I’ve been listening to a lot of SNSD songs these past few days or weeks(?), and for some reason, I started to listen more and more to the more relaxing songs, rather than the upbeat ones. I used to spam IGAB, Gee, Oh! and all the other title songs on my computer while doing assignments and projects, because it’s just keeps me awake. But when it comes to those songs that are meant to make you wind down, close your eyes, sit back and just chill, I was reminded once again how talented SNSD really are in this area. Below are some of their ballads that I really, really love listening to, because they are stress-relievers, I kid you not.
I’l start off with some of their solo works, as I feel that it would be a shame not including them here.
credits to all the respective uploaders for the videos
OSTs by Taeyeon
‘If’. One of the first ballads that I knew about. I didn’t know it was an OST, and I thought it was a darn good song to be made a solo single. Nevertheless, I didn’t love the song any less when I discovered it was indeed just an OST. Taeyeon just kicks butt when it comes to this. If I have to pick one song out of all the OSTs that she sang, ‘If’ would be on the top of my list, followed closely by ‘Closer’:
If you were to ask why, I would have to say it’s the lyrics/meaning of the song that hit me straight inside. I’m no professional in the Korean languange, but the English-translated lyrics were enough to let me know what message the song is trying to deliver.
Tiffany – Because It’s You
Love Rain OSTs, how could I ever miss that? Contrary to the opinion of some, I personally feel that the whole Love Rain series was very well-made, and the music they produced for it is amazing. Tiffany’s voice fits so well with this song, I really can’t think of anyone else who could’ve sung it better. Listen to this song with headphones to get the best out of it. Just focus on how the piano and the violin in the background blends in together with her husky voice. It’s awesome.
Jessica – Because Tears Are Overflowing
I remembered being thrilled when the release for this OST was announced, because we all know how unique Sica’s voice is, and if I’m not mistaken, it was her first OST(?) Please correct me if I’m wrong. I wasn’t disappointed at all when I heard the full song. It immediately became one of my top favourites because of the way she interchangeably hits the high and lows so smoothly. Emotions? She delivered that just perfectly.
Now for their group work, there’s really a plentiful. Just to slot it here, Baby Maybe is currently on the top of my list for their latest album, although perhaps it’s not really a ballad in the strict sense? But it’s the feel, man, the whole song has so much feel. “Put ‘yo hands up” and all, c’mon, this song is just great.
More from their latest album, ‘Promise’ and ‘Lost In Love’ can never be excluded. I think I need not explain why, just go listen to them. 9 (and 2 for the latter) different voices mixing together and all the harmonization during the chorus. I do know some don’t like how the lines are distributed and all, but for me, honestly, I see the song as a whole. If it’s nice to listen, it’s due to the effort put in by all of them, not because a particular member sang more particular lines.
That’s for their latest album.
For the older ones, I’m sure most of us have the same choice. ‘Forever’, ‘Complete’, ‘Mistake’, ‘Star Star Star’, ‘Dear Mom’. Did I hit it right?
‘Forever’ and ‘Complete’ are the signature ones for me. I mean, during their solo tours and all, it’s always these two that have sooooo much FEELS. You’ll just feel like breaking down and cry when you hear this being sung live. It’s that awesome.
‘Dear Mom’. Well this is a particularly unique one, because it’s a sad ballad rather than a relaxing one. And as we all know the history behind this song, it’s no surprise that this one hits deeply for a lot of people.
There’s even plenty more than the ones I already mentioned. ‘7989’, ‘Like A Star’, ‘Time Machine’, ‘AMLIFY’, ‘Not Alone’. There’s enough to make a long playlist to listen to when you’re chilling down from a long day at work/college. I might even have missed some.
I just decided to write something about their ballads because it’s something truly worth mentioning. There I was today, walking to college early in the morning, with my earphones on, and I can just forget everything about the stress that is to come for the day, even just temporarily. And I thought of sharing that with all of you.
Furthermore, we’re quite soshi-deprived these days, so the only natural thing is to turn to their songs.
If you’re under stress, agitated, or restless from various problems that keep bothering you inside, take some time off and rest calm your mind with these songs, it’ll give you a clearer head to think about your problems later on. Try it. 🙂
I’ll like to hear from you guys as well. When do you listen to their ballads and why? In what way does it help you to relax? Just post them in the comments below.
Have a great day ahead, everyone.
I agree with you, Rix.
Their ballads are as amazing as the rest of their title songs. I listen to these songs that you listed all the time too.
For the solo/OST songs, I personally can never get away from Taeyeon’s. Tiffany’s are getting really good these days too. They both put so much emotion into their voices that I can hear they’re singing their messages through their songs. Jessica’s are great too, no doubt at all.
