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Teen Top – No More Perfume on You: Kpop Music Mondays

August 22, 2011

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Let’s begin by saying that this is our least favourite Kpop video ever, that we’ve ever reviewed, ever. EVER. The first thing we thought of when we started looking closer at the video was this cat:

WTF

As you may recall from our Supa Luv review, we were really disturbed by the guy in the shower, who looked was acting like a pedophile. We were quickly corrected by swarms of angry people who told us that it was Eric from Shinhwa, and he can’t be a pedophile, because he’s Eric from Shinhwa! His purpose in the video wasn’t to gross out those who don’t know who he is (re: mostly everyone outside of Korea) but to appeal to the older women. Teen Top, in its essence, is a teenaged band. Their main demographic, as a result, would be teenagers. By including a sexy old guy, then women will like Teen Top and their music, because there was a sexy old guy in one of their videos. It makes perfect sense…in somebody’s mind. FYI, our next post is going to have a picture of John Cleese, because we find that our 50+ audience isn’t really that strong. Surely, having a picture of him will get the older demographic hooked!

Anyhow, Teen Top’s brilliant management decided to take this one step further. Now, those older women, the noonas, who have been hooked into loving the band because of a cameo appearance in a music video, have now transferred their love of older Eric to younger teenaged boys. The classic bait and switch! Oh you thought you’d get to be with this sexy older guy! Ha! No! Here’s a teenaged boy instead. Is anyone else getting uncomfortable with this? The older noona in the video is clearly unhappy with the exchange, since she looks utterly freaking miserable throughout the entirety of the video.

Pedonoona from Teen Top

Oh look at the joy in her eyes! She loves dating young boys!

So let’s all agree here: the marketing strategy here tried to overreach a bit, and in trying to appeal to a wider demographic, has crossed into some really creepy territory.

Next, what in the butterslaps is up with the terrible message of the song? Don’t wear perfume because my younger girlfriend will suspect me of cheating on her? Is the older girlfriend supposed to be ok with this, with the fact that her twerp of a boyfriend is blatantly cheating on his younger girlfriend? And he can tell her what she can and cannot wear? Is this really the message that a teenaged boyband – whose main audience is teenaged girls – really wants to send? Hey! Young girls, remember: Teen Top doesn’t really like you anymore. They’re into the older ladies now! Great way to alienate the people who support you the most!

Also, how about the fact that the scumbag blatantly breaks his younger girlfriend’s heart. Remember? The cute one that was introduced to all of the members of Teen Top, where they were all laughing together? Great way to crush that girl, douchebag. How easily do you think she’s going to be able to trust another guy in the future? How much of an awkward strain did you just put on all of the relationships she will have from now on? What did she do to deserve such horrendous treatment? Why couldn’t you call her beforehand and break up with her kindly? Instead, she sees you at the club with another woman, and all you do is smile at her like an inconsiderate ass?

Seriously. This song and video and marketing strategy are so royally messed up that this is without a doubt the worst video we’ve ever reviewed. There’s next to nothing good we can say about this, apart from the fact that the melody’s a bit catchy, but we’re so opposed to everything the song and video stand for that we can’t even enjoy the song at all. Teen Top’s management, stop this stupid crap. Give them some good songs they can all equally sing and dance to (rather than just having two main singers and what looks like a bunch of backup dancers), and stop trying to appeal to an older audience. You chose the name Teen Top, chose a bunch of teenaged boys to be your talent, so work with what you’ve been given. You can’t feed vegetarians meat, no matter how you try to season it, without making them sick.

Anyhow, on a less angry and upset note. Here are the bloopers from this week’s video! We were going to include that singing scene right after we said how singing about cheating on your girlfriend might make it acceptable, which is why Simon sings a song about robbing Martina’s house with his friend, Ronnie.

