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Spica, “You Don’t Love Me”
Continuing with more mainstream pop that channels historical music, I’ll now move into the 50’s with Spica’s “You Don’t Love Me.”
I have always gone back and forth between Spica and GLAM as my favorite female rookie group, ever since their debut in 2012 (GLAM with “Party (XXO),” Spica with “Russian Roulette.”) While I adore GLAM’s style and typically quasi-meaningful songs, there really is little competition with Spica’s skills, even in more veteran acts. The girls of Spica can SING, end of story.
They really show off those skills in the astoundingly catchy “You Don’t Love Me,” nailing a modern twist of the upbeat but soulful 50’s R&B call-and-response style. You almost forget they’re skinny little Korean girls singing, “You don lub me,” instead of American hangers-on from a bygone era.
The fact that they obviously aren’t taking themselves adds to the charm. The padded butts, the shoving a hand in a bowl of cheezy puffs, the poor lumberjack toy, the dumping the laundry on the head, the over-the-top sexiness that comes off as humorous instead of a cheap attempt to gain male fans (but ultimately achieves the same result), the Rosie the Riveter attitude all help make the mv stand out. I want to know what’s up with the Hans Christian Anderson book that flicks past, though!