When I analyze data, I listen to their ballads. When I am tired from work, I listen to their ballads too. I know that the lyrics may not fit, but their voices are really soothing.
Agreed. Their voices are so beautiful and sweet that makes a man melts and the songs also makes our mind calm down,Relax and chill. Anyway, my favorite song is Tiffany – Because its you. Its so beautiful. Anyway, thank you for sharing the songs ! I will put all in my playlist. 🙂
I have to totally agree with you my friend :).
To be honest, it was Taeyeon’s OST “Can you hear me” from the drama “Beethoven Virus” that got me “hooked” on Soshi in the first place :D.
In that respect, have you heard Taengoo’s latest OST yet (theme from “That winter, the wind blows”)?
In a word, it’s Awesome ! She’s definitely the Queen of OST songs :lol:.
By the way, you “forgot” “All my love is for you”, “Say Yes”, “How deep is your love” for the “group” section.
For the solo section, here are some more to add to the list:
1) Missing you like crazy – Taeyeon
2) Can you hear me – Taeyeon
3) I Love You – Taeyeon
4) It’s OK even if it hurts – Seohyun
5) Theme from “Fashion King” – Seohyun
6) My myself – Tiffany
7) Haru – Tiffany
8) Theme from “The King’s Road” – Jessica
I’m pretty sure there are others, but these are my favourites ;).
Yudi "Didi" said:
there’s so much ballad song instead of their song, have you heard their cover song like..
In My Fading Memory (Original by Park jin Young) – Taeyeon Cover
It’s Love – Taeyeon & Sunny Cover
I Can’t – Tiffany & Sunny Cover
Star – Taeyeon Cover
and even cover from english song like..
Bleeding in Love – Tiffany Cover
Because You Love Me – Taeyeon & Seohyun Cover
If Ain’t Got You – Taeyeon & Jessica Cover
Sometimes – Tiffany Cover
Almost – Jessica Cover
Someday – Jessica Cover
and another OST like..
Finally Now (OST Story Of Wine) – Sunny
I’ll Wait For You (OST Fashion King) – Seohyun
And One (OST That Wind The Winter Blow) – Taeyeon (the new one OST)
and another collaboration like..
Don’t Say No – Seohyun ft Yoon Gun
Girl, Meet Love – Tiffany & K.Will
One Year Latter – Jessica & Onew (Shinee)
if you wanna me list such like their cover song than maybe 2-3 post still doesn’t enough..
it’s show than the girls actually love sing ballad song..
even for their new album they choose “Romantic St” as their favorite song instead their Hit song “IGAB”
nice share remember now their do many drama and an OST, and hope you listen Taeyeon new OST..
i put the title above, so hope you wanna listen and love it..
You missed… Love Sick (TTS)
Wow, you hit it spot on with everything in this post! Personally, I actually enjoy their ballad type songs more than the upbeat title songs. There’s something about them that just makes them so amazing. I also think Love Rain was a pretty good drama, better than some of the others lately. Sure, the plotline was sorta cliche, but the cinematography and songs and attention to motifs and details were pretty amazing.
Hey, thanks guys for the awesome feedback. Glad to know you guys are enjoying their ballads as much as I am! 🙂 There’s something about their voices, you don’t need to understand the lyrics, just hearing them is enough. That’s what makes them special!
Yeap, I know there’s TONNES of slow. melodic, ballad songs, actually too many for me to list if you take into account all their works since 2007 (and the unofficial ones, which were only sung live for certain events eg: Christmas) and collaborations with other artists.
Kenneth and Didi really provided an extensive list above to add on to all your playlists (including mine), much thanks for that 😀
I am yet to listen to Taeyeon’s new OST, yea I know I’m kinda late though lol
Hansia HnZs TaeNy said:
What about Mistake and One Year Later? + Taeyeon “Can You Hear Me” and “And One”
“And One” is a really perfect ballad song (in my case) 😀
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good source of soothing songs while studying ((:
Nurul Amalia Sone said:
How can you miss Yuri’s composition “Mistake”? It was indeed one of the best ballad songs they’ve sang. When you look into the lyrics it’s simple yet it hit straight to the bull’s eye of a persons feelings.
Michael Sternestedt said:
i really love “Because Tears Are Overflowing” performed by jessica
it is a really good and relaxing song despite that the lyrics isnt so very happy.
