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"Hey Mama!" is the debut single from South Korean boy group, EXO-CBX. It was released October 31, 2016 along with their first EP with the same name. The song peaked so far to #7 in Billboard World Chart.

A Japanese version of the song was included in their second EP, Girls that was released May 24, 2017.

Background and releaseEdit

"Hey Mama!" ("Mama" referring to an attractive woman) is described as a "funk-pop" track with retro style to it. The lyrics talk about enjoying parties to make it a special day. It was officially released on October 31, 2016.

"Hey Mama!" was choreographed by Kyle Hanagami, who had previously choreographed for Girls' Generation, After School, Red Velvet, and Black Pink. Its music video garnered 2 million views on YouTube within 9 hours after being released.

Song introductionEdit

The title song, ‘Hey Mama!’ is an exciting song of the combination of 1970’s funk, disco, and pop genres with funky rhythm and modern sound reflecting the latest trend. ‘Mama’ is a slang that refers to an ‘attractive woman’ in British-American culture and the lyrics attract the ears with the message to have fun and turn ordinary today, into a special day.

Music videoEdit

On October 25, 2016 a teaser for "Hey Mama!" music video was revealed by S.M. Entertainment. The music video was officially released on October 31, 2016.

The first part of the music video was Chen and Xiumin working in their tiny cubicles while Baekhyun is on the roof. He influenced the two to stop working and enjoy themselves. Then, they invaded a news room influencing more people to stop working. In the end, the members, along with some other working people are in the forest, camping, enjoying themselves. It also features backup dancers where they perform the choreography of the song with the trio in some scenes.[1]

Live performanceEdit

EXO-CBX made their debut performance of "Hey Mama!" on M! Countdown on November 3, later on KBS's Music Bank and MBC's Show! Music Core.

ReceptionEdit

The song reached the top of six South Korean real-time music charts shortly after its release, with the other songs following behind.[2] It also reached number one on the iTunes charts in 7 countries, including South Korea, Peru, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Brunei, as well as number two in Taiwan and Indonesia.

"Hey Mama!" ranked No.4 on Gaon Digital Chart, and No.7 on Billboard's US World Digital Songs.[3]

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LyricsEdit

[Baekhyun]
온종일 몰아친 너무 바쁜 일
걸음걸이까지 내 게 아닌데

[Chen]
밤이 너무 멋진걸 집에 가기엔
아직 계획한 건 아무것도 없지만
기분만큼은 High지

[Xiumin]
별 약속 없는데 전화하면 좀 어때

[Baekhyun]
What you think about that
What you think about that that

[Xiumin]
저 달이 미치게 우릴 불러 대는데

[Chen (Baekhyun)]
What you think about that
What you think about that that (woah woah woo)

[Xiumin (CBX)]
Hey Mama 지금 바로 이 순간
Let’s make a night (Woo oh woo oh)
Just you and I (Woo oh woo oh)

[Chen (CBX)]
Hey Mama 특별할 것 없는 밤
Let’s make a night (Woo oh woo oh)
Just you and I (Woo oh woo oh)

[Baekyhun (CBX)]
(That’s right) (Ooh whoo whoo)
모두 잊고 여기 모여 봐
(That’s right) (Ooh whoo whoo)
지금 바로 놀라게 해 봐 날
(That’s right) (Ooh whoo whoo)
밤을 딛고 별에 올라 봐
(That’s right) (Ooh whoo whoo)
지금 네게 뛰어드는 날 봐
(That’s right)

[Xiumin]
Yo 때깔나게 차려입을 필요 없어
일하다 말고 온 게 뭐가 어때
얼레벌레 차려입고 꾸미다 밤새
이미 넌 클라스가 다른 모태

[Baekhyun]
넌 뭘 입어도 사실 Hot해
계획 짜고 그래 봤자 뻔해
여유 부릴 틈이 없잖아
해가 짧아지고 있다고

[Chen]
난 지금 이렇게 니가 보고 싶은데

[Xiumin]
What you think about that
What you think about that that

[Chen]
이 열기 속을 난 함께 날고 싶은데

[Baekhyun (Chen)]
What you think about that
What you think about that that (Woah woah woo)

[Xiumin (CBX)]
Hey Mama 지금 바로 이 순간
Let’s make a night (Woo oh woo oh)
Just you and I (Woo oh woo oh)

[Baekhyun (CBX)]
Hey Mama (Chen: Hey Mama!) 특별할 것 없는 밤
Let’s make a night (Woo oh woo oh)
Just you and I (Woo oh woo oh)

