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December 11, 2011

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Hey guise!

So, if you follow us on Twitter or Facebook, you might have seen that we were asking for beta testers for a new page we were working on. Well, finally, it’s live and ready to go!

Here’s the deal: we never actually pick who we’re going to review for Music Mondays. We leave that up for all of you to vote on. You’d vote on our old request page, on Twitter, and on Facebook. Problem was, we had to count all of these votes ourselves. The Facebook poll was easy to count, but our request page? Holy snap. Please take a look at what we were dealing with before:

Old Kpop Music Monday Request Page

Check this out

Also, people would complain if, say, we reviewed a video that didn’t win on Facebook, and they would accuse us of cheating. Well, as you can see, there are tons more votes via our Request page. But you couldn’t see the votes that we saw. So we decided to change that.

Enter this new project. Voting will now be transparent. Basically, you vote by clicking on the thumb up. It’s that easy. If you’d like to vote more, then your Facebook Likes, Tweets, and Google +1s all add to the tally, as well as comments. Engage with the video as much as you can if you want it to win for Music Mondays. The page has an algorithm that tallies a bunch of different factors into ranking the hottest Kpop videos out there, and we determine that based on your interactions.

For now, we’re starting off by testing it out for How to Dance Kpop Style, 2011. Vote away! Voting Ends December 19th. SHAZAM! Once we’re finished that, we’ll start using the page for our Music Mondays and K Crunches. Woot!

Also, we mentioned in the video that we want to encourage good comments to the videos, rather than spammy McSpammersons trying to get their videos to win. We’ll ban spammers that try to vote multiple times in the comments. If you’re worried about the comment policy, don’t worry. You’ll know if you’re spamming, and so will we. For our good commenters, we want to give away Three CDs for How to Dance Kpop 2011. We’ll look at the comments from the top three videos that win our poll, and we’ll mail out CDs to the people who – we think – made the best comment in each. Let us know what you think of the song, dance, video, whatever. We encourage you to engage with the video and with others :D

This is a sucky comment.

This is a sucky comment.

One of the main reasons we made this chart is also because we want your voice to be more accurately reflected. For example, a lot of people have complained that U-Kiss hasn’t won any awards on any music shows, and – really – we’re surprised by that as well. Based on the responses we’re seeing, U-Kiss is insanely popular on our site and with international fans. But it doesn’t seem like the international fans’ voice really counts in the music awards shows, and that’s too bad. So our page is a step away from those charts. We’re looking at YouTube videos only, and how much you engage with those videos, not how much Korean people engage with the videos via Korean media sites. Sounds fair?

Another reason we made the page: we know that some of you aren’t really into Kpop as much as some diehard fans, and voting might not be something you’re that interested in. But, from time to time you might feel the need to brush up on what’s popular in Kpop. This page can still do that for you. We’ll display the top 60 videos of the moment. Watch them all on that page, come back next month if you need to brush up again. Yeah!

Lastly, this is still a work in progress. We plan on adding a lot more functionality to it in the future. For now, though, we think this page is gonna be pretty cool. If you’ve got any feedback, we’d love to hear it. You might find some bugs if you’re using older or less popular browsers, but nothing crippling, we don’t think.

Yeah! Let us know what you think, and get voting!

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  1. UKISS Tick tack
    UKISS Neverland xDD

    8 years ago
  2. UKISS tick tack
    UKISS Neverland =))

    8 years ago
  3. INFNITE – BEFORE THE DAWN/BE MINE/ PARADISE/ NOTHING’S OVER. 

    8 years ago
  4. Ana

    TVXQ – Before U Go (besides the raunchy crotch grabbing, Changmin as Fabio is a win)

    TVXQ – Keep Your Head Down (Whack a mole in slow motion? lol)
    JYJ – In Heaven (because it’s be cute to reenact! Minus the dying part…)
    JYJ – Get Out (the “bye bye” part, yeah x])
    Junsu – Intoxication (so it’s not a 2011 song, but c’mmon! =D)

    8 years ago
  5. Jay Park- Abandoned
    Hyuna- Bubble Pop (definitely memorable)
    miss-A good bye baby
    sistar19- ma boy
    wonder girls be my baby

    8 years ago
  6. Mr Simple!
    I am the best
    Step
    Fiction
    Good bye baby
    Mona Lisa
    Hands Up
    Hot summer
    High High

    these were the most memorable for me :)

    8 years ago
  7. I think the most memorial dances should be the ones that are in the How to Dance Kpop 2011 video, so…..
    1. Super Junior – Mr. Simple (This seems to be a unanimous vote across the board O.o)
    2. U-KISS – Neverland (I swear, they need to win awards SOON! >.:D)

    I’m really looking forward to this video; your How to Dance Kpop 2010 was the video that made me start following your blog! ^.^ Good luck with getting through all of the comments O.O Thank you for always making these wonderful videos! :D

