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KpopCharts Update: Bad Catch There

September 29, 2012

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TVXQ “Catch Me” – Vote for it here!

TVXQ is finally back! WHOA SM! Y U MAKE US WAIT FOR SO LONG FOR KOREAN TVXQ SONG? Before You Go came out…what? March 2011? This song is 18 months afterwards! WHOA! Now, we don’t follow the lives of Kpop artists outside of what they do in Kpop songs. Did TVXQ do a lot during those 18 months in Japan, maybe? I think they had a tour that did ridiculously well, right? Other than that, were they in any dramas? I know they do a lot of modelling around Korea, but…hey: I’d like to see TVXQ making more music in Korea than once every 18 months. WHO’S WITH ME?!?! And we’d like to be able to review them as well. Max Time is still one of our favourite jokes, and we can’t help but think of it whenever we turn the lights on or off.

100% “Bad Boy” – Vote for it here!

It seems like there are far too many rookie bands debuting lately. Is it just me? Every week there’s, like, four new bands that I never heard of before. Maybe 100% isn’t a rookie band, and they’ve been around for a while, but – whoa – I’m totally starting to feel like the market is hyper-saturated. Kpop’s booming, yes! And lots of companies want a piece of that pie. How many of these bands are gonna make it? I don’t know. How do you feel about 100%? Are they just another rushed band trying to get in on the Hallyu wave, or are they actually legit and serious about making music? Question: give us a list of the bands that debuted this year that you find yourselves listening to or following. Is that list a lot smaller than the list of bands that debuted, or is a good percentage?

Spica “I’ll Be There” – Vote for it here!

Ah! If it wasn’t for the intro of this video, we might possibly have been more interested in it. It’s just…so…poorly executed! I mean, sure – we get the idea a bit. Girl looks scared at night, looks up at the dark sky, and sees Spica in the stardust. The song is called “I’ll Be There,” so the idea is that she doesn’t have to be scared, because Spica’s there to comfort her. Sure! But…oh! It’s just so cheesily done! Spica in the Stardust? What is this? Kindergarten? I’d have been much happier with the video if Spica had just started with their song and dance in the room, without the cheesy intro. I’d even be ok with the Cow DJ. Psy’s Gangnam Style is about the horse dance: who better to make a horse dance than a Cow DJ? Kpop, ladies and gentlemen, wants you to know that they care about their livestock. I’d like to see a couple of pigs rock the mic next, and have the roosters as hype men.

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  1. http://www.eatyourkimchi.com/kpopcharts/ SIMON AND MARTINA have just make us a CHALLENGE, they wont do reviews for 3 week, so THIS IS THE LAST OPOTUNITY of TVXQ to WIN ,THIS IS THE RETURN OF THE KINGS, and we are losing? cassiopeia and bigeast have just been challenge, are we gonna make tvxq win this music mondays? VOTE NOW, g-dragon is winning for a lot! so this is your last chance CASSIES, lets do this! and dont forget to vote on MNET!!!! thumps up and vote now!

    3 years ago
  2. Guise, I can’t really agree when you talked about (pissed or not) VIPs voting for GD or, in general, fans voting for their “bias'” video. Of course fandoms play a huge role in bringing a video to the top, but there are also a lot of Nasties who vote for videos they want to be reviewed, not matter who made it! Look at the comments, there are a lot of “non-fans” voting too! And I think it should be encouraged, because what matters is not how many times you review Big Bang or Super Junior, what matters is the reviewed video and how much stuff there is to talk about.

    And to people who complain that GD is reviewed too often, well, “GD” himself is not reviewed. “One of a Kind” has be reviewed, “That XX” has been reviewed, “Crayon” will (probably) be reviewed, These are 3 totally different videos which all lead to totally different reviews, so why complaining?

