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I Go Crazy (Because of You)- T-ARA

To be honest I did not really like this song the first time I heard it. I don’t know why though, it’s completely addicting~

Lyrics:
The song is about being desperately in love with a boy so that they are starting to go crazy. It sounds like a seduction song. I don’t really know what to say about it, there is no story told through the lyrics.
Feel your senses to my scent/ you empower me/ your sexy shadow/ my heart used to be fine/ now it’s all broken/ you make me crazy/ oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh/ living foolishly foolishly foolishly foolishly foolishly makes me crazy/ oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh/ living foolishly foolishly foolishly foolishly foolishly I’ll go crazy

Dance:
The dance for this song is very powerful. There is a lot of popping like movements to it, but it also has a strong sexy feel.

Story:
I don’t think there is a story in this MV beyond the lyrics. They start to get into one, and if they had kept it up I would have rated that, but it isn’t enough to consider it a story. You see the people sitting in class when the music begins to play and they start dancing around the students, but the students quickly vanish. At the end a member jumps up only to realize she was dreaming. I guess that is the “make me crazy” part.

Other Interesting Things
I think the director made a bad call with the camera shots. It isn’t that they were bad, in fact it fits the song perfectly- the shots are so rapid-paced that you get extremely disoriented watching. I’m sure that was meant to represent going crazy, but the shots are really too fast, it gives me a headache~ You can’t really focus on the dance with so many shots and different sets. I would have liked it if there was more time between camera shots. Like I said, I get why they did it, I just think they should have spaced stuff out more. It is making me dizzy~

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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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