Based around a ridiculous dance -- currently sweeping South Korea -- the K-pop girl group may have crafted their very own "Gangnam Style"-like smash
Nearly 12 months after PSY's "Gangnam Style" began going viral, K-pop has a new craze on its hands from another unlikely breakout star. Five-member girl group Crayon Pop is seeing the music video to latest single "Bar Bar Bar" going wide in native South Korea with a No. 2 ranking on the Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100.
Crayon Pop's sudden success is unexpected. To give background, in K-pop a single will typically hit its peak in the first or second week of release as most acts will roll out their new song music video all at once with live performances quickly following. Unveiled June 23, "Bar Bar Bar" rose to No. 2 on the K-Pop Hot 100 in its fifth week on the chart. To compare, "Gangnam Style" was a quick hit for K-pop veteran PSY who rose to No. 1 on August 4, 2012, after scoring the Hot Shot Debut, at No. 6, a week prior. The slow-burner status for "Bar Bar Bar" is likely from the group still being a rookie: Crayon Pop debuted in June 2012 and had not charted any of its four singles pre-"Bar Bar Bar."