Update: Youtube links to the remixes added (see tracklist). You can purchase the maxi single on iTunes.
Since entering the American market in October, it was said that SNSD would release a maxi-single sometime in November – however, this was soon put on hold indefinitely. Despite its postponement, fans will be delighted (and simultaneously devastated for their wallets) to know that the maxi-single, also titled ‘The Boys’, has officially been announced for release on December 20.
The maxi single will include eight different versions of their hit ‘The Boys.’ Except for the last two tracks (one an instrumental and the other an a cappella version), there will be a total of five remixes on the CD, as well as the original studio version of the title song. Teddy Riley’s remix, I believe, was heard and performed to at the 2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards. Previews of each track can be listened to on Amazon.
- The Boys
- The Boys (feat. Snoop Dogg) [Clinton Sparks & Disco Fries Remix]
- The Boys (feat. Lil Playy) [Clinton Sparks & Disco Fries Remix]
- The Boys *Bring Dem Boys* (feat. Suzi)
- The Boys *Bring Dem Boys Out* (David Anthony Remix)
- The Boys *Bring the Boys* (Teddy Riley Remix)
- The Boys (Instrumental)
- The Boys (A Cappella)
Typically, maxi-singles contain mostly remixes of a title song, so it really isn’t a surprise that there isn’t a b-side song included, as unfortunate as it may be.
The maxi-single is just another item on the exhaustive list of goodies SM Entertainment has already and will be churning out before the end of 2011, including the Holiday photo book in Japan, the Mr Taxi version of the third studio album, SMTOWN’s Winter Album (Dec 13), the Japanese concert tour DVD/blu-ray (Dec 14), and the Japanese repackaged album (Dec 28).
Sources: Amazon (via email@example.com), firstname.lastname@example.org
Saira Isabel Perez said:
i hope snsd girls generation 2012 tour in philippines…!!!!1
I would like them to go to England!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Plz Girls Generation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
bring dem boys out LOLL how gangstaaa
….I LOVE IT…SO COOLLLL … .>..<..
_ And i think i like the 3th mix song… the sound the same R&B…
bring SNSD here in the Philippines!!! :)))
I was hoping there would be other songs. I don’t really like The Boys, I really don’t like The Boys seven times. I will not support this, will not buy.
My thoughts exactly. I can’t see myself listen to this Maxi-single more than once.
It’s kinda sad…. I bought all SNSD CDs (and DVDs, PBs…) up until now, but I can’t keep up anymore. This Maxi-single and the Mr.Taxi repackage will have to be ignored (and the main issue is not even money).
the most likely reason for all this is because sm wants to save money.sm would have lost a lot of money hiring TR to produce the song, so they want to gain back the loss.because they know sones would buy no matter what.
ps. i am not telling you all not to buy this.
and also it will be released in france on december 19! (so cool)
But the french universal Music, said the tracklist will be the same as the Korean~ it’s strange…
Wow, THIS is the long-awaited US Maxi Single?? It’s been available in the iTunes store for several weeks already, here in Norway, at least. They just call it ‘The Boys (Remixes) here. Frankly, I don’t really feel it… I thought several of the remixes from the fan remix contest were far better than these. I don’t really think this is the best way for SM to test the international/English language waters for the girls, but I guess it’s a cheap and easy way for them to make some extra bucks out of what was probably a very exensive song to buy the worldwide rights for…
HOWEVER, why (oh WHY) isn’t the full-length korean The Boys album available in iTunes here yet? I LONG for it! …Ah, the troubles of a SONE.
won syt said:
You are not like !!?
Please don’t comment here! OK !!?
TaeYeon ah! You don’t care, you’re forever !!?
it’s actually allready out on itunes here in sweden called The Boys remixes…
all of them were good 😀
I’ll buy it for the MAMA remix.
Wow, I’m actually quite disappointed. I opened this page hoping that songs like “Telepathy” and “How Great is Your Love” would be on this English mini album.
I love the girls so much and will always do my best to support them, however, this is one album I will not buy. I hope in the near future the girls will make a full English album of all these songs.
It’s not a mini album, it’s a maxi single. All a maxi single is, is just a bunch of remixes of a single song. I’m hoping that the kind of album you’re talking about is the “special album” they said would be released on January 17!
I just checked the Norway iTunes and listened to longer previews of the remixes. They seem better than these previews and i figured out that the mama remix is track 5 but there are also parts from the other remixes that are also in the mamas performance such as the transition at the end of sooyoungs part of the chorus and when they walked to the front so the mama remix actually is a part of three different remixes combined.
so many version for 1 song i think is a bit excessive. it’s seem like they don’t have another good song.
michael sternestedt said:
a simple way to get the most money from one song. cant blame the nine awesome ladies for this though, it is the SM entertainment management…again!
i had hoped for a full album instead of another single.
Acapella version all the way!
I think we should buy this single when it comes out. I don’t want to go against anyone here, but if we don’t support this, their international debut may not go any further. I do agree that they could have put more english songs but maybe they didn’t have time to record other english songs seeing as they’re very busy. If this was released in ph, I’d buy it to support the girls.
I really like the Teddy Riley re-mix of “The Boys” – it’s, oh, so catchy and different 😆 !
SK~ I think the “SNSD and the Dangerous Boys” show EngLish-subbed is aLready out. 🙂
just saying (or informing I think?) XP
I love The Boys, but I really can’t stand these remixes. fan remixes sound much better.
Chesca D. Norte said:
so i can go to like best buy and physically buy this maxi single?
SNSD are my 9 genies said:
I think it’s only available online right now through iTunes and amazon, but the special US album is coming out soon in January (forgot the actual date), and that one is an actual physical album with The Boys, all the remixes, and a few other songs from the 3rd Korean album. So you’ll have to wait until January to get it at Best Buy 🙂
SNSD are my 9 genies said:
hmmm…I would say that the Suzi one and the Teddy Riley remix version sound better than the other remixes though all of them would do pretty okay in the clubs, I guess. And what really matters is for the clubs to really dig these remixes and play them like crazy. These days it seems like the only sure way for a song to become a hit here in the States (other than have the songs be amazingly good) is either through youtube viral videos or through the clubs, so despite what some people are saying, these remixes might do surprisingly well in the States if they do well in the clubs. Maybe that’s what SM and Interscope are thinking. Either that or SM needs to make up for putting a lot of resources into this worldwide release thing, lol 😀
i like suizi’s for some odd reason
is the maxi single going to be a physical cd or is it just available for download on itunes?
It will be released physically next month in US (and a few other countries). But for now it’s only digital.
i like everything here
I didn’t like the remixes very much (and the guest artists do almost nothing… which is not necessarily a bad thing). But at least they aren’t as boring as the regular The Boys, so that’s an ok release for me. I wouldn’t mind more remixes in the future (for other songs, of course).
I love Girls Generation, and I love their music, and the korean version… and now the japanese version of ‘The Boys’ are among my favorite songs… but track two and three with ‘snoop dogg’ and ‘lil playy’ (whoever the heck they are)… I dont like. I’ve listened to the tracks and am horrified to hear the ‘guest artists’ taking over great swathes of the song! Surely the ‘guest artists’ should be in the background… not the other way around? Or better yet, the ‘guest artists’ should shut up altogether and inflict themselves on standard western pop pap and leave our Soshi alone! The girls are far too talented to have to rely on the dubious talents of label sharing ‘guest artists’. Tut-tut SM… shame on you! SNSD fighting!
i actually don’t mind suzi’s version