Ultra Lover

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"Ultra Lover"
Regular edition cover
Single by 2PM
from the album Republic of 2PM
B-side "I'll Be Back (Japanese Version)"
ReleasedNovember 2, 2011 (2011-11-02)
Genre Pop, Dance-pop, J-pop
Label Ariola Japan
2PM singles chronology
"I'm Your Man"
"Ultra Lover"

"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]



"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

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.


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.


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

CD+DVD and CD-only track listing [2]
1."Ultra Lover"Yu Shimoji, Super Changddai, nice733:22
2."I'll Be Back" (Japanese version) J.Y. Park "The Asiansoul", Kenn Kato, Komu3:39
3."Ultra Lover" (Without main vocal) 3:22
4."I'll Be Back" (Japanese version) (Without main vocal) 3:36
Total length:13:57
DVD [2]
1."Ultra Lover" (Music video) 
2."I'll Be Back" (Music video - Korean version) 



Oricon ChartPeakDebut salesSales total
Daily Singles Chart365,367100,000+
Weekly Singles Chart [3] 4
Monthly Singles Chart9
Yearly Singles Chart84 [7]

Other Charts

ChartPeak 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

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

Release history

Japan [1] November 2, 2011 CD, Digital download Ariola Japan

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