Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Girls Generation: The Boys!

Hello 
An nyoung
Konnichiwa 
Ni hao 



I'm late, I'm late for a very important date! That's right I'm late posting my latest edition of K-pop monday, last week I told you this week would be telling you about their first ENGLISH song, even though I love this song I do prefer the Korean lyrics to the English Lyrics as the English lyrics are stating that they are the ones that brings the boys out where in the Korean lyrics they sing that no matter how you look you bring the boys out. 
2011 saw the release of the girls 3rd full length album and their first branch out into English speaking parts of the world with The Boys! The album was released as a Korean version and English version. They mainly promoted in America as I've noticed K-pop is mostly well known in America, for most of the girls it was a dream come true and for Tiffany and Jessica it was something I'm sure they never thought would come, they got to go home and promote their music. Sadly the international release didn't do as well as the Korean release. There is also a Japanese version of The Boys but that one's for another day (japanese albums next)

The Boys English version 
Owned by SM Entertainment

The Boys Korean version 
Owned by SM Entertainment 

As you can see from the first pictures I have both the Korean and International (American) releases. 
The International album comes in a normal CD case with the usual booklet and contains 17 tracks. The International album also only features the boys as the English tracks.


Tracklist:
The Boys (English Ver.)
Telplepathy 
Say Yes
Trick
How Great Is Your Love
My J
Oscar
Top Secret 
Lazy Girl (dolce far niente)
Sunflower 
Vitamin
Mr. Taxi (Korean Ver.)
The Boys (Korean Ver.)
The Boys (Clinton Sparks & Disco Fries remix featuring Snoop Dogg)
The Boys *bring dem boys* (Teddy Riley remix featuring Suzi)
The Boys *bring the boys out* (David Anthony remix)
The Boys *bring the boys* (Teddy Riley remix)

L-R TaeYeon, HyoYeon & Sunny
Track 1-4 lyrics
The boys lyrics 
Pure white picture 
Track 5-10 lyrics 
L-R Tiffany, SooYoung, Jessica & SeoHyun 
Track 11-17 lyrics 

L-R Yuri & YoonA 
Album credits

The Korean album comes in a collectors style tin that has the disc on a velveted base, instead of a booklet the CD comes with cards featuring each member and then a fold out card booklet with lyrics. This album has 13 tracks.



Tracklist:
The Boys 
Telepathy 
Say Yes
Trick
How Great Is Your Love 
My J 
Oscar 
Top Secret 
Lazy Girl (dolce far niente)
Sunflower 
Vitamin 
Mr.Taxi (Korean Ver.)

YoonA as Milady de Winter 
(Three Musketeers)
YoonA's thank you's
Jessica as Elisa
(The wild swans)
Jessica's thank you's 
YuRi as Karen
(The red shoes)
YuRi's thank you's 
Sunny as Red Riding Hood 
Sunny's thank you's 
HyoYeon as Thumbelina
HyoYeon's thank you's 
SooYoung as Rapunzel 
SooYoung's thank you's 
SooYoung's thank you's 
SeoHyun as The Snow Queen
SeoHyun's thank you's 
TaeYeon as Snow White
Taeyeon's thank you's 
Tiffany as The Little Mermaid 
Tiffany's thank you's 
Tiffany's thank you's 
9 princess's
Group thank you's 
Lyric booklet 
Lyrics 
Lyrics 
Lyrics 
Album credits 

The cards and lyric booklet come in a card slipcase pictured in the case earlier.

Like other albums this album also came with a photocard and I got SooYoung in her The Boys MV outfit.
SooYoung 

Back of photocard

The Boys is one of my favourite Korean Girls Generation albums and has many songs that really stand out for me:
The Boys!
Say Yes
How Great Is Your Love 
My J 
Oscar 
Top Secret 
Mr.Taxi (Korean Ver.)
The first two video's show the lead singers with handheld mics and the lead dancers wearing trousers.


The Boys American morning tv

The Boys @ David Letterman 

The Boys @ the Mnet Asian music awards

Say Yes

How Great Is Your Love 

My J 

Oscar

Top Secret 

Mr.Taxi (Korean Ver.)

Well that's another k-pop post finished next week is another Girls Generation special with their final Korean release with Jessica (but still many Jessica albums to come) the next time I do a Korean special on Girls Generation will be with their brand new album as an 8 member group.
See you soon! 


An nyoung 
Sayonara 
Zai Jian 
Bye 

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