"The Boys"
Single by Girls' Generation
from The Boys
Released: October 18, 2011
Format: Maxi-single, Digital
Recorded: 2011
Genre: Electropop, Hip-Hop
Language: Korean
Length: 03:46
Label: S.M. Entertainment, Universal Music, Interscope
Producer: Teddy Riley
Girls' Generation singles chronology
Mr. Taxi

The Boys is the lead single (tenth overall) from the third studio album with the same title by the South Korean girl group, Girls' Generation.

Currently, the single is not included in Superstar SMTown.

Music Video

  • Synopsis

The video begins with Yoona picking up a black crystal. The camera zooms into the stone and shows the other members walking around in the area with rose petals falling in slow motion, along with Jessica releasing a white dove. The song begins and the girls start the dance routine in a black and white fashioned room. It also shows them dancing in a misty atmosphere with sand on the ground. The dance break in the middle of the song features a rap performed by Yuri, Yoona, Hyoyeon, and Sooyoung. Towards the end of the music video, the camera focuses on a slow-motioned flying dove. The video ends with the girls posing inside the black crystal while the rose petals continue to fall.

  • Reception

The music video for The Boys choreographed by Rino Nakasone Razalan, was met with mostly positive reception among the public. Fans noted that the 'choreography is more polished than their previous works' and praised its stunning visuals along with the girls' make-up.

The Korean version of The Boys music video was the third most viewed video on YouTube's music category for the week of October 25, 2011.

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