Wake Me Up (2018) by Twice
|Album / Mini-album||BDZ|
|Release Date||May 16, 2018|
|Label||Warner Music Japan|
Since the success of their Japanese debut in 2017, Twice has increasingly released their Japanese albums and singles. It was all thanks to the enthusiasm and good response they received from their fans and the public in Japan. Then, after releasing 2 previous Japanese maxi singles, they released the third one entitled “Wake Me Up” on May 16, 2018, by Warner Music Japan. Special for you, we will give you more details and information about this song here. So, keep reading this article until the last word.
Here is the full audio version of Twice’s “Wake Me Up” that was uploaded on Twice’s official YouTube account.
Here is the full instrumental version of Twice’s “Wake Me Up” that was uploaded on Twice’s official YouTube account.
Background of “Wake Me Up”
One month before “Wake Me Up” by Twice was set to be released as their third Japanese maxi single on May 16, 2018, they announced the news together when they appeared on a TV commercial for ABC-Mart and Nike Air Max. Then, starting on April 5, the commercial began to air in Japan alongside “Wake Me Up.”
“Wake Me Up” by Twice was pre-released by Warner Music Japan as a digital single on different online music platforms on April 24 and was also revealed for the first time on Tokyo FM’s School of Lock! on the same day. The full music video was released the next day on Twice Japan’s official YouTube channel.
After being released as the third Japanese maxi single, “Wake Me Up” by Twice was included again for Twice’s first Japanese studio album called BDZ (an abbreviation for bulldozer) and was released on September 12, 2018, by Warner Music Japan as the seventh track. This song was also included for the repackaged version that was released 3 months later on December 26, 2018, as the eighth track.
There were 3 videos that Warner Music released for “Wake Me Up” by Twice. The first one was the audio version that was uploaded on April 24, 2018, and the second one was the instrumental version that was uploaded on May 15, 2018. Those 2 versions were uploaded on Twice’s official YouTube account. The third version was the full MV that was uploaded on April 24, 2018, on Twice Japan’s official YouTube channel.
Here are some of the photo teasers from Twice’s 3rd Japanese maxi single entitled “Wake Me Up.”
The Group Photo Teaser
Story of “Wake Me Up”
As the songwriter, Natsumi Watanabe was in charge of writing the lyrics for “Wake Me Up” by Twice. The music was composed by Louise Frick Sveen, Albin Nordqvist, and Atsushi Shimada who also worked on the arrangement of the song.
Described as an upbeat dance song, the lyrics of “Wake Me Up” want to tell us to never give up in life. Whatever we do, just keep going forward. No matter how hard and difficult the struggles and the obstacles are, do not give up. Instead, you can rest and pause for a moment to gain more energy and spirit. Everything will be okay in the end as long as you keep trying and do your best. If it is not good, then it is not the end. Keep going until you get what you want and the best you can get.
MV of “Wake Me Up”
The MV of “Wake Me Up” by Twice was officially released and uploaded on Twice Japan’s official YouTube channel on April 24, 2018, by Warner Music Japan. In the MV, Twice’s members are wearing various outfits that are so colorful while singing and dancing along to the song and the music. They also look like they are cheering to people who watch and listen to the MV to never give up and keep going forward just like the title and the lyrics of “Wake Me Up.” And, during the whole MV, mostly they show the choreography for the chorus part.
Jimmy of BS Picture was the director for the MV of “Wake Me Up” by Twice. Previously, the MV of “TT (Japanese Ver.)” by Twice was also directed by the same team as well as the MV of “Brand New Girl.”
Since it was first uploaded on Twice Japan’s official YouTube channel, the MV of “Wake Me Up” by Twice has gained 64,599,650 views and 808,020 likes. Also, in “2018 YouTube’s Top Trend Music Video” in Japan, the MV was ranked number 10 and was the third song from Twice that made it on the list.
Here is the full MV of “Wake Me Up” by Twice.
“Wake Me Up” Performance
For promotional purposes, on May 25, 2018, Twice performed “Wake Me Up” live for the first time on Music Station. They also performed this song live during their second tour entitled Twice 2nd Tour: Twiceland Zone 2– Fantasy Park in Saitama and Osaka. Twice also performed it again on a Music Station 2-hour special episode on August 3, 2018.
Unfortunately, we cannot find those live performance videos of “Wake Me Up” by Twice. Instead, we found other live performance videos of “Wake Me Up” by Twice from their other concert. You can watch them here!
“Wake Me Up” by Twice Live Stage From BDZ Tour
“Wake Me Up” by Twice Live Stage From Day Dream Concert at Tokyo Dome
“Wake Me Up” Achievement
Thanks to the fans’ enthusiasm and the good response from the public, “Wake Me Up” by Twice succeeded in selling the single and surpassing 200,000 copies in its first week since release. By May 25, the sales exceeded 500,000 shipments, making it the first single by a foreign female artist to be certified Double Platinum by the RIAJ on June 8, 2018.
Besides, “Wake Me Up” by Twice also gained some positions on the charts.
Here are the details of the “Wake Me Up” achievements on weekly charts, song charts, year-end charts, and awards.
|Chart (2018)||Country||Peak Position|
|Japan Hot 100||Japan||1|
|Digital Singles (Oricon)||Japan||14|
|QQ Music K-pop Chart||Number 1 for 1 week|
|Oricon Single Chart||Stay in chart for 66 weeks|
Year End Charts
|Japan Hot 100||Japan||18|
|2018||60th Japan Record Awards||Grand Prix||Nominated|
|Best Song Award||Won|