Energetic (Wanna One song)

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Single by Wanna One
from the album 1X1=1 (To Be One)
ReleasedAugust 7, 2017 (2017-08-07)
FormatDigital download
  • Hui
  • Flow Blow
Wanna One singles chronology
"Burn It Up"
Music video
"Energetic" on YouTube

"Energetic" is a song by South Korean boy band Wanna One. It serves as the lead single of their first extended play, 1X1=1 (To Be One).

Background and release[edit]

On the group's reality show Wanna One Go, previews of two songs on the group's debut mini album was shared, "Burn It Up" and "Energetic". Fans were asked to vote on which song they’d like to see the group select as their debut title track. At the end of August 3 episode of Wanna One Go, the result of vote was released and the group's debut title track was announced to be "Energetic".[1]


"Energetic" was composed by production team Flow Blow with Pentagon's Hui and Wooseok, who also produced "Never", one of the songs included in Produce 101 Season 2 Top 35 concept challenge evaluation; and won 2nd-place position during the show's on-site voting. Musically, "Energetic" is a dance-pop track with a hint of ballad. It begins with a mellow piano melody which transcends into an electropop chorus.[2][3]

Music video[edit]

The song's accompanying music video is directed by Zanybros, who has directed many Kpop music videos of popular acts such as Mamamoo, AOA and GFriend.[4] The video features the members having fun and playing around in a variety of vibrantly hued scenes, while also showcasing their sharp choreography.[2]

On February 3 at 4:45 p.m. KST, the music video reached 100 million views, making it the first Wanna One music video to obtain 100 million views as well as the first debut music video from a K-pop boy group to achieve this feat.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

Billboard complimented the song for living up to its title as an invigorating dance track, describing it as a song which "bounces between rhythms with ease" and containing "tempo shifts which seamlessly energize the momentum of the song".[2] It was chosen as the Best K-pop song of 2017 by Billboard critics, with Jeff Benjamin saying that the song is a pristinely produced, dynamic electro-pop gem which celebrates a key moment in the music scene's history.[6] Korea JoongAng Daily describes the song as a "earworm" which will surely be remembered by both fans and casual listeners.[3] It was also chosen by Dazed Digital as one of the 20 best K-Pop songs of 2017.[7]

"Energetic" was also noted for its "human piano formation" at the beginning of its choreography, which consists of the 11 members emulating the shape of a piano while member Hwang Min-hyun pretends to play on it.[8] SBS News said that the choreography of "Energetic" features a sensual, sophisticated mood on their performance.[9]

Commercial performance[edit]

Upon its release, "Energetic" topped six online music charts of six major music sites: Melon, Genie, Bugs, Mnet, Naver and Soribada; and achieved a real-time "all-kill" status.[10] The song peaked at number one on Gaon Digital Chart. It is the group's first single to sell over a million copies in South Korea.


Weekly chart[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
South Korean Gaon Digital Chart[11] 1
US World Digital Songs (Billboard) 6

Monthly chart[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak


South Korea (Gaon Digital Chart)[12] 3

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
South Korea August 7, 2017 Digital download YMC Entertainment, CJ E&M Music
Worldwide CJ E&M Music



Region Sales
South Korea 2,500,000+[13]


Chart (2017-2018) Streaming
South Korean Streaming Chart (Gaon)[14] 100,000,000+

Awards and nominations[edit]

Mnet Asian Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Result
2017 Best Music Video[15] Nominated
Mwave Global Fans' Choice Nominated

Golden Disc Awards[edit]

Year Category Result
2018 Digital Bonsang[16] Nominated

Gaon Chart Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Result
2018 Song of the Year – August Nominated
New Artist of the Year (Song) Nominated

Music program awards[edit]

Program Date Ref.
The Show (SBS MTV) August 22, 2017 [17]
August 29, 2017 [18]
Show Champion (MBC Music) August 16, 2017 [19]
August 23, 2017 [20]
August 30, 2017 [21]
M Countdown (Mnet) August 17, 2017 [22]
August 24, 2017 [23]
August 31, 2017 [24]
Music Bank (KBS) August 18, 2017 [25]
August 25, 2017 [26]
Show! Music Core (MBC) August 19, 2017 [27]
August 26, 2017 [28]
September 2, 2017 [29]
Inkigayo (SBS) August 20, 2017 [30]
August 27, 2017 [31]

Melon Popularity Award[edit]

Award Date Ref.
Weekly Popularity Award September 4, 2017 [32]
September 11, 2017


