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Super Junior “Spy” – Vote for it here!

 

Oh, those of you who struggle against the inevitable. Yes, we’ve read some people’s complaints that we shouldn’t do this video, because – yes – Super Junior is yet again dancing around in a fancy box, and that very little original is done in this video. But that won’t stop people from voting. I think it’s almost a guarantee: if a Super Junior video comes out, it will be voted to the top of our KpopCharts, regardless of the video. I’d really be interested in seeing a Super Junior video and, say, a Big Bang video, or a Xia Junsu video, be released at the exact same time, and see who comes out victorious. Is there any band that could overtake them? Kissmes, perhaps? Maybe SNSD? Tough call.

Psy & Hyuna “Oppa’s Just My Style” – Vote for it here!

 

Oh God! This song is probably not going to get voted in, even though it’s the most viewed video in this week’s KpopCharts. It’s got over 5,000,000 views. Nu’est barely has 200,000, but Nu’est is in 2nd while this video isn’t even in the top 10. Why? I think most people agree that it’s very, very BAD. Whoa. Hyuna’s voice, even if it’s meant to parody aegyo voices, is grating beyond belief, and it just sounds TERRIBLE in this song. Whoa. The charm of the original video is completely lost. Instead of hilarity, we have redundancy. Why are they dancing in boxes? THIS AIN’T AN SM VIDEO!

Anyhow, if – by some freak of bad luck – this video does get voted in, it’ll probably be the Seungri Time for Kisses girl doing the whole review. Though, that’ll probably be hilarious.

Nu’est “Not Over You” – Vote for it here!

 

Oh, Nu’est fans. When will Nu’est ever get reviewed? It’s in second place right now, and would totally be in first place if it weren’t for Super Junior. I didn’t even think the Super Junior video was going to come out this week. Wasn’t it supposed to be delayed by a lot? Ah. Whatever the situation, it just doesn’t look good for Nu’est this week. Is anything big coming out next week? G Dragon? Xia Junsu? I don’t know. Can’t know, really, with that new supposed censorship pre-screening law that totally sucks.

Well, we’re just happy that this video is not in a fancy box. They’re out in public! That’s cool! And we’d like to talk more about it…if we could. SO GET IT TO THE TOP!

Lastly, I know that a buttload of new videos came out this week, and we didn’t get a chance to talk about them all. We can only talk about three per week! It feels like 20 came out this week. If there’s any that we definitely should/MUST talk about for next week, let us know in the comments!

P.S. OH MY GODD JUNSU’S VIDEO CAME OUT RIGHT AFTER WE FILMED THIS Y JUNSU Y?!?!?!

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  1. I didn’t know Nu’est had a girl in their band…

    Oh.

    Well, that’s unfortunate ;s

  2. Chelsygirlify

    KARA’s Pandora should be on here!!

  3. devilangel02

    please make a review for nu’est…they really do have a nice video..;)) i love all of their songs and biased to each and every one of them…;))

    L.O.ᴧ.E..:))

  4. Feel bad for NU’EST fans, but I’m still voting for Junsu. I’m so sorry, I can’t help it!! DX

  5. I adore Hyuna so much but even I find her performance in Oppa’s Just My Style odd. Her voice tone doesn’t actually suit the song, I don’t understand why they got her to rap that way (unless it’s purposely to poke fun but then it defeats the aim if people cringe and doesn’t watch it). It does get a bit better if you play it a few times (it’s just the chorus that is so bad), you’ll start auto-ignoring the sound and be like “Oh~Pretty~Legs~” LOL.

  6. they completely ruin the song with this video Oh Man I feel like crying  

  7. spiralyte

    Just want to say, as an ELF, if NU’EST did win, CONGRATULATIONS. :D

    You all worked really hard, bravo. :)

    Now keep calm and Clap Your Hands. xD

  8. Bethany Wilson

    Please review EXID’s new song? They deserve it! Super Junior and whatnot get reviewed all the time. http://fareastvibes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/EXID.png see this girl? she is amazingly talented!!!