    3 years ago
  3. of course GD’s MV is the most voted or whatever because the fans been voted for it 2 weeks or more while TVXQ has just appeared last week & they already reached the 2nd place with 19000 or more ma shaa Allah so the most voted are TVXQ not GD because they’re in the chart just in 1 week while GD is in the chart for 2 weeks & I don’t hate GD I love his MVs but I’m TVXQ fan & it’s been long time since they appeared so let’s be fair here TVXQ have to be in this music Monday not GD for the 3rd time -__-

    3 years ago
  4. There are sooo many boy band rookies this year but only 3 of them can really make it I think and thats B.A.P, EXO and NU’EST. For girls band, I follow TWO X and I’m interested in SuPearls..

    3 years ago
  5. Yes, I do feel like there is an overflow of rookie groups. However, as a person that usually prefers individual songs from many groups to many songs from one group, I don’t necessarily see this as a bad thing? I’m not getting attached to these new groups, but I think a couple of then have the potential to win me over. :) Some that I’m liking right now (and forgive me and please correct me if they’re not actually rookie groups) are:

    100%
    VIXX
    Big Star
    JJ project
    Lumi-L
    Tasty
    24K
    A-ble
    D-unit

    (I’ve kind of stopped considering EXO, B.A.P, etc as rookies)

    3 years ago
  6. I just realized why kpop is so fun and oddly comforting…. its very similar to 90’s music… Its like someone took all those catchy beats and bubbly melodies from the 90’s, dusted them off, threw in a dash of synth here and a sprinkle of dubstepyness there.. So similar but freshened up a bit. Am I wrong on this? Has anyone else noticed this? Did this comment prompt anyone to notice it?

    3 years ago
  7. 100% is a rookie group debuted recently under T.O.P media (same company w/ Teen Top) and Bad Boy is their debut song. Simon and Martina, if you want to know list of rookie groups that debuted this year, you must check it out here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_South_Korean_idol_groups (active and disbanded)
    and the list in 2011 and 2012 is too long compared to past years.

    3 years ago
  8. The only rookie groups I listen to are B.A.P, EXO, and NU’EST and I actually really love all three of them. I don’t think there is enough room in my heart for any more rookies…(though I did love JJ Project’s “Bounce”).

    3 years ago
  9. lets see… I looked through my list and unless I am wrong and one of these didn’t debut this year and I am a bad kpop fan, these are rookie artists I listen to often on my iPod:
    GLAM, B.A.P., EXO, NU’EST, Hello Venus, Crayon Pop, D-Unit, ChAOS, LunaFly, FIESTAR.. If a song comes out and I like it I download it immediately <_<. There's a lot of groups that came out this year, though, and still more to come. It's really hard to keep up. I try to listen to as many as I can though, and not write them off because I am sure there are tons of good ones. I don't understand why there is a surge of debuts.
    Heres a list:
    http://americankpopfans.com/2012/06/27/the-rookie-list-k-pops-rookies-of-2012/#.UGaBCvl25Lc

    3 years ago
  10. Meemers grown soooo big!!! <3

    3 years ago
  11. i don’t get it, shouldn’t TVXQ’s get reviewed?
    considering it’s been out for just 4 days and is already at #2?
    i think eat your kimchi reviewed a #2 before because of that reason…

    3 years ago
    • I don’t think that’s gonna happen because Crayon was at around 2-3 in like a day I think, and they didn’t review it. Plus people would tell them it’s unfair and get mad… :)

      3 years ago
  12. Hey Simon, you forgot something…G-Dragon also called ‘cuz he wants his running scene back :P ( 0:09 )

    3 years ago
  13. They should totally review TVQX. They deserve the review after releasing this awesome MV. They finally release a song, and did a great job and it and still, people are voting for G dragon? They already reviewed G dragon enough, let TVQX have it. Please.

    3 years ago
  14. Yay! floppy kitty X3

    3 years ago
  15. Wait – the next KMM will be in 3 weeks?

    Well, guess who’s making a long-awaited comeback in another 3 weeks???!!!

    EPIK HIGH~~~~!!!!

    BWAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA (^O^)/

    3 years ago
    • my oppas better get voted in or…or…or…or… i’ll just sit in my jammies all day and cry

      3 years ago
      • Who are your oppas? Btw….I thought ‘oppa’ is just for unmarried men? Don’t married men get called ‘ahjusshi’? lol Tablo-ahjussi :p

        3 years ago
        • tablo, mithra and dj tukutz, but especially mithra! oppa is a girl’s: real older brother, older guy friend (but not my much), boyfriend, guy i want to be my boyfriend, or idol that i admire and want to fangirl over (even if he is younger than me)….i may be missing one or two definitions but that is all that is coming to mind for me. and no tablo is my OPPA!

          3 years ago
        • oh and i have a korean friend that calls her husband oppa. i actually dislike that word. it’s too confusing :S

          3 years ago
  16. mines alot smaller becuase i am veyr picky expecially with female bands becuase i don’t like the cutsy type.
    I listen to Nu’Est, Phantom, Lunafly, Fiestar, EXO, Spica, EXID and Evol.

    3 years ago
  17. I’m happy with U-Kiss’s Stop Girl being reviewed last week as it is an indeed decent song, but i’m fully sticking with G-dragon’s Crayon this week..yay ^^

    3 years ago
  18. i would like to know if i’m the only one who thought that the chorus of SPICA’S “I’ll Be There” sounded a whole lot like Janet Jackson’s “Together Again”…. ♪ everywhere i go every smile i see i know you are there smiling back at me ♪

    3 years ago
  19. When B.A.P releases their next song, us babies are going to get our spot at most rated video back~ LOOl ^^

    BUt currently I’m really wanting crayon to get reviewed becasue i want to see simon get dressed up as a girl too and say do the why so serious thing :D

    3 years ago
  20. Hopefully KMMs will be back when Gain makes her epic return to the stage. Gain will slay. Be prepared.

    3 years ago
  21. Even though I was hoping for GD last week, I was still really happy with U-Kiss becaus they are about the awesomest underrated group ever and I loved seeing the behind the scenes footage… especially Eli <3. I'm not a huge fan of TVXQ (don't kill me cassies, there's a lot of you and only one of me). Their sound just doesn't appeal to me. Don't get me wrong I like Catch Me, but it's just not my style.

    As for rookies groups I listen to:
    B.A.P, EXO, A-Jax, JJ Project, Tasty, She'z, Hello Venus!, NU'EST, VIXX, Phantom, Lunafly, BTOB, BIGSTAR, CHaOS, Cross Gene, Fiestar, GLAM,100%, D-Unit, and AOA.
    But the groups I really follow and am a fan of are:
    B.A.P., EXO, JJ Project, Tasty, She'z NU'EST, A-Jax, Phantom, Lunafly, BIGSTAR, GLAM, 100%, D-Unit, and VIXX
    Apparently there's been like 30-40 rookie groups that debuted since January 2012. I

    3 years ago
  22. Catch Me is my second favorite TVXQ song ever (after Before U Go – I’m a post-JYJ scandal fan). But the video is so boring compared to last year’s amazing MVs for Keep Your Head Down and Before U Go. So, my vote will still be for G-Dragon. It’s really hard to be a VIP and a Cassie at the same time. T.T

    As for the list of rookie groups I’m listening to:
    -B.A.P
    -Nu’est
    -EXO
    -Ailee
    -John Park (not sure if he’s a rookie though)
    -Baek A Yeon
    -future YG girl group (my YG stan-ness is showing too much)
    -SuPearls 2.0
    with a little side dish from SPICA, She’z, JJ Project and BTOB.

    Personally, I think 2012 rookies are so much better than 2011 rookies, with the exception of Bilasa, the only 2011 rookie I stan. But I wish companies stop releasing not-quite-ready-to-debut-yet groups because it’s just embarrassing. lol

    3 years ago
    • Can some of those groups still be considered rookies. EXO has been around for over a year and a half. Sure in the scheme of things that’s kind of young, but… I admit, I focused on EXO, because I love the EXO-K mini-album, Mama. I thought it was a great introduction to the group. Angel is one of my favorite songs.