    8 years ago
  8. SUPER JUNIOR A-CHA
    ORANGE CARAMEL’S SHANGHAI ROMANCE
    U-KISS TICK TACK
    2NE1 – I AM THE BEST
    SUPER JUNIOR MR SIMPLE

    8 years ago
  9. I think your 60 top vids to watch if you’re behind in fandom is a good thing. Cuz right now i’m so behind it’s crazy. But yesssss i ish excited :D

    8 years ago
  10. I reckon u guys should put in: 
    Super Junior -Mr. Simple or A-CHA
    TVXQ -Keep your head down
    Infinite -Basically any since they’re like dancers of the YEAR! :D
    Beast -Fiction
    2NE1- I AM THE BEST

    Because all of the songs above have really good cheorgraphy and dancing skills. :D Plus the songs are addicting too. One more thing, I LUBE U GUYS SIMON AND MATRINA! U GUYS ARE AWESOME!! :D <3

    8 years ago
  11. I am actually a giant Super Junior fan but I would have to choose
    TVXQ’s – Before U Go. It is not the most extravagant video but it works
    so well with the song. Usually videos that remain so stationary are
    boring to watch. This video to me continued to entertain me throughout
    the whole song. And who doesn’t love the dancing? It’s pretty awesome
    and I sure many people would like to learn it. As well the song is
    flipping catchy. It has been stuck in my head for over a week now.

    8 years ago
  12. DBSK Keep Your Head Down2NE1 I Am The Best

    8 years ago
  13. Anything By U Kiss And Infinite OH And BEAST!
    Keep Your Head Down
    Mona Lisa MBLAQ
    What Can I Do Seungri 
    SO Crazy AA

    8 years ago
  14. Mr. Simple
    Keep Your Head Down
    ANYTHING by Infinite ( Dancers of the year ^^ ) 
    Ukiss- Tick Tack
    Mona Lisa- MBLAQ

    8 years ago
  15. Super Junior – Mr. Simple <3

    8 years ago
  16. Infinite songs like Nothings over, before the dawn, be mine, paradise etc.! They have so many amazing dance-choreographies ^^

    8 years ago
  17. JYJ-Get out

    8 years ago
  18. 2NE1 – I am the best
    Sistar19 – Ma boy
    Bigbang – Tonight
    Super Junior – Mr.Simple or A – CHA

    8 years ago
  19. TVXQ – Before U Go

    Recently became addicted to this song after a long span of being repulsed and then intrigued.

    The lyrics are super awesome. Such a heartfelt love song I thought. Then I saw some of the live performance videos and was like “yeeeh, this is a baby making song. They’re probably just saying that so they can bone…” But to be fair, they probably could have just danced like that to nothing and still have had that result so kudos to TVXQ for putting a lot of effort into their visual viagra…. I like to call it Eye-agra: for Ladies.

    ….my eyes are so hard right now.

    8 years ago
  20. As much as I love this new voting system [you guise must have put a lot of time into making it so kudos] I have just one problem with it. It’s the fact that you can vote multiple times in the span of one day. It just seems that it would be more fair for all the videos if you could try to make it so one PC could vote once every day, rather than having fan-girls voting a million times on a single video in one day just by leaving a page and returning to it again.

    And just on a side-note, is it possible to remove songs that don’t really have a dance, other moving passionately to the song? It’s just confuzzling me right now, and it is just a minor irksome detail than the other one above. Thanks, and happy voting everyone!

    8 years ago
    • Is it really possible to vote multiple times? Last time I checked, I could only vote once a day, on any particular video. I mean sure, you can click it again, but I don’t think the actual vote number increases.

      And I completely agree with your side note, but maybe they’ll use the live performance dances or something?

      8 years ago
  21. BEAST is the best! they deserve many votes !!

    8 years ago
  22. Everyone vote for TVXQ! They’ve yet to win an award this year and really deserve it!

    8 years ago
  23. TVXQ- Why-Keep your head down
    JYJ-Get out
    INFINITE-Be mine
    ^__^

    8 years ago
  24. I hope… INFINITE will be on the top 3, because they’re really synchronize 99,9999% by that time and you guys can see the scorpion dance… and everything~ the moment when I watched the video, I was really amazed by their choreography :3

    8 years ago
  25. 1. BIGBANG’S TONIGHT
    2. 2NE1’S I AM THE BEST
    3. 2NE1’S HATE YOU
    4. ORANGE CARAMEL’S SHANGHAI ROMANCE
    5. SISTAR’S SO COOL
    6. SECRET’S LOVE IS MOVE!
    7. SUNNY HILL’S MIDNIGHT CIRCUS!

    -crosses fingers for the day that there’s some sort of Simon & Martina Award- THAT’D BE SO RAWRSOME! O/

    8 years ago
    • good choices:)

      8 years ago
    • liking your comment for sistar and orange caramel and secret

      8 years ago
      • I know right! Those songs are like underrated in the dance aspect … Idk.. The dances are AWESOMEEEEE!

