Kpop Friday: B1A4’s “O.K”

I’ll admit it–I have a weakness for cute, upbeat, puppy love songs, and B1A4’s 2011 debut hits pretty much every single one of those points. It’s a staple on my exercise playlist because it has the power to make me smile when I listen to it, which is basically a miracle when I’m doing a hard workout.

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Watching the MV for “O.K” is like being hit by a wave of nostalgia, even though I wasn’t anywhere near the kpop scene in 2011. It’s got all of the late 2000s/early 2010s hallmarks for a boy group’s earnest love song: just one girl for them all to innocently pine for, the guys dressed in styles that hearken to dating sims, that reaching-out-to-the-camera-only-to-pull-their-hand(s)-back-to-their-heart gesture, etc. It’s like a musical representation of a setup for a high school romance drama that centers on a group of five BFFs. Clearly instead of the standard romantic angst and bruised bromance feelings, you should just ask if she’d be interested in dating all of you.

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The shiny electric blue clothes are new, though. I’m also a little surprised to discover that this MV gives an explanation for their group’s name. I wonder if management settled on the group before or after they came up with the name…

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