It is extremely apparent that I have got back into SNSD with the new Jessica layout and the front two pages of AKF being dominated with SNSD-related posts. After the early days of AKF where everyone accused of being biased towards SNSD before 637 came around and said that we were biased towards T-ara, I would have to say we have been fairly neutral towards SNSD, praising good songs like Paparazzi and shitting on terrible songs like I Got A Boy.
I have ignored SNSD since The Boys came out, just watching a Seohyun fancam here and there. I saw Yoona in Prime Minister and I and Sexica's cover of Miss Korea came out, so naturally I was getting back into the fold. Now, to alleviate any fears that AKF will return to its "SNSD-biased" days, I will give my short thoughts on just about every SNSD single/MV since the group debuted. This is to see whether or not I have reverted into being a delusional Sone, since those of you who have watched my livestreams know that I do own some SNSD albums from the days when I was a massive Sone.
The list won't be comprehensive as I can't promise that I will find every single SNSD MV on YouTube, but damn it, I'll try. Since I haven't spent more than three minutes writing an article since the BESTie Christmas story article, I guess I may as well choose this as the article of the week where I put some effort into it. I'll post some pics to break things up, and I'll link to 90% of the MVs because it would be a major lag-fest if I embedded every single MV.
Into The New World (of Warcraft)>
This is where it all started. Classic Kpop at its finest. The song still holds well to this day, but may be jarring to any of the newfags of the international Kpop fandom. Most of the members look good, but Tiffany looks the best here. Hyoyeon looked straight out of World of Warcraft here. Who knew orc warriors could dance? +1 to the leg kick in the choreography.
|How nice of Hyoyeon is it that she quit her day job to debut in SNSD?|
This is a remake of an old Korean song, modified with a current sound (current in 2007, it sounds so old now). It's alright. It was nowhere near my favorite back then, and I still feel the same now. I'll listen to it if I'm listening to the full album, but I won't go out of my way to listen to this song very often. Most of the members look good, Hyoyeon still looks orc-ish here.
This song fucking sucked then, and it fucking sucks now. This is the only pre-The Boys SNSD single/title track that I hate. I generally like the cute concept in Kpop, but this song and MV makes me barf. I think all of the members suck here. It's just because they're associated with this song.
|Kissing You used to be SNSD's worst Korean single until...yeah...you know what I'm talking about.|
This was my first idol song, as I had been mainly listening to Korean hiphop before I got into idols in 2009. Almost five years later and I still find this song enjoyable to listen to. It's a shame that E-Tribe hasn't produced many songs worth listening to since Gee came out. Most of the members look great here, and it's the first MV where Hyoyeon looks human. This is where Seohyun starts to come out of her shell and looking like a grown woman. However, I find that Tiffany shits all over everyone in this MV, and that is why she was my favorite at the start.
|The era when So Nyeo Slay Dae started. Photoshop was also able to make Hyoyeon look decent in this concept.|
The B-track to Gee, this is a fun song to listen to and the MV is cute, though obviously extremely low budget. They filmed this in between takes of shooting Gee. Props for the outfits, as it really accentuates Sunny's body.
For me, this is the highlight of SNSD's career in Korea. The song is great, the concept is perfect, the dance is memorable, legs legs legs, and most of the members look great. The new hairdo on Yoona makes her standout, Seohyun finally turned legal, but Tiffany stole the show for me again in this MV. I still play this song a lot to this day.
|One of her best eras by far.|
SNSD and f(x) released both of their versions of Chocolate Love. I like both of them, but I find f(x)'s version to be superior. Most of the girls look great, but Seohyun steals the show here for me and this is when she became my favorite.
|The era when Seohyun started making her unnies look like shit.|
SNSD's comeback with Oh at the time divided the fandom a little bit, as this seemed too similar to Gee. Well, fuck them, the cheerleader concept was awesome. The song is alright and is not their best, but it works for a title track. I think I watched the MV about 30 times the day it came out. There's no clear winner in terms of visuals here, but I think Jessica won just because all the other girls were touching her tits.
|Hotter than the cheerleaders at my high school |
Run Devil Run
SNSD's first major foray into a different concept. I remember there being a lot of shit because Ke$ha had a demo version of this song, but SM bought the rights to it. At the time, this was the last SNSD single I liked. I think the song is above average, but I didn't like the fast-talking bits near the end of the song. Most of the members look great, though I thought the standouts were Yuri and Jessica. This was the first time I thought Tiffany looked bad in a MV. Hyoyeon looked really bad in this MV.
|Sexica...I don't have to write shit.|
Fuck this song, but at least the girls looked good.
SNSD invaded Japanese with a remake of Genie and it was a smart decision. The Japanese songwriters were able to make the song flow well in Japanese, as most Korean to Japanese songs have failed in that regard. The members look great, but the lack of the military uniforms in the Korean version hurt this MV. Yoona shines the most in this MV.
I don't like this at all for several reasons. The Japanese MV offers very little that is original, being an almost exact, but inferior, clone of the Korean original. Mixing three languages in one song is a big no-no for me. It really fucks me up when hearing three languages in one sentence. It was popular when Kara and SNSD debuted in Japan to throw some Korean into the songs, but I still think that was a bad decision.
