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Lee Hi “Rose” – Kpop Music Mondays

April 2, 2013

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We’re talking about Lee Hi’s “Rose” for this week’s Kpop Music Monday. If you haven’t heard this yet, here it is. Why have you not heard this yet?!

You know, I think we sometimes have difficulty expressing what we want to say properly in our videos. We get passionate about an idea, talk about it to great length, and then realize that we might have not spent an even distribution of time on different points, and thus might give off the appearance of imbalance.

At the beginning of our video, we talked about how much we like the song, and about how much we’ve been listening to it, and how everyone we know is listening to it. It’s a great song, but we didn’t emphasize that enough. I’m thinking people might get the feeling that we’re complaining, when really we’re just trying to say that it’s a great song, but Lee Hi is better than the song itself. It’s not a reason to not like the song at all. We’ll still listen to it a lot. We just think that she’s so good she should be getting Skyfall-esque songs that blow you away. She’s too damn good to be timid, you know? Give us the boomshakalaka she deserves!

Also, we didn’t mention this in the video, but we do realize she is still quite young and still in training. So she very well may not be ready for the huge boomshakalaka songs that we want her to sing, but we know she’ll get there over time, and we’re super happy to watch her grow. Till then, YG, we’ll still love her songs!

Regarding the video, it really was beautiful to watch. Not only were the sets whimsical, the outfits and simple innocent rose look really matched Lee Hi and her age. It wasn’t our all time favourite video evar, but it was certainly better than some of the cliche music videos we saw over 2012. I think a video like this shows that you can work on a set (and in a box) and still create an atmosphere that doesn’t remind the viewer they actually are on a set. Maybe it’s because we see SOOOO many kpop music videos that we feel like if one director can do it right, why can’t others? And yes, we know that not all videos are suited to a serious video like this, but we’re just hoping to see a change in the settings and styles of kpop videos in 2013. As a rookie, we think that Lee Hi has already raised the standards for both rookie and mature groups alike.

Anyhow, hopefully you like the song as much as we do, make sure you pick it up either on iTunes or YesAsia. It’s good music! And, as always, we’ve got bloopers. There aren’t a lot today, but Martina’s over caffeination made up for it.

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  1. Maybe some clarity is needed for KMM? I mean, I don’t care, but apparently many fans seem to think it’s unfair somehow. It seems to me like you guys will almost always pick #1 unless you really hate it or there are too many boy bands perhaps. I also thought it would be Young Saeng since Lee Hi’s other video wasn’t that long ago. Again, I don’t care since I’m not really a fangirl, I just like K-pop in general but I think everyone is confused…

    7 years ago
  2. Hey that was a really good review!!!

    And I say that probably because you said pretty much everything I said in my first comment about this MV HAH!!!
    http://www.eatyourkimchi.com/kpopcharts/lee-hi-rose/#comment-844891607 Great minds think alike? :p

    No really, I think you brought up some really good points. And in spite of what you said in the blog post, I think this review was really balanced. Pros and cons were discussed evenly. Martina’s channeling of Kelly Clarkson was superb, plus she looked gorgeous (that’s always a great bonus? xD)

    The Master Rose Crusher skit worked very well. By the second episode, I was mentally screaming at the screen, “JUST CRUSH THE GODDAMN ROSE ALREADY”

    This is why I don’t watch TV ._.

    7 years ago
  3. WHY U SO LEE HI BIASED!?!?!?!?!?!?

    7 years ago
  4. GD’s That xx without a doubt. I was not a GD fan, but that song was the one that finally sent me into fan territory. LOVE the song. It’s great. And the music video is a great addition to the song itself and gives it more meaning.

    7 years ago
  5. That XX :D :D
    I really do prefer a vid with a plot… although lee hi’s vid was so pretty :)

    7 years ago
  6. Loved the rose crusher skit…seriously dying of laughter over here. Also like you you just slipped in the bad lip-synching…nice KMM guise. :)

    7 years ago
  7. Great review guys! I lol’d at the master rose crusher cancellation. I seriously expected you to choose either Youngsaeng or Girl’s Day since you said you didn’t want to feature the same artist more than once a month (or something like it) but it’s Ok. Thank you for both KMM’s (Rose Milkshake edition?).

    7 years ago
  8. I like Lee Hi, but I was so looking forward to a review on Youngsaeng’s video. I appreciate having a new video to watch later though. Anyway, what’s done is done. I’ll just look forward to what could come next week.

    My vote goes to GD’s XX.

