The After School Discography Rate • FINISHED

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#42
Super sexy

Grade: 7.815
Honor roll: 10×2 (@roblognick, @Macsun), 9×4 (@evilsin, @yuuurei, @Mikl C, @Remorque), 8.75×1 (@Conan)
Drop-outs: 6×1 (@eyeline), 6.5×2 (@singabob, @Wills), 6.75×1 (@BEST FICTION)
@Love Deluxe's score: 7.75
@vague's score: 7.75

5 ballots: #65, 7.400 avg.
10 ballots: #45, 7.925 avg.
15 ballots: #44, 7.717 avg.
20 ballots: #42, 7.725 avg.
25 ballots: #42, 7.800 avg.
31 ballots: #42, 7.815 avg.

"Super sexy" is the b-side to After School's first Japanese single, Bang! (Japan Ver.), released on August 17, 2011. Its lyrics were written by Kanata Okajima and it was composed and arranged by Keiichi Kondo.

The song's title and message come from the catchphrase coined by After School's Japanese staff to describe the group: 3 S, meaning "super sexy, super style, super show".

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(7.75) — "For the longest time, I thought this song sounded like what a hypothetical Namie Amuro tribute group would think a Namie Amuro song sounded like, and the result was 'Super sexy'. Upon revisiting, it's a lot of fantastic separate parts that don't necessarily work as strongly when put together. Highlight is the chorus melody and harmonies that also sound like something that you'd hear in Girls' Generation's later Japanese works."

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(7.75) — "Parts of this frankensong are cute but I'm sorry to say all the lil speaky bits throughout are very annoying. The English lyrics are great, though. Don't chase dirty money!!~"​



@roblognick (10) — "This chorus is a rip off of something, it's on the tip of my tongue. But I don't care, I'm bopping in my chair!"

@Macsun (10) — "Another bop to the bop banger from their Japanese catalog. Don't think it's well known but it needs more recognition."

@M24 (8.25) — "We're gonna break the ruuuules! I love that line in the chorus. Among the best of the extras."

@SloMover (7) — "It's not their best but I really enjoyed the Japan tour performance of it so that's where most my score for it comes from."

@berserkboi (7) — "Cute if a little lacking in melody!"

@singabob (6.5) — "The verses and chorus are good but the talky-rap bits are..... something."

@eyeline (6) — "Always found this song so annoying but I'm low key stanning Kahi's rap towards the end."​






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The first part of the chorus really is a copy of something else and I can't remember what it is, it's really frustrating. But it's a banger of a chorus. Lizzy's intro just makes me go "come in all my funky man" and I'm not mad about that. The middle 8 bit as well is perfection. This is a top 20 song.
 
Super Sexy has a distinct and interesting production, it just doesn't go too far with it. I'm glad most of my lower scores are being booted, this is the one rate I come to when I want to feel satisfied!
The first part of the chorus really is a copy of something else and I can't remember what it is, it's really frustrating. But it's a banger of a chorus. Lizzy's intro just makes me go "come in all my funky man" and I'm not mad about that. The middle 8 bit as well is perfection. This is a top 20 song.
I hear the chorus to Lace and Leather by Britney, maybe that's what you're looking for?
 
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#41
Lady

Grade: 7.863
Honor roll: 10×1 (@RUNAWAY), 9.5×2 (@Mikl C, @vague), 9.25×1 (@Love Deluxe)
Drop-outs: 5.5×1 (@chrisjche), 6×4 (@Attis, @yuuurei, @Cotton Park, @Vixen), 6.5×1 (@Crisp X)
@Love Deluxe's score: 9.25
@vague's score: 9.5

5 ballots: #27, 9.050 avg.
10 ballots: #39, 8.025 avg.
15 ballots: #42, 7.817 avg.
20 ballots: #43, 7.713 avg.
25 ballots: #40, 7.870 avg.
31 ballots: #41, 7.863 avg.

