in seeing what’s popular, provide individual discussion boards for each song in the list, and make finding/sharing different types of K-pop videos simple. There’s also a page to submit videos you find on your own for people to vote on so it can be in the top 100. Some videos that are years old never make it past the first page.

      KMM’s are solely the opinions of S&M. They way they collaborate with their community is by picking videos people want to see them talk about, usually the top three. They mentioned that Swing was also in the top three for weeks but they had a delay in videos due to the Sewol Ferry Incident. Since they had a script done and friends visiting, it’s practical to just record the video. A second KMM demands another full day of work for EYK – scripting, recording, and editing. It may not seem like much but from the little experience I have with working in media that can be very time consuming.

      In the end, EYK do these videos for their own pleasure while trying to balance interaction/collaboration with their community. Sometimes it’s a success while other times one or both parties are not satisfied. But what’s great is that this platform allows for open discussion. Different opinions and critiques make the world go round :)

  29. Littlegirl

    When i was watching you do your interview with the moustache, my brother came in and started giving weird looks, i tried to explain to him, but the end he probable thought I lost my mind. Also i agree with Siwon’s moustache it needs to go when i saw the teaser picture of Siwon i was like no what did they do to your face

    I like suju-m swing, especially the arm thing dance that they do when the say swing in the song, probable because thats the only move i can do through out the whole song.

    i noticed you guys aren’t doing the engrish or dance section in your videos anymore.

  30. Usually I enjoy your Music Mondays more than the song you are covering, and this was yet another case of that! I just…. *shivers* dubstep *groans*

  31. Lee Yan Kalvince

    It’s a fun song, and given that SM Entertainment’s given us “I Got a Boy” via SNSD – I’ve gotten used to the disjointed nature of these songs.

    I agree – not their best. Breakdown, I think is one of the best Super Junior (all subgroups) songs ever, and this as a follow up was jarring. But all in all – the song and MV don’t take itself too seriously so I still bop my head to it.

  32. FINALLY I CAN COMMENT HERE AGAIN! Sorry, I have been not able to give a comment on your page for over a week. So much sadness. Surprisingly I actually liked this song. BUT, the dubstep really frustrated me. If they had skipped that part I think the song would be fairly alright. Not in SJs top five songs, but still not too bad.
    I laughed so much at the mustache interview, one of the teachers in the office asked me if I was alright – he just saw a red face and tears coming down my eyes while my hand was over my mouth, preventing me from roaring with laughter. Aaa, so funny! But really. Mustache. Go away.

  33. Is it bad that I recognized “The Carlton Dance” in the blooper reel right away? Fresh Prince of Bel-air was a good show. I’m a kid of the ’90s, man! Side note: I’m an administrative assistant. Super Junior can come crash my office any time!

  34. I love your guys’ love/hate relationship with SuJu. Like, I know you’ve gotten a lot of shit from ELF over it, but idk, I love it. It’s refreshing. I find myself agreeing with a lot of things you guys say, even though I’m a huge fan of SJ. Actually, I think you guys have liked more of their singles than I have….

    As for Swing… I really didn’t love the song or the mv. The dubstep was obnoxious and it sounds a little too much like IGAB, the dance break was unnecessary (wayyy too much Eunhyuk), and it was shot too much like EXO’s Growl. And I know SJ ‘did it first’ with Neorago, but the box set of Swing made it more reminiscent of Growl than Neorago, and Growl was more recent. But SJ(-M) getting shafted on mvs and title tracks is absolutely nothing new to me at this point. At least the dance was pretty solid in this. And the song gets better if you take the dubstep bit out! But yeah, it still doesn’t rank on my ‘best SJ songs of all time’ list.

    Also, what is up with this whole comeback being promoted nearly entirely in Korea?

  35. I personally really liked Swing. But I thought the Mandarin version was much catchier than the Korean version. I didn’t like the Korean version that much. But I understand and respect your opinion. :)

    I really liked this KMM and I thought it was hilarious. The only criticism I’d say is that I think you dragged the mustache thing on a bit too long. I got a bit bored with it at the end. But besides that, everything was golden!

  36. Tiara Sune

    Welcome Back EYK!!! A good MV to get back into the “Swing” of things.

  37. I think I remember reading somewhere that because Super Junior already has so many fans that will support them no matter what, SM pools their resources where they can attract more fans aka money, like exo who is still a new-ish group. It’s sad I think…

  38. Well I did read that SM production managers are planning something larger for Super Junior this year when they make a comeback when Leetuek returns. They mentioned that the majority second half of the year will be Super Junior’s. And for the 2014 year Super Junior is planned to use the most budget for their comeback. So let’s hope for something good and SuJu original.

  39. I nominate Martina to play the Log Lady in any possible revivals of Twin Peaks.

  40. neoncrucifixion

    I couldn’t help cracking up with the Spudgy and mustache bloopers!! I normally just smile but the Spudge made me bust out laughing!!

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