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Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)

Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)
소원을 말해봐 (Genie)
EP by Girls' Generation
Released June 29, 2009
Recorded April – May 2009 at SM Studios in Seoul, South Korea
Genre Dance-pop, teen pop, electronic, R&B
Length 21:52
Language Korean
Label S.M. Entertainment
Producer Lee Soo-Man (executive)
Yoo Young-jin
Girls' Generation chronology
Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)
Singles from Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)
  1. "Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)"
    Released: June 29, 2009

Tell Me Your Wish (Genie) (Hangul: 소원을 말해봐 (Genie); RR: Sowoneul Malhaebwa (Genie))[1][2] is the second extended play by a South Korean girl group, Girls' Generation. The album was released on June 29, 2009 by S.M. Entertainment. Composers Yoo Young-jin, Kenzie, Hwang Seong-Je, Kim Jin-Hwan, joined the production of the album.[3]

Girls’ Generation started their official promotions on Music Bank, on June 26, 2009, ending their promotions on August 15.[3]


The EP was released on June 29, 2009. Their first win for their single "Sowoneul Malhaebwa (Genie)" was obtained at the July 10, 2009 episode of KBS Music Bank. Their second award was claimed at the July 12, 2009 episode of SBS Inkigayo. The group finished promotions for "Sowoneul Malhaebwa (Genie)" in August 2009.

Commercial performance

The track proved to be a success as it conquered various music sites, including Melon, Dosirak, Mnet, and Bugs, and it was number one on the weekly charts and the SKT ringtone weekly charts of the first week of July.[4] The album sold an estimated 50,000+ copies in its first week after released (almost double the numbers from the first-week sales of Gee), an unusual feat for any Korean girl group. The albums went to sell over 200,000 as of 2010.[5]


In late June, S.M. Entertainment announced that Girls' Generation would be making a comeback with a new single and showing a "Marine Girl" concept; Sowoneul Malhaebwa was then released digitally on June 22, 2009.[6][7] The group's first performance for the album was on June 26 on KBS Music Bank.[8] Within a few days, the song topped on 10 different digital music charts.[9] The song was also rewarded as the most popular album and ringtone downloads.[10]


The title track "Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)" was composed by Norwegian production team Dsign Music

This album contains a total of six songs including the lead single of the same title. The only single off the album, "Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)" is an electronica-style pop song in the European dance genre, featuring a heavy synthesized intro. The song was originally composed in English as "I Just Wanna Dance" after which it was retitled when Korean lyrics were composed by Yoo Young-jin.[11] The lyric's theme is exposed by the subtitle "Genie", which is the metaphorical symbol of "Goddesses of Luck (Korean: 행운의 여신). "Girlfriend" is a 1980s disco-style song while "Boyfriend" is a dance-pop song, bringing electro elements. "My Child" is with a piano-played intro in a gospel and classical style. "One Year Later" is a soft pop ballad duet song by Jessica and Onew.[3][12][13][14][15] The duet was also featured in MBC TV drama Pasta.


The physical release of Tell Me Your Wish (Genie) was delayed by SM Entertainment in order to redo the album art. Notable changes include removing imperial images of a World War II Japanese A6M Zero fighter and a slightly modified eagle insignia of the Nazi Party on the cover.[16] As a result, The EP was officially released 4 days later on June 29, 2009.[17]

Track listing

No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangement Length
1. "Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)" (소원을 말해봐 (지니); Sowoneul Malhaebwa (Jini)) Yoo Young-jini Anne Judith Wik, Robin Jensen, Ronny Svendsen, Nermin Harambasic, Fridolin Nordsø, Yoo Young-jin Yoo Han Jin 3:50
2. "Etude" (에뛰드; Ettwideu) Hwang Sung Je (BJJMusic), Yoo Jeni Hwang Sung Je (BJJMusic) Hwang Sung Je (BJJMusic) 3:13
3. "Girlfriend" (여자친구; Yeojachingu) Kim Jung Bae Kenzie Kenzie 3:19
4. "Boyfriend" (남자친구; Namjachingu) Kim Ji Hoo Carsten Lindberg, Joachim Svares The Great Danes and JoJo Bee 3:50
5. "My Child" (동화; Donghwa) Hwang Sung Je (BJJMusic), Yoo Jeni Hwang Sung Je (BJJMusic) Hwang Sung Je (BJJMusic) 3:36
6. "One Year Later" (Jessica and Onew) Kim Jin Hwan Kim Jin Hwan Kim Jin Hwan 4:01
Total length:


