f(x) – Hot Summer

The girls of Korean group F(x) have a busy summer ahead of them. Just two months ago they released their first full-length album Pinocchio. Now they are coming out with a repackaged version of it that consists of some of their old singles plus this new track:

Edit: F(x)’s Hot Summer MV was directed by Hong Won Ki.

Song is catchy and the video looks very well produced. I have a hard time with all the reds and pinks but as a whole, the MV is pretty to look at. Visual porn comes to mind.

The song is a remake of the song Hot Summer by German trio Monrose. Tell me, which one do you think is the better one?


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15 Responses

  1. amy says:

    Okay, I don’t think I have a f(x) bias – maybe a Kpop one – but I prefer the f(x) version in terms of music video. I mean, that one is soooooooo polished, with bright colors and the choreography lends itself to be kinda catchy for… your summer. xD

    The Monrose version is kind of… I don’t want to say trashy, but – is that sequin?

    In terms of music, they’re fairly similar. I would like to know what the Korean version sings about, because since I don’t understand the lyrics, I choose the Kpop version xD

    Plus, you know – Amber. LOL Is there a video where Amber speaks Mandarin? xD

  2. Julz says:

    I wanted to hate this song but noooooo ofc I love it and have been listening to it non-stop.
    I will forever be SM’s bitch…..

    • amy says:

      @Julz, frak – this is catchy. And there’s a fan-fight in the Monrose YouTube page. Sighs… I don’t get why fans must reach to gutter-level discussion.

      It’s… not summer here, but I sure wish it was now. In terms of package, here you have a song called Hot Summer that is actually about… hot summer literally. No double meaning, the lyrics are actually just basic. I think that’s amazing LOL Everyone can relate to the song! Specially as summer keep getting hotter and hotter, you’re gonna get stuck in your car and you’re going to listen to the song…

      They must be promoting bottled water or ice cream or something LOL

  3. Olga says:

    Monroe’s version – the korean version is way tooooo colorful and don’t get me wrong I like colors but if it’s HOT we need some HOT STUDS in the video XD

  4. ghost says:

    @Olga, if you think that’s hot- okay…

    Both are very different songs, though, thematically even though musically they’re exactly the same – they’re almost just as long. One has sex involved, the other doesn’t… one of the videos could have made sex more high-end, the other got rid of the sex and just made it fun for the insufferable summer.

  5. Rodrigo says:

    Video: Definitely F(x) (asian fan reaction: YAY! He prefers F(x)!)
    Voice: Gonna go with Monrose. (asian fan reaction: Nazi.)

    • amy says:

      @Rodrigo, I don’t think we have that kind of asians fans in here… YouTube is crazy at the moment though.

      I’d like to see which one you’re gonna be replaying xD

    • Julili says:

      @Rodrigo, Naw dude… I’m just happy I got u to see another one. I will surely make u in to a KPop fanboy someday.

      F(x) are hardly popular because of their good voices if you know what I mean…

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