    7 years ago
  9. I’m not really a Lee Hi fan. She has a phenomenal voice, but she keeps looking like 7 year old child in her videos. And not a normal 7 year old child, but one of those creepy children who pop up in horror movies. She really needs to start having other people in her videos, as I’m fairly certain that other people would really cut down the killer child factor.

    I vote for That XX, as I love the song, the video hits the sweet spot between symbolic and engaging, and it doesn’t make me fear for my life.

    7 years ago
  10. I hate to be one of those people who complains about what gets reviewed, but honestly I’m in the same boat as some others here… Doing a Lee Hi review twice in…a month (or so?) seems to defeat the purpose of you guys picking from the top three. Particularly when either of the other videos probably would’ve resulted in a much more interesting KMM.
    Anyway, putting that aside, I still liked this KMM (even though the fake KMM was funnier). Particularly the rose-crushing reality show skit lol.

    7 years ago
    • “You know … I think this wasn’t biasness it started since UKISS didn’t get reviewed that time and S&M are actually not going to read the comments any more and do what they want until things calm down and complainers get fed up… like they said in other videos…they don’t care about the fame.(so the complainers might as well unsubscribe)..they just want to have fun doing what they like to do and if they don’t even have that priviledge they’ll just upload videos because there are many fans that just purely enjoy their videos no matter the content.” I shouldn’t be re-posting this due to disqus regulation but… – . – TKIR: Well “Rose” is the song and the video is just the (what you could call it) that something that attracts people to the song… the video would’ve been better .(..but I believe k-pop still has a lot to learn from (good) western music (and they don’t know much of that… Lady G. (no offence) and other popular ones)… like sum up some points/references from artist all around the world) but the song is the one that’s important (even though as S&M said it’s a tiny bit lacking in strength….but then again the song was composed by Tablo(Epik High) if I’m not mistaken… ) and she has great potential. Well …for me the video actually helped transmit the emotions the song was supposed to transmit (maybe because I checked the English lyrics first?). Anyway I’m glad you liked the KMM *yey* ^___^

      7 years ago
      • MG

        I doubt they want to encourage people to unsubscribe. If they wanted to just have fun and do what they like they shouldn’t of made it a business. Your Fans do matter wether your making money out of this or not. And I don’t think you are doing them any favors. There is nothing wrong with calling them out on some inconsistencies on how they determine which video gets chose for EYKMM.

        7 years ago
        • true, except they are not inconsistent. They have explained, multiple times in multiple places, how they will go about choosing a video for review. And, they follow that consistently. Just because voters, fans, Nasties, whatever we call ourselves individually, are not in control of KMM, doesn’t mean that they are inconsistent. And, they do give us a LOT of say and control over *their business. They know their fans matter. What other YouTube business ventures have so many amazing give-aways, to many international shipping zones, with so much love and appreciation, and livechats that crash entire servers? Simon and Martina are very good to their fans, just like their fans are so good to them. Neither party owes the other anything, when it becomes debt, it is no longer a healthy, or fun relationship.

          7 years ago
        • MG

          1. They mentioned not wanting to review the same artist to close together because to them it wasn’t fun.
          2. They mentioned they wanted to choose from the top 3 so that other groups not so often reviewed would have a chance.
          3. They said they wanted to show case more female groups
          also note Both times they went against # 1 pick was to review Lee Hi. ( I guess that’s consistent tho).

          I want to apologize I shouldn’t of use the term ” call out” in retrospect that was harsh. I should of said that their wasn’t anything wrong with asking them why they chose Lee Hi over the number 1 pick and or a female group that has never been reviewed.

          And I know they take care of their fans and know they know they matter I was commenting @kpopfan123 suggesting that those of us that are wondering why should just unsubscribe.

          7 years ago
      • If they want to make a living out of this they better care what the fans like and I doubt they would encourage people to unsubscribe please don’t talk for them you are doing them any favors. It’s a business now and i doubt they have to liberty to just care about having fun.

        7 years ago
        • I’m sure they can make a living out of their other videos…they even said something like “If one day we find that all the people have unsubscribed then we’ll say it seems about right” and even If I state my opinion it’s not like ppl would listen to what I have to say… I only comment …where I feel there still hope and find a way to get more help…

          7 years ago
        • MG

          I’m sure they can too. I have no doubt they could but you can’t alienate your audience either. I’M a K pop fan first and I don’t revere S&M in the same way some really loyal fans do. They can be questioned without fear of being called a haters and asked to unsubscribe. That’s definitely no the way to do business or act towards fans. And I’m pretty sure that is what you were suggesting disappointed fans do. I also am fully aware it was you who suggested people unsubscribe not S&M.

