G-Dragon “MichiGO” – Vote for it Here!


G-Dragon almost made it in for Music Monday last week. He got into first place, like, an hour after the charts closed. So, that’s why we didn’t review him before. Since then, his video got 4million views. I’m not sure if any of these videos on the list are going to compete with that for 1 week’s worth of work. Maybe SHINee? Thoughts?

For some reason, I remember people saying that they don’t care about YouTube views, and that they don’t represent a group’s/singer’s popularity, but I call a bit of malarky on that. People watch what’s popular. If someone’s got a load of views, it’s because people like that song a lot. I’m not even sure why I started talking about that. Point is, people are really digging this song, it seems. Maybe not as much as G-Dragon’s other songs. For me, it’s not my favorite GD song ever. It’s good, but not blow you away fantastic. It’s just…fun, you know. Thoughts? Is this your favorite GD song ever?

4Minute “What’s Your Name” – Vote for it Here!


GOLD! Gold! Pure gold! There’s so much tomfoolery here that we don’t know what to say. I mean, we do know what to say. It’s more like, we don’t know what NOT to say, because if we talked about everything, we’d have a 30 Minute music Monday. 4Minutex30Minute. 120 Minute. TWO HOURS! That’s too much guise. Too much.

Point is, this is ridiculous and fun, and we wasted a goldmine last time with Hyuna’s “Ice Cream.” Should we waste the opportunity this time? Well, maybe it’s not that big of a missed opportunity, since there aren’t any giant penis pumps spraying everyone with white cream, like in Ice Cream. HAY! Don’t act like that wasn’t meant to symbolize what it was supposed to symbolize! There’s also so much more that we want to say about it, because – on a personal level for things that were revealed to us that we shall never utter in public ever – we have some interesting insight for this video. And – believe it or not – we’re actually rooting for it, though I know some of you think we hate 4Minute. We’re actually rooting for it. Ah! So much to say: so little time.

SHINee “Why So Sersious?” – Vote for it Here!


Hay! SHINee without Jonghyun is not SHINee. It’s SHINE-ish. Almost SHINee, but not really SHINee. Needs more Jonghyun. Also, tell me it’s not a valid point that people wait forever and a bucket for EXO to comeback, but SHINee rushes their promotion without their full crew, because one of them got effed up in a car accident? That just seems so…inconsiderate, you know? Wait for Jonghyun to heal up. Let the group perform as a whole. People would like that more, I think. Though, it’s always great to have more SHINee songs than less, the situation in which they’re promoting right now would make it understandable to ANYONE that maybe they should wait a bit till they could perform as a whole. You gotta agree with me. I know you do!

  1. I love SHINee, poor Jonghyun. Honestly a difficult situation on both sides. I’ll be praying for a quick recovery, that must have been painful. Jonghyun, FIGHTING!

  2. because i dare to be off topic (and hope that i wont be stoned), i actually want BTOB’s Second Confession to be reviewed hahaha its like the battle for Rookie Group. Fans of BAP and EXO were oh so fighting then the award went to Busker Busker hehehe lesgow underdawgs!

  3. I agree with your mini rant Martina; it’s such an upbeat and jumpy song, but nonetheless not the same without all of the members. D’:

  4. I actually really hope they don’t do a music video on 4minute. Neither I nor my parents are fans of 4minute.


    *runs for dear life*

  5. I am kinda pleased that JH wasn’t on this video. (Oh hate on me) It’s nice to get a better point of view on the others when the main character of the songs is offline for once. :) Not that I hate JHs’ voice or anything, but being Onew biased I’m pretty pleased to hear even more of his singing, while watching the MV, than usually.

  6. Definitily feels very strange! I’m always waiting for thar crazy loud and powerfull voice :)

  7. T.O.P. would be the cat :p

  8. so hard to choose there all have stuff that can make a funny kpop music Monday.

    -G Dragon’s weird bathroom scenes,
    - the pink elephant head,
    - taeyang’s weird half-afro,
    - teddy covering his face up to his eyes (seriously I had to ask hardcore VIP’s where Teddy was in the video),
    - the comedian ahn young mi’s fieirce punk rock boob moves thingy,
    -the big feet.

    Then Shinee I mean Shin4?
    -TAEMAAAAAAN has more parts and I guess that is okay I don’t know I’m split on the issue of leaving Jonghyun out of the video and pushing back the music video release. I don’t know but I gotta say Shinee is not Shinee without all five members.
    -On another note they are trapped in a white asylum with a girl (whose face is strategically covered grrrrrrrrrr) maybe the girl does not exist and the four members are going crazy or maybe the girl is mentally insane and thinks she is having a fun time with four singing and dancing boys or maybe it is JongHyun dreaming all of this in his head. ?????? ah ~ fan fiction
    -I don’t know but I am in love with the choreography.
    -that policeman is blind enough said or is he?
    -Kalalooood? Banshee? Kalaloooose?
    -why are there weird pink stuff on the why so serious letters on the end? Is it supposed to be decorative?
    -TaeMAAAAAN can sing he’s not so bad although I did want to hear Onew’s voice more. But eh.
    -hoping SM would think about putting TaeMAAAN, Key, and Minho in a subunit group I want more Key come on he is soo fierce.
    -When I heard of Shinee’s new song title I don’t know maybe it was just me but I was expecting a Heath Ledger Joker inspired clothes or music video. But *sigh* I guess not instead I got a kpop fusion of Queen, UK flags, and a blinding white asylum. (Or could it be the girl is the Joker….Why so serious?) Meh.

    4minute what’s my name.
    -Zombie apocalypse? How did 4minute survive so long without becoming Zombies. (by the way a lot of people are comparing the video with T-ara’s lovey dovey zombie version music video which I don’t really care about)
    sohyun trying to beat the zombies with chairs and hair dryers
    -soo much bright colors
    -cops not doing their jobs *tsk tsk shame too busy to realize there was a zombie apocalypse going on
    -I want that room
    -scandalous short shorts???? That ain’t short come to a club in LA and you will know what short is.

    Sorry it is so long I just like all three because all of them are sooooo talkworthy?????

  9. MICHIGO!!! I absolutely LOVE GD and I can’t wait for this episode!! I hope you guise choose it…Lol and we have been waiting for Exo’s comeback for a while…A LONG WHILE. But my theory is that the comeback is delayed because of the dumb leaking of their songs!! Who in their right mind does that, if it was a fan then why leak the song if you like the band?? Ok, I gotta calm down and not rant…I also agree that we could’ve waited for Jonghyun’s recovery given that we have waited this long for Exo (and longer) and it makes no sense that they had a comebackcomeback without him. When I heard of the accident I was shocked!!!

  10. When i watched the video i had no idea about Jonghyun being in that accident. I was looking at the video and was like “Somethings missing here?” I started looking and started naming off each member when i realized he was missing. Then i freaked out “Did something happen that i didn’t know about?” I started looking around and thats when i found out. I wish they would have waited, it isn’t the same without him :(

  11. Was i the only one who completely loved the song (not because I am a bigbang/gd fan (i still dont like heartbreaker or breath)), but because this song immediately made me dance and go crazy. It had the hip-hop beat/base (i am not a music major so i have no idea how to describe it) and i even like the disjointed feel of it. This is the type of song that i like to hear w/ my friends dancing in the backseat of the car.

  12. I’m sure any mv you review will be hilarious this week, yay! Can’t wait. ^^

  13. Okay, so I posted this on the Youtube video but I had to trim it down a lot so I’m gonna add it here too:

    Honestly I’m starting to get really annoyed with people saying SHINee should have postponed. The accident happened barely four weeks ago (very very short notice for these sorts of schedule changes) Unless you work for SM, you have no idea what other factors went into making the decision (their upcoming tour, comebacks for other groups, other business-y things, etc). Yes, of course I could have waited if they decided to postpone, but they didn’t, and I trust that there were good reasons. They obviously didn’t take it lightly, and if they decided to go on without him, we should respect it. Complaining about it isn’t going to change anything now.

    Now to answer your question, no, I don’t feel uncomfortable when I watch this. I already understood what happened to Jonghyun and knew he wasn’t going to be in the video (he wasn’t in the teaser) so I was well prepared for it. His voice is in the actual album version of the song and he will be back performing with them in no time.

    If this gets reviewed I truly hope you can focus on the video for what it is, instead of what it could have been. The other four members’ hard work for this fantastic comeback is going severely underappreciated (and Taemin is absolutely SHINING) because everyone is too busy complaining about Jjong not being there. Think about how he must be feeling knowing his injury has become such a burden to his group’s success. I’m a big fan of Jonghyun so of course I miss him… but I love the rest of SHINee too and I absolutely love this video, and I will focus on that. <3

    Noww.. as for the other videos up this week. All good stuff. I loved Michi GO and What's Your Name! But I'm pretty surprised that HISTORY's Dreamer didn't make it into the chart update :( It's currently #7 last I checked and it's been a widely talked about debut for a while. You guys should all check it out if you haven't yet, this new rookie group needs some support!

