Diva (After School song)

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"Diva"
Divaafterschool.jpg
Single by After School
A-side"Because of You"
Released9 April 2009
FormatDigital download
Recorded2009
GenreElectro, dance
Length3:18
LabelPledis Entertainment, LOEN Entertainment
Songwriter(s)Kang Dong Chul
Producer(s)Brave Brothers
After School Korean singles chronology
"New Schoolgirl"
(2009)
"Diva"
(2009)
"Because of You"
(2009)
"Diva (Japanese version)"
ASDivaJapanVerC.jpeg
Single by After School
from the album Playgirlz
B-side"Ready to Love"
Released23 November 2011
FormatMaxi single, digital download
Recorded2011
GenreDance
Length3:19
LabelAvex Trax
Songwriter(s)Kang Dong Chul
After School Japanese singles chronology
"Bang!"
(2011)
"Diva (Japanese version)"
(2011)
"Rambling Girls / Because of You"
(2012)

"Diva" (Hangul디바) is an electro dance song by South Korean girl group After School. The song was released on 9 April 2009 as a digital single and later added on the group's second single album Because of You as B-side.[1] The song is the first release including Uee[2][3] and the last release including Soyoung, who withdrew from the group to become an actress.

A Japanese version of the song was released on 23 November 2011, serving as the group's second Japanese single. An original Japanese song "Ready to Love" was released with the single.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Korean single:[5]
No.TitleLength
1."Diva"3:18
2."Diva" (Instrumental)3:18
Total length:6:36
Japanese single:[4]
No.TitleLength
1."Diva" (Japanese version)3:19
2."Ready to Love"3:01
Total length:6:20

Trivia[edit]

"Tap Slap" is a Japanese instrumental version of the song "Let's Step Up", included on the group's first album Virgin. The Korean version of "Diva" included on the Japanese single is a new version. It used the Japanese instrumental for the version and included the members Nana, Lizzy, Raina and E-Young.

Chart performance[edit]

Korean version[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Gaon Monthly Singles Chart (May 2009) 9

Japanese version[edit]

Released Oricon chart Peak Debut sales Sales total
23 November 2011 Daily Singles Chart[6] 11 17,448 25,000+[7]
Weekly Singles Chart[6] 12
Monthly Singles Chart[6] 38

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
South Korea 9 April 2009 Digital download Pledis Entertainment
Japan 16 November 2011 Digital download (Song only) Avex Trax
23 November 2011 CD single, Digital download (Full single)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 애프터스쿨, 신입생 영입 6인조로 변신‥"신입멤버, 실력+8등신 몸매". Hankyung (in Korean). 2 April 2009. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  2. ^ "组合After School新成员UEE公开宣传视频(图)". Sina (in Chinese). 8 April 2009. Retrieved 28 December 2009.
  3. ^ "HD동영상 애프터스쿨의 신입생, 베일을 벗다!". Chosun (in Korean). 8 April 2009. Retrieved 28 December 2009.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Diva<Japan Ver.> AFTERSCHOOLのプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved 24 September 2011.
  5. ^ "Diva (Digital single) by After School on Soribada" (in Korean). Soribada. Retrieved 24 September 2011.
  6. ^ a b c "Info: Oricon Charts Official Website (in Japanese)".
  7. ^ http://www.as-fan.com/bbs/zboard.php?id=plus&page=1&sn1=&divpage=1&sn=off&ss=on&sc=on&select_arrange=headnum&desc=asc&no=6538

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