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Wonder Girls – Be My Baby: Kpop Music Mondays

November 14, 2011

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JYP!

THIS IS JYP!

HAY I’M JYP AND I PRODUCED THIS SONG! JAAAAAYYYYYY WHYYYYYYY PEEEEEEEE!

Ok JYP. Enough already. We’re not suggesting that you’re ruining your songs by saying your name at the beginning of them, but we are suggesting that this kinda needs to stop. It’s not really adding anything to the songs. If you didn’t include your name in it, doubt anybody would be like “hey, you know, this was a great song, but I just couldn’t get into it because I didn’t have the producer whisper his name at the beginning of the song.” Bah! We know that it’s not for the benefit of the song that you’re including your name though. Yes, branding is important, we know, we know, for business, yada yada. For music, though…helllllll it gets annoying. JAY WHY PEE!

Apart from that tiny complaint, and our general complaint about Kpop songs always seeming to throw in rap breakdowns (seriously guise: not everyone should rap), this song was just about pretty damned perfect. Seriously. It’s so fun and spunky! Check it out if you haven’t already:

Now, we’d like to draw your attention back to Bubble Pop. See, that song had a similar kind of peppy spunky happy fun feel to it. It was a great song (apart from the likewise odd genre mashing dub step breakdown), but the video for it was just sooooo off the mark. Hyuna just squeezed her boobs together, shook her ass, and rubbed the inside of her thighs. Wonder Girls: thank you for not going that route with this video. Thank you for making a fun video to match your song, for being fun and confident in your video rather than relying on sexuality for your video. Really. We’re so happy with this, and really think it’s one of the best videos we’ve seen all year.

On a side note: JYP!

Anyhow, since we’re such huge fans of the new Wondergirls song, we decided to do a giveaway. Woot woot! We’re giving away TWO copies of the new Wondergirls album. All you gotta do is tell us what is your favourite part of the video and why. You can leave your answers in this post as well, but PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR YOUTUBE USERNAME IN YOUR ANSWER. We’re picking from our YouTube subscribers, of course, so we gotta make sure you’re subscribed to our channel. Woot! We’ll pick two winners and mail out your CDs next week.

If you don’t happen to be one of the winners, you can either buy the album on iTunes, or, if you prefer a physical album, then you can buy it from YesAsia by clicking the picture below.

Wonder

As for this week’s Bloopers, you’ll see that the elevator scene was quite difficult to film, considering the fact that people were trying to get on it. Oops! Oh, and the people you saw with us in the elevator were our good friends Brian and Whitney from Ansan Answers. We know Bucheon; they know Ansan. Check them out!

JYP!

OH! And people have been asking for our songs. Here are the two F-art B Sides. FYI: Simon’s got the awesomest singing voice ever.

Hello Kitty Emo Rap by simonandmartina

F-art Shopping Reggae by simonandmartina

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  1. YT un: sonicphotonic

    My favorite part of the mv is where they start clapping and going up that spiral. The movements from above look amazing.

    4 years ago
  2. I vote for the Wonder girls!! Retro reminds me of the wonder girls and the wonder girls reminds me of retro!!

    4 years ago
  3. m s

    A vote for Wonder Girls of course! This song is so catchy. I watch the video whenever I can. 
    The best part I think is definitely all the catchy dance moves and the way the stage the dancing. It really makes you feel as if you could join in on the video! Thanks for reviewing this! I was hoping you would!  My y0u tube is boypants1993

    4 years ago
  4. Youtube username: jazztonish

    My favorite part of the MV would be sometime nearly the end of the video (at 2:57 Min.) when the camera shot everyone dancing on the circle stage from the top view. We could see that all of them turned their bodies and hair beautifully. It looks like a flower is blooming. I also interpret this as to celebrate how wonderful it is for being a woman who is falling in love with a man. 
     

    4 years ago
  5. YAY! so happy to see you guys made a video for WG’s new song!

