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KpopCharts Update: Night Action Style

July 21, 2012

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Psy “Gangnam Style” – Vote for him here!

AYYYY! SEXY LAY DAY! UH! GANGNAM STYLE!

Yeah, we asked you to vote for this for our last Kpop Music Monday on 2NE1’s “I Love You”. We did so with the laptop actually saying “Vote for Psy” and also with us, well, saying out loud, VOTE FOR PSY!

We love this video. Love it! It’s like Itaewon Freedom. We’re so scared to review it, though, because it’s on another level. We’ve never tackled anything as epic as this. It’s like, we’re watching Master Chef now, and when people are given really expensive ingredients, and they worried that they’re just not good enough cooks to work with something that good…I feel that way about Psy’s video. It’s amazing, we love it, and strongly recommend everyone vote for it.

Nu’est “Action” – Vote for them here!

Sooo…Nu’est fans. I’m sure you read our above paragraph and weren’t too pleased. Well, some of you weren’t too pleased, I’d assume. Yes, we’re not giving fair and equal treatment to everyone on the KpopCharts. That’s because we don’t like everyone fairly and equally. Buuuut, our like of one thing doesn’t necessarily mean we don’t like another. For example: you go to a grocery store, and you see a Banana and an Orange. Some days you feel like eating an orange (unless you’re Junsu, in which you will ALWAYS CHOSE BANANA). Does that mean that you hate bananas with all your heart and soul, and want them to suffer and die? No! Just…sometimes you have different tastes.

We like to express our opinions on stuff. It’s what we do. Just big bags of opinions, we are. And we’re not about fairness and equality in opinions, not about giving everyone a fair chance. We don’t treat our site as a fair chance, a platform where artists are judged objectively and compete for some honour. Nope. We just talk about the videos you want us to talk about. Hopefully, those videos you want us to talk about we also want to talk about. That’s all! Ah. It’s so difficult walking down this line. Long story short, the comments in the Nu’est thread left us feeling really shitty, and instead of enjoying ourselves and scripting something that could be fun, we’re busy trying to explain ourselves to people who are upset at us and make us feel upset in turn. Boo-urns to that.

Brown Eyed Girls “One Summer Night” – Vote for them here!

Brown Eyed Girls are back! Yay! They’re not kicking ass and taking names like they were before, unfortunately, but that doesn’t mean that this isn’t a good song. It’s just a different approach from what we’re expecting. It’s a really pretty song! And a really pretty video! And it’s set in Japan, I think. That’s Japanese writing on the bus, isn’t it? Also, sorry for my terrible D’angelo rendition. Martina made me do it. I know D’angelo is better appreciated in silence. Martina had to learn the hard way.

And, lastly, I’m sure some of you will say “Y U NO INCLUDE B.A.P. NO MERCY?!?!” Easy. Same reason we didn’t include Nu’est last week. We filmed this on Wednesday night. We usually film them later, but – with Martina being ill and all – I wanted to get filming done as soon as possible, so that we can have an easier weekend for when we’re filming Music Monday. If we had to film KpopCharts Update, and the K Crunch Indie, AND Kpop Music Monday, while Martina’s still recovering, well, that would suck for her. Sorry guise! We’ll include B.A.P. in next week’s playlist!

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  1. Lol Mushy Mush-ball. Hey Simon and Martina, I just wanna say that I hope Martina gets better by the time you two film for Music Mondays! Also, DAMN ALL TO NETIQUETTE SCHOOL who don’t appreciate the fact that this blog is interactive enough to consider the viewers’ and subscribers’ k-pop “needs” by allowing us to vote for our faves. If we really want something reviewed or talked about we should get to voting and not to sending two really awesome people that we’ve never met before inapropro things. Word, son. Now to vote for Psy!

