2009, Year of Us

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2009, Year of Us
Shinee2009yearofus.jpg
EP by Shinee
Released October 22, 2009 (2009-10-22)
Recorded August–October 2009 at S.M. Studios, Seoul, South Korea.
Genre K-pop
Length 22:18
Language Korean
Label SM Entertainment
Producer Lee Soo Man (executive)
Shinee chronology
Romeo
(2009)
2009, Year of Us
(2009)
Lucifer
(2010)
Singles from 2009, Year of Us
  1. "Ring Ding Dong"
    Released: October 14, 2009
  2. "Jo Jo"
    Released: December 5, 2009

"2009, Year of Us" is the third EP of South Korean boy group Shinee, released on October 19, 2009 in South Korea, with a physical release on October 22.[1] The tracks "Ring Ding Dong" and "Jo Jo" were used as the promotional singles.

The EP was released in Japan on January 20, 2010, with an alternative cover and a bonus DVD[2] featuring the music video and teaser for "Ring Ding Dong". The release peaked at #40 on the weekly Oricon chart, charting for three weeks.[3]

The EP features Onew's first solo song, "Naega Saranghaetdeon Ireum" ("The Name I Loved").[1] Luna of f(x) also makes an appearance on track 4, "Get Down".[4]

Track list[edit]

Credits adapted from the official homepage.[5]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Y.O.U. (Year of Us)" Young-hu Kim Alex Cantrall/Don "Traxx Trigga" Sellers Jr. 3:49
2. "Ring Ding Dong" Yoo Young-jin Yoo Young-jin 3:52
3. "Jo Jo" Kenzie Kenzie 3:38
4. "Get Down" (Key + Minho (feat. Luna from f(x))) Minho, Key, JQ, Big Tone, Ryan Jhun, Anita Paul, Script Shepherd, Antwann Frost Solomon Cortes, Script Shepherd, Charley Paige 3:03
5. "Shinee Girl" Park Joon-ha Park Joon-ha 3:16
6. "Naega Saranghaetdeon Ireum" (내가 사랑했던 이름, "The Name I Loved"
Onew feat. Kim Yeon-woo)
Lee Sung-soo Lee Sung-soo 4:36
Total length: 22:18

Singles[edit]

  • "Ring Ding Dong" was the lead single form the EP and was released October 14, 2009. It was written by Yoo Young-jin. The group had their debut performance of the song on October 16, on KBS's Music Bank and the official music video for "Ring Ding Dong" was released on the official YouTube channel of SM Entertainment on the same day.[6] It landed and peaked at spot 1 of Gaon Chart after its digital release.[citation needed]
  • "Jo Jo" was the second promotional track from the album. The song was written by Kenzie. Its promotions began on December 5, 2009.[citation needed]

Music video synopsis[edit]

The beginning of the "Ring Ding Dong" music video shows the members dancing in night. Every once in a while it switches over to show each individual member in different white rooms. Members are shown catching a butterfly in a glass container, having different reflections in mirrors, lighting candles with a touch of a finger, and turning back time. During the second verse the members dance on water with a black car behind them. The members sit in that same car later on. Towards the end of the video the members are shown with black wings coming out of their backs. The music video ends with the members looking at the city from a ledge.

Charts[edit]

Album chart[edit]

Country Chart Peak
position
Japan Oricon Albums Chart [3] 40

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
South Korea October 22, 2009 (2009-10-22) CD, Digital download S.M. Entertainment
Taiwan November 13, 2009 (2009-11-13) CD Avex Taiwan
Japan January 20, 2010 (2010-01-20) Rhythm Zone

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