      3 years ago
      • Pretty sure EXO’s just been around for 9 months (the first EXO teaser which starred Kai was released December 21, 2011).

        Personally I’m not that impressed with the MAMA mini album. I only liked Angel and What is Love… and sometimes History. But I think they’re really talented though so I’m keeping an eye on them.

        3 years ago
        • Agreed. After hearing bits of a lot of potentially great songs in their teasers like My Lady, El Dorado, Baby Don’t Cry, etc. I was disappointed with the MAMA album. Luckily Angel was included (though SM really should have produced a full-length MV for it because the teaser’s choreography is beautiful). It’s not that I dislike the other songs, it’s just that there were others I would have preferred to have been included instead.

          Have you heard anything about EXO releasing a full-length album before the end of the year? From a business standpoint, I feel that EXO has put out less than other rookie groups like BAP and Nu-est, so if SM wants them to have a shot at the rookie of the year award, they need to release an album before the end of the year. Personally, I loved the variety I heard in the teasers, and I hope that they’re using this time to make full-length versions.

          3 years ago
        • An MV for Angel would’ve been amazing. Like how NU’EST has done with their follow-up track, “Not Over U.” And regarding the EXO year-end comeback, I hope it’s true. But lately, some rumors say that it’s SNSD and not EXO that’s coming back. Not that I hate a Girls’ Generation comeback but I think that EXO needs a comeback more. As you mentioned already, EXO has put out less materials. So a comeback is a really good thing for EXO. Although I think, personally saying, that B.A.P already has the rookie award in the bag. Or maybe it’s my bias that’s showing. lol

          3 years ago
        • Hmm, it seems like SM has been trotting out all their artists for a comeback this year, so I guess it would make sense for SNSD to have a comeback. I’ve never listened to SNSD, so I don’t have an opinion about them, but I do know that I loved what I saw and heard from EXO, so naturally I’d rather have them put out some new material. I myself don’t really care about who gets the rookie award (though I’m sure it would be great to win), I just want their music, lol. Out of what I’ve heard from the rookie groups, if not EXO, B.A.P. definitely gets my vote. Warrior was awesome. I watched the MV with my mouth literally hanging open, it was so fierce. They’re so polished for a rookie group. I don’t like it when companies are in such a hurry to launch a new group that they debut them half-baked and wet behind the ears. Companies should really learn that it just makes for an inferior product.

          3 years ago
        • Whoever wins the rookie award is kinda irrelevant, at least to me. Maybe it won’t be EXO or B.A.P, but Busker Busker. We don’t know. Some rookies this year are really amazing, so I think whoever wins deserves the award. And yeah, looking back, the 2011 rookies were so ill-prepared save for a few (Bilasa comes to mind). I don’t know why there’s a rush to debut idols when it’s obvious that they’re not ready yet. The kids are talented, sure, but they need more polishing I guess.

          And let’s pray for an EXO comeback. It would be nice to see them competing with B.A.P. Friendly competition, of course. But B.A.P’s coming back on Oct. 23 so looks like it won’t happen.

          3 years ago
  23. What’s this about pissed off VIP’s and mad GD fans?? Why are they mad? Did S&M do something unforgivable again like stating their honest opinions?? I always seem to miss these outrageous things. Maybe because I’m too busy enjoying the videos and all the hard work S&M (&S&M) put into them.

    3 years ago
  24. Nothing else decent better come out between now and the next
    KMM that can push TVXQ off the top of the charts or I will be severely pissed
    off. >: |

    And I know Ga-In’s comeback is coming out too. Bloody hell. Not happy.

