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Wonder Girls Vol. 1 - The Wonder Year

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2007 has been a crowded year for newcomer girl groups, with the high-profile debuts of Kara, Babyvox Re.V, Girls Generation, and Wonder Girls. Despite the competition, the odds are certainly in favor of Wonder Girls considering the five members were handpicked by renowned producer Park Jin Young, who helped launch Rain into international fame. Since their debut single in February, it's been non-stop work for the Wonder Girls, from singing to acting to hosting. Unfortunately, Hyun Ah had to leave the group in July due to health reasons, but the girls are now starting anew with a new member, Kim Yoo Bin, and their first full-length album.

Produced by Park Jin Young and Kuon Teun, The Wonder Year comes with ten new songs packaged with an 80s retro theme. Written and composed by Park Jin Young, Tell Me is a funky 80s-style dance number that captures the girls' vibrant energy. Shinhwa's Lee Min Woo, meanwhile, composed and features in Move. The album also comes with the three songs from their earlier release - R&B number Bad Boy, ballad "A Sorry Mind" (Track 12), and of course their catchy hit single Irony.

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Product Title: Wonder Girls Vol. 1 - The Wonder Year Wonder Girls Vol. 1 - The Wonder Year Wonder Girls Vol. 1 - The Wonder Year Wonder Girls 1集 - The Wonder Year 원더걸스 1집 - The Wonder Year
Singer Name(s): Wonder Girls Wonder Girls Wonder Girls Wonder Girls (ワンダー・ガールズ) 원더걸스
Release Date: 2007-09-17
Language: Korean
Disc Format(s): CD
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
Publisher: JYP Entertainment
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1005016885

Product Information / Track List

01 . I wanna
02 . 이 바보
03 . Tell me (Sampling from “Two Of Hearts”)
04 . Friend
05 . Headache
06 . 뭐 어때(Feat. David Kim)
07 . Wishing on a star
08 . Move(Feat. 이민우 for MRISING Entertainment)
09 . 가져가
10 . Good bye
11 . Bad boy
12 . 미안한 마음
13 . Irony

The Wonder years.
'80년대에 대한 완벽한 레트로(Retro)

상반기 파워풀한 댄스곡 아이러니로 가요계를 강타하며 최고의 여성 신인그룹으로 우뚝 선 원더 걸스가 정규 1집 앨범 "The Wonder Years"를 발표하고 본격적인 활동에 돌입한다.

"The Wonder Years"에는 총 13곡이 수록되어 있다. 타이틀 곡인 "Tell me"는 프로듀서 박진영이 '80년대 세계 대중 음악 시장을 강타했던 경쾌한 리듬의 댄스 팝 스타일을 선보이는 곡이다. 원더걸스의 프로듀서 박진영이 '그녀는 예뻤다'로'90년대에'70년대 문화인 디스코에 대한 레트로를 완벽하게 만들어 냈다면, 원더걸스는 'Tell me'에서 80년대 댄스 팝을 가장 트랜디한 감각으로 재생산 하고 있다. 트랜디한 리듬의 Irony를 좋아했던 팬들에게는, 80년대 문화의 정점에 있었던 펑키 댄스 팝을 완벽하게 재현한 원더걸스의 변신이 새롭게 다가 올 것이다. 타이틀곡인 "Tell Me"는 의상부터 안무까지 '80년대의 반짝거리는 팝 문화에 대한 완벽한 레트로를 만들어 냄으로써 10대들에게는 접해보지 못했던 새로운 문화에 대한 호기심을 자극하는 동시에 30,40대에게는 80년대의 이미지를 놀라운 방식으로 재경험하게 하는 기회가 될 것이다.

