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The Best Girl Group B-Sides?

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  1. deathlymuse

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    Resident Namyu/Kyungri trash reporting in after a hiatus with another basic thread.
    I've got some free time on my hands and nothing productive to do, so why not give my opinion (that nobody cares about)
    on some of your favourite girl group b-sides?
    Now don't get me wrong, title tracks are brilliant.
    But I tend to prefer the other tracks which are often overlooked in an album and although I've probably heard most of them,
    this is for me to hopefully find some new tracks and for the users here on
    AKP to share some songs that are special to them with the rest of us!

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    (To give you a little idea of my preferences, here's a few of my personal favourites.)

    | Secret - 9MUSES |
    | Love Song - Miss A |
    | Chaotic - Odd Eye Circle |
    | One Black Night - Wonder Girls |​
     
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  2. Juanlag

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    I was going to post this lol
     
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    Wonder girls - rewind
     
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  4. deathlymuse

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    You still can :p
    I'd be more than happy to give my unnecessarily long review lmao
     
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  5. Juanlag

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    Well here you've :p

    And this to promote oec a little more if you want
     
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    F(x)-every single one
    Dreamcatcher- wake up
    Sleep-walking
    Twice-missing you
    Red velvet- kingdom come
    Second date
     
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    4Minute- Either Canvas or Cut It Out
    2NE1- Crush
     
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  8. deathlymuse

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    Rewind - Wonder Girls (8.8/10)
    Favourite lyrics: 'Before the ending credit, let's film this movie from the beginning.
    End the match, you're enough for me.'

    A great one to start off with, let's just say that I think REBOOT as a whole is pure gold.
    This particular track is quite groovy, but in a very laid back, nonchalant sort of way.
    The tone of each member's singing perfectly suits the bittersweet lyrics (especially Sunmi, her voice really stood out for me here)
    and I instantly loved this track upon first listen; it's a little repetitive but that's forgivable
    because of the high quality production.
    Loved it!
     
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    Chaotic - Odd Eye Circle (9.3/10)

    Favourite lyrics: 'When you close your eyes, I see your heart baby.'

    I was actually quite surprised that 'Chaotic' wasn't chosen as the title track.
    It sounds ethereal, otherwordly and has a wonderful blend of different singing styles brought by each member.
    The frequent use of English is something which throws me most of the time, but I was pleasantly surprised that the lines used
    made perfect sense and actually added another layer to this track, which helped it sound more complete.
    For me, this is the one song which really solidified my interest in LOONA as a whole.
    I think that sonically, it represents this subunit the best and establishes their own sound.

    Loved it!


    Love Letter - Kim Lip & JinSoul (8.5/10)
    Favourite lyrics: 'I'm left alone in time (suddenly) with a faint trail.'

    Another great LOONA track, one of the most underrated in my opinion.
    I took a particular liking to the bridge, Kim Lip's voice is absolutely beautiful.
    Love how it has a similar vibe to 'Eclipse' but it's a little slower, I could tell
    straight away that this was a LOONA release.
    (+ For some reason, when JinSoul starts to sing 'Listen, listen' it reminds me of 'Deep Blue Eyes.'
    Maybe it's just me, but that slight resemblance made me enjoy this track more.)

    Loved it!
     
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    Brave Girls- Whatever
    T-ara- (Qri solo) Diamond and (Hyomin solo) Ooh La La
    EXID- Alice (Jeonghwa solo)
    DIA- Eye Contact
    Dreamcatcher- Sleepwalking

    These are mostly my opinion but I really like them
     
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    these ^^

    and most f(x), 2ne1, and rv bsides imo
     
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    4minute - Only Gained Weight
    Fiestar's Black Label album - Tight; or Turn off the Light but most songs are great
    Any album released by Brown Eyed Girls - Hotshot, Inconvenient Truth, fractal
     
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    everything from red velvet :)
     
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    Red velvet have one of THE best discographies for girl groups.
     
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    lol I was going to say this, preach the truth
     
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    Check SNSD's entire Japanese B side discography.
     
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    In general i love all snsd b sides except boyfriend, and i never saw the need of multiple versions of star star star 1 is just fine.
    But the japanese ones and the later k album have so many i repeat.
     
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    snsd-one last time
    red velvet-you better know
     
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    Wake Up - Dreamcatcher (8.6/10)
    Favourite lyrics: 'There is one small wish I've always dreamed of. Now my voice is ringing loud (x3)
    So it can fill the world, I'll keep running.'


    Besides Dreamcatcher's first two singles, 'Wake Up' has the most hard hitting rock sound to it.
    The guitar riffs you get to hear on their own midway is a nice touch, plus Siyeon's vocals completely dominate the whole song.
    The lyrics are optimistic and motivating, backed up by a great instrumental and some beautiful high notes.
    My favourite release by them.
    Loved it!

    Sleep-Walking - Dreamcatcher (7.5/10)
    Favourite lyrics: 'My heart breaks when you leave, everything is gone.'


    I really like the beatdrop, it's very unique and the song as a whole certainly didn't go where I thought it would.
    A little upset that Dami/Gahyeon didn't get many lines + some of the English lyrics didn't really make sense.
    Aside from that, I enjoyed the siren sound added towards the end, it's only a small feature, but it does a lot.

    Liked it!

    Missing U - TWICE (6.9/10)
    Favourite lyrics: 'When I leave, I want to see you again without my conscience.'

    It has potential, but I don't think it's one of their better releases.
    The first chorus I really enjoyed, as well as Chaeyoung & Dahyun's rap portions,
    but the verses fell a little flat for me. Nothing really stood out whilst listening; was initially going
    to give a rating around 6.3, but the chorus pushed it a little higher.

    Liked it!

    Kingdom Come - Red Velvet (8.8/10)
    Favourite Lyrics: 'I fall deeper with each step, dragged along as if I've lost myself.'


    A very close second to 'I Just', anytime I listen to this track, I end up swaying along with the beat
    and losing myself in the beautiful vocals (particularly Wendy & Seulgi's.)
    Irene's 'I got you, you got me' is so infectious and is one of my favourite parts.
    It's just so dreamy and groovy, a wonderful b-side.
    Loved it!

    My Second Date - Red Velvet (7.3/10)
    Favourite
    lyrics: 'Should I be bold from the start? What if you back away from shock?'

    The very first thing I noticed here was how similar the beat sounded to 'Soap' by Melanie Martinez,
    it literally sounds the same, like what even??
    I appreciate how quirky and experimental this track is, certainly shows off Red Velvet's
    signature flavor + I love when artists reference their other songs (Yeri mentions 'Dumb Dumb' here.)
    Irene's rap is great and Joy really shines as well.
    And I'd say my favourite aspect of this track by far, is the fact that the lyrics are gender-neutral; what queens.
    Liked it!


     
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