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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. *cough* *cough* *cough* . . .Note to self: never eat while watching Simon and Martina’s shows . . . too much laughing . . . *cough* *cough* Ahem… any who i shall pick MBLAQ ^^

    7 years ago
  2. MBLAQ

    7 years ago
  3. Found 17 batgirls(:
    Must say, one of the most awkward sounding title I’ve encounter xDD

    7 years ago
  4. Lmao, durinf your intro when you show the video, I had to burst out laughing, it DOES sound like ‘You are not a Batgirl’ hahahahahahaha ohmygawd, gotta love engrish! btw, I found some enghrish in the US!! on this wheat flour snack it says, Low Calory!!! XD I couldnt stop laughing and im regretting not taking a pic to show you all, I will soon when I have to go grocery shopping again XD

    7 years ago
  5. youtube username: xochitlBTK
    I got 16 (if you count the one in the laptop too) (15 if not)
    *(loled at the 50 grades of k-pop)

    7 years ago
  6. One of my favourite KMMs so far! Seriously funny guise :D

    7 years ago
  7. I counted 18 and didn’t include the girl in the video who you put a mask over cause she isn’t the right batgirl. It had to be the batgirl that you pointed an arrow to and said “this batgirl”.

    7 years ago
  8. I vote MBLAQ…..:)

    7 years ago
  9. MBLAQ ;)

    7 years ago
  10. I’m totally voting Boyfriend for the MV Crying! Theirs was on theme – Janus (said Yanus btw) being the god of transition; it was showing how that small moment when one had support from his friends and the other was ridiculed was enough to change the future for that person. Basically they were both possible doorways for Janus to open as the character’s future. One possible future had him get back on his feet and the other had him spiral into depression; even though both of them lost the girl. It’s Janus’s job as a God to make those decisions; open gates and doors to new things, change the ending for something/someone, etc. That’s all Janus! Just thought that might be interesting to you since you said you didn’t get what was happening too well haha!! BUT YES ANYWAY that’s my vote! :D

    7 years ago
  11. so BAP became Boyfriend and now Boyfriend has become BAP.

    7 years ago
  12. username: lazypea93
    19 batgirls

    7 years ago
  13. I know ! it freak me out ! Plus it’s seem like there is no emotion in them.

    7 years ago
  14. thank you again for this video ! I really like the batgirl things

    You didn’t actually talk about the dancing part, Where you too focus on the
    beautiful sad story that was happening to our dear little boy ?

    ps :I really like your blue dress martina ! Where did you buy it ?
    by the way I would say there is 20 batgirls and i think the MBLAQ MV was much better
    yt : yiayiane

    7 years ago
  15. OMG I WON THANK YOU GUYS! HOW DO I CLAIM MY PRIZE?

    7 years ago
  16. I saw 21 batgirls~ (I hope that’s right >w<) yt: pierrotinlovee

    7 years ago
  17. i was so sure it’s 18 batgirls but after goin through the comments i’m confused bc so many different answers.
    my vote goes to mblaq

    7 years ago
  18. I was listening to this song last night and I suddenly realised it sounded like they were saying “You’re not a Batgirl” XD I imagined the New 52 saying that to Cassandra Cain and Stephanie Brown…and it was very sad and funny.

    7 years ago
  19. I love the little batgirl thingy that pops up.

    7 years ago
  20. this music monday made me laugh so hard XD

    there are 18 batgirls, YT name: alternativeked

    7 years ago