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I’ve covered several boy bands on the Korean pop scene so far. Honestly I usually like the boys better than the girls so I’m always featuring them. But today we’re going to feature some of the girls.
Girls’ Generation (also known as Sonyeo Shidae, SNSD, GG, or Shoujo Jidai) have been around for the last 5 years and they are one of the few girl pop groups who consistently put out material I enjoy.
One of the things I particularly love about these girls over several of the other girl groups I’ve seen is that they seem to be good role models. They know how to come across as very sexy without being in your face about it as I’ve seen so many other groups do.
They’ve actually released an album here in the US! But the Korean version of the song ‘Boys’ is still my favorite. (The American version is a little too shallow for me. I think it’s kind of sad that the song writers felt the need to dumb down the lyrics for the English version. It’s also a commentary on what’s ‘hip’ in America. Ugh.)
Anyway, I want to share 2 videos today. The first is sweet, the second a bit darker, but they tie into each other a little so I’ll post them in order. I love them both, but ‘Oh!’ is my favorite SNSD song I’ve heard so far! Something about it… has the sugary sweetness without being overdone.
Oh! (I dare you to not hum this to yourself later.)
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