Top 15 Popular Songs From Girls’ Generation You Must Listen To

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What Are Girls’ Generation Top Songs?

Who doesn’t know about the most legendary K-Pop girl-groups, Girls’ Generation or SNSD? The band, which debuted in 2007 with 9 members, had their 10th-year anniversary in 2017 and still made a comeback with their sub-unit, Oh!GG, which consists of 5 members of SNSD.

Girls’ Generation is really popular and have one of the largest fandoms worldwide, making them an icon of the Hallyu Wave that represents pop culture in South Korea. Many of their songs have become international top hits and, in this article, we’re going to take a loo ast some of them.

Into The New World

Into The New World (다시 만난 세계) was Girls’ Generation debut song in August, 2007. This song is included as one of their tracks off the self-titled album, Girls’ Generation. In this album, there are also side tracks that have been promoted as their comeback singles, such as Kissing You and Baby Baby. SNSD made their official debut while performing Into The New World (다시 만난 세계) on SBS’s Inkigayo.

SNSD debuted with a refreshing concept, with the members wearing simple, yet sporty costumes in white. The members wore natural-looking makeup and looked like very pretty teenagers, a vibe that was reinforced with an energetic choreography. The song, Into The New World (다시 만난 세계)is a song about a story of young girl who keeps her spirit to chase her dreams and slowly forged the path for her own journey.

Check out the track listing of the Girls’ Generation album below!

No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangement Length
1 Girls’ Generation (소녀시대; sonyeosidae) Lee Seung-cheol Song Jae-jun kenzie 03.50
2 Ooh La-La! Yoon Hyo-sang Steve Lee An Ik-Soo 03.54
3 Baby Baby Hwang Seong-je Hwang Seong-je Hwang Seong-je 03.11
4 Complete Ingrid Skretting Ingrid Skretting Hong-seok 03.56
Jan Lysdahl Jan Lysdahl
Cho Yun-kyung
5 Kissing You LeeOn LeeOn LeeOn 03.18
Kwon Yoon-jung
6 Merry-Go-Round Kim Jeong-bae kenzie kenzie 03.14
7 Tears (그대를 부르면; geudaeleul buleumyeon) Kim Seok-hyun Park Ki-wan Park Ki-wan 03.52
8 Tinkerbell Cho Yoon-kyung Ingrid Skretting kenzie 02.56
9 7989 (Kangta &Taeyeon) Kangta Kangta Kangta 03.31
10 Honey (소원; sowon) Ingrid Skretting Ingrid Skretting kenzie 03.15
Kwon Yoon-jung
11 Into the New World (다시 만난 세계; dasi mannan segye) Kim Jeong-bae kenzie kenzie 04.25
Total length: 39.22

Kissing You

Kissing You is one of a tracks from the Girls’ Generation album and was released on January 18, 2008, along with the official music video starring Super Junior’s Donghae. In this music video, we can see the members still using the cute concept and looking like young girls, but with the addition of lollipops that they used as accessories for the choreography.

The lyrics tell us about the confession of a girl who just got her first kiss and her feelings about having a special relationship with the boy she fell in love with. Kissing You is another happy song from SNSD, with their sweet lyrics and a cute melody.

Gee

Gee is SNSD’s debut extended play, which was released on January 7, 2009. In this comeback, each member has a more mature concept and they a lot of appreciation from the public, which made the group’s name become well known internationally. While promoting Gee, SNSD had a battle on the highest ranks of music charts and received their first win on June 26, 2009.

Gee‘s concept was eye-catching, as each member wore colorful leggings or shorts while promoted the song. SNSD’s popularity during the Gee era just kept growing and started to become one of the most famous girl-groups in K-pop.

The music video for Gee starred SHINee’s Minho, while each member of the group acted like a mannequin in a boutique that comes to life every time the store closed for the night. The lyrics tell us about a shy girl who’s falling love with someone and how she looked like a fool every time he was around.

Check out the track listing for SNSD 1st extended play below!

