The SNSD CF Song Ranking Party

The SNSD CF Song Ranking Party

20150717_seoulbeats_snsd_hahaha The SNSD CF Song Ranking Party Written by Gaya On July 16, 2015 When news came out that SNSD was filming a MV in Thailand for this years comeback, fans were excited. We thought that this was a sign of SM putting actual effort into promotions, and a chance to see the members of Girls Generation out in the real world!

However, when the MV itself was released, there was a feeling of being shortchanged. If the awkward intro in the plane hadnt given it away, the ending with the Thai Airways and Silvadee Resort logos definitely should: wed just watched a four minute-long commercial for Thailand. Well, first class flights to Thailand and a resort beach and rec room, at least.

Though the setting may feel like a compromise, there are still a lot of positives to from this: SM has someone else picking up the tab; the sponsors got valuable exposure; the members got a working holiday, and we got a very pretty MV.

And other endorsements by idols have led similarly delightful results, even on the music front. Big Bang and 2NE1s Lollipop was very popular when it was released, while the Shinee and f(x) version lives in my iTunes library. There are also other CF songs that are a lot of fun to listen to, regardless of what theyre spruiking, or being used to spruik.

I always felt that was an important distinction to make; because, surely, songs made for a CF isnt going to be as good as a song made for an album and that just happens to be used for a CF. I mean, sponsors just want a catchy jingle, and would probably not want to spend their money on having better quality music than necessary, right? But the more I thought about it, the more I questioned whether this was in fact true. So, I decided I should try and find out.

Basically, I went through every single CF a SNSD member has done, taken the songs from these endorsements, and ranked them. Simple. I expected that the songs made for CFs would be at the bottom, while the songs not made with the intention of being used for an ad would rise to the top. As my results show, this wasnt

Below are the conditions I used to select songs and rank them:

a) Any song used for an endorsement with at least one SNSD member counts. Yes, even Jessicas stuff from when she was still in the group.

b) No pre-debut CF songs But there arent any anyway, so were good on that front.

c) No jingles. A song needs to be at least two minutes long to count.

d) Each song will be judged on its musicality; MVs and other accompanying visuals will not factor into the rankings.

Honorable mention: Goobne Song (Goobne Chicken)

You can here a more continuous (and slightly updated) version in this video, made during the groups 2011 campaign with Goobne.

#15: Seohyuns The Magic of the Yellow Ribbon with Kim Hyun-joong (The Face Shop)

Whatever your opinion on Kim Hyun-joong after he was outed as an abuser, it is important that we evaluate his artistic works on their own merit, and not bring in our own prejudices. And my evaluation of the full song is that Kim Hyun-joong sounds like crap, because he is a (woman-bashing) piece of crap. He also drags down Seohyun who sounds delightful Until you get to that god awful chorus.

#14: Yoonas Eco Song (Innisfree)

Yoona is inoffensive in this song for the Korean skincare brand, but the cheap synths arent what Id call Eco friendly. A cute, bouncy tune with earworm qualities is an advantage when it comes to CF songs, sure. But, Innisfree, would it have killed you to get an acoustic guitar instead? You know, real (or real-sounding) instruments that would align better with the fresh, natural feel this campaign is going for? And no, the random dramatic violin in the middle-eight doesnt count.

#13: Hyoyeons MAXSTEP with Younique Unit (Hyundai)

Who remembers this mess? But lets face it, Specialist H.Y. saved this noise with her rap breakdown. Who would have thought that a SNSD members rapping could have made a song even marginally better? Hyoyeons dancing also helped pull the boys into line and sync better; and we got to see the Soshi Dancing Queen hit those harder moves like we know she can.

#12: Samyung Ramyun (Um, Samyung Ramyun)

This qualified because it is over two minutes, but it is still a two-minute jingle; nothing more. That said, I could really go some ramyun right about now

#11: Yoona, Yuri and Seohyuns Cabi Song with 2PMs Taecyeon, Nichkhun and Chansung (Caribbean Bay)

This right here is the very definition of guilty pleasure: a nonsensical plot about hot, angsty and financially stable youths entering a fan-servicing training regime to become lifeguards at a theme park is overlooked because, gosh darn, do these idols look hot.

