Absolute First Album
|Absolute First Album|
|Studio album by T-ara|
|Released||November 27, 2009 (Digital)
December 4, 2009 (Physical)
|Genre||Pop, K-pop, dance-pop|
|Label||Core Contents Media/Maroo Entertainment/LOEN Entertainment (South Korea)
PolyEast Records (Philippines)
Alpha Media Music (Taiwan)
|Singles from Absolute First Album|
"Breaking Heart" re-release cover limited edition
|Singles from Breaking Heart|
Absolute First Album (re-released as Breaking Heart) is the debut studio album by South Korean girl group T-ara. The album was initially planned to be released earlier as an extended play, however, it was decided that a full album would be released instead. Including the four singles released earlier in the year, the album spawned eight hit songs including "Good Person", "Lie", "TTL (Time to Love)", "TTL Listen 2", "Bo Peep Bo Peep", "Like The First Time", and "You Drive Me Crazy", "I'm Really Hurt". One track on the album, "Good Person", had to be re-recorded due to the member lineup changing after the original release of the song.
In November 2009, it was first announced that T-ara would be releasing their first EP. The next week, it had been changed to a full-length album and was released in digital format on November 27, with the physical release following on December 4.
In order to promote the album, T-ara released two potential title tracks along with the digital release on November 27. After the music video teasers for "Bo Peep Bo Peep" and "처음처럼" were released, a poll was conducted in order to determine the song that would become the lead single for the album. As the promotions for "처음처럼" began in 2010, main vocalist Park Soyeon was diagnosed with H1N1 and promotions quickly ended.
In early February 2010 it was announced that T-ara would be releasing a repackaged version of the album with a new title track in order to thank their fans for the success of their first album. The title track for the re-release of the album, 너때문에 미쳐, was penned by singer-songwriter Wheesung. The re-release was called Breaking Heart.
|Absolute First Album|
|1.||"One & One"||Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Kyu-Sung||Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Kyu-Sung||Shinsadong Tiger||02:36|
|2.||"Cheoeum Cheoreom" (처음처럼, "Like the First Time")||"hitman" bang||"hitman" bang||Wonderkid||04:05|
|3.||"Bo Peep Bo Peep"||Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Kyu-Sung||Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Kyu-Sung||Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Kyu-Sung||03:45|
|4.||"Tic Tic Toc"||Ahn Young-min||Ahn Young-min||Davina||03:19|
|5.||"Bye Bye"||Nam Ki-sang, Kang Jung-myung||Nam Ki-sang||Nam Ki-sang||03:34|
|6.||"Apple is A"||Ahn Young-min||Cho Young-soo||Cho Young-soo||03:10|
|7.||"Falling U"||Han Sang-won||Han Sang-won||Yoon Young-min||03:29|
|8.||"Neoneoneo" (너너너, "You You You")||Kim Do-hoon, Kim Ki-bum, Rhymer||Kim Do-hoon, Kim Ki-bum||Kim Do-hoon||03:40|
|9.||"Geojitmal" (Dance Ver.) (거짓말, "Lie")||Ahn Young-min||Cho Young-soo||Cho Young-soo||03:46|
|10.||"T.T.L (Time To Love)" (featuring Choshinsung)||Hwang Sung-jin, Rhymer, Joosuc||Kim Do-hoon||Lee Sang-ho||03:38|
|11.||"Geojitmal" (Slow Ver.)||Ahn Young-min||Cho Young-soo||Cho Young-soo||03:58|
|12.||"T.T.L Listen.2" (featuring Choshinsung)||Rhymer, Sangchu||Kim Do-hoon, Rhymer||Kim Ki-wan||03:31|
|13.||"Joheun Saram" (좋은 사람, "Good Person")||K-SMITH||Han Sung-ho||Kim Jae-yang||03:32|
|14.||"Norabollae?" (놀아볼래?, "Wanna Play?")||Ahn Young-min||Cho Young-soo, Kim Tae-hyun||Cho Young-soo, Kim Tae-hyun||02:53|
|Breaking Heart [Repackage Album]|
|15.||"Neo Ttaemune Michyeo" (너 때문에 미쳐, "You Drive Me Crazy")||Wheesung||Cho Young-soo, Kim Tae-hyun||Cho Young-soo, Kim Tae-hyun||03:14|
|16.||"Naega Neomu Apa" (내가 너무 아파, "I'm In Pain")||Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Kyu-sung||Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Kyu-sung||Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Kyu-sung||03:14|
Credits for Absolute First Album adapted from liner notes.
- Lee Jae-hyunk – executive producer
- Kwo Chang-hyun – producer
- (in Taiwanese Mandarin) T-ara Absolute First Album Repackeged Archived November 16, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2010-10-07
- (in Korean) 티아라, 12월 4일 정규앨범 발매 ‘방시혁-신사동호랭이 뭉쳤다’ (T-ara's full length album to be released November 27). Newsen. November 24, 2009.
- (in Korean) 티아라 ‘처음처럼’VS‘보핍보핍’ 1위경쟁 후끈…타이틀곡은? (처음처럼 vs. Bo Peep Bo Peep). Newsen. November 27, 2009.
- (in Korean) 티아라 소연 ‘공신’ 촬영 중 실신 응급실行 ‘신종플루 의심판정’ (T-ara's Soyeon rushed to the emergency room.). Newsen. January 28, 2010.
- (in Korean) ‘활동 조기종료’ 티아라, 2월26일 ‘너때문에 미쳐’ 컴백 (T-ara to come back with "You Drive Me Crazy"). Newsen. February 3, 2010.
- (in Korean) 휘성 티아라 리패키지 앨범 작사가로 깜짝 참여 (Wheesung participates in T-ara's repackage album). Newsen. February 7, 2010.
- Absolute First Album (Liner notes). Mnet Media, Corp. 2009.