I’ve enjoyed MAMAMOO‘s music since their funky pre-debut single, “Peppermint Chocolate,” but I just can’t stan for them no matter how good their music is or how talented they are.

I had no intention of posting their new single, “AAH OOP!,” but then I heard the bluesy guitars on the intro and the wig was BLOWN from my head with more force than a rice cake being stuffed into Hwayoung’s mouth.

Despite wishing they’d taken the blues and rock influences further than just a few riffs here and there (Deep Purple-dols tbh), “AAH OOP!” is still the best produced MAMAMOO single to date.

Also, the lyrics: 80% of Korean girl group songs these days are about desperately dressing up in sexy clothes and putting on makeup in the hope that men will ogle you. MAMAMOO turn the tables, demanding from the first line of the song that the man in question looks their way–but he better not touch! (Stripper rules, yo.) They then suggest some conversation if things are to go any further.

Queens.

  • Marshmellow

    Why does MoonByul ALWAYS have to slay my life so hard? its not healthy for me…

    Also i love the AINT NOBODY GOT TIME FO DAT

  • JammySmoochie

    Finally MAMAMOO graces the pages of Arcadey. I still think Piano Man is their best but this is a super close second. Moonbyul is basically life.

  • roelm

    Bluesy guitars indeed! The musical terrain MAMAMOO is currently exploring is probably close to what Wonder Girls should have traversed after the success of ‘Nobody’.

  • QUEENS!

    well i love and stan them unabashedly. i’ll comeback here for some more stanning on them later… but i gotta comment, WHAT A HOT DUDE the one from the video! i’m dead in love

  • Are not Barber shops in S. Korea a front for Happy Endings? They are basically telling the men to behave themselves and don’t touch at a hanky panky retailer. Song is fun, but I agree that it would be better if it went a little harder, especially towards the end. Would love for the ladies to do a song like Gaga’s Manicure.

    Also digging Moonbyul’s black tips.

  • Db

    These girls are perfection and you’d better get on board the Mamamoo train if you know what’s good for you. Otherwise you’ll end up like that guy in the MV. These girls don’t play around.

    EsNA ain’t too shabby either. She also sings on Gentleman, which is on the Piano Man mini. She’s American and sings in both Korean and English.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TXeRpN5Zhs

  • KingBeaArthur

    That shaving scene was straight out of “The Color Purple”!!! I can NOT! Mamamoo are my new faves.

  • Marhaebwa

    MamaSlay always slays. Not surprised.
    They definitely did not need Esna though, apart from her songwriting credits.

  • UncleFan

    Love this song, but I hope the girls don’t get sued by Creedence Clearwater Revival for that riff!