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Song Review: Apink – Thank You

Apink - Thank YouThough they might not make full-fledged comebacks as frequently as they used to, Apink can always be counted on for an anniversary track. Every April, they release a new song in honor of their debut milestone, and most of these have been upbeat affairs rather than schlocky fan service ballads. Thank You (고마워) keeps this streak going. It’s a frothy pop song that easily accomplishes its goal.

I say this because I don’t think Thank You was designed to be anything other than a celebration. Not all songs have to be epic throwdowns, and although I may not listen to this much after today, I can appreciate it for the good clean fun that it is. Across their ten-year career, Apink have managed to deepen and develop their sound without losing the fresh innocence of their debut-era work. Thank You could have easily been recorded during any year of their existence, and that timelessness is an asset.

This is the second song this month co-composing by Duble Sidekick. I’m hoping this producer duo will regain popularity in 2021, as their sound is refreshingly trend-free and especially well-suited to summertime bops. Thank You is not one of their stronger melodies, but they bring a sense of classic, feel good pop effervescence. For Apink’s part, the girls manage to deliver a cutesy track without coming across as inauthentic or overexaggerated, making Thank You feel like a suitable compliment to their legacy.

 Hooks 8
 Production 8
 Longevity 8
 Bias 7
 RATING 7.75

4 thoughts on “Song Review: Apink – Thank You

  1. 10 year anniversary today! Congratulations to Apink. The longest lived girl group still promoting today.

    They have gifted the Pink Pandas with this light and fluffy fan service Thank You. What can I say, but good for Apink, and I hope they continue delighting their fans for years to come.

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  2. I hope they release a full length album this year. It would be cool to have one on their 10th year together. For me, this song isn’t a suitable celebration. I think they should’ve released a banger.

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  3. Ah~ the first girl group I’ve ever supported was Apink! The first album bought, first concert, first fan-meeting! A lot of first-time experiences with this group… This 10 year anniversary brings me great joy and gratitude to the girls who went through thick and thin. Here’s to hoping for their happiness in whatever they do! Whenever a group becomes 10 years old and is still going strong just hits different. It’s not a regular occurrence that’s for sure!

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