Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)

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For the 2014 MBC drama, see Make a Wish (2014 TV series).
Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)
Tell Me Your Wish album.jpg
EP by Girls' Generation
Released June 29, 2009 (2009-06-29)
Recorded February–June 2009
Studio SM Studios
(Seoul, South Korea)
Length 21:52
Language Korean
Label S.M. Entertainment
Producer
Girls' Generation chronology
Gee
(2009)
Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)
(2009)
Oh!
(2010)
Singles from Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)
  1. "Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)"
    Released: June 22, 2009[1]

Tell Me Your Wish (Genie) (Hangul소원을 말해봐 (Genie); RRSowoneul Malhaebwa (Genie))[2][3] is the second extended play by Girls' Generation. The EP was released on June 29, 2009 by S.M. Entertainment. Composers Yoo Young-jin, Kenzie, Hwang Seong-Je, Kim Jin-Hwan, joined the production of the EP.[4]

Girls’ Generation started their official promotions on Music Bank, on June 26, 2009, ending their promotions on August 15.[4]

History[edit]

The EP was released on June 29, 2009. Their first win for their single "Sowoneul Malhaebwa (Genie)" was obtained at the July 10, 2009 episode of KBS Music Bank. Their second award was claimed at the July 12, 2009 episode of SBS Inkigayo. The group finished promotions for "Sowoneul Malhaebwa (Genie)" in August 2009.[citation needed] The music video was released a little later and features the group members dancing on top a building in Navy uniforms.

Commercial performance[edit]

The album sold an estimated 50,000 copies in its first week after released (almost double the numbers from the first-week sales of Gee), an unusual feat for any Korean girl group. The albums went to sell over 200,000 as of 2010.[5]

Single[edit]

In late June, S.M. Entertainment announced that Girls' Generation would be making a comeback with a new single and showing a "Marine Girl" concept; Sowoneul Malhaebwa was then released digitally on June 22, 2009.[6][7] The group's first performance for the album was on June 26 on KBS Music Bank.[8] The song was rewarded as the most popular album and ringtone downloads.[9]

Composition[edit]

This album contains a total of six songs including the lead single of the same title. The only single off the album, "Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)" is an electronica-style pop song influenced by the European dance genre, featuring a heavily-synthesized intro. The song was originally composed in English as "I Just Wanna Dance" after which it was retitled when Korean lyrics were composed by Yoo Young-jin.[10] The lyric's theme is exposed by the subtitle "Genie", which is the metaphorical symbol of "Goddesses of Luck (Korean: 행운의 여신). "Girlfriend" is a 1980s disco-style song while "Boyfriend" is a dance-pop song, bringing electro elements. "My Child" is with a piano-played intro in a gospel and classical style. "One Year Later" is a soft pop ballad duet sung by Jessica and Onew of Shinee.[4][11][12][13][14] The duet was also featured in MBC TV drama Pasta.

Controversy[edit]

The physical release of Tell Me Your Wish (Genie) was delayed by SM Entertainment in order to redo the album art. Notable changes included removing the imagery of a World War II Imperial Japanese A6M Zero fighter and a slightly modified eagle insignia of the Nazi Party on the cover.[15] As a result, The EP was officially released 4 days later on June 29, 2009.[16]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangement Length
1. "Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)" (소원을 말해봐 (지니); Sowoneul Malhaebwa (Jini)) Yoo Young-jin Anne Judith Wik, Robin Jensen, Ronny Svendsen, Nermin Harambasic, Fridolin Nordsø, Yoo Young-jin Yoo Han Jin 3:50
2. "Etude" Hwang Sung Je (BJJMusic), Yoo Jeni Hwang Sung Je (BJJMusic) Hwang Sung Je (BJJMusic) 3:13
3. "Girlfriend" (여자친구; Yeojachingu) Kim Jung Bae Kenzie Kenzie 3:19
4. "Boyfriend" (남자친구; Namjachingu) Kim Ji Hoo Carsten Lindberg, Joachim Svares The Great Danes and JoJo Bee 3:50
5. "My Child" (동화; Donghwa) Hwang Sung Je (BJJMusic), Yoo Jeni Hwang Sung Je (BJJMusic) Hwang Sung Je (BJJMusic) 3:36
6. "One Year Later" (1년 後; Jessica and Onew) Kim Jin Hwan Kim Jin Hwan Kim Jin Hwan 4:01
Total length: 21:52