    3 years ago
  25. I like GD a lot but TVXQ get’s my vote this time! Take care on your trip guys and have a lot of fun too. (I’m from Mexico, I hope you guys like it :D)

    3 years ago
  26. Come on! TVXQ~

    3 years ago
  27. I’m glad TVXQ’s back. I like the song, and the video’s alright. The robotic dances work well with the music.

    100% was featured on Newstar’s thing on Pops in Seoul for the past few weeks (they “kidnapped” them xD), so we could get to know their personalities. I’m assuming they’ll do this for other rookie groups, which is nice since otherwise I wouldn’t know who these people are. :P

    Video aside, Spica’s song is wonderfully sung. They have *fantastic* harmonies, and this song reminds me of 90s girl pop like Spice Girls’ Wannabe mixed with… I dunno… B*Witched? LoL It’s completely different from how I felt they originally portrayed Spica with Painkiller and Russian Roulette, but it still works for their sound.

    3 years ago
  28. Oh wow. No KMM next week? Oh man. lol. Sh*t’s about to go down guise :p

    How good is the TVXQ song?!!! I have complaints about the audio quality of the MV, but the song itself is a strange mix of bollywood and dubstep, and yet it still kinda works, lol.
    Can I just make an observation though – it isn’t the Pissed Off VIPs who are keeping Crayon on top – it’s the Forgiving and Dedicated VIPs. All the Pissed Off VIPs kinda….left. :( Something about S&M being unfair :p

    As for rookies….I don’t follow anyone outside of YG (cos YG is Epik High’s new company BOOYEAH BABEH), and YG hasn’t released a rookie group this year, so I guess I’m following 0% of the groups that debuted so far :p

    PS. I like your outfit Martina. I should try that combo sometime.
    PPS. Didn’t Taeyang call Spica and ask for his song title back?

    3 years ago
    • agreed =>

      3 years ago
    • Yeah, I said an expletive to myself when she mentioned that there was not going to be a KMM next week. If that isn’t motivation I don’t know what is.. Wait behind the scenes u kiss videos are also motivation. That was kinda sweet motivation though. Rather than if it wins you get nothing! It was more like here’s a tempting prize you guise…

      And thanks for defending us… I didn’t think anyone has been pissed off all week. We kind of kindly and gently showed them the door and shut it behind us. It’s all sun shines, rainbows and crayons over there right now, with a side of Gaho and bathroom pirates. And that should piss no one off.

      Martina has been looking all sorts of sexy lately and I’m a girl. Lucky guy that Simon.

      3 years ago
    • YG is planning to debut two groups this year: SuPearls and another unnamed girl group.

      3 years ago
      • And Lee Ha Yi (who I think is a member of SuPearls?) is gonna feature in one of Epik High’s songs!! WOOOOOT xD

        3 years ago
        • I remember Breakdown era when Epik High was all “we’re not gonna surrender to no big companies” :’D

          3 years ago
        • lol which is why I’m glad Tablo keeps saying how YG is better than expected. One point which really struck me was when he mentioned the increased freedom he had since he joined YG, ironically. He didn’t need to do so many interviews and tv shows in order to make ends meet, and could just concentrate on making music.
          I know some fans still feel a bit queasy about their favourite indie band joining a mainstream company…but hopefully Epik High’s album will be like Tablo’s – original and untouched. That’ll shut them up :p

          3 years ago
  29. Uhhhhh lets think… Of the bands that debuted this year I follow:
    BAP, EXO, VIXX and BTOB (those are kinda well stablished so I guess they’ll do well in their following projects) Evol, AOA, 100% and Fiestar (for this ones, I should wait for their next comeback to see if they surpassed the initial impression of their debuts)
    So I guess it is around 20-30% of the rookies this year (that I know)?