  9. I found this on a Kpop blog – maybe it helps explain some things?

    “The Korean slang ‘Gangnam Style’ refers to a luxurious lifestyle, associated with Gangnam district, an affluent and trendy area of Seoul.The music video shows PSY dancing a comical horse-riding dance and appearing in unexpected locations such as an outdoor yoga session and hot tub. The “skewering of the Gangnam image” by the “non-Gangnam PSY” is recognizable to Korean viewers, but those less familiar with the cultural context have found the video “fresh” amidst the teen pop idol groups increasingly popular with overseas viewers. That’s it. Psy is showing us the complete opposite of Gangnam Style. That’s the joke. And Hyuna’s version? She’s imitating the girls in Gangnam by being overly cute, and Psy is acting like guys in Gangnam who’re attracted to these sorts of women.”

    •  A lot of people understand what Hyuna is trying to do there.

      That doesn’t mean it’s well done or that it sounds nice or is pleasant to look at. Because it is none of those things.

  10. I’m comfused – Suju is second but has over 24.000 votes, yet N’est has only 14 and is first. Am I wrong somewhere?

    Khm, I want suju. mehrong :p (I don’t even now if I wrote it right)

    •  The older a video is, the harder it is to keep it on top.

      Plus, S&M’s tweet earlier today pretty much confirms that SPY is going to be reviewed. So there’s no reason for ELFs to continue to vote for it.

  11. Since Suju and other obviously super popular groups videos will most likely be reviewed, can you maybe not include them in the Kpop charts updates or at least put them at the end where less people will watch them?

    I feel that every time a video gets put on the charts as the first video that MV gets an increase in votes. I understand that that is the point of the Update but I feel that the less popular groups have a disadvantage. They have less dedicated fans or people just do not know about them and those groups never stand a chance because KMM has become a popularity contest. At least if you talk about them in the Update, you have mentioned them.

    There is really no need to put SuJu in the Kpop Chart Updates, because everyone already knows whenever SuJu releases it. And there is a 99% chance that it will get reviewed. 

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  13. irritablevowel
    irritablevowel

    In other kpop news, Simon Pegg just tweeted the “Gangnam Style” vid to his 2.5 million followers.  WORLDS COLLIDE!
    Of all the Gangnam Style love going around, none made me happier than that….because Simon Pegg is a god among men.

  14. 싸이의 강남스타일 한국에서 인기 많아요. ㅋㅋ 첨에는 노래가 이상했는데 계속들으니까 웃기고 중독되는 노래에요. ㅎㅎ 뮤직비디오도 좀 웃기구요.. ㅋ

  15. HAHAHAHA! I love Martina’s introduction to the Psy ft. Hyuna vid… And totally agree, I couldn’t make it through the whole video…

  16. Dear boys and girls –
    Oppa’s Just My Style sets a fine example to follow – This is why you should not squeeze your hamster, rat, mouse, gerbil, or guinea pig too hard. Because they’ll turn into Hyuna from this MV. And that’s are really sad tragedy.

  17. Nu’est wins points from me for just having an American Cocker puppy in it :D:D:D:D

  18. I don’t watch things in playlist mode because i’m a hipster and I revolt against the mainstream………………………. jk

  19. AleisS 87

    Nu’est Fighting! Come on, we gotta work together! We can do this! Fighting!

  20. BoA -The Shadow should also be in the update next week ^^   also sorry if my comment b4 offended anyone it was just my opinion I’m sorry 

  21. I wish it was EvoL ;_;

  22. NU’EST is like those smaller groups that don’t get noticed a lot like LEDAPPLE :(
    it pisses me off…..

  23. Psy & Hyuna “Oppa’s Just My Style”  , cause it would be funny

  24. Super Junior-Spy is the best and sexiest song EVAAAARRR!!!

  25. How about making a special episode from kpop music mondays where you (Simon&Martina) can review the songs you never got the chance to review? 

    Anyways, I can’t wait for this music mondays since I like all your videos and love the comedy XD

    . . .the song “oppa is my style ” annoyed me . . . -.- I understand why you would not want to review it 

  26. You might not have to review spy if there are enough Ireallydon’twantyoutotalkaboutSJdancinginanotherboringbox people to vote for the second place video, just so they don’t have to watch superjunior. I am totally guilty of doing that. :)

    With such a freaking cool theme as Spy, why couldn’t they have come out with a cooler video? Being a relatively recent newcomer to Kpop, so far I have seen nothing that tells me I should like SJ.

  27. Mark EMark

    brahs, you don’t have to review Spy. You have the power to not do it. Sure it’s kind of a gimmie in terms of what to review and the silly English, but surprise us all with a review of something you truly care about.

