The Shinee World

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The Shinee World
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Studio album by Shinee
Released August 28, 2008 (2008-08-28)
October 29, 2008 (2008-10-29) (repackage)
Recorded April – August 2008
Length 47:32 (Version A & B)
56:55 (Re-release)
Producer Lee Soo Man
Shinee chronology
The Shinee World
Singles from The Shinee World
  1. "Love Like Oxygen"
    Released: August 25, 2008
  2. "The Shinee World (Doo-Bop)"
    Released: August 28, 2008
Repackage cover
Repackage cover
Singles from Amigo
  1. "Amigo"
    Released: October 29, 2008

The Shinee World (stylized as The SHINee WORLD) is the first Korean language studio album recorded by South Korean boy band, Shinee. It was released on August 28, 2008 under S.M. Entertainment.[1] The album includes the lead single "Love Like Oxygen", the promotional single of the same name "The Shinee World (Doo-Bop)", and their previous single "Replay", which was the lead and debut single from their mini-album, Replay.[1]

On October 29, 2008 the album was re-released under the title Amigo with three additional tracks: the self-titled title track, a Korean cover of Cinema Bizarre's "Forever or Never" and a plugged version of "Love Should Go On".[2] Apart from meaning "friend" in Spanish language, "Amigo" (Hangul아.미.고; RRa.mi.go) is a shortened version of the Korean phrase "You will suffer if you love the beautifulness" (Hangul아름다운 미녀를 좋아하면 고생한다; RRareumdaun minyeoreul joahamyeon gosaenghanda).[3] "Amigo" was also choreographed by Misha Gabriel, an American dancer, choreographer, and actor.[4]

With "Love Like Oxygen" the group took first place on M! Countdown on September 18, 2008, which brought them their first win on Korean music shows since debut.[5] The single also topped several Korean online music charts and received positive reviews.[6]

The album was commercially successful in South Korea, it debuted at number 3 on the MIAK monthly music chart, selling 30,000 copies.[7][8] Since its release The Shinee World has sold over 80,000 copies.[9] The album was awarded with "Newcomer Album of the Year" at the 23rd Golden Disc Awards in 2008.[10]

Concept and composition[edit]

For their first studio album Shinee show a more mature and masculine image compared to their debut concept, while the group maintained their characteristic style featuring high-top sneakers and skinny jeans, the group wears darker colors for the album promotional cycle unlike the colorful fashion the group portrayed for their debut track "Replay".[11] Many top producers and songwriters like Yoo Youngjin, Kenzie and Wheesung participated in the production of the album. It includes 12 songs with different genres such as R&B, urban and pop. The lead single "Love like Oxygen" is a remake of Danish X Factor winner Martin Hoberg Hedegaard, under title "Show the World". It combines the disco-based funky rhythm that reminds of Michael Jackson and the drum pattern that commonly appears in American R&B music. The lyric were created by Young-hu Kim, the lyricist of "Replay" — it compares the change of love to the ice, water, and oxygen to sensuously express the pain of letting go the beloved one.[1] Yoo Youngjins song "The SHINee World" is characterized by a powerful beat and melody. Jonghyuns first solo "Hyeya (Y Si Fuera Ella)" is a cover of "Y, ¿Si Fuera Ella?", originally sung by the Spanish singer-songwriter Alejandro Sanz in 1997.[12] "One for Me" is an urban R&B style song, which is written by Wheesung.[13]

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from the official homepage.[14][15]

Standard edition
1."The Shinee World (Doo-Bop)"Yoo Young-jinYoo Young-jinYoo Young-jin3:55
2."Love's Way" (사랑의 길; sarangui gil)Wheesung, Minho[a], JQ[a]Alex CantrallAlex Cantrall3:29
3."Love Like Oxygen" (산소 같은 너; sanso gateun neo)Kim Young-hoo, Kwon Yoon-jung, Minho[a], JQ[a]Lucas Secon, Thomas Troelsen, Mikkel SigvardtCho Yong-hun3:02
4."Romantic" (너 아니면 안되는 걸; neo animyeon andoeneun geol)Yoo Young-jinYoo Young-jinYoo Young-jin4:55
5."One for Me" (그녀가 헤어졌다; geunyeoga heeojyeotda)Wheesung, Minho[a], JQ[a]Alex CantrallAlex Cantrall3:25
6."Graze" (화장을 하고; hwajangeul hago)Kim Jung-bae, Minho[a], JQ[a], Lee Hyun-kyu[a]KenzieKenzie3:37
7."Last Gift (In My Room – Prelude)" (마지막 선물; majimak seonmul)The LighthouseDavid Kater, Kim Tae-sungKim Tae-sung3:53
8."Best Place" (내 곁에만 있어; nae gyeoteman isseo)Hongseok, Park Hae-hyung, Minho[a], JQ[a]HongseokHongseok3:44
9."Y Si Fuera Ella" (혜야; hyeya; Jonghyun solo)KenzieAlejandro SanzKenzie5:15
10."Four Seasons" (눈을 감아보면; nuneul gamabomeyeon)Jang Yun-jeong, Kim Tae-sungMartin KemberMartin Kember4:06
11."In My Room (unplugged remix)"Kim Young-hooDavid Kater, Kim Tae-sungKim Tae-sung4:25
12."Replay" (누난 너무 예뻐; nunan neomu yeppeo; lit: Noona, You're So Pretty)Kim Young-hooJack Kugell, Jason Pennock, Tchaka Diallo (The Heavyweights), RaVaughn, James Burney IIThe Heavyweights, Yoo Young-jin[b]3:34
Total length:47:49


