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October 1, 2013

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Since we stopped doing the KpopCharts Updates, we’ve got some emails from people asking us to do at least something like it from time to time, because there are a lot of videos that come out every month, and we only talk about 4 of them, if we do a Music Monday every week, and – considering our constant traveling over last month and this coming month, we’ve been missing out on a bunch. So here are a few videos from the summer that we didn’t get the chance to talk about that we think you should check out.

Royal Pirates “Shout Out”

We said in the video that we met James, the bassist, over the weekend. It was really interesting talking to him, because he said he was in a band, and we wouldn’t know what it was, and when he said Royal Pirates we told him that we were planning on talking about his video on Monday, which he didn’t believe. See James! SEE! You thought we were just being polite. Ha!

Anyhow, we like Royal Pirates. Have liked them for a while, so it’s really great to see them debuting in Korea with an original song. Hopefully we can do something with them soon! I know some people have been asking us on Twitter for it. Maybe soon. Just maybe…

Sunmi “24 Hours”

Dang it Sunmi, your name got butchered today! SUN-me, SUE-me, this is why I hate reading Korean names in English, it’s just better to read them in Korean which is what I did AFTER I filmed the video. GAH! Okay, so if you want to know what song I was talking about by Passion Pit, check it out here. Probably one of my favourite videos of the year. Yes, we watch lots of other music videos outside of Kpop! Also, some people that follow our last fm account notice that a lot of Kpop doesn’t show up and that’s because we have one of those portable plug your iphone in speakers that Martina uses when she’s getting ready. She plays music from her iphone music so that she can hear it and none of the 23847283782937r5982378 kpop songs register on last fm that way. Anyhoo, the point is, you see what I mean about this video being similar right? Yes, it’s undeniably similar, and, yes, JYP definitely got inspired by our tweet. That’s beyond the point. What I want to talk about is how we want to see videos be more creative. I want to see a video that accompanies a song. I don’t want to see a video that looks like a portfolio for models. Music Videos should be interesting and they should help you get into the music, not just a photography shoot with background music. Do something fun and interesting and relevant and new. Come on Kpop videos: you can do it! We’ve seen it happen!

GI “Booshit”

Okay, now I’m sure a lot of you are going to be on Simon’s side since he didn’t actually like this song and video. I actually really liked the song and I thought the simple beat mixing in with heavy guitar sound was pretty bad ass. I know the video is really really simple, and the outfits aren’t flashy, and the choreo isn’t mind-blowing, but none of that bothered me. This band debuted specifically saying they were sticking to a tomboy concept (the fact that they have a management team that gives them a concept is why I call them a kpop hip-hop group and not just a hip hop group) and thus far they have followed through with it. The plain unclustered concept of this video and song is what drew me to it and kept me watching it. I see so many rookie kpop videos cluster the screen in colours and accessories and props in, what I feel, is an attempt to cover up the newness and awkwardness of the band. GI are just clearly open in this video. Their choreo is not totally in sync, but at least I can watch their choreo. So many videos now are just quick flashy cuts and zoom ins that I have to watch the live performance to even see a bit of the dance, and even then the camera dudes do all these cheezy twisty zoom ins. Which, BTW, is another reason why I loved EXO’s dance version of “Growl”. I guess I’m really getting sick and tired of kpop groups debuting and being called “hip hop” when a lot of them aren’t actually good at rapping. That’s right, I said it! Just because you call someone a rapper doesn’t mean they’re actually good at it, and although GI has more growing to do, I think they’re giving the kpop hip hop title more veracity than a lot of current kpop groups.

Lee Jung Hyun “5”

Next to Sunmi’s “24 Hours” this is not that far behind Sunmi’s song for me (it’s Simon again). This is a lot more fun, even if it is a bit too reminiscent of Nicki Minaj’s “Starships” at times. Sunmi’s song is really serious, and not really great morning music, while this song is perfect for getting pumped for the day. It’s not going to be everyone’s cup of tea as it’s pretty quirky and weird. Yeah, it’s just straight up weird, but we like weird. That’s how BILASAAAA conquered our hearts. Anyhoo, the video is very creepy but still good at the same time. I’ve never seen a hot Korean chick make herself look so silly in a video before. She seriously rolls across the ground and it’s not sexy looking, but it totally matches the doll theme. Even the weird blue dress with diaper like underwear dance is…weird…but also so interesting at the same time. This was the first time for me to hear and see her videos but Soozee told us she often goes for this doll theme. Check it out and share it with your friends to creep them out.

