BESTIE Thank U Very Much
For a rookie group that hasn’t been able to chart a song higher than No. 84, BESTie sure does get a lot attention. I guess being professional SISTAR impersonators has helped them out in that regard, in addition to their divine Goddess-like flawlessness and impossibly perky derrières.

After stealing SISTAR’s “Push Push” concept and energetic pre-“Alone” personalties on “Pitapat” and then following it up with one of Brave Brothers’ scrapped SISTAR leftovers from 2010, “Love Options,” BESTie’s back and still working through Hyorin and Co.’s discography one song at a time with their new “Loving U” knock-off, “Thank U Very Much.”

Before you ask, Duble Sidekick produced both “Loving U” and “Thank U Very Much,” proving that he could very well be the next Brave Brothers if he keeps recycling K-pop hits like this.

Queen BESTie jacked the “ooh ooh ooh~” chorus and booty swivel dance move from “Loving U,” while one member added to the thievery by copying Eunjung’s iconic T-ara N4 “Countryside Life” wardrobe.

Also, it just clicked with me that even BESTie’s name is stolen from SISTAR. Here’s proof.

Of course, me acknowledging this severe case of K-pop theft isn’t shade — the final product is amazing, as expected from BESTie by now.

BESTie’s sheer shamelessness in stealing from other artists makes them ideal for ironic stanning, while everything else –the talent, the visuals, the great bops and the polished music videos– makes them perfect for actual genuine stanning. Plus, the idea of pitting them against EXID (you know, the bitches that birthed BESTie before tossing them aside like trash, only to have them return with a vengeance like the T-1000) as official rivals only makes rooting for the struggling quartet even more appealing.

But to be realistic for a moment, BESTie isn’t gonna get anywhere until they can come up with something original and stop all the snatchin’ and swipin’. It works for giggles and media play, but it’s done jack shit for them as far as the charts go.

“Thank U Very Much” is already another massive flop (even STELLAR’s month-old “Marionette” is outselling it on Melon), so my advice would be for BESTie to go back to the drawing board, keep the peppy energy but come up with an original song and concept for once, and then time their comeback to match EXID’s for media play purposes.

B.E.S.T. BESTie!


  • i’ve liked a lot of duble sidekick’s hits from last year [‘cept for sistar’s “give it to me”], but i feel that they have a lot to eat before becoming a memorable self-copier like brave brothers.

    take this song for instance: the verses are fantastic! but everything goes downhill and boring on the chorus. a pity.

    as for bestie, never gave a crap about them. this song is the only one that i like.

    • Omg Bestie slays, PitaPat is the best!!

      And Give It To Me >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> all music.

  • D is for Danger!

    Until SISTAR come back to their trashy So Cool and Push Push days, I’m quite content with having BESTie be a tribute group.

    Speaking of which, U-Ji is a star and a fucking sex symbol. Her performance on Immortal Song 2 is fantastic. Enjoy!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugzfrRtES7o

    • dumbass

      Yuji slays EVERYONE I don’t even know how BESTie are flopping so hard with her presence. Kween shot up my bias list so fast. The males in the back room cant even handle her hotness, but who can? Praise Moon Heejun’s busted confusion.

    • mcf

      BESTie’s company needs to showcase Uji as much as possible.

      It was Hyorin who made Sistar popular. Uji can do the same for BESTie.

    • yeah wow!! this girl SLAYS!

      bestie needs more vocal songs like this. because in spite of the trashiness of sistar’s early singles, they were always great displays for hyorin’s talent.

    • Egbutts Egbust

      I want to see SOULji and Uji battle it out vocally, then in a mud-pit. :)

  • Marhaebwa

    U.ji = Hyorin.
    Hyeyeon = Soyou
    Dahye = Bora
    Hyeryeong (or w/e) = Dasom

    Equal flawlessness.

    FIGHT ME!

    • dumbass

      Agreed, except Yuji >>>>>>>>>>> Hyorin

      • Marhaebwa

        I’ll give you that. I’m backing U.ji too. Sure, HyoLyn is more established but I feel U.Ji (w/ the right backing) can level her…or who knows, surpass even, perhaps?

        • dumbass

          Seriously. Apparently Yuji, Hyorin and Jieun from Secret were supposed to debut in a group together while they were at JYP. Imagine the slayage. Further proof JYP doesn’t deserve to be one of the ‘big 3’ anymore…

          • Marhaebwa

            When I found that out a few months ago, I fell to the ground. That would have been an indestructible group.
            I mean, JYP still does the damn thing (when he can be bothered, a la Sunmi) but then he has made so many grave mistakes of letting talent go…wae JYP, waaaae?

      • Vanderwaal

        I’d put them on the same level, honestly. They even have the same vocal coach, or so I read.

    • Vanderwaal

      Now I know why I don’t like Hyereong, she’s as dull as Dasom. xD

  • Gregorio

    I am a total BFF. Stanning Bestie hard.

  • lildarien

    ” (you know, the bitches that birthed BESTie before tossing them aside like trash, only to have them return with a vengeance like the T-1000)”

    Give this man a webbie award!

    I bought this track off iTunes to support my ladies! I’m listening and watching the MV for this, way more than SNSD or 2NE1 right now.

  • Vanderwaal

    Well, it debuted quite low, but it actually reached #53 (if I’m not wrong) on Gaon (and #45 on Downloads, if I’m not wrong, also xD), so it’s an improvement. Love Options still tops that, though.

  • ♦L.E.G.O♦

    You’re really negative and tough on this post. How can you just say they stoled SISTAR’s name. Please. BESTie = Best Friends
    You shouldn’t blame EXID too.