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Girls’ ‘Boy’ in Top 10 of Everything

Girls’ Generation is getting the world’s attention as Time magazine has chosen one of its songs for its Top 10 of Everything 2013 list.

One of the group’s songs, “I Got a Boy,” is No. 5 on the list.

“The nine-woman South Korean group Girls’ Generation is a ridiculously effective hook machine, and a major phenomenon in Asia, whose biggest pop acts make One Direction and Katy Perry sound like an audience-alienating avant-gardist,” the magazine said.

“If you like songs that do everything at once, go straight to YouTube and call up the over-the-top video for this monomaniacally charming hybrid of bubblegum, dubstep and hard rock, whose Korean lyrics are sprinkled with incongruous English phrases.”

Korea’s own talents pushed past other big-name world stars, including Miley Cyrus, whose song “We Can’t Stop” was No. 7 on the list. Daft Punk took the top position with its song, “Get Lucky.”

By Lee Sun-min
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