    4 years ago
  2. Death threats?! Seriously!? Gees

    4 years ago
  3. 안 녕 하 세 요! I’m a huge fan of Eat Your Kimchi. <3 While I love Korea and everything Korean, I love Simon and Martina's videos because they're informational, entertaining , but most important : they're funny. Freaking hilarious, actually. Even if i'm having a pretty bad day, eat your kimchi can always give me a great laugh. Of course every fan has their own opinion on which kpop songs our bands they like, and they won't always be the same as Simon and Martina's. But one thing is certain : All of us here love kpop, just like Simon and Martina.
    So eat your kimchi fans, please don't be hard on Simon and Martina if they don't review/ or give a good review for the song or band you like. They almost always say good things in a review along with the bad, and even the bad things usually have a certain amount of truthfullness whether we agree or disagree. We love Simon and Martina because they're fun and they make us laugh :) You can tell they do their absolute best each week to make all the videos they do for their fans. Please support them, everyone.
    Even if you get upset at something they do, its absolutely no reason to stop subscribing to their channels if you really love them. Would we all love their videos if they sugar coated every video so everyone would be happy? probably not. Instead of criticizing them we should thank them for working hard us Kimchi Eaters every week <3 감 사 합 니 Simon and Martina! <3 :DD,사 랑 해 요 Eat your Kimchi 화 이 팅 ~

    4 years ago
  4. Honestly, I wouldn’t trust their reviews if they had positive things to say about every artist and every song.

    Not all kpop is equally good. It just isn’t. Even among my favorite artists, there are some songs I like more than others. I love FTIsland’s “Bad Woman” more than any of their other songs, for example. And even as someone who identifies first and foremost as a Primadonna, I thought the MV for “Severely” was fucking ridiculous. (Which annoyed me, because the song was awesome, but no one could get past the stupid MV.)

    If S&M only said nice things about all the artists or legitimately thought that all the artists were on the same level, then I wouldn’t feel like they actually had a good grasp of kpop or the music or the idols’ talents. Because LOL at the idea that NU’EST is on the same level as someone like Psy. (Or that BAP, who I love wholeheartedly, is on the same level as Big Bang. Or that Hello Venus is on the same level as SNSD. You get the idea.)

    4 years ago
  5. Simon, you so rocked that LL Cool J moment!! Hope Martina gets better soon! You guys are awesome…

    4 years ago
  6. That’s what I don’t understand about Kpop fans. I am a die-hard fangirl, like I have a Kpop Tumblr, listen to Kpop almost constantly, and prefer it over my home country (USA)’s music. But in all my time for liking Kpop I’ve never freaked out over the fact that one of my favored groups wasn’t treated “as well” as others. My top two groups are Super Junior and EXO (bias toward M) when EXO-K gets more love than EXO-M I don’t freak out and scream at other people. Who cares? It’s music! If Panic! At the Disco got more love than Fall Out Boy (two of my favorite non-Kpop bands) I wouldn’t throw a fit. I don’t think other people would either, but as soon as their Oppars are involved they turn into rabid beasts and give Kpop fans in general a bad name. Anyway I love Simon and Martina regardless of who they prefer, bash, discredit, love, or whatever. EYK Fighting~!

    4 years ago
  7. Why do I keep watching Gagnam Style?? I’ve watched it like four times now and I haven’t the rest of your playlist :p

    4 years ago
  8. Midnight Sun isn’t on the kpop charts yet :(

    4 years ago
  9. Well said Simon. That’s why I respect Simon and Martina even more. Usually people try to sugar coat their opinions in fear they will get backlash from crazy over-the-top- K-pop fans(some, not all) but you guise tell it how it is and are not afraid to express your opinions. Im an American and I have been a fan of K-pop for quite some time know and at first i thought K-pop artist had a better fan base then American artist because they seemed like they were dedicated to their artist. But once I started to familiarize myself with K-pop culture i realized that SOME k-pop fans were crazy, creepy, and quite frankly just plain annoying. Those type of fans give others a bad name and basically i find it odd that they can still feel worthy of supporting their artist in the way they do. I know Eat Your Kimchi has gotten very popular these past few years but somehow i like it better back when EYK fans were more respectful and kind with each other. Now it seems like crazy fans overrun EVERYTHING and try to destroy everything in there paths! grr…( lol reminded me of Godzilla only I would be insulting Godzilla if i did). Any who I love EYK and i will continue to support it in every way I can and I hope true K-pop and Eat your kimchi fans will continue as well. Fighting Simon and Martina! Fighting Spudgy and Dr. Meemersworth! I look forward to many more Years of EYK. Love From California, USA.

