Girls' Generation (2007 album)

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This article is about the 2007 self-titled album in Korean by Girls' Generation. For their 2011 self-titled album in Japanese, see Girls' Generation (2011 album).
Girls' Generation
Studio album by Girls' Generation
Released November 1, 2007 (Korea)
(see release history)
Recorded December 2006–August 2007
Genre K-pop
Length 39:34
Language Korean
Label S.M. Entertainment
Producer Lee Soo-man
Girls' Generation chronology
Girls' Generation
(2007)
Gee
(2009)
Singles from Girls' Generation
  1. "Into the New World"
    Released: August 3, 2007
  2. "Girls' Generation"
    Released: November 1, 2007
  3. "Kissing You"
    Released: January 18, 2008
  4. "Baby Baby"
    Released: March 13, 2008
Alternative cover
Repackage album cover as Baby Baby

Girls' Generation is the debut album by South Korean girl group Girls' Generation, and was released by S.M. Entertainment on November 1, 2007.[1] A repackaged album, Baby Baby, was subsequently released on March 13, 2008.[2][3]

Background and release[edit]

The album has sold more than 120,000 copies to-date,[4][5] placing 8th in the year-end charts.

Singles[edit]

"Into the New World", was initially released as Girls' Generation's debut single, on August 2, 2007. The group started promoting the song on the SBS's music show The Music Trend on August 5, and subsequently had it reached number one on Mnet's M! Countdown on October 11.[6] Over 100,000 copies of the single were sold.[7]

The second single, "Girls' Generation", written and produced by Lee Seung-Chul and Song Jae Jun, was released on November 1, 2007. The song was originally sung by Lee Seung-Chul in the 1980s. The original singer later appeared on KM's M!Countdown with the group to perform the song together.[8] It was also used in episode 76 of You Are My Destiny, a drama that starred Yoona.

In early 2008, Girls' Generation began promoting their third single, "Kissing You". The song won the group their first K-chart win, after achieving the number one position on the KBS's Music Bank February chart.[9] It also achieved the number one spot on three major TV music rankings: SBS's Inkigayo, Mnet's M.Countdown! and KBS's Music Bank. The music video for the song contained scenes of the Making of video of the Girls' Generation MV, and footage of the girls working on their first album.

The fourth single, "Baby Baby" was released on March 17, 2008. It was the lead single of the repackaged album of the same name.[10]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Girls' Generation" (소녀시대; Sonyeo Sidae) Lee Seung-Chul Song Jae Jun 3:50
2. "Ooh La-La!"   Yoon Hyo Sang Steve Lee 3:54
3. "Baby Baby"   Hwang Seong Je (BJJ), Yoo Jenny Hwang Seong Je (BJJ) 3:11
4. "Complete"   Jo Yoon Gyung Jan Lysdahl, Ingrid Skretting 3:56
5. "Kissing You"   Lee Jae Myung Lee Jae Myung 3:18
6. "Merry-Go-Round"   Kim Jeong Bae Kenzie 3:14
7. "Tears" (그대를 부르면; Geudaereul Bureumyeol) Kim Seok Hyeon (Avenue47) Park Gi Wan (Avenue47) 3:53
8. "Tinkerbell"   Jo Yoon Gyeong Ingrid Skretting 2:56
9. "7989" (Taeyeon duet with Kangta) Kangta Kangta 3:30
10. "Honey" (소원; Sowon) Kwon Yun Jeong Ingrid Skretting 3:15
11. "Into the New World" (다시 만난 세계; Dasi Mannan Segye) Kim Jeong Bae Kenzie 4:25
Total length:
39:23
Baby Baby (Repackage bonus tracks)
No. Title Length
12. "Kissing You" (Skool Rock Remix) 3:10
13. "Let's Go Girls' Generation" (long) 9:48
14. "Let's Go Girls' Generation" (short) 6:18
Total length:
58:39

Personnel[edit]

Credits for Girls Generation adapted from AllMusic. [11]

  • B.B.J. – Composer
  • Girls' Generation – Primary Artist
  • K Strings – Performer, Strings
  • Sam Lee – Guitar
  • Jan Lysdahl – Composer

Release history[edit]

Version Country Date Distributing label Format
Girls' Generation
South Korea
November 1, 2007
S.M. Entertainment
CD, cassette
Taiwan
November 30, 2007[12]
Avex Asia
CD
Baby Baby
South Korea
March 13, 2008
S.M. Entertainment
CD/CD+DVD
Taiwan
May 2, 2008[13]
Avex Asia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The First Album of Girls' Generation". S.M. Entertainment Co., Ltd. Official website. Retrieved 10 July 2009. 
  2. ^ (Korean) 소녀시대, 13일 리패키지 앨범 'Baby Baby' 출시 (Girls' Generation Release Repackaged Album Baby Baby on the 13th). The Chosun Ilbo. March 12, 2008. Retrieved May 16, 2010.
  3. ^ (Korean) 소녀시대 1집 활동 공식 마무리 “팬들 아쉬워~ (Girls completed a formal House action "disappointed fans~) Newsen. Retrieved May 24, 2010.
  4. ^ SNSD, This Year’s First 100,000 Sale… 2nd time breaking through 100,000 (in Korean) Star.mt.co.kr (March 17, 2009). Retrieved on December 20, 2014.
  5. ^ SNSD, This Year’s First 100,000 Sale… 2nd time breaking through 100,000 (English Translation) Soshified.com (March 17, 2009). Retrieved on December 20, 2014.
  6. ^ SNSD M! Countdown Award YouTube. October 11, 2007. Retrieved February 2, 2010.[attribution needed]
  7. ^ Girls' Generation, the 1st K-pop girl group to achieve more than 100,000 album copies sold in 6 years, after SES (in Korean) Star.mt.co.kr (April 15, 2008). Retrieved on November 30, 2014.
  8. ^ "The First Album of Girls' Generation". S.M. Entertainment Co., Ltd. Official website. Retrieved 10 July 2009. 
  9. ^ (Korean) 소녀시대, '대성통곡'은 통사고 때문? (Girls' Generation in a Car Accident Before Music Bank)
  10. ^ (Korean) 소녀시대, 13일 리패키지 앨범 'Baby Baby' 출시 (Girls' Generation Release Repackaged Album Baby Baby on the 13th). The Chosun Ilbo. March 12, 2008. Retrieved May 16, 2010.
  11. ^ "Girls Generation album Credit". All Music. 
  12. ^ 愛貝克思官方網站 avex taiwan inc
  13. ^ 愛貝克思官方網站 avex taiwan inc

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