Hey guise!

This isn’t our typical Kpop Music Monday, but we like to switch things up a bit from time to time. We’ve been on a bit of a health kick lately, and have talked about our somewhat healthy lifestyle in a few videos. For our latest video on Our Morning Routine, the topic came up of talking about our Workout Playlist, so we figured this would be the best time to do so. Booya!

We talked a lot about our Kpop Workout Playlist, but we’ve got a bunch of non-Kpop songs as well that we listen to when we work out. Here’s a list of them, along with links to the vids on YouTube, if you feel like watching em!

A Sample of Simon’s Playlist

Japandroids “The House That Heaven Built”
–Great song for both a workout and a run. Totally gets me pumped, especially after reading dumb stuff on the internet, I totally feel like shouting “anyone wanna bring you down/ Tell em all to go to hell!” Quite cathartic.

The Knife “Full of Fire”
–Warning! This is a seriously WTF video. I didn’t even get to the end of it. I just really like the song. It really fits my running pace, and it’s got a bizarre dark energy vibe to it that really puts the fire in my heels. Is that what old people say? Stop judging me!

Pharell “Happy”
–Hey! A non-grumpy song! It’s great for running as well. Better for running during the day than running at night, though, I think. Also helps me keep a great pace. Great for the end of the run when I can barely lift my legs anymore and I feel like I look like a toddler trying to walk: it keeps my feet moving. Fun stuff.

Benny Benassi “No Matter What You Do”
–Probably one of my favourite songs of all time. It’s my power song for any moment. Tired from running? Play this, boi! About to bench a bagillion pounds? Play this, foo! I could fight a dragon listening to this song. Nothing gets me quite as pumped. Warning, though: another WTF video. I only saw it for the first time today and gave up halfway through…

M.I.A “Y.A.L.A”
–Great song for fart-licking! Especially when the chorus kicks in. Run a regular pace for the verse, sprint your ass off for the chorus. I do find the rapping in the verses rather silly, though, and the two of us make fun of it all the time:

I’m the Spuuuuud-gee!
My fur is smuuuuud-gee!
Don’t hold a gruuuudge-G
Cuz you can’t buuuuudge-me.
Hey I’m the Meeeeeemers
I am a dreeeeeamer
You’re just a screeeeeamer,
whenevs I preeeeen…err?

Still a great song, though.

A Sample of Martina’s Playlist

Electric Six “Danger, High Voltage”
–One of my all time favourite bands, who were just as awesome and energetic live. This song gets you up and dancing and shamelessly shaking your head violently to the chorus despite all the people watching you. It’s best not to watch this music video unless you’re prepared for an oddly sexual video. I mean odd. Like glowing electric light bulb boobs and crotches. You’ve been warned! BUT THE SONG ROCKS!!!

Death From Above 1979 “Sexy Results”
–A great beat for lifting weights and doing glute kicks. It’s not a very fast beat so you can control your lifts for every other beat or to the beat if you please. I like it for those glute kicks (the one when you are on all fours and curling one leg up to your chest and then kicking out) because it’s the perfect beat. Also, I like sexy sounding sounds to motivate me, it makes me lift weights with more joy and with less grudge towards the fact that I am indeed exercising. HAHA! Sexy workout music is like going dancing at a club to a great song except that you’re working out…at a club…to a song. Plus, DAT COWBELL SOLO!

Crystal Castles “Vanished”
–I use this song as an example simple because I use this song for my intensive jump rope sessions. For the days that I don’t run to get my cardio in, I jump rope between weight lifting and abs so that my heart rate doesn’t drop to low. I jump to the beat for as long as I humanly can but I could have chosen any song off of all the Crystal Castle albums. This band is freakin’ amazing and I actually like every single song they have ever made. Like ever. Angry? Crystal Castles. Depressed? Crystal Castles. Happy? Crystal Castles?

Jamiroquai “White Knuckle Ride”
– OOH! An official music video! Finally! This is a funktastic song that just gets me in the workout mood. I often start my workout with this song to get me into the mood as I head towards the gym. It’s a great beat for a warm up jog or some light biking to get your heart rate up and if I’m not using it for that I use it for sit ups. But whoa…the video kind of sucks for this awesome song.

Nine Inch Nails “The Hand That Feeds”
– There are a whole lot more NIN and various other rock songs on my workout playlist (like Korn, Deftones, 24Hours, Telepathy, Gogostar) but I wanted to include this song because it has a great build up that I can anticipate. I use this for planking which is a horrible horrible invention made to torture people. I stupidly tried to do the “Hollywood Ab Blast” workout on my Nike app which was only 15 minutes long. 15 minutes of hell. 15 minutes of you flailing on a mat like a fish out of water while trying to balance your side plank while also doing flapping V things with your legs. Looks soooo easy when the instructor shows you how to do it. Point is, this song allows me to hold my plank for the 1 minute I’m supposed to because I’m angry at having to do the planking and NIN guides me through that anger like a spirit animal. A lovely, angry, vampire/Snape-look-a-like spirit animal.

Martina’s Bonus K-pop round: 2NE1 “Hate You”, GD&TOP “Oh Yeah”, Beenzino “Boogie On & On”, MBLAQ “Oh Yeah”


So let us know what you think! Did we miss out on any super awesome songs? We need more recommendations! We’ve heard our playlists for a long time now, and the songs are starting to lose their effect on us. We need moar!

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  1. Simon and Martina!!
    I’ve only been watching your videos and I finally checked out the website and I’m glad I did! I made an account just to leave a reply here: First of all, fartleks are definitely a thing (one of my favorite workouts) and I am soooo happy to hear that you are running, Simon! I love running and trust me it only gets easier and better. Now I don’t really run with music… mostly cuz you can’t really race with music…but I sure do get pumped with my mp3 before and play my jams in my head during!! These are the best songs that get me through workouts that pre-kpop I seriously sucked at:
    1. BTS: Boy in Luv
    2. BTS: We are Bulletproof Pt. 2 (We go hard!! Click click bang bang!!)
    3. EXO-M: Growl
    4. EXO-M: Run (only cuz it’s called run :3)
    5. BAP: 1004
    6. BAP: Warrior
    7. Henry: Trapped
    And then are there a few non-kpop ones that have always got me going Paramore’s Now (there’s a time and place to die but this ain’t it! lol) and Part II (gives me such a fighting spirit)
    ANYWAY this was a really long comment but it was my first and yeah. I would love it if you guys could tell us a little bit about running and sports in Korean culture. Are track/cross country (and other sports) popular or even avaliable in most high schools? Do people just go for jogs by themselves often? Is it an active community? Like some places in the US you see people out all the time, but other places you never see a runner or biker… Would it be unusual to see a girl out for a run? ~too much curiosity~

  2. Luna

    I forgot that Martina used to be a punk kid lol until I see her playlist :P but all great music to listen to while working out. Thanks you two <3

  3. I really loved this vid – for I was kinda hoping you would provide us a list with the perfect tracks to work out with – Anywho! I actually made a Kpop work out playlist on 8tracks with 45 tracks – thus far, for I plan to add 5 more to make it to 50 tracks -. Here’s the link below, hope you guys like it ^^


  4. Really enjoyed watching this video (and all your videos), thank you so much for sharing your playlist because I also have kpop songs that I listen to when working

    Some of my top favorites to listen to while working out:

    1-Younha: Run (literally get me running on the treadmill!!)
    2-Nine Muses: News
    3-Lunafly: Special Guy ft. Miryo (not for running but other workouts)
    4-Crayon Pop: Bar Bar Bar
    5-JQT: Don’t Care
    6-EXO: Growl
    7-SNSD: I Got A Boy

    Thank you for your hard work & effort to making amazing fun videos! Been a fan for 5 years now & always enjoy what you present to us!

  5. I love listening to Olympic Airways by the Foals during my runs. The song is about 139 BPM.

  6. Jessica R.

    You guys should make these downloadable playlists on 8tracks! It’s a great way to share a playlist easily. :D

  7. I really love that you guys posted your daily routine, is it possible you guys could show us or blog post your work out routine? I only ask because I know Martina has her joint issues and I suffer from an auto-immune disease and my joints and muscles hurt on a daily basis. It is hard for me to find a work out routine that I won’t be out of commission for 3 days over. Martina is looking slim, cute and tone, and I know our female Nasties want to look like her too… not to mention the male Nasties want that Dothraki Man warrior look as well.. Thank you guise! you are an inspiration to all of us!

  8. I’ve been listening to Mirotic while working out since like ever. But this playlist is awesome.

  9. Amy F ;)

    I watch Running Man when I run on the treadmill- or sometimes, a light or action-y kdrama. It goes so much faster that way, but I’m excited to try out some more of these songs too!

  10. Great songs to run to! And I loved the Hanz and Franz reference at the end XD

  11. Strong BABY! the best work out song ever. Perfect beat for me :D

  12. As far as workout songs, my ultimate jog/speed-walking song is MBLAQ’s Run. The best song for cardio for me. As for this segment, I didn’t care for it as a sub for Music Monday. Workout music is so subjective that it almost has no meaning except to answer the question of what Simon and Martina like to work out to. And for me, that kind of topic would be fitting within one of your other various segments. It doesn’t have to always be Music Mondays, but you guys do MM sparingly now anyway. If you are going to sub it with something else, I personally wish that the new segment was still critiquing something.

    Maybe indie rock, or hip hop, or a company, or cd packaging, or mini albums, or the length of songs, etc. A list of the shortest kpop songs, or songs with the worst chorus, or something that more people could agree on would be great. I’m trying to explain it without sounding like an ass, because I really agree you guys should be able to change up what you want and be yourselves. I’m just a stickler for consistency, so that even if the content changes, the angle is still the same. I don’t have enough time to word it correctly (am about to be late for work).


  13. TehMeh

    lol you guise should make a work out video

    My Work Out playlist:

    1. Block B – Nilili Mambo
    2. The Pillows – Last Dinosaur
    3. BAP – One Shot
    4. 2NE1 – Scream
    5. Do As Infinity – Raven (starts a little slow)
    6. Akira Yamaoka – Angels Thantos (weight lifting awesome song)
    7. Bump of Chicken – Sailing Day
    8. Nami Tamaki – Believe (high BPM)
    9. Yumi Matsuzawa – You get to Burning (so old but still good)
    10. Asian Kung-fu Generation – Rewrite

    yeah, I’m dropping some (old?) J-Pop…

  14. O.o Um… Wow, the comment section. Well, here are my two cents on the matter. I love you guys and think that you are doing an amazing job with the site and trying to cater to everyone is not the easiest thing in the world to do. Just be yourselves and keep doing what you’re doing, that’s why we fell in love with you guys in the first place.

    Also, on topic, I love the song Night of Knights from Touhou to work out to, it always makes me feel like I just wanna run. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfW1_h1hhkA

  15. Because this was just easier. Sexy is on mine too and ill have to add some of yours too. Save me is my cool down song :). Oh amd warrior should be on here to really. Im a huge baby if you couldnt tell :)) peter pan is nice too. Hyde songs are good too. Love ragebeat from the gravitation soundtrack. Time is up by led apple i think would be good too. Get your crayon. I love bounce alot especially a machine i call pon pon and my friend calls kangaroo :) you kinda bounce/ hop on the machine i wonder if ya know what machine im talking about. I really do love/hate the pon pon machine

  16. I came here to see Rain:(

  17. I love all of this – I love how the ‘Western’ music ties in with the KPop. I’m pretty new to the KPop scene, but I noticed some similar sounds and when I looked at the other songs from your workout lists – all things I like AND totally see the connections (Um… Idiotape – 0805 was VERY NIN-esque!!) ReListening to all the ‘samples’ of your other playlist songs was like a trip down memory lane! So many old favs!

    As a ‘workout-er’ myself, I always appreciate new tunes to get my sweat on to! I tend to do more weight lifting than cardio and running though! I like a lot of mash-ups (Girl Talk, Mash Up Your Bootz mixes, the Hood Internet) and hip hop. Also, this guy has a whole album with a work out theme (or so my workout partner/life partner tells me) http://youtu.be/sa1yJWBLsxw – a bit hilarious lyrics at times but fun! Gets you through/psyched for those deadlifts!


  18. for real guys I really liked this video, I’ve watched this like 5 different times and that’s just the last three days…..

  19. Martina, Electric six – danger, High voltage…I love you girl!

    And Simon, I don´t really know the word “Fartlek”?? haha that was new to me, I think you refer to interval-training? .) But I can understand why it´s funny ^^

    I always get motivated to work out when I listen to some k-popsongs and I totally agree with your choices of songs! :) Here are some of the K-pop ( and other) songs I listen to while working out:

    Shinee – Lucifer
    2NE1- I´m the best
    Glencheck – “The Coast”, “84″, “Racket”
    Glencheck – Shinee “Hello” remix
    Dynamic duo – Fireworks
    Kim sori – Dual life
    Peppertones – Ping pong
    Girls Generation – The boys
    Gaeko – Rhythm is life
    F(x) – Electric shock

    Other stuff:

    Sakanaction – “Native dancer”, “Bach no Senritsu wo Yoru ni Kiitasei desu”, “arukuaraoundo” (maybe wierd translations, but check them out if you do not know them, they´re suuuuuuuper great! Indie electro something, from Japan :))
    Graveyard – Hisingen blues (Great rockband from Sweden, sounds a little like rock from the 70`s)

    Bloodbath – Eaten
    Gojira – The axe
    Roxxxan – Heavyweight (This is the best song if you´re feeling like crap and just want to feel like the best and most awesome person around ^^)
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads will roll

    oops, what a long list, noone will probably read this :)

  20. when i’m doing pushups i always listen to BAP’s One Shot :) <3

  21. Damn your music taste is awesome. I need to find a good slice of time to go thru all of these. Checked out Idiotape, loved it!

    Going along with the main comment’s discussion here, the other day I saw a bunch of kpop tumblr blogs warning people to not send EYK their fanfics bc they’ll destroy them, say racist shit abt them, etc and they had their list of reasons why EYK were “terrible people” and it honestly made me laugh out loud. I think one of their points was “they constantly mispronounce some group’s names on purpose even though they’ve been asked to stop.” Um, they can do whatever the fuck they want. If you don’t like it, THEN STOP WATCHING IT. NO ONE’S FORCING YOU TO.
    /rant over

    Even though I may not agree with everything you guys say, there have been several times when I’m having a crappy day and when I watch one of your vids, it gets loads better. Your TLDRs are also actually really helpful bc I’m Korean but I’ve lived in the US all my life so honestly I learn about the practical parts of Korea through you guys. It’s awesome, keep it up! =]

  22. I always do crunches to Turn It Up by T.O.P. it’s weird how perfect the beat is for it.

  23. fartlek = speed play, it really is true! And this topic was great, it motivated me to create a new work out-playlist to use tomorrow morning at the gym!

  24. I’m the asshole that points out MFBTY’s ‘Sweet Dream’ doesn’t change tempo

  25. Woah! Someone else who not only has heard of Electric Six but loves them! I was supposed to seem them in Boston last year, but unfortunately I had family stuff going on ;_;

  26. I love listening to SS501 Unlock while running on the treadmill. It kind of gives me the energy boost I need while running, also Shinee’s everybody is really good, Big Bang Fantastic baby, shinee’s ring ding dong, Kim Hyun Joong Unbreakable and Kim hyun Joong Break Down are my personal favorites, and park Jung Min taste the fever.

  27. Those songs you’ve mentioned in your blog post are great! I love ‘em all :) :) Please throw in more recommendations wherever you can. I’d love to listen to them :)

  28. Sincerely “Machine” by Exo and “Tarzan” by Wonderboyz are just the best songs for lifting weights !

  29. you guys need to include tasty’s “you know me” my gosh, i ran to the ending of this song and i swear i sprinted like nothing before! i felt so fit and then i ate cheesecake which totally threw me off my exercise regime… even though its their debut song, i still think they did an amazing job. here’s the link to the music video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_joKpiEDuM

  30. Perfume songs like Spending All My Time; Spring of Life and
    Momoiro Clover Z’s GOUNN

  31. I don’t really exercise (hAHAHA IM SO HEALTHY..) but when I do go for walks and runs, I always find myself listening to Female President by Girls Day. It makes me feel confident and energised! :D Great work as always you guys ^u^

  32. So happy you guys made this video! My favorite songs to run to are Younha’s-Run and Epik High’s-Run
    Pretty sure just the title is motivating enough haha

  33. When I do blogilates (have you tried her videos?!?!?? Talk about insane workout! I swear 3 minutes of pure torture but amazing results ps she’s a youtuber…just in case y’all didn’t know xD) I really like listening to hip-hop-ish songs cus I fell all badass YEAH! Jajaja I really like songs from BTS or jay park or block b or Epik high and of course really upbeat songs like mfbty duh! Anything from 2ne1 , exid’s I feel good, fx kick, tiny-g minimanimo(not that upbeat but it motivates me for some reason xD) and when I’m at the end of the work out when I’m at deaths door I like to listen to Dalmatians ER cus of the intro when he says “I NEED HELP” cus oh lord knows I need help jajaja

  34. So happy to hear that you are on a healthy kick and enjoying it! Or at least finding ways to make it fun. I have several totally awesome kpop-workout playlists and those few go-to songs that get you through the worst. I’m excited to add some of your recommendations to my list!
    Not sure how much you want to know about lifting and training and all of that, but I do have a degree in exercise physiology and in nutrition, so if you have any questions about lifting or want clarification on things like why a slow rep can be better/what hypertrophy is/why interval training works, I’d be more than happy to serve as a resource!

  35. Kpop + work out = great times. My workout playlist/getting pumped for work:

    Abracadabra – brown eyed girls
    Rainism – rain
    Gara gara go – Big Bang
    Fantastic baby – Big Bang
    Mirotic – tvxq
    Catch me – tvxq
    I am the best – 2ne1
    Tiara – bebop
    Warrior – bap
    Mental breaker – block b
    No joke – block b
    Ring a linga – taeyang
    Energetic – boa
    Sweety girl – ubeat

    NON KPOP – Martina we are similar.
    NIN – mr. Self destruct (anything Nin will do, Only is another fave)
    Bullet for my valentine – tears don’t fall
    Apc – count bodies like sheep
    Vnv nation – paint it black / chrome / dark angel
    Linkin Park – breaking the habit (any lp)
    Buck cherry – crazy bitch
    Godsmack – I stand alone
    Combichrist – get your body beat
    Korn – twisted transistor / coming undone / freak on a leash
    Rammstein – mien teil
    Razed in black – just pick a song lol
    A.r. Rahman and pcd – jai ho
    Dj class – I’m the shit
    E40 and the federation – go hard or go home
    Don Omar and pit bull are gold too

    Great job guys! Long time fan, you always put a smile on my face <3 Canada represent!

