Crayon Pop Sleeper Hit

I must preface this post by stating that I have been passionately stanning for Crayon Pop since the second “Saturday Night” was released, and that the Kweens of Cray-Cray ruled The Prophet Blog’s Best K-pop Songs of 2012 list with THREE entries, so for all you haters that either ignored Slayon Pope or said they’d never become a thing, I’ve got news for you: YOU WERE FUCKING WRONG AND I TOLD YOU SO!

The Divine Five’s latest masterpiece, “Bar Bar Bar,” is currently growing at an unstoppable rate, and is well on its way to becoming the biggest K-pop sleeper hit of 2013.

I’m gonna break it all down for y’all. At the start of the month, “Bar Bar Bar” became the group’s first top 100 entry on the Gaon chart. Last week, it had jumped to No. 54, and by the time the new Gaon chart is released this Thursday, it’ll be even higher. The song has been consistently rising on the Melon real-time chart for over a week now, and currently sits at No. 13. It’s also No. 17 on the instiz iChart, indicating its high placement on various digital charts across Korea.

A lot of the success of “Bar Bar Bar” is through viral exposure, with the story version, dance version, and practice version of the music video pulling in over 1.8 million Youtube views (and counting) from the group’s official channel. It’s also topped Melon’s MV chart, while The Pope’s Music Core comeback stage has amassed close to 500,000 Youtube views.

The Korean media is now publishing articles about The Divine Five’s skyrocketing popularity, and the success of “Bar Bar Bar” is getting the group some big promo opportunities. They recently performed at a pool party event with 4minute, and also landed a performance slot on Sketchbook.

Me and my fellow Slayon Pope devotees all knew that one day the Crayolegends would release the next “Tell Me” or “Gee” to become the nation’s new girl group, but now that it’s happening it feels so surreal. I don’t know if I’m ready for this. At the rate they’re growing, it’ll be like Spicemania all over again. Slayon’s debut album will likely outsell Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and by the end of the year they’ll be placed alongside the likes of Elvis and Madonna as one of the greatest and most influential artists of all time.

Is the world well and truly prepared for Craymania?


    Crayon Pop is so fucking cool! Kween Ellin bitch!! Eat it.

  • UncleFan

    I won’t be happy until these chicks’ faces are carved into the side of Mount Rushmore. True Icons.

  • Laurence Nope

    This screencap says it all, really:

    • Josh Chinnery

      I would feel bad for 2NE1 being beat out by a rookie group, but that crap song deserves to be decimated by EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING!!!!

    i will see to the death of crayon flop!

  • Nicole Naeun

    Bow down to the new icons of K-Pop, bitches!

  • Josh Chinnery

    I thought you were crazy for liking these chicks when I first watched Saturday Night, but that demon song kept playing in my mind, and I woke up a Slayon Pop stan. And I am totally in love with Bar Bar Bar. The song is such pop perfection that I just can’t even express how much I’ve fallen in love with it.

  • kpopalypse

    Crayon Pop are great, something genuinely different in the k-pop scene. Of course netizens are already finding petty reasons to hate them but they’re powerless to stop this train…

    • kpopalypse

      Oh last I checked it was 5 on Melon.

  • 364Leinad

    I kinda wish I tried out Crayon Pop a bit sooner. Bar Bar Bar is definitely one of the greatest songs of the year. Whilst I may not go so far as to say that It’s one of my all time favorite kpop songs (BEG holds that position with their lovely song, Abracadabra) Bar Bar Bar is the absolute, textbook definition of the perfect song. Lots of ear-worms, perfect song structure, and some aspects of the dance are quite easy so their fans can join in as well.

    Those of you who wouldn’t give this song and this group in general a 10 out of 10 need to visit a mental hospital.

    I’ve already found quite a few of their fans who are just an embarrassment to humanity but the same goes with any fandom.

  • heauxbag

    Bar Bar Bar will replace SNSD’s ‘Genie’ as South Korea’s National Anthem.

    • norimix

      That would be equivalent to the kpop Rocky story.. Not gonna happen XP

    • Ponyo

      Korean police use Bar bar Bar song to promote safety promotion to Korean citizen… Can search at youtube for the video or korea police website

    • luv4tiff

      um no that’s never going to happen especially with those tacky hats I don’t think you will see people going around wearing those hats and jumping up and down any time soon or in the near future

  • norimix

    Love them so much^^

  • fei

    i’ve been watching them since Dancing Queen. when they comeback with Bar Bar Bar, i knew that this song will become popular and increase their popularity. i was hoping for another dance craze like what Wonder Girls did during Tell Me era.

  • ICONI3

    I like them. They’re dingy and something seems really troll-ish about them. I just hope they don’t conform if they blow up.

  • Stacie

    No one really cared about this group in SK until they got caught up in some Ilbe controversy… it’s really the only reason they’re getting noticed now anyway… I’ll check back in a couple months after the heat dies down to see where they are then.

  • SD
  • 364Leinad

    It’s groups like Girls’ Decimation, Slayon Pop, SLAY-ARA and The Brown Eyed Queens that remind me why I love kpop so much :)

  • KingBeaArthur

    *sigh* I reallllllllllly want to dislike them but it’s pointless to. Sign me up for their fan cafe already _-

  • AlanaKang

    this shit is corny as hell!
    no sis! no!

  • AlanaKang

    kpop teaser of the year (so far) from new girl group Queen B’Z

  • hahahahaha YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY WE’RE ON!! and it feels absolutely amazing to be a devotee since the begining!

    i wish them the best and let’s hope they release a full EP soon filled with quirky music to obliterate all of the k-pop existence!

  • Ponyo

    Crayon Pop Quote:
    “Cant Stop The Pop!”