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Um, first of all. Ahem. Don’t forget to vote for us for the Shorty Awards! We might possibly win it, and then go to New York and make an acceptance speech and stuff. That’d be awesome! Eat Your Kimchi in New York! Woohoo!

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Ok, shameless self-promoting aside, now for this week’s KpopCharts update. OH WAIT! No, first, a small apology. Sorry for not including Jaejoong’s video on this list. We’re trying to film videos in advance because it’s gonna be my birthday tomorrow (yay!) and we didn’t want to stay up late putting up these videos, you know? So we filmed this before the video came out. Like, right before it came out. D’oh! We’ll do a KpopCharts Update on it next week, if it doesn’t win this week, that is. Anyhow, back to the videos we actually talked about!

Infinite H “Special Girl” – Vote for it Here!

 

We’re not wrong here in saying that Infinite seems to be overworking as well, no? It’s not a complaint on our end, because we’re fans of their music, but it sure seems like they’re producing a lot of music and music videos. And we know how hellish it can be to shoot a music video after being on set with U-Kiss when they shot “Stop Girl”. It’s good, I think, that they’re dividing the group up so that some can do solo work (like the Snuggly One) and some can do duo-work (like Infinite H), so then other people can rest at that time? I don’t know.

Side note: what the eft does H stand for? Infinite Hoodlums? Infinite Hadouken? That’s my guess. Infinite Hadouken.

B.A.P. “Rain Sound” – Vote for it Here!

 

WHAT’S YOUR B?!?! Whatever happened to that kind of B.A.P.? Whatever happened to yelling and asskicking? I understand that getting shot is a bit gangsta, sure, but it’s passive gangstaness, not their usual proactive gangstanicity. I want to see B.A.P. shooting people rather than getting shot. Well, not really. I can’t imagine Kpop going that route.

Point is, this is another big change for B.A.P. in our eyes, and we’re not necessarily sure how we feel about it, because we only heard it a couple of times. It doesn’t jar us the way Stop It did, that’s for sure. What are your thoughts? Are you liking the route B.A.P.’s going, or do you want them to go back to what made them stand out with their debut?

Boyfriend “AH EE YAH!” – Vote for it Here!

 

Yes, we know that the romanized version is different. It’s supposed to be “I Yah,” but that’s not what it says in Korean! In Korean (and we know this, because we can read Korean – BOOM!) it says “아이야” which is literally

아 – Ah
이 – Ee
야 – Yah

Put it all together, you get AH EE YAH, or, what we imagine should be “HIYA!” like the sound karate people make when they karate chop things. Which would make sense in this video, because some dude has an asswhooping stick, which he probably yelled “HIYA!” to in Karate format when he whooped his students. Little did you know that this whole video was about that teacher’s abusive tendencies. It wasn’t about love or girls or any of that crap. It was about the teacher, man. THE TEACHERRRRRRRR!!!!!

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  1. Ok, that’s it. Infinite H has to win for next week’s KMM. That song has infected me. “You-ooo, you-ooo”…and that dance on the roof top….nuff said

  2. Nazaret

    That girl in the INFINITE H video has some skills. How does she get Hoya AND Dongwoo?! Like seriously, tell me your secret!

  3. H from Hip Hop Infinite Hip Hop, Dongwoo and hoya are the division in charge of Hip hop song

  4. Yeah, Infinite works hard, but B.A.P released a bazillion of songs last year (and one this year already). Have they even had a break after their debut?

  5. i get what you’re saying about the romanization for Boyfriend’s “아이야” but that’s only if you say each character like 아.이.야.
    you wouldn’t say 샤이니 as ‘Sha Ee Ni.’ It’s more like ‘Shy-ni’ due to the the ‘Ee’ latching on to that 1st syllable.

  6. Elisabetta8i8

    I like B.A.P new song, it’s very smooth and melodic, with a nice balance between rap and other vocals, but I think the video could be more badass, like “I remeber” was…

  7. Lorena Abrodos

    Hi! Happy Bday Simon!
    For Infinite H, I really the song! and I like the video but I just don’t get it.. sorry. I got lost since the part where the pink haired rapper appears (and I don’t like the clothes but well, it’s just me) any ideas? =)
    For BAP, no idea about them, the song is great, but I’d like to know what do you think about the gunshots without… guns jajaj
    And for AH EE YAH the only thing the I liked was Martina saying AH EE YAH!! jajaja
    Kissess!!!

