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. LoL I lighted upon this blog and think that your comments on the video are hilarious! Well, although this post was written 2 years ago, I still wanna show my respects to your review! I think I should have bookmark on this.

  2. It’s Cube Ent. who told her what dance to do don’t blame HyunA

  3. Totally agree with that last bit. American pop has more than enough of sexy videos and catchy songs.

  4. The poolside push-off makes more sense after you see 4minute’s “Heart to Heart”. Apparently, you just don’t mess around with Korean women. Compared to the other video, this guy got off easy.

  5. I thought CHU implied kissing? Am I wrong?

  6. I know there are SO many songs with poor usage of English, but the comic book English is nothing compared to Koda Kumi’s “Run For Your Life”

  7. My sister was visiting Korea this past week and saw it on Mnet TV. She’s a big fan of Kpop so she knows the trends but she was like, “How did this get past the censors?”. I wondered about that too, since the Korean music scene sometimes can’t decide what’s totally inappropriate or not. Not ragging on the song though, I admit it’s catchy but not my favorite song of the summer (that’d probably go to Infinity’s “Be Mine” lol). If only the make-up stores didn’t play it a million trillion times, I wouldn’t mind it so much haha. I was also laughing because I thought I had a flat behind…..but I was wrong :P 

    Voting for Bubble Pop. Seriously, put ants in my pants and that’s how I’d be dancing haha. 

  8. i was so confused with that pool side scene i was what did i miss something

  9. Hi, I’m from Argentina and I really love your Youtube Channel. You’re so funny describing the KPOP MV’s :DDDD This one from Hyuna was so truth!! I think the same, there must be bubbles!! XD
     Please, next monday can you put the new MV “Good Bye Baby” from Miss A?? Please talk about it, there is a lot of funny things to say XD 

  10. I think it’s a little offensive that you’re saying: “Hyuna, you’re too Korean to dance this sexily. Cute it up!”. Why should she be limited by the unwritten rules of her music genre? Why can’t she do whatever she pleases? :)

    • agreed with tracey d. but its also common knowledge in the kpop world that she cant do whatever she pleases- its often the label that chooses for her

    • They never said she is too Korean to do those dances. They are saying that her label is basically just using sex/sexiness to attract a following. That if they wanted to see a sexy dance COMPLETELY & TOTALLY unrelated to the song..then they could just watch it somewhere else. 

  11. Interesting review. What’s with the Korea-face though? It’s a tad offensive.

  12. hahah I see you became Batoost loyal fans after Fiction, I love your screensaver :) and “disturbing” is an accurate word to describe Simon dancing in short pants hahahah just kidding Simon, I love your dancing, please never stop doing it xD you make my days happier. It turns me on even more than Hyuna xD

  13. i would have to say bubble pop cause that bubble is poppin!!! like sisqo – thong song!!


  14. Bubble Pop definitely has more ants in the pants moves. :P

  15. Hey there! I love the way you guys tried to imitate their dance moves! Very entertaining. And I agree with you folks – ANYBODY can do what they do on their music set. Cracked me up…

    Also, not too surprised about the number of hits on their video. When I saw it, I was like “Yup, no surprise…all their dance moves are the same!”

  16. SIMON!!!!!!!!!!!! Couldnt focus on the vid because of your great dancing :D i guess star king did do some wonders :P
    Agreed it is like a non stop thrust mv O~o martina

  17. aaahh xDD
    Simon dancing in the back distracts me!! XD can’t pay attention what Martina is saying because of it xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

    my vote goes for bubble pop o.o

  18. martina i LOVE ur shirt!!!!!! 

  19.  bubble pop
     way more ants cause way more JIRATIN

  20. ……. Love the Body Gyration Comment u said Martina…. Simon… OMG….. Those comments will totally be ruined by your dance… (The      “M!%#!%^#!%!#”   Comments)

  21. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH  Simon your dancing skills never cease to amaze me!!!!
    forget rolling down your sexy windows. if you show the YG ent. group your ‘bubble bubble bubble pop’ there’s no way they could refuse you <3

  22. i completely agree, those comments were really disturbing and the video did not go with the video…

  23. She definately has more ants in her pants in Bubble Pop. I got ants in my pants once. It wasn’t as fun as she makes it look but it was just as sexy!

