The Two Catchiest (and Perhaps Only) Korean Music Videos You’ll See Today

Earlier this week, my friend Bets and I enjoyed a lovely dinner at Palsaik Samgyupsal Korean BBQ, which not only afforded us copious amounts of pork, but also a lovely variety of Korean pop videos on the sizable TV overhead. I wouldn’t call myself a general fan of K-pop (heck, I don’t even know if that’s a real term), but dammit if some of those songs weren’t the catchiest things of all time.

One infectious song, “Trouble Maker” (above), employs the trendiest gimmick nowadays: the whistle. I can assure you that it will quickly take up residence in your brain, perhaps evicting the previous “Moves Like Jagger” tenant. The second song, “Ma Girl 2” (after the jump), will happily make you claw at your ears in the best possible way thanks to its low-rent Flo-Rida-esque chorus, replete with high-pitched feminine guest vocals. I’m not going to lie: I kind of love it.

Please remember that once you listen to these songs, you cannot un-listen to them. It may be worth it though.

“MA BOY. MA BOY MA BOY MA BOY.” (This will make sense to you if you watch the video after the jump)

5 replies on “The Two Catchiest (and Perhaps Only) Korean Music Videos You’ll See Today”

  1. OMG, Bside found Kpop. yeah that’s awesome. You should check out music from the group JYJ. And yes, the genre is called Kpop.

  2. Check out these videos:

    TVXQ- WHY

    Big Bang – TONIGHT
    Big Bang – I HATE THIS SONG

    2NE1 – FIRE
    2NE1 – CANT NOBODY
    2NE1 – I AM THE BEST

    T-ARA – CRY CRY
    T-ARA – ROLLY POLLY

    4MINUTE – MUZIK
    4MINUTE – I MY ME MINE
    4MINUTE – HUH

    GIRLS GENERATION – OH
    GIRLS GENERATION – HOOT
    GIRLS GENERATION – GEE
    GIRLS GENERATION – MR TAXI
    GIRLS GENERATION – BRING THE BOYS OUT
    GIRLS GENERATION – GENIE

    SECRET – SHY BOY
    SECRET – MADONNA

    BEAST – SHOCK
    BEAST- FICTION

    MBLAQ – MONA LISA
    MBLAQ – OH YEAH

    KARA – MR
    KARA – STEP

    IU – YOU AND I
    IU – MARSHMELLOW
    IU – GOOD DAY

    G.NA – BLACK AND WHITE

  3. I’ve been moderately obsessed with Kpop for the past four years. It’s going to be the next big thing in music. There are several acts working on US debuts. The female in the Troublemaker video’s name is Hyuna, and she’s probably the most charismatic female in Kpop. Here are some good ones aside from the ones mentioned:

    Brown Eyed Girls – Abracadabra http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofwFr8o8p0Y
    Miss A – Good-bye Baby http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYKO1za5mX0
    After School – Bang http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBcdQV4q2Yk
    Wonder Girls – Nobody http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BA7fdSkp8ds&ob=av2n
    Super Junior – Sorry Sorry http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAWqnA8PdcY
    Hyuna – Bubble Pop http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bw9CALKOvAI&ob=av3e
    Hyuna – Change http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAD_tMT1KWo
    Secret – Magic http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSS1KsquDHc
    A-Pink – My My My http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDI2G9jzN-U

    and the one that got me into Kpop 4 years ago: Wonder Girls – Tell Me (so catchy!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlHv3BbBv6A

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