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  • ♪ (punk rock music) ♪

  • ♪ (Exo, "Call Me Baby") ♪

  • Is it a commercial?

  • - ♪ Call me baby ♪ - ♪ (singing in Korean) ♪

  • Is this like the new "Gangnam Style" or something?

  • Is this "K-pop"?

  • And I'm assuming South Korea, right? Not North Korea.

  • Hey, girl

  • He has nice vocals.

  • ♪ (singing in Korean) ♪

  • This is really tacky.

  • ♪ (singing in Korean) ♪

  • Honestly, this sounds like Mexican pop, like Enrique Iglesias.

  • ♪ (singing in Korean) ♪

  • It's like an Asian One Direction. That's Niall.

  • ♪ (singing in Korean) ♪

  • The time's wasting, girl, so don't wait

  • I hear English.

  • Oh, the legendary dancing they have.

  • ♪ (singing in Korean) Call me, baby

  • The dancing's cool.

  • - ♪ Call me, baby ♪ - ♪ You know my name, girl

  • Is the only English "call me, baby"?

  • - ♪ (singing in Korean) ♪ - (gasps, laughs)

  • More came out out of nowhere.

  • Wait, there's so many of them. Hold on a second.

  • What boy band group has that many people?

  • - ♪ (singing in Korean) ♪ - ♪ You know I'm here, girl

  • As much as I hate boy bands, they can dance.

  • ♪ (singing in Korean) ♪

  • I love how there's that one slow part where they're just like,

  • "Gotta slow down, guys."

  • ♪ (singing in Korean) ♪

  • (laughing) I like it.

  • Guys who can dance are so hot. It's so sexy.

  • ♪ (singing in Korean) ♪

  • - ♪ E-X-O ♪ - It's actually pretty sick.

  • - ♪ Baby, what up? ♪ - ♪ (rapping) ♪

  • Oh, they're rapping too.

  • Never don't mind about a thing

  • ♪ (speaking Korean) ♪

  • (laughing) I don't get it.

  • Okay, they have to have a huge fan base.

  • - ♪ Call me, baby ♪ - ♪ I'll be your baby, yeah

  • - ♪ (singing in Korean) ♪ - Dude, the styles are on point.

  • ♪ (singing in Korean) ♪

  • - ♪ Call me, baby ♪ - Yeah, I'll call you.

  • ♪ (singing in Korean) Call me, girl

  • Call me, baby.

  • That was good. That was a good group.

  • That was pretty epic, I'm not gonna lie.

  • That was the cheesiest boy band video ever.

  • It really was.

  • I have a hard time remembering

  • the names of the One Direction guys.

  • Like, imagine remembering all these guys' names.

  • ♪ (punk rock music) ♪

  • (Finebros) Okay, so we just showed you the latest music video

  • from the popular K-pop group Exo.

  • "X-O." Isn't that like "hugs and kisses" or something?

  • I've never heard of them before.

  • I actually don't listen to K-pop.

  • Now that I've heard of them,

  • I actually would listen to their stuff.

  • Like, that was really good.

  • (Finebros) And what did you think of the song and video?

  • All right, like swag level to the max.

  • Honestly, they can dance.

  • It was good. Like, the song was really catchy.

  • Just a really well-produced pop song.

  • The guys were very talented dancers.

  • I don't know. The music video wasn't that interesting,

  • because it was literally just them dancing.

  • A little trippy, 'cause once they were looking over here

  • and there's seven of them.

  • And they do it back this way, and there's still seven of them.

  • But they're not the same seven, but are they the same seven?

  • Who knows?

  • (Finebros) So now it's time for you to choose

  • your favorite member of this band...

  • I need to pick a favorite?

  • - (Finebros) ...and why. - (laughing) What? And why?

  • I'm going with Kai, because of his pants.

  • Tao, 'cause he looks like Tyler Oakley.

  • Xiumin. He seems pretty chill.

  • Suho. He looks dope.

  • Kai.

  • They look like dolls.

  • Chen. He's got that bad-boy look with his leather ja--

  • well, all of them are wearing leather jackets.

  • Lay.

  • He reminds me of Justin Bieber a little bit, because his hair.

  • And, like, Justin-- oh, I love Justin.

  • (Finebros) So do you listen to K-pop music at all?

  • (both) Nope.

  • I don't really listen to a lot of pop music.

  • Oppa Gangnam Style? That's about it.

  • People kinda get into K-pop pretty deep,

  • so I'm just like, stay outta that.

  • I don't, but if I'm missing out on them, then I should.

  • I had a phase in middle school.

