One song. Every day. Alphabetical order.
La Cha Ta (from La Cha Ta – 2009)
Given their penchant for off-kilter, experimental material, what could an f(x) debut possibly sound like? Well, flash back to 2009 and you’ll find La Cha Ta. There are certainly touches of what would come later, but the song itself slots nicely in line with the style of music that was popular during that year. It’s slightly edgier than SNSD’s work up to that point, but still relatively straightforward. The instrumental has the herky-jerky rhythm of an early-00’s pop track, and the vocals are full-throated and fresh.
La Cha Ta isn’t particularly complex, but it bears an instantly memorable chorus that repeats itself often. In contrast to f(x)’s more abrasive work, the track makes room for some impressive harmonies, giving the final product a sheen unusual for debuts. It’s a perfectly enjoyable way to start their career, but f(x) would go on to deliver far more interesting material.
~ Rest in peace, Sulli. We will forever be grateful for the incredible music and spirit you left behind ~