  8. That Infinite H video is like a clothing catalog exploded inside a music video. :)

  9. I hadn’t listened to any of those songs. and I’m going to go buy them all now lol.

    Side note: The thing that Special Girl did that was lacking in all of 2012–Proper use of a gun! Right? Right? AMIRITE?

  10. Axel Hachiko

    Well, Happy birthday ^^.

    P.S. I support Infinite Hadouken,, they should go for it.

  11. irritablevowel
    irritablevowel

    Why does the guy from Infinite look so familiar? Was he in a drama recently?

  12. Leticia.A.II

    I know I’m late, but in my country it’s still the 19th! Sooooo: Happy Happy Bithday Simon!

  13. Whitney Adriene

    I think the H of Infinite H stands for Hip Hop because they are a sub unit that focus in hip hop, at least that’s what wikidrama says….

    Happy Birthday Simon!! hope you have a lot of fun in your day!!!

  14. The H in Infinite H stands for hip hop in other words Infinite’s hip hop sub group!

  15. MissSpudgy

    Joyeux anniversaire Simon !!! It’s my birthday today too :D

  16. kpopfan123

    Infinite H “Special Girl” is a catchy song with an interesting video.

    B.A.P. “Rain Sound” not amongst my favorites “What are your thoughts? Are you liking the route B.A.P.’s going, or do you want them to go back to what made them stand out with their debut?” I like better the way they debuted… of course they can’t be all the time bombast and fierce…they need some mellower tunes (though this one didn’t attract me much).. but I don’t like aegyo B.A.P…. the image just doesn’t suit them…

    Boyfriend “AH EE YAH!” – I think this is the first Boyfriend song that I actually like

    ♥♥♥♥

  17. someone has to make sure, this song get reviewed!

  18. DuchessRhea

    Happy birthday Simon! Have a nasty nasty birthday! With lots of cake. Loooooots of cake. >.<

  19. ShimizuChiharu

    Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR SIMON! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!

  20. . . .

    I really wish you could just review them all… :P

    but it looks like Kim Jae Joong is going to win this one

  21. Dinadj K

    Happy Birthday Simon ^_^ ~

  22. I’m not upset about not including “Mine” because it most probably is going to win today and you’ll talk about it anyway.
    I’m a little bit sad because so many videos with great review potential came out almost at once. Ooh Simon and Martina, you made me change my attitude from “Mondays suck” to “too bad there’s only one Monday per week”.
    And I already mentioned it in I Yah comment section but I’ll say it again – I was hoping for you to mention the infobox for this video. It’s gold, I’m telling you, GOLD! Whoever wrote it, I want to thank them.

    Happy Birthday, Simon!!!

  23. irritablevowel
    irritablevowel

    Ha! When I first starting watching this I wondered if Simon knew that shirt made him look like a Star Trek character. I’m satisfied to know he does.

  24. VioletSakura

    Why no CNBLUE?
    Happy Birthday, Simon~! Only you can say ‘You’re so nasty’ in that special way~ Be healthy ^^

  25. Happy Birthday ^^ I hope you’ll get to say your acceptance speech for Shorty Awards

  26. I’m actually very upset that Jaejoongs MV came out and that Boyfriend is the newest rookie group on the list because I Yah is so so good(and this is coming from someone who isn’t a Boyfriend Fan in the least: 20 year old female + group of 16 year olds = Official Pedonoona Status TT.TT)
    And to Simon:
    Sto lat, sto lat, niech zyje zyje nam!
    Sto lat, sto lat, niech zyje zyje nam!
    Jeszcze raz, jescze raz, niech zyje zyje nam!
    NIech zyje nam! ^^ (thank you Google lol)

  27. HughJorgen

    Simon = 29 for the 2nd time? YAY!!! Maybe Meemers will sleep on *your* head tonight, OLD MAN!

