“I Got a Boy” is a song by South Korean girl group Girls’ Generation, released on January 1, 2013, as the title track from their fourth Korean album, I Got a Boy. The song was written by Anne Judith Wik from Dsign Music, Sarah Lundback Bell and Will Simms. A predominately electronic-inspired song, the song contains elements of both hip-hop and rap, with the group exchanging between singing and rapping.
The accompanying music video was filmed in October 2012, with hip-hop-inspired choreography handled by renowned American choreographers, Nappytabs. The video became an instant hit on YouTube, gaining over 10 million views within 55 hours. Overall, it was well received by music critics, with Billboard calling it one of the “most-forward thinking lead pop singles heard in any country”. At the first YouTube Music Awards in 2013, “I Got a Boy” won the award for Video of the Year.
Following the release of “I Got a Boy”, the song received an ‘all-kill’ on all real-time charts in South Korea within two hours of its release. “I Got A Boy” peaked at number one spot in Billboard K-Pop Hot 100. The single managed to top the Gaon Singles chart.
Track name: I Got A Boy
Work: Co-written by Dsign Music
Total sales: 1.300.000 copies / 22 mill. streams
Charts: #1 US Billboard K-pop Hot 100
. #1 Korean album Charts
Certification: Diamond award