2 Different Tears

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2 Different Tears
2-different-tears.jpg
From left to right: Yeeun, Sohee, Sunye, Yubin, Hyerim
EP by
ReleasedMay 15, 2010
Recorded2009–2010
Genre
Language
LabelJYP
Producer
  • Park Jin-Young (exec.)
  • Woo Seok Rhee "Rainstone"
  • Hong Ji Sang
  • Mitchell John Dixon
  • Bag Cham
  • Ho Yoon Moon "Moonworker"
  • Jun Soo Nuh
  • Brian Stanley
  • Brian Gardner
Wonder Girls chronology
The Wonder Years: Trilogy
(2008)
2 Different Tears
(2010)
Wonder World
(2011)
Singles from 2 Different Tears
  1. "Nobody (English Version)"
    Released: September 30, 2009
  2. "2 Different Tears"
    Released: May 15, 2010

2 Different Tears is an extended play by South Korean girl group the Wonder Girls.[1] The title track was written and produced by J.Y. Park.[2] It was simultaneously released internationally on May 15, 2010 in English, Korean and Chinese.[3] It was the first release to member Hyelim who replaced former member, Sunmi, after she departed from the group on February 2010.[4] The EP also contained a 2009 English version of their number one single "Nobody".

Background and release[edit]

The group performing "2 Different Tears" at the EMP Museum in Seattle, during the Wonder Girls World Tour in 2010. From left to right: Yeeun, Hyerim, Sohee, Sunye, Yubin

"2 Different Tears" continues the retro theme of the Wonder Girls, including the 1980s inspired "Tell Me" and the 1960s, Motown-inspired "Nobody", by using a disco theme. The concept was created by Sohee and Yubin who describe it as a "more sophisticated and mature, modern feel." The music uses melodies similar to the Hustle. The lyrics speak about remembering a lost love.[5]

Stylistically, the Wonder Girls used a retro 1980s denim look to promote the song as shown on the single cover and in the accompanying music video.[6] The single release also included the English versions of previous singles "So Hot and "Tell Me" and as well as remixes of the title track and "Nobody". After the singles' release in Korea, the Wonder Girls embarked on their North American tour.[7][8]

EP was released in United States for digital download via iTunes Store on May 15, 2010. Following day, it was released digitally worldwide and physically in South Korea. In June 2010, it was released physically in China and in August 2010 in Philippines through MCA Music and Universal Music Group. It was promoted with Wonder Girls World Tour.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Jang Jae-hyeok, who had previously collaborated with the group on videos "Irony", "So Hot", and "Nobody".[9] The video was filmed in Korean, English, and Chinese, and features cameo appearances by Bobby Lee and Park Jin-young.[4] The video parodies the classic American television series Charlie's Angels. The group members wear 1980s inspired clothing, make-up and hairstyles.[10]

Commercial performance[edit]

The single debuted on South Korea's Gaon Single Chart at number one for the week ending May 22, 2010.[11] "2 Different Tears" stayed at the top of the chart for three consecutive weeks until it was replaced by IU and Seulong's "Nagging" on June 6, 2010.[12] By the end of 2010, the single had sold 2,790,298 digital copies and 28,594 physical copies, becoming the sixth best-seller of the year in the country.[13]

In the United States, the single failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 however the album placed at number 21 on the Heatseekers Albums chart on July 7, 2010.[14][15] In Canada, "2 Different Tears" debuted at number 6 on the Canadian Singles Chart on May 20, 2010.[16]

Track listing[edit]

  • All tracks are in English unless otherwise specified.
2 Different Tears – Standard edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."2 Different Tears"J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul"
3:22
2."So Hot"Park
  • Park
  • Hong Ji Sang
3:00
3."Tell Me"
  • Park
  • Mitchell John Dixon
  • Park
  • Dixon
  • Rainstone
3:37
4."Nobody"Park
  • Park
  • Rainstone
3:34
5."2 Different Tears" (Remix)Park
  • Park
  • Rainstone
3:38
6."Nobody" (Rainstone Remix) (featuring background vocals by Min)Park
  • Park
  • Rainstone
  • Bag Cham
4:21

Charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
United States May 15, 2010 Digital download JYP [20]
South Korea May 16, 2010 CD [21]
Worldwide Digital download [4]
China June 17, 2010 CD XWX [22]
Philippines August 7, 2010 MCA [23]

References[edit]

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  9. ^ "JAE HYEOK JANG 장재혁". Breakfast Film. Retrieved February 18, 2015.
  10. ^ Gil, Hye-seong (May 17, 2010). '미녀5총사' 변신 원걸, 美코미디언 바비리도 '눈길' (in Korean). Star News. Retrieved February 18, 2015. Invalid |script-title=: missing prefix (help)
  11. ^ a b 2010년 22주차 Digital Chart [22nd week of 2010 Digital Chart]. Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved February 18, 2015. Invalid |script-title=: missing prefix (help)
  12. ^ 2010년 25주차 Digital Chart [25th week of 2010 Digital Chart]. Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved February 18, 2015. Invalid |script-title=: missing prefix (help)
  13. ^ a b 2010년 가온차트 부문별 Top 100위 [Gaon Chart 2010 Top 100 Charts]. Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. February 8, 2011. Archived from the original on February 13, 2011. Retrieved February 18, 2015. Invalid |script-title=: missing prefix (help)
  14. ^ "Wonder Girls album debuts 21st on US Billboard Charts". The Korea Times. July 7, 2010. Retrieved February 18, 2015.
  15. ^ "Heatseekers Songs". MTV Iggy. mtviggy.com. July 3, 2010. Retrieved July 14, 2010.
  16. ^ a b "SINGLES : Top 20". Nielsen SoundScan. Jam! Canoe. June 3, 2010. Archived from the original on June 7, 2010. Retrieved February 18, 2015.
  17. ^ "Wonder Girls 2010 Single - 2 Different Tears (Asia Special Version)". Yesasia.com. Retrieved February 18, 2015.
  18. ^ 2010년 22주차 Album Chart [25th week of 2010 Album Chart]. Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved February 18, 2015. Invalid |script-title=: missing prefix (help)
  19. ^ "Wonder Girls Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 18, 2015.
  20. ^ "iTunes - Music - 2 Different Tears by Wonder Girls". iTunes Store. Retrieved February 18, 2015.
  21. ^ "Wonder Girls:2 Different Tears" (in Korean). LOEN Entertainment. Archived from the original on July 13, 2011. Retrieved August 4, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  22. ^ "奇迹女生组:2 Different Tears不同的眼泪亚洲特别版(CD)" (in Chinese). Amazon.cn. Retrieved February 18, 2015.
  23. ^ "Wonder Girls' new album out". The Philippine Star. August 7, 2010. Retrieved February 18, 2015.

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