No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangement Length
1 Gee E-Tribe E-Tribe E-Tribe 03.20
2 Way to Go! (힘내!; Himnae!) Kim Jung Bae Kenzie Kenzie 03.04
3 Dear Mom The Lighthouse No Tae Ryung, Kim Tae Sung No Tae Ryung, Kim Tae Sung 04.05
4 Destiny Choi Gap Won Alex James, Louis Read Ahn Ik Su 03.26
5 Let’s Talk About Love (힘들어하는 연인들을 위해;Himdeureohaneun Yeonindeureul Wihae) Young H. Kim Young H. Kim Young H. Kim 04.11
Total length: 18.06

Oh!

Oh! is another comeback from SNSD that was released on January 28, 2010, as their second studio album. This comeback was followed with a repackaged version in March, 2010, with their single, Run Devil Run. During this comeback, Oh! become one of the best-selling albums released in 2010, with 97,934 copies sold by Gaon Album Chart.

In this comeback, SNSD used a girly concept, as a cheerleading team with their matching outfits, as well. The members all had a number on the front of their costumes, and this era is just another legendary comeback from SNSD, which made them really popular for their unique and cute concept as a girl-group.

The single, Oh!, is about a girl who wanted to get notice by her Oppa (an older boy), that she likes a lot. The girl has something to confess about her feelings and how she kept being a secret admirer for so long.

Check out the track listing for SNSD’s second studio album below!

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1 Oh! Kim Yeong-hoo, Kim Jeong-bae Kenzie 03.08
2 Show! Show! Show! Kim Bumin Hitchhiker 03.38
3 Sweet Talking Baby (뻔 & Fun) Song Jaewon Double J Show 03.30
4 Forever (영원히 너와 꿈꾸고 싶다) Kim Jin Hwan Kim Jin Hwan 04.29
5 Be Happy (웃자) E-Tribe E-Tribe, J-STA, Gong Hyunsik 03.30
6 Boys & Girls[A] (화성인 바이러스) Hwang Chanhee, Jo Eunhee Hwang Chanhee, Park Junho 03.45
7 Talk to Me[B] (카라멜 커피) Machan Taylor, Kim Heewon Machan Taylor 03.26
8 Star Star Star (별별별) E-Tribe E-Tribe, Go Myungjae 04.29
9 Stick wit U (무조건 해피엔딩) Lee Jae Myoung Lee Jae Myoung 02.46
10 Day by Day[C] (좋은 일만 생각하기) Yoo Young-suk Yoo Young-suk, MIHO 03.50
11 Gee (bonus track) E-Tribe E-Tribe 03.20
12 Tell Me Your Wish (Genie) (bonus track) Yoo Young-jin Nermin Harambasic, Robin Jenssen, Ronny Svendsen, Anne Judith Wik, Fridolin Nordso Schjoldan, Yoo Young-jin (additional melody), Yoo Han-jin 03.49
Total length: 43.40.00

Tell Me Your Wish

Tell me Your Wish (소원을 말해봐) is SNSD’s second extended play, that was released on June 29, 2009, with a concept as Navy girls. The song won, as it reached the highest rank on KBS Music Bank and SBS Inkigayo, and the album sold an estimated 50,000 copies in its first week after release.

The song, Tell me Your Wish (Genie), is a song about someone who can make your wishes came true. In this comeback, each member is playing a role like a goddess of fortune. The concept of this comeback is a little bit different since the members aren’t wearing a uniform and tried more mature outfits.

Check out the track listing of SNSD’s second extended play below!

No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangement Length
1 Tell Me Your Wish (Genie) (소원을 말해봐 (지니);Sowoneul Malhaebwa (Jini)) Yoo Young-jin Anne Judith Stokke Wik, Robin Jenssen, Ronny Vidar Svendsen, Nermin Harambasic, Fridolin Nordsø, Yoo Young-jin Yoo Han Jin 03.50
2 Etude Hwang Sung Je (BJJMusic), Yoo Jeni Hwang Sung Je (BJJMusic) Hwang Sung Je (BJJMusic) 03.13
3 Girlfriend (여자친구;Yeojachingu) Kim Jung Bae Kenzie Kenzie 03.19
4 Boyfriend (남자친구;Namjachingu) Kim Ji Hoo Carsten Lindberg, Joachim Svares The Great Danes and JoJo Bee 03.50
5 My Child (동화;Donghwa) Hwang Sung Je (BJJMusic), Yoo Jeni Hwang Sung Je (BJJMusic) Hwang Sung Je (BJJMusic) 03.36
6 One Year Later (1년 後; Jessica and Onew) Kim Jin Hwan Kim Jin Hwan Kim Jin Hwan 04.01
Total length: 21.52

