And it's up to us to find those hidden gems, that might otherwise be burried under countless songs.
Every month I'll try to look back on girl group and female soloist release (I don't have time to waste on boys) and try to find out the song that should have been "IT" but was overlooked.
What's my expertise on this?
It's just fun & games but to paraphrase the great Eugene Lee Yang
TWICE - More & More
Title track: "More and More"
It should have been : "Sweet Summer day"
"More & More" follows the usual Twice formula : Fun, upbeat, efficient but ultimately forgettable. The mini as a whole is very upbeat and easy to listen to but also very bland (ngl I got bored around Shadow). Every song follows the same formula, which is why Twice doesn't enter my ipod. They're the equivalent of fast food. I love to indulge every once in a while but it doesn't sustain me.
That isn't to say the songs are bad, they're good, but will they survive the test of time: probably not.
But they sell extremely well, so JYP isn't about to change such an easy cash grab.
Cosmic Girl - Neverland
Title track: "Butterfly"
It should have been: "Our garden"
"Butterfly" is a bit too much for me. It' s the type of song I can only listen once every week or so at the fear of brain exploding. The whole mini is too high energy, I get exhausted just listening to it.
Imo "our garden">>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>"Butterfly".
It's a lot closer to their signature sound and a lot more palatable.
Dia - Flower 4 Seasons
Title track: "Hug U"
It could have been: "Daily"
IMO "Hug U" is the perfect DIA track. It's a perfect fit for the girls image, but I also really like "Daily". (If we're being honest, both are interchangeable so it doesn't really matter).
Heize - Lyricist
Is there really one title track?
Either way, listen to the mini on spotify, it's really good.
Momoland - Starry Night
Title track: "Starry Night"
It could have been: "Chiri Chiri"
"Starry night" doesn't feel like a Momoland song, but it's cute and a nice gift for the fans.
"Starry night" being the only original song it's a bit difficult to pick an alternative, but I personally like "Chiri chiri" a lot more
Weeekly - We are
Title track: "Tag Me"
It should have been: "Hello"
"Tag me" is a bit too busy for my liking. Just like Cosmic girls I'm pretty sure I'm too old. It's very fun and catchy but will ultimately make me feel dizzy (also the chanting.., please make it stop).
I would favor "Hello" (perfect title for a debut), just as high energy as "Tag me" but a lot less dizzying (is that even a word?).
IZ*One - Oneiric Diary
Title track: "Secret story of the swan"
It should have been: "Merry go round"
"Merry go round">>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Nature - NATURE WORLD: CODE M
Title track: "Girls"
It could have been: "Dive"
I actually really like "Girls"; my only issue is the annoying chanting (again MAKE IT STOP).
"Dive" would have been my pick. Although, it' s a bit "been there done that" and not as distinctive as "Girls". I fear the girls might have been lost in all the comebacks/debut.
"Girls" has more of an "it" factor.
Weki Meki - HIDE & SEEK
Title track: "Oopsy"
It could have been: "The Paradise"
"The Paradise" would have been such a cute summer release.
It had that end of the summer vibe.
3YE - Triangle
Title track: pretty much the whole mini
It could have been: "Stay with me"
They have a lot of songs that must be fun to watch on stage, but nothing really memorable that I'll want to replay in a few years, not even in a few weeks.
As far as title track are concerned, "OOMM" is probably my fave.
In terms of B-side, you should check out "Stay with me". It departs from their usual sound, and showcases the girls softer side as well as their singing (which is quite decent imo).
Hwa sa - Maria
Title track: "Maria"
It should have been: The intro
It's always sad and annoying when the best song of an album is the intro.
Mamamoo solo efforts are such disappointments.
Source: TWICE, COSMIC GIRLS, DIA, Momoland, weeekly, official Iz*one, nature official, weki meki, 3YE, MAMAMOO