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    "Almost" Hits

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    Hi.

    It's Eman.

    So what are those songs that you consider to just barely miss?

    By that I mean you might have loved almost everything about them, except something about the song keeps you from totally falling in love.

    Note: This is more a personal reflection. Not whether the song was a commercial hit or almost one.

    So what are your own personal "Almost" Hits?


    Mine:
    FX - Airplane



    So after my wonderful discovery of Dracula the other day, I'm slowly but surely exploring other FX songs. (I know I'm soooooo late to this party lol).

    Well Youtube up and recommended Airplane.

    OH MY GOD I love everything about it! Seriously it could have been one of my all time favorite tracks....

    EXCEPT......

    That chorus....

    "Come with me. Airplane. Love."

    I don't know.

    To me it doesn't follow the rest of the song.

    Like it was shoehorned in.

    The rest of the song suggests a structure much more conventional.

    Then out of the blue there's this electronic voice progression and the subsequent phrasing I mentioned above, that ultimately seems at odds with the rest of the song.

    It's as if they thought to themselves. But this is FX. We can't possibly do this straight. We gotta add flare.

    I know FX is perhaps not known for its conventionality. Hell they made their career on their own signature style.

    But for this song, however, in my eyes, conventionality would have served it better.

    For me, this was an "almost" hit.

    It still made my playlist, for sure. But it will be a lesser hit in my eyes than I might have considered it.



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    Signal comes to mind... :annoyedr: I like some parts of the song but some are pretty annoying
     
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    Tried to think of one I've not mentioned before, and I'll go with AOA's Bing Bing. I get that the ad libs are kind of Jimin's thing, but it just gets to be too much here. Can none of the others say "hey" when it's required?



    (My search is being stupid and won't pull up the official video? So here's the next best one I could fine.)
     
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    At least type their name correctly....


    Anyways you’re late
     
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    SNSD Genie - the pre-chorus is annoying, and I guess I'd prefer if the backing music had a bit more presence?
    EXO Wolf - LOVE the singing, HATE the non-singing
    NCT title tracks - again really like the singing parts, hate rapping
     
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    I know I'm late haha.

    And I always remove any punctuation or stylization and capitalize.

    It's my own rule with group names.

    f(x) becomes FX.

    GFriend becomes GFRIEND.

    Girls' Generation becomes GIRLS GENERATION.

    Etc.

    :merongk:
     
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    But.. it’s technically “f of x” not “fx”
     
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    I'm familiar with the math terminology.

    But as far as I know they pronounce it "fx".

    The function terminology is simply stylization.
     
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    Yeah IK, they’re one of my bias groups lol
    People typing their name wrong is one of my pet peeves tho lool
     
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    Twice's Signal. I just didn't really like the rap between Momo and Mina, but the rest of the song was okay.
    Also, CLC's Black Dress. I like the song now, but at first I didn't. It wasn't what I expected it to be. I didn't really like background music that's played during the chorus, but I love it now.
     
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    twice or f(x)?
     
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    NCT 127 - Firetruck
    I like it but... ..

     
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    Cherry bomb

    I like everything but "if you're happy and you know it clap your hands yo"
     
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    I always preferred Excuse Me over Bing Bing.

    I thought Excuse Me hit home!
     
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    Definitely this one:


    The song started like it was going to be really powerful, like their early songs. I got really excited waiting for a heavy beat to drop and blow me away...and it never does. Not even slightly. It feels like a demo version. Not bad, just far from finished.
     
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    Man I really like this.

    I'd never heard it before.

    So weirdly.... I'm sorry it didn't work for you! But I'm happy you posted it!

    Added it to my list!

    :)
     
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    This is one of their earliest dance songs, with sort of the same tone (music, not so much video) of Hands Up, but with a heavy beat:


    Most of their songs until recently are very heavy like this, so this song just felt a little too light for me because I've been so accustomed to heavier songs. I guess it was just a shock to me.
     
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    I like kokobop but that awful drop is just...brain damaging.
    Boombayah's chorus is a deal breaker for me.
    The rap verses on Really really are boring and kill the mood of the song for me.
    And Seventeen's Boom Boom is a bop but i feel like the song's chorus doesn't get far enough
     

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