Song Lyrics & Translations

BoA (보아) – Girls on Top (걸스온탑): Lyrics, Translation, & Explanation

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Why open a post about a song with a mascara ad? Good question, to which the simple answer would be that Girls on Top came out nearly 6 years ago, and high-quality, eye-catching images of BoA from back then are hard to find. But, serendipitously, it also helps focus our minds on just how unconventional the song is.


Mirror Mirror by 4Minute (포미닛): Lyrics, Translation, and Explanation

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For many Korean girl groups, debuting a new song on a music program seems to follow a set script these days:


So Hot by the Wondergirls (원더걸스): Lyrics, Translation, & Explanation

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It’s been a long time since I’ve thought much about the Wonder Girls (원더걸스).


Visual Dreams (비주얼드림) by Girls’ Generation (소녀시대): Lyrics, Translation, & Explanation


Like the First Time (처음처럼) by T-ara (티아라): Lyrics, Translation, & Explanation

With lyrics designed to stoke any guy’s ego, and a music video full of eye-candy to boot, Like the First Time (처음처럼) by T-ara (티아라) is a very embarrassing song for a pro-feminist blogger to admit to liking.

Let alone have as his ringtone.


I Don’t Care by 2NE1 (투애니원): Lyrics, Translation, & Explanation

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Seems like everyone was really disappointed with Korean girl groups in 2010, and for good reason.


Lupin (루팡) by KARA (카라): Lyrics, Translation, & Explanation

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Well, this is embarrassing.

Now as you’re probably aware, I simply love this song, and must have listened to it well over a hundred times. And the music video is amazing too.

But now that I’ve actually studied the lyrics? Hell, but for the word “2010″ at the beginning, I actually had no idea that so much of the song was in English.


Breathe (비리드) by Miss A (미쓰에이): Lyrics, Translation, & Explanation

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Like Bad Girl, Good Girl (배드걸 굿걸) translated last week, Miss A’s (미쓰에이) Breathe (브리드) is also a song which very quickly grows on you.


Bad Girl, Good Girl (배드걸 굿걸) by Miss A (미쓰에이): Lyrics, Translation, & Explanation

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Having just written that I find new girl groups virtually indistinguishable from each other these days, then I’m very glad reader “abcfsk” persuaded me to take a closer look at Bad Girl, Good Girl (배드걸 굿걸) by Miss A (미쓰에이), as I grew to like it very quickly.


Because Of You (너 때문에) by After School (애프터스쿨): Lyrics, Translation, & Explanation

With apologies for not writing about the positives of Korean popular culture more often, let me present Because of You (너 때문에) by After School (애프터스쿨). It’s one of my 10 favorite Korean songs, and easily their best.

Or at least, DJ Areia’s version of it above is, but I include the original below if you prefer.


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