It succeeds where Co-ed Schools Too Late fails, by not taking itself too seriously. This is lampshaded when Yoona and Taecyeon dissolve into giggles after their extended angst-off. But, Im ranking this on music, not iconic status; and the song is let down by the flat whatever you want pre-chorus and an adlib at the end that is autotuned to high heaven, for no good reason.

#10: Jessica, Tiffany and Seohyuns Mabinogi (Its Fantastic) (Nexon)

I love the strains of Eastern strings in the chorus, and the strains of rock guitar peppered throughout; but it just ends up crowding the OST-standard melody. For those interested, there is an OT9 (sob) version as well.

#9: Visual Dreams (Intel)

This little ditty has a cute chorus, but it is disjointed overall. The talk rap happening in the verses kills the flow, and there is no transition to the Taeyeon-Jessica-Tiffany breakdown. Not to mention the fact that the dance line gets totally shortchanged, not even getting the easy talking lines. They have to share the chorus while the vocal line gets the lions share. Just like the choreography and outfits, it all feels a bit lazy.

That said, the Robotaki remix can get into my core anytime.

#8: Jessicas My Lifestyle (ft. Dok2) (Hyundai)

Two other songs were part of the PYL campaign with SM and Hyundai: one was a BoA song, the other a solo from Jessica. My Lifestyle is cute and I made it her unofficial anthem during Sicagate; but even I, a big fan of Jessicas voice, will readily admit that she sounds particularly nasal and annoying in this song At certain parts. Its not for the whole song! But the chorus, especially, does suffer from shrillness. Maybe if Dok2 was in the song more, it could have helped offset some of the teeth-on-edge feeling you get when listening to the song.

#7: Party (Thailand)

This is a fun summer tune, but ultimately goes nowhere; just like the MV. Its a decent pre-release track and on-trend with the deluge of summer releases happening right now; but the truth is thatsave for the exciting shopping list of alcohol (Lemon soju! Tequila! Mojito!)the song is not very memorable, with the visuals appealing much more.

#6: Vitamin (Vita500)

This song may be found in 2011 album The Boys, but Vitamin debuted earlier that year as part of a campaign for the Vitamin C drink. The members got their faces on the bottles and everything! (See above)

Vitamin does come off a tad overproduced (as is the most of that album, to be honest), but that shouldnt distract from how well the song flows. That quiet moment as the middle-eight starts works perfectly in a song that is so bright and brassy, while the adlibs during the second verse add a touch of much-needed softness.

#5: Galaxy Supernova (Samantha Thavansa Jeans)

Oh boy, can you believe this situation? I seriously did not expect this song to end up so high on my list. I think the violin-like synths in the instrumental were what did it: they were something different that caught my attention. I also appreciated the use of lower registers during the verses.

As for that chorus: wow, does it stick in your head! Unlike Party, where I end up launching into California Gurls instead, there is no confusing this song with any other.

#4: Ha Ha Ha (Samsung)

The official MV and full-length video above dont show it, but a guerilla airport performance reveals that this song is for a Samsung initiative. One of the big pluses of this song is how some of the members get to sing in a lower register; this isnt something many girl groups, including SNSD, dont get to do, so its really nice to hear Tiffany and others sing in a more comfortable range.

The big minus, though, is that the song gets repetitive real quick. Thats great for drilling the name of the Samsung campaign into listeners minds; but not if youre trying to take it seriously as an actual song rather than an extended jingle; or wondering what on earth youre doing watching all these SNSD CFs on YouTube; or what the hell Samsungs Ha Ha Ha campaign was even about (it was to lift moods during the Global Financial Crisis, apparently).

#3: S.E.O.U.L (Seoul Song) with Super Junior (Seoul)

Love Actually is the order of the day in this MV, as romance blooms between the SNSD and Super Junior members in London Seoul. The song itself could almost be dismissed as yet another saccharine OST-like song; but what sets it apart from other similar tunes is the energetic tabla, which keeps the tempo up and our brains awake without overpowering the melody. The vocals are also a highlight, with Taeyeon especially sounding wonderful.

