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DORADORA
UKISS-DoraDora (EP).jpg
album cover.
EP by U-KISS
ReleasedApril 25, 2012 (2012-04-25)
Recorded2011-2012
GenrePop, electropop
LabelNH Media, Neowiz Internet, Windmill Media
WMCD-0119
U-KISS chronology
Bran New Kiss
(2011)
DORADORA
(2012)
The Special to Kissme
(2012)
Singles from DORADORA
  1. "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.

Background[edit]

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]

Release[edit]

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]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
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
4."AMAZING"AJ3:33
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

[13][14]

Chart performance[edit]

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

Singles charts[edit]

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

Other songs charted[edit]

Song Peak chart position
KOR KOR
Gaon Chart[16] K-Pop Billboard[17]
"AMAZING" 106

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NEWSEN: 유키스 일본→한국→프랑스 '글로벌 아이돌답네' http://www.newsen.com/news_view.php?uid=201202071034481002&code=100200 Retrieved February 7, 2012.
  2. ^ VIKI: U-KISS Comeback on April 2012 http://www.viki.com/channels/1659-v-scoop/posts/14687-10-u-kiss-to-make-comeback-in-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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