[Chen (CBX)]
(That’s right) (Ooh whoo whoo)
모두 잊고 여기 모여 봐
(That’s right) (Ooh whoo whoo)
지금 바로 놀라게 해 봐 날
(That’s right) (Ooh whoo whoo)
밤을 딛고 별에 올라 봐
(That’s right) (Ooh whoo whoo)
지금 네게 뛰어드는 날 봐
(That’s right)

[Baekhyun (CBX)]
Ah yeah, are you ready? (That’s right)
Everybody put your hands up
Now 1 2 3

[CBX (Baekhyun]
일상을 모두 같이 뒤집어
(뒤집어 모두 뒤집어)
Everyday is a party day
(It’s a party day, it’s a party day)

[Chen (Baekhyun)]
세상을 다 뒤집어
다 쓰러질 때까지 All night (Oh yeah)

[Baekhyun (CBX)]
Hey Mama 지금 모두 일어나
Let’s make a night (Woo oh woo oh)
Just you and I (Woo oh woo oh)

[Chen (CBX)]
Hey Mama 함께라 특별한 밤
Let’s make a night (Woo oh woo oh)
Just you and I (Woo oh woo oh)

[Xiumin (CBX)]
(That’s right) (Ooh whoo whoo)
모두 잊고 여기 모여 봐
(That’s right) (Ooh whoo whoo)
지금 바로 놀라게 해 봐 날
(Chen: Let’s make a night baby)
(That’s right) (Ooh whoo whoo)
밤을 딛고 별에 올라 봐
(That’s right) (Ooh whoo whoo)
(Chen: 별에 올라 봐 Oh oh)
지금 네게 뛰어드는 날 봐
(That’s right)

[Baekhyun]
onjongil morachin neomu bappeun il
georeumgeorikkaji nae kke aninde

[Chen]
bami neomu meotjingeol jibe gagien
ajik gehwekan geon amugeotto eopjiman
gibunmankeumeun High-ji

[Xiumin]
byeol yaksok eomneunde jeonhwahamyeon jom eottae

[Baekhyun]
What you think about that
What you think about that that

[Xiumin]
jeo dari michige uril bulleo daeneunde

[Chen (Baekyhun)]
What you think about that
What you think about that that (Woah woah woo)

[Xiumin (CBX)]
Hey Mama jigeum baro i sungan
Let’s make a night (Woo oh woo oh)
Just you and I (Woo oh woo oh)

[Chen (CBX)]
Hey Mama teukbyeolhal kkeot eomneun bam
Let’s make a night (Woo oh woo oh)
Just you and I (Woo oh woo oh)

[Baekhyun (CBX)]
(That’s right) (Ooh whoo whoo)
modu itgo yeogi moyeo bwa
(That’s right) (Ooh whoo whoo)
jigeum baro nollage hae bwa nal
(That’s right) (Ooh whoo whoo)
bameul ditgo byeore olla bwa
(That’s right) (Ooh whoo whoo)
jigeum nege ttwieodeuneun nal bwa
(That’s right)

[Xiumin]
Yo ttaekkallage charyeoibeul piryo eopseo
ilhada malgo on ge mweoga eottae
eollebeolle charyeoipgo kkumida bamsae
imi neon keullaseuga dareun motae

[Baekhyun]
neon mweol ibeodo sashil Hot-hae
gehwek jjago geurae bwatja ppeonhae
yeoyu buril teumi eopjana
haega jjalbajigo ittago

[Chen]
nan jigeum ireoke niga bogo shipeunde

[Xiumin]'
What you think about that
What you think about that that

[Chen]
i yeolgi sogeul nan hamkke nalgo shipeunde

[Baekhyun (Chen)]
What you think about that
What you think about that that (Woah woah woo)

[Xiumin (CBX)]
Hey Mama jigeum baro i sungan
Let’s make a night (Woo oh woo oh)
Just you and I (Woo oh woo oh)

[Baekhyun (CBX)]
Hey Mama (Chen: Hey Mama!) teukbyeolhal kkeot eomneun bam
Let’s make a night (Woo oh woo oh)
Just you and I (Woo oh woo oh)

[Chen (CBX)]
(That’s right) (Ooh whoo whoo)
modu itgo yeogi moyeo bwa
(That’s right) (Ooh whoo whoo)
jigeum baro nollage hae bwa nal
(That’s right) (Ooh whoo whoo)
bameul ditgo byeore olla bwa
(That’s right) (Ooh whoo whoo)
jigeum nege ttwieodeuneun nal bwa
(That’s right)

[Baekyhun (CBX)]
Ah yeah, are you ready? (That’s right)
Everybody put your hands up
Now 1 2 3