    4 years ago
  6. I vote for Wonder Girls.. they’re songs are very addictive…:D

    If you ask me about what part of the MV i like.. it is the part wherein they are dancing while going down the stairs…. simply because i found it unique & very interesting ^^
     & it looks difficult with those heels.. :D

    4 years ago
  7. Hey guise :)
    nice song btw, excuse me whilst i download it…
    ..and im back.
    yes so i watched this the second it came out, and i was LOVING it!!!!
    And im not just saying that either. I loved the MV, and the song, they were so catchy!
    But of course, people kept saying they were dissatisfied with the song, and i was like :(
    but my favourite part was the very begining, it sucked me right into the song, and i was literally dancing the whole time. (by dancing i mean shaking my shoulders and bobbing my head lol) Right up to the chorus. And the JYP part killed it a bit, but i still love it :)
    Youtube account: xxstar14xx

    4 years ago
  8. Oh wait, wished Tablo can be reviewed too. Sad. 

    4 years ago
  9. I hope next week Cry Cry be the one being reviewed. Let’s vote people ^^

    LOL I kinda wish to read Simon and Martina talking about the 15 minutes mv/mini drama XD
    (I think they could do it in 10 minutes… )

    And which version (have 3 versions of cry cry!) They prefer ^^~

    4 years ago
  10. soo you guys must be reddit-ers
    the “me gusta” face is what I picked up on
    and now that I think about it you’ve also had the ffffffuuuuuuuuu face in another video

    4 years ago
  11. Hello Simon and Martina!

    Ok, let me think.
    First of all, I do not watch a video to think about my favourite part of the music video, because well, I have watched it more than 30 times already! Haha. I have been a Wonderful since Gr. 9 (from Tell Me times, yes).

    I liked every moment of the video. Nonetheless, if I did have to choose one favourite part, it has got to be Sohee’s part at the 2nd verse of the song. I really like Be My Baby to see how much Sohee has grown and improved as a singer. She holds a substantial portion in this song and watching her sing and dance is just great!

    To be honest, I was a fan of Sunmi and I was very disappointed when she left the group. Now, I support all Wonder Girls and am proud of them for what they have shown to the world with their new album. Unlike a typical k-pop album, many songs (to me, every song of course!) in the album deserve to be title tracks.

    Thanks for reading my comment!
    (Youtube name: hj9255)  

     

    4 years ago
  12. Youtube name: TokyoChick123

    My fav part is around 00:12-14 when there rapper breaks out some diva moves! She’s like bam you better be paying attention(or should I say watching? ha ha)!! :)

    4 years ago
  13. My favorite part is the dance for the chorus.
    The movement when they say “Please be my baby” is quite funny. It’s seems that they want a “baby” when they say “Please be my baby”; I mean they want the guy to become their baby literally. Then, when they said “Make me your lady”, they pretend that they wear a long skirt and they need to hold it. I seriously want to know what the choreographer thinking when he choreographed the dance for ‘Be My Baby’.

    Another thing that I like is the trick they used to make the stage move or looks like move because you can see the unique formation which can’t be seen without this trick for ‘Be My Baby’ dance song. This is the first time I see this trick used in Kpop Music Video and I like it a lot.

    Although this video looks simple, in the box, black & white with very few color, it is filled with various techniques which make this video not boring. It makes me wonder how much the production cost of this video since it might prove that you don’t need to spend so much to create good MV.

    My youtube id: cherrykotori

    –0–

    To be honest, I was initially dissatisfied with this MV since this is not the joke MV that WG team usually produced. I mean look at WG title song MV so far: Irony –> Tell Me –> So Hot –> Nobody –> 2 Different Tears; all unique and funny on their own way. After watching ‘Be My Baby’ MV few times, I do realize that
    the MV is actually quite good.

    I’ll vote for WG this week because I like Be My Baby and I dislike Roly Poly.

    4 years ago
  14. okay, first i want to say that i LOVE the f-art songs. ^__^ they’re hilarious but totally listenable.
    also, martina, you totally rock that short black wig. and you totally don’t look like a boy, you’re too pretty (totally makes me jels b/c i SO look like a boy with short hair)!! :D

    as for the song, a friend of mine posted it last week and i totally felt the rap was weird in the song. it didn’t fit the song nor did it seem to really flow. the rest of the song was just super fun and i loved that it wasn’t all sexual. gold stars for wondergirls!!
    i think my favourite part of the video, which isn’t really a part of the video at all, is their legs. they seem to have more dancer-like legs. i mean, dancers tend to have thicker legs b/c they’re really muscular and strong, and that’s what WG’s legs look like…..not all skinny and stick-like as some other girl k-pop stars have (example:  SNSD…who eat WAY too little food, poor girls). i like that. they have great figures and look a lot healthier overall. GREAT ON YOU, WONDERGIRLS!! 

