In our final battle between f(x) and miss A, we compare their 2011 comeback songs: Danger and Goodbye Baby.
Thekoreanjjang: Time for the main event.
KpopEncarta: this is the championship round right here. my favorite songs from each group
Thekoreanjjang: Another tough one. This is the song that made me go OK f(x) is legit.
I liked this song too cuz it meant I didn’t have to listen to nu abo all the time whenever they went on shows, but even without that little bonus, I really liked this song from the first time I heard it
Thekoreanjjang: Yup this song is when it all came together for f(x).
KpopEncarta: of course I have no idea what is going on in this mv lol, but yes this was fx’s true breakthrough song. triple crown on m! countdown and inkigayo, and picked up a win on music bank
Thekoreanjjang: True they had their first successful run through the weekly award shows. Now thoughts on goodbye baby. Man JYP really loves to use the word baby in his titles and lyrics.
KpopEncarta: hah, but it’s an interesting little intro they have with all of them laying on the ground. definitely never seen anything like it before
Thekoreanjjang: Well like in their previous album covers, they always placed an emphasis on their legs.
KpopEncarta: I want to find the person who decided suzy should wear the cat years and shake their hand. well played sir
Thekoreanjjang: This guy…focus please.
KpopEncarta: you gotta admit, it’s an interesting choice to have only the maknae wear them
Thekoreanjjang: You mean like an effective one? There’s a lot of things to like from this performance.
KpopEncarta: this mv you mean
Thekoreanjjang: They take off right where they left off with good girl bad girl through their powerful charisma and strong vocals.
KpopEncarta: true. that’s miss A’s MO it seems. well except breathe, that was their “fun” song
Thekoreanjjang: Touch had a completely different style as well, but yeah this is definitely the style their famous for and why some fans might’ve been a little disappointed with Touch.
KpopEncarta: touch is different style, but you can still see the charisma there. it’s just not a dance type track like this and bggg
Thekoreanjjang: Yeah these fit more in the lines of dance pop.
KpopEncarta: pretty much. here are the performances:
only sulli gets away with that hairstyle
Thekoreanjjang: One of the perks of being an idol. You saw Jiyeon’s hair in dream high 2.
KpopEncarta: hell even on other idols that still looks ridiculous. the advantages of still being in their teens and having that cute image cuz that would look terrible on krystal
Thekoreanjjang: SM matches their concepts to each member well.
KpopEncarta: you can see all 5 of them having fun here, playing to the camera a bit
Thekoreanjjang: Here we have another strong live performance by miss A.
KpopEncarta: hah I’m still fixated on danger
Thekoreanjjang: How could you still be on Danger??
KpopEncarta: I like the song, and I like this performance so I repeated it
Thekoreanjjang: Well anyways I thought this was another solid song by miss A, but being the last round it makes me wonder is this their best song?
Thekoreanjjang: Well that’s where we differ yet again.
KpopEncarta: for me it is anyway
Thekoreanjjang: I felt that either good girl bad girl or their newest single touch was their best song.
KpopEncarta: well as we said those are different from what we normally hear
whereas this is clsoer to mainstream
Thekoreanjjang: While good bye baby is a really good song it does have a lot of similarities in style to good girl bad girl.
KpopEncarta: for me, this is the song that made me a fan. I love jia’s rap
Thekoreanjjang: Yeah there was nothing bad about this song. But with danger I sort of saw all the good elements found in their previous songs finally come together in one performance.
Thekoreanjjang: Danger is a song that made me really pay more attention to f(x) for the first time. Where it made me finally say OK they made a great song here and not just a good one. A true stage where they got the accolades they deserved and really stood tall with their own unique style. Considering all these points I’d have to give the last round to f(x)’s danger. In the end thought it doesn’t really change a thing as I had miss A with a 5-3 insurmountable lead.
KpopEncarta: true, miss A still wins for you
Thekoreanjjang: This just makes my final tally 5-4 for miss A.
KpopEncarta: for me, I think I give this to miss A for a 5:4 overall victory as well. Danger was good for all the reasons you listed, but with goodbye baby it people realize they weren’t just a 1-hit wonder with bggg. visually, it hit all their strong points as this is the concept that I felt fit each member the best. Of the two, I’d rather listen and watch goodbye baby
Thekoreanjjang: That’s a bit surprising to hear from you, but I know what you mean.
KpopEncarta: but the goodbye baby dance is more interesting to watch
Thekoreanjjang: Well this wraps up another hotly contested girl group match up. I’m still looking forward to seeing what f(x) has in store for us with their next comeback concept.
KpopEncarta: true, and it’ll be interesting to see what miss A’s actual stage performance is like for Touch