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Like this yo! Like this! Wonder Girls’ new song is awesome, so check it out if you haven’t already…LIKE THIS!

 

Wonder Girls, you’re right up there with T-ara for us. They give us no nonsense, awesome to dance to music, and we like that a lot. Not as much cowbell as T-ara, but still a lot of fun. And no 20 minute videos, at least!

Anyhow, this was a really tough Music Monday to script for, and not because this song and video weren’t good. They were both awesome in our mind, but the video concept was so simple that it was difficult to criticize/analyze/joke about it. Nope, it was just a plain old simple flashmobesque dance video. But, in a way, it’s not a very simple concept in the kpop world, since we rarely see kpop bands interacting in such a normal, human location. One of the things that makes kpop so magical is that watching a video is often like a visit to Disneyland. It creates sets and locations that make the viewer feel like they’re a part of something real, but also fantastical at the same time. The sets are often really really fake, with no attempt to pretend to be real at all, and it feels like you’re watching a live musical with set changes. Rarely we get glimpses into a “real” looking set, like Junsu’s house in JYJ’s “In Heaven” which looked pretty real…except for all the pickles in the fridge and lack of underpants and socks strewn everywhere. But anyways, I digress.

The point is, we know for fact, this dance was practiced for a little bit before filming with all the people in the Wonder Girl video, but besides maybe a dozen backup dancers, they were just average joes that learned the dance that day and danced with their friends, families, and the Wonder Girls. We think not only is that really cool, it’s also a very rare concept. Idols walking and moving in the real world! I supposed if most male group tried this they might have problems with fans freaking out and screaming and there might have to be super tight security and so on, but it seemed pretty calm in this video. That’s it! Hope our jokes weren’t too lame this week…oh gosh.

Otherwise, here are the winners of the Sistar Signed CD giveway, from our Interview with Sistar. Drumroll please!

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I love Sistar because they are legitimately talented and always seem to be themselves when they perform as well as in interviews. They have an approachable feel to them, plus they look like they’re very good role models for girls everywhere :)
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I love that the ladies of Sistar are not afraid to be goofy and they are just bursting with personality. You can really see that they love what they do, and have fun every second, whether they are on camera, on stage, or just hanging out with Simon and Martina.
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So, if you’re either one of these people, send us an email! Yay! Otherwise, here are the bloopers for this week. Playing with hairy balls is fun!

 

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  1. My vote goes to B1A4 :3
    I like it like it like it! ^^

  2. I’m probably one of the outsiders here, but I vote for BILASA! It makes me smile much more than WG does when I listen to their song.

  3. i prefer wonder girls like this.. it’s fun…

  4. like this yo like this!! make me want to follow the dance..

  5. oh my god how i missed ur vids…!! i’ve been to seoul in the middle of the may, returned home at the beginin of june. and since my return, i’ve had no spare time to watch the vids i’ve missed T^T BUT NOW~!! I’M ALONE AT HOME SO I SHALL WATCH UR VIDS THE WHOLE NIGHT BWHAHAHAHAA~!! xD
    the only thing i can tell about ur vid now…?? i loled pretty much at ur low budget mv cover xD especially simon dancin in the middle of caffeteria… xD haha i’d love to see random ppl reaction who were sittin there haha xD
    anyways – good to be back to watchin ur vids & waitin for more osomness…!! :D

  6. jazminjhnsn

    Ok was it just my eyes tricking me or did anyone else see MBLAQ and 2PM in the video?

  7. how come infinite “the chaser” wasn’t reviewed? There were many votes and it seemed to disappear on the voting..

  8. I am envisioning the job application for a bodyguard for The Wonder Girls:
    Must be willing to sacrifice self for the safety of group members (and [whispered] JYP), have hands on experience with crowd control, advanced stalker-evasion techniques, unarmed combat, and gettin’ all funky and down with this — like this’ — at any given notice.

