Hoot (EP)

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Hoot
SNSD Hoot.jpg
EP by
Released27 October 2010
RecordedAugust–September 2010
GenreK-pop
Length17:34
LanguageKorean
Label
Producer
Girls' Generation chronology
Oh!
(2010)
Hoot
(2010)
Girls' Generation
(2011)
Singles from Hoot
  1. "Hoot"
    Released: 25 October 2010

Hoot (Korean; subtitled 009) is the third mini-album by the South Korean girl group, Girls' Generation. The mini-album contains five songs and was released on 27 October 2010, by S.M. Entertainment.[1]

The album is listed by Gaon Album Chart as the third best-selling album of 2010 in South Korea, with 163,066 copies sold.[2]

Composition[edit]

Contributions to the album's production came from Wheesung, Jinu (Hitchhiker), Kenzie and the former Roommate and Nadia member Hwang Hyun. The title song, "Hoot", was composed by the Danish songwriter-producers Martin Michael Larsson and Lars Halvor Jensen, of Deekay, together with the British songwriter Alex James, with the intention of creating an "exciting up-tempo record for a female artist or group".[3] It was originally titled "Bulletproof" and written with English lyrics.[3]

"Mistake" is the second track and a R&B ballad with lyrics by Kwon Yuri which is about a girl who can't move on from a relationship with a guy who asked her to "wait" for him but in the end he found another and she blames herself for not trying harder to keep the love between them. The third track "My Best Friend" is a contemporary R&B song with lyrics by Wheesung that talks about each other's friendship of Girls' Generation. The fourth track "Wake Up" is an electropop song carrying dark synth beat-sounds with medium tempo shuffle rhythm. "Snowy Wish" is the fifth track and a bright dance-pop song.[4]

Single[edit]

Hoot debuted at #1 on 30 October 2010 on the Gaon Chart.[5] The song won Triple Crown on Inkigayo on 28 November 2010 and won five times on Music Bank of KBS. The song demo was written and recorded in the UK, with Nina Woodford singing the vocal, and then finished and mixed in Denmark.

Promotion[edit]

They held their comeback stage show on 29 October 2010 on KBS's Music Bank. It was also performed on Show! Music Core, Inkigayo and M! Countdown. They held their final stage show on 4 December 2010 on MBC's Show! Music Core.

Commercial performance[edit]

A day before the official release of Hoot, it was reported that it had received over 150,000 sales in pre-orders. The album achieved gold status in Japan for selling 100,000 copies.[6] The album is listed by Gaon Album Chart as the third best-selling album of 2010 in South Korea, with 163,066 copies sold.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."Hoot" (훗; Hut)John Hyunkyu LeeAlex James,
Lars Halvor Jensen,
Martin Michael Larsson
Alex James,
Lars Halvor Jensen,
Martin Michael Larsson
3:18
2."Mistake" (내 잘못이죠; Nae Jalmoshijyo) (lit. "My Fault")Kwon YuriCheryl Yie,
Jean Na
Kenzie4:07
3."My Best Friend" (단짝; Danjjak) (lit. "Buddy")WheesungCarsten Lindberg,
Joachim Svares,
Joleen Bell,
Jade Anderson,
Michael Jay
Carsten Lindberg,
Joachim Svares,
Joleen Bell,
Jade Anderson,
Michael Jay
3:24
4."Wake Up"Kim Boo-minHitchhikerHitchhiker3:15
5."Snowy Wish" (첫눈에…; Cheonnune…) (lit. "In the First Snow")Hwang HyunHwang HyunHwang Hyun3:28
Total length:17:35
Bonus items from physical release
Girls' Generation stickers
A random photocard. There are 18 different designs.

Japanese edition[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Japan (RIAJ)[14] Gold 148,761^
South Korea (Gaon None 192,375[15]

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Distributor
Worldwide[16] 25 October 2010 Digital download S.M. Entertainment
South Korea[17] 27 October 2010 CD S.M. Entertainment, KT Music
Hong Kong[18] 2 November2010 Universal Music Hong Kong
Japan[19] 22 December 2010 Nayutawave Records, Universal Music Japan
Taiwan[20] 24 December 2010 Universal Music Taiwan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Girls Generation Goes Retro for New Mini-Album 'Hoot'". The Manila Bulletin. 21 October 2010. Archived from the original on 9 June 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
    - "Girls Generation's 'Hoot' album released today in Korea". The Manila Bulletin. 27 October 2010. Archived from the original on 9 June 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
    - (in Korean) "소시 3집 미니 앨범 훗 티저 이미지 · 음원 전격 공개… 드디어 컴백" My Daily. Retrieved 21 October 2010.
    - "Girls' Generation to release new album 'Hoot'". Koreaherald.com (in Korean). 19 October 2010. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
    - Seoul Newspaper, 28 October 2010. "‘복고 걸’ 소녀시대, ‘훗’ 뮤비 공개… 이번엔 화살춤?" Archived 22 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine (in Korean)
  2. ^ a b "2010년 가온차트 부문별 Top 100위" [Gaon Chart 2010 Top 100 Charts]. Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. 8 February 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Q&A on K-pop with Lars Halvor Jensen". HitQuarters. 24 October 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2011.
  4. ^ Cyworld BGM – "Girls' Generation – Hoot The 3rd Mini Album" (in Korean)
  5. ^ (in Korean) Gaon Chart Gaon Chart. Retrieved 5 November 2010.
  6. ^ "Hoot Achieves Gold Status in Japan". snsdkorean.com. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Girls' Generation Korean mini-album debuted at number two" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 28 December 2010.
  8. ^ "Billboard Japan Top Albums: January 3, 2011". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  9. ^ "South Korea Gaon Album Chart". On the page, select "2010.10.24~2010.10.30" to obtain the corresponding chart. Gaon Chart Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  10. ^ "2010 Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Archived from the original on 13 February 2011.
  11. ^ "2011 Albums Chart" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  12. ^ "Billboard Japan Top Albums of 2011". Billboard (in Japanese). Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  13. ^ "2011 Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  14. ^ "Japanese certifications – Girls' Generation – Hoot" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Select 2010年12月 on the drop-down menu
  15. ^ "Top 100 Albums (2010-2014)" (in Korean). Instiz. Archived from the original on 16 January 2015.
  16. ^ "Hoot – EP by Girls' Generation". iTunes Store (Apple Inc). Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  17. ^ "Hoot – The 3rd Mini Album" (in Korean). Hanteo. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  18. ^ "'Hoot' (CD) by Girls' Generation". HMV (Hong Kong). Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  19. ^ "Hoot (CD)" (in Japanese). Universal Music Japan. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  20. ^ "Hoot – Girls' Generation (CD)" (in Chinese). Universal Music Taiwan. Retrieved 10 May 2016.

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