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Limited CD+DVD Edition Cover
Digital Single, Regular Edition Cover
Artist
Girls' Generation
Single
Gee
Released
2010.10.17 (iTunes Digital Single)
2010.10.20 (Physical Edition & Recochoku Digital Single)
Catalog Number
UPCH-89088 (Limited CD+DVD Edition)
UPCH-89090 (Regular CD+DVD Edition)
UPCH-80207 (Regular CD Only Edition)
Price
¥1,800 (Limited CD+DVD Edition)
¥1,400 (Regular CD+DVD Edition)
¥1,100 (Regular CD Only Edition)
¥250 (Digital Single)
Digital Single Tracklist
  1. Gee
CD Tracklist
  1. Gee
  2. Gee (Korean ver.)
  3. Gee (Without Main Vocal)
DVD Tracklist
  1. Gee (Original ver.) (Music Clip)
  2. Gee (Dance Ver.) (Limited CD+DVD Edition Only)


Information

"Gee" is the second Japanese single released by Girls' Generation. It was released in three editions: a limited CD+DVD edition, a regular CD+DVD edition and a regular CD Only edition. The limited CD+DVD edition includes a special photobook and a random (1 of 9) photocard. As their debut Japanese single, it includes three versions of one of their Korean hit song, "Gee". The title track was used as the commercial song for the Japanese hard candy brand "e-ma".

The Korean version of "Gee" was originally included on their first Korean mini-album of the same name, Gee, which was released on January 7, 2009.

On the first day of the song in Korean music sites, it reached #10 on Melon (Korean's biggest online music store), which set a record for SM Entertainment artists. Quickly after, it reached #1 on all major Korean music sites, including Melon. It was the first time that a SM song reached the #1 spot in Melon. It managed to win 9 times in KBS Music Bank "K-chart" and 3 times in SBS Inkigayo "Take Seven" chart (3 times is the limit for Inkigayo), and it was chosen as the top song for the first half of 2009 in KBS Music Bank on June 2009. "Gee" was the song that stayed the most number of weeks in KBS Music Bank's K-Chart Top 20, with a total of 22 weeks. The song was promoted in music programs from January to March 2009.

The Korean music video for Gee was the most viewed video of 2009, in the most used streaming video site in Korea, GomTV. It has been viewed 9,889,057 times (as of February 2010). There were two different music videos produced for the Korean version of the song, one that featured the girls in a colorful environment, and another that has them dressed in shorts.

"Gee" has been covered and parodied several times by different (well-known and unknown) Korean comedians, musicians and singers. The dance has been performed many times by Koreans, as can be seen in Youtube and Daum videos. The song was popular even amongst Harvard law students, and due to the students' request, Girls' Generation meet them in March 26, at SM Entertainment while they were in a research about Korean Culture.

Song Information

Girls' Generation with their nine trophies from Music Bank
Girls' Generation with Harvard law students
Lyrics
E-TRIBE, Nakamura Kanata
Music
E-TRIBE
Other Information
Arrangement: E-TRIBE

The song is composed by E-TRIBE, who also composed various hit songs, such as Lee Hyori's U-Go-Girl, but thanks to Gee's popularity, his fame as a composer skyrocketed in Korea.

Disambiguation

Gee
Found on Gee mini-album as track #1. This is the standard Korean version.
Gee (Japanese)
Found on "Gee" single as track #1. This is the standard version except with Japanese lyrics.
Gee [KOREAN VER.]
Found on "Gee" single as track #2. This is the standard Korean version with a different title for it's Japanese release.
Gee [WITHOUT MAIN VOCAL]
Found on "Gee" single as track #3. This is the standard version except without the main vocals.

Oricon Chart Positions

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 66,203
1 4 3 3 3 2 2 3 23,358
2 12 8 6 4 6 6 5 13,320
4 21 21 19 12 12 13 17 7,830
11 31 34 26 25 22 22 25 5,377
25 31 38 31 25 18 19 24 4,735
16 36 37 27 24 29 18 27 4,155
13 27 26 24 18 14 16 21 5,167
13 30 30 24 21 18 17 23 4,158
13 22 20 12 9 5 4 13 6,761
6 4 4 3 4 7 7 6 7,651
8 7 8 9 9 8 8 8 6,548
8 12 14 11 12 8 7 10 5,672
6 24 21 16 18 13 12 17 4,709
12 39 41 35 25 25 17 29 3,887
17 32 32 25 24 20 17 24 3,417
19 47 48 42 39 22 18 36 3,109
15 40 38 35 40 28 25 33 2,727
26 - - - 47 32 24 43 2,569
23 46 49 35 34 26 23 35 2,512
18 - 42 43 36 32 31 38 1,672
28 - - 48 43 35 26 42 1,207
24 36 37 35 32 30 36 37 1,611
31 39 26 27 18 16 16 24 1,616
16 47 - 39 39 35 25 46 1,535
34 47 47 45 44 - - 44 1,223
48 32 - - 49 - - 58 1,034
32 - - - 49 - - 62 1,400
40 - 44 41 - 42 45 49 1,361
38 - - - - - - 86 831
- - - - - - - 80 727
- - - - - - - 102 732
- - - - - - - 102 754
- - - - - - - 90 824
- - - - - - - 80 868
- - - - - - - 116 631
- - - - - - - 114 557
- - - - - - - 126 515
- - - - - - - 133 465
- - - - - - - 130 463
- - - - - - - 181 373
- - - - - - - 200 305
- - - - - - - 145 422
- - - - - - - 156 399
- - - - - - - out for one week
- - - - - - - 197 344
- - - - - - - out for 16 weeks
- - - - - - - 174 286
- - - - - - - 178 326
Year Month Month Rank Sales
2010 October 7 89,561
2010 November 20 31,262
2010 December 25 20,241
2011 January 15 28,467
2011 February 42 11,822
2011 March 45 8,618

Total Reported Sales: 206,346*
Total Sales in 2010: 130,145 (#49 single of the year)
Total Sales in 2011: 75,589 (#101 single of the year)

Riaj Digital certifications:

RIAJ ringtone downloads: Double platinum (500,000+)

RIAJ full-length cellphone downloads: Double platinum (500,000+)

RIAJ PC downloads: Platinum (250,000+)

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