  36. For me 마녀가 뒨 이유 by NS 윤지 is always on my workout playlist. The whip cracking is def a motivator lol its such a “fight me” type song and understanding the lyrics makes even more of a fight me statement https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysnUHXksic8

  37. My K-Pop Workout Playlist:
    What’s Happening-Bilasa
    Machine and Let Out the Beast-EXO
    Nu ABO-f(x)
    To My Boyfriend-Fin.K.L.
    Black and White-G.Na
    Bubble Pop-Hyuna
    Classic-JYP, Taecyeon, Wooyoung, Suzy
    Crazy-Lee Hyori
    Way to Go and Do the Catwalk-SNSD
    Oops!-Super Junior
    Also not K-Pop but it’s a GREAT workout song Dance With Me Tonight by Olly Murs

  38. Hay Simon + Martina. What are your fave kpop songs from 1995? :)

  39. Let me start off by saying you guise really look great. Keep on workin’ on your fitness.

    When I moved to Toronto, I decided I was tired of the whole treadmill/cross trainer thing and signed up for dance classes. I’ve done burlesque and pole and before I broke my wrist, I tried a hip hop class. I intend to return to it (wearing my Taemin, TaeMan, TaeMaximum! t-shirt) once my wrist feels better. While my instructors welcomed requests for songs, we mostly did routines to songs of their choosing.

    I’ve warmed up/done routines to:

    Cracks (Flux Pavillion Remix) – Freestylers feat Belle Humble
    Dub on the Track – Cher Lloyd feat Mic Righteous, Dot Rotten & Ghetts
    Bamboo Banga – M.I.A.
    XR2 – M.I.A.
    Miss New Booty – Bubba Sparxxx feat Yin Yang Twins
    The Ballroom Blitz – The Sweet
    Tigerlily – La Roux
    Girl Gone Wild – Madonna
    S&M – Rihanna
    Come Alive (The War of the Roses)
    Scream & Shout – will.i.am feat Britney Spears
    Up ‘N Down – Britney Spears
    Come Alive (The War of the Roses) – Janelle Monae

    She Wolf – Shakira
    Run the World (Girls) – Beyonce

  40. I’m going to break the mold of in-depth EYK criticisms and just recommend the songs: “MTBD” by CL, M83 by Midnight City, Fancy by Iggy Azalea, Shelter by The XX, Anything Upbeat from Passion Pit (On My Way, Carried Away), and Lake Michigan by Rouge Wave. Just… you know some work out songs…. um… yeah…

  41. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg1sT4ILG0w
    Nico & Vinz – Am I Wrong
    love this one for running when I’m on a treadmill

    Shinedown – Diamond Eyes
    This one I use when I’m working out with my own body weight and stuff it’s just a good work out song really I think I could do whatever with this

    Other songs like; Papa Roach – Last Resort are also good for working out I find that the songs from the movie burlesque are quite nice to work out to but that more for cardio I think

    Destiny’s Child – Survivor ft. Da Brat
    I think I may only like this cause I watched an avatar video and the end scene is when Katara is fighting Azula and it’s just so powerful with this song playing XD all of it’s good but yeah (I’ll link that video too https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYQsxAi6vLA )

  42. love these videos! I used to run and my motivation has taken a dive. I shall run today thanks guys! Also it’s japanese but Daichi’s The Answer has a fantastic beat!

  43. haruchi

    I like listening to “Neverland” and “Someday” by U-KISS when bicycling. “Someday” is good for bicycling up a hill!
    Other good songs for bicycling: “너 한눈 팔지마! (Remix Club Ver.)” by Girl’s Day, “In The Air” by B1A4, “Love Beat” by After School and also “Aphrodisiac” by Akanishi Jin, “Another World” by GACKT, “トレゾア” by DaizyStripper (perfect background music when you’re not in the hurry).

  44. Nia D.

    A song that is really really good for working out is After School Bang. It is super motivating with its drumline and all. Whenever I hear it, is like military mode ON and time for some serious exercising. Then seven minutes and fifty six seconds later I give up and end up eating snacks again……crying alone in a dark corner……lol!!!!! As for this controversy thing I didn’t know anything until I read the comments. From what I get it is about the joke about bap’s name Simon and Martina made. I am a bap fan since their warrior days, I watched that KMM when it came out and I didn’t even think much of it. People might have been offended and it may have been an excessive joke, but I think that EYK were joking about the fact that bap who had a strong image with all of their songs warrior power no mercy oneshot badman and even their name is an acronym for best absolute perfect completely changed this style into sentimental staff, which are quite conventional in the kpop world and started crying a river(bad Timberlake joke SEE it can happen to anyone). So I think that Simon and Martina did not really wanted to hurt bap because of a personal grudge……WAIT!!! Unless Simon and Martina wanted to become bap members but didn’t make the final cut in which case the personal grudge reason woul be true. Whatever only one thing is sure AS RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(Oh and T-ara and Girl’s Day and Dal Shabet) there I finally said it…….

  45. You should try BADMAN by B.A.P. and RUNAWAY by GD for jogging ;) They are not my favourite songs at all, but they are really perfect for running. Actually I sometimes listen to whole GD`s coup d`etat album while running. I highly recommend it ;)

    EYK Fighting!

  46. I liked the playlist you guys made up (or rather just your favorite songs to workout to) and you brought up good points. But I noticed that the more I workout the less “fast-paced” the music is that I listen to. I noticed sometimes I move too fast, or want to move to the rhythm to music, which isn’t going to work.

    I’ve also been training for a half-marathon and I first loaded my playlist with lots of upbeat and fast pop songs. I slowly noticed it was an easier run if I switched to rock songs. 1) I stopped mouthing lyrics which made breathing easier, and 2) I think I stopped running so fast. Which is what you want to do, but not really if you are trying to run for a long distance.

  47. Part of my super long workout playlist that I put on shuffle mode… (hahaha… this “small part” is quite long though… :P)

    1. TVXQ – Keep Your Head Down
    2. DBSK / TVXQ – The Way You Are
    3. Super Junior – Sorry Sorry
    4. Super Junior – Why I Like You
    5. Super Junior – Mr. Simple
    6. Super Junior-M – Super Girl
    7. Super Junior – Bonamana
    8. Super Junior – Shake It Up
    9. Super Junior – U
    10. Super Junior – Butterfly
    11. Sungmin (Super Junior) – Oh Wa
    12. Shinhwa – Venus
    13. Shinhwa – This Love
    14. Girls’ Generation – Genie
    15. Wonder Girls – Like This
    16. Rain – It’s Raining
    17. Rain – I’m Coming
    18. EXO – Growl
    19. EXO – Wolf
    20. EXO – Let Out The Beast
    21. EXO-K / EXO-M – MAMA
    22. EXO-K / EXO-M – History
    23. EXO-K / EXO-M – Two Moons
    24. BoA – I Did It For Love
    25. BoA – Energetic
    26. BoA – Eat You Up
    27. f(X) – Electric Shock
    28. Kara – Wanna
    29. MBLAQ – Mona Lisa
    30. SHINee – Countdown
    31. SHINee – Scar
    32. UKISS – Neverland
    33. UKISS – Mysterious Lady
    34. Younique Unit – Maxstep
    35. Beast – Beautiful Night
    36. Beast – Beautiful
    37. Beast – Shadow
    38. JYJ – Be My Girl
    39. JYJ – Be The One
    40. JYJ – Empty
    41. JYJ – Ayyy Girl
    42. Gary – Shower Later
    43. S.M. The Performance – Spectrum
    44. Henry (Super Junior-M) – 1-4-3 (Noizebank Extended Remix)
    45. Nell – Run

  48. I think 90% of k-pop is good work out music just for the fact that its k-pop. When PSY comes on at my gym I get this huge rush of energy because its a mixture of it being good music and I get a wave of k-pop/YG pride :’D

    Also for non-kpop music I really like any Nicki Minaj & Labrinth Earthquake, or any music similar to that. Oh, can’t forget j-rock, or any Japanese music that makes you feel like you’re running in an anime opening :)

  49. Haiiii darrrrrrr. Sorry if I have missed it anywhere, but could you guys possibly do a blog post or summatttttt about what you actually do to work out? (I’d really like whatever work out plan you guys are doing XD because it CLEARLY HAS WORKED/ IS WORKING) – especially Martina for me, since I am a femaletron, but I am sure there are plenty o’ d00ds who’d like to know Simon’s toooooooooo, since it does sound like you both do sliighhtlly different workouts. LOVE FROM SUNNY (LOLOLOLOLOL) England!

    P.S. Keep up the awesomeness :) u guise r teh BOBOMB.

  50. About the fartlek…since I´m from Sweden and I´m a former elit tennis player…i have done a whole lot of fartleks…..the translation is speedgame,,,,,if you ever feel bored running at the same tempo…you could jogg at the verse and rush at the chorus:)

    By the way.. I love the sporty part of you guys. You should start a new sporty segment FACK-U
    Finding Athletic Challenges Korea-Uhhh so nasty…:s

    I´m a sporty girl and if I ever come to Korea I would want to know were I could do taekwondo, play tennis, basket ball, ping pong, fotball etc.

  51. “If you don´t like EYKs sense of humor please tell them…so they can laugh at you”

  52. CupcakeGremlin

    The fast then slow running is called HIIT, High Intensity Interval Training. It’s my favourite wayt to workout :)

  53. Hi Simon and Martina,

    I realized you have been getting a lot of negative attention lately. Some are really uncalled for “ban them for making videos” and what not. Do know that I am an avid (silent) fan who watches your videos on a daily basis and keep returning to the past videos over and over again.

    After a long day of teaching, going back and watching your video is something to look forward to, and the experience is priceless. I hope you don’t get discourage by all the negative comments. I’m sure there are others in the world who are like me! #nastiesforlife

    All the best S&M and I hope you never stop making videos!

  54. It’s all fun and games until you overplay your favorite song while working out…and every time you listen to it, it just reminds you of running :/

  55. Lee Hyori’s ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ is great for sprinting; sprint during the chorus and it feels awesome. xD Non-kpop wise, when I’m running, it has to be the Mortal Combat theme! “test your might” indeed.

  56. First off, Martina, I’m curious! Have you ever watched the live action Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon drama? I love it! The theme song is definitely one that makes me wanna work out hardcore; I don’t even know why! If you haven’t watched it, you need to. It’s just so cute. >3

    I’ve realized that I have a LOT of J-Pop that makes for good workout songs. Some of the best ones are
    Drive Alive – Lead
    Don’t U Ever Stop – KAT-TUN
    Hero – Fairies
    Jumping Go Let’s Go – Hayami Kishimoto

    And there’s a few English songs that are really motivating also! Like Bon Jovi’s Have A Nice Day and It’s My Life. I also think ‘Sexy And I Know It’ by LMFAO should be on everyone’s playlist. XD Running on the treadmill like, YEA DAS RIGHT IM SEKSI AND I KNOW IT~ HAAAAY~’ LOL!

  57. ADTOY: A Donkey Tickles Onew’s Yoohoo? Ah the things you learn when you look back at Eat Your Kimchi videos


  58. Love this KMM
    I like it when you guys mix things up a little. I mean this doesn’t follow the usual format, but it’s about kpop, music, and it’s a Monday so what more do you need.
    Btw I watched the video for “danger, high voltage” and it was definitely the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen, but I can’t say I regret watching it haha

  59. I only workout to Kpop (or almost entirely). Mainly for when I run since I do pilates and other stuff at home, and when you’re home, well you can just do all this in front of the TV.

    For myself, here’s a few tracks that really help me run :

    9Muses – Ticket
    I always put this song first when I go running. Why? Because it helps me set my pace to aroung 5~5,5min/km. If I’ve been lazy and not going for a while, I try to not use it because I always run faster when I starts with this song. I think it has to do with the BPM, but I feel like it also has to do with the way they sing the chorus. I don’t really know, but it also worked for everyone that tried this after I told them about it.

    Exid – I Feel Good
    I also feel like this song was made to have an intense cardio session. It’s not as well known as other songs, but it’s extremely energetic and most of my friends that are not really into Kpop like to dance to it too.

    Miss A – Lips
    This is such a great song when you’ve just reach the exact half of you’re 5 or 10km run. It helps reset your energy to keep up for the other half. It’s such a shame they didn’t do a MV for this track because it’s that great.

    Baek Ji Young – either My Ear’s Candy or Good Boy
    Even though she’s the “ballad godess” of Korea, I really really prefer her up-beat track, and they are really great for working out. I like My Ear’s Candy for the first part of my run, then Good Boy for not too far from the end. It helps me keep some kind of motivation and the rhythm

    Fiestar – We Don’t Stop
    Because it actually say “Work it baby!” and “We don’t wanna stop”. Yes, the bridge is a bit girly/cheezy and reminds me of those old techno track with girls singing and stuff. But even though it’s not the best song there is, I actually enjoy it when I work out. Just like some Hello Venus tracks that I usually don’t enjoy much if I listen to them when I’m not working out.

    T-ara – Yayaya
    How is that not a work-out song? I don’t know. It makes no sense and and super repetitive, and that’s why it works so well.

    Girl’s Generation – Trick
    Just because I really like this song, and it’s energetic. It actually makes me think of the SNSD when they started to get big (Gee, Tell My Your Wish, etc.) without the “I’ve heard it sooo many times already” part to it.

    And of course
    2NE1 – I Am The Best, Scream
    Clazzi – Love & Hate
    f(x) – Electrick Shock
    Glen Check – French Virgin Party, 60′s Cardin, 84, Leather
    Peterpan Complex – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
    SuperKidd – Feel Good
    Venus Kim – Exercise
    WHOwho – Her
    Girl’s Day – Expectation
    Rania – Just Go
    ZEA – Phoenix
    U-Kiss – Standing Still
    WonderGirls – Like This
    Neon Bunny – Oh My Prince
    From The Aiport – Colors (mainly when I go for a run at night and everything is quite and peaceful)
    BoA – either Action or G.A.B
    Primary – See Through (feat. Zion.T & Gaeko)

  60. My ultimate songs for working out are (note: I barely run the threadmill or jog, so these are more for pilates/lifting weights etc..):
    #10 EXID – Who’s that Girl
    #9 15& – Somebody
    #8 U Kiss – Tick Tock
    #7 LED Apple – Time is up
    #6 Fiestar – Vista
    #5 2PM – Don’t Stop Can’t Stop
    #4 GOT7 – Girls Girls Girls
    #3 Wonder Girls – G.N.O.
    #2 TVXQ – Are you a good girl?
    #1 JYJ – Mission

    Those always motivate me to keep on going somehow hahaha!
    I really like your list though! I’m totally gonna add some of your suggestions to my list ^o^d


  62. Gosh, I really needed this playlist! I’ve been exercising to a lot of my favourite songs but I find you start to hate the songs (as you listen to them so much) I find “the illest”- far east movement is an awesome some to exercise to, makes me feel so powerful (even though when i dance i just sway and flap my arms like a chicken) Love to see you guys experimenting more these days, keep up the good work <3

  63. I love you guys. I have no idea why anyone is complaining. It is literally beyond me. O.O

    Anyway, when I try to work out I usually end up like Usagi..

  64. For K-Pop
    1. UP – Epik High (Awesome song to get me pumped, even though the beat does change throughout)
    2. Mine – Jaejoong (Used to hate this song… Eyk converted me. :P)
    3. Burn – Sunmi (Her whole album is fantastic, but this song just makes me want to stop whatever I’m doing and dance)
    4. Strong – Super Junior-M
    5. Basically every Vixx song
    6. All of 2NE1, slow or fast. Especially from Crush
    Non K-Pop
    1. Kiara and Kong – Bonobo (Especially when jogging or walking around the city)
    2. Dirt Room – Blue October
    3. Hate – Charisma.com (Awesome Japanese duo)
    4. Bulletproof – La Roux
    5. Finale – Madeon (All of his stuff is great to walk/run to)
    6. Run Boy Run – Woodkid

  65. I find it strange how songs like “Lies” ‘Haru haru” and “Blue” by Big Bang work so well as running tracks, more so than Fantastic Baby.
    2NE1′s “Ugly”, “Hate you”, “Can’t nobody”, “Go away” are great and also keep me going better than “I am the best” (you have to dance to it, right?)
    I also like A.D.T.O.Y but I always had problems with the rapping parts so I play “Again and Again” instead.
    T-ARA is great but… the subunit’s “Jeon Won Diary” is just awesome!!
    B.A.P just kicks ass! I even stretch and rehydrate with green tea while listening to “Coffee Shop”.

  66. Holaaaaa Simon and Martina!!!!

    Errhhhmageerdd!! This is my first ever comment! I don’t know why it took me so long. I have been a Nasty since 2012 but have only been following passively.. Forgiveee mee..

    Anyway, I love this video!!!!!! I too am starting a healthy routine (away youu laptop-bed-snacks!!!). I really like this type of video as in giving us a quick summary of certain types or themes of videos. I am one of those people that don’t really follow changes very quickly. So a video like this gives me a quick update on songs or videos that are hyper or energetic, for instance.

    That’s it from me! I hope I can contribute some more in the future! Hugs!

  67. Fartleks are an actual speed workout. They increase aerobic capacity through the intervals of a race-pace and a jogging pace. When I was in cross country, we did them running race-pace for 100 meters, then jogging pace for 100 meters, and so on, until we did about two miles on the track. Though I don’t think that they call people fartlekers….it does sound funny Martina.

  68. kawaii_candie

    these segments are fun, guise, but i wish you wouldn’t pass them off as music mondays… i really miss/like the normal music mondays… these are nice additions but they should be put in as something else! /endrant

  69. My cardio playlist also includes: Bar Bar Bar, Bo Peep Bo Peep, Paparazzi (Kan Mi Youn), Traveling (Utada), Dam Dariram (DDR!), Night of Fire (Niko Initial D), and some others. Some of these are great and I’m going to add them stat :D

  70. Nice video ! If I do any workout, it’s usually in my living room so I used to think that would be really nice if someone did a KPOP workout video ! I usually listen to KPOP to give me extra energy, so there are many songs that make me want to move… let’s just mention a few that I didn’t spot in the comments :

    Block B – Freeze
    GD & Park Myung Soo – I Cheated (or whatever the title should be in English)
    Ailee – I’ll Show You
    BIGBANG – Tonight
    ZE:A – All Day Long
    MaMa Beat – LC9
    Step – KARA

  71. My bestest most loved work out song ever is Hysterie by Infinite. Its great for sit ups becaude it starts kinda slow and then builds up to an amazing chorus. And then towards the end when you think you’re going to die it hits you with this super awesome rap that somehow always inspires me to keep going.
    ( must be as fit as hoya must be as fit as hoya)

  72. Ironically I started getting back into exercising and healthy lifestyle and this video had exactly what I needed to make my work outs more fun. KPOP. I’m going to start using these songs/methods. Now I shall go FARTLEKS

  73. discombobulated, yes?

    I have rundies(running undies, yes they are a thing) that say Fartlek for Friday….very motivational. For some reason Humanoids by TVXQ! gets me all epic feeling when I’m doing arms, and my ultimate running song of the week is none other than Fantastic Baby. For my cooldowns I love CL’s The Baddest Female, and for parkour I like CL’s MTBD, parkour being defined as riding my bike through grass and up hills.

  74. The success of my workouts depend on your guys kpop work out playlist! Seriously, I need you guys to make an hour long playlist XD I love your taste in workout music! :] Great video guys!

  75. Absolutely indisputably the best song ever if you need to do anything faster than you are currently doing it:


  76. Crystal Castles is the shiiiit! they have a song for everything!

  77. I loved this piece. I’ve been looking for kpop to work out to (or to try to zumba too/look up for zumba songs/ offer to my friend who is a zumba teacher) and I haven’t even though about Sexy free and single or some of the others.
    Some I haven’t heard of though either lol.
    It’s great!!!

    I’m sure someone else has said it though, but. I AM THE BEST by 2NE1 lol. It’s too obvious of a good work out song.