        8 years ago
  26. 2NE1 – I am the best
    Sistar19 – Ma boy
    Bigbang – Tonight
    ^___^

    8 years ago
  27. TICK TACK by UKISS!!!!!!!!!! ^.^

    8 years ago
  28. tbh I find it “stupid” that there are Korean Bands with Japanese entries. It’s “how to dance kpop 2011” and not “how to dance kpop in Japan 2011”

    But that might just be me.

    8 years ago
    • I don’t entirely disagree, but I don’t believe in being legalistic. Flexibility ftw!! :p
      Because if we were to stick to the roots of this show, then it would be ‘The most popular dances amongst Korean students in 2011’ – in which case it wouldn’t matter where then dance was from or when it was released.
      If it was strictly about the dancing, then well, some of the top 10 MVs in the chart don’t even have a dance in it.
      If it was strictly Kpop, then we’d have to kick out all the lovely K-rock, K-rap, K-hip-hop, K-electronic…you mention it.
      And tbh, no matter what language they sing in, if the singer is Korean, most people label it as kpop anyway. In Japan, anything by a korean singer is ‘kpop’. Same for Chinese or English – is SNSD’s ‘The Boys’ still considered Kpop, when it’s all in English? Think about it.

      In the end, Simon and Martina are the ones making the video, so they have the ultimate say. No? :)

      8 years ago
    • agree with you its not fair especially when the first is jpop its kpop guys not jpop

      8 years ago
  29. Brilliant algorithm guys! I look forward to seeing how it works in the future!

    8 years ago
  30. there are a lot of awesome K-Pop dance video this year… and it’s hard to pick…

    1. 2ne1- I am the best ( so cool ang good for exercise ^_^)
    2. BigBang- Tonight
    3.  GD&TOP – High High (it really makes you wanna dance..)
    4. GD&TOP – Knock Out… ( the first time i saw this in MAMA 2010 i sooo wanna learn the      dance.. CRAZY makes the step look easier but the heck it’s hard.. JiHye is so sexy in this MV)
    5. Seungri- What can i do ( i think this is much better than VVIP)
    6. BIGBANG- Somebody to Love
    7. GD&TOP – Jibe Kajima (the cutest TOP and GD ever)
    8. Sistar- So Cool!!
    9. G.NA- Top Girl
    10. 2ne1- Ugly

    oh sorry i’m such a YG FAN :)) but i love them so.. yeah… :) i didn’t see snsd mr. taxi??!!

    8 years ago
    • OH MAI GOSH!!! YOU MIGHT BE MY MUSIC SOUL MATE!!! :p HUGE YG fan too- they are the best though so what can i say :)

      8 years ago
  31. Super Junior A-CHA or Bonamana~

    8 years ago
    • we need to make acha in top 10 its gone down

      8 years ago
  32. 2ne1 I’am the best
    miss-A good bye baby
    u-kiss neverland
    wonder girls be my baby

    i think these are the best choreographies of the year

    8 years ago
  33. This question makes my stomach hurt and my brain. There were a lot of wonderful dances this year. ok ok ok…ummm…I really really like Seungri’s What Can I Do. The dance is just simple fun. It’s fun to do when watching and its cool. Seungri really impressed me this year. ^ ^.

    I also totally totally…totally in love with the Wonder Girls and Orange Caramel currently. Orange Caramel’s Shanghai Romance dance is very simple and so cute. Which I like because it makes it easy for us fans to do. Not all dances have to be complex to be good. It reminds me alot of Para Para dancing since the main focus is the arms.

    Wonder Girl’s Be My Baby is how do I say…very wonder girl like. Wonder Girls’s choreography always reflexes their lyrics well and has its moments where it really shines. I’m currently trying to learn it.

    8 years ago
  34. 2ne1 i’m the best (:

    8 years ago
  35. AA-So Crazy ^u^

    8 years ago
  36. *takes deep breath* Okay, here goes!! 

    JYJ – Get Out
    TVXQ – Keep Your Head Down 
    2NE1 – I Am the Best
    BIGBANG – Love Song 
    KARA – Step 
    Wonder Girls – Be My Baby 
    MBLAQ – Mona Lisa 
    SISTAR19 – Ma Boy 
    SISTAR – So Cool 
    Super Junior – MrSimple

    I hope it’s okay to vote for multiple songs!! Love you guys!!!  

    8 years ago
  37. MYNAME Message~
    Is it O.K. if it’s newer? I have proclaimed myself a stalkerfan (internetstalkerfan*) of these guys so I must vote them.
    I wanted to post something new (though it might have already been posted and I’m just too lazy to go find it)~

    8 years ago
  38. MBLAQ with Mona Lisa
    I wanna see you guys do the bullfighter move and some more raunchy facial arousal + hip thrusting. this dance has everything that is so typical for kpop to the max, lol.

    8 years ago
  39. U-Kiss NEVERLAND :D

    8 years ago
  40. Super Junior, It’s You. I feel like that song needs a lot more credit and popularity. It’s a wonderful song with a ballad and upbeat feel. Not only is the song great but the dance is to die for! I love the dance soooo much! <3 

    8 years ago