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Whacky Wondergirls: Why they rocked Korea with their song 'Tell Me'

Last year, there was this really huge hit that got the whole of Korea rocking...one song, one group of girls (seriously lacking in vocal skills). 'Tell Me' is a song that got even the vegetable sellers in the streets dancing their simple yet catchy dance moves and lyrics. From school kids to the regular bus drivers and fish mongers, they all know the dance moves and lyrics. Seriously.

Even the Korean couple who runs the Korean BBQ restaurant here (they've been here for more than 8 years, I think) also can dance the the whole song! Imagine that...but that's the thing with Korean, they're very patriotic. Even when they hate the government, you can never find them using an Ericson or Nokia mobile. Everything has to be either Hyundai or Samsung. If you use a Nokia, I have a feeling, you'll get hammered down the street and stripped of integrity. Wondergirls is a group of girls produced and manufacturered by the same person who 'gift wrapped' the singer RAIN, JYP. JYP is an extremely talented man although I think he dances HORRIBLY and can't sing for nuts, but he knows how to work the crowd. He knows what the media wants and he knows what will catch on and what won't. This explains why a technically bland song like 'Tell Me' rocked the whole of Korea....because JYP knew the formula to success in the Korean music industry. Cute girls + Whacky video (which I absolutely LOVE, by the way) + simple, catchy dance moves even the Ajummas on the street can dance to + reasonably simple song with 80's feel (different from the songs they have in Kpop these days) = MADHOUSE success!

Look at the video, then look at the cute little boy dance their moves!! HA HA HA HA HA!!! so so so so so so so cute! Not only this little boy know their dance moves, throughout end of last years, celebrities and stars go on shows and went on to imitate their 'Tell Me' dance moves as well.

I couldn't be bothered in the beginning because....well, yeah. But I checked out their video early this year to see what the bloody hoopla is about and found the video so cute and entertaining that I am starting to memorize their dance! Help! It's a Saturday, so, just roll the video for the heck of it...unless you have something better to do... Oh, talk about something better to do...have to get ready for badminton liao. See ya!

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