  28. Monet Wackerfuss

    Happy Birthday Simon!
    About the songs, I will go in order.
    INFINITE H’s Special Girl: I don’t really like mainly rapping songs (with the exception of TOP and GD), this song was actually really good. I don’t know Korean, but it felt like the video corresponded with the lyrics. I really like it. I liked how Hoya’s hair was parted one way at 0:35, then it changes. Is it because of a mirror?
    BAP’s Rain Sound: Ahead of time, I read that there are key points to look at in this video, like the hair, costumes, rain, and emotions. The acting was good, and I am happy that BAP is rapping more because it suits them. I especially like Zelo’s first rap when he has a different tone of voice, then he goes to his normal tone. I am happy that Himchan sang more/rapped more (It sounds like rapping but not sure) The creepy body parts that burned up was different and the green rain. The they got shot. Very artistic!
    Boyfriend’s I Yah: I like the concept that Boyfriend is setting on. The first song didn’t really do it for me, Boyfriend’s song Boyfriend. Then Love Style was a little bit better. The Janus came out, now I Yah. It shows more of a powerful side which I like personally. Yeah, aegyo is nice but too much of it isn’t. The dance moves are cool too!
    Jaejoong/Hero’s Mine: The random animals and the random running scene didn’t make too much sense, but the demon/monster and the winged vampire was pretty cool. I like the ballad and rock theme. I feel like JYJ will be doing more solo work and that Junsu, Mickey, and Jaejoong will come out with more songs!

  29. ahahahaha! I was actually thinking your shirt reminded me of Capt. Kirk, I had a good laugh when you mentioned it at the end.
    btw … HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!

  30. The camera work/editing in I Yah might be something similar to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pKEEIozYNs ?

    Where their final product looked like this http://bit.ly/MGMOneShot xD

  31. I liked all the videos this week! I Yah’s realllly catchy, Special Girl’s an easy listen with a fantastic vibe, and B.A.P, gahhhh. Rain Sound actually reminds me of one of my favourite songs by them, Secret Love, off the Warrior mini-album. I’m thinking it’s judging only by the title tracks that’s got this song seeming so wacky to you guys, haha – Crash and Stop It were different, definitely, but to me Rain Sound’s kind of… back to normal? And it’s brilliant. ^^ I actually really love that B.A.P are switching things up so much. It might be a company tactic, but to me at least it’s showing off just how talented these guys are.

  32. Infinite only released one mini-album last year (in May), and then they split up to do individual activities (Hoya acted in Reply 1997, L acted in What is Mom and Shut Up Flower Boy Band, Sunggyu with is solo album, which was released in November, and now Infinite-H, which stands for Infinite Hip-Hop by the way). So, they really aren’t being overworked in my opinion… They are just all over, so it seems like they are, you know?

    • But then why do they only get a couple hours of sleep a night? Between their songs, practice, interviews, and photoshoots, they’re always busy! That seems pretty overworked to me.

      • All idols only get a couple hours of sleep though… I follow BtoB on twitter, and they will tweet at four in the morning, and then again at eight or nine in the morning, even though they aren’t really “doing anything” (I am sure they are, but to us, we’re not really seeing it yet).

        • hkfun

          Haha, you’re not helping your case. I feel like most idols should get more sleep and rest so they don’t burn out before they’re 25. Yes, doing interviews and stuff like that is important, but health is important too!

        • neffy

          they are the ones who wanted to do it, so it was their choice in the first place on how to live their lives. you can support them or not, but that’s the way that all groups are. just saying.

  33. ooooo ~ Happy Birthday you Nasty Man ~ ♫♪ ♥ ☮

  34. I’m very torn about Rain Sound. I don’t love it but I don’t hate it. I’m rather neutral about the song. The MV however I don’t like at all! The boys did a good job acting and it was very angsty, but the overall style just didn’t sit well with me. It seemed too… generic? That’s not the right word but I, personally, could picture many other boy groups in the music video just fine. B.A.P don’t have to be angry warriors all the time, but I want to feel like they are having a say in what their doing and I haven’t really felt that lately. I’m worried, with their rising popularity, TS is going to force approachable, popular concepts onto the boys that just don’t fit :/ I guess we’ll just have to wait until their official comeback in February to see!

