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Monday, July 29, 2013

The complicated views towards Crayon Pop's rise in popularity


Article: [Focus] "They are different, but"... The complicated view of Crayon Pop

Source:
MBN via Naver

In the waiting room of KBS's 'Music Bank' on the 26th, the singers are trying out Crayon Pop's dance. This addictive choreography has managed to capture not only their fans but their fellow singers as well. Some idols will even use it as their greeting, jumping up to say hi.

As of the 29th, Crayon Pop's 'Bar Bar Bar' is ranked 4th on Melon's real time chart, 5th on Olleh Music, 4th on Mnet, 2nd on Bugs, and 1st on Naver Music, overtaking B2ST. Considering the usual trend of songs starting at the top and dropping down, it's rare to see an advancement like Crayon Pop's in today's music industry.

One industry insider said, "Normally when a song is ranking this well, there should be a lot more buzz about it but the media and the industry itself are keeping their distance from Crayon Pop." The reason is none other than because of their 'Ilbe' controversy.

Crayon Pop has definitely managed to gain the attention of the music industry with their helmets and unique choreography but one cannot ignore the complicated views that exist towards the group.

Crayon Pop's digital single 'Bar Bar Bar' is on the rise in terms of popularity, attracting dozens of helmet wearing male fans at music programs who shout and dance along to their choreography. Even though it's been a month since the single's release, the song shows no signs of dropping from the charts.

Still, people are reluctant to mention Crayon Pop because of their company CEO's history of posting on Ilbe and the members using distorted terminology from the community board. Some believe the group is using Ilbe for noise marketing while others believe that the CEO is an actual member of the board.

Their CEO had to clarify, "It's true that I was on Ilbe but not everyone uses the board for the same intentions. I use it to gather information on concepts, timing, opinions, and reactions, not to cause a stir or controversies." Crayon Pop also added, "We don't know that site and just used a word we frequently use amongst ourselves."

Despite their clarifications, people are still cautious about being open with any type of interest in Crayon Pop. It's gotten to the point where searching Ilbe will bring up results like 'Ilbeyon Pop', making it difficult for fellow singers, fans, and the media to say outright that they like Crayon Pop.

One such instance happened with 10cm's Kwon Jung Yeol, who uploaded a photo with Crayon Pop on his Facebook with the post "I respect them". Netizens mentioned that Crayon Pop was an Ilbe group, which sparked another controversy. Kwon Jung Yeol replied, "Ah, I feel upset about the Ilbe controversy as well, which is why I deliberated a lot before uploading this picture." Despite his words, netizens continued their criticism until he deleted everything and posted, "I don't use Ilbe. I'm sorry for worrying you."

Still, netizens were relentless with their criticisms, making him leave yet another post on Facebook saying, "It seems I didn't think it through, as I was just excited at having discovered a team with a fun performance. Once again, I have never visited Ilbe, only heard of it. I hope that those who misunderstood me will read this post."

The instance is enough to show what the public thinks of Crayon Pop. There are, however, also voices of people who are calling this a witch hunt.

Despite it all, Crayon Pop continues to attract fans with their unique charms and climb the ladders of popularity, making the views towards them even more complicated. People will acknowledge girl groups with sexy or cute concepts but will go cold towards anyone connected to Ilbe controversies.

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1. [+5,697, -401] If their next concept isn't shocking enough to make me fall backwards in my chair, their popularity will only be short lived.

2. [+4,604, -311] Okay, they did get popular but not because they sing or dance great... which means their popularity is only momentary and will end once the freshness wears off.

3. [+4,469, -484] How can this pathetic group be charting higher than Lee Seung Chul ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

4. [+4,064, -359] Their song's honestly stupid

5. [+3,229, -152] ㅋ I laugh every time I see them because they're just so ridiculous ㅋㅋㅋ

6. [+3,260, -237] I admit their concept is cute and different but... how long do you really expect that concept to work in the music industry

7. [+3,204, -277] They look like a Japanese girl group singing a children's song. Do not like.

