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KpopCharts Update: I Sound Special

January 19, 2013

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Um, first of all. Ahem. Don’t forget to vote for us for the Shorty Awards! We might possibly win it, and then go to New York and make an acceptance speech and stuff. That’d be awesome! Eat Your Kimchi in New York! Woohoo!

Nominate Simon and Martina for a social media award in the Shorty Awards!Nominate Simon and Martina for a social media award in the Shorty Awards

Ok, shameless self-promoting aside, now for this week’s KpopCharts update. OH WAIT! No, first, a small apology. Sorry for not including Jaejoong’s video on this list. We’re trying to film videos in advance because it’s gonna be my birthday tomorrow (yay!) and we didn’t want to stay up late putting up these videos, you know? So we filmed this before the video came out. Like, right before it came out. D’oh! We’ll do a KpopCharts Update on it next week, if it doesn’t win this week, that is. Anyhow, back to the videos we actually talked about!

Infinite H “Special Girl” – Vote for it Here!

We’re not wrong here in saying that Infinite seems to be overworking as well, no? It’s not a complaint on our end, because we’re fans of their music, but it sure seems like they’re producing a lot of music and music videos. And we know how hellish it can be to shoot a music video after being on set with U-Kiss when they shot “Stop Girl”. It’s good, I think, that they’re dividing the group up so that some can do solo work (like the Snuggly One) and some can do duo-work (like Infinite H), so then other people can rest at that time? I don’t know.

Side note: what the eft does H stand for? Infinite Hoodlums? Infinite Hadouken? That’s my guess. Infinite Hadouken.

B.A.P. “Rain Sound” – Vote for it Here!

WHAT’S YOUR B?!?! Whatever happened to that kind of B.A.P.? Whatever happened to yelling and asskicking? I understand that getting shot is a bit gangsta, sure, but it’s passive gangstaness, not their usual proactive gangstanicity. I want to see B.A.P. shooting people rather than getting shot. Well, not really. I can’t imagine Kpop going that route.

Point is, this is another big change for B.A.P. in our eyes, and we’re not necessarily sure how we feel about it, because we only heard it a couple of times. It doesn’t jar us the way Stop It did, that’s for sure. What are your thoughts? Are you liking the route B.A.P.’s going, or do you want them to go back to what made them stand out with their debut?

Boyfriend “AH EE YAH!” – Vote for it Here!

Yes, we know that the romanized version is different. It’s supposed to be “I Yah,” but that’s not what it says in Korean! In Korean (and we know this, because we can read Korean – BOOM!) it says “아이야” which is literally

아 – Ah
이 – Ee
야 – Yah

Put it all together, you get AH EE YAH, or, what we imagine should be “HIYA!” like the sound karate people make when they karate chop things. Which would make sense in this video, because some dude has an asswhooping stick, which he probably yelled “HIYA!” to in Karate format when he whooped his students. Little did you know that this whole video was about that teacher’s abusive tendencies. It wasn’t about love or girls or any of that crap. It was about the teacher, man. THE TEACHERRRRRRRR!!!!!

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  1. That Infinite H video is like a clothing catalog exploded inside a music video. :)

    7 years ago
  2. C.L

    Happy birthday Simon!!

    7 years ago
  3. Why does the guy from Infinite look so familiar? Was he in a drama recently?

    7 years ago
    • Yes, Hoya was in Reply 1997 as Seo In Guk’s character’s (Yoon Yoonjae) best male friend (Kang Joonhee), who just happened to be in love with him.

      7 years ago
  4. Haha, you’re not helping your case. I feel like most idols should get more sleep and rest so they don’t burn out before they’re 25. Yes, doing interviews and stuff like that is important, but health is important too!

    7 years ago
  5. Ty

    The H in Infinite H stands for hip hop in other words Infinite’s hip hop sub group!

    7 years ago
  6. Infinite H “Special Girl” is a catchy song with an interesting video.

    B.A.P. “Rain Sound” not amongst my favorites “What are your thoughts? Are you liking the route B.A.P.’s going, or do you want them to go back to what made them stand out with their debut?” I like better the way they debuted… of course they can’t be all the time bombast and fierce…they need some mellower tunes (though this one didn’t attract me much).. but I don’t like aegyo B.A.P…. the image just doesn’t suit them…

    Boyfriend “AH EE YAH!” – I think this is the first Boyfriend song that I actually like

    ♥♥♥♥

    7 years ago
  7. someone has to make sure, this song get reviewed!

    7 years ago
  8. Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR SIMON! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!

    7 years ago
  9. . . .

    I really wish you could just review them all… :P

    but it looks like Kim Jae Joong is going to win this one

    7 years ago
  10. Happy Birthday Simon ^_^ ~

    7 years ago
  11. I’m not upset about not including “Mine” because it most probably is going to win today and you’ll talk about it anyway.
    I’m a little bit sad because so many videos with great review potential came out almost at once. Ooh Simon and Martina, you made me change my attitude from “Mondays suck” to “too bad there’s only one Monday per week”.
    And I already mentioned it in I Yah comment section but I’ll say it again – I was hoping for you to mention the infobox for this video. It’s gold, I’m telling you, GOLD! Whoever wrote it, I want to thank them.