BtoB “When I Was Your Man”

Okay, so Simon doesn’t really love this song but he doesn’t hate it or anything. I was just surprised to hear such an unusual song from a kpop group, because this is the sound of Korean Indie music. Seriously, you know how we review K-Indie on Sundays? Well a lot of the ballad we hear sound like this and if you snuck this into the request list with them under a different name I never ever would have called this out as kpop. Probably because this isn’t a kpop song. This has korean drama soundtrack written ALL over. I just recently started re-watching Boys Before Flowers and was reminded of just how terrible the soundtrack they used was. It really could have used this song. Like, really. So for any of out BToB fans, I’m curious if you like this song or if it strays too much from what you’re used to?

Spica “Tonight”

We met Spica back in Singapore a short while ago. We had heard a couple of their songs and talked about them in KpopCharts updates, but we haven’t really heard about them since. There are too many bands to keep up with now and it seems Spica themselves were feeling that too. The reality TV show I was talking about is called Lee Hyori XUnni, and although I didn’t see it myself Soozee (who is not really into kpop) had a lot to say about it. It seems likes an interesting show because it shows you what life is like for a struggling kpop band. Since we live in Korea, we do see the reality of which bands are popular and well known outside of all the music performance shows, and I gotta tell you, a lot of International fans are kindof in denial. We learned that when we saw the shock from Busker Busker beating BAP and EXO last year for Rookie of the Year during our EYK Awards. Truthfully, most Korean people won’t know any of the the newer bands that have come out, even if they have a huge internationally following. So Spica’s TV show with Lee Hyori really helped them become better known the a broader Korean audience. Anyhoo, the video is really pretty, the colours, costume changes, use of interesting editing, all makes for a very whimsical kindof video. I’m not sure I like it more than Sunmi’s video, but it’s still lovely.

5Dolls “Jjak 1 Ho 짝1호”

Okay, what the heck is the name of this song? I’ve heard people call it Soulmate, Soulmate #1, and other names, but 짝1호 is what they wrote in the title, so that’s what we’re going to call it. I hope we didn’t come across as rude when we talked about this video. The video was just…really boring which was surprising because it had a kindof seamless camera pan concept going on as well as many set changes. I think the girls might be a bit too new to handle how much acting was needed to pull of this kind of video, just like how Lee Hi’s has terrible acting abilities. And AoA. I said it. Their debut video had TERRRRIIIIIBBLLLEEE acting in it! But forget the video for now, the song is super fun and catchy, it has a light summertime feel to it and man, I wish there was a wicked addictive T-ara like dance to go a long with it. I feel like they ALMOST nailed it, but just something was off. Maybe a funnier video? Also, why didn’t you get someone to check that newspaper article?! The random lack of capitalization and weird awkward spacing is KILLING ME! KILLLLINNGG MEEEEEE!!!!!

Okay, so final thought on everything! I’m loving browsing the Kpop Charts. Yes, I know we designed them, but our awesome EYK mods help to keep the chart up-to-date and it’s awesome to read all your comments and opinions on the videos. I haven’t had the chance to really browse the kpop charts since we stopped doing the Saturday updates but I’ll get back to browsing them because I was missing out on some awesome stuff. It’s kindof cool that we have this little internationally community which is creating a ranking of our own feelz on kpop. Onto the GD winners!

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  1. i liked this but im really disappointed that they still have yet to make a single comment about bts, despite the fact that they have been in the top 3 twice. The didnt even mention them in the kpop chart updates while they were still doing them at the time. I’m honestly wondering whether they actually hate them and think they suck or they just arent impressed. Either way they deserve to at least be acknowledged.

