11:11 (song)

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"11:11"
Taeyeon 11-11 2016 Single.jpg
Single by Taeyeon
from the album My Voice
Released November 1, 2016 (2016-11-01)
Format Digital download
Genre Pop[1]
Length 3:43
Label S.M. Entertainment
Songwriter(s)
  • Kim Eana
  • Christian Vinten
  • Chelcee Grimes
Taeyeon singles chronology
"Why"
(2016)
"11:11"
(2016)
"Fine"
(2017)

"Why"
(2016)
"11:11"
(2016)
"Fine"
(2017)
Audio sample

"11:11" is a song recorded by South Korean singer Taeyeon. It was released as a digital single on November 1, 2016 by S.M. Entertainment. The song's lyrics were penned by Kim Eana while its music was composed by Christian Vinten and Chelcee Grimes. The song was later featured in the Deluxe edition of Taeyeon's first studio album My Voice which was released on April 5, 2017.

Background and release[edit]

On October 28, 2016, Taeyeon was announced to be releasing a digital single titled "11:11". The song is described as a pop ballad that features the acoustic guitar's calm melody which suits the late autumn atmosphere.[2][3] Its lyrics are about a girl's reminiscences about making wishes with her former lover when the clock struck 11:11.[4]

"11:11" and its music video were released on November 1. Taeyeon later filmed a live acoustic performance of the song, which was released on November 8.[5]

Reception[edit]

"11:11" debuted at number two on South Korea's Gaon Digital Chart for the chart issue dated October 30 – November 5, 2016,[6] and sold 238,197 digital units during its first week of release.[7] It was the second best-performing single of November 2016 on the Gaon Digital Chart, ranking behind Twice's "TT".[8] "11:11" charted at number 89 on the Gaon Year-end Digital Chart of 2016,[9] and sold 668,462 digital units in South Korea in 2016.[10] It additionally peaked at number 5 on the Billboard World Digital Songs chart.[11]

Billboard ranked the song at number 7 on their top 20 K-pop songs of 2016.[12] By the end of 2017, "11:11" sold over 1,4 million digital copies in South Korea.[13]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[14]
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."11:11"Kim Eana
  • Christian Vinten
  • Chelcee Grimes
3:43
2."11:11" (Instrumental) 
  • Christian Vinten
  • Chelcee Grimes
3:43

Credits[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of My Voice (Deluxe edition)[15]

  • Korean lyrics by Kim Eana (김이나)
  • Composed and arranged by Christian Vinten, Chelcee Grimes
  • Background vocals by Taeyeon
  • Vocal directed by Lee Ju-hyung (이주형)
  • Digital editing by Jang Woo-young (장우영) at Doobdoob Studio
  • Pro Tools operating by Lee Ju-hyung (이주형)
  • Recorded and mixed by Kim Cheol-sun (김철순) at S.M. Blue Ocean Studio
  • Mastered by Tom Coyne at Sterling Sound

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
South Korean Singles (Gaon)[6] 2
US World Digital Songs (Billboard)[11] 5

Year-end chart[edit]

Chart (2016) Position
South Korea (Gaon)[9] 89

Sales[edit]

Region Sales
South Korea[16] 1,414,667

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Worldwide[17][18] November 1, 2016 Digital download S.M. Entertainment

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chung Jin-hong (November 3, 2016). "Taeyeon's '11:11' tops music charts". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved December 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ 태연, 11월 1일 밤 11시 신곡 '11:11' 음원 기습 공개. Entertain.naver.com (in Korean). 2016-10-28. Retrieved 2016-11-23. 
  3. ^ "Taeyeon To Release Surprise Solo Digital Single". Soompi.com. 2016-10-27. Retrieved 2016-11-23. 
  4. ^ "Girls' Generation's Taeyeon teases for a surprise new single!". Allkpop.com. Retrieved 2016-11-23. 
  5. ^ "Taeyeon reveals live performance video for '11:11'". Yonhap. November 10, 2016. Retrieved December 20, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "Gaon Digital Chart - Week 45, 2016". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Retrieved December 6, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Download Chart – Week 45 of 2016" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Archived from the original on December 20, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Digital Chart – November 2016" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Archived from the original on December 20, 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "Digital Chart of 2016" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Archived from the original on January 13, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Download Chart of 2016" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Archived from the original on January 13, 2017. 
  11. ^ a b "World Digital Song Sales: Nov 19, 2016". Billboard. Retrieved December 6, 2016. 
  12. ^ Benjamin, Jeff (December 22, 2016). "20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2016: Critic's Picks". Billboard. Retrieved December 23, 2016. 
  13. ^ "2016 Download Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Archived from the original on January 13, 2017. 
  14. ^ "11:11 by Taeyeon" (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved February 19, 2017. 
  15. ^ My Voice (Deluxe edition) (Media notes) (in Korean). Taeyeon. South Korea: S.M. Entertainment. 2017. p. 55. 
  16. ^
  17. ^ "11:11 – Single by Taeyeon" (in Korean). Melon. Retrieved December 16, 2016. 
  18. ^ "11:11 – Single by Taeyeon". Apple Music. Retrieved February 19, 2017. 

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