Very Merry Xmas

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"Very Merry Xmas"
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Single by Tohoshinki
from the album Tree
B-side "White"
Released November 27, 2013 (2013-11-27)
Format
Recorded 2013
Genre
Length 22:11
Label Avex Trax
Songwriter(s)
  • Chris Buseck
  • Tom Hugo Hemansen
  • Shinjiroh Inoue
Producer(s) Shinjiroh Inoue
Tohoshinki singles chronology
"Scream"
(2013)
"Very Merry Xmas"
(2013)
"Something"
(2014)
"Scream"
(2013)
"Very Merry Xmas"
(2013)
"Something"
(2014)

"Very Merry Xmas" is the 39th Japanese single by South Korean pop duo Tohoshinki. Described as an upbeat Christmas carol, "Very Merry Xmas" was released on November 27, 2013 by Avex Trax[1] as the third single from their seventh Japanese studio album, Tree. It was released in three versions – a CD+DVD version, a CD only version, and a Bigeast Board edition.

The song debuted at number two on the Oricon Singles Chart and peaked at number three on Billboard's Japan Hot 100.[2] Selling over 116,000 copies in a week, "Very Merry Xmas" was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) for shipments of over 100,000.[3] As of December 2013, "Very Merry Xmas" has reported sales of 130,849 according to the Oricon.

"Very Merry Xmas" is written by Chris Buseck, Tom Hugo Hemansen, and is produced by Shinjiroh Inoue, a frequent collaborator of Tohoshinki. Inoue also wrote the lyrics to both songs, and wrote the B-side song "White".

Formats and track listings[edit]

  • Digital download[4]
  1. "Very Merry Xmas" – 4:06
  2. "White" – 4:56
  3. "Very Merry Xmas" (music video) – 4:24
  • CD+DVD single AVCK-79167/B[5]
Disc 1 (CD)
  1. "Very Merry Xmas" – 4:08
  2. "White" – 4:58
  3. "Very Merry Xmas" (Less Vocal) – 4:08
  4. "White" (Less Vocal) – 4:58
Disc 2 (DVD)
  1. "Very Merry Xmas" (Video Clip)
  2. "Very Merry Xmas" (Off Shot Movie) (First Press Limited Edition only)
  • CD single AVCK-79168[5]
  1. "Very Merry Xmas" – 4:08
  2. "White" – 4:58
  3. "Very Merry Xmas" (Markus Bogelund's Audio Ninja Remix)
  4. "Very Merry Xmas" (Less Vocal) – 4:08
  5. "White" (Less Vocal) – 4:58
  • Bigeast Board edition single
Disc 1 (CD)
  1. "Very Merry Xmas" – 4:08
  2. "White" – 4:58
  3. "Very Merry Xmas" (Less Vocal) – 4:08
  4. "White" (Less Vocal) – 4:58
Disc 2 (DVD)
  1. "Very Merry Xmas" (Video Clip)

Charts[edit]

Oricon charts[edit]

Released Oricon chart Peak Debut sales Sales total Chart run
November 27, 2013 Daily Singles Chart 1 116,655 (weekly)[6] 133,058 4 weeks
Weekly Singles Chart 2
Monthly Singles Chart 4
Yearly Singles Chart 57

Billboard Japan charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Billboard Japan Adult Contemporary Airplay[7] 19
Billboard Japan Hot Top Airplay[8] 10
Billboard Japan Hot 100 Weekly[2] 3

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Japan (RIAJ)[3] Gold 100,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Japan[9] November 27, 2013 Avex Trax
South Korea[10] Digital download
Taiwan[11] December 20, 2013
  • CD
  • CD+DVD
Avex Taiwan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TVXQ to release Christmas song 'Very Merry Xmas' in Japan on November 27th". Allkpop. 2013-10-28. Retrieved 2013-12-27. 
  2. ^ a b "TVXQ's 'Very Merry Xmas' lands at #3 on Billboard Japan Hot 100 Chart this week". TVXQqina. Retrieved 2013-12-27. 
  3. ^ a b "Gold certifications of November 2013". Recording Industry Association of Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2013-12-27. 
  4. ^ iTunes – Music – Very Merry Xmas - Single by Tohoshinki
  5. ^ a b Very Merry Xmas: Tohoshinki | CD Single at Avex Group
  6. ^ "Tohoshinki - Very Merry Xmas". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved 2013-12-27. 
  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 - Very Merry Xmas" (in Japanese). Avex Group. Retrieved 2013-12-27. 
  10. ^ "Very Merry Xmas - TVXQ" (in Korean). MelOn Music. Retrieved 2013-12-31. 
  11. ^ "Very Merry Xmas - Tohoshinki" (in Chinese). Avex Taiwan. Retrieved 2014-01-06.