Cha-La Head-Cha-La – FLOW (Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Theme Song)

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In December of 2012, Toei Animation announced Japanese rock band FLOW would have the honor to perform the official theme song for Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods! The song, titled Cha-La Head-Cha-La, was originally released by Japanese artist Hironobu Kageyama in 1989, serving as the theme to the first 9 movies and 200 episodes of Dragon Ball Z in Japan. Kageyama was called by his recording studio in 2005 to re-do the hit song for modern times. It was featured in the Japanese version of the PS2 video game, Super Dragon Ball Z.

FLOW has done music for Naruto, performing Go!!!” as the fourth opening theme and “Re:member” as the eighth opening theme. Their song “Sign” was the sixth opening theme for Naruto Shippuden.

Cha-La Head-Cha-La – FLOW version!

The original Cha-La Head-Cha-La by Hironobu Kageyama

Cha-La Head-Cha-La by Hironobu Kageyama redone in 2005

Related Links:
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Trailer – English Subtitled
FLOW Chosen to Cover Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Theme Song

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is the 18th movie in the Dragon Ball anime series. It will take place between Dragon Ball manga chapters 517 and 518, in the 10 year timeskip after Goku defeats Buu, but before the 28th World Martial Arts Tournament. Akira Toriyama along with Toei Animation, Fox International Productions Japan, Shueisha, Fuji TV, Bandai, and Namco Bandai Games are all involved. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is set to release in Japanese theaters March 30, 2013. There is no word on a North American or European release date at this time.

  • Ryusuke Espiritu

    Awesome version of the song!

  • narutobleachop

    i love this new version so much more, it rocks!!!!!

  • mvsmith

    Doesn’t surpass the original but it’s still good. I think I was expecting a bit too much though. I was hoping it would be more of a different style but it does sound like the original. Could just be me but I just find it a bit boring and dull even though I love flow. But they would have probably been criticized if they took a classic and did something different. 

    No one can do it better then Hironobu Kageyama. But even his remake isn’t as good as the original. Just can’t replicate the effects, emotion, and capture the sound of the original :P

    I am glad that flow did it though. It’s cool to have a new version from an awesome band. 

  • Alex Marrero

    Sounds awesome. Anything rarely beats an original, but it’s a very good rendition nonetheless.

  • ALMIGHTY Juicemon E. Genesis

    It was a good try.  I wold’ve been better without the unnececarry talking in the beginning.

  • mvsmith

    I’m pretty sure that it’s a rip from the end of the movie. I think it’s probably an ending scene with everyone laughing or something. It’s just a guess but it sounds like it. It’s Dragon Ball Z too so it sounds like it would be an ending.

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  • Buster

    It’s funny how all of FLOW’s songs are my favorite Naruto openings.

  • ALMIGHTY Juicemon E. Genesis

    I agree.  My personal favorite is the remix.

  • ALMIGHTY Juicemon E. Genesis

    You and me both. . .  ^_^

  • Damian Uchiha

    Awesome, the version from 2005 is great;) but original is undefeated;) mmm old good times;)

  • Allen Stuart

     It’s a recording from a Japanese radio show on Tokyo FM, “School of Rock.”

  • ALMIGHTY Juicemon E. Genesis

    I liked the 2005 remix the most, but the original is definitely the runner up, and by a microscopic margin at that.

  • imichigo1

    will there be a new bleach and naruto chapter tommrrow

  • LiL JJ

     In the final version, the talking will probably be edited out of it.

  • Scott Baker

    you mean today since its 7am 

  • Alex Marrero

    Not where I live and perhaps not where he does either. 

  • Maaz Shaikh

    Gr8 effort for a timeless classic… btw Kageyama still PWNS! XP

  • EA575

    Wow! I have to say they did a great job keeping the DBZ feel while adding their own flavor to it without ruining the song.

