The wait is finally over. We can officially welcome the Wonder Girls to US airwaves with “Like Money.” Using a futuristic warrior concept, the five ladies tell us exactly how to love them in their new single featuring multi-platinum American artist, Akon.
The year is unknown. Bionic women have taken over and Akon is trapped in a neon-lit room. It must be the end of the world, right? No, it’s the Tron-like setting of the “Like Money” music video. The MV opens up with a robotic monologue describing our impending domination and a montage of the cyborg Wonder Girls being built and tested in a lab. CEO J.Y. Park even put in a little elbow grease perfecting “Project WG” in his cameo.
WONDER GIRLS ft. AKON – “LIKE MONEY” MV
The track itself is incredibly radio friendly and perfect for the Wonder Girls’ international audience. The girls’ English is damn near flawless (the lyrics flowed and made sense)—top marks for JYP Entertainment‘s top girl group. Akon’s surprisingly seamless collaboration with the girls was a welcome addition to an already solid pop track by Crystal “Cri$tyle” Nicole (Rihanna, Mariah Carey).
We’ve got “Like Money” on repeat here at MTV K, but what do you think? Let us know in the comments section.