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7 Ballads That Prove Girls’ Generation Are More Than Just Pretty Faces

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August marks another achievement for South Korea’s national girl group, Girls’ Generation!

This month they are celebrating their 7th year in the entertainment industry despite many K-pop critics saying the average span of a K-pop group is five years.

You probably know them from their pop anthems such as Gee, Genie, Oh, Hoot , I Got A Boy and Mr. Mr. but the girls have a lot more to offer aside from their infectious dance hooks.

They also have numerous slower songs that would pull a few heart strings and prove that they are more than just beautiful faces.

Here are 7 ballads that  you should listen to:

1. EVERYDAY LOVE

“Everyday Love” is from their third Japanese studio album Love and Peace, the song highlights Girls’ Generation’s vocal range. The way they hit those high notes, particularly the chorus, would really make your jaw drop.

The melody is also so catchy that you would want to listen to it over and over again. The rap part of Sooyoung is also crisp and seamless.

2. BACK HUG

This song is from their 4th EP Mr. Mr., a sweet slow tempo song accompanied by beautiful voices. The first few notes of the song is enough make you listen to it till the end. Another thing to watch out for are Hyoyeon and Yoona’s contribution on the song.

3. MISTAKE

This song proves that Girls’ Generation are not just good dancers and entertainers, but also musically talented.

Composed by Yuri herself, the song talks about a mistake of not loving someone fairly or wholeheartedly. Watch how Yuri sings her part awesomely and Jessica doing the adlibs beautifully!

4. BORN TO BE A LADY

Another Japanese song from their 1st Japanese studio album Girls’ Generation. Indulge in the pureness of their voices where there’s not so many high belting notes, but enough to captivate listener. Sooyoung even shed some tears in this song.

5. INDESTRUCTIBLE

Listening to this made me realize why Taeyeon got teary every time she listened to it. Written as a thank you gift for their fans, relaying the message that Girls’ Generation and SONE are indestructible and the other can’t live without the other. One of the many things to love about this song is how Tiffany incredibly hit the high notes using her husky voice.

6.  LOVE SICK

It might not be sung by all nine members, but Taeyeon, Tiffany and Seohyun gave justice to this song. SNSD-TTS or TaeTiSeo really complemented each others voices, from the melodic voice of Taeyeon, to the harmonious voice of Seohyun and the husky cool vocal of Tiffany.

Listen to the performance and see how Taeyeon almost loses herself singing her parts, not to mention that “jaebal” part of Seohyun.

7. COMPLETE

I have no more words to describe this song, just watch it. I get a little teary whenever I see Jessica almost unable to sing the last part of the song because she is so in-touched with her fans.

SONE makes can make their life complete and Girls’ Generation can make their life complete.

 

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20 Comments

  1. smriti

    April 27, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    I absolutely loved “All my love’s for you” the MV and the song itself both are on point. Also Divine and ITNW ballad ver. Those songs just make me burst out of tears 🙁

  2. Sale Hezekiah

    December 8, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    THE BEST BALLAD SONG OF SNSD SHOULD BE SUNFLOWER

  3. SoshiLover9Sones

    July 21, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    There’s a lot. Complete is Yoona’s favorite song. And you forgot Forever. Snsd Fighting! Sorry I commented only now. And they have improved their singing skills,dancing skills, rap skills and their beauty kills me. They just make my day happy. And SooNa(Sooyoung,Yoona) is really improving in vocal skills! Unnies are really strong and not giving up. Sica unnie (Jessica) hope your happy in your new generation :'(

  4. sunlee16

    August 21, 2014 at 7:50 am

    Thank you so much for your opinions! As we know there are a lot of superb ballads songs that Girls’ Generation have. This is just the first 7 of it, and I’m assuming you guys know why I choose 7 right? Keep those suggestions coming and those suggested songs can be featured here in HKP too, also did you know that you guys can be a contributor for this awesome site? You might want to join our community page too and share your favorite ballad songs.

  5. sunlee16

    August 21, 2014 at 7:47 am

    I do like that song too! Is just that I choose the first 7 ballads that in my opinion is really awesome. Don’t you worry this article will have a part two!

  6. jin

    August 21, 2014 at 7:27 am

    They forgot Promise too. Or did no one like promise?

  7. Specialist HY♡

    August 15, 2014 at 1:19 am

    filter..

  8. Guest

    August 14, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Who cares ? It’s her body and she fucking do whatever she wants of it , Damn.

  9. BunnyMECH

    August 14, 2014 at 1:16 am

    I guess I read the comments from the top down and this was the first one I read.

    The article was about the girls being more than pretty faces and reading a comment from someone making a bid deal about some outfit they wore making their legs look short seemed to border on bad taste considering the subject of the article (my opinion).

    Of course everyone is in entitled to their opinion and to make what ever comment they want, but I think GG have reach a point in there career where how long their legs are perceived should be that important anymore. The girls live vocal performances have never been stronger than they are now.

    P.S. Yuri has put on wait (all because she is no longer a teenage), but then she lost some wait recently and she has always had dark skin but sometime she wares pale makeup or photos taken of her are overexposed.

  10. allson

    August 14, 2014 at 12:34 am

    add these too..forever,star star star,not alone,time machine,dear mom..loveit

  11. Khairul Amin

    August 13, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    What?! You forgot Time Machine! That is like one of the most best SNSD’s ballad song ever!

  12. John

    August 13, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    I know my comment was kind of off-topic with regards to what the article is about, but why arent you also saying this to the two other commenters before me who said “Yuri has put on some weight” or “Was Yuri that tan?”

    If you want an on-topic comment then fine let me write one:

    I really do agree with this list for the most part but I think “Goodbye” and “Time Machine” would have been great additions or could have def replaced a couple ofthe songs on this list.

  13. BunnyMECH

    August 13, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Why are you talking about their legs and the consumes? I think you may have missed the point of this article if that is the only thing you have to say in response.

  14. Joss Fox

    August 13, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    What about Star, Star, Star….

  15. BunnyMECH

    August 13, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    HelloKpop for the Win (with this article)!

    It’s a surprising how little recognition the girls get for the oh so sweet vocals. One of the girls many secret weapons.

  16. John

    August 13, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    not that the girls arent beautiful (bc all of them are) but WHO THE HELL WAS IN CHARGE OF DESIGNING THOSE PINK COSTUMES THAT HEADED THIS ARTICLE?

    Lets face it, even if SM and music shows shoot SNSD’s performances and MVs in a way that makes their legs /look/ long, the truth of the matter is these girls (save for Sooyoung) are pretty short and therefore arent really THAT long-legged. And those costumes kinda ruin that illusion ://

  17. Tiffany j'adore

    August 13, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Time Machine goosebumps just typing the song title,that concert performance where each member is lit up as she sings her part..

  18. k

    August 13, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    You forgot Forever, the most important song in the list

  19. 2NE1

    August 13, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Yuri has really put on some weight recently.

  20. ivy

    August 13, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    has yuri always been that tanned? or is it just the lighting? i thought she was pale when i saw her insta updates

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