[CBX (Baekhyun)]
ilsangeul modu gachi dwijibeo
(dwijibeo modu dwijibeo)
Everyday is a party day
(It’s a party day, it’s a party day)

[Chen (Baekhyun)]
sesangeul da dwijibeo
da sseureojil ttaekkaji All night (Oh yeah)

[Baekhyun (CBX)]
Hey Mama jigeum modu ireona
Let’s make a night (Woo oh woo oh)
Just you and I (Woo oh woo oh)

[Chen (CBX)]
Hey Mama hamkkera teukbyeolhan bam
Let’s make a night (Woo oh woo oh)
Just you and I (Woo oh woo oh)

[Xiumin (CBX)]
(That’s right) (Ooh whoo whoo)
modu itgo yeogi moyeo bwa
(That’s right) (Ooh whoo whoo)
jigeum baro nollage hae bwa nal
(Chen: Let’s make a night baby)
(That’s right) (Ooh whoo whoo)
bameul ditgo byeore olla bwa
(That’s right) (Ooh whoo whoo)
(Chen: byeore olla bwa Oh oh)
jigeum nege ttwieodeuneun nal bwa
(That’s right)

[Baekhyun]
I was busy all day long
I can’t even walk as usual

[Chen]
But this night is too cool to go home
I don’t have any plans yet
But my feelings are high

[Xiumin]
I don’t have plans, why don’t I call you

[Baekyhun]
What you think about that
What you think about that that

[Xiumin]
That moon calls us so badly

[Chen (Baekhyun)]
What you think about that
What you think about that that (Woah woah woo)

[Xiumin (CBX)]
Hey Mama, at this very moment
Let’s make a night (Woo oh woo oh)
Just you and I (Woo oh woo oh)

[Chen (CBX)]
Hey Mama, a night with nothing special
Let’s make a night (Woo oh woo oh)
Just you and I (Woo oh woo oh)

[Baekhyun (CBX)]
(That’s right) (Ooh whoo whoo)
Forget everything and come here
(That’s right) (Ooh whoo whoo)
Surprise me right now
(That’s right) (Ooh whoo whoo)
Step into the night, get on the stars
(That’s right) (Ooh whoo whoo)
Look at me rushing to you
(That’s right)

[Xiumin]
Yo, no need to dress well
So what if you came right after work?
It’ll take a long time if you get dolled up
But you’re already pretty

[Baekhyun]
Actually you’re hot whatever you wear
It’s obvious even if we make plans
We don’t have enough time
Sun is downing now

[Chen]
I want to see you now

[Xiumin]
What you think about that
What you think about that that

[Chen]
I want to fly on this heat with you

[Baekhyun (Chen)]
What you think about that
What you think about that that (Woah woah woo)

[Xiumin (CBX)]
Hey Mama, at this very moment
Let’s make a night (Woo oh woo oh)
Just you and I (Woo oh woo oh)

[Baekhyun (CBX)]
Hey Mama (Chen: Hey Mama!), a night with nothing special
Let’s make a night (Woo oh woo oh)
Just you and I (Woo oh woo oh)

[Chen (CBX)]
(That’s right) (Ooh whoo whoo)
Forget everything and come here
(That’s right) (Ooh whoo whoo)
Surprise me right now
(That’s right) (Ooh whoo whoo)
Step into the night, get on the stars
(That’s right) (Ooh whoo whoo)
Look at me rushing to you
(That’s right)

[Baekhyun (CBX)]
Ah yeah, are you ready? (That’s right)
Everybody put your hands up
Now 1 2 3

[CBX (Baekhyun)]
Change your daily life all
(Change, change everything)
Everyday is a party day
(It’s a party day, it’s a party day)

[Chen (Baekhyun)]
Change the whole world
Until everyone falls down, all night (Oh yeah)

[Baekhyun (CBX)]
Hey Mama, everyone stand up now
Let’s make a night (Woo oh woo oh)
Just you and I (Woo oh woo oh)

[Chen (CBX)]
Hey Mama, a special night because we’re together
Let’s make a night (Woo oh woo oh)
Just you and I (Woo oh woo oh)

[Xiumin (CBX)]
(That’s right) (Ooh whoo whoo)
Forget everything and come here
(That’s right) (Ooh whoo whoo)
Surprise me right now
(Chen: Let’s make a night baby)
(That’s right) (Ooh whoo whoo)
Step into the night, get on the stars
(That’s right) (Ooh whoo whoo)
(Chen: Get on the stars, oh oh)
Look at me rushing to you
(That’s right)

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