KpopCharts Update: 4Minute vs B.A.P. vs Xia
4Minute “Is It Poppin” – Vote for it Here!
Oh Martina: when will I be able to convince you to like a 4Minute song? I think maybe Martina’s guards are up, because it’s easy for us to remember the anger we received for talking about Hyuna, similar to the anger we received when talking about Shinhwa, so we’re a bit hesitant. And for Martina, maybe that resulted in her just not liking 4Minute’s songs as much.
I ain’t scurried, though. I’ll like their songs and poke fun at their videos like I always do. “What’s Your Name” was great fun and hilarious. “Ice Cream” was a ridiculous goldmine of 10 Music Mondays that we never got the chance to review. This video is not as potent as the other two, but it’s still got its strong points. We’d love to talk about it. Well, I would, at least. Still gotta convince Martina!
B.A.P. “Coffee Shop” – Vote for it Here!
Ok, I’m gonna go out and say this: I think this might be my favorite B.A.P. song ever. It might not be their best song ever, but it’s my personal favorite, I think, for a few reasons:
1) Apart from this song, I didn’t like any of their non-asskicking songs. So let’s wipe those from the table right away.
2) The asskicking songs of theirs that I like, I only like in limited doses. I can listen to “Warrior,” but that stops me from doing anything else. I gotta yell “WARRREEEYURR HUH!” and focus on that. I’m more into background music, stuff I can listen to as I’m working on videos. Something in the background so that, when I step away from editing videos I can hum or sing along to, you know? That’s why when people check out our Last.fm account, they’re surprised to see that a lot of Kpop isn’t on there. That’s because Kpop is too ostentatious and explosive to be played all the time. It’s great when you’re in the mood for dancing around and getting hyped, but it’s not great in all situations. “Gentleman,” for instance, is our favorite song of the year, but as soon as it’s on we must all stop doing anything and start bellowing out along with it.
B.A.P.’s “Coffee Shop,” though, is great for our workday. It’s soothing and jazzy. It won’t put you to sleep, and it’s nice to step into at any part of the song. Just a really, really lovely track. I hope you like it as much as we do :D
Xia “11AM” – Vote for it Here!
So, there are songs and videos that are really pretty and interesting, and there are songs and videos that we like that might not really be the best for a Kpop Music Monday. Xia’s “11AM,” ladies and gentlemen, falls into that category. It’s really pretty, and it’s touching and moving and powerful and a lot of good things, but is it good material for a Kpop Music Monday? I’m not really sure. We should give it another few look overs and see, but, at first glance, this song and video are really stripped down and bare. All for good effect for the song, sure. I’m just not really feeling inspired for it, you know? As much as I’d feel inspired to make fun of sun hats :D Thoughts?