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U-Kiss “Standing Still” – Kpop Music Monday

March 19, 2013

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Yes! We are finally going to talk about U-Kiss’ “Standing Still” which we skipped over last week. Was it worth the wait? Do your thoughts line up with ours? If you haven’t seen it yet and haven’t formed your thoughts on the matter, you can check out the video here:

So, what we feel is basically what we’ve heard from a lot of other people. Great song, but really boring video. And it seems like we like the video LESS because the song is so good, almost too good for a video like this. U-Kiss dancing/homeless. We’ve seen it with so many of their other videos. It’s almost not terribly bad, because U-Kiss’ dance is so great here that it almost makes up for the terrible bizarre shots of the colour contact wearing girl and the burning rose. Burning rose? Really? Come on now! I mean, I know U-Kiss has seen us talk about their homelessness in videos before. They MUST have seen it. I’m just wondering what happened when they saw the flaming barrel. One of them – probably Eli – must have thought to himself “oh, f**k! Never gonna hear the end of this from Simon and Martina.” Admit it Eli. You thought it. I know you did.

One thing that we felt in this video: we’re not sure if you felt it, but does it seem like DongHo kinda got screwed over in this video? He’s always in the back or off to the left when everyone’s dancing. You try to see him, but he’s got people dancing in front of him most of the time. He’s desperate for attention! It even gets to the point that he’s switching is hairstyle between shots, from ponytail to poofy, hoping someone will notice him, but still, nothing. Dongho doesn’t really take center stage that much, it seems.

Another thing we cut out of mentioning in this Music Monday; it was a bit of a nitpick so we skipped over it, buy we found the shot of them walking towards the screen, all in a line, pretty hilarious. Have you ever tried walking in a group of big people? You don’t line up like that. You can barely talk to the person that’s two people away from you. How do you talk to the person all the way at the end of the line? And where do you walk like that? This is Korea! The sidewalks are crammed! The two of us have difficulty enough holding hands while walking without bumping into people or having to single-file our way through a crowd. U-Kiss all lined up like that would result in them clotheslining everyone in their path.

But, again, it’s the video that’s not so good, not the song. The song’s awesome. I think that this is Ryan Jhun’s making, right? If so, Stop Girl and this song are perfect fits for U-Kiss’ sound, IMO. If only they got a video director that matched their style. Point is, if you think the song is as awesome as we do, make sure to pick it up on either iTunes or YesAsia. Other than that, here’s this week’s Blooper Reel, which is really just us screwing up the heartburn skit over and over again. So, if you’re wondering why we went with such a terrible cut for our final version, where we can’t get the bottle to open, it’s because we spent 20 minutes getting the skit wrong over and over again, so we just settled for what we got. Ha!

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  1. Simon! I meant to tell you I love that you still wear the Pythagorean theorem t-shirt in honor of AJ. It would awesome if one day you wear that shirt and AJ sports an EYK t-shirt! Make it happen!

    P.S. I forgot the name of the character on the shirt and where he’s from. Help me someone it’s driving me nuts.

    4 years ago
  2. Can I just say that these are the best bloopers EVAR?

    4 years ago
  3. PREACH your comment on Dongho! :D omg i can barely even notice him anymore ;~; the distribution of lines is not working -_-

    4 years ago
  4. LMAO homeless u-kiss rulezzz~ <3

    And thank you for awesome video once again :D

    4 years ago
  5. I find it funny that because of you guise I react over nonsensical (that’s how it’s spelled, right?) English a lot more now, maybe even more than you sometimes… Here the line “I’m on fire, but you keep on standing still” really doesn’t make sense to me, what does it even mean?? Anyways, I ote for U-Kiss ^^

    …and Simon, I see what you did there with the ranch, erhm, I mean medecine xD

    4 years ago
    • That particular comment actually makes sense to me… It’s like “I’m in trouble but you’re not helping me” kinda thingy

      4 years ago
      • Ah, that makes sense, thank you! I still find the sentence kinda weird, but at least I get what they’re trying to say ^^

        4 years ago
        • Haha no problem! It’s interesting how somethings come across to different people ~

          4 years ago
  6. this is probably my favorite kmm yet! this really competes with your review for stop girl. i really enjoyed you guys implementing the green screen! HILARIOUS! kmm’s were great to begin with but i must say it just keeps getting BETTER :D

    4 years ago
  7. was this standing still keep the fire down stuff a bottle of ranch?? xD

    4 years ago
  8. I lost it with “hobo fire” and I’m pretty sure Eli and Kevin thought the same thing, that you guys will never let them live it down. Granted I’m sure it was the only actual warmth they had on the “set.” I use to term so loosely since it was indeed an abandoned warehouse with no doors or heaters on a snowy day. I’m freezing just thinking about it brrrrr. Which indeed for this MV they were actually homeless with a “hobo fire.” And yeah the girl…awkward.

