Change Ur World

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"Change Ur World"
Single by KAT-TUN
from the album Chain
B-side Remember
NEET Man
Give Me, Give Me, Give Me
Never×Over~「-」Is Your Part~
Girls
Released November 17, 2010 (2010-11-17)
Format CD, CD+DVD
Recorded 2010
Genre Pop rock
Label J-One Records
Producer(s) Johnny H. Kitagawa
KAT-TUN singles chronology
"Going!"
(2010)
"Change Ur World"
(2010)
"Ultimate Wheels"
(2011)

"Change Ur World" is the thirteenth single by Japanese boy band KAT-TUN. It was released on November 17, 2010 by their record label J-One Records. The title track is was used as the 2nd theme song for the Nippon Television TV Show, Going! Sports & News, which is co-hosted by member Kazuya Kamenashi.

Chart performance[edit]

In its first week of its release, the single topped the Oricon singles chart, reportedly selling 230,829 copies. KAT-TUN gained their thirteenth consecutive number one single on the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart since their debut with all their singles sold more than 200,000 copies[1] and continued to hold the second most consecutive number one singles since debut with fellow Johnny's group, NEWS.

By the end of the year, "Change Ur World" was reported by Oricon to sell 264,303 copies and was later certified Platinum by RIAJ denoting over 250,000 shipments.[2][3][4]

Track listing[edit]

Regular
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Change Ur World"   Laika Leon, ECO, Joker Andreas Johansson, Anderz Wrethov, Andreas Johansson, JUNYT  
2. "Give Me, Give Me, Give Me"   Sean-D, Joker Jeff Miyahara  
3. "Never×Over~「-」Is Your Part~"   Koki Tanaka, Minori Hans Johnson, t-oga, NAO, ATSUSHI, Tatsuya Ueda, King of Slick, Magnus Funemyr  
4. "Change Ur World" (Original Karaoke オリジナル・カラオケ)      
5. "Give Me, Give Me, Give Me" (Original Karaoke オリジナル・カラオケ)      
6. "Never×Over~「-」Is Your Part~" (Original Karaoke オリジナル・カラオケ)      
Limited Edition 1
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Change Ur World"   Laika Leon, ECO, Joker Andreas Johansson, Anderz Wrethov, Andreas Johansson, JUNYT  
Limited Edition 1 DVD
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Change Ur World" (Video clip + Making clip ビデオ・クリップ+メイキング)      
Limited Edition 2
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
2. "Remember"   Sean-D, Joker Shusui, Fredrik Hult, Carl Utbult, JUNYT  
3. "NEET Man ニートまん"   Tatsuya Ueda 黒須克彦, Mousepeace  
4. "GIRLS(NTT presented by Junnosuke Taguchi)"   NTT Eiji Kawai, NTT  

Sales and certifications[edit]

Country Provider Sales Certification
Japan RIAJ 264,303 Platinum

Chart procession and succession[edit]

Preceded by
"Hatenai Sora" by Arashi
Oricon weekly number-one single
November 29, 2010
Succeeded by
"Ai wa Takaramono" by Tackey & Tsubasa
Billboard Japan Hot 100 number-one single
November 29, 2010
Succeeded by
"Goodbye Happiness" by Hikaru Utada

Plagiarism allegations[edit]

On November 30, 2010, independent artist AVTechNO! posted an entry on his blog expressing shock at the similarities between the first minute of KAT-TUN's track "Never×Over~「-」Is Your Part~" and his own work, "DYE", first released on February 1, 2010.[5] Videos comparing the two works have been posted on video sharing sites such as YouTube and Nico Nico Douga, and have since gathered over a million views combined.[6][7][8]

Never×Over~「-」Is Your Part~ is credited to a panel of composers who created member solo songs that had been released in the past. The song consists of old member solo songs put together in a new arrangement.

Lyrics: Koki Tanaka, Minori

Music: Hans Johnson, t-oga, NAO, ATSUSHI, Tatsuya Ueda, King of Slick, Magnus Funemyr

Arrangement: Hans Johnson

The breakdown of applicable sections

  • T-oga (Kazuya Kamenashi solo "SWEET" composer)
  • NAO (Taguchi Junnosuke solo "LOVE MUSIC" composer)
  • ATSUSHI (Koki Tanaka solo "PIERROT" composer)
  • Tatsuya Ueda (Tatsuya Ueda solo "RABBIT OR WOLF?" composer)
  • King of Slick (Yuichi Nakamaru solo "FILM" composer)
  • Magnus Funemyr (Yuichi Nakamaru solo "FILM" composer)

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