    Happy Birthday, Simon!!!

    7 years ago
  12. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIMON! :D

    7 years ago
  13. Ha! When I first starting watching this I wondered if Simon knew that shirt made him look like a Star Trek character. I’m satisfied to know he does.

    7 years ago
  14. Why no CNBLUE?
    Happy Birthday, Simon~! Only you can say ‘You’re so nasty’ in that special way~ Be healthy ^^

    7 years ago
  15. Happy Birthday Simon!
    About the songs, I will go in order.
    INFINITE H’s Special Girl: I don’t really like mainly rapping songs (with the exception of TOP and GD), this song was actually really good. I don’t know Korean, but it felt like the video corresponded with the lyrics. I really like it. I liked how Hoya’s hair was parted one way at 0:35, then it changes. Is it because of a mirror?
    BAP’s Rain Sound: Ahead of time, I read that there are key points to look at in this video, like the hair, costumes, rain, and emotions. The acting was good, and I am happy that BAP is rapping more because it suits them. I especially like Zelo’s first rap when he has a different tone of voice, then he goes to his normal tone. I am happy that Himchan sang more/rapped more (It sounds like rapping but not sure) The creepy body parts that burned up was different and the green rain. The they got shot. Very artistic!
    Boyfriend’s I Yah: I like the concept that Boyfriend is setting on. The first song didn’t really do it for me, Boyfriend’s song Boyfriend. Then Love Style was a little bit better. The Janus came out, now I Yah. It shows more of a powerful side which I like personally. Yeah, aegyo is nice but too much of it isn’t. The dance moves are cool too!
    Jaejoong/Hero’s Mine: The random animals and the random running scene didn’t make too much sense, but the demon/monster and the winged vampire was pretty cool. I like the ballad and rock theme. I feel like JYJ will be doing more solo work and that Junsu, Mickey, and Jaejoong will come out with more songs!

    7 years ago
  16. ooooo ~ Happy Birthday you Nasty Man ~ ♫♪ ♥ ☮

    7 years ago
  17. Every time I see those boys in Boyfriend I want to lock them in a kitchen with a side of beef and FEED THEM! Too skinny! *_* I like their song and Infinite’s also. B.A.P.’s wasn’t bad…just not my kind of music. I like their others better.

    7 years ago
  18. Happy Birthday to the original NASTY :) Hope it’s a good one, Simon.

    7 years ago
  19. “AH EE YAH!” is so damn catchy! Catchier than Bat Girl! And yay, for the twins not creeping me out this time. They should stay brunette.

    Rain Song, I really do enjoy listening to it. It isn’t straight up catchy, but I enjoy listening all their incredible voices. I love that B.A.P. is out experimenting with different sounds. Having their mini-albums, songs like this aren’t a huge surprise. Not all the songs on their albums are straight up bombastic like Warrior or Power. Plus Bang Yong Guk’s deep, manly, mesmerizing rapping. You’ve got to love that Martina. I just want him to talk to me all day long.

    Special Girl, I uhm can’t remember it cause AH EE YAH! is screaming through me head. I do have to say that uhm Dongwoo has so much make-up that he is prettier than the girl, and she’s really pretty! Guys, don’t be prettier than your girl!

    7 years ago
  20. The H in infinite H stands for Hip Hop! :D

    7 years ago
  21. Ok, I HATE the Special Girl song, really hate it. I thought that maybe if I give it time, but no, HATE it so so much. The 2 other songs are ok and good. I’m not really into BAP (don’t know them that much though), but I somewhat like that song. The Boyfriend song is good, but I’m not that much into it either, don’t know why exactly. I like the Vixx song that just came out and like the video too.

    7 years ago
  22. I believe Martina was talking about how Infinite H actually know how to use their guns. They don’t use them as blow dryers to kill PO hair like in Nillili Mambo.

    7 years ago
  23. Happy Birthday Simon!

    7 years ago
  24. Happy Birthday Simon!
    -rolls down le sexy window`

    7 years ago
  25. i believe the effect on the boyfriend video mentioned by martina is achieved my post production where they used a software (like adobe after effects) to track the faces of the members and compensate the actual rotation and movement of the head to “stabilize” the video so as to make it look like the camera is fixed on the head while they danced.

    you’re welcome, martina LOL

    7 years ago
  26. I actually really like Boyfriend’s I YAH! That and Batgirl were amazing songs, they’ve transitioned from cutie boys to “masculine men” very well.

    I heard infinite H’s song/saw the M/V, and thought it was funny and cute. Not much else though, because…

    B.A.P! Oh MA GAWD! I LOVE THIS SONG! and its not cuz I’m B.A.P biased or anything…*cough *cough. I love Yong Guk’s slow rap in the beginning, the smooth, powerful vocals throughout the song, and Zelo’s calm rapping, it was FANTASTIC (baby)! It BLEW MY MIND! I love it, but I am still really wanting Jaejoong for KMM :D B.A.P next time!

    7 years ago
  27. HAPPY (early) BIRTHDAY SIMON! May your days be filled with nasty-ness!

    7 years ago