Run Devil Run

Run Devil Run is a song that was released on March 17, 2010, as part of the reissued version of the previous studio album, Oh!, which was released on January 28, 2010. Run Devil Run is another comeback that has a very different concept than the previous ones, since they has a dark concept this time.

In this comeback, SNSD usually wears black costumes that made them look more fierce than the usual, with a touch of smokey eye makeup. SNSD reached the highest rank on the Gaon Singles Chart for two weeks after releasing Run Devil Run, while competing with other hit songs on the chart, such as KARA’s ‘Lupin‘ and 2AM’s ‘I Was Wrong‘.

There are 2 versions of the Run Devil Run music video, the original video which is located in two settings; a black and white room and the members dancing together with an individual close-up looks.

The story version is longer than the original, since it was continued from the Oh! music video where the girls are dancing, and there’s spilled cup where it damaged a computer. The Black Version of the SNSD members come out to reality and messed around the girls room.

Hoot

Hoot (훗) is another comeback, with their 3rd extended play which was released in October, 2010. The song reached the top of the Gaon Album Chart and was at number two on the Oricon Album Chart. Hoot (훗) is also considered the third best-selling album in 2010 and won the group two awards in the category of Artist of The Year.

In this comeback, SNSD had Super Junior’s Siwon star in their music video and used a retro cowgirl concept which made this comeback more unique and different. In the music video, there is a mysterious woman who was actually Sooyoung.

The lyrics of Hoot (훗) tell a story about a woman who was falling in love with someone but he didn’t know she existed. The woman started to think that the man should learn a lesson and gave him a second chance since he was a trouble in her life.

Check out the track listing for SNSD’s third mini album below!

No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangement Length
1 Hoot (훗;Hut) John Hyunkyu Lee Alex James, Alex James, 03.18
Lars Halvor Jensen, Lars Halvor Jensen,
Martin Michael Larsson Martin Michael Larsson
2 Mistake (내 잘못이죠; Nae Jalmoshijyo) (lit. “My Fault”) Kwon Yuri Cheryl Yie, Kenzie 04.07
Jean Na
3 My Best Friend (단짝; Danjjak) (lit. “Buddy”) Wheesung Carsten Lindberg, Carsten Lindberg, 03.24
Joachim Svares, Joachim Svares,
Joleen Bell, Joleen Bell,
Jade Anderson, Jade Anderson,
Michael Jay Michael Jay
4 Wake Up Kim Boo-min Hitchhiker Hitchhiker 03.15
5 Snowy Wish (첫눈에…;Cheonnune…) (lit. “In the First Snow”) Hwang Hyun Hwang Hyun Hwang Hyun 03.28
Total length: 17.35

Paparazzi

Paparazzi is a track the group released on June 27, 2012, in a Japanese version. This track is included as their second Japanese-language studio album, Girls’ Generation II ~Girls & Peace~ that was released on November 28, 2012, along with another 12 Japanese songs.

In this single, Paparazzi has three music videos which used different backgrounds and costumes such as the MV Dance Edit GOLD, MV Dance Edit 2, and the original music video. Each member performed like they are in a Hollywood musical, while wearing a unique and pretty costume in the music video.

The lyrics of Paparazzi tell a story about a star who has been chased by the Paparazzi who wanted to know the star’s secret life behind their fame.

Check out the track listing of SNSD’s second Japanese album below!