          7 years ago
        • Here is what I just don’t get, though–you are a k pop fan first, so why do you care what Simon and Martina pick? I know there are people here like me, who found EYK first, and then realized through that the world of kpop. Some of those fans were disappointed today, I wasn’t, NBD either way. But if someone is a diehard kpop fan, why isn’t this just a fun, extra site you check out sometimes? why follow them seriously at all? If I were a kpop fan over an EYK fan, I wouldn’t waste my time in arguing on their forum, I’d be scouring Youtube, or MNet, or Inkigayo, for more “legit” (ie more favorable in my eyes) reviews… I am simply not understanding the extreme need to express disappointment over this…

          7 years ago
        • Thank you. You explained it perfectly. Even though I knew about Kpop before I knew about Eat Your Kimchi, I still don’t understand why people who care about Kpop more care so much about what Simon and Martina do. I think overall their insights into Korean culture as a whole is far more important than who they decide to review each week. But some people are just really…passionate, I guess. :/

          7 years ago
        • Me too. Honestly I like their K-indie and WANKS better, because of the insight into another part of Korean culture. I like watching KMMs, even if i dont like the song or band, for their skits. They did the top 3 rule so they could have more leeway and choice on the people they review. They can review a band 3 weeks in a row if they like the song or MV. Its their choice. Cheer up S&M. it was a funny skit, and this will blow over.

          7 years ago
        • same!

          7 years ago
        • First of all it’s S&M’s website.( …frankly the way you “sounded” earlier* was more like S&M are obliged to listen to their fans and thus do whatever they want.(did you say what you said because of the fundraiser?) They can’t work under pressure if you haven’t noticed by now and that’s “no the way to do business” either.) It’s a give and take relationship. Fans give respect and patience(meaning fans should respect what/when they do by understanding or trying to understand they work very much and they do their best to please all their fans- and you might not realise it but it’s true-)and S&M provide with their work.
          “And I’m pretty sure that is what you were suggesting disappointed fans do. I also am fully aware it was you who suggested people unsubscribe not S&M.”
          If there isn’t any way around is there another way? they’ll do it eventually if they don’t get what they want won’t they? or they’ll just keep showing their teeth like a pack of wolves? All I’m getting is that some of their fans are taking all this for granted (and it isn’t! nothing is for free ever!)and don’t even stop for a second “hey… I might be overreacting” or “let me think one more time before I work havoc…can I find another way to solve this?” nope…it’s so much easier to complain… There are many times that my favorite group/artist didn’t get picked and I didn’t flip the table just because I have to get it no matter what… In this whole comment did I say something that isn’t the truth?
          My advice is :for the fans that wish to know S&M better as to why they do what they do and disappoint fans, to watch ALL their videos…and if that doesn’t work either then that’s the end.

          I know you can’t get what you want forcing someone and even if you get it that way…the result might still be unpleasant…so there arise more and more complaints… *sigh* I’m just tired…S&M probably feel the same… Do what you want… you’ll do that anyway

          7 years ago
        • MG

          Nothing wrong with having an independent point of view and expressing it, as long as you are respectful. ” Showing Teeth like a pack of wolves”, ” work havoc”, ”flip the table”, ” get your way by forcing some one”. I think you are being a little dramatic. I think most of us actually weren’t fans of the video’s that weren’t chosen. We were just trying to understand their choice with the new system.

          7 years ago
        • they also mentioned that Youtube Japan want them to do the same thing they do about Korea but in Japan and review JPOP so if things don’t work out here, they can always go to Japan.

          7 years ago
        • I’m sure the same stuff would happen all over again…

          7 years ago
  11. I personally like this song, and I see why Simon and Martina chose it, but Lee Hi would probably would have stayed up in the charts until next week. Lee Hi always gets chosen, and I feel like the other groups really didn’t have a chance…I am sorry!!
    *Runs of in shame*

    7 years ago
  12. I really love this song. Actually was hoping for leehi to sing a dark song with no obvious boomshakalaka before her debut! She fits it imo though this song is not as serious as I had in mind but still lovely nonetheless. A seemingly plotless video is rare for yg but it’s still beautiful. And leehi too.. is getting more beautiful with every concept. She is just as unique for being able to pull all of them off perfectly ♥

    7 years ago
  13. I didn’t really like this song, but this music monday was so funny!! ^.^ I got all weird look from my friends in the same room ^^”

    7 years ago
  14. This song and video didn’t do it for me as much as “It’s Over” did. I found it to be bland, and like Martina mentioned I kept wanting that boom! But the hair/makeup/costumes where very pretty and matched the song well!