8. [+2,837, -242] There are no true singers on music programs

9. [+2,227, -292] They've only been charting high on the charts after their ilbe controversy blew up which means they're riding on Ilbe's backs at the moment

10. [+1,750, -202] You'd think after seeing their stage so many times you'd get used to it but I burst out laughing every time ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

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418 comments:

  1. Oh my god, do SNSD articles even get half as many upvotes as this? Never knew Crayon Pop was so popular.

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  2. "Considering the usual trend of songs starting at the top and dropping down, it's rare to see an advancement like Crayon Pop's in today's music industry..."


    That's because Crayon Pop didn't cheat.

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  3. OfficialKARALoverJuly 29, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Jumping Jumping Jumping <3 Crayon Pop

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  4. omg those votes


    crayon pop has finally made it \o\

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  5. feel so bad for them /le sigh
    anyway, the song really fun~ it just got stuck in ur head and never leave kkk

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  6. Damn it..Ilbe is ruining so many groups
    Now this is becoming a sad trend!
    I dunno why anyone would use that as noise marketing?
    Thats stupid!
    These CEO's need to be more careful

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  7. Their song is nothing interesting. I think that ilbe controversy definitely bumped them up in terms of being noticed in the media. Seems like tryhards oh wellz.

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  8. tbh the song is a bit dumb, everyone likes the dance more

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  9. And then there is me ignoring all the obligations and suspicions and other shit and shaking my booty to that song in my bathroom and screaming "Jumping yeah, Jumping yeah, everybodaaay"



    Oh and my mother thinks I need psychological help now.

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  10. "Considering the usual trend of songs starting at the top and dropping down, it's rare to see an advancement like Crayon Pop's in today's music industry."
    Sounds like a song going viral, nothing more, nothing less. And seriously netizens need to stop giving ilbe so much importance, the attention just feeds them.

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  11. There only a fad, really......

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  12. Naver in general has more upvotes than Nate.

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  13. [+2,227, -292] They've only been charting high on the charts after their ilbe controversy blew up which means they're riding on Ilbe's backs at the moment



    no, the song started picking momentum much earlier than that but even if the attention was "short lived" why are thousands of netizens begrudging them their success? I personally don't think it's the end, I hope they continue to do well coz they're cute and quirky.

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  14. Crayon Pop is a really cute group
    I really like how their method of gaining popularity is completely different than normal girl groups.
    I think people should give them a chance
    I hope their popularity isn't short lived. I don't even know any other rookie girl group besides crayon pop.
    Anyway, Crayon Pop fighting!

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  15. snapplewaterjuiceJuly 29, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    "and 1st on Naver Music, overtaking B2ST"



    well damn......

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  16. I still can't get over their MR removed video. lol

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  17. 7. [+3,204, -277] They look like a Japanese girl group singing a children's song. Do not like.



    Yep, they look like something you would expect from j-pop...


    My biggest problem in supporting this group is that I don't see what to support. Sure, they are cute, perfomances are funny... nothing else. I listened to some MR removed versions and... pfff.

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  18. Yeah the song and dance are stupid. Stupidly fun. Don't take them too seriously and you'll enjoy it! But I do worry about their longevity...

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  19. KPop is boring and shit right now. Crayon Pop is a breath of fresh air. Situation is kinda like the rise of Momoclo, where jpop fans wanted something different than the usual boring jpop idol, and Momoclo delivered

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  20. Say whatever you want to say, but Crayon Pop is THE new trend in Korea.
    Being a fad or not, we'll only know with time, but one thing is for sure, is refreshing seeing a different girl group gaining popularity these days.
    Fighting, Crayon Pop!

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  21. 2. [+4,604, -311] Okay, they did get popular but not because they sing or dance great... which means their popularity is only momentary and will end once the freshness wears off.



    Not very fair. Slayon Pop have carved their way into the fans hearts, and like crayons on white wallpaper, are very difficult to remove!

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  22. HI!

    http://24.media.tumblr.com/a6b912e4e8c3cf9fcabab194cc39cec4/tumblr_mor9fafEDz1r93056o1_500.gif



    Stupid CEO had to mess up for Crayon Pop..