  78. Just a quick thing I wanted to say: thanks again to everyone for the awesome comments. I’m used to reading really short, two word reaction comments on YouTube, but here people really put a lot of time and effort into their responses and interactions, and write a lot more (and most of the time better) than we do! Thanks everyone. You make the comment section here a lovely place :D

  79. Skye Walker

    My list!


    MIB – Men In Black
    MFBTY – Sweet Dream
    Psy – Tell Me Frankly (or pretty much anything Psy haha)
    TVXQ – Catch Me
    Lip Service – Yum Yum Yum
    VIXX – Voodoo Doll (gets me super pumped!)
    Lee Jung Hyun – V (great for aerobic stuff!)
    T-ara – Do You Know Me? (or, again, anything T-ara, really)
    Nine Muses – Wild
    Topp Dogg – Arario (gets me pumped for the slow stuff, one of my favorite songs of the moment!)
    GOT7 – I Like You (also good for the slow stuff)
    Neon Bunny – Oh My Prince (love doing the elliptical to this!)
    C-Clown – Justice (sooo hype!)


    Icona Pop – I Love It (gets me happy!)
    Parov Stelar – Catgroove
    Tinie Tempah – Trampoline (super hype!)
    The Wanted – I Found You
    T.I. – Ball
    Die Antwoord – Fatty Boom Boom (insane video, check it out!)
    Beyonce – Yonce/Partition (good for weight lifting and stuff, super sexeh)
    Daft Punk – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (or anything, really)

    Yeah…it’s long…but I hope you like it!

  80. Stephanie

    These are a few of my favorites for walking or jogging:

    - Hyuna “Bubble Pop”

    - Super Junior “Outsider”
    - Eun Ji Won “160″
    - Nicki Minaj “Starships”
    - Hey Rosetta! “Yer Spring” (this one’s great for morning jogs)

  81. I started running more regularly recently and I suck badly. I started with 2km and I now do 3km. But in my defense I live in Malaysia where it’s hot and humid as f**k. When the haze was really tough and I couldn’t go run outside, I switched to the treadmill and I ran 4km easily. So I think I should get better quite fast if I keep it up, especially when I get back to Europe.
    Thanks for the playlist!

    Here are 7 songs from my go-to Kpop playlist for running:
    Run – Epik High (Duh. Also motivational especially if you’ve seen the video – if you haven’t, watch it now!)
    Into the New World – Girls Generation (This song makes me happy and hopeful and energetic as hell. It makes me want to run into the sunrise and do awesome things with my life)
    Shake it Up! remix version – Super Junior (on the Bonamana album)
    Wild – Nine Muses
    Request – Infinite (See Into the New World)
    A – Rainbow
    Let out the Beast – EXO (YEAAAH)

    These songs don’t necessarily have a good BPM but I rely more on the feel of the song, the energy it gives me. Plus they’re great songs and focusing on what I’m hearing relieves the pain.

    Wake Me Up – Avicii
    On Top of the World – Imagine Dragons
    Around the Bend – Asteroid Galaxy tour
    …and I’ll add more later because I can’t think of any for the moment.

  82. kaoruwashio

    I for sure recommend VIXX Rock Your Body

  83. My walking playlist – MFBTY Sweet Dreams, 2NE1 I am the best, GD Crayon, Junsu Tarantellegra, Beast Beautiful Night … then some swagger along with TigerJK and Monster :D

  84. My skiing/working out playlist = ACDC ALL DAY BABY!!

  85. Great songs to work out to:

    Animals – Martin Garrix (omg great non kpop song to work out to)
    *just came out* Dirty Vibe (feat. GD & CL) – Skrillex
    I am the Best – 2NE1
    Ring Ding Dong – Shinee
    ADTOY – 2PM

  86. Akira Miyashi

    You guise should try Burn by Sunmi. The chorus goes like “Burn baby burn baby burn baby burn!!” totally perfect for workouts.

  87. This really gets me pumped! Maybe I’ll work out more… later. Haha been getting pretty out of shape; finally almost recovered from long-term illness! So maybe in a month or two I’ll be able to start getting back into shape without having to worry about hurting myself (^_^”;)

  88. Maya Hayslett

    ADTOY SUPER AGREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I also love Taeyang Ringa Linga
    Teen Top Rocking
    Block B Nillili Mambo (how to spell?)
    Shinee Lucifer and Dazzling Girl
    GD and Top Knock Out
    Big Bang Fantastic Baby
    Boa Energetic

  89. Where is crayon pop bar bar bar???

  90. So guys. I have this problem where I hate working out. I get really angry. Seriously. I was told that “exercising releases endorphins that make you happy!” And my reply was “Well, that must work backwards in my body as well because it makes me angry.” But you know what I started doing? KPOP DANCES! Of course I could never attempt the really complicated dances… I once tried SHINee’s Lucifer… Oooooh boy was that a mistake. XD But even though I suck at dancing and would never show it to A.N.Y.O.N.E. I actually completely learned VIXX’s G.R.8.U and Rock Ur Body, and have been working on some others lately. :) I gotta say, even though I hate working out/exercising, learning Kpop dances is fun. Although, there is a dangerous side-effect of wanting to dance along to the song whenever it plays on my iPod and I’m out in public…… Yeah, can’t let anyone see that….

  91. Every time some one mentions running, I always think of this:

  92. Oh my goodness! There are so many good workout songs out there! You already mentioned a lot of the good ones. I LOVE working out to “Happy”! I also LOVE working out to “Sail.” Here are some of my other favorites.

    -Pretty much anything Super Junior (especially “Mr. Simple”, “Superman”, “Break Down”, and “Sexy, Free, and Single”)
    -Anything Crayon Pop
    -”Unbreakable” by Kim Hyun Joong
    -”Everybody” by SHINee
    -”Number 9″ by T-ara

    -”GaraGaraGo” by Big Bang

    -”Je Veux” by Zaz
    -”Le Paradis” by Corneille

    -”Italiana” by Severina

    -”Glück” by Prinz Pi

    -Fairy Tail theme
    -”Sail” by Awolnation
    -”Bullseye” by Kdrew
    -”Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons
    -”Radiation” by Gavin DeGraw
    -”Counting Stars” by One Republic

  93. Beenzino! I love “Boogie On and On” too, and a lot of his other work. Because of his work with Swings on “A Real Lady”, I got into Beenzino and Swings, and from them I got into, Zion.T, GRAY, Mayson The Soul, Simon D, Primary, some others I can’t remember atm… ugh, they’re all so good. I had heard about some of the others before, like Simon D on one of the tv programs. I’m already a fan of MFBTY, Tiger JK, and Tasha because of you guys!

  94. I’m sorry, but every time someone says something about running I think of this:

  95. guys…Eminem’s lose yourself or Till I collapse. That song lets me push through that last km. That or Cake’s the Distance. My Motivation right there <3

  96. Right now I’m loving T-ara’s “Do You Know Me?” to work out. It’s so catchy and just adds a bounce to my steps haha!

  97. Kim Hyun Joong- Unbreakable, Break Down, GI- Beatles, Gi Yeuk (I’ve recently rediscovered this song and have been listening to it non stop) Alphabat- Tantara, Ledapple- Time Is Up, Orange Caramel, Crayon Pop, 2NE1, C-Clown- Justice, Rain- La Song, 30Sexy, TOP- Turn It Up, Doom Dada, BAP, Beast- Soom (because it reminds me to breathe XD), Bigbang, Block B, Brown Eyed Girls, BTS, EXO- Mama, History, Wolf, f(x), GD- Coup d’Etat, Crooked (for running of course), Heartbreaker, Breathe (for more breathing), Girl’s Day- Expect, Female President, Girl’s Generation is great for running, Infinite, KARA, Jaejoong, LC9- Mama Beat, MBLAQ- Smokey Girl, Stay, Mona Lisa (all for running), and This Is War for reps (because there is nothing more satisfying than doing a rep when they go OH in the chorus hehe), MFBTY- Sweet Dream, Miss A- Breathe (for more breathing), Seungri- VVIP, SHINee, Sunny Hill- Grasshopper Song (for running), Super Junior, T-ara N4- Jeon Won Diary (running), TVXQ- Humanoids, Keep Your Head Down, U-KISS- Shut Up, Man Man Ha Ni, Bingeul Bingeul, Dora Dora, Neverland (running), VIXX- GR8U, Wonder Boyz- Tarzan, Junsu- Incredible (running), 100%- Want U Back, 4Minute- Huh, I My Me Mine
    This is literally my entire playlist. If you notice, it starts off randomly but then starts going alphabetically because I was trying to fish out all of the songs by a single artist at first but then realized I could just organize it alphabetically… and then I now just realize that I’ll have to put it back into the general order I had it because I separated my running songs and my rep songs. Darn you alphabet.

  98. I actually have a lot of songs that I work out to (if I even work out at all…) but I’ll try to trim it down for you! :D

    1. A.D.T.O.Y
    2. Bounce by JJ Project — that’s actually a good one for running too! Because it’s all fast paced and then gets into the rock style and slows down some!
    3. Most of 2NE1′s songs
    4. Warrior by B.A.P — It makes me feel like a warrior when I work out! :) WARRIOR HUH!!
    5. I Feel Good by EXID — Like the title says it makes me believe I feel good (even when I’m not…I’m so out of shape)!
    6. Neverland by U-KISS
    7. Eat You Up by BoA

    P.S – I’ve never been offended by anything you’ve said in your videos. I may not agree with somethings but everything you’ve said (and I literally mean everything) has made me laugh. I wait all week to see your videos and they make me feel very light and happy once I finished watching them. I just want to say that I will forever be a Nasty! You all (Simon, Martina, SooZee, Leigh, Spudgy, and Meemers) have made my life brighter and I have you to thank for getting me into Kpop! I owe a lot to you! Thank you for everything and just stay yourselves! Hwaiting!!

  99. “I just bench pressed GD and Taemin. It’s no biggie, it’s like 10kg. WHAT?!”


  100. I’ve really been liking the newer format of kmm where you focus on a bunch of different bands. I don’t really enjoy watching people get competitive in comments sections and even though you don’t get to delve as deep into an mv as you could before, there’s not a whole lot of innovation happening in K-Pop these days. I really appreciate the Indie bands you’ve shown during Hongdae Fest and have fallen in love with Glen Check. Thanks for keeping everything fresh and still being true to yourselves. You guys are the best!

    • Thank you! We like doing lists like this, but we also like doing regular KMMs. I like having some variety in format from time to time, you know, before we feel like one format is getting too stale :D

      • Oh wow! I totally didn’t expect you guys to respond! I’ve been watching your videos religiously for four years and this was my first comment ever. I strangely feel like I’m more a part of this community. Thanks again!

  101. I would just like to say, CL’s baddest female….Is awesome for doing squats.

  102. Personally, I really like these lists!! This idea might be more Martina focused but as a random idea for a future list–would you be up for doing a list video on your favorite J-Pop or C-Pop videos? I know those aren’t eligible for KMM’s, so this would maybe be a good way to share your favorites with us!

  103. Crayon pop’s bar bar bar and shinee’s “everybody”

  104. So no Toheart Music Monday???? : ( : (

  105. A Pink’s ‘My My My’ is my gym battle music. I go full hulk mode what comes on >:D

  106. I used to go to the gym a lot :)
    I sometimes did mini Kpop dances with my hands while I was on the treadmill. I also accidentally sung out loud sometimes. I got a lot of odd looks. They clearly do not know the joy of going ‘Waaaarrior HUH!’ while weight training.
    I miss going to the gym so much. It was like a chance to relax (? ok that sounds weird… I mean relax mentally :P).

  107. Jeez, I feel like you guys read my mind making this video!! I was literally on the treadmill yesterday dying for some new workout songs! I will definitely choose the choices you guys said and some others I saw in the comments, thanks to you all!! c:

    I really like EXO – History, SNSD – Trick (DJ Soulscape remix), PSY vs. Perfume – A Gangnam Style Hurly Burly, just to name a few! I am so glad you guys said Sexy, Free, and Single and ADTOY because those are songs I use a lot too!!

    PS I am not sure why everyone is being so negative lately.. I personally think it is okay and experiment with new video ideas and formats. I always find the videos you guys create enjoyable! Continue to try new things, I am really enjoying it all! Great work on this video!! c:

  108. :o BLASPHEMY! How could you not mention ZE:A’s “Pheonix”?! No, just kidding, but on the for realsies – that that song was basically produced for working out. Every time I hear that song, I feel like I want to jog up 100 steps and do a celebratory dance at the top!

  109. Thank you for the recommendations guys! Some I haven’t seen:

    UV & JYP – Itaewon Freedom (upbeat 80s cheese and SO CATCHY)
    Super Junior – Superman (perfect terminator music… especially if you’re like me and have 100000+ Suju songs)
    Secret – Shy Boy (for bouncing around like a six-year-old on a sugar high)
    Outsider – Hero (to be really quick – he raps at lightspeed and you just try to keep up)
    Big Bang – Crazy Dog
    So Ji Sub – Pick Up Line (kinda grungy and relentless, good for pushing you along when your energy’s flagging)
    Kim Jong Kook – Loveable (the Commander! fluffy kitties! also works if you imagine him yelling at you – YA! PPALLI WA!!!)

  110. I don’t really listen to Kpop anymore so my list to going to compose of a few English Songs, Japanese music, and old Kpop music.

    The Over – UVERworld
    PonPonPon – kyary pamyu pamyu
    Break Out – Tohoshinki
    The One – FAKY

    Tarantallegra – Junsu
    Incredible – Junsu

    Make it Up – Sam Tsui
    What if I was Nothing – All that Remains

    Both Sides of the Story – We Are the In Crowd

  111. Best song for me ever to workout : BELIEVE BY CHER
    Just. Cause. Cher.

    But i agree so much with your no-kpop-playlist, like crystal castles, jamiroquai , and M.I.A :D

  112. Ariadne Locket

    I loved that you guise ended up making this video! I’ve been on a health kick myself and trying out different kpop songs to work out too. On my playlist (I named it “werK it” xD):
    BTS – “We are Bulletproof pt. 2″;
    CL – “멘붕” and also “The Baddest Female (나쁜 기집애)”;
    EXO – 으르렁 (Growl) (great for running on the treadmill, but I’ve been struggling as well as Martina not to break into the dance xD);
    Taeyang – Ringa Linga;
    Girls Generation – Mr. Mr.
    Also, kinda non related, at first when you started to change up Kpop Music Monday’s format I didn’t liked it at first… But I’ve come embrace it and at actually antecipating the next monday, wondering what you would do. So, thank you (: I really enjoy this way of keeping things fresh (:
    Anyway, my congrats to all of the EYK crew from a loyal portuguese nasty :D

  113. LinZi

    I listen to my whole kpop playlist when I work out… there are tons of songs I like… hmm… let me think of a few, here ya go:

    CNBlue’s “RUN” is actually very good for running (I run veeeerrrry slowly though..LOL).
    Super Junior’s Mr Simple is definitly a great work out song.
    Big Bang’s “Still Alive”.
    Crayon Pop- Bing Bing
    Dynamic Duo- 쌔끈해 (Three Dopeboyz) [feat. Zion.T] and 살발해 (Forever Young) [feat. Beenzino]
    G-Dragon- 세상을 흔들어 Shake the World
    Kim Hyun Joong- Unbreakable
    Zion.t- Click me (for slow stuff)
    Rhythm Power- 왕좌의 게임 Game of Thrones

  114. drykabioni

    Ok I have my K-Pop playlist for working out
    DBSK – Are You a Good Girl?
    EvoL – We Are a Bit Different
    MIB – Men In Black (Dash)
    B.A.P – Warrior
    Brown Eyed Girls – Sixth Sense
    Eunhyuk & Donghae – Motorcycle

    I’m a really weird girl, but my music taste is kind of awesome U_U

  115. yeah, k-pop has the best songs for workout… I hate workout but, as Martina said “Sexy workout music is like going dancing at a club to a great song except that you’re working out…at a club…to a song”… YOU READ MY MIND!
    when I jump I like to listen to Crayon Pop “Bar Bar Bar” and G-dragon’s “Crayon” :) U-Kiss’s “Doradora”, Trouble Maker and MBlaq’s “Smoky Girl” are great sexy workout songs too, IMO
    also, 2ne1′s I’m the best gives me a good feeling, like “yeah, I can do it… I’m the best!”
    everything is better with music :)

  116. Love this! I’m always on the lookout for new workout songs.:)
    By the way, this Benassi song is great for sit-ups and jogging: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPEbvBxc4xo

  117. I totally use “Blue”! I’m so glad someone else mentioned it.

  118. EYK hate? What?!? Blasphemy! Never heard about it…might be because I don’t gots a tumblr. But EYK crew, you guys are awesome and keep doing what you do (which is being awesome).

    I completely agree with you guys and have ADTOY (Pooniya Pooniya), Sweet Dreams, and Sexy, Free, and Single, Happy by Pharrell and NIN on my workout playlist. But I also have a lot of songs from 30 Seconds to Mars (The Mission, Attack, Closer to the Edge) and Linkin Park (Breaking the Habit, Papercut, Numb) in my running playlist. Evanescence is great one (specifically Bring Me to Life). Viva La Vida by Coldplay always makes me feel good during a long run as well. I would def recommend those and Perfection by Super Junior-M and Stop Girl by U-kiss (simply because its fantastic).

  119. I totally use Big Bang’s “Fantastic Baby” for working out. It has just the right amount of energy.

  120. I’m actually really happy that you made this today! I was just doing some work outs yesterday to Kpop music and then talk to a friend about how perfect some of the songs are!
    I walked the elliptical to: Orange Caramel/ShangHai Romance, F(x)/Nu ABO, Nuest/Introduce me to your Nuna, Girls Generation/ Soul, KimJongKook/Lovable, Girls Day/Expectation, Trouble Maker/Trouble Maker, KyeBum Joo/The ceiling, Spica/I’ll be there, F(x)/Chu, NU’EST/Face (which i can’t play often because it’s my ring tone and i confuse my self easily..) Hello Venus/Venus, Girls Day Telepathy, 2PM/ Again & Again, ANNNNDDD Secret/ Love is Move.

    MANY MANY SONGS!!! sorry if that was a lot to read… ( i know i would have been like “too many wordssss!)
    but yeah.. i those are my good work out songs (and yes, some are hard to not dance to like love is move)

  121. BoA= Hurricane Venus! 4 seconds in and the bass drops and I wanna RUN FO DAYSSS :P

  122. Boogie On and On is on my workout playlist :) ALOT of 2ne1 songs and 2chains and rollies by the Quiett

  123. I always exercise to kpop, it has the best beat! My stamina is still pretty shit, so I can’t sing, but sometimes I lipsync to the music. Do this while panting, you will get odd looks as people seem to think I am muttering to myself like a crazy person XD
    I have a pretty long playlist, but the ones that really get me going are Big Bangs Fantastic Baby, Brown Eyed Girls Abacadabra and especially Junsu (Xxxxxxxiiiiiaaaaaahhhhh) Incredible. I am always like ‘Hells yeah, I’m Incredible! !!’ Good motivation when I feel like I am about to vomit all over the treadmill. X

  124. GD’s Heartbreaker, and 4minutes’ I My Me Mine are really great running songs, I think. I’m going to do my first half-marathon soon and find those two to be my faves

  125. I love running to BEG’s Mystery Survivor, VIXX’s Great U, D-UNIT’s Luv Me and Stromae’s (a great Belgian artist!) Papaoutai.