  35. muggle87

    i love warrior but i don’t want them to stick to that style only. i don’t want them to be a one trick pony. i will say that rain sound is good song but not my fav song from them.

    btw, happy bday simon^^

  36. I hope you have the nastiest bday ever simon! btw what is your fav desert on your birthday?

  37. ghen mesa

    Hello to Simon and Martina. You have fans here in the philippines. More power to your show..

  38. Every time I see those boys in Boyfriend I want to lock them in a kitchen with a side of beef and FEED THEM! Too skinny! *_* I like their song and Infinite’s also. B.A.P.’s wasn’t bad…just not my kind of music. I like their others better.

  39. did anyone else notice youngjae getting a little too touchy-feely with that mannequin/crash test dummy thing? he sadly strokes its hand, its face, and then……(2:07) its boob??? LOLOLOL am i weird for noticing that??? hope you enjoy this NASTAYYY little detail as much as i did XD XD
    also, happy birthday, Simon! :)

  40. Happy birthday Simon~ You so nasteh~!
    Dongwoo managed to do what we figured was impossible actually. He managed to act cute while doing serious rapping. Gotta give the boy props.

  41. Happy Birthday to the original NASTY :) Hope it’s a good one, Simon.

  42. thisisjustforfunval
    thisisjustforfunval

    “AH EE YAH!” is so damn catchy! Catchier than Bat Girl! And yay, for the twins not creeping me out this time. They should stay brunette.

    Rain Song, I really do enjoy listening to it. It isn’t straight up catchy, but I enjoy listening all their incredible voices. I love that B.A.P. is out experimenting with different sounds. Having their mini-albums, songs like this aren’t a huge surprise. Not all the songs on their albums are straight up bombastic like Warrior or Power. Plus Bang Yong Guk’s deep, manly, mesmerizing rapping. You’ve got to love that Martina. I just want him to talk to me all day long.

    Special Girl, I uhm can’t remember it cause AH EE YAH! is screaming through me head. I do have to say that uhm Dongwoo has so much make-up that he is prettier than the girl, and she’s really pretty! Guys, don’t be prettier than your girl!

  43. Koneko Lee

    The H in infinite H stands for Hip Hop! :D

  44. Michikohime

    Ok, I HATE the Special Girl song, really hate it. I thought that maybe if I give it time, but no, HATE it so so much. The 2 other songs are ok and good. I’m not really into BAP (don’t know them that much though), but I somewhat like that song. The Boyfriend song is good, but I’m not that much into it either, don’t know why exactly. I like the Vixx song that just came out and like the video too.

  45. Melissa Martin

    I believe Martina was talking about how Infinite H actually know how to use their guns. They don’t use them as blow dryers to kill PO hair like in Nillili Mambo.

  46. Jessica Le

    Happy Birthday Simon!
    -rolls down le sexy window`

  47. hironyx

    i believe the effect on the boyfriend video mentioned by martina is achieved my post production where they used a software (like adobe after effects) to track the faces of the members and compensate the actual rotation and movement of the head to “stabilize” the video so as to make it look like the camera is fixed on the head while they danced.

    you’re welcome, martina LOL

  48. I actually really like Boyfriend’s I YAH! That and Batgirl were amazing songs, they’ve transitioned from cutie boys to “masculine men” very well.

    I heard infinite H’s song/saw the M/V, and thought it was funny and cute. Not much else though, because…

    B.A.P! Oh MA GAWD! I LOVE THIS SONG! and its not cuz I’m B.A.P biased or anything…*cough *cough. I love Yong Guk’s slow rap in the beginning, the smooth, powerful vocals throughout the song, and Zelo’s calm rapping, it was FANTASTIC (baby)! It BLEW MY MIND! I love it, but I am still really wanting Jaejoong for KMM :D B.A.P next time!

  49. HAPPY (early) BIRTHDAY SIMON! May your days be filled with nasty-ness!

  50. OH MY GOODNESS! I totally thought Captain Kirk when I saw you Simon. It seriously cracked me up when you mentioned it too. P.S. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! 생일축하합니다!!!

