Like Money – Wonder Girls ft. Akon (MV)

Let me just say! I love this track!!!

It’s Like Money by the Wonder Girls featuring Akon.

Ok so before I say anything, I have to congratulate the girls! To have a collaboration with such a big artist as Akon is a big feat. They’ve  worked hard and they’ve been through a lot so kudos girls!

The song…

When I first saw a teaser that they were collaborating with Akon, I wasn’t really sure about what will come out it. I was a bit worried for the girls.  But when this came out, it’s actually pretty good. Well, it is to my liking. I mean if I didn’t know they were a Korean pop sensation, I’d think this was a song done by a western artist. It sounds very western, like something you’d hear in a club or played in a party. I love it! I actually like this better than Like This. And it does sound very much like an Akon song. Though most of the parts of the song are auto-tuned, there are still some parts that sound like it was them singing!

With the Wonder Girls, I am actually Yenny biased, so I am very happy that she gets a lot of parts to showcase her voice. Not that I have anything against the other members, I just like the way Yenny’s voice sounds. The girl’s English have improved a lot! Clap clap to Sohee! I think she’s really working hard.

The only thing awkward about this song was when Yubin said “instructions” in her rap. It sounded like something was wrong. I don’t think it was her pronunciation, it was more like how to fit that word into the rap. Awkward!

The Video

Ok so I know that they were kind of telling the story that the girls were androids of some sort who were made to be perfect “for complete domination”. And then there was something about the “the future is now”. Umm what does it have to do with the song? The song is practically telling you “how I to love me”, but the video says otherwise. I understand perfect English, and this video doesn’t fit it! The dancing part was ok. But the introduction was kind of weird and off track. It’s misguiding the audience as it doesn’t fit the songs lyrics. And they didn’t even close the story..

But the girls are very pretty here especially Lim and Yubin. The dancing was good.

Just the video.. just the video..

Final Verdict: Score for the song: 9 out of 10! Found another WG song to put on replay mode. Video?? Score: 3/10… the girls were beautiful in the video but the story was a complete fail.. sorry, not the best one!

**credits: WonderGirlsVEVO@yt

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Like This – Wonder Girls (MV)

Missed posting a lot of videos so I am making up for the lost…

No Bashing please!

Let’s start off with Wonder GirlsLike This MV.

 

THE VIDEO 

This was released 2 weeks ago. When the teasers came out, I was genuinely excited to see that the Kpop world is venturing out to making a flash mob music video. I thought it would be really great if they pulled it off. I am a fan of flash mob videos and anything to do with flash mobs. I think it’s a very unique concept, if you get the right people and if you choreograph it properly.

However, this when I saw this video after it was released, I got a little dizzy! One moment it focused on Lim then in a split second it suddenly panned to the mob and then to another angle and then to another place. Maybe it’s just the editing or something but I think they should give sometime to let their audience see what they were doing. To me, it doesn’t look like flash mob! I am sorry Wonderfuls, but I think they could have done better if they watched how Fox TVs MOBBED was edited. Also I think they forgot that the concept about a flash mob is like having a few people start dancing then others would follow suit gradually. But in the video once they saw the Wonder Girls dancing, everyone started dancing as if they memorized the steps! It was not very natural. I think they could have executed the concept better, even if its a very short song.

But I do commend JYP for being the first to ever thought of using this concept in a Kpop video. Flash mobs are a trend all over the world and a lot of people feel happy when they see it. I also know that it’s not easy to organize people to be part of the music video, especially when there are about 200 or 300 of them, of which 70 to 80% are not professional dancers. It’s hard enough to organize them much less teach them the steps and put them in the right place. Round of applause for JYP.

THE SONG

I’m glad that they decided to do a song without too much of a retro feel. I was getting a bit tired of that. The song is a very  likable. Not a favorite of mine though (Nobody is still my favorite!) but it’s a very catchy song with a very catchy feel. It’s a song that fits the flash mob concept had they made it work. This is also a new style for the Wonder Girls in terms of the song and I am glad that they pulled it off!

THE DANCE

I always like watching all Wonder Girls dances and this is another one that I like. It’s a very fun dance! Lim looks really cute when doing the dance! The best thing about their dances is that it looks so complicated when you see it in their videos but the steps are actually very simple. Though I think this is the most difficult among their dances! But I loved it!! I saw them  perform in the live broadcasts and it looks so good! I think I should start watching tutorials now…

Final Verdict: A catchy Wonder Girls song with a must learn dance, but the flash mob video makes you dizzy!

**credits:  wondergirls@yt

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