So Cool (Sistar album)

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So Cool
So Cool(SISTAR album).jpg
Studio album by Sistar
Released August 9, 2011
Recorded 2010–2011
Genre
Length 36:37
Language Korean
Label Starship Entertainment
Sistar chronology
So Cool
(2011)
Alone
(2012)
Singles from So Cool
  1. "Push Push"
    Released: June 3, 2010
  2. "Shady Girl"
    Released: August 25, 2010
  3. "How Dare You"
    Released: December 3, 2010
  4. "So Cool"
    Released: August 9, 2011

So Cool is the debut studio album by South Korean girl group Sistar. The album was released on August 9, 2011 by Starship Entertainment. The song with the same title was used as the promotional song. The album contains 12 songs, 5 new songs and a special version of the song "Ma Boy", released by the sub-unit Sistar19. The album was also released worldwide through iTunes.[1]

Release and promotion[edit]

So Cool was released on August 9, 2011 through Starship Entertainment and LOEN Entertainment in South Korea physically and digitally and worldwide for digital download. Promotions for the album started on August 11, in KBS's Music Bank. The girls also promoted on MBC's Music Core, SBS's Inkigayo and Mnet's M! Countdown. The song "Girls Do It" was the first promotional single of the album. After one month of promotions, on September 11, the group won a mutizen for the song "So Cool", on the show Inkigayo[2] for the win the group released "Follow Me" as second single of the album. On September 23, the girls performed the title song in a remix version until September 25. The promotions of the song ended on October 2, in the special episode "Save the Green Earth" of Inkigayo.

Controversy[edit]

One day after the release of the album and music video, Starship Entertainment made some changes in the choreography of the title song "So Cool" to avoid controversies.[3] The song "Girls Do It" was deemed inappropriate for broadcast due to a seemingly-offensive line. "Girls Do It" was set for the album's fifth single, however due to the controversy that followed the track, promotions were cancelled. The girls released "Hot Place" in its place.[4]

Singles[edit]

"Push Push"[edit]

"Push Push" is Sistar's debut single, released on June 3, 2010.[5] The official music video was unveiled on the same day.[6] The song was written and produced by Brave Brothers, as were the two B-sides, "Here We Come" and "Oh Baby". "Push Push" was first performed on Music Bank on June 4.[7] The single debuted at number 9 on South Korea's Gaon Singles Chart, and it reached number 59 on the Gaon 2010 digital yearly charts with 1,779,327 copies sold.[citation needed] It was also number 28 on the Gaon Album Chart.[8]

"Shady Girl"[edit]

"Shady Girl" is the group's second single, released on August 25, 2010 and produced by Brave Brothers.[9] The official music video was unveiled on the same day,[10] and features Super Junior's Kim Heechul. The single also includes the songs "Drop the Beat" (feat. B2K) and "I Don't Want a Weak Man". "Shady Girl" was first performed on Music Bank on August 27.[11] The single debuted at number 4 on South Korea's Gaon Singles Chart, and it reached number 79 on the Gaon 2010 digital yearly charts with 1,623,243 copies sold.[citation needed] It was also number 9 on the Gaon Album Chart.[12]

"How Dare You"[edit]

The group's third single, "How Dare You", was released December 3, 2010.[13] It was written and produced by Brave Brothers, as were the two B-sides, "Mighty Sistar" and "Over". "How Dare You" is a mix of English and Korean, and contains the title of the song in the refrain: "Baby-baby-baby-baby-baby Ni kkajitge mwonde? (니 까짓게 뭔데)".[citation needed] Sistar first performed the song on Music Bank on December 3.[14] On December 9, Sistar released rehearsal videos for "Over" and "How Dare You", and their homepage crashed due to congestion.[15] On December 17, they won their first music show award on Music Bank for "How Dare You".[16] The song debuted at number 2 on South Korea's Gaon Singles Chart and the single debuted at number 8 on the Gaon Album Chart on December 3.[citation needed]

"So Cool"[edit]

"So Cool" is Sistar's fourth single, released with the album on August 9, 2011. The official music video was unveiled on the same day.[17] The music video depicts the girls in various glamorous outfits with the scenes changing between the four walking a fashion runway, backstage pampering up, and running track in pompous dresses. It also features the hip hop trio DJ DOC.[citation needed] The song debuted at number 1 on South Korea's Gaon Singles Chart.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

Track list[1]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Let’s Get the Party Started" Maboos 1:07
2. "So Cool" (쏘쿨; Ssokul) Brave Brothers 3:21
3. "Girls Do It" Rovin 3:26
4. "Follow Me" Rovin 3:16
5. "New World" Rovin 3:22
6. "I Don't Want a Weak Man" (약한 남자 싫어; Yakhan Namja Silteo) Minfee 3:00
7. "How Dare You" (니까짓게; Nikkajitge) Brave Brothers 3:06
8. "Over" Brave Brothers 3:19
9. "Oh Baby" Brave Brothers 3:07
10. "Shady Girl" (가식걸; Gasikgeol) Brave Brothers 3:14
11. "Push Push" (푸시푸시; Pusi Pusi) Brave Brothers 3:07
12. "Ma Boy" (Special version) Brave Brothers 3:17
Total length: 36:37

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
South Korean Albums
(Gaon)
10

Monthly charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
South Korean Albums
(Gaon)
10

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
South Korean Albums
(Gaon)[18]
81

Sales and certifications[edit]

Chart Amount
Gaon physical sales[19] 25,000+

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
South Korea August 9, 2011
Worldwide Digital download

References[edit]