Hoot (EP)

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Hoot
SNSD Hoot.jpg
EP by Girls' Generation
Released October 27, 2010
Recorded August–September 2010
Genre K-pop
Length 17:34
Language Korean
Label
Producer
Girls' Generation chronology
Oh!
(2010)
Hoot
(2010)
The Boys
(2011)
Singles from Hoot
  1. "Hoot"
    Released: October 25, 2010

Hoot (Hangul; subtitled 009) is the third mini-album by a South Korean girl group, Girls' Generation. The mini-album consisted of five songs and was released on October 27, 2010, by S.M. Entertainment.[1][2][3][4][5]

The album is listed, by Gaon Album Chart as the third best-selling album of 2010 in South Korea, with 163,066 copies sold.[6]

Composition[edit]

Contributions to the album's production came from a wide range of producers such as Wheesung, Jinu (Hitchhiker), Kenzie, and former Roommate and Nadia member Hwang Hyun. The title song, "Hoot", was composed by Danish songwriter-producers Martin Michael Larsson and Lars Halvor Jensen, of Deekay, together with British songwriter Alex James, with the intention of creating an "exciting up-tempo record for a female artist or group".[7] It was originally titled "Bulletproof" and written with English lyrics.[7]

"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.[8]

Single[edit]

Hoot debuted at the #1 spot on October 30, 2010, on the Gaon Chart.[9] The song won Triple Crown on Inkigayo on November 28, 2010, and won 5 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 on October 29, 2010, on KBS's Music Bank. It was also performed on Show! Music Core, Inkigayo, and M! Countdown. They held their goodbye stage on December 4, 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.[10] The album is listed by Gaon Album Chart as the third best-selling album of 2010 in South Korea, with 163,066 copies sold.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangement Length
1. "Hoot" (훗; Hut) John Hyunkyu Lee Alex 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 Yuri Cheryl Yie,
Jean Na
Kenzie 4:07
3. "My Best Friend" (단짝; Danjjak) (lit. "Buddy") Wheesung Carsten Lindberg,
Joachim Svares,
Joleen Bell,
Jade Anderson,
Michael Jay
Carsten Lindberg,
Joachim Svares,
Joleen Bell,
Jade Anderson,
Michael Jay
3:24
4. "Wake Up" (일어나; Ireona) (lit. "Get Up") Kim Boo-min Hitchhiker Hitchhiker 3:15
5. "Snowy Wish" (첫눈에…; Cheonnune…) (lit. "In the First Snow") Hwang Hyun Hwang Hyun Hwang Hyun 3:28
Total length: 17:35
Bonus items from physical release
  1. Girls' Generation stickers
  2. A random photocard. There are 18 different designs in total.

Japanese edition[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Japan (RIAJ)[18] Gold 148,761^
South Korea (Gaon None 192,375[19]

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Distributor
Worldwide[20] October 25, 2010 Digital download S.M. Entertainment
South Korea[21] October 27, 2010 CD S.M. Entertainment, KT Music
Hong Kong[22] November 2, 2010 Universal Music Hong Kong
Japan[23] December 22, 2010 Nayutawave Records, Universal Music Japan
Taiwan[24] December 24, 2010 Universal Music Taiwan

References[edit]

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

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