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EXO – What is Love: Kpop Music Mondays

February 20, 2012

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YESSSSSS!!!!!!! FINALLY!!!! Exo-K! We’ve wanted to talk about this song since it came out. It’s so bloody amazing, and if you haven’t heard it yet, listen to it in the video below. Then listen to it again and again, on loop, cuz it’s that awesome

Uhhh! That was such an awesome song, even if there’s a lot of weird stuff happening with SM, EXO, and this song. First off, this isn’t considered EXO’s debut single, even if it’s the song they’ve debuted with. It’s just a song, a taste of what their music is like, supposedly, and thus should be considered a “Prologue” or whatever. It’s also not all of EXO, but just two members. Also, this is just the Korean version of the song, while there’s a version in Mandarin as well, hence the names Exo-K for this song, and Exo-M for the other song. Also, after this song was released, many more teasers have been released for the band, for some odd reason, even though we’ve already got a “Prologue” of what their music is like. We’d understand if each of the teasers were supposed to introduce different members of the band (which, in our opinion, has eight members too many), but supposedly most of the teasers are of just Kai.

I don’t know. I want to say that I just don’t care about how ridiculous this whole situation is, and laugh off how bad the marketing for this has been, but – well – this song is so damned good that we have no choice but to pay attention to it. And hopefully we can just pay attention to that: good music by good singers mismanaged by their company. And I hope SM diehards aren’t going to get too upset about this. I’m sure some people can agree with what we’re saying here. We like EXO. Their first song: awesome. Just don’t like the marketing strategy for them, which just gets us more annoyed at the marketing team than at EXO themselves.

So, now that that’s off our chest: umm. Who likes…stuff? Stuff’s cool. This video was cool in some respects, not cool in others. Love that they’re not in silly rooms for most of the video. The whole Indiana Jones-esque feel to the video was really cool, and makes it look really fun, almost like they were out WANKing with each other. Ha!

Anyhow, that’s it for this week. We usually link to albums for you to buy if you like the song, but EXO still hasn’t released an album, so best we can do is just link to the song on iTunes. Otherwise, check out this week’s bloopers, in which Spudgy demands bananas. What a spoiled dog!

Oh! And for those of you who might, for some reason, want our cheesy remake of the Exo-K “What is Love” loop, here it is! We didn’t embellish it at all. Just got the basic DUM DUDU DUM DUM part down :D

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  1. gosh I love this song so much :D and I don’t know why too (probably SM
    illuminati) because I don’t like kpop ballads, and on top of that it has this
    r’n’b feeling that I’m not into normally. damn you SM!!

     

    about the boys, I can’t believe how ridiculous bad this song is, but yet
    still I like it (kind of addicted to it), but I prefer EXO their prolog is definitely
    better.

     

    8 years ago
  2.  I don’t think he writes the songs, just produces them.

    8 years ago
  3. the boys(:

    (i love this song too though….>.<)

    8 years ago
  4. i honestly o.o didn’t c any plot in that mv
    but wow there vioce!
    i agree simon
    y da hell r they releaseing so many teasers…
    snsd is my vote
    i rather watch slow motion walking then get confused with plots

    8 years ago
  5. I vote for SNSD’s The Boys not so much because I like but because I find What is love so anoying. I find it long, slow and repetitive and to have the bad version of stuck in your mind writen all over it. The MV was kind of lame as well. To me it is unbelivable that this got to #1.

    8 years ago
  6. i prefer SNSD the boys ..

    8 years ago
  7. you say that because youre ELF.

    8 years ago
  8. YES! FINALLY EXO IS ON KPOP MUSIC MONDAY! I love exo very much.. I also love their song/prologe… Even though I really likes The Boys by Girls Generation, I’ll have to go with EXO What is Love because I like the song better!

    8 years ago
  9. EXO wins hands down!!!

    8 years ago
  10. exo what is love get smy vote!!!

    8 years ago
  11. Exo. Of course.

    8 years ago
  12. I really like “What is Love”, I can’t stop listening to it!!! Their voices are just so nice~ 
    C’mon, the “forever alone” dance was kinda sexy!! ~<3 
    I can't wait until… uh… I guess an actual song comes out? =_= ::sigh:: 

    8 years ago
  13. EXO!<3

    8 years ago
  14. EXO without a doubt.

    8 years ago
  15. EXO to the max!! Their song is AWESOME!!!!!!!

    8 years ago
  16. never really got into the hype from the 18 teasers but i have to give my vote to EXO because the girls generation song  with English like “we get it in” just is wrong

    8 years ago
  17. what is love

    8 years ago
  18. I vote for Exo “What is Love”! First time I heard it, I didn’t really like it…Now I’m hopelessly addicted! And I really like songs that grow on you, as opposed to sound catchy the first time, but then get boring after a few plays. This song gets better each time I listen to it! * o*

    8 years ago
  19. That broken down barn set the used was also in FTIslands “Like The Birds” and Orange Caramel’s “Aing” BROHOHO!

    8 years ago
    • That’s what I realized too, when I watched this ^ MV! It’s rather sad… (and the sets looked better in it’s original MVs)

      8 years ago
  20. I find Exo’s “Prologue” so hauntingly beautiful that it wins over any SNSD song any day. SNSD is waaaay too set on keeping their whole “omg we’re cute but sexy but still cute so let’s act all innocent” scheme.

    8 years ago
    • That’s why SNSD is the most unique group.They keep their sheme, which is rare.

      7 years ago
  21. My vote goes to EXO. I have to say that The Boys kind of grew on me after a while since I listened to it a lot, but What is Love had me immediately. So, EXO!

    8 years ago
  22. the chorus always gives me goosebumps, really good song.

    8 years ago
  23. “What is Love” is a thousand times better than “The Boys” in my opinion. I can’t even get myself to listen to that song all the way through. 

    And I see your screensaver Martina. I’m super excited for Big Bang’s comeback!!!

    Random side note: while typing ‘what is love’ above, i immediately started to bob my head and sing the following, “baby don’t hurt me, don’t hurt me, no more”

    8 years ago
    • lol. i thought i was the only one. the early 90s were a magical time.

      8 years ago
  24. EXO, even if it just a prologue :P

    8 years ago
  25. Apparently the ‘logic’ behind “What is Love” being a prologue single is that the vast majority of the group is not actually on the song. Apparently it’s just the two main vocalists of the respective groups singing (two for K, two for M).

    8 years ago
  26. Haha when I first opened eatyourkimchi up and saw the new thing at the top I almost started hyperventilating.

    8 years ago