    (I will just have to imagine you guys acting out the crazy fangirl from Youngsaeng XP hehe)

    7 years ago
  15. Ok, I’ve always loved you guy’s KMMs no matter who you guys do, but this time, like many others, I’m actually disappointed it wasn’t Young Saeng’s video. This isn’t coming from someone who’s crazy butt hurt but It’s only slightly upsetting that despite being in the top 3 for weeks, being at number one, and as an artist that could’ve brought variety to KMM, someone who’s pretty much guaranteed to be reviewed anyway, sooner or later was chosen. It hardly matters that *who* wasn’t reviewed anymore, this kind of defeats the purpose of voting and having the freedom to bring variety in KMMs anyway.

    7 years ago
    • this post is to talk about Lee Hi not Young Saeng….you guys already complained too much on Lee hi review….Can you guys stop it please?

      7 years ago
  16. that was exactly how I felt about 2NE1’s “I love you”!
    But here with Lee Hi, I think it kinda fits that the song stays low…

    7 years ago
  17. as much as i love hayi the song and the video I would have preferred Young Saeng because his video has soo much to talk about is older but stayed in the top 3 until now and he is solo. but i understand hayi is a girl and you want to try reviewing more females.

    7 years ago
  18. Mav

    Anyone know who was/were the composers and producers for this song?

    7 years ago
  19. The moment I saw it’s Lee HI, I knew there’s going to be a flood of disappointment (darn, North Korean influence) in the comment section… Tbh I thought Young Saeng won on the Kpop charts… Turns out that he didn’t. Too bad, but you can never satisfy everyone and even the nastiest of Nasties don’t love every review.

    I totally agree with you about how the song is good and lacking in some way. And I like the usage of blue screen.

    Vote for “That XX”.

    7 years ago
  20. GD

    7 years ago
  21. It’s too short 6:35 minutes is not enough!!

    7 years ago
  22. im crying because dingy and dingo

    7 years ago
    • Auto correct is so not nice to Kpop idols names. But these two have to be the most hilarious ones I’ve seen yet. Funny think I heard dingy, then dingo, then my brain said bingo and I started singing “And bingo was his name-o” One day I will learn to focus.

      7 years ago
  23. I think what you guys were saying about the music is that the sound did not pick itself up… like a verse with a strong beat. At least that was what I was kind of expecting when I first heard the teaser. I mean that is what Teddy usually does with his works with 2NE1 and Park Bom. I’m not sure why Teddy did not do that here in this song. But I still like it. :)

    7 years ago
  24. I was hoping so much that youngsaeng isn’t reviewed :(
    I love Lee Hi, I really do, but I don’t want her mvs to be the ones that are always reviewed like it it with big bang for example. (Why do I always vote for the things that don’t get reviewed? It’s frustrating enough to be a nu’est fan on here) . I’m gonna vote for Youngsaeng till the video drops, but I guess other new songs will come out and youngsaengs mv won’t have a chance again.
    I still love you guys but it annoys me a bit that she seems to become another standard music mondays person.

    7 years ago
  25. Wish they’d just have stuck w/ the April Fools review…

    OK maybe not, but still very unhappy that a BRAND NEW video by and artist that has been reviewed EVERY TIME gets picked over two expiring videos.

    7 years ago
  26. Well, looks like I’m done reading the comment section for this video. Maybe next week we’ll disappoint less people!

    7 years ago
    • Nic

      The only way to please everyone is to review every single video and only ever say good things about every single one!!! Obviously not doable.

      I really liked this one. Not disappointed at all. Loved the rose crusher skit. You are making good use of those wigs.

      7 years ago
    • It was a good review and reminds me of the older Kpop Music Mondays. Rose Crusher is one reality show that I would definitely watch!

      7 years ago
    • Leo

      I hope you don’t feel bad about all the disappointed comments. :/
      I hoped for Young Saeng’s video to get reviewed too but I’m not mad at you for choosing Lee Hi’s song because that’s what your veto is for, right ?! :)
      As long as you have fun filming a KMM I don’t really care which song you pick.
      I really enjoyed this weeks KMM. :) The MASTER ROSE CRUSHER part was pretty hilarious !! :DD
      And Martina I looove your style in this video !! You look so pretty > . <

      7 years ago
    • NOOOO! don’t listen to them! idk about others, but i follow you guys for you. guys. if i wanted just a constant “top whatever” countdown that ensures my faves are raved about, i’ll sit through some gobbledy-gook other site. i like seeing what insight you have on stuff!