  126. Natsu W.

    I don’t really have the time to spend half an hour working out so the song’s on my playlist are kinda the more “okay I got 10 minutes, dance time”. ovo; I have other songs on my list but these are the K-pop ones on mine.
    (No particular order because I tend to shuffle my playlist)
    1. Super Junior’s “Sorry, Sorry” (I still remember the dance to this lol)
    2. U-Kiss’s “Neverland”
    3. 2PM’s “Hands Up”
    4. SHINee’s “Ring Ding Dong”
    5. Shinhwa’s “This Love” (Not a very upbeat fast song but I love the beat)
    6. Junsu’s “Incredible” (Holla to that English yo)
    7. CNBlue’s “I’m a Loner”
    8. After School’s “Because of You” (… The only girl group. orz)
    9. DBSK’s “Mirotic” (A bit old but awww yeahhh uvu)
    10. Epik High’s “Fan” (One of my favorite songs of all time, seriously)

  127. When I’m running I like songs that get me motivated to run a lot. CN Blues Run, MBLAQ’s Run and LED Apple’s Run to you(which play in that order, are really nice towards the end of my run when I am feeling a bit tired) The 1st two songs I will sprint with the chorus and run normal with the rest, for the last one it’s a nice constant pace to finish it out.

  128. This video was funny and interesting but I was expecting ToHeart’s Delicious. I really wanted you guys to review that MV so badly….

  129. B.A.P’s No Mercy is a great elliptical song. Running wise, I Got A Boy and Everybody are great songs.

  130. Get Jinxed- http://youtu.be/0nlJuwO0GDs

    Let’s Get Ridiculous by Redfoo- http://youtu.be/1w9DiGlZksU

    and other random songs, like Ghost Lights by Woodkid, Block B’s Very Good, Imagine Dragons by Radioactive, Bass Cannon by Flux Pavilion, and Like This by Wondergirls.

  131. Get a little more old school guys! It’s all about:
    SHINee – Lucifer
    2PM – Again and Again
    Seungri – Gotta talk to you / VVIP
    Teen Top – Superlove
    Epik High – Fan (best.running.song.ever. you will probably die)
    Donghae and Eunhyuk – Motorcycle is the BEST crunches song out there <3 "rock your motorcycle bike along the hiiighway HUUUU HUU HUUUUU"

    and my personal favorite Kpop song of all time, Oneway's "Magic"

    as for non kpop, it's got Beyonce, bastille, kanye (even though he's a….character), Panic!at the disco…good stuff

  132. JoKwon – I’m Da One. My number 1 song. Makes me feel like I can do anything~

  133. Aphrielle Rodriguez


  134. I love listening to Sunny Hill’s The Grasshopper Song while I’m doing the bike (because I’m broken and can’t run right now). I always switch to it when I’m getting really tired and need a boost of energy because it has a really good beat that’s easy to match the pumping of my legs to. ;w;

  135. Funky songs like… “Love like oxygen” & “One minute back” by SHINee and “Mamma Mia” by Narsha and Sunny Hill c:
    Seven? OK. (In no particular order:)
    1. 2NE1 – Fire.
    2. 9Muses – Ticket.
    3. Boyfriend – Iyah.
    4. BTS – N.O.
    5. EunHae – Motorcycle.
    6. Hyunseong (Boyfriend) – Trippin’.
    7. Rainbow – A.
    Though rock songs are great too. Like “Bang x2″ by B.A.P or solo songs from Jaejoong. Holy shiiieeet.
    Promise me to go to Fridel2.tumblr.com and listen to my Playlist that is compiled of K-Pop songs that give me a jazzy feel. Sort of hard to explain, but you’ll love it! (I hope ^^)

  136. Not Kpop, but check out MuteMath- The Nerve, I love all of their songs. But on a different note, im curious, how long does it take for you to edit a video, ex. Music Mondays? Totally curious

  137. I haven’t watched the video yet, but thanks for posting all of this music! I’m always up for new music suggestion! And more music on KMM = more awesome sharing-ness!!
    I’ve got to say, my NUMBER 1 go-to work out song is Infinite’s The Chaser. I reaaaally love, and I am the fastest I ever am at running when I listen to that song because it’s so upbeat and gets me super pumped.

  138. I like to work out to 2ne1′s new album these days.
    But my work out playlist is:
    Turbo- Black cat
    MBLAQ- Stay
    G-Dragon ft Kim Jong Wan – Today
    SHINee – everybody
    Kim Jae Joong- Mine
    B2st- Fiction
    Trouble Maker- Now
    LeeSSang- Remembrance
    JoKwon- Wingardium Leviosa
    And a lot of 30 seconds to mars… ^^

  139. SayAStar1BlackjackSone

    Omg I do ‘Insanity’ and that workout is fricken hard, but I swear I had my kpop playlist playing once and the time flew by sooooooo fast!! So every time I do my workouts, I absolutely have to listen to kpop. Doesn’t really matter who as long as it’s kpop.

  140. This video came at an awesome time! I was just thinking of putting together a K-Pop work out playlist – I literally added some songs to a playlist yesterday, and then this video comes out. :D Thanks for your recs Simon and Martina! :D

  141. I like dubstep for fast paced workouts such as running, erging or jump roping. I love kpop for lifting weights because I unfortunately mouth along to the words I can’t help it! At least when I’m lifting weights I’m breathing less heavily and can mouth the words without looking like a dying fish. But definitely one of the best songs to work out to is GLAM’s “I Like That” it’s so catchy and sassy.

  142. G-Dragon’s The Leaders is AMAZING for sit ups and weightlifting!

    The “what’s up, what’s up, what’s up” can really get you into it. :D

    In addition I also recommend Girls’ Generation’s Express 999 for the running mil!

  143. Nine Inch Nails <3

  144. everytime I go to the gym this is the one song that gets me go-in (like SERIOUSLYXD weights OR treadmill, don’t matter, it’s done.

  145. I like listening to exo’s machine, history, mama, growl, xoxo, black pearl etc
    and let’s not forgot BigBang’s hiphop era with their first few albums!

  146. I love listening to Drunken Tiger’s “DoDoo Doo Doo Wop Ba Ba Lu” when I work out xD so good!

  147. CN Blue – 직감 ….. it’s kinda runi-sh?

    BLOCK B- Nillili mambo ….because Block B, why not.

    WOnder boyz aka 원더보이즈 – TARZAN ….i am absolutely in love with this song, and it has such a good beat, it always makes me happy and makes me wanna jump around :3

    LC9 – MaMa Beat …. i don’t know why they’d want to beat their mama but ok… huehue

    GI- GI-YEUK …. its up beat-y so i find it appropriate for working out

    ONE TWO aka 원투 – Walala lalale ….. personally, this is my fav of all of these xD its overflowing with autotune, but i love it :D

  148. omlhc

    Running playlist: Vance Joy’s Riptide; Clean Bandit’s Rather Be; Awkwafina’s NYC Bitche$; Tyler, The Creator’s Tamale; Block B’s Nanrina; Jay-Z & Kanye West’s Niggas in Paris; Dumbfoundead’s Damnit Duke; EXO’s Growl; Traphik’s remix of Niggas in Paris; T.O.P.’s Turn it Up; Dumbfoundead’s Ganghis Khan; J-Reyez’s Chiggas in Paris; Kiss&Cry’s Domino Game; Diplo’s Biggie Bounce (TWRK Remix); Block B’s Very Good; GD’s Crooked; Eminem’s ‘Till I Collapse; Eminem’s It’s Over.

    Mostly rap but I regulate my breathing with the rappers and so it helps me run longer and at a higher pace.

  149. :D this is somewhat unrelated but have you guys tried blogilates? I lurrve cassey’s workouts and she’s a devil!! but a good devil ;D

  150. Hey simon, just FYI, i think you are mesomorph (scratch that, i meant endomorph), so when you exercises you can also for do example do exercises in long series with a lot of reps (i am as well a endomorph, and i do reps like 7 series of 20 reps with 30 secs in between with really light weights) as fast as you can respecting the correct way of exercising, that means you`ll burn more fat and get muscle definition faster. Mesomorph is when you have a tendency to be on the heavier side than on the skinnier, so you already have a good body bild. I think a good research can help you improve your training. #notbroscience, really
    I am training with a personal trainer with like, 100 different graduations and my mind was blown that i did not had to use loads of weights to get body definition.

    Edit: i am a casual nasty for i think two years now? thank you for the entertainment, this is the first time i posted, because this is the first time i had something to contribute. I`m from Brazil, but at the moment i live in Germany, and since i saw your europe tour videos i`m dying to go to Poland (I`m going at the end of the year, along with Iceland and Denmark)

  151. I’ve been scrolling the comments up and down collecting amazing songs for running for the last 40 minutes. Thx y’all! I’ll throw in my favourites:
    K-pop Top 3:
    1. 2ne1 “I am the best”
    2. GD&TOP “High high”
    3. Psy “Right now”
    Non-kpop oldies but goodies top 3:
    1. Outkast “B.O.B”
    2. Klaxxons “Magick”
    3.Editors “Papillon”

  152. I ride my bike to the harbor/beach about two cities away during my two hour lunch break, and usually on my way there I listen to soft, pop, or alternative Japanese rock (ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION, supercell –nonvocaloid-vocals, Deco*27 –nonvocaloid-vocals, Base Ball Bear, etc) because it really compliments the beauty of scenery and each day while I’m heading there.

    On my trek BACK however, I’m blasting Kpop. Especially since heading back is now hills or gradual inclines the entire way. The song that really helps me keep at it when I feel like giving up is “We Don’t Stop” by FIESTAR. The chanting of the lyrics as it builds to the end really gives me motivation to keep pumping as I feel like quitting.

  153. My favourite workout tracks aren’t very fast (probably where I’m going wrong!)
    Shy Boy – Secret
    Shake it Up – Seo In Guk
    Mister – Kara
    Up – Epik High
    Fantastic Baby – Big Bang
    Roly Poly – T-Ara

  154. For workout music I really like Psy’s Gentleman, this song (dun rly know who this guy is?) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLPLgJqeZJw as well as LMFAO and some Pendulum. yay. Also G-dragons heartbreaker. Good for exercise bike stuff.

  155. Ash3070

    The first thing I do when I go gym is use the rowing machine. For nearly an hour >.> My arms are dead afterwards :D But for that, I use the non-stop japanese mix that GG came out with last year.


    After that though, I just shuffle >.> x x x

  156. I listen to all kpop at the gym. In fact, I actually usually watch the music videos too because it’s more distracting than whatever’s on the TVs. Here goes! For the treadmill, I’m not supposed to run because of back and tendon issues, so I just speed walk like an old lady! I usually do 3 faster songs and then one slightly slower song, then 3, then 1, then 3, then one much slower song for a cool down. The current lineup is Humanoids (TVXQ), Lipstick/Funny Hunny (Orange Caramel – I go back and forth each time), Beautiful Target (B1A4), Pierrot (JYJ – this is the only one without a music video but the song is the perfect tempo), Lucifer (Shinee), Bling Bling (Dal Shabet), Standing Still, (U-kiss), It’s Over (Lee Hi), The Chaser (Infinite), Be Mine (Infinite), and finish off with Incredible (Junsu) which always gets me pumped for the end. Cool down song is Mirotic (TVXQ). For weights I love BAP – Warrior, No Mercy or Power. All fantastic with great shout-a-long-able parts for extra motivation :D

  157. Watched this while eating oreos… lol
    but I like to listen to T-ara, powerful BAP stuff, Glen Check, and VIXX when I work out :)

  158. Like Simon, I do a lot of running and some of my favorite running songs are:

    1) “Happy” By Pharell
    2) “Superhero” by VIXX
    3) “Everybody” and “Dream Girl” by Shinee
    4) “1,000 Ships” by Rachel Platten
    5) “Inside Beast” and “Psychedelic Heroine” by The Gazette

    just to name a few ^_^
    I like that The tempos of these songs get me to actually run, but some of the slower ones help set a pace and they don’t let the other songs wear me out (I hope that made sense). BTW I love you guys! keep doing what you do!

  159. Has anyone else mentioned 2NE1′s I AM THE BEST?? If you hate working out like me, this is the song for you. It will motivate the unmotivated when exercising to do their best so that they can be the best.

  160. Great video guys! I love listening Rain´s 30sexy while working out at home, I just keep singing yea I’m dirty sexyyy ooops 30 sexy XD. It’s funny because my lovely kitty stares at me while I’m doing weird faces trying to keep my breath…
    I also listen Capsule’s song they are great and I love them, my favorite songs are I’m feeling you, spider, sugarless girl remix, glider and fruits clipper. They are one my favorite japanese bands after Miyavi of course (I recommend Ahead of the light for working out, guitar plus electronic beats fires me up).
    Thank you so much for your incredible work, I send you greats of love from Mexico and I hope you keep doing this for a long while. You are awesome

  161. This video changes from the usual KMM and that is a great idea (expecially because I started to think about re-doing work-out lately, but I’m just too lazy xD)

    For some ideas of motivational songs: Bad Boys and Time is Up by Led Apple is quite great to do squats. Hearbeat from 2PM is also great for abs. For running, 2NE1 is awesome (especially The Baddest Female and I am the Best) it makes me feel so awesome and gorgeous (but in reality I am all sweaty and almost fainting xD). MBLAQ “Oh Yeah” and “Mona Lisa” too. And “Huh” and “Ready Go” from 4Minutes too.

    As for non Kpop song, Work by Ciara is quite great to run or doing abs. Any Shakira song is great too. And Bella from Maitre Gims (and now, all the French here are going to laugh at me, but this song is highly rhythmic, with a latino vibe, and I can’t resist to that kind of rythm). And the majority of the kabilian songs have a fast rythm, which is great.

    And for all the bad comments, as we say “Haters gonna hate”. The most important thing is to do what you like, and not to do what other people wants you to do. :)

  162. 2ne1′s I am the Best and BAP’s oneshot really motivate me when I finally go to work out lol

  163. Lol, my Kpop workout list is 102 songs long, so here’s just a smattering…
    2PM- “10 out of 10″, “ADTOY”, “Electricity”, “Hands Up”
    Jay Park’ “I Like To Party” and “Hot”
    G-Dragon- “Michigo”, “One of A Kind”, and “Crayon”
    f(x)- “Electric Shock”, “Nu Abo”, and “Kick”
    Hyuna- “Change”
    Kim Hyun Joong (feat. Jay Park)- “Unbreakable” (this one is wildly popular from the previous posts I peeped) and also “Break Down”
    MBLAQ- “Run” (“run….baaad boooyss”, gawd I love this track and the choreo)
    SHINee – “Get It”, “Up and Down”, “Lucifer”, “Ring Ding Dong”, “Breaking News”, “Electric Heart”, and “Dazzling Girl”
    T-ARA- “Lovey-Dovey”
    Xia Junsu- “Turn it Up (feat. Dok2) and “Fever”‘
    TVXQ- “Catch Me”, “Humanoids”, and “Maximum”
    DB5K (to distinguish purely, no fanwars please)- “Purple Line”, “Rising Sun”, “Xiahtic”(Junsu solo), “Crazy Life”,
    Super Junior- “Mr. Simple”, “Sexy, Free, and Single”
    Rain- “30 Sexy” (of course!)
    G.O. and Mir- “Wild”
    Donghae and Eunhyuk- “Oppa, Oppa” (it gets me pumped and giggling at the same time)
    B2ST- “Beautiful Night”, and “Shock”
    B1A4- “O.K.”
    A-Jax- “Insane”
    and a special mention to the new Skrillex track that GD and CL feature on “Dirty Vibe” ^.^

  164. Hold up, Martina is a fan of Nine Inch Nails, Korn and Deftones? Waaay too curious about what other songs from these bands you work out/listen to; Please share!
    Korn’s “Coming Undone” is the perfect “I’m on the brink of death from working out but I’m still going to do crunches like a f****** boss” song LOL

  165. I love Henrys “Trapped” as a running/dance in the middle of the track and have people stare at you weirdly song ;) Also TVXQs “Mirotic”, GDs “She’s Gone” and BAPs “One Shot” are epic motivational K-pop songs ;)

  166. My favorite K-Pop song to work out to is definitely Exid’s “I Feel Good.” It pumps you up so much it’s amazing! You guys should give it a try if you want.

  167. This is perfect as I usually run 45 mins-an hour most days and I’ve recently been loving Kpop running lists (though I love switching it up to other music as well!

    My favorite Kpop running songs (out of the 20 or so I have on my playlist):
    SNSD- Trick
    T-ara- Bo Peep Bo Peep
    Ga-in- Fxxk You

    Other running/jogging songs:
    Eat That Up It’s Good for You/Undercover Martyn- Two Door Cinema Club (they have great upbeat running music in general!)
    Houdini/Helena Beat- Foster the People
    After the Disco- Broken Bells
    Florida/While I’m Alive- STRFKR
    You’re So Damn Hot/Let It Rain- OK Go
    I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor/Teddy Picker- Arctic Monkeys
    212- Azealia Banks
    Lose Yourself to Dance- Daft Punk
    Cold War- Janelle Monae
    Perfect Stranger- Katy B
    Eddie’s Gun/Sofa Song- The Kooks
    In for the Kill- La Roux
    Nicotine/Collar Full- Panic at the Disco

    And I have some more songs that are more “chill” type running songs–mostly using songs from ‘Real Estate,’ ‘STRFKR,” “Phoenix,” and a couple other bands. Happy running!

  168. the only kind of “work out” I do is swimming, I don’t get to choose the music playing in the gym pool :( are there underwater mp3 players? I don’t know who or what assembles their playlist but I’m not a big fan of their taste in music…

  169. I like how you guys have been mixing up KMM lately; it’s a lot of fun!

    I wish I had songs to contribute, but I might not really work out like ever…
    Creating a workout Kpop playlist, the perfect motivation to get started though!

    Britney Spear’s Work Bitch is a great non-Kpop song that gets me motivated, haha.
    “You wanna Lamborghini
    Sip Martinis
    Look hot in a bikini
    You better work bitch”

  170. My 5 KPop workwork Playlist:

    Isolated Ones, Left Foot Forward – Drunken Tiger
    Honey Honey – Gangkiz
    Champion – PSY (Love the 80s mixed to the song)
    Love Is – Turbo
    I Love You – Go! Go! Go! Boys!

    Non K-Pop
    Iron Man – Black Sabbath
    Sabotage – Beastie Boys
    Bodies – Drowning Pool
    We Like to Party – Vengaboys
    Party Hard – Andrew W.K.