Besides jessica have this almost magical voice that i really enjoys to listen to
I agree totally with this post. SNSD’s ballads are really underrated. How many girl groups with their number can pull off such awesome ballads? And how many other groups have non-vocalist members who are able to sing in the ballad as well? I LOVE THEIR BALLADS TOO
“I used to spam IGAB, Gee, Oh! and all the other title songs on my computer while doing assignments and projects,”
Funky’s Desktop while working on his assignments:
Great post and totally agree with u, although im a person who likes the up-beat type of music with a quick pace, every now and then when i feel like i need to take a break or calm my mind, SNSD’s ballads are true the way to go.
^^ I just have a simple playlist;
– Great Beauty Song’s Compilation
– TaeTiSeo in many events (talkshow, concert, radio, etc)
– SNSD 1st & 2nd Tour + SNSD’s Romantic Fantasy
They are very funny while talking, and they are very beautiful when singing,
so I choose to listen to both of them ^^
Benedict Gesmundo said:
Normally, I’ve been so depressed due to the pressure I had in college and I listen to rock music [more probably Linkin Park because they’re my favorite for non K-Pop] to absorb all those hard emotions sinking it. But one thing I notice is that it makes my depression a little worse. Thanks to whoever wrote this article, I just realized that “Soshi Ballads” soothes my brain and made me relaxed because of SNSD’s angelic voices. Great music therapy for me and that’s one of the reason why I should became a SONE. Good job, chingu. You’re truly a lifesaver.
As a college student myself, I too understand the feeling of having all sorts of nonsense being tossed your way, and sometimes you just will just say “Screw it,” because it all doesn’t matter anymore. It’s a moment when you try to build yourself to become hard-rock solid, so that nothing can ever affect you emotionally, and rock songs can give you that strength. But I’m glad to have provided another way to help you get through your stress. Stay strong, friend 🙂
Their ballads are still pretty good, I’m glad they still perform the new ones live at least once or twice whenever they have a new single.
I think “If” was the first song I ever heard from any of them. I was following the drama when it first came out and I didn’t even know about SNSD at the time.
i have a question, “I Love You, I Love You” Miryo ft. Sunny, would that be considered a ballad or is it some other genre?
Considering Miryo’s rap lines, I would assume it falls under ‘contemporary rap’, but I might be mistaken 🙂 nevertheless, I wouldn’t really say it’s a ballad, although Sunny’s lines do seem very ballad-ish.
TaeTiSeo – Love Sick and Baby Step SNSD – Tears Jessica – Heart Road I think is ballad too..
Steve Padgett, aka SteveP49 said:
These aren’t precisely ballads, but I can highly recommend anything on the https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y60VqTmAOHw&list=CLE6GJ5rcm5RA Music Travel La La La episode 27 play list… and please let me know what you think of this sub-group: Tae Yeon, Jessica, Tiffany, Seohyun and Sunny. 😀
I hate that this program was discontinued before I ever knew it existed.
nice, last night i saw a video on youtube about their message about us sones, and the sing was all der ballad songs, its a very emotional vid, its teary and gives goosebumps, what caught me the most is the song complete, its like very special and emotional then i started searching for more ballad songs so thanks for the list, by the way just sharing hehe
Lost In Love is currently the best ballad for me from them. Taeyeon’s voice is just flawless.
I think butterfly should be in the list. Its a sort of ballad ( kind of) and it has the jung sisters ( i know krystal isnt part of snsd) but you have to hear it. Its an ost from to the beautiful you Jessica is just amazing! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2K6aBYJyhQ
Abg Bob said:
Our girls is the queen of ballads.
I put them as the same level as B.E.G in ballad songs.
Azizie Icik said:
no body talk about “HOW GREAT IS YOUR LOVE”
sooyoung write this song..
ITS SUCH A GREAT SONG
It definitely is a great song, no doubt 🙂 There’s really a lot of songs that I missed out on, I apologize for that lol.
I love all of these, but my favorites (if I HAD to choose) are Merry-go-round, Tinkerbell, Mistake, and Dear Mom 🙂 Taeyeon singing “I’ve Got A Lover” is also mind-blowing 🙂
from IGAB album, I like Romantic St. & for ost. I like closer by Taeyeon 🙂
How about ” 제자리걸음 (Sunflower) ” from The Boys album, this song so sad
seohyun i’ll wait for you it is ost for yuri’s drama can you mention it?
i have been recently listening to ballads as well, like how great is your love, forever, sunflower and aslo some older ones (baby baby, beginning, ohh la la). love soshi 🙂
Personally, i think that Into the New world is like a classic. Been listening to that song for a while. However, Taeyeon’s perfectly angelic voice shook me when I was scrolling down my playlist of songs.
And can someone like make a list of their cover songs, including their live ones? I really want to listen to them. Thanks!
baby maybe not a ballad song
my opinion is lost in love 🙂