So, I met Crayon Pop TWICE last week, and it was the greatest fucking thing ever. Anything else that I experience from this point forward will just be a total bore now that I've been blessed by the Popes of Pop. The only thing keeping me alive is the possibility that I may one day bask in their ethereal glow once again.
Purely based on sales, Crayon Pop's "Bar Bar Bar" is not the biggest K-pop song of the year, but it definitely is in terms of impact. "Bar Bar Bar" will go down in K-pop history as one of the genre's most iconic girl group hits, right next to K-lassics like Wonder Girls' "Tell Me," KARA's "Mister," Brown Eyed Girls' "Abracadabra," and T-ara's "Roly Poly."
The success of "Bar Bar Bar" led Crayon Pop to sign an international record deal with Sony Music Korea, which has now spawned an official "global version" of the group's viral video sensation (released through the newly-created CrayonPopVEVO).
"And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call its name CRAYON POP: for it shall save the people from their sins." -- Matthew 1:21
It's been a huge week for Crayon Pop. They've topped the Instiz iChart with "Bar Bar Bar," reached No. 3 on the Gaon chart (and could go higher when the new ranking is unveiled tomorrow), been compared to PSY by The Wall Street Journal, signed a global record deal with Sony Music, and were even featured on Australia's biggest news website in an article about their growing viral fame.