  14. Of course, the proper way of dealing with absence of a band member due to accident/surgery is to secretly hire their twin sister as a temporary replacement. Hijinks and stuffed animal surgery might ensue. Isn’t that common knowledge?;)

  15. I agree with all fans and your comments about waiting for Jonghyun. SHINee isn’t SHINee without him. But try to seriously think from their management perspective. They probably have shows and various celebrity commitments scheduled up the wazoo months in advance. Imagine the scheduling nightmare of having to move all of that back to film a music video delayed by the healing process. I think they went ahead without Jonghyun so that when he is healed up they can continue with their performance schedule where Jonghyun would still be loved and his vocal parts in ‘Why so serious’ given back to him. Please consider how hard all of SHINee worked to continue with their schedule – I think it’s still a great video (though of course would have been better with the full group).

  16. I think out of the three videos I’d like for Shinee to be reviewed … I’m not SHinee biased … I dont even like the song that much (Dreamgirl was much better with Jonghyun’s vocals… this one seems a bit empty)… but who knows what you’ve already picked… it’s passed midnight KST …

    Just a small notice… in the “4 minute” song they say “I’m not easy” but they’re dressed like how they’re dressed……and they have a bunch of views … myeah … – . -’

    “For some reason, I remember people saying that they don’t care about YouTube views, and that they don’t represent a group’s/singer’s popularity, but I call a bit of malarky on that. People watch what’s popular. If someone’s got a load of views, it’s because people like that song a lot.” usually I’m attracted to videos that have less views… makes you wonder what unnoticed potential that specific song has…


  17. I am totally with you, Martina. It feels weird to watch them without Jonghyun and as you said it’s not like Shawols wouldn’t understand them postponing their promotions because of this accident.

    I know we still should appreciate that the other four now have to put in more effort but to me it feels like SM is saying “Let’s see if we can do without Jonghyun” I don’t like this feel :( And the song also doesn’t do it for me, though I like the costumes and sets in the MV ^^

  18. I honestly think all of the songs are pretty catchy. Michi Go being the most, with Why so serious and What’s your name following.

    I love Michi Go in it’s entirety and weirdness.. plain and simple. The first time I listened to it I felt like it was really awkward for like the first 30 secs but then I just got used to it and fell in love with the song. and the MV is nice. :3 I think it fits the song well.

    Why so Serious…. … I don’t know. It defiantly grows on you. I wasn’t expecting something like this and I had to listen it a few times. The transition to the chorus isn’t great…but it isn’t that terrible either. It’s a a little awkward, but honestly I’m used to weird transition after years of Band. Especially Marching. And rather than key changes I think it’s just a lot of weird chords packed in there to mess with you a bit. I don’t know. @.@ Regardless I don’t dislike it that much. The MV….that room…it reminds me of another room. I can’t remember which MV or artist, but I’m about 90% sure that it is an SM room. (another company might have used it. ewe) Generally the MV just seemed…mehhhhh.

    What’s Your Name? Meh. I dislike like this song honestly. BUT! It is really catchy. Especially Hyuna’s part. Which pretty much saves the song in my opinion because Gayoon’s parts just seem so out of place and ugh. I don’t know. And the MV….What is happening exactly? Like the zombie appearance just seems completely random. More importantly….WHY THE HELL ARE YOU GOING TO TRY AND KILL A ZOMBIE WITH A HAIRDRYER BY JUST POINTING IT AT THEM AND SHAKING IT? Also, why aren’t you using that nightstick to, I don’t know, knock a few a few zombie in the head or something so you can run. It just doesn’t make any sense to me. I’m also wondering how the zombie’s are suddenly dancing along with 4minute even though they attacked the members. shouldn’t the members be zombies instead? Maybe I’m missing something. Maybe not. Who knows. But the MV would be a great candidate for music monday.

  19. So my options are a deliciously sarcastic 4minute KMM, a fun and upbeat GD KMM, or a mixed bag of feelings both positive (Go Taemin go!) and negative (Jonghyun! why SM why?) that would be super interesting all around.

    Holy shit am I torn.

  20. Also, I agree with your comments on SHINee…want Jonghyun back. I do like that they get more vocal parts, but…I miss Jjong..

  21. the bridge is the best part of the 4minute. the video didn’t keep my attention at ALL

  22. AHHH! I’m fuureakin’ OUTTT! I want them ALLLLLL!!

  23. I think G Dragons mv is really over the top maybe even for him, its fun in the begining but the song is better without it.. alltough i looove the part when he dances with the girl (and her bob dance is awsome!!!) It’s groovy to listen to and a good follow up on crayon and one of a kind.

    I can see that this is a really hard choise to make, I’m totaly a Shawol, but GD is seriously good.

    So as a Shawol I of course adore “why so serious” its a good song with a great mv, (appart from the freakin’ 80′ synth, which IS AWFUL) I think they pulled it of great without jjong, and I’m no blinger so… but it’s seriously starting to bother me, I’ve watched it like a hundred times now, and he just sould be there!!! They’re shining SHINee, I want them all, and now forever jjong’s gonna be missing in this mv. I mean, Shinee is like one of SMs biggest stars, they should have been able to do something to delay it, right?

  24. I hope 4minute gets reviewed! Or maybe SHINee ^^ as for GD’s song…. I’m sorry but the moment the song played, I wanted to stop the song. It’s really…. ugh. >w< Please don't kill me! D:

  25. Dear Simon and Martina, you guys spelt “serious”, “sersious”.. hahahha

  26. Guys SHINee tried their best this time because Jonghyun isn’t there *sobs*

    However when you mentioned EXO’s delayed comeback …

    SHINee: Why So Serious?

    4 Minute: What’s Your Name?

    B1A4: What’s Going On?

    Hello Venus: Do You Want Some Tea?

    EXO: What is Comeback?


    You so nasty

  27. I love how so many Nasties are also Kiss-mes. lol

  28. You put up the teaser for SHINee’s video not the full MV…anyway i also would have waited until jjong’s recovery for this video, i also feel SM is being a bit inconsiderate of him but they also have an almost full year of schedules for Shinee so it’s kinda understandable, still as you said the video needs more jonghyun, the song needs more jonghyun…i just miss him. Ok end of my mini rant, Love you guise

  29. don’t get me wrong, i love SM artists. But SM itself, their management and all. i hate it.
    you already said it all. but really, why the rush. it’s not like we haven’t seen shinee for months and months. they just had their comeback with dream girl. and they can’t even wait few little weeks for jonghyun to appear on their mv ?! their mv that is going to remain forever and ever in shinee mv history and will forever be without jonghyun. this is ridiculous. it’s not like he was in the coma or he broke his entire body and he couldn’t move of an inch for a year or so. damn. i was, and still is, oh-so-furious at sm really. i wish they treated their artists and its fans better. their artsits are not replaceable puppets and we are not blinded cash machines. it’s kinda sad to see how groups and all will always say we are not *put band name here* if it’s not the all of us together. and end up filming an mv without a member. i know it wasn’t Shinee’s fault, it’s not the members’ decision, but well. You found the absolute right word. This isn’t Shinee this is Shin’ish. I could have handled a promotion without him, but a mv. This is so… disrespectful actually ?
    SM could give us the best reasons why they couldn’t wait for him at all and had to film it on that exact time even if it’s without him, i still wouldn’t care ? they could give me the best reasons why, i’d still think this was totally wrong to do that. that is all.
    on another hand, the album is cool. i love it. But. I think Why so Serious might be one of my least fav song. Which is weird cause i usually love rock’ish songs but this one is a kind of a mess and… i don’t… really dig it… :/

    as for Jiyong. it’s a big mEh~ to me. the song is not bad. but i don’t like it. it just leaves me… you know… meh~

    as for 4minute. I like it ! it’s nothing epic to me, but i fairly like it :)

  30. shutUPhaters

    “Simon: SHINee or as I like to call you, people that we potentially can become very good friends with

    hey, i thought you already consider us friends? why potentially? kekeke

    shawols already love S&M… i know I do… :D

  31. I agree that they should have waited for Jjong but I can see why they went ahead without him. SM treats comebacks like clock work. Everyone is scheduled after one another (or maybe not EXO because they’re like the forgotten newborns in SM lol) and I guess they didn’t want to wait and push back other artists comebacks. But at the same time why couldn’t they just let another artist make their comeback ahead of SHINee? Whatever SM is not my favorite company when it comes to things like this. -_-”

  32. bigbangfosho

    Ooooh Simon, that chest hair is so nasty.

  33. … and that was the story about how major releases came out and crushed my favorite songs on the Kpop charts. Well, not 4Minute (yet). But I’m happy for BToB and C-Clown to get so high on the charts anyway, maybe more people noticed them thanks to this.

    As for now, shor version (only about the songs):
    “Michi GO”: meh
    “What’s your name?”: meh
    “Why so serious?”: meh

    Long version:
    GD: I said “meh” but I can’t say that I will never like it. I was indifferent about his 2012 releases at first as well and ended up liking them and it may be similar with “Michi GO”. About the video… His cray is still on, but even though I liked “Crayon” MV, I didn’t really like this one.
    4Minute – I don’t like neither the song nor the video, but out of the 3 songs listed in this update this is the one I’d like to see reviewed the most.
    SHINee – as much as I like SHINee (a lot!), I’m not digging this song, alas :( And the video (except for the pretty cool dance) is quite boring, so yeah… Not voting for them this time. As for Jonghyun – I missed him in this video, but I’m afraid their schedule was too packed to change it : (BTW, the video attached in the blog post is a teaser, not the MV)

    P.S Simon, your cleavage was distracting!