  • ^[a] – rap making
  • ^[b] – additional arrangement
  • "Best Place" contains a sample from "Hope", a track from Construction Urban Flava compilation series, which itself samples "One for U", as written and performed by DJ Okawari.


  1. ^ a b c "샤이니, 정규 1집 타이틀곡 드디어 공개 (SHINee to release first full album)". Chosun (in Korean). August 20, 2008. Archived from the original on September 25, 2016. Retrieved January 9, 2009. 
  2. ^ "SHINee Sanso Gateun Neo (Love Like Oxygen)". Star News (in Korean). August 20, 2008. Retrieved January 19, 2009. 
  3. ^ Kim Hyung-woo (October 26, 2008). "샤이니 '아미고' 女心 다시 녹인다". JoongAng Daily (in Korean). Archived from the original on September 25, 2016. Retrieved January 19, 2009. 
  4. ^ Kim Hyung-woo (November 5, 2008). "샤이니 '아미고' 뮤비 공개 '민호 주인공 열연'". JoongAng Daily (in Korean). Retrieved January 19, 2009. 
  5. ^ Kim Hyung-woo (October 26, 2008). "샤이니, 데뷔 4개월만에 첫 1위 '눈물 펑펑' (SHINee, No. 1 Debut, The First Four Months Tears)". Joins (in Korean). Archived from the original on March 27, 2012. Retrieved January 19, 2009. 
  6. ^ Lee Seung-woo (September 5, 2009). "'떳다 샤이니, 무서운 기세로 고공행진'" (in Korean). Nate via Chosun. Archived from the original on September 3, 2016. Retrieved September 3, 2016. 
  7. ^ "August Album Sales" (in Korean). Recording Industry Association Korea. Archived from the original on October 11, 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-19. 
  8. ^ Kim Hyung-woo (September 5, 2009). "'산소같은 신인' 샤이니, 온-오프라인 인기세 눈에 띄네" (in Korean). Nate via Newsen. Archived from the original on September 3, 2016. Retrieved September 3, 2016. 
  9. ^ Cumulative sales for "Shinee World":
  10. ^ Kim Hyung-woo (December 10, 2008). "샤이니 골든디스크 신인상 'MKMF이어 2연패' [Shinee win Golden Disk Newcomer Award]". Korea Joongang Daily (in Korean). Archived from the original on July 27, 2016. Retrieved January 19, 2009. 
  11. ^ Kim Hyung-woo (August 27, 2008). "한층 성숙한 샤이니 "이젠 '누나'에서 '너'로..!" (인터뷰)". JoongAng Daily (in Korean). Retrieved January 19, 2009. 
  12. ^ Park Se-yeon (August 28, 2008). "샤이니 인기 뜨겁네! 정규1집 선주문 5만장 대박 예감". JoongAng Daily (in Korean). Archived from the original on September 25, 2016. Retrieved January 19, 2009. 
  13. ^ Kim Hyung-woo; Kim Myung-shin (August 25, 2008). "샤이니, 28일 정규 1집 'The SHINee World' 발표로 활동 돌입". Joins (in Korean). Archived from the original on September 3, 2016. Retrieved January 19, 2009. 
  14. ^ "Shinee's Official Homepage - The Shinee World". SM Entertainment. August 22, 2008. Retrieved July 23, 2010. 
  15. ^ "Shinee's Official Homepage - Amigo". SM Entertainment. August 22, 2008. Retrieved July 23, 2010. 

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