KpopCharts Update: B.A.P. “No Mercy” – Vote for them here!


B.A.P. fans, let us congratulate you for being so rawesomely dedicated and diligent. Seriously guise: this week you were up against heavyweights Batoost and BoA, and you’re rocking first place. There’s no guarantee that you’ll hold out until midnight tonight, which is when we close the polls, but I can say that you’ve got a nice lead. Well done! And, seeing how we just passed 200,000 subscribers on our YouTube page, I think there might be a special something for us to give to you guise. Just…um. Let me ask this first: is the B.A.P. album out yet? *wink wink*

KpopCharts Update: B2ST “Beautiful Night” – Vote for them here!


BATOOST! OH HOW I WANT YOU TO WIN! For those of you who don’t know, we have made some Batoost shirts for our Eat Your Kimchi merch store, and we’re dying to show them off. OH! You know, back when we did the Google/MBC Kpop Concert, we were supposed to interview B2ST. Their management was down for it, we were down for it. We sent them the questions and everything was all approved…THEN THEIR FLIGHT GOT RESCHEDULED NOOOOOO! And we couldn’t do it. DARRRGGHH! The opening skit for that one was that we were going to all give them these Batoost shirts, and they would look at the shirts and whisper to each other in Korean “What is this? This isn’t how we say our name? Oh God! He looks so happy! We can’t break his heart like this. Just smile and nod!” and they’d pretend to be happy about the shirts. Ha!

Anyhow, since that never happened, we thought that we’d be able to wear the shirts when Batoost won the KpopCharts. NOW’S THEIR CHANCE AND THEY AIN’T WINNING!!! YARGH! I’ll…I’ll never get to wear these shirts, will I? *sad puppy dog eyes*

KpopCharts Update: BoA “Only One” – Vote for her here!


So, this is the most surprising video in our playlist, not because of the video itself but because of your reaction to it. Now, we don’t want to have another Shinhwa disaster, in which a lot of people got very angry for us stating that Shinhwa did poorly on our charts, but – please don’t kill us for saying this – BoA isn’t doing well on our charts. And that’s surprising! At the moment, she’s got double the views of B.A.P. Why is she only in 8th place, then?

My guess here: I’m gonna blame myself for it. The dance version was out for a couple of days before we put it on the KpopCharts. We were expecting the full video version to come out soon afterwards – like, within the next couple of hours – but hours turned into days. We eventually put up the dance version, and THEN a couple of hours later the drama version came out, but only on Naver rather than YouTube. Then it came out on YouTube a bit later. Whoa. Totally not understanding SM’s marketing approach here. Why not post all of the videos together at once? Or why post it on Naver before YouTube? I don’t get it. Anyhow, I’ll say that BoA’s video is probably not doing too well on our charts because of this confusion. And it’s a shame, because we’d love to be able to talk about BoA. We really like her. Wow. I think that’s the first time anyone actually heard that. Not that we were hiding it from you all; it’s just that BoA hasn’t done anything in a really long time. Come on, Jumping BoA’s! VOTE VOTE VOTE!

  1. Please vote for beast pls… I want them to win next week.. Beauties, u all knw they put up so much hard work on this album right… By the way, what is batooost??

  2. In BOA ‘s vid doest that room next to the garden area look like the the same place Jay Park shot his kiss scene in Star??? Maybe a little different decro?

  3. yeah, i was looking for the boa mv here like right after i watched the mv when it came out. then days after that too. but it’s ok, i understand. there’s still The Shadow though. anticipating for that but right now nothing beats the ‘simplicity’ of Only One dance ver. sometimes all you need is a kickass choreography with a camera work that highlights just that.

  4. I love BoA’s dance MV! She can be sexy, sweet and badass all AT THE SAME TIME.

    Better than the drama video for sure. You can beat lying on a bunch of hot guys.

    Err… that came out wrong ;s

  5. The first time I ever saw a Beast MV I was instantly hooked (wasn’t impressed with any other boyband, unless you count GD&TOP, which I don’t).

    All their songs are awesome and they’re less made up in their videos than other Kpop bands. Until now that is.
    What the hell did they do to them?! They girlified them! AUGH!

    My poor JunHyung…

  6. Why did I put off listening to this B2ST song for so long? It’s awesome :D

  7. Watched the Jang Woo Young – Sexy Lady mv…he reminds me of Top. That is if Top
    1. Had game.
    2. Was willing to dance.
    3. Bitch slapped his stylist every once in a while….maybe a flying bitch slap…


  8. Simon and Martina/ Can you change BoA’s mv version to dance ver. on Kpops Chart?
    I think it would get more vote if you change the version cause her dance is
    really awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    Well, lots of BoA’s fan will agree with me, may be *laugh*

  9. I’m a BAP fan (still can’t grab a concept of being called baby XD) but i like Batoost too. So, if BAP win this time, I’ll vote for Batoost next! …but if they won’t win …then I’ll just… keep voting *snicker* anyway, I had to turn volumn up to the max to actually hear what Martina said about BYG *laugh* …come on, he made some of us all got it BAD! *grin*

  10. i love BoA’s dance version!!
    obviously cos i just loooooooooove watching dance mv’s more than just storyline or other kinda mv’s!!
    her dancing is just awesome!!!