  34. SHINEE!!!!!! I miss JJong a lot, and it is wierd to see them preforming without him, but they still are amazing and this song is EPIC!!!!! Not to mention the other four members look fabulous and wonderful even without him. Even though I would have loved to seen them all preform together, they did a phenomenal job.

  35. I don’t understand why people can’t just take an amazing song and video for what it is rather than what it isn’t.
    Its like counting you blessings instead of counting for what you want.
    Idk just a thought that came to me.

  36. I understand what your saying Martina about SHINee, and I do really miss Jonghyun (and I absolutely love Jonghyun’s voice and it brings their song together) but Taemin actually gets his fair share of lines now. He actually sings!!! Let’s see how many down votes I get from my comment :P

  37. 4minute, that’s not how you deal with zombies. Seriously.

  38. gd, why steal mireille mathieu’s haircut? XD

  39. …Ok, I love you guys, I really do, you better believe me cuz I swear it’s true. You’re like my morning tuseday coffee and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been told to STFU when I’m watching you in school.

    I stay up to be one of the first to see your videos, I’ve watched all your videos (exept some indie since… I’m a rock/hiphop kinda girl with a sweet-tooth for pop… and THANK YOU FOR BRINGING UP OUTSIDER! My Nasty friend never gave him a chance till You said “check him out!” and since then we’ve been… talking really fast… And she had to say I was right…) and all but like 3 (my internet can only take so much streeming a-month) live-streams live. I really love you and your sense of humor and a few Nasty-inside-jokes sometimes slip out… (Friend: I’m thirsty. Me: Eyyyyyyy gurl, can I buy you a drink?*rolling down my sexy window in public* F: wut? Me: Nothing, let’s just get drinks ok?) and your GangNam Style parody was THE most funniest parody I’ve EVER seen.

    I’m accually using you for not one, not two but THREE english assignments (our English teacher sucks… like really sucks… do rookie mistakes in grammer when speaking, can’t understand simple phrases, confuse homonyms and heteronyms and just plain words all the time, can’t stand being corrected and is just a plain pain in the… backside.) and I wish I had english teachers like you…

    I’ve been with you since before we were Nastys! Since SHINee Hello KPMM… acually… (I know it’s not that long)
    And you’ve never made a DOUBLE KPMM even when the charts go mitchi (he-he-he).
    I really love your Milkshake review and voted for Eat your kimchi like a man-review, I was a bit hurt that you didn’t do a Gentleman review and chanced the KPMM-winner-thingy so that BIGBANG can’t win for as long as they post videos but saw the potensial and it is your choice and your channal and your blog, you do as you please.
    You know as well as I that it will be a fight till death between SHAwols and G-fans and that G-fans are a tiny bit annoyed that we didn’t win last week.

    But I’m starting to feel a little hurt by you.
    You’re usally nice to the fandom that fight for weeks to keep our idols in the top and mention them and so on but BtoB have been in the top 3 since their new song was released and with SHINee, GD AND 4 minutes they’re STILL in the top three.

    Soon 4 minutes will catch up, and uBEAT will kill the charts. We can’t hold of for much longer.
    And even though your extra KPMM has been “joke KPMM” can’t just at lease give us a tiny KPMM or at least acknowledge us?
    BtoB have never been this high on the charts and are still high.

    Okay, I’m done now. Bye!

  40. I will give you all my life savings to review 4Minute’s ‘What’s Your Name?’…..which seeing as I’m a broke college student isn’t much so um how about my eternal devotion instead? XD it’s a shame it’s so low down at the moment. Praying it breaks the top 3. C’mon that video has everything you could want in a Music Monday. I wanna see EYK review ’4Minute’s Zombie Survival Guide’!

  41. I love you Martina. I totally agree that SM should have waited for Jonghyun. I love the album and the MV is still great but how terrible to make it without Jonghyun. I have been saying this for days, I was so happy to hear that you agree.

  42. Yo did you guys hear the “NASTY~” from Welcome by Jay Park?

  43. I’m sorry i was distract by your man chest simon. You were LIKE A MAN !

  44. PunkyPrincess92

    i am sad that Jonghyun wasn’t in the mv!!! but i don’t think they couldn’t have pushed it back because SHINee have other schedules lined up for the year!! anyway i still love the MV though and the song!! the rest of the SHINee members are working hard to fill Jjong’s part!!! Tae is doing an awesome job and he’ll be improving himself with this promotion a WHOLE LOT more!!

    i’m kinda hoping SM can make another version of the mv soon with Jjong included!!
    i was so happy yesterday cos i saw a pic of Jonghyun and he was completely fine!! his nose was FINE!!!!
    anyway i like to listen to the album version of the song cos it makes me so much happier being able to hear Jjong’s voice!!!

  45. wow Martina your casting for korean version of Alice in Wonderland was pretty damn awesome. If that could be made it would be epic!

  46. Hmm…the 4Minute song is a little underwhelming for me (though the beginning beats are awesome, as is the part at 1:08–is that the lead-in into the chorus?).

    For the most part though, I felt like I was watching a sexier, glitterier, paint-splatterier version of “I Got A Boy,” what with all the pink and the bedroom set and the dance scene set with the houses. Then I snort-giggled at the flash mob zombies :p

    Oh, and I can only take so many shots of Hyuna’s rump, geez.

  47. Fear Not! Bilasa’s Comeback is on May 6th!!!

  48. I gotta say I was really disappointed with SHINee’s comeback without Jonghyun but I guess we should be happy that he’s getting some rest and hopefully will come back to performing very soon. TaeMan did a really good job with singing his parts in the MV but after listening to Why So Serious with Jonghyun’s voice I feel like the song finally sounds complete. It’s just sad that since people like watching MVs they will probably remember TaeMan’s voice and not Jonghyun’s :( Either way, as much as I love SHINee, this song can definitely wait until the next KMM to be reviewed. GD’s song already lasted long enough on the chart so it’s time to talk about MichiGo. This MV is sooo crazy that I’d like to hear what kind of theories S&M have about it. Some people say they don’t really like the song but in my case I liked it even before I saw the video. Kind of reminds me of 2PM’s Electricity which I love listening to coz it gives this cool vibe (I don’t really know how to describe it :D). Anyway, I hope S&M will review both, GD’s and then SHINee’s MV :)

  49. kawaii_candie

    maaaan, that’s harsh!! I love GD, and this song rocks, and i know he’s gonna win cuz of his army of millions of fans, but i think that you doing the 4 minutes song for KMM would be HILARIOUS… I also really like Shinee and I really like the beat of this song, but i’m bummed cuz the missing dude is the one i actually think is cute… T_T but i just wanna say… why did they call their song that?? why??? I mean, after GD used it in Crayon, it’s forever gonna seem is if they’re just hopping on the bandwagon… oh well.

    I didn’t vote because a) i know GD is gonna win and b) I can’t really bear to choose, and i’m just gonna wait and see what you guys pick!

  50. Let me just say my peace

    GD- I wasn’t blown away by his “creativity” and in some ways I took him as a joke a legit professional like 4minute and Shinee, even the rookie group that just came out.

    4minute- it was okay not bad but okay

    Shinee- Put your personal feelings aside and just look and listen to the video; Taemin was well and able to carry his and Jonghyun’s part so don’t act like the song was crap without Jonghyun…do you think he would feel good that people are dissing a song that his members tried hard to impress the fans with. The dance was great even with one member gone. Taemin was literately carrying the whole video so give some credit for not making it obvious that a member was missing, let a non kpop fan watch this and they won’t complain about something missing from the song so be bipartisan. Shinee like every member of SM is on a tight schedule, isn’t not SM fault that Jonghyun was in an accident before they could film the video.

    No one complains when a member of Suju isn’t in a video because of thier required service, that the video felt incomplete or like it was missing something. Some Suju videos don’t have all the members in it, but SUJU still performs that song the best they can, Shinee did the same thing. Just because someone is missing in action that shouldn’t take away from the piece its self, its not like WSS so incomplete with thier main vocal. Taemin carried that song him and Key, so don’t act like there was a lack of talent. I think people complain about it so much because they don’t want it to look like Jonghyun is disposable and that his lack of presence means nothing.

    SNSD Tiffany had vocal nodules and couldn’t perform and promote because she was hospitalized but the group still had to promote not wait for someone to get well because everything is scheduled and organized.

    just a thought

  51. I want to see Martina’s kpop/alice in wonderland movie. Especially Key-bunny.
    I think you should go with Shinee this Monday. 4 minute isn’t in the top 3 right now and I think G-Dragon can probably stay top 3 for another week so you’ll get another chance at him. Besides, MichiGO is like CRAYon part 2 and it’s supposed to be wacky and silly. Kind of harder to be funny about something that’s already being funny about itself.

  52. I actually want to see all 3 videos get reviewed… But to keep the list for 3 weeks feels a bit.. impossible.. D:

  53. SM vs YG vs Cube…who’s gonna win? Cho Yong Pil! Maybe not on these charts, but who cares! I sincerely like ALL the songs on his newest album MORE than the songs in this update.

  54. I was getting ready to rumble, then I saw tantalising glimpses of Simon’s sexy chest hair. Now I have a terrible case of FJS, with some added drool.

