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K-Pop Pick Of The Day: Saturday Night

Track: Saturday Night | Artist: Son Dam Bi | Album: Type “B”—Back To 80's
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Let’s disco, baby!

Solo artist Son Dam Bi’s greatest hit came in the form of this instantly addictive 2009 ode to disco, Saturday Night. This song swept Korea upon its release; you couldn’t walk a block without this nostalgic melody blaring out of every InnisFree and Caffe Bene.

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Dam Bi would follow up Saturday Night with the similarly addictive Queen, but failed to re-capture her success to the extent her previous release had. Afterwards, she would still continue making music, but with dwindling sales, she soon transitioned into acting, and left the idol world behind.

These days, Son Dam Bi still manages to keep herself in the spotlight, with the occasional role in a K-drama or two — but for her old fans, the Saturday Night era remains her at her most charismatic.

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Oh my gosh no joke I was OBSESSED with “Queen”. She got into all that controversy with the song since it was a Kesha knockoff, and then she changed her mind as to what she was singing in her song. First she said she was saying “ATILLISSAI” as a made-up word similar to “Abracadabra” and then she backtracked by saying it was a condensed form of “until you decide” or something?? The song was a hot mess.

Needless to say, “ATILLISSAI” is one of my catchphrases to this day.

Also, I would argue that “Crazy” was the bigger hit, no? It’s the one that catapulted her into stardom.