  9. I was do happy when you guys did this song cause I voted like crazy for this video. It any way I love the fact that you guys pay attention to the smallest detail that others would have never noticed I reallly respect you guys

  10. Bilasa, hands down.

  11. Um, this isnt really related, but I think I saw Simon on Qualifications of Men…. near Hyeongbin, right?

  12. My question is, is it more embarrassing doing those silly random (dancing) takes in your home country versus doing them in Korea? I can imagine not really caring about public displays of silliness in Korea (hey, these people don’t know me), but in my own hood, maaaaybe I’d be a little mortified. haha! Kudos to yous guys!

  13. I would love to have Simon and Martina as my english teachers!

  14. Your 2nd KPopMM Anniversary is coming ^^ You should do a Symbolic Edition, with Sunny Hill’s “Is The White Horse Coming?”, Infinite’s “The Chaser”, and Nell’s “The Day Before”
    I know you guys want to review these MVs too *______________*

  15. My vote goes to B1A4. It was a tough decision though, since the wonder girls are awesome too :)

  16. simon, martina. wonder if you guys heard anything about the new kpop festival in LA hosted by SBS? Their facebook website has a youtube tab with 6 of you guys’ videos.

  17. vote goes to Bilasa’s Beautiful Target ;D

  18. @twitter-302205059:disqus totally rad

  19. JAY WHY PEE is actually there..

    My vote is for BILASA’s beautiful target ^^

  20. my vote wonder girls

    and maybe you guys should do a anniversary video!

  21. question: was infinite “chaser” deleted from charts, because i can’t find it anymore? i know , i know it’s wonder girls’ video, but… i’m just curious yeah~

  22. OMG you guys should do one of those Ellen Dance Dare thingies (Ellen DeGeneres).. like when you go up behind people and dance.. when i saw you guys recreating the music video it hit me that you guys would be so awesome at it :D here’s an example
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb6Nd21p-Gg

  23. I wasn’t hugely into “Like This” for some reason…it just lacked a hook for me. I’m going to have to go with B1A4. Also Sandeul in a tiger outfit like it’s something normal. It doesn’t matter what the contest it. How can that not win?

  24. I literally LOLED at the Mordney part >.< The sad thing is Eli really should have been able to pronounce that right… -_-;

    Anyway, I choose Bilasa. I do like Wonder Girls 'Like This', but I've never been a fan of the word 'yo'. Remember what Martina did with all those turtlenecks? Yeah, that's how I am with people who say the word 'yo'. Minus the scissors and running over with the car… Maybe.

  25. i like it like it like it B1A4 is way better there my vote sorry wonder girls yours was good to but not as god as B1A4

  26. oh and i vote for wonder girls :)

  27. btw goodluck to b1a4 and other groups getting reviewed :D

  28. thank you for reviewing this! it was a tough competition :D teehee JYP really knows how to sneak up on you and comfort you when you thought you lost him xD

  29. The Wonder Girls get my vote for sure! Their video was fun and the song was catchy, plus the dance was fricking bloobalooby! B1A4 however….was very autotuned and cutey and idk… I was just kind of bored with it. They did not conqure my heart.

  30. omg! i just looked up the headphones because i want them but there like $349.95 im not that rich!

  31. O.o I’m sorry, I can’t stop laughing at the bloopers. Especially since my roommate loves “I Just Had Sex” and plays it all the time. Aya…

  32. omg a b1a4 fan here so voting for them

  33. I love, love, love B1A4′s Beautiful Target! I have to vote for it even though I’m also a huge Wonder Girls fan (I even saw the Wonder Girls with 2PM in Chicago in 2010, and one of my first K-pop CDs all the way beck in 1995 was JYP). However, Beautiful Target is hard to beat! (The JYP whisper jokes are flippin’ hilarious, btw. When you said he had a whispering disorder several videos ago, I almost died. Awesome.)

  34. i really like those headphones there so pretty!

  35. Voting for Bilasa! :)

    NEOCOLONIALISM, that’s how!!

    Simon, how did you know that’s the answer to every question…..?

