Appreciation Let's appreciate Call Me Baby again!

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  1. Goldfinch

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    Why I'm making this thread? Because CMB came on shuffle again, it's been almost 2 years and I'm still not tired of this song. And I think this song is one of the best songs EXO have overall, BUT I think it was heavily underappreciated by fandom, the reasons (in my opinion) are these:



    1) It doesn't match the rest of EXODUS album and it's feel

    2) Expectations after Pathcodes were TOO DIFFERENT. We were expecting Pathcode theme so much that when funky song with purely dance MV (the only song with MV) came out it was disappointment for many.



    But hey, guys, this song is AMAZING.

    I'm not really good with words, but everything starting from instrumental to vocals is just great in this song, the only thing that is not that good is cringy English, but even this became iconic. And I noticed that more and more people after time passed recognize CMB as one of superiors EXO's songs.

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    In instrumental,

    I'm soooo in love with that tun._.tun-tun-tun-tun._tun-tun-tun-tun (lmao, do you understad me?), also that stringed instrument on the background. Ah, I can't describe it T^T Just listen to instrumental attentively, it's really great. It has many layers, but it doesn't sound messy, the production level is just amazing, everything flows so well in that song




    Vocals.

    AH, I was screaming about it even 2 years ago - this is the case that even dance pop track can showcase vocal skills af a singer, I don't think we can say that this is a karaoke song. Especially slayed our usual trio ChenBaekSoo - they are not just singing, they bring character and color to their lines, they perform them with their own style. There is also a lot of harmony in CMB and personally my favorite part is the bridge which starts with Baekhyun (2:07), then Chen, then harmony of Chen and D.O., and then D.O. and epic

    nal dasi taeeonage HAEEEEEEEE (tun-tun) YEEEEEEEEEAH! *Goldfinch explodes from epicness* with fitting "tun tun" in instrumental, THIS PART IS A BOOOOOOOOOOOMB

    Note: actually Kai sings here too (high range adlib after Baekhyun and before Chen), Kai even did it live a few times, but sadly I can't remember which performances it was. Kai really works hard baby<3



    The progression of this part is everything I love in music LMAO




    Another notable vocal parts (time stamps according to lyric video I posted above):

    -Chen on 0:22

    -Xiu's and Suho's "adlibs" mixed with Baek's vocal part 0:15; 0:18

    -"NO" "NO" in the background during Kyungsoo's part starting on 0:32

    -Iconic BABY GIIIIIRL (slay dat English, Soo) 1:30

    -Chen's part on 1:46 that later naturally flows into chorus, this part somehow slays me

    -1:58 - chorus by Tao, just because I love Tao and miss him

    -goat's bleats in rap part - iconic





    Music Video and dance.

    Debatable. For me, this is great dancing video, because it has replay value and boys looks SUPER GOOD here. My favorite parts:

    -Dance in car 0:35

    -Lay slaying our existent with his visual (and this shade of blonde looks on him so freaking good) 1:00-1:13

    -my favorite dance move (clapping your shoulder lol) 1:21

    -Xiumin slaying with visual 1:22

    -1:58 Grooving Kyungsoo (but It was better in concert VCR honetsly lol)

    -CHEN PLAYING WITH CAMERA ON 2:09 oh my gooood you see his smyle& his hair and eyes ;rehlmvseurhkiverjhvl,hfdg,ksfdg




    Please, love Call Me Baby right!

     
  2. chaos

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    Yuss Call Me Baby era~ All of them looks so good and especially Lay with his blonde hair
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    TBH Call me baby is one of my all time fav exo songs!!!!
    Plus they all looked so damn good!!!! like pleaseeeeeeeee
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    yep... im done !!!
     
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    chen's hair >>>>

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    /chensweat
     
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    THIS IS MY TOP CALL ME BABY LIVE EVER!!!
    DID YOU HEAR 0:00-0:08???? YES THATS ANGELS SINGING INTO YOUR EARS!!
    Bless this era, their style were on point.


    PASTEL EXO IS LIT!!

    /faintingsoo/faintingsoo/faintingsoo/faintingsoo
     
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    it is in my top 3 fav title track /happyxiu

    the style is on point
    the choreo is on point
    the vocal is on point (the bridge /baekcri)
    the rap is on point (E-X-O, the only line that matters /pcywave)
    the promo is on point (comparing to monster)
    the catchiness is on point
    everything is on point

    /taocri
     
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    PREACH! I never knew alot of EXO-Ls didn't like CMB until I started using SNS & forums. And I was like ???? but it's a certified bop???

    Its so funky and makes you wanna dance. The chorus is hella catchy, it's just an over all good song.
     
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    I always thought call me baby was too basic and ''normal'' as an exo song, making a comparison with the rest of their title tracks, but call me baby really grew on me as a song listening often to it, and we need another public friendly song by exo this year
     
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    these fans were forever rooting for growl, til this day some are still rooting for growl, and literally said 'nothing can surpass growl not even monster'. doe, monster gave more achievements than growl did, internationally.
    probably they said these because in growl era, exo broke the odds, broke the records.
    yet with monster exo broke growl's records, so did call me baby.
    i am baffled.
     
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    I actually really like Call me baby!!!

    It's a certified bop! People should appreciate it more. Smh!
     
  11. abeezycorona

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    True, love the song, but nothing will make me forgive the stylists that put Xiumin in that blue Limited Too velour looking mess /suhojudge
     
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    Yes, yes, and yes to everything you pointed out op! I agree with everything especially about the instrumentals, they're so well put together (? not sure if that's the proper term for it). Also the harmonies throughout the song are on point!

    This was the era that had everyone shook because of Yixing's blonde hair. I need that look back please.
     
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    I live for Call Me Baby, I think I've listened to it the most my ITunes. It brings me back to my NSync and Backstreet Boys days. I love the choreography and everyone looks hot except for Minseok's blue outfit.
     
  14. Mochi Baek

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    I've already posted in OH in the same thread lol but CMB is such a great song and the MV is a nice break from their usual dark and dramatic MVs
    Fuck I can't stop staring at Kyungsoo
    BRING BACK KYUNGSOO'S LONGER HAIR PLS HUHU

    Styling wise this was their best era
     
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    i don't think i'll need to say anything else/baekfab

    I didn't like CMB when it first was released, it wasn't until their live performances that I realised how good of a song it really was /chensweat
     
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    I still can't believe the amount of hate this song gets. I mean how can anyone dislike it. It graced us with these iconic looks on top of being a bop.
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    Lets not forge the rise of EXO in suits. This made me sad tho cause Kyungsoo still had lush, long and thick hair....
     
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    CMB was one of the best eras catCH THESE HANDS IF U DISAGREE HOE /krisdone

    all the leather hnnnnnggggggg i nUT so quicc
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    anyway i gtg real quick *sweats nervously*
     
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    Call Me Baby is not only my absolute favourite exo song, but also the song and MV that first got me into them, so it has a very special place in my heart! ;___;

    As someone who loves NSYNC and BSB, the 90s boyband style of CMB fits my musical tastes perfectly and I fell in love at first listen. I think it's quite a unique song as well, as it manages to take an older sound and reinvent it into something modern while still maintaining the k-pop feel.

    Also, everyone looks super attractive in the MV (despite a few questionable wardrobe choices) and the choreography is creative and subtly sexy which is always nice ahaha

    Call Me Baby definitely deserves more love!
     
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    Tbh looking at these gifs, I don't think Chen has ever looked so menacingly (and handsomely) deadly as he did in CMB era, idk there's just something sharper about his image
     
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    i really wish they included that 8 sec intro in the song, that part is soo good
     

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