  55. Ha ha, Martina said 4 minutes “What’s my name?” – Did anyone else notice that?

  56. I heard Jonghyun got punished for that fact, he was sneaking out of the dorm a lot at night. He sneaked out the same night he got into that car accident so I think SM punished him by letting him out of the video. But its still weird since the fact well… it hurts the fans more then Jonghyun… ><' anyways I dunno.. and I have no clue who to vote for ether. :P
    Votes for all xD

    • I’m inclined to not believe this, because SM will only be losing money by not including him in the video and promotions. There have got to be Shawols who are mightily disappointed with this :( Also, in a way this punishes ALL the members, not just him.

      Aaand referencing my earlier post here, I’ve listened to the audio track about three more times and found myself chair-dancing, LOL. So I guess that constitutes liking this song now :p

  57. I agree with what you said about SHINee’s comeback. I didn’t feel comfortable watching it either, with Jonghyun missing. One gets the feeling that maybe SM is punishing him for something (I mean “SM”; what else would you expect?).
    Anyway, I think they should have waited for him. This isn’t a 13-member band like SuJu. When 1 member is missing – especially Jonghyun, who is usually front and centre – that’s a big deal.

  58. Shawols are really upset about Jonghyun not showing up in the MV……
    But SM has a couple of valid reasons to do so…
    Since it is the “chapter two” of dream girl, the comeback is scheduled immediately after promotions of dream girl ended. SM has already scheduled tightly all the TV or stage performances for them, so if it is delayed (or even cancelled), SM will absolutely lose lots of money, plus it will ruin other’s impression towards SHINee.And because they have a concert tour in Japan later, with the fact that f(x) and EXO is coming back soon, if this comeback is delayed, they comeback will be like a year later….And the “chapter two” thing will become nonsense.

    And Jonghyun will get to perform live like in a week or two. For me, 4 of them already gives an awesome performance (the powerful dance, Taemin’s rap, and the fact that they finally wear NORMAL clothes), and when Jonghyun is back, it will be PERFECT!!

  59. I’m really hoping 4minute gets in the top 3… mostly b/c you know that will be one ridic and awesome KMM! Unlike GD’s MV, I still think they take themselves seriously… when very very strange things are just happening….very strange.

  60. I am glad I was not the only one who caught the crotch pointing ‘tell me what’s your name’ bit. Why are all the teasers for that song coy camera stares and sassy outfits and HyunA’s is like on a bed touching herself…if HyunA and Junsu got together I don’t know who would touch themselves more……

  61. A little off topic but….
    I spy with my little eye…Junsu’s Banana!!! XD

  62. Um… S&M, you guys posted the teaser for Why So Serious, not the actual video.

  63. is it just me? the playlist is not playing in the correct order…. BUT it doesnt stop me from watching it in the correct order by manually clicking on the videos in the playlist :P this week’s Kpopchart is going to be a war zone lol. guise, please respect simon and martina’s choice for KMM this monday, i hate to see another series of complains over stuff like these…

    • Same -_- All the complaints on the Rose KMM were ridiculous >_>

    • What order did the videos play for you?
      It skips every second video for me, when I watch the embedded playlist on this page.

        • Its an interesting glitch isn’t it. I looked it up when it started happening to me about 3 months ago. Unfortunately there isn’t really a fix for it, except for selecting the videos manually.

        • it could be a problem on youtube’s part. i’ve had this problem more frequently during the recent weeks. also happened on their wank and fapfap video playlists, as long as there are 3 or more videos in the list

        • Yeah, the more videos in the playlist the more likely it was to skip videos. Like you said, more than 3 videos seems to be the magical number to cause it.
          It actually stopped skipping videos for me for about 2 weeks (which confused me because the MVs started playing haha). But its back again.
          From memory when I looked up the problem. There was a YouTube help page where others were having similar problems and it had to do with a small piece of code on the page. It was telling the playlist to skip every second video.
          What I don’t understand its only a few of us that are having this problem. If everyone was having this problem, it would be easier to find the exact problem and fix it, but most people seem to have no problem. So I’m not sure xD

          EDIT: Or there is Fuuko’s solution above ^^

        • I just click on the [Youtube] button on the bottom right corner of the embedded playlist. That automatically starts playing the video, in PLAYLIST MODE, on YouTube, in a separate tab. That way you can watch it normally in the next tab, and come back to this tab to comment.
          *picture attached*

        • That’s a good point. I could open a new tab. xD Thanks~

        • Thank you for the fix! I do think YT has a glitch (this has also happened to me; usually the videos play out of order), but I’ll try this from now on! Thank you, Fuuko! ^^/

      • yup, that’s wat happened. so i basically keep watching the updates with no music video LOL

  64. I think I don’t mind Jonghyun not being there because of how well they still did without him. But yes I wish he was there still :( I still love the video and song though

  65. “Will Cube be able to beat YG and SM?!?!” AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! HELL NAW!!!!!

    If we’re going by label here, YG and SM definitely have the power to decimate Cube if they wanted to. If we’re going by group, I like SHINee and G-Dragon a lot more than I like 4minute; I don’t hate them, I just like SHINee and G-Dragon more. Ya dig? As for my opinion of the song, it’s generic, one note trash. I was looking for something decent to wash the taste of that horrible will.i.am / 2NE1 collaboration out of my mouth, and that just makes it even worst. It’s like coconut and garlic. Nasty XD The video was okay (don’t you just love it when the music in a music video just stops?!?!?!!? *evil hate face*), but 4minute needs to just stay away from Brave Brothers if that’s the material they’re being handed by him.


    MichiGo is just crazy, which I kind of expected it to be. What I didn’t expect was all the potty humor (I can’t watch the video without my mind heading into NC17 territory; where did my parents go wrong? XD), but hey… gotta expect the unexpected.

    Why So Serious was awesometastic!! I agree that it was weird not seeing Jonghyun (it felt kind of icky, actually), but the video was decent. The boys don’t look like the junior section’s clearence wrack exploded on them (which is always a plus in my book; can’t really oggle somebody when they’re dressed in semi-ridiculous clothing >_>). Question – was it the video editing or did the boys look paler than they did in Dream Girl?

  66. SM should have waited for Jonghyun to be in the MV and let Exo have their comeback for that time gap. But we all know what a troll SM is.

  67. I’m a shawol and I’m kinda (almost) ok with Jonghyun not performing in hte begining of their promotions.It’s maybe because I feel if SM wanted Jonghyun to be there no matter what, they won’t delate the video more than a week and on the other hand they’ll force him to perform while he’s not completely healed.
    I like to see this as giving Jonghyun more time to rest and relax (probably right now he’s not and instead he’s learning day to night the new dance -_-) and if it means I have to watch a video with just the four of them, I’m ok with that.
    I think the whole schedule was already up somewhere since Dream girl, as the album was planned and all. SM won’t delay so much their MV and comeback, they’ll instead make the member dance and sing while not in the best condition (hey, I didn’t say it was right!). So yeah, instead of grumping that Jognhyun is not in the MV I’m hoping he’s reasting properly and rooting for the rest of them ^^^

  68. omg please review all of this

  69. Martina, SHINee’s schedule the coming months is packed with
    their Japan Tour. Delaying the filming of the music video would mean
    delaying their promotional activities and then further delay all their
    tour dates as well, which have already been announced. It wouldn’t have
    worked. I’m sure they all would have preferred for Jonghyun to be in the
    video and I know as a Shawol that I would have wanted him in it, but at
    this point it was really OT4 or no comeback at all.

    • I agree. SM is a huge company , it’s not like they say ‘hey it’s time for XX group to have a comeback’ and then quickly throw everything together for an impromptu promotion (although with the quality of some of their stuff it sure seems that way). They have a year planned schedule for all artists under their company and it’s a schedule that they are gonna want to follow strictly as possible coz one delay will cause a domino effect on everyone else’s schedule. SM isn’t disorganised ike YG, who seems to just do whatever he feels like doing as oppose to having a well thought out schedule. also, as the above person pointed out, shinee has their own schedules that they need to follow as well.

  70. I was actually pretty disappointed with SHINee’s song. Same with GD’s and 4minute’s songs. They’re just not… catchy enough…

    But I totally think 4minute deserves to get reviewed. SHINee was literally reviews a couple weeks ago and wasn’t GD reviewed like 3 weeks in a row a couple months ago?
    Either way, I know Simon and Martina will make an awesome video for whatever song/video they choose to review.

  71. Of the three, I definitely would be more interested in a GD review, but I could enjoy them all.

    I do have to say that SHINee’s clothes were really cool! In Sherlock they looked…um…well…interesting. We’ll leave it at that. But hopefully they’ll keep it up!

  72. I SO agree with the shinee thing, tbh even if it was Key or Minho were the one missing I would rather they wait and delay everything than CONTINUE to pile up shit on them, IT’S A FREAKING MUSIC VIDEO how can they not have a member there fhgdkjghdgf I’m really quite annoyed. Seriously they even had time to record Taemin singing Jonghyun
    s parts for the video, isn’t that simply absurd (not that I hate it but like WHAI would you do that)

  73. Gah! I don’t like the G-Dragon video AT ALL, but I almost want it to win so that people don’t freakin’ complain. I’m sick of seeing comments of people talking about how “upset” they are. Sure, they are valid in how they feel, but it happens all the time lately and I just don’t have enough patience.

