The MVs for fun summer songs typically have things like beaches and girls in bikinis. What does f(x) have? A bright pink tank. That’s right. Boom.
These girls are absolutely fabulous and they always have fun choreography. I think of them as SHINee’s sister group. They are also very multi-cultural: Victoria is Chinese, Amber is Taiwanese-American, and Krystal was also born in America. Krystal is also the younger sister of Jessica from Girls’ Generation.
If “Hot Summer” sounds familiar, it might be because it was done first in English by a German pop group.
- Krystal (0:21)—lead vocalist, maknae
- Sulli (0:29)—visual, vocalist
- Victoria (0:37)—leader, main dancer
- Amber (0:44)—main rapper
- Luna (0:55)—main vocalist, lead dancer
“Main” is ranked higher than “lead” in these positions. The oldest is typically the leader. The “maknae” is the youngest of the group, but Sulli is sometimes called the “2nd maknae” because she is only a few months older than Krystal and usually has the cutest look. The visual is basically the most attractive member who does promotional activities.
Their best song (though not quite as good of a video) is also one of my favorite K-pop songs ever: Electric Shock. It will absolutely get stuck in your head.