    4 years ago
  10. I agree with you fully Simon. I’m a NU’EST fan, and I was a little sad that it didn’t get reviewed. But I saw it at 26th, and I’m like: If I keep voting, maybe it’ll be reviewed. It worked for a little, but then I didn’t go on the KPop charts for a few days and can’t find it. >.< But I brushed it off.
    I'm so sorry that you guys had all that bashing. It's ridiculous and rude, and I would understand if you wouldn't want to review Action. I wouldn't if I were in your shoes. Some things should not be said and done to people who didn't do anything. All the KPop songs that made it to the top where really popular and had good videos and songs to it. They deserved the review.
    Anyway, you guys are the best and GET BETTER MARTINA!!

    4 years ago
  11. Oh Simon, you really slayed that D’Angelo song… like a dragon on Skyrim. *moment of silence for a murdered hit*

    4 years ago
  12. Haters gonna hate! XD Can’t wait to see the PSY review!

    4 years ago
  13. Don’t take the negative comments to heart . . . heck, don’t even take them seriously -.-
    They should be thankful for what you do.
    I love kpop music mondays (among your other concepts ) and I like how you two are honest and open-minded.
    Some people just don’t get it ( and probably never will ). And there are people who like to lash-out on others instead of biting their tongue , stop and think for a moment.
    Like I said, don’t take them seriously ^-^ and keep up the great work ^-^

    Now, can’t wait for this weeks kpop music mondays ^-^ . . .

    4 years ago
  14. As a Nu’est fan, I hope you guys don’t think we are all….Well. Big fat meany heads who can’t accept when people don’t like our taste in music. ( to be honest, anyone who was saying rude/mean things to you really don’t deserve to be a LO/E, much less a fan of the two of you. ) You guys deserve WAYY more respect than that. Since when it comes down to it, you are just two people ( awesome ones! xD ) with your own opinions. And even though I may be sad they don’t get reviewed, my respect and love for you guys won’t decrease. :) Just means us fans have to kick it up a bit next time around! xD Hopefully your opinions of Nu’est and their fans won’t be tainted completely by this incident. We’ll show you just how lovely we can be in the future! :) Be ready to be rocked and shocked ( that sounded better in my head than it did when I typed it, anywayyyy ) by Nu’ests increasing talent!

    Edit: Oh, and to be honest, I can’t wait to see what skits and stuff you have planned for Psy’s video. xD
    Oh, and you guys need more videos of that kitten! > u <

    4 years ago
  15. It’s not easy expressing your own option in this world where people get easily butthurt. Well, I just have to say that I love your videos. Everyone of them. I remember that you guys started kpopmusicmondays so that people will have something to look forward to on a Monday which everyone hates, and I have to say that you guys have done well. I hope you guys will forget the bad words and threats? that you get and only focus on the good ones which are, YOU GUISE ARE TOTALLY AWESOME. Because of you I have laughed a lot and learned a lot so I hope that you guys will continue with these videos for a long time. You guys have lots of fans too, never forget that! I love your kitty btw. It’s so cute!

    4 years ago
  16. Simon and Martina, please don’t take those comments to heart! You have given the K-pop world so many things, like the “rolling down your sexy window”, and “I lost my pants,”.
    I’m sorry for not expressing my appreciation more – there are plenty of NASTIES who love you for your opinions and honesty. You were able to make this your living because of your out-of-the-box ideas. And you’ve brought artists to my attention who I would’ve never noticed if it weren’t for your reviews. So keep up the good work!

    4 years ago
  17. I think that we should just be thankful that we get to vote. I’m pretty sure that Simon and Martina have videos that they like and want to review, but are not able to because we don’t vote for them. If they want to review Psy then we should at least give it to them since they work hard every week. And for all those that say they are YG bias I have watch their reviews and they don’t always like the songs or the videos. I love Big Bang, but I don’t hate Simon for sometimes making comments that I probably don’t agree with. Also I think that they should have a free pass once in a while where they can review the video they want regardless of the ranking, I think that they should also have a vote in what they review.

    4 years ago
  18. For the love of all that is good and holy, let Psy be reviewed! There will always be cute boys and face arousaling but when will there be another video like this?!

    4 years ago
  19. I am a bit disappointed in Nu’est and BEG’s songs/vids. I feel like I wouldnt listen to either without their video, and even then they just feel kinda blah. I like BEG better with their femme fatale style. Just seems to suit them more, not that anyone should be forced into a type-cast. The songs just didn’t hook me. A lot of songs that came out very recently hooked me, like Sistar’s lovin u and F(x)’s electric shock. Gangnam Style was epic and amazing, but the others just feel kinda so-so, which is sad cause I love both Nu’est and BEG. I don’t think I have been disappointed in their songs before. I didn’t even have any expectations for them.