  36. My vote goes for Wonder Girls nothing against Beautiful Target but Like This is much more catchy and dance worthy!!

  37. I definitely definitely definitely vote for the WonderGirls. There’s only one thing I have a problem with though… Sunye’s (i think that’s her name, she has the blue hair) shirt!! It looks like it is feeling her up!!! But otherwise a great video, it made me smile xD

  38. gotta love the wonder girls! they manage to disappear for almost a year and suddenly comeback with something as wonderful as their name suggests. the crab dance is now my favorite k-pop dance to master! i also love the video’s simple concept… after your comments on k-pop idols being confined into their fantastic glossy beautifully set music video/boxes, and yes i got to think of the hidden meanings of all this hahaha… we all know how much the agencies invest onto controlling every aspect of the idols’ lives, so it is very refreshing when we get to see a moment [even if it's staged like a music video] in which they seem like normal people in spite of their celebrity. gotta love jyp for fooling us into thinking he’s not as evil as kim kwang soo.

    and gosh those girls are charismatic!

  39. irritablevowel

    Simon and Martina, this is a question unrelated to Wonder Girls, but related to music. I saw two videos recently. One was Latin Pop and the other was indie. The Latin pop (“Lengua” by Beatriz Luengo) was all super catchy candy colored cuteness, but still unmistakably Latin. I couldn’t help but to compare/contrast it to kpop cuteness. The indie video was Fiona Apple. She was wearing an octopus hat…….so there is that.

    My first thought after watching both videos was, I wonder what Simon and Martina would think of this. I would also imagine that you guys are hearing a lot of North American pop right now whether you want to or not (that Carly Rae Jepsen song is inescapable). So have there been times when you’ve seen a video or heard a song by a non-Korean artist that you’d love to do a music Monday for? Or even a compare/contrast?

  40. I am definitely going to vote for B1A4 Beautiful Target. Yes WG’s Like This is a pretty good song, but for ME it’s not as catchy as Beautiful Target :3

  41. woaw.. I really love those headphones! <3

  42. Cannot agree more with you guys on how awesome this video are! The most precious thing is WG walk right into a open public area and doing great energetic and sunny song with dance moves with lot of peoples….definitely a super great MV to cheers up!!

    Regarding the peoples dancing so well…….that was understandable as normally a flash mob do have the peoples to practice the dance move a lot to make sure the “flash mob” runs smoothly…

    about the showdown, B1A4……no way! Wonder Girls ROCK DA HOUSE with a clean sweep!
    Best Wishes to Wonder Girls to win on Music Show K Chart!!

  43. Hahahahahahaha Love You Guys <333
    Oh Yea and CONGRATS ^.^

    I VOTE For My WONDERGIRLLLLLSSSS
    WONDER GIRLS WONDER GIRLS WONDER GIRLSSSSSSSSSS

    *I'm In LOVE* $____$

  44. of course WONDER GIRLS…..BEST♥

  45. Congrats and Happy early 5th Anniversary!!!!! You guys are so wonderful ^_^ Keep making the great videos for all us EYK fans <3

  46. BILASA!!!!!!!!!! Oh how they’ve joom joomed my heart like a locket. c;

  47. now I want this dance moves as emotes for my Aion toons.. we got the last ones too. 

  48. Bilasa’s cutsy cutsy creeps me out. I’m voting wondergirls. Maybe if I show my daughter this video she’ll stop playing “please be my baby” endlessly!

  49. Ok… I totally heard the “JYP” whisper too… but only after reading these comments!  I wonder if its our minds playing tricks on us.

  50. I love the song I have a big asambely this weeken in the NYC and I’m going to dance like u guys all around the streets lol. Also happy anniversary!!!!!!!!!! Hope u guys have fun in that speacial day is good to see that the words in the Bible have come true for you guys ” that what God united no man should separate” congrants n enjoy each others company.

  51. Daw~ 5 years. <3 Sunday was my parent's 24th. May you two have many, many more wonderful years!!

  52. JYP is there though. I heard it the first time I listened. 

  53. When you said like this, I thought it would be WG vs. T-ara’s Roly Poly. “I like a like this, I like a like that. I like this like that yea!”

  54. MY VOTE GOES TO BILASA!! :D
    and.. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY ! :)

  55. JYP’s whisper, so I love you and so I hate you

  56. Believe it or not, there’s a hidden “JYP” whispering at the beginning of the music video.
    0:00 – 0:01 
    Listen Carefully!