  51. JammySmoochie

    Happy Birthday Simon! Stay nasty. Stay dothraki man warrior-y.

  52. Hope Jaejoong gets reviewed this week. The MV is so epic. Also Martina his name is pronounced JAY-JOONG. I replayed that part so many times and kept hearing Chaejung, but the then I realized you were saying jaejung. Anyhow interesting update, why’d so many good songs have to come out together?

  53. natnatow

    i do remember somewhere they mentioned that B.a.p wanted to experiment with their sound and show a new image or something every time they release a new song? But they have mentioned about it before :P just can’t find it now!

  54. Pathryn34

    I too miss the tougher BAP. Not that this is a bad song, but I like their first songs so much that I miss them.

    Happy b-day Simon!

    Hopefully, there won’t be an update for Jae Joong then.

  55. Happy Birthday, Simon!! Wish you all the best…. but why didn’t you say anything about CN Blue’s new song? ToT I always hope to see CN Blue on Music Monday =/

  56. OMG~ INFNITE & U-KISSSS !!!! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAH <3 I'm going crazy ;A;;;;;

  57. I’m so shocked. Out of those 3 songs I actually liked Boyfriend’s song the best. Actually liked it. And I never usually like Boyfriend! What is happening…

  58. The other Infinite members aren’t just at home resting – they’re all busy with their own schedules. It just seems like they’re not doing anything because they’re not on TV, but each member is busy with their own things.

    • Carmensitta

      Well, I think it’s usually considered that they are resting if they don’t release a song around here… but they are definitely not resting. And, considering the huge number of episodes of Immortal Songs 2 they’ve been on, we can say they released quite a lot of songs in 2012.

  59. Happy Birthday Simon!!!!

    If Boyfriend doesn’t get Reviewed…it won’t. I would like to see a tl;dr on how Korean schools are depicted in MV’s and Dramas and how it’s different from your experiences in schools :)

  60. it feels like S&M view bap as 1-dimensional artists who are only allowed to do rough tough songs, and thats sad. i bet if other groups did the song ‘rain sound’, they’d accept it more.. but since it’s bap (who to them are gangsta), they bcame a bit iffy with the song? idk, thats how i understand the situation. i may be wrong. and it would be a shame if the deep symbolisms in that MV will be overshadowed with their comments over “this is not their style”… while we could’ve focused on discussing the meaning of the song

    • I can understand where you’re going, but the changes B.A.P (most likely propagated by their agency) are very extreme. S&M aren’t saying B.A.P shouldn’t change their image, they’re saying that the changes they’ve made are very shocking (and slightly unbelievable). It’s a bit like believing Tiffany (SONEs, please do not destroy me if that’s the wrong member) saying, “here comes trouble!!” in the I Got a Boy video; looking at SNSD’s general image, do you think they’re a group full of trouble makers? It’s the same thing with B.A.P; they busted out onto the scene with such tenacity and bombast, that when “they” (once again, probably the work of their agency) reduce themselves to shy boys with tons of feels, it feels kind of weird.

      • Maybe I dont see the changes as “extreme” because I also listened to the other songs in their previous albums and they have other songs that weren’t tough and in your face, but I understand this only counts for their title tracks or songs with MVs. All I’m saying is, I wish they would view the song/MV with focus on the actual song and the MV production rather than repeatedly pointing out what BAP’s image is supposed to be all the time (because to be honest, if i were BAP being told “this is not you” repeatedly, I’d feel quite trapped and unaccomplished despite all the efforts of trying to “develop” myself as an artist). Because eventually, all groups will grow and will not exactly back to their original image (unless they wanna reminiscent).

        • I completely get what you mean; even as a person, I’ve been told several times that I do not act like how a “man” acts or that I don’t talk like a “black” person would or that I don’t align myself with whatever image they have projected onto me. As an artist, I haven’t had much of that crap, but I know the pressure’s gonna turn up when I start throwing stuff out there. That being said, I think TS Entertainment is just tossing many different images at B.A.P to see which one will stick (we get aegyo B.A.P in Stop It and now we have emotional B.A.P in Rain Song). It feels like they’re only keeping an image for them as long as it sells, then they change it to something else. I, personally, like Stop It (I hated it at first, but I generally don’t like guys who act overly cute when it isn’t their aesthetic and cute is definitely not B.A.P’s aesthetic) and Rain Song (it instantly stole my heart) along; I don’t particularly miss the ultra tough guy image (especially when they were all blonde; I could not take them seriously). This is definitely a step in the right direction for these guys, though, and I hope to see more diverse material from these guys.

