Twice‘s Japanese debut album titled #TWICE which was released on June 28, 2017, was a success. The debut album made Twice get a lot of fans in Japan. In 2018, Twice released their first Japanese studio album BDZ, and the following year, Twice released their second Japanese compilation album. JYP Entertainment announced in January 2019 that Twice would release their second Japanese compilation album in March. Twice’s second Japanese compilation album is titled #TWICE2 and was released on March 6, 2019. This album contains 10 songs with the title track “Likey (Japanese Ver).” The other 9 songs are “Heart Shaker,” “What Is Love?,” “Dance the Night Away,” and “Yes or Yes” in Japanese and Korean versions as well as the Korean version of “Likey.” “Dance the Night Away (Japanese Ver.)” is the fourth track on the #TWICE2 album. As the title suggests, this song is about the joy of dancing all night long.

Background of “Dance the Night Away (Japanese Ver.)”

After announcing that Twice would release a second Japanese compilation album in January, Twice released a spoiler video. The video was released on February 13, 2019, on Twice Japan’s official YouTube channel with the title “TWICE #TWICE2– Japanese Ver.- Spoiler Video.” The video contains footage of the Japanese versions of 5 of Twice’s hits. They are “Likey,” “Heart Shaker,” “What Is Love?,” “Dance the Night Away,” and “Yes or Yes.”

Then, on February 20, 2019, Twice released an information video. The video is titled “TWICE #TWICE2 Information Video.” The information video contains footage of “TT (Japanese Ver.)” from the #TWICE album and continues with some information about the #TWICE2 album. The information includes the tracklist of #TWICE2, several versions of the physical album, as well as music video clips of the songs on the #TWICE2 album.

The “Dance the Night Away (Japanese Ver.)” lyrics were written by Wheesung (Reallow) and Eri Osanai. The song’s music was composed by Anne Judith Stokke Wiki, Jonatan Gusmark & ​​Ludvig Evers (Moonshine), Moa Anna Carlebecker Forsell (Cazzi Opeia), Seung-eun Oh, and Andreas Baertels.

Audio of “Dance the Night Away (Japanese Ver.)”

The “Dance the Night Away (Japanese Ver.)” music video was not released on Twice’s YouTube channel. However, Twice released the “Dance the Night Away (Japanese Ver.)” audio on their YouTube channel. The audio was released on March 5, 2019. This audio has been listened to more than 1 million times and has 8.1 thousand likes.

Twice Performed “Dance the Night Away (Japanese Ver.)” at Dreamday Concert

Twice held a Japanese tour in 2019. The tour was titled Twice Dome Tour 2019 “#Dreamday.” This tour is held in 3 cities in Japan. They performed on March 20 and 21, 2019, in Osaka, March 29 and 30, 2019, in Tokyo, and on April 6, 2019, in Nagoya, Japan. The tour was attended by 220,000 people. This was Twice’s special tour in Japan. On this tour, Twice performed several of their Japanese versions of their hits such as “Like Ooh-Ahh (Japanese Ver.),” “Signal (Japanese Ver.),” “TT (Japanese Ver.),” “Cheer Up (Japanese Ver.),” and “Dance the Night Away (Japanese Ver.).” When performing “Dance the Night Away (Japanese Ver.),” Twice wore all-white costumes with backup dancers. They performed the “Dance the Night Away (Japanese Ver.)” remix version. The concert was held at the Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan.

Achievements of “Dance the Night Away (Japanese Ver.)”

“Dance the Night Away (Japanese Ver.)” and 9 other songs managed to make Twice top several charts. #TWICE2 was number one on Billboard’s Japan Hot Albums and Japanese Albums Oricon charts. #TWICE2 was also in second place on the Japanese Digital Albums Oricon. Twice also achieved a platinum certificate from the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ). This is not the first award for Twice. This award was given because #TWICE2 sold over 250,000 copies.

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