It’s always tempting to check out a foreign artist that breaks into the American music scene (like Shakira), so let ME introduce one of the Korean Pop groups that is leading the Korean wave (Hallyu) across America, Girls’ Generation (SNSD). The group consists of Tiffany, Sunny, HyoYeon, TaeYeon, Jessica, Yuri, SooYoung, Yoona, and Seohyun (say that 5 times fast).
Due to the level of fame they have in Korea, Girls’ Generation has a tendency to make it into the public’s eye for things like their chart-topping songs to wearing shorts too short. However, through everything the girls go through, it rarely shakes their determination and ability to perform. They are committed to bringing the world the best performance Girls’ Generation has ever done. Without further a due, let ME show you seven Girls’ Generation videos to watch.
1. The Boys (English Version)
The girls really showed their interest in breaking into the U.S. music scene by deciding to make a video and song especially for their international fans. This song is a complete stray from what most people assume girl groups in K-pop reflect, which is being cute. Girls’ Generation made sure their comeback song reflected their confidence, attitude and maturity. This song was produced by famous American producer Teddy Riley, who has worked with artists like Snoop Dogg and Lady Gaga!
“Gee” shows the utter joy and worries of having a crush on someone but being too shy to tell them. How can you not get up and dance to this fun and catchy tune? On a side note, it’s not hard to imagine that a group like SNSD sets trends, but what if you found out “Gee” caused several stores to sell out of colorful skinny jeans? It goes to show the power of funky tune.
3. Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)
Contrary to their previous song, “Gee,” “Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)” became the more mature and sexy song that defined the girls. With the cute outfits and seductive voices that the girls taken on, it’s really no wonder they are causing a sensation all over the world. Every song and video that SNSD makes shows that they can adapt their singing and image to the music.
Although most of the more successful songs talk about love, (whether it’s about losing it or finding it) “Oh!” manages to send a similar message, but with a twist. “Oh!” focuses on the minor details like confessing to someone who only sees you as a sister, friend, or worse, not taking you seriously! By mixing a cute-meets-sexy theme for the video and high-pitched young voices, “Oh!” becomes a super catchy hit!
“Hoot” is mix of a modern take on a 60s Bond girl and cowgirls (featuring hottie Siwon Choi from the also popular K-pop group, Super Junior). But wait: Where does the cowgirl theme fit in? Well, in Korean “훗” or “Hoot” looks like a cowboy. Pretty clever huh? Lucky for us, the chorus is pretty repetitive with a few English words which let us sing along to the mellow tune.
6. Run Devil Run
“Run Devil Run” is one of Girls’ Generations surprise songs and videos because it shows a completely different side to the K-Pop sensation. This song focuses on a girl getting over a playboy who took her for granted, but she’s fed up. The girls’ voices adjust amazingly to the theme and video, making you experience the dark tone of the song.
7. Mr. Taxi
Girls’ Generation bring their catchy dances and smooth vocals to Japan. After becoming a big name in South Korea, the girls expanded to Japan. A taxi-inspired outfit has never looked so good!
Tell ME: What’s your favorite Girls’ Generation video?