4Minutes Left

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4Minutes Left
Studio album by 4Minute
Released April 5, 2011
(see release history)
Genre K-pop, electropop, dance-pop
Length 33:52
Label Cube Entertainment, Universal Music Group
4Minute chronology
Diamond
(2010)
4Minutes Left
(2011)
Volume Up
(2012)
Singles from 4Minutes Left
  1. "Heart to Heart"
    Released: March 29, 2011
  2. "Mirror Mirror"
    Released: April 5, 2011

4Minutes Left is the first Korean studio album (second overall) by South Korean girl group 4Minute. It was released in Korea on April 5, 2011. It contains songs from the maxi-single Heart to Heart and songs from the group's first Japanese album Diamond. It also has a Korean rendition of "First", a new edition of the song "Hide & Seek" and 2 new songs: "Mirror Mirror" and "Badly".

Release[edit]

"Heart to Heart" maxi-single[edit]

A digital maxi-single was released with the title track "Heart to Heart" on March 29, 2011[citation needed]. Other tracks included were an intro ("4Minutes Left"), "Sweet Suga Honey!", "You Know", and "모르는 척" ("Pretend"; Moreuneun Cheog), all of which were later included on the full-length 4Minutes Left album.

The music video for "Heart to Heart" was released on March 28, 2011, and features CN Blue's member Lee Jung-shin.[citation needed] The video starts with a woman (played by member Kim Hyuna) and her boyfriend (Jung-shin) sitting on a couch and talking; she notices how much he has changed, but he stands up and walks off. Soon afterwards, she and the other 4Minute members are at a club when she notices her boyfriend is talking with another woman. She and 4Minute then plan all sorts of mischief for revenge including spraying his sandwich, replacing his toothpaste and shaving cream with other creams, delivering inappropriate items to his workplace, making his car not start, dropping a large fake spider while he is sitting on the couch, and getting him arrested using edited photos. At the end of the video, she is talking with him again.

"Heart to Heart" peaked at number 5 on the Gaon Digital Chart's weekly charts[citation needed] and finished 2011 at number 47 on the yearly chart.[citation needed]

4Minutes Left and "Mirror Mirror"[edit]

The full-length album 4Minutes Left was released on April 5, 2011 in CD and digital formats. It included all songs from the "Heart to Heart" digital maxi-single as well as five new tracks. It reached number 2 on the Gaon Album Chart[citation needed] and sold 37,727 copies.[citation needed] The album was also released in the Philippines[1] and Brazil.[2]

A music video for the promotional single "Mirror Mirror" was released the same day. The video starts with a mirror breaking. The girls in the first part of the song, sings in a black and white background with geometrical shapes. By the second chorus the girls then are seen in a street with lights and an orange sky serving as backgrounds. By the final part of the song, they are seen in both of the previous concepts. Throughout the song the girls are also seen in a room with mirror serving as walls, however the girls are also seen alone in the rooms.

"Mirror Mirror" peaked at number 2 on the weekly Gaon Digital Chart[citation needed] and landed at number 29 for the year-end chart.[citation needed] There was controversy surrounding the dance used as part of the song's television stage performances. During the second chorus, 4minute performed a "spread leg dance". Many viewers found the move provocative and too overtly sexual for television. 4minute was not alone in the controversy, as another group, Rania, also received the same complaints because of a similar dance move. The "spread leg dance" was later banned by KBS from their show Music Bank, and by SBS from their show Inkigayo.[3] Due to this problem, 4minute changed their choreography twice.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "4Minutes Left" (Intro) Shinsadong Tiger, Im Sang-hyuk, Choi Kyu-sung Shinsadong Tiger, Im Sang-hyuk, Choi Kyu-sung 1:17
2. "Mirror Mirror" (거울아 거울아; Geoura Geoura) Shinsadong Tiger, blue Magic Shinsadong Tiger, blue Magic 3:35
3. "Heart to Heart"   Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Kyu-sung Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Kyu-sung 3:49
4. "Sweet Suga Honey!"   Jang Jun-ho Jang Jun-ho, Gong Hyun-sik, Sugar Flow 3:25
5. "Pretend" (모르는 척; Moreuneun Cheok) Choi Kyu-sung Choi Kyu-sung 3:52
6. "You Know"   Im Sang-hyuk, Da9297 Im Sang-hyuk, Lee Sang-ho, Da9297 3:54
7. "Already Gone"   Im Sang-hyuk, Da9297 Im Sang-hyuk, Da9297 3:32
8. "First" (Korean version) Shinsadong Tiger, Jeon He-won Shinsadong Tiger, Jeon He-won 3:30
9. "Hide & Seek"   Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Kyu-sung Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Kyu-sung 3:26
10. "Badly" (나쁘게; Nappeuge) Im Sang-hyuk Im Sang-hyuk, Da9297 3:32
Total length:
33:51

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Gaon Weekly album chart[citation needed] 2
Gaon Monthly album chart[citation needed] 5
Gaon Yearly album chart[citation needed] 41

Sales and certifications[edit]

Chart (2011) Amount
Gaon physical sales[citation needed] 37,727

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
South Korea April 5, 2011 CD, digital download Cube Entertainment
Philippines[1] July 16, 2011 CD MCA Music
Brazil[2] January 18, 2012 Universal Music Group

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "CUBE POWER! The 4Minute and B2ST Album Launch!". MK News (in Korean). 2011-05-12. Retrieved 2011-05-23. 
  2. ^ a b "4minutes Left at Saraiva.com.br". Livraria Saraiva. 2012-01-18. Retrieved 2012-01-27. 
  3. ^ "KBS BANS THE SPREAD LEG DANCE FROM MUSIC BANK". hello k pop. April 12, 2011. 

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