John Travolta Wannabe

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John Travolta Wannabe
EP by T-ara
Released June 29, 2011
Recorded 2011
Genre Pop, dance-pop, electropop
Length 25:33
29:09 (Repackage)
Label Core Contents
Producer Shinsadong Horaengi
T-ara chronology
John Travolta Wannabe
Black Eyes
(2011)Black Eyes2011
Singles from John Travolta Wannabe
  1. "Roly-Poly"
    Released: June 29, 2011
Alternative cover
Roly-Poly in Copacabana re-release cover
Roly-Poly in Copacabana re-release cover
Singles from Roly-Poly in Copacabana
  1. "Roly-Poly in Copacabana"
    Released: August 2, 2011

John Travolta Wannabe is the second mini album by South Korean girl group T-ara. The EP's repackage edition is called Roly-Poly in Copacabana and it was released as a limited edition on August 2, 2011.[1]


It was announced on June 8, 2011 that T-ara would be making their comeback in July with John Travolta Wannabe. It was also revealed that the title track is composed by Shinsadong Tiger and Choi Gyu Sung, who had previously worked with T-ara on songs like "Bo Peep Bo Peep". The album's name comes from the movie Saturday Night Fever which starred John Travolta.[2] T-ara came up with the concept themselves after watching the movie.[3]

On June 24, Core Contents Media released a 59-second teaser of T-ara's title track "Roly-Poly". The video was released three days earlier than originally scheduled, due to the request of fans. The full 12,5-minute music video was released on June 28.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

In August 2011, "Roly-Poly" had become top grossing song of the year so far with over $2 million in sales.[5]

In the Gaon Yearly 2011 Download chart, Roly Poly charted #1 becoming the best-selling song of South Korea with over 4,077,885 downloads.

Both albums charted on the Gaon Yearly 2011 Album chart, with 'John Travolta Wannabe' selling 30,116 copies whole the repackage 'Roly Poly In Copacabana' sold 24,179+ copies.


On August 1, Core Contents Media announced that a repackage of John Travolta Wannabe will be titled Roly-Poly In Copacabana and limited to only 10,000 copies. The repackage will contain one new song, a Eurodance remix of "Roly-Poly", titled "Roly-Poly in Copacabana" which was named after the famous disco club in the 1980s.[6] The song premiered on August 2 while the music video was delayed until the next day. The revealing of "Roly-Poly in Copacabana" was pushed up an hour than originally planned, due to the request urging of fans.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangement Length
1. "Roly-Poly" Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Gyu Sung, Ryu Hwa Young Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Gyu Sung Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Gyu Sung 3:34
2. "Jinjja Jinjja Joahae" (진짜 진짜 좋아해, "I Love You So Much") Nang-ee, Beom-ee Nang-ee, Beom-ee Nang-ee, Beom-ee 3:27
3. "Yayaya" (Remix ver.) E-Tribe E-Tribe E-Tribe, Chang Jun Ho 3:33
4. "Wae Ireoni" (왜 이러니, "Why Are You Being Like This?") (Remix ver.) Lee Eun Jin (Yangpa) Kim Do Hoon, Lee Sang Ho Lee Sang Ho 3:49
5. "Ma Boo" (Remix ver.) Kim Do Hoon, Rhymer Kim Do Hoon Kim Do Hoon 3:29
6. "Mollayo" (몰라요, "I Don't Know") (Remix ver.) Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Gyu Sung Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Gyu Sung Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Gyu Sung 3:47
7. "Gwaenchanhayo" (괜찮아요, "It's Alright") (Remix ver.) Choi Gyu Sung Choi Gyu Sung Choi Gyu Sung 3:59
Total length: 25:33

Roly-Poly in Copacabana[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Roly-Poly in Copacabana" (Roly-Poly in 코파카바나) 3:29
Total length: 29:09

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Worldwide June 29, 2011 Digital download Core Contents Media
LOEN Entertainment
South Korea June 29, 2011
June 30, 2011 CD
August 22, 2011 CD (Repackage)