    3 years ago
    • there has been roughly around almost 600 videos added to the charts this year (there are playlists on this channel http://www.youtube.com/user/TheEpikNasties) . Simon and Martina could not possibly talk about all of them. I understand the frustration because we all have videos that we would LOVE to hear them talk about even if it’s just a mention, unfortunately it’s just not possible. I wouldn’t say that S&M hate BTS. It’s just that there are sooo many videos that they can’t talk about all of them.

      3 years ago
    • I don’t think they hate them, I think its a little similar when they didn’t pick a kpop’s artists song ‘the art of seduction’ but on another video they told how much they loved it. I think they have their reasons for not commenting on it yet.

      3 years ago
    • I posted about this as well,(that I was disappointed that they’re not getting reviewed yet again..). I completely understand that S&M can’t possibly make all their viewers happy (it’s very much impossible with such a large audience), but at the same time the I thought part of the reason for starting the Top 3 was so there would be a diversity in the videos that got selected for KMM. I’m not hating on G-Dragon (because I absolutely love him, his new album, and almost everything he does) but as an example, he’s been reviewed a lot, and maybe that KMM spot could’ve gone to a different group. Again, using GD’s video is simple an example of my opinion. (EMPHASIS on opinion)

      3 years ago
      • You have a great mindset, but unfortunately the huge fanbases voting for big names would also be angry if their preference was ignored. I think in the end S&M are trying to pick the most interesting video to review, but also considering their larger audience. Not to say that the majority vote is right, but you must consider more than just the popularity of an artist and how often they’ve been reviewed. Your opinion does make sense though.

        3 years ago
    • Wow, there’s a lot of assumptions going on here. S&M were very busy over the past month, and aside from that this video was meant to showcase some smaller groups/songs. BTS has no trouble with views, because they’re well known already, and the song is popular. Even further, do you know just how many kpop groups there are? It’d be impossible for EYK to acknowledge all of them.

      3 years ago
  2. FUUUUUUUUUU lol i never win! lol but i loved this video! great job u guys ^^

    3 years ago
  3. i think u should continue this segment mayb at the end of every month…like recap for certain month

    3 years ago
  4. I really liked that you guys did this. You should do it more often. Every couple of months, or once a month even. To be honest, I rarely watch KMM, but I love hearing about new songs, and some of these ones were awesome.

    3 years ago
  5. Wa$$usp Hotter than a summer was amazing, way better than their first single.
    M.I.B men in black was so catching.
    And I’m not sure if this counts, but U-Beat Should have treated you better great.

    3 years ago
  6. Woah, I didn’t expect you guise to have the same taste with me…
    Almost all of the videos you mention are captivating for me, except for 5Dolls, which is not my cup of tea.
    And yes, I definitely, give a thumb up for Lee Jung Hyun for her weirdness, it’s really daring and I applaud her for that.
    And Sunmi, her song is really, really addicting, plus her dance moves are sexy, I keep watching her video performances XD
    Spica’s Tonight is awesome, I can tell that the girls are really having a good time, and it compliments the song really well.
    As for G.I., I’m not really into hip-hop, but I like their consistency in this genre, I hope their popularity can increase more.
    BTOB were really shocking, but I like the vibe that they give in this song. Smooth and relaxing.
    I have nothing to say about Royal Pirates because I just love boys playing music. The end.

    3 years ago
  7. I think you guys need to do things like this more often. It’s refreshing and it breaks up the monotony. I’ve also noticed that for the most part that I can kinda tell what songs you would maybe enjoy. God, I just saw that little clip Lee Jung Hyun’s song and I knew that I’d love it.

    I’d go with SPICA’s Tonight, it feels like summer nights when you’re a free spirit running around a bon fire or just with friends screaming at the top of your lungs. Junsu’s Incredible even though he’s fairly well-known, that song is also just feel good party music. I don’t know if Wonder Boyz counts with their song, but what the hell Tarzan was amaze~ I don’t listen to that much kpop songs that I don’t already know or if I want to watch a review so I’ll check it out so I know what’s going on.