    Crayon Pop Hwaiting!

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  23. Their music just seems to be geared towards children i can't take them seriously

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  24. CAN'T STOP THE POP

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  25. u don't listen Crayon Pop bc of their vocal ability, so stop.

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  26. People need to get over the whole ~omg ilbe~ thing and realize that people like Crayon Pop because they are different and their songs are fun and catchy. I mean do we honestly need yet ANOTHER girl group with a sexy or cute concept? Aren't there like 1000000000000 of them out their already?

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  27. But Gentleman was a success regardless of people not liking it, it was still successful

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  28. hit songs like this arent supposed to be high quality.
    gangnam style is ridiculous and i never saw that much netizens saying shit like this. the choreography is funny and the song is catchy. just like gangnam style. if you adore gangnam style why are u saying shit abt bar bar bar? shut up already

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  29. look at all those upvotes crayon pop is so based ;p

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  30. 1. [+5,697, -401]
    Gah! Look at the numbers!

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  31. I fail to see how any of the things people criticize them for has to do with their music? It's perfectly okay not to like them as people (I personally think that it takes a "special" kind of person to want to be associated with ilbe...) but you shouldn't let that influence your opinion on the songs they make or whether you decide to like it or not. Just imo.

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  32. LOL, Ilbe has not actually "ruined" any groups. Crayon Pop is doing better than ever, and Secret will be back in a few months with an awesome new album and NO ONE will give a crap about these bogus scandals and controversies.

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  33. I agree.The Ilbe thing made people see their MV, but it went viral bc it's interesting.

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  34. it hasn't even cracked 1 million views though....

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  35. Kpop is honestly so shit right now. There's nothing at all that's fun or different anymore and groups are just buying the songs of better overseas artists now and days anyway so you can't trust anything.




    I mean wtf have we had? IGAB? Wolf? The Generic Give it to me and shitty Falling in Love? Even Kpop is bored of Kpop right now. Crayon Pop is giving everyone a reason to get excited again, but of course hypocritical netizens won't accept it unless it's the same old same old (so that they can keep complaining about the same old same old).

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  36. mte. I can't with people suddenly getting on a high horse when it comes
    to crayon pop. y'all realize that most of the kpop groups you stan are
    cheesy too right? it's pop music. don't take it so seriously.

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  37. It's because SNSD is irrelevent now.

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  38. People like Kwon Jung Yeol disappoint me, why make a post on facebook over a subejct that he knew would be controversial, if he can't handle the criticism later?

    backpedalling ain't cute.

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  39. Hun, I feel sorry for you.
    And what does your mum think about your recent obsession with Jongsuk? :P

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  40. 4. [+4,064, -359] Their song's honestly stupid



    I'd have to [unfortunately] agree. I don't think it should even be called a song. It sounds like I walked right into a pep rally full of cheerleaders during, well, a cheer, and that's pretty much it. I was curious to hear it since it was ranking so high...only to end up facepalming. Not my cup of tea. At all.

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  41. Not all kpop groups are cheesy don't be so ignorant i have listened to a lot of kpop songs that have been touching and meaningful

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  42. pretty much this, i give you 20 upvotes from my heart.

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  43. most of the kpop groups


    reading comprehension. you need it.

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  44. IA Wolf is so much better.

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  45. I didn't know Jungyeol was pestered for uploading a picture onto Facebook. :o I am so outdated.

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  46. you wish. snsd could mop the floor with crayon pop.

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  47. Erm actually pretty sure gangnam style actually held in important message get your facts straight.

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  48. I don't know why people say they are a fad. Every group has a gimmick. This is nothing new. Girls Day had a gimmick and look how well they did when they transitioned into another concept.

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  49. Jenizz | pinkcrownJuly 29, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    I do like some of your mentioned songs but I have to agree with you nonetheless. unfortunately.. :S

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  50. Just another netizenJuly 29, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    Yes, Crayon Pop's song is kinda...childish...and it honestly seems like it's geared towards children...BUT, they cover themselves up (they don't wear skimpy outfits) which is what netizens (both I and K) have been criticizing often. Plus, their previous songs weren't nearly as childish as Bar, Bar, Bar.

