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SNSD Releases Full “Mr. Taxi” PV

Here’s the full PV for SNSD’s new single “Mr. Taxi”:

They also released the dance version a couple of days before the full one:

The song is about how the girls want some guy to chase them, hence the “Mr. Taxi” thing. It references Tokyo, Seoul, London, and New York, which implies that they’re all around the world (their fans are, at least). The music video depicts them dancing in front a changing background with slight variations to the actual setting.

There are a lot of English phrases in this song, and most of them are correctly utilized – “Mr. Taxi”, “I’m so fast”, “You take me”, “Shooting star”, “I don’t know why”, “I’m so sure”, “Anywhere”, and “I don’t want to say goodbye”. I smirked when I heard “Supersonic hypertonic” though…

hypertonic (adj.): 1. of or relating to hypertonia, 2. noting a solution of higher osmotic pressure than a solution which it is compared

I suppose it’s not as bad as the “fantastic, elastic” of “Ring Ding Dong”. It even makes sense if you think deeply, but I can’t help but wonder if they simply used the word for the purpose of rhyming.

Anyway, their outfits are attractive and mesh well with the theme of the song – so does the dance, which is slightly more intricate than “Oh!”, maybe more than “Run Devil Run”. My favorite part of the video is Hyoyeon’s dance solo followed by Yuri’s arm motion that just screams “get out of the way, the true princess has arrived”. The song itself is quite catchy and I’m sure it’ll hook Japanese listeners even if they don’t like SNSD as a group.

All of these new girl group songs from SM have me anticipating SHINee’s return… why, you ask?

Key and his girl group dances!

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Key’s Top Ten Girl Group Dances

His hips don't lie.

Welcome to my compilation of Key’s top ten girl group dances, from #10, all the way to #1. (: I understand if you can’t tear your eyes away from the dancing figure above to read the rest of this post – I’m having a bit of trouble myself…

For those who are unaware, Key is a member of the South Korean group SHINee. He’s well-known for his singing, rapping, and dancing – he’s a triple threat, and plays multiple parts in the group’s vocals and choreography. What also makes Key stand out is his amazing ability to perform dance numbers originally made for female groups. If you are aware, well, you should definitely know that by now. If not, prepare to be enlightened.

This list is based solely on my own opinion. I don’t think there’s a way to say “Oh, well, Key’s hips move about two degrees farther in dance x than dance y, therefore dance x is better”, but I do believe that his charisma and execution of each dance differs. Most importantly, enjoy this ensemble dedicated to Key! (aka, list constructed by crazy fan boy)

10. “Chu” by f(x).

I wouldn’t have discovered 90% of the K-Pop songs I know now if not for Key’s dancing endorsement. I found out about “Chu” through this, then Nu Abo, La Cha Ta, etc. Now, I’m a huge fan of f(x).

9. “A” by Rainbow.

This probably would have been moved five spots higher if he actually pulled his shirt the move off at :12.

8. “Bo Peep Bo Peep” by T-ara.

No explanation necessary.

7. “Abracadabra” by Brown Eyed Girls.

There’s another video on Youtube where you can see more of his hips – but I like this one because of the sheer seductiveness of his face. Oh baby.

6. “Hoot” by SNSD.

That walk, those hips… anyone else think Key should be the tenth member of SNSD? He’s attracting a lot of attention to them already, SM might as well include him.

5. “Genie” by SNSD.

I like how he out dances all of them. Get it girl! (er, I mean, boy…)

4. “Good Girl Bad Girl” by Miss A.

The best part is when he gets on the floor, hands down. You would think that he’d be embarrassed, but his confidence took me by surprise. I suppose when you’re Almighty you don’t worry about what others think of you.

3. “Because of You” by After School.

LOL, look at Jonghyun in the back! JONGKEY LIVES, I TELL YOU! Um, the dance is good too…

2. “Madonna” by Secret.

I wonder if Key buys his pants on sale, because at my house they would be 100% OFF. Sorry, I had to use that one (it’s true, though. Just kidding. Sort of).

1. “Muzik” by 4 Minute.

This is the only one I knew the placement of when I began the list. From :48 on is perfection… the hips, the facial expression, it’s all sensual and for show. If anyone doubts Key’s dancing ability, this video is irrefutable evidence of his tremendous talent.

There are a few other “honorable mentions” that were too short to post: “Gee”, “La Cha Ta”, “Hurricane Venus”, “Mr.”, to name a few.

What do you think of this list and Key’s girl group dances? Should any of these performances be moved up or down? Did I forget to include any? Let me know your thoughts! (:

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