Sunday, June 26, 2016

Playlist 12. Girl Power Pt.1

Theme: Girl Power
Songs with a [♥] are my preference/a personal favorite

Respect the girl! This one is for the ladies, a collection of empowerment songs when women come out on top.


1. Girl's Generation - You Think
Korean 
'You think you're real cool - you're not!' This is Girls' Generation's most 'ssenunni' release since 'Run Devil Run'. It's confident not coy, fierce not flirty, and had edge rather than aegyo. They tell an overconfident boy to leave them alone.
Review: Song - 4/5 MV - 2.5/5

2. Kittib - Doin Good
Korean 
This track, by underground-rapper Kittib, promotes women's self-reliance. It is about how a girl is successful after leaving her abusive boyfriend. The music video has some domestic violence, so you can listen to the audio if you are uncomfortable.
Review: Song - 4/5 MV - 3/5

3. Lee Hi - 1,2,3,4
Korean 
Lee Hi is all sass and spunk. "1,2,3,4" is a Motown-esque song that expresses one message: "It's over!" The cute girly music video clashes with the attitude of the song. Lee Hi, only 15 years old here, seems like a child with an attitude!
Review: Song - 4/5 MV - 3/5

4. Ailee - Mind Your Business
Korean 
Ailee is a strong sister and speaks up against her ex-boyfriend. She is known for her girl-power anthems and "Mind Your Business" is no different. In the music video, this tough girl confronts her ex (rather aggressively) and even breaks out of jail! Like always, Ailee sings her story with a powerful voice.
Review: Song - 3/5 MV - 3/5

5. 4Minute - Cut it Out
Korean 
4minute were always edgy, but they really turned tough in this song (and in this album). "Stop at the first verse" in other words, they don't want to hear what haters have to say. In the lyrics, they come out in top, even when a particular person didn't think that they could.
Review: Song - 3/5 

6. A.Kor Black - How We Do
Korean 
A,Kor Black is a sub-unit of A.Kor made up of rappers Minju and Kemy. They take it back to old-school hip-hop and girls spit fire at a ex-boyfriend. To be honest, the music video seems hip-hop-costume-y but the effort is there.
Review: Song - 4/5 MV - 2.5/5

7. Miss A - I Don't Need A Man
Korean 
Part of Miss A's "Independent Woman Pt III",this track is just what the title implies. According to the lyrics, this girl can take care of herself and earn her own money. It's a perky, empowering pop song!
Review: Song - 2.5/5 MV - 4/5

8. Kara - Damaged Lady
Korean 
Feeling broken from a break-up, Kara get it together even though they still feel somewhat pathetic. My interpretation, is this song tells us to "keep out head held high" even when we feel like a damaged lady.
Review: Song - 4/5 MV - 4/5

9. 2NE1 - I Don't Care
Korean 
I can't have a girl power k-pop playlist without 2NE1! They are the "ssenunni" queens. An older one of their releases, it's about a problematic boyfriend whose antics have gone on for too long. So, she decides not to care anymore.
Review: Song - 4/5 MV - 2.5/5

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