  11. simon, agree about batoost, i liked the gothiuc dark side but the unicorns have tooken over ther hair and almost every thing about them, i like the serious gothic type of them that seems more cool, but in the=is video it seems like a theme of ghettounicornrainbowdance party, instead of dark serious andgothic except for the black lipstick for gothic…..er…… so yeah thats my opinio although people that commented on the video actually looksexy in the rainbow hair? which i really dont get how people can get girl or party with anybody that is not a unicorn,pegasus, lady from adventure time, orany thing color ful.

  12. I voted for BoA, that seemed an obvious choice.

  13. This made my day: the first suggestion that comes up when you search for ‘Exo I…’ on Youtube is ‘Exo I lost my pants':))))

  14. Muhahaha, Martina…you are slowly joining the dark side, it’s okay, BYG is very dreamy, and soon you’ll become a Bangster, xD *imagining Martina acting gangster*

  15. OMGGGG m so sad that Batoost couldn’t do the interview…that opening skit would have been awesome!!!!!!!

  16. I’m really glad that there is no fanwar between Babys and B2utys even though they are currently fighting for the first place!!!
    To be honest, I’m really really thankful to B2utys and I hope these two fandoms can have a friendly relationship in the future. It was because of them (or most of the votes) that Bang Yong Guk’s “I remember” got reviewed (even though Yoseob didn’t even appear in the actual MV T-T”)
    And I’m still longing for the day that Bang Yong Guk and Yoseob perform it live!! (I love it with Daehyun but it’s still something different than the original ^^)

    OH!!!! And it’s actually their first time they are promoting at the same time 8D I hope Yongguk and Yoseob greet each other and arrange a date to perform it 8D

  17. I know why you want B2ST to win. It is all them white people.

    I kind-of want them to win too now. I love NYC, especially in most of the places where kpop artists film. Some family live in Brooklyn, and I visit Soho a lot because people I know work there.

  18. Ahhhh! It was so hard to decide between B2ST and B.A.P. On one hand B2ST is like my absolute favorite, but on the other B.A.P quickly became one of the top groups for me. I had to go with B.A.P just because the video was out longer. If they win then it’s hard core B2ST voting next week!

    By the way, I just wanted to point out that I don’t think the whole “Shinhwa disaster” was because you said they did poorly on your charts. I think it was more that you implied that since they were not doing well on your charts they were irrelevant to KPop now and that got the SHCJ’s mad. But, that’s all in the past and we should all forgive and forget, especially since Shinhwa proved you wrong.

  19. Oh My gOOOOO~~d *0* i love the 3 of them “It’s B Power ” It’s hard for to choose
    “Otokaji “-_-!. I love B.A.P for their energy, the great power in their dance .i also Love B2st new song too i found it very enjoying and it totaly match with the summer time.when you listen to it you just enjoy and dance ^^.
    And the last but not least The “Queen ” BOA !!! i was waitting for her come back since a long time .And i love this song ,and specialy the dance version PV .She always impress me with her great and energitic dance.
    SO fianly doing a choice will certainly break my heart but it’s the game so Soooooooooooo……..I choose……….B2st because it’s the song when i listen to it i can’t stand dancing ^^ but B.A.P and BOA love u too

  20. Boa dance version was definitely better! awesome song and dance whoah what a dancer! I think BAP have the edge this week with their cool dance break and song but I’m sure Boa could get up there too, either way I’m happy :D

  21. Im a hardcore B2st and BAP fan…it really pains me to choose one to vote for..but I would like BAP to be reviewed first then B2st’s. also because BAP’s mv was released earlier..BAP for now then next week B2sT FTW!

  22. NU’EST was in Harajuku tonight! Just hanging out and shopping around..O.O So random….like there was this large group of people moving as one with hands up holding cell phones and suddenly I realized in the middle of that crowd was NU’EST (unless there’s another Kpop group with a super pretty long haired blonde guy??) I don’t listen to them much so I wasn’t super “OMG” but still seeing a kpop group live in person was pretty sweet XD

  23. looool! Bang’s face and the title :)))))!!!

  24. awww… am i the only one who’s sad that BAP aren’t all blonds anymore? *tear*

    even though – yeah – this song isn’t as badass as the previous ones, i still like it. you know, they actually remind me a lot of H.O.T. (yeah, i’m old…) with the kinda “badass” attitude and rapping with the epic scream-singing bits thrown in… makes me nostalgic, eheh. i think these littlies are gonna do great ^_-

    i quite liked the batoost song too, although yeah, the video is pretty funny. all i kept thinking was “i wonder what all those american extras thought of all the asian boys wearing pink and eyeliner trying to look badass…?” lol.

    as for the BoA song… it gets a big “meh” outta me. i’m really not a fan of these ballady mid-tempo sad songs… and i do love BoA and she is so great at upbeat songs, so why pick something like this for her comeback??? it makes no sense to me…

    anyways. great week for the k-pop updates though ^_^ looking forward to see who wins.