    3 years ago
  8. Were you guise just “da da da da da da da”-ing Shanice’s “I love your smile?”

    *hides after revealing age*

    3 years ago
    • OMG, I pulled out my Shanice CD to replay it and see if that was the song they were humming. It looks like were all from the same era…lol, because that was so the tune. Hello 90’s kids ::awkward face at age reveal as well.::

      http://youtu.be/y-gz-yddE6Q …for those who have no idea what we’re talking about.

      3 years ago
  9. Favorite underrated title songs/singles of the summer (I have too many favorite B-sides I’m not even going to go there):

    1. Volcano- P-TYPE (P-TYPE is a rapper but the woman who sings in this is an indie singer who has worked a lot with YG artists and her voice is amazing)

    2. Whoo!- Fiestar (really great song that features Eric Benet)

    3. Fly- Geeks (catchy, I love it)

    4. Black Suit- Rphabet & San-E (it’s a fusion of electronic and hip hop, and San-E kills it)

    5. Men In Black- M.I.B (possibly the catchiest song of the summer)

    6. Pretty Pretty- Ladies’ Code (great vocals, fun video)

    7. Voice- Lim Kim (Love this girl, and there is not one song of hers I don’t like. I just feel this song was overlooked)

    8. MAMAMA- Tasty (love the beat)

    3 years ago
  10. Yay~! Sunmi, Spica and Lee Jung Hyun are on the list! :D
    For me… VIXX’s “You’re Impressive (G.R.8.U)”, Block B’s “Be The Light”, Rlphabet “Black Suit (ft. San E)”, Navi “I’m Not Going Home Tonight”, Airplane “Give Me a Chance”, MIB “Men In Black”, Fiestar “Whoo! (ft. Eric Benet)”, and Honey-G “Baboya” ^^

    3 years ago
  11. The summer song and video I couldn’t get enough of was Bigstar’s Run & Run. I probably replayed more times than I could count. It reminded me so much of the old school house parties circa the Kid & Play era. The clothing was fun and loud, and the dance moves were straight out of the 90’s….it felt like they even paid homage to the Fresh Prince of Bel Air episode when Carlton and Will get caught being exotic dancers [if you haven’t seen it, Hulu that business pronto to see the Tonto]. But the icing on the cake of that song was the chika, chika boom boom of it all. I don’t think it got a wideload of views and I probably counted for a chunk of those, but I thought it was a pretty fun-get you to move- song of the summer.

    3 years ago
  12. a MUST check out is Jewelry – Hot & Cold. it’s like Korea’s answer to Eurythmics kinda :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAdabIfmtgk

    3 years ago
    • Another Jewelry fan?? These guys totally get overlooked. Hot & Cold was awesome. And in my opinion, Baby J is probably one of the best female rappers in K Pop.

      3 years ago
  13. I LIKE THIS FORMAT

    THAT IS ALL

    3 years ago
    • Glad you liked it!

      3 years ago
    • I actually really love it too, because that way S&M don’t have to waste time reviewing parts of videos that are otherwise boring, and I feel like they could even do skits that sort of weave into eachother if they do multiple songs. Also, I am wondering if it’s possible to do like… a THIS WEEK IN KPOP HISTORY video series, where S&M can review and introduce older songs? I’ve been hoping for that for awhile!

      3 years ago
      • TT_TT “THIS WEEK IN KPOP HISTORY” I love you! One of the things I loved about the K-crunch was that it introduced older songs too. There are some really awesome songs that are from the early – mid 2000’s and even the 90’s that I’m sure people would like but haven’t had the time to look into.

        EDIT: actually a few of us are creating a list of our personal favorites of pre-2010 songs/videos. I’m not sure when it will be done though. ^^;

        3 years ago
        • Lol how about they just call it THIS WEEK IN KPOP (T.W.I.N.K.) ^-~

          3 years ago
      • Agreed that Shadow is the best song from Pink Tape but Airplane is my second favorite so I’m not complaining :)

        3 years ago
  14. I’m a huge fan of Shout Out. That song is like.. my JAM right now, you know?

