Ok, for starters: it sucks that every song in this week’s playlist has nothing but big words in them. We like combining the names of the three songs into something fun, like Love Sexy Money, but this is just too big and clunky. Anyhow, moving on to this week’s KpopCharts Update:

Xia Junsu “Uncommitted” – Vote for it Here!


I don’t think we’re clear enough here, when we have the link above that says “Vote for it Here!” Allow me to reiterate:


There. I think we’re a bit more clear now. We like Xia, we like the song, we like JYJ, and we’d like to review this. We’re not sure if our review will be good or not, but we’d like to support Junsu and JYJ as much as possible, considering how sucky things are for them in Korea, and how much better they should be. From should-be-institutionalized-for-being-crazy-stalkers to their ordeals with SM, we feel bad for JYJ. But we like their music. If their music sucked we wouldn’t care, but they – especially Junsu – constantly provide us with fun songs. So: vote for them. We’ll provide what little promotion for them we can.

Kara “Pandora” – Vote for it Here!


You know, we were supposed to interview Kara back at the Google Kpop Concert? Things didn’t work out with them, similar to how they didn’t work out with B2ST, but we both agreed to doing an interview. Anyhow, since then, since that fell through, we’ve really wanted to do something with Kara. We feel like we probably never will, because we think of them – for some reason – as being in Japan more than in Korea, so our chances in doing something with them might be slim. Are we wrong in thinking that they’re more in Japan than in Korea? I hope we didn’t offend and Kara diehards and Korea patriots. WE DIDN’T MEAN TO OFFEND YOU OKAY?! We just hear more about their Japanese stuff than their Korean stuff.

So, let’s change that. Vote for Kara!

BoA “The Shadow” – Vote for it Here!


We’ll accept no more excuses about SM’s videos. Sure, this video isn’t PERFECT, but we like it! It’s so different than an SM video, even though it does have some weird sets that they dance in. That’s expected, but there’s so much more in this video than just that. And – holy smokes – we just realized that we NEVER reviewed a BoA song. Isn’t she, like, the hugest huge Kpop idol in the universe? We attended a BoA performance once, and the fans there were scary. We’d think that they’d be all over our servers as well. Oh well. We’d love to review this song, for its Janet Jackson-ness, so vote for it, will you?!

Lastly, yes, G Dragon’s “One of a Kind” came out last night. We were done filming and editing by then. AHHH!

  1. it’s so sad. cuz Kara is amazing but people outside asia don’t know much about it I guess?
    anyway they’re still huge in asia esp Korea and Japan. I support them!

  2. 9 years have come and gone, I’m still single minded about JYJ. With most broadcast avenues closed on them, cyberspace remains the only gateway to the world, a wider and borderless world. Kudos to Simon and Martina for being that vehicle for the cause.

  3. Definitely voting for GD YG bias all day

  4. In Korea they are popular, but we don’t really see them mentioned a lot outside of Asia.  Maybe I’m just looking in the wrong places?

    • Yes you guys are right. That’s true. Most of KARA’s international(non-Korean) fans are in Asia. They have a few outside Asia though. 

    • mychonny said Kara was his favourite girl group. The same for another male friend of mine in Melbourne. Most of my Asian friends know Lupin, at the very least. I dunno. It’s just that they haven’t been on the internet much lately (thanks to stupid Japanese laws)

    • Umm… actually they aren’t that popular in Korea,n ppl were really shocked cuz they weren’t hot in korea that’s why they went to japan, which then they did a great job. Ps.Jap fans thought they were popular in korea, no

  5. thank u for loving and supporting Junsu and JYJ <3<3<3 we love ppl who love them. I love u EYK! ^^

  6. plz boa boa boa boa OMGOMGOMG

  7. Yayyyyyy~thank you for supporting Junsuuuu < XD~

  8. Sorry, I can’t vote for XIA yet. Nu’est has yet to be reviewed yet, and even though I’m a Baby, I really feel like they deserve a win. ^_^;;

  9. Kara’s Pandora sounds like something you would hear as an opening theme song for an anime, except it’s in korean so…yea.

