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Girl’s Day “Female President” – Vote for it Here!

 

Okokokokokok hold up. I’m writing this post after having filmed the KpopCharts, so I can’t go back to ridicule what I’m about to ridicule. This dance is called the “nine-tailed fox dance”? What the flock? They are wiggling their asses back and forth. There’s no name for that dance. It’s just called “shaking your ass.” Giving it a fancy pants name doesn’t make the dance any more special. Hay: Girl’s Day, I got your next dance for you. It’s called the Norwegian Gold Medal Skiing Dance. Sound complicated? It’s not. Make two fists, bend your elbows, and bring your fists towards your hips over and over again, like you’re skiing. Or you can just call it the hump-dance for short. PFFFFFT. It’s just like people who run their own blogs and call themselves the CEO of their company. Giving it a special name doesn’t make it more special! WARRRBARRRGGLL! Or is there more to the dance than just the butt shake? Please tell me. Sorry if I seemed to harsh. This just seemed a bit ridiculous to me….

Crayon Pop “Bar Bar Bar” – Vote for them Here!

 

Ok, so watch this video, enjoy it, and then look at this stick that I’m going to flash in your eyes (that was a Men in Black reference, by the way).

We like Crayon Pop. We liked them since Dancing Queen, which was also pretty fun. We weren’t sure if they were a one-trick pony, though, and if they’d go to some boring aegyo after getting some recognition, but BARBARBAR is still as fun, if not more fun, than Dancing Queen. OH GOD I’M SO WORRIED ABOUT CRAYON POP! Well, not really worried. I’m not going to lose sleep over them. I’m just saying, whenever they come out with a new video, I’m going to approach it with hesitation, with a feeling that – yes – I know they can make some awesome, fun videos that I’ll love, but also with the feeling that if they fall of the horse I’ll be so disappointed.

Question: is “fall off the horse” even a phrase? I googled it. It’s not a phrase. What am I thinking about? I don’t know, but I’m sure you guise understood what I said, right? It makes sense, doesn’t it? I hope so!

Anyhow, it’s 2:30AM right now on Thursday and I should be sleeping because tomorrow we’re all going on an Eatyourkimchi road trip and I’m too excited to go to sleep. YARRP!

LED Apple “Bad Boys” – Vote for them Here!

 

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  1. Raine

    Actually, the biggest issue I have is the dancing….it’s not very latin at all. It’s just all out sexy hip wagging. And not enough couple dancing unless you count boob girl. LOL. You would never go dancng with that dress on unless you wanted to hold it up! Also, that drum break was soooo…awkward. When you take a solo it’s supposed to stay…in time? lol

  2. Oh God. It’s like a group of Korean Ricky Martins. No.

  3. I’m torn between wanting Crayon Pop to be chosen and wanting LED Apple to be chosen!!! I really liked “Bar Bar Bar” video, but I like just about everything LED Apple does and Bad Boys is no exception.

  4. Rukie Andrei

    The phrase you were looking for was “fall off the wagon”

  5. Rita Gtz.

    Thanks to this video I discovered Crayon Pop, and I love them <3~! They're so refreshing, they don't go all "Hey, look at my crotch!" They don't try to look pretty and cute all the time(even though the are indeed pretty). Watching their songs and videos are just so much fun, they are true entretainers and most importantly, it really looks as if they enjoy performing and are happy with the concept.

  6. Miko Satou

    Watched the update and something was said for every video. Then I read the comment part and the last one had only ” booobs ” as a comment which made it look kind of unfair.
    There were small parts of “boob” shots but they were a small part I noticed, in comparison to the whole video.

    On the other hand, such a comment may wake someones curiousity and make them click on the play button xD

    I am not sure what the exact goal of the comment was but, it seemed unfair to me – in a way -

  7. 9 Tail fox dance…..Anyone else think Kyuubi?

  8. Latin dance is all about the hip action not the boobs. They should of hired a Latina dancer for this video. To teach Hanbyul how to move those hips. I’m sure there are a lot of us here that would of volunteered. LOL

  9. Casmira Damon

    Holy crap I nearly spit out water reading the Girl’s Day blog post! That sounds like the best new kpop dance move ever!

  10. Sakura Bubbles~

    So i was reading through the article and eagerly waiting to read what you guys would say about Bad Boys by LEDapple….and i got slepped with one word..ouch…//sobs

  11. I’m laughing so much at the Ore Ore Ore (which literally means “pray, pray, pray”) and the Viva la loca, loca part (which means Viva the crazy woman, crazy woman) …

  12. you described bout LedApple’s nev MV just 1 word? LOL. but damn its true!

