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Sistar – Alone: Kpop Music Mondays

April 24, 2012

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Wow! It’s been over a year since we last spoke about Sistar. They’re back with a new rocking song and a not so rocking video:

Like we said in our video, we like the song a lot, but we didn’t like the video. The song was great! We heard it at the club this weekend and really enjoyed dancing to it, though we didn’t do the sexy knee dance. That might have been a traumatic experience for onlookers. We feel, though, like all of the budget went into making the song while the video was soooooo neglected. And they definitely made a thwack of money from the awkward whisky bottle product placement: spend some of that back into the video!

Maybe the video’s geared just for guys who want to see Sistar dance and pose, and who won’t care about Sistar’s surroundings, but – even as a guy watching it – the whole video just seems poorly planned. It’s almost like Super Junior videos when they’re in bizarre rooms, except Super Junior videos have more to them than that, like interesting camera effects (re: the slow motion camera) or cheesy sound effects. Something, at least! This had them in that stupid black room with the red jungle gym. WTF was that? I’d like a black room akin to JYP’s Someone Else, where the lights are doing more work, and make it look awesome. The red thing though…just…I don’t get it.

For that tiny percentage of male readers who watch us (seriously, a vast majority of you are female, according to Google), what are your thoughts on this video? Did it do anything for you? I know the song and video were meant to be sexy, but it just seems like it was attempting just a bit too hard to be sexy. There’s no balance of anything else in the video. Just sexy dancing, then being at an empty bar awkwardly and sexy posing. And rolling around on the floor sexily. It started to get redundant after a while. Maybe you feel differently?

Anyhow, I won’t be watching the video again, but that won’t stop me from liking the song. If you like the song as well, you can pick it up either on iTunes or YesAsia. Otherwise, we’ve got bloopers as usual! Martina has a habit of throwing her pig at me. I have taken self-defence measures, as learned from Street Fighter 2.

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  1. I’m surprised nobody has picked up on their pronunciation of “please dry my eyes” in the second line. When I first heard this song I thought they said something completely different (especially when combined with that ass popping dance).

    3 years ago
  2. only 2ne1

    4 years ago
  3. I prefer 2ne1’s lonely.  It’s lonelier (sidenote: I think the Japanese version of lonely is the loneliest of all…).

    SImon’s girl impression takes me back to happy days watching homestar runner…

    4 years ago
  4. 2NE1 ! they’re definitely lonely… oh it’s sad :(

    4 years ago
  5. The standard of beauty is different. Most Koreans think Sistar and Secret members are a little heavier than their ideal. But most westerners will think Koreans’ ideal bodyshape is too skinny. May Koreans see S-curves where you don’t see.

    4 years ago
  6. Why didn’t Mr. Brohoho make an appearance here? D:

    That car was clearly the same as in Park Bom’s ‘Don’t Cry’……….

    4 years ago
  7. 2NE1- Lonely~!!!!!

    4 years ago
  8. Vote… for SIStar.!

    4 years ago
  9. do ukiss doradora next!!

    4 years ago
  10. I wish you guys would do Nu’est one day, just because their video was 50000x more interesting than this one.

    4 years ago
  11. I feel like this song could have been a song in Kill Bill… somehow it gives me that feeling…

    4 years ago
  12. I am disappoint.  I wanted to see Simon ruining the sexy dance.  So nasty.

    4 years ago
  13. hahahahahaha oh man Simon and the creepy “yes, there’s no boys here” was freakin’ hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4 years ago
  14. Blu

    First I’ve gotta say that I loved Simon’s hair and the osmosis refrence (science geek here ><)
    Yeah Sister made me go meh….

    I don't really feel comfortable watching people touch themselves like that anywho

    But I was also surprised at the longness of their outfits…

    4 years ago
  15. I am a BIG Sistar fan, but I couldn’t agree with you guys more. Song awesome. Dance awesome. Everything else, dull. I actually didn’t even vote for this video because it was so blah blah. Hoping for Sunny Hill or Girl’s Day to win next week.

    4 years ago
  16. voting for 2ne1 lonely. love that u have b.a.p on the laptop. i cant wait for it.

    4 years ago
  17. 2NE1’s lonely is by far the lonlier song.

    4 years ago
  18. I thought the video was very exciting in the beginning because of the Las Vegas scenes, but they really didn’t do much with that after… I was heavily distracted by the dancing though so I didn’t really notice how bad the video was until you mentioned it and I watch the video a lot.
    Love this song by SISTAR so much! So happy that you guys reviewed it this week ^^.

    4 years ago
  19. Idk maybe I’m the strange one BUT the MV want that bad and Sistar is superhot so I didnt mind looking at them lol.

    4 years ago
  20. 22 yr old guy right here…love the song…been hitting it on replay for about a week now…anyways mv was pretty boring aside from the dance parts…spice it up for the mv next time girls…your songs are awesome!!

    4 years ago
  21. Bre

    I’ve noticed that The Ministry of Banning Everything Fun usually bans stuff like 4 months after they were released, by that time artists are all “Lulz, we’re done promoting that!  Here, review this new song so you can ban it 4 months from now ;D”  I think the only time they banned something right after their release were like Block B songs and Batoost’s On Rainy Days.

