Posted by : KPopRanter January 02, 2013
Girls' Generation is back with their better-late-than-never comeback "I Got a Boy". Watch it below.
To start, this song is definitely one you have to get used to. It was all K-Pop group concepts jam-packed into a 4 minute 30 second song. There was some sexiness, a big of "bad-ass", a touch of cuteness mixed together with their subtle common and overused concept to create this already chart-topping and confusing comeback.
On the positive end of this comeback, it was what one would say 'unique'. Something no one in the modern day K-Pop industry attempted before was released for the first time. Not only that, but this song could attract anyone: lovers of hip-hop, lovers of cute concepts, lovers of sexiness and of course, lovers of Girls' Generation.
However, on the negative end, this title track was all but satisfactory. At first listen, I was confused. I couldn't understand if I couldn't understand the rampant transition changes--one second there was a trying-to-hard-to-be-fierce rap by Sooyoung and the next, someone was winking at the camera while singing cutely. It was almost as if SM Entertainment tried too hard... or didn't try at all. Though, be, being a lover of basically all genre possible was left unimpressed and disappointed after waiting 15 months to only be left with 4 minutes of shit to listen to. The concepts in the song were just unbearably random. There was fierceness with Hyoyeon and Yuri's rap, sexiness with the unforgettable hip thrust, Seohyun not fitting in place as usual while trying to act like a mixture of sexy and cute however executing it terribly,
an abundance of Sunny's ugly hair and more. Though some SONEs claim this mix-up was "creative" and people who disliked the whole ordeal say this was "messy", I have to give my take in this whole song and say it was just awkward and perplexing. There were some parts in which I literally cringed (the distasteful groaning of "UH") and was tempted to exit out of the video. Sooyoung's wanna-be-bad-ass was unbearable, Taeyeon's cuteness was just out of place, Seohyun was just all kinds of wrong (which shouldn't surprise anyone) and in full honesty when I saw Tiffany as well as the rest of Girls' Generation in those ugly orange wigs, I nearly jetted out.
The only ones who looked in place and decent were Yuri and Hyoyeon, although Hyoyeon to my surprise only received a low amount of lines in rapping while people who couldn't save rap to save their life (Yoona specifically) received more.
In addition, although many people claim that the transitions in the song are due to the lyrics, I read the lyrics and I was still left unimpressed. There was nothing special nor was there a hidden meaning for further understanding left in the lyrics nor are the lyrics an excuse to explain the horrible sound. It's almost as if people want to be optimistic and give excuses to explain the comeback because it's their unnirs and noonars they're talking about... but realistically, this comeback was a big joke. Furthermore, after their album 'Run Devil Run' released in 2010, Girls' Generation's title tracks and music videos have been lessening in quality so with this shitty song in place, there isn't much excuse to why this comeback sucked so much other than the composer of the song (apparently the same person who made Tell Me Your Wish... seems like his compositions have been going down in quality as well) just didn't compose a good song.
In conclusion, I Got a Boy has to be one of my least favorite Girls' Generation songs to this day (after Flower Power and The Boys). Though there were positive elements in this title track that made it worth the wait, there were a surpassing number of bad reasons as to why this was a bad song. Additionally, I would recommend for anyone who was let down with this horrible comeback song to check out the songs in their album.
What did you think about I Got a Boy? Loved it? Hated it?