"Lady" is the second track from After School's fourth Korean single album, BLUE, released on July 20, 2011. Its lyrics were written by Jang Jiwon and it was composed and arranged by Hanif "Hitmanic" Sabzevari, Peo Dahl, and Ava Kay. After School premiered "Lady" live ahead of the release of the BLUE single album at their Japan Premium Party-Bang! Bang! Bang!- Live at AKASAKA BLITZ showcase on July 17, 2011.

For the release of their fourth single album, After School was split into two fan-voted units, RED and BLUE, with each releasing their own version of the single album. Kahi, Jung-A, U-ie, and Nana were voted into After School RED, while Juyeon, Raina, Lizzy, and E-Young were chosen for BLUE.

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(9.25) — "I wish I still had my Last.fm account from years ago because I wore this song out when it was released. The progression of Lady reminds me a lot of My Boy by Secret which I also loved."

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(9.5) — "One of their best b-sides, tbh. I wish I'd left my score as a ten; this deserved to make the top forty."​



@Macsun (9) — "A perfect b-side to Wonder Boy. Another great mid-tempo ballad like the contrast between Kahi and Nana's tone."

@M24 (8.5) — "Cute midtempo, I like the synths here. That's what makes me give it a higher score than some of their other slow songs ddd. Always thought they said 'elated' rather than 'lady' when I was listening to it for some reason. Kind of thought using the word elation would be a lot cooler hahah."

@berserkboi (8) — "Cute albeit a little repetitive."

@eyeline (7.5) — "This really grew on me over the years."

@GeiPanda (7) — "So corny."​







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We're down another ten songs so you know what that means~

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50 SLOW LOVE — 7.403
49 With U — 7.500
48 LOVE LETTER — 7.597
47 SHINE ━ 7.621
46 Dream Girl ━ 7.677
45 PLAY GIRLZ ━ 7.685
44 Lady Luck ━ 7.694
43 Miss Futuristic ━ 7.798
42 Super sexy ━ 7.815
41 Lady ━ 7.863



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「New Schoolgirl」

PLAY GIRLZ
AH
나쁜놈 (Bad Guy)



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「아몰레드 (AMOLED)」

아몰레드 (AMOLED) (with Son Dambi)



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「너 때문에」

너 때문에 (Because of you)
When I Fall
Diva



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「BANG!」

Let's do it!
뱅(Bang)!
With U



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Happy pledis

LOVE LOVE LOVE
Someone is you




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「VIRGIN」

Let's Step Up
Shampoo
Virgin
Play Ur Love
Dream (feat. Pre-School Girl Yoonjo)
시간에 기대어 (Depend on Time)
잘 지내고 있죠 (Nothing to complain of)
Funky Man (feat. Pre-School Girl Kyungmin)
My Bell

When I Fall (2011 New Recordings)



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「BLUE」+「RED」

원더보이 (Wonder boy)
Lady

밤 하늘에 (In the night sky)
HOLLYWOOD



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HAPPY PLEDIS 2012

LOVE LETTER
겨울 이야기 (Winter Story)




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「PLAYGIRLZ」

Rip off
Rambling girls
BROKEN HEART feat. Jung-A, Raina, Nana, E-Young
Diva (Japan Ver.)
Just in time
Gimme Love
Because of you (Japan Ver.)
Miss Futuristic feat. Kahi, Juyeon, U-ie, Lizzy
Bang! (Japan Ver.)
Tell me



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「Lady Luck / Dilly Dally」

Lady Luck
Dilly Dally
SLOW LOVE



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「FLASHBACK」

FLASHBACK
Eyeline (透視 / 투시)
손목시계 (Watch)
Timeless



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「첫사랑」

8 hot girl
첫사랑 (First Love)
Dressing Room
Time's up
Love Beat
화장을 하다 울었어 (Make up & tears)



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일주일

일주일 (Week)



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「Dress to kill」

Dress to kill
Ms.Independent
Triangle
Crazy Driver
Shh
Yes No Yes
Heaven
in the moonlight
rock it!
Spotlight
Lucky Girl



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SHINE

SHINE



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「Extras」

Dream Girl
Dreams Again!