박진영, 권태은등 JYP프로듀서들과 신화의 "once in a life time, 윤미래, 타이거 Tiger JK 등을 작업한 브라이언 킴, 엠씨몽의"180도", 신화 등을 작업한 장준호, "류형섭", David Kim등 유명 뮤지션 들의 참여가 이번 앨범을 더욱 가치 있게 하고 있으며, 신화의 이민우가'Move'라는 곡의 작곡 및 피쳐링으로 참가해 그 의미를 더하고 있다
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Customer Review of "Wonder Girls Vol. 1 - The Wonder Year"

Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 9 - 9.6 out of 10 (14)

Banana
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August 10, 2012

K-pop Essential Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
I got this album because I considered it a legendary K-pop album, only knowing a few of the songs. But once I listened to it a couple of times, I realized that this is one of the best pop albums ever! I honestly listen to at least a couple of songs from it every day. It has the great hits like Tell Me and Irony, but every song on the album is unique and colourful.

Do yourself a favor and get this one before they stop printing it.
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Jinhee-yah
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August 7, 2011

Move! Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
The Wonder Year is a great album, and highly-recommended for Wonderfuls!

'이바보' and Headache are great songs with funky, catchy melodies, full of Wonder Girls-ness! They always make me wanna sing along listening to!

Tell Me has a really cute and bubbly melody, even the lyrics are so cute, and I'm happy that Wonder Girls are able to show off their cute side without wearing super short skirts and reveal their belly :)

'뭐 어때' really impressed me with the girls' rap. Not only Yubin but even Sunmi and Sohee! A very catchy song in my opinion :)

Friend, Wishing On a Star and '가져가' are great ballads with soft, sweet melodies just like Wonder Girls' other ballads, and I personally like Wishing On a Star a lot. The girls' vocals may not be perfect, but they always soothe my ears :)

I don't really like I Wanna and Goodbye that much... It's like another Bad Boy... The beat and melody are weird... In my opinion... But Goodbye is better, it's quite catchy when you're used to it.

Move is my favourite track from the album, it's so catchy and totally pulled Wonder Girls' sexy and chic style. Many may not pick Move as their favourite but I'm personally hooked to it the first time I listened to it :). Move is a song that make listeners really wanna move along XD

The CD design was very fresh and colorful, I love how they were able to put so many different colors in one picture yet the girls still looked so young and chic at the same time. Wonder Girls' outfits were amazing as always but I gotta disagree with their makeup artist. Only on the girls' faces that they're putting too many colors on. That kinda makes them look old :(. But overall the booklet was cute. I totally love the Wonder Girls' retro style :)

Totally recommended for Wonderfuls :)
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fxsulli
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August 25, 2009

Only Good WG Album Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Better than all the mini-albums they have released. (which were disappointing)
Full-Albums will always be the best. There aren't much pictures compared to So Hot/Nobody, but the songs are way better.
I would have to recommend 'Take It' and 'I Wanna' the songs too listen too - Take It is a very mellow song and should be liked the first listen, & I Wanna shows the amazing vocals WG actually have & Yoobin's rapping tops it all off. Yoobin's vocals are not up to par, but still able to listen too.
Sohee's vocals are completely melodic to listen to, i really think she is one of the good singers, her voice is just of a different range which makes her voice unique, my family seem to love her voice.
Overall, an excellent album and not disappointing as to So Hot & Nobody.
I highly recommend this song to ALL WG fans and new WG fans, this album will truly help you love them even more.
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Dana Murfy
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August 2, 2009

Addicting .. Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
I was hooked onto this album ever since i got it on May 09 .. I kid you not this album was on repeat for days .. I was getting too biased XDD Hmm what can i say .. You probably heard this a million times .. Tell me/irony/Wishing on a star/가져가 are the my fav's songs on the album .. Well thats my opinion, BUT ! i agree with one of the comments down there .. That said wonder girls set their own trend, So i suggest you listen to all their songs first .. Get to LIKE their trend and then buy it .. And then you can become a psychotic fan girl ... Like me. o_o"
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Nino
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June 30, 2009

1 people found this review helpful

Sweet as the cream ... Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
I am happy that finally these girls have decided to debut in America, I love "Nobody" in English but I like more if they sing this song in Korean, when I saw the CD I just bought it because they are so pretty and sweet ... and they are so cool!
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