The days are extra-long lately, and with nowhere to go they can get a bit monotonous. You fire up that playlist but it’s all skips because you’ve heard the same set of title tracks yesterday. Time to change it up and put a little more pep in your step. 10 album songs you may have missed from your favorite SM artists, specifically curated to keep you smiling morning to night.
TVXQ! – Morning Sun (from “New Chapter #2: The Truth of Love”)
8:00am. Time to rise, stretch, pour yourself some orange juice or coffee, and let the symphonic sounds of TVXQ! wake you up. Their mature vocals on Morning Sun are delivered aptly with panache and skill, while the bridge soars high into an atmospheric crescendo. It’s light, it’s breezy, it’s going to start your day off right.
EXO – Ya Ya Ya (from “OBSESSION – The 6th Album”)
BAEKHYUN – Betcha (from “City Lights – The 1st Mini Album”)
10:00am. Do something fun! Take a walk, bust out an old puzzle or board game, or dive into that arts and crafts project you’ve been holding off on.
The horn sample on Ya Ya Ya is infectious and guaranteed to get you grooving while EXO’s smooth vocals and punchy rap add a layer of cool sophistication. Follow it up with Betcha, another 90’s-era sounding bop that has EXO’s Baekhyun trying his hand at R&B and dripping his voice in swag while the beat bounces like a yo-yo.
BoA – Dry Flower (from “Starry Night – The 2nd Mini Album”)
Red Velvet – Remember Forever (from “‘The ReVe Festival’ Finale”)
1:30pm. Now that lunch is done, perhaps it’s time to convert that energy into brain fuel. Whether it’s a crossword puzzle or unfinished math homework, you’ll need music that isn’t too distracting.
Dry Flower is the equivalent of a warm blanket, soft and cozy, and comforting. BoA’s articulate vocals weave an intricate tapestry leading up to the bridge where she lets loose with a belting descant. Red Velvet’s Remember Forever is an understated piano ballad, melodic and unhurried. The lush, pitch-perfect harmonies of the five members conjure up images of a toy ballerina twirling delicately in place on its ornate box.
SuperM – I Can’t Stand The Rain (from “SuperM – The 1st Mini Album)”
3:30pm. Reward your productivity with a little downtime. Video games! Get to the next level with I Can’t Stand The Rain propelling you to the top.
The tribal drum beats and chanted verses, paired with the honey-drenched falsetto on the chorus, make for a compelling track to blast while your thumbs do all the heavy lifting on that game controller. By the time the second chorus hits, chances are the guys of SuperM aren’t singing alone.
TAEMIN – Shadow (from “WANT – The 2nd Mini Album”)
SUPER JUNIOR – Rock Your Body (from “TIMELESS – The 9th Album Repackage”)
5:00pm. Ok we’ve probably been sitting too long, let’s get active. Whatever type of exercise you’re into, whether it’s going for a run, lifting weights, or doing yoga, music can be a key motivator.
Shadow, by SHINee’s Taemin, is a dramatic and pulsing track, perfect for getting your heartbeat up as the lyrics elude to someone being followed into the night. Run faster! Finish it up with Rock Your Body, a fun yet hard-hitting hip-hop number served up with a healthy side of attitude. When Super Junior tells you to “get up,” you get up and you dance.
TAEYEON – Drawing Our Moments (from “Purpose – The 2nd Album Repackage”)
8:00pm. The sun sets, you clean up after dinner, the day is slowly winding down. At some point you might want a chance to reflect, write down a few goals for tomorrow, or simply text a friend.
Drawing Our Moments is a beautifully poignant song to play while you’re having a moment of your own. A love song, Taeyeon’s strong, evocative vocals are cathartic to the ears, and will make you yearn for simpler days while she’s belting out high notes with poise.
NCT 127 – Dreams Come True (from “NCT #127 Neo Zone – The 2nd Album”)
10:30pm. Time to get ready for bed. Brush those teeth, put on pajamas and curl up with a good book. There’s just one song left to play, so let it be Dreams Come True. A song about leaving the past behind you and renewing hope for the future, the confessional rap verses paired with the uplifting message of the chorus will surely drift you off into pleasant dreams. Tomorrow will be a new day; anything is possible if you believe.
SM Artists Song Playlist
- TVXQ! – Morning Sun (from “New Chapter #2: The Truth of Love”)
- EXO – Ya Ya Ya (from “OBSESSION – The 6th Album”)
- BAEKHYUN – Betcha (from “City Lights – The 1st Mini Album”)
- BoA – Dry Flower (from “Starry Night – The 2nd Mini Album”)
- Red Velvet – Remember Forever (from “’The ReVe Festival’ Finale”)
- SuperM – I Can’t Stand The Rain (from “SuperM – the 1st Mini Album”)
- TAEMIN – Shadow (from “WANT – The 2nd Mini Album”)
- SUPER JUNIOR – Rock Your Body (from “TIMELESS – The 9th Album Repackage”)
- TAEYEON – Drawing Our Moments (from “Purpose – The 2nd Album Repackage”)
- NCT 127 – Dreams Come True (from “NCT #127 Neo Zone – The 2nd Album”)
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