    • It would help if the songs were a bit better and if their style and sound change was done a bit more convincingly. They pulled off tough pretty well but ti feels like they are just acting in their recent stuff rather than owning it, if that makes sense. Except one of them…

      • If you´ve listened to their other songs in their albums before, B.A.P have released songs like this before.
        All Lies, Secret Love, What My Hearts Tells Me To Do, Voicemail are all the slower B.A.P songs.

        Rain Sound isn´t a “surprise” or different from B.A.P at all.

        • a title track is a representative of the group which is very different… for a title song it wasn’t done convincingly… I was clearly also talking about the video… and none of those songs have had concept videos. And Voicemail is clearly superior to rain sound.

        • The thing is, Rain Sound isn’t the title track. It’s just a pre-release, like Goodbye, except that this time the members are in the video instead of the Matoki, so it makes sense for the song to sound this way. And since this style is so common for B.A.P, it isn’t really a good indication of what the actual title song will sound like.

        • ahhh ok… I thought it was their title track

      • Which one? Youngjae seems like he sincerely loves every featherweight pop cliche, but Daehyun also seems to have a very hammy (though more emotional) side.

  61. Paige Kosa

    Simon goes through the standard aging process? I don’t believe this… Oh, well. Happy birthday!

    Now, I’d like to talk about these videos too. I don’t like the Special Girl video very much. I mean, the song is okay and I might causally listen to it, but it just really isn’t amazing to me. Although, Primary is in the video! He’s the guy with the box on his head, and he is a Korean rapper.

    But the B.A.P video is suuuuuper goood. Sure, they might be different from when they first debut, but I don’t see anything wrong with that. What really matters is that the video is interesting to watch and the song really grabs you. Now that I think about it, the song and video remind me of “Caffeine”. You expect one thing to happen (B.A.P to be gangster and Yoseob to be cute), so when they do something different it’s mind blowing. Plus, I would rather B.A.P try something different and fail then to do the same thing again, and again.

    It also kind of helps that I’m a sucker for slow songs that have a good beat. :/

    For the BOYFRIEND video, I kept hoping that the babies from their season of Hello Baby would come on! :O

  62. unicornsgalaxy

    There are soooo many good videos/songs/good songs with good videos/good songs with meh videos that came out this week! Why can’t Kpop companies start thinking of us and timing their videos for what can win KMM? If they would only ask me first…*delusional mini temper tantrum is over*

    Infinite H – Special girl ~ The guy with the pinky/purple hair (I remember hearing his name before but I can’t remember it) stole the video for me! I could not stop watching him! He was making THE MOST AWESOME FACIALS! I mean he could put cheerleaders to shame.

    B.A.P – Rain Sound ~ I like how B.A.P is playing with their sound. I actually hope that they continue doing that. Yes some are hit and miss for me, but it keeps them exciting. Having said that, I do really like this song. It doesn’t have as big of an impact as their hard hitting stuff like Warrior and Power but it’s really good. The video is really good too. I love the end with the monchrome and just the splashes of green and red. I’m confused on why they got shot but I still like it stylistically. Plus the cute slightly awkward acting. I’m a sucker for that.

    Boyfriend – IYah ~ Another song that I really liked. Boyfriend caught my attention with Janus and they have kept it with IYah. Maybe the trick with their head staying still isn’t a camera trick…maybe they have super head flexing ability.

    I’ll be happy with whatever wins this week because I am loving all of the top 5 contenders. Plus as I said above, there were a lot of videos that came out this week that are awesome! Hopefully next week won’t be a big week for releases cause otherwise my mind will be blown *Bada da da da da da dadadata*.

