Doughnut (song)

"Doughnut" is a song recorded by South Korean girl group Twice. It is the group's ninth Japanese maxi single, featuring three other tracks. It was pre-released for digital download and streaming on December 3, 2021, by Warner Music Japan. The single and its B-side, "Wonderful Day", were physically released on December 15 in Japan.

"Doughnut"
Twice - Doughnut.png
Digital cover
Single by Twice
LanguageJapanese
B-side"Wonderful Day"
ReleasedDecember 15, 2021
GenreBallade[1][2]
Length4:23
LabelWarner Music Japan
Composer(s)
  • Alexis Kesselman
  • Fingazz
  • Francis
  • Woo S. Rhee (Rainstone)
Lyricist(s)Lauren Kaori
Twice singles chronology
"Scientist"
(2021)
"Doughnut"
(2021)
Twice Japanese singles chronology
"Perfect World"
(2021)
"Doughnut"
(2021)
Music video
"Doughnut" on YouTube

BackgroundEdit

On October 15, 2021, shortly after the release of their first English single, "The Feels", and the announcement of their third Korean studio album (sixth overall), Formula of Love: O+T=<3, Twice's agency JYP Entertainment announced through a winter-themed teaser that the group will be releasing their ninth Japanese single, "Doughnut", on December 15.[3]

PromotionEdit

To promote "Doughnut", Twice performed the song on the Japanese television show Music Station.[4][5]

Credits and personnelEdit

Credits adapted from Melon.[6]

  • Twice – vocals
  • Alexis Kesselman – producer
  • Fingazz – arranger, producer
  • Francis – producer
  • Lauren Kaori – lyricist
  • Woo S. Rhee (Rainstone) – arranger, producer

Track listingEdit

Digital download EP
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Doughnut"Lauren Kaori
  • Alexis Kesselman
  • Fingazz
  • Francis
  • Woo S. Rhee (Rainstone)
4:24
2."Wonderful Day"Shoko Fujibayashi
  • Andrew Choi
  • Emily Yeonseo Kim
  • minGtion
3:31
3."Doughnut" (Instrumental)Kaori
  • Fingazz
  • Francis
  • Kesselman
  • Rainstone
4:24
4."Wonderful Day" (Instrumental)Fujibayashi
  • Choi
  • Kim
  • minGtion
3:33
Total length:15:52

ChartsEdit

Chart performance for "Doughnut"
Chart (2021) Peak
position
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[7] 6
Japan (Oricon)[8] 3

CertificationsEdit

Sales certifications for "Doughnut"
Region Certification Certified units/sales
Japan (RIAJ)[9] Gold 100,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

Release historyEdit

Release dates and formats for "Doughnut"
Country Date Format(s) Edition Label Ref.
Various December 3, 2021 Regular Edition Warner Music Japan [10]
Japan December 15, 2021 CD single [11]
CD + DVD Limited Edition A [12]
CD Limited Edition B [13]
Fan Club Limited Edition [14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Shin, Min-hee (October 15, 2021). "Twice to drop new Japanese EP 'Doughnut' on Dec. 15". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on October 15, 2021. Retrieved October 16, 2021.
  2. ^ You-mee, Hwang (October 15, 2021). "[Today's K-pop] The Boyz to return on Nov. 1". The Korea Herald. Archived from the original on October 15, 2021. Retrieved October 16, 2021.
  3. ^ Multiple citations:
  4. ^ Kim, Ye-ji (December 3, 2021). "'JYP' 트와이스·ITZY·니쥬, 일본 연말 무대 점령 나선다" [JYP's Twice, ITZY, NiziU, take over the stage in Japan at the end of the year]. Newsis (in Korean). Archived from the original on December 10, 2021. Retrieved December 10, 2021.
  5. ^ Ahn, Yoon-ji (December 3, 2021). "트와이스·ITZY·NiziU, 올 연말 日무대서 활약..현지 팬심 매료" [TWICE, ITZY, NiziU, active on the Japanese stage at the end of this year... Fascinated by local fans]. Star News (in Korean). Archived from the original on December 10, 2021. Retrieved December 10, 2021.
  6. ^ "Doughnut - TWICE (트와이스)". Melon (in Korean). Archived from the original on December 23, 2021. Retrieved December 23, 2021.
  7. ^ "Twice Chart History (Japan Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved December 22, 2021.
  8. ^ "TWICEのシングル売上ランキング" [Twice Single Sales Rankings] (in Japanese). Oricon. Archived from the original on December 23, 2021. Retrieved December 23, 2021.
  9. ^ "Japanese single certifications – Twice – Doughnut" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved January 14, 2022. Select 2021年12月 on the drop-down menu
  10. ^ "Doughnut - EP by TWICE". iTunes. December 15, 2021. Archived from the original on December 10, 2021. Retrieved December 10, 2021.
  11. ^ "Doughnut [Regular Edition]" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on October 16, 2021. Retrieved October 16, 2021 – via CDJapan.
  12. ^ "Doughnut [w/ DVD, Limited Edition / Type A]" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on October 16, 2021. Retrieved October 16, 2021 – via CDJapan.
  13. ^ "Doughnut [Limited Edition / Type B]" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on October 16, 2021. Retrieved October 16, 2021 – via CDJapan.
  14. ^ "TWICE、日本9thシングル「Doughnut」リリース決定". Barks Japan (in Japanese). October 15, 2021. Archived from the original on October 16, 2021. Retrieved October 16, 2021.