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Girls vs Boys- K-pop

This week I thought I'd do another K-pop Girls vs Boys post. It's between Korean girl group SISTAR and Korean/Chinese boyband EXO.


I did a post on EXO in April, which you can read here: http://starsparklex.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/weekly-music-video_30.html

This is the video for Mama, their debut single which was released in April 2013. This is EXO-K's version and it's in Korean. :)





                                                            EXO-K- Mama




If you can't be bothered with the narration watch it without here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fc3__KmrlnU


And here is EXO-M's version (Chinese): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPJBe5eWbQc



SISTAR are a 4 member group who debuted in June 2010 with the song Push Push. The members are Hyolyn (real name Kim Hyo Jung), Bora (full name Yoon Bora), Soyou (real name Kang Ji Hyun) and Dasom (full name Kim Dasom).* Their debut album So Cool was released in 2011.

SISTAR took a break after the album release, returning in spring 2012 with their 1st mini album Alone and debuting a new style of music. The group went on to release a 2nd mini album in summer 2012 and their 2nd studio album Give It To Me in June last year. They are set to bring out a new mini album next month.

In 2011, two of SISTAR's members (lead singer Hyolyn and rapper Bora) branched off to form their own subgroup SISTAR19. Hyolyn also has a solo career and all the girls have appeared on TV, whether as actresses or on reality shows.

This is the video for Alone, which was released as a single in April 2012. I first heard it the other week as part of my 1000 Songs challenge.

*Korean names are written with the surname first.




                                                    SISTAR- Alone
                                                        

                                                                 


For more on SISTAR visit these links:

Official site (Korean language): http://www.starship-ent.com/sistar/

Official Facebook (Korean/English): https://www.facebook.com/officialsistar



Which is your favourite song/group?

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