Girl's Day, AOA, Dal*Shabet and Rainbow Black all simmer down the provocative dance moves
It might have been a freezing January, but some of K-pop's top girl groups were hotter than ever. In fact, a little too hot for some standards in the typically conservative South Korea. Last month, four female troupes toned the titillation down a few notches after being asked by TV broadcasters or in an attempt to appeal to a wider audience.
Take a look at the before and after choreography. While it's fun to see K-pop groups get continually more comfortable with their sexuality -- 2013 was its sexiest yet -- there still appears to be overwhelming pressure to tone things down if a butt shake or chest rub, er, rubs someone the wrong way. Was it too hot for TV or were the changes unwarranted?
1. Girl's Day, "Something": The quartet is likely the reason for the influx of sex appeal this January. Girl's Day found a new surge of interest and popularity after trading their cutesy image in for a tantalizing, sexed-up look. The change sent 2013 singles "Expectation" and "Female President" to the K-Pop Hot 100 Top 10 and their latest release, "Something" dropped on Jan. 2, has become their biggest success yet, peaking at No. 2.