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  51. If you combine the dance version and the story version, it did. Also, you can't deny their raising popularity, considering they made no promo, neither have a big fandom and are already up to 900+ views on youtube only and are #5 on instiz currently.

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  52. They're both awful, tbh, but at least Wolf is what I would call an actual music track.

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  53. LOLlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

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  54. Jenizz | pinkcrownJuly 29, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    I didn't listen to their song until recently (yesterday I think) when I watched Yu Huyoils Sketchbook (goodgodItotallymissspelledthatnameimsorry)
    and although the lyrics were rather... senseless.. I kinda felt addicted to it after the 2nd chorus.. :'D It's fun.. sometimes it's not the meaning but the feeling of a song.. whether it be touching, healing, calming or amusing.


    And I get it's a bad bad OMG website.. but why is this SO freaking serious?

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  55. the delusion is strong here....

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  56. omg this delusion

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  57. Mommy thinks that I'm going insane and that their no hope for me anymore. ;__; I was actually screaming and smiling pedo-ishly while I was reblogging all those JongSuk picture. I actually showed her the computer screen.

    Yeah, she has no hope. Next thing you know I'm being shipped to that mental hospital Island here O.O (I can't seem to remember the name dammit)

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  58. sones vs. ilbe users

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  59. 5,000 upvotes ! Definitely on the level of EXO :o

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  60. Of? I'm not even EXO fan, lmao.

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  61. says someone who admits to being an a pink lover.

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  62. ouch....................
    But yeah Crayon pop is fun. That's what matter really. There are enough amazing vocalists and awesome idols with powerful dance choreo or w/e. Why can't we have a group that is just about being fun?


    Momoclo songs tho......^^;

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  63. except that Crayon Pop is charting higher

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  64. Jenizz | pinkcrownJuly 29, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    I don't get it either..

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  65. To be honest; 2013 has been the year of the nugus. The idol groups from the big three or that are gaining large amounts of popularity are getting shaky now with these new releases. However idol groups that people don't really care much about have been releasing hits that sadly go unnoticed because of lack of fanbase, etc.

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  66. Well. SHINee's and SHINHWA's albums, Younha and Seo In young's mini album, Lee Hi's Rose, Baaam by Dynamic Duo, Bumkey's Bad Girl. Infinite, Ailee and BEG and F(x) atm.
    I can go on and on. Just because some top groups released 'bad' songs doesn't mean that everything is bad..

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  67. I don't know much about crayon pop but the song and dance is fun.

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  68. Jenizz | pinkcrownJuly 29, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    And that without a big company if I may add..

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  69. Crayon Pop stands out because they're not half-naked shoving their vajayjay's in your face with their choreography like almost every girl group promoting.

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  70. Stop trying to start a fanwar. SNSD is far from irrelevant. They still hold the title of #1 Girl Group. Crayon Pop is doing well though so CP fans should be happy :)

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  71. lmao I'm loving your Minah avatar, UncleFan.

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  72. Just another netizenJuly 29, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    All pop songs are a fad...once a new pop song comes out, it replaces the old one...Example: Call Me Maybe - soooo many covers and parodies...then Gangnam Style came out and then there were TONS of parodies/covers, and then Harlem Shake, etc. etc.



    It's just one big cycle.

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  73. OfficialKARALoverJuly 29, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    For me //Because their Music is Addictive

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  74. Momoclo songs tho......^^;

    LOL

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  75. It's more likely a troll. And someone created multiple accounts to upvote that pathetic comment.

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  76. It's been #1 in MVs on MELOn for like two weeks tho...

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  77. I can find videos like this for most of the big favourite groups of NetizenBuzz. SNSD, A-pink, etc....

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  78. that is a beautiful metaphor

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  79. wow the number of votes !
    the ilbe thing is really not a joke for koreans apparently

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  80. who r u referring to as big three idol groups that are getting shaky?

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  81. that's.... b-beautiful

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  82. Why there are EXO fans doing the most in this post? what Crayon pop has to do with EXO ffs? Why ya'll have to be so pressed about everything and everyone's sucess, it can't be healthy living with this level of delusion..

