Ok. So I had previously read about Lee Hyori’s situation with plagiarism. The story goes, Lee Hyori’s single, “Get Ya” from her album Dark Angel, is supposedly very similar to Britney Spears song, “Do Something”.
Why anyone would want to remake/copy that song is beyond me–I HATED it when it came out! Britney has had some good songs in her days…that wasn’t one of them.
Anyway, so I had read about that before, but I never really went and listened to both songs to see, but when I did…man oh man! All they did was take Britney’s song and throw some Korean into it! The beat and guitar instrument are the same, aswell as almost everything even down to the hook, where Lee Hyori’s, “I’m gonna get ya!” is EXACTLY the same as Britney’s, “Why don’t ya do somethin?”
Funny how the (for lack of a better artist) Korean Beyonce/Britney Spears copies the same song as the real one, huh? Guess they thought no one would find out, with Korea being on the opposite side of the world and all, huh?
Clearly they were wrong.
Check out Lee Hyori’s, “Get Ya!” and tell me what you think
And Britney Spears’ “Do Somethin”
**Lee Hyori is NOT personally resposible for the composing/production of the song.
Well, 2008, it was a great year. I don’t even need to name all the big things that happened, but I have to give you credit—it was a great year for American AND Korean music. I graduated this year, went to prom, and really and completely immersed myself in Korean culture.
I came to know so many Korean artist this year, that I never liked before like, Lee Hyori, DBSK, SHINee, Wheesung, and I’ve definately started to like Big Bang more.
2009, all I have to say is that you have some BIG shoes to fill!
Anyway, gotta go watch the ball drop! HAVE A GREAT NEW YEAR!!
Check out this crazy, awesome video by mmixes of all the greatest songs in kpop this year (I’m sure you know I love the part with Rain and SHINee, “I gotta be a bad boy, I gotta be a bad boy… Replay, Replay, Replay!”) And Lee Hyori’s, “OK!” is so cute too! ENJOY!!