In their many commerical endeavors, K-pop groups will sometimes record a song or two or five for a CF, or commercial film. Typically, these songs are extremely, extremely catchy, sometimes annoyingly so. The reason why is simple: earwormly songs are more likely to get stuck in your head, causing you to think about the commercial, and maybe even pursuading you to buy the product.
CF songs aren’t known for their greatness, most often sounding like a filler song than anything. But there are some songs that truly do stand out and even make their way onto a person’s iPod, and for that reason this list has been made. Here are some of my picks for four of the best CF songs.
The dance will forever be known as the Chicken Dance but the fans were a cool touch and the kitten-paws move was cute. f(x) also has a version of this song, which is, without a doubt, sexier — creepily so, when you think about how young Sulli and Krystal were when this video was filmed.
He takes her shopping, buys her some nice things that she throws away immediately. Why not keep it? OK, fine. But then she turns up looking hot and badass at a party he invited her to. They share a passionless kiss, she rejects him, and walks off showing obvious regret. Unrealistic and overly dramatic, yes, but a cute advertisement all the same. Dara, for all her faults when it comes to singing and dancing, did good on this song. It’s fun and it’s catchy, allowing it to make this list.
These are some of my favorite K-pop CF songs. Do you have anything to add to this list?