    3 years ago
  15. I think the same. they avoid talking about some groups.

    3 years ago
  16. omygad! that V MV. It creeped me out! I LOVE it now hahah :D

    3 years ago
  17. I really liked BTS’s No More Dream & We Are Bulletproof Pt2 (maybe they’re not that underrated though) as well as MBLAQ’s No Love, which deserves so many more views.

    3 years ago
  18. Kat

    Actually Lee Jung Hyun’s V was my summer song. I found it when looking around different kpop songs on youtube and found it and just fell in love with the song and video! So happy to see that you guys liked it too!

    3 years ago
  19. is “kindof” the canadian way to write “kind of”? lol
    yay SPICA! i’ve loved them since their debut and i’m so happy to hear that they’re finally gaining momentum in korea. tonight is a wonderful song, so far my favorite after russian roulette. you guys should def watch their performance on yoo hee yeol’s sketchbook, they’re flawless =]

    love 24 hours and agreed with some of the commenters here, i would’ve included tasty’s mamama.

    3 years ago
  20. Another one I like is the new rookie group BTS’s N.O
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmgxPLLLyVo

    3 years ago
    • I have been obsessed with their songs. especially this one! the lyrics to it are amazing. I also love everyones vocals :) very unique sounding to me.

      3 years ago
    • I was just judging purely off the youtube number. It’s hard for me to know who are more popular internationally ’cause I don’t really have any friends who listen to kpop with me. I don’t know or have the time to figure out the demographics of the bands’ fans. I’m sorry if I posted a non underrated band.

      3 years ago
    • I don’t think their singers are anywhere near the level of their rappers. Really kills my vibe.

      3 years ago
      • dudeee. no. Their singers are flawless, check out some of their youtube covers/mixtapes and other songs off their album (I would recommend ‘Coffee’ and ‘Luv In Skool’)(also I know the title of the second song is stupid but its good)

        3 years ago
    • guys look at the VIEWS for the song it’s under 1 million, no way that’s not “underrated” they barely make it to 700000 views… very disappointing for a “popular rookie group” if you ask me.

      3 years ago
      • Just because not every fan has seen the video (I haven’t) does not mean they are not popular, Idk about their popularity in korea, but almost every k-pop fan I know online or irl knows of them.
        (I really hope this doesn’t sound mean //sobs) (I just think that internationally at least they are very popular and don’t really need to be “promoted/shared” among i-fans as much)
        Sorta like how EXO was really popular among i-fans but literally noone cared about them in Korea before this year+ their album? (idk if Im getting my point across very well Its 2 AM where I am and Im really tired)

        3 years ago
        • Well… I don’t know, I mean they sort of mentioned views as a factor when they chose their songs, and from my own experience… nobody around me who’s a kpop fan ever even heard of BTS… well… if they’re not underrated, than I’m disappointed by the fans, because not even reaching 1 mil… :P
          btw you don’t sound mean ^^ I hope I don’t :P and you did get the point across! :))

          3 years ago
    • I don’t think they’re underrated…

      3 years ago
  21. I too feel like VIXX is underrated :( like they do well internationally but yeah, they deserve more attention. Especially their song hyde and G.R.8.U. I also feel like History was underrated with their songs Dreamer and Tell Me Love. And i love this type of video for EYK since Kpop updates is gone now :( THANKS FOR A GREAT MONDAY !

    3 years ago
  22. Agree! It’s so good! Tasty is an awesome duo.

    3 years ago
  23. I’m a big fan of Tasty’s Mamama too. It’s a great song. :)

    3 years ago
  24. I really like MIB’s Men in Black. It only has like 100 k hits.
    Side note: They’re from Jungle Entertainment which I think was founded by Tiger JK.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCrLpneSC18

    3 years ago
  25. I love C-Clown! :3 Has S&M ever reviewed any of theirs? :0c

    3 years ago
    • :( Oh noooo, they need to put out something new so we can rush the charts and get them reviewed!

