Day by Day (EP)

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Day by Day
EP by T-ara
Released July 3, 2012
(see release history)
Recorded 2012
Genre K-pop
Length 17:15
Label Core Contents Media
Producer Kwon Chang Hyun
T-ara chronology
Jewelry Box
(2012)
Day by Day
(2012)
T-ara's Best of Best 2009-2012: Korean ver.
(2012)
Singles from Day by Day
  1. "Day by Day"
    Released: July 3, 2012
Repackage cover
Mirage re-release cover
Singles from Mirage
  1. "Sexy Love"
    Released: September 3, 2012
  2. "Day and Night (Love All)"
    Released: September 8, 2012

Day by Day is the fourth EP by South Korean girl group T-ara, which was released on July 3, 2012, by Core Contents Media.[1] The album marked the first appearance of the group's eighth member, Areum, and the last appearance of member Ryu Hwayoung. A repackaged version of the EP, titled Mirage, was released on September 3, 2012.[2] "Sexy Love" was released as the lead single from the Mirage repackage.[3]

Background and release[edit]

On June 13, 2012, Core Contents Media announced that the group would be releasing a new EP entitled Day By Day on July 3.[4] The EP marked the debut of T-ara's eighth member, Areum. Both the EP and its title track were released on July 3.

"Day by Day" was written by Kim Tae-hyun and produced by Cho Young-soo and Ahn Young-min, who have all previously worked with T-ara on songs such as "Cry Cry" and "Neo Ttaemune Michyeo". Before its official release, a choreography video in which "Day by Day" can be heard in was leaked onto YouTube in late May 2012.[5] The music video for "Day by Day" was directed by Cha Eun-taek in Seoul, South Korea. It was announced on June 12, 2012, as a 20-minute music video drama starring the group themselves in a science-fiction setting;[6] reminiscent of the movie Mad Max.[7] A large amount of work was needed to complete the computer graphics featured in the video, which caused its release to be delayed by 13 hours.[8] The second part of the music video was released in August, 2012. The song reached number 2 on the Gaon Weekly Digital Singles Chart[9] and the Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100.[10]

A repackaged version of the EP, titled Mirage, was released on September 4, 2012. It contained two additional tracks, the singles "Sexy Love" and "Day and Night (Love All)" (낮과 밤; Najgwa Bam).

A Japanese version of "Day by Day" was digitally released on September 26, 2012, and was included as a B-side on their fifth Japanese single, a Japanese version of "Sexy Love".[11]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangement Length
1. "Day by Day"   Ahn Young-min, Cho Young-soo, Kim Tae-hyun, K-Smith Cho Young-soo, Kim Tae-hyun Cho Young-soo, Kim Tae-hyun 3:28
2. "Holiday"   Kim Ki-beom, Kang Ji-won Kim Ki-beom, Kang Ji-won Kang Ji-won 3:16
3. "Don't Leave Me Alone" (떠나지마; Tteonajima) Ahn Young-min Cho Young-soo Cho Young-soo 3:48
4. "Hue"   Kim Ki-beom, Kang Ji-won Kim Ki-beom, Kang Ji-won Kang Ji-won 3:26
5. "Keep Out" (사랑놀이; Sarangnori)) Kim Hee-sun Park Deok-sang, Park Hyun-joong Park Deok-sang, Park Hyun-joong 3:17
Total length:
17:15

Mirage[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Gaon Weekly album chart 5 (Day by Day)[12]
2 (Mirage)[13]
Gaon Monthly album chart 4 (Day by Day)[14]
5 (Mirage)[15]

Sales and certifications[edit]

Chart (2012) Amount (combined)
Gaon physical sales[16] Day By Day: 40,928

Mirage: 32,155

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Worldwide July 3, 2012 Digital download Core Contents Media
LOEN Entertainment
South Korea July 3, 2012
July 3, 2012 CD
September 4, 2012 Digital download (Repackage)
September 4, 2012 CD (Repackage)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "T-ara Shows Music Video Stills from "Day by Day"". soompi.com. June 21, 2012. Retrieved June 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ "T-ara to Release New Album Mirage Next Week". soompi.com. August 30, 2012. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ "T-ara Releases MV Teaser for "Sexy Love"". soompi.com. August 30, 2012. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 
  4. ^ T-ara to release Day by Day
  5. ^ "티아라 신곡 음원-안무, 불법 유출! "국제 소송 방침" 강경대응 :: 네이버 뉴스". Sports Chosun. 24 May 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "티아라, 7월 3일 컴백…8번째 멤버 아름 합류 : 네이트 뉴스". Cookie News. 13 June 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "티아라 새 뮤비, 효민-다니 첫 스틸 공개 '강렬한 빨간머리' : 네이트 뉴스". Star News. 15 June 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "티아라 DAY BY DAY 뮤비 음원 공개 13시간 급연기 왜? : 네이트 뉴스". Newsen. 2 July 2012. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  9. ^ "2012년 29주차 Digital Chart". Gaon (in Korean). Archived from the original on 17 February 2015. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  10. ^ "Korea K-Pop Hot 100 Music Chart Billboard.com (Week of July 21, 2012)". Billboard. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Sexy Love (Japanese ver.) 【通常盤】| T-ARA|EMI Music Japan Shop". EMI Music Japan Shop. EMI Music Japan. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  12. ^ "2012년 28주차 Album Chart". Gaon (in Korean). Archived from the original on 17 February 2015. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  13. ^ "2012년 38주차 Album Chart". Gaon (in Korean). Archived from the original on 17 February 2015. 
  14. ^ "Gaon Album Chart 2012년 7월". Gaon. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  15. ^ "Gaon Album Chart 2012년 9월". Gaon (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  16. ^ "2012년 Album Chart". Gaon. Archived from the original on 8 October 2014. Retrieved 17 February 2015.