  57. Did your k-pop chart break or something? Videos from the first page suddenly dropped all the way to the last.

  58. I. WANT. YOUR. HEADPHONES. NOW!

  59. My geeky academic self died at ‘neocolonialism’!

  60. Both songs were awesome and fun, but I’m going to vote WG because I’m going to have “Like this, yo. Like this.” stuck in my head all week. :D Another great Music Monday – gonna miss you guys next week but Happy Anniversary!

  61. I desperately want the jyp headphones. But not only can I not find them anywhere, I cant find them in black. wth america?

  62. I vote for B1A4 :D . Btw, I totally love these headphones Martina, want them badly <3 Congratulations  on your anniversary! :D

  63. How did I miss you at Sherway Gardens?! I was there this weekend!!

    Great video by the Wonder Girls. The song and dance are just super catchy. Been singing it all week long.

    And also, advanced congratulations on your five-year anniversary!

  64. Agiza

    b1a4. They are lovely. Videos of WG boring

  65. LMAO! The pll in starbucks? They actually didn’t look at Simon and his awkward dancing? How many times did u guys do it until it seemed normal? lol. Or maybe they thought u were crazy, so they were we ignoring u guys?

  66. I do not know, but I enjoyed the bloopers for this review more than the actual review, maybe is because I like Simon and Martina act in their natural, unrestrained and honest mood! 

  67. Wowww this Music Monday made me laugh more than anyone so far xD
    Oh, I vote for Bilasa!!

  68. i  vote 4 WG my girls lol

  69. Happy anniversary guys!!!!
    For me, it’ll have to be Beautiful Target. I’m Sorry WG! I love you, but Bilasa makes me do little fan-girl squeals when they’re all cutesy.

  70. PunkyPrincess92

    hahaha it just looked like you guys were doing a weird chicken dance!!! hahahaha!!!

  71. I NEED TO MEET YOU GUYS!!! That’s Sherway Gardens. I live near there.

    Can I meet  you guys? :D

  72. And my vote goes to the Wonder Girls!

  73. HAHAHA I LOL-ed at your “deep interpretations” because seriously some fans would do everything just to make sense of a “symbol” in MVs too much just because they want to show their idols are getting “deep” and “poetic” when sometimes all the MVs are plain simple. 

    Anyway, we, WonderFuls, are glad that you liked the song and MV! Thank you for this awesome as ever review. Your thoughts about this MV are almost exactly the same as mine! Nope, your jokes weren’t lame and boring. You guys still rock! I love that very very very subtle product placement there, Martina. :) And Simon, I guess you’re not the only one who misses the JYP whisper. A lot of people actually also started to appreciate its novelty now that it’s gone (or so I think, because I don’t really consider the “JYP whisper” at the beginning of the MV as people say it), and I’m one of them. ^__^

    BTW Simon is this the song that Sunye whispered to you during your interview? 

    And oh, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! ^___^

  74. My vote goes for Like this, because i love it, yo, i love it :D

  75. hahahhaha I was hoping you guys would try out the dance. My wife and I have been trying to learn it and there is no way in hell we would ever put that on video.

  76. Bilasa’s I like it like it was so much better! 

    It’s such a shame there won’t be a Kpop music monday next week! My three favorite songs in kpop, Infinite’s Chaser, Bilasa’s Baby Goodnight, and U-Kiss’s beleive are all being neglected! :( 

  77. I love this video and song~!  The kids and grandmothers doing the dance are just so friggin adorable. x3
    Now that Kelly there pointed out the JYP whisper, I too am convinced it’s there. But I’m still sad that he didn’t say it in his own song/video, “You’re the One.” I actually had a conversation with someone saying that he had every right to say nothing but JYP during the whole song if he wanted to. xD

  78. its just the background noise, its not JYP whisper! 

  79. You guys are married? And live in Korea??? I need to read a bio haha.

  80. What are the name of those headphones and where did you get them?  I want them!!!

  81. i’m here for wonder girls’ like this! 

  82. Simon, did you…did you just gave Jay why pee Ideas how to put his name in MV? For 1, 32 min? O.o? 

    If I see a plane scribbling JYP’s name on the sky in a MV I am coming after you!

