Roly-Poly (T-ara song)

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"Roly-Poly"
Single by T-ara
from the album John Travolta Wannabe
Released June 29, 2011
Genre K-pop, dance-pop, disco
Length 03:34
Label Core Contents Media
Writer(s) Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Gyu Sung
Producer(s) Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Gyu Sung
T-ara Korean singles chronology
"Yayaya"
(2010)
"Roly-Poly"
(2011)
"Cry Cry"
(2011)
Music video
"Roly-Poly" on YouTube
"Roly-Poly"
Single by T-ara
from the album Jewelry Box
B-side Lies (Version A)
Apple is A (Version B)
Roly-Poly in Copacabana (Regular edition)
Released February 29, 2012
Format CD single, digital download
Length 03:36
Label EMI Music Japan
Writer(s) Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Gyu Sung
T-ara Japanese singles chronology
"Yayaya"
(2011)
"Roly-Poly"
(2012)
"Lovey-Dovey"
(2012)
Music video
"Roly-Poly" on YouTube

"Roly-Poly" is a dance pop song by South Korean girl group T-ara. It was taken from their second mini album John Travolta Wannabe, released on June 29, 2011. The song was written and produced by Shinsadong Tiger and Choi Gyu Sung, who were also behind the group's hit song "Bo Peep Bo Peep". "Roly-Poly" won three weekly #1 awards on Mnet's M! Countdown and SBS's Inkigayo, and went on to becoming the top grossing and most downloaded song of 2011 with a record $2 million in sales[1] and 4,680,253 downloads.[2]

A remix of the song titled "Roly-Poly in Copacabana" was released on August 2[3] and was used for the group's follow up promotions.

In 2012, "Roly-Poly" was made into a stage musical starring T-ara's Hyomin, Jiyeon and Soyeon, Kang Min-kyung (Davichi), Jang Hye-jin (I Am a Singer), veteran musical actress Park Hae-mi, Han Ji-sub, Kim Jae-hee and Yoon Young-joon.[4][5][6]

The song was re-released in Japanese on February 29, 2012, as the group's third single.[7]

Track listing[edit]

Japanese single:
Version A:
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Roly-Poly" (Japanese ver.) Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Kyu-Sung, Shoko Fujibayashi (Japanese lyrics) Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Kyu-Sung 3:36
2. "Kojinmaru~Uso~" (コジンマル; Geojitmal[note 1]; 嘘; Lies) Cho Young Soo, Kei (Japanese lyrics) Cho Young Soo 3:49
3. "Roly-Poly" (Japanese ver. - Instrumental)     3:36
4. "Kojinmaru~Uso~" (Instrumental)     3:46
Total length:
14:44
Version B:
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Roly-Poly" (Japanese ver.) Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Kyu-Sung, Seiko Fujibayashi (Japanese lyrics) Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Kyu-Sung 3:36
2. "Apple is A" (Japanese ver.) Cho Young Soo, Seiko Fujibayashi (Japanese lyrics) Cho Young Soo 3:10
3. "Roly-Poly" (Japanese ver. - Instrumental)     3:36
4. "Apple is A" (Instrumental)     3:08
Total length:
13:28
Regular edition:
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Roly-Poly" (Japanese ver.) Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Kyu-Sung, Seiko Fujibayashi (Japanese lyrics) Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Kyu-Sung 3:36
2. "Roly-Poly in Copacabana" (Roly-Poly in コパカバーナ; Kopakabāna) (Japanese ver.) Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Kyu-Sung, Seiko Fujibayashi (Japanese lyrics) Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Kyu-Sung 3:31
3. "Roly-Poly" (Japanese ver. - Instrumental)     3:36
4. "Roly-Poly in Copacabana" (Japanese ver. - Instrumental)     3:33
5. "Bo Peep Bo Peep" (Korean version - Live ver. from T-ARA First Show Case in SHIBUYA-AX 2011.7.5) (Bonus track) Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Kyu-Sung Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Kyu-Sung 4:12
Total length:
18:24

Charts[edit]

South Korea[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
South Korea Gaon Weekly singles[8] 2
South Korea Gaon Monthly singles[8] 3
South Korea Gaon Yearly singles[9] 1
South Korea Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100[10] 4

Japan[edit]

Oricon[edit]

Released Oricon Chart Peak Debut Sales Sales Total Chart Run
February 29, 2012 Daily Singles Chart 3 14,999 (Daily)
41,285 (Weekly)
62,774 (Yearly)
62,774 14 weeks
Weekly Singles Chart 3
Monthly Singles Chart 12
Yearly Singles Chart 127

Other Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Billboard Japan Hot 100 5
RIAJ Digital Track Chart weekly top 100 15

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Geojitmal" (Korean: "거짓말") in Korean means "Lies".

References[edit]

  1. ^ 티아라 ‘롤리폴리’ 음원매출 20억 올 1위 등극, 아이유 ‘좋은날’ 제쳐 (in Korean). Nate. August 26, 2011. 
  2. ^ 올해 가장 많이 팔린 음원은? 티아라 '롤리폴리' (in Korean). Naver. December 14, 2011. 
  3. ^ "티아라, '롤리폴리 in 코파카바나'로 활동 시작..'복고 2탄'" (in Korean). Nate. August 2, 2011. 
  4. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (December 9, 2011). "T-ara the musical". Korea JoongAng Daily. 
  5. ^ "Preview for T-ara's Roly Poly the Musical released". allkpop. December 22, 2011. 
  6. ^ Lee, Claire (January 5, 2012). "T-ara reel in the years in retro musical". The Korea Herald. 
  7. ^ "T-ARA(ティアラ)公式ウェブサイト | トピック" (in Japanese). December 20, 2011. 
  8. ^ a b "Gaon Search - T-ara" (in Korean). Gaon. August 2, 2011. 
  9. ^ 2011년 총 결산 차트 (in Korean). Gaon. 2011-02-24. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  10. ^ "Korea K-Pop Hot 100 Music Chart". Billboard. 2011-09-29. Retrieved 2011-09-29. 

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