  171. My main K-pop work out song is Bar Bar Bar, but that’s probably just because I’m a huge Crayon Pop fanatic.

  172. hmm interesting list I like mine are
    U-kiss stop girl
    MFBTY- sweet dreams
    Big bang -fantastic baby
    Usher- Scream
    Queen- another bites the dust
    G dragon-crooked
    Pharrell- Happy
    Lady Gaga- Just dance
    Salt n Pepa- none of your business fyi is great to kick box with get all your stress out on the bag :)
    Michael Jackson They dont really care about us
    Marc Anthony vivir mi vida and more songs but i didn’t want to take up alot of space lol.
    Love you guys your humor is caught me and made me suscribe to your channels keep up the good work :)

  173. Before my doctor banned me from the treadmill for a while (ankle probably needs reconstructing+former dancer+hyper-flexibility=9 out of 10 pain on the treadmill) I found that most ANY Kpop would keep me at a good pace. The best? “ADTOY” for sure, “Unbreakable”, “Run Devil Run”, “Ocean of Light” and “Sherlock”. When I needed to slow down “One Minute Back” and “Symptoms” by Shinee. Now that I can’t run *crysobcry* I have to bike I watch dramas and go as fast as I can. Nothing like Kim Soo Hyun to make me go faster ;-)

  174. Haha, three of those are on my own work-out playlist. Including Sexy Love which I was hoping was on your guys’.

  175. The last part of my run is up hill and I POWER THROUGH with ‘Stop It’ from B.A.P

  176. BTS “No More Dream” and “We are Bulletproof Pt.2″ always get me super pumped when I work out.

  177. I cannot listen to k-pop music while jogging. I always want to dance while hearing it. I rather like listening to someone talking like in a podcast or something like that.

  178. Do you know a website where I can look at the BPM of K-Pop songs? Preferably where I can sort them for a specific BPM?

    Lately I worked a lot on bettering my running form to avoid injury, as I have unfortunately weak knees so I have to look out for things like that. Anyways, a good running form is around 180 steps per minute, which you can regulate with a playlist with a uniform BPM. As I am quite short it isn´t really hard to do more but smaller steps, but I would recommend it for you too! It not only protects you from repetitive injuries, it also helps you get a better performance.

    I run currently to a playlist with 170 BPM but I am slowly working up to 180. I use jog.fm to search for songs with specific BPMs (and you can directly use the playlists in spotify!). Unfortunately no K-Pop there :(

  179. Lipservice- Yum Yum Yum
    2ne1- I am the best
    2ne1- Crush
    GG- Mr Mr
    Orange Caramel- Catallena
    BesTie- Pit-a-pat
    BesTie- Love Options
    Anything by Crayon Pop XD
    G.P Basic- Game
    E.X.I.D – I feel good

  180. Samantha

    Teen Top’s Rocking and Miss Right are definitely the best for working out ^_^

  181. I will be taking some of your songs for my next jog!
    I have a few I like to listen to.
    Ailee – U & I
    U-KISS – Man Man Ha Ni
    Two Weeks OST – Run
    GG – Find Your Soul (chinese ver)
    Koyote – Hollywood

    David Getta – Little Bad Girl (feat Tai Cruz & Ludacris)
    Fall Out Boy – Phoenix
    Train – 50 Ways to Say Goodbye
    Cobra Starship – Good Girls Go Bad
    OneRepublic – Counting Stars

  182. While I don’t actually, like, work out or anything, I do sometimes go up to my high school and mess around or on the trampoline, so I’m usually listening to music while doing that. I find that Bangtan’s Satoori Rap is awesome for that, but that might also be because that song just makes me oddly happy… Ladies Code’s Pretty Pretty, G.na’s 2Hot and Crayon Pop’s Bing Bing are all really good though. (So is Attack on Titan’s theme song… that one might just be me though…)

  183. Hey Simon and Martina! A few songs that really get me pumped for the gym are..well…a lot of YG songs like GD-One of a Kind, Crayon,and Michigo. 2ne1- Can’t Nobody and I’m Busy. CL- Baddest Female and MTBD. TOP- DOOM DADA. TAEYANG- RINGA LINGA. Many Seungri songs like GG BE and You hoooo~. B.A.P-Hurricane, S.N.S, Badman, NO MERCY, Punch. 2PM (Jun K) True Swag. C-Clown- Justice. BTOB- Beep Beep. Got7-Girls Girls Girls. TVXQ-Something. TOPP DOGG-Arario. You know just to name a few haha. Thanks for the video I like knowing other songs i could always use to get pumped when I am fart-licking or working out my trapazoidal area. Sarangehae from VA Nasty!

  184. Loving the Idiotape song! Some of my workout songs include..

    N-Train “Come back to me”
    Kim Hyun Joong, “Unbreakable”
    Perfume, “Spending all my time”
    Nanne, “Hornen I Pannan”, “Om Du Var Min”, and “Hall Om Mig”
    S.H.E. “Shero”
    Tasty, “You know me”
    U-KISS, “Neverland”
    Little Boots, “Remedy”
    Usher, “More”

  185. Neverland by UKISS is amazing for working out, also Voodoo Doll by VIXX, Lucifer by SHINee and Catch Me by TVXQ are good too :D you guys are awesome :)

  186. Ah loved this guys! Such a good way to get to know new bands and songs! Thumbs up from me!! Sexy, Free and Single is a must!!!

    I have so many work out songs but some of my favourite work out songs has to be:
    1 -2ne1 “I am the Best”
    2 – Infinite “Destiny”
    3 – Super Junior “Opera” & “Perfection Jap ver”
    4 – F(x) “Electric Shock” NA NA NA NA NA
    5 – CNBLUE “I’m Sorry” (The chorus is great for running)
    6 – Finally B.A.P’s “Excuse Me” – Best song it just makes me feel like – “HURR LETS GO!!!! GET OUT OF MY WAY I AM WORKING OUT!! HURRR”

    Great vid guys !!

  187. C. Snoopy

    I like running so any fast song is good.
    Some of my favorite songs on my playlist:
    1. Action – Nu’est
    2. Power – B.A.P
    3. Doradoradora – U-Kiss
    4. Electric shock – f(x)
    5. Shock – Beast
    6. Baby I’m Sorry – B1A4

    I also have some of the songs you mentioned in this video. One that caught my interest is Idiotape “0805″ I’m gonna add it to my playlist!!

  188. Blueberries

    I don’t work out much but I jog with my dog everyday ^^
    I always love to listen fast paced songs when I jog so these are my favs at the moment:’

    Kpop: 2NE1- CRUSH (Makes me feel badass XD), 2NE1- Hate You, Big Bang- Still Alive, B.A.P- No Mercy/Warrior/Power (B.A.P is really good for working out).

    Not kpop: League of Legends- Vi Theme (this is game song but it’s kickass song), Tune Up- Ravers Fantasy, Pendulum- Granite/Watercolour/Hold your colour.. I also listen lot of nightcore and dubstep remixes ^^ I listen really random songs.. I just noticed ^^

  189. Starsania

    My “workout” list consists of K-pop songs that I’ve learned or am learning the choreography to. I don’t really do typical gym workout things. I may suck tremendously at the choreo but it’s fun to do and has me dying after an hour or two. At least it keeps me moving and not glued to a computer screen being a potato.

    Choreo Completely(but still fail miserably at) Learned
    Neverland – U-Kiss
    Be Mine – Infinite
    Before the Dawn – Infinite
    This is War – MBLAQ
    Janus – Boyfriend
    The Chaser – Infinite
    Lucifer – SHINee

    Working on
    Tallentellagra – Junsu
    Voodoo Doll – VIXX
    Keep Your Head Down – TVXQ
    On and On – VIXX
    Come Back Again – Infinite
    Sleep Talking – Nu’Est
    Love Like Oxygen – SHINee
    Exo – History

    Never Gonna Happen but I try anyway
    Growl – Exo
    Want You Back, Bad Boy – 100%
    Shaking Heart – C-Clown

    There are plenty of others too. I like doing this because it is like working out your brain with memorization and lots of cardio at the same time.

    I love the songs on your playlists too! Especially the MFBTY Sweet Dream. I cannot get enough of that song lately.

  190. 1. Breaking Benjamin: Diary of Jane, I Will Not Bow
    2. CNBLUE: Can’t Stop, Love Girl
    3. Evanescence: Bring Me to Life
    4 Flow: Colors, Sign, Go! Fighting Dreamers, Remember
    5.G.NA: Oops
    6. Yura Yura: Hearts Grow
    7. Joe Inoue: Closer
    8. Paramore: CrushCrushCrush, Misery Buisness, Ignorance
    9. Uverworld: Baby Born & Go
    10. Yui: Rolling Star
    11. Royal Pirates: Drawing the Line
    12: 100%: Bad Boy
    13. Black Tinkerbell: Chocolat
    14. Wooyoung: Sexy Lady
    15. GD&TOP: Oh Yeah
    16. Jay Park: Body2Body, Joah
    17. Miryo: Dirty
    18. 4Minute: Huh, Mirror Mirror,
    19. BEAST: Bad Girl, Breathe, It Wasn’t Me, Mystery, Special
    20. Block B: Nillili Mambo, Very Good

    Songs that make me feel like moving or just songs that I like and make me forget I’m exercising. XD

  191. Anna-Maria Berezovski

    I would love to see a whole k-pop workout playlist! And a pre workout playlist. Getting the workout started is the hardest part… ^^

  192. I love White Knuckle Ride of Jamiroquai! :D Great video once again :3

  193. I’m more of a cardio person while at the gym so I like to listen to stuff that speeds up really fast and then slows to let me catch a breath :P
    Big Bang: Oh Ah Oh, Still Alive, Fantastic Baby, Hands Up, Lies, Last Farewell
    2NE1: I Am The Best, I’m Busy, Fire, MTBD, Ugly, Can’t Nobody,
    Epik High: Fan, Kill This Love
    G-Dragon: Michigo, Crayon, Crooked, Shake The World, Runaway, Today
    Daesung: Look At Me Gwisoon, Big Hit
    Seungri: Strong Baby

  194. This is perfect! I just started doing a workout (Shaun T’s Hip Hop Abs; it’s so much fun!) and dieting and stuff. I could really use some workout worthy K-Pop songs for going on jogs and stuff! Love it! ADTOY is definitely a great workout song. I don’t think I have any in particular at the moment that I use to work out.. but this video totally inspired me to get a work out playlist going! I will definitely be working on that after work tonight. >:D

    On that note, I want to thank you guys so much! Not only have you introduced me to so much K-Pop that I might’ve missed out on and taught me a lot about South Korea and such, now you’re totally motivating me to work out more. So I thank you guys! The last time I tried to work out, it didn’t work out so well. (HA so punny :P) But now I’m just going to remind myself of this video and rewatch it to remotivate myself if I feel myself giving up. So I thank you, Simon and Martina! <3

  195. Jenna Michele Owens

    Its not Kpop but, Famliy Force 5 has a song called chainsaw. Its GOOD!

  196. I don’t work out at the gym and I hate running but sometimes I work out with a hula hoop and I always watch Kpop videos then; I have a bunch of favorite videos to hulahoop to but they are mostly the ones with choreographies that I remember quite well and can move my arms (and occasionaly other parts of the body) along to.
    SHINee: Sherlock, Lucifer, Ring Ding Dong
    U-Kiss: Bingeul Bingeul, Man Man Ha Ni
    Beast: Shock
    Infinite: BTD, The Chaser, Be Mine, Paradise (dance practice)
    MBLAQ: Y, Mona Lisa
    Girls’ Generation: Gee, Run Devil Run
    Rain: Love Song
    B.A.P: Power
    GD: Crayon
    Wonder Girls: Be My Baby
    ZE:A: Mazeltov
    BToB: Wow
    Sistar: Alone
    Boyfriend: Love Style, Boyfriend
    Secret: Madonna
    Girl’s Day: Expectation
    Tiny G: Miss You
    Kara: Step

  197. Oh man, there are so many great kpop workout songs though. It’s hard to choose. My workouts mainly consist of either yoga (in which case I listen to non vocal instrumental quiet yoga type music) or kickboxing, in which case I listen to more upbeat songs I guess. I know that Speed’s “Don’t Tease Me” and Cclown’s “Justice” are on my kickboxing playlist… and a bunch of Shinee and Infinite and Super Junior and Teen Top… But, when I am doing anything other than yoga or stretching, the more up beat the better! Although, lately I’ve really been into any Vixx song with the word Body in it…. which is like half of their songs LOL xD Vixx is fantastic for working out imo. Actually… they are just fantastic in general.

  198. I actually super-enjoy the most sugary k-pop boy band music for doing yoga to. The beat is largely irrelevant, except to keep me on the floor doing it, so Teen Top (Perfume&To You) and SHINee’s brightest stuff gets mixed in with 80stastic ZE:A. Oh, and U-KISS of course, especially Neverland, Shut Up and Te Amo.

  199. shinee’s lucifer tho!!! and t-ara’s lolly polly ;)

  200. Have ya’ll thought about participating in marathons??

  201. Elanor

    My running music is Blue Stahli – Takedown… I could kill a dragon while that song is playing. But I wouldn’t kill one though… dragons are cool. xD

    Anyway any video game music is really good for running. :)


  202. I love these list-type videos! In terms of kpop, Fantastic Baby is my go-to workout song. Disclosure’s Settle is my favourite album to workout to though. If I’m on the treadmill, I find I run better if I have something visual to distract me (from feeling like death), so I usually queue up a MV playlist or use the time to catch up on variety/talk shows, which make the time fly by!

  203. Athena by TVXQ is a great song to workout, especially at the very end if you’re running! I found it always pushes me that last little bit (before I crumble into a gross sweaty mess)
    Enjoyed the video, guys! Thinking of adding Lipstick to my playlist now (:

  204. A part of Lipstick’s dance really remind me of ceili (ie Irish folk dancing) Its the “oh my oh my” part. :D I actually wish Kpop have more define beat for my ballroom stuff, like some songs def have a tango feel but the beat was all over the place. Oh well, I guess I just have to blues dance to most of it.

  205. Sascha_Wong

    This was an awesome video! Loved that you guys did something different to spice things up a bit for Music Mondays :D Orange Caramel is a must for working out! I have a few recommendations… I find I have to change up my workout music a lot just so I stay motivated.

    “Kill This Love” – Epik High (good for intervals)
    “Dance2Night” – 2PM
    “Eat You Up” – BoA
    “The Scrappy (The Latch Brothers Remix)” – BS 2000 (this is from the Jet Set Radio future soundtrack… not sure if you guys have ever played that game? Highly recommend using anything from that soundtrack as part of your playlist though!)
    “Bibara Bibara” – Stereopony
    “Laura Palmer” – Bastille
    “Red Alert” – Basement Jaxx
    “World is Mine” – Supercell
    “Fast in my Car” – Paramore
    “Pop Culture” – Madeon
    “You May Crawl (Takkyu Ishino Remix)” – School Food Punishment

    … just to name a few :|

  206. I love working out to kpop because the bpm is higher then normal pop music (or rock) so I run faster ^^
    Songs I LOVE working out to: M.I.B. -Dash, SuperJunior-M – GO! Seungri- Strong baby, Han Geng- Clown Mask, Rain- 30sexy and la song, BTS- boy in luv, Trax- paradox and scorpion, super junior – man in love.
    I basically ditched my entire running playlist here (#^3^#)

  207. for how long can Martina plank?

  208. Kim Hyun Joong’s “Unbreakable” hands down best song to workout to! I am a “runner” (I use quotations because I still struggle to run a mile :P) and whenever it comes on I just get all fired up! It’s so epic, plus Kim Hyun Joong…he’s so…*ahem* inspiring! ;D

    • Das Schafchen

      SO MUCH YES TO THIS. I also love whipping out some really old SS501 songs like A Song Calling for You and Fighter haha some of them are kinda cheesy (in a good way) and its perfect to put me in a motivated mood :p

  209. Omgaaaaad this is so perfect~ I’m getting sick of my own playlist for jogging and is in dire need of fresh music to keep me going. Snsd’s run devil run chorus “you better run run run run runnnnnn” humoured me for a while but it wasn’t a really great running song… and what Martina said about Tara is so true! Some of the kpop dances just get programmed into the body that I start flailing my arms to the song as I’m jogging outside haha

  210. Xia’s Incredible really gets me worked up…uhm, in more ways than one? Kekekeke..but yeah, he’s so excited dancing it makes me just MOVE!

  211. lady_kire

    I can’t work out and listen to music unfortuantely. I’ve tried multiple times, and my earbuds always fall out of my ear. I think I have some kind of mishapen ears that prevents me from listening to music while exercising. Also, I don’t really want to use those headphones either because I would get them sweaty and gross as I sweat a lot…

    • Did you try bigger earbuds? Default earbuds don’t fit for my giant earholes, so I always have to swap out for the biggest ones. Maybe that’ll help?

      I’ve also seen some over-the-ear headphones that are supposedly great for working out, but I haven’t tried them

      • lady_kire

        I’ve tried the ones that go in your ear, but I can’t use them as jamming something into my earhole doesn’t go in properly and will fall out. Currently my default one are the ones that came with my Iphone, and they fall out all the time. (also one earbud is broken since music isn’t coming from that side.)

        Over-the ear ones feel extremely weird… I can’t get them to stay either… I really have strange ears if the same thing happened with my snake earring…

    • I had the same problem – I was using earphones that are like the Iphone ones, but as I was running I would get so sweaty that they’d end up slipping out. Headphones offered a good solution, but the only problem is that I run in the streets around the neighbourhood (for lack of a park) and so it was too dangerous, considering I needed to be able to hear what was going on around me as well, but headphones block outside noise. So if you run somewhere safe, over-the-ear headphones are a good way to go.

      Otherwise, I use this type of earbud:
      Which don’t slip out as much, especially if the piece that goes in your ear is a spongey material unlike the plastic on these ones.

      Or otherwise, this type works a charm:

  212. First of all, loads of love from Sweden here… I still see my fanart on that wall… OOoh Yeah!

    Link: http://popcorn-cloud.deviantart.com/art/An-ode-to-Eatyourkimchi-405821817

    Secondly, to confirm what Simon said (note: not says), yes… Fartlek is apparently a Swedish word. Fart means speed and lek means play (as the verb leka) or game (as in what children do, not necessary board or video games). Literally it means having fun with speed.

    Here is therefore my utterly ridiculous and unnecessary explanation as to why Swedish can seem silly.

    1, Sweden LOVES to connect words. I can literally find a million examples for this, just looking around this room, such as blåbärsblad (blueberry leaves), sidenband (silk ribbons), dammkorn (dust particles), glastallrik (a plate made of glass), balettskor (ballet shoes), etc…

    This is more than obvious since Guiness book of records once listed this as the longest word in the world:

    Nordöstersjökustartilleriflygspaningssimulatoranläggningingsmaterielunderhållsuppföljningssystemdiskussionsinläggsförberedelsearbeten (133 letters)

    which means:

    preparatory work on the contribution to the discussion on the maintaining system of support of the material of the aviation survey simulator device within the north-east part of the coast artillery of the Baltic

    2, if you don’t follow this above rule, you get very funny meanings:

    kassamedarbetare (cashiers) – kassa medarbetare (horrible coworkers)
    herrtoalett (lavatory for men) – herr toalett (Mr toilet)
    rökfritt (no smoking, as in the sign) – rök fritt (feel free to smoke)
    stekt kycklinglever (fried chickenliver – stekt kyckling lever (fried chicken is alive).

    3, we tend to create tons of new words this way… unless the new words are based on a foreign language, new words tends to be made from connecting old words to somehow make sense. When ipads started appearing, they tried to Swedify it, by calling it surfplatta (“att surfa”- means to be connected on the Internet and “platta” means a flat object). It takes a while though before such words really become part of the language, because most still said ipads until the android really started to appear.