  83. i like wonder girls “like thiz yall like thiz”…….but i have to go with B1A4′s “i like it like it like it”

  84. the JYP is not in the beginning. -__- you people are seriously only hearing it because you want to. It’s just background noise.

    The girls were recently on Gag concert and during one of the corners Sunye said that she was tired of the “JYP” being on every single one of their songs. lol

  85. My vote goes to Wonder Girls! And I didn’t hear the JYP whisper…maybe my hearing is off. Also, nice product placement Martina, very subtle. It was as subtle as any product placement in a K-Pop video.

  86. My vote goes to B1A4. Also, I am so sad, because you didn’t review Infinite with “The chaser”, oh well. I like this song, it’s catchy. Like this yoooo, like this.

    Happy anniversary~

  87. I’m gonna vote for B1A4……only because when I first heard The Wonder Girls “Like This” I thought they were saying “Like Disco, Like This.”  And I was thinking to myself “But their dance is no where near Disco….o.O”  lol  

    Anyways…I really liked your ‘interpretation’ as well…..I thought all the V.I.P.s were getting out of hand with Monster and making it out to be a whole lot more than what it really was.  Does every Music Video have to be filled with metaphors?  
    And speaking of things that aren’t really there – everyone’s saying they hear ‘JYP’ at the very beginning…. I honestly don’t.  I think it’s just background noise you guys are hearing….that sounds almost like ‘JYP’ and since you are used to hearing it, it sounds like ‘JYP’ to you.  

  88. i love this song, but i have to choose BILASA!!!!!!!!’s song. i dunno, i just, i mean, i like-a like-a like it too much to pass up!

  89. I really love WG. YUBIN omg you are so beautiful and amazing. HER RAP AMAZING and other sing parts so beautiful

  90. Some of those fan-cam videos are posted on YouTube.  They’re pretty funny to watch, especially when you realize that, since the MV was filmed well ahead of the song’s release, nobody in the MV is actually dancing to “Like This”!  Everyone learned the steps to music with the same rhythm and tempo, and then “Like This” was dubbed over it.

  91.  B1A4 I like it like it like it
    AWW, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO YOU TWO!^^^<3<3
    I WISH YOU 2 A HAPPY LIFE AND MANY MANY MANY MONDAYS TO COME!!

  92. Im voting for the Wonder Girls, like this yo, like this!! =D

  93. happy anniversary guyss :)

  94. anyone noticed that Miss A isn`t on the JYP artist list in their website?

  95. WHERE DID YOU GET THE HEADPHONES!!!!!!! BEWARE SIMON AND MARTINA, I’M COMING TO GET THOSE AND SPUDGY OF COURSE AHAHAH… jks ….(beware)

  96. Congrats on the anniversary~

    Open question to anyone; is Cross Gene on the Kpop charts? With f(x)’s comeback they probably won’t be on KMM, but just curious.

  97. Hey, congratulations, Simon and Martina, for next week!  Happy anniversary!

    (I vote for the Wonder Girls.  That song has been stuck in my head for a couple of days now.  LIKE THIS, YO!)

    I know a lot of people recognise you now in Korea, so you probably don’t get that many strange reactions if/when you go and film something outside (like the Swan Walk), but do you get any weird looks doing stuff like that in Canada?  (It didn’t look like it in the video….)  I was just wondering.

    (P.S.  Anyone and everyone: is it just me, or has TS Ent vanished off the face of youtube?  Their channel just suddenly vanished yesterday.  I was really surprised, especially since it’s their main way of reaching out to international fans.)

  98. I vote for Wonder Girls Like This…
    And i heard the JYP whisper at the VERY frount i didnt notice but people were saying that you can hear it…. No excuses people make mistakes ^^ Oh and have a safe trip!~

  99. I’m totally going with B1A4′s like it like it like it~ <3

  100. OMG!! ADVANCE HAPPY ANNIVERSARY GUISE! :D 
    ♥ 

  101. I miss you guysss, now you just came out with one video for week…or two…comeback!!!!! Like a full comeback!!!

  102. BILASA!!!!!!!!!!!! 
    Joom joomed my heart like a locket like no one else did. :D

  103. Such a difficult choice! But….. BILASA

  104. Never underestimate JYP he’s everywhere^^
    Vote for Wonder Girls

  105. thisisjustforfunval

    I like it like it like it
    Oh my beautiful target, you zoom zoom my heart like a rocket

    B1A4, zoomed into my heart with this song and get my vote. I hope they stay that cutesy for at least another year.

