“I Got a Boy” is a song recorded in Korean language by South Korean girl group Girls’ Generation for their fourth Korean-language studio album of the same name. It was released on January 1, 2013 by S.M. Entertainment and KT Music. Produced by the group’s long-time collaborator Yoo Young-jin and Will Simms, the song is described as a hybrid of various genres including bubblegum pop, dance, and electropop.

“I GOT A BOY” was a success domestically, debuting atop the Gaon Digital Chart and has sold over 1.3 million digital copies in South Korean in 2013. Internationally, the song received generally positive reviews from music critics, who praised its eclectic sound and noted it as a “phenomenon” that could challenge popular Western singers like Katy Perry or One Direction. The single peaked at number 98 on the Japan Hot 100 and number 3 on the US World Digital Songs.

Hokyoung Cho

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