    (youtube: tattiepoteet)

    4 years ago
  15. I like both the Wonder Girls & T-ara’s songs. But for retro video, I am picking T-ara. It just really speaks to me & my memories of high school.

    4 years ago
  16. i thot u’re gonna make a review of Cleansing cream MV X( even tho i love WG so much! especially SEXY YUBIN! ^^

    4 years ago
  17. OMG! You guys posted this video so early and you love the video as much as I do!!!

    Okay, my favorite part is when the girls start clapping, jumping, and going around in circles. It’s just so damn happy and enegetic, and it makes me wanna get up dance with them! It’s also an easy dance which is a plus!  So easy and fun to do for the whole family =D

    Im definitely going to play this song during xmas! Both the Korean and english version. Btw, my youtube name is lilian23910.

    4 years ago
  18. YT Username: UkayKukay

    Favourite Part: 0:08 – 0:14 <— The silhouettes and the different steps works so well for me. Plus the camera panning illusion… I'm in total awe! It's totally captivating for an intro. It's a part where you'll really replay over and over just to see each's steps, i love that and how it interests me to copy the steps. :))

    Showdown Vote: I love both songs! It's a tie! joke! k k k k … well i'll just give my vote to T-ARA. To me, retro is best represented when super colorful. :D

    4 years ago
  19. The best part of Be My Baby is the part(s) Hae Lim sings and the dance that goes with it. I think its really smart way of dancing and it just works. It adds to the peppyness of the song :’D
    youtubeusername: debb0r

    4 years ago
  20. T-ara Roly Poly <3

    4 years ago
  21. I Like Suheeeeeeeeee’s Part <3 <3 when she said waiting ………………………… praying ……………..nanananananana

    4 years ago
  22. Vote for T-ara! Best parts arw Yoobin’s parts!

    4 years ago
  23. My favorite part would be the intro because it looks very ‘Dreamgirls’ and it would really hook you up to watch until the end of the video. You won’t get bored watching the video a lot of times:> keke The dance was awesome too, plus, the black and white video gives off a simple yet addicting to watch. I like the part where they are in a circle and the other dancers are also dancing…It’s so cool :> I also love their parts there and I really really like the intro with the stairs.

    YT name: puccaem

    4 years ago
  24. I loved the beginning before the whole “christmasy” theme came in, like the whole thing where they shook from side to side :) Then when the christmasy part came in, I loved how SoHee danced. I loved how when Sun Ye had to say “Make Me Your Lady” then she does this happy face with the “Ohhhh~~~”, not too sexy not too cute just perfect :D . Ye Eun “Please Be My Baby” she has this tone in her voice that just makes it so RAWR :P LOL. Yoo and Hye didn’t really give me that “spunk” more than the other 3 did. But that’s just my opinion, please don’t hate D:

    Youtube : Scrystal2

    4 years ago
  25. I agree for the thing they shouldn’t had rap in all k-pop songs, it sounds weird the first time I listened to “Be My Baby” but now it’s okay ! Agree too for the JAY WHY PEE whisper and also for the choreography who looks like Beyoncé Single Ladies’ one !

    Now which part I like in the MV. I can’t really choose because I like all the MV, but the part starting at 3:15 which the dancers is really nice to me. I think I never saw that in others k-pop MV, the top-view give a better things to the dance, and as it’s the end, you also sing with them so it’s more… interesting if I can say. That’s the part in the MV I like the most ! (my youtube username is flylikeGTOP)

    4 years ago
  26. HOORAY for random people in your videos!!!! xD
    Yes I’m talking about Brian and Whitney in the lift. Elevator. Whatever you call it in Korea.
    I think the only other people I’ve seen are Simon’s dad, and Martina’s parents, who are all amaaaazing. <3
    Btw can I get one thing off my mind? ….didn't Simon's dad say "Do you know me?" in that video from waaay back?
    Don't tell me – HE'S RELATED TO MORDNEY……??!!!! o.O GASP!!

