Miss A “I Don’t Need a Man” – Vote for it here!


Yay! A girl band! Oh God! Please keep it in first place! It’s in first place now, but Block B is quickly catching up! We need to talk about a girl group, desperately! T-ara shoulda won with their last video, but just lost in the last minute. Seriously, I think the last time we did a girl group for Kpop Music Monday was with 2NE1’s “I Love You.”

Aaaaactually, by the time we looked over this, Block B is now in first place.

Block B “Nillili Mambo” – Vote for it here!


Question: is it a coincidence that Block B’s two latest songs are confusing N words? Nanlina and Nillili. Try saying “Nanlina and Nillili” five times fast. BBC’s: is this a special inside thing we don’t know about?

Anyways, this song and video are super fun, and are a total goldmine for us to talk about. Sure, we’ll be upset if Miss A doesn’t win, simply because we really want to talk about a girl group in hopes of, somehow, recapturing our dwindling male demographic, but if Miss A loses to Block B we’ll at least have something super fun to talk about. Not that Miss A’s song and video aren’t super fun to talk about. Ah! You know what we mean.

Ga-In “Bloom” – Vote for it Here!


So, we’ll probably never get the chance to talk about this video, but it’s awesome. Ga-In: you know how to do sexuality in Kpop right. You’re sensual, confident, powerful. Hyuna – please take a lesson from Ga-In.

…ok I just realized that I wrote a massive rant on Ga-In vs Hyuna, but then I deleted it, because this isn’t the place for it, I don’t think. I’d rather talk about Ga-In’s awesomeness than what we think is wrong with Hyuna’s marketing. A lot of it included how Ga-In could be sexy without her mouth hanging open. Let’s just say that when we saw the ultra-sexuality in Ga-In’s video, we were taken aback, but we weren’t upset by it. We thought it was awesome and powerful and artsy. It was sensual and just done right, in our books. Though, let me just say for the kitchen masturbation scene: Korean food is good, but not THAAAAAAT good.

Long story short: Ga-In – you’ll always be a favourite in our books.

  1. “Korean food is good, but not THAAAAT good.” Lol, as Lucas Lee would say “That’s actually hilarious.”

  2. ahhhhhhhhh! going crazy! B.A.P first now! FUX. haha i want my miss A! A girl Group please!:( B.A.P got lots of chance. Sick and tired of those boy group mvs being reviewed.

  3. Can you please not spam? ^^;

  4. This is stupid. TVXQ was on top for 3 weeks after such a long time and they won’t get reviewed?? You guys need to change your website. Like if you’re not gonna do a kpop music monday that week then stop the voting and stop that policy about it dropping if it gets older just for that week you guys aren’t going to do one. All of your followers are upset about TVXQ not getting reviewed so maybe you guys can do a small special on it? It doesn’t have to be as big or clever as the Music Mondays but you guys can do a short review just stating your opinions. It’s just kind of upsetting not seeing anything on Catch Me even though it stayed on top for so long.

  5. Hey Simon and Martina!

    I know I’m from nowhere, but I hope you’ll recover soon! :)

  6. what about wonder boyz’ open the door ? pretty good!


  8. What kinds of foods/meals can be considered healthy? Are there certain labels or ingredients that you look for (or avoid) at the store or in restaurants? You mentioned in an earlier TLDR that you’re not eating as much rice, can you give us some more specifics on maintaining a healthy diet?

  9. I dunno if someone already mentioned this before, but Nillili Mambo (닐리리맘보) is quite old Korean song that’s quite famous, like folk songs. I’m sure if you type it up on googld or Naver it will come up with the original version of the song~! It’s quite catchy and fun :)

  10. Because of this: http://tr.eatyourkimchi.com/post/16280990005/if-youre-confused-about-how-the-kpop-charts-get-ranked
    Like if you don’t keep on voting enough the position starts getting progressively lower. So to keep a video in the top position you have to vote more and more everyday.

    • even if it gets lower..there is no way this MV was going this low,lower then those reviewed?(that wasn’t voted at all)still TVXQ’s Catch me was vated pretty well…so i can’t understand…where is this MV because i can’t see him…:( and i’m sad…that isn’t fair T.T

      • The way the charts also works is that, once it gets to be too old, it sorts by date, which is probably why this dropped so quickly. It got too old, then got shuffled back to when it was released. Maybe. I’m not sure. Our eyes are still quite bad and we’re having a tough time looking at the screen.

        • Considering TVXQ were at the top of the charts for the 3 weeks you were
          away and
          ended up with about 48k votes, would you guys be able to review it anyway? It’s kind of unfair to the fans who voted so much because it would have been reviewed if Music Mondays had happened on schedule.

          It’s at #54 right now.

          I think the only reason why people stopped
          voting as much as they did was because it was ahead of Number 2 on the charts by about 30k
          votes and I think people thought the charts were ranked based on those votes.

        • I understand the way the charts work… but in Gain’s video all of the facebook-twitter-g+ votes suddenly dissapeared!!! and dropping her by like 5 positions! you should check that out guise!

