All Night (Girls' Generation song)

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"All Night"
Single by Girls' Generation
from the album Holiday Night
ReleasedAugust 4, 2017 (2017-08-04)
FormatDigital download
Genre
Length3:42
LabelS.M. Entertainment
Songwriter(s)
Girls' Generation singles chronology
"Sailing (0805)"
(2016)
"All Night"
(2017)
"Holiday"
(2017)
Music video
"All Night" (Documentary Ver.) on YouTube
Music video
"All Night" (Clean Ver.) on YouTube

"All Night" is a song recorded by South Korean girl group Girls' Generation for their sixth studio album Holiday Night (2017). The song was released digitally on August 4, 2017 as the album's single alongside "Holiday" by S.M. Entertainment.

Composition[edit]

According to Billboard's Tamar Herman, "All Night" is a nu-disco tune in the style of a bubblegum pop song that features a 1980s vibe with "thumping" bass and "twinky electronic" melody.[1] Jacques Peterson from Idolator described the track as "funky nu-disco" that turns "a teenage slumber party into Studio 54."[2] Lyrically, the song is a dedication to Girls' Generation's longevity and bond with their supporters which, according to Herman, is "atypical" for K-pop girl groups.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

"All Night" debuted at number 35 on the Gaon Digital Chart, on the chart issue dated July 30 – August 5, 2017, with 47,802 downloads sold.[3][4]

Music videos[edit]

A documentary-style music video for the song was released on August 4, 2017, featuring in between mini-interviews of the eight members reflecting upon their career. The video ends with clips from the early days of the group, which offers up "a quick trip down memory lane of what is now one of K-pop's most legendary acts", according to Billboard's Tamar Herman.[1] A "clean version" music video excluding mini-interviews was released the following day.

Reception[edit]

Idolator's Jacques Peterson wrote, "Even if you don't listen to K-Pop, these tracks ["All Night" and "Holiday"] are absolute must-haves for any pop playlist this summer."[2]

The song made Billboard's "20 Best K-pop Songs of 2017" list at number 14, described as a slick single appropriate for vogue-off as it is for a K-pop concert.[5]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
South Korea (Gaon)[6] 32
US World Digital Songs (Billboard)[7] 5
K-pop Hot 100 (Billboard Korea)[8] 79

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Herman, Tamar (August 4, 2017). "K-Pop Icons Girls' Generation Celebrates 10th Anniversary With 'Holiday' & 'All Night': Watch". Billboard. Retrieved August 6, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Peterson, Jacques (August 4, 2017). "Girls' Generation Saves Pop With New Singles 'Holiday' and 'All Night'". Idolator. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved August 10, 2017.
  4. ^ "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved August 10, 2017.
  5. ^ "The Best K-pop Songs of 2017: Critics' Picks". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-12-15.
  6. ^ [hhttp://gaonchart.co.kr/main/section/chart/online.gaon?nationGbn=T&serviceGbn=ALL&targetTime=32&hitYear=2017&termGbn=week "Gaon Digital Chart – Week 32 of 2017"] (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved August 17, 2017.
  7. ^ "Girls' Generation – World Digital Song Sales". Billboard. Retrieved August 16, 2017.
  8. ^ "Kpop Hot 100 - The week of August 28 ~ September 3". Billboard. Retrieved December 22, 2017.