Miracles in December (song)

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"Miracles in December"
Single by Exo
from the album Miracles in December
ReleasedDecember 4, 2013
Format
Recorded2013
Genre
Length4:34
LabelS.M. Entertainment
Songwriter(s)Yoon Sa-ra
Producer(s)Don Spike
Exo singles chronology
"Growl"
(2013)
"Miracles in December"
(2013)
"Overdose"
(2014)
Music video
"Miracles in December" (Korean Ver.) on YouTube
"Miracles in December" (Chinese Ver.) on YouTube

"Miracles in December" (Hangul12월의 기적) is a song recorded by South Korean boy band Exo for their second extended play Miracles in December. It was released in both Korean and Chinese by S.M. Entertainment on December 4, 2013.

Background and release[edit]

Produced by Don Spike, "Miracles in December" according to the description of the album on the site of Korean music Naver Music is a described as a "pop-ballad" song that uses the piano and strings in the arrangement.[1] The song was composed and arranged by composers veterans such as Andreas Johansson Stone and Rick Hanley in collaboration with the production team of S.M. Entertainment. The song talks about a man who recalls with nostalgia the relationship with his former girlfriend and his desire to return to it, but cannot do so because of the shame and guilt.[2] The Korean version of the song is recorded by D.O., Baekhyun and Chen, and the Chinese version is recorded by Luhan, Chen and Baekhyun.

Music video[edit]

On December 4, 2013 both versions of the videos were announced, at 8:00pm (KST) and were released on video-sharing websites.[3] The music video was directed by Jo Soo-hyun, and was filmed in November in Paju, Gyeonggi in a study in Ilsan.[2]

Promotion and live performance[edit]

In December, D.O., Baekhyun and Chen began their promotions for the Korean version of the song on Korean music shows, including M! Countdown on December 5, Music Bank on December 6, Show! Music Core on December 7 and Inkigayo on December 8. In the following week's promotions, S.M. informed that Luhan and Lay also participate in presentations.[4] Baekhyun, Chen and D.O. appeared on the stage of MTV's The Show on December 17 and Show Champion on December 18. The song was also included in the set-list of the winter festival of the group with his classmates seal f(x) SM Town Week: Christmas Wonderland on 23 and 24 December.[5] The Chinese version of "Miracles in December" was acted in the MTV The Show on December 24, 2013 with the members D.O., Luhan, Baekhyun, Chen and Lay.

Reception[edit]

The song debuted at number two on Gaon Digital Chart, at number three on Korea K-Pop Hot 100, and at number three on Billboard's US World Digital Song.

Charts[edit]

Sales[edit]

Region Sales
South Korea (Gaon)[10] 789,317

Accolades[edit]

Music program awards[edit]

Program Date
Show! Music Core (MBC) December 14, 2013
December 21, 2013
Inkigayo (SBS) December 15, 2013
December 22, 2013
Show Champion (MBC Music) December 18, 2013
M! Countdown (Mnet) December 19, 2013
December 26, 2013
January 2, 2014
Music Bank (KBS) December 20, 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Korean) "Winter Special Album 'December Miracles (Miracles in December)'". Naver. December 9, 2013. Retrieved December 24, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "EXO Giving Fans "Miracles in December" with New Music Video (Korean and Chinese)". Soompi. August 4, 2013. Retrieved December 25, 2013.
  3. ^ "EXO's MV for 'Miracles in [December]' to be released today". Yahoo! omg! Philippines. December 4, 2013. Retrieved December 4, 2013.
  4. ^ "EXO's D.O, Baekhyun, and Chen to be joined by Luhan and Lay for performances this week". Allkpop. December 9, 2013. Retrieved December 25, 2013.
  5. ^ "f(x) and EXO light up their 'Christmas Wonderland' at joint concert during 'SMTOWN WEEK'". Allkpop. December 24, 2013. Retrieved December 25, 2013.
  6. ^ "2013 Gaon Digital Chart – Week 50". Gaon Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 2017-03-26.
  7. ^ "Korea K-Pop Hot 100 – December 28, 2013". Retrieved 2017-03-26.
  8. ^ "Billboard's World Digital Songs – December 21, 2013". Retrieved 2017-03-26.
  9. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart – December, 2013". Gaon Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 2017-03-26.
  10. ^ Cumulative sales for "Miracles in December":