    • It’s Dongwoo with the pink-ish hair and I know what you mean! Hoya was my favorite in Infinite, but Dongwoo totally stole the stage. He’s probably the reason why I love the video so much (though Hoya was pretty awesome in the film noir scene :D)

    • Barry Adams

      Actually, I do think the companies try to space out their releases. Not for KMM, but for Music Bank and the other weekly award winning shows. For example,I do not remember S&M having two of their groups releasing a song during the same week. And GG and Wonder Girls have not released a song during the same week either.

    • i agree with everything you said ^_^

      i think the getting shot part of the B.A.P video was supposed to symbolize how wounded they were since their women left.

      the lyrics keep talking about how they can’t stop thinking about her. How they try and forget, keep everything trapped in the back of their minds, but the rain keeps reminding them of her.

      this first time i heard Rain Sound it didn’t really hit me.. it took a few listens before i started nodding along. It grew on me quickly. it could easily be put into that artsy fartsy category for the 2013 EYKA’s ^_^

      for the first time in a long time, i’ll be happy whichever of the top 5 songs wins this weeks music Monday.

      • Yeah, I didn’t like Rain Sound at first either (lol bad poetry, melodramatic overemoting, bizarre ~emotional~ bridge on this wispy coffee house song) but it;s grown on me a lot. Now I think it’s hilarious that they took a kind of cliched acoustic ballad and tried to inject tons of emotion… Zelo and Himchan are really good on this, they fit the mood perfectly.

    • I think that rain sound’s sound is not that shocking if you listen to the non title tracks on their albums. Some of them have this more subdued sound. I think perhaps S&M have never listened to their whole mini albums.

      • Yeah exactly! I’m definitely a fan of BAP’s powerful stuff, but my favourite song of theirs is probably ‘Voice Message’ (at least I think that’s how it translates anyway). It’s a powerful song, but in a completely different way.

      • unicornsgalaxy

        Yeah. Actually, thinking about it, It’s really only Warrior, Power, and No Mercy (to some extent) and their shorter intro song like Burn It Up (why couldn’t that be a full song!?!) that have that Bombasticness that Simon keeps talking about. The rest of their songs aren’t the same. There’s a wide variety of styles just between the songs on their mini-album.

        I agree Rain Sound is more similar to their other songs on their minis like Voice Mail and even a bit like Secret Love (to where it doesn’t have the same boomingness as Warrior or Power). Now, Crash and Stop It were quite a bit different so they were a bit shocking to me.

    • Carmensitta

      I like both sides of BAP, and it’s a good thing they are showcasing their singing ability!

    • naninoona

      the guy with the pinky purpley hair is dongwoo and the other dude is hoya. i always thought it was the other way around, but there ya go. it’s dongwoo.

  63. bobinlisa

    The camera effect in the I ya boyfriend song is done with a harness hooked to the guy that is in the front so it follows his movements I saw how they did it on the making of the 2pm hands up video. It looks like they did it the same way. Btw happy birthday Simon!

  64. By the way, Infinitize and Sunggyu’s album were the only Infinite releases last year xD

    It’s not that much compared to their promotions in 2011. They’re definitely not overworking themselves, don’t worry.

    The did hold several large scale solo concerts in Korea though (Second Invasion, Second Invasion Evolution, That Summer) and one in Japan (Second Invasion), as well as a Japan arena tour, so…

    And they also did several variety shows, and dramas, and even a couple of Immortal Song appearances… and maybe 2 Japanese single releases… but they’ve been good.

    • millie102685

      They have been working hard. :(

      • They do work hard. But I don’t think they’re doing anything too rigorous, or at least not anything that they can’t handle. They’ve probably found ways to do a lot of work without getting stressed like they used to. I’m only worried that Dongwoo is losing weight, but that’s probably because he’s been working hard on his album with Hoya and this is the first time since debut that so much pressure has been put on him. Other times he’s had the 6 members with him, but this time there’s only him and Hoya.

        • millie102685

          I take it upon myself to be overly concerned when in fact they are probably feeling antsy not having much to do in between their schedules. Except Sunggyu, he sleeps.
          I’m kind of concerned for Hoya’s sanity lol. Without the other 5 members as a buffer against Dongwoo’s Dongwoo-ness, Hoya seems like he’s taking care of an over-active puppy.