    • Maybe they gave her a ballad because….she’s getting older? xD
      Hah I’m gonna get a whipping for saying that. But I don’t follow kpop all that much and thus I hadn’t seen her for errr….7 years? So it came as a bit of a shock seeing her not as youthful as before (for asian standards anyway). And yet, in spite of all that, she still pulled it off really well. Yay! Go BoA! :D

      • But she’s only 25! I can understand why you would be a bit surprised by how she looks now if you haven’t seen her in 7 years. She was around 14 when she debuted. I only found out about her in 2008-09?

        • What? o.O So young…… (both her debut age and her current age)
          Back then I wasn’t a youtube junkie, I listened to her music on a…..cassette player…..(oh gawd feeling so old right now. =.=)
          So all I had to go by were the cover photos, and she looked so mature then :O I assumed she was in her 20s, making her almost 30 now, but I guess I was wrong o.O

  25. Thanks for the update!
    And Simon you better don’t make that a hobby (the ‘Come here kitty’ thing). My cat turned into a killing machine after we played with him too much when he was little.
    I’m serious, he is old now (14 years), but my relatives are still scared to visit us because of him. And he kinda was made a legend in our neighborhood among the kids for being soo bloodthirstily.
    And he was such a nice and playful kitty at first~ T_T

  26. Simon and Martina yes, B.A.P.’s No Mercy Album is out :)

  27. @simonandmartina:disqus About No Mercy having less views than the others, LOENENT also has a No Mercy MV up on their Youtube. If you add both video view counts it’s around 2 million. =) I found this out the hard way. @___@

  28. Not related to this, but i just saw running man episode 19. Jjang!

  29. haha Martina I love when you said that BYG is kinda dreamy. I think that’s a very appropriate word to describe him. Also I’m reallllly sad to learn that there could have been a Batoost interview but there wasn’t :( I really want to see their reaction to being called Batoost. Do you think they’ve seen your videos? Maybe they know about it already haha! Really hope you can interview them one day and find out!

  30. Bang Yong Guk is more than dreamy he’s…he’s….he’s…*drools

  31. LOL Martina, I think BYG is working his charms on you :p

    But this is honestly the first time I heard someone call Bang Yongguk dreamy XD

  32. Only a little bit dreamy? Heheh. I hope TOP doesn’t watch this video :p

  33. They all start with a ‘B’ hahah Come on BoA!!!!

  34. BoA – Dance ver. video rules

  35. Simon, Martina, can I just say that I love you guys? :’D your videos are just awesome. And I’m a proud baby. I can’t wait to see what you guys say in your video! :D

  36. Well, with a face like the one in the thumbnail, how can you NOT find him dreamy *___* lol hehehe Baby’s/Warriors fighting!!! ^__^

  37. BOA!!! WHY ISN’T BOA WINNING???!!! ARGH!! I loved BoA sooo much….listened to her all the time in high school (although I honestly thought she was Japanese), I can still sing to her old Japanese hits like Every Heart and No.1 when I go to karaoke….I even used to call her Cece Boa (cece = older sister, in Mandarin)……I suppose her fans don’t know about EYK yet, obviously because they’ve never talked about her, which is obviously because she’s been on a hiatus since forever. :(

    Simon, if Batoost had made it to your interview, I think you’d have much more Batooties voting here, and you’d be able to wear your shirt. So you can blame the airline or Batoost’s management, or whoever it was who cancelled that interview – IF Batoost doesn’t make it this week. It would be a shame though, because the video is quite interesting. I also really like the song, although it looks like they’re looking for a sugar mommy….. “I’m yooooours, no money” :p

    Although I personally think BAP’s ‘No Mercy’ is not as, uh, interesting as their previous videos, if they do win, I still trust you’ll be able to make a good KMM out of it, seeing how you managed to make a great review of SuJu’s SFS.
    Also, after moderating the comments on the Kpop Charts, I would also like to put in a good word for BAP fans (FAPPERs, BABYs, WARRIORs, whatever), as they have been incredibly positive, well behaved, respectful, and hard working for all of the last week.

  38. We can do this, Babyz~ Simon, you can wear you Batoost shirt NEXT music Monday, but not the one coming up~ We’ve worked so hard for BAP to let Batoost take it now. Let’s go, Babyz~ Fighting~

  39. Ah, only 12 hours left :D We worked hard for the past week fellow bapfap…I mean, babyz, so lets make em stay at first place just a little more!

  40. OOOOHHH GAWD. Here comes the spam. *runs to moderator page*

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