Put It Straight

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"Put It Straight"
Digital and streaming cover
Single by (G)I-dle
from the album I Made and Queendom Fan-dora's Box Part 1
ReleasedFebruary 26, 2019 (2019-02-26)
LabelCube Entertainment
  • Soyeon
  • FCM Houdini
(G)I-dle singles chronology
"Put It Straight"
Audio video
"Put It Straight" (Nightmare Ver.) on YouTube

"Put It Straight" (Korean싫다고 말해), also known as "Tell Me You Don't Like It", is a song recorded by South Korean girl group (G)I-dle, for their second extended play, I Made (2019), which was released on February 26, 2019 by Cube Entertainment. As the third track on the album, it was written by Soyeon, and was produced by Soyeon and FCM Houdini. The original song was described as "a sad ballad song".

"Put It Straight (Nightmare Version)" (싫다고 말해 (Nightmare Version)), is an alternative version of the song for survival show, Queendom. The song was released by Stone Music Entertainment and distributed by Genie Music on October 18, 2019.[1] It is a re-arranged ballad song to a horror version, that expresses the feelings of anger and obsession.[2]


On the 9th episode of Queendom, the group prepared for the second round of 'Pandora's Box'. The theme of the contest was 'Pandora's Box,' and the participants had to perform on stage with the songs they chose. In selecting the songs, Soyeon chose "Put It Straight".[3] Yuqi wanted a more popular song, saying, "It's not just our fans watching." Other members also said, "Because it's a Pandora's box, it would be better to use music the fans wants." but with Soyeon's persuasion, "Because it's a ballad that doesn't have a sense of beat, it would be really cool to arrange it in a dance song," and "I think I should do it while striking a bruise at first, and then giving strength to my eyes." Yuqi commented, "I'm in love. Listening to it, I think it's so good!". The group decided to re-arrange "Put It Straight" with a grotesque feeling.[4]

Live performances[edit]

"I think (G)I-dle is a team that challenges prejudice. I want to break the prejudice that shoes are suitable for dresses, and to show that we can dance barefoot in dresses too."

— Soyeon, leader of (G)I-dle.[5]

The group performed the song on episode 9 of Queendom Fan-dora's Box.[6] The musical performance started off with the sound of the rain, with dreamy but bizarre and horror atmosphere, and the glitch sound effect that gives the audience a dramatic atmosphere feeling.[7] The group attracted the viewer's attention on the contrast of red dresses danced with bare feet, and smudged red lipstick with their hands to give a bleeding effect.[8][9]

After the stage, they received praises form viewers and contestants.[2] Jimin from AOA was surprised by saying, "It feels like watching a music video," and Lovelyz clapped and admired, "You're so good." Oh My Girl's YooA said, "It was a stage to imprint."[10] The performance was called "another legend stage was born, with the perfect performance expressing anger in sadness and the detailed emotional acting of the members".[11] A video of the performance was released through Mnet's official Youtube account the same day. It surpassed one million views after 14 hours of release.[12][11] The group placed fourth in the round.[13] It was later revealed that (G)I-dle partnered up with Touch in Sol for their LaLa Bla's lipstick.[14]

On October 29, 2019, (G)I-dle released a choreographed video of "Put It Straight" (Halloween version) as a gift for their fans.[15]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Nightmare version[edit]

Credits are adapted from Melon.[7]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Put It Straight" (싫다고 말해) – 3:56
  • Queendom Fan-dora's Box Part 1[7]
  1. "Put It Straight (Nightmare Version)" (싫다고 말해 (Nightmare Version) – 4:16


Chart performance for "Put It Straight (Nightmare Version)"
Chart (2020) Peak
South Korea (Gaon)[17] 199
South Korea (K-pop Hot 100)[18] 100

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Version Distributor
Various February 26, 2019 Original
October 18, 2019 Nightmare


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  3. ^ Yoo Eun-young (October 17, 2019). '퀸덤' 3차 경연 '팬도라의 상자' 시작 ['Queendom' 3rd contest 'Pandora's Box' begins]. XSportsNews. Retrieved 2020-09-18.
  4. ^ Kim Ye-Sol (October 17, 2019). '퀸덤' 3차 2라운드 팬도라의 상자, "팬들이 원하는 음악" 걸그룹들 칼 갈았다 [핫TV] ['Queendom' 3rd round 2nd round Pandora's box, "Fans want music" Girl groups sharpened their swords [Hot TV]]. OSEN. Retrieved 2020-09-18.
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  6. ^ Jo Yoo-kyung (October 18, 2019). ‘퀸덤’ (여자)아이들, ‘싫다고 말해’로 또 다시 정점…완벽 퍼포먼스 ['Queendom' (G)I-dle peaked again with 'Tell Me I Don't like'... Perfect performance]. Sports Donga.
  7. ^ a b c [옴니버스] 퀸덤 <팬도라의 상자> Part. 1 Various Artists. Melon. October 18, 2019. Retrieved 2020-09-18.
  8. ^ Lee Hyun-jin (October 18, 2019). [팝업TV]'퀸덤' (여자)아이들, 호러 콘셉트의 '싫다고 말해'..편견 타파 퍼포먼스. HeraldPop.
  9. ^ Lee Jae-eun (October 18, 2019). '퀸덤' (여자)아이들 '싫다고 말해' 초강렬..."소름 돋는 무대" ['Queendom' (G)I-dle 'Tell Me You Don't Like It' super intense...]. Maeil Economic Daily. Retrieved 2020-09-18.
  10. ^ Lee Sang-eun (October 18, 2019). '퀸덤' (여자)아이들, 빨간 드레스+맨발…'싫다고 말해' 강렬 무대 ['Queendom' (G)I-dle, red dress + bare feet... 'Tell Me You Don't Like It' intense stage]. Gyeongin Ilbo. Retrieved 2020-09-18.
  11. ^ a b (여자)아이들, '퀸덤' 3차 경연 '싫다고 말해' 유튜브 조회수 100만뷰 돌파. HeraldPop (in Korean). October 18, 2019.
  12. ^ Kim Ji-hye (October 18, 2019). 소름 끼치는 '좀비' 퍼포먼스로 시청자 놀라게 한 어제(17일)자 (여자)아이들.... Insight (in Korean).
  13. ^ Kwon Young-suk (October 24, 2019). "'퀸덤' 오마이걸 3차 사전 경연 1위 차지". Chungcheong Reviews (in Korean).
  14. ^ 토스 깜짝 행운퀴즈, ‘터치인솔 랄라블라’ 관련 문제, ‘퀸덤에서 (여자)아이들이 사용한 레드립, 농도짙고 우아한 정석 레드 OOOO’ 정답은?. JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). October 19, 2019.
  15. ^ '퀸덤' 버전보다 더 소름 끼쳐 난리 난 (여자)아이들 '싫다고 말해' 할로윈 버.... Insight. October 30, 2019.
  16. ^ [EP] I made (여자)아이들. Melon. February 26, 2019. Retrieved 2020-09-18.
  17. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart". October 20–26, 2019.
  18. ^ "K-pop Hot 100". Billboard. November 2, 2019.