Gee (EP)

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Gee
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EP by Girls' Generation
Released January 5, 2009
Recorded November – December 2008
Studio SM Studios
(Seoul, South Korea)
Genre K-pop
Length 18:06
Language Korean
Label S.M. Entertainment
Producer Lee Soo-Man
Girls' Generation chronology
Girls' Generation
(2007)
Gee
(2009)
Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)
(2009)
Singles from Gee
  1. "Gee"
    Released: January 5, 2009

Gee is the first extended play by South Korean girl group Girls' Generation. It was released on January 5, 2009 by S.M. Entertainment.

Single[edit]

A week after its release, "Gee" went #1 on Music Bank; however, questions were raised when the group did not appear on the program for unknown reasons, with rumors spreading regarding a possible rift between SM Entertainment and KBS.[1] "Gee" also went to #1 on SBS's 인기가요 (Inkigayo) a week after their return.[2]

"Gee" first tied with "Nobody" by the Wonder Girls for the longest-running #1 on music portal M.Net (6 weeks).[3] The song then broke the record by staying on top a seventh week,[4] and remained in the position for an eighth week.[5] It also tied[6] then broke[7] the record for longest-running #1 on KBS's Music Bank, beating the 7-week record previously set by Jewelry in 2008 with "One More Time".[6] "Gee" achieved its ninth #1 on the show on March 13, 2009[8] and received its 10th #1 win on June 26, 2009.[9]

The track also showed strength on other charts, topping the Mujikon, Melon and Mnet charts for eight consecutive weeks, the Dosirak chart for seven weeks, the Muse chart for six weeks, and the Baksu chart for four weeks.[10][11]"Gee" topped Cyworld's hourly music chart on the release day.[12] The song also went number one on all major digital music charts within two days.[13] Gee achieved number song of the decade which was given upon them by one of Korea’s most popular online music websites, MelOn.[14]

Commercial performance[edit]

SM Entertainment stated that over 100,000 copies of the mini-album were shipped to stores while sales analyst company Hanteo reported sales in excess of 30,000 copies within the first 10 days of its release.[15] According to their agency SM Entertainment, the album sold nearly 65,000 copies.[16] Gee was able to sell more than 100,000 copies.[17]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangement Length
1. "Gee" E-Tribe E-Tribe E-Tribe 3:20
2. "Way to Go!" (힘내!; Himnae!) Kim Jung Bae Kenzie Kenzie 3:04
3. "Dear Mom" The Lighthouse No Tae Ryung, Kim Tae Sung No Tae Ryung, Kim Tae Sung 4:05
4. "Destiny" Choi Gap Won Alex James, Louis Read Ahn Ik Su 3:26
5. "Let's Talk About Love" (힘들어하는 연인들을 위해; Himdeureohaneun Yeonindeureul Wihae) Young H. Kim Young H. Kim Young H. Kim 4:11
Total length: 18:06

Personnel[edit]

  • Girls' Generation – main and backing vocals
  • Lee Soo Man – producer

Release history[edit]

Country Date Distributing label Format
South Korea
January 5, 2009
SM Entertainment
CD
Philippines[9]
January 29, 2009
Universal Records
Taiwan[18]
February 13, 2009
Avex Taiwan

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lee, Jeong-hyeok. '소녀시대', KBS와 갈등?...2주 연속 출연 안해 (Girls' Generation, KBS Conflict?...Two Weeks of No-Shows). Sports Chosun. January 16, 2009. Retrieved January 16, 2009.
  2. ^ Kim, Hyeong-woo. 소녀시대 인기가요 1위 소감 “창피한줄 모르고 눈물 펑펑 쏟았어요” (Girls' Generation Top Songs #1 Reaction "Without Feeling Shame, Tears Freely Flowed"). JoongAng Ilbo/Newsen. January 19, 2009. Retrieved January 19, 2009.
  3. ^ Lee, Su-un. (뮤직클럽)소녀시대 ‘Gee’ 원더걸스 기록 깰까? ((Music Club) Girls' Generation's "Gee" May Break Wonder Girls Record?). ETNews. February 10, 2009. Retrieved February 11, 2009.
  4. ^ Lee Soo-oon. (뮤직클럽)카라, 단숨에 2위 소녀시대 'Gee' 누를까 ((Music Club) Kara, Second in Moments; Can They Overcome Girls' Generation's "Gee"). ETNews. February 25, 2009. Retrieved February 24, 2009.
  5. ^ Lee, Kyeong-ran. 소녀시대, 최장기 1위…8주 기록 경신은 쭉~ (Girls' Generation, A Strong #1...8-Week Record, Credulity High~). Joins.com. March 3, 2009. Retrieved March 3, 2009.
  6. ^ a b Yang, Seung-joon. 소녀시대, '뮤뱅' 7주 연속 1위...쥬얼리와 최장 기록 '타이' (Girls' Generation, 'Music Bank' 7-Week Continuous #1...'Ties' Jewelry's Record). EDaily. February 27, 2009. Retrieved March 3, 2009.
  7. ^ Kim, Hyeong-woo. 소녀시대 뮤뱅 8주 연속 최장기간 1위 대기록 ‘가요史 다시 썼다’ (Girls' Generation Music Bank 8-Week All-Time Record #1, "Have Set Another Music Record"). Joins.com March 6, 2009. Retrieved March 6, 2009.
  8. ^ Kim, Hyeong-woo. 소녀시대 뮤뱅 9주 1위에 슈주 감동 깜짝축하 (Girls' Generation Music Bank 2 months and 1 week #1, Touched by Super Junior's Surprise Congratulations). Joins.com March 13, 2009. Retrieved March 13, 2009.
  9. ^ a b "UNIVERSAL RECORDS RELEASES GIRLS' GENERATION "GEE" MINI-ALBUM ON JANUARY 29, 2010". 
  10. ^ (Korean) 나비의 여행 :: 소녀시대 – Gee (트레일러, 뮤직비디오) / 1위 기록 정리
  11. ^ (Korean) 소녀시대, 9주 연속 1위 차지 ‘음반·음원 모두 두각' (Girls' Generation 9 Consecutive No.1 Wins.)
  12. ^ (Korean) Lee, Soo-hyeon. 소녀시대 신곡 '지', 공개 동시 싸이월드 실시간 1위 (Girls' Generation's New Song "Gee" Tops Cyworld's Hourly Chart After Release). MoneyToday. January 5, 2009. Retrieved January 5, 2009.
  13. ^ (Korean) Park, Young-woong. 소녀시대, 'Gee' 공개 2일 만에 음원 차트 '올킬' (Girls' Generation's "Gee" Does Chart "All-Kill" 2 Days After Release). MyDaily. January 7, 2009. Retrieved January 7, 2009.
  14. ^ mikechi (29 April 2011). ""GEE" is Song of the Decade!". 
  15. ^ Kim, Hyeong-woo. 소녀시대 ‘Gee’ 열풍에 1집 앨범도 덩달아 판매 급상승 (Girls' Generation "Gee" Blast Causes 1st Album Sales Increase). JoongAng Ilbo/Newsen. January 20, 2009. Retrieved January 21, 2009.
  16. ^ "[01.19.09] SNSD Album Sales Zoom with Gee". 
  17. ^ "소녀시대, 3연속 10만장 돌파". 
  18. ^ "愛貝克思官方網站 avex taiwan inc.". 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jewerly with "One Time"
24th Golden Disk Awards
Digital Releasing Daesang
(Song of the Year)

2009
Succeeded by
2AM with "Can't Let You Go Even If I Die"