Even if you’re a K-pop fan, you might not know who TAHITI is. The six-member girl group debuted last year with a terrible single called “Tonight,” and then followed it up with the semi-decent, “Hasta Luego,” which was mostly tolerable because it sounded like Girls’ Generation’s “Run Devil Run.” Neither song charted, and it looked like a wrap for TAHITI until this week, when they made a comeback with a new single called, “Love Sick.”
And guess what? Not only did TAHITI steal Dal Shabet’s iconic “Be Ambitious” striptease concept, but they also ripped-off Aly & AJ’s “Potential Breakup Song.”
The similarities between TAHITI’s trash and Aly & AJ’s defining pop classic are so blatant that I’m expecting a plagiarism lawsuit any day now. It’s really rather shameless — even more so than when SPICA stole Girls Aloud’s “Can’t Speak French.”
Although, as expected, TAHITI’s shameless copycatting has actually finally made them kind of interesting. Seeing the girls miming, stripping, and dancing completely out of sync on M! Countdown to a crowd of disinterested onlookers was a revelation of pop-trash perfection.
If only “Love Sick” were a better song, then I might even go as far as to call TAHITI the new Gangkiz. But then again, nobody’s that perfect, are they?