  1. ^ "[SBS Star] Wanna One Reveals Its Debut Title Track 'Energetic'". SBS News. August 4, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "'Produce 101' K-pop Boy Band Wanna One Debuts With 'Energetic': Watch". Billboard. August 10, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "[New Release] WANNA ONE". Korea JoongAng Daily. August 15, 2017.
  4. ^ "Wanna One start filming "Energetic" MV with Zanybros". SBS PopAsia. July 21, 2017.
  5. ^ "Wanna One's "Energetic" Becomes 1st K-Pop Boy Group Debut MV To Hit 100 Million Views". Soompi. 2019-02-03. Retrieved 2019-02-14.
  6. ^ "The Best K-pop Songs of 2017: Critics' Picks". Billboard. December 14, 2017.
  7. ^ "The 20 best K-Pop songs of 2017". Dazed. December 7, 2017.
  8. ^ "KCON 2017 LA: Day 2 Closes Out With GOT7, Wanna One & More". Billboard. August 23, 2017.
  9. ^ "[SBS Star] VIDEO: Wanna One's 'Energetic' 'Burn It Up' Dance Practice". SBS News. September 15, 2017.
  10. ^ "Wanna One's "Energetic" achieves an all-kill on real-time music charts". Asia Today. August 8, 2017.
  11. ^ 2017년 32주차 Digital Chart. Gaon Chart (in Korean). Archived from the original on August 17, 2017. Retrieved August 19, 2017.
  12. ^ "Gaon Monthly Digital Chart - August 2017". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  13. ^ "2017년 Download Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  14. ^ Total Cumulative streaming for "Energetic":
  15. ^ "2017 MAMA Nominations: BTS, EXO, Heize, IU, Seventeen, TWICE, & Wanna One Receive Top Recognition". Billboard. October 20, 2017.
  16. ^ "32nd Golden Disc Awards: Nominees". Ilgan Sports. Archived from the original on 2016-12-05. Retrieved 2017-12-08.
  17. ^ "Wanna One Wins 6th Music Program Trophy in 2 Weeks". Mwave. August 23, 2016. Archived from the original on December 1, 2017. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  18. ^ "[E포토] 워너원, 더쇼 1위 너무 기뻐요~". SBS News (in Korean). August 29, 2017.
  19. ^ "Wanna One tops music charts, wins first TV music show trophy". International Business Times. August 18, 2017.
  20. ^ "'괴물신인' 워너원, '쇼챔' 2주 연속 1위…벌써 '7관왕'(종합)". Xports News (in Korean). August 23, 2017.
  21. ^ "[SBS Star] VIDEO: Wanna One Celebrates Its 12th Win with a Random Dance!". SBS News. August 30, 2017.
  22. ^ "[Video] Wanna One Wins ′M COUNTDOWN′ Trophy 1 Week After Debut". Toggle. Mwave. August 18, 2017.
  23. ^ "워너원vs여자친구, '엠카운트다운' 1위 후보…2주 연속". Chosun (in Korean). August 24, 2017.
  24. ^ "워너원, '엠카' 1위 트리플크라운 '14관왕'..케이콘 8만5천 열광[종합]". Chosun (in Korean). August 31, 2017.
  25. ^ "'뮤직뱅크' 워너원 1위...음악방송 3관왕 등극 '트로피 싹쓸이 시동'". ET News (in Korean). August 18, 2017.
  26. ^ "'뮤뱅' 워너원, 첫 출연 1위로 9관왕 달성.."워너블 해요" [종합]". Chosun (in Korean). August 25, 2017.
  27. ^ "'음악중심' 워너원 1위, 벌써 '4관왕'… 지상파 데뷔 성공적". JTBC (in Korean). August 19, 2017.
  28. ^ "워너원, '음악중심' 1위..적수가 없다". 10Asia (in Chinese). August 26, 2017.
  29. ^ "'음중' 워너원 1위 15관왕..빅스LR·현아 컴백+정세운 데뷔 [종합]". Chosun (in Korean). September 2, 2017.
  30. ^ "워너원, 인기가요 불참에도 1위···데뷔 2주만에 5관왕". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). August 20, 2017.
  31. ^ "워너원, 드디어 '인기가요' 진출..첫 무대부터 1위후보". Chosun (in Korean). August 27, 2017.
  32. ^ "Melon Weekly Award". www.melon.com (in Korean). Retrieved June 11, 2018.

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