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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:

VOTE FOR IT! DON’T NOT VOTE FOR IT! DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING ELSE TO DO? DON’T DO THAT. DO THIS: VOTE FOR IT!

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!

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  1. @simonandmartina:disqus This video showed up on your Kpop Music Mondays page on the website… thought I’d let you know :)

  2. hmm.. i like it when you guys talk about JYJ’s current dilemma in korea. makes me wanna go and head to your TLDR channel to ask about it.. XD

  3. kpopwillneverstop

    Even though I’m not a KARA fan, I respect how their songs are not kpop influenced and actually have like a disco 70s funky vibe :)

    And The Shadow HAS GOT TO BE REVIEWED.  BOA HAS DESTROYED MY GIRL CRUSH LIST TO NOT BE REVIEWED. lol

  4. …. You Kamailias have to work for it. Simon and Martina doesn’t pick what they want to review, the fans are. 

  5. oh my. jyj and junsu fans everywhere. come on Jumpers and Kamilia! :D

  6. Emily Starr

    I really want BoA to get reviewed so I might vote for her.
    Uncommitted is so good I’ve got to vote for Junsu.
    Pandora is so catchy and amazing (check out that cool rap) I don’t know who I should vote for!

  7. I kind of choose guys that don’t look like junsu O_O

  8. thanks so much for supporting JYJ after their hard times :D and i also love this new song!! <3 xia figthing!

  9. You guys should totally do GDragons new song! ONE OF A KIND!!

  10. Roxanne75

    BoA dance moves bring me back to Debbie Gibson 80’s.

  11. Roxanne75

    like the xia song.

  12. Roxanne75

    What are these Korean guys doing in the Mohave desert?

  13. I love reviews by Simon & Martina not because they did reviews for my favourite singers but because I can see some other objective thoughts and opinions in another angle…I have always love the critical thoughts of others in order for me to expand my knowledge and see something in a new light..so thank you Simon & Martina and please continue to do so…Fighting!!

  14. Simon, you’re so funny. Love how you guys are being so supportive towards JYJ, particularly, Junsu. 

  15. rikamayaz

    I wish Pandora gets reviewed but after seeing GD and Junsu’s latest songs…I doubt Kara’s MV will get reviewed since the fangirls will be flocking the Kpop chart, it’s pretty sad because an awesome song doesn’t get reviewed

    it will probably at least take another 2 weeks for Pandora to get reviewed but it will be very difficult because new songs will be updated every week

    since most of the active eatyourkimchi subscribers *from my observation* are girls so they’ll usually vote for male idolsby the way I’m not against GD and Junsu :D

    • Unfortunately it doesn’t seem like we’ll get another KARA review this year. 
      GD’s gonna release another MV next week. KARA will be practically out of the game by the time T-ARA & SECRET make comebacks.

  16. THANK YOU S&M for supporting JYJ!!! And thanks for calling me awesome! =)

    JYJ have so many obstacles in their own country but incredibly still manage to be successful by putting out great music that’s their OWN creation (In Heaven written by Jaejoong; Tarantallegra written by Junsu). I think that’s a pretty extraordinary feat in the world of kpop.

  17. Priscilla123456789

    Yea, i’ll vote 4 Junsu and others after NU’EST gets reviewed, after seeing them perform in Sydney i still can’t believe i saw them!! 

  18. There’s this weird thing that happens when watching your videos on my computer. (windows 7 firefox no ad blocking or anything on it)

    That weird thing is the frame for the video stays in the same place but when the world of tanks ad comes up the picture of the video moves about 1 1/2 inch to the right blocking the whole right side of the frame. Sometimes it’s no big deal but by the 3rd video in this playlist I could only see about half of either of your faces with the whole left side of the video fram black. It made me sad and its only the world of tanks ad… which is the most popular one i get. Just thought you guys should know the problem I’m having.

  19. Aw those poor Nu’est fans… jipped again this week. 

  20. Love Junsu’s new song! Have you guys ever thought of trying to get an interview with JYJ? They might do it since they’re being blocked from it in Korea and you reach the international fans.

  21. Thanks for supporting Junsu and JYJ!! Reaaaaaaally! I’m really grateful, and I know JYJ is too ^w^. Greetings from Argentina! ♥

  22. hellokaylie

    Thanks so much for supporting Junsu & JYJ! I’m a huge fan of them! 
    Junsu is my ultimate bias :DKeep supporting them. They are uber-talented! Can’t wait to hear what you think of the song on Monday!

  23. I always felt that BoA was the most amazing dancer out there, I mean in comparison to all the other girl bands. I still think she is exceptional but I stand corrected as to my opinion on girl bands. The problem is, I think, not in the dance skills but in the dances, I mean it`s much more fun to lwatch BoA in, let`s say, Eat you up, dancing with so much energy, then watching SNSD flip their legs while standing in one spot. But when I watched many kpop girl bands perform other then their own dances I was amazed how much skill they actually had and how little of it the choreography of the songs lets them show. Luckily I think that it`s getting a little bit better lately… so, GO GIRlS (and BoA).

