한사람만을 (The One I Love)

Total Score: 7.14

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MV: 6 (I feel bad using this in the score because most of the video is not SJ)
Sound Quality: 7
Singing Quality: 7
Contextual Fit: 5

Release Date: 11/03/2006

MV | Live (really live, with audible live harmonizing, woooo)

Gasp! Could it be? Someone at SM heard my prayers! The harmonies are actually mixed loud enough to hear! It is a small glory in that second chorus, when you hear Ryeowook sing “geureon jeul almyeon sodo” and piping up right after is a clear, sweet three-part chorus of “almyeon sodooooo.” Super Junior songs tend to have either the main melody mixed so loud, or so many people on the main melody to begin with, that any harmonies get squashed under their weight. Which is why, like on “Dancing Out”, the harmonies work better when they are outside of the main melody line.

KRY was specifically chosen to be KRY (and not KRD or LHE or something) because SM correctly believed they were the three best singers in Super Junior, and this demonstrates that much more clearly than “The Night Chicago Died” did. There are a few sloppy runs here and there, and an E♭3 near the beginning that everyone struggles with, but nobody else in SJ was capable of singing this song, at this level of skill, at the time. A few of them could now, but some still can’t. I will also point out here that Kyuhyun is arguably the best one on this song and he was 18 at the time. (And if you want to see what I meant in several other places on this site about Yesung’s vocal deterioration, compare either version above to this live version from 2015. He looks and sounds uncomfortable and nervous and it makes me feel bad.)

The song’s about being unable to confess your love while simultaneously being unable to think of anything but the one you love, which I assume is related to Hyena‘s plot. The video is about 66% scenes from the show, most of which involve people being sad or thoughtful, and 33% scenes of KRY in soft focus sitting on stools, looking out into the distance and singing. So no gifs, because there’s just frankly not enough consecutive footage of KRY in this video to make a gif out of.

This is a not too exciting but quite solid ballad, which, unlike the last song, is pretty representative of KRY’s total output over the years.

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