Hoot (EP)

Hoot ( 훗 ) is the third EP of South Korean girl group Girls' Generation and was on October 27, 2010 by SM Entertainment published.


On October 19, 2010 published S. M. Entertainment on the official website of Girls' Generation a short audio teaser of the song " Hoot" and three doctoral photos of Jessica, Tiffany and Seohyun and announced that the EP Hoot will be released on October 27. The music video teaser was 24 October 2010 on the YouTube channel of SM Entertainment published. The pop song " Hoot " was released on 25 October already downloaded before the EP was finally released on October 27, 2010. The First Press Limited Edition EP contains one of 18 different photo cards, and stickers.

The mini- album was pre-ordered over 150,000 times. On October 28, finally the music video was released for " Hoot".

As the second album Oh! Hoot was also released internationally through the iTunes store.

On 22 December 2010 Hoot has been released in four different editions of Nayutawave Records in Japan.

Concept and music style

The retro concept of the mini- album is an agent - theme, inspired by the James Bond films of the 1960s and the Austin Powers series. " Hoot" ( 훗 ) is an onomatopoeic, Korean expression for " laugh ".

Choi Si -won of Super Junior has a guest appearance as a secret agent in the music video. The video was filmed in the city in mid-October Namyangju in Gyeonggi -do. The choreography for the song comes from the Pussycat Dolls member Rino Nakasone.

The title song " Hoot " is about a woman who warns her friend, look up other women. Yuri wrote the text for the R & B song " Mistake" ( " 내 잘못 이죠 "). The song that marked her songwriting debut, is about a girl that the blame for this is that she was abandoned by her boyfriend. Tiffany also wrote a text for the ballad, but the producers opted for Yuri's version, which fit better to composition. The third song "My Best Friend " contains elements of Contemporary R & B and was written by South Korean singer Wheesung. The title is about the friendship of the members of Girls' Generation with each other. "Wake Up" is a synth - pop song and "Snowy Wish" is a love song for the winter, which can be assigned to the genre of dance-pop.

Title list

Title List of Japanese version

The Japanese Deluxe First Press Limited Edition, First Press Limited Edition and Limited Edition Hoot contain six additional bonus tracks. All bonus tracks are also included on the album Run Devil Run. The also published in Japan Regular Edition contains no other bonus tracks.


Her first appearance with the song " Hoot" had the group on October 29, 2010 in the music show Music Bank KBS radio station. On October 30 and 31, they sang " Hoot" in the program Music Core on MBC and The Music Trend of SBS, together with the titles of " Mistake" and "My Best Friend" KBS Global described the choreography as " memorable " and " flashy ". In these music shows were Girls' Generation in the following weeks. In addition, they also appeared at the Korea Film Awards on November 18, 2010.

Reception and chart success

Immediately after publication of the title song, " Hoot", it reached # 1 on the big South Korean music portals Melon, Dosirak, Soribada, Monkey3 and bugs. In addition, both the song and the EP went straight to number one reached the South Korean album charts. The EP was able to hold this rank two weeks. Even at their concerts in the music programs Music Bank and The Music Trend, the group won first place with her song. The EP Hoot reached the second place in the South Korean annual sales charts in 2010 with 163 066 units sold.

In Japan, Hoot sold in the first week more than 61,000 times, and so reached the second place in the Japanese Oricon album charts. In January 2011, Hoot was honored by the RIAJ with gold.