2:22 pm - 05/03/2019

Flashback Friday

It’s Friday! Every week I go through the charts for this day in the past and post the top three songs. Then I pick out two more from the top ten as honorable mentions. This week, let’s go back 4 years to the 1st week of May, 2015. I haven’t seen most of these in a while, so they’re feeling brand new today lol. Everyone is looking real good this week too.

#3 Miss A “Only You”
I remember I didn’t like the video at all. I thought the pervy voyeur part was unnecessary, and didn’t really like the choreography. But the ladies look great! Suzy with long hair and hoop earrings ugh so pretty I cannot deal! This would end up being the group’s last release before disbandment.

#2 EXID “Ah Yeah”
LE please be my girlfriend. They all look so hot, and I think the song is still fun! This was their follow up single to “Up & Down”, and was released when the group’s popularity really started to rise. It came out at a really good time for them.

#1 EXO “Call Me Baby”
I don’t think I’ve ever seen the video before, but I do remember the song. There’s more pelvic thrusts and crotch grabbing than I expected but okay then. Google also tells me that this was the last song that Tao participated in.

Honorable Mentions

#6 Red Velvet “Ice Cream Cake”
I still remember when pictures of the MV filming leaked out and everyone was all confused like “why are there 5 girls?” lol. About a month later SM would officially announce Yeri joining the group. I think that first shot of the five of them together in the room along with the “la la la la” part of the song is still creepy to me lol.

#8 Davichi featuring Mad Clown “Two Lovers”
What a douche. Does he not realize how freaking hot they are compared to his dumb ass? I could only dream of looking that cute whilst food tripping through Hong Kong! And he cannot pull off those hats at all. Anyways…the song! They pretty much always sound great, and sound so sweet here too. Apparently this is somewhat of a prequel to Soyu & Junggigo’s fantastic collab “Some”.

sources: jypentertainment, SMTOWN 1 2, EXID_OFFICIAL, Stone Music Entertainment & soompi
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hpn88 3rd-May-2019 09:35 pm (UTC)
only you and call me baby were released around the same time? mind blown - CMB feels like it should be a lot older than that or maybe only you feels like it wasn't that long ago.
belintuchiha 3rd-May-2019 10:33 pm (UTC)

omg, there were wars for who will get number 1 at music shows with these two songs. I remember it as if it were yesterday lol

lightframes 3rd-May-2019 09:55 pm (UTC)
I looooove Ah Yeah. It's my favorite EXID song.

Call Me Baby is so much fun. It's one of their best title tracks.

I could never really get into Ice Cream Cake. I was too obsessed with Automatic.
frequency 3rd-May-2019 10:03 pm (UTC)
"automatic" is such a great song. i also love "somethin' kinda crazy"
frequency 3rd-May-2019 10:06 pm (UTC)
the whole "ah yeah" mini is still excellent. i can't think of a song i don't like on there, lol.

i still don't like "only you" that much... "love song" and "i caught ya" are far superior imo. i did love the pink outfits in the mv though!
dior_chic 3rd-May-2019 10:37 pm (UTC)
Only You is pretty good but I still regularly listen to Love Song, it’s an amazing b-side
lil_poisonfrog 3rd-May-2019 10:08 pm (UTC)
Only You is the only Miss A song I like oop. But it's really excellent, so catchy and their vocals sound great. Idg ppl who like their earlier songs but not this one, makes no sense to me. The video is JYP creepy bullshit tho.

Ah Yeah is a classic EXID bop and I've always liked the video.

I disliked ICC for so long for some reason lol. I think it's bc it came out right when I got back into Kpop and I hadn't warmed up to RV at all (I thought they were so mediocre at first but I respect the discography now). Over time I kept coming back to it and eventually stopped lying to myself about how fantastic it is lol. Now I think it's a damn near perfect track. I think about Yeri's "my boo I have no gwanshim in that bag" all the time haha

Edited at 2019-05-03 10:12 pm (UTC)
carmine_pink 4th-May-2019 02:21 am (UTC)
That rap part was Joy instead of Yeri actually.
dior_chic 3rd-May-2019 11:21 pm (UTC)
Only You is a song I like, but I don’t regularly listen to. I liked the MV in the past but I’m more critical of it now, and I have a hard time believing JYP would try this with their current girl groups. I think this song was soured because it was becoming Suzy ft Miss A amongst fans and I can see tension rising. But time has past and I’ve accepted not every group is going to be like Sistar and Rainbow in how close they are, and the song was a nice one to finish with.

Ah Yeah is a great song! Awesome follow up to Up and Down. Hyelin’s hair was rough though. I remember it getting a lot of criticism like Momoland is currently getting today, that the song sounded too similar to Up and Down. I get it but I’m also not mad at it

Call Me Baby is the first I acknowledged Exo’s existence lol

And ICC....eh lol. It’s prob one of my least favorite RV songs. The ‘lalala’s and the lyrics idk just not into it. I remember on ONTD (not sure I was reading here yet) people saying they were trying to look white with the all blonde and light contacts lol. Positive comment - I liked the university wear for their stages, it was fun and cute.
daynr 3rd-May-2019 11:24 pm (UTC)
I love the CMB video, it totally shows them how I think of them, cute kids trying to act tough and get ladies. Like, some of the stuff where they have to look like ~fighters~ and stuff I can't really take seriously, but pulled up socks and hats askew? That's totally a 23 year old boy.
goshipgurl 4th-May-2019 12:33 am (UTC)
Great week!

I can't believe only you was 4 years ago, wow... Its a good song but it would be even better if the lines were better distributed.

Call me Baby is one of EXO's best songs, the video is so much fun and blonde lay is a look, he looks so hot with it

ICC is one of my favorite RV songs
sciencebottle 4th-May-2019 12:53 am (UTC)
cmb was so good, although I think I appreciate it more now than I did when it first came out. CMB era was when I finally decided to check out of kpop in favour of not failing uni but I kind of wish I stuck around for the hype

ICC was the first RV song I was exposed to and I absolutely hated it lol. I really was not on board with RV at the time and they felt so rushed as a group that I couldn't get into it at all. I still don't quite understand their hype now but I do enjoy their music a lot more.

Edited at 2019-05-04 12:56 am (UTC)
ashdevilrun23 4th-May-2019 01:05 am (UTC)
Call me baby. Iconic I remember how happy I was receiving Tao's ver of the album :(( it's still in a lot of my playlists tbh
ICC the creepy lalalalas freaked me out and I was not here for it Yeri looked adorable tho and Automatic snatched
mortkero 4th-May-2019 01:27 am (UTC)
This was round about when I got into K-pop :D

I thought CMB and Only You was older than Ah Yeah
carmine_pink 4th-May-2019 02:24 am (UTC)
CMB is the perfect 90s boyband song, it reminded me of Nsync's Bye Bye Bye. I need someone to make a mash up already, couldn't find one the last time I looked.
a_suitcase 4th-May-2019 02:28 am (UTC)
I still listen to the Ah Yeah and Ice Cream Cake minis A LOT, and Call Me Baby is still so so catchy. What a good week for kpop that was!
premonitioner 4th-May-2019 02:35 am (UTC)
ugghhhh Only You was a fun song but I hated the mv and lyrics SOOO much

Edited at 2019-05-04 02:36 am (UTC)
sapphiredeity 4th-May-2019 10:15 am (UTC)
call me baby is so iconic. that song really saved kpop
myungung 4th-May-2019 10:54 am (UTC)
all are great songs this week! all bops that I enjoyed and still do once in a while to listen to it
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