  11. It’s time for… Food Adventure Program For Awesome People! Ga-In’s kitchen edition ;]

  12. For me, Bloom was a little too much. I feel like I would have been able to enjoy this mv a lot more if I hadn’t been so uncomfortable. The dancing guys were so cool, she looked so pretty, the song was great, the atmosphere of the video was really awesome, and the choreography was neat too. But I actually felt like the (in my opinion) over-the-top sensuality detacted from the video overall.
    I hope people don’t misunderstand what I’m saying as “Oooo, she did some risque dance moves. I’m offended!” It just seemed like the director was trying too hard and in-your-face about it, which quickly made the video lose its appeal for me. Instead of making Ga-In look beautiful, confident, and attractive, it made her seem a little……explicit is the only word I can think of, but that doesn’t seem to fit quite right.

  13. Because it was there for 2 weeks (I think) and that’s bout the time they remove it (I think..)

  14. When I watched Ga-In’s mv my jaw dropped. I was like 0_o ehhhrmergerddddd.

  15. how can you say vote for miss a? there is ailee and she hasnt gotten a review yet but she is amazing you said it yourselfs. AILEE AILEE AILEE ALIENS ALIENS ALIENS

  16. What happen to TVXQ’s Catch Me MV, I see older MV (such as Crayon) on the chart so why is catch Me not there???really wanna see it get review too

  17. Hi Simon and Martina… I think you just have to talk about the video you want… If you want to talk about Miss A instead of Block B. Just do it! I mean don’t ask us, if you know what video you want to talk about ^w^

  18. I haven’t been to Vietnam, but I did grow up in various Southeast Asian countries, so I had that same nostalgic reaction to their video. It made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside *O*

    btw….will you be joining us on Epik High’s page? Next week perhaps? I know you like them :D

  19. Yes yes vote for Epik High!! :D

    In fact I found a comment of yours from 10 months ago, promising Simon and Martina that if Epik High ever came back, you would vote for them like crazy :p

    *promise I wasn’t stalking you…I was just hunting down old Epik High fans on EYK lol xD

  20. (But TVXQ could’ve stood a chance still if the fans would’ve voted vigorously right? (I mean it’s been only two weeks) ) It would be nice if Miss A’s new video would be reviewed :)
    Second video… The video has a Japanese feel to it…the song’s not my type but not bad
    And third… ehem… I thought the video’s intro was very innocent and nice(the piano especially) which was ruined by the rest of the video… If I had heard the song first I could’ve sworn it has a video with people dressed in classical attires and nothing sexy in it whatsoever… I don’t know but these kind of videos get to be bashed first by the non-kop fans (sorry Simon) and I think it would be best if the video doesn’t get reviewed for kpop MM for the sake of your younger fans…

  21. Simon, I love your tee-shirt!

  22. For blockmbs music vid it,was shot in Vietnam

  23. next week! that is great I was gonna miss them otherwise:)

  24. Hey guuiise! I love EYK and I can’t live a week without one of your awesome Video, I think! I am a German fangirl with a Vietnamese origin…

    Oh btw: I think Block B’s Video was shot in Vietnam :) The signs and the cheesy song at the beginnig were in Vietnamese! :D

  25. To be fair and show appreciation to people who voted at EatYourKimChi, I really think Simon and Martina should freeze their chart’s calculation while they are away and couldn’t do any Kpop Music Monday’s reviews.

  26. Let me cite the comment from the Block B video:

    “Tessa Ledeine • 13 hours ago

    For those wondering. I posted this on youtube too but maybe you haven’t seen it yet so here we go… :p
    Mambo” is a traditional Korean saying that dates back to ancient times,
    used in various songs to bring energy, life and enjoyment to the music.”

  27. Yes, and extra video with Ga-In new mv song! :D Please! It’s a different song and video from most of kpop mv. Oh… where are you guys? why don’t you vote for Ga-In? I know you are watching her video in secret and… vote for GA-IN!! :D

  28. So torn this week, but I will be happy with whichever song gets reviewed :) *Votes for everyone*

  29. how come I don’t see TVXQ’s “Catch Me” on the kpop charts anymore?

  30. why dont everyone just vote for miss A just this one time so it can win and then next week have Block B reviewed???? haha, cuz i bet block b will get reviewed then miss A wont have a chance because out of nowhere so other video comes up and everyone goes for that one! that ALWAYS happens which is what happened to T-ara when it was in first then lost !!! SO PLEASE VOTE FOR MISS A!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Miss A is SEXY!!!!

  31. martina! you did a good job on guessing where block b filmed their mv. it is vietnam. :)

  32. honestly ever since S&M started the kpop charts, there have been a lot of videos that they havent been able to review :/ im not hating or anything (cause you can never win over a fangirl’s love for her oppar), but i wished they had had the chance to review Secret’s ‘Poison’, Orange Caramel’s ‘Lipstick’ (cause they havent done orange caramel yet), etc . instead of GD 3 times in a row :S i also hope they review K-Will’s ‘Please Don’t’, and maybe even TVXQ’s ‘Catch Me’, because they have stuff to actually talk about >.<

  33. dang! i did not see that playlist mode coming! (too focused on your health!)…. well played eat your kimchi…. well played….