    The song is so insanely awesome though, as is the dance. I’m addicted to both.

    4 years ago
    • “only actual warmth they had on the “set”” I KNOW! They looked mighty cold in that video, with all the steam coming out of their mouths!

      4 years ago
  9. I vote for U-Kiss

    4 years ago
  10. I agree with you about the song and the mv. I LOVE the dance, so “as dance version” it is really good, but as a mv it was not so good.

    4 years ago
  11. THAT MEDICINE WAS RANCH HAHAHAHAH oo simon you so nasty :D

    4 years ago
  12. There’s the tummy tap, the shoulder shrug … what other dance move names could there be?

    4 years ago
  13. MEEMERS <3…

    4 years ago
  14. Vote for UKiss. Def. Haha~

    4 years ago
  15. I also tought about Batoooooost as soon as I saw U-Kiss putting their hands in their pockets. I immediately remembered this historical sentence: “We could have named it the penguin dance, but, penguins don’t have pockets.” Ah, one of the first KMM I ever watched!

    4 years ago
  16. I think it would be awesome if you made a chart like the awards you did , for any kpop videos we most want to get reviewed ever .. what I mean is we can include old kpop MVs or kpop Mvs that reeeally should have been reviewed but didn’t stand the chance against huge fandoms? and the winners get a kpop monday review ??

    videos like balloons , cooking cooking, hyuna’s ice cream, hyori’s U go girl , seo in young’s cinderella or even videos from H.OT or shinhwa’s times … and like they say OLD IS GOLD … and maybe that’ll introduce something new /I mean OLD/ to new kpopers?? am still trying to understand Eric’s english rap in shinhwa’s T.O.P , so curious to see what mark simon would give that song xD * mumbles-whatchu gonna do whatchu gonna do*

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vq2fx43TN3o

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8Y3NL1KeNQ

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-lQ5KtVUyo

    4 years ago
  17. bleeding rose was hilarious :D

    4 years ago
  18. I’m honestly surprised that S&M didn’t have issues with the freaky editing. If you’re going to make a dance video, please let us see the dance. kthxbai!

    4 years ago
  19. OMG ONLY THE FUNNIEST BLOOPER REEL EVARRRRRR!

    4 years ago
  20. loL Awesome!! U-Kiss standing still definetly

    4 years ago
  21. Also, Simon, did you consciously wear that shirt in honor of AJ? :D

    4 years ago
    • Of course! I tossed a lot of my T-Shirts, but I saved that one. I will wear it for every U-Kiss video forever, in honor of AJ :D

      4 years ago
      • Glad to have confirmation xD I hope you tell AJ when you interview U-Kiss again :)

        4 years ago
    • I think that’s just gonna be his U-Kiss shirt from now on, cuz he wears it in a bunch of their other U-Kiss reviews!

      4 years ago
    • just about to ask Simon the same thing. Then I saw your comment. Voted up for that Pythagoras shirt :)

      4 years ago
      • thanks :) glad to know i’m not the only curious one (i’m so curious, yeah!)

        4 years ago
  22. Thanks for a great review. :) I’m so happy that U-Kiss was reviewed. I love this song and I loved hearing your opinions on it.
    Also I vote for U-Kiss!

    4 years ago
  23. Oh! And I loved the sudden appearance of a floating Meemers!

    4 years ago
    • Meemers was too sleepy to photobomb, so I had to make him do it :D

      4 years ago
      • o_O Simon and Martina replied to me and I was sleeping! CURSE YOU TIME ZONES!!!!!

        I appreciate the forced Meemers photobomb though!

        4 years ago
  24. so cool i really hope to have a sj m CD lol ! thnks simon and martina u r really awesome <3

    4 years ago
  25. Thanks for picking U-Kiss! I loved the heartburn commercial. Luckily for me, I’m not too traumatized by it and I can still watch the MV and think the dance is sexy lol.

    I liked U-Kiss’s shuffle foot move better. It was so angular and sharp and non-shuffley.

