Love Me Right (song)

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"Love Me Right"
Love Me Right Romantic Universe Poster.jpg
Japanese version cover artwork
Single by Exo
from the album Love Me Right & Countdown
ReleasedJune 3, 2015 (2015-06-03) (Korean)
June 3, 2015 (2015-06-03) (Chinese)
November 4, 2015 (2015-11-04) (Japanese)
Format
Recorded2015
Genre
Length3:25
LabelS.M. Entertainment (Korean)
Avex Trax (Japanese)
Songwriter(s)Oh Yoo-won, Kim Dong-hyun, Sara Sakurai, Peter Tambakis, Denzil "DR" Remedios, Courtney Woolsey, Nermin Harambasic
Exo Korean and Chinese singles chronology
"Call Me Baby"
(2015)
"Love Me Right"
(2015)
"Lightsaber"
(2015)
Exo Japanese singles chronology
"Love Me Right ~Romantic Universe~"
(2015)
"Coming Over"
(2016)

"Love Me Right" is a song recorded by South Korean boy band Exo for the repackaged edition of their second studio album Exodus. It was released in Korean and Chinese by S.M. Entertainment on June 3, 2015. A Japanese version of the song, titled "Love Me Right ~Romantic Universe~", was released as Exo's debut single in Japan by Avex Trax on November 4, 2015.[3]

Release and promotion[edit]

Following member Tao's withdrawal from group activities, Exo continued with the 9-member line-up by releasing a repackaged edition of their second studio album Exodus.[4] "Love Me Right" served as the titular single and was released together with its music videos on June 3, 2015. The group began performing the song on South Korean TV music shows on June 4, 2015. They also added the song to the setlist of their second headlining tour The Exo'luxion starting from the Taipei show on June 12, 2015.

Reception[edit]

"Love Me Right" topped South Korea's Gaon Digital Chart, becoming Exo's second domestic number one, and reached number 3 on the Billboard World Digital Songs chart.[5][6] The song went on to win first place 11 times in total on South Korean music TV shows.

Year-End List[edit]

Critic/Publication List Rank Ref.
Dazed The Top 20 K-Pop tracks of 2015 3 [7]

Japanese version[edit]

In August 30, 2015, Exo was announced to be releasing their debut single in Japan on November 4.[8][9] The single was later revealed to be a Japanese version of "Love Me Right", re-titled "Love Me Right ~Romantic Universe~". On the day of the its release, the single sold a total of 147,000 copies and reached the top of the Oricon chart, becoming the best selling debut single in Japan by a Korean artist of all time. The single was later released in South Korea on November 18, 2015.[10][11]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Love Me Right ~Romantic Universe~"Oh Yoo-won, Kim Dong-hyun, Sara SakuraiDenzil "DR" Remedios, Courtney Woolsey, Nermin Harambasic3:29
2."Drop That"MQ (BeatBurger), Jae Shim (BeatBurger), Hidenori Tanaka (agehasprings)Shaun, Jae Shim (BeatBurger), Andreas Öberg, Maria Marcus3:34
3."Love Me Right ~Romantic Universe~" (Less Vocal) Denzil "DR" Remedios, Courtney Woolsey, Nermin Harambasic3:29
4."Drop That" (Less Vocal) Shaun, Jae Shim (BeatBurger), Andreas Öberg, Maria Marcus3:34
Total length:14:06

Charts[edit]

Sales[edit]

Region Sales
Korean version
South Korea (Gaon)[16] 1,142,627
United States (iTunes) 2,000+
Japanese version
Japan (Oricon) 195,622
South Korea (Gaon)[17] 11,469

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Japan (RIAJ)[18] Platinum 250,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Awards and nominations[edit]

Music program awards[edit]

Program Date
Show Champion (MBC Music) June 10, 2015
June 17, 2015
June 24, 2015
Music Bank (KBS) June 12, 2015
June 19, 2015
Show! Music Core (MBC) June 13, 2015
June 20, 2015
June 27, 2015
The Show (SBS MTV) June 16, 2015
M! Countdown (Mnet) June 18, 2015
Inkigayo (SBS) June 21, 2015

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Korean and Chinese versions
Worldwide June 3, 2015 S.M. Entertainment
Japanese version
Japan November 4, 2015 CD, digital download, streaming Avex Trax
Worldwide Digital download, streaming
South Korea November 18, 2015 CD, digital download, streaming

References[edit]

  1. ^ Benjamin, Jeff (June 3, 2015). "EXO Indulge Fan Fantasies With Sports-Themed 'Love Me Right' Video". Billboard. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  2. ^ Glasby, Taylor. "The top 20 K-Pop tracks of 2015". Dazed. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  3. ^ "EXO To Release its First Japanese Single in Korea". BNTNews UK. Retrieved 2016-12-11.
  4. ^ Benjamin, Jeff (June 3, 2015). "EXO Indulge Fan Fantasies With Sports-Themed 'Love Me Right' Video". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 4, 2017.
  5. ^ "South Korean Gaon Chart: Singles – The 25th Week of 2015". Gaon Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
  6. ^ "World Digital Songs - June 27, 2015". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 4, 2017.
  7. ^ Glasby, Taylor (November 30, 2015). "The Top 20 K-Pop tracks of 2015". Dazed. Dazed Media. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  8. ^ "엑소, 오는 11월 일본 첫 싱글 발매…도쿄돔·쿄세라돔 6회 공연계획도 폭발적 반응". Retrieved 2016-12-11.
  9. ^ "EXO to drop first Japanese single in Nov". koreatimes. 2015-08-31. Retrieved 2016-12-11.
  10. ^ "EXO Breaks Records in Japan Becoming Best Selling K Pop Act". www.koogle.tv. Retrieved 2016-01-21.
  11. ^ "EXO′s First Japanese Single to be Released in Korea Today". mwave.interest.me. Retrieved 2016-12-11.
  12. ^ Benjamin, Jeff. "EXO's 'Exodus' Album Earns Biggest Sales Week Ever for a K-Pop Act". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
  13. ^ "オリコン週間 CDシングルランキング 2015年11月02日~2015年11月08日". ORICON STYLE (in Japanese). Retrieved 2016-12-11.
  14. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100 | Charts | Billboard JAPAN". Billboard JAPAN (in Japanese). Retrieved 2016-12-11.
  15. ^ "South Korean Gaon Chart: Singles – 2015". Gaon Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. Retrieved January 4, 2017.
  16. ^ Cumulative sales for "Love Me Right":
  17. ^ "Gaon Download Chart (international) – November 2015". gaonchart.co.kr. Retrieved 2016-12-11.
  18. ^ "Japanese single certifications – Exo – Love Me Right" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved May 10, 2017. Select 2015年11月 on the drop-down menu

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