  24. Bethany Wilson

    The Shadow is a really good song, I love the part where she’s like rapping? I presume it’s rapping anyway. And it sounds really cool!

  25. michiehaha87

    HEy, was it only me or the BoA shadow video didnt show up on the playlist? O_O 

  26. dasuberpig

    This has nothing to do with this video but thought you two might find it interesting, a deeper analysis of gangnam style might not be so facetious after all!:

    http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/08/gangnam-style-dissected-the-subversive-message-within-south-koreas-music-video-sensation/261462/
     

  27. Okay, this isn’t really connected to the topic, but…

    I had a dream and you (Martina and Simon) were in it. I met you in some kind of restaurant and we all behaved like we knew each other for a long time, I even spoke a little bit of Polish with Simon. Then you offered me some nuts, but I was hesitant, because I can’t really bite hard things like nuts because of my braces (I really have braces and I really can’t bite hard things xD). But I ate it eventually because I thought: what can happen if I eat just one nut. Then I heard a crack and one of the braces’ metal elements broke off. It fell on my plate and I stared at it, shocked. Then I felt more elements being broken and they all fell out of my mouth, along with my teeth. o_O

    Okay, I know it might be gross xD But I wanted to tell you since you were in that dream lol xD
     

  28. i though nu’est were going to be reviewed :/ i wanted to see their first… T^T and then junsu video. 

  29. you guys really just don’t want to review nuest -___ – oh well there still awesome as a roockie group!!!

  30. vaxanne

    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.

  31. thank you very much for your support to XIA/JYJ .I’m as a cassiopeia it means a lot to us .thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuu & we love you.uncommitted must be reviewed

  32. i have a feeling the tree BoA’s sitting on in the beginning of the video is the dead tree of life.

    I see what they did there-__-

  33. You have no idea how much I appreciated your word of support for JYJ!!! I’m really sooooo thankful to you!! Their situation is just so hard and depressing and unbelievably unfair!! Thanks again from the bottom of my heart!

  34. markymarca

    I’m usually somewhat aware of conflicts going on in K-Pop but this JYJ issue has somehow escaped my noticed. Why are they having such a hard time in Korea right now? 

    I would have to agree with you that Junsu’s is the best song. Though that is partially because I’ve never been a huge BoA or Kara fan. 

    (Also I just wanted to say, as I’m pretty new to your site, as in just found it three days ago, that I love, love, love your videos. And as a South Carolina native, It’s nice to hear about Korean culture from a commendably considerate and objective North American perspective. Plus your K-Pop commentaries are hilarious.)

    -If this shows up more than once I apologize. I’ve been having issues getting my comment to post. 

    • In extreme brevity: JYJ were members of SM group DBSK, but sued to get out of their (slave) contracts (that SM broke anyway through non-payment etc). SM pretty much has enough influence that they’ve gotten JYJ banned from tv except for acting. No singing or variety. All other aspects of music production and performance have been made more difficult as well. This extends to Japan as well. Trials have been going on for 3 years.

      Google JYJ SM lawsuit and I’m sure you’ll get all the details.  
      PS – I’m in NC! :)

      • markymarca

        Oh ok, that all makes more sense now. Thank you! And that also explains why I never see JYJ pop up on music shows (but I’ve heard a lot of their music as one of my friends, a fellow K-Pop fan, likes them a lot). 

  35. Marca Hoyle

    I’m usually somewhat aware of conflicts going on in K-Pop but this JYJ issue has somehow escaped my noticed. Why are they having such a hard time in Korea right now? 

    I would have to agree with you that Junsu’s is the best song. Though that is partially because I’ve never been a huge BoA or Kara fan. 

    (Also I just wanted to say, as I’m pretty new to your site, as in just found it three days ago, that I love, love, love your videos. And as a South Carolina native, It’s nice to hear about Korean culture from a commendably considerate and objective North American perspective. Plus your K-Pop commentaries are hilarious.)

  36. ahhhh too many new good songs and mv’s! how to choose ><

  37. markymarca

    I’m usually somewhat aware of conflicts going on in K-Pop but this JYJ issue has somehow escaped my noticed. Why are they having such a hard time in Korea right now? 

    I would have to agree with you that Junsu’s is the best song. Though that is partially because I’ve never been a huge BoA or Kara fan. 

    (Also I just wanted to say, as I’m pretty new to your site, as in just found it three days ago, that I love, love, love your videos. And as a South Carolina native, It’s nice to hear about Korean culture from a commendably considerate and objective North American perspective. Plus your K-Pop commentaries are hilarious.)

  38. jazminjhnsn
    jazminjhnsn

    Definitely voting for GD YG bias all day

  39. Jessica May

    How accurate is it that there is a huge banana in the advertising window on my screen? Kiss and touch me….

  40. www.cmpkitty18

    junsu needs to win this one cause u dont have many korean guys singing in english, some of thm have to work really hard in order to sing tht way, plus the song is hot, so yeah my vote is for junsu!!!! go junsu!!! simon and martina rocks!!!!! =^-^=

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