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  1. How much do I love this review, I can’t even count the ways~ I laughed hard at Martina as the Teen Top-fan censor (your moustache is epic, as always), and the coffee shop scene is even more awesome with that little detail of asking for non-fat milk. As for the message of the video, I have nothing to add that other commenters haven’t already. The additional info of the noona gf being 32 and Eric’s ex is just… brrr.

    And THANK YOU for making the show-down the easiest one ever! Nothing could be more dreamy and wholesome than a SHINee org– er, group date.

    9 years ago
  2. How much do I love this review, I can’t even count the ways~ I laughed hard at Martina as the Teen Top-fan censor (your moustache is epic, as always), and the coffee shop scene is even more awesome with that little detail of asking for non-fat milk. As for the message of the video, I have nothing to add that other commenters haven’t already. The additional info of the noona gf being 32 and Eric’s ex is just… brrr.

    And THANK YOU for making the show-down the easiest one ever! Nothing could be more dreamy and wholesome than a SHINee org– er, group date.

    9 years ago
  3. How much do I love this review, I can’t even count the ways~ I laughed hard at Martina as the Teen Top-fan censor (your moustache is epic, as always), and the coffee shop scene is even more awesome with that little detail of asking for non-fat milk. As for the message of the video, I have nothing to add that other commenters haven’t already. The additional info of the noona gf being 32 and Eric’s ex is just… brrr.

    And THANK YOU for making the show-down the easiest one ever! Nothing could be more dreamy and wholesome than a SHINee org– er, group date.

    9 years ago
  4. How much do I love this review, I can’t even count the ways~ I laughed hard at Martina as the Teen Top-fan censor (your moustache is epic, as always), and the coffee shop scene is even more awesome with that little detail of asking for non-fat milk. As for the message of the video, I have nothing to add that other commenters haven’t already. The additional info of the noona gf being 32 and Eric’s ex is just… brrr.

    And THANK YOU for making the show-down the easiest one ever! Nothing could be more dreamy and wholesome than a SHINee org– er, group date.

    9 years ago
  5. How much do I love this review, I can’t even count the ways~ I laughed hard at Martina as the Teen Top-fan censor (your moustache is epic, as always), and the coffee shop scene is even more awesome with that little detail of asking for non-fat milk. As for the message of the video, I have nothing to add that other commenters haven’t already. The additional info of the noona gf being 32 and Eric’s ex is just… brrr.

    And THANK YOU for making the show-down the easiest one ever! Nothing could be more dreamy and wholesome than a SHINee org– er, group date.

    9 years ago
  6. How much do I love this review, I can’t even count the ways~ I laughed hard at Martina as the Teen Top-fan censor (your moustache is epic, as always), and the coffee shop scene is even more awesome with that little detail of asking for non-fat milk. As for the message of the video, I have nothing to add that other commenters haven’t already. The additional info of the noona gf being 32 and Eric’s ex is just… brrr.

    And THANK YOU for making the show-down the easiest one ever! Nothing could be more dreamy and wholesome than a SHINee org– er, group date.

    9 years ago
  7. How much do I love this review, I can’t even count the ways~ I laughed hard at Martina as the Teen Top-fan censor (your moustache is epic, as always), and the coffee shop scene is even more awesome with that little detail of asking for non-fat milk. As for the message of the video, I have nothing to add that other commenters haven’t already. The additional info of the noona gf being 32 and Eric’s ex is just… brrr.

    And THANK YOU for making the show-down the easiest one ever! Nothing could be more dreamy and wholesome than a SHINee org– er, group date.

    9 years ago
  8. How much do I love this review, I can’t even count the ways~ I laughed hard at Martina as the Teen Top-fan censor (your moustache is epic, as always), and the coffee shop scene is even more awesome with that little detail of asking for non-fat milk. As for the message of the video, I have nothing to add that other commenters haven’t already. The additional info of the noona gf being 32 and Eric’s ex is just… brrr.

    And THANK YOU for making the show-down the easiest one ever! Nothing could be more dreamy and wholesome than a SHINee org– er, group date.

