Temptastic

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Temptastic
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EP by T-ara
Released December 1, 2010 (Digital)
December 3, 2010 (Physical)
Recorded 2010
Genre Pop, dance-pop, electropop
Length 22:00
Language Korean
Label Core Contents Media, CJ E&M
Producer Kwon Chang-hyun
T-ara chronology
Absolute First Album
(2009)Absolute First Album2009
Temptastic
(2010)
John Travolta Wannabe
(2011)John Travolta Wannabe2011
Singles from Temptastic
  1. "Wae Ireoni?"
    Released: November 23, 2010
  2. "Yayaya"
    Released: December 1, 2010

Temptastic is the first extended play by South Korean girl group T-ara. It was released on December 1, 2010 through digital retailers by Core Contents Media. The album marked the first appearance of the group's seventh member, Ryu Hwayoung.[1]

In the works since at least late-2010, the physical album's release was originally scheduled alongside its digital release but was delayed until December 3, 2010 due to the bombardment of Yeonpyeong earlier that November.[2]

Singles[edit]

"Wae Ireoni" was released as the lead single for Temptastic on November 23, 2010. The single is the group's first release to feature their newly added seventh member, Hwayoung. Written by label-mate Yangpa and produced by Kim Do-hoon and Lee Sang-ho, the song contains influences from 1980s synthpop and features the use of an electric guitar in the instrumental.[3][4][5] The music video for "Wae Ireoni" premiered on November 23, 2010, the same day as the single's release.[5] The director of the video was Lee Dae-jin, while the choreography was done by YAMA&HOTCHICKS.[6][7]

"Yayaya", the EP's second single, was released alongside its parent album on December 1, 2010. Produced by E-Tribe, the song was criticized for its "nonsensical" lyrics. In a statement regarding their writing, E-Tribe explained: "I used the hook technique to turn the song into a sort of riddle. I wanted the unique expressions to arouse the curiosity of listeners. [...] I wanted to express the unique music through lyrics that sounded like a spell. Please don’t misunderstand it and just enjoy the exciting music."[8] The music video has received criticism due to its use of stereotypical Native American costumes and gestures (patting their hands over their mouths, "capturing" a foreigner and tying him to a stake, and living in teepees).[9] On the December 12, 2010 broadcast of Mnet's M! Countdown, "Yayaya" won the first place spot. The song was eventually re-recorded in Japanese and released on November 30, 2011, serving as the group's second single in the territory.

Release and promotions[edit]

T-ara began promotions for their Temptastic mini-album on December 3, 2010, performing "Wae Ireoni" alongside "Yayaya" on KBS's Music Bank. During this promotional period, T-ara's initial performance outfits failed dress regulations enforced by the music programs twice,[10] due to the short shorts worn by the group. Their staff was forced to rush out and purchase extra stockings and leggings at the last minute.[10][11]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangement Length
1. "Yayaya" E-Tribe E-Tribe E-Tribe, Chang Jun-ho 03:26
2. "Wae Ireoni (왜 이러니?, "Why Are You Being Like This?")" Lee Eun-jin (Yangpa) Kim Do-hoon, Lee Sang-ho Lee Sang-ho 03:57
3. "Ma Boo" Kim Do-hoon, Rhymer Kim Do-hoon Kim Do-hoon 03:22
4. "Mollayo (몰라요, "I Don't Know")" Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Kyu-sung Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Kyu-sung Shinsadong Tiger, Choi Kyu-sung 03:38
5. "Gwaenchanhayo (괜찮아요, "It's Okay")" Choi Kyu-sung Choi Kyu-sung Choi Kyu-sung 03:58
6. "Yayaya (Inst.)"   E-Tribe E-Tribe, Chang Jun-ho 03:26

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Addition of the 7th member, Ryu Hwayoung". Retrieved December 14, 2010. 
  2. ^ "T-ara album release date delayed to December 3". Retrieved December 14, 2010. 
  3. ^ (in Korean) "싱글 왜 이러니 | Daum 뮤직 :: 언제 어디서나 Music on Daum". Daum Music. Daum Communications. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "What's Wrong? - MNET". Mnet. CJ E&M CORP. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "T-ara’s "What's Wrong?" MV released!". allkpop. 6Theory Media, LLC. 22 November 2010. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "T-ara reveals "Wae Ireoni?" audio track!". allkpop. 6Theory Media, LLC. 22 November 2010. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "K-POPダンススタジオ YAMA & HOTCHICKS official web site". LD&K. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  8. ^ 이트라이브, 티아라 신곡 '야야야' 가사 직접 해설’ (in Korean). StarNews. December 3, 2010. 
  9. ^ http://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2012/01/20/thinking-through-korean-appropriation-of-american-indians/
  10. ^ a b [티아라 24시=16:50] 티아라, 스타킹 대신 레깅스. Money Today (in Korean). Star News. 5 December 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  11. ^ Im, Ju-hui (3 December 2010). 티아라, '복장규제'로 인해 스타킹 두 개 겹쳐 신고 컴백. My Star News (in Korean). Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  12. ^ "South Korea Gaon Album Chart". On the page, select "2010.11.28 ~ 2010.12.04" to obtain the corresponding chart. Gaon Chart Retrieved January 16, 2016.
  13. ^ "Gaon 2010 Year-End Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Archived from the original on February 13, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Gaon Album Chart 2011" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Archived from the original on July 23, 2014.