Inspiration (Shinhwa album)

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Inspiration #1
Inspiration #1 cover
Studio album by Shinhwa
Released 16 August 2006 (2006-08-16)
Recorded 2006
Genre J-pop, Dance
Language Japanese
Label Good Entertainment
Columbia Music Entertainment
Shinhwa chronology
State of the Art
Inspiration #1
Winter Story 2006-2007

Inspiration #1 is the first Japanese studio album of South Korean boy band Shinhwa. It was released on 16 August 2006. State Of The Art peaked at #4 on the Oricon Chart in Japan and sold over 100,000 copies.


Information is adapted from the liner notes of Inspiration #1:[1]

No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangement Length
1. "Girls Exclusive" Lauren, Eric Mun, David Kim Deckstream, Lauren Deckstream, Lauren 3:14
2. "Throw My Fist" (Japanese Version)   Ryu Hyeong-seob Mad Soul Child 3:46
3. "Midnight Girl" (Japanese Version)   Park Chang-hyeon Park Chang-hyeon 4:14
4. "Paradise" [Lee Min-woo]], Eric Mun, Brian Kim Jeong Joon-ho Jeong Joon-ho 3:58
5. "僕らの心には太陽がある" (There is Sun in Our Hearts) Yoshi, Eric Mun, David Kim   Ryu Hyeong-seob 5:29
6. "Highway Star" Seo Jeong-hwan, Eric Mun, David Kim Mad Soul Child Mad Soul Child 3:44
7. "Time Machine" (Japanese Version)   Park Geun-tae Jo Young-soo 4:07
8. "The Street" Park Ki-wan Park Ki-wan Park Ki-wan 3:39
9. "Sun Flower ~Happy Birthday~" Asami, Eric Mun, David Kim   Uru 4:58
10. "Weak ~君を失くして" (Weak ~Kimi wo Nakushite) An Young-min, Eric Mun, David Kim An Young-min An Young-min 3:40
11. "You're My Everything" Lee Yoon-hwan, Eric Mun, David Kim Kim Ki-beom Kim Do-hoon 3:59
12. "Once in a Lifetime" (English Version) T Brian Kim Kang Bong-gu, Ryu Hyeong-seob, Brian Kim 4:56
13. "Shooting Star" (Yukihiro Fukutomi Remix) Brian Kim Brian Kim Yukihiro Fukutomi 5:34

Pre-Inspiration #1[edit]

After releasing State Of The Art, Shinhwa quickly began preparing their first Japanese album and single. As preparation work for their Japanese album release, Shinhwa held a press conference in Japan on April 14, 2006, in addition to performing at MNET's anniversary celebration in Japan on April 15, 2006. The press conference came as a result of Shinhwa's effort to break into the Japanese market, with the release of their first Japanese language single There is Sun in Our Hearts on June 14, 2006, debuting at #9 on the Oricon Chart, and their first official album, Inspiration #1, in Japan in August, debuting at #4, both selling 100,000 copies.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak
Japan Weekly Albums (Oricon) [2] 12

Release history[edit]

Country Date Distributing label Format
Japan 16 August 2006 Nippon Columbia CD (COCP-33820)[2]
CD+DVD (COZA-210/1)[3]


  1. ^ Inspiration #1 (Media notes). Nippon Columbia. 2006. 
  2. ^ a b "Inspiration #1 album info". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved 20 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Inspiration #1 CD+DVD info". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved 20 March 2015.