Girls’ Generation managed to draw the attention of Rolling Stone and Time with their comeback song, ‘I Got a Boy’.
Rolling Stone wrote: ‘It took the most beloved of all Korean girl groups (and a handful of Euro writers) to finally deliver a song as sharply plotted and blindingly razzle-dazzle as the K-pop machine itself. Harmonizing, speed rapping, and belting like divas, mostly in Korean, these nine young idols romp through a candy land of pop sounds, from minimal R&B to high-BPM dance. It’s a musical gymnastics routine.’
Time went even further and stated: ‘Its catchy, multi-genre, Korean-language title track, “I Got a Boy,” has garnered more than 25 million views since Dec. 31. […] But many of the video′s viewers are not in South Korea. Jane Choi, the band′s U.S. marketing rep, spoke to TIME about what′s next for the band—and she says that the biggest market for the video′s YouTube viewership is in the United States.‘
‘I Got a Boy’ has managed to rise to the top of music charts in Korea, and stayed on #1 on the Hanteo charts for two weeks in a row. With this song, Girls’ Generation won the trophy on Mnet‘s M!Countdown and KBS2′s Music Bank.
Article by: Karolina & Mariam