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1 Flower Power Johan Gustafson, Fredrik Häggstam, Sebastian Lundberg, Nasa Aprisia Florida, Junji Ishiwatari Trinity 03.18
2 Animal Hank Solo, Tom Aeio, Erik Nyholm, Eric Palmqwist Erik Nyholm 03.08
3 I’m a Diamond Dapo Torimiro, Priscilla Hamilton, H.U.B. Dapo Torimiro 02.56
4 Reflection Lars Halvor Jensen, Martin Michael Larsson, Zac Poor DEEKAY 03.50
5 Stay Girls Sebastian Thott, Andreas Öberg, Melanie Fontana, Kenn Kato Sebastian Thott 03.20
6 T.O.P Heidi Rojas, Allan Eshuijs, Kalle Engstrom Allan Eshuijs, Kalle Engstrom 03.37
7 Boomerang Charlie Mason, Oscar Gorres, Danny Saucedo, OZGO OZGO 02.50
8 Oh! (Japanese Version) Kenzie, Nozomi Maezawa, Kim Jungbae, Kim Younghu Kenzie 03.09
9 All My Love is for You Junji Ishiwatari, Sebastian Thott, Didrik Thott, Robin Lerner Sebastian Thott 03.43
10 Paparazzi Fredrik Thomander, Johan Becker, Junji Ishiwatari Miles Walker 03.47
11 Girls & Peace Anne Judith Wik, Ronny Svendsen, Nermin Harambasic, Robin Jenssen Dsign Music 03.27
12 Not Alone Erik Nyholm, Patrick Hamilton Erik Nyholm, Patrick Hamilton 03.31
Total length: 40.45.00

Mr. Taxi

Mr. Taxi is another Japanese song that was released in April, 2011. This song is the first original Japanese song that was released along with the Run Devil Run Japanese version. The music video of Mr. Taxi had two versions, the original music video and the dance version.

The song is having a concept of a taxi driver, with each member wearing a matching yellow outfit and dancing in front of a LED screen that flashes blue lighting and various patterns. After a minute, the members changed their costumes into black leather outfits as they looked more charismatic in the music video.

All My Love is For You

All My Love Is For You is another Japanese song by SNSD and was included on their second Japanese-language studio album, Girls’ Generation II ~Girls & Peace~. The music video for this song was released September 4, 2012, and was one of SNSD’s songs that had great lyrics.

The song tell us a story about the meaning and the power of love. All My Love Is For You is one of a songs that was added to SNSD’s Japanese concert and performed live. The lyrics were more defined as a strong love from SONE, who gave the group so much energy and support although they were on distant road.

Time Machine

Time Machine is one of SNSD’s Japanese songs on a repackaged album that was released on December 28, 2011, along with the music video that was released on March 13, 2012.

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The music video for Time Machine had a dark concept as each members played the role of a heartbroken woman. Each of them were having their own problems in life, as it was seen with the individual scenes.

I Got A Boy

I Got A Boy was SNSD’s fourth Korean studio album, which was released on January 1, 2013. The album had 10 songs proved to be a legendary comeback since the group tried a hip-hop concept with colorful outfits that they never wore before.

The song received much attention from both their fans and music critics from around the world, by saying that the genres are so unique. I Got A Boy incorporates the genres of EDM, R&B, and new wave and reached #1 on the Gaon Music Chart and Billboard U.S. World Albums.

Check out SNSD’s track listing of their fourth Korean studio album below!

No. Title Music Length
1 I Got a Boy Will Simms, Anne Judith Wik, Sarah Lundbäck Bell, Yoo Young Jin 04.31
2 Dancing Queen Stephen Andrew Booker, Aimee Ann Duffy, Kenzie 03.35
3 Baby Maybe Mich Hansen, Jonas Jeberg, Ruth-Anne Cunningham, Victoria Lott 03.43
4 Talk Talk (말해봐) Mason Charlie, Oscar Michael G. Rres, Danny Saucedo 02.46
5 Promise Joseph Belmaati 03.15
6 Express 999 Kenzie 03.27
7 Lost In Love (유리아이) (Taeyeon and Tiffany duet) Park Chang-hyun 04.00
8 Look at Me Johan Gustafson, Fredrik Häggstam, Sebastian Lundberg, Louis Schoorl 03.01
9 XYZ Jonathan Yip, Jeremy L. Reeves, Ray Romulus, Victoria Horn 03.15
10 Romantic St. (낭만길) Matthew Heath, Hailey Collier, DK, Jordan Kyle, Hyuk Shin, Jee Yoon Yoo 04.00
Total length: 35.34.00

The Boys

The Boys is another of the most legendary comebacks that SNSD has ever made. The song was a big success in Asia and it also reached the highest position on their worldwide promotion. The song was composed by a famous American songwriter, Teddy Riley. Each member of SNSD really pulled out their performance during The Boys comeback.

