Despite a large promotional push and backing from K-pop Queen Lee Hyori, SPICA still hasn't been able to hit the big time at home in Korea just yet. With the group's career at a standstill, they've now randomly decided to tackle the American market with their first English-language single, "I Did It."
Korea is obsessed with random rankings, surveys, and polls. Most of it's just inane shit that isn't worth reading ("So-and-so voted the celebrity people most likely want to read a bedtime story to"), but I get a kick out of popularity rankings. The downside is that most of them are usually biased or uninformed, like the new 2014 Girl Group Popularity Ranking that Sports Chosun published today.
SPICA's a really hit-and-miss group that rarely ever gets everything right at once. Their debut single, "Russian Roulette," came the closest, but "Painkiller" suffered from bad styling, "I'll Be There," while great, was the wrong sound and concept for the group, and "Lonely" ripped-off Girls Aloud and SISTAR too blatantly to be taken seriously. The girls finally cracked the top ten last month with "Tonight," but its perfect tumblr hipster concept was a lot better than the actual song was. (A song that was primarily successful because Lee Hyori promoted it on her reality show.)