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"Dancing Queen"
DQ
Single by Girls' Generation
from I Got a Boy
Released: December 21, 2012
Format: Digital
Recorded: 2008
Genre: Soul
Language: Korean
Length: 03:35
Label: S.M. Entertainment
Producer: Steve Booker, Kenzie
Girls' Generation singles chronology
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I Got a Boy
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Dancing Queen is the lead single (twelfth overall) from the fourth studio album I Got a Boy recorded by the South Korean girl group, Girls' Generation. The song was recorded in 2008, initially slated as the title track for the group's first Korean EP, Gee however due to unknown reasons the song was held back. Gee was eventually chosen to replace the song, both as a lead single and title track.

Currently, the single is included in Superstar SMTOWN, but listed as a track from the fourth studio album.

Dancing Queen is a remake of British singer Duffy's song, Mercy.


Music Video

  • Background

The music video was released on December 21, 2012 at 10 a.m. KST via Korean music site Naver. Most of the video was originally filmed in 2008, while being bookended with scenes from the music video for I Got A Boy. The outfits and the concept featured in the music video was instead reworked into what would become Gee. The music video and single were released on December 21, 2012, four years after work on the song was completed.

  • Synopsis

The music video, with a running time of 4 minutes, 23 seconds, has a time machine plot. The video begins with the members in a pink doll-like room. Yoona opens up a present to find a small device. The group quickly gathers around and finds out it is a time machine which brings them back to the year 2008 from 2013. The room transforms into a retro-style diner. Tiffany turns on a jukebox with Jessica while they sing the intro. The first verse mainly focuses on the diner. While in the diner, the video transitions from each member's line in a pan-order around the diner. The second verse is focused on the white set, wearing white shirts and jeans (which would be reused in Gee). During the bridge, the members throw a party while dancing in groups of three while Tiffany approaches a DJ telling him to play a song. The video cuts back to the center of the diner where the group is dancing with customers and diner staff. Confetti is thrown during the final chorus while the party continues with a final pose in the t-shirt and jean costumes. At the end of the song, the time machine moves forward to 2013 as the words "Ayo GG" spoken by Sooyoung are heard, leading into the teaser for I Got a Boy. The first part of the teaser is met with audio using mid rock-synths and breaks down into dubstep as Tiffany says, "Ayo stop, let me put it down another way". At the end of the video, the I Got a Boy symbol was used with "2013.01.01 comeback" seen below it.

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