    Uhm… 4Minute…. I’m really CUBE biased, but not even I can take this video seriously. Although, good news is that BEAST should be making a comeback after this! Yay! My favourite group!

    I don’t think the SHINee video is anything like the rock band Queen, but it definitely made me want to listen to some 80′s hair band songs. Although, am I the only one who thinks that SM made Taeman more like Jonghyun in this video? They gave him that black and yellow hair that Jonghyun had in Dream Girl, and he sang a lot of the notes that seemed like they would be for Jonghyun.

  74. Honestly? My favorite out if these is definitely G-Dragon… It’s an amazing music video, I love the feel of the song, and it’s an all-around win. With this in mind, I would actually rather one of the other videos be reviewed. Personally, I’m partial to 4-Minute due to the promise of Simon’s dance-bashing, though I’m sure SHINee would be a good review too. Going into a Kpop Music Monday, what I always look forward to are the “omg, wtf were they thinking…?!?” moments as opposed to a quick, expected thumbs-up. (Which G-Dragon would definitely get. :3) Of course, whatever you guys choose to do, I will be watching and loving every minute of it. *(^ v ^)/*

  75. Isabel Ruby

    i was wondering why Jonghyun was missing :o and while i agree that they could have waited nbd, it was kind of interesting to see SHINee choreography for 4 people. it was still a visually stimulating dance and not overly symmetrical [in my opinion]. maybe i’m a little SHINee biased; Taemin was my favorite ultimate bias for like 4 years straight after all :P

  76. This playlist could almost be ‘the Zombie edition’!
    SHINee sing about the “Walking Dead” and 4Minute have Zombies in their MV… coincidence? 0.o

  77. OH…so THAT’s why Jong Hyun was missing. I was wondering where he was. It was definitely weird seeing only 4 members. Anyways…I think 4Minute’s video would be best for KMM. So many things to spoil, so many things to laugh at. XD

  78. G-Dragon: OH MY BIAS COMPANY! AND IT HAS TEDDY PARK<3 but I can't deny that when I saw 4Minute's video today, all i could think about were snarky sarcastic remarks, and how it would be perfect for KMM. Do I love SHINee? you bet your sweet potato I do! BUT! SHINee is not SHINee without Jonghyun. They could have waited, or at least sat him in a chair like Ze;a did. From what was reported, his injuries weren't too serious. But, if he needs to heal he needs to heal. They should have waited. I love SHINee, but this is DEFINITELY awkward. P.S. Martina, I thought it sounded more Aerosmith-y to me. The guitar riff kinda reminds me of "Walk This Way".

  79. Hahahahahah, 4ny

  80. Yeah…. about that uBEAT MV…. Somehow I doubt we’re going to see it before charts close for KPMM. Hopefully it won’t go the way of the Mworago and Someday music videos.

    • thisisjustforfunval

      I want to find the vault that NH Media has those MV’s locked up in. I want to view them and know why they were hidden away from the world.

  81. well i don’t especially lice this 4minute song but i really want to hear your opinion on it since you have the most to say about it even if the KMM ends up being 1h long :P
    i don’t think anyone would mind a 1h long KMM :D

    and yes shinee does seem odd without one member; it’s lime mblaq promoting again without MIr it just ain’t right


    Okay, I am a bit new to G Dragon’s schtick, is he a cross dresser or is he not supposed to look feminine in the music video?

    • G-Dragon does a little bit of everything; he’s just one of *those* people (you know? the ones where just about everything looks good on them -_-)

    • Lols

      I just can’t.

      He did ‘ cross dress’ in his last video, and he also had an ad for red lipstick recently.

      GD is some type of wierd creature. Sometimes he comes off really sexual and somewhat masculine, sometimes it’s like he’s still a little boy, and then sometimes he is really feminine and pretty. You just never know with him. I think I have been watching him for too long and so now my perceptions of him are skewed. The first time I did see him ( like back in 2009) I did think he was really feminine but extremely confident. ( I thought the same about Simon the first time I saw an EYK video)

      I think he just is confident in his sexuality and really doesn’t care what anyone else thinks.

      • DAVIDPD

        Thanks Natz. I hope I did not offend anyone with my comment. I can assure you it came from a place of ignorance and no malice was intended.

  83. To answer your question – yes, I think a lot of people, including me, would still like to see GD reviewed.
    Because damn, that video.
    That is one crazy video. @_@

    Now the song, I agree, is not one of my favourites. I’ve bought almost 80% of Big Bang’s songs, and about half of GD’s…but MichiGo is not one of them. I didn’t dig it to start with; might tolerate it eventually, but I doubt I’ll ever like it – same with Crayon.

    That said; I actually haven’t seen the 4Minute/SHINee videos, because I’m capped atm. From the comments alone, 4Minute’s video seems interesting – something about a zombie attack? o_O

    Hopefully there’ll be more aggressive dancing by So Hyun <3 and less FJS by you-know-who :p

    • I didn’t think you COULD buy Michi-Go. I thought it was just for some Korean thingy and the MV was only released to the public because ppl wanted it to be. (I may be wrong, but I swear I read that before.)

      BUT ANYWAY….

    • They didn’t go off key in the SHINee song, I think they changed it. It’s a little hard to tell, but I’m about ~80% sure it was a key change. Whoever produced this song should have transitioned that part a lot better. I understand that it was going off of a bit of a build up, but it just changes to the chorus so suddenly; it’s a bit disjointed >_>

      • I’m no musician, I just play a little guitar and piano, so I really have no authority on this matter :3 All I can say is, to my untrained ear, it sounds really strange and unnatural.

        It’s probably a key change (I’ll trust you on that), but it seems a little different from the key changes I’m accustomed too. You know how, sometimes when you’re singing in a choir, after singing all the verses and the chorus, they raise the octave of the chorus? Or in gospel singing, when you have tenors, altos, sopranos etc singing at slightly different keys(?) – but it still sounds good.

        It’s kind of like, even with key changes, there are common destination keys right? Like from G to Em? Not, say, F….

        Ah, I don’t know. Can some musician please clear us up on this?
        Also, IGaB, Crayon, and Love Dust also had similar weird key changes. Maybe I’m just old and conservative, but I can’t get my head around it :(

        • I don’t know about you, but if I had to sing a song in chorus where there was an octave big key change, I would have totally mean mugged my choir teach XD

          *ahem* Anyway, most key changes you’ll find in any kind of music are either half steps up/down (for example from A to Bb or from F to E) or whole steps up/down (for example from D to E or from G# to F#). Also, when you have multiple parts to a song, the singers (no matter what part they’re singing or what “section” they belong to) are singing different notes in the same key, not different notes in different keys; if they were singing in different keys, then you’d have one disharmonious mess (I cringe when a person is even a little flat; I do not want to be in a room full of people singing in different keys >_>). I’m no musical expert, but from the bit of music theory I learned in school (and the ton that I taught myself XD), those are little tidbits that you ought to know. If you were wondering why I know all that stuff, it’s because I sing, play the keyboard, and “compose” (I use a digital audio program, which some people would consider cheating :3).

          Also, don’t feel bad about being weirded out by those transitions; most people are. I think that unless you’re used to listening to classical music (different movements in different keys) or metal (29430582234 drops per song that completely change in tone and feel XD), then it’s gonna feel weird. In the I Got a Boy press release, it did say that the producer (or composer or arranger or whatever you wanna call this mysterious person or group of persons) utilized different keys and tempos (Tiffany even references it in her line “let’s bring it back to 140″; she was talking about the tempo of the bouncy synth chorus). The funny thing is that IGaB’s transitions don’t sound funny or bother me at all, but I quirked an eyebrow at Crayon (in which G-Dragon practically mashed two different songs together in) and Why So Serious made me flinch (you’re right when you say that it isn’t just a normal key change, but I can’t place my finger on what else it could be). In fact, I can’t listen to a lot of dubstep music, because the drops are too different and inconsistent with the rest of the song; it’s like the mysterious musical magician composed two different songs, and then cut and paste them together.

          Sorry for the huge wall of text, I like talking about music XD

        • Wow!! Ok, lol so I guess I was wrong about the octave thing :p
          So; chorus key in choirs are just half/whole key changes, yea?

          Maybe the reason why Crayon and Why So Serious (ironically ‘why so serious’ is a line in Crayon o_O) both sound strange is because the key change is some odd number? like 1 1/2 keys up or something… (I have no idea)

          Ah, ironically I was dux of the best music school in Melbourne, but didn’t actually take a single music subject ._. I just chose the school nearby
          …all I remember is comodo means fast or something xD

          And strangely, enough, I love classical music, and don’t mind dubstep. Maybe it’s when you have only 1 or 2 drastic key changes in an otherwise melodious song, that it sounds so weird.

        • The key changes for the songs I’ve done are only half/whole steps up; I can’t imagine making a jump bigger than that and staying on key XD I mean, there are some beast singers out there, but for the majority if us… :3

          As for Why So Serious, the key change is only a half step up, me thinks. Idk about Crayon, I don’t think the key changes, but G-Dragon just comes blasting in with a completely “different” song.

        • I just wanna chime in to say I read this whole conversation with my mouth open. You like talking about music? I found it utterly fascinating to read your whole technical analysis! I, um, didn’t even notice any weird transitions. GOnna go listen again *slinks away*

        • I do like to talk about music :3 Most people find it really strange how I can go on and on and on about a song that lasts about 4ish minutes, but that’s one of my strengths, I guess.

