Girls’ Generation makes TIME’s Best 25 Songs of 2014

June 3, 2014

“Mr. Mr.,” the latest single by K-pop group Girls’ Generation, has been chosen as one of TIME’s best 25 songs of this year (so far).

Girls’ Generation was the only Asian artist on the list released by the magazine on Monday.

TIME described “Mr. Mr.” as a “dance-friendly” track with “a scratchy electronic base line” and “a hint of darkness.”

“Fans of K-pop juggernaut Girls’ Generation (a.k.a. SNSD) won’t be disappointed by their latest dance-friendly single, and the addition of a scratchy electronic bass line and a hint of darkness should even attract listeners who don’t dig their usual bubblegum sound,” wrote the magazine.

“Mr.Mr.” is the title track of the group’s fourth mini-album that was released last February. It swept major local music charts upon its release.

Among other songs on the list were Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake’s “Love Never Felt So Good,” Mariah Carey’s “Make It Look Good,” Rita Ora’s “I Will Never Let You Down,” and Beck’s “Blue Moon.”

Last year, Girls’ Generation took fifth spot on TIME’s Top 10 Songs of 2013 with “I Got a Boy.”