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The music video of K-pop star HyunA’s hit single “Red” is the Rolling Stone’s No. 5 pick for the best music videos of 2014.
Although the acclaimed magazine described the song itself as “a schizophrenic mess,” it gave an approving nod to the only K-pop video on its top 10 list, applauding the clip’s rapid scene shifts of monkey butts and giant red lips.
“Some major Korean broadcasters thought the original video was too hot for TV, which means it might (be) just right for an American crossover,” it said, adding that “wild images” brought life into HyunA’s reddish lyrics.
Topping the list is “Chandelier” by Sia, followed by DJ Snake and Lil Jon’s “Turn Down for What,” Beyonce’s “Pretty Hurts” and Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space.”
By Doo Rumy (email@example.com)