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Boyfriend – Janus: Kpop Music Monday

November 20, 2012

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You’re not a batgirl! You’re not a catgirl! You’re not a fatgirl! You’re not a…good rhymer. Umm. Ok, so we’ve been singing Boyfriend’s “Janus” – just the chorus, really – and mangling it all week to suit our conversation’s needs. If you haven’t seen the video yet, check it out here:

Woohoo! Our first time talking about Boyfriend for a Kpop Music Monday! See: we talk about other bands, too: not just the most popular ones! To be honest, we were surprised that Boyfriend won this week. It was a close battle with B1A4, who usually destroy everyone on the KpopCharts, but I think Boyfriend posting our KpopChart update on their Facebook page helped a lot. Woot! I think B1A4 will definitely win next week. No? I’ve got no clue. All I know is that we’ve been dying to wear the BILASA Shirts for a Kpop Music Monday and haven’t had the chance to do so yet!

Well, now let’s talk about the elephant in the room: the nastiness of the lyrics. Like, whoa

Your small, trembling shoulders, your small lips
I’m sorry – you collapse before me
You swallow me up hotly

OOOOOH I put that in italic text to make it look sexiers! Anyhow, that’s the English translation. Here’s the Korean:

떨리던 작은 어깨가 그 작은 입술이
미안해 내 앞에서 주저 앉는 너
뜨겁던 나를 삼키고 니 눈물 훔치며

Now, our Korean isn’t good enough to detect the nuances, so we ask those of you who speak Korean: is this as nasty in Korean as it is in English? Please let us know! Also, if you’re not sure why the English is nasty, we refuse to explain it to you, SO DON’T ASK.

Otherwise, we weren’t fond of the video. It’s supposed to be symbolic and all, and to represent something something something which we talked about in our video, but we don’t like it when a movie or any work of art relies on symbolism alone. We like videos to be able to stand up on their own as interesting, and have symbolism supplement the meaning. If a video’s only symbolic, then it kinda fails, in our opinion. This video was all symbolism, and ignores the fact that Boyfriend SUCK AT BEING BOYFRIENDS. Whenever Martina’s cold, I offer her my jacket or sweater or anything. The girl in this video has exposed shoulders and it starts to snow, and Boyfriend doesn’t do anything to help her. Yeah. Not the most gentlemanly behaviour, if you ask me!

Last thing we wanted to mention that we didn’t talk about in the video: we Boyfriend’s fan group name: Bestfriends. It would have seemed sensible to call them Girlfriends, but what if Boyfriend has fans that are boys? That wouldn’t be very representative of those fans, right? So, I’m not sure if Boyfriend’s management considered this or not, but I think that it’s a great name for their fan group. So…yeah!

Anyhow, we’ll stop our rambling here now. We’re giving away a Boyfriend CD to celebrate a couple of things: 1) This is the first time we ever talked about Boyfriend for Music Monday, and 2) We just passed 250,000 subscribers on YouTube. Sweet! We’re dedicating this giveaway to you, YouTube subscribers! (P.S. Click this link if you aren’t subscribed to us on YouTube yet!)

So! To win this giveaway doesn’t require a creative answer at all! It just requires diligence. We put a whole bunch of Batgirls in our Music Monday. First YouTube subscriber to give us the right answer wins! And, no, you can’t leave a million comments with a million different numbers, you potential spamming cheaters, you! You can answer either here or on YouTube. If you answer here, please leave your YouTube name so we can make sure you’ve subscribed, of course!

Lastly, we’re announcing the winners of our Block B Interview Contest in the bloopers, here. So check em out!

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  1. lol guys their fans are bestfriends xD
    which kind of sucks because its like we’re friend-zoned before even knowing them ;-;

    and as a bestfriend, i congratulate you on a hilarious music monday that i’ve been waiting for FOREVER >:D

    7 years ago
    • :O I HAD THE SAME THOUGHT! They open in their little message videos with things like “We are Boyfriend! We are YOUR Boyfriend!” and I was like :D and then they picked the fan name “Best friend” and I was like ;_; friend-zoned by kpop group called Boyfriend= forever alone.

      7 years ago
  2. THERE WERE 18 BATGIRLS! i love you EYK!

    7 years ago
  3. MBLAQ

    7 years ago
  4. hmm… Martina did you just say terraprying instead of terrifying? =P

    7 years ago
  5. If those are the lyrics hard to imagine it got past the Ministry of No Fun…perhaps they gave them a pass because no one will believe lyrics coming out of such flower boys as supposed to someone as sexy as Hyuna? Also in love with your hat Martina….did you by chance knit that…regardless I now have a new knitting project inspiration, so thank you!!!!

    7 years ago
  6. I believe I saw 20 batgrils. Hope this is right. >_<
    Youtube account name: CkimikoS

    7 years ago
  7. I always heard it as “Balls to me” …which is just as weird and inappropriate.

