Knockout (Triple 8 song)

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"Knockout"
Single by Triple 8
B-side "Take Me Home"
Released April 21, 2003
Format CD, 12" vinyl
Recorded 2003
Genre Pop/Rock, Hip hop, RnB
Length 3:22
Label Universal/Polydor
Writer(s) Anders Bagge[1]
Producer(s) Anders Bagge
Triple 8 singles chronology
"Knockout"
(2003)
"Give Me a Reason"
(2003)
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"Knockout" is a song recorded by the British pop/rock group Triple 8 in 2003. It was released as a single on 21 April 2003 in the United Kingdom.[2] The single debuted at a peak position of number 8 in the UK Singles Chart.[3]

Track listing[edit]

CD 1
  1. "Knockout" 3:22
  2. "Take Me Home" 3:31
  3. "Knockout" (8 Jam 'Knock You Out' mix) 4:19
  4. "Knockout" (Video)
CD 2
  1. "Knockout" 3:23
  2. "I Don't Wanna Lose Ya" 3:10
  3. "Knockout" (Tom Mandolini vocal mix) 6:36

Super Junior version[edit]

"Twins (Knock Out)"
Single by Super Junior 05
from the album Twins
Released November 8, 2005
Format Digital single
Recorded 2005
Genre Pop-rock, R&B
Length 3:21
20:42 (Complete single)
Label S.M. Entertainment
Producer(s) Lee Soo-man
Super Junior 05 singles chronology
"Twins (Knock Out)"
(2005)
"Show Me Your Love"
(2005)
Twins track listing
"Miracle"
(1)
"Twins (Knock Out)"
(2)
"You Are the One"
(3)
Audio sample
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"Twins (Knock Out)" is the debut single by Super Junior, when they were still known as Super Junior 05, which was released online as a digital single on November 8, 2005 and later on the group's first studio album, Twins on December 5, 2005.

Before the single was released for download, Super Junior 05 made their debut as a group on SBS's Popular Songs on November 6, 2005, performing "Twins (Knock Out)".

Background[edit]

Super Junior 05's version kept the original song's hip-hop influence but incorporated heavier bass elements and quicker rap, forming the song into a rap rock piece. The promotional title of the song, "Twins", was added to the song's title to mark the change in lyrics from the original song. The Korean lyrics, written by Yoo Young-jin, speaks of self-deception and the indecisive aspects of mind, contrasting the feelings between a man towards love and how he has to decide whether or not he should continue to love or fight with sticking to his own destiny.[citation needed]

The rest of the tracks in the digital single are less emphasized in the rap rock genre as "Way for love" is a bubblegum pop track and "Over" and "L.O.V.E" are purely mainstream pop tracks with a light R&B vibe. The group's first ballad, "You Are the One" heavily emphasizes gentle harmonization and R&B.[citation needed]

Music video[edit]

The music video was filmed in a dance studio. A majority of the scenes are simply dancing footage, where the members are surrounded by fire and also the contrast, blue sky.[citation needed]

Similar to the lyrics and music style of the song, the choreography displayed for the music video contains quick and tough body movements. The snatching movements of the wrist, elbow, and any other joint on the arms and legs are richly used in a form of a robot. Other hip hop movements, such as popping and locking, are also commonly used. Unlike Super Junior's other dances, sliding, waving, and other smooth movements are rarely used in the dance choreography. It is said that the movements of a flying eagle was an inspiration to the choreography, such as in the beginning of the dance and in the dance bridge towards the middle of the song, where their dance forms takes shape of an eagle.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "차근차근 (Way for Love)" — 3:17 ["Carefully (Way for love)"]
  2. "Twins (Knock Out)" — 3:21
  3. "You Are the One" — 3:52
  4. "Over" — 3:16
  5. "L.O.V.E." — 3:37
  6. "Twins (Knock Out)" [Instrumental] — 3:20

Personnel[edit]

Other cover versions[edit]

Taiwanese boy band, Energy soon released a Chinese remake of the song several months later as "Retreating Dark Files" (退魔錄). Unlike the original song which was a hip hop-influenced pop single, "Retreating Dark Files" is an electropop song.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Triple Eight - Knockout - CD, Single". discogs.com. Retrieved 24 May 2009. 
  2. ^ "allmusic (((Knockout > Overview )))". allmusic. Retrieved 24 May 2009. 
  3. ^ "Chart Stats - Triple Eight - Knockout". Chart Stats. Retrieved 24 May 2009.