Bo Peep Bo Peep- T-ARA

This is really an amazing MV. The song and dance can lend themselves to two very different attitudes, and that is why there are two versions for this MV.

Lyrics: 5/5
The lyrics are very specially worded. While they seem perfectly innocent and normal, they can be either cute or sexy. The lyrics are asking a boy if he has found another, and admitting that they have made the man change. They aren’t depressing like you would usually expect, they are cute or sexy, depending on what outfits the girls are wearing (I’ll explain that later). It sounds almost like the song is supposed to take place right after a fight with the boy.
Follow me, follow me/ follow me, follow me/ I like you so much/ I’m so sorry, now because of me/ don’t get mad, smile, calm down now/ bo peep bo peep bo peep bo peep bo peep bo peep bo peep oh/ bo peep bo peep bo peep bo peep bo peep bo peep oh oh/ bo peep bo peep bo peep bo peep bo peep bo peep bo peep oh/bo peep bo peep bo peep bo peep bo peep bo peep oh oh

Dance: 5/5
I really admire the choreographer for this group. The dance is either sexy or cute, it completely depends on which costumes they are in. There are elements of both sides to the song and dance, it all looks really cool and works really well together.

Story: 5/5
A lot like Brown Eyed Girls’ “Abracadabra”, the story focuses on an intimate relationship with a man. In the 15 version (I’ll explain later) there is no story, but in the 19 version the song takes place while getting into make-up sex with the boyfriend (you don’t see any nudity or anything like that).

Other Interesting Things
Ok, this is where I explain. There are two versions of the MV. The 15+ version was made to be shown on TV with no problem. The members are all wearing large sweatshirts or bright clothing and go for a very cute look. They have fuzzy animal ears on (one girl has her hair tied up to look like a bow which is really cool) and animal gloves. The 19+ version is all in tight and revealing leather clothes with much smaller animal ears in and goes for a much sexier look and feel. It was released online.

In live performances T-ARA did both the cute version and the mature version alternately. Since the ratings for the MVs (15+ or 19+) came from the content of the MV, the styles were fine. There was one incident when they performed the sexy version (meaning the close fitting and revealing stage costumes) at a community event with mostly families, and the group was criticized harshly for this and made a public apology.

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