    4 years ago
  26. by the way, flying Meemers XD

    4 years ago
  27. Leo

    Super Junior – Cooking Cooking against TVXQ – Balloons.. ?!! O.O
    Oooooh I’d love to see that showdown !!!
    So much weird happy bubble love colliding.. xDD
    Please make it happen !! > . <

    4 years ago
  28. If you’re going to put anything up against DBSK’s Balloons, SuJu-T’s Rokkugo. That one is way more bizarre than Cooking Cooking. Here it is in case you haven’t seen it yet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2CNJiAq_cY

    I was laughing so hard at the heart burn skit..especially since you were trying to hold in your laughter.

    I vote for BEAST’s Fiction (biased!!!)

    Now I hope you are sleeping!

    4 years ago
    • WTF did I just watch?

      It would be cool to see more idol groups having a go at Trot, though.

      4 years ago
      • I love when groups cover trot songs. It just makes me smile so big. LOL

        4 years ago
        • SO funny you mention this, because just the other day I caught Infinite performing their BTD, trot-version. I was crying, it was so awesome :D

          4 years ago
  29. I was wondering how you would make this entertaining, given how boring the MV is (I agree with you guys, the song is too good for the MV), but you guys managed to make me laugh :) I like how you inserted yourselves into the music video, well done.
    I hope U-KISS keep working with their current music producer, but get a better English rap (it wasn’t bad, but it could have been better) and that they hire someone with a good MV concept for their next song!

    4 years ago
    • YOU’RE AWESOME BECAUSE YOUR ICON IS RELATED TO ‘SKIP BEAT’. I really want a second season! :O xS

      4 years ago
      • Thank you – you’re awesome for recognising it :D
        I’d love a second season of the anime (and the drama – the drama only got good from ep9 onwards IMO, and it was starting to break off in an interesting direction from the manga) but it’s been so long! argh! and the voice actress for Kyoko was AMAZING.

        4 years ago
        • Definitely~~! I have to agree about the drama. But thank god the manga is still on going! ^-^
          I remember the directors voice in the anime- haha.

          4 years ago
  30. Hypotenuse shirt for AJ ^^ you should send him one
    yeaay green screen at last =D

    4 years ago
  31. Huzzah!

    4 years ago
  32. Tim

    Is that the first time you’ve used a green screen? It looked awesome! Looking forward to all the things you can do with it in the future.

    4 years ago
    • We used it before for Infinite’s “The Chaser” a while ago. We’re not that good at it yet…

      4 years ago
      • Martina’s part turned out great. I didn’t even realize it was her for a second. Simon’s part was choppy.

        4 years ago
      • I thought you did really good. :3 It was really funny how you guise incorporated yourselves into the MV. lol

        4 years ago
  33. Also, probably the best set of bloopers you’ve ever had. Pretty much fell out of my seat. <3 you guys so much

    4 years ago
  34. Awesome review! :D

    4 years ago
  35. Mav

    yeeyyyy finally hereeeeeeeeee. So I agree with you guys for almost all all of it except you should always it the spicy nasty food!!!

    And I’m so thankful I was not the only person WTFing about the green-eyed wet woman… casuse I just get thinking…. did she is steal all their water and that’s why they are on fire… I thought the plot of the video was that she was the water thieve who stole the water while they burned down … standing still…. but that makes no sense either… cause where did hte homeless dancing U-Kiss get the water from in the first place…. so many wtfs here…

    4 years ago
  36. lmao simon and that bottle haha

    4 years ago
  37. I’m laughing so hard at the ‘hobo fire’ comment! I’ll never watch this MV without laugh again! kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk But I really like the MV, the sexy sexy U-KISS, with the NASTYYYY choreography…ME GUSTA!!!

    4 years ago
  38. Is it just like 4AM in Korea ? … Dafuq are you doing at this hour ? Poor Simon and Martina !

    4 years ago
  39. I will ask one more time… where did your Kondoot videos go?

    4 years ago
    • They’re doing their livechats on Youtube now, I think it’s because Kondoot is a small site still and they don’t have the capacity for all the Nasties who want to watch the chats :) Youtube has way bigger servers so the videos won’t be as laggy

      4 years ago
      • yeah I didn’t ask why they weren’t doing videos on Kondoot any longer. I was asking where the videos where that they had saved on Kondoot. They are gone and I was planning on watching them (because I didn’t see them the first time around).

        4 years ago
  40. I knew it… ._.

    4 years ago