    4 years ago
  20. I also agree with you. Though Nu’est is great, and it would be amazing to see them get reviewed, here’s what all the k-pop ragers should do if it doesn’t. MAKE A REVIEW THEMSELVES, because FRANKLY all the complaining and hating is making the rest of us LOOK BAD.
    I know a lot of people that hate k-pop because of ALL OF THE K-POP FANS THAT RAGE ON ANTIS. They need to get over it, not everyone is going to agree with them.
    Wow. That’s the most unforgiving speech I’ve ever given.
    It just makes me so frustrated when people put me into that minority of super zealous, crazy fans and treat k-pop like it’s crap if they haven’t even heard it.
    THAT is unfair.
    So here’s my message to the super anti-hating k-pop fans; if you’re gonna rage, why don’t you get up from the computer, go for a run, dance to your favorite k-pop song, listen to paramore and yell the lyrics to “Ignorance”, then sit back down and forget about the anti-k-pop people and their meanness, okay? Don’t stoop, keep a level head, and carry on.
    We’ll be respected that way, and maybe, eventually, so will k-pop.

    4 years ago
  21. I kind-of agree. You just can’t let these things get to you. There will always be cranky teenage girls who feel like the world is against them. I mean, I love mostly female kpop groups and solo artists. You don’t hear me bitching and moaning about how you didn’t LOVE IU’s song. And how you never reviewed her since. Clearly it is because you hate her and have been blocking votes and such. See how silly that sounds?

    Plus I don’t think people realize how long video editing takes. Sure there are some short cuts. And sure you could cut down on timing but quality of video goes down. Professionalism goes down. Sure this is you job and source of income, but hell, you have a life too. I have been working in retail lately and I have gotten so many angry people because we didn’t stay open late for them, they aren’t happy with our hours, don’t like how we are closed on Mondays, etc. We are small locally opened shop. The owners don’t want to work 7 days a week, for 12 hours everyday. Sure things are different for you guys in some ways, but the truth is, sometimes as the consumer we demand too much.

    WE SHOULD APPRECIATE ALL THE WORK SIMON AND MARTINA DO FOR EACH AND EVERY VIDEO! I am sure there are many times where video rendering didn’t come out right, uploading video took longer than it should, the batteries died, Spudgy ate the film, and other last minute disasters happened. Point is, it takes a lot longer than what you think for someone to put a camera up, set up lights, record themselves talking, import the video, cut it down, post it online, and write up a blog post without spelling errors.

    4 years ago
  22. Aw don’t let the insane, butthurt minority make you mad! I hope dumbass people stop being assholes to you guys, we all know you work really hard.

    4 years ago
  23. i think it’s really sad that you had to make that video message… but then again, i guess it’s inevitable when you are reviewing bands whose target audience is teenagers… teenage girls are notoriously obsessive about the bands they like… eh. but i hope you guys opened the eyes of some of them. the craziness probably won’t stop but i’m sure some of them will grow up eventually… haha.

    anyhow, i (and several others, i’m sure) really enjoy that you are not biased and have varied opinions. your videos are always really fun, and even if i don’t always agree with what you say, i’m always entertained. ^_- and your blog would definitely not be as popular if you were all “lalala, we love everyone”.

    keep up the good work.

    4 years ago
  24. I’m a NU’EST fan, but honestly I don’t really care who wins, I mean I would like if NU’EST won, but the votes decide it and that’s that ^_^

    4 years ago
  25. Oppan Gangnam Style~~~ :3

    4 years ago
  26. Oh my gosh Gangnam Style was just EPIC! That was amazing! I don’t know who Psy is but now I plan to find out! So voting for Gangnam Style!

    4 years ago
  27. I have to agree with Anders, there will unfortunately always be some really vindictive fans. I’m assuming that many hard core fans are young and raging anyway so more likely to be immature or fixate on their love of a band.

