Asian Earworm

I don’t listen to radio much over here…with iTunes and a large digital music collection and without a car, there really isn’t much reason/opportunity for me to.  But that doesn’t mean I don’t hear pop music in Singapore…a few stores here, some of the cab drivers, and the fast food restaurants keep their audio tuned to local stations.  Which generally means I still hear mostly American pop music I already know.

But from the moment I got here, there was a local song that was constantly assaulting me until I finally gave in and learned to love it, in a kitschy sort of way.

I present to you the music video for that earworm of a song (for the older generation…earworm–song that gets stuck in your head) “Nobody” by the Wonder Girls.  They are a Korean pop girl group, and song is played in both Korean and English around here.  The video also demonstrates (far better than I could explain) what Asian humor can often look like (the actual song starts around 2:30, but it’s worth a full watch).  And yes, the song is available on American iTunes, so you may have already heard it.

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One Response to Asian Earworm

  1. Wendy says:

    I love pop music in all its forms, so I thought this was grand fun. Thanks for sharing!

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