Again (T-ara EP)

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Again
T-ara Again Cover Album.jpg
EP by T-ara
Released October 10, 2013
Recorded 2013
Genre
Label Core Contents Media/KT Music
KTMCD-0298
Producer Kwon Shi-bong
T-ara chronology
Treasure Box
(2013)Treasure Box2013
Again
(2013)
Gossip Girls
(2014)Gossip Girls2014
Singles from Again
  1. "Number 9"
    Released: October 10, 2013
  2. "Because I Know"
    Released: October 10, 2013
Alternative cover
Again 1977 re-release cover
Again 1977 re-release cover
Singles from Again 1977
  1. "Do You Know Me?"
    Released: December 4, 2013
Alternative cover
White Winter repackage digital cover
White Winter repackage digital cover
Singles from White Winter
  1. "Hide and Seek"
    Released: December 14, 2013

Again is the fifth extended play by South Korean girl group T-ara, released on October 10, 2013 by Core Contents Media. It was the first album released after member Lee Areum left the group, and the first to feature the original six-member line-up since T-ara's debut.

Background and release[edit]

On October 6, 2013, T-ara announced the impending release of double lead singles to promote their upcoming EP, Again.[1] The album was released digitally on October 10, including the singles "Number 9" (넘버나인) and "Because I Know" (느낌 아니까; Neukkim Anikka) and their music videos.[2] "Number 9" is an electro-pop dance song with sad lyrics and melody. It was choreographed by Yama & Hotchicks, who also choreographed "Bo Peep Bo Peep".[3] "Because I Know" is a mid-tempo song with an acoustic feel.[4]

A repackaged edition of the EP, Again 1977, was released on December 4, 2013. It contains two new songs, "Again 1977" and "Do You Know Me", a remake of Sand Pebbles' 1977 hit, "What Should I Do".[5][6] The EP was repackaged and digitally re-released again, on December 14, 2013, as White Winter with two Christmas songs, "Hide and Seek" and "Middle of Winter Hide and Seek".

The EP reached number 2 on the South Korean Gaon Weekly Albums Chart[7] and number 45 on Japan's Oricon Weekly Albums Chart as a Korean import.[8] The single "Number 9" reached number 5 on the Gaon Weekly Digital Chart[9] and number 4 on Billboard's Korea K-Pop Hot 100.[10] "Because I Know" charted at numbers 41[11] and 21[12] on the Gaon and Billboard charts, respectively.

Track listing[edit]

Track list
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Number 9" (넘버나인; Neombeo Nain) Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Gyu-sung Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Gyu-sung 3:49
2. "Because I Know" (느낌 아니까; Neukkim Anikka) Baek Hyun-sung, Baek Deok-sang Baek Hyun-sung, Baek Deok-sang 3:20
3. "Hurt" (아파; Apa) Kim Hee-sun Baek Deok-sang 3:24
4. "Don't Get Married" (결혼 하지마; Gyeolhon Hajima) Duble Sidekick Duble Sidekick 3:42
5. "Number 9 (Club Version)" (넘버나인; Neombeo Nain) Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Gyu-sung Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Gyu-sung 3:46

Again 1977[edit]

White Winter[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Gaon Weekly Album Chart[7] 2
Gaon Monthly Album Chart[13] 6
Gaon Yearly Album Chart[14] 64
Oricon Weekly Album Chart[8] 45

References[edit]

  1. ^ "T-ara decides to go with a double title track for their comeback". Allkpop. Retrieved February 10, 2015. 
  2. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (October 10, 2013). "T-ara Releases 'Number 9' and 'Because I Know' MVs". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  3. ^ Kim Ji-soo (October 24, 2013). "T-ara is recharged with new attitude". The Korea Times. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  4. ^ Benjamin, Jeff; Oak, Jessica (October 18, 2013). "IU Lands 12 New Songs, Third No. 1 on K-Pop Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  5. ^ "T-ara crowned with pebbles". Korea JoongAng Daily. November 23, 2013. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  6. ^ Kim Dong-Joo. "T-ara make a comment about releasing their own version of 'What Should I Do'". StarN News. Archived from the original on February 11, 2015. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "2013년 43주차 Album Chart". Gaon (in Korean). Archived from the original on February 10, 2015. Retrieved February 10, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "週間 CDアルバムランキング 2013年11月04日付". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved February 10, 2015. 
  9. ^ "2013년 43주차 Digital Chart" (in Korean). Gaon. Archived from the original on February 10, 2015. Retrieved October 10, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Korea K-Pop Hot 100 Week of November 2, 2013". Billboard. Retrieved February 10, 2015. 
  11. ^ "2013년 42주차 Digital Chart" (in Korean). Gaon. Archived from the original on February 10, 2015. Retrieved October 10, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Korea K-Pop Hot 100 Week of October 26, 2013". Billboard. Archived from the original on February 10, 2015. Retrieved February 10, 2015. 
  13. ^ "2013년 10월 Album Chart". Gaon (in Korean). Archived from the original on October 25, 2014. Retrieved February 10, 2015. 
  14. ^ "2013년 Album Chart". Gaon (in Korean). Archived from the original on October 8, 2014. Retrieved February 10, 2015.