S.E.O.U.L. Song- Super Junior and So Nyeo Shi Dae/ Girls’ Generation

This song was a duet between the two groups. It was made for the Seoul Tourism Board, who named both groups Tourism Ambassadors for the city. The MV features Super Junior members Leeteuk, Sungmin, Eunhyuk, Ryeowook, Donghae, Kyuhyun, Yesung and Shindong and So Nyeo Shi Dae members Taeyeon, Sunny, Jessica, Sooyoung, and Seohyun.

The song is definitely an add for the city. It calls Seoul the city where dreams come true. Each person sings of being lost without purpose and finding themselves in the city.
Yes! Feel the world full of hope/ Yes! Towards that high future over there/ S-E-O-U-L call it with me/ the beautiful world that makes my dreams come true/ the place where joy overflows wherever I go/ I love  you/ S-E-O-U-L shout it with me/ the happiness that can laugh/ happiness/ we make a world where everything becomes one

There is no dancing for this song

Story: 5/5
There is a story in this MV, actually a few. The members of Super Junior and SNSD are paired up, forming mini-stories of their own about finding love in Seoul. Sungmin and Jessica have the smallest story as photographers who go around the city taking pictures of the people and places. Shindong plays a police officer who is in love with elementary teacher Sunny. He tries to attract her by doing his best to help her keep the kids safe and in check on a field trip. The kids help him to confess his feelings to her. Maknae (youngest member) line Kyuhyun and Seohyun form a love story as well. Seohyun is a worker for a company who is sent out to dance around a park in their mascot costume. Kyuhyun is a caricature artist who works in the same space. He falls for her and draws her picture. She also has a crush on him. When she takes off her mask for  a break she sees him coming over, puts it on (backwards) and flees. The next day he draws a picture of her face. When she is walking home he is standing with a helmet similar to hers on, also backwards, and a heart backpack to represent how he has a crush on her. The final story is acted out with three members: Super Junior Leader Leeteuk and member Siwon, and SNSD leader Taeyeon. Taeyeon and Leeteuk are friends. Taeyeon has a crush on Siwon, who she sees running on the same jogging path every day. She wants to talk to him, but can’t keep up with him to even say “Hi”. Leeteuk teaches her to ride a bike so she can keep up. She can never get a hold of the balance, but you see her finally ride after Siwon and the two start a conversation and date. It is revealed Leeteuk put training wheels on her bike.

Other Interesting Things
I love the little stories in this MV. Each of them is really cute. Super Junior members Yesung, Eunhyuk, and Ryeowook do not appear in more than small shots, and really Ryeowook is still beating them with his solo shots walking through the city. Super Junior member Donghae and SNSD member Sooyoung have a kind of mini-story going, but they are not a couple. Donghae is a stall owner and Sooyoung has a shop of her own. Each rests and takes happiness from dancing, but they are never together, so there isn’t really a story with them.

  1. #1 by jon marc on August 6, 2010 - 4:52 am

    thanks for this review. i’ve been trying to understand the MV but didnt get all the details.

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