  213. I would really recommend Surfing Wave by House Rulez (or anything else from them) because dat saxophone and beat. mmm-mmm

  214. I really like how this isn’t just another review. i really love these songs and I would love to use the playlist but i play water polo so I am always in the water. If i do have dry land practice i will so use this. I would add GD’s One of a Kind and BoA’s Energetic

  215. Ahhhhhh Martina I love “Danger high voltage” so much!!! It pumps me up every single time! Fire in the discoooo! But yeah even though I don’t really work out as in a gym and stuff what does it for me is reggaeton, EDM and kpop like Seungri’s “Gotta talk to you” but the Hard remix version. It’s good stuff.
    SHINee -”ready or not”
    2ne1 – “I’m the best”
    BoA – “Action”
    Kim Sori – “Dual Life”
    SNSD – Flower Power
    Eniac – Love again… well most of electronic-sounding kpop will do it for me honestly haha.
    I should really search through all my kpop and make a party-super-fun-time-playlist. Thanks for the idea you guise! :D

  216. Cyber_3

    Sigh. I’m kinda torn. I _like_ hearing about your workout songs because it’s always nice to get new ideas. I even _like_ some of your choices and it’s a great place for all the Nasties to throw in their choices and discuss it. But………. I kind of feel like this would have made a better TL;DR or WANK, rather than a “KMM-type” video. Or even better, an Open the Happy type video. The video flew by and was kind of fun but I guess that I just don’t like “list” videos, to me, they are boring: I can read a list faster and more enjoyably than see a video about it, the video format is completely unnecessary and loses my attention because there is no enough content to keep my eyes on the screen. This is just my personal preference and I seriously considered if I would even comment on this video at all because just because it is not my cup of tea doesn’t mean that it isn’t a great video for others. To me, the audio pretty much is sufficient to convey the subject, the video is only adds entertainment every once in a while by funny poses. I’ll just try to illustrate my preference this way: take this video – sample a frame every 12 seconds, then play those frames for 12 seconds each and leave the audio intact. Now, if that “new” video has the same entertainment quotient (or higher) than the original, why did you need the video and all that fancy scripting and editing?

    I feel bad if you feel the limit of KMM’s entertainment is funny poses every 15 seconds, but there is a much higher video content than that and the audio is very insufficient to convey the subject and this is what makes KMM a great video (whatever the content) and why I feel that these “list” videos just fall short. Just my opinion, it was still a good video, my expectations were just too high. I hope that in trying to explain why, it makes up for my disappointment in it.

    Cyber_3 – working out to the new Chromeo album – “I’m jealous! I ain’t with it!”

    • Totally valid point. We’ve been playing around with the idea of lists videos for a while now. We’re not fully comfortable with them yet. We’ll keep mulling around the idea, though :D

      • Cyber_3

        Do you mind if I ask “why are you playing around with the idea of lists videos?” ? Not that this is anything wrong with that but, it seems like a waste of your talents to me. Any yahoo e-tainment host can rattle off a list of things about whatever on whatever but who really cares? Top 10 things to remember to bring to Korea? Useful if going to Korea! Top 10 kpop songs of the year? Once a year! Top 10 kitty treats? Only if I have a dissatisfied kitty! If you’re going to make a list, consider what audience cares about this information on its own, not just because it is delivered by EYK, otherwise you’re just rinsing and repeating the Nasties. Not that you have to grow your audience with each video but you can only rinse your fans so often…..that sounded better in my head ^^;;; To me, most of these list-videos (made by others) are just re-packaging other people’s information or of known information you’ve already given, they seem lazy. If you have something new to say, a new opinion or joke to share, why not be more in depth about it than a list? Aren’t all the EYK videos pretty much about the content? Isn’t that where their greatness lies? It is to me, but I don’t know what it is for you…..just something to consider.

        • misspricilla

          I see your point, but I am sad that you do not enjoy the “list videos” as much as I do. Sometimes I forget older songs and then I get reintroduced to them. I also do not listen to every existing K-pop group so in most cases I can always find newer ones. I think it is also a great way to show some other bands to the people that do not necessary have to be Kpop. Also not every Kpop-fan become a Kpop fan in the Middle ages so showing older or newer bands is nice, and yes as you mentioned not every nastie follows S&M from the beginning. I think bringing something different once in a while is refreshing.

        • I actually agree. One of my favorite recent KMMs was the Unsausage Fest Edition, which for all intents and purposes is a list video. I really enjoy the format where they discuss a couple videos at once. Maybe because I’m not invested in any one group (that whole stanning/biased mentality just doesn’t appeal to me), or maybe because it seems that they say what they want without trying to stretch the video out. I don’t know. But I definitely do enjoy those type of videos.

        • Cyber_3

          Well, as I had to re-watch the video with my son when he came home from school, I can say that it has grown on me some . It is definitely, by far, the best of the list-type videos that S&M have put out, I can tell they pulled out all the stops on this one and it paid off.

          Just for the record though, I don’t hold allegiance to any kpop group and I’ve only been watching EYK videos for 2 years now. I do like their suggestions and certainly I skip to school to get my son to lots of their suggestions. I have made a habit of watching KMM then perusing the kpop charts here at EYK to find more tunes that I like, EYK is almost my only kpop exposure. Lots of great songs never even make the top 10 so it is fun seeing what I can find that I like. Maybe that’s my bias, that I consider the kpop charts a list already so I don’t need a video about one too. I do love the discussions here too though, so I am not unhappy about the topic. I also liked the kpopchart update and k-indie lists when they existed. Maybe I am remembering there being a few lists already and thinking that KMM was one too many. Thank you for encouraging me to re-think my views on EYK list-videos more objectively.

        • Cyber_3

          Rather than edit, I’m going to add something/correct myself here. Not to get all Marshall McLuhan about it, but while the content is super awesome, most of the time the greatness is in the delivery that makes (for me) an EYK video great. Seriously, you could make a video about pretty much anything, as long as you keep the delivery method and it would be great. I don’t need to have a Monday video about kpop, but because it is called “Kpop Music Monday”, I tend to expect it to be about that. There are lots of other formats you could play if not lists, I do really miss making up dance names bits. I still can’t put out the trash without “manly sweeping” first ;)

        • misspricilla

          I know what you mean :D I became a fan in like 2009 after I saw their interpretation on the “sorrysorry” dance. I also liked indie playlist and kpop chart update and I was also happy when they tried to do this kpop month review where they also talked about dramas…..and I kind of would be happy if they would also talk about dramas because they had plans about it. Unfortunately they do not have time for these things but what I’m the most happy about is that the WTFs are back :D yeahh! I also like those MMs where they review like 2 songs they can be sooo much fun for me. And the comments I like thhe conversations here and also under the charts, people have good points and interpretations and jokes :D

        • Fair question: we play around with the idea because we want to change things up with Music Monday. Some days we’re just not inspired by any of the videos in the top 3. Some days we feel like we’ve been doing the same thing too much. Some days we feel like there’s a bunch of stuff we want to mention, but don’t get the chance to.

          We put lists like this in Music Mondays because I don’t want Kpop spilling over too much into our other segments. Kpop isn’t the most popular thing on our channel. Some people don’t like it at all, and want our other videos to focus on their content rather than music content, so having this spill over into those videos might not get the best reception, you know?

        • I like this a lot. Personally I don’t have much interest in Kpop but I tend to watch KMM’s just because you guys are great so I watch all of your videos. But the main reason I like EYK and how I found you guys was through the TL:DRs, WANKs, FAPFAP, and WTFs. If everything was just Kpop Kpop Kpop it wouldnt be nearly as fun.

        • hiddentwilight

          ^This, definitely.

        • Cyber_3

          Hahahahahaha! “Valid point”? “Fair Question”? Please don’t give me that kind of legitimization, you are FAR too polite – LOL! I am touched that you have answered but I am just one friendly person out here on the ‘net. Come to my house for supper and then I’ll feel legit ;)

          I can sympathize that Music Mondays are feeling repetitive and maybe don’t always go in a direction you feel motivated to follow. In the past, you’ve really pulled some amazing stuff out of your butts in trying to deal with that but it’s got to be frustrating. I do not have any saesaeng attachment to the KMM format or content and mixing it up is totally great in my book, it’s certainly got to be more fun for the EYK crew……Maybe there is a Simon-and-Martina-special-format that you will find your way to, something that no one else is doing, something you enjoy. I wonder also if there is something completely different that you want to try in the slot? Something sequential or a series that can be maintained for a set period? While all the slice of life stuff in the other videos is awesome, sometimes it’s nice to have a predictable series to anticipate and look forward to. Something you could film in advance? Maybe a different kind of outlet for your mad skit skillz and characters? If you are worried about what the Nasties think, why not create a survey/poll/discussion to get ideas? (not to follow directly or it will be spammed).

          People are always going to object to change, so what? People seem to object to just everything on the internet these days, completely inexplicably and disproportionately to sane behaviour around the world. Crazy be crazy, don’t let it get you down. Maybe some die hard fans will be disappointed but you may make more new ones. You have to move forward yourselves as you want to or these fun times will just become a job, one that you can’t quit since it’s become your life. Don’t let it go there.

          Cyber_3 – “It may sound like something from a cat poster, but ‘I believe in you’ ” – LEGO Movie

        • I have a different opinion of that… I love list videos :D And I think it is fun to watch them, I actually get a lot of songs I want to see from videos like these! Like your underrated fall music videos/songs? LOVED IT! Your Simon songs video where simon said all his favorite for the year? LOVED IT! So do what you want, because your videos always come out great :D

      • A Top 5 S&M Picks for the month could be an awesome edition to the line up. That way you can scratch your monthly “but we want to talk about THIS video” itch and people voting on the charts don’t feel disappointed that their efforts for the week are going to waste (I vote when I remember to so I really not fussed there).

      • I’ve actually been pleased with the list video concept. I don’t usually like online lists because there are billions of them, most ending up saying the same thing and some being too subjective that I don’t really feel comfortable with the choices. But the lists you guise make always resonate with me, mainly because we have similar tastes, but also cause they expose me to a lot of new songs and videos I wouldn’t normally encounter. I must confess, sometimes when there’s a music video at the top of the Kpop charts that I like, but another one ends up getting reviewed for KMM, I get a little bummed out for a moment. Although, that has never happened when I found a list instead of the MV of my choosing. Also, the lists feature fragments of the songs and lots of insightful thoughts about them, which makes for a ‘really easy to digest’ format. I’m always looking forward to your upcoming playlists, because in my books you guise have a great record of endorsing amazing songs.
        I understand why some Nasties don’t find the lists as entertaining as the regular Music Mondays. It’s safe to say that the best KMM videos were the ones that picked apart an MV frame by frame for ridiculously amusing stuff, then channeled that stuff into awesome sketches with hilarious characters. The thing is, lately, very few music videos have provided the amount of entertaining content needed to fill a whole KMM segment. So, instead of an overstretched regular KMM, I prefer a list of videos that helps expanding the search area for comedic valuable scenes.
        I agree that these types of videos don’t rise up to the visual level of epicness we’re used to from S&M, but neither do the TL:DR’s and that doesn’t stop them from being my favorite segments. In my opinion, the writing in them makes up for the lack of dynamic visuals. If you guise think the list video idea isn’t working for the majority of Nasties, I wouldn’t mind if you moved it to a different segment or stick with it just for the blog posts, as long as you keep featuring awesome songs and share your hilarious insights about them. After all you created a pretty democratic system around here:D.
        Lately, I realized that I find your blog posts as entertaining or even more so than your videos.

      • I have a different opinion of that… I love list videos :D And I think it is fun to watch them, I actually get a lot of songs I want to see from videos like these! Like your underrated fall music videos/songs? LOVED IT! Your Simon songs video where simon said all his favorite for the year? LOVED IT! So do what you want, because your videos always come out great :D Like seriously this youtubing and videomaking is something you started because you really enjoyed it, it should stay that way!

  217. One that i still use to work out that really helps me out is MC Sniper’s Better Than Yesterday(granted kinda an old track now 2007)But Vince Dicola & Rocky 4 combined with Sniper and his crew’s inspirational lyrics always gets me thru my final stretch when i work out

  218. Excellent list! Another two very good songs for jogging (excellent BPM) is Shinhwa – This Love, and MBLAQ – Smoky Girl

  219. I run 4 times a week and MFBTY is definitely on my playlist! But my 2 go to songs for when im about to quit and need a boost are tarantallegra and GD heartbreaker! I dont know why but I just feel energize by them! ohh and ukiss standing still is awesome the only problem with it is that like martina I cant control myself and want to dance to it while running but I have master the urges lol

  220. Bubalooy

    Is it weird that I didn’t know that I knew that Electric Six song until I got to the part in the description about the glowing boobs & balls, then it all came rushing back! Hahaha why do we remember these things??

  221. It isn’t KPop, but when I’m running I usually have Florence + the Machines “Breath of Life” track playing on repeat the entire time, ha. Something about that kind of really heavy, almost world building kind of music really gets me going.

  222. Kpop is some of the best music to listen to while working out. Although…once i was running an the treadmill and a song came on that i knew the dance too…I had to pull the key off the treadmill…I almost face-planted in the middle of the gym. (PS the treadmills are raised higher up a few steps with a mirror behind them…my trainer who was across the room got a good laugh at my expense.)

  223. When I was at uni I tried to make a skipping K-Pop playlist. That was fun.

  224. For me a great song for aerobics is Sign by Brown Eyed Girls, it has a fast and even beat and Miryo, along with the chorus, keep me pumped the entire time. It’s a bit relentless, though, and I’m always dead when it’s done. I love it when you guys do these lists; they are a great way to see your opinions on many different songs and you always introduce me to new music that I like. So Many Details is still on repeat. Just keep giving me this candy! ^___^

  225. I think someone mentioned it but yeah, going fast and slow is called ‘interval training’ xD Also, yep Simon – you’re totally right! Going slow with weights means that you’re using your muscles to lift/drop them as opposed to momentum. That being said, it’s even better if you’re consciously thinking of the specific muscles you’re trying to use and feeling yourself use them… If that makes sense?

    Great list! Some of my Kpop favourites are:
    1. The appropriately named ‘Run’ by MBLAQ, and from the same album ‘This Is War’
    2. A lot of B.A.P.’s more powerful stuff, like ‘Warrior’, ‘Power’ and ‘No Mercy’
    3. This is going to sound crazy but, ‘BLUE’ by Big Bang – it has a really nice ongoing beat/melody for running. The song kind of feels like it’s runnig itself. Also, ‘Ego’, ‘Still Alive’ and ‘Monster’
    4. More K-indie but Copy Machine’s ‘Rodeo’
    5. Ga in ‘Fxxk U’
    6. BlockB ‘Mental Breaker’

    1. Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’
    2. Just about anything by Anberlin – especially their ‘New Surrender’ and ‘Cities’ albums
    3. Eagle Eye Cherry ‘Save Tonight’
    4. Eels ‘Hey Man’
    5. Kid Cudi ‘Erase Me’
    6. Little Comets ‘Dancing Song’
    7. MGMT ‘Kids’
    8. Mixalis Xatzigiannis ‘Xeria Psila’ and some songs by ‘Melisses’ (all Greek)

    And yeah… Those are a few of the many! Hope you like them and sorry for the long post :)

  226. remember the name is my top workout song. it used to be my pump up song for swimming! iothers include: she wolf by shakira, back in black by ad/dc, bedrock by young money, keep your head down by tvxq, till i collapse by eminem, forever by drake and eminem, little wayne and someone else lol, hard by rihanna, all the above by manio and we run this by missy elliott.

    the more rap-y it is the more fuel for the fire when i lift! when i swim i just have to get a song stuck in my head since i dont have waterproof headphones and stuff. :((
    martina! do you think you are going to do a lifting video??

    • ahhhhhhhh i forgot one of my favorites! if for some reason i actually do cardio i have to listen to step by kara. they are literally telling you to step it! and its really up beat and it makes me happy even when im dying lol

  227. Tayebe Izadi

    Good playlist, but none of them are in my workout playlist! I think Sexy, Free & Single has a great rhythm for walking, great BPM! I use different songs, I always make a playlist for workout, but every single time, it’s different from the last time! So I can’t name all of them here.

  228. I recomend 2ne1′s I am the best and Go away. I am the best gives me an ego boost when I need it (the last km) and Go Away helps me release my frustration when I’m running. I would also recommend Jeajoong’s Mine for the same reason. Some other songs that I have on my list are B1A4′s Beautiful Target and Cherry Filter’s Romantic Cat and Flying Duck because they make me feel lighter when I’m running and just are really upbeat and nice to listen to when you’re in the middle of your run.

  229. “Eye of the Tiger” is a must have on anyones workout playlist.

  230. sunnyhill

    ADTOY is super awesome for jogging :D always when i jogg in the woods I run and sing at the same time :)
    I would also recommend Bilasa’s “With you”, “In the wind”, “Baby I’m sorry” and to be honest, most of their song fit my running pace and make me want to run a marathon :D

    • You run..AND SING? I run and gasp for air.. One of these days…one of these days I’ll be as healthy as you…

      • sunnyhill

        Yup, but only this one song, and my performance sounds rather like a military cadence with some gasping in between, and not that smooth as it should be haha :D
        I started to run as a complete looser, even though I’m rather slim, I had to mix running with march for a very long time, cuz I couldn’t breath after 3 minuets of slow running. And in my first competition I finished LAST. There was only me and the ambulance behind me for the whole time o_O So keep it up Simon and you’ll forget soon about gasping! :D

      • Exactly!!! how do people talk and run??!!!? Im just trying to stay alive when im running

      • Running and singing is a terrible combination. I had to do it for show choir so that we could sing while we danced and those were the longest practices ever. D:

      • Stephanie

        I find hiking, speed walking, or jogging while singing is really great for strengthening lungs (I don’t run so can’t vouch for it there). I’m very asthmatic and singing while I walk or jog has over time decreased my reliance on steroid inhalers. You don’t necessarily have to sing out loud either. Just as long as you’re breathing and using your diaphragm the same way you would be if you were actually singing. It takes working into but eventually it can be just as enjoyable as singing in the shower.

    • haha me too! singing is a must especially during the epic choruses :D although for me is more like singing and then immediately gasping for air…

    • C. Snoopy

      I also sing while I run (or I try to sometimes) but yessss!!! B1A4 is awesome to listen to while running!!!

    • I lipsync and pant for my life, that’s a kind of singing, right? nooo…..?

    • Amy F ;)

      I’m totally gonna’ try this, because I love! singing and sometimes I like running.

  231. Ahhh yes electric six. Their videos are uber weird but love the songs! Thing is I remember when high voltage came out and didnt think it was that weird but now several years on and being more mature and what not, THE HELL IS UP WITH THAT VIDEO! ahem, all the other songs I agree with aswell, even if I don’t work out :D U-kiss DORADORA always makes me pumped :D

  232. These are my top “high energy” kpop songs from my more upbeat and energizing kpop play list! I never really though of applying it to working out, funny enough… Gonna change that and use these for work outs now!

  233. I don’t run very fast since I have asthma, so I can listen the slightly lower bpm songs from like BIG BANG or Panic at the Disco… but I also have a short attention span, so I make sure to sprinkle in some epic Two Steps From Hell (orchestra) pieces like “To Glory” or “Archangel” Or some variation of “Requiem for a Dream” by Clint Mansell… keeps me in the game if I’m by myself. :3

  234. Thank you for this playlist!!!, I just came back from the Gym and during my workout I was thinking about how much I needed a good kpop playlist for workout…=D

  235. i have exo-let out the beast, epik high-dont hate me, tvxq-keep your head down, bap-power, city hunter ost – sad run (this is the track for everytime leeminho starts to beat the bad guys up, listening to it makes me feel like im the one kicking ass).