    9 years ago
  9. How much do I love this review, I can’t even count the ways~ I laughed hard at Martina as the Teen Top-fan censor (your moustache is epic, as always), and the coffee shop scene is even more awesome with that little detail of asking for non-fat milk. As for the message of the video, I have nothing to add that other commenters haven’t already. The additional info of the noona gf being 32 and Eric’s ex is just… brrr.

    And THANK YOU for making the show-down the easiest one ever! Nothing could be more dreamy and wholesome than a SHINee org– er, group date.

    9 years ago
  10. Shinee all the way : D

    9 years ago
  11. Shinee all the way : D

    9 years ago
  12. I shall prefer SHiINee, NO NO to cheating guys!

    9 years ago
  13. I shall prefer SHiINee, NO NO to cheating guys!

    9 years ago
  14. I shall prefer SHiINee, NO NO to cheating guys!

    9 years ago
  15. i love this song but after Simon read the lyric, I was like -________________-

    9 years ago
  16. I totally agree with you. When I watched this video, I was extremely puzzled and shocked because who the hell would make a music video that promotes cheating? Ok maybe some people would… but considering that Teen Top is a boy band with girls as their target audience, isn’t this the dumbest way to attract them?

    9 years ago
  17. sooo…i was all set to defend a band that i’ve never really listened to and am much much older than (lets just say i haven’t been a teenager for roughly over a decade) because i’ve noticed how lately your videos have been feeling quite negative (i would just say to keep in mind that music videos are just that, and don’t always need to be relevant or poignant to be good)
    HOWEVER
    once i heard what you guys were saying about the lyrics and the video, i have to say i agree completely.  its too often that people are making light of things like cheating and i think its really great that you guys stuck to your morals and made a point of telling us what you thought.
    good job.

    but if i can give a tip about how to critique something in a manner which will (usually) not make people hate you, it is as follows:  good thing, good thing, what can be fixed or changed, good thing.
    -this does not apply to creepy pedo-videos, but just things in general.
    (this coming from someone with 4 years of art school where crits were a daily occurrence)

    :)  i hope you take my comment with a grain of salt, i truly am a fan!  don’t forget that!

    9 years ago
  18. SHINee SHINEE SHINEE!!!!!!

    9 years ago
  19. It’s a review. It wouldn’t be the best if it weren’t honest. Who cares what a few Teen Top fangirls think? Besides, all hate is directed at Teen Top’s management team of pedophile promoters

    9 years ago
  20. Even though I’m a Teen Top fan, I think this review makes perfect sense and I totally agree with it. I’m also fairly sure the other Teen Top fans aren’t so far gone that they don’t realize the negative aspects about the song/video as well.
    Thank you for reviewing it~!

    My vote is for SHINee! ..Sorry, Teen Top. (´・ω・`)

    9 years ago
    • I’m an Andromeda, and I wholeheartedly agree with this review. As much as I LOVE this song, I really hate how it basically promotes cheating and being a douchebag in general.

      9 years ago
  21. I’m thinking Teen Top’s next best career move is to appear in a 2NE1 music video…..preferably “Go Away” or “Hate You”

    9 years ago
    • and be blasted into oblivion???? I kinda like the idea~
      they need a good kick in the you-know-where!!!! or atleast their handler does…0_0

      9 years ago
  22. although i really like honest opinion, I’m afraid that all the teen top fans will angry and decided to leave your channel.. Well you know the characteristic of kpop fans right?
    So my suggestion is that if you want to criticize some video , well make it smooth and you know, telling the truth without hurting anybody.
    Kpop fans is a huge community and if you guys can handle it well.. You will get all the attention and benefit.
     
    Just some small thought, take it or leave it. As simple as that.

    9 years ago
  23. T_Tpoor teen top<3

    9 years ago
  24. I vote for SHINee. Haha~ Shawols ftw!!

