Hot Game (song)

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"Hot Game"
HotGame-cover.jpeg
Single by A-Jax
from the album 2MYX
ReleasedJuly 11, 2012 (2012-07-11)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2012
Genre
Length3:13
LabelDSP Media
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)Kim Ji-hyang
Producer(s)Steven Lee
A-Jax Korean singles chronology
"One 4 U"
(2012)
"Hot Game"
(2012)
"2MYX"
(2012)
Music video
"Hot Game" on YouTube

"Hot Game" (핫게임 Hat Geim; ホット ゲーム Hotto Gēmu) is a song by South Korean boy band A-Jax. It was released on July 11, 2012 as the group's second single.[1] In August 9, Universal Sigma announced that the song was re-recorded in Japanese and would be released as the group's second Japanese single, on October 31, 2012.[2]

Background[edit]

After the promotions of the single "One 4 U", DSP Media, group's label, started an event called "Wing Car Project", to the group meet their fans outside Seoul. A special truck was used to the group travel for the cities.[3] The cities stated are Daegu on July 7, Busan on July 8 and Daejeon on July 9. In that same statement, it was also announced that the group will be releasing a new digital single in July.[4] One day later, it was revealed a photo of the truck's back, revealing the name of the new single, titled "Hot Game".[5] The song was first performed in Daegu's event.[6] DSP Media also informed that the song will be promoted as "One 4 U" follow-up song.

Japanese version[edit]

"Hot Game"
"ホット ゲーム"
Single by A-Jax
B-side"Dreamin' Hunter"
ReleasedOctober 31, 2012 (2012-10-31)
Format
Recorded2012
Genre
LabelUniversal Sigma
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)Kim Ji-hyang
A-Jax Japanese singles chronology
"One 4 U"
(2012)
"Hot Game"
"ホット ゲーム
"
(2012)
"Romeo"
(2017)

In August 9, Universal Sigma and DSP Media announced that a Japanese re-recorded version of the song will serve as the group's second single.[2] In September 28, Sigma updated the news with more details of the single, jacket covers and track listing. The single will be released in four editions: a CD+DVD, including the CD single and a DVD including the song's music video and a special off-shot video, a CD+Photobook edition, including the CD and a special photobook and two Regular editions: first press, with a cover of the song "A Song Calling Your Name", originally sung by SS501, as bonus track and a normal edition, including only the CD single with the normal track list.[7]

Composition[edit]

The song was written by Kim Ji-hyang, also known for writing songs for the groups U-KISS, Girl's Day, for the artist Lee Hyori and more. It was composed by Steven Lee, same composed of the songs "One 4 U" and "Never Let Go", released by the group.

Music video[edit]

Korean version[edit]

The music video of the song was released simultaneously with the digital release of the song, on July 11. The music video features Kara's member Nicole Jung.[8][9]

Promotions[edit]

The promotions of the song on TV music shows will start in July 12, on Mnet's M! Countdown. The song is also being promoted on the shows Music Core, Inkigayo, Show Champion and Music Bank.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics are written by Kim Ji-hyang; all music is composed by Steven Lee and Lasse Lindorff.

Korean single[10]
No.TitleLength
1."Hot Game" (핫게임; Hat Geim)3:13
2."Hot Game" (instrumental)3:13
Total length:6:26
Japanese single – limited and standard CD only edition track list[11]
No.TitleLength
1."Hot Game" (ホット ゲーム; Hotto Gēmu; Japanese version) 
2."Dreamin' Hunter" 
3."Hot Game" (instrumental) 
4."Dreamin' Hunter" (instrumental) 
Japanese single – CD Only first press bonus track[12]
No.TitleLength
5."A Song Calling Your Name" (널 부르는 노래; Neol Bureuneun Norae) (SS501 cover) 
DVD (limited edition type A)[13]
No.TitleLength
1."Hot Game" (Music video – Japanese version) 
2."Hot Game" (Music video – Off-shot movie) 

Chart performance[edit]

Korean version[edit]

The song debuted at number 59 on Gaon's Weekly singles chart, in the week of July 19, with 5.075.196 points. The song also charted in Gaon's Streaming and Download chart, in number 143 with 162.302 streams and in number 99 with 31.610 downloads, respectively.

Chart Peak
position
Gaon Weekly singles chart[14] 59
Gaon Weekly Domestic singles chart[14] 58
Gaon Weekly Streaming chart[14] 143
Gaon Weekly Download chart[14] 99

Japanese version[edit]

Oricon[edit]

Released Oricon Chart Peak Debut Sales Sales Total Chart Run
October 31, 2012 Daily Singles Chart 19 3,692 (Weekly) 3,692+ 1 week
Weekly Singles Chart 31
Monthly Singles Chart

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
South Korea[1] July 11, 2012 Digital download DSP Media
CJ E&M
Worldwide[15]
Japan[7] October 31, 2012 CD single, Digital download Universal Sigma

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "(싱글) Hot Game / Daum 뮤직 :: 언제 어디서나 Music on Daum" (in Korean). Daum Communications. Retrieved 2012-06-17.
  2. ^ a b "2nd Single「ホット ゲーム」今秋リリース予定!" (in Japanese). Universal Music Group. 2012-08-09. Retrieved 2012-08-09.
  3. ^ 에이젝스, 윙카 타고 전국 팬 만난다 (in Korean). Nate. 2012-07-07. Retrieved 2012-07-11.
  4. ^ "A-JAX가 여러분을 찾아갑니다! (A-JAX 윙카 이벤트)" (in Korean). DSP Media. 2012-07-04. Archived from the original on 2013-02-19. Retrieved 2012-07-11.
  5. ^ 에이젝스, 대구 ‘윙카 투어’ 약 2천여 관객 동원 ‘대성공’ (in Korean). Nate. 2012-07-08. Retrieved 2012-07-11.
  6. ^ 에이젝스, 대구 '윙카 투어'에 2000여 관객 몰려 (in Korean). Nate. 2012-07-08. Retrieved 2012-07-11.
  7. ^ a b "2nd Singleホットゲーム詳細発表!" (in Japanese). Universal Music Group. 2012-09-28. Retrieved 2012-09-30.
  8. ^ 카라 니콜, 에이젝스 멤버들과 7:1 러브 게임? (in Korean). Nate. 2012-07-10. Retrieved 2012-07-11.
  9. ^ "니콜, DSP 후배 에이젝스 전폭지원…신곡 '핫 게임' 뮤비 출연" (in Korean). Naver. 2012-07-10. Retrieved 2012-07-11.
  10. ^ ""Hot Game" by A-JAX on Naver Music" (in Korean). Naver. 2012-07-11. Retrieved 2012-07-11.
  11. ^ "A-JAX - ホットゲーム【初回限定盤B】 – Universal Music Japan" (in Japanese). Universal Music Japan. 2012-08-29. Retrieved 2012-09-30.
  12. ^ "A-JAX – ホットゲーム【初回限定盤C】 – Universal Music Japan" (in Japanese). Universal Music Japan. 2012-08-29. Retrieved 2012-09-30.
  13. ^ "A-JAX - ホットゲーム【初回限定盤A】 – Universal Music Japan" (in Japanese). Universal Music Japan. 2012-08-29. Retrieved 2012-09-30.
  14. ^ a b c d "Gaon Search - A-JAX" (in Korean). Gaon. Retrieved 2012-07-19.
  15. ^ "iTunes - Music - Hot Game - Single by Ajax". iTunes Store. 2012-07-12. Retrieved 2012-07-25.

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