Ultra Lover

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"Ultra Lover"
UltraLover-regular.jpeg
Regular edition cover
Single by 2PM
from the album Republic of 2PM
B-side I'll Be Back (Japanese Version)
Released November 2, 2011 (2011-11-02)
Format CD single, Digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre Pop, Dance-pop, J-pop
Length 3:22
Label Ariola Japan
Writer(s) SHIMOJI Y/FUKUDA N/KIM C
2PM
Japanese singles chronology
"I'm Your Man"
(2011)
"Ultra Lover"
(2011)
"Beautiful"
(2012)

"Ultra Lover" is the third Japanese single by South Korean boy band 2PM. It was released on November 2, 2011[1] in 3 editions: CD+DVD, CD+Photobook and a Regular edition. The single was released along with the group's second live DVD "1st Japan Tour 2011 "Take Off" in Makuhari Messe".[2] The single ranked #4 in Oricon's Weekly chart.[3]

Composition[edit]

"Ultra Lover" is an original Japanese song. The B-side is a Japanese version of their Korean song "I'll Be Back", which served as the lead single of their EP Still 2:00PM.

Music video[edit]

A teaser of the music video was released on October 1, into 2PM's official Japanese website[4][5] and the full music video on October 9. It premiered on the Japanese TV network Space Shower TV. In the choreography scenes of the music video, the member Taecyeon doesn't appear. Taecyeon was hurt during opening tour of 2PM's Asia tour in Seoul.

Promotions[edit]

The group made the first performance of the song on the show Happy Music in November 12. The group made other performance of the song on the show Music Fair in November 26.

Certifications[edit]

For December 2011, Ultra Lover is certified Gold for selling over 100,000+ by RIAJ. Making it their first single with this certification in Japan.[6]

Track listing[edit]

CD+DVD and CD-only track listing[2]
No. Title Lyrics Length
1. "Ultra Lover" Yu Shimoji, Super Changddai, nice73 3:22
2. "I'll Be Back" (Japanese version) J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul", Kenn Kato, Komu 3:39
3. "Ultra Lover" (Without main vocal)   3:22
4. "I'll Be Back" (Japanese version) (Without main vocal)   3:36
Total length: 13:57

Charts[edit]

Oricon[edit]

Oricon Chart Peak Debut Sales Sales Total Chart Run
Daily Singles Chart 3 65,367 100,000+ 6 weeks
Weekly Singles Chart[3] 4
Monthly Singles Chart 9
Yearly Singles Chart 84[7]

Other Charts[edit]

Chart Peak Position
Billboard Japan Hot 100[8] 6
Japan RIAJ Digital track weekly top 100[9] 29
South Korea Gaon Weekly singles chart[10] 141
South Korea Gaon Weekly International singles chart[10] 14
South Korea Gaon Monthly International singles chart[10] 58

Sales and certifications[edit]

Chart Amount
RIAJ physical shipping certification[11] Gold (100,000+)

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Japan[1] November 2, 2011 CD, Digital download Ariola Japan

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Japanese) Ultra Lover 2PMのプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE Oricon. Retrieved 2011-10-09.
  2. ^ a b c (Japanese) 2PM Official Japan Website - Discography Sony Music. Retrieved 2011-10-09.
  3. ^ a b (Japanese) 2011年10月31日~2011年11月06日のCDシングル週間ランキング (Oricon Weekly chart for November 14th) Oricon. Retrieved 2011-11-09.
  4. ^ (Japanese) 2PM official Japanese Website Sony Music. Retrieved 2011-10-09.
  5. ^ 2PM releases teaser for Japanese single, “Ultra Lover” allkpop. Retrieved 2011-10-09.
  6. ^ ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2011年12月. Retrieved 2012.01.12
  7. ^ "2011年のCDシングル年間ランキング" (in Japanese). Oricon. December 21, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Billboard JAPAN Hot 100". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-11-09. 
  9. ^ "RIAJ Weekly chart for November 8th, 2011" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved 2011-11-12. 
  10. ^ a b c "Gaon Search - 2PM" (in Korean). Gaon. Retrieved 2011-08-24. 
  11. ^ ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2011年12月 [Works Receiving Certifications List (Gold, etc) (December 2011)]. RIAJ (in Japanese). December 11, 2011. Retrieved December 11, 2011. 

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