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"소원을말해봐 (Genie)"
GENIE
Single by Girls' Generation
from Tell Me Your Wish (Genie)
Released: June 22, 2009
Format: CD-single, DVD-single, Digital
Recorded: 2009
Genre: Bubblegum pop
Language: Korean
Length: 03:52
Label: S.M. Entertainment
Producer: Yoo Young-jin
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Tell Me Your Wish (Genie) is the lead single (sixth overall) from the debut EP with the same title by the South Korean girl group, Girls' Generation.

Currently, the single is included in Superstar SMTown.

Composition

Tell Me Your Wish (Genie) was written by Anne Judith Wik, Robin Jenssen, Ronny Svendsen, Nermin Harambasic and Fridolin Nordso. Originally, the song was written for another undisclosed artist until S.M. Entertainment had purchased the rights to the song. This was then re-composed and re-written by Yoo Young-jin, and the melody was arranged by Yoo Han-jin.

Tell Me Your Wish (Genie) is an electropop song, with influence of eurodance. The song features a synthesized intro performed by TVXQ!'s Micky Yoochun, heard at the start of the Korean version, with the line, "Just turn it up, that's right, come on!". His voice is also used in the Korean music video, with the lines "Hey" and Girls' Generation being heard. The sound technique of, Musique concrète during the last chorus, in which group leader and main vocalist, Taeyeon, sings above the eight other girls – "Tell me your fantasy, without holding back. I'll show you the genie's path. Tell me your wish, without holding back, I, your genie, will grant them." - While the other girls sing the traditional chorus.

Music Video

The choreographer was Rino Nakasone Razalan.

The teaser video was released at 9:20 p.m. (KT) on June 19, 2009. Later, the original video was released on June 26, 2009. In the music video, Yoona appears first sitting in a large lamp, the other members sitting around her. The music video cuts back and forth between the group performing the choreography and scenes from three separate rooms occupied by three different members each. Yoona, Yuri and Jessica are in a large pink bedroom, Tiffany, Taeyeon and Sunny are in a dance club or disco bar, while Seohyun, Sooyoung and Hyoyeon are in a room there is a large cake from which Seohyun pops out. The girls wear white uniforms and perform on a long runway-like stage with a large heart in the background, while on the other they are in khaki uniforms with the words "GIRLS' GENIE" in the background. The music video frequently shows the girls interacting with the camera and with arms that sometimes extend from either side of the screen to give the impression that the girls are interacting with the viewer personally. The stage sequences have heavy, flashy lights and moving spotlights to give strong and bright effects.

  • 3D version

On October 24, 2010 a 3D music video of the Korean version, was released for Samsung PAVV LED TV. The video begins with all nine girls sitting down, looking into crystal balls, then cutting into the beginning of the song with Girls Generation written in pink, sparkly lettering. The video features three dance sequences, one of which features a floor with cosmic-like sparkles coming out of it. During the video, it cuts to solo scenes of the girls playing with the crystal balls, inside are a man and a woman standing awkwardly beside each other at a bus stop, beside them is a poster with "I Wish" printed on it, and a red Mini Convertible is below it. The girls are then seen changing the couples clothes, and making the Mini appear out of the poster, signifying the girls are 'genies' and granting their wishes. The video ends with the girls waving goodbye to the couple, who then drive off in the car, with the number '37' printed on the side. The outfits worn by the girls follow the typical 'military' style, with two costumes being used. One featuring a black coat, tie and short-shorts, and a white undershirt. The other being all white, topped off with a white navy-esque hat.

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