Monday, 24 May 2010

More K-Pop And Kiddie Songs:

from here

Lee Hyori has a song with the inexplicable title "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"

Now, any lover of Dick...VanDyke movies (what?) knows that this is the tune that should pop into your head when you hear the words Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Lee Hyori's taking over the phrase, in a song and video that seem to have nothing to do with the original, except a car theme in the video.

Honestly, I like Hyori. She's cute, her music is getting noisier and more fun, and really, what's not to like? She's the apotheosis of a K-pop star, but this trend of nonsense words in English needs to stop.

Does Super Junior's "Bomanama" have any meaning in Korean?

Because to my English eye it reads like this: (though it doesn't SOUND like that in the song, fortunately... or not)

(for the record, Bibbidy Bobbidy Boo was also a mistake)

Also on the butchering things from my childhood front:

No, I am absolutely NOT watching The New Karate Kid with Hong Kong's Jackie Chan playing the Japanese Mr. Miyagi, and perpetuating the idea that "they all look the same; may as well get a Chinese to play a Japanese..." as well as the idea that "them martial arts are all the same too, aren't they?"


Eat Your Kimchi said...

I'm not ashamed to say I like Lee Hyori as well. I actually think this song is as good as Ugoguhhhhh.

Helena said...

I'm not a remake person at all but I do want to see the new Karate Kid movie, just because the cinematography and the scenery look so gorgeous. (Though I do think they should have just called it The Kung-Fu Kid.)

The Seoul Searcher said...

They should have just called the movie Kung Fu Kid and be done with it.