      7 years ago
    • nooo i love this kmm i think it was hilarious it is your choice and i respect tha.t i loved all of the mv in top 3 so i didnt mind it was lee hi at all. because i would sit and watch everything you guys made. seriosly. kmm are the only reason i want monday to come. so dont be sad i feel sad when you feel sad :(

      7 years ago
    • Sorry, I didn’t mean to make you too concerned about it and I think the others as well, who wrote disappointed comments. It’s just an opinion and I think you will get this kind of opinion every time you decide not to review the video which was originally the first and ppl anticipated. I guess it’s one of the flaws of the new system. It doesn’t mean that we are disappointed in you though, it’s just sad to work hard to keep a video first place and then get an other review, especially if that video doesn’t have any other chance since it’s too old.
      BUT you guys will have to include YS at the end of awards as best potential KMM. xD

      7 years ago
    • Ah I feel so bad for you for getting all these butthurt comments again! Just know that there are lots of people who are pleased and happy with today’s kmm!

      7 years ago
    • Don’t worry i’m not disappoint at all by your review. I really like it especially the master rose crusher.
      Awesome wings by the way

      7 years ago
    • People take this way to seriously. I’m sure you guys worked really hard this week putting out two KMM’s and all people do is get offended when they don’t see the video they want reviewed.
      I REALLY wanted you guys to review rose this week, and I’m glad you did :) if you just chose the video to make everyone happy every week that wouldn’t be fun, would it?

      7 years ago
    • I especially liked Spudgy’s beautiful end solo ….

      7 years ago
    • don’t feel sad you guys “–
      the “master rose crusher” was funny, the spudjy part was funny and so was the bloopers ^-^

      7 years ago
    • I’m sorry! I thought it was so good. Other people enjoyed it too, I think negative opinions are just so much more eager to be typed…

      7 years ago
    • In their defense, I think you’ll find that the nicest complaints will be on this page.

      I’m not even going to check YouTube/tumblr.

      7 years ago
    • NOOOO I just wrote the love for you. haha.

      7 years ago
    • Haters gonna hate! This KMM was wonderful and the rose crusher skit was cracking me up. ^^

      7 years ago
      • I know that “haters gonna hate” is a fixed expression, but please don’t overuse it. Hate is a strong word, don’t you think? Vast majority of the disappointed comments is quite polite and comes not from haters, but from Nasties- sometimes from really dedicated ones. And yes, dedicated Nasties also have their right to be disappointed and to voice their opinion.

        7 years ago
        • I can use the term if I want. They get hate every KMM from “disappointed Nasties” and I’m calling it like it is. The “disappointed Nasties” need to learn that they can’t always get what they want and to not put down two people every single week just because they chose something different. If it was a one time occurrence that’d be one thing but it’s something that’s consistently happening and needs to stop. Even if they aren’t intending to be hateful, that’s how it appears. They need to grow up.

          7 years ago
        • MG

          .I don’t think the disappointed nasties are trying to put down Simon and Martina you can be a fan of someone and even like or love someone and still question them.

          7 years ago
        • I think that voicing an opinion is one thing but questioning someone doesn’t seem like you are being a fan.

          7 years ago
        • MG

          Blindless faith sorry I don’t have that even for Gods.

          7 years ago
      • Mav

        I lol’d so hard at that….. with all this crappy comments I thought I was the only one who had enjoyed that.
        S&M thanks for the KMM, like always you guys make me smile :)

        7 years ago
    • Whatever way you choose there always gonna be someone to complain. Aaaaalways. You shouldn’t mind them too much.

      7 years ago
    • Note that the disappointment is about the MV you chose not about the KMM itself. The review was really good and I think most of us nasties liked the KMM for what it is, but some of us were expecting you to chose a different MV. As I said (ooh ooh ooh) before, Great Review guys!

      7 years ago
    • Well now I feel bad for saying my opinion. Thanks :(

      7 years ago
  27. Isn’t anyone else really tired of the “I say/said” in YG songs? Just saying. I really liked the review though~ Thanks ^^

    7 years ago
  28. I’m really disappointed that you didn’t review Young Saeng. I like Lee Hi as well, but she had a KMM not long ago and even if the MV is pretty, it”s not too exciting. I thought that you are using to pick from the top 3 over the first one when there is an MV what deserve a review more or the one MV which won not that suitable for a KMM. I think non of them were true for this situation.
    Oh well, no hard feelings, and I hope TripleS won’t be too sad either… But it’s a shame that all of their hard work for keeping Young Saeng’s MV in first place for this long is wasted. It would be nice if it could stay as 1st for 1 more week, but I doubt it, even if TripleS is a really dedicated fanom.