    Anyhow, I guess the bands that debuted this year will be of the last ones to have a share from the whole hallyu wave -idol wise speaking- (according to Papa YG words in his interview)

    3 years ago
  30. Also, C-CLOWN is pretty good too (Solo, Soloooo~). Am I the only one that finds KPOP group names hilarious? They always seems to have the most weirdly significant meaning to the random words, letters and numbers. Hats off to the people who think of the names, I’d probably just call a group by the first letters of the members names…

    3 years ago
  31. Wow, was it just me or were everyone in SPICA’s eyes’ strangely large? Especially that blonde girl. Like Whoa O.O. Did she get Eyeball implants? lol It was so distracting for me. And I didn’t get the video really, but I liked the song :)

    3 years ago
  32. TVXQ D: Hopefully they hold on for the next one =_=, considering how much the vote is GD’s by a gaping 40k votes.

    3 years ago
  33. Spica is the brightest star in the constellation Virgo, and the 15th brightest star in the nighttime sky; so I think the idea behind it was that SPICA are living up to their name by lighting up the sky for that little girl.

    3 years ago
  34. this update is one of the funniest I’ve seen so far. Glad I saw the cow DJ, I was totally missing out on something!

    3 years ago
  35. I listen to B.A.P, EXO and NUEST and a few others but I’m not a “die-hard” fan. It’s not that their music isn’t great and they are as talented, I just don’t find myself obsessing over “Rookies”. Maybe it’s because they aren’t widely recognized like some other artists, so it’s not shoved in my face as much. (Which isn’t a bad thing)

    3 years ago
  36. I found a few gems among the sea of rookies: Two X, Phantom, SPICA, B.A.P, Baek A Yeon, and LUNAFLY. Yes, SPICA. You should check out their “Russian Roulette” and “Painkiller”.

    3 years ago
  37. TVXQ whoo hoo, loved the song and video. Hope they have a few more coming out.
    100% I felt there was not really anything that made them stand out. Like B.A.P. did.
    Spica….UGH…just no all around.

    3 years ago
    • CINNAMON!!! YOU’RE BACK!! YOU’RE BAAAAAAAAAAAAAACCCKKKK AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH I WAS SO LONELY……… >_<
      (づ ̄ ³ ̄)づ

      3 years ago
      • Missed you to!! But only back for an hour, then back out of town for the weekend. But I so miss all my Kpop & YOU!!!!! Maybe I can sneak into a closet somewhere and drown myself in EYK Kpop charts. I have so much to say. {{hugs}} <— old school hugs

        3 years ago
  38. TVXQ! Cassies waited soooo long for this :D

    3 years ago
  39. BAP debuted this year, and I’m following them.

    Thats about it. So I would say a small percentage.

    3 years ago
  40. Pissed off VIPs also have grateful KissMes helping them make sure that GD gets reviewed, since some of them were awesome enough to vote for U-KISS last week. Thanks, guys! We’ll do all we can to make sure GD gets in this time~

    3 years ago
    • There’s just too much GD on kpop mondays :)
      This show shouldn’t be there to promote a single artist all the time or even just big artists, it would be so much greater if smaller artists could be promoted thanks to kpop music mondays.

      3 years ago
      • Poor Pledis never getting a review, I was really hoping Lipstick by Orange Caramel could have gotten reviewed.

        They should have the point system slightly modified for big names. Not much at all but just to give others a glimmer of hope. But then again that’s probably be a lot of work so nevermind…

        3 years ago
      • Well, some people just can’t seem to get enough of GD for KMM. I myself included. lol Although I agree that smaller artists need to have their moment as a KMM featured artist too.

        3 years ago
      • That’s what Kpop Charts and KPop Charts Update are for – giving visibility to all KPop acts who’ve just released a video. It’s up to us to vote videos up. The purpose of KPop Music Mondays is to entertain us with a funnny review, not to “promote”. That’s why the votes GD’s videos get are totally justified: his videos are really original, all different, interesting to talk about, so they perfectly suit the aim of KMM.

        3 years ago
      • S&M don’t pick the songs for KMM and while its us fans, its just natural, that it would all be about bigger artists.

        3 years ago
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