“ultra soul 2011” Theme Song for FINA World Championships

Posted on May 30, 2011

After it got a little quieter in the B’z news segment, it was only a matter of time until B’z news would come up again. As the release of B’z new single, “Don’t Wanna Lie”, draws closer, new information is beginning to be revealed! In fact, early birds can already get their copy of the single today in Japan.

So, this morning, it was revealed that B’z is providing the official theme song for the 2011 World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai. It’ll take place from July 16 to July 31 and will be broadcasted on TV Asahi. According to the newspaper, “ultra soul 2011” is a rearranged version of the original “ultra soul” released in 2001.

You can listen to it here, it’s a bit from the program “Morning Bird” on TV Asahi where they talk about Kitajima Kosuke, a Japanese swimmer. Can anybody make out a difference between ultra soul 2011 and the original ultra soul? It somehow sounds the same to me.

It is also worth noting that the original ultra soul was the theme song for the first ever FINA World Championships held in Asia in 2001. This year marks the 10th anniversary and for that occasion they chose ultra soul again. Very original…

Does this mean “ultra soul 2011” will be a 3rd track on another single? Or on the album? Or just for publicity? We’ll keep you updated!

4 responses to ““ultra soul 2011” Theme Song for FINA World Championships”

  1. Chi says:

    Interesting. And it will be 3rd version of ultra soul which I know. I’m curious to hear it. If it is planned to be on album I can forget about my dreams of rearranged version of Love is Dead XD

  2. Lebon14 says:

    Well, well, well! It’s interresting. I like the original, the Splsh-style is kinda weird but still OK. Can’t wait to hear this one out!

  3. Ak says:

    Probably the most overrated B’z track in my opinion :\ But it’ll be interesting to hear this new version..

    1. Chi says:


      New version sound almost the same, the difference isn’t that big as in splash style, anyway it’s nice that they’ve chosen this song for 10th anniversary.

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