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CL's "Bad Girls" Lyrics Lit Up The 2018 Olympics Closing Ceremony

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The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics closing ceremonies was a major hit, with the music so catchy that by the end, it had dissolved into a Dance Party South Korea. (This is not a bad thing.) One of the evening's biggest highlights was South Korean K-pop star and rapper, CL (born Lee Chae-rin), who sang her signature hit about "bad girls," or as it translates directly "The Baddest Female." CL's "bad girls" lyrics were totally fitting for the 2018 Winter Games, since women dominated across the board, especially for the United States.

CL's song is one of her biggest hits as a solo artist, according to Yahoo, and it's the first she released under her own name after spending several years with the K-pop girl group 2NE1. It shot directly to the Top 20 on the K-pop charts when it was released in 2013, three years before 2NE1 disbanded in 2016. Over the course of her career, the song has become one of her signature anthems, so it only made sense that this is what she would perform for the closing ceremonies.

And it makes sense for those of us here in the United States sitting at home that this would be one of the major anthems of the closing ceremonies, considering how American women have dominated the medal count over the course of the last two weeks. In singles competition, women were responsible for 12 of the 21 medals that the United States brought home during these games. Baddest Girls in town indeed. They are the queen bees and the heroines of these 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games.

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CL sang the number in the original Korean, though her latest album, Lifted, is an all-English language album. Here are the lyrics in English, according to Genius:

I’m a bad girl, I’m a bad girl, I’m a bad girl
Where All My Bad Gals At?
Yeah, I’m strong, very fierce (yao)
Someone like you can’t ever handle me (uh em)
I don’t have an ounce of jealousy in me
Even fortune tellers can’t figure out my heart (aha)
I’m a queen bee, I’m the heroine
I’m like a rugby ball, don’t know where I’ll bounce to next
On my neck is a gold chain swingin’ left right
I’m not lonely, every night I get right
Confident principles, valuable dignity (uh huh)
My eye smile is a given, my tears are my weapon (that’s right)
My smile is fire, it’ll burn you up (burn)
You want it, come and get it now, if you don’t wanna, that’s too bad
I’m a bad girl, I’m a bad girl, I’m a bad girl
Where All My Bad Gals At?
Hey unni (woh) unni, unni, unni, hey
Hey unni (woh) unni, unni, unni, hey
Guys call me honey
Girls call me unni
My cool words have a good effect
Round round, this strange melody turns and turns yeah
I’m the best, ha?I’m busy every day, so busy, why, are you offended? ha
I'm flyer than a G5, G5
All my b-boys and b-girls, now follow me
I am the proudest, I never say sorry (nope)
Being fake is a given, I’m really smart (yes)
My smile is killa because it makes everyone die (oops)
You want it, come and get it now, if you don’t wanna, that’s too bad
I’m a bad girl, I’m a bad girl, I’m a bad girl
Where All My Bad Gals At?
Hey unni (woh) unni, unni, unni, hey
Hey unni (woh) unni, unni, unni, hey
This is for all my bad girls around the world
Not bad meaning bad but bad meaning good, you know
Let’s light it up and let it burn like we don’t care
Let em know how it feels damn good to be bad
G I Z to the I B E
I’m a bad girl, can’t you see?
G I Z to the I B E
I’m a bad girl, come with me
Now Do The Unni (Hey) Now Do The Unni (Hey)
Now Do The Unni, till the sun goes down, everybody

The women of the Team USA deserve to be singing along with that all the way home.