  34. I will vote for my ladies: miss A and Gain. Give these girls a chance!!! Although I don’t have any problems with Block B winning and all.

    miss A’s Touch wasn’t reviewed, I believe and so was Brown Eyed Girl’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. Damn, am I the only one voting for the ladies? I was also hoping Secret or Orange Caramel to be reviewed. But whoever wins, I’m sure it would be still an amazing KMM. I can’t wait.

  35. Block B video was shot in Vietnam, i know this because if you read the comment its all like “Vietnam, Vietnam, Vietnam” and its also the fact that i am vietnamese and i know the words and settings.

  36. Holy crap! I was planning to vote so hard for Miss A because I love their message and them, but mind frugged by the block b one! I didn’t know something with that level of bad assery existed in kpop. Im so used to the dancing in neon boxes and rooms and boy bands who sound a little whiney lately. There is so much humor mixed with awesome and they just cluster frucked my poor brain. And the ending! LOL! D: someone wrap them up in bows and give them to me for christmas!
    BTW, Controversy? What happened? I doubt I will hate them for it, because most of the controversies end up being ridiculous.
    I have come to a decision. I will channel my musical frustration into voting for Ga In, who clearly has found means of relieving both musical and sexual frustrations. lol. Chances are she most likely won’t make it, but it also makes me feel better about letting the cards fall where they may between Miss A and Block B.

    • Block B’s controversy was just a mistranslation of one of their interviews.
      The mistranslation came about during their promotion in Thailand during the time that Thailand had a flood. It was reported in news articles that Block B was making fun of the victims in the flood by saying that they would only donate (if I remember correctly) about $7 to the cause because thats all the victims needed. However in actuality, Zico (who’s answer was mistranslated and taken out of context) said that he only had $7 in his pockets At the moment, where the other members proceeded to laughed at how poor he was. Unlike many wanted to believe, the members of Block B EACH donated about $200 from their promotions in Thailand to the victims before the interview even took place and stayed there to help clean.
      Along with this mistranslations, Block B’s behavior during the interview was seen as unprofessional, especially when in a foreign country. They were said to have put Korea in a bad light by they way that they acted. If you are wonder how they were acting, Block B was being their jokester selfs and were fooling around during the interview (which yes is disrespectful to many).

      But in general the whole thing (in my opinion) blown out of proportions. People were creating petitions for them to disband and kill themselves. Block B was forced to halt all promotions. The members apologized publicly in a video and through letters and Zico even shaved his head to show his remorse for the incident. Thats when Block B kinda went underground for a while to take time to reflect on their actions.

      Although their actions in the interview were a bit disrespectful, I believe that they didn’t deserve the amount of hate that they got (especially if it was just their actions and not the mistranslated interview). I became a BBC DURING and AFTER the incident because I admired how they were truly remorseful for what happened and handled the whole situation professionally. They are truly one of the best idol groups and have grown a lot. :]
      Hope that helped!

      • Wow, thanks! Yikes about that happening to them. Thats hardly fair. Sure, they should probably act better, but thats no reason to send them death threats and stuff. I see what you mean though. I wasn’t really biased towards any group until the T-ara controversy. I hated seeing people treated like that. They were all about how bullying isnt okay yet there they were bullying those girls. So, I ended up watching shite tons of t-ara videos to see if there was any validity to the rumors and all I found was a group that under the circumstances acted like a family. I know what its like to get thrown together with some girls and share the same living space and being forced to work together. Its intense. It can be great, and it can be really bad. The only one who truly handled it the wrong way was KKS, and the girls shouldnt be punished for that. So, somewhere a long the way I totally fell in love with T-ara. I’m currently in the process of watching all of Eunjungs WGM episodes xD.

        Thank you so much for the thorough explanation. I really appreciated that. You saved me a lot of time on google (which should be spent studying lol).

  37. Why is “Catch Me” removed from K-Pop chart?

  38. Wow, GaIn’s video…was not expecting that haha. Especially coming from a kpop video. Is this banned from TV there? I’m actually surprised it’s online with that new screening thing they have (they still have that right? lol). It just seems like the type of thing that agency or whatever would be against.

    But I really liked it :)

  39. Am I the only one that is TOTALLY into Exid’s Every Night? It’s even my ringtone now and it’s stuck in my head since it was release. It seems it won’t be review, ever, since Exid isn’t as popular as Ga In, a dramatic come back to first place isn’t to be considered I think :(

    But the video is so weird! I want to know what Simon and Martina have to say about it soooo bad! Damn you Charty Charteson Kpop Chart! WHHHHYYYYY!!!! Oh well…

    • same here! honestly i had written off EXID because i hated their debut album…. but NOW after watching Every Night i am in love. they have such a great sound. and the video was definitely different…. afterwards i watched I Feel Good which was pretty darn funny…… and all this time i had no idea…

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