The members had a chance to show their individual charms in this comeback by wearing a different outfit as they performed on stage. During this era, SNSD had their golden moment, reaching high popularity in South Korea and internationally. In this comeback, Sunny became very well known for her unique style with her blonde, short hair cut and smoky eyes.

The members looked like princesses and SNSD become one of the strongest girl-groups during this era. The Boys has a very dynamic beat and choreography, and the album won the Digital Daesang Awards at both the 26th Golden Disk Awards and the 21st Seoul Music Awards. Their achievement with The Boys also put them at #2 on United States Billboard World Albums, at 64th and 130th in Spain and France, and at #17 on the Top Heatseekers.

The Boys had two version, a standard edition and an international edition. Check out the track listing for SNSD’s third studio album below!

The Boys – Standard Edition :

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1 The Boys Yoo Young-jin DOM, Richard Garcia, Taesung Kim, Teddy Riley 03.48
2 Telepathy (텔레파시; Tellepasi) Kim Boomin Hitchhiker 03.45
3 Say Yes Kim Young-hu Kim Young-hu 03.46
4 Trick Jo Yoonkyung Sarah Lundback Bell, Martin Hansen 03.15
5 How Great Is Your Love (봄날;Bomnal; lit. Springtime) Choi Sooyoung Jean T. Na & Jenny Hyun (Jenzye) 03.54
6 My J Hwang Sungje Hwang Sungje 03.53
7 Oscar Kim Jungbae Kenzie 03.23
8 Top Secret Hong Jiyu Peter Wennerberg, Mathias Venge, Gabriella Jangfeldt, Sharon Vaughn 02.59
9 Lazy Girl (Dolce Far Niente) Kim Taeyoon Lucas Secon, Thomas Troelsen 03.05
10 Sunflower (제자리걸음;Jejaligeoleum; lit. Walking on the spot) Kim Boomin Hitchhiker 03.50
11 Vitamin (비타민;Bitamin) Hwang Hyun Hwang Hyun 03.10
12 Mr. Taxi (Korean Version) STY STY, Scott Mann, Chad Royce, Paolo Prudencio, Allison Veltz 03.32
13 The Boys (English Version) Tiffany Hwang, Teddy Riley Teddy Riley, Taesung Kim, DOM, Richard Garcia 03.47
Total length: 43.26.00

The Boys – International Edition :

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1 The Boys (English Version) Tiffany Hwang, Teddy Riley Teddy Riley, Taesung Kim, DOM, Richard Garcia 03.47
2 Telepathy Kim Boomin Hitchhiker 03.45
3 Say Yes Kim Younghoo Kim Younghoo 03.46
4 Trick (Typical) Jo Yoonkyung Martin Hansen 03.15
5 How Great Is Your Love Sooyoung Jean Na 03.54
6 My J Hwang Sungje Hwang Sungje 03.53
7 Oscar Kim Jungbae Kenzie 03.23
8 Top Secret Hong Jiyu Peter Wennerberg, Mathias Venge, Gabriella Jangfeldt, Sharon Vaughn 02.59
9 Lazy Girl (Dolce Far Niente) Kim Taeyoon Lucas Secon, Thomas Troelsen 03.05
10 Sunflower Kim Boomin Hitchhiker 03.50
11 Vitamin Hwang Hyun Hwang Hyun 03.10
12 Mr. Taxi (Korean Version) STY STY, Scott Mann, Chad Royce, Paolo Prudencio, Allison Veltz 03.32
13 The Boys Yoo Young-jin DOM, Richard Garcia, Taesung Kim, Teddy Riley 03.48
14 The Boys (Clinton Sparks & Disco Fries Remix) (featuring Snoop Dogg) Tiffany Hwang, Teddy Riley Clinton Sparks, Disco Fries 04.16
15 The Boys (Bring Dem Boys) (featuring Suzi) Tiffany Hwang, Teddy Riley Teddy Riley 03.36
16 The Boys (Bring The Boys Out) (David Anthony Remix) Tiffany Hwang, Teddy Riley Teddy Riley, David Anthony 04.24
17 The Boys (Bring The Boys) (Teddy Riley Remix) Tiffany Hwang, Teddy Riley Teddy Riley 04.01
Total length: 62.10.00

