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Tell Me

Tell me – Wonder Girls

I’m worried that i’m slipping in my K-Pop fandom i little. I’m not, but what i post here – that one song i allow myself – might indicate so. Especially with the all-consuming Onyanko juggernaut i’ve unleashed. I mean it’s a worry to only myself, but i don’t want to lose it. Maybe i don’t want to appear as though i’m losing it. It’s a competitive scene and i think i’m buying into some nonsense urgency to be seen. So let’s celebrate my still deeply entrenched Korean pop fan-status with a song five years old. Gah. I’m here because i love it, and it’s a worry not to lose all it has given me and all it has still to give. Neither of which are happening nor can i see happening. This has been the best thing i’ve ever written here.

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Tell Me

Tell me – Wonder Girls

I came into K-pop relatively late, and i’m not about to hide that. As such, i missed the Wonder Girls’ initial huge, Korean girl group-defining run in the years 2007-2009. It took me a while to even become aware they existed, let alone the capacity to which they existed, leading me to ask who were these Wonder Girls people speak so much of, and where were they now? It’s a sad thing, that they went to America, had their momentum sucked from them, and were written out of K-pop as it took off in this most recent explosion.

There’s an irony in them reaching out for the Western market, only to have this market look above them back to a South Korea that no longer had them and find K-pop on their own. A loss on both ends. With the American experiment over (i think), the Wonder Girls have since last year been trying to regain their standing, and i hope they do. They deserve it. They are, now as they were then, one of the best. Then, unquestionably THE best. Judge what the rest of K-pop was doing when Tell Me was released. Judge that most of what is happening now did not even exist.

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Friday 30/12: The Boys – Girls’ Generation

Saturday 31/12: Cry Cry – T-ara

Sunday 1/12: Sixth Sense – Brown Eyed Girls

Monday 2/1: Be My Baby – Wonder Girls

Tuesday 3/1: Niagara – The Wedding Present

Wednesday 4/1: Flash – Stéphanie

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