“Tuk Tok” by TWICE
|Album / Mini-album||Page Two|
|Release Date||April 25, 2016|
|Composer||Choi Jin-suk, Ronald “AV” Ndlovu, Emmanuel Jimenez, Courtney Woolsey, and Stacy Hebert|
There is no end when we talk about K-pop, whether it is about the girl groups and boy groups, the culture, or the entertainment industry. In this article, we will talk about one song from one of the most famous girl groups in South Korea, Twice. If you are into K-pop, the name Twice must be familiar to you.
Since debuting in 2015 under JYP Entertainment, Twice has released and performed so many hit songs and singles which made them become so big and popular right now. One of the songs that we want to discuss here is entitled “Tuk Tok.”
“Tuk Tok” is a song that was released and included in the 2nd extended play called Page Two by JYP Entertainment on April 25, 2016. This song was released 6 months after Twice debuted on October 20, 2015. Let’s find out more about the details and information about this song here.
Here is the full audio version of Twice’s “Tuk Tok” that was uploaded on Twice’s official YouTube account:
Background of “Tuk Tok”
6 months after debuting on October 20, 2015, JYP Entertainment announced that Twice will make their comeback with a 2nd extended play on April 25, 2016. A group photo teaser was released through the official social media of Twice on April 5, 2016, with the hashtag #CheerUp which was a hint at the lead single’s title.
“Tuk Tok” was included in the EP as the fourth track alongside 5 other songs. This EP was released digitally and physically with different songs. The digital version only has 6 songs included on it while the physical version has 1 bonus song added as the final track entitled “I’m Gonna Be a Star” with a total of 7 songs for the physical version.
“Tuk Tok” was included in both the digital and the physical version of the EP. The digital version was released on different Korean music platforms on April 25, 2016, alongside the full MV of the lead single called “Cheer Up.”
The physical version that included “I’m Gonna Be a Star” which was also the theme song for the survival show where Twice’s members were picked was released on the same day as the digital version with 2 different versions, pink and mint. There were also about 30,000 limited edition versions with a special sleeve that one of the members, Chaeyoung, designed.
Here are some of the photo teasers from Twice’s 2nd extended play called Page Two where “Tuk Tok” is included.
The Group Photo Teaser
Story of “Tuk Tok”
Inspired from the teaser video of the survival show Sixteen where Twice’s members were picked before officially debuting as Twice, “Tuk Tok” is a dance-pop song where there are some elements of soul and trap. The lyrics of “Tuk Tok” are about a very beautiful woman who is liked by many people, but the number of people who are jealous and do not like her is also a lot. However, she does not really care and ignores them all because there is already one man who fills her heart and that is the only man she wants for herself.
This song also has another title in Korean, “툭하면 톡,” pronounced as “tukhamyeon tok” which in English can be translated to “Ready To Talk.”
The lyrics of “Tuk Tok” were written by Kim Min-ji together alongside Choi Jin-suk, Ronald “AV” Ndlovu, Emmanuel Jimenez, Courtney Woolsey, and Stacy Hebert who were in charge of composing the music. Dsign Music was the one that did the arrangement for this song.
MV of “Tuk Tok”
Except for lead singles, special songs, or projects, JYP Entertainment never makes and releases MVs for any tracks on their albums, including for “Tuk Tok.” But, if you still want to listen to this song while reading the lyrics and the translation of this song, we have prepared the lyric version. Let’s check it out down here!
Here is the lyric video of “Tuk Tok” by Twice:
“Tuk Tok” Performance
During the promotion time of the 2nd extended play Page Two by Twice, the song “Tuk Tok” was not performed live, but Twice performed this song live once while they held a fan meeting. Let’s check out the live performance video of “Tuk Tok” by Twice here.
“Tuk Tok” by Twice Live Stage in Fan Meeting: Once Begins
“Tuk Tok” Achievements
Even though Twice released Page Two as their 2nd extended play only 6 months after their debut on October 20, 2015, the selling of this EP reached over 150,000 copies by September 2016, while the fourth track, “Tuk Tok,” achieved a position on a chart.
Here are the details of the “Tuk Tok” achievement on a song chart:
|Melon Top 100||April 25, 2016||37|