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)