Dancing King

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"Dancing King"
Dancing King Cover.jpg
Single by Yoo Jae-suk and EXO
from the album SM Station Season 1
ReleasedSeptember 17, 2016
Format
Recorded2016
Genre
LabelS.M. Entertainment, KT Music
Songwriter(s)Peter Tambakis, JQ, Jang Yeo-jin
Producer(s)Sermstyle, Phil Cook, MZMC, Otha `Vakseen` Davis III
EXO singles chronology
""Lotto""
(2016)
"Dancing King"
(2016)
""For Life""
(2016)
Music video
"Dancing King" on YouTube

"Dancing King" is a song by South Korean comedian Yoo Jae-suk and South Korean boy group EXO. The song is a part of SM Station and is a collaboration single for the variety show Infinite Challenge. It was released digitally on September 17, 2016, by S.M. Entertainment.[1][2]

Background and release[edit]

On September 12, 2016, it was revealed that the next SM Station single, titled "Dancing King" would feature Yoo Jae-suk and EXO, and be released on September 17. It was also revealed that all the profits of the single would be donated.[3] The song has been described as "a dance song based on brass sound and passionate samba rhythm".[4] It was officially released on September 17.

Music video[edit]

The music video was released following which featured EXO. It features shots of the dress rehearsal and the actual performance from EXO Planet #3 - "The EXO'rDIUM" concert in Bangkok interspersed with more lighthearted clips of Yoo Jae-suk and EXO members jamming out.

Live performance[edit]

The artists performed the song at the EXO Planet #3 - "The EXO'rDIUM" concert in Bangkok on September 11, 2016, before its release.[3] The performance was aired on episode no. 498 of Infinite Challenge which featured the artists' rehearsal for the song.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."Dancing King"JQ, Jang Yeo-jinPeter Tambakis, Sermstyle, Phil Cook, MZMC, Otha `Vakseen` Davis IIISermstyle, Phil Cook04:04
2."Dancing King" (Instrumental) Peter Tambakis, Sermstyle, Phil Cook, MZMC, Otha `Vakseen` Davis IIISermstyle, Phil Cook04:04
Total length:08:08

Commercial performance[edit]

Upon release, "Dancing King" quickly reached the top on seven South Korean online music charts. The song debuted at No. 2 on the South Korean Gaon Digital Chart and on Billboard's US World Digital Songs.[5] The song ranked No.1 on China's Xiami daily music chart for two days.[6]

Charts[edit]

Sales[edit]

Region Sales
South Korea (Gaon)[11] 648,506

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result
2017 Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards Song of the Year (September) Nominated

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
South Korea September 17, 2016 S.M. Entertainment, KT Music
Worldwide

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EXO And Yoo Jae Suk Collaboration: Most Popular K-Pop Group Today And 'MC Of Nation' Shows Off Sweet Dancing And Singing In 'Dancing King' [Music Video]". The Inquisitr News. Retrieved 2017-02-26.
  2. ^ Herald, The Korea (2016-09-12). "EXO and Yoo Jae-suk to release collaborative single". Retrieved 2017-02-26.
  3. ^ a b ""꿈의 콜라보" 유재석X엑소 댄스곡 '댄싱 킹' 17일 공개... 음원 수익금 전액 기부" (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-02-26.
  4. ^ "Yoo Jae Suk and EXO Collaborate for 'Dancing King'". Retrieved 2017-02-26.
  5. ^ "'댄싱킹' 유재석X엑소, 7개 음원 차트 1위 '차트킹'…전액 기부 훈훈" (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-02-26.
  6. ^ SMTOWN_EN. "[Vyrl] SMTOWN_EN : [#STATION] #YUJAESEOK X #EXO '#DancingKing' ranks No.1 on China's Xiam". Retrieved 2017-02-26.
  7. ^ "2016 Gaon Digital Chart – Week 39". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-02-26.
  8. ^ "World Digital Songs: October 8, 2016 – Billboard Chart". Billboard. Billboard. October 8, 2016. Retrieved 2017-02-26.
  9. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart – September, 2016". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-02-26.
  10. ^ "2016 Yearly Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-02-26.
  11. ^ Cumulative sales for "Dancing King":