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  83. As a group they are sort of dying a slow death. People still love the individual members though.

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  84. Guraidhoo? Maybe I'll see you there too. My sisters think I've gone bonkers over Sherlock since I insistently put Sherlock references in everything I say. T__T

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  85. Hahaha so irrelevant that the event yesterday at Dodger Stadium was primetime in all korean newscasts because SNSD, only kpop group like SNSD can do that!

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  86. Saraba is catchy tho.
    The rest is like....wtf............................
    They're really acquired taste but instrumentals are nice.

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  87. talks about he wanting to fuck some girl. WOW IMPORTANT MESSAGE

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  88. Just another netizenJuly 29, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    ^This. Despite the bad title tracks: IGAB and Wolf (just my opinion here), both SNSD's and EXO's album was pretty decent...at least in my opinion...plus I heard EXO's new teaser for their song "Growl"...sounds a helluva lot better than Wolf...like...A LOT better...

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  89. Lately, there are sooo many idols groups that you need to stand out in order to get attention, and it's not the talent that will help. When other girlsgroups are pushing the sexy, Crayon Pop is bringing the funny concept, their song is going slowly viral with the time. There's nothing surprising with that and their company came out with a smart strategy. To me, it seems more like these knetizens think that there's no space for new singers, they just want to see the usual top groups, when a rookie group is sexy, "prostitutes", when they are boyish "lesbians", and now there's funny girlgroup "stupid song".

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  90. I don't like their song and dance at all. I find it sooo annoying

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  91. Just another netizenJuly 29, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    Saraba is so catchy...omg...>.<

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  92. That's the most beautiful thing I've heard on this site.

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  93. I was Pon this WeiJuly 29, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    bless this comment. /raises arms

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  94. tbh I believe that the CEO is telling the truth about Ilbe. When I first heard about it, thanks to Secret's controversy a few months ago, I decided to check it out for myself, and it seems like Ilbe is very much like 4chan: you'll have some really disgusting posts and there's misogynistic language all around (kind of like 4chan's penchant of calling everyone a "fag"), but the board is intermixed with a lot of random things, like people posting pictures of their food, discussing kpop (mainly girl groups), and so forth. So I can see him scoping Ilbe out to get feedback, because frankly, internet shut-ins are a big part of the demographic of people who would buy a kpop girl group's releases.

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  95. OP meant the big three companies I believe. SM, YG and JYP.

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  96. yeah u go ahead n believe they r irrelevent but they r on top with the album sales, CFs, popularity and recognition as 1st S.Korea girl group. U r SO right!! They r irrelevant!!

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  97. I'm pretty sure that's their goal. Choa said "if we bite the bullet and be more entertaining, we'll be given more love." She was right :)

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  98. Yes I did. Oops! I'll go edit that now ^^;;

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  99. I don't really understand Ilbe, tho I'm sure it's a big thing for Koreans. but imo whenever big companies see a group so nugu suddenly get really popular (threaten their groups' popularity) they'll do whatever they can to protect their spot, so I wouldn't be surprised if other companies are trying hard to bring them down with this (anti media playing, leaving bad comments etc)

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  100. Wow, instead of only focusing on SM-based artists, go look at other groups' songs. Those are 1000000000x better than this supposed "viral" song here.

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  101. Solo Sunny not SNSD in Naver achievement over a thousand comments by the news that she will participate in Grandpa over Flowers 2, major comments had more than two thousand upvotes and Sunny is not even the most famous girls in SNSD in Korea! Do not compare the incomparable!

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  102. 1. [+5,697, -401]

    2. [+4,604, -311]

    3. [+4,469, -484]

    4. [+4,064, -359]


    ^^THOSE UPVOTES r amazing! Regardless Crayon Pop got their name out there for sure!!

