Let’s Throwback To EXO’s Golden Era With ‘Call Me Baby’

Lyrics Meaning

After talking generally about the song itself, now it is time for us to talk about the lyrics. The lyrics are about a boy who completely adores his girl crush so much. So, ‘he’ worships his girl and kinda persuades her to be his, forever. Check out the English translation of the lyrics, below.

Call me baby
This street is completely no joke,
Call me baby
strangers among people
Call me baby
every moment of us together
Like BOOM, BOOM, BOOM, BOOM
Boom boo What up

Hey Girl the moment like eternity
(a moment like destiny)
the moment you pierced through me
(like a lighting in this world)
When you called my name
and run to me

It’s surprising like a flash of light, you fill me up
the moment we meet, oh my,
sit here comfortably,
listen to my story now

Oh I don’t care even if
I have to go far away
like this by your side,
I’ll become the one and only man

you drain into my dry lips
and wake me up,
The time’s wasting girl
So don’t wait, don’t wait too long

There are a lot of shiny things,
try to find the real one in them
Call me baby, Call me baby,
Call me baby, Call me baby
(You know my name girl)

My heart that grows bigger for you,
closes its door for everyone but you
(You know I’m here girl)
Call me baby, Call me baby,
Call me baby, Call me baby
even if it’s for countless of times Call me girl

you make me exist,
in my world
you’re the one, You’re the one
Girl you’re the one I want

There are a lot of shiny things,
try to find the real one in them
Call me baby, Call me baby,
Call me baby, Call me baby
(You know my name girl)
even if it’s for countless of times Call me girl

Baby girl
in this greed
and this words
you showed belief in me

even if everyone changes and leaves me,
you are my only lady
it’s ok for you to hold my hand

There are a lot of shiny things,
try to find the real one in them
Call me baby, Call me baby,
Call me baby, Call me baby
(You know my name girl)

My heart that grows bigger for you,
closes its door for everyone but you
(You know I’m here girl)
Call me baby, Call me baby,
Call me baby, Call me baby

I was trapped in a dark maze
Oh I (in this darkness)
I hear your voice that wakes me up
you make me be born again Yeah!

E-X-O Listen!
Say my name (Louder)
If you become my light
and pull me through
this chaotic place
Baby (What up)
I’ll hold you and never change,
I’ll hold you and face
those who left me
Never don’t mind about a thing
You came into the big emptiness in my heart

In a shaking world
(Whoo- Babe)
the only person who gives me light is only you
Girl you’re the one I want
(You’re the one I want)

There are a lot of shiny things
try to find the real one in them
Call me baby, Call me baby,
Call me baby, Call me baby
(You know my name girl)
(I’ll be your baby yeah- Ho!)

you make me exist
(You know I’m here girl)
in my world
you’re the one, You’re the one
Girl you’re the one I want

There are a lot of shiny things,
try to find the real one in them
Call me baby, Call me baby,
Call me baby, Call me baby
(You know my name girl)
even if it’s for countless of times Call me girl

Comeback Stage and Live Perfomances

K-pop identifies with the live performance of the lead song in an album. Every comeback must have their live performance, or what is usually called a comeback stage. EXO performed Call Me Baby on several music shows such as Music Core, Music Bank, M Countdown, and others. Let’s see one of the comeback stages, below.

In that performance, EXO’s members were wearing blue suits with a black t-shirt underneath. On the black t-shirts was written one word, and every member had a different word on their shirt. If all the shirts were lined up, they made the the sentence Call Me Baby.

At this live performance, EXO’s members were wearing the outfits they wore in the music video. The footstep that Kai does at the beginning of the video is very teasing!

The special performance that I, personally, like is when EXO performed Call Me Baby at the KBS Song Festival. They were all wearing a suit and tie at this performance. Also, this performance adds some mini-drama as an introduction. Just check out the video, below!

Focus Fancam

Some of music shows specially make a focus fancam. A focus fancam is a video that only focuses on one member. The cam follows everywhere the member goes during the live performances. Not only are they usually made by the music show, but the fans themselves often make focus fancams. Well, yeah, that is why they get called a ‘fancam’.

Here are the focus fancam videos for each member. Which one is your bias?

Unfortunately, Tao left the group not long after this comeback era. There were also some problems with the Chinese members, so Tao’s focus fancam for this video probably doesn’t exist.

Dance Cover

As it was a very big comeback and the song was a hit, many people gave it their attention, and even did cover dances or songs. The feedback was very positive. Especially Call Me Baby is really nice to be listened to, sung, or danced to. The beat of this song makes you want to sing it or dance to it.

Let’s see some dance covers made by fans, below!

The concept of that video is very unique and challenging. At the beginning of the video, they are recording on a train. Totally a girl version of EXO.

If you want to see the Call Me Baby song while doing a little flashback to the Wolf and Growl eras, you should watch this dance cover video. At the beginning of the video, they were recording in a classroom and wearing their school uniforms, reminding viewers of the Growl era.

This video is a Vietnamese version of EXO! I think they are actually really professional dancers. You could be motionless when you watch them dance.

Reaction Videos

The first time of seeing something must bring some expression that is not usual. Many fans made their reaction videos to the music video for Call Me Baby. They react and express their feelings in many kinds of emotions. Let’s just check out some of the reaction videos, below!

Usually, it is the fangirls who like to watch and the male Korean artists, but this man was trying to make his own comments and reactions towards the Call Me Baby music video. You can see he likes the beat, as his body keeps moving with the song. He also likes Chen’s voice. Just kindly click the play button to see his precious reaction.

It’s totally a fangirl’s time!!!! This is what will happen when you and your friends are watching to your favorite idol’s music video! Screaming and saying “He is hot!” is a usual sentence that you will hear.  Go watch the video to look at their fun!

Boys and girls usually have differences when they are reacting to something. In this video, you can see both reactions towards the Call Me Baby music video. Just check out the above video to watch their compliments and fun.