Love & Girls

Love & Girls is a Japanese song that was included on SNSD’s 3rd Japanese studio album, titled Love & Peace. The album was released in digital on December 10, 2013, along with the music video. The song itself, Love & Girls, reached the 4th rank of the Oricon Single Chart and ranked 3rd on the Japan Hot 100.

The song is very refreshing and has a bright energy. The video used the concept of doing a flashmob at an amusement park with their fans, SONE. There was also a public flashmob event at Universal Studio Japan while SNSD performed Love & Girls.

The choreography in this song is also unique. The members were dancing with their shampoo and nail art dance moves, which gave this song its own signature dance moves. The lyrics in Love & Girls tell us a story about a fantasy wonderland where everyone is just having fun together.

Check out the track listing for SNSD’s 3rd Japanese studio album below!

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1 Gossip Girls Kenn Kato Kanata Okajima, Andreas Öberg, Maria Marcus 03.16
2 Motorcycle Akira Öberg, Marcus 03.31
3 Flyers Hidenori Tanaka Steven Lee, Sebastian Thott, Didrik Thott 04.03
4 Galaxy Supernova Frederik Tao Nordsø Schjoldan, Fridolin Nordsø Schjoldan, Kamikaoru, Martin Hoberg Hedegaard Frederik Tao Nordsø Schjoldan, Fridolin Nordsø Schjoldan, Kamikaoru, Hedegaard 03.09
5 Love & Girls Kamikaoru Erik Lidbom, Ronny Svendsen, Anne Judith Wik 03.07
6 Beep Beep Jeff Miyahara, Anne Judith Wik, Ronny Svendsen, Nermin Harambasic, Robin Jenssen, Junji Ishiwatari Jeff Miyahara, Anne Judith Wik, Ronny Svendsen, Nermin Harambasic, Robin Jenssen, Ishiwatari 03.21
7 My Oh My Kamikaoru, Erik Lewander, Ylva Dimberg, Louis Schoorl Kamikaoru, Lewander, Dimberg, Schoorl 03.10
8 Lips Ishiwatari Daniel “Obi” Klein, Charli Taft 03.48
9 Do the Catwalk Ishiwatari Okajima, Öberg, Marcus 04.01
10 Karma Butterfly Kamikaoru Christian Vinten, Grace Tither 03.12
11 Linguafranc (リンガ・フランカ;Ringa Furanka) Tanaka, Agehasprings Öberg, Jon Hallgren, Dimberg 03.07
12 Everyday Love Sara Sakurai Tom Diekmeier, Tim Hawes, Obie Mhondera, Katerina Bramley 03.30
13 Blue Jeans (Fanclub Edition Bonus Track) Akira Lidbom, Andreas Carlsson 03.28
Total length: 44.46.00

Galaxy Supernova

Galaxy Supernova is a Japanese song that was included as one of the tracks from the Love & Peace album that was released on September 18, 2013. The song reached the 3rd rank on the Oricon Singles Chart and the 4th rank on the Japan Hot 100. The single sold 14.564 copies on the second day after the song has reached the 1st place on Oricon Singles Chart.

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In the music video, the SNSD members are looking good with their futuristic outfits and colorful legging. The members later changed their costumes to colorful dressed while they were dancing in front of LED lighting which made this music video really bright and colorful.


That was all for the information about SNSD’s top 15 songs that you should listen to. The songs are easy listening songs that will make you sing or dance along with the beat. If you’ve watched SNSD’s music videos, the members appearances are also captivating. Let us hope that SNSD will release more songs in the future, whether as a group or a solo comeback!