SNSD- “I Got a Boy”
January 1, 2013
Since “IGAB” is technically three songs in one (let’s not try to fight this one)…
The “rapping” part was…
Oh Yoona. You are so cute. Too cute.
But seriously. As soon as the rapping started, this instantly came to mind:
The above was even a little better, simply because it was cuter.
Rapping aside, the song is actually fine. Yes it does continue SM’s trend of “3+ songs in 1”, but considering the song’s subject about female gossip and all, the song’s pace does make sense.
The girls look like unicorn barf and the video looks like Candyland gone wild. The mix-matchy outfits, the rainbow colored hair, the bright and colorful sets. And honestly, the concept worked.
From what we’ve heard, a majority of people claim this video to be a Hyuna-YG rip off. Yes, we see the similarity, but at the same time, “I Got a Boy” seems to be nothing like the two. Compared to 2ne1’s Hip-Hop style, “IGAB” is considerably more girly. The last time we checked, 2ne1 wasn’t acting all cutesy bubbly like SNSD most definitely is in IGAB. 2ne1’s Hip-Hop stresses female dominance and power; IGAB is still ultra-feminine, if not with just a bit of sass as the song describes female gossip. And as for IGAB being a Hyuna rip-off… IGAB lacks the usual sluttiness that characterizes Hyuna’s title songs. There’s a great deal of hip rolling and slight leg spreading in this new SNSD video, but nothing near enough to ever be up to Hyuna’s level. This all being said, the concepts may be similar, but SNSD without a doubt presents them in a new style.
Actual video aside, the choreography is fantastic. Hands down. Awesome.