The Wonder Begins
|The Wonder Begins|
From top: Sunye, Yeeun
From middle: Sohee, Hyuna
On the floor: Sunmi
|EP by Wonder Girls|
|Released||February 13, 2007|
|Genre||K-pop, dance pop|
|Wonder Girls chronology|
|Singles from The Wonder Begins|
The Wonder Begins is the debut single and mini album by the South Korean girl group Wonder Girls, produced by Park Jin-young. It was released on February 13, 2007 by JYP Entertainment. It is also known by "Irony" which is the title song with the other name from this record. Three tracks, including "Bad Boy", "It's Not Love", and a remix version of "Irony". "It's Not Love" was a reissued single two months later on April 27, 2007.
Popular music critics of Korean web magazine IZM, Jeong Seong-Ha (Hangul: 정성하), Han Dong-Yoon (Hangul: 한동윤), Yoon Jee-Hoon (Hangul: 윤지훈), said the routine of producer Jin-young's African American music style, and the tasteless song about "Irony" in common. In spite of pointing out like this, The song had a moderate chart performance.
"Irony" was the lead single from album. It was released on February 13, 2007 by JYP Entertainment. A music video was produced for "Irony" to promote the song. Wonder Girls showed the first live performance of "Irony" at the MBC TV series Music Core on February 10, 2007. The songs from their debut single that featured Hyuna were left intact with her singing vocals, however, her rap vocals were re-recorded over by Yubin for first studio album, The Wonder Years.
"It's Not Love" was the second single to be released from the album on April 27, 2007. It was released by JYP Entertainment as the digital download that title was "It's Not Love ~Tears~" (미안한 마음 ~Tears~).
|February 13, 2007||72 (Korea)||25,500 (Korea)|
|1.||"Irony"||J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul"||J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul"||Kim Hyuna & Won Hyeon Jeong||4:04|
|2.||"Bad Boy"||J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul"||J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul", "Hitman" Bang||3:11|
|3.||"It's Not Love" (미안한 마음 Mianhan Ma-eum)||J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul"||J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul", Tae Kwon "SoulAttack"||Kim Hyuna||4:00|
|4.||"Irony (Tae Kwon - Daybreak Remix)"||J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul"||J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul"||Kim Hyuna & Won Hyeon Jeong||3:57|
- http://www.maniadb.com/album.asp?a=150153 (Korean)
- http://music.cyworld.com/album.asp?aid=22724 (Korean)
- http://music.naver.com/album/index.nhn?albumId=47623 (Korean)
- http://music.daum.net/album/album.do?albumId=12213 (Korean)
- http://www.izm.co.kr/contentRead.asp?idx=2055 (Korean)
- "MIAK: 2008. 05. Sales Summary" (in Korean). Music Industry Association of Korea. Retrieved 2007-07-08.[dead link]
- 6월 가요 음반 판매량 집계. Recording Industry Association of Korea. Retrieved July 16, 2008.
- "Irony" at Cyworld BGM (Korean)(registration required)
- "The Wonder Begins" at Cyworld BGM (Korean)(registration required)
- "The Wonder Begins" at ManiaDB (Korean)
- "The Wonder Begins" at Naver Music (Korean)
- "The Wonder Begins" at Daum Music (Korean)