    Btw I vote for GD… that had some message, but for m Lee Hi’s MV is just… well artsy.

    7 years ago
    • SS501 was the first Kpop band I ever listened to! Even though I’ve really gotten into Kpop since then and become fans of many other groups, I will always be a dedicated TripleS :) And I think a lot of other TripleS’s are like that as well. Even though they don’t have any current things for us to cheer them on as a group, we definitely keep supporting them in their solo activities (and wishing Kyu Jong the best!). Not only that, but even if you’re not a TripleS how can you deny that Youngsaeng is an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G singer and his new video is one with a ton of stuff for S&M to talk about? If we could keep him up in the top 3 for this long, why can’t we keep him there for another week?

      7 years ago
      • Their voting system is not only based on how many votes the video received, but also on how quickly people take interest in it. So Lee Hi shot straight up to the top because of how quickly so many people voted for her. If you think about it, that makes sense to take into consideration as well.

        Just think about it this way: We can do as much as we want, but it’s still their choice. And they said themselves when they changed to picking out of the top 3 that they did so to give themselves a bit of a choice. They still want to review what their audience is interested in but also want a say in the matter as well (which isn’t wrong, since they’re the ones making the video and spending so much time on it).

        I’m not saying I’m happy with them reviewing Lee Hi over Youngsaeng, however he still has a chance to be reviewed. Let’s keep our heads cool for another week. :) He’s currently #1 now that Lee Hi has been reviewed and I don’t think he’s going to be dropping to #4 within the week. If we just keep voting for him and doing what we can, he may get reviewed. :)

        They may also take into consideration this time that he has been in the top 3 for so long and also the other Girls’ Day and Eric Nam videos there as well haven’t been on the charts as long (which means his video is going to disappear from the charts sooner), so I think he has more of a chance this time.

        Let’s not get too mad at S&M for wanting a bit of freedom in their video choices. This is not only a hobby but also their job after all, and they have a right to enjoy it. All I’m saying is let’s hope Youngsaeng gets reviewed next week and also keep a comprehensive mind about S&M’s choices and opinions. :) Just because we’re TripleS doesn’t mean we should ignore that we’re also Nasties. =P

        7 years ago
    • I think she was very comprehensive? ^^;

      Maybe because we deal with complaints every week regardless, but I feel really happy when the complaints are well-worded and respectful. Sometimes people need to let off steam, and if they can do that in a level-headed manner, I’d rather not stop them.

      7 years ago
      • yeah i agree. people like me are just sad and frustrated. but we have not once pointed fingers or said anything rude. hey, triples are never considered to be a rude or angry fan base. and i must say i’m quite proud of that ^^

        7 years ago
        • …..it sounds like your bragging bro :p

          7 years ago
        • Lol it’s more the “Even we, the cool kids, think that way, therefore it must be true” vibe that you’re giving off is really amusing. Haven’t heard anyone say that since primary school :p

          7 years ago
        • That’s cause he is.

          7 years ago
        • Aigoo~!! Dude!! *facepalm*

          7 years ago
        • Look Jamie, just like you didn’t like us assuming that you were bragging, don’t you think you shouldn’t assume what other people’s motives are? From what I see, your reply to her was quite harsh and unnecessary. We do have commenting guidelines here, which is to Be Respectful, even if (you think) people are attacking you. Please restrain yourself and behave yourself, because that would make for a much more positive community.

          7 years ago
        • Well, thank you for toning it down; that’s a start, I guess. Maybe after a few more years on EYK you’ll get even better. You might still become a respectable member of the society some day. One can hope?
          *gazes into the distance*

          7 years ago
        • Because I’ve known you longer, I prefer to politely reprimand you, rather than just deleting/banning. But since you don’t like that method, fine.

          7 years ago
    • I know that they can’t and I’m not bashing, I’m just diappointed by their choice that’s all. It doesn’t mean that I’m disappointed in them, I will support S&M the same way. I think everybody should know what’s the difference. I just wrote this comment so poeple who I saw voting and commenting on YS MV can relate to it, it’s not a rant or anything, it’s just a feeling what me and I think a lot of TripleS has know and I think nobody can judge them for that. It’s not that big of a deal and not something what shoud make S&M sad either, but this is an opinion for a lot of ppl know. This kind of opinions will always be here from know on every time they decide to review something else instead of the 1st video and I think they knew this when they decided this new system. At least they should have known

      7 years ago
    • I really agree with you with this one. There are so many fanatical S&M fans now. Simon and Martina are humans too they can make mistakes as well and you don’t have to like everything they do. Of course ppl shouldn’t bash them for their mistakes or when they have different opinion. But feedback is important even if it’s negative. Of course as long as it’s polite and have a point and not just bashing. I think I didn’t bash in my comment, but of course anybody can correct me if I’m wrong.

