Pop Music

Battle of the Title Tracks: HENRY’S “Entice” vs. LEE JUNG HYUN’s “Peace” vs. SHINEE’s “All people”


As a spin-off to my Battle of the B-sides characteristic, I’m happy to announce the arrive of “Battle of the Title Tracks!” On this characteristic, I’ll be pitting three Okay-pop title tracks/singles in opposition to one another and selecting a winner. These songs will largely be from pre-2016 since I’ll attempt to give attention to music I haven’t but written about on the weblog.

As at all times, the competitors is all in good enjoyable. Most significantly, I hope you uncover (or re-discover) some nice songs!

Henry – Entice (ft. Kyuhyun & Taemin) (2013)

They actually gave Henry all of the firepower he wanted for his solo debut, huh? Each Tremendous Junior’s Kyuhyun and SHINee’s Taemin be part of him for Entice, but one way or the other he’s not overshadowed. The brilliance of this track rests in its insistent, ultra-catchy piano riff – an immediate nod to Henry’s prowess as a classical musician.

It’s uncommon {that a} mid-tempo observe like this hits me so onerous, however I bear in mind being smitten on the very first hear. The melodies are easy however unforgettable and the manufacturing delivers a satisfying stomp that retains the vitality surprisingly excessive.

 Hooks 9
 Manufacturing 9
 Longevity 9
 Bias 9

Lee Jung Hyun – Peace (2000)

That is such a goodie from approach again when. Most readers know that I’m a Janet and Michael Jackson stan, so Peace’s jagged, percussive beats are proper up my alley. I’m completely obsessive about the manufacturing on this. It’s so forceful and dynamic, particularly when the guitar is available in and completely shreds. This pre-dates a lot of SM Leisure’s “SMP” fashion tracks however informs a lot of what Yoo Younger-Jin ended up doing with teams like TVXQ.

Peace’s hooks are not any slouch both. Although the track isn’t tremendous melodic, its aggressive construction permits for an equally combative efficiency. It’s all simply so cool.

 Hooks 9
 Manufacturing 10
 Longevity 9
 Bias 10

SHINee – All people (2013)

What the heck is my randomizer doing to me immediately? Three 9+ rated songs in a single battle? I really feel sorry for Henry and Lee Jung Hyun since you simply don’t beat SHINee on this period. All people is a beast of a track and I can’t consider I haven’t rated it till now. It’s most likely one of the best instance of Okay-pop’s early-2010’s dubstep development, punctuating its hovering melodies with swipes of rugged electronics.

However what I like most about All people is how its depth by no means lags. Once I say I would like idol teams to carry out as in the event that they’re placing their lives on the road, that is what I imply. No second of the track lacks vitality, which suggests the climaxes should go even larger and bolder. There are a number of factors when All people virtually explodes. Its prolonged instrumental bridge is the stuff of Okay-pop legends, yanking us right into a go-for-broke finale that pulls no punches. Simply good.

 Hooks 10
 Manufacturing 10
 Longevity 10
 Bias 10

The successful observe of this version is SHINEE’s All people!

Readers, what do you suppose? Go away your individual rating within the feedback!


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