Signal (Japanese ver.) by Twice

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“Signal (Japanese Ver.)” by TWICE

Artist Twice
Album / Mini-album #TWICE
Release Date June 28, 2017
Length 3:18
Label Warner Music Japan
Songwriter Yu Shimoji and Samuelle Soung
Composer J.Y. Park “The Asiansoul”, Kim Seung-soo, Armadillo, and Kairos
Genre Dance pop

 

With the release of their first Japanese compilation album called #TWICE, Twice made their debut in Japan on June 28, 2017. There are around 5 songs with the Japanese version that Twice released in this album that were taken from Twice’s previous singles. One of the tracks that is included in the compilation album is entitled “Signal (Japanese Ver.).” This song is set as the fifth track, and this is the song that we will talk about in this article.

So, do not stop scrolling, and keep reading this article to find out more about this song.

Here is the full audio version of Twice’s “Signal (Japanese Ver.)” that was uploaded on Twice’s official YouTube account:

Background of “Signal (Japanese Ver.)”

Ahead of Twice’s debut in Japan, there were many large photos and advertisements that could be found and seen in many places in Japan such as walls of shopping districts and subway stations in Tokyo since February 8, 2017. It was the preparation made by JYP Entertainment and Warner Music Japan in order to promote Twice’s Japanese debut. They also made the Japanese website and social media channels to support the debut.

The details about the debut date were revealed on February 24, 2017. Twice made their official Japanese debut on June 28, 2017, by releasing a compilation album called #TWICE where there were around 5 songs in Japanese that were taken from Twice’s previous singles including “Signal (Japanese Ver.).”

The “Signal (Japanese Ver.)” audio version was pre-released by Warner Music Japan through Twice’s official YouTube account on June 13, 2017. And, since its first release, the video has gained 252,270 views with 2,889 likes. The next day, Warner Music Japan also pre-released the short version of the music video through Twice Japan’s official YouTube channel for the preview and countdown of the album before being released officially.

Together with the other 4 songs that are included in this album, “Signal (Japanese Ver.)” became one of the first Japanese songs from Twice to be released in Japan since their debut.

Here are some of the photo teasers from Twice’s first Japanese compilation album called #TWICE where “Signal (Japanese Ver.)” is included.

Group Photo Teaser #1

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Group Photo Teaser #2

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Group Photo Teaser #3

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Story of “Signal (Japanese Ver.)”

Written by Japanese songwriters Yu Shimoji and Samuelle Soung, the lyrics of “Signal (Japanese Ver.)” are about a woman who keeps sending and giving signals to the man she likes, but unfortunately, the man does not give any reaction at all which makes her frustrated and crazy.

Even though she had given her best efforts to make him fall in love with her and notice her, he still gives nothing to all her efforts. She cannot even read his expression and guess what he thinks about. She does anything she can to get his reaction and respond to her love.

J.Y. Park “The Asiansoul” was the composer as well as the arranger that worked on this song alongside Kim Seung-soo, Armadillo, and Kairos.

MV of “Signal (Japanese Ver.)”

Through Twice Japan’s official YouTube channel, Warner Music Japan pre-released the short MV version for “Signal (Japanese Ver.)” by Twice as a promotional video on June 14, 2017. In the MV, Twice’s members send signals of love to the man that they love. But, the man in the MV is an alien with green coloring. Twice’s members also show some of the song’s choreography in the MV.

Since its first pre-release on June 14, 2017, on Twice Japan’s official YouTube channel, the short MV of “Signal (Japanese Ver.)” by Twice has gained 11,493,679 views and 156,711 likes.

The full MV of “Signal (Japanese Ver.)” by Twice was included in the physical version of the album for the limited edition bonus DVD as well as the music video making movie. But, you can watch the MV, both the short version and full version, that we have prepared specially for you here. The full MV of “Signal (Japanese Ver.)” by Twice that we found was uploaded by Twice’s fan on their personal YouTube account “Mr.Kuan” which has gained 29,322 views and 809 likes since its first upload on YouTube on March 7, 2018.

Here is the official MV of “Signal (Japanese Ver.)” by Twice that was uploaded on Twice Japan’s official YouTube channel (short ver.):

This one is the full MV of “Signal (Japanese Ver.)” by Twice that was uploaded on Twice’s fan on the YouTube account “Mr.Kuan:”

“Signal (Japanese Ver.)” Performance

There are some live performance videos of “Signal (Japanese Ver.)” by Twice that you can watch here. Twice performed “Signal (Japanese Ver.)” mostly at their showcase and concert.

“Signal (Japanese Ver.)” by Twice Live Stage in Debut Showcase “Touchdown in Japan”

“Signal (Japanese Ver.)” by Twice Live Stage in Showcase Live Tour 2018 “Candy Pop”

“Signal (Japanese Ver.)” by Twice Live Stage in BDZ Arena Tour 2018 (Fancam Version)

“Signal (Japanese Ver.)” Achievements

As one of the first Twice Japanese songs to be released in Japan since their debut, “Signal (Japanese Ver.)” by Twice gained some things on music charts.

Here are the details of the “Signal (Japanese Ver.)” achievements on song charts:

Song Charts

Chart Date Peak Position
iTunes Japan June 14, 2017 46
iTunes Japan July 1, 2017 112
Japan Line Music January 12, 2018 45
Line Music Year End Chart December 26, 2018 44