Get to Know about TWICE’s Title Songs!
TWICE is a South Korean girl group that was formed by JYP Entertainment through a reality show named SIXTEEN. The group debuted on October 20, 2015, by releasing its first extended play (EP) The Story Begins. TWICE got its first award in 2015 at the “2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards” in the category of Best Female New Artist. Every TWICE title song is very interesting and also easy to listen to. Do you want to know about their title songs?
Regarding that, Channel-Korea will provide you all the information about TWICE’s title songs from “Like Ooh Ahh” to “Cry for Me.” So, check it out!
Debut Song “Like Ooh Ahh 하게”
“Like Ooh Ahh 하게” is TWICE’s first single as well as its debut single which was released on October 20, 2015. “Like Ooh Ahh 하게” is the title song from their first EP The Story Begins. The song was composed and written by Black Eyed Pilseung and Sam Lewis.
This song has a hip hop, R&B, and a little bit of rock feel, and it is really easy to listen to. The concept that TWICE used is a cute, innocent, and playful concept, and there is a combination between Miss A and Wonder Girls.
For their music video, they got 1 million views before 24 hours, and this was a great achievement for a rookie group at that time. But behind it, some netizens commented that they were disappointed with this debut song if compared with “Bad Girl Good Girl” by Miss A.
“Cheer Up” (2016)
After debuting with “Like Ohh Ahh”, on April 25, 2016, TWICE made its first comeback with the release of its title song of the 2nd mini-album Page Two titled “Cheer Up.” After the MV was released, they got more than 93 million views, and it became the most played song at that time.
TWICE managed to reach an award for this song as the Song of the Year at the Melon Music Awards. “Cheer Up” got 1st place on the Gaon Digital Chart and became the best-selling single. People admit that this song is a breakthrough song for the 3rd K-pop generation.
Still in the same year, TWICE then released their 3rd mini-album Twicecoaster: Lane 1 with the main track entitled “TT.” Everybody knows about this song. The song was released in October 2016, and it is a part of the K-pop electropop genre.
They used a Halloween concept by wearing many costumes and using typical Halloween knick-knacks. Although this song is really easy to listen to and is cheerful, at that time, the MV got a lot of dislikes on YouTube.
Here is the MV of “TT” that you should watch!
“Knock Knock” (2017)
“Knock Knock” is a part of the fourth mini-album Twicecoaster: Lane 2 which was released on February 20, 2017. In this comeback, TWICE used a cute and cheerful concept as usual with the addition of a pajama party.
This song is arguably successful because the song is very popular, and many people like this song very much. “Knock Knock” has surpassed more than 100 million streams on Gaon Music by the end of 2017. After this song was released, they immediately got a lot of praise from K-netz because this song is very catchy!
On May 15, 2017, TWICE made its comeback by releasing “Signal.” The song is the 2nd title track after “Knock Knock” from the fourth mini-album Twicecoaster: Lane 2. This song carries an alien concept about sending a signal, and the members also act like aliens.
This song got some awards, namely Daesang Song of the Year and Best Dance Performance (Female Group) at the 2017 Mnet Music Awards. Even though the song got some awards, it turned out that this song had some blasphemy from people. They said that this song is the worst song ever that TWICE released.
After being criticized by netizens because of the previous song “Signal,” TWICE then released “Likey” as the title song for their first studio album Twicetagram on October 30, 2017. TWICE carried a different concept than usual. They are still using a cheerful and colorful concept, but they are traveling and exploring Vancouver in Canada.
This song surpassed more than 100 million streams on the Gaon Music Chart in 2017. You can watch their MV below to see how cute they are!
“Heart Shaker” is the end of TWICE’s era in 2017. This song became the title track for their repackage Twicetagram album named Merry & Happy which was released on December 11, 2017. “Heart Shaker” was ranked 1st since its release day, and this song entered and controlled six popular Korean charts including Soribada, Naver, Genie, Melon, Bugs, and Mnet. This music video carries the one-shot concept with a fun and unique concept!
“What Is Love?” (2018)
On April 9, 2018, TWICE released their fifth mini-album What Is Love? with the title song “What Is Love?” For this comeback, all TWICE members looked so elegant, beautiful, and charming. The members also looked like princesses. In this comeback, all of the members recreated scenes from several famous movies such as La La Land, The Princess Diaries, Romeo and Juliet, and Ghost.
The mini-album got 3rd place on Billboard US World Albums and 2nd place on Gaon Music in South Korea. They managed to got Daesang Song of the Year and Best Dance Performance (Female Group) at the 2018 Mnet Asian Music Awards. Here is the music video!
Summer Nights, “Dance the Night Away”
On July 9, 2018, TWICE released their 5th repackaged mini-album from What Is Love with the title Summer Nights and “Dance the Night Away” as the title song. This coincided with summer at the time, so they filmed on an island while spending a summer day there.
All of the members look fresh and beautiful, especially Jihyo who looks more sexy and exotic. Their MV got 4th place for the K-Pop MV in 24 hours along with BTS‘s “DNA,” BTS’s “Fake Love,” and BLACKPINK‘s “Ddu-du-ddu-du.”
“Yes or Yes”
TWICE release their sixth mini-album Yes or Yes on November 5, 2018, and this song is the title track. At this time, the concept that they used was slightly different from other comebacks. They carried a dark concept with fun choreography. Even though they used a dark concept, their song is still cheerful and easy to listen to.
From this comeback, TWICE got a lot of praise from people who said that this comeback had TWICE full of quality!