11:11

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"11:11"
Single by Taeyeon
ReleasedNovember 1, 2016 (2016-11-01)
FormatDigital download
GenrePop[1]
Length3:49
LabelS.M. Entertainment
Songwriter(s)Kim Eana
Producer(s)
  • Christian Vinten
  • Chelcee Grimes
Taeyeon singles chronology
"Why"
(2016)
"11:11"
(2016)
"Fine"
(2017)
"Why"
(2016)
"11:11"
(2016)
"Fine"
(2017)

"11:11" is a song recorded by the South Korean singer Taeyeon. It was published as a digital single on November 1, 2016 by S.M. Entertainment. The song was written by Kim Eana and produced by Christian Vinten and Chelcee Grimes.

Background and release[change | change source]

On October 28, 2016, Taeyeon announced that she would release a digital single titled "11:11". The song is described as a pop ballad that features the melody of quiet acoustic guitar that adapts to the atmosphere of late autumn.[2][3] The lyrics are about the reminiscences of a girl about making wishes with her old love when the clock ticks 11:11.[4]

"11:11" and his music video were released on November 1st. Taeyeon filmed a live acoustic performance of the song, which was released on November 8.[5]

Reception[change | change source]

"11:11" debuted at number two in the Gaon Digital Chart of South Korea from October 30 to November 5, 2016[6] and sold 238,197 digital copies during its first week of release.[7] It was the second single from November 2016 on Gaon Digital Chart, which was behind "TT" by Twice.[8] "11:11" charted at number 89 on the Gaon Year-end Digital Chart of 2016,[9] and sold 668,462 digital units in South Korea in 2016.[10] It additionally peaked at number 5 on the Billboard World Digital Songs chart.[11]

Billboard ranked the song at number 7 on their top 20 K-pop songs of 2016.[12] As of March 2017, "11:11" sold over 900,000 digital copies in South Korea.[13]

Track listing[change | change source]

Digital download[14]
No. TitleLyricsMusic Length
1. "11:11"  Kim Eana
  • Christian Vinten
  • Chelcee Grimes
3:43
2. "11:11" (Instrumental) 
  • Christian Vinten
  • Chelcee Grimes
3:43

Charts[change | change source]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
South Korean Singles (Gaon)[6] 2
US World Digital Songs (Billboard)[11] 5

Year-end chart[change | change source]

Chart (2016) Position
South Korea (Gaon)[9] 89

Sales[change | change source]

Region Sales
South Korea[15] +1,196,393

Release history[change | change source]

Region Date Format Label
Worldwide[16][17] November 1, 2016 Digital download S.M. Entertainment

References[change | change source]

  1. Chung Jin-hong (November 3, 2016). "Taeyeon's '11:11' tops music charts". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved December 19, 2016.
  2. "태연, 11월 1일 밤 11시 신곡 '11:11' 음원 기습 공개". Entertain.naver.com (in Korean). October 28, 2016. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
  3. "Taeyeon To Release Surprise Solo Digital Single". Soompi. October 27, 2016. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
  4. "Girls' Generation's Taeyeon teases for a surprise new single!". Allkpop. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
  5. "Taeyeon reveals live performance video for '11:11'". Yonhap. November 19, 2016. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Gaon Digital Chart - Week 45, 2016". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  7. "Download Chart – Week 45 of 2016". Gaon Music Chart. Archived from the original on December 20, 2016.
  8. "Digital Chart – November 2016". Gaon Music Chart. Archived from the original on December 20, 2016.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Digital Chart of 2016" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Archived from the original on January 13, 2017.
  10. "Download Chart of 2016" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Archived from the original on January 13, 2017.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "World Digital Song Sales: Nov 19, 2016". Billboard. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  12. Benjamin, Jeff (December 22, 2016). "20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2016: Critic's Picks". Billboard. Retrieved December 23, 2016.
  13. "2016 Download Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Archived from the original on January 13, 2017.
  14. "11:11 by Taeyeon" (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  15. "Gaon Download Chart - Week 9, 2017" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved March 9, 2017.
  16. "11:11 – Single by Taeyeon" (in Korean). Melon. Retrieved December 16, 2016.
  17. "11:11 – Single by Taeyeon". Apple Music. Retrieved February 19, 2017.