Overdose (Exo song)

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"Overdose"
Single by Exo
from the album Overdose
Released May 7, 2014
Format
Recorded 2014
Genre
Length 3:25
Label S.M. Entertainment
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) The Underdogs
Exo singles chronology
""Miracles in December""
(2013)
"Overdose"
(2014)
""December, 2014 (The Winter's Tale)""
(2014)

"Miracles in December"
(2013)
"Overdose"
(2014)
"December, 2014 (The Winter's Tale)"
(2014)

"Overdose" is a song recorded by South Korean boy group Exo for their second extended play Overdose. It was released in Korean and Chinese versions by SM Entertainment on May 7, 2014.[1]

Background and release[edit]

Produced by The Underdogs, "Overdose" described as a heavy-hitting, urban-pop banger with hard rhythms of hip-hop, R&B hooks and electronic beats with the lyrics of the feeling of overdosing on a sweet drug as a metaphor to describe a man's intense addiction to love.[2] The song was released on May 7, 2014 together with the EP.[3]

Music video[edit]

The Korean and Chinese music videos for "Overdose" were released on May 6, 2014. The music video shows that the members in a maze like setting while they perform their choreography. The music video reached 100 million views on May 5, 2016, nearly two years after its release.[4]

Promotion[edit]

Exo-K began performing the song on South Korean music television programs on April 11, 2014 and EXO-M began performing the song on the Chinese weekly music program, "Global Chinese Music "on April 19.[5]

Reception[edit]

"Overdose" debuted at number two on the Gaon weekly digital chart[6] and at number two at the Billboard World Digital Songs chart.[7] The Korean version of the song went on to win first place eight time while the Chinese version won first place two times.

Commercial performance[edit]

The song sold more than 1 million copies in less than a year from its release.[8]

Charts[edit]

Sales[edit]

Region Sales
South Korea (Gaon)[13] 1,168,390

Accolades[edit]

Music program awards[edit]

Program Date Version
Show Champion May 14, 2014 Korean
M Countdown May 15, 2014
May 22, 2014
Show! Music Core May 17, 2014
May 24, 2014
Inkigayo May 18, 2014
May 25, 2014
June 1, 2014
Global Chinese Music May 10, 2014 Chinese
May 17, 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ Popdust (2014-05-07). "EXO Returns With Explosive New Single 'Overdose'". Popdust. Retrieved 2017-03-03. 
  2. ^ "EXO Keeps Their Astounding Momentum Going With 'Overdose'". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-03-03. 
  3. ^ "The Underdogs Talk EXO's 'Overdose,' Tease 'Game-Changing' K-Pop Records: Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-03-03. 
  4. ^ Zertuche, K. (2016-05-05). "EXO Reaches 100 Million View Milestone On "Overdose" MV". Soompi. Retrieved 2017-03-03. 
  5. ^ Jeong, G. (2014-04-13). "SBS Inkigayo Releases EXO-K "Overdose" Comeback Stage Teaser". Soompi. Retrieved 2017-03-03. 
  6. ^ "2016 Gaon Digital Chart - Week 20". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-03-03. 
  7. ^ "World Digital Songs: May 24, 2014 - Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard. Billboard. May 24, 2014. Retrieved 2017-03-03. 
  8. ^ "2014 Gaon Yearly Download Chart". Retrieved 2017-03-03. 
  9. ^ "2014 Gaon Digital Chart - Week 20". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-03-03. 
  10. ^ "World Digital Songs: May 24, 2014 - Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard. Billboard. May 24, 2014. Retrieved 2017-03-03. 
  11. ^ "Gaon Digital Chart - May, 2014". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-03-03. 
  12. ^ "2014 Gaon Yearly Digital Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-03-03. 
  13. ^ "Gaon Download Chart – 2014 (See #31)". Gaon Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved May 27, 2016.