Don-Don-Dooby-Zoo-Bah!

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"Don-Don-Dooby-Zoo-Bah!"
Single by Dream5 featuring Sergeant Burly
from the album Yo-kai Watch Music Best - First Season
ReleasedOctober 29, 2014 (2014-10-29)
GenreJ-pop[1]
Length4:51
LabelFRAME
Producer(s)
  • Takashi Takagi
  • Tatsuo Higuchi
Dream5 singles chronology
"Yo-kai Exercise No. 1"
(2014)
"Don-Don-Dooby-Zoo-Bah!"
(2014)
"Yo-kai Exercise No. 2"
(2015)
Music video

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"Don-Don-Dooby-Zoo-Bah!" (Japanese: ダン・ダン ドゥビ・ズバー!, Hepburn: Dan Dan Dubi Zubā!), also known as "Dan Dan Dubi Zuba!", is the 13th single by Japanese co-ed group Dream5. Released on October 29, 2014, the song was a collaboration with the fictional character Sergeant Burly and was used as the second ending theme to the 2014 Yo-kai Watch TV-series, replacing "Yo-kai Exercise No. 1".

"Don-Don-Dooby-Zoo-Bah!" had a positive commercial response, peaking at number one on the weekly Oricon Singles Chart and being certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ), indicating over 100 thousand sales.

Background and release[edit]

Dream5 first began working on the Yo-kai Watch series with "Yo-kai Exercise No. 1",[2] which was the group's 12th single. Dream5's next single for the franchise ended up being "Don-Don-Dooby-Zoo-Bah!", which was intended to follow-up "Yo-kai Exercise No. 1".[3] The song's dances was choreographed by Lucky Ikeda, who had choreographed the dances for multiple other Yo-kai Watch songs, most notably "Gera Gera Po".[4]

"Don-Don-Dooby-Zoo-Bah!" first appeared as the credits theme to both versions of Yo-kai Watch 2 in Japan,[5] released July 10, 2014. A day later, the song debuted in the Yo-kai Watch anime series as the new ending theme, replacing "Yo-kai Exercise No. 1". The song was released as a CD later on October 29, under the FRAME label. To promote the release of the CD, Dream5 and people in costumes of Yo-kai Watch characters performed the song live at the Ario Nishiarai shopping center.[6] In December later the same year, "Don-Don-Dooby-Zoo-Bah!" was used as the ending theme to Yo-kai Watch: The Movie.[7]

In 2015, "Don-Don-Dooby-Zoo-Bah!" was included in the rhythm game Yo-kai Watch Dance: Just Dance Special Version, as one of the game's 10 songs.[8]

Commercial performance[edit]

"Don-Don-Dooby-Zoo-Bah!" had a positive release in Japan, selling over 60 thousand units in its first week of release.[9] A few days later, the song was ceritified gold by the Recording Industry Association of Japan, indicating over 100 thousand sales.[10] The song debuted at first place on the weekly Oricon Singles chart for the week of November 10, 2014.[9] The same week, the song debuted on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 chart at number 3.[11] In total, the song made twenty-five appearances on the Oricon Singles Chart and four appearances on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 chart.[3][12]

Personell[edit]

Credits adapted from the CD release of "Don-Don-Dooby-Zoo-Bah!" and Twitter.[13][14]

  • Takashi Takagi – producer
  • Tatsuo Higuchi – producer
  • Dream5  – Japanese vocals
  • Melissa Hutchison – English vocals
  • Alicyn Packard – English vocals
  • Brent Pendergrass – English vocals
  • Kenichiro Kimura – coordination
  • Lucky Ikeda – music video producer, choreography

Track listing[edit]

CD release
No.TitleLength
1."Don-Don-Dooby-Zoo-Bah!"4:51
2."Summer Rainbow"3:49
3."Don-Don-Dooby-Zoo-Bah!" (Karaoke)4:51
4."Summer Rainbow" (Karaoke)3:49

Charts[edit]

Chart performance for "Don-Don-Dooby-Zoo-Bah!"
Chart (2014) Peak
position
Japan (Oricon)[3] 1
Japan (Billboard)[11] 3

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Japan (RIAJ)[10] Gold 100,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. "ダン・ダン ドゥビ・ズバー! - Single". Apple Music (in Japanese). Apple. Retrieved March 12, 2021.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  2. Matsushita, Hiroo (August 30, 2020). "大原優乃、なぜグラビアクイーンになった? 名作『吐息』に見る、少女から大人への成長". Real Sound (in Japanese). Blueprint. Retrieved March 12, 2021.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "ダン・ダン ドゥビ・ズバー!" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved March 11, 2021.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  4. "『妖怪ウォッチ』大ヒットの裏にある、ラッキィ池田の"存在感"" (in Japanese). Oricon. December 24, 2014. Retrieved March 13, 2021.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  5. "『妖怪ウォッチ』の快進撃。Dream5+ブリー隊長、キング・クリームソーダ週間1、2位独占". Barks (in Japanese). Japan Music Network. November 4, 2014. Retrieved March 11, 2021.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  6. "Dream5、新曲「ダン・ダン ドゥビ・ズバー!」がデイリー1位発進。『妖怪ウォッチ』ED曲". Barks (in Japanese). Japan Music Network. October 30, 2014. Retrieved March 11, 2021.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  7. "大人にウケている『妖怪ウォッチ』 実はシュールでブラック?" (in Japanese). Oricon. December 27, 2014. Retrieved March 11, 2021.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  8. Romano, Sal (October 18, 2015). "Yo-kai Watch Dance will only have 10 songs". Gematsu. Retrieved March 12, 2021.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "【オリコン】Dream5、10代男女40年ぶり1位 フィンガー5以来の快挙" (in Japanese). Oricon. November 4, 2014. Retrieved March 11, 2021.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  10. 10.0 10.1 "The Record vol. 661" (PDF) (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. December 2014. p. 15. Retrieved March 11, 2021.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Japan Hot 100: The Week of November 15, 2014". Billboard. Retrieved March 11, 2021.
  12. "Japan Hot 100: The Week of December 6, 2014". Billboard. Retrieved March 11, 2021.
  13. Dream5 (October 29, 2014). "ダン・ダン ドゥビ・ズバー!" [Dan Dan Dubi Zuba!] (CD) (in Japanese). FRAME.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  14. Level-5 [@YokaiWatchNews] (August 13, 2016). "If Don-Don-Dooby-Zoo-Bah is stuck in your head all weekend, you can thank @Melyhutch @Alicyn & @BrentPndrgrs!" (Tweet). Retrieved March 13, 2021 – via Twitter.

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