Holiday (Girls' Generation song)

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Single by Girls' Generation
from the album Holiday Night
Released August 4, 2017 (2017-08-04)
Format Digital download
Genre Bubblegum pop
Length 3:19
Label S.M. Entertainment
  • Seohyun
  • JQ Kim Hye-jung
  • Lawrence Lee
  • Marta Grauers
  • Louise Frick Sveen
Girls' Generation singles chronology
"All Night"

"All Night"
Music video
"Holiday" on YouTube

"Holiday" 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 "All Night" by S.M. Entertainment.


According to Billboard's Tamar Herman, "Holiday" is a bubblegum pop song that features "bright" funk elements and synthesizers in its composition.[1] Jacques Peterson from Idolator also noted the "retro-meets-modern flavor" of the track.[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] "I'm feeling good, I've been waiting for this day/ We meet again like that first time we met [...] Today is our holiday/ A wonderful day came that we've been waiting for a long time."[1]

Chart performance[edit]

"Holiday" debuted at number 19 on the Gaon Digital Chart, on the chart issue dated July 30 - August 5, 2017, with 70,125 downloads sold.[3][4]


Tamar Herman from Billboard labelled the song "timelessly peppy" and praised the "earworm-style chorus" of the song that are of Girls' Generation's signature styles. She further lauded the group's "diverse vocal colors" expressed via the "high notes and ad-libs" that enabled each of the member to shine.[1] 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]


Chart (2017) Peak
Japan Hot 100 (Billboard)[5] 32
Philippine Hot 100 (Billboard)[6] 38
South Korea (Gaon)[7] 12
US World Digital Songs (Billboard)[8] 6
K-pop Hot 100 (Billboard Korea)[9] 16


  1. ^ a b c d 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!". Retrieved August 10, 2017. 
  4. ^ "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". Retrieved August 10, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Japan Hot 100 — The week of August 26, 2017". Billboard. Archived from the original on August 19, 2017. 
  6. ^ "BillboardPH Hot 100". Billboard Philippines. August 21, 2017. Retrieved August 21, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart – Week 32 of 2017" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved August 17, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Girls' Generation – World Digital Song Sales". Billboard. Retrieved August 16, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Kpop Hot 100 - The week of August 28, 2017 ~ September 3". Billboard. Retrieved December 22, 2017.