  • Taeyang, Girls' Generation.

  • All types of groups. I used to listen to that.

  • And then afterwards, I discovered EDM and kind of diverged.

  • (Finebros) So this group also will split themselves up.

  • There is Exo-K, who sing in Korean,

  • and Exo-M, that sing in Mandarin Chinese.

  • That's so sick.

  • (Finebros) So they release albums in both Korean and Chinese.

  • Even right now, you can watch this video in Chinese on YouTube.

  • What?

  • We should start doing that here.

  • Wow. I feel so untalented right now.

  • It's really cool that they sing the same song

  • but in different languages so more people can understand it.

  • Do they have an English one? (snickers)

  • - (Finebros) No. - Darn it.

  • (Finebros) So another thing about the K-pop groups

  • is labels put them together.

  • So they didn't just know each other? They got put together?

  • It used to be you'd form your own band

  • with a bunch of people you knew or people you liked,

  • and then you'd write your own stuff and sing it.

  • (Finebros) Other groups like One Direction and NSYNC

  • - were put together too. - Really?

  • Now I'm wondering what bands were randomly put together.

  • Everything I know about music is a lie.

  • (Finebros) So when Exo debuted, the label put out trailers

  • introducing each member to get everyone hyped up.

  • I wish we would do that. That'd be amazing.

  • What? They had a trailer for a band? What?

  • That reminds me of when the Big Three in Miami came together

  • and they had, like, "Here's LeBron and here's Dwyane!"

  • In a lot of countries, they try to actually make it so that

  • you really connect with the people and not just the music.

  • It gets you more excited each time you see each individual,

  • so you're like, "Oh, okay, he's cute."

  • This is gonna make me fan-girl.

  • I'm sorry. That just seems off to me.

  • Maybe that's why I don't listen to K-pop music.

  • It's all about the money. It's not about the music

  • or what they're trying to say in their songs.

  • (Finebros) So now there's only ten members,

  • because two members of Exo-M quit recently.

  • Oh. That's sad.

  • It's like One Direction when Zayn left.

  • (Finebros) And they're suing the record label.

  • (gasps) Dun, dun, dun.

  • Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, what happened? What happened?

  • (Finebros) And that continues many stories of controversy

  • in the K-pop system of the contracts being too restrictive.

  • So this has not stopped Exo.

  • They recently put out their new LP that this song was on,

  • and it had the largest sales week ever

  • for a K-pop act in America.

  • Wow. Just imagine how the two people that left felt like.

  • "We could've part of this, man."

  • (Finebros) Their album is in the top 100 albums

  • on the US Billboard charts.

  • Here? In the-- what?

  • Dude, that's awesome!

  • Damn, that's props right there.

  • The world is honestly getting so small 'cause of social media

  • that any country, any talent can be number one

  • just because of the internet.

  • (Finebros) So will you check out more Exo?

  • Uh... probably not.

  • I won't have a problem listening to them,

  • but I doubt I'm gonna make a Pandora station about them.

  • Yes. Indeed, I am.

  • Yeah. I'm gonna tell all my friends too.

  • Yeah, for the sexy Asian dancers.

  • I think I'm gonna maybe try to see if there's some Exo

  • mixed with some EDM.

  • Small steps, guys.

  • At first, I was, because I kinda liked the song.

  • But now that I know that it's all about money,

  • it's all a corporate thing.

  • But then, everything is about money. Everything is money or sex.

  • (Finebros) So finally, how does it feel

  • being part of the first generation

  • to be aware that there's music in other countries

  • and be able to actually find it easily because of social media?

  • I'm honored.

  • Everything is so connected today.

  • This generation takes that for granted a lot.

  • It's nice, because I get to be exposed to different things.

  • Changes my mindset.

  • Most of the music I listen to is from Europe.

  • Say 20, 30 years ago, it would be so hard.

  • Now I can just go on youtube.com and type in any name I want

  • and just chill, kick back, and enjoy.

  • I can go listen to things, and then one day I'll meet some guy

  • who's a transfer student from Korea at college,

  • and we'll be able to bond over that or something like that.

  • It's cool to think that there's people around the world

  • who all like the same thing.

  • Thanks so much for watching another episode of Teens React.

  • Let us know what K-pop group we should listen to next.

  • To watch bonus footage from this episode,

  • be sure to subscribe to the React channel.

  • Bye!

  • ♪ (punk rock music) ♪

♪ (punk rock music) ♪

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TEENS REACT TO EXO - CALL ME BABY (K-pop)

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    張寶敏 posted on 2015/04/30
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