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A (Rainbow)

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Single Cover
Artist
Rainbow
Digital Single
A
Released
2010.08.12
Tracklist
  1. A
  2. A (Inst.)





Limited Edition A Cover
Limited Edition B Cover
Limited Ed. C / Regular Ed. Cover
Artist
RAINBOW
Single
A (エー)
Released
2011.09.14
Catalog Number
UMCK-9446 (Limited Edition A)
UMCK-9447 (Limited Edition B)
UMCK-9448 (Limited Edition C)
UMCK-5343 (Regular Edition)
Price
¥1,980 (Limited Edition A)
¥1,600 (Limited Edition B)
¥1,200 (Limited Edition C)
¥1,000 (Regular Edition)
CD Tracklist
  1. A (エー)
  2. Gossip Girl (ゴシップガール)
  3. A (Instrumental) (エー)
  4. A (ORIGINAL Ver.) (エー) (Limited Edition C Only)
"Limited Edition A" DVD Tracklist
  1. A (Music Clip) (エー)
  2. A (Dance Lecture) (エー)
  3. A (Dance Shot Ver.) (エー)
  4. A (Music Clip Off-Shot) (エー)


Information

"A" is the first Korean digital single released by Rainbow. It was described as having a "hip hop beat with a rock feeling, which also gives off a dance number" and according to DSP Entertainment, the song was completed after the company and Sweetune worked on it for many hours. The groups' image concept was described by DSP as being more mature, sexy, and refined compared to their cute concept with Gossip Girl. The debut performance for "A" was held at Music Bank on August 20, 2010.

A Japanese version of the song was released one year later as their Japanese debut single. The Japanese single was released in four versions, a limited CD+DVD edition (A), a limited CD+photobook edition (B), a limited CD Only edition (C) including a bonus track, and a regular CD Only edition (only sold after Limited Edition C sold-out).

The Korean song reached #80 on the Gaon 2010 digital yearly charts with 1,617,074 copies sold. The Japanese single reached #3 on Oricon charts, and charted for 12 weeks.

Song Information

Lyrics
Han Jae Ho, Kim Seung Soo
Music
Han Jae Ho, Kim Seung Soo
Other Information
Arrangement: Han Jae Ho, Kim Seung Soo

Korean Music Video

Music Video Screen Caps

The MV was released on the same day of the digital single -- August 12, 2010. The first scene begins with the music video displaying the song title and the groups' name in a rainbow gradient text in front of a white studio set. It then transitions to reveal Rainbow, dressed in individual black outfits, posed in a white room with two "A's" on the left and right walls. Once the song begins, the group performs choreography and lip synchs. Different angles of the group performing and individual shots of the members are shown until shots of Rainbow, dressed in identical red short shorts and see through black tank tops revealing a red tube top bra are interspersed.

New footage is later interspersed of the group wearing identical gold and white short shorts with white t-shirts dancing in a different studio location with the groups' picture behind them. After the song is finished, the music video ends like how it began; displaying the song and group name in a rainbow gradient text.

Oricon Chart Positions

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 3 3 3 5 5 6 3 24,082
4 13 13 12 15 14 14 12 7,205
10 21 17 16 17 18 20 17 4,132
12 40 44 32 35 24 30 33 1,986
21 21 21 19 20 14 17 22 2,516
16 - 39 44 40 33 36 38 1,563
36 - - - - - - 69 986
- - - - - - - 97 782
- - - - - - - 105 618
- - - - - - - 147 399
- - - - - - - 192 325
- - - - - - - 197 264
Year Month Month Rank Sales
2011 September 18 31,287
2011 October 44 11,183

Total Reported Sales: 44,858* (#172 Single of the year)

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