#2: Chocolate Love (LG)

Another fan favourite! The retro-inspired version of Chocolate Love fit SNSDs light and feminine image, but it also gave us a taste of the dark side with sultry vocals and distortion of the original brass sample. Easily one of the groups sexiest songs.

#1: Find Your Soul (BladeSoul)

Used for the promotion of Chinese MMORPG BladeSoul, the Korean version of this song, called Soul, is found on the Mr. Mr. mini-album. During that comeback, a lot of fans believed that Soul should have been the title song, and its not hard to see why. The song has a great energy to it. The electric guitars give the song character, and even the rap managed to not ruin the flow.

And that is my ranking! I did not expect S.E.O.U.L and Galaxy Supernova to be so high on my list, but there they are.

Think the ranking should be different? Then, by all means, let us know how you would rank these songs in the comments below!

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SISTAR  has reportedly  brought home  their  fifth victory  thanks to the hit song called Shake It  while SNSD has   returned to the

SISTAR has reportedly brought home their fifth victory thanks to the hit song called Shake It while SNSD has returned to the "Music Bank"

SISTAR Bags 5th Win with Shake It + Girls Generation Comeback on Music Bank SISTAR bags their fifth win on a music show with Shake It on the July 10 broadcast of KBS2 Music Bank.

SISTAR and AOA battled it out for the trophy, but Shake It took it home by a lead of approximately 800 points.

Girls Generation also kicked off promotions for their comeback with a double stage performance of pre-release single Party as well as Check (check it out below!).

Stay tuned for next weeks broadcast of Music Bank as it will be jam-packed with comebacks including A Pink, GOT7, INFINITE, Super Junior, as well as KARAs Goo Hara solo debut stage.

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SISTARShake It [Winner]

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Girls Generation Scores All-Kill on Charts With New Track Party Girls Generations fun new summer track Party rose to the top spot on six Korean music charts only an hour after it was released!

The song was released at 10 p.m. KST on July 7. By 11 p.m., Party had risen to first place on Melon, Mnet, Bugs, Olleh Music, Genie, and Naver Music. Theyve now also taken the top spot on Soribada and Monkey3.

In addition to the title track, Girls Generations newly released single album Party also includes the RB song Check. The group performed both songs for fans as part of a Naver Starcast special entitled Girls Generation Party @Banyan Tree on the evening of July 7.

Girls Generation will be staging their comeback on July 10s Music Bank, followed by Music Core on July 11 and Inkigayo on July 12.

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Yoona and Yuri have  reportedly  appeared  in the SNSD Member Teasers  designed for the song called  Party

Yoona and Yuri have reportedly appeared in the SNSD Member Teasers designed for the song called Party

-- SM has been steadily releasing image teasers of the Girls′ Generation (SNSD) members over the last few days, finally completing the pack with Yuri and Yoona.

SM released image teasers of Yuri and Yoona on July 3, keeping in line with the summery, beach babe concept of the previously-released teasers for Party.

Yoona and Yuri Round Out SNSD Member Teasers for ′Party′

SNSD′s resident tomboy Yuri is seen posing on a jet ski, while Yoona is in full goddess mode, soaking in the sun on a floatie.

The previously-released image teasers of the other members also capture the girls in carefree moments that epitomizes the essence of summer.

Yoona and Yuri Round Out SNSD Member Teasers for ′Party′

Yoona and Yuri Round Out SNSD Member Teasers for ′Party′

SNSD will be promoting three songs with this comeback, beginning with Party then followed by double title tracks Lion Heart and You Think.

Party will be released on July 7.

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BoA  has   reportedly given the  Congratulation  message to  SNSD for   winning the first place with the song called   Party

BoA has reportedly given the Congratulation message to SNSD for winning the first place with the song called Party

BoA Congratulates Girls Generation for Charting First Place With Party On July 8, BoA posted on her Instagram account a screencap of a music chart congratulating Girls Generation for ranking first place with their new album Party.