    4 years ago
  22. Omg I know right??? I’ve been dying for a new song from B.A.P. since I finally exhausted the entirety of their debut album XD <3

    But I think I'll vote for U-Kiss maybe just for the reason that Kevin is such a fan of Simon & Martina and I'd love to see if he would leave a comment or tweet about it! (And because I LOVE that boy! <3)

    4 years ago
  23. agreed the video focuses on the girls being sexy and nothing else…the moves the bar and even i see a pole thrown in somewhere 

    it is for the male viewer to go crazy about sistar

    i found myself comparing them to the other cutey dance vids of snsd and such 
    even in the boys vid where snsd tried to be remotely be sexy they failed with their skinny bonny image but sistar seem to have the body to pull off a sexy move

    so many closeup for for their thighs for me …made my eyes hurt …
    i just started wondering …haiz *sigh* when is this gonna end and the real mv start …
    but the mv ended repeating the same thing red dresses ..poses and legs all over the place 

     the song is good smooth flow to it …but i can’t shake the idea that i have heard it before ..at least part of it in another song…but i don’t remmeber the song ….that happens to me a lot in kpop ..i dunno why …

    4 years ago
  24. I agree that the set is plain boring and isn’t compatible with the budget spent on luxurious Vegas. Their outfits look aesthetically mediocre and simply do the work of highlighting their curvaceous bodies. But I like the glitters of their makeup and accessories and flashy lights and their expressive poses. The song is the redeeming feature also: Never have I instantly fallen in love with any Sistar’s song, which usually just sink in through the force of repetition, yet Alone caught me right away. The tune is so unique and addictive that it’s got stuck in my head ever since.

    4 years ago
  25. 2NE1! It’s definitely a better song for when you’re lonely!

    I was so hoping Shinwa- Venus was going to win it, such a great song and
    video! Weird white girl in a ‘nest’? Beats like a Pitbull song, just
    better! It’s been on repeat on my ipod. 

    4 years ago
  26. 2ne1 <3 . I think they portrayed the lonely feeling better o.O i love both songs though ^^

    4 years ago
  27. ahah you guys are so funny LOL but i love this video, hot koreans + awesome voices + sexy legs + great music = ♥ loveeeee it! SISTAR 4 ever!

    4 years ago
  28. Martina, I love your hair.

    4 years ago
  29. To be completely honest, I think the video almost takes away from the song… I got so bored with them posing and rolling around on the floor (SO AWKWARD LOOKING) that I couldn’t even enjoy the song and it is a good song!

    4 years ago
  30. Kat

    The song is so gorgeous, I wish they’d done more with the video.
    (I definitely agree that Sistar and Secret are beautiful women, I wouldn’t say they’re the only ones but.. <3)

    4 years ago
  31. Man I wanted to see Sunny Hill’s video. >__<

    4 years ago
    • JP

      Yeah me too. Alone was such a boring video, that it wasn’t worth the review, even though Simon and Martina made it enjoyable =) I was voting for SH’s every day….. SH!!!!

      4 years ago
  32. yo creia que era lovey dovey en vez de roly poly… :S:S

    4 years ago
  33. SISTAR, though I like 2NE1’s as well..

    4 years ago
  34. 21 yr old Canadian male – Toronto

    All my friends think I’m the weirdest guy for liking Kpop, but it’s groups like SISTAR that keep my passion for it alive. First off, this song and Ma Boy are two of the greatest Kpop songs I’ve ever heard. Hyorin (main vocalist) has one of the most distinct voices in kpop, and it really shines in this song.

    as for the video…it’s an acquired taste like a fine red wine. The imagery is strong, but I do agree with you that it was boring. They could have made it awesome if they were dancing normal speed (in the club) but then all the people around them were moving in slow-mo or something like that.

    Cheers

    4 years ago
    • Fun Fact for you bro: Ma Boy (the practice video) is actually making the rounds here in Australia, amongst non-kpop fans, for its ‘body roll’. Supposedly they do that particular dance move really well, and everyone thinks it’s awesome and not weird at all :)

      4 years ago
      • Hey! I’m an 19 year old male

        And well, as you said in the video, after a while it gets redundant. But let’s say that for the firs minute the video was great, it was sexy, sophisticated and it had a fancy feeling to it. I liked that because now-days you don’t see that often.

        It is kind of the same thing that happened with the movie ”The Tree Of Life” a lot of people didn’t like that movie because all the imagery that was putted on the movie and the short scenes that made the plot develop slowly. I personally loved the movie because I felt that the images helped pass the message and highlight what the director was trying to say. The difference here is that the movie i’m talking about had great camera angles and shots. In sistar’s video, they repeated some shots and posing and the camera angles weren’t always so great….. So, I would like to say just that I really came to appreciate the artsy concept of the video and I liked that they dared to come out of they’re comfort zone. :D

        4 years ago
    • Yeah! We were thinking something along those lines as well, some kind of cinematography to illustrate their point. Maybe have them all in color, while everything else is in black and white, for example. I don’t know. Just…something more than rolling around on the floor!

      4 years ago
  35. At first I was like ooOOOoo….then after a minute of watching the video, I was like….oOOoohhh…hmmm….

    it was a dull video, and i feel like the amounts of hits for the video were swayed by the sexiness…..

    4 years ago
  36. Is that Bang Yong Guk on your laptop? AWESOME. Now to watch the video.

    4 years ago
  37. Man tbh this was one of my favorite videos of the year – not because i’m a pervy teenager (trust me, I’m not interested as attractive and hot as they are) but because they looked sexy and got it right imo.  

    4 years ago