나쁜 여자 (Boom Boom)

Total Score: 5.60

boomboom

heechul you dweeb

Lyrics Only

MV: n/a
Sound Quality: 4
Singing Quality: 6
Contextual Fit: 4

Release Date: 05/13/2010

“Boom Boom”, the second song on the Bonamana album, is again, “God she’s so hot, I’m so obsessed, maybe I shouldn’t be? But ughhh so hoooooot.” Super Junior seems to be less inspired-sounding when they are singing about how hot girls are; they do better with love songs. Also isn’t this the exact same premise of “Bonamana“, which is directly before this on the album, other than with added doubt in it? Continue reading

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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

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

Total Score: 7.14

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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

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

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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

告白 (Confession)

Total Score: 6.40

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siwon had silly sideburns in this era

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

Audio Only | Lyrics

Release Date: 09/23/2009

Good morning! Got behind, in part due to massive internet outage, and am also having a tremendous week for brain fog (possibly work stress, lack of sleep, seasonal pressure changes, all three), so who knows how well this is going to turn out if I am foggy-brained and rushing to ensure I don’t miss a day. Continue reading

SUPER GIRL

Total Score: 8.57

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kyuhyun and zhou mi have seen something off in the distance… perhaps it is solo success…

MV: 8
Sound Quality: 9
Singing Quality: 8
Contextual Fit: 5

Mandarin MV | Korean MVLyrics Only

Release Date: 09/14/2009

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WHOOAAA WHOOAAA

Good morning, everyone, or evening as the case may be, and let’s talk about “SUPER GIRL”, which is possibly my favorite Super Junior-M song (it’s top 3, at least), and also Hangeng’s last single as a Super Junior member! It is a lovely Autotuned piece of Eurotrash, written and produced and everythinged by Yoo Youngjin (who normally just writes), and it has separate videos for both the Korean and the Chinese version, and it is 2009 so most of everyone is at maximum cute, and please click to view the wonderment. (Also, in the header image you will see if you click to view more, I would like to point out that Ryeowook is wearing MASSIVE lifts. He is a tiny elf person and there is no way he’s that tall.) Continue reading

Happy Bubble (ft. Han Ji Min)

Total Score: 6.57

happybubble

yeeaahhh we’re cool dudes

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

MV (best quality video I could find, but bad quality audio) | Lyrics Only

Release Date: 08/20/2009

happybubble-dance

why do kyuhyun and donghae wear scarves to bed WILL WE ONLY FIND OUT WHEN THEY ARE OLD AND DYING???

Heyyy, it’s my #1 and #3 bias doing a song together! This is actually a product-selling commercial sort of song, but it apparently got a proper single release and music video and everything, probably because Kyuhyun and Donghae, particularly in 2009, were such cutiebutts. Or maybe that’s normal for song jingles sung by famous Koreans? I dunno. This is an ad for Happy Bath facial cleansers, and is not the same song as Winterplay’s “Happy Bubble” which is a good song that I don’t think has any connection to the brand. I think Donghae and Kyuhyun could probably do a good song together now, but back in 2009, Donghae had a lot weaker vocal tone so uh, we’ll see! Continue reading

카니발 (Carnival)

Total Score: 6.40

carnival

you remember this part, right?

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

Lyrics Only

Release Date: 08/14/2009

Hey neat, it’s the song from SS2 that was not actually released until a month later! Hey neat, it also makes more sense now why they did it early; it’s not an original song. It’s actually a cover of a Dutch song from 2005. So in that regard, it’s not as weird, I guess. Also semi-surprising that again, everyone’s on this other than Heechul (and TVXQ and SHINee, lol). Continue reading