BONAMANA (미인아)

Total Score: 4.86

bonamana

we are soooo coooooool

MV: 5
Sound Quality: 4
Singing Quality: 5 (it’s so damn processed I don’t even know how to score this)
Contextual Fit: 3

MV | Lyrics OnlyLive (really live and baaaaad)

Release Date: 05/10/2010

bonamana-skating

obviously obviously obviously

“Bonamana” is the lead single on Super Junior’s fourth album, also called Bonamana, and is pretty obviously meant to be as much of a repeat as “Sorry, Sorry” as they could possibly wring out of it. It doesn’t hit the spot nearly as much. Continue reading

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못났죠 (Worthless)

Total Score: 3.60

worthless

who me? yup i did a song

MV: n/a
Sound Quality: 3
Singing Quality: 2
Contextual Fit: 4

Lyrics Only

Release Date: 05/10/2010

Siwon??? A solo Siwon song?? Yes indeed; Siwon’s first solo song is from the Oh! My Lady OST, in which he starred as an asshole celebrity who lives with his manager/cleaning lady and gets her to watch his child and romantic misadventures ensue. And… oh dear. Continue reading

너 아니면 안돼 (It Has To Be You)

Total Score: 6.40

ithastobeyou

“man.. why can’t i just learn good vocal technique”

MV: n/a
Sound Quality: 6
Singing Quality: 5
Contextual Fit: 5

Lyrics Only

Release Date: 04/15/2010

Two more OST songs, and then we’re on to the next SJ album. This is Yesung’s contribution to the OST for Cinderella’s Sister, which is a drama that is vaguely Cinderella-y, in the sense that there’s an evil gold-digging mother, but it ends up being mostly about love triangle(s) between the tough, cold protagonist and her spoiled, naive stepsister. Continue reading

듣죠… 그대를 (Listen… To You)

Total Score: 5.60

listentoyou

that’s cOoOoOoL!

MV: n/a
Sound Quality: 6
Singing Quality: 6
Contextual Fit: 2

Lyrics Only

Release Date: 01/04/2010

Welcome to 2010! We kick off the year with Kyuhyun’s contribution to the Pasta OST. Pasta is another complicated K-drama in which Restaurant Owner has a crush on Aspiring Chef, who has a crush on Celebrity Chef, who is rivals with his ex-girlfriend Other Celebrity Chef. Continue reading

S.E.O.U.L (ft. SNSD)

Total Score: 7.14

seoul

seoul!! it’s beautiful and christmassy!! visit now!!

MV: 7
Sound Quality: 6
Singing Quality: 7
Contextual Fit: 5

MV | Lyrics Only

Release Date: 12/15/2009

First off… IMPORTANT NEWS SJ COMEBACK IS ON NOVEMBER 6TH. According to my calendar, assuming I stay on track, that’s the day I finish up the next SJ-M EP. Will have to throw a special party post or something since sticking with chronological posts, I won’t get to it until next summer. Also, sorry again that this is late; I started writing late last night but saw it was a single with MV and really did not feel like making a bunch of gifs. (Yes, I complain about the gifs; yes, the gif rule was made by me; yes, I could break it at any time I wanted; NO, I WILL NOT.)

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s-e-o-u-l hamkke oechyeobwayo, eodiseorado useul su inneun

I feel weird classifying this as “Super Junior ft. SNSD” given that only five Super Junior members and four SNSD members seem to be on it, but given that this arrangement doesn’t match to any of the existing SJ subunits, I guess this will have to do. Siwon, Yesung, Eunhyuk and Shindong appear in the video, though not appearing in any obvious way on the song, and so does Sooyoung from SNSD. Continue reading

초별 (First Star)

Total Score: 4.80

firststar

maybe it’s just the makeup but gosh he looks exhausted 😦

MV: n/a
Sound Quality: 4
Singing Quality: 3
Contextual Fit: 5

Lyrics Only

Release Date: 11/06/2009

There is a girl on this, singing backing vocals. A fan video or two indicates it might be Jessica Jung. But I can’t find her credited in anything more official, and it never really progresses to anything more than backing vocals, so I’m not super sure it’s her. So, not tagging her for the moment. Anyway! This is from the OST for TV drama Loving You a Thousand Times, which has a very complicated plot in which a couple is unable to have kids, so they enlist a surrogate mother, who then falls in love with the father’s brother. Heechul plays a supporting character named Lee Chul (really?) who is related in some way to the genetic mother. Continue reading

I Akilla You

Total Score: 3.60

iakillayou

MV: n/a
Sound Quality: 3
Singing Quality: 3
Contextual Fit: 3

Lyrics Only

Release Date: 10/09/2009

This song, with an incredibly stupid title, is a love song sung by Sungmin to his lover in Akilla or possibly Akilla The Royal Musical. I am having a very hard time finding anything about this that is not on a Super Junior fansite. Basically all I know is that it’s a love story of some sort, and that Sungmin wears a lot of eyeliner. Continue reading

북문의 덫 (The Trap of North Gate)

Total Score: 4.80

trapatnorthgate

MV: n/a
Sound Quality: 4
Singing Quality: 3
Contextual Fit: 5

MV (copy of original with English subs – could not find original) | Video of actual musical | Lyrics Only

Release Date: 09/23/2009

Not to be outdone by a bunch of nerds, Yesung spent fall 2009 participating in a musical called 남한산성 Namhansansung, which appears to be the name of a real-life mountain fortress city, and the musical I am guessing is about the history of the place. Just look at that astoundingly historical song title. Continue reading

愛情接力 (You & Me)

Total Score: 4.80

marryu

wait which song is this again?

MV: n/a
Sound Quality: 4
Singing Quality: 5
Contextual Fit: 3

Translated Lyrics/Audio Only | Lyrics

Release Date: 09/23/2009

Not to be confused with Super Junior Happy’s “You & I“! Here we are, at the final song of the Super Girl EP, and the last song Hangeng is EVER on with Super Junior, and this is a song that… sounds like “Marry U.” Sporting lyrics by Zhou Mi again, this meanders along in a gentle way, and suffers the same issue as “Marry U”, that of being so relatively uptempo for a romantic song, and predictable chord-wise, that it’s like eating hardtack when you were hoping for beef bourguignon. Or candy hearts (yucky and chalky, says me) when you wanted a box of Ghirardelli. Continue reading

動情 (Only U)

Total Score: 3.20

onlyu

I FOUND THE REST OF THE IMAGE IT’S ALL BAD AND TERRIBLE AAAAAAAAA

MV: n/a
Sound Quality: 2
Singing Quality: 3
Contextual Fit: 3

Lyrics Only

Release Date: 09/23/2009

“Only U” brings out the previously-involved-with-producing-Kylie-Minogue-and-Lily-Allen-songs Greg Kurstin as a songwriter! And yet this is not mentioned in his production/writing discography… even though an f(x) song is listed as a writing credit for his cowriter, Karen Poole. I wonder why? Continue reading