With SNSD being gagged and shoved on a plane by armed forces to do shit in Japan in order to fill the void left in SM Entertainment‘s Japanese sales by BoA and TVXQ, it’s clear that Korean agencies are now throwing their girl groups at Japan like bread scraps at pigeons.
JYP Entertainment had to answer with his marquee girl group and he’s now taking his chances with the Wonder Girls. But rather than flip something a little more recent such as “Be My Baby” into Japanese, JYP has decided to milk “Nobody” … again.
Why JYP? WHY!?
The “Nobody” titty is tired. It’s sagging like a used teabag. STOP MILKING THE SHIT!!! You would think this is the only song the Wonder Girls have ever recorded at this point. Fuck.
The video follows the same style of the Korean and English versions, there’s just
less none of the Dreamgirls / Motown context here. And cheaper wigs. Much cheaper wigs. The video is cute, but it lacks the sharp cinematography and dance routine of “Be My Baby” and the humor of “Two Different Tears“. Most disappointing is that NONE of the Wonder Girls’ or JYP’s charms come through in this video. They could be a group of random girls off the street who were given a bunch of dresses from Forever 21 and told to dance in a circle around microphones for all we know.
Wonder Girls’ Japanese sounds better than SNSD’s and 2NE1′s, but with Lim and Sohee being the two members with the better Japanese, and thus singing the lion’s share of this song, nobody in Japan will be highlighting these girls for their vocal ability. It’s disappointing because Yenny and Sunye have serious vocal ability and can sing bitches under tram lines in Korean and English.
“Nobody For Everybody” is being toted as the Wonder Girls’ Japanese debut album, despite it being a CD single featuring three versions of “Nobody” with “Be My Baby” as a B-side. Ain’t nobody in Japan buying this mess.
Can JYP please set Jo Kwon free on Japan with “Animal“? Koda Kumi would not know what the fuck to do with herself.