Total Score: 7.20
Sound Quality: 7
Singing Quality: 6
Contextual Fit: 5
Release Date: 05/11/2009
I am pretty sure I have seen Super Junior performing “A Man In Love” and “She Wants It” back to back in one Super Show or another, and it makes sense – they are damn near the same song thematically, just “She Wants It” is more swaggery and features a clavinet sound. “A Man In Love” just edges “She Wants It” out because “She Wants It” gets too repetitive at the end.
So yeah, remember how I broke down the chorus of “A Man In Love” to show how needy and focused the chorus was, and how it describes all her various body parts to demonstrate how hot she is? “She Wants It” is similar, except instead of how hot she is, it’s how dangerous she is. She’s like a sexy spider. The word “wiheomhae”, repeated all through the chorus, is literally “dangerous.” The chorus mostly sits in the very small G3 – B♭3 range, which is why the chorus is mildly repetitive in one go and very repetitive when played twice, as at the end.
But aside from the not-that-great chorus, what makes this song is the bouncy swagger; it’s almost like the whole song is pimp-walking. Eunhyuk gets to do one of his very rhythmic raps that I like (he also had one at the beginning of “Pajama Party“), and Kyuhyun gets to ad-lib a little; he doesn’t screw up the notes but it’s a little awkward and hesitant nonetheless.
Ryeowook, as is sort of standard for him, doesn’t… seem to have the right kind of voice for this. This song should be a little slurry, a little smirky, a little aroused. Ryeowook is doing his usual tight big-eyed overly-practiced musical-theater grin. If you want to read speculation about his sexual orientation you can find it on other sites – I will just say that Ryeowook is much better at singing about loving girls than he is about wanting to hump them.