Music video: Super Junior - Sorry sorry



I've never really followed the music of Korean boy band Super Junior. Any Asian boy band with more than 5 members (well...any boy band for that matter!), I just don't trust or have time for. But out of the blue Super Junior slapped me in the face with "Sorry sorry" and I bloody love the song! The beat on "Sorry, sorry" is fire - even if it does work a sound that has continued to be ran into the ground for the past 2 to 3 years. And as for that auto-tune...Jesus Christ. Korean's be on the auto-tune more than the US! So many pop and R&B records to come out of Korea have used it.

When I first heard the song I thought the guys were singing "Sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry, n***a, n***a, n***a, munch it!" on the chorus. But obviously they aren't. I would've been controversial and sung those lyrics though. Because I'm sick like that.

You'd think with 13 members the vocal work would've been better. Some tight harmonies and vocal arrangements wouldn't have gone amiss. But rarely are Asian boy bands about the singing. The music comes secondary to the image, the hair flicking and in Super Junior's case: the 'do they, don't they take it there with boy on boy action'.

The video has a hot, if tried and tested look to it - but the dancing is plain rubbish. With such a hot song and 13 young guys, it's a shame the end result was some bullshit that looked like a nursery school jump rope routine. What makes it even worse is that the dude who choreographed the video has worked with Usher and Justin Timberlake. I guess with Super Junior he didn't have much to work with in the way of dancing ability, because there are times the guys don't even look like they're dancing in time with the music.

5 comments:

  1. When I first heard the song I thought the guys were singing "Sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry, n***a, n***a, n***a, munch it!" on the chorus.

    LMAO! Cool song, but you weren't playing we you say they're running the auto-tune into the ground over there.

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  2. Good grief there are to many ppl in that group and none of them are even remotely attractive. :)

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  3. "Good grief there are to many ppl in that group and none of them are even remotely attractive. :)".

    Beruda, that was cold. Even by my standards. *lol* But I have always wondered how that fat one ended up in the group. Maybe it's because he can dance. Because he was bustin' the moves the best out of all the guys in that video! I think it's cool. It helps break a stereotype or two.

    The stupid number of members in groups is how Korea (and also Japan) seems to roll: groups with 5 too many members. I guess having lots of members helps keep the group as more of a brand - making it easy to switch members in and out in case any of them all of a sudden turn ugly, hit the crack, become an alcoholic, cops themselves a DUI or gets pregnant / gets a girl pregnant, or simply is deemed 'too old'.

    It's a shame all of these 9+ groups don't take advantage of the fact they've got so many members, and really go there with the vocals and dance routines. But you tend to find in these groups that only a couple of them can actually sing, another couple of 'em can actually dance, and that 1 or 2 is good at both. The rest just make up the numbers.

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  5. "Sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry, n***a, n***a, n***a, munch it!"

    Thank you, now I laugh everytime I hear this song XDDDD

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