Lucifer (Shinee song)

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"Lucifer"
Single by Shinee
from the album Lucifer
Released July 19, 2010 (2010-07-19)
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"
(2009)
"Lucifer"
(2010)
"Hello"
(2010)
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]

Promotion[edit]

The teaser for the song's music video was released on July 14, 2010 via the official YouTube channel of SM Entertainment.[3] The full music video for was released on July 19, 2010.[4] The group made their comeback on July 23, 2010 on Music Bank, a variety show on KBS.[5] 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[6] which had already delayed the album's release and promotion.[7] Like their promotions of previous songs, "Lucifer" also featured a dance cover. Choreography of the promotional single was released on YouTube on August 3, 2010.[8] The dance, which introduced the "Handcuff 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 was an instant success in South Korea selling over 374,000 downloads in its first week earning the 2nd position on the Gaon Single Weekly Chart. By the end of 2010, "Lucifer" was downloaded 1,429,985 times but the popularity of the song and its music video made "Lucifer" an endless hit, in fact in 2011 it was downloaded another 779,474 times and 181,436 times in the first half of 2012.

Chart Peak
position [9]
Gaon Weekly singles 2
Gaon Monthly singles 3
Gaon Download Singles chart 2
Gaon Streaming Singles chart 2

Japanese version[edit]

"Lucifer"
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)
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
"Juliette"
(2011)
"Lucifer"
(2011)
"Sherlock"
(2012)
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 with three version, a limited edition type A includes a can badge type MP3 player including the song "Lucifer", a bonus DVD, a 68-page photo book, a trading card randomly selected from five kinds and digipak. A limited edition type B also same with type A but minus a MP3 player and a regular edition includes a bonus DVD and a 44-page photo book whose content differs from limited editions.[10]

Promotion[edit]

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

Tracklisting[edit]

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:
13:57

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

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Japan[11] October 12, 2011 CD, Digital download EMI Music Japan
South Korea[12] October 12, 2011 Digital download SM Entertainment

References[edit]

  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_티져무비(TEASER MOVIE)". SM Entertainment. YouTube. July 14, 2010. Retrieved October 7, 2010. 
  4. ^ "SHINee(샤이니)_LUCIFER_뮤직비디오(MusicVideo) HD". SM Entertainment. YouTube. July 19, 2010. Retrieved October 7, 2010. 
  5. ^ "SHINee unleashes Lucifer music video". allkpop.com. July 20, 2010. Retrieved October 7, 2010. 
  6. ^ "SHINee’s Minho injured during Dream Team Season 2 filming again". allkpop. July 8, 2010. Retrieved November 15, 2010. 
  7. ^ "SHINee’s comeback to be delayed after Minho’s ruptured calf muscle". allkpop. July 8, 2010. Retrieved November 15, 2010. 
  8. ^ "SHINee(샤이니) - Lucifer_Dance ver.". SM Entertainment. YouTube. August 3, 2010. Retrieved October 7, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Gaon Search - Shinee Lucifer" (in Korean). Gaon. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  10. ^ "LUCIFER (DVD+PHOTO BOOKLET, Limited Edition)". Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Shinee - Lucifer" (in Japanese). EMI Records Japan. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  12. ^ "Shinee - Lucifern Japanese Ver." (in Japanese). EMI Records Japan. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 

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