[#10] Girls' Day - "Something"

From: "Third Mini-Album"
Released: January
Territory: South Korea
Previous Best of Entries: 2013: [#18] "Expect"
Other notable song(s) from 2014: "휘파람"

I still have a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that Girls' Day have come so far since their 2010 debut not only in terms of line-up, but also in terms of the quality of their releases. But then again, if you debut with something like "Tilt Your Head" it's not that hard to get far. 2013 was great for them -- "Expect" and "Female President" were strong singles -- and while the latter half of 2014 wasn't their best, "Something" still remains one of my favorite songs from them, and of the year.

"Something," for me, is a less pretentious version of the SISTAR "Alone"-type track (which I partially attribute to the fact that this is a Duble Sidekick production). It's the same sultry-sexy sound, very similar instrumentation, production quality that's pretty much on the same level -- but "Something" packs more punch. There's more drama on "Something" because of the dynamics -- the chorus goes from multi-tracked vocal harmonies to MinAh's solo, to "nothing, it's something / stop it," and the instrumentation mirrors that when it goes from packed to the bass/percussion line delivering (pretty literal) punches.

The depth of production and composition that "Something" possesses is what has turned Girls' Day into a group worth listening to -- this track was probably one of the first major releases of the year, and yet I still listen to it whenever it comes up on shuffle, if not constantly.


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