Wedding Dress (song)

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"Wedding Dress"
Single by Taeyang
from the album Solar
Released November 13, 2009 (2009-11-13)
Format Digital download
Genre R&B, dance-pop
Length 4:03
Label YG Entertainment
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Teddy
  • Taeyang
Taeyang singles chronology
"Where U At"
(2009)
"Wedding Dress"
(2009)
"I Need a Girl"
(2010)

"Where U At"
(2009)
"Wedding Dress"
(2009)
"I Need a Girl"
(2010)
Music video
"Wedding Dress" on YouTube

"Wedding Dress" is a song recorded by South Korean singer Taeyang, and released as the second single of his first studio album Solar (2010) on November 13, 2009 through YG Entertainment. It was written by Teddy Park and composed by Park and Taeyang.

Background and composition[edit]

After his solo debut with the extended play Hot a year prior was acclaimed by music critics and the public, YG Entertainment announced that Taeyang would release two monthly digital singles to precede his first studio album.[1] The first single, "Where U At", was released on October and "Wedding Dress" followed in November.[1]

"Wedding Dress" was described as a slow R&B song. Lyrically, the single describes a man whose loved woman is going to marry another man, expressed with Taeyang's "bitter" and sad vocals.[2] "Wedding Dress" was composed using common time in the key of A minor, with a moderate tempo of 130 beats per minute.[3] The vocals span from the lower octave of E4 to the higher note of A5.[3]

Reception[edit]

"Wedding Dress" received international attention. In North America, the single gained popularity on the streaming site YouTube due to English covers and multiple parodies of the music video. This allowed his album, Solar, to top the Canadian and reach the Top 3 in the American iTunes R&B / Soul album chart, making Taeyang the first Asian artist to do so.[4][5] Additionally, "Wedding Dress" reached a peak position of number three in its sixth charting week on Billboard World Digital Songs.[6]

In Europe, even though there was no special publicity campaign to advertise the song, "Wedding Dress" ranked at number three in the Fun X Radio X-tips Chart of the Dutch music radio station FunX, based on the number of hits on the song and its music video and an online poll.[7]

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
US Billboard World Digital Chart[6] 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "태양, 솔로 활동 시작 '15일 신곡 전격 발표'". OSEN (in Korean). Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  2. ^ "태양, 오늘(13일) 음원공개하고 솔로활동 '본격화'". Star News (in Korean). September 13, 2009. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Taeyang "Wedding Dress" Sheet Music in A Minor (transposable)". Musicnotes.com. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  4. ^ "태양 앨범, 北美 인기비결은 '웨딩드레스' 덕?". Star News (in Korean). July 9, 2010. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "태양 '솔라', 캐나다 아이튠즈 1위". Star News (in Korean). July 9, 2010. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  6. ^ a b "World Digital Songs". Billboard. September 11, 2010. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  7. ^ "Tae-yang Climbs in the Dutch Music Chart". KBS World. December 2, 2009. Archived from the original on December 7, 2009.