Hoot (KOR and JP Versions)
For some reason, I really hated this song when it came out. I stopped giving a shit about SNSD. I have a hard time pinpointing exactly why I didn't like this song, but I think it has to do with the "hoot hoot hoot" and the terrible bridge. These days, I find the song alright, but I still find it to be one of SNSD's weaker singles/title tracks. As for the MV, I wasn't really a fan of the concept and the MV looked pretty cheap. Yoona and Seohyun look the best.
Another remake from SNSD, and I was getting sick of their shit at the time. I started the AKF blog around this time and I'm not sure if I took a dump on it, but I wouldn't be surprised if I did. The lyrics actually flow well in Japanese. The MV looks cheap and the girls don't look as good as they did in the Korean version, except for Taeyeon, who shits on everyone in this MV.
I vaguely remember this song. I only listened to it once or twice when it came out. Upon listening to it again, I'd have to say it's below average. I don't like the concept of this MV. Taeyeon looks the best in the MV, but she's the shiniest of the turds in this MV.
|It takes hard work to make Yuri look like shit, but stylists found a way.|
Finally, SNSD released an original Japanese song. This almost made me become a Sone again because I enjoyed the song a lot back then, and I still enjoy it a lot now. All of the members except for Hyoyeon look good, and it's hard to say who looked the best, but I'll give a shoutout to the two shawties in the group, Sunny and Taeyeon.
|Taengoo slays everyone in Mr. Taxi.|
No matter what language this song is in, it fucking sucks. I fucking hated it back then, and I hate it now. I would rather have an alligator bite my dick off while eating out Hyoyeon's asshole than to listen to this fucking song again. I like the first 15 seconds of the song before the chorus comes out. Fuck you, Teddy Riley. This is also the first song where SNSD has its members rap, destroying the very thing that made SNSD better than any other girl group. Now that SNSD started rapping, they brought themselves down to the level of all of the other girl groups who forced shitty raps into their songs. At least the members looked good in the MV, with the standouts being Jessica and Seohyun. Seriously, fuck this song, and if you have the urge to watch the MV, mute the fucker.
|The song sucked ass, but at least all eight of them looked good.|
I never knew this song existed until today. Well, I wasn't missing out on much. Pass.
Fucking amazing. I know Zaku reviewed it when the song came out, but I didn't pay attention to it at all. I discovered this song during the past week and have been playing the shit out of it. The members look great, and at least in the dance version, Tiffany shits all over everyone. I haven't watched the main MV because it's too long. This is SNSD's best Japanese single by far.
|Just about everything about this concept was perfect.|
Wow, how lazy of Universal Music Japan. "Let's recycle a song that's almost three years old." I never watched the MV/listened to the song when it first came out. The MV and song aren't as good as the Korean version. Yoona and Taeyeon dominate this MV, and Hyoyeon freaks me the fuck out. It was around this point where she was reaching her final stage of transforming into a human from an orc.
I had no idea that this song existed until a few days ago. Upon listening to it, I find it alright, but nothing I would go out of my way to listen to. I would have to say Sunny looks the best, mainly because of what she's wearing and knowing that this is one of the last MVs where she looks good before a certain travesty happened.
Again, I was oblivious to this song when it came out. Upon listening to it for the first time, I find the verses to sound jarring, but the chorus sounds good. It grew on me after a few listens, but it's not their best electronica track. Most of the members look great, as Seohyun and Taeyeon slay here. It is also the last time to enjoy looking at Sunny looking normal.
|Shitting all over her unnies again.|
Oh, God. Remember this song? I really hated it when it came out. That article will remain an AKF legend as it is one of the most disgusting and vile posts I have ever written anywhere on the Internet, and yet that article still didn't do the song justice in depicting how bad the song was. It is also the most commented article in AKF history, even shattering the records from the anon era. I swore to never listen to this piece of shit again. However, I have to listen to it again in order to see whether or not I have reverted back to being a delusional Sone.
Man, I fucking regret listening to this fucking piece of shit again. Everything I said in my original still holds intact a year later. Let's just say I would rather get pegged by Jessica while letting a whale shower me in his sperm before listening to this song again.
Again, Yuri was the only one who looked good and I feel bad for Sunny when watching this music video.
|Can I make it any clearer that I fucking hate I Got A Boy?|
Fuck this song and MV.
I like the song, but I feel like it's missing something that would take it from being merely good to great. The "oh"s in the background are grating to me. No one member really stands out visually, so I'll go ahead and pick Jessica.
|Yoona's expression after seeing the IGAB drawing.|
My Oh My
I just reviewed this song. My thoughts are the same. I find it very enjoyable and this song was the reason I started paying attention to SNSD again. Sure, it's not on the level of songs like Genie and Paparazzi, but it's not garbage, and after some of the Korean songs SNSD has put out, anything not completely garbage is welcome. Yoona shits on everyone in this MV.
|They finally stopped fucking with Sunny's hair.|
While technically a B-side for Flower Power, a single from the second album, we didn't get Beep Beep's full MV until a couple of weeks ago and the song was placed in SNSD's third album. What the fuck is UMJ smoking? Anyway, the song feels like it's from SNSD's 2008 days. I find the song nice to listen to when I'm in the mood for sugary pop. However, I find the MV to be way too busy and colorful, and others may like it. No one stands out in the MV for me.
|I felt bad for not giving Sooyoung a solo picture.|
So, there we go. I still hate The Boys and would rather have horrible things happen to me than to listen to I Got A Boy. There, you all don't have to fear me changing this site to Jessica_Fag where I write about sniffing Jessica's butthole.