Lucifer (Shinee song)

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Single by Shinee
from the album Lucifer
Released July 19, 2010 (2010-07-19)
(see release history)
Format Digital download
Recorded SM Studios in Seoul, South Korea.
Genre Dance-pop, Electropop
Length 03:54
Label SM Entertainment
Writer(s) Yoo Young-jin, Bebe Rexha
Producer(s) Lee Soo-man (Executive)
Marcan Entertainment[1]
Shinee Korean singles chronology
"Jo Jo"
Music video
"Lucifer" on YouTube

"Lucifer" (Korean title: 루시퍼; Japanese title: ルシファー) is a song performed in Korean and later Japanese by South Korean boy band Shinee. The song was written by Yoo Young-jin, who also penned the lyrics of many other songs performed by Shinee.[2]

Korean version[edit]

The Korean version of the song is the lead single from the group's second studio album of the same name, Lucifer, released in 2010. The song was released as a digital single on July 19, 2010, one day after the South Korean release of the album.[2]


The song's music video was released on July 19, 2010 via the official YouTube channel of SM Entertainment.[3] The group made their comeback on July 23, 2010 on Music Bank.[4] They performed the song live in during the following days on KBS and other broadcasting channels. Minho did not participate in the dances, however, sitting on a chair due to a leg injury[5] which had already delayed the album's release and promotion.[6] A choreography version of the music video was released on YouTube on August 3, 2010.[7] The dance was choreographed by choreographers Shim Jae-Won (who was previously a member of Black Beat) and Rino Nakasone-Razalan.

Charts performance[edit]

The song sold over 374,000 downloads in its first week of release in South Korea, earning the second position on the Gaon Single Weekly Chart. By the end of 2010, "Lucifer" had been downloaded 1,429,985 times, and went on to be downloaded another 779,474 times in 2011 and 181,436 times in the first half of 2012.[citation needed]

Chart (2010)[8] Peak
Gaon Weekly singles 2
Gaon Monthly singles 3
Gaon Download Singles chart 2
Gaon Streaming Singles chart 2

Japanese version[edit]

Regular Edition CD+DVD Cover
Single by Shinee
from the album The First
B-side Love Like Oxygen
Released October 12, 2011 (2011-10-12)
(see release history)
Format CD single, CD+DVD,
digital download
Recorded SM Studios in Seoul, South Korea.
Genre R&B, dance-pop, synthpop
Length 03:56
Label EMI Music Japan
Writer(s) Yoo Young-jin
Producer(s) San-e Ichii, Lee Soo-man (both executive)
Shinee Japanese singles chronology
Music video
"Lucifer" (Japanese Version) on YouTube

On October 12, 2011 a Japanese version of "Lucifer" was released as their third Japanese single. It was released in three versions: a limited edition type A, which included a can badge-type MP3 player including the song "Lucifer", a bonus DVD, a 68-page photo book, a trading card, and digipak; a limited edition type B with the same contents as type A but minus the MP3 player; and a regular edition including a bonus DVD and a 44-page photo book.[9] The single ranked inside the top three of the Oricon charts, including their debut "Replay" and "Juliette," setting a new record for a foreign artist in the country.[10]


They performed "Lucifer" at Japanese music show such "Happy Music", "Music Japan", and "Hey! Hey! Hey! Music Champ".[citation needed]


Japanese single:
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Lucifer" (Japanese version) Yoo Young-jin, STY Ryan Jhun, Yoo Young-jin, Adam Kapit, Bebe Rexha 3:56
2. "Love Like Oxygen" (Japanese version) Kwon Yun-jung, Kim Yong-hu, Natsumi Kobayashi Remee, Lucas Secon, Thomas Troelsen 3:05
3. "Lucifer" (Korean version) (CD+DVD Type A and B only)     3:54
4. "Love Like Oxygen" (Korean version) (CD+DVD Type A and B only)     3:04
Total length:

Chart performance[edit]

Oricon Chart[edit]

Released Oricon Chart Peak Debut sales Sales total
October 12, 2011 Daily Singles Chart 1 50,398 62,193+
Weekly Singles Chart 2
Monthly Singles Chart 11
Yearly Singles Chart 118


On January 2011, the Serbian singer Jelena Karleusa was caught in a plagiarism controversy over her song "Muskarac koji mrzi zene (Hologram)". The song was first revealed on YouTube, and fans immediately discovered that it might be a plagiarized version of SHINee's hit "Lucifer". The song rearranged and divided different parts of "Lucifer", but kept the overall melody and beat intact, making it more like a translated version of exactly the same song. The problem is that the song is available for free download on the singer's official homepage, leading many to exclaim that distributing a plagiarized song is an act damaging to the original composer.[11]

On January 7, 2011, regarding the controversy, SM Entertainment officials stated, "On January 6th, we confirmed with our U.S. publishers that the song is an infringement of copyright. We will be taking joint action." [12]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label Version
Worldwide July 19, 2010 Digital download SM Entertainment Korean
South Korea
Japan[13] October 12, 2011 CD, Digital download EMI Music Japan Japanese
South Korea[14] Digital download SM Entertainment


  1. ^ 13. Marcan 013 (07-19-2010) SHINee-Lucifer (Lucifer)
  2. ^ a b "Album info, Second album, SHINee, SM Town". SM Entertainment (in Korean). Retrieved October 7, 2010. 
  3. ^ "SHINee(샤이니)_LUCIFER_뮤직비디오(MusicVideo) HD". SM Entertainment. YouTube. July 19, 2010. Retrieved October 7, 2010. 
  4. ^ "SHINee unleashes Lucifer music video". July 20, 2010. Retrieved October 7, 2010. 
  5. ^ "SHINee’s Minho injured during Dream Team Season 2 filming again". allkpop. July 8, 2010. Retrieved November 15, 2010. 
  6. ^ "SHINee’s comeback to be delayed after Minho’s ruptured calf muscle". allkpop. July 8, 2010. Retrieved November 15, 2010. 
  7. ^ "SHINee(샤이니) - Lucifer_Dance ver.". SM Entertainment. YouTube. August 3, 2010. Retrieved October 7, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Gaon Search - Shinee Lucifer" (in Korean). Gaon. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  9. ^ "LUCIFER (DVD+PHOTO BOOKLET, Limited Edition)". Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  10. ^ "SHINee Set Record with Third Single in Japan". Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  11. ^ 샤이니 ‘루시퍼’ 표절논란 “침해 동의, 공동대응 할것” 공식입장. Newsen (in Korean). January 7, 2011. 
  12. ^ "SHINee's "Lucifer" plagiarized by a Serbian singer?". Allkpop. January 7, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Shinee - Lucifer" (in Japanese). EMI Records Japan. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  14. ^ "Shinee - Lucifern Japanese Ver." (in Japanese). EMI Records Japan. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 

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