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Genie

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EP Cover
Artist
Girls' Generation
Song
Sowoneul Malhaebwa (Genie) (소원을 말해봐(Genie); Tell Me Your Wish (Genie))
Lyrics
Yoo Young Jin (Korean)
Nakamura Kanata (Japanese)
Music
Anne Judith Wik, Robin Jensen, Ronny Vendsen, Nermin Harambasic, Fridolin Nordsø, Yoo Young Jin
Other Information
Arrangement: Yoo Han Jin
Vocal director: Yoo Young Jin
Recording engineer: Yoo Young Jin
Mixing engineer: Yoo Young Jin

CD+DVD Cover
CD Cover
Artist
Girls' Generation
Single
GENIE
Released
2010.09.05 (Digital)
2010.09.08
Catalog Number
UPCH-89086 (Limited CD+DVD)
UPCH-89089 (Regular CD+DVD)
UPCH-80204 (CD)
Price
¥1,800 (Limited CD+DVD)
¥1,400 (Regular CD+DVD)
¥1,100 (CD)
¥250 (Digital)
CD Tracklist
  1. GENIE
  2. GENIE (Korean ver.)
  3. GENIE (Without Main Vocal)
DVD Tracklist
  1. GENIE (Music Clip)
  2. GENIE (Dance ver.) (Limited CD+DVD Edition Only)


Information

"Sowoneul Malhaebwa (Genie)" is a pop song recorded Girls' Generation. It was first record in Korean and released on the Sowoneul Malhaebwa (Genie) EP. It was later recorded in Japanese as "GENIE" and released as the group's debut single under Universal Music Japan. "GENIE" was released in three editions: a limited CD+DVD edition, a regular CD+DVD edition and a regular CD edition. The limited CD+DVD edition includes a special photobook and a random (1 of 9) photo card. The single reached #4 on the Oricon weekly charts and charted for 42 weeks.

The song was composed by the Norwegian songwriting-production company Dsign Music and was originally titled "I Just Wanna Dance". SM Entertainment purchased the rights to the song and the Korean lyrics were re-written by Yoo Young Jin, whom also added additional composition to the track; Yoo Han Jin re-arranged the song. The song was described as an electro pop track in the Eurodance style and was a departure from their previous track "Gee" which relied heavily on the hook music style.

Music Videos

Korean Music Video Screen Caps

Korean video

The music video was released online on January 26, 2010. It featured Girls’ Generation’s "Marine Girl" concept and was choreographed by Rino Nakasone Razalan; a part of the choreography nicknamed the "Beauty Leg dance" became popular with the Korean public. The music video portrayed what the song was lyrically about Girls’ Generation asking their boyfriend to tell them their wish because they are his genie. It begins with Yoona sitting on a large lamp, followed by separate scenes from the first person perspective of the boyfriend entering three separate rooms of Jessica, Yoona, and Yuri in a pink bedroom setting, Tiffany, Taeyeon, and Sunny in a club, and Hyoyeon, Seo Hyun, and Sooyoung in a room from which Seo Hyun bursts out of a large cake. There is then two separate group stages where on one stage, they perform the choreography in their white uniforms while on the other they perform in their brown uniforms.

Japanese Music Video

Japanese Music Video Screen Caps

The music video was filmed in 3D and premiered on their official Universal Music Japan Youtube channel on September 20, 2010. The promotional video begins with a young man entering a dusty addict whom discovers a dusty lamp. Curiously, the young man blows and rubs the dusty lamp when suddenly magical dust escapes from the lamp and goes into a nearby miniature red and white circus tent labeled “Girls’ Generation”. The young man opens the circus tent to see Girls’ Generation in various stationary jumping positions in mid air. In Bullet time, the camera rotates around the group in a 360 degree angle. While the young man is looking within the circus tent, the music begins and Girls’ Generation begins to lip sync and perform the choreography to "Genie" in their identical brown and white military inspired outfits.

As the promotional video continues, individual shots of each member in 60’s inspired outfits and their brown and white military outfits are shown lip syncing the song. The young man rubs the lamp again and magical dust escapes from the lamp and goes into a nearby old television. It unveils the group in sailor inspired outfits frozen in various poses throwing confetti on Sunny. In Bullet time, the camera rotates around the group in a 360 degree camera angle and the new scene of Girls’ Generation performing and lip syncing to the song is added. When the song ends, the young man is seen smiling at the group. Looking down at the magic lamp, he rubs it again and magic dust escapes. The scene goes black then reappears to reveal a car door opening to photographer’s flashbulbs going off and reporters peering within the car. The young man steps out of the car in a suit to reveal he is at a movie premier titled "The Biggest Little City in the World" at a movie theater called "GG". Girls’ Generation is revealed as one of the many photographers and reporters at the movie premier.

Disambiguation

Sowoneul Malhaebwa (Genie) / Genie (Korean Ver.)
Found on Sowoneul Malhaebwa (Genie) mini-album as track #1 and on "Genie" single as track #2. This is the standard Korean version. Sowoneul Malhaebwa (Genie), which was released on July 2, 2009. The song was first released online on June 22, 2009. The song was later included in their second studio album Oh! and its repackage Run Devil Run, before it's release in Japan.
Genie (Japanese Ver.) / Genie
Found on "Genie" single as track #1. This is the standard version except with Japanese lyrics.
Genie (Without Main Vocal)
Found on "Genie" 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
- 5 4 4 2 3 2 4 44,907
3 11 6 6 4 5 6 6 17,792
7 15 13 9 9 9 5 10 12,577
6 13 13 10 9 9 10 11 8,168
9 19 18 13 12 13 11 14 5,291
9 23 22 18 17 16 16 19 3,928
8 24 22 19 20 13 14 19 4,153
10 34 35 28 22 15 17 25 4,435
14 32 27 29 24 25 26 28 3,190
15 - 45 46 36 31 35 37 2,271
28 50 - 46 47 40 37 55 1,766
- - - - - 38 33 63 2,045
27 - - 47 40 42 32 47 2,201
27 40 39 33 33 31 30 36 2,851
26 45 42 41 40 34 29 39 2,276
31 34 31 27 22 16 16 26 3,474
13 20 18 13 14 12 12 13 3,946
11 11 12 15 14 13 16 15 3,725
13 24 29 21 24 16 20 22 2,624
16 39 38 35 36 30 27 29 2,141
27 - - - 46 41 36 61 1,882
36 - - - - 41 40 53 1,571
36 - - - - - 50 64 1,334
44 - - - - - - 73 1,118
- - - - - - - 91 1,084
- - - - - - - 95 895
- - - - - - - 102 628
- - - - - - - 97 487
- - - - - - - 81 704
- - - - - - - 73 673
- - - 46 34 43 - 60 1,054
- - - - - - - 64 748
- - - - - - - 93 601
- - - - - - - 86 917
- - - - - - - 75 895
- - - - - - - 101 597
- - - - - - - 110 474
- - - - - - - 161 363
- - - - - - - 179 319
- - - - - - - 155 349
- - - - - - - 192 282
- - - - - - - out for 28 weeks
- - - - - - - 185 306

Total Reported Sales: 151,042*
Total Sales in 2010: 115,575 (#58 single of the year)
Total Sales in 2011: 35,161 (#206 single of the year)

Riaj Digital certifications:

RIAJ ringtone downloads: Platinum (250,000+)

RIAJ PC downloads: Platinum (250,000+)

TV Pepfomances

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