  24. wow you guys totally exterminated the video
    but I don’t care, I STILL LOVE THE SONG :P

  25. I don’t really know why people are judging about the MV being too sexy and started to criticize her D; It’s just a form of performance and if you don’t like it, DON’T EVEN WATCH IT- – I hate to see people fighting around and said bad words to Hyuna. She’s just too young to face these awful comments.><

    It's kinda hard to compare both songs as the concepts are quite different. Bubble Pop shows a concept about summer time while Change shows a cool and sexy side of Hyuna. I love both of the Music Videos but I gonna go with Hyuna's Change

  26. Having a hard time finding Hyuna’s Change (mostly ’cause I don’t type Korean). Is there a reason you don’t link to the music videos up for challenge from your blog? If there’s not a legal reason, it’s something to think about.

    Anyways. Time for my vote: Hyuna’s got more ants in Bubble Pop.

    Hope you guys have a great week. As for me… well I’ve got to try to untraumatize myself after seeing Simon dance like Hyuna (jk, that was the funniest thing I’ve seen in a very long time, keep it up)

  27. totally agreeing w/ u guys bout d MV and song. all that bum-shaking, cleavage-boosting, and thigh-rubbing was getting on my nerve too! and I’ve always thought of her as a rapper (average) then she came out singing for her Bubble Pop! was quite taken aback but it wasn’t a delightful surprise. especially after watching her live performance…wow, did tat suck as so much! now i understand why she’s not the singer in her group

  28. I’m going to mud festival(ë³´ë ¹ 이번주 토요일)

  29. Owh thank you Martina And Simon. I understand and can accept what you said. I love it too, but your words not really hurt me as a fan. Not like the harsh and sarcastic words out there. This why I love to follow your review.

    And oh yeah, thanks for make a review for HyunA~ I am one of people who vote for her few days a go ^^

  30. Hyuna’s been the sexy one since her wonder girls days. It’s just more pronounced now. The practice video is much better, as it doesn’t look so… well, sexy. 

  31. Just watched the practice video for Bubble pop and I like it better than the official music video. Especially the last few seconds of it.


  33. Hrm…. I’m gonna go with Bubble Bop because the ants in the pants were WAY over the top. Change is just the right amount of hooch I think… 

  34. the uhh ahh ahh part is the most annoying part, next to the B2B pop, the boobies to booty pop. the bubble definition for a woman for Hyuna is interpreted as breasts and ass. dissapointing. 
    ps: ran and play bubble wrap with GDTOP sounds more fun!

     I mean seriously, I dont want to her you moaning Hyuna in a song, grab a guy and get a decent room and ur free to do just about anything seriously.

  35. Another great video and I won’t ever see that Bubble Pop video again in the same way (if I see it again).

    Understanding why the agency chose to go in the more sexy direction, considering that Hyuna’s getting older, and there’s tendency in all agencies to at least try that concept with their idols at that point, AND considering the fact that 4minute as a group could be considered separately from other girl groups in that they tend to have a stronger, more aggressive image anyways, I still agree that the sexiness in the video way overshadows the song. I actually went back and played the song by itself and I actually paid attention to it (sorry, but boobs and butts all over the place DOES tend to be distracting).

    The song is great, but I gotta disagree on that “ooh ooh ahh ooooohhhh” part. It’s just me, I know, but it annoys the heck out of me. Everything else is awesome, especially the chorus. It’s a great summer song and simply for the fact that it doesn’t specifically make “summer” the focus of it like “Hot Summer” or “Go Go Summer”. It’s just a fun song.

    P.S. Loving the Wolverine tee. :-)

  36. It was so hard to enjoy the song when all I was faced with was popping asses and boob squeezing. When I put the live version on and switched to another tab and was NOT looking at her “dance”, I thought the song was decent, and that it fit the summer season very well. But GAD, the video just… smh. She has a great body (aka sexy) but she boasts it out as a first priority and tries wayyyy too hard to be sexiER. 

    I’…m so speechless, and this is not even because of the fact that the song I voted for didn’t win, but because I thought for sure that Don’t Go Home video would get more votes. (;;>o<)==3

  37. Just going to watch Knock Out for real bubble popping hahaha!

  38. I was worried when I first saw the lead up of “top song of the summer”, but I was glad to see you guys also thought the MV was a disappointment. I totally agree that to just use pure sex appeal is not going to appeal to the right audience and it just degrades Hyuna.

    This was one of my favorite Music Mondays ever. Love the godzilla + oppa scene. It is going in my favorites :D. 

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