    4 years ago
    • OH NO…you’re onto us….must…kill you now!!!!!! *turns into bats*

      4 years ago
      • *wakes up*
        HUH? Wait where am I? WHO am I? Do you know me?
        Strange…I can’t remember anything….uggh massive headache….
        I feel really  thirsty for some reason…………

        4 years ago
  27. my youtube name is fullxofxpridexazn and i actually loved the bits in the movie when the lighting was dark on their bodies, if you get which parts i mean, like how they are dancing and you can only see their black figures dancing in the white for a few seconds. i thought that was just very different and adds to the feel and mood of the classy, broadway like music video.

    4 years ago
  28. YouTube username: abzzsh

    To be honest, I LOVED the whole video. At first it may seem blah, as it is retro again (which is WG’s forte). But as the video progress, I got hooked into it! They’re dance is so sassy and classy, unlike other Kpop MV’s we’ve seen so far! It looked so clean and very organized. The video is simple yet (as I’ve mentioned) VERY CLASSY. The stage and the outfits were perfect! They did a great job in choosing this concept for the video.It’s hard to choose a specific scene as I loved everything!! But, I think my most favorite part would be when the back-up dancers appeared during the rap break-down, and they circled around until they reached the top portion of the stage. It’s seemed so fun, and made me wanna dance along! In my opinion, it made the video more exciting and fun to watch. Also the aerial shots with all the dancers, it was awesome!I really wanna win this album, and if I win, this would be my first K-Pop album ever since I became a fan in 2009. Wonder Girls introduced me to the K-Pop world, and I really wanna show my support by having their album. Too bad, I can’t afford to buy it online as it’s very expensive in terms with our currency. It would cost me my whole month’s allowance for school in order to buy it.

    4 years ago
  29. For the past WG music videos, my favorite parts have always been Yoobin’s parts. She’s not even my ultimate bias, that spot belongs to Lim. It’s not different this time round, I ABSOLUTELY LOOOOOVE her rap part in the MV, but her parts get harder and harder to follow/memorize, which is a bummer for me since I can’t follow them as much as I used to :( My youtube username is Ultrahanisah

    4 years ago
  30. My favorite part of their MV is when the lights starts to open in the beginning of the MV. It shows how wonder girls improve in their career and now they are in the top. There dance moves in the first seconds are good too. Their steps is cool and addicting. Actually, the whole MV is amazing. I find it really good. YT Username: lakamasabino

    4 years ago
  31. I agree that the rapping verse stuck out like a sore thumb in the song, i think it’s the synthesizer noise which changes the melody of the whole song. Yoobin nailed her part though, missed her fierce rapping.

    ‘Be My Baby’ choreographer also did ‘Single Ladies” choreography (A+ for JYP connection).

    My vote goes to T-ara’s Roly Poly. The dance is so hard to learn but it’s so fun! Would be awesome if there’s a flash mob with this song.

    4 years ago
  32. I love the circle penguin dance (I call it this right when I watched it) because it’s just lulzy, my youtube username is ttarinna!

    4 years ago
  33. damn T-ARA beat down!!!

    4 years ago
  34. I have to vote for Wonder Girls’ video this week… they showed that retro can still be sexy and tasteful. it’s not just bright colors and fluff.

    My favorite part of the video is the chorus since it has just enough harmony in the background and because I’ve watched the girls’ vocal skills grow since their first few songs and I really love when the show off what they can do (without it being too showy if that makes sense)

    (youtube username SironaSelkie)

    4 years ago
  35. Guess you didn’t feel parts of the song sounded very Christmassy. While I agree that it shouldn’t be obligatory with a rap part in every kpop song I always feel like Yubin makes the song better. I was a bit disappointed with the song because their MV concept felt like Single Ladies and from what I understood they would have had moved away from retro.

    Lastly I believe Me, In or Stop! would have been a lot better tracks to promote than Be My Baby. At least WG is back in Korea for a while, gotta be happy about that.

    4 years ago
  36. My favorite part is the amazing rap of Yoobin, she is one of the most talented rappers in Kpop and the choreo in that part is great~ (the whole MV is awesome!). YT username: IsabellaSwan1987

    4 years ago
  37. The dance uses a lot of hand gestures which is great, because Wonderfuls will find it easier to dance to. ^^ But hopping around in heels. I pray that their heels don’t break during performances.

    4 years ago
  38. wonder girls’ choreo was done by the same dancer as beyonce’s single ladies. 

    4 years ago
  39. got distracted~

    I LOVE YOUR LAPTOP WALLPAPER!!!!! <3

    4 years ago
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