Thursday, March 13, 2014

[MV Review] BESTie - Thank You Very Much



I've been listening to this song since it has come out, but I've been conflicted, as it took a while to decide how I truly feel about the song.


First, I called it when I said Dahye would look jjangbak as fuck in this music video...but that's like calling that Tony Romo will blow the game with an interception with two minutes to go in the game...so that's not something to really boast about.

Anyway, BESTie teamed up with Duble Sidekick for Thank You Very Much, and this may be one of the few times where I'll say that brave Brothers did a better job than Duble Sidekick. While I do enjoy Thank You Very Much, it doesn't hold up to Love Options. BESTie needed a really strong track to keep up the upward trend, and this track falters along the way.

This is one of those songs where I like as many things as I dislike. First, I like the lyrics, as they are a refreshing compared to the majority of idol songs, but then there's that embarrassing chorus to listen to. This song would be so much better without the repetitive "Thank You Very Much", and I believe that is what is holding this song back from being as good as it could be. Another plus is the lack of rapping in this song (I don't really consider Hyeyeon and Dahye's part at the beginning and Haeryung's part in the middle to be rapping), but rapping may have helped this song, as the bridge to this song is pretty weak. For everything the song does well, it does something equally as bad, but overall, I find the song to be fairly enjoyable. It may be unfair to compare it to Love Options, but I still listen to that song a lot, as it was one of my favorite songs from 2013.

Onto the music video, I really like it, starting off with the bright colors, as it fits well with the atmosphere of the song and the lyrics. Too many Kpop MVs use lighting and colors that are too dark to seem more moody, so seeing a bright MV comes off as a pleasant surprise. I like the message of the video, as the girls are enjoying themselves after a break up instead of being like the stereotypical crazy girl that is obsessed over a guy and continues to stalk him after the two have broken up.

The members look great in the music video, though Haeryung and Dahye still remain as my favorites.



In the end, BESTie's Thank You Very Much is a good song, but not strong enough considering that they had just released Love Options. They needed something as good or better to give them more public recognition, but for people who are fans already, this is an enjoyable song in its own right. If you don't worship Dahye yet, well, I just don't know what to say.



23 comments:

  1. This is the song that finally made me give BESTie a chance, which then led to my obsession with "Love Options." I agree that it's definitely not as catchy/grabbing as "Love Options." Eh, maybe next time.

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  2. I agree with everything except for the lack of UJi.

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    1. Uji pretty much solidified her spot as my bias for this group thanks to this comeback I mean DAYUM

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    2. She's dope, been my bias since the Pitapat teaser.

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    3. To be honest, I liked her since EXID's "Who's the Girl" and I was devastated when she left the group. When Pitpat came out, though, I was unimpressed, and then for Love Options, Dahye was fighting her violently for my bias spot. (dat ass amiright)

      But not even Dahye could compete with her in this comeback for me, dude. She's just owning it.

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  3. The chorus is cringy, the melody is pleasant, love options was definitely one of the best kpop songs of last year, Uji's voice is unreal, 2 of the girl's voices are above average, and the aegyo one can't sing her way out of a 노래방

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  4. The beginning until the refrain reminds me of a late 90s pop-rap song, but I just can't put my finger on which one...

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  5. SOULji forever > Uji

    waiting for Exid to slay BESTie, and for Uji and SOULji to get into an Olympian-esque singing battle and then fight in a mudpit.
    At this current moment so long as EXID has Hani, Junghwa, LE, and Solji, they will forever be better than BESTie.
    Solji (dat bitchface ooo qurl givin dat smize) >>>>> Uji
    Hani > ur faves
    Junghwa > Haeryung
    LE Dahye

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    1. No way, Junghwa is terrible. Horrible face and even worse voice.

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    2. HOW CAN YO USAY THAT WHEN SHE BASICALLY LOOKS LIKE SOYEON???
      http://letstalkkpop.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/junghwa-41.jpg

      don't you dare talk about my unnir that way.
      to be fair though, Haeryung is my least liked member in BESTie, and that 5th flop member of EXID is the worst in EXID. Junghwa makes their dance practices cute and funny though, so yeah.

      Why does Uji always look like G.NA's alien sister from planet nebula or some shit, she always scares me. I couldn't even get into her "sexy" performance on immortal song because of it.
      My bias for BESTie Hyeyeon > Dahye > G.NA's fugly sister > Haeryung
      Obviously my bias for Exid is Solji, giving them bitches life and air followed by Hani and Junghwa LE is just there, but she's kinda a qt3.14 if you can get past her hideous CL voice.

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    3. LE writes and composes songs for EXID, so she has a purpose. Yeah, I can't even remember the name of the "fat girl" in EXID lol.

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    4. Junghwa (had to look up pics of her) looks nothing like Soyeon.
      It's just that in the picture you've linked she has a very slightly similar makeup and contacts.

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    5. how can you not love me? >> http://i.imgur.com/aiA4Jsc.jpg

      bestie for me is hyeyeon = haeryung > dahye > uji

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  6. "Love Options" is awesome. Thanks for bringing this song to my attention.

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    1. I honestly believe Love Options would have done really well if a more popular group had the song, but at least BESTie has one great track on their resume.

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    2. I checked out Love Options too, and it was surprisingly good. I knew it existed, but I overlooked it, mainly because one of the girls looked like Gna.

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    3. I think Love Options is missing a bit more alternation in the refrain. The background beat should break up every now and then, but it barely does. It feels like it has such great potential, but ends up just delivering not enough.

      Just saw LOEN changed their name to 1theK... well, that's unnecessary.

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  7. Decent song, overshadowed by their previous hit single Love Option.
    Brave Bros must be proud

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  8. When I first heard the song it immediately remind me of earlier Sistar's songs.

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  9. I haven't really listened to the song, only like a snippet of the chorus and that really turned me off of really getting a good listen of it.
    But I guess I should give it a try and listen to it entirely.

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  10. its a grower... it doesn't have the instant catchiness like Love Options but for some reason it will hook its jaws on you. it really is their best song yet.

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