The Wonder Years (Wonder Girls album)

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The Wonder Years
From left: Yeeun, Yubin, Sohee, Sunye, Sunmi
Studio album by Wonder Girls
Released September 13, 2007
Genre K-Pop, R&B
Label JYP Entertainment
Wonder Girls chronology
The Wonder Years
(2007)
The Wonder Years: Trilogy
(2008)
Singles from The Wonder Years
  1. "Irony"
    Released: February 13, 2007
  2. "It`s Not Love"
    Released: February 13, 2007
  3. "Tell Me"
    Released: September 13, 2007
  4. "Stupid"
    Released: December 10, 2007

The Wonder Years is the debut album of South Korean girl group Wonder Girls. It was executively produced by Park Jin-young.

Singles[edit]

Wonder Girls who were guest-performing live "Irony" on stage at the 2007 spring festival of the Hanyang University.

"Irony" was the debut single from album. Previously, it be released a maxi single, The Wonder Begins. 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 B-side song from the maxi single, The Wonder Begins. Later, It was released as the recut single on April 27, 2007. The format was a digital download that title was "It's Not Love ~Tears~" (미안한 마음 ~Tears~).

"Tell Me" was the lead single to be released from the album and became the group's first number one hit. Due to the last-minute addition of rapper Kim Yubin to the group, her rap is not on the album version."Tell Me (Rap version)" was included in the second mini album, So Hot.

The last single from the album was "Stupid (이 바보)", which debuted on MBC's show Music Core on December 10, 2007. This song was used to promote the South Korean film Hellcats which features Wonder Girls member Ahn Sohee.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Background Vocals Length
1. "I Wanna"   J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul" J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul", Woo Seok Rhee RAINSTONE   3:46
2. "This Fool" (이바보 Ibabo) J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul" J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul" Kim Hyuna & Won Hyeon Jeong 3:48
3. "Tell Me"   J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul", Mitchell John Dixon J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul", Mitchell John Dixon, Woo Seok Rhee "RAINSTONE" Kim Hyuna & J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul" 3:37
4. "Friend"   Tae Kwon "SoulAttack", Seo Ui Beom Tae Kwon "SoulAttack", Seo Ui Beom Kim Hyuna 4:00
5. "Headache"   Tae Kwon "SoulAttack" Tae Kwon "SoulAttack", Jang Jun Ho   3:31
6. "So What (feat. David Kim)" (뭐 어때 Mwo Eottae) Brian Kim Brian Kim Kim Hyuna 4:04
7. "Wishing on a star"   Bag Chae Won Lyu Hyeong Seob Jin Jeong Yeon 3:57
8. "Move (feat. Lee Min Woo)"   Lee Min Woo (MRISING) Lee Min Woo (MRISING) Kim Hyuna 3:30
9. "Take It" (가져가 Ga Jyeo Ga) J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul" J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul", Tae Kwon "SoulAttack" Kim Hyuna 3:46
10. "Good bye"   J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul" J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul"   3:32
11. "Bad boy"   J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul" J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul", "Hitman" Bang   3:11
12. "It's Not Love" (미안한 마음 ~tears~ Mianhan Ma-eum ~tears~) J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul" J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul", Tae Kwon "SoulAttack" Kim Hyuna 4:00
13. "Irony"   J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul" J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul" Kim Hyuna & Won Hyeon Jeong 4:04

Charts[edit]

The chart positions are based on data from Music Industry Association Korea. Unlike Oricon Chart and the Billboard Chart, the charts are released monthly, not weekly.

Release Peak position Sales
September 12, 2007 #1[1] KOR: 80,685[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Korean)2007. 12월 - 가요음반 판매량. Recording Industry Association of Korea. Retrieved July 18, 2008.
  2. ^ (Korean)6월 가요음반 판매량집계. Recording Industry Association of Korea. Retrieved July 16, 2008.