Stand by U

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"Stand by U"
Tohoshinki - Stand By U.jpg
Single by Tohoshinki
from the album Best Selection 2010
B-side "Tea for Two"
"Stand by U" (Luv Behind the Mld Mix)
Released July 1, 2009 (2009-07-01)
Format Maxi single, CD single, CD+DVD
Recorded Avex Studio Azabu, Sony Music Studio, Prime Sound Studio Aoyama
Genre Pop , R&B
Label Rhythm Zone
Songwriter(s) Shinjiroh Inoue, H.u.b.
Tohoshinki singles chronology
"Share the World/We Are!"
"Stand by U"
"Break Out!"
"Share the World/We Are!"
"Stand by U"
"Break Out!"
Music video
"Stand by U" on YouTube

"Stand by U" is South Korean pop group Tohoshinki's twenty-eighth Japanese language single. "Stand by U" was released on July 1, 2009 by their label Rhythm Zone and was released in two formats: CD and CD+DVD. The track serves as the final single promoted by the group as a five-piece, following which legal troubles caused the group to go on an extended hiatus.


Shortly after the release of their twenty-seventh Japanese language single, "Share the World/We Are!", news about the group recording the single started to surfaced online.[1][2]

Chart performance[edit]

Upon the release of the single in Japan, it took the number two spot on the Oricon daily chart selling over 94,800 copies.[3][4] On July 5, 2009 daily chart the single peaked at the number-one spot selling nearly 29,300 copies.[5] On the issue date of July 13, 2009, "Stand by U" debuted at number two on the Oricon weekly chart behind pop boy band Arashi's "Everything"; selling a little more than 182,060 copies.[6][7]

Music video[edit]

Like their twenty-third Japanese single, "Dōshite Kimi o Suki ni Natte Shimattandarō?", two music videos were shot for "Stand by U": drama version and version with Tohoshinki's members. Both videos were shot by Hideaki Sunaga (須永秀明, Sunaga Hideaki) and the video features the members in a hotel.[8][9] As the song was used as the theme song for Japanese mobile drama Sweet Room, the music video features the characters of the first story Last Love starring Narimiya Hiroki as the male lead and Yukari Shiomi as the female lead.

Live performance[edit]

On June 20, 2009, Tohoshinki appeared on Music Fair and performed "Stand by U" as well as "Sky".[10] They also appeared on other shows such as NHK Save the Future 2009, Music Station and Music Japan, performing "Stand by U".[10][11][12]

Track list[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Stand by U" Shinjiroh Inoue Uta, Reo 5:56
2. "Tea for Two" H.u.b. Ichiro Fujiya 4:41
3. "Sky (Bonus Track)" H.u.b. H-wonder 5:31
4. "Stand by U: Luv Behind the Mld Mix" (CD only)     6:12
5. "Stand by U (Less Vocal)"     5:56
6. "Tea for Two (Less Vocal)"     4:39
No. Title Length
1. "Stand by U (Video Clip)"  
2. "Off Shot Movie"  


  • Vocals: Tohoshinki
  • Recording: Hideaki Jinbu ("Stand by U", "Tea for Two" and "Sky"), Masahiro Kawata ("Stand by U")
    • Location: Avex Studio Azabu, Sony Music Studio ("Stand by U", "Tea for Two" and "Stand by U: Luv Behind the Mld Mix"), Prime Sound Studio Aoyama ("Sky")
  • Mix engineers: Naoki Yamada ("Stand by U", "Tea for Two" and "Sky"), Masahiro Kawata ("Stand by U: Luv Behind the Mld Mix")
  • Music: Uta and Reo ("Stand by U), Ichiro Fujiya ("Tea for Two"), H-wonder ("Sky")
  • Music director: Katsutoshi Yasuhara

Charts, peaks and certifications[edit]

Chart procession and succession[edit]

Preceded by
Sorry, Sorry by Super Junior
Taiwan J-Pop number-one album
July 27, 2009
Succeeded by
Sorry, Sorry by Super Junior

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label
Japan July 1, 2009 (2009-07-01) Rhythm Zone
South Korea July 20, 2009 (2009-07-20)[15] SM Entertainment
Taiwan July 10, 2009 (2009-07-10)[16] Avex Taiwan


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  2. ^ "東方神起 アニメ「ONE PIECE」タイアップシングルがオリコン1位!" (in Japanese). Yahoo! Japan. 2009-04-28. Archived from the original on 2012-07-10. Retrieved 2009-06-27. 
  3. ^ 東方神起、外国人記録の更新に向けて初日好発進 (in Japanese). Oricon. 2009-07-02. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  4. ^ 동방신기, 日 싱글 하루만에 9만여 장 판매 '저력' (in Korean). Asia Economic. 2009-07-02. Retrieved 2009-07-01.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
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  6. ^ a b 동방신기, 아라시 이어 日 오리콘 주간 2위 등극 ‘18만장 판매 대박’ (in Korean). 2009-07-08. Retrieved 2009-07-08. 
  7. ^ 2009年07月第2週の邦楽シングルランキング情報 (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2009-07-08. 
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  9. ^ "Stand by U (Member Ver.) director" (in Japanese). jp:スペースシャワーTV. Retrieved 2009-06-27. 
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