Knock Out (GD & TOP song)

"Knock Out" is a song recorded by the hip hop duo GD & TOP for their self-entitled album. Released through YG Entertainment, it was serviced to radio on January 3, 2011 as the final single from their album. Upon its release, the song peaked in the Top 5 of the Gaon Music Chart[1] and drew controversies over its lyrics.

"Knock Out"
GD&TOP album cover.jpg
Single by GD & TOP
from the album GD & TOP
ReleasedJanuary 3, 2011
Genre
Length3:27
LabelYG Entertainment
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
GD & TOP singles chronology
"Oh Yeah"
(2010)
"Knock Out"
(2011)
"Zutter"
(2015)

BackgroundEdit

The song "Knock Out" was the final single from GD & TOP's self-entitled album, and have been described as a "club" song due to its production.[2] It was censored from major television corporations (MBC, SBS, and KBS) for its lyrics, which was deemed to be too "vulgar and explicit" for youth.[3] A request was issued for the duo to record a "cleaner" version of the song if they want to continue performing it; the duo rejected the request and decided to continue promoting with their previous singles, "High High" and "Oh Yeah" instead.[4][5] In 2012, "High High" and "Knock Out" were listed as one of the best K-Pop music videos of all time by Stereogum, ranking at fourth and seventh, respectively.[6]

Charts and salesEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2011) Peak

position

South Korea (Gaon Weekly Digital Chart)[1] 5
US World Digital Songs (Billboard)[7] 15

SalesEdit

Chart Sales
South Korea (Gaon Download Chart) 775,180[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Knock Out + Baby Goodnight + Don't Go Home + Intro". Gaon Chart. Retrieved April 15, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "'뻑이가요' 작곡가 디플로 내한‥GD&TOP 클럽 올까?". mbn.mk.co.kr (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-07-31.
  3. ^ "GD&탑 '뻑이가요', 지상파 3사 '방송 불가' 판정". Chosun (in Korean). 2011-01-04. Retrieved 2018-07-31.
  4. ^ "지드래곤·탑 '뻑이가요' 지상파 방송 불가…'뻑이가네'". 이데일리 (in Korean). 2011-01-04. Retrieved 2018-07-31.
  5. ^ "[뉴스경남] '뻑이가요', 방송불가 상관없다". 뉴스경남. 2011-01-05. Retrieved 2018-07-31.
  6. ^ "The 20 Best K-Pop Videos". Stereogum. 2012-02-22.
  7. ^ "Billboard World Digital Songs: Chart Search". Billboard. January 22, 2011. Archived from the original on November 18, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Gaon Download Chart - 2011". Archived from the original on October 10, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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