The First (single)

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"The First"
NCT Dream - The First.png
Single by NCT Dream
Language Korean
B-side "Dunk Shot"
Released February 9, 2017 (2017-02-09)
Format
Recorded 2016–17
Studio SM Studios, Seoul, South Korea
Genre
Label S.M. Entertainment
Producer(s) Lee Soo-man (exec.)
Singles from The First
  1. "Chewing Gum"
    Released: August 24, 2016
  2. "My First and Last"
    Released: February 9, 2017

"The First" is the debut double A-side single by South Korean-Chinese boy band NCT Dream, the third sub-unit of the South Korean male music unit NCT. It was released on February 9, 2017 with "My First and Last" serving as the single's title track.

Background and release[edit]

NCT's third unit, NCT Dream, consists of seven members: Mark, Renjun, Jeno, Haechan, Jaemin, Chenle, and Jisung. They debuted with the digital single "Chewing Gum" on August 24, 2016.[1][2]

On February 1, 2017, NCT Dream announced that they would be releasing their first single, "The First". SM Entertainment announced that Jaemin will not be participating in this comeback due to his health problems.[3]

Described as a lively dance track with a light-hearted melody and a pounding bass, "My First and Last" served as the album's title track and was released on February 9, in both Korean and Mandarin versions. The album also includes a cover of Lee Seung-hwan's 1993 hit song "Dunk Shot".[4][5]

Promotion[edit]

The group had their first comeback stage on Mnet's M Countdown on February 9 where they performed "My First and Last" and "Dunk Shot".[6]

Commercial performance[edit]

"The First" entered at number one on the Gaon Album Chart on the chart issue dated February 5–11, 2017.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."My First and Last" (마지막 첫사랑)
  • August Rigo
  • Justin Davey
  • Ryan S.Jhun
  • August Rigo
  • Justin Davey
  • Ryan S.Jhun
3:22
2."最後的初戀" (My First and Last) 
  • August Rigo
  • Justin Davey
  • Ryan S.Jhun
  • August Rigo
  • Justin Davey
  • Ryan S.Jhun
3:22
3."Dunk Shot" (덩크슛)Kim Kwang-jinKim Kwang-jinKenzie3:54
4."Chewing Gum"
  • Jo Yoon-kyung
  • Moon Seol-ri
  • Jung Min-ji
  • Mark
  • Thomas Troelsen
  • Kenzie
  • Thomas Troelsen
  • Kenzie
3:21
5."泡泡糖" (Chewing Gum) 
  • Thomas Troelsen
  • Kenzie
  • Thomas Troelsen
  • Kenzie
3:21

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak

position

South Korea (Gaon Album Chart) 1

Awards and nominations[edit]

Music program awards[edit]

Song Program Date
"My First and Last" The Show (SBS MTV) February 14, 2017
February 21, 2017
February 28, 2017

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NCT DREAM, 데뷔곡 '츄잉검' 25일 '엠카'서 첫선". Naver (in Korean). Star Money. August 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ "NCT Dream releases new music video". The Korea Herald. August 25, 2016. 
  3. ^ "SM releases statement regarding NCT Dream's Jaemin". SBS. February 2, 2017. 
  4. ^ "NCT Dream Charm With Funk and Pop in 'My First & Last' Video: Watch". Billboard. February 8, 2017. 
  5. ^ "NCT Dream drops first album, new tracks". Korea JoongAng Daily. February 9, 2017. 
  6. ^ "SF9 and NCT DREAM Perform Comeback Stages on ′M COUNTDOWN′". Mwave. February 10, 2017. 
  7. ^ "국내 대표 음악 차트 가온차트!". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Retrieved February 17, 2017.