        • Haha. You’re right. There were fan accounts from the GDA and a worker noted that the members (I believe they were Dongwoo and Woohyun) were annoying the crap out of Hoya and the other members had to come and intervene xD
          Hoya likes his quiet (unless he’s listening to music), and anyone who can’t respect that more often than not gets to go on a date with his fist.

        • millie102685

          It was Sungjong too… Sungjong was being a bit rotten to his hyung. I heard he was singing and dancing to IGAB and Hoya told him to stop or else. Kind of like this video from their SP days. http://youtu.be/FSH1oatQX8A
          Hoya’s like, “Cut it out or so help me I will end you.” and Sungjong’s like “lol haters gonna hate”.

        • Oh yeah xD

          I remember reading about that.

  65. SIMON! I almost thought that we had the same birthday, but your tomorrow is my day after tomorrow…Anyways, Happy borthday!

  66. Jessica Le

    Habby Birthday Simonn!
    -rolls down le sexy window-

  67. Synnøve Skaaheim

    I’m a big BAP fan but this video was not something that made a deep impression on me. I watched the video and the reaction afterwards was like “…Meh….I’ll go watch Infinite’s the chaser”. Since Jungup is my Bias i loved that he had more screentime. The only thing I reacted on in the video was the awkward scenes with the dolls. Like… the video doesn’t make sence to me! They stand in odd dark rooms with scissors and lighters and colored flower water that zelo doesn’t like therefor he throws it on the ground, and they torture poor manequin dolls!!
    The song is something that definitly can grow on me. Listened to it for the second time now and noticed the nice guitar feeling coming from the song. The voices are in sync(feeling wize) with the song :) and I love the rapping (as always)

  68. I’m surprised that Martina didn’t mention the use of turtlenecks in 2/3 videos XD

  69. lol yeah Jaejoong crushed them all. Which I’m like.. YAYY over… but then.. I’d like all of these videos to be reviewed. Why’d they all have to come out around the same times x.x

  70. XD I’m surprised that Martina didn’t mention the use of turtlenecks in 2/3 videos ;)

  71. baconspirit

    the H in INFINITE-H stands for hip-hop XD but hadouken sounds cool!!! ROFL…hope you guys are able to review it and HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIMON!!! HOPE YOU HAVE A NASTY ONE~~

  72. Lexi_Lee

    I loved your Kirk impersonation XD Made my week! Happy Birthday, you wonderfully amazing ball of fun!

  73. Happy birthday Simon!!! oooooh if you win and come to NYC you will be not to far from me!!! well like an hour and a half by bus….But if you have time and want to try it you can come to my farm and ride a horse! And yes, Simon, i do have one big enough for even you :-D And then i’ll take you to my favorite restaurant! oh … wait… it’s Korean..maybe you’ll want American food? To the diner it is! Off to go vote…:-D

  74. is it okay to vote multiple times for the shorty awards? cause that’s what I did =D

  75. i yah also sounds like aiyah in chinese :)

  76. The H in Infinite H stands for hip hop :)

  77. So there will be no review for Jaejoong mine , Or it will be later??

  78. Catherine

    Infinite H(adouken) would be much better than Infinite H(ip-Hop). which is what it is. sadly.

  79. ggeatskimchi

    Seems that Mr. Brohoho made a fortune from that Infinite H video, holy brick walls, Batman.

    Also, happy birthday Simon! From Toronto.

  80. Black_winds

    The H stands for Homoerotic………………oh wait,nope…it is HIP-HOP actually…sadly

  81. wait- so does that mean that if B.A.P doesn’t win this week we’ll never know what S&M think of it? nuoooooooooooo….

  82. I’m a bit disappointed that “MINE” isn’t included. XD But it’s ok since you guys wanted to make the videos before Simon’s birthday. Happy Birthday!

  83. I assume the H stands for Hip Hop cause I remember in a show one of the members, Hoya who’s in the unit said that the “unit is releasing a hip hop album” something like that I could be wrong lol

  84. Happy Birthday Martina ^ ^

  85. Happy Birthday Simon! You so NASTY! ^_^

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