        • We were discussing that in the comments about Shinee’s video already and came to the conclusion, that what’s really contributing to the “weird” sound in the transition into the chorus is not only the different key, but the fact that the chorus starts a beat too soon.

          It doesn’t set in where one would expect it to (first beat of the next bar) but starts at the 4th beat in the last bar of the verse. Usually, when composers to that it is done to put the emphasis in singing on the second note/syllable of the next part (would have worked here, if the had put the whole chorus off-beat (emphasis on the second and fourth beat in every bar instead of first and third) but strangely they didn’t.

          So not only is the beat slightly confusing at that moment but they also start with the melody in another key (the first note at least) while the bar with the previous key is not done yet. As soon as they change from the “why” to the “so” it matches again.

          I hope I wrote that in a way that is understandable. I am very bad with musical terms in English since I work with this stuff daily in another language.

        • Thank for that explanation!! I was also wondering why the transition was so weird; all I could “hear” was a key change, nothing more.

  84. Martina, I totally understand how you feel about Shinee, that was my reaction when I first heard that they were going to promote “Why So Serious” without JJong, but I also can see SM’s side too. Yes, he is injured and had to get surgery, so it isn’t possible for him to preform, but I from what I understand, SM can’t really delay the song for a couple months because Shinee is scheduled to do a concert tour in Japan in the next month or two. As well as already having their promotions in Korea scheduled, which could/might make the company look bad to the broadcasting companies for backing out at the last minute. It would also mean delaying this “repackage” of “Dream Girl” until the late summer/fall, which most likely screws up their plans for EXO, and f(x), who are scheduled to make comebacks soon too (I know that f(x) is currently learning the choreography to their next single). JJong is still in the album, just not the single- and you can kind of see in the choreography where he was meant to be in a couple of places. Making it kind of obvious that they didn’t really have much time to change stuff. I am reminded of their “Hello” promotions when JJong injured after they filmed the video. Shinee really didn’t promote the track much because they couldn’t do the dance. So, instead they just promoted Lucifer more since the company was more comfortable changing the choreography rather than changing the dance to Hello to have him sit out. And with a broken nose he really can’t and probably shouldn’t sing, and since they had time still to change the video and the track, I think it was smart of them to film it without him to let him recover with the worry of a full Korean promotion cycle.

    • I agree with Martina also they should have waited; So forever this video will symbolize the fact that SM entertainment only cares about money. I also see SM’s side in this but it doesn’t matter SM is a big enough company that they can handle it. So you lose some money. A good 85% of all Jonghyun bias fans are probably thinking why couldn’t you have waited for him. This MV isn’t the same without the lead vocals yeah you get to see the rest of SHINee, but when i look at this video all i see is Key. When i see SHINee i don’t think of Key I think of all 5 of them. I feel like because Jonghyun is miss Key is no the centre of attention. Which isn’t a bad thing Key Bias out there are in love my friend is freaking out to me all the time about how much she see’s Key in this video. But still Forever this video will represent the fact that SM is greedy and can’t let go of the pride. Big companies aren’t going to see it as bad if cancelling is for a good reason. it’s not like it was a total scandal if they hold off on premoting this. It’s not going to hurt SHINee in anyway. SM is just greedy, if anything having this video with out Jonghyun make SM look bad. I offically HATE the company the owner is every colorful word on the sun and ever i see him in public i’ll scream how much he is a jerk and don’t like him. I like how Martina put it “you know ones in an accendit so there is still 4 of them it’s okie” but lastly this cd its a repackage. The cd’s are considered a series, that why they have chapter 1 and chapter 2 in there titles. if Dream girl gets repackaged it will become a two disc cd and a new cover. But as of now there second cd isn’t a repackage there is all different songs on this cd. if it was a repackage it would have songs from the first cd on it.

      • I think SM is being professional now for NOT screwing other artists in their label schedule.. SHINee got those Japanese concerts that they need to attend while F(x) and EXO need a comeback.. so there’s no other time except now.
        If they don’t comeback now, they can only do it next year. SM don’t want to delay it because it’s already planned since February when they announce Dream Girl album.. Besides, those album is like a continuation (Chapter 1 + Chapter 2 ) so it will be weird if Chapter 2 coming out only next year. So yeah, I think SM only being professional by not lying and delaying the release date of WSS.

        just move on and keep supporting them… I hate it when some Blingers said that they want to boycott this promotion. WTH! they’re not a true fans then.

        ps: SM is evil and greedy, but isn’t that what business suppose to works? It’s normal for them.

  85. I just heard Mr Brohoho unveiled his new room this year, and its not a room but a building called “geometry”, exclusive for SM
    But seriously, I’ve seen many rooms of geometry in SM videos, here’s a list
    Shinee’s rind ding dong stairs moment
    Shinee’s lucifer dark backdrop
    Shinee’s Sherlock triangular windows
    Shinee’s dream girl led lights room with triangles
    Tvxq’s humanoids white room
    Suju’s main dance room at the beginning
    F(x)’s electric shock cube room
    Exo’s mama white shapes like cave room
    Exo’s history black floor triangle windows room
    Suju-m’s breakdown super polished futuristic room
    There’s probably more but that’s all I can think of

  86. We should make it very difficult for them to choose by getting all 3 of those videos above to the Top 3 :D I feel all 3 videos would be worthy of an exciting KMM.

  87. GD’s had better songs.. but this MV is just too mitchi-go to pass it up!! i vote for GD..same goes for Shine… dream girl was one of their best videos ever… this one, maybe not so……

  88. My favorite group is 4Minute, but I would be happy with whatever you choose to review.

  89. I agree with Martina, GD Is the Mad Hatter and SHINee should have waited for JongHyun! However I found GD and Shinee’s songs just ok, i was expecting more :/ On the other side i really disliked the new 4min’s song, it’s annoyng, I prefer Volume Up or Hot issue!

  90. This new SHINee song and video just threw me into a sea of confusion. (sorry for the NorKor reference).

    - Gotta hand it to these boys for bringing it to the live performance of this song despite not having their main/lead vocal (can never figure out the difference between those two!). Props to Taemin for all the belting and to ALL of them for their energy and amazing stage presence.

    - I like PARTS of this song. Those parts are freaking awesome, like the lines after they sing “Whhhhhy Soooooo Seeeeeereeeeeous?” Like, head-boppingly awesome. Other parts, well, I feel have too much autotune/studio magic. I want to hear how their voices blend. I feel like there’s too much robotic-ness. :/ BUT I love the 80s rock-ish feel of this song, and I’m diggin Onew with his black MANicure. I have a feeling this song may go the way of “Sherlock” for me–it’ll take a few more listens to really get into it, but I’ve no doubt I’ll fall in love with it.

    - I LOVE their clothes–I like them better than “Dream Girl,” though I thought those were kinda cool too (most times).

    - I like the dance–feels more foot-stompy and cool and all-around fun. I couldn’t see an iconic move like “Sherlock”‘s though.

    - Geez Louise SM, you couldn’t wait for the main vocal to heal? I’m sure those boys would’ve loved to have more time for practice or, you know, REST. And I agree that SHINee without one of them is not SHINee. It’s a testament to their teamwork that they can make it work, but with all of them complete, they freaking SHINE. (sorry, couldn’t resist :P)

    From what I understand, postponing their comeback would’ve affected a Japan arena tour, hence the decision to keep going? Hope some fans can clarify this.

    - I cannot shake the feeling that this comeback was way rushed. I know it could just be me, but there you go. Still, my biased heart is happy to see these boys perform what sounds like a fun, energetic song :)

  91. i am actually glad that jonghyun were not in y so serious i get to see minho and taemin have more part. LOL

  92. Michigo is not my favorite GD song but i guess it was just meant to be a hyped up funky dance song…To have it on full blast and just dance crazy like he did lol..For its purpose it is a GREAT song!!!..From Shinee’s new song i didnt really like it and its a bummer since i really like Shinee’s songs especially their dances..Well 4minute i dont really dig girl groups except for 2ne1 and maybe F(X) lol cuz AMBER is freaking AMAZING!! >__> but because it was my best choice =) BTW Martina that idea of yours EPIC!!! It was like a trailer to a movie which I am dying to see but will never be released lol =(…Glad we have our imagination xD

  93. i know when EXO is going to have their comeback…the second S&M make plans to be out of the country. The week they are traveling will be the week they comeback. because SM are trolls.

  94. I liked Shinee’s song and video much better (even if Jonghyun was missing) I thought
    That TeaMAN did an amazing job taking over the high notes that Jonghyun usually does.
    I thought that both G-dragon’s and 4minutes songs were great they just didn’t give me that goosebumpie feeling
    I got from listening to Shinee’s. Though I’m sure you guys will have fun reviewing any of the three
    Depending who gets first place :D

  95. i really can’t get behind a review of SHINee’s Why So Serious? this week. i don’t think more attention needs to be brought to a video that doesn’t even have all the members in it. it upsets me as a fan that they couldn’t work around it. Money is most likely the culprit as to why they didn’t delay, but as a Shawol i would have rather them not film a MV tbh.

