5:45 am - 01/25/2018

MiMiMi: Momoland accused of plagiarizing Serebro's hit

Fans have noticed that Momoland's latest smash hit sounds quite similar to the hit from the russian trio that was released in 2014. Now (actually 2 weeks ago) Serebro themselves have pointed out the similarity by uploading the BOOM BOOM video on their instagram account.

Пока в России байтят мировые хиты, мир понемногу байтит нас🤯 #mimimi #serebro
(Trans by Hannas @ one hallyu: While Russia is plagiarizing world hits, the world is plagiarizing us.)

Fun fact: Momoland have actually covered MiMiMi before.

sources: @serebro_official, yt SinC, C MASHES, one hallyu

What do you think OMONA, do these two songs sound alike?
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ramenhime 25th-Jan-2018 05:25 am (UTC)
bboom bboom is skinnier
myrrhcat 25th-Jan-2018 03:04 pm (UTC)
idk where this trend of calling things skinny as a synonym for good/cool came from but can someone explain how it's not fatphobic
sks2k5 25th-Jan-2018 05:25 am (UTC)

I mean, there are similarities in terms of instrumentation but the melodies and chord progressions are different.

I mean, it's definitely "inspired" by "Mi Mi Mi", and I would call it a knock-off of that song, but that isn't plagiarism.

Not that I'm an anti, but Sunmi's "Heroine" is more suspect (wasn't there a styling copy issue as well?).
daceymormont 25th-Jan-2018 05:33 am (UTC)
the only item that is similar is that one hat and it's not even the same hat, so, no.
daceymormont 25th-Jan-2018 05:41 am (UTC)
I can definitely see how they are similar but they're not the exact same
by_venoms_sting 25th-Jan-2018 06:02 am (UTC)
Damn that’s blatant 😮

I def feel like they wanted their own MiMi and that’s how we got Bboom Bboom.

Having a past performance/cover act as the smoking gun of sorts is something I haven’t seen with plagiarism accusations before so it’s kind of interesting lol

I’m also curious as to how that would work out if MiMi was the inspiration. Like is it normal for a label to request that a song sound similar to another and the producer just makes it? Why did they wait so long to release their own MiMi when they were fond of that type of sound since 2016? How long does it even take to put together a song like this?

This is making me think too much and I should have just left my comment as that first sentence/my initial reaction cause the rest of what I wrote contributes nothing really lol.

Edited at 2018-01-25 06:26 am (UTC)
by_venoms_sting 25th-Jan-2018 06:38 am (UTC)
I just realized I thought it was called MiMi when it’s MiMiMi fml
katheli 25th-Jan-2018 06:04 am (UTC)
we're gonna run out of chord progressions and beats eventually, wonder what'll happen then
violoncelliste 25th-Jan-2018 07:57 am (UTC)
vintage_boom 25th-Jan-2018 06:20 am (UTC)
Yikes they even covered the song too... wonder If they bought out the samples (and the artist just didn’t know) or if they just one directioned it.
cagallisakura 25th-Jan-2018 06:24 am (UTC)
has MiMiMi always sounded like this or am I just tripping out cuz I haven't hard it in years (or tbh, never heard anything more than the MiMiMi part)?
revertigo 25th-Jan-2018 06:56 am (UTC)
The acoustic guitar at the beginning but even that isn’t even close 🙄. If anything, shinsadog tiger plagiarized himself (listen to Exid - are you hungry) and his signature cheeky flowery EDM sound where there are 5 diff melodies in one song has been his signature since making hits for t-ara

Edited at 2018-01-25 06:59 am (UTC)
krispy_bacon 26th-Jan-2018 04:35 am (UTC)
This! Every time Boom Boom comes up on my ipod I think it's EXID and I get excited cuz I LOVE that jam. lol
pseudo_shigure 25th-Jan-2018 07:11 am (UTC)
i can hear the similarities, but the mimimi part is drowning the song imho that it's all i hear, i didnt even realize the guitar part or anything else lmao
hyungmoney 25th-Jan-2018 07:49 am (UTC)
mimimisus, her power
hyungmoney 25th-Jan-2018 07:52 am (UTC)
wow the split headphones creates the most powerful song of all time, had to turn it off before i accidentally opened the gates of heaven
audiograms 25th-Jan-2018 07:49 am (UTC)
camouflagecat 25th-Jan-2018 07:59 am (UTC)
Somehow the songs remind me of each other imo (esp when you listen to them back to back) but idk if it's really a case of plagiarizing...
msgrottesca 25th-Jan-2018 08:38 am (UTC)
Ppl saying they don't hear it (or that they don't hear any similarity w/ Heroine) makes me think non-musicians must not have good ears for this lol not only can you hear the inspiration from MiMiMi loud and clear, they even covered it which means it was definitely a conscious, intentional homage to the original - they sound similar on purpose. It's not necessarily plagiarism but if you don't hear any resemblance between the two, you have zero ear for music imo.
slutdrop 25th-Jan-2018 10:10 am (UTC)
Just wait till February, you meninists. January has been too kind to women, it seems.

If anything, the song is a reworked Are You Hungry.

Edited at 2018-01-25 10:12 am (UTC)
yourethesky 25th-Jan-2018 12:38 pm (UTC)
thank you! i mentioned the similarity to are you hungry in another post but i think i was too late to comment for anyone to see (that or no one agreed lol) but the beginning part is the saaaaameee

Edited at 2018-01-25 12:38 pm (UTC)
violoncelliste 25th-Jan-2018 10:20 am (UTC)
yeah nah. they're similar as heck but not the same. different progression. even the guitar the the beginning plays something different
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