소녀시대 - "Gee"



My Korean is pretty rusty, so it took me a few minutes to translate/decipher the name of the group and title of this song.

The name of this nine-member South Korean girl (K-pop) group is 소녀시대 (So Nyeo Shi Dae), or Girls' Generation, also referred to as SoShi (소시), or SNSD.

This is the video for their 2009 hit single "Gee," which "holds the record for being the longest running #1 song on KBS's Music Bank, having held the #1 chart ranking for 9 consecutive weeks."

Granted, the music is vapid and entirely derivative, so mute the volume and just watch. What strikes me -- besides the fact that this video has been viewed over 37 MILLION TIMES since being uploaded to YouTube on June 8, 2009 -- is the choreography and cinematography. Who knows what it all means, but it's fun to watch. It's also nice to see that the storyline of "Mannequin" is fruitful fodder for young, Asian video directors.

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