Psy 6 (Six Rules), Part 1

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Psy 6 (Six Rules), Part 1
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EP by Psy
Released July 15, 2012
Recorded 2011–12
Genre
Length 22:37
Language
Label
Producer
Psy chronology
PsyFive
(2010)PsyFive2010
Psy 6 (Six Rules), Part 1
(2012)
Chiljip PSY-da
(2015)Chiljip PSY-da2015
Singles from Psy 6 (Six Rules), Part 1
  1. "Gangnam Style (강남 스타일)"
    Released: July 15, 2012

Psy 6 (Six Rules), Part 1 (Hangul싸이 6甲 Part 1; RRSsai Yukgap Part 1) is an extended play[2] of South Korean pop rapper Psy, and is his sixth major album release. It was released on July 15, 2012, the same day "Gangnam Style" was released as the lead single. Part 2 has been announced to be released in March 2013.[3] The EP has sold 106,594 copies in South Korea. Part 2 will include his single "Korea" and all of the songs from his remix and live albums.[citation needed] As of June 2017, it has yet to be released.

The EP was released in a tin that had a fishbowl-like appearance. Inside the tin is a card that contains the album artwork, cards which contain artwork and lyrics for each of the songs (the artwork for "Gangnam Style" was different from the Germany-released single's art), a card for the credits, two cards of advertising from YG Entertainment and the CD. The whole ensemble is packaged in a white box printed with information.

Track listing[edit]

※ Bolded tracks identify singles from the album.

CD and digital download[2]
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Blue/Tree Frog" (청개구리; Cheong-gaeguri, featuring G-Dragon of Big Bang)
3:27
2. "Passionate Goodbye" (뜨거운 안녕; Tteugeoun Annyeong, featuring Sung Si-kyung)
  • You Hee-yeol
  • Kim Tae-hoon
3:28
3. "Gangnam Style" (강남 스타일; Gangnam Seutail) Psy
  • Psy
  • Yoo Gun-hyung
3:39
4. "Year of 77" (77학개론; Chilchilhakgaeron, featuring Leessang and Kim Jin-pyo)
  • Psy
  • Yoo Gun-hyung
4:39
5. "What Would Have Been?" (어땠을까; Eottaesseulkka, featuring Lena Park) Psy
  • Psy
  • Yoo Gun-hyung
4:03
6. "Never Say Goodbye" (featuring Yoon Do-hyun) Psy
  • Psy
  • Yoo Gun-hyung
3:21
Total length: 22:37
Notes
  • Track 2 is a remake of the song under the same title, which was originally performed by South Korean one-man project band Toy, from their sixth studio album Thank You released in 2007.[4][5]
  • The title of track 4 literally means "Seventy-Seven 101".

Chart performance[edit]

Album chart[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Japan Oricon weekly albums[6][A] 92
South Korea Gaon Weekly album chart[7] 1
South Korea Gaon Monthly album chart[7] 5
South Korea Gaon Yearly album chart[7] 15
  • ^ Sales come from the South Korean imported version.

Other songs charted[edit]

Song Peak chart position
KOR US
Gaon Chart[7] K-Pop Billboard[8]
"Passionate Goodbye" 4 6
"What Would Have Been?" 9 7
"Blue/Tree Frog" 9 17
"Year of 77" 10 13
"Never Say Goodbye" 14 29

Sales and certifications[edit]

Chart Sales
Gaon physical[9]

106,594 (2012)
20,283 (2013)

Cover versions[edit]

  • South Korean recording artist Roy Kim covered "Blue/Tree Frog" (Hangul청개구리; RRCheong-gaeguri) on the eleventh episode of Mnet's talent competition series Superstar K4, where he was crowned the final winner of the show.[10]

Samples[edit]

Psy sampled Switch's I call your name (featuring Bobby DeBarge) (from the album Switch II) for his track "Year of 77" (77학개론; Chilchilhakgaeron, featuring Leessang and Kim Jin-pyo). This sample contains vocals from that song.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Get To Know K-Pop Rapper Psy And His Viral Hit Song Gangnam Style Retrieved 5 January 2015
  2. ^ a b "PSY 6甲 (Six Rules), Pt. 1 - EP by PSY". iTunes Store. Retrieved October 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ "PSY Wants Tom Cruise to Go 'Gangnam Style', Talks 2013 Album". Billboard. November 28, 2012. Retrieved January 5, 2013. 
  4. ^ Jang, Yeon-joo (23 July 2012). ""데뷔때만큼이나 뜨거운 반응 얼떨떨해요" (""I Feel Bewildered at Responses as Enthusiastic as When I Debuted"")". The Korean Herald (in Korean). Retrieved 4 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "iTunes - Music - Thank You by Toy". iTunes Store. Retrieved April 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "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"]. Oricon. Retrieved October 16, 2012.  (subscription only)
  7. ^ a b c d "Gaon Search – PSY" (in Korean). Gaon. Retrieved September 30, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Korea K-Pop Hot 100 Music Chart". Billboard. September 1, 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-30. 
  9. ^ "Gaon album chart". Gaon (in Korean). Retrieved August 9, 2012. 
  10. ^ Mnet (October 26, 2012). "슈퍼스타K 4 - [슈퍼스타K4]로이킴 - 청개구리@슈퍼스타K4 11회" (YouTube). 

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