  10. W.o.W I’m in an *electric shock* over the kpop charts! It seems the views

  11. I really hope you get to do Junsu’s video and PLEASE PLEASE make fun of his club scenes. I’m sure you guys realize the pure comedy gold that’s in those scenes!

  12. Junsu: I like this song. And the blue hair on him…it looks really good.

    Kara: It was good, but it reminded me less of a legal drama and more of a 90s anime opening….like the opening for Ronin Warriors or something along those lines..thats what came to mind for me. 

    BoA: Really liked this song, more my style than Only One (eek, I don’t even know the name of the other new song of hers, that is how much it didn’t hold my interest). But this song is amazing, the video is cool even if I don’t quite get it. But I will say this, my eye would not leave the red headed back up dancer…I couldn’t look away.

  13. It made me so incredibly happy to hear Simon and Martina’s support of not only Junsu but JYJ as a whole. They feel the same way JYJ fans feel about JYJ and the unfair shake they have gotten from the industry. I love their desire to support JYJ at all means because these are three very talented men who deserve to be heard not banned. They continue to do what they love despite all the barriers put before them. Junsu’s English song is just further extension of expanding upon those barriers. AWESOMES UNITE! VOTE! 

  14. Hi i’m from Brazil and i really love your videos you and mainly Spudgy  he is really cute

  15. I’m awesome then
    Junsu fighting!!

  16. I think I’ll just vote for GD since he truelly is One of a kind ;) he’s addictive… getting slapped by a barbie doll lol

  17. “Junsu’s fans or as I like to call you: AWESOME” :’) yes, indeed

  18. Hey, I think I’ve never actually posted on your blog (maybe once a loong time ago) , though I have commented on your youtube account… anyways, I’ve always wanted to thank you for providing me for some quality commentary on K-pop that goes beyond the oooh he’s hot category (though I’ve been guilty of making those kinds of comments in my head and sometimes while gushing with friends over twitter..) but really thanks guys!

    I do hope Xiah’s video gets voted up :) he’s my favourite JYJ member…

  19. junsu’s songs are always awesome. i totally understand why you guys are junsu-biased.
    i’m junsu-biased. we should start a revolution.

  20. pozdrowienia z Polski  :D (greetings) love u

  21. lmao. fav part of this video was when Simon said, “ok, for starters” and did a ‘oooh sexii pose’ bahahahahha hilarious!

  22. Martina..That face you always make. It’s friggen adorable… Like at 0:34 of the signing off video. ;u; Makes me want to….Buy you lots of cookies and nom noms.

  23. I love you too Simon and Martina <3. Love me plz?

  24. i real want “uncommitted” 

  25. On BoA: Isn’t she, like, the hugest huge Kpop idol in the universe?
    DAMN RIGHT!! m/ ( -_- ) m/

    Also, you’re not the only one who thinks of KARA as a Japanese group rather than Korean. They’re MASSIVE in Japan, no joke, even the most remote towns play their songs in the supermarkets. Even the older people know them, when I ask them about kpop. And, I mean, even their name [Kara] kinda passes as the Japanese word [because].

    • Well, she kinda took over Asia 10 years ago. If you haven’t been in Asia for the last 10 years, then that would explain it. Well, you know, it’s never too late? Here’s the single that shot her to stardom: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-O_qoCONhc

      As for Kara, they fit into the Japanese market because they have a similar bubblegum-pop girl group image, which I’m not a fan of.
      But they did have a really good song, Lupin, a few years back: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7TYiyEhxdI

      I thought that Rain was the king of the Kpop universe….but sure. Xiah is pretty funny.

      • Every Heart is definitely why I know BoA (because it was used as the ending of InuYasha), and BoA brought me to kpop (even though I thought she was Japanese for the longest time..), which gave me MBLAQs Cry, which brought me to EYK, which has brought me to a new BoA song that I’m really digging. Things have come sorta full circle lol. 

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