April 28, 2012
1) U-Kiss “DoraDora” – Vote for it here!
U-Kiss is finally back in Korea! It seems like they’ve been gone forever, no? They’ve been promoting in Japan, we know, but we don’t cover Japanese songs anymore after Tick Tack. Not that we’re opposed to Japanese music. We’re just trying to draw the line between Kpop and other genres, though the line does get blurry for us. Songs promoted in Japan and sung in Japanese are easily out of the question. But what about songs sung in English? What if it’s by a Korean person but in English? What if it’s not by a Korean person but in Korean? Ah! That’s a bit more difficult for us to pinpoint. Long story short, none of that matters because U-Kiss’ “Doradora” is an actual Kpop song! Huzzah!
And, yes, you heard us correctly in the video. Whoever we review for this week’s Music Monday, we’ll giveaway their album! So vote hard: Fappers and Kissmes! We know it’s pretty close already, and B.A.P. might just overtake U-Kiss.
2) B.A.P. “Power” – Vote for it here!
Now here’s where I’m glad we have the KpopCharts. We knew that our ranking system would not necessarily reflect what’s popular on the Korean charts, which is where we got in a bit of trouble when talking about Shinhwa not taking down our servers, but they did fairly well in Korea. It seems like our KpopCharts crowd has its own views and tastes, which is why we made the KpopCharts. Why am I talking about this? Because B.A.P.’s “Power” came out something like 12 hours AFTER Doradora, but it has 150,000 more views than it…yet U-Kiss is winning our poll. Interesting, eh? Well, it’s interesting to us at least.
Also, I’m gonna body slam anyone who complains that we’re not being fair to B.A.P. by featuring them second in our playlist rather than first. The reason why we ordered the videos this way is because, U-Kiss is in first place on our charts. That’s it! If B.A.P. was in first place by the time of our filming, we’d have featured them first instead. So…there!
3) F.Cuz “No. 1” – Vote for it here!
Ah. F.Cuz. We didn’t mention this in our video, and we probably won’t get the chance to mention this for Music Monday, because it’s not really faring to well on our charts, but – holy crap – F.Cuz now officially has the worst name in Kpop. F.Cuz was tolerable, but…do you know what it now stands for? For Century Ultimate Zest.. WTF is that garbled nonsense, F.Cuz? You seriously couldn’t think of something better than For Century Ultimate Zest? What is that supposed to mean? You’re not fully clean until you’re zestfully clean, is all I can think about. What is this I don’t even
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