    You Ish video shows you guys are dying to talk more about Oh! My God. Here is your chance, it can be your way of telling SM that no, you will not accept whatever they throw out for a quickly made video with what the hell English.

  28. EvoL and AoA? although AoA is quite old

  29. I don’t know if you will have time to read this but if SPY is voted I would like you to speak about something. You know (many know) that Super Junior has a huge fanbase so it’s true that SM doesn’t need to do something extraordinary to have fans attention. But the thing is that (and I think I’m speaking for international fans here because like you said once Koreans don’t seem bothered by the MV in a box thing) fans like change. After a while they get bored and look for new things, it’s  constant change of discovering things that are good enough to keep us attentive all the time. But if SM continues to give Super Junior that kind of MV they are going to be boring to fans and they will start to lose fans (I can say to you it has started). This is what I think SM doesn’t realise (or perhaps they know but this sounds like another conspiracy theory that fans can create to criticise SM so I prefer to not consider this possibility). Now don’t take me wrong I know Super junior will not be always the nº1 boy group with dbsk and bigbang, it’s a cycle, like HOT and Shinwha were nº1 some years ago things change, but knowing how much cash and prestige a group like Super Junior has given to them (of course not the only ones), I if I worked at SM I will look to exploit that as much as i can. Sure low production cost and a maximum of profit but for how long 2-3 years? or perhaps invest a little bit more and have a maximum profit during 5 years. And let’s just say SM is really cheap for MV, so if that’s the case I want low production cost but that doesn’t mean creativity can’t be cheap. I mean I’m sure there is a possibility to have low production costs and have a really creative music video. Creativity doesn’t mean to use expensive special effects and so on, creativity can be just take a camera and film them like playing around doing spy things per example. (kind of what shindong did when he took his camera for the Oppa Oppa MV). I think it’s a shame that for once Super Junior has a realy nice concept SM didn’t use it at all! I mean the Choreography it’s amazing and it’s really cool but I’m going to look at it when i will watch them perform in music programs 4times a week during 3 weeks, so i think for the MV they need something else that the choreography. And the best part of all this is that SM just released a Dancing version of Spy, like REALLY !!!??? I mean like there wasn’t enough dancing in the actual MV, WTF?!
    btw I’m a ELF, so no this isn’t coming from an anti, and personally it’s not because I like Super Junior that I will praise everything they do.

    • That’s just bullshit. If SM doesn’t care about international fans, then they wouldn’t so many SMT world tours. They are a business for god’s sake! They know where to milk their money.

      Might I remind you, SM has the most idols that are NOT from korean. Think of Victoria and those EXO members. Almost all of their idols went to Japan for further promotion. Their found, Li Soo Man even went to Standford to talk about his plan of aiming KPOP in foreign countries.

      Super Junior probably has the largest international fanbase. I just think that they don’t need to spend so much money on MVs. It’s understandable!

      Siwon and Donghae have been acting in Taiwanese dramas. SJM is promoting in Taiwan and Thailand. The leader, Leeteuk, is joining the military service really soon.

      You talk about all this business when you actually ignore where they actually make the business.

      SM is a very smart company.

      • I didn’t say they didn’t care about international fans, I think you’re reading too much between the lines. What I’m trying to say is that the MV that are posted in youtube are actually done thinking on international fans. Now what I’m saying is that international fans like change, something new, “fresh” to look at, and in the long way if they keep doing the same thing fans will get bored and start to leave the fandoms (by the way this applies to all the SM artists). Now you say they know where they milk their money OF COURSE THEY KNOW they are a smart company after all but they haven’t realised yet and nailed yet the international market. Sure they are doing concerts overseas, because they know there is a demand and they will do good cash too, so yes they are giving things to the international fans. But the main problem remains that this are immediate solutions and not really focused on the long way (at least this is my opinion). Now why do I think like this, well for the moment I haven’t seen SM do a smart move beyond the concerts. Every attemped to brake in the western markets have been very poor, not completly unsuccessful but not enough to create and impact. Now let’s just take Gangnam style mv and the sorry sorry mv, both went viral because of a catchy tune and an interesting dance step, yet the difference on the impact is due to the MV, gangnam style mv is breaking more barriers than sorry sorry did because the mv as an interesting concept here the humor and not a boring one like dancing in a box. That’s the power of a well done MV.
        And if I follow your argument they have the biggest fanbase so they don’t need an expensive MV? so what let’s give them a plain boring one, give them a crappy one too and that’s it. Well this argument is what in the long run will make them lose fans. Now please don’t come to me with “true ELF will never leave them” bullshit, because you might love someone very much but that doesn’t mean you will accept crap from them every time. Now another thing I said perhaps invest more on the MV, but I also said ok let’s not expend more in the MV but let’s do something more creative than just dancing in a box, so this too is another possibility were no more cash will be put in a MV than the old budget but creativity and change will make things different and I think more enjoyable that just dancing in a box.