    With a member missing it just brings up too many bad scenarios for me. If your voice is in the song you damn well better show up in the MV if the other members are in it. I mean they couldn’t bring in a cardboard cut out or something. The song is funny so why not make the MV have a little more tongue and cheek. They don’t even have a reference in the MV to Jonghyun. i just can’t get behind this MV. the really sad thing is i would have most likely loved it had Jjong been in it.

    (i mean come on! all the MJ nods in the choreography…so up Jjong’s alley)

    • Don’t have a reference to Jonghyun? Did you see all those puppies!? xD

    • Agreed. I wonder as well if Taemin was given a lot of lines intended for Jonghyun as well.. Tbh I think the song would have had more of an impression on me if they had had who is pretty much their lead vocalist on the track. :L

      • Jonghyun is on the track. For the video’s sake they recorded over his parts so it wouldn’t be weird that you hear him but don’t see him (additionally they have to perform without him until he returns, so they have to sing his parts live). Check out the album version of the song:


        • Oh! In that case great, I’ll go take a listen to that instead, thanks!

        • No problem! They wouldn’t record an album without Jjong! (SM would incur all of my wraths! D:<)

        • Haha true!! I havent been following Shinee much recently, so I didn’t know if he was injured before the recording of the whole album, but good good =w=

        • His accident was fairly recent (unfortunately ㅠㅠ), as Martina mentioned; it was early April. They’ve had this recorded for months though – even before the Dream Girl release (though I’m sure tweaks and things were made to perfect the tracks and such)! But filming for music videos tends to be the last thing done, which is why… Jjong is unfortunately not present. He’ll be back soon though; let’s just pray for his recovery!

        • I finally listened to the audio track and I’m sooooo so so so so happy to hear Jonghyun! As expected, he totally KILLED his parts! There’s a couple lines where he and Taemin are “answering” each other and it freaking ROCKS. Totally reminded me of the bridge in their “Fire” single. My fangirl heart has calmed and after three more listens, I officially love this song (despite the autotune?! in the chorus). Now I can’t wait to see Jonghyun come onstage and totally KILL this live.

        • That’s the spirit! Have you checked out the album yet? It’s great (and full of Jjong – he wrote the lyrics for “Orgel” and co-wrote “Dangerous (Medusa II)”!)

    • ZodiArk-x9

      In addition to the puppies in it- there is also a white dinosaur. Surely that is in no way a coincidence. Lol.

      Edit: This shows it clearly- http://25.media.tumblr.com/20b4fc899dd6f0b7ff3ab0010462ee55/tumblr_mloimvRvcT1s7fq0vo1_500.gif

  96. ZodiArk-x9

    I would have happily waited for SHINee’s music video- I understand promoting without him at first until he fully recovers for the music broadcasts since they will be having another Japanese tour right afterwards and everything was already planned out but I really wish they would have at least waited to film the MV for it for later. It is sooo permanent. After seeing the teaser without him I thought maybe they would film a few pieces of just him to add throughout it since he was released from the hospital.

    Still… this is an amazing song and since I can’t change anything that SM has already done, I will enjoy what was released and admire how well the members pulled it off. I have bought the album ,which is full of Jjong’s voice- and will keep supporting SHINee because they have put a lot of work into this.

  97. I’m not shocked at all by sm, in TVXQ’s video rising sun Jae Joong had a broken leg and they used a substitute dancer with a mask on to ‘represent’ JJ’s spot

  98. Is it just me, or have I seen that arch room in another video before?

  99. thisisjustforfunval

    Oh god I hope I don’t endure the wrath of any Shawols, but every time I see or hear the word Shawol I always think Shamwow. It’s automatic, I can’t control it!

    FYI I’m a Shawol in training ;)

    • HAHAHAHA, I thank you for that maniacal laughter I just experienced (while everyone was sleeping; ergh…)

      Shawol in training, eh? SIT! (Oh boy, InuYasha flashback.) XD

      • thisisjustforfunval

        You are insanely welcome for the laughter XD

        Lol love the InuYasha reference, I totally pictured him having to sit every time Kagomi commanded him to. I almost instinctually did it also, but I’m already sitting :-P

        • Up points for laziness. Huzzah~ (Well it would be kind of odd to watch EYK in a standing position.) xD

        • thisisjustforfunval

          You know i can’t say that I’ve every watched EYK standing up. Laying, sitting, walking, driving (okay no not driving…or have I lol no I haven’t) but never standing.

        • I think it’s about time you add the standing position to your EYK viewing repertoire. :P

          But not the driving. Never the driving.

  100. I like G Dragon a lot, but the costume design on the Shinee video was fabulous. Black and white and red are done to death but there is a really nice use of texture in those segments. What was a knock out was the gray/green/blue segments with the muted red highlights. Amazing.

  101. I completely agree with you on the SHINee thing Martina. Immediately when I started watching the video I felt like something was off. Taemin was singing way more than he usually does and there were only 4 of them. Don’t get me wrong, I’m totally Taeman biased, but the sound was just off. Jong Hyun has such a powerful and unique sounding voice that SHINee just isn’t the same without it. I read somewhere that SM wouldn’t dare push back their schedule because it would conflict with their other bands comebacks, but to me it just comes off as a halfhearted and rushed comeback and SHINee deserves better.

  102. HEY! Those 3 were great, but

    Please check out the other videos released this week too ^^b

    See here: http://www.eatyourkimchi.com/kpopcharts/?sort_by=date&order=DESC
    After GD’s Michigo;

    - Lena Park, a classic R&B singer, does a cover of BoA’s Atlantis Princess
    - Song Haye from Kpop Star shows off her AMAZING voice in a song with a nasty title
    - Roy Kim, who won Superstar K3, and sang at MAMA, really likes Park Bom (?)
    - Seean is not a guy’s name
    - D-Unit releases one of those typical videos that are specially made just for their beloved fans / thrown together with a really low budget and lazy cameraman / so cheap that only diehard fans can appreciate it
    - Woollim’s new female soloist seems to be advertising yoghurt…or Daesung
    - The legenday Cho Yong Pil smashed Psy on the Korean charts with his ‘comeback’ (used correctly for once) song Hello, and omg LOOK AT ALL EM WHITE PEOPLE
    - Jay Park ‘Welcome’s you to his bed in his R-rated video
    - The guy who wrote Kim Jaejoong’s solo album is singing his own song now. If you like Jaejoong for his ‘music’, you should like this too.
    - Juniel scrapped the instagram filters and is going for classic kpop rainbows (and suspicious kids)

    - ………..and a few other videos I haven’t seen yet. History and Dickpunks look interesting.

    So you see, there were a slew of amazing songs and videos that really drew my attention this week. I’d really encourage you Nasties to check out all the lastest videos – not just the big idol groups. There’s some pretty cool stuff out there!!

    If you only have time for one, watch this: http://www.eatyourkimchi.com/kpopcharts/cho-yong-pil-hello/

    • CYP was insane! When I heard everyone going crazy about “Bounce,” I checked out “Hello” and WOW! I really love his video, and I would love for S&M to review it! It’s so…different. Thanks for keeping us updated, you Nasty mod, you. ^^

    • thisisjustforfunval

      I really love the drums in History’s song, glad I happened to check it out yesterday. Yesterday seemed to be everyone release your video day.

    • Pffft your descriptions for these videos are hilarious! xD You make me want to watch some of these videos again.

    • Oh, I just discovered Roy Kim recently! I really like his fresh, simple sound–back to basics. The seasonal song goes so well with the perfect weather here in NC too! Also don’t know what all this about Park Bom is, but I accept it! Hell, who doesn’t have a crush on her?

    • Oh my god! Somebody else understands the reason for the way I hate the word comeback being used in Kpop world. I was just explaining this to my dad yesterday. A comeback is only a comeback if you take time away from your craft for a good chunk of time, as in years, that you were doing. It’s not a comeback if you go on tour since you are still singing or if you come out with a new song six months or even one year. You can say, “Here is _______ with their latest/newest song or __________ is coming out with a (another) new single/hit/song” and etc. It annoys me because the meaning of comeback seems worthless now.

    • I agree with that final suggestion! Everyone go watch Hello. it is an absolutely fabulous song and video, and I weep that it isn’t getting more attention on the charts. Why must I always back the underdogs?

    • “- The guy who wrote Kim Jaejoong’s solo album is singing his own song
      now. If you like Jaejoong for his ‘music’, you should like this too.”

      I can’t tell if you’re joking or being serious but he only wrote the music for 2 of Jaejoong’s songs whereas Jeajoong wrote the lyrics for 4 of the 5 and the music for 2 (one alone and one co-written).

      If you were joking then just disregard this.

      • Ah, most of my descriptions were jokes. I only mentioned Jaejoong to try and get people over there. I actually knew nothing about Jaejoong’s album except that Kim Bada worked on it ._.

        I’m sorry if it sounded as if I was discrediting Jaejoong’s own work.

    • Holy cow, thanks so much for recommending Hello. I never would have watched that video on my own and I freaking love it!

  103. Totally agreed with SHINee’s issue. I’m a Shawol and I would even prefer
    they to delay the MV. It’s weird to see SHINee without Jonghyun’s high
    I liked the song and the boys did great without the main
    vocal, but still, it’s not the same thing. It doesn’t seen like SHINee.
    It wasn’t necessary to be so hurry on making this comeback. We could wait to see them all together as it should.

