|Single by Taeyang|
|from the album RISE|
|Released||November 8, 2013|
|Format||CD single, digital download|
|Taeyang Korean singles chronology|
Ringa Linga (Korean? ) is a song recorded by South Korean singer Taeyang. It was released as a digital single on November 8, 2013 through YG Entertainment. Later, it became the first single to be released from his second studio album Rise (2014). It was written and composed by Big Bang bandmate G-Dragon and Shockbit.
The song was written by G-Dragon and produced by G-Dragon and Shockbit. "Ringa Linga" is a mix of trap base, dubstep, electronic music and hip hop. The single's refrain is inspired by a Korean children's nursery song called "Round and Round", sung while going round and around with hands held.
"Ringa Linga" was chosen by Dazed as the fifth best K-pop song of 2013, with Taylor Glasby commenting that this single shed "the sweet, somewhat hapless guise of his previous singles", writing that Taeyang's "blindingly" confidence made "this unapologetic dancefloor monster" "meth-level addictive."Billboard also ranked at the single number five in their list of best K-Pop songs of the year, describing "Ringa Linga" as an "hard-hitting, club banger" and adding that his "smoky vocals poured over an elaborate production of pumping synths and chest-beating thumps" made the release one of the "most addicting" songs of the year.
Released with only one day left in the tracking week, "Ringa Linga" debuted at number 16 in the Gaon Digital Chart, with 129,876 downloads sold. The following week, the single rose to a peak position of number six, selling additional 151,463 downloads. In the streaming chart, "Ringa Linga" peaked at number eight. During Rises release week in 2014, "Ringa Linga" re-entered the chart at number 55.
A dance music video was released on November 7, showing the song choreography and Taeyang's dance that emphasized rhythm. Directed by Jerry Evans, the video featured Taeyang and male dancers dancing through a practice room to a garage and to a hallway continuously. The dance performance video captured in one take.
Two days later the music video was also released, the sets included a warehouse, a place in front of a dilapidated building, a barebones elevator, a pickup truck, supported by a dance crew and band mate G-Dragon. New Zealand choreographer Parris Goebel choreographed the dance.
The first performance of "Ringa Linga" was held on the music show Inkigayo. Taeyang continued promoting the song on M! Countdown and other Inkigayo stages. He also performed at the 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards.
|South Korea (Gaon Digital Chart)||6|
|US World Digital Songs (Billboard)||3|