    • I agree with that assessment so much. I feel like SM has given up on trying to grow SJ’s fanbase, and is just trying to milk as much money as they can out of them before they become a thing of the past. I guess SM doesn’t care about us international fans, because I feel SJ could probably grow a lot there if you know, they actually came out with something that was interesting for once. I actually don’t like SJ at all, but I still feel like they deserve to be treated better than the way SM is using them.

  30. Did they just reference goldfinger ? and am i the only one who hears i got your linnen runway ?

  31. YG whyyyyyyyy T___T Hyuna I miss your old rapping style…

  32. xnurikaxx
    xnurikaxx

     As much as I love Super Junior I wasn’t all that thrilled with this song
    or this video. I mean I do still like the song, but there are parts
    that are slightly annoying to listen to. I do like the James Bond aspect
    of it. Of course Eunhyuk has to look like Michael Jackson a bit but
    that’s never anything new. I have would have to agree with many of you
    that I really do wish that some of their old song would be reviewed as
    they were amazing and they weren’t trapped in an oddly light room just
    dancing with no real originality.

    Perhaps have a flash back type of Music Monday’s. It would be different
    and awesome. I love the stuff that you guys are doing now and on a sight
    called Vampirefreaks.com I am part of a cult called Saranghae. There is
    an area dedicated to Eatyourkimchi so we love you guys and the reviews
    you make XD.

    Also I think I lost respect for Hyuna a little bit after hearing that
    parody. It was just so AWFUL, I mean really! She kinda ruined a really
    awesome song for me.

    Speaking of which Psy’s Gangnam style was being played at the Chandler
    Fashion mall here in Arizona on the screens in the food court that play
    music videos. I thought that was awesome! Anyway keep up the good work!

    Sydney

    • spiralyte

      Right?! OLD MV K-POP MUSIC MONDAYS FLASHBACK HOMAGE BLAST FROM THE PAST SIMON AND MARTINA AMAZING DANCE OUT OF THE BOX EATYOURKIMCHI STYLE SPECIAL ISMS!

      …Should totally be a segment… Just sayinnnn’.. >. >

  33. Ludmila Svistunova

    Ugh, that Hyuna/PSY video – why, just…why? I think she’s trying too hard to do a baby voice, and it’s just not working (nor is it cool or funny). Would love to see Not Over You reviewed, because it’s a bit different, and I’m sure it would make Spudgy happy, since there are dogs in it.:)

  34. aahhhhhh….. Simon why did i listen to you and watch this on PLAYLIST MODE??!!! my ears are still ringing from the video that doesnt exist..

  35. I think for the Kpop updates you shouldn’t talk about the top groups that we all know will win, SuJu, Big Bang, Batoost…I would like to hear about the less known groups, or rookies, Tasty, Phantom, Vixx, and Eru are some I can think of. Of course this is my opinion you do whatever you want. :) 

  36. I know you can’t include all releases since you limit it to 3 songs / week, and it’s a lot of work, but there’s been lots of releases these past 2 weeks, not entirely bad, and they probably won’t be mentioned because there’s new releases every week, which I think is quite sad, for example EvoL, EXID, Tasty, Two X, Vixx and a whole bunch of others, I just named some off top of my head.

    I think it would be cool if you at least included them in some way, like…say your early K Crunch, I really liked that :)

  37. I just voted for Gangnam Style Hyuna’s Version. MUHAHHA MUHAHHA HAHHAHA, I’m so evvvil 

  38. SunGodsEatCandy

    Ah it really seems like Tasty has no chance of winning OTL 
    Other than Junsu they the only one I’d have any interest in seeing (I’m going to watch the reviews regardless though so I guess it doesn’t matter lol) 
    I’m just really curious to see your opinions about them, their name, and their general group dynamic.  

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