    7 years ago
  8. Had to watch the video twice cause the first time I was too busy trying to count the batgirls (which is strange cause I don’t even want the CD… guess it’s cause I’m so used to looking for random things in videos after “Crayon” and “Don’t Hate Me” that I just can’t help myself!).

    Love the 50 Shades of K… pop!

    7 years ago
  9. I found only 13 Batgirl

    7 years ago
  10. jajaja love the 50 shades of k-pop! Do you think it will be available in the U.S. soon? you guys are great! keep up the good work this made my Monday!

    7 years ago
  11. Hahaha love the randomly appearing batgirl at 00:53

    7 years ago
  12. 17, simplebeez

    7 years ago
  13. Isn’t it 13 Batgirls? haha. Good luck for those who enter the competition. And Lol at the 50 Shades of Kpop.

    7 years ago
  14. I love the 50 shades of Kpop, what a coincidence that our teacher was telling us about the orriginal in school today but I would prefere the Kpop version~

    Do you count the batgirl on the laptop screen as 1 or everytime that it appeares again?

    7 years ago
  15. 50 SHADES OF K-POP. I love you.
    And would totally buy that one. MAKE IT HAPPEN.

    7 years ago
  16. the 50 Shades of Kpop had me laughing so hard. Also, how do they know I’m not a Bat girl? They don’t know me.

    7 years ago
  17. 19 batgirls including the one on the computer screen! :) Youtube id: stereomich

    7 years ago
  18. 14 batman , youtube id: siwonnie27

    7 years ago
  19. 50 shades of kpop, lol! i liked that the batgirl popped up in random places :P
    and your cat disappears every time martina speaks xD

    7 years ago
  20. Your small, trembling shoulders, your small lips
    I’m sorry – you collapse before me
    You swallow me up hotly

    …………….. WAIT, is that……………..BLOW JOB???

    7 years ago
  21. 15 batgirls

    7 years ago
  22. 14 Bat Girls

    7 years ago
  23. 21 batgirls yt: sumo sakurai rex
    /channel/UC5Y3200bYTU_X-x9lJqhJaw

    7 years ago
  24. Kat

    just curious, how come you guys stopped talking about the dances in music mondays?

    7 years ago
    • Mav

      they already talked about the dance with k-pop chart update the Saturday before this one

      7 years ago
  25. YouTube name: veronica mejia
    I saw 12 Batgirls!

    7 years ago
  26. I’m not a fan of Boyfriend but it was definitely one your best Kpop Music Mondays! But you didn’t review the dance… :

    7 years ago
  27. 0:05

    0:09 (on computer screen being repeated in throughout the video)

    0:39

    0:47

    0:54

    1:22

    1:24

    1:31

    2:15

    3:32

    3:38

    4:17

    4:51

    6:00

    6:15

    6:18

    6:20 (2 of them!)

    6:23

    7:06

    8:17

    *at 6:23 the main girl has a batgirl mask but I won’t count it

    *interesting side note, at 0:36 the red cup in the sink it gone but then reappears when simon is talking. :D

    So, in total, there is 21 Batgirls. I really want that CD! lol

    7 years ago
  28. Loved your new term Maegyeo! Hahahahahah

    7 years ago
  29. Though B1A4’s video was one I was really excited to have you guys review, I’m super happy that Boyfriend finally won on Music Monday in the end! (i also choose them for being the ultimate sissy baby)
    As for the bat girls, I spotted 20, 21 if the bat girl at 7:30 counts ^^
    (my account name on youtube is thatsmytoqueeh ~)

    7 years ago
  30. I’m sure someone else probably already got the right answer but i found 15 lol probably total fail ^_^ user name azure shade

    7 years ago
  31. I am going to say 17 Batgirls.

    7 years ago
  32. Oh my, those Korean lyrics are making me blush to say the least. I’m really curious whether those lines really mean in Korean what we think it means in English. Because if they do, then…WOW…umm….are they old enough to be singing this? o__o

    7 years ago
  33. There was either 19 or 20 of the batgirls

    7 years ago
  34. 22 batgirls ^^

    Youtube name: TheOokamiGirl

    7 years ago
  35. I vote for MBLAQ, and I think there were 18 batgirls….maybe? :D

    7 years ago
  36. i prefer MBLAQ’s Cry

    7 years ago
    • And actually they blinked quite a lot there… and we couldn’t even see G.O’s eyes because of his hair. :D

      7 years ago
  37. i believe there was 16, that’s including the one on your computer screen, the one that popped up at the end, and the one you used as an example, ps i loved you 50 shades of Kpop skit, that was GENIUS!

    7 years ago
  38. 18 batgirls? Lol Youtube: Lifesimplified41

    7 years ago
  39. Omg Maegyeo XD…whoa those English lyrics…wow ….yep that’s all I can say about that….Martina I love your hat!!!….and sadly I did not count the batgirls….this was a great KMM…and finally Boyfriend debuted on it…cheers!!

    7 years ago
  40. 17 batgirls :)

    Youtube name: Himeko1313

    7 years ago