    But yeah, I agree whole-heartedly with this vid. Time to spread it around facebook haha!! Credit goes to you guys, of course~

    9 years ago
  25. I vote for SHINee. Haha~ Shawols ftw!!

    But yeah, I agree whole-heartedly with this vid. Time to spread it around facebook haha!! Credit goes to you guys, of course~

    9 years ago
  26. I vote for SHINee. Haha~ Shawols ftw!!

    But yeah, I agree whole-heartedly with this vid. Time to spread it around facebook haha!! Credit goes to you guys, of course~

    9 years ago
  27. I couldn’t agree with you more, I was so shocked when I heard the song o_o 

    9 years ago
  28. I agree 100% with your review, guys. Couldn’t have said it better. And to the Teen Top fans, just in case you are plotting the demise of EYK in a B1A4-esque way… remember, these are reviews of K-Pop videos, and it’s not a bashing of Teen Top, but rather a bashing of their company’s unusual way to appeal with a song about cheating.

    Like Hyuna’s Bubble Pop… when it got banned for being too sexy… this video might be banned for being too douchebaggy.

    P.S: i love the “WTF are you doing” moments. And the cat. I’m stealing that gif. :P

    9 years ago
  29. They all are soooo creepy!!! Especially the one with a big mouth!!!!

    9 years ago
  30. Wittiest, most passionate review to date. Great Job, Simon and Martina! Also, I love the obvious bias at the showdown part. Hahahahahahaha!

    9 years ago
  31. OMG is that a OHSHC background on your laptop??? Maybe I’m just Crazy…

    9 years ago
    • It sure IS! I’ve read the manga, watched the anime, and now onto the live drama…which I’m finding a bit…odd. :D

      9 years ago
      • did not know there was a drama version, definitely need to look that up

        9 years ago
      • Yes I quite agree… But then again I knew it would be quite a task taking it from an Awesome anime to a live show…

        9 years ago
      • Yes I quite agree… But then again I knew it would be quite a task taking it from an Awesome anime to a live show…

        9 years ago
      • It would be great if you could share your favourite K-Drama and J-Anime with us :)
        I´m really curious about it.

        9 years ago
  32. Okay SHINee in Hello for the boyfriends hands down. Except Minho might be a bit distracted by Jonghyun..no worries..Jonhyun, to my knowledge, does not wear perfume.

    9 years ago
  33. Wow. Integrity at its best.

    Simon and Martina, stay awesome forever? :D

    9 years ago
  34. SHINEE of cos!!!

    9 years ago
  35. So much love Teen Top’s songs..but their MV..ruin it all! Watching their new MV I was like “What is it? Cheating? Why is he smiling when his girlfriend found out that he is cheating? WHF…?” This was my first time when I wanna to know lyrics of the song… I wanna know what this song about..and again it was a lot of questions! Oh… but still love this song ^^P.S. Martina I love your make-up today! It’s beautiful!

    9 years ago
  36. It’s been a long time since i’ve seen such a passionate video from Simon and Martina! Great job! Actually I agree 100% with you about the message and the video…but the song is still catchy and C.A.P is hot..xD 
    My vote obviously goes to SHINee…I’d rather have flowers/cake/a ring/a weirdly-painted doll/a teddy bear in a hot car than getting cheated on or told to stop wearing perfume cuz it smells too much…xD

    9 years ago
  37. There is some English, albeit very little. “Go away”,”Troublemaker” and “Go away”. But WELL DONE ON THE VIDEO.

    Agree totally. 

    9 years ago
  38. Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo TRUE!!..
    .
    Im with u Simon and Martina!! <3

    9 years ago
  39. Amen. That is all. 

    9 years ago
  40. Jen

    I don’t give a ra…well, I don’t care about Teen Top but Simon, your CONAN SHIRT ROCKS! (That is a Conan shirt right?) Give it away in a contest! :P

    9 years ago