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Wannabe (stylized as WANNABE) is a song recorded by South Korean girl group ITZY. It is the first and title track from their second extended play IT'z ME. The music video was released on March 9, 2020 along with the album.

Description

ITZY's title song for their new album IT'z ME, "WANNABE", is a Fusion Groove track that includes various genres like EDM, House, Hip Hop in the track. WANNABE aims to show one's own color without being tied to other people's standards with the message 'one & only ME'.
— ITZY Official Site
The title track “WANNABE” of the album IT’z ME expresses self-importance and individual worth. It is considered to be an experimental bop which enlightens everyone to do things one truly love and being unapologetic for what you stand for.
— Hello Kpop

Background and composition

The song was confirmed on March 1, 2020, as the lead single of the album. "Wannabe" employs a combination of house and hip-hop/pop production that is mixed with bubblegum-pop melodies, with the lyrics conveying themes stressing the importance of personal identity and individuality. The song was written and produced by Galactika, who also produced their debut track "DALLA DALLA." It runs for three minutes and twelve seconds.

Music video

The music video was released on March 9, 2020 along with the album. The music video was directed by the Naive Creative Production. As of June 2020, it has over 152 million views and 2.7 million likes on YouTube.

On March 15, the dance practice video for "Wannabe" was released on Itzy's official YouTube channel.

Lyrics


Trivia

  • DALLA DALLA reached 6 million views in 14 hours, ICY in 12 hours while WANNABE reached in only 9 hours.

Audio

Spotify

Song Credit

  • Lyrics by: 별들의전쟁 * (GALACTIKA *)
  • Composed by: 별들의전쟁 * (GALACTIKA *), 우빈 (GALACTIKA *)
  • Arranged by: team GALACTIKA *
  • Published by: GALACTIKA * (STUDIO INSTINCT)
  • Sessions Drums by: CHANG (GALACTIKA *), 우빈 (GALACTIKA *)
  • Bass by: CHANG (GALACTIKA *), 김박첼라
  • Background vocals by: F R I D A Y . (GALACTIKA *), e.NA
  • Keyboards by: CHANG (GALACTIKA *), 우빈 (GALACTIKA *), 아테나 (GALACTIKA *)
  • Guitar by: 김박첼라
  • Recorded by: 엄세희 (JYPE Studio) at U Productions Studio A
  • Background vocals recorded by: 별들의전쟁 * at GALACTIKA studios
  • Digital editing by: HONZO, 별들의전쟁 *
  • Mixed by: 이태섭 at JYPE Studio
  • Mastered by: Chris Gehringer at Sterling Sound

Links

TEASER
MIDZY
M/V BEHIND
SHORT INST. FILM
  1. WANNABE
DANCE PRACTICE

Accolades

Music program wins

Music Program Date
WANNABE M Countdown March 19, 2020
March 26, 2020
April 2, 2020
Inkigayo (SBS) March 22, 2020
March 25, 2020
April 5, 2020
Show Champion (MBC Music) March 25, 2020
April 1, 2020

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