Along with the post, BoA wrote, As predicted!! Girls Generation!!! I really anticipated and waited for this album to come out, too. Yay Girls Generation!!! Ill be looking forward to your promotions~~~^^ Right now its Girls Generation~~ The future is Girls Generation!!!!

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Its great to see BoAs loving relationship with Girls Generation!

Meanwhile, BoA recently performed in the SMTOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR concert in Tokyo.

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SNSD  has  reportedly  wowed  people with the launch of the  beautiful  music video for the song called  Party

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Girls Generation Releases Stunning MV for Party Girls Generation officially makes a comeback with a stunning music video for pre-release single Party.

The hotly anticipated music video (the teaser, which was released just a few days ago, has already garnered over 2.3 million views) has all the makings of a summer anthem with vivid beachside visuals and a catchy hook.

Meanwhile, Girls Generation held their showcase Girls Generation Party @Banyan Tree, MCed by comedian Shin Dong Yup, on July 7 to commemorate the release of Party.

The girls will kick off music show promotions on KBS Music Bank starting July 10 followed by MBC Music Core on the 11th and SBS Inkigayo on the 12th.

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SNSD's   new song called  Party   has  reportedly  dominated Six Music Charts  within only one hour of its launch

SNSD's new song called Party has reportedly dominated Six Music Charts within only one hour of its launch

Girls Generations New Track Party Takes Top Spot on Six Music Charts in a Single Hour Girls Generations fun new summer track Party rose to the top spot on six Korean music charts only an hour after it was released!

The song was released at 10 p.m. KST on July 7. By 11 p.m., Party had risen to first place on Melon, Mnet, Bugs, Olleh Music, Genie, and Naver Music. Theyve now also taken the top spot on Soribada and Monkey3.

In addition to the title track, Girls Generations newly released single album Party also includes the RB song Check. The group performed both songs for fans as part of a Naver Starcast special entitled Girls Generation Party @Banyan Tree on the evening of July 7.

Girls Generation will be staging their comeback on July 10s Music Bank, followed by Music Core on July 11 and Inkigayo on July 12.

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SNSD to conquer the music industry with their lastest song

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-- The party has officially popped off now that Girl′s Generation (SNSD) is back on the scene.

SNSD released its highly-anticipated comeback single Party on July 7, sweeping eight music charts, including Mnet, MelOn, Bugs, Genie, Naver Music, Olleh Music, Soribada and Monkey3.

[Video] SNSD Sweeps Music Charts with ′Party′

The music video for Party was released on the same day, as the girls take off for Thailand to hit the beach for some fun in the sun.

The new single will be available offline on July 8, and SNSD will kick off music program promotions with KBS′ Music Bank on July 10.

In the meantime, check out the new music video below!

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SNSD  has been reportedly  preparing for the  launch of  the song called Party  with the release of the  amazing  Teaser Pictures

SNSD has been reportedly preparing for the launch of the song called Party with the release of the amazing Teaser Pictures

Girls’ Generation Is Ready to “Party” in Stunning Individual Teaser Photos With their highly-anticipated comeback just around the corner, Girls’ Generation has released brand new individual photos, teasing for their upcoming single album “Party.”

On July 1, SM Entertainment updated Girls’ Generation’s official website with the first round of individual teaser images featuring members Taeyeon, Sunny, and Hyoyeon.

In the photos, the girls can be seen showing off their bright-colored hair transformation to match the concept of “Party,” which is said to be a dance track that is perfectly fitting for the summer season.

Meanwhile, the group’s upcoming promotion cycle will consist of a total of three title tracks—“Party,” “Lion Heart,” and “You Think.”

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SNSD  has  reportedly set to come back on  July  7 with the   song called

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-- Girls′ Generation (SNSD) is ready to party.

The wait will soon be over, as SNSD is set to return after a year and a half with new single Party on July 7.

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But the party doesn′t stop there, as SNSD will follow with the release of double title tracks, Lion Heart and You Think, promoting a total of three tracks from its upcoming studio album.

The music video for Party, a dance track that is sure to be a summer hit, was shot in Thailand′s Ko Samui.

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