      7 years ago
  29. Young Saeng was number one until sometime within 5 hours of the end …. so unhappy about this outcome. But I guess we can say .. BOOM BITCHES WE HAVE OVER 10,000 VOTES ON OUR MUSIC VIDEO.. EAT IT… its just because Hayi’s mv came out more recently.

    But come on Simon and Martina… you could have veto’d that since we were in top 3 .. you already reviewed hayi twice.. come on now.

    7 years ago
    • That’s the most polite and coherent expression of disappointment I’ve heard in a long time. Thank you :’)

      7 years ago
    • I agree with you, it’s also weird how the number one spot can be swept away week after week in less than 24 hours by only a couple hundred voters. There may be over 300K subscribers but, based on the numbers on the kpop charts, I don’t think that there are more than a thousand people who ever actually vote (in any format). I have noticed that the vote sweeping often happens when there is a call to vote for a particular song on the eatyourkimchi twitter and/or facebook. Easier to retweet/share. I guess that it’s only right that S&M have a big influence on what they’re going to review but I feel a little burned by the whole process.

      I used to LOVE LOVE LOVE Kpop Music Mondays because the song was always a surprise to me because I didn’t ever visit the kpop chart. Now that I was enticed to vote, when I actually have an emotional investment in who gets reviewed (how can you bother to vote and not care about the outcome?), I’ve come away feeling a little bitter more often than not, no matter how funny KMM was. It’s not so much that my song wasn’t chosen or voted to the top, it’s that the last couple of reviews were actually for songs that S&M don’t even really like (or don’t like the video). Yes, it’s nice that they do balanced reviews and give their honest opinions and I certainly wouldn’t want them to change that. But what is different is that before, they could say they hated a song because they “had no choice” in what to review, now when they choose a song they don’t like, it just seems like they’re picking on it – unless they don’t care for any of the top 3, in which case, I don’t think anyone would think less of them for picking another song entirely. Most of us are here because we feel we have similar tastes in music to S&M, so that there is a certain level of trust there. It feels kind of disappointing when they take the low road.

      Well, for myself, I’ve decided not to vote any more…..maybe even stay away from the charts for a while. I liked getting new ideas for music to listen to but I don’t have the time to waste being upset over something that is ruining my enjoyment of a good thing. This way, I hope to enjoy KMM more in the future since every review will be a surprise again.

      7 years ago
      • This is an interesting conundrum. I get what you mean about enjoying it more before you were invested in the voting.

        I usually tell the voters that yes, you are voting to hopefully get a review. But I find that a major benefit of EYK is that you get to meet other people who like the same music as you, and you can have awesome conversations and form bonds and chit chat in a forum that is pretty much a cool place to hang out. That type of environment is what we mods are trying to create.

        I have met and had great conversations with many awesome people because of the Kpop charts and other EYK videos. Case in point, the great convos I have had with you.

        7 years ago
        • Thanks Natz, I also enjoy our conversations. I’ll prolly stick around the boards and visit the chart once a week to see which new songs are up but I don’t want to get all bitter over these nice forums and I worry that that will happen if I get too involved, ie. in the voting.

          Did you know, I didn’t even know that pop up ads in youtube videos existed until I whitelisted eatyourkimchi? I super hate them, they always seem to cover part of what I want to watch. I think I’ll focus my negative emotions on those ads for now……;)

          7 years ago
      • It’s the internetz, there is a lot of real life to live rather than get dragged down into virtual insanity, I don’t think it’s selfish.

        I agree that I am disappointed when my song doesn’t win, but that’s ok with me, you win some, you lose some. Mind you, my song never wins….. It’s more that when the song that does win is a song they don’t even like – why? Are there no songs that you want to celebrate in the top 3? Sure, there will be some that S&M don’t like that are easy to make funny skits about but lately there just seems to have been a lot of those….. It’s starting to feel like their raison d’etre is to bash lame videos (in a funny way) which it totally not why I like them and I honestly think, not what they’re going for. I thought that being able to choose from the top 3 was partially to fix having too many negative reviews in a row. I just wanted to indicate that I think that they’re better than that, that’s all.

        7 years ago
    • 100% agreed

      7 years ago
  30. I’m not going to go off or be a negative nilly. I’m just going to say, I really really hoped this was a troll as well and it wasn’t. I’m just going to go about my day and one day soon I’ll watch this review fully. I only saw the beginning and the end to see who won the show down. BTW bwhahaha Dingo and Dingy instead of Dongho.

