HyunA is back with another mini album and the first single has her taking bragging rights for her status as a sex symbol.  With a bumping beat that is infectious from the start of the track to the singer’s vocals (we don’t really consider her a rapper, but neither does she), the bop will likely get a few Korean clubs jumping.

As for the visual, well, we should have known that when 4Minute turned it up a notch with Crazy, HyunA was going to crank it and snap off the knob.  While some people think that the sexy is forced and overdone, there really isn’t that much difference between this and her video for Red…except the twerking.  And maybe we’re desensitized but we’ve seen worse.  From her solo career to 4Minute to Trouble Maker, the singer has always pushed boundaries with her style and musical content.  While the outcome is not nearly as deep as Gain, there is a place for it and it makes good party music.

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Lyrics:
There’s never anyone who doesn’t know me
Wherever I go, they wanna touch me
Look, this was always my swag
If you have a problem with that, just give them water1

Ok now good, yes good
(Queen’s back, if you don’t know, shh)
My scale is different, you can’t touch this
You’ve heard it, it’s Red

Even my friends get jealous of me, I know
I’m always alone here
On top of the chopping block, I know
Chew me up when I smile

I don’t care, I don’t care at all
I’m OK, my place is still the same
More jealousy and envy makes trouble, I know
Actually, a little dangerous

You and you, I am me, hey
Like this, like that, it doesn’t matter
You are you, I am me
Like this, like that, like this, like that

It’s all because I’m the best
It’s because I’m pretty
It’s because they’re all jealous
Baby I’m bad all day
It’s all because I’m the best
It’s because I’m pretty
It’s because they’re all envious
Sorry, I’m a dope girl

Ok now good, yes good
You can’t touch me Don’t touch me
Ok now good, yes good
You can’t touch me Don’t touch me
Ok now good, yes good
You can’t touch me Don’t touch me
Ok now good, yes good
You can’t touch me Don’t touch me

It’s because I’m the best
It’s because you’re not
The answer is simple
It’s because you don’t get attention
I’ve never had these four things:
Time, likeability2, fear, fat
I’m like a made-up character since I was born
People around me massage me with jealousy
Oh it’s still the same, she’s still the queen
I have everything but height
But they all open the door for me
They call me fake, saying I’ve never been real
But HyunA, who you can’t even hold hands with?
She’s like my sister to me

You and you, I am me, hey
Like this, like that, it doesn’t matter
You are you, I am me
Like this, like that, like this, like that

It’s all because I’m the best
It’s because I’m pretty
It’s because they’re all jealous
Baby I’m bad all day
It’s all because I’m the best
It’s because I’m pretty
It’s because they’re all envious
Sorry, I’m a dope girl

You can’t touch me Don’t touch me
I don’t care, I don’t care at all
I’m OK, my place is still the same
You can’t touch me Don’t touch me
Like this, like that, like this, like that

It’s all because I’m the best
It’s because I’m pretty
It’s because they’re all jealous
Baby I’m bad all day
It’s all because I’m the best
It’s because I’m pretty
It’s because they’re all envious
Sorry, I’m a dope girl

Ok now good, yes good
You can’t touch me Don’t touch me
Ok now good, yes good
You can’t touch me Don’t touch me
Ok now good, yes good
You can’t touch me Don’t touch me
Ok now good, yes good
You can’t touch me Don’t touch me


1 In this line, “bool man” (불만) means “to have a problem” or “unhappy.” But”bool man” can also sound like “only fire,” which is why the water reference is used. “People who only have fire (who have a problem), just give them water”

2 재수 없어 (jae soo up ssuh) is one of those sayings that’s hard to translate into English. But many times, people say “jae soo up ssuh” about a person when that person is so good at something or looks so good or comes across good fortune, etc, that it’s unfair. It’s like saying you don’t like someone mixed with a bit of jealousy.