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  103. ilbe isn't a big deal in Korea. you don't have to be a registered user to browse ilbe. Anyone and everyone goes on. It's like 4chan but with a lot more cursing. You have your idiots, your crazies and your obsessed kpop fans and shit. Only reason why this is a huge issue is because the only people who give a fuck about this are 14 year old fangirls who are jealous of Crayon Pop's rise in popularity and they will use the ilbe angle any chance they get to make them look bad when those idiots themselves probably go on ilbe.

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  104. That should have been their first #1 win instead of Wolf imo.

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  105. Their songs are ridiculously addictive. Not really fond of Dancing Queen...but Bar3X and Bing Bing!!! OMG...i can't stop replaying those 2 songs <3

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  106. Thank you NB for translating this long article !

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  107. Haha, it's okay. Mistakes happen.

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  108. [+3,204, -277] They look like a Japanese girl group singing a children's song. Do not like.

    If he/she does not put in this comment the word "Japanese", it would be the best comment.
    Crayon Pop song is for ten years old childrens and old pervert mens!

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  109. No the song and message was about corruption and media

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  110. Why are you so pressed? People like Crayon Pop the same way people like Apink.

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  111. People don't talk shit about Gangnam Style because PSY is more than Gangnam Style and he proved that earlier in his career.

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  112. they can still be unique without dressing like fools....

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  113. Oh sounds fun :D I enjoy watching people making idiots of themselves online XD too bad my Korean sucks....

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  114. I find that Knetizens have to power to put down anything that's positive, why can't they just appreciate the music and their efforts and just be HAPPY?!

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  115. I have to say that the ilbe controversy really helped them gaining attention from the public because i also started to google bout them and i actually like all of their songs. As an example,빙빙. They really have unique way to express their music. I don't care what netizens shitting bout them because i like them for their music.

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  116. I sometimes lurk around 4chan and giggle at the racist remarks.



    Am I a bad person?

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  117. LMFAO!
    KRRRR...RAAAAAY...YON-POP!

    Get Set...Ready....Go!
    Jumping...yeah...Jumping...yeah...Everybody!!

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  118. how are IGAB and WOLF generic in any sense? They are exactly the opposite... On the other hand, all the other idol's releases are plain and no changes from their previous releases.......

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  119. am i the only one that hasn't watched this dance or heard this song ... and for some reason can't be bothered to ?

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  120. #1 on Gaon Music Chart for the first half of the year isnt successful? Then all the other songs should just go negative..

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  121. Kpop_Till_I_DropJuly 29, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    I kind of disagree with a lot of these comments. I think they have the perfect game plan and will continue to do well BECAUSE concept ISN'T the typical kpop concept that these netizens are talking about. Come on...not saying any names or company. But just how many groups/idols are out right now with the same concept and the same short shorts and garter belts and skimpy school girl uniforms and sailor outfits and tight body suites and see through clothing and leather and how much more can my ass or boobs show than yours or how many more abs do I have than you...lord the list goes on. And they are all singing about the same damn thing. Kpop has become so one track lately with either the overly sexy concept or the we ghettofab, yolo, swag crap. So I think they are like a breath of fresh air for a lot of people.

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  122. They only in top 3 music chart for an hour. Now,they back to the normal~

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  123. Not gonna lie. I couldn't get through the first 10 seconds of their song before I had to turn it off. It was almost equivalent to nails on a chalkboard to me. A lot of the international fans seem to like them though from what I'm seeing on other forums.

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  124. yes, you special snowflake.

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  125. Because well, they cannot breath or live without hating idols. Hating is a much.

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  126. you are not alone :"D
    me too...

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  127. still in top 10, which is still really high

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  128. Omg. Someone must send your words to their CEO and have them say that when they get their first win

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  129. are they really that funny? I think I should start looking for their videos .__.

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  130. So you never learned what the lyrics mean and also never looked past the funny/random parts in the MV. Are you 13?

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  131. It's usually the idols who mess up their own careers with their own ignorance and stupidity but how rare is it that the CEO himself screw things up for the group himself personally? It's like T-ara's boss recloned himself and stared a new girl group. It's like the first time in a while a new girl group caught my attention like this.. Hope all this ilbe nonsense don't destroy their careers.

    What is ilbe anyways? O_o

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  132. I agree with comment number 4, the concept is fresh but the song is stupid.