make it happen (with Amuro Namie)
Take me to the place
Super sexy

Ready to love


We'll be hitting an 8+ average and losing at least two more sections before we reach the top thirty~
 
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#40
Timeless

Grade: 7.952
Honor roll: 10×3 (@evilsin, @Slice of Life, @Love Deluxe), 9.75×1 (@Macsun), 9.5×1 (@RUNAWAY)
Drop-outs: 5.5×1 (@singabob), 5.75×1 (@Conan), 6×2 (@Ana Raquel, @SloMover)
@Love Deluxe's score: 10
@vague's score: 9.25

5 ballots: #40, 8.350 avg.
10 ballots: #42, 7.975 avg.
15 ballots: #38, 8.017 avg.
20 ballots: #38, 7.988 avg.
25 ballots: #38, 7.910 avg.
31 ballots: #40, 7.952 avg.

"Timeless" is the fifth track from After School's fifth Korean maxi-single, FLASHBACK, released on June 20, 2012. Its lyrics were written by Raina and it was composed and arranged by Takuya Harada, Jukoo, Thomas Karlsson, and Rike Boomgarden. "Timeless" is a duet performed by Jung-A and Raina.

In an interview with KBS World's Backstage Chat in July 2012, both Jung-A and Raina discussed the meaning behind the song and their long-standing desire to sing a duet. Raina, who also wrote the song's lyrics, described the track as "a song about a slightly cold and proud girl who only comes to miss her ex and have regrets after the breakup", and Jung-A added, "Raina and I have always wanted to sing a duet together since our early days. CEO-nim, how about we take this opportunity to promote together?"

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(10) — "It's giving me Mandy Moore A Walk To Remember era, it's giving me the la la la jingles from Gilmore Girls, it's giving me Stacie Orrico's 2003 self-titled, it's giving me M2M, it's giving me 2000's movie when the misunderstood teen protagonist has a ruminating moment while sitting on their reading nook!! The way I listened to this on the way to school every day in Fall 2012 and my dramatic ass thought I was completely in my A Cinderella Story angst fantasy each time. Easily the standout ballad in After School's latter discography. Timeless encapsulates all the good qualities of both their voices, I'm so glad it made it this far."

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(9.25) — "The chorus melody is glorious. Def wouldn't have been upset had this stuck around a bit longer, but getting a ballad-adjacent song into a KPJ rate's top 40 is an accomplishment in and of itself tbh!"​



@Slice of Life (10) — "i think this is my fave of all their ballads omg."

@Macsun (9.75) — "One of their best mid-tempos. I wish we had more Raina and Jung Ah tracks like this. They make a great duo with their contrasting tones."

@KimLippington (9.25) — "The melody on the chorus is very pretty and really elevates this to being their best ballad for me."

@berserkboi (9) — "Very pretty!"

@Vixen (9) — "This is such a typical After School midtempo, but like... now they've mastered their craft, so it's even better."

@M24 (7.75) — "I wish I liked this more. It's not bad, though it doesn't reach a climax as the production is too stagnant. A shame, because any ballad comprising like 50% of Raina's vocals should slap."

@singabob (5.5) — "This song just drags on for way too long."​





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(10) — "It's giving me Mandy Moore A Walk To Remember era, it's giving me the la la la jingles from Gilmore Girls, it's giving me Stacie Orrico's 2003 self-titled, it's giving me M2M, it's giving me 2000's movie when the misunderstood teen protagonist has a ruminating moment while sitting on their reading nook!! The way I listened to this on the way to school every day in Fall 2012 and my dramatic ass thought I was completely in my A Cinderella Story angst fantasy each time. Easily the standout ballad in After School's latter discography. Timeless encapsulates all the good qualities of both their voices, I'm so glad it made it this far."

YES!!!!!! I never knew how to explain it so I didn't leave commentary, but YES, that's exactly it!

@singabob (5.5) — "This song just drags on for way too long."

Also.....it's less than 4 minutes ummmmm.......
 

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