  236. Vee

    Also SHINEE Ring Ding Dong …especially when I need a lil push at the end of my 5k

  237. mmm, shinee’s dream girl, oddly, that mic stick grabbing and dragging makes me wanna actually feel up my weights too. I also feel i’m very well dressed , and fuck yeah, they look oh-so-good on me ( in this shinee world, just)
    Exo’s two moons ( maybe the buffalo version , it encourages the rolling) cuz duh.
    Gain’s Fxxx You . Cuz Fuck you! I’m awesome ( aka, still if u touch me, it’s gonna hurt for u, not for me)

  238. My favourite non-Kpop song to workout to is “Acceptable in the ’80s” by Calvin Harris. So great! Keeps me pumped up.

  239. The most perfect song ever for the elliptical is “Stole My Heart” by One Direction. Srsly, that song has me going 5 million mph. Lol

  240. thisisjustforfunval

    Awesome playlist guys! I’m not really one for exercise lately but this is very similar to my work playist or the playlist I have for staying alert on my drive to work.

  241. Oh, cool! The reason I actually got into kpop was because I started running and needed up-beat songs with lyrics that I couldn’t understand and, therefore, sing along to. That’s where SHINee and Big Bang came into play… and stayed. Oh, and A.D.T.O.Y helps me with smooth and sexy hand movements (I need that for salsa).

  242. I thought you guys would have mentioned 2NE1′s I Am The Best or Big Bang’s Fantastic Baby o: or even Orange Caramel’s Catellena~~

  243. vilija

    Rain’s “La Song” works perfectly for skipping/jumping rope. At least for me.
    At first I tried jumping to some faster-paced songs, but they were too fast for me… La Song works perfectly, though.

  244. Katrine Shawol Jensen

    SHINee’s “Stranger” is also really good for running.

  245. Kim Hyun Joong “Unbreakable.” That’s my workout song.

  246. OoooOOOOoOoOOoh! You actually did it! This is great! Awesome songs! That’s what I need, pushes my motivation so much! I wanna go out running now! :D But it’s night :D okay tomorrow! ^^ Thank you guys~!! *^_^/*

    • I actually prefer running at night. The sun wears me down more, it seems, and I can go for a much longer run at night. Maybe because I’m vampire?

      • I actually get that, too – though it’s more ‘evening’ as opposed to night. My mum likes to get up in the morning and go running, but the few times I’ve gone with her I’ve been 10x worse than if I had gone in the evening. I guess I just have more energy then? Who knows!

      • i like running at night too…but i like my life more…so daytime it is

        Simon… Is there something you aren’t telling us?

      • Try the morning. From someone who’s been running for most of his life(ten out of seventeen years), it takes a while to get used to but is TOTALLY worth it. I can’t describe how much better you feel after a run in the morning once you get into a routine with it.

      • Wow, you said that and I started laughing because a friend of mine makes joke vampire noises whenever the sun glares in her eyes ;D I imagined you doing that and am glad no one else is home with me because they might have come out running asking me why I was choking! (sometimes a choking sound comes out when I laugh too much and no longer have air to breathe hehehheheh)

  247. the best one for me to work out to is a mashup of Pretty Boy by 2NE1 & T-Pain = Turn All The Lights on by Dj Huygens^^ You should check it out! It’s great for spinning! ->

  248. Caitlin Martina Byrnes
    Caitlin Martina Byrnes

    This isn’t at all related to the video (sorry I have class in a few minutes so I have to watch the video/read the blog post later) but I just wanted you guys to know that you are doing a great job and a lot of subscribers like to act like you have to completely do every single thing we ask you, but Eatyourkimchi is YOUR blog about YOUR opinions on KPOP and to be quite honest, you don’t owe us followers/subscribers anything at all. I’m a Nasty because I love your sense of humor, I have similar music tastes and I love that you guys don’t stick to boring routine videos and occasionally will shake it up a bit with something new. I know you’ve been receiving a lot of hate lately and you don’t deserve any of it. To end this little rant(?) I just want to say that I’m proud to be a Nasty and I love Eatyourkimchi and Simon, Martina, Spudgy, Meemers, Leigh and SooZee and I enjoy every video that is put out even if I have a different opinion on the content. Much love from a New York Nasty, EYK 화이팅!~ ^^

    • I’ve been out of the loop they are getting hate?…

      • Its sad but true… they’ve been accused of a lot of terrible things by fans that one can only assume are butthurt fangirls/boys that dont like the way that EyK talks about kpop and Korea. If you want to know what people are saying, you could browse the Eat Your Kimchi tag on tumblr (that’s how i found out) but be warned, some of the stuff they say is quite nasty (and not in a good way)

        • tweetpandora

          Ah, that stuff again. No I am very aware of all that, has been going on for a long time now esp related to KMM and changes in format and after move to studio etc…(I think some of it stems from people almost thinking that they ‘bought’ a slice of EYK when they donated funds for the studio). I thought something new had happened again as real life took over and have not been on site as much. As Simon says above I think all opinions expressed in a respectful way need to be taken on board, but yeah you also need to still have your individuality. I just think with fame comes criticisms, you can’t make everyone happy.

        • “people almost thinking that they ‘bought’ a slice of EYK”
          –That’s actually a very interesting way of putting it. Hmm. I never thought of it that way…

        • you guys do realize that its because of the fans your still here today right. If this was a big corporation the people who donated would be the stock holders or investors. So they did in fact brought a slice of eyk. Im more interested in how you guys never really thought of this. Do you really think that the fans didnt help you start your business. Or do you guys not really think of your fans like your saying you are.

        • Steve Kendrick

          Not only that if was a bank loan ..the bank would want the money back with interest. Stock Holders would want their pint of blood as well. I have said this I am not hater, I have been a fan for years. I am just confused lately…..

        • Jessica Lewis

          They probably just thought of it as their loving fans’ support in helping them grow. Not “buying” them. Just giving them a push to make them better. Even if I had donated, I would have NEVER expected them to think that I own a piece of them. That’s just wrong. They are who they are, and they do what they want for THEIR videos. If someone doesn’t like it anymore, well then they can just stop watching and find something else to do.

        • Erm… sorry but I find that thought kind of ridiculous. It’s nothing personal to you nor anyone, but in financing their studio and launching their business via crowd funding they did not, in any way, put themselves nor their business up for sale. The contributions are called donations after all. And any perks you get by contributing are just that: perks, that they chose to offer as thanks. By your logic, would it be ok to ask for a slice of an NGO to which you donated? After all, it’d be because of you that they’d still be operating right? After their campaign was over and the promised perks sent out, they did not contractually owe you nor anyone a thing.

        • nonprofit_tech

          So really, really not true. That’s just the thoughts of some who want to make their giving more than what it was. First, people donated, but even if it was investment, it was an investment in a specific opportunity to fund a studio. The studio was funded the investment / donation opportunity is over. Everything after is EYK.

          Second, even if EYK was a stock corporation, owning stock doesn’t really give investors much say in the day-to-day operations of a corporation. In fact, the average investor pretty much has one or so minor voting opportunities per year. You own stock in a company (if you own stock). You still don’t really own a slice of the company. The company can be bought, sold, and your stock investment can be made even more minuscule than it is, without much input from you.

          Crowd-funding is just crowd-funding. Thousands of people gave and everyone of them probably gave for different reasons, with one joining force, keep Simon and Martina in the YouTube business. We don’t own them, we just helped them on their way, because they’ve helped make our days better.

          Now if you had invested $100,000 or $1M in EYK, than yeah you own a slice of EYK. $5, $10, $20, $50, even $250 you just gave up your coffee money for something else you thought would bring you more joy for a couple of days. That’s all.

        • There’s so much to address in this comment, but I’ll try to clarify some points:

          The fundraiser was to build the studio, not to make our business. Our studio isn’t our business, but the studio in which we shoot videos. Simon and Martina videos aren’t a business. They’re videos, which are a part of the Korean business entity, which was established before the fundraiser. And, if you want to get all business talk-y, less than 1% of our audience contributed to the campaign. Less than 1%. On top of that we’ve met many people who contributed in person, all of whom are happy, loving people who never say anything like “you don’t think of us!!!” So how much of that less than 1% of our audience are upset that we didn’t start making videos exactly like they want us to?

          Hope that clarifies things a bit :D

        • Thank you for that :) I unfortunately only heard of EYK well after the fundraiser so I’m just speaking of my experiences with Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Anyhow better late than never! <3

          Also: fartleking is a thing… for real. I can't believe it either (x_x'')

        • You know, I was one of the people donating for the studio (albeit a small sum, being a student and all) and yet never even once have I thought about it as buying a part of EYK. If anything, I saw it as a thank you for all the happiness they’d brought me the year and a half before that. And even if I wanted to start thinking about it as an investment in a company (and I feel rather uncomfortable with the thought, actually) and even if they started making videos I didn’t appreciate as much, I’d think they’ve already more than repayed me already. So yeah. Everyone has their own view on the situation I guess :-)

        • Hey: thank you for contributing to the studio fundraiser, and for not owning me as a result!

          No, but really: thanks for the support, both then and now :D

        • Thank YOU for having made all those wonderful videos! I’ve had some difficult times these past two years and EYK has always brought me my weekly dose of sunshine and rainbows^^ *Big virtual hugs before I become too emotional*

        • Exactly my thoughts too. I donated a little too (wish I could have donated more actually) but I never thought of it as buying a part of EYK. I was just happy to give to people I found so fun an entertaining. Even if I don’t always agree or find everything awesome, I love the fact that you guys are so creative. It makes it fun to see what crazy things you get into next. Keep up the good work guise!

        • This is a really insightful comment and I fully agree. I mean, of COURSE fans should be able to feel that they can express their opinions, whether positive or negative and S&M should be able to take this on board because that’s how they can improve and continue to grow EYK in a positive manner (and I think they do). Otherwise, they’d probably just end up plateauing for lack of fresh content/improvement.

          But unfortunately, I guess that some people think that because this is the Internet or something they can say whatever they want. It seems that many people forget that S&M are people too, not just ‘celebrities’ or whatever, so they say some truly nasty things, which is just wrong. Plain wrong. And all I’d like to say to them is: Guys, HI HELLO HEY! This might come as a surprise, but *GASP* S&M are not evil masterminds! I’m not going to hate on you for disliking EYK – it’s within your every right. But please think about the things you say. If it’s not something you would say to their faces, then is it really alright to post it for everyone to see? Would you do that to a friend, or is it just because they’re some “strangers” on a totally different continent?

          Really, some things they come up with are ludicrous and I can only say I’m truly sorry to S&M for having to put up with it. Yet, unfortunately, that’s what happens when your fanbase grows – you gain some fans, you gain some haters. You guys, please just concentrate on the people that love you :) I think that one of the saddest parts of it all is that some people who make GENUINELY good comments/constructive criticism get buried under hateful ones. I’ve seen some absolutely genius ideas, but they’re just never going to come to light because people are too busy taking out their anger on some random couple on the Internet.

        • Nina Johansson

          This reminds me of a conversation I had with a friend, from when I was studying Asia. She told me a lot of the newer students that had appeared were mainly kpop or jpop fans, and therefore took the subject generally believing they would get the “paradise” aspect… sad to say for them, this wasn’t really true, and some of them started badmouthing the subject.

          Some kpop fans are just that, in their own world. I am sure that world must be awesome, but personally I prefer living in the real world, and not something make believe. Which is probably why I like EYK so much, as I get to see both sides, both good and bad. I’ve been to Korea myself, so some of the things talked about during KMM, FAPFAP, WANKS aren’t completely foreign to me. Yet, as an adoptive Korea, I am really happy that I can, through the magics of Internet that wasn’t this developed when I was a teen, get to see Korea today. Beats any early 90′s books.

          And I should stop writing comments, it’s nearly midnight, and I have studies to do tomorrow as well… real life yes… *sighs*

        • to be extremely honest, i DO notice the slight change/increase in swearing and vulgarity used (or censored) in EYK’s videos. i remember they started out really family friendly, really nice and even if they wanted to express their disappointment on KMMs on the songs reviewed, they would use really neutral terms and “play it safe”. but the recent videos are getting not so family friendly, and its noticeable they had to bleep out more words these days in their videos.

          Still, i am an adult and i dont really mind if they make fun of my fave bands and what not. on the other hand, others could be right about the issue where they mentioned “bitch ass pussies”. if i were a fan of BAP, i probably would laugh it off, because i would find it funny. i mean after watching so many of their videos, i kinda understand their sense of humor and the jokes that they tend to say. but the kpop idols themselves might not feel the same way like i do.

          i guess some fans see themselves to be the knights of shining armor for their idols and fight wars for them and thus start a “fight” with EYK to protect their idols. to be honest, no matter how hardcore a fan you are, you will not fully understand how your idol feels unless you are extremely close to them on a personal level. so there’s no need to fight wars for them. if BAP is pissed off by their comments, they could issue a warning to EYK, or “ban” them from talking abt BAP ever in their videos.

          if you hate kimchi so much, just dont eat it. you dont have to pull out a sledge hammer and pound it.

      • One comment was egregiously wrong: calling BAP “Bitch Ass Pussies.” If you wanna perpetuate name calling like that, and say it’s funny, okay. But that was one of the major things that set people off.

        • Personally I find their comedy hillarious. And honestly if people don’t like the occasional tongue in cheek comment about a celebrity they like, then they may want to lighten up a little. You’re allowed to like something and be silly about it and occasionally make fun of it. As long as you support it and don’t say things simply to be spiteful.

        • I get you, but it wasn’t just the name calling because that would be just a bit silly to get upset only because of that. For me, it wasn’t really wrong, but it was uncomfortable, for many reasons I listed in a Youtube comment (that might be lost in the chaos over there). It had not that much to do with the “profanity”, but the content of it… Anyway, it would be too long to talk about it yet again and I feel like everything has already been said on this particular vid. We should all just let it rest in peace and move on.

        • “We should all just let it rest in peace and move on.”
          Amen to that!

        • That also comes down a matter of perception. Simon and Martina learned from that and are unlikely to make a joke like that again. Unfortunately that will be continually listed as a reason why they are “bad” people and something that people will continue to dredge up in the future. If someone’s perception is that EYK is so bad, of course that just confirms everything for them – they will focus on that and block out anything positive. If someone’s perception is more middle ground they might view it as a slip up but move on from it, and for many people they recognise it in the context it is in and that it’s not meant to offend and find it funny.

          It’s not really fair to assume that idols get upset about the same things as fan girls and BAP don’t need people to be outraged in their behalf. The cultural differences between an international fan girl and a Korean man in an idol group are probably vast, as sad as that must be for some people. Also, my perspective as not being a BAP fan girl is very different. My perspective is coloured by being in Korea, married to a Korean man and seeing how he reacted to that Music Monday. Now he is no idol but he is a bit closer culturally. He loved that Music Monday. He laughed so hard. He likes BAP as well, but he thought it was very funny. So for him that kind of name calling was very funny because he saw it as just a joke and not something he assumed people would get upset about.

        • Dang, I left this comment 12 days ago 0.o I forgot I posted it XD
          This is a post to answer all posts, cuz you guys are sure dedicated in your replies, so I can best return dedication through this comprehensive response.
          I’m happy with the comments you guys are posting; it gives me insight on what people think, which I appreciate a lot. You guys cared enough about my comment to reply, so I’m returning the favor.
          Personally, I don’t like the cusswords “Bitch” or “Pussy”. My frank opinion, I think it’s offending on so many levels that I think there is no need to use it unless it is purely for offense. Their connotations are overall derogatory. I’m fine with any other cusswords, just those two I personally dislike.”
          Secondly, I pointed out the fact that they used “Bitch Ass Pussies” because at the time it seemed like the overwhelming response to them on this page was that “IDK why people are mad at them”, etc. In case anyone was new to EYK or wasn’t exposed to that KMM and didn’t know why they were being hated on, I just pointed that out so that the comments on here might be a little more informed(I’m talking in terms of people who didn’t know what was going on).
          Thirdly, sure, we can assume that idols do not “get upset about the same things as fan girls” but we ALSO can’t assume that they don’t. Personally (yes, my PERSONAL belief that people are so readily attacking in defense of EYK even though I’m not attacking EYK) I beleve that the idols are already under a lot of stress, what with their schedules and public images and what not, but words still hurt; for public figures like EYK words carry weight because they’re seen as figures who carry popular opinion; the two extremes of BAP’s reactions is that they either laugh it off or become deeply offended by EYK. I have two main worries about what MIGHT happen in response to their comment:
          ONE: BAP will become hurt. For anyone to think that anyone else has the same mindset as yourself when you have not the person it astounding to me. It’s fine for you to believe that they people might not get offended by what other say, but not everyone is like that.
          TWO: EYK can’t interview BAP anymore. I worried about EYK saying “Bitch Ass Pussies” because EYK interviewed BAP before, at their debut, and I was hoping that EYK could possibly do another interview; I was kinda hoping that EYK could interview BAP again, but I think that “Bitch Ass Pussies” might have dashed those chances, which makes me sad.
          Sure, I’m not attuned to Korean culture, but I think it’s safe to say that TS Entertainment might take “Bitch Ass Pussies” into account when they consider who interviews BAP; that comment is kind of a slap to the face in the English language, so for the company to accept EYK’s comment is almost like giving the green card for other groups like EYK to call BAP those names too, and these other groups may not be using that name in the same joking manner as EYK.
          Additionally: Good for you and your husband. Two people who you drew evidence from to support your claim that the comment “Bitch Ass Pussies” is funny to anyone and only offensive to fan girls. Shay is short for Shannon, and where I’m from, Shannon is a boy’s name. So immediately assuming that I’m a butt-hurt, inconsolable fan-girl is a little bit offending- I am not subject to the mindless stereotype established by the internet and media.
          What I’m trying to say is that it’s safer to say something not offensive than to say something offensive. Unfortunately, EYK lost a lost of followers because of that one Music Monday about BAP, BtoB and BTS; I really like EYK and their humor, so I was sad to see that a funny channel like this lost so many followers.
          A few decades ago, it was scandalous to wear skirts about the ankles/knees, it was shocking to see a girl as a CEO, and it was VERY rude to publicly call established figures like BAP “Bitch Ass Pussies”; at this rate, I think society is going to enter a downward spiral of profanities and into a state where the blur between moral boundaries is nearly nonexistent; sure things are funny, people break boundaries to get attention, but it’s like an addiction: once you reach that high, you plateau, so you reach knew highs to perceive that same high previously achieved.
          I like EYK, I do. They’re regularly good entertainers and the chemistry
          between Simon and Martina is awesome; it’s one of the qualities I really
          admire about them and their channel/videos. It’s just too bad they used that name for BAP; I feel like it generated a larger negative response then it did a positive one.

          For a small comment I sure got a LOT of LONG REPLIES. I hope you guys don’t read too much into my comments, but it’s a forum, I guess it’s expected.
          On this page, at the time I posted the comment, a lotta people didn’t know what was going on, so I posted the necessary information(infused with two words of my opinion) so that there would not be an imbalance of support and non-exposure.
          I like EYK, I do. They’re regularly good entertainers and the chemistry between Simon and Martina is awesome; it’s one of the qualities I really admire about them and their channel/videos. It’s just too bad they used
          that name for BAP; I feel like it generated a larger negative response
          then it did a positive one.

