Ok, so let’s start this by saying WOOT WOOT! We love this catchy cute song. Hyuna’s “Bubble Pop” can quite possibly be the biggest song of the summer. It’s definitely got the numbers to back it up. Over 5 million views in five days. This video went viral. Yes, you do get those kinds of numbers with an SM and YG song, but that’s only because they’ve got really big fan bases who are dedicatedly watching it. Hyuna’s big, yes, but not as big as those two, so for this video to have those kinds of numbers shows that it’s not just dedicated fans that are watching it, but a boatload of other people who are new to Hyuna and Kpop that are digging this song.

Hyuna Bubble Pop Dubstep

Hyuna...isn't really Dubstep

That whole “ooh ah ooh aah ooooooh” for the chorus sounds amazing. The song is so fun and quirky and just sounds great…apart from the sexy dubstep solo. Come on now! Dubstep in a Kpop song? We don’t think it really fits. We love Dubstep, but when we listen to it we’re more used to gloomy DJs with toques and oversized headphones, not Korean girls rubbing the insides of their thighs. Those two images…don’t really blend.

Another thing that didn’t really jive with us was the video. Bubble Pop is a fun and cute song, but the video was just a bit too sexy, which might have greatly contributed to the amount of views the video got (and if you don’t believe us, do a search in the comments for “fap” or “masturbate” and you’ll see what we mean). There’s not a lot of bubble popping in the dance. In fact we would argue there was no bubble popping, if not less than 10% bubble sighting in the whole video. But there is a lot of bum-shaking, cleavage-boosting, and thigh-rubbing!

We were especially disappointed with this video because solo artists in Korea are usually especially fantastic at both dancing and singing; look at Hyori, BoA, Rain, Se7en, but Hyuna in both this video and her last video just shook her body…a lot…and almost for the whole video. Even in 4minute’s “Mirror Mirror” they barely did any dancing, and their famous crotch-on-floor-rub stripper move was done by – you guessed it – Hyuna.

Don’t get us wrong: we don’t mind sexiness and sexy dancing, but there are tons of gorgeous Korean dancers out there in the world that could easily do what Hyuna just did. Simon did it perfectly himself! Seriously, though, we’re looking for some charisma mixed with unique and talented dancing in our kpop singers. We hope Hyuna’s music label is not going to continue to package her purely as a Korean sex icon, unless they want to continue getting pervy comments on their videos. We guess we like kpop music for its unique dances, quirky videos, original fashion sense, AND catchy music. If we wanted to hear a catchy song and watch a sexy video, we would just watch a North American pop/rap video: more than enough bum shaking and low cut shirts for all!

Anyways regardless of the video, the song is still totally cabotally awesome, so if you want to pick up the album sans video, you can click on the banner below. Oooh ooh ooh ooh!

HyunA Mini Album Vol. 1 - Bubble Pop
  1. my thoughts exactly!!!!!!
    those two are the cutest bubble-poppers EVER!!!^^

  2. I woke up early today expecting TOP and GD on Music Mondays!!! =(

    what happened??? something wrong with FB??? last time I checked it was Don’t go home leading the poll =(

    I better go back to sleep now.. I’ll probably be more rational if I sleep more~~

  3. Hahahaha!  Totally didn’t know that they claimed the concept was “sporty.”  There are a lot of things I’d call this video.  Sporty doesn’t make it on the list.  I think you have to be somewhat playing sports.  Even when we saw the ads where she’s wearing a helmet we thought “why the hell is she wearing a helmet?”

  4. Lmao about “educational purposes.” Yeah, sure Simon. ;) I love Simon and his dancing in the background lol.  I’m a major Hyori fan girl and have liked her for yrs and I thought of her with this video too.  She would have had bubbles!!! I like how Hyori does it better though honestly. “U Go Girl” is still one of my favs from her with the song and the video and concept.  The cute  outfits are so adorable. And the “dude” is Lee Joon Simon. He doesn’t have to flirt with you! All he has to do is walk and show off his hot body and you’ll do the fainting.  He did get recognized recently for having the hottest body. He’s in MBLAQ and their group just made a comeback. Keke.  Oh and I’m pretty sure that “Oppa” is older brother.  I just finished “Secret Garden” this weekend and the only time “Oppa” was used for an older guy.  I made sure to pay attention to that haha. 

  5. for me? it’s one of your FUNNIEST VIDEO EVER! haha!! THANKS FOR DANCING SIMON! haha!

  6. Looks like whenever you guys review a song I like, you just end up bashing it for 80% of the video… I guess I should start requesting songs/mv’s I dont like at all.

  7. I see BEAST in the background! And.. also Simon dancing. *AWKWARD*

  8. I can’t even tell you how much I love you guys. But now I won’t be able to listen to the song without thinking of Simon pushing his moobs together > < 

  9. Agree. At least the perf are better, cuter than the MV.

  10. I couldn’t have agreed more… Less sexy, more dancing please! I think Hyuna has way more potential than this as a solo artist, in terms of her own dance choreography. 

  11. I thought it will be Don’t go home.. :(

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