Love & Girls

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"Love & Girls"
Love&Girls.jpg
Single by Girls' Generation
from the album Love & Peace
B-side "Linguafranc"
Released June 19, 2013 (2013-06-19)
Format
Recorded 2013
Genre Electropop
Length 3:07
Label
Songwriter(s) Kamikaoru
Producer(s)
Girls' Generation Japanese singles chronology
"Flower Power"
(2012)
"Love & Girls"
(2013)
"Galaxy Supernova"
(2013)
"Flower Power"
(2012)
"Love & Girls"
(2013)
"Galaxy Supernova"
(2013)

"Love & Girls" is the seventh Japanese single released by South Korean girl group Girls' Generation on June 19, 2013.

Background and release[edit]

It was announced on April 5, 2013 that Girls' Generation would be releasing their first Japanese single of 2013 on May 29.[1] The single was released in two versions: a regular edition and a limited edition with a bonus DVD. The regular edition contains the title track "Love & Girls" and its B-side, "Linguafranca" (Japanese: リンガ・フランカ Ringa furanka). The bonus DVD contains the music video for "Love & Girls". It was initially announced that the music video for "Beep Beep", B-side to "Flower Power", would be on the DVD; however, this was later changed.[2] The single was originally scheduled for a May 29, 2013 release, but due to delays in completion of the "Love & Girls" music video, the release was pushed back to June 19, 2013.[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Love & Girls" was filmed on April 17, 2013, with selected female members from Girls' Generation's Japanese fan site participating in the choreography.[citation needed] The video was originally scheduled for release on May 29, 2013 with the single but the release got delayed due to some scenes of the video being altered.[4] A dance version of the music video was published by SM Town on YouTube on June 4, 2013.[5] A video compilation of a live performance of the song at Universal Studios Japan on June 19 and various videos of fans performing the shampoo dance choreography was released on June 23, 2013.[6]

Commercial performance[edit]

The single rose from number six to number four the day after it debuted on the daily Oricon Singles Chart.[7] The single was able to sell 42,796 physical copies after one week and peaked at number four on the weekly Oricon Singles Chart.[8] "Love and Girls" peaked at number three on the Billboard Japan Hot 100, the Japanese equivalent of the Billboard Hot 100.[9] It also charted at number four on Billboard Japan's Adult Contemporary Airplay chart, number two on Hot Singles Sales and number twelve on Hot Top Airplay.[10][11][12] In South Korea, "Love & Girls" peaked at number seven on the Gaon International Digital Chart and "Linguafranca" at number 59.[13]

Promotion[edit]

On June 19, 2013, the Girls' Generation performed the song for a flash mob of about 4,000 fans at Universal Studios Japan. The girls performed the so-called shampoo dance as part of their choreography which was quickly followed by the crowd present at the show. Fuji Television aired the performance on Mezamashi TV on June 20, 2013.[14] The performance was also included on a video by SM Town on YouTube.[6]

Track listing[edit]

Regular edition[15]
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Love & Girls" Kamikaoru Erik Lidbom, Ronny Svendsen, Anne Judith Wik 3:07
2. "Lingua franca" ( リンガ・フランカ Ringa furanka) Hidenori Tanaka, Agehasprings Andreas Öberg, Jon Hallgren, Ylva Dimberg 3:07

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Japan (Oricon)[8] 4
Japan Hot 100 (Billboard)[9] 3
South Korea (Gaon)[16] 156
South Korean International Singles (Gaon)[13] 7
Taiwan (G-Music)[17] 15

Sales[edit]

Country Sales
Japan (Oricon)[18] 55,309 (physical)

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Distributor
Worldwide[19] June 19, 2013 Digital download S.M. Entertainment, Universal Music Group
Japan[2] CD, DVD, digital download Nayutawave Records, Universal Music Japan
Taiwan[20] June 21, 2013 CD, DVD Universal Music Taiwan

References[edit]

  1. ^ 少女時代 2013年第1弾シングル5/29に発売決定!. Universal Music Japan (in Japanese). Universal Music Group. April 5, 2013. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "少女時代 / Love & Girls [初回限定盤] [CD Maxi] [+DVD][2013年5月29日発売]". Universal Music Store Japan (in Japanese). Universal Music. April 5, 2013. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ "シングル "Love&Girls"初回限定盤に"Love&Girls"のmusic videoが収録決定!". Sone Japan, Finn-neo.com (in Japanese). S.M. Entertainment Japan. May 14, 2013. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  4. ^ 소녀시대, 日새싱글 발매 연기..."수록 뮤비 변경". Nate (in Korean). SK Communications. April 15, 2013. Retrieved April 17, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Girls' Generation 少女時代 Love & Girls Dance ver.". SM Town. YouTube. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Girls' Generation 少女時代 Love & Girls at Universal Studios Japan". SM Town. YouTube. Retrieved December 18, 2013. 
  7. ^ Lee, KyungNam (June 21, 2013). "SNSD′s ′Love & Girls′ Rises Two Ranks to Arrive at No. 4 on Oricon". Mwave.interest.me. EnewsWorld, CJ E&M Corp. Retrieved August 14, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Weekly CD Rankings" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "Japan Hot 100". Billboard (in Japanese). Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Adult Contemporary Airplay". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Prometheus Global Media. July 1, 2013. Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Hot Top Airplay". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Prometheus Global Media. July 1, 2013. Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Hot Singles Sales". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Prometheus Global Media. July 1, 2013. Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  13. ^ a b "Gaon Digital Chart: Week 26, September" (in Korean). Gaon Digital Chart. Archived from the original on November 5, 2013. Retrieved May 16, 2015. 
  14. ^ Lee, KyungNam (June 20, 2013). "SNSD Holds a Flashmob in Japan with 4,000 Fans". Mwave.interest.me. EnewsWorld, CJ E&M Corp. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  15. ^ "少女時代 / Love & Girls [通常盤][CD Maxi][2013年5月29日発売". Universal Music Store Japan (in Japanese). Universal Music. April 5, 2013. Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Gaon Chart: Week 26" (in Korean). Gaon Digital Chart. Archived from the original on November 5, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Singles Chart: June 22, 2013" (in Chinese). G-Music. Archived from the original on June 29, 2013. 
  18. ^ オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」 [Oricon Ranking Information Service 'You Big Tree'] (in Korean). Oricon. Retrieved June 12, 2014. (Subscription required (help)). 
  19. ^ "Love & Girls – Single". iTunes Store (GB). Apple Inc. Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  20. ^ "日文單曲Love & Girls 初回限定盤CD+DVD" (in Chinese). Universal Music Taiwan. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 


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