T.O.P (Shinhwa album)

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T.O.P.
T.O.P. cover
Studio album by Shinhwa
Released 4 April 1999 (1999-04-04)
Recorded 1999
Genre K-pop
Language Korean
Label SM Entertainment
Producer Lee Soo Man
Shinhwa chronology
Resolver
(1998)
T.O.P
(1999)
Only One
(2000)

T.O.P, is the second studio album of South Korean boy band Shinhwa. It was released on 4 April 1999 by SM Entertainment. The title T.O.P stands for Twinkling Of Paradise.

Tracklisting[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangement Length
1. "Intro"   Eric Mun Park Seong-soo Park Seong-soo 0:45
2. "Yo! (악동보고서)"   Yoo Young-jin Yoo Young-jin, Groovie.K Yoo Young-jin 3:45
3. "T.O.P. (Twinkling of Paradise)"   Yoo Young-jin, Eric Mun Yoo Young-jin Yoo Yong-jin 4:37
4. "원" (Cycle) Kim Myeong-jik, Eric Mun Kim Myeong-jik Oh Han-song 4:00
5. "Nothing"   Kim Dong-hyeon, Eric Mun Park Seong-soo Park Seong-soo 3:40
6. "침묵을 깨고" (Breakin' the Silence) Parl Eun-hui, Eric Mun Park Hae-woon   3:37
7. "소망" (Desire) Lee Jae-kyeong, Eric Mun Im Ki-hoon   4:03
8. "To. G"   Kim Dong-wan, Eric Mun Kim Dong-wan Kim Dong-wan 3:49
9. "푸리" (Grief) Kim Dong-wan, Eric Mun, Lee Min-woo Kim Dong-wan Kim Dong-wan 3:02
10. "Return"   Kim Dong-hyeon, Eric Mun Park Seong-soo Park Seong-soo 3:59
11. "너의 곁에서" (Forever With You) Shin Hye-sung, Eric Mun Shin In-soo   3:55
12. "T.O.P." ((Extended Version)) Yoo Young-jin, Eric Mun Yoo Young-jin Yoo Young-jin 4:22
13. "T.O.P." ((Edit Version)) Yoo Young-jin, Eric Mun Yoo Young-jin Yoo Young-jin 3:35

Music video[edit]

Shinhwa's music video for "T.O.P" shows the six boys in white suits with a bright fantasy-like as the back-drop. "Yo!" was a different music video, with Lee Minwoo, a vocalist, as the a trouble-maker boy who falls in love with a girl, played by Kim Bo-mi.

Reception[edit]

It garnered much success with T.O.P climbing the charts quickly (debuting at #4 and peaking at #3), follow by Shinwha's second single, Yo!. Shinhwa's second album made a greater impact than their first one as it coincided with the breakup of H.O.T.[1] Although they promoted their first album well, Shinhwa did not do much promotions for their second album and instead, went on working with their third album. Despite the promotions, T.O.P was a success and spent about 24 weeks on the chart before it dropped, one of the very first accomplishments the band achieved. The first single, "T.O.P.", represented Shinhwa's first significant commercial success[2] and was noted for its use of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" music.[3]Years after its release, "T.O.P." has been performed on television with its original choreography by groups such as Girls' Generation,[4] Spica,[5] Super Junior,[6] and Bangtan Boys.[7]

The second lead track "Yo!" collected seven number one wins on live music programmes, a record it held until "This Love" from their eleventh album The Classic, which won eight first place wins in 2013.[8]

Chart[edit]

Release Chart Peak Position Sales Total Chart Run
April 19, 1999 April 1999 Monthly Chart 4[9] 144,233[9]
May 1999 Monthly Chart 3[10] 228,989[10]
June 1999 Monthly Chart 9[11] 266,078[11]
July 1999 Monthly Chart 10[12] 310,678[12]
August 1999 Monthly Chart 9[13] 310,678[13]
September 1999 Monthly Chart 22[13] 377,500[13] 24 weeks

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shinhwa KBS Global
  2. ^ 6집 ‘너의 결혼식’ 낸 신화, The Chosun Ilbo, retrieved January 19, 2015 
  3. ^ 신인들의 신화창조…댄스그룹 `신화'2집, The Chosun Ilbo, retrieved January 19, 2015 
  4. ^ 소녀시대, '9인의 여전사' 파격 변신...신화 'T.O.P' 도전, E-Daily, retrieved January 18, 2015 
  5. ^ 스피카 '신화 T.O.P 재현, 영광이에요~', JoongAng Ilbo, retrieved January 18, 2015 
  6. ^ 2005 MKMF 2nd Story:Reloaded-Super Junior+ChunSangJeeHee+TVXQ/ Man in love-Kim JongKuk+Shin HyeSung+Tei/ March-Drunken Tiger+T+Dynamic Duo+Jeon InKwon, CJ E&M, retrieved January 18, 2015 
  7. ^ BTS - This Love & T.O.P (SHINHWA), 방탄소년단 - 디스러브 & 티오피 (신화), Show Champion 20140319, Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation, retrieved January 18, 2015 
  8. ^ Kim, JiYeon (7 June 2013). "Shinhwa Gets Most No. 1 Trophies for a Single Track with ′This Love′". enewsWorld (CJ E&M). Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "Album Sales For The Month Of April". MIAK (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2007-07-18. Retrieved 2007-10-12. 
  10. ^ a b "Album Sales For The Month Of May". MIAK (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2007-07-18. Retrieved 2007-10-12. 
  11. ^ a b "Album Sales For The Month Of June". MIAK (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2008-12-08. Retrieved 2007-10-12. 
  12. ^ a b "Album Sales For The Month Of June". MIAK (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2006-02-08. Retrieved 2007-10-12. 
  13. ^ a b c d "Album Sales For The Month Of August". MIAK (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2008-05-14. Retrieved 2007-10-12.