Break Time (EP)

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BREAK TIME
Break Time cover.jpg
EP by U-KISS
Released October 4, 2010 (2010-10-04)
(see release history)
Recorded 2010
Genre Pop, electropop
Length 21:52
Label NH Media, Sony Music
S90282C
U-KISS chronology
Only One
(2010)
Break Time
(2010)
Bran New Kiss
(2011)
Singles from Break Time
  1. "Shut Up!!"
    Released: October 4, 2010 (2010-10-04)

Break Time is the fourth extended play by South Korean band U-KISS, released on October 4, 2010. The lead single was "Shut Up!!". It is the last EP by U-KISS to feature members Alexander Lee Eusebio and Kimi Ki-bum.

Release and reception[edit]

The physical CD was released in South Korea October 4, 2010. Digital downloads were available worldwide that same day. It proceeded to be released in the Philippines March 24, 2011. The original single for the EP was originally supposed to be "Light It Up", composed by Kim Tae-wan, but upon hearing Kim Tae-hyun's "Shut Up!!" (시끄러!!; Siggeureo!!), the group shifted to use the latter instead.[1] The song was recorded at More Than Present's studio in Seoul, Korea in August, 2010, and is based on hardcore electronic sounds while emphasizing performance factors.[1]

U-KISS began promotions of Break Time with a performance of "Shut Up!!" on Mnet's M!Countdown on October 7, the same day the song's music video was released.[2] The setting for the video is a train station, with U-KISS on the platform. It begins with member Eli riding a motorcycle while chasing a woman. It then shifts to Shin Dongho sitting on one side while singing his part. It also features a trio-rap from Alexander, Ki-bum, and Eli Kim who chase a woman. The original version of the music video was flagged by YouTube for content inappropriate to minors, due to scenes in which the members are shirtless and appear with a woman.[3] A less graphic version of the video was revealed on October 8, and a new version for TV broadcast was released on October 29.[4]

"Shut Up!!" went to number 70 on the Gaon Weekly Digital Singles Chart,[5] while the Break Time EP made it to number 3 on the Gaon Weekly Albums Chart.[6]

On February 29, 2012 a Japanese version of the "Shut Up!!" was released as a part of U-KISS's first Japanese album, A Shared Dream.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Before Yesterday (Intro)"   0:53
2. "시끄러!!" (Shut Up!!) 3:13
3. "Light It Up"   3:46
4. "Rock Ya' Body"   3:26
5. "Avatar"   3:50
6. "시끄러!!" (Instrumental) 3:13
7. "Light It Up" (Instrumental) 3:46
Total length:
21:52

Charts[edit]

Album chart[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Gaon Weekly album chart[6] 3
Gaon Monthly album chart 10
Gaon Yearly album chart[8] 77

Sales and certifications[edit]

Chart Amount
Gaon physical sales 19,583 (2010)[8]
806 (2011)

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
South Korea October 4, 2010 CD, Digital download NH Media
Sony Music
Worldwide Digital download
Philippines March 24, 2011 CD Sony Music

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Release of Mini Album ‘Shut Up!’ U-KISS". June 13, 2010. Archived from the original on 11 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "U-Kiss releases MV for "Shut Up!"". 
  3. ^ "U-KISS "Shut Up!" MV flagged for inappropriate content". 
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "2010년 42주차 Digital Chart". Gaon (in Korean). Archived from the original on 14 February 2015. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "2010년 42주차 Album Chart". Gaon (in Korean). Archived from the original on 14 February 2015. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "U-KISS Official Japanese Website: NEWS". February 5, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "2010년 가온차트 부문별 Top 100위". Gaon (in Korean). Archived from the original on 13 February 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 

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