    Nevertheless it’s totally unacceptable to make death threats to anyone let alone you guise. Take the higher ground Simon and Martina there always seems to be LOADS of positive comments on here and any other comment thread and the negative ones can be deleted and ignored. Maybe reward the positive or respectful requests from fans?? Just a thought, totally appreciate your incredible efforts and hard work :)

    4 years ago
  28. Death threats? Seriously? People do have free time on their hands… Besides, no matter who will get voted for KMM it’ll be awesome anyway :D Get well soon Martina!

    4 years ago
  29. I’m a fan of NU’EST, and I want you to consider it. But I understand that everything depends on the vote. Please do not take bad to a group becose of bad fans, because it’s really good guys)

    4 years ago
  30. I’ll wait for B.A.P.!! :DD PSY jjang!

    4 years ago
  31. I suddenly have this urge to apologize on behalf of those of us having as much fun watching as you guys seem to have making all these vids… :/ Personally, I love living in Korea vicariously through you guys and it kills me to hear that people are actually sending death threats. Seriously? It’s just music. And videos. Fun and hilarious videos. :|

    On a more cheerful note, PLEASE keep doing what you do! You guys rock some serious socks off.

    4 years ago
  32. Okay S&M, I’m really sorry for trolling this past week….. But Simon you are wrong when you say that we k-pop fans seem crazy……. We are crazy!!!!
    Mwahahahaahhahahahahaha!!!!!

    4 years ago
  33. I have a recommendation. Why don’t you state the time when you finished recording in the last video of the playlist(you can make that funny as well). All that remains to be said after that is ‘Boo losers! Watcha gonna do now? Send me a time machine?’ haha

    4 years ago
  34. LOVE Gangnam Style! The absolute best part is the guy on the elevator! His facial expressions kill me!

    The Nu’est video is more appealing than the song itself – lots of eye
    candy with puppetboy, faux hawk dude, and the uke with the long hair. I
    do think the song may grow on me though.

    BEG’s song was really pretty. Its nice to hear a song that shows that they can sing beautifully. BEG’s were the first korean girl group I actually liked.

    4 years ago
    • In case you were wondering the guy in the elevator is Noh Hongchul he is a funny man, you can see him in Infinity Challenge and SBS Heroes.

      4 years ago
    • uke. lol. I feel kinda guilty for knowing that.

      4 years ago
      • Haha. I just think, “Wow, my Japanese must be really good for a non-native speaker after all.” :P

        4 years ago
        • Nope, it’s grammatically correct :) Though the verb ‘aishiteru’ sounds weird with yaoi manga, lol. It’s amazing what you can pick up about another language, even if you don’t actually study it. That’s what Korean is like for me; I can claim that watching kdramas and listening to kpop is educational. keke

          4 years ago
  35. OPPA GANGNAME STYLE, sooo good!! despite looking forward to BAP, i voted for psy cuz he is too epic and indescribably

    4 years ago
  36. EEEEEeeeeEEEeeeeEEHH SEXY LAYDAAAH~ >:D
    That video, seriously, is the best thing to ever come out of Korea. :D

    ……except maybe Korean exfoliating gloves. Those were pretty epic too.

    4 years ago
  37. LOL you guys watch masterchef? which one? the aussie one? :D

    4 years ago
  38. I can’t wait Simon to dance Gangnam Style oooh it is going to be epic ^^ and I’m sure Spudgy is waiting to do the dance too ^^

    4 years ago
    • Yeah it would be so epic and their new kitty would dance too. I hope Martina will recover fast.

      4 years ago
  39. it’s okay :) although I love Nu’est, I must admit that PSY’s Gangnam Style is just sooooooooo addicting and I totally want you guys to review that :D:D but that doesn’t mean that I hate Nu’est or something, like I said “I love Nu’est!” :P

    4 years ago
  40. -_- Not all NU’EST fans are as horrible as the ones sending death threats and raging like 5 year olds who didn’t get the piece of candy because they made a poopy in the toilet. JUST SAYIN’, SIMON. <3 Shame on the ones who are though, just keep voting (without your spam) and promoting it.

    4 years ago
    • they were sending death threats???? O.o I had noo idea?! …as a Nu’est fan, I am sincerely embarrassed about what they did!! poor simon and martina! They’re doing such an awesome job and are getting bashful comments for that!
      Simon and Martina, don’t let them get to you and just keep up your good work: FIGHTING; SARANGHAE!!!! :3

      4 years ago