  106. Beautiful Target!! I LIKE IT, LIKE IT, LIKE IT!

  107. I liked this yo like this, this music monday was real fresh^^  The bloopers were priceless… I was cracking up at Simon’s lovey dovey dance when he saw the flies.  Hap-pre anniversary!!! 

  108. B1A4!!! Or Bilasa!!! :D

  109. i like wonder girls like this! :)

  110. that’s my girls… cool and unique :) 

  111. I love both songs, and I really like the real setting and flashmob of WG’s mv, but B1A4 Zoom zoomed my heart like a rocket with their ability to be cute and hot (or at least Jinyoung) at the same time! So I’m going with Beautiful Target! Also WG’s mv says JYP at the very very beginning it’s just a very quiet one that can’t really be heard over the crowd.

  112. lol I heard the JYP at the 0:00-0:01 mark XD I thought people were just kidding but it’s actually there! My vote goes to WG like this because now whenever someone’s explaining how to do something I can’t help but think LIKE THIS YO! LIKE THIS!!! XD

  113. thatssumgoodcurry

    Definitely gonna have to give it to B1A4 this time around. Not that I don’t love the Wonder Girls, but…B1A4 joom joom my heart like a rocket. : /
    And people thought TVXQ’s outfits were weird? Ok, well I can see where they got that idea, but seriously? Almost the pot calling the kettle black if you asked me. I had a good few laughs at Big Bang’s outfits too. Like Taeyang’s hair…and TOP’s hat. That hat actually made me angry for some reason… Like how Martina is with turtlenecks.
    I seriously got off topic! Anyway, yeah I loved this song too! It was so refreshing with how simplistic and fun it was! I get tired of trying to figure out what the hell is going on in K-pop videos like 95% of the time, so this video was fantastic, in my opinion.

  114. OMG! did you really buy JYP Diamond Headphones! =0 are they good???!

  115. I like the this song because it makes me wanna get up and dance, it’s fun song!

  116. You guys must’ve had lots of fun dancing in public :D
    No weird looks or anything lol???
    Invite me next time? xD

  117. waaaah i love this song and the mv! I’ve never seen any k-pop folks do a flash mob type of thing before so that was really cool. Also have to agree that these chicks defiantly look approachable. Most of the time any celebrity is viewed as this high deity type person and they seem almost untouchable. We only see them from photos, television and even hear their voices on the radio. Its almost like they’re in one a really big bubble or one of those really big display cases for delicate dolls. I think that’s why people freak out when they actually see a celeb or idol in person; they’re not really real and then they’re in your eye site. So with WG in this spacious place that people frequent often, bumping elbows and dancing with regular people with no security telling them to back up? Very very cool. I wish i was there, i but their manager was freaking out lol.

  118. Seriously. I can’t believe you didn’t hear the ‘JYP’ whisper. IT WAS THERE!!! At the 0:00 mark!!! AARRRRGGGHHH JYP FEELS UNAPPRECIATED!!! (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

  119. My theory is that there’s hidden JYP initials on the scenes where people are hanging at the mall…

  120. And ohhh, ADVANCE HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO YOU TWO! ♥

  121. OMG Simon you looked like an awkward fish out of water at 6:18!!! I’m rolling!!!

  122. Lol, loved your deep meaningful interpretations. That’s pretty much what all the other fan ‘interpretations’ sound like to me – adding unnecessary meaning to a simple video *cough*bigbangmonster*cough*

  123. LOOOOL Sometimes you really wont realize how important/appreciate something until its gone. :)))

  124. Haha you guise are Awesome! Love from Cali!

  125. BUT I HEARD THE ‘JYP’!!! I HEARD IT!!!! :O

  126. Tuesday 3.37 pm!!! This is the earliest you’ve ever uploaded it in Canada!!! Congratulations :D

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