Ocean (TVXQ song)

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"Ocean"
Ocean (Tohoshinki).jpg
Single by Tohoshinki
from the album Tree
B-side "Wedding Dress"
Released June 12, 2013 (2013-06-12)
Format
Recorded 2012
Genre
Label Avex Trax
Writer(s)
  • Shinjiroh Inoue
  • White Jam
Producer(s) Shinjiroh Inoue
Tohoshinki singles chronology
"Humanoids"
(2012)
"Ocean"
(2013)
"Scream"
(2013)

"Ocean" (stylized as "OCEAN") is the 37th Japanese single by South Korean pop duo Tohoshinki. It was released on June 12, 2013 by Avex Trax as the first single from their seventh Japanese studio album, Tree (2014). Written and produced by Shinjiroh Inoue, "Ocean" was released in three editions – a CD+DVD version, a CD-only version, and a Bigeast Board edition.

The single sold 88,428 copies on its first day of release, and 116,782 copies by its second, breaking a new record for the group.[1] "Ocean" landed at number two on the weekly Oricon Singles Chart by selling 140,872 copies, and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ).[2] Charting for over nine months, "Ocean" has reported sales of 159,163 according to the Oricon.

"Ocean" was used as the June monthly theme song for five different Japanese variety shows, which include the daytime show PON!, the music show Music Dragon (ミュージックドラゴン), the game show Sore Ike! Game Panther! (それいけ!ゲームパンサー!), and Futtonda (フットンダ).[1] The B-side track "Wedding Dress", written by Shirose and Shimada of White Jam, was used as the theme song for BeeTV's mobile drama, The Greatest Proposal (最上のプロポーズ).

Formats and track listings[edit]

  • iTunes digital download[3]
  1. "OCEAN" – 5:14
  2. "Wedding Dress" – 4:26
  3. "OCEAN" (music video)
  • CD+DVD single AVCK-79145[4]
Disc 1 (CD)
  1. "OCEAN"
  2. "Wedding Dress"
  3. "OCEAN" (Less Vocal)
  4. "Wedding Dress" (Less Vocal)
Disc 2 (DVD)
  1. "OCEAN" (Video Clip)
  2. "OCEAN" (Off Shot Movie)
  • CD single AVCK-79147[4]
  1. "OCEAN"
  2. "Wedding Dress"
  3. "OCEAN" (Rising Starr Remix)
  4. "OCEAN" (Less Vocal)
  5. "Wedding Dress" (Less Vocal)

Charts[edit]

Oricon charts[edit]

Released Oricon chart Peak Debut sales Sales total Chart run
June 12, 2013 Daily Singles Chart 1 140,872 (weekly)[5] 159,163 10 weeks
Weekly Singles Chart 2
Monthly Singles Chart 5
Yearly Singles Chart[6] 40

Billboard Japan charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Billboard Japan Adult Contemporary Airplay[7] 65
Billboard Japan Hot Top Airplay[8] 18
Billboard Japan Hot 100 Weekly 2

Other charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Sales total
South Korean International Singles (Gaon) 3,061

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Japan (RIAJ)[2] Gold 100,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Japan[9][10] June 12, 2013 Avex Trax
South Korea[11] Digital download
Taiwan[12][13] July 5, 2013
  • CD
  • CD+DVD
Avex Taiwan

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "TVXQ Makes A Splash In Record Sales With Summer Release, 'Ocean'". June 16, 2013. Retrieved December 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Gold certifications of June 2013". Recording Industry Association of Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2013-12-31. 
  3. ^ iTunes – Music – OCEAN - Single by Tohoshinki
  4. ^ a b OCEAN: Tohoshinki | CD+DVD Single at Avex Group Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "toho-jp.net" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  5. ^ "Tohoshinki - OCEAN". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved 2013-12-31. 
  6. ^ "2013年のCDシングル年間ランキング" [2013 CD Single Yearly Ranking] (in Japanese). Oricon. 2012. Archived from the original on December 26, 2013. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Billboard Japan Adult Contemporary Airplay". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2013-12-31. 
  8. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot Top Airplay". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2013-12-31. 
  9. ^ "TOHOSHINKI - OCEAN (CD)" (in Japanese). Avex Group. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  10. ^ "TOHOSHINKI - OCEAN (CD+DVD)" (in Japanese). Avex Group. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  11. ^ "Tohoshinki - OCEAN - SINGLE" (in Korean). MelOn Music. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  12. ^ "TOHOSHINKI - OCEAN (CD)" (in Chinese). Avex Group. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 
  13. ^ "TOHOSHINKI - OCEAN (CD+DVD)" (in Chinese). Avex Group. Retrieved 2014-01-06. 

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