Cha-La Head-Cha-La

From Dragon Ball Encyclopedia

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"Cha-La Head-Cha-La" (チャラ ヘッチャラ, Cha-Ra Het-Cha-Ra) is the opening theme song for Dragon Ball Z (episodes 1-199 in the uncut English dub and episodes 54-184 in the edited English dub) and Dragon Ball Z Movie 1, Dragon Ball Z Movie 2, Dragon Ball Z Movie 3, Dragon Ball Z Movie 4, Dragon Ball Z Movie 5, Dragon Ball Z Movie 6, Dragon Ball Z Movie 7, Dragon Ball Z Movie 8, and Dragon Ball Z Movie 9. It was performed by [[Hironobu Kageyama. It was released by Columbia Records on May 1, 1989 on vinyl, cassette, and mini CD.

Cha-La Head-Cha-La (2005 Version)

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"Cha-La Head-Cha-La (2005 Version)" is a new version. It was performed by Hiroki Takahashi and released by Sony Music and Team Entertainment on August 3, 2005.

"Cha-La Head-Cha-La (2005 Version)" is the theme song for the Japanese release of Super Dragon Ball Z.


Japanese lyrics

Romaji lyrics

Hikaru kumo o tsukinuke Fly Away (Fly Away) 
Karadajû ni hirogaru panorama
Kao o kerareta chikyû ga okotte (okotte)
Kazan o bakuhatsu saseru

Toketa kôri no naka ni
Kyôryû ga itara tamanori shikomitai ne

Nani ga okite mo kibun wa heno-heno kappa
Mune ga pachi-pachi suru hodo
Sawagu Genki Dama...Sparking!

Sora o kyûkôka Jet Coaster (Coaster)
Ochite yuku yo panikku no sono e
Keshiki sakasa ni naru to yukai sa (yukai sa)
Yamasae oshiri ni mieru

Nayamu jikan wa nai yo
Dokoka ni hisomu “bikkuri!” ni aitai kara

Atama karappo no hô ga yume tsumekomeru
Egao urutora zetto de
Kyô mo ai-yai-yai-yai-yai

Nani ga okite mo kibun wa heno-heno kappa
Mune ga pachi-pachi suru hodo
Sawagu Genki Dama...Sparking!

English lyrics (FUNimation sub)

Break through