“TT” by Twice
|Album / Mini-album||Twicecoaster: Lane 1|
|Release Date||October 24th, 2016|
|Songwriter||Sam Lewis and Black Eyed Pilseung|
|Composer||Sam Lewis and Black Eyed Pilseung|
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
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.
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
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
|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|
|Chart (2016-2018)||Country||Peak Position|
|Japan Hot 100||Japan||3|
|Philippine Hot 100||Philippines||54|
|BillboardPH K-pop Top 5||Philippines||3|
|Kpop Hot 100||South Korea||36|
|World Digital Song Sales (Billboard)||US||2|
|Japan Hot 100||Japan||2017||6|
|Japan Hot 100||Japan||2018||19|
|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|