Throwback Thursday|1TYM — Summer Night (Feat. Big Mama’s Lee Young Hyun)

Throwback Thursday|1TYM — Summer Night (Feat. Big Mama’s Lee Young Hyun)

Hello, my BAYOG lovelies! I bring you a TBT track today! I was going through some of my favorite summer bops and came across one of my fav tracks. It’s 1TYM’s “Summer Night”, and it features Lee Young Hyun of Big Mama~ It was originally released in 2005, but it’s still a bop for me~

So, 1TYM (원타임) was a first generation idol group! They were one of the first groups under YG Entertainment. Y’all know YG Entertainment. They’re the company that brought you BIGBANG, 2NE1, Blackpink, Winner, iKON, and Treasure. Back then, YG Entertainment was known for being centered around hip-hop and R&B. YG Entertainment had some of my favorite artists from 1TYM, Se7en, Wheesung, JinuSean, Gummi, Soul Star, and Big Mama. 1TYM and Se7en were how I first got into Korean music. Honestly, 1TYM was probably the first group I stanned. Honestly, I got into the group because I just loved Danny and Teddy.

Anyway, 1TYM was one of the first boy groups in K-Pop. However, they were different in that they were a hip-hop group. They were rappers, although Danny provided vocals. The line up included: Teddy Park (Park Hongjun), Danny Im (aka Taebin), Oh Jinhwan, and Song Baekkyoung. Teddy was born in Korea, but grew up in the States. Danny was born and raised in the States. Teddy and Danny were friends and went to school together in Diamond Bar, California. They got into YG Entertainment and went to Korea to pursue music together. I think Danny was actually pretty bad at Korean at first too. The American/westernized style they brought helped set 1TYM apart from alot of the other artists at the time. Their music mostly had that hip-hop and R&B sound. They had several popular songs including, [1TYM], [One Love], [HOT 뜨거], [Without You], and [How Many Times]. Danny also released a solo album under his Korean name, [Taebin]. 1TYM released their last album in 2005 before going on indefinite hiatus. Although, the members did continue to play some parts in YG Entertainment for a while. 1TYM might not be well known amongst fans of the later generations of K-Pop. However, they played a big part in K-Pop as we know it. Teddy produced alot of 1TYM’s tracks. He went on to becoming YG’s powerhouse producer. He produced most of the hits you’ve heard from Se7en, BIGBANG, 2NE1, and Blackpink. He also used to be featured quite frequently on several tracks too. BIGBANG was also basically modeled after 1TYM, but took an approach that focused more on vocals and dancing as well. Like before we had Taeyang, we had Taebin. Actually, Taeyang and G-Dragon appeared in some tracks and videos with 1TYM prior to their debut with BIGBANG. Another influence 1TYM had is that originally BTS was supposed to be a hip-hop group similarly to 1TYM.

Like I said, 1TYM dropped their fifth and final album ONE WAY in 2005. After that they went on indefinite hiatus. The 1TYM members did perform for a special YG Family performance for the [2007 Gayo Daejun] though. Danny did some executive stuff for a while like judge auditions. However, Teddy continued producing and writing successful hit tracks for YG Entertainment. Basically a majority of songs from BIGBANG, 2NE1, Blackpink, GD&TOP, G-Dragon, iKON, Jennie, Mino, PSY, etc. Basically, if they were under YG…most likely Teddy had written and/or produced it. He also did a few features. He went on to found The Black Label, a sub-label under YG Entertainment. He’s also produced tracks for other artists, such as [Sunmi]. Song Baekkyoung was briefly in a group called [MOO-GA-DANG] alongside SWI.T’s Lee Eun Ju (now Yang Hyun Suk’s wife) and Prhyme. Danny moved back to the States and started a family with his sweetheart. He hosted a talk show for M-net for a while and a MC work. From what I heard, Baekkyoung and Jinhwan are business partners and run a restaurant together.


Sorry, Spotify doesn’t have 1TYM’s discography T~T

Anyway, one of my favorite tracks from 1TYM’s last album was “Summer Night”. It was the 7th track on the album. It featured Lee Young Hyun from [Big Mama]. Big Mama also used to be under YG Entertainment. They were known for their strong and soulful R&B voices. Although the reasoning behind their name makes me sad. They were called Big Mama because they were seen as bigger and not as as attractive as other female artists. It’s a shame. However, they’re all incredibly talented vocalists. Anyway, “Summer Night” is a super fun and funky track that screams summer. It’s all about just enjoying yourself. Enjoy your youth and have fun on this hot summer night~ The beat if funky and gets you grooving. I feel kind of hyped up from the violin parts. Then you got everyone rapping, Danny’s vocals, and Lee Young Hyun’s powerful and soulful vocals. It’s just perfect.

During this hot night, don’t stop the music, have fun for our youth
Notice the atmosphere; Let’s scream out our emotions together

Turn up the sound, everyone get ready and gather at one place to shake your body
Wave your hands to the rhythm, jump up and put your hands up 

1TYM Feat. Lee Young Hyun (Big Mama)|Summer Night|Translation: [Letras]

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It’s been 15 years since this track dropped. I still love it though! It’s stilla fun summer bop~ I’m still a bit disappointed we never got a 1TYM comeback. However, I’m still enjoying these classic hits. Hope y’all enjoyed the throwback and a little mini K-Pop history lesson! What did you think of the track? Have you heard of 1TYM before? What were some of your favorite tracks? Let me know! Enjoy your summer y’all! Stay safe, stay healthy, have fun, and enjoy your day!~

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