Share the World / We Are!

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"Share the World / We Are!"
Single by Tohoshinki
from the album Best Selection 2010
Released April 22, 2009 (2009-04-22)
Format CD, CD+DVD, Maxi single
Recorded 2009
Genre Pop, urban-pop, electropop, synthpop, hip hop
Label Rhythm Zone
Tohoshinki singles chronology
"Survivor"
(2009)
"Share the World / We Are!"
(2009)
"Stand by U"
(2009)
Alternative covers
CD+DVD cover
Music video
"Share the World" on YouTube

"Share the World / We Are!" (ウィーアー!?) is Korean boyband Tohoshinki's twenty-seventh Japanese single and was released on April 22, 2009 by Rhythm Zone. This is their sixth number one single in Japan, extending the record they set back in earlier in the year with "Bolero / Kiss the Baby Sky / Wasurenaide". The single has been labeled as a "One Piece single" single since all three songs on the single at some point has been used as a theme song for One Piece.[1]

Overview[edit]

"Share the World / We Are!" was released nearly a month after the release of their fourth Japanese studio album The Secret Code. "We Are!" was used as the opening theme for anime series One Piece from episodes 373 to 394. "We Are"! is a cover of the first opening by Hiroshi Kitadani. "Share the World" took the place of "We Are!" as the opening theme of the series. The single debuted at number one on the Oricon charts giving the group their sixth number one single which extends their record making them the first foreign artist to have six number one singles in Japan.[2] The bonus track "Asu wa Kuru Kara" (明日は来るから lit. Because Tomorrow Will Come?), which was released in 2006, was used as the ending theme for the eight and half of the ninth season of One Piece.

Music video[edit]

The music video was shot by Tsuyoshi Inoue (井上強 Inoue Tsuyoshi?).[3] The video begins with Hero dusting off a book and proceeds to open it. The members appear on a wasteland where the weather changes from sunny to rainy, when the first verse begins. At the start of the chorus the scene switches to a white background and near the end the wasteland fills with water and Hero emerges from it. At the start of the second chorus they are swimming under water and near the end of the video they are flying in the sky. In the end camera zooms out and shows the globe and reveals the title of the book, Share the World.

Live performances[edit]

  • June 20, 2009 - Music fair 21
  • July 1, 2009 - Tokudane Premium

Track list[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Share the World"   H.u.b Maeyamada Kenichi 3:29
2. "We Are!" (ウィーアー!) Fujibayashi Shouko Tanaka Kouhei 3:37
3. "Asu wa Kuru Kara" (明日は来るから Because Tomorrow Will Come) Senō Takeshi, Osanai Mai Senō Takeshi 4:22
4. "Share the World: Save a Remix" (CD only) H.u.b Maeyamada Kenichi 3:29
5. "Share the World (Less Vocal)"       3:29
6. "We Are! (Less Vocal)"       3:37
DVD
No. Title Length
1. "Share the World (Video Clip)"    
2. "Off Shot Movie (First press only)"    

Charts, peaks and certifications[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak Position Sales Total Chart Run
Oricon Daily Singles Chart #1 58,952
Oricon Weekly Singles Chart #1 98,033
Oricon Monthly Singles Chart #2 129,225
Oricon Yearly Singles Chart

Chart procession and succession[edit]

Preceded by
"The Monster: Someday" by Exile
Japanese Oricon Chart number one single
May 4, 2009
Succeeded by
"Koi no ABO" by NEWS

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Japanese) "TVXQ Japanese discography page". Avex Group. Retrieved April 28, 2009. 
  2. ^ (Japanese) "つるの剛士、カバーアルバムで首位、男性ソロ史上3人目の快挙!". Oricon. April 28, 2009. Retrieved April 28, 2009. 
  3. ^ (Japanese) "Share the World director". jp:スペースシャワーTV. Retrieved April 28, 2009. 

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