      3 years ago
  26. My top favorite underrated songs of the summer:
    (in no order)
    -LEE JUNGHYUN “V” :::: LOVEEEEEE THAT SONG SO MUCH
    -Ladies Code “Pretty Pretty”
    -Wassup “Hotter Than A Summer” <
    -Basically ANY Lim Kim / Kim YeRim song. haha she's not that big to intl kpop fans… and she should be because her voice is SO BEAUTIFUL AND UNIQUE.
    -N-Train "Comeback To Me"
    -ODDEYE "Catch Me If You Can" & "Follow Me" !!! THIS GROUP PLAY VIOLINS/CELLO!!! IT'S AMAZING!
    -Queen B'Z "Bad"
    -Say Yes "느낌이 좋아" ((they're a new band kinda like Royal Pirates))
    -Z.Hera "Peacock"
    -BIGSTAR "Run&Run"
    -Sunny Hill "Darling of Hearts"
    -Double A "Okay About It" & "Midnight Taxi"
    -M.I.B "Men In Black"

    BOOM. THERE. Ya'll should check these out if you haven't!! XD
    ~~
    I'm sooooo glad u added for this list! I honeslty LOOOOOOOVEEEEEE all the songs u mentioned!!! XD
    ~
    [EDIT: LOL looking at some other's suggestions, I REALLY went to the underrated of the underrated! haha

    3 years ago
    • CERTIFIED AWESOME TASTE. d-_-b Especially N-train, that song is seriously great.

      The only one I’d add is N.Sonic “Lie” – very good song, amazing video, especially considering their budget.

      3 years ago
    • Gosh… A-Jax I love them. I have been admiring them from afar since their debut, their songs are just so fun and wonderful. And I’m not ashamed to say that I spent an entire day this summer listening to Insane on repeat.

      3 years ago
    • I seriously love V so much.
      It reminds me of a combo of Ramalamabangbang by Rosin Murphy and Midnight Circus by Sunny Hill.

      3 years ago
    • Run & Run is freaking awesome and danceable and I love it so much!!! T_T …Baram… -floats away into daydreams-

      3 years ago
    • someone who agrees with me about Queen B’z! I can’t believe how few views they have! They’re awesome!!

      3 years ago
    • OH YEA! A-JAX & LUNAFLY TOO! I always forget they are “underrated” since i drown myself in them everyday haha
      LOVE UR LIST TOO *hi5*

      3 years ago
    • I agree with everything^
      Ladies Code is so fantastic gawd, hate you and pretty pretty are seriously the best things ever.
      And Im SOSOSOSOSO happy V was talked about! I loved that song AND video the minute it came out.
      Also, Geeks is always perfect, and yay! Sunny Hill are cuties <3 And Im glad you mentioned AA, they are WAY underrated.

      3 years ago
    • Come Back to Me by NTrain has been my JAM since it came out!!

      3 years ago
    • Hotter than a summer was the best.

      3 years ago
  27. Even though I really enjoy getting to see these types of videos, I’m disappointed that BTS has made it to the “Top 3” twice already (with No More Dream & N.O) and have yet to get a KMM…. T.T

    3 years ago
  28. I really really enjoy Double A – they just came out with a new one called, “Okay About It” about a month ago.
    Here’s a handy dandy link to check them out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO3tqvnWtxc
    They’ve been around since 2011 and I def think they need a lot more recognition! Check them out!
    Here’s one more song of theirs that I really love:
    “Midnight Taxi” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1SSI-9C858

    Anyway, I would love this to be a regular installment since a lot of music videos don’t ever get reviewed!
    Maybe their could be like… classics version where much older videos could get mini-reviewed or something like that? Haha

    3 years ago
    • Omg! Another AA fan! And just when I thought I was the only one! :O I agree with Okay About It. It’s one of my favorite songs by them. <3 I still think Simon and Martina could make a TON of great jokes about Kimchi, the member. Hehe

      3 years ago
      • Another W!! ^5!!

        There’s so many great jokes Simon and Martina could make about the group lolol
        Plus they’re just really cool guys who happen to write their own music, construct their own choreography and even design their own costumes!
        What’s not to love??