  • EA575

    Listening to the original makes me want to watch Dragon Ball Z all over again T_T

  •ózsef-Pálos/100001576711815 József Pálos

    I thought the flow version will be a little more different. They really did a great job sticking to the original.

  • Marco

    Memory’s *Cry*

  • Sigvon SinTei

    Whoooohoooo!! Gave me goosebumps allover.. :]

  • uchihalord1994

    The flow version is GORGEOUS *________*

  • uchihalord1994

    Wait ? flow did naruto’s op song ? i feel stupid lol 

  • Fahd Al Zarooni


  • Fahd Al Zarooni

    Me too XD

  • Fahd Al Zarooni

    IKR XD

  • Fahd Al Zarooni

    lol, Super Dragon Ball Z was a PS2 game not PS3 U_U

  • unleashrage

    Mangastream says chapters return in the 3rd week of January.

  • Saiyan

    Oops, typo! After typing “PS3″ a million times for Storm, it’s an auto response of the hands!

  • Kira

    Beautiful version Really Good

  • Kira

    Eheheh ^^

  • Buster

    I can hear/see this song in the beginning of the movie already.

  • Nigel Davis

    Not bad, wish they would use some other song though, this is way over used for DB in general.

  • Crono A7X


  • Twice_The_A

    The Flow version sounds like they’re having soo much fun doing the song. Makes you really get into it yourself :$

  • Patryk Turski

    I prefer orginal one

  • Ulises Edgardo Garin Marquez

    me encanta esta canción ya noooooo puedooooooooo esperaaaaaaaaaa  massssssssssssssss ya la quierooooo ver la película  

  • Jevonte Marquis Gore

    Ugh! I hated that game!

  • ALMIGHTY Juicemon E. Genesis

    Do you live in the US?

  • Alex Marrero

    I do live in the U.S. At the time of posting that response, it was about 2:30 in the morning. 

  • Fahd Al Zarooni

    lol O_O

  • Fahd Al Zarooni

    I know right, DBZ & NARUTO FOREVER XD

  • Gustavo Santos


  • Braxton4715

    me 2

  • Braxton4715

    flow sounds epic but i still the original 1 better :P

  • André Miguel

    Holy mother….Chala Head Chala is my favorite opening song of DB and….of all! Thank You!

  • bentre345

    The talking was the radio DJ lol this was recorded off Japanese radio.

  • Killer Popo

    That was great I always love hearing this song when I play DBZ Ultimate Tenkaichi and watching the Japanese versions of DBZ, but I think that they should have redid “We Gotta Power”  because that was the last opening theme song of DBZ

  • Killer Popo

     No new chapters this week because of Jump Festa which is when Shonen Jump always has a hiatus.

  • NSOP

    1:28 to 1:39 needs to be longer, it sounds awesome, just tune down the whistle.

  • Kira

    Yeah Bro That’s the spirit XD

  • Raquan95

    i love flow a better version to me

  • Turbotrup

    They have nice voices, but music sux :/

  • OtherWorlded

    Original, I still like Flow though, but I like the Original better.

  • pervysage1608

    I still like the original better lol

  • pervysage1608

    okay so is the movie gonna be canon or not?

  • Dan

    i like it but i wish at some parts it wasn’t as autotune-intense all the way through, and i would of loved the guitar to stand out more! 

  • fidsmnfjidsjg

    original then 2005 remake then flow

  • fidsmnfjidsjg

    just didn’t feel the original cuz not into that kind of music

  • Kureezu

    HELL YEAH FLOW on naruto openings ftw! this FLOW ON DBZ WOULD BE GOOD lol

  • Jonnaphril Lastima

    The movie is canon I think since it was Toriyama who thought of the story and the characters. :)

  • Goku’s Brother From Dif Mother

    In my opinion this is my new Favorite DBZ song @_@

  • wallace hyman iv

    nice song

  • Goku

    but plz make new episodes :@ plz

    after until we meet again episodes