'Excellent Horse-Like Lady,' posthumous viral hit by North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's executed ex-girlfriend

The artist in this 2005 video is Hyon Song-wol, former vocalist of the Pochonbo Electronic Ensemble (보천보전자악단), and reported former paramour of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. He is reported to have recently had her executed by firing squad, along with band members, possibly for making a sex tape, but who knows.

"The original song title translates into 'A Girl In The Saddle Of A Steed (준마처녀),' but 'Excellent Horse-Like Lady' has served well in generating many views," explains the person who uploaded the video.

NPR has the lyrics, and more on what's known about the artist.

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  1. Holy hell North Korea sucks.

  2. "A Girl In The Saddle Of A Steed" has much more amusing connotations.

  3. I couldn't follow this episode of "How It's Made" at all.

  4. There's apparently some reason to believe that Jong-un's wife was upset about his relationship with the singer, and that the executions were ordered to make her happy.

    On the other hand, his willingness to execute a (former?) lover would also serve as a fairly effective way to remind his wife (any anyone else he's currently sleeping with) to do exactly as he says...

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