Lightsaber (song)

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"Lightsaber"
Lightsaber Cover.jpg
Single by EXO
from the album Sing for You
Released November 11, 2015 (Korean)
December 10, 2015 (Chinese)
December 17, 2015 (Japanese)
Format
Recorded 2015
Genre
Length 3:04
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) LDN Noise
EXO singles chronology
""Love Me Right""
(2015)
"Lightsaber"
(2015)
""Sing for You""
(2015)

"Love Me Right"
(2015)
"Lightsaber"
(2015)
"Sing for You"
(2015)
Music video
"Lightsaber (Korean ver.)" on YouTube
"Lightsaber (Chinese ver.)" on YouTube
"Lightsaber (Japanese ver.)" on YouTube

"Lightsaber" is a single recorded by South Korean boy group EXO for their collaboration with Star Wars. It was released in Korean version by S.M. Entertainment on November 11, 2015. The song was announced to be a bonus track for the group's fourth extended play Sing for You. It was released in both Korean and Chinese on December 10, 2015 along with the extended play. The single later was released in Japanese on December 17, 2015 by Avex Trax.

Background and release[edit]

On November 4, 2015, EXO was announced to be releasing "Lightsaber", a promotional song for the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens in South Korea, as part of the collaboration project between S.M. Entertainment and Walt Disney.[1][2] A teaser video for the song was released on November 8,[3][4] followed by its music video and digital release on November 11.[5] "Lightsaber" was later announced to be included in Sing for You as a bonus track on December 7. The song talks about a guy being the girl's "lifesaver" and her "lightsaber" and brings her out of her darkness.

Music video[edit]

The music video of "Lightsaber" includes only three members of the group Baekhyun, Kai and Sehun, the members are seen to be in a Star Wars-inspired world where clubs are "Jedi Only" and they carry lightsabers.[5]

Live performance[edit]

EXO performed the song for the first time at the 17th Mnet Asian Music Awards. The group later performed the song during their concerts.

Reception[edit]

The song peaked at number 9 on Gaon's digital chart,[6] number 84 on Billboard Japan Hot 100,[7] and at number 3 on Billboard World Digital Songs chart.[8]

Charts[edit]

Sales[edit]

Region Sales
South Korea (Gaon)[13] 242,162

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Star Wars". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  2. ^ "EXO to release new MV and single "Lightsaber" for Star Wars collaboration". DramaFever News. Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  3. ^ Guerrero, Ivy (2015-11-09). "WATCH: EXO Collaborates With Star Wars for 'Lightsaber' Music Video, Releases Teaser". Yibada English. Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  4. ^ KpopStarz (2015-11-05). "K-Pop Boy Band EXO Confirm 'Star Wars' Collaboration Music Video 'Lightsaber'". KpopStarz. Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  5. ^ a b "K-Pop Boy Band EXO Collaborate With 'Star Wars' on New Single 'Lightsaber': Watch". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  6. ^ "2015년 47주차 Digital Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 2016-01-17.
  7. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100: November 23, 2015". Billboard. Billboard. November 23, 2015. Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  8. ^ "World Digital Songs: Sep 10, 2016 – Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard. Billboard. October 8, 2016. Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  9. ^ "2015 Gaon Digital Chart – Week 47". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  10. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100: November 23, 2015". Billboard. Billboard. November 23, 2015. Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  11. ^ "World Digital Songs: Sep 10, 2016 – Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard. Billboard. October 8, 2016. Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  12. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart – November, 2015". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  13. ^ Cumulative sales for "Lightsaber":