A Class (album)

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A Class
Studio album by Miss A
Released July 18, 2011
June 5, 2012 (re-release)
Recorded 2010-2011
Genre K-Pop, Pop, dance-pop
Length 46:04
Language Korean, English
Label AQ/JYP/LOEN/KMP
Producer Park Jin-young
Miss A chronology
A Class
(2011)
Touch
(2012)
Singles from A Class
  1. "Love Again"
    Released: June 30, 2010
  2. "Bad Girl Good Girl"
    Released: July 1, 2010
  3. "Breathe"
    Released: September 27, 2010
  4. "Love Alone"
    Released: May 2, 2011
  5. "Good Bye Baby"
    Released: July 18, 2011
  6. "One to Ten"
    Released: September 3, 2011

A Class is the first studio album by South Korean-Chinese girl group Miss A. The album was released on July 18, 2011, and contains thirteen songs.[1]

"Good Bye Baby" served as its lead single and has topped various charts in South Korea.

History[edit]

On April 30, 2011, JYP tweeted that he had just landed in Los Angeles for recordings. The following day, he revealed that he had worked on miss A’s new song and was currently working on another song for South Korea boy group 2PM. He then uploaded a video of him at the studio with Grammy winning mixing engineer Manny Marroquin, who has worked with artist like Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, and Bruno Mars. He also showed a 15-second preview of the group's new song "Goodbye Baby" which eventually became the album's lead single.[2]

After postponing their comeback which was meant for May 2011 after the release of the single "Love Alone" in July 2011, miss A announced their comeback with their first full album called A Class which was released on July 18, 2011.

Composition[edit]

The song "Love Alone" was specially created for South Korean figure skating champion Kim Yuna's Ice Show. The group performed the song as special guests on the show as Yuna along with other figure skaters danced to the song. It was also the group's first song to be sang in English language. The song was released on May 2, 2011.[3]

Promotions[edit]

They started promoting the title song "Good Bye Baby" in July 21, 2011 on Mnet's M! Countdown and they are both promoting on KBS's Music Bank, MBC's Show! Music Core and SBS's Inkigayo. On the following week of promotions they won all awards from the shows (except Music Core which doesn't include charts on the show). They used the song "Good Bye Baby (Silver Mix)" for the comeback performance on the shows M! Countdown and Inkigayo and the song "Love Alone" on Music Bank. The group finished the promotions of the song in August 28, on SBS's Inkigayo.

Tracklisting[edit]

Official Tracklist[1]
No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangement Length
1. "One to Ten" (하나부터 열까지) Kupa, Rado Rado Tommy Park 3:37
2. "Good Bye Baby"   J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul" J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul" J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul", Shim Eunji 3:46
3. "Help Me"   Hong Jisang Hong Jisang Hong Jisang 3:19
4. "Break It"   Super Changddai Tommy Park Super Changddai, Tommy Park 3:50
5. "Mr. Johnny"   Tommy Park, Kim Eunsoo Tommy Park Tommy Park 3:07
6. "Play That Music DJ" (그 음악을 틀어줘요 DJ) Super Changddai Super Changddai Super Changddai 3:17
7. "Step Up"   Hong Jisang Hong Jisang Hong Jisang 2:47
8. "Breathe"   J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul" J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul" J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul", Shim Eunji, Cho Jongsoo, Hong Jisang 3:34
9. "Blankly" (멍하니) Kim Heeyoung Shim Eunji Shim Eunji 4:45
10. "Love Again" (다시 사랑) Super Changddai Super Changddai Super Changddai 3:26
11. "Love Alone"   Ursula Yancy Kahlil Feegel, Alexander Palmer   3:33
12. "Bad Girl Good Girl"   J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul" J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul" J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul", Hong Jisang 3:37
13. "Good Bye Baby" (Silver Mix) J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul" J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul" J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul", Shim Eunji 3:53
Total length:
46:04

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "A Class by Miss A. - Download A Class on iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved 2011-07-19. 
  2. ^ "JYP gives surprise preview of miss A's new song". 30 April 2011. Koreanboo. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "miss A performs Love Alone for Kim Yuna’s "Ice Show"!". 11 May 2011. Naver. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "YESASIA: A CLASS Special Edition Deluxe Version (CD + DVD) (Taiwan Version) CD - Miss A, Universal Music (TW) - Korean Music - Free Shipping". YesAsia. Retrieved 2011-10-02. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Gaon Search - Miss A" (in Korean). Gaon. Retrieved 2011-07-28. 
  6. ^ 2011년 총 결산 앨범 차트 (in Korean). Gaon. 2011-02-24. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  7. ^ "Gaon album chart". Gaon (in Korean). Retrieved November 10, 2011. 

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