TT (2016) by Twice

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“TT” by Twice

Artist Twice
Album / Mini-album Twicecoaster: Lane 1
Release Date October 24th, 2016
Length 3:34
Label JYP Entertainment
Songwriter Sam Lewis and Black Eyed Pilseung
Composer Sam Lewis and Black Eyed Pilseung
Genre K-pop

 

In this article, we are going to talk about a popular song from a popular girl group based in South Korea. The song is titled “TT” and the group is Twice. This song was released by JYP Entertainment on October 24th, 2016, as Twice’s lead single from their third extended play Twicecoaster: Lane 1.

This song also has a Japanese version that was released on June 21st, 2017, for Twice’s first Japanese compilation album #Twice.

Here is the teaser video of Twice’s “TT” that was uploaded on JYP Entertainment’s Official YouTube Account.

This is the second teaser.

Background of “TT”

The announcement about Twice’s comeback with “TT” as the lead single was made by JYP Entertainment on October 10th, 2016. It was reported, that the group would release their third extended play titled Twicecoaster: Lane 1 on October 24th, 2016. JYP Entertainment released two music video teasers for “TT” which were uploaded on JYP Entertainment’s Official YouTube Account on October 20th and October 21st.

Here are some of the teaser photos for “TT” by Twice.

Group Photo Teaser

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Chaeyoung

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Dahyun

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Nayeon

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Momo

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Tzuyu

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Jihyo

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Sana

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Jeongyeon

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Mina

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Story of “TT”

The song “TT” by Twice that was released in 2016, was written and composed by Sam Lewis and Black Eyed Pilseung, who also previously composed some of Twice’s songs, such as “Like OOH-AHH” and “Cheer Up“; it was arranged by Rado.

According to Sam Lewis who wrote the lyrics, the song describes the feelings of a girl who is in love for the first time. For the comeback with this song, Jihyo said, “We’ve got a song that best shows Twice’s energetic, bright vibe that we have shown with ‘Like Ooh-Ahh’ and ‘Cheer Up’.”

MV of “TT”

The MV of “TT” by Twice was released on October 24th, 2016, on JYP Entertainment’s Official YouTube Account. It was directed by Naïve who was part of the same production team for other Twice music videos, such as “Like Ooh-Aah” and “Cheer Up”.

In the MV, Twice members portrayed different personalities and famous characters through Halloween-themed cosplays such as Pinocchio, Tinker Bell, White Rabbit, Hit-Girl, The Little Mermaid, a cute devil, a female pirate reminiscent, a mysterious vampire in a black see-through dress, and a mix of Elsa and the White Queen—wearing a long white dress.

The MV of “TT” earned 5 million views on YouTube in less than 24 hours which set a new record and made it the fastest K-pop group music video to reach 10 million views in 40 hours. In 2016 YouTube’s Most Popular Music Video in South Korea, the MV ranked 3rd with “Cheer Up” on the top of the list. The MV hit 100 million views in early 2017 which made it the most-viewed K-pop girl group music video of all time.

Here is the full MV of “TT” by Twice.

“TT” Performance

As a special gift for you, we have some of the live performance videos of “TT” by Twice that maybe you want to see.

“TT” by Twice – Live Stage in MNET’s M! Countdown

“TT” by Twice – Live Stage in KBS’s Music Bank

“TT” by Twice – Live Stage in MBC Show’s Music Core

“TT” by Twice – Live Stage in SBS’s Inkigayo

“TT” Achievements

Through the comeback with the song “TT”, Twice achieved many awards and got first place in music shows.

Here are the details of “TT” Achievements: Charts and First Places in Music Shows, (Awards), etc.

Music Program Awards

Program TV Station Date
The Show SBS MTV November 1st, 2016
Show Champion MBC Music November 2nd, 2016
M Countdown Mnet November 3rd, 2016
November 10th, 2016
Music Bank KBS November 4th, 2016
November 11th, 2016
November 18th, 2016
November 25th, 2016
December 2nd, 2016
January 6th, 2017
Inkigayo SBS November 6th, 2016
November 13th, 2016
November 20th, 2016

 

Weekly Charts

Chart (2016-2018) Country Peak Position
Japan Hot 100 Japan 3
Oricon Japan 17
Philippine Hot 100 Philippines 54
BillboardPH K-pop Top 5 Philippines 3
Gaon South Korea 1
Kpop Hot 100 South Korea 36
World Digital Song Sales (Billboard) US 2

 

Year-End Charts

Chart Country Year Position
Gaon South Korea 2016 26
Japan Hot 100 Japan 2017 6
Gaon South Korea 2017 40
Japan Hot 100 Japan 2018 19

 

Accolades

Year Award Category Result
2017 6th Gaon Chart Music Awards Song of the Year – October Won
2018 32nd Japan Gold Disc Award Song of the Year by Download (Asia) Won