  104. I’m Not Feeling 4Minutes ‘Whats your name’ at all..

  105. MichiGO! Please! Song-wise I like One of a Kind best, but for videos I enjoyed Michigo the most. I love how much fun GD has in his videos!

  106. Ummmmm am I the only one that thinks that SHINee took a lot of GD and put into this VID? Maybe imitation is still a form of flattery!!??

    • ZodiArk-x9

      For some reason I don’t see any of GD in SHINee’s video. Of course they both use the “Why so serious” line but all I thought about when I heard GD say it was the Joker and the same goes for SHINee. Besides that what could be considered imitation?

  107. I thought the 4minute video was colourful and fun, but the impact of a song where the chorus is ‘what’s your name, what’s your phone number’ seems very…lack-lustre to me. I’m trying to imagine if the same thing came out in English and it would just be horrible. I guess I don’t know the rest of the song. GD and SHINee are my favourite kpop artists but I want to vote for 4minute just to see what you guys have to say.

  108. i wholeheartedly agree with Martina! its not fair for them to perform without Jonghyun. SM Ent. really has got its priorities all wrong.

  109. But- Why- Why wouldn’t GD want to be friends with you guise? You’re like the most non-normal, awesome sauce, amazeballs people I know don’t know! I think you need to rethink that, Martina. ;P

    As for SHINee, I concur with your points, S&M… I suppose I’m just used to it from SM by now? I’m not really upset that they didn’t wait… As @FranFOD mentioned, their schedules are made in advance with very little leg room, and they do have a concert tour coming up (SHINee World III), so I don’t necessarily blame them. I just think about how sad Jjong must be feeling that he can’t perform with his members, and how much he must want to heal faster so he can comeback and make the fans excited to know he’s alright… And that thought sort of hurts because I wouldn’t want Jonghyun to push himself any harder to heal because he feels like he has to compensate. It’s not his fault he was in an accident, but unfortunately, when you’re under management, you don’t make your own schedule. It’s just the way it is.

    That touchy subject aside, whatever video you guys review (between GD or SHINee because I don’t think 4Minute will make it to the top three in time) I will be happy with it, as I always am. G-Dragon should be first since he’s been up there for awhile, and I believe SHINee can hold on for another week; but if you guys feel like you’re more excited to review SHINee (or mindwarp us all and review Batooba!), then do so. I just want to know your thoughts (and laugh insanely way too early in the morning so that my parents think I’ve gone bonkers).

    Tis the way of the Nasty. ^^ (P.S. Whenever I see HyunA now, I just think of Simon. Stay nasty, Simon! ^^)

  110. I couldn’t watch all of 4minute’s video (LOW girl group tolerance), but simon would ruin what i did watch in such beautiful ways :P
    I love GD, not so much Michi GO. Shinee’s video looked like it was choreographed for 5 and they didn’t think anyone would notice if they didn’t change it. I hope you have fun with whichever one you guys pick. I’m sure I’ll enjoy watching it :)

    • Oh yay I’m not the only one with a low girl-group tolerance. It has to be an absolutely FLIPPING AMAZING and special video/song for me to like a girl group’s. >3<'
      On the other hand, I prefer Michigo. XD But I do like SHINee's… I want them both reviewed but I think Michigo would be more fun.

      • I really liked Shinee’s song. It was just the video. On the other hand, S and M could insert themselves into the obvious 5th person spot in some of the figures for loads of fun. I really WANT to like Michi Go. I keep listening to it, hoping it will grow on me like Crayon, but not so far.

      • You guys aren’t alone.. I’m not much of a fan of girl groups either. Its kinda funny, because when I started listening to K-Pop I was pretty much exclusively listening to girl groups but now I strongly prefer the guys and/or solo artists. I still listen to girl groups from time to time but they really need to impress me. 4Minute is actually my favorite girl group, and I was really underwhelmed by this comeback :(

    • I think I just have a LOW 4minute tolerance…. yeahhh… and I’m so happy I’m not the only on seeing that empty space were Jjong is supposed to be….. and the more I see the MV the more I see them.

  111. Not so sexy but always around face wiping vs. Off beat funky Craycray vs. to cute for words in dayglow? Chooses chooses….

  112. Shinee should record an alternate version when Jonghyun is better. Yea – Shinee’s completely back.

    • ZodiArk-x9

      If only that was possible… I imagine that would cost more money then SM would even consider spending. I feel like they should have promoted like normal and just delayed filming the MV for when Jonghyun could participate. How did SM even come to the conclusion that filming without him was an acceptable option when each member of SHINee is so important to the group?

      • Probably because then the “Where’s the video for this song, SM?” Haterade would be drunk everywhere. Also the “How could you possible promote this song without a video, rawr rawr rawr comments.

        The point I’m trying to get at is, no matter what SM does, there will always be Haterade. (Who produces this Haterade, I ask? SHUT DOWN YO FACTORIES AIN’T NOBODY GOT TIME FO’ DAT.)

        • ZodiArk-x9

          True. No matter what choice they made they would have been attacked by some fans on one side or the other. Blah.

        • SUCH TROOFS!!! Personally, I’d prefer if SHINee did the video as a group; it just reflects better on SM and SHINee themselves that way, but I can see why SM went ahead without Jonghyun.

        • Dude, I think we all feel the way you do. xD /hi-five for awesomeness/

    • Maybe not record an alternate version, but promote one of the other songs on the mini, like Nightmare or Like a Fire. There are a lot of title-worthy songs on this mini. It’s a cruel twist of fate that Jonghyun isn’t around to promote the half-album that’s FINALLY dark, FINALLY rock, and FINALLY RnB, all things that are right up his alley.

  113. Ughhhh I do NOT like Whats your name… I feel like I know Hyuna waaaaaay to well now… (I’ve seen all her secrets!!!!)

  114. GD’s new video is the most colorful one he made so far:)

  115. FranFOD

    People seriously need to shut up about SHINee not waiting for jonghyun. This album was recorded at the same time as dream girl and the music show slots had to have been reserved months in advance. SHINee has a tour staring at the end of may. Putting it off for even a week would have forced them to wait until after their tour to comeback and by then the whole chapter 1/chapter 2 concept contrast would have gone to waste. And Jonghyun would blame himself more than anyone else. It was bad enough when he injured his leg right before their first tour and apologized to the audience in tears. Yes, SHINee isn’t SHINee without jonghyun, but the other 4 alone are proving that SHINee isn’t a group centered around a single talented person like most other kpop groups nowadays. As for exo never making a comeback, I blame SM for ever debuting them. It’s obvious that they have way to many artists now and not enough time to schedule comebacks for all of them without year long gaps.

  116. XLovelyFantasy

    I agree whole-heartily about SHINee. I feel as if Shawols would have been happier to know that SM waited for JongHyun to get better before filming. It’s especially weird since we can hear him in the song. Also, a broken nose would only take at most a month to heal so it’s not like they would have had to wait that long. Sometimes I feel as if SM doesn’t really care about SHINee and they just want their promotional cycle to end so they can promote someone else.

    Love the song, and the MV’s potential if all 5 were in it, but seriously disappointed in SM Ent.

  117. you already viewed gd’s one of kind,that xx etc…also you do shinee’s dream girl
    i think it should be 4minute…maybe i am too biased but i like how simon ruin their dances…to see simon dances you can look hyuna’s bubble pop hheehe

  118. Don’t worry Simon, Bilasa is making a comeback very soon! They’ve started with the teasers! :D

  119. Actually, B1A4 is coming out with new material in May!

  120. Man such a hard choice :s But I really wanna see GD’s review but anything is cool ;D

    PD: Was I the only one squealing at the mention of UBeat xD

  121. The zombies in the 4minute vid are so… FASHIONABLE!!!!

    And I feel the same way Martina. Shawols wouldn’t have minded waiting for Jonghyun to be at the top of his A game.

  122. It’s more like YG vs. SM, there is no way in the world Cube would manage to win with those two at it’s throat.

  123. I really hope MichiGO gets reviewed because it is at top3 for 2weeks~~ Please Simon and Martina please~~

  124. I agree with the SHINee comment. Aren’t accidents the kind of situations that make groups take small breaks? That’s my opinion anyways. I’m just excited about your Kpop Monday.
    So many places to joke with 4Minute’s video. So. Many. Places. I love the SONG, but the video was…… very amusing.

  125. Oh god the alice in wonderland korean version sounds so amazing. I wish it could happen

  126. When I read SHINee’s title track, I read it as if I’m singing Sherlock. Why so serious yeahhh~!

    On a serious note, I do agree with you about promoting without Jonghyun. And I know this is diff album where they’re doing diff chapters/parts but seriously they shouldn’t rush. I feel like just like how companies are cranking out idol groups like mad, some just tend to crank out albums when the group isn’t possibly ready yet. Like how SJ’s Sexy, Free, and Single came out. I felt like they rushed to end the concert tour and push an album out before Leeteuk left for the army.

    • ZodiArk-x9

      I did the singing thing too and once I did I almost forgot how it was actually suppose to sound and it kept repeating in my head. Lol.

  127. Well, whichever video you choose – I hope that you have fun and I hope you don’t get bitched at. Of course, I’m Cube Biased, and would rather have a 4minute review, but we can’t get everything in life, can we? We should at least enjoy the effort you guys put in these.

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