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  133. 7. [+3,204, -277] They look like a Japanese girl group singing a children's song. Do not like.



    agreed. the dance is cute and the concept is fresh but i just can'T get over their childish singing....i legit thought (and still believe.....) that crayon pop was geared just for elementary students when i first watched bar bar bar and their other songs

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  134. Wow the last time i came on a crayon pop articles, practically everyone is a fan or supporter. I got intimidated and thought i must be the odd one not liking their song and style at all. Now i see some company. *Phew*

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  135. imo its /meant/ to be sung in a silly voice. like, can you imagine it any other way? its just a stupid fun track with no special meaning. if you look at their old vocal training videos crayon pop actually have decent-good vocal skills, but this song is just not that kinda song

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  136. i use to like them. i loved dancing queen, but their new song isn't music to me. they just trying to be silly without actually putting any effort into making a song.

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  137. Just another netizenJuly 29, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    Maybe to you. But I says Growl > Wolf...by a lot...

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  138. If their management can keep giving them fun songs (no matter how dumb they may be), and they keep it up with the quirky performances, they might have a winning streak on their hands. On the other hand, the fact that they're only popular because of their concept means they are bordering on bubble status. If they change anything about what they're doing, they'll be done for. At the same time they need to keep innovating, and honestly this is where I'm having doubts that they'll succeed. Coming up with something that is better than the previous concept or song is hard. I can already picture their management screwing up in one way or another, especially since the CEO is known to be on ilbe.

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  139. Long ago, I lived in harmony, then everything changed when I discovered this awesome song. Even the stupidity of that song couldn't stop me, But when I wanted to let go of the song the most, the addiction came. Weeks passed and I discovered how my booty automatically shakes to the tune. Although my booty shaking skills sucked, that didn't stop me.



    So basically, please check the damn song. lol.

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  140. ehh..i feel like they're going to change if they do get big. kinda like girl's day.

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  141. Best words yet.

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  142. 7. [+3,204, -277] They look like a Japanese girl group singing a children's song.

    If I'm on this original article, I would have voted up this comment. I find the MV cute!

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  143. Lol, I just talk and occasionally something good comes out!

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  144. Ironically, I got it from a thread on Ilbe :)

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  145. just like you ha

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  146. i think exo's and shinee's recent album were really really good >< igab album was pretty good too
    LOl sm: questionable title tracks, amazing albums, at least in my opinion

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  147. as long as they stay in this concept, i'm a fan.

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  148. Maybe this song is becoming a hit in Korea because lot more Koreans are ilbe than we would like to believe.. XD

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  149. What is so special about them ? lol

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  150. Woww... the number of upvotes!
    Honestly if we talked about which type/genre of music we prefer/usually listened to. Firstly we talked about our personal taste. Maybe this is explain how one of my friend used dead metal as her 'lullaby', and i hardly used dead metal for 'my morning time' songs.

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  151. Just another netizenJuly 29, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    Yeah. I liked their albums...but their title tracks...>.< (in my opinion) lol

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  152. I guess doing something different gets you notice. No offense but the song and group reminds me something that would be on a kids program, kinda like the wiggles on disney channel. But I am kinda impress. My sister who absolutely is not into kpop likes the group and think they are hilarious.

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  153. sorry for being a bitch but crayon pop is the most ridiculous shittiest viral after gangnam style that ever happen on kpop. Even Gangnam Style I can tolerate it a bit because Psy is actually a great artist, but this...

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  154. I wonder why the song hit top 3 MelOn. Korean taste is so weird. Lol

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  155. Become a lyric writer USE YOUR TALENT

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  156. They didn't become popular because of the ilbe scandal. Most people were still 'crayon who' back then. Their song has been gradually getting popular due to the dance/catchiness factor and the fact that it has now become a virus. I do think tho, that the ilbe scandal has comeback to haunt them even though they have apologized. Stay strong Crayon pop, bar bar bar is going viral and the crowd (young or old) are loving it.

