Hoot (song)

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"Hoot (훗)"
Single by Girls' Generation
from the album Hoot
Released October 25, 2010 (2010-10-25)
Recorded 2010
Genre Dance-pop, new wave
Length 3:18
Label S.M. Entertainment
Writer(s) DEEKAY, Alex James
Producer(s) DEEKAY
Girls' Generation Korean singles chronology
"Run Devil Run"
"The Boys"
Music video
"Hoot" on YouTube

"Hoot" (Korean "훗") is the lead single from Hoot, the third EP of South Korean girl group Girls' Generation. It became the 9th hit song for the group, topping various off- and online charts. "Hoot" was released on October 25, 2010. A Japanese language version was also released on their first Japanese album, Girls' Generation on June 1, 2011.


"Hoot" is a dance-pop song whose theme is about a lady warning her blunt boyfriend not to take his eyes off her.

The song was originally titled "Bulletproof" and written with English lyrics.[1] It was composed by Danish songwriter-producers Martin Michael Larsson and Lars Halvor Jensen, of DEEKAY, together with British songwriter Alex James, with the intention of creating an "exciting up-tempo record for a female artist or group".[1] The song demo was written and recorded in the UK, with Nina Woodford singing the vocal, and then finished and mixed in Denmark. Their publisher, Pelle Lidell of Universal Music Publishing Group, successfully pitched the song to S.M. Entertainment for Girls' Generation.[1] Jensen later told HitQuarters: "We knew it was a strong record and a lot of the time you have to be patient until you find the right artist to cut it at the right time. Girls' Generation were that match." The song was then translated into Korean, but incorporated some of the original English words such as "trouble, trouble, trouble".[1]

Rino Nakasone Razalan was the choreographer of the song.[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video contains two settings: a white room and a black room. Throughout the video, there are scenes of the girls dancing in the black room dressed in black short suits with pink belts and high boots and in the white room dressed in golden suits with silver boots, but also in the beginning the girls are seen dancing in an elevator. In the music video are individual close-ups of their own unique personality.

The music video featured a parody of James Bond films' gun barrel sequence with a runtime of 34 seconds, and sampled Monty Norman & John Barry's score.

The music video was released on October 28, 2010. A member of boy band Super Junior, Choi Siwon, appeared in the role of a Bond-like guy as a cameo. The video's runtime is 4:13.[3]


They held their comeback stage on October 29, 2010 on KBS's Music Bank. It was also performed on Show! Music Core, Inkigayo, and M! Countdown.

They held their goodbye stage on December 4, 2010 on MBC's Show! Music Core.


Chart procession and succession[edit]

The song debuted at the #1 spot on October 30, 2010 on the Gaon Chart.[4] The song won Triple Crown on Inkigayo on November 28, 2010 and won 5 times on Music Bank of KBS.

Chart Peak
Gaon Singles Chart[5] 1
Gaon Local Singles chart[5] 1
Gaon Monthly Singles chart[5] 1
Gaon Yearly Singles chart[5] 10
Gaon Streaming Singles chart[5] 1
Gaon Download Singles chart[5] 1
Gaon Mobile Ringtone chart[5] 1
Preceded by
"By Instinct" (Korean: 본능적으로) (feat. Swings) by Kang Seung Yoon
Gaon Chart weekly number-one singles
October 30, 2010 – November 13, 2010
Succeeded by
"Always" (Korean: 언제나) by Huh Gak


  1. ^ a b c d "Q&A on K-pop with Lars Halvor Jensen". HitQuarters. 24 Oct 2011. Retrieved 27 Oct 2011. 
  2. ^ "SNSD premiere official "Mr. Taxi" MV". Theprophetblog.net. 2011-04-28. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  3. ^ "Girls’ Generation’s music video “Hoot” to be unveiled today « Korea.com". En.korea.com. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  4. ^ (Korean) Gaon Chart Gaon Chart. Retrieved November 5, 2010.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "Gaon Search – 소녀시대" (in Korean). Gaon. Retrieved 2011-10-16. 

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