    7 years ago
  31. yeah, i guess it does lack in the boom shakalaka department, but this song/video are just so…. gorgeous. i can’t vote between this and GD, don’t make meeeeeeeeeeeee

    7 years ago
  32. Dear Disappointed Darlings, come see me, and I will give you a cup of Milo.

    *group hug* >_<

    7 years ago
    • -takes some-
      Always wanted to try it~ That, and kinder eggs…

      7 years ago
    • lol you’ve never had it?! You poor deprived child!!! It’s like hot chocolate, but better :D

      7 years ago
      • OMG MILO!!!!!! I’m like about to cry… I haven’t had that in years!!!!!!!! since I moved!! (May I ask where r you from? bc not many ppl know about it where I live >.<)

        7 years ago
      • I don’t know that that is, but I know it looks delicious and I want some. :( BUT I CAN’T HAVE ANY….will you hold onto mine for a month?

        7 years ago
    • Milo? Err… Can I get that with almond milk please.

      7 years ago
  33. I’m disappointed Young Saeng’s video didn’t get reviewed. It was number 1 when voting ended, and while I get they want to have more girl reviews, I thought the choosing from the top 3 also was to add more variety to the groups that got chosen for KMM. We had a Lee Hi review just a couple weeks ago… I love this song and video, but was hoping to see something different.

    7 years ago
  34. ahahahaha Minlkshake on the laptop!!
    SHINee!!!!
    ahahaha well good to know that flower fangift got put to good use now!! and the tshirt!!!
    the music at the ending of ‘master rose crusher’ reminded me of Professor Layton! i just guess cos it’s violin…y

    7 years ago
  35. I do want them to review Young Saeng too (and he really deserved it since he top the chart), but I think it’s better when S&M choose the song the WANTED to review themselves. I’m happy if they were happy to review it. At the very least, it is one of the famous 3 MVs among voters.

    7 years ago
    • Yup! Generally I’d say that I’m supportive if they are happy with what they chose to review, but for some reason (it could be just because I was kinda disappointed) it felt like they weren’t really overly joyed for this KMM in the first place. Oh well, guess we’ll never really know. Still appreciate what S&M do!

      I think it’s ok to be disappointed, so long as we’re not extremist jerks about it ^__^

      7 years ago
  36. my favorite TV shows always get cancelled….

    7 years ago
    • I know! :( Oh well… At least we have 130 seasons we can re watch.

      7 years ago
      • ah, thank you for helping me to see the silver lining in this! Now I know what I’ll be doing this weekend

        7 years ago
  37. I prefer GD’s MV. Ugh, this is driving me crazy! I have annotations turned on and everything and they just don’t work.

    7 years ago
  38. Fellow nasties,
    There’s this huge trend that I’ve been noticing (most notably after the comment debacle after U-Kiss wasn’t reviewed a few weeks ago) that makes me so sad. And that’s the amount of comments expressing anything from disappointment to outright outrage about S&M’s choices/opinions (for KMM especially). The funky thing about ever calling pretty much anything they ever do “unfair” is that … Simon and Martina don’t owe us anything. They do so. much. work (really, it’s insane) to put stuff out there for us all week. We get to come away with so much (for free) when they do things we enjoy, and we never lose anything when they review another band for KMM or have a differing opinion on an MV. They simply can’t cover every song or share every opinion, and it makes me so sad when followers demand that impossibility of them and even go so far as to complain about it. I understand that it can be frustrating when you do invest a lot in voting every day, but I think it’s important to really remember that they read these comments and they are so far from deserving our expressed dissatisfaction after everything they do. We wouldn’t be nasties if we didn’t love them, and they wouldn’t be S&M without the choices and opinions they make and have. So please, support them when you enjoy something and maybe shake it off a little when things don’t go exactly as you’d hoped and hope for next round! Much love to all of you. And especially to S&M. Thank you for everything you do! You’re the highlights of my week :)

    7 years ago
    • The way I feel is do the people who complain lose anything by not getting reviewed? Do they not enjoy the song anymore because it wasn’t reviewed? I’m guessing that’s not the case. KMM should be viewed as a bonus not as a requirement and I think too many people are like “I want I want I want” without caring about the thought that goes into KMM and appreciating the video even if it’s not the one they wanted to see.

      7 years ago
  39. I kept expecting this to be another April Fool’s joke…

    7 years ago
  40. That was a nice treat for me before getting back to work :) thanks guys!!

    7 years ago