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Wonder Girls hit iTunes with ‘Nobody’
Jun 26, 2009, 05:57 PM | by David Yi
Categories: Do My Job For Me, New stuff, News
This year, two Korean pop superstars, Se7en and BoA, attempted to launch their American careers — and barely made it to lift-off. Can the Wonder Girls avoid their fate of soaring into obscurity?
Today, the five-member girl group’s first English-language single, a remake of their immensely popular song “Nobody,” is officially released on iTunes. And from the many international fans the girls have acquired, the countless covers of the song found throughout YouTube, and the mere fact that the girls will open for limited shows this summer for America’s own wonder boys, the Jonas Brothers, we may finally have a winner!
It doesn’t hurt that the song is bubblegum pop at its best, with teenage lyrics of unrequited love meshing sweetly with the electric piano and synthesizers in the background. Will there be a music video in the works?
While the Wonder Girls wonder if they’ll make it in the States, I’m gonna go out on a limb and sing, “I want nobody, nobody but you, Wonder Girls.”
What are your thoughts, Music Mixers? Do you think the song is addictive, or just whatevs? More importantly, could we finally see a real Asian wave in America, much like the Latin Sensation in the ’90s, or will the Wonder Girls, too, fade away?