"O"-Jung.Ban.Hap.

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"O"-Jung.Ban.Hap.
O - Jung Ban Hap (Ver A).jpg
Studio album by TVXQ
Released September 29, 2006 (2006-09-29)
Recorded 2006
Genre K-pop, dance-pop, R&B
Length 43:50
Language Korean, English
Label SM Entertainment, iKpop Co. Ltd.
Producer Lee Soo-man
TVXQ chronology
Heart, Mind and Soul
(2006)
"O"-Jung.Ban.Hap.
(2006)
Five in the Black
(2007)
Singles from "O"-Jung.Ban.Hap.
  1. "'O'-Jung.Ban.Hap."
  2. "Balloons"

"O"-Jung.Ban.Hap. (stylized as "O"-正.反.合.), sometimes referred to as "O"-Union or just O, is the third Korean studio album (fourth overall) by South Korean pop group TVXQ, released on September 29, 2006 by S.M. Entertainment. In a year when Korean music sales had slumped, it was the highest selling album in South Korea in 2006 and won the group several prominent awards in South Korea,[1][2] the album stayed charted within the top 50 throughout 2007. By 2014, it sold over 475,000 copies.[3][4][5][6][7]

The album's name "O"-Jung.Ban.Hap, literally translated to "O"-Justice.Opposition.Solution, is based on Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel's theory of thesis, antithesis, synthesis. The album's mononymous lead single has lyrics that regard global conflicts with a plea for peace and resistance, the album has a balance of fast tempo songs and ballads.

Versions and repackaging[edit]

The album was released in 4 different versions and packaging, versions A and B, C and D. Versions A and B promote the title song """O"-正.反.合.", while versions C and D promote the fantasy theme of the song "Balloons" and contain new songs and a DVD in each. The initial versions of the album with the original track listing was released in CD and cassette formats.

For the version D, the label company did a unique box packaging, with special deck of cards with members' pictures wearing costumes included with the CD and DVD specials.

In Hong Kong and Taiwan, the album was released under the names "O"-Jing.Fan.Hap. and "O"-Zheng.Fan.He. respectively, while in Japan the name of the album is "O"-Sei.Han.Go.. The Japanese release does not contain the repackaged versions that are available in the Korean release.

Singles[edit]

"O"-Jung.Ban.Hap[edit]

The lead single is a fast-tempo fusion of rock, hip hop, and electronic trance, the music video took several days to complete as its footage was shot in several different countries. U-Know Yunho's footage was shot in Japan, Micky Yoochun's and Max Changmin's in Prague, Hero Jaejoong's in Thailand, and Xiah Junsu's in South Korea. The music video showcases intense and unique dance choreography with stylized outfits.

Balloons[edit]

In drastic contrast to the lead single, "Balloons" (Pungseon in Korean) is a bubbly song that features TVXQ members in animal costumes, made to directly appeal to the younger generation, as well as older generations familiar with the original "Balloons" by Five Fingers (an old Korean band). The lyrics talk about innocent childhood dreams and memories and how people tend to forget the importance of those dreams as they grow older.

In the lyrics, "yellow balloons" line was changed to "red balloons" to coordinate with the colour that represents TVXQ's fanbase Cassiopeia.

Performances[edit]

In three short months after the album's release, TVXQ were invited to perform on many stages of music shows, award shows, and concerts. TVXQ performed their third album's songs a few times in 2007 as well, since a fourth Korean album had not been released.

Track listing[edit]

Version A[edit]

CD
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. ""O"-正・反・合 ("O"-Jung.Ban.Hap.)" ("O"-Thesis.Antithesis.Synthesis / "O"-Justice.Opposition.Solution) Yoo Young-jin Yoo Young-jin 4:15
2. "세상에 단 하나뿐인 마음 (You're My Miracle)" Kim Younghu Kim Younghu 3:59
3. "Hey! Girl" Luther Squeak Jackson, Yoo Hanjin Luther Squeak Jackson, Yoo Hanjin 4:18
4. "Get Me Some" Tae-Hoon La Verdi, Thomas Charles, Pandher, Daniel 3:30
5. "I'll Be There" Huang Seongje, Yoo Jenny Huang Seongje, Yoo Jenny 3:29
6. "Remember" Kim Jeongbae Kenzie 4:16
7. "이제 막 시작된 이야기 (The Story Has Just Begun)" Park Changhak, Yunsang Park Changhak, Yunsang 4:13
8. "On & On" Kim Younghu Great Dane aka Carsten 4:26
9. "Phantom (환영) (幻影)" Kim Jeongbae Kenzie 3:24
10. "You Only Love" Lee Yunjae Lee Yunjae 3:11
11. "풍선 (Balloons)" Lee Duheon, Kim Sungho Lee Duheon, Kim Sungho 3:50

Version B[edit]

Version C[edit]

Version D[edit]

Japanese version[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Date
South Korea September 29, 2006
Taiwan October 12, 2006
Japan October 23, 2006

Charts and sales[edit]

Korean albums & singles chart[8][edit]

Chart Position Sales
September Monthly Chart (2006) 1 120,505
November Monthly Chart (2006) 1 144,535
December Monthly Chart (2006) 6 20,046
January Monthly Chart (2007) 10 10,144
February Monthly Chart (2007) 13 5,507
March Monthly Chart (2007) 11 3,642
April Monthly Chart (2007) 19 2,325
May Monthly Chart (2007) 15 2,864
June Monthly Chart (2007) 28 1,429
July Monthly Chart (2007) 28 1,429
August Monthly Chart (2007) 18 2,730
September Monthly Chart (2007) 36 1,018
October Monthly Chart (2007) 39 1,955
November Monthly Chart (2007) 35 1,457
December Monthly Chart (2007) 46 1,055
January Monthly Chart (2008) 24 1,685
February Monthly Chart (2008) 28 1,502

Korea Top 100 Yearly Chart[edit]

Year Position Sales Total sales
2006 1 349,317[9]
2007 22 36,044[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 11월 가요음반 판매량집계 Archived November 2, 2007, at WebCite
  2. ^ "Kpop Industry Undergoing Slump". Korea Times. 2008-01-28. p. 1. Retrieved 2008-02-01. 
  3. ^ "2010년 가온차트 부문별 Top 100위" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Archived from the original on 2011-02-13. Retrieved 2015-04-27. 
  4. ^ "2011년 Album Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Archived from the original on 2015-02-17. Retrieved 2015-04-27. 
  5. ^ "2012년 12월 Album Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Archived from the original on 2015-07-10. Retrieved 2015-04-27. 
  6. ^ "2013년 11월 Album Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Archived from the original on 2015-09-13. Retrieved 2015-04-27. 
  7. ^ "2014년 03월 Album Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Archived from the original on 2015-04-14. Retrieved 2015-04-27. 
  8. ^ Music Industry Association of Korea Archived May 1, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ "2006 Year End Sales" (in Korean). Music Industry Recording of Korea. Archived from the original on 2007-03-29. Retrieved 2009-02-06. 
  10. ^ "2007 sales" (in Korean). Music Industry Recording of Korea. Archived from the original on 2008-05-08. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
The 3rd Masterpiece by SG Wannabe
Golden Disk Awards for Disk Daesang (Album of the Year)
2006
Succeeded by
The Sentimental Chord by SG Wannabe