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Krazy K-Pop Girl Bands

Sexy dance moves and romantic lyrics are usually the two hallmarks of music videos by K-Pop girl bands. But just like Psy, with his monster hit “Gangnam Style,” some South Korean girl bands have begun creating videos placing more emphasis on crazy antics and surreal visuals. Here are a few of the standouts in this emerging genre.

Orange Caramel, a subgroup formed from the band After School, has fun lampooning Little Red Riding Hood, Alice in Wonderland and other fairy tales for “A-ing.”

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T*ara’s “Lovey Dovey” attracts the attention of a zombie horde.

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The five-member group, Girl’s Day, stages a colorful retro dance-off in the Moon Night Club to introduce “Oh! My God.” The girls: B-boy Mina, Retro Yura, Crashing Haeri, Krumping Jihae, and Sexy Sojin.

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2NE1 (pronounced “21”) sings “Scream” accompanied by a chorus of mounted reindeer trophies in an eerie, perhaps haunted house.

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Miss A with “Touch.” This is as abstract as K-pop gets, a mix of the psychedelic ’60s with sheer and sexy expressionism.

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“Midnight Circus” by Sunny Hill. In existence since 2007, Sunny Hill used to be a coed band, but changed into an all-girls’ band when Janghyun, its one male member, got called up for his two-year mandatory military service.

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Finally, Psy’s “Gangnam Style” flame, the hot-dancing Hyuna, with her own sun-filled “Bubble Pop,” filmed on the Japanese island of Okinawa.

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