2009, Year of Us
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|2009, Year of Us|
|EP by Shinee|
|Released||October 22, 2009|
|Recorded||August–October 2009 at S.M. Studios, Seoul, South Korea.|
|Producer||Lee Soo Man (executive)|
|Singles from 2009, Year of Us|
"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. 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 featuring the music video and teaser for "Ring Ding Dong". The release peaked at #40 on the weekly Oricon chart, charting for three weeks.
Credits adapted from the official homepage.
|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|
|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|
- "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. It landed and peaked at spot 1 of Gaon Chart after its digital release.
- "Jo Jo" was the second promotional track from the album. The song was written by Kenzie. Its promotions began on December 5, 2009.
Music video synopsis
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.
|Japan||Oricon Albums Chart ||40|
|South Korea||October 22, 2009||CD, Digital download||S.M. Entertainment|
|Taiwan||November 13, 2009||CD||Avex Taiwan|
|Japan||January 20, 2010||Rhythm Zone|
- "음반정보｜한터정보시텀｜샤이니 - 2009, Year Of Us" (in Korean). Hanteo. Retrieved 2010-11-15.
- "２００９，イヤー オブ アス （DVD付） SHINeeのプロファールならオリコン芸能人事典－ORICON STYLE" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2010-11-15.
- "２００９，イヤー オブ アス SHINeeのプロファールならオリコン芸能人事典－ORICON STYLE" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2010-11-15.
- "2009, Year Of Us - The Third Mini Album review - Bugs" (in Korean). Bugs.co.kr. Retrieved 2010-11-15.
- "Shinee's Official Homepage". SM Entertainment. October 22, 2009. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
- (Korean) '거친 남자' 샤이니, 카리스마 '링딩동' 14일 공개 (Tough SHINee, Charismatic 'Ring Ding Dong' to be Released on 14th). Eco Today. October 12, 2009. Retrieved October 12, 2009.