  13. Desmond yoon

    난 girls day 일부터 더 기대.

  14. 21pumpkin

    after hearing the Crayon Pop song I downloaded it and was playing it in the car. my husband was like is this crayon pop. I’m like how did you know that. It turns out he takes my ipod to work with him at night and he and the guy he works with listen and like my other songs I have by them. I don’t know it made me happy that I am slowly converting my husband over to Kpop

  15. Sunflower

    Thank you for loving Crayon Pop! I’ve loved them since the beginning because of their quirky charm. And they are so cute in a completely natural way!
    As for Girls’ Day, I agree that Female President is not a good title at all. I feel like they should of gone with a title like Kitsune. Also, if the point of the song is that women can ask men out to (an idea I completely agree with!) then they should of showed members of Girls’ Day asking boys out, not getting naked behind a changing screen. I kind of feel like they are just trying to be sexy without a point. I do like the meaning of the song, however.
    Led Apple has such a fun song! You should post links to their cover videos.

  16. Yay you’re on adventure! Can’t wait for the WANK :D
    Girl’s Day – Not a fan of this video but I like the song, it got stuck in my head today and I caught myself starting to shake my booty at work, luckily not in front of the customers…
    Crayon Pop – they look so innocent, especially right after watching “Female President”. I felt like watching schoolgirls so I checked how old they are and was really surprised to find that they’re 22-25. I’m pretty much indifferent about the song, but I loved some of the dance moves.
    LED Apple – This is for all my bad boys around the world… Not bad meaning bad but bad meaning latino, you know. So I was really disappointed with this comeback, but some parts of “Bad Boys” got stuck in my head anyway. Still, I don’t really like it. And I loathe their current image, the only member with tolerable hairstyle for me in this video is Hanbyul. But I still like them, hopefully next time they will be back with something more rocking and less boobing.
    P.S. “LED” in LED Apple is pronounced as one word, not as separate letters.

  17. Cari 캐리

    I also love Crayon Pop! But my favorite is still Bing Bing :) My bf thinks they’re a little weird… which I don’t get cuz frankly, he’s on the weird side too :p But yeah, they always come out with something different and unique which I really appreciate. Plus, they’re always busting their butts performing on the streets since they don’t get as much time performing on Inkigayo, Music Core, etc.

  18. sooo, LED’s moves (some of the hips and shoulders movements) and song are (maybe just in my head?!) a combo of Ricky Martin and a Greek singer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYklbvSi390 and the result makes me lmao, sry :P

  19. Barry Adams

    Crayon Pop reminds me of a Japanese group: Hinoi Team which actually was a group devoted to exercising dance routines. I think the dance style is called para para which is based on complicated arm movements with simple leg movements.

    Here is one of there more well known songs Night of Fire.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1o1LgGlV88.

  20. I love Crayon Pop and i worry about the same thing Martina worries about. I don’t want them to get sucked into doing the same ole same ole sexy or overly made-up cutesy image. I like he that they have kind of a funky indie feel to them. I’ve only really gotten to see Ellin on All the Kpop, and she is hilarious. She could definitely pull off the sexy kpop girl group image, but i hope that they stick to what they’ve got going. I was watching them on a music show and the fanchants were no joke. Sounded like the army showed up or something.

    If you’re ever bored and what to watch something funny watch MBC’s All the Kpop(youtube it). Boom is the main MC and Mir also co-host sometimes. But it has male and female idols that are more rookie than senior and they play couple games and pair off male/female with one male/male team. Not much of the show is subbed, but it’s still funny. I can only understand some/a little Korean, but i’m always laughing. N(VIXX) and Ellin are priceless.

  21. I just keep seeing HanByul fanboying on the the floor while Eric Nam judges him form his seat.

    (For those who don’t know Hanbyul is one of the singers in LED Apple. He’s the one who dances with “boobs” in the MV. He is also Australian and co-host After School Club with Eric Nam live English interview show on Arirang. He is very funny and expressive and fanboys just as hard as you would over your bias. Don’t believe me look up him fanboying over EXO.)