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Taiwan (G-Music)[17] 8

Awards[edit]

Bout Year Date Award Title Notes
24th 2009 December 10 Golden Disk Awards Grand Prize in Digital Releasing [18]
Records of the Year
in Digital Releasing
Top 5 digital releases of the year[18]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Distributing label Format
South Korea
June 29, 2009
S.M. Entertainment
CD
Thailand[19]
July 30, 2009
GMM Grammy
Taiwan[20]
August 7, 2009
Avex Taiwan
Philippines
October 2, 2009
Universal Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ "소녀시대 '소원을 말해봐' 22일 드디어 선공개 베일벗다" (in Korean). Newsen. June 22, 2009. Retrieved May 6, 2016. 
  2. ^ What’s in a name. The Star. December 7, 2009. Retrieved May 19, 2010.
  3. ^ Hicap, Jonathan M. Girls Generation’s new album a smash hit. Manila Bulletin. January 30, 2010. Retrieved May 19, 2010.
  4. ^ a b c "Tell Me Your Wish Introduce". Girls’ Generation Official website. Retrieved 10 July 2009. 
  5. ^ "소녀시대 가요계 올킬 '음반 음원 벨 방송횟수 모두 1위 싹쓸이". 
  6. ^ 김형우 (2009-06-23). 소녀시대 제로센 논란에 음반 발매일 29일로 연기 ‘문제 부분 삭제’ (in Korean). Newsen. Retrieved 2011-02-16. 
  7. ^ (Korean) Jang, Hwi-jae. 소녀시대, 타이틀곡 ‘소원을 말해봐’로 활동 재개 (Girls' Generation, Title Song "Tell Me Your Wish" for Comeback). TodayKorea. June 17, 2009. Retrieved June 17, 2009.
  8. ^ (Korean) 소녀시대, 25일 두 번째 싱글 '소원을 말해봐' 공개 (Girls' Generation, Second Single "Tell Me Your Wish" Released on 22nd). CNB News. June 22, 2009. Retrieved June 23, 2009.
  9. ^ Park, Young-woong. 소녀시대, "소원을 말해봐"로 음반·음원·벨소리 1위 석권 (Girls' Generation Tops Album, Single, and Ringtone Charts with "Genie"). MyDaily. July 6, 2009. Retrieved July 16, 2009.
  10. ^ Run Devil Run (booklet). Girls' Generation. S.M. Entertainment, Universal Records. 2010. p. 25. SMCD198. 
  11. ^ http://www.izm.co.kr/contentRead.asp?idx=20440&bigcateidx=8&mrbs=1 (Korean)
  12. ^ "Tell Me Your Wish Track List". Girls’ Generation Official website. Retrieved 10 July 2009. 
  13. ^ 소녀시대 '소원을 말해봐', 별 2개 "조급한 성숙함...애매하다" (Korean)
  14. ^ http://spn.edaily.co.kr/news/newspath.asp?newsid=01249686589724672 (Korean)
  15. ^ Kang Seung-hoon: 소녀시대, '마린 걸' 콘셉트 논란으로 앨범 출시 29일 변경 (Girls' Generation, "Marine Girl" Concept Controversial, Album Delayed to 29th). Asia Economy. June 23, 2009. Retrieved June 24, 2009. (Korean)
  16. ^ 소녀시대 제로센 논란에 음반 발매일 29일로 연기 ‘문제 부분 삭제’, Newsen.com. June 23, 2009. Retrieved May 20, 2010. (Korean)
  17. ^ "G-Music Albums Chart" (in Chinese). G-Music. Archived from the original on August 19, 2009. 
  18. ^ a b 2009년 제24회 골든 디스크 수상자. webpage (in Korean). Golden Disk Awards. 2009-12-10. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  19. ^ "SNSD's Genie mini-album is a hit in Thailand". 
  20. ^ 愛貝克思官方網站 avex taiwan inc

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