        • “So immediately assuming that I’m a butt-hurt, inconsolable fan-girl is a little bit offending”…. you probably shouldn’t assume that I assumed that ;)

          Also in the bigger scheme of things I don’t really think they lost that many followers. Places like tumblr and forums make it seem like it’s so much more than it really is. EYK is gaining more fans than they are losing, however they have noted that this joke didn’t go over well and are unlikely to say that again. Even though a lot of people got that it being offensive words was actually the joke in itself – not that it’s what they really thought of BAP, EYK recognised after that not everyone appreciates that type of humour.

          And as for interviewing BAP again. Can’t really make assumptions on that either and will just have to wait and see.

        • “The cultural differences between an international fan girl and a Korean man in an idol group are probably vast”
          Bigger scheme no; I was talking about the immediate impact.
          You assume I follow tumblr and forums; I merely checked Youtube subscribers.

          I’m relatively new to forums (like, 15 days ago new). Forums are full of fanatics, but if you look at my other replies(idk how forums work) you’ll see how I note the BAP comment to balance out the exposure)since at the time of my post people did not know what occurred) and as someone saying this against sexist speech. I’m fine with cusswords, just not those particular ones. So yea, I don’t appreciate that type of humor, like a lot of other people(which I never said all).
          Hopes are not assumptions.

        • Yes that referred to international fan girls, not that I was assuming that you were one, but I think it’s fair to say the majority of those upset were international fan girls considering that’s the majority of the Kpop international audience. YouTube comments easily fall into the same category as Tumblr and forums, which is why EYK write more in their blog posts here because it’s a group of people willing to discuss things, rather than just raging. While some YouTube comments can be well thought out and reasonable, it’s unfortunate that YouTube comments on any channel can be quite extreme and I know from experience aren’t a reasonable representation of the larger community. I think it’s pretty fair to say EYK have learnt from this, have noted it, and have moved on. As someone else has pointed out, all Music Mondays since haven’t had that type of joke.

        • You never referred to me as an individual, you referred to me always as under a group or description. Don’t blame me for assumptions please. I don’t regularly browse or comment on Youtube either. I feel like you keep rehashing to make a point against me or something, as if I’m attacking EYK, which I’m not. In essence, I disagree with the use of “Bitch Ass Pussies”, and I talk about them using it in the past tense.

        • I don’t think you are attacking them at all. You’ve already said you are a fan and you just didn’t like that joke. I was just trying to explain another angle of it, not making a point against you at all. Fair from it, you’ve been very reasonable in explaining your view, especially compared to other comments found online.

        • Have you even noticed that they haven’t made a comment like that since? 4 KMM’s have been released after that, along with a bunch of other videos for their other segments where they haven’t said anything like that at all. In their last videos they expressed their opinions and backed them up with legitimate arguments, they didn’t make a lot of jokes and barely did any skits (if I remember correctly). Yet I see no one talk about that, no one.You’d think everyone who didn’t like that joke would be happy with that, right? So why is no one talking about that? All I see in their tumblr tag is hate, with a few posts defending EYK here and there. You’d think their “improvement” (if that’s what you wanna call it, I personally find their jokes funny.) would be freaking world news compared to the outrageous amount of hate they got for one video.

          To me, getting upset at a joke like that is ridiculous. That’s just my opinion though, don’t get offended or anything. Maybe it’s because I grew up with an older sibling who used to make jokes like that all the time, or maybe because I live in a country where it’s normal for people to be very blunt about what they think, but to me that joke was nothing compared to the names EYK got called after that one joke. I’ve literally seen a tweet that said Simon and Martina are worse than cancer. There have been so many extremely rude tweets & posts on tumblr, yet no one freaks out about that. In fact, when nasties try to defend EYK from that kind of hate, we get called ignorant and stupid, someone called nasties misguided souls…. And again, no one freaks out about that. But god forbid Simon and Martina make a joke about B.A.P. Lashing out at EYK for calling B.A.P bitch ass pussies with names worse than that seems very hypocritical to me.

          Again, I didn’t mean to offend you, nor do I think you personally send hate like that to EYK, but I just needed to get this off my chest. It just irks me that everyone who got offended by that bap comment don’t give a crap about the fact that they haven’t done anything like that since.

        • I like BAP and frankly I found that video freaking hilarious. But mainly as a lampshade to the fact that BAP started out bombastic in videos like Warrior then all of a sudden boom they’re crying everywhere. Granted by lampshade I’m referring to the large number of groups that anxiously look into the camera while rubbing their lips and shedding a single tear over the girl/guy love interest the whole group is mooning over. I like many of the songs, and the group may or may not have control over their concept. But I personally found it funny for pointing out the video absurdities that I’ve gotten used to over my brief time as a Kpop fan.
          Although I have to say that Kpop fans can be really scary, and I think S&M got on some of those bad sides with that particular video. I do think that fans need to lighten up though. Just because someone doesn’t like one particular direction or song for a group, and teases them, shouldn’t mean the fans need to knee-jerk into lynch mob mode.

    • Thanks for the support. I think there’s a difficult balance between incorporating our audience and being slave to them. I don’t like traditional media which just feeds you stuff and you have to eat it; I like the idea of incorporating people’s opinions and wishes, which is what we try to do with a lot of our video segments.

      Others, though, view this as an entry point to, I dunno, scam the system? To use us to say what they want us to say? I’m not sure. We’ll just keep on trying to do our best to stay true to ourselves, but to include you all in our journey as well :D

      • The whole “media feed youstuff that you eat like a brainless zombie”… *sighs* I feel slightly bad for saying this, but as a media and communcation student, that is sadly true in many ways.

        Time for a quick history reviiew, in media

        Media in general, such as newspapers mainly, but also radio, once believed they were the almighty source of information, and thus they treated themselves kind of like it.

        By the 50′s someone came up with the conclusion though that media was far from mighty, and people actually had an opinion, thus suddenly they weren’t as important.

        This changed once more during the 80′s, and now the compromise is: yes, they have power, but not full power over people’s brains.

        Thus, the media masterminds kind of know today that media does shape a lot of how we think, but not everything because we do have brains of our own. Do they try to trick us, absolutely yes… which is why it has been a lifechanging horror to actually study the subject, as I cannot even look at headlines without wondering: “hmm… what do they mean with this?”

      • Opinions are fine. Being yourself is fine. Not being butt-hurt, but: “Bitch Ass Pussies” was IMO a stupid move. Like, you guys interviewed BAP before- BYG even commented how he liked your Kpop reviews. After that Kpop MM I don’t think he would anymore. Kpop Music Mondays were creative, but are increasingly insulting in a non creative manner. Simon and Martina, if you had a nice interview/conversation with a public figure, but then they publicly bashed in you in a vulgar manner, then you’d feel offended would you not?
        “Bitch Ass Pussies”… IMO it’s giving bad publicity to EYK, an otherwise good youtube channel/blog.

        Lost more than you gained :P

        • Caitlin Martina Byrnes
          Caitlin Martina Byrnes

          And that’s your opinion; I personally found it hilarious because they weren’t being serious about it, it was obviously a joke referencing the fact that they were all crying in the music video. I really doubt BYG (if he even saw the video, he and BAP have a lot more important things to do than watch videos on youtube tbh) would make as big a deal out of it as everyone is turning it into.

        • And isn’t that just the kicker? No one knows what BAP thinks, if they even think anything about it at all (which is the more likely scenario), but other people will always try to twist this sort of thing to suit their own agenda. If you personally were offended, then just say it instead of trying to use another (in this case BYG) as some sort of mouthpiece. No one has the right to say what other people should or shouldn’t be offended by.

        • True. I take back what I say about BYG then, that was my mistake. The ramifications are a little worrisome to me though, because I liked it when EYK interviewed BAP; BYG seems like a person who has evidently shown careful management of his public image, from the words he says to how he carries himself. There is not one offensive thing that a person can find about BAP I think, except for their zeal for hip hop culture, which is undeniably tied with black culture, a touchy subject for many. If BAP was interviewed by EYK again, I think that some people/groups would see it as a green card that it’s acceptable to call BAP “Bitch Ass Pussies”; with that in mind, EYK might not be able to interview BAP for that symbolic political aspect. I totally agree that people can’t control what other people think; I think that people can control what they say in anticipation of what others think, especially if you have a large reputation like EYK.

          Seriously not saying that EYK is in any way like Hitler, but if Hitler was not so charismatic in combination with the shared hatred of Jews, then the presentation of the idea to persecute Jews would not have been so widely accepted. The way EYK’s idea/opinion is presented is unfortunate;

        • I was surprised to see this comment in my inbox after so long. Here’s the thing, I simply don’t agree with what you’re saying. Not a single part of it. Though I do understand [i]what[/i] you’re saying. I’m pretty sure that goes both ways, which is totally ok. I’m not here to convince you, and I don’t really care to, but I will explain my perspective. I personally find it more offensive to take the term and immediately associate it as an attack on woman, which it absolutely wasn’t, unless you yourself associate woman with the way BAP was acting in the video (and I’m sure someone out there reading this is going to be throw into a fuss over how I must be self-hating or have no sense of misogyny or some shit just because I don’t make that association). Just like other insults there are times when these terms are specifically used to humiliate and put down woman, but this really wasn’t one of those times, not to mention it’s tongue in cheek usage. You’re trying to argue the term out of context, which you simply cannot do because there most certainly was a context, and that, if anything, makes your argument (for lack of better word) less creditable in my eyes.

        • Rawr. I talked about this in my other comments, so long story short:
          “bitch” and “pussy” and “ass” together is a poten combination and perpetuates the degredation of women in the subconscious because those terms are typically associated with women. This ties into the fact that there are more male comedians than female, the english language is male biased (woman= wo +man, heroin= hero + in), it is often (humorously) entertaining when a man dresses as a woman but cool or weird when a woman dresses as a man. Surface level, yea, those cusswords have humorous effect. I’m talking about the social impact on a deeper level.

        • I already said that I understand what you’re saying. I’m perfectly aware what the words mean so I’m not sure why you decided to reply to me with a breakdown definition of them and ignore what I’ve already said about the context of the perceived insult. This is going to be my last reply here, because I don’t think you care about how it was used, or to even discuss it, and your issue is just with the general words themselves, which has no relevance to the topic at hand other than the fact that they existed at that particular moment in time.

        • I said he might see it b/c he stated how he watched EYK back in the interview between EYK and them in 2012. If offended people simply unfollowed Simon and Martina, then it wouldn’t be such a big deal; it’s such a big deal because people care about what Simon and Martina say, not just because they’re BAP fans or Kpop fanatics. To express their reasons, to type out why they don’t like something, usually means that they cared for who or what they’re talking about, and that they want their audience to understand rather than leave them in the cold dark. EYK IS A LOVED CHANNEL; their BAP comment elicited a lot of responses that were not love, but shock and disappointment.

        • Not being offensive here, but I know this might be taken as offensive:
          You are obviously a big supporter of EYK. It’s clearly evident by your post about how you love them. I was a big EYK fan too: when I first discovered them I marathon-ed their videos because I liked them so much.
          I’m looking at their BAP comment from a purely unbiased POV; in other words, I’m seeing that comment as a comment, not something said by EYK, not something said directly about BAP, just strictly the comment “Bitch Ass Pussies”.
          Of course, it’s a joke. A joke with undertones of sincerity, but a joke nonetheless.
          IDK what your beliefs and values are, but for me, the cusswords “bitch” and “pussy” (even though pussy isn’t technically a cussword) are distasteful to me, no matter what.

          TL;DR- Making another comment because I am don’t support sexist comments, and IDK if I mentioned it or not in my previous comment, IDK how forum buttons function

        • Caitlin Martina Byrnes
          Caitlin Martina Byrnes

          No offense taken, different strokes for different folks. And believe me, I don’t follow EYK blindly and ignore all their flaws. I’ve written several messages and comments in the past critiquing things I don’t agree with about their videos/blog posts, and I don’t do that for a lot of youtubers I follow because I don’t care that much about a lot of other youtube channels. I even wrote a message prior to the BTOB/B.A.P/BTS video they did, saying that since they had been on hiatus for so long that we Nasties deserved a video reviewing more than one group. Now I’m not saying my comment was the reason they made the video or even that they definitely saw it, but it’s possible that they did and it’s possible that that comment was one of the reasons they made the BTOB/B.A.P/BTS video. A lot of people say they take none of their fans’ comments and requests into consideration, but I saw that video as a sign that they definitely did. But back to the original reason for my reply; I definitely have a darker taste for humor than most people, I know this. And there is a lot of dark humor between the members of my family (for instance, “bitch” is a word used pretty commonly in my house, and it definitely isn’t the worst word, but it isn’t used with malice). So when I saw EYK make that joke, I didn’t think “Oh my God, how disgraceful, how can they say something so horrible about B.A.P, a group who has worked so hard in the past! And B.A.P will definitely be hurt by this!” (I really hope you don’t take offense to that part, those are actual things I’ve heard from B.A.P fans in relation to the B/B/B video), I simply laughed and continued watching the video. Bottom line is, none of us actually know 1) if B.A.P even watched the video, and 2) if they did watch the video if any of them were hurt by what Simon and Martina said. I would think that with BYG being so into hip-hop that he has heard much darker things, and for all we know he could’ve seen the video and laughed his ass off. If he was offended, then he should bring that to EYK so they can apologize because it was obvious to a lot of people that that segment was never intended to be offensive. It’s comedy, it’s a joke. I think a lot of people take EYK way too seriously sometimes, more seriously than they take themselves.

          TL;DR- I am certainly not asking you to change your values and what not, but I didn’t view Simon and Martina’s comment in the same way you did, and there’s no way of knowing how B.A.P viewed it, if they watched the video at all.

        • Yeah, a lot of people didn’t like that joke, and yet a lot of people did. We know now that the balance wasn’t heavily in favour of the joke, so we’ll refrain from jokes like that again.

          But, just as an aside here: I know that a lot of artists can take jokes better than their fans can ;)

        • That’s great how a lot of artists can take a joke! I know you guys were saying it jokingly (and kind of seriously in that BAP MVs have left the hip-hop manly image :( I feel your pain).

          I’m disagreeing with the BAP comment not as a fan, but with my own personal morals. I love BAP, true, but I also frequently use cusswords. I just have a special distaste for the words “Bitch” and “Pussy” because it is offensive on a whole number of levels.(The following is my reasoning, if ur interested. Wanna save you the trouble of reading my mini rant on sexist speech.)

          Popularly in comedy everywhere, in terms of race and gender, it’s widely accepted to make fun of the group that has not been historically the underdogs; for example, making fun of straight men by putting them in homoerotic situations, or horny men portrayed by women, or ridiculing white people as being overly privileged and sheltered. On the other hand, while the moral standards of comedy are increasingly lowered because the vulgarity is becoming more and more popular and potent, women are still a touchy subject; they are historically the underdogs. It is funny(or humorously cool) to see a man dressed in woman’s clothing but cool or weird to see a woman dressed in a man’s clothing- societal standards, not mine. (Anecdote: on a recent episode of Whose Line Is It Anyways, one comedian stated how “Women don’t know guns!” and the whole audience nearly bood and hissed. A great example of how a lot of people dislike gender stereotypes; IMO the best mainstream comedy show for improv, in case ur interested XD).

          Now, standards change over time, but “Bitch” is always going to be used as “You’re my bitch” or “Don’t bitch about it”, “You’re being such a little bitch”, “Don’t bitch and whine”. The underlying note is that being a female is a weak quality, inherent to females. “Bastard” isn’t used in comedy as much. “Manwhore” yes, but “whore” is typically associated with women. ENGLISHis truly a male-oriented language; i.e. the woman is an addition of man. Woman= wo+man. Heroin= hero + in. Heck, the French language makes it so that if the gender of something is unknown, then the known is automatically referred to in the masculine form. In one of EYK’s videos, a TL;DR I think, Martina expressed how, in a business meeting, the Korean businessmen only looked towards SImon for business decisions; they even reached across Martina to shake Simon’s hand at the end of the meeting. History and culture proves the precedence men take over women instead of equality, unfortunately.

          I’m just one person, my voice doesn’t reach a lot of people; I really appreciate it that you guys, SImon and Martina, took the time to respond to my comment. That means a lot to me -insert sincere emoticon because the keyboard cannot do my appreciation justice-.

        • Puckish Rogue

          You’ll have to excuse me saying this, but even going through tumblr I have noticed that most of the complaints are from babies and the Bitch Ass Pussies joke always rates a mention. So I think you guys are all being overly precious.

          It was a joke. You *are* being butthurt, even if you have convinced yourself that you aren’t.

        • ok

      • The best thing you can do is be yourselves, produce what you want to produce and have fun. There will always be people to support you and love what you do. So I also salute your for doing what you want to do instead of sticking to what your audience wants, which might not be the same thing but it’s fine.

      • You just keep doing your thing.
        If people like it then great! If they don’t then that’s fine too.
        But it frustrates me to see people trying to tell you what to do. Whenever you do something a bit different we see a backlash. People really don’t like change, huh.
        As I’m quite a casual K-pop fan and have no issue with swearing or anything, I’ve never had a problem with you guys since I found you 3 years ago. You’d never do anything mean – spirited and my personal ethos is ”don’t take offence unless offence was intended”. I’m not bothered about who you review or what you talk about because whatever you do I have faith that it’s going to make me laugh xD
        So yeah, just do what you want to do. As long as making videos is still fun for you then we are going to enjoy it too ^^

      • Hey guise! Just adding my two cents about your KMMs, I’m preferring these themed videos I just don’t take as much notice of the kpop charts anymore. I think its because of the drama it stirs..and life has enough drama so I’m out! Thanks anyway for trying to find that balance between entertainment and music review, you do a good job and I LOOOVE your other videos peace and love Caz xo

      • I know I may be pretty late but I had to – sorta – opine about this. I think you guys are beyond great, and whenever I feel down and lonely, I come here and feed from your quirky, endless lively humor. I love that you guys never sugar coat things which, sadly, is what media does so the viewers may find it appropriate and/or good enough for their approval. I hate when things are “modified” so people would not disagree with it; I love how you guys go with the flow and stick to your strong viewpoints no matter what. I like when people are xyresic-tongued and straightforward with me (no matter how much it hurts). I may not agree with everything, but I respect them anyway because they are YOUR OPINIONS and they should be heard and respected nonetheless. You guys are the awesome, FIGHTING!

  249. Try Nervo-We’re all no one!!~

  250. Cool songs. I like the energetic songs that make you want to move or just do move until the songs beat has finished. You could also try some remixes that are upbeat.
    Thanks guys!

    BTW first

  251. wow didn’t expect Japandroids on this list!!! woo VanCity!!

  252. I’d put Kyary’s “Kimi ni 100 percent”!

  253. Martina her list is closer to my playlist. When working out I am full out blasting metal, hardcore, punk and rock. For some reason hip hop, dance and such that are usually played in gyms because you can work out on the beat don’t do it for me. So I am always sure to bring my own playlist.

  254. Oh, different Music Monday. Interwesting. LOL Guys going fast and slow is called ‘interval training’ And I love to work out to 2ne1′s I am the best (for obvious egotistical reasons :-D )

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