  22. Brujolagartija

    For LEDApple song you shall to do a new section: “And for the Spanish of this song I give them a 0 out of 5″. They mispronounced “olé” all the time and “Vive la loca, loca” don’t have any sense. But I appreciate the effort.
    The rest of the song is great but, as spanish speaker, I can barely tolerate that part. Now, I know how you feel with the ramdom kongrich in k-pop. LEDApple has just invented the kospañol. O.O

    • The “Vive la loca, loca” part kinda reminded me of Ricky Martin. But I haven’t decided if that is a good thing or not.

      Kospañol, that made laugh out loud. It also reminded me of my mother who would try and speak Germañol to me. I was learning Spanish at the time and she had taken 1 year of Spanish and 1 year of German. And she would just use whichever word she remembered between the two languages. >.>

  23. Bérengère (베랑잴)
    Bérengère (베랑잴)

    I vote for Girl’s Day !! Eventhough I think it is a little bit too sexy (not a problem for me), the song itself is really really good :D

  24. Martina, I hope you don’t get killed my mosquitoes…Here in Alaska we are having the worst mosquito year evaaaaar…They are faster, more numerous, and they don’t care at all for bug spray. “oh is that skeeter spray? good, I needed some entertainment with my feast BWAAHAHA” -_- I have 34 bites right now…be careful ok?

  25. thisisjustforfunval
    thisisjustforfunval

    Hey Simon…by any chance…are you…a boob man? And for real that girl was all boobs, some crotch but all boob. I’m still not sure they focused in close enough. XD

  26. thisisjustforfunval
    thisisjustforfunval

    Crayon Pop is so cute and playful and whimsical. It’s nice to not have a girl group flash me their boobs, ass and crotch at me. Sorry Nasties I just can’t take any more wide splayed legs heres my crotch in your face dances. Anywho back to Crayon Pop their dance reminded me of watching the employees at hot dog on a stick squish the lemons with the pump for the lemonade. Man I hope someone knows what I’m talking about.

    LED Apples song made me want to get up and dance. But I have no energy from being outside in 100 degree weather, surrounded by thousands of people watching a Bush concert tonight, FYI all these years later they still kick ass live! The only part of the song I didn’t really like was the Vida Loca Loca, because all I got was Ricky Martin stuck in my head.

    Gorsh I need a shower, Gatorade and 10 hours of sleep.

  27. That Crayon pop MV reminds me of an old Mazda MX3 commercial we had in the Netherlands back in the 90’s:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtYpImVEr6E very funny

  28. haruchi

    Crayon Pop’s mv reminds me of j-pop. haha Anyway it’s really cuuuute and not like in a fake aegyo way so I get what you mean Martina! The song is fun too! ^^ As for Girl’s Day, I really like the song but not sure about the video. I don’t mind that they’re shaking their asses though (some people are so harsh about that :/). I laughed when watching Led Apple’s video… I mean the boob shots… just… XD (the song has bass solo, yay!) Oh and it’s pronounced “led” not l.e.d.

  29. R. Mark Womack

    Are these girls asain? Several of them have blue,.round,western eyes,,, It does not really matter, the song is cute and nice.

  30. kpopfan123

    Heyyy!!!

    “It’s just like people who run their own blogs and call themselves the CEO of their company. Giving it a special name doesn’t make it more special!” Speaking of CEO’s … is there a chance you’ll become one? (‘_’) there are a lot of groups that have potential and that are waiting to be recruited (I think you know who I’m talking about…) ;( …. sorry if my imagination ran wild there … it would be so cool!!!! > . . < …. I get that feeling again :( 、ヽ`ヽ`、ヽ``、ヽ`、ヽ`ヽ`、、ヽ`ヽ`、ヽ``、ヽ`、ヽ`ヽ`、、ヽ`ヽ`、ヽ``、ヽ`、ヽ`ヽ`、、ヽ`ヽ`、ヽマッテェ(ノ;Д;)ノ `、、ヽ`☂ヽ`、ヽ``、ヽ`、ヽ`ヽ`、、ヽ`ヽ`、ヽ``、ヽ`、ヽ`ヽ`、、ヽ`ヽ`、ヽ``、ヽ`、ヽ`ヽ`、、ヽ、ヽ`ヽ`、ヽ``

    ok… now on to the videos…

  31. Akira Miyashi

    Crayon Pop’s song and video reminds me of those quirky and weird jap songs. I really like it!