Bout Year Date Award Title Notes
24th 2009 December 10 Golden Disk Awards Grand Prize in Digital Releasing [18]
Records of the Year
in Digital Releasing
Top 5 digital releases of the year[18]

Release history

Country Date Distributing label Format
South Korea
June 29, 2009
S.M. Entertainment
July 30, 2009
GMM Grammy
August 7, 2009
Avex Taiwan
October 2, 2009
Universal Records


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  2. ^ Hicap, Jonathan M. Girls Generation’s new album a smash hit. Manila Bulletin. January 30, 2010. Retrieved May 19, 2010.
  3. ^ a b c "Tell Me Your Wish Introduce". Girls’ Generation Official website. Retrieved 10 July 2009. 
  4. ^ "소녀시대 뮤뱅 1위 ‘음원 음반 벨 방송횟수 이어 가요차트 올킬’". 
  5. ^ "소녀시대 가요계 올킬 ‘음반 음원 벨 방송횟수 모두 1위 싹쓸이". 
  6. ^ 김형우 (2009-06-23). 소녀시대 제로센 논란에 음반 발매일 29일로 연기 ‘문제 부분 삭제’ (in 한국어). Newsen. Retrieved 2011-02-16. 
  7. ^ (Korean) Jang, Hwi-jae. )Girls' Generation, Title Song "Tell Me Your Wish" for Comeback소녀시대, 타이틀곡 ‘소원을 말해봐’로 활동 재개 (. TodayKorea. June 17, 2009. Retrieved June 17, 2009.
  8. ^ (Korean) , Second Single "Girls' Generation소녀시대, 25일 두 번째 싱글 '소원을 말해봐' 공개 (Tell Me Your Wish" Released on 22nd). CNB News. June 22, 2009. Retrieved June 23, 2009.
  9. ^ (Korean) )Girls' Generation' Tops All Digital Charts, "All Kill" Again...소녀시대, 전 음원 차트 1위 석권. 또 ‘올 킬’…. (. SportsKhan. July 1, 2009. Retrieved July 16, 2009.
  10. ^ Park, Young-woong. )Girls' Generation Tops Album, Single, and Ringtone Charts with "Genie"소녀시대, "소원을 말해봐"로 음반·음원·벨소리 1위 석권 (. MyDaily. July 6, 2009. Retrieved July 16, 2009.
  11. ^  
  12. ^ (Korean)
  13. ^ "Tell Me Your Wish Track List". Girls’ Generation Official website. Retrieved 10 July 2009. 
  14. ^ 소녀시대 '소원을 말해봐', 별 2개 "조급한 성숙함...애매하다" (Korean)
  15. ^ (Korean)
  16. ^ Kang Seung-hoon: )Girls' Generation, "Marine Girl" Concept Controversial, Album Delayed to 29th소녀시대, '마린 걸' 콘셉트 논란으로 앨범 출시 29일 변경 (. Asia Economy. June 23, 2009. Retrieved June 24, 2009. (Korean)
  17. ^ 소녀시대 제로센 논란에 음반 발매일 29일로 연기 ‘문제 부분 삭제’, June 23, 2009. Retrieved May 20, 2010. (Korean)
  18. ^ a b 2009년 제24회 골든 디스크 수상자. webpage (in Korean).  
  19. ^ "SNSD’s Genie mini-album is a hit in Thailand". 
  20. ^ 愛貝克思官方網站 avex taiwan inc

External links

  • Tell Me Your Wish (Genie) at Discogs
  • Tell Me Your Wish (Genie) at ManiaDB(Korean)
  • Tell Me Your Wish (Genie) at Cyworld BGM (Korean)
  • Tell Me Your Wish (Genie) at Naver Music (Korean)
  • Tell Me Your Wish (Genie) at Daum Music (Korean)
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