        3 years ago
  29. I agree with Tasty’s “Mamama.” That video was pretty boring, but the choreo was awesome and the song had this really cool jazzy, 50s(?) beat to it that a lot of songs don’t do.

    3 years ago
    • I know right?! It was very refreshing to hear something that jazzy in all those electronic sounds in
      summer songs

      3 years ago
  30. I still feel like VIXX deserved more attention this summer with G.R.8.U.! BTS was also amazing this summer with No More Dream~ One of my favorite comebacks this summer was Sunny Hill, though.

    3 years ago
    • totally agree with you! i think VIXX and BTS are great groups. I wished that VIXX would have gotten reviewed for Hyde and one of BTS songs too. I love the meanings behind BTS’s songs
      especially for NO :)

      3 years ago
    • VIXX’s repackage is my favorite of the year. I had liked the songs on the Hyde album but “What To Do” is one of my favorite songs ever. It’s like a throwback to 80’s American synth pop that I’ve not seen any kpop artists besides Infinite try out. I honestly think it should have been their single instead of G.R.8.U.

      3 years ago
  31. Gahhh, you guys mentioned Royal Pirates~ <3 It's awesome you guys knew them beforehand. Whoo, hipster mode. I love their freaking awesome covers that are like filmed in a garage (I think it's filmed in a garage at least…).
    //leaves Disappear here for people who haven't heard it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx3hNqKuYjc

    Sunmi's 24 Hours was an eh to me. There's certain parts where it's really catchy, but I got kind of bored half way through the video.

    BtoB… Hmmm… I wasn't too big of a fan of When I Was Your Man. I preferred Thriller more. Just my type of music. :3 Although, When I Was Your Man was still pretty awesome.

    G.I. eh…. didn't really like that song… o -o I liked Beatles to a decent amount. Not really this song. I totally understand trying to look them up back when Beatles came out. All those G.I. Joe articles… //awkward turtle swims away.

    Whoo, Spica! Totally love their vocals! They're beautiful and are totally underrated. I didn't actually watch the Lee Hyori show though. I didn't really want to watch it..

    *O* You guys mentioned Lee Junghyun's V. <3 Whoo! The video was so amusing, and who doesn't love creepy dolls? :D

    5Dolls… or is it F-ve Dolls… OTL Screw it, I'm still calling them half of Coed School.

    3 years ago
  32. Bigstar’s Run & Run has been my favourite underrated song this summer. Because somehow they’re allowed to get away with so much in their videos (cough abs and blatant drunken blackouts cough)…. and the song is hella catchy.

    3 years ago
  33. Oh I’ve been listening to Spica’s Tonight and I didn’t even know it was by them oops haha. Awesome picks guiseee! And yay for Sunmi! :D

    3 years ago
  34. OMG! You have NO idea how happy I am that Spica’s Tonight made the list. I am IN LOVE with that song. And that’s saying something since I /used to/ detest all girl groups in general. However, Spica was one of the very first girl groups I actually really really liked, and they made me SO PROUD with their song. It’s amazing. Seriously. I just can’t put it into words… It’s so good. :) Plus, the video is so original as well. Definitely something I could get used to in the Kpop scene.

    3 years ago
  35. kcw

    ROYAL PIRATES!!! <3

    3 years ago
  36. L.o.v.e.d BTOB’s When I was your man . especially the lyricss.

    3 years ago
  37. I really like Spica’s Tonight. It’s such a free, airy song.

    3 years ago
  38. Love the inclusion of Lee Jung Hyun and Spica in this list, they were both great songs. I would have added “Darling of all Hearts” by Sunny Hill and “Be Ambitious” by Dal Shabet.

    3 years ago
  39. DUDE I FREAKING LOVE 24 HOURS – it’s just so amazing. One of my ultimate favs of the year!

    3 years ago
  40. So disappointed that I didn’t win :( oh well, maybe next time :D I still love you guys<3 Congrats to the awesome Nasties that won!!! :)

    3 years ago