  32. ERMAGAAAH!! Thanks for including Crayon Pop to KPopCharts!
    I Know you gotta love them, guise. I’m following them for awhile and in their 3 MVs they keep their style like this (tracksuits pants, quirky cute smug, etc) so that’s why we can hope that they will not change their style.
    Ssst they often have guerrilla concert at Hongdae. There are some videos about their guerrilla concerts in youtube.
    I’m imagining that Simon will join their fanboys (with the tracksuit and wig) soon :)

  33. Persephone Basilissa

    So, LED Apple’s “Bad Boys” – I’m hearing it in my sleep, it’s that catchy. Even when CNBlue is playing in my headphones, LED Apple’s playing in my head!
    p.s. And they *do* pronounce it like the heavy metal, in homage to their heroes Led Zeppelin. HanByul recently reiterated that point in an interview with a German media outlet….

  34. Alexandra Huang

    So, I think it’s interesting how the chart updates are like, kinda irrelevant at the moment… like their the updates are more for the KMM following the one immediately approaching haha

  35. irritablevowel
    irritablevowel

    Crayon Pop’s sound reminds me of the Go-Go’s.

  36. Junki Mou

    Hi Simon! I have some thoughts about what you said about “Female President”.

    The nature of Kpop (music planned by businessmen to get the won) makes it unavoidable that Kpop songs and concepts don’t send the best messages to help the feminism movement, but Girl’s Day members showing off their booty shouldn’t take away from the message. I think it is in fact a good thing they’re doing this, because they can show girls that showing off their booties (and other female body parts ridiculously shamed by society) are in fact not taboo. Not every girl can be cool and swag like CL, so I’m glad there’s Girl’s Day out there to show that you can be cute, sexy but also in charge :)

    Even though Kpop isn’t a lending the biggest hand to feminism, if one day people can completely except female idols showing off skin and doing sexy dances (in the way people accept male idols showing muscles and dancing erotically in a song about manhood and empowerment), I think that would indicate we have accomplished a great leap in the journey of feminism.

    Lastly, I am sorry if I am replying to you with an misunderstanding of what you were trying to say. But I wanted to say this anyway, to people (I know you’re out there) who think the doing the butt dance takes away from female empowerment.

  37. Barry Adams

    I miss the creative 3 word titles you used to do. What happened to them?

  38. Albino Eskimo
    Albino Eskimo

    Hah! Different “Expectations”. I see what you did there.

  39. “Nine-tailed fox dance” is most likely a gumiho reference. In Korean myths, a gumiho is a fox spirit/demon/creature that can shapeshift, traditionally into the form of a beautiful girl that seduces men. They literally have nine fox tails, hence their name. Several movies and dramas have been made about gumihos, the most recent being Gu Family Book, but there was another popular one back in 2010 with Shin Min Ah and Lee Seung Gi called My Girlfriend is a Gumiho.

    Gumihos are usually depicted as man-eaters/seducers of men. Looking up Female President’s lyrics, the song is telling girls to take the initiative and make the first move with guys. That dance move is Girl’s Day shaking their literal and figurative tail(s) to attract men, similar to the seductive gumiho of legend. Why they even needed to name that one move, I don’t know, but this is my guess about the reasoning behind that specific name.

    • They probably came up with a name to explain so that the girls wouldn’t get shamed for it, like EYK did in this post (really unnecessary btw, not cool) and to connect the song more to Korea since people don’t seem to understand the female president lyric.
      I don’t understand why people say that this dance is so sexy- this part of the dance is about as close as it gets, and the only way it’s sexual is that their whole bodies are turned away so that’s all you can look at. When you watch the dance version of the MV, the performance isn’t really particularly sexy at all. I was disappointed when I started to learn the dance for myself tbh.

    • The only problem I have with Girl’s Day’s song is that it’s called “Female President” and the chorus translates as

      ‘Our country has
      a female president
      Why are you so serious?
      What’s the problem?
      If a girl kisses first,
      does she get arrested or what?’

      I feel that adding ‘female president’ wasn’t necessary at all, it could have been just modern day women yay or stuff like that. Why shouldn’t female presidency be as serious as male presidency?

      • I think the “why are you so serious?” it’s not about the presidency, but about don’t make this such a big deal, if you want it ,just go for it. the “our country has a female president” says that a woman took the first step to be a president why can’t girls do it too? why girls have to wait their crushes to take the first step?

        • I do see your point but, just associating presidency with a visual look and choreography like that seems little wrong to me :( In Finland we elected a female president in 2000 and re-elected her in 2006, so I know some of the extra hardships they would go through and I don’t think that it is suitable material for a sexy pop song.

        • That’s how I interpreted it too.

    • Josh Chinnery

      That’s really interesting… And it actually does explain the dance in the context of the lyrics

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