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UKISS-DoraDora (EP).jpg
album cover.
ReleasedApril 25, 2012 (2012-04-25)
GenrePop, electropop
LabelNH Media, Neowiz Internet, Windmill Media
U-KISS chronology
Bran New Kiss
The Special to Kissme
Singles from DORADORA
    Released: April 25, 2012

DORADORA is the sixth extended play released by South Korean boy band U-KISS. It is the first EP to be released after their 8 months hiatus due to their activities in Japan. It was released on April 25, 2012.


Just after they wrapped up with their First Japan Nationwide Live Tour to promote their Japanese album, A Shared Dream, U-KISS reportedly recorded a total of 100 songs from international music producers for their comeback in South Korea.[1][2][3] The group worked with famous producers Kim Hyung Seok and Brian Kim of Zigzag Note.[4] U-KISS and NH Media reportedly had a hard time selecting the title track from the album, so they seek help from various famous composers who can assist them in the selection process.[5] On April 16, 2012, the management announced that DORADORA will be the album's name, as well as the title for their carrier single.[6] Singer-songwriter Jay Park contributed the "4U (For You)" at the request of long-time friend, main vocalist Soohyun, who is a former JYP Entertainment trainee.[7][4][8][9] A representative of NH Media stated, "...this will be the band's first release since becoming an international K-pop sensation and the band is getting ready to wow the fans...".[10] It is the first time that the group worked with Kim Hyun Suk whom contributed a lot for the album.[9]


After 8 months of hiatus due to their busy promotional activities in Japan, U-KISS released this mini-album on April 25, 2012 physically and online.[4] The song composed by AJ entitled AMAZING was released weeks prior to the album release.[11] The teaser for DORADORA was also released on April 21, 2012 that made U-KISS to trend first spot worldwide on Twitter.[11][12] Kpop News

Track listing[edit]

1."돌아돌아 (DORADORA)"Kim Hyung Suk, Brian Kim, Hur In Chang3:39
2."4U (For You)"Jay Park, Cha Cha Malone3:26
3."사랑이 멈출 때" (When Love Stops)Kim Hyun Suk4:19
5."TICK TOCK (OUT OF TIME)" (Korean version of Tick Tack)JD Relic, AJ3:42
6."돌아돌아 (DORADORA) (Inst.)" (Instrumental) 3:39
Total length:22:03


Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak
Gaon Weekly Album Chart -
Billboards World Albums[15] 12

Singles charts[edit]

Song Peak chart position
Gaon Chart[16] K-Pop Billboard[17]
"DORADORA " 73 -

Other songs charted[edit]

Song Peak chart position
Gaon Chart[16] K-Pop Billboard[17]

On May 2012, DORADORA gained first spot on Germany's German Asian Music Chart for the month of May beating BIGBANG's Fantastic Baby.[18]


  1. ^ NEWSEN: 유키스 일본→한국→프랑스 '글로벌 아이돌답네' Retrieved February 7, 2012.
  2. ^ VIKI: U-KISS Comeback on April 2012 Retrieved January 7, 2012
  3. ^ U-Kiss prepares for their Korean comeback in April Newsen (Korea). Retrieved April 16, 2012.
  4. ^ a b c 유키스, 8개월만 컴백..작곡가 김형석과 손잡았다 Nate News (Korea). Retrieved April 16, 2012.
  5. ^ U-KISS missing the title track Daily KPOP News. Retrieved April 16, 2012.
  6. ^ U-KISS′ Korean Comeback Album Still Missing its Title Track TVn E-News World: Music. Retrieved March 30, 2012.
  7. ^ "그룹 유키스, 히트 작곡가 김형석의 댄스곡으로 새로운 도전" (in Korean). Maekyung Media Group. April 29, 2014.
  8. ^ 박재범 “2년 안에 미국진출 자신있다”인터뷰 Star News Today (Korea). Retrieved April 16, 2012.
  9. ^ a b 유키스, 김형석과 손잡고 8개월만에 국내 U턴 My Daily News (Korea). Retrieved April 17, 2012.
  10. ^ U-KISS makes a comeback after reaching Hallyu status Han Cinema. Retrieved April 16, 2012.
  11. ^ a b U-KISS releases DoraDora and Amazing Daily KPOP News. Retrieved April 23, 2012
  12. ^ U-KISS DoraDora trends on Twitter Worldwide Archived April 22, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. Hello KPOP. Retrieved April 23, 2012.
  13. ^ UKISS U-KISS 6th Mini Album DORADORA KpopTown. Retrieved April 17, 2012.
  14. ^ U-Kiss Mini Album Vol. 6 - DORADORA KPOP Mart. Retrieved April 17, 2012.
  15. ^ "UKISS Chart History". Billboards. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  16. ^ a b "Gaon Search – after school" (in Korean). Gaon. Retrieved 2012-06-28.
  17. ^ a b "Korea K-Pop Hot 100 Music Chart". Billboard. 2012-07-07. Retrieved 2012-06-28.
  18. ^ 유키스, 빅뱅 제치고 독일 유튜브 아시안차트 1위 Eng: U-KISS’s “DORADORA” claims #1 spot on German Youtube’s Asian Music Chart Nate News. Retrieved June 12, 2012/

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