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  157. they are #5 on instiz rn, which is amazing and rare for a rookie from a small agency

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  158. Truth is, Crayon Pop's strategy is no different from most girl groups. BEG always does sexy, so does Sistar. No one else except for Orange Caramel is doing what their doing, so why not bank on this concept?


    All their other videos were fun and catchy, but if they don't end up getting a hit the next time around, I would still be happy they got one hit. Most artists never get that.

    Most K-Netizens and a lot of kpop fans complain about the songs and concepts always being the same, well now you have something different and their being bashed for it. A chart that contains a variety of songs won't always have songs that you like. Instead it has songs that caters to different people, and I adore Crayon Pop's songs and concept.

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  159. Crayon Pop are funny and very different from the K-Pop groups nowadays. I enjoye watching them. I honestly don't care if people call them ridiculous; they make me smile and I feel better after watching their performance ever since they debuted.

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  160. omg that was so A+ can they use this as their official thing you deserve all the metals

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  161. I think it's better to say that the most title tracks were dissapointing because the albums had some good songs.

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  162. yeah their new song is better than Wolf but Growl is getting boring after listening to it more than twice (just my opinion).

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  163. Idk songs like "Dream Girl" and "Trap" were good title tracks but SM usually picks the songs which are the best for choreographies that's why not all title tracks are not the taste of everyone but the albums usually have 2-3 songs which could have been great title tracks as well but SM cares the most about the choreo....

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  164. they already did better than most of 2011/12 girl groups with their song charting on melon top 10
    i am not sure if they can keep it up with their next song
    but being 1 hit wonder is better than having no hit at all
    i think they need to try to get a fanbase before the public starts losing interest in them
    (not much girl groups have a good fanbase,only Apink and to some extent Hello Venus)

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  165. They are POWER RANGER idol-like

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  166. Snsd = national girl group of Korea

    Crayon pop = national ilbe group

    XDDD

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  167. B2ST, who?


    Korea loves Crayon Pop.

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  168. well what can we expect from a Sone.

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  169. Wow, I believe they enter ilbe but not.bcos they are ppl like that but to see wtf is that, I've entered pro-mia and pro-Ana sites and I'm not aanorexic or bulimic...

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  170. I like Crayon Pop's songs, they're really funny... about the ilbe controversies I think it's just marketing.

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  171. honestly Momocho >>>>>> crayon pop.

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  172. I just came back yesterday from Korea after staying there for a month, and Crayon Pop's song was literally EVERYWHERE. lol I don't think a day went by without hearing "Jumping, yeah! Jumping, yeah! EVERYBODAAAYY" in at least one store.

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  173. NGL korean songs are so boring now.


    F(x) news song is just bleh and Beast? boring as hell.
    EXO growl is something different I think they can slay the digital charts this time.

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  174. EXO album was REALLY good, SHINee was just ... not as good as EXO.

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  175. Momoclo LOL what kind of name is that?

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  176. Their entertaining & filled with charisma on stage. I like them.

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  177. Bar Bar Bar just passed 1million views on youtube!!!!!!!!


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMqL1iWfku4

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  178. Exactly, crayon pop song is soooo good, way better than XIA, SHINee, EXO, B2ST, SNSD and 2NE1 songs.

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  179. I listened to barbarbar, and honestly I didn't like it. Oh well :/

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  180. boyish "lesbians"

    are you talking about F(x) Amber?

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  181. 내가 제일 잘나가July 29, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    Bing Bing will forever be my jam, Bar x3 is cool though

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  182. Lmao people are so stupid. They just mentioned ilbe to get media attention so they could get the ball rolling on "Bar Bar Bar" and it worked. Now journalists are devoting entire articles about it? Koreans, please find something better to do than complaining and writing articles about such insignificant things. Not only are you playing into Crayon Pop's hands, but the whole thing is just ridiculous as it is. There's more important things to worry about than who is a member of what message board.

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  183. Heywaitwhatyousaid?July 29, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    Even with those upvote they are popular in Korea and they gonna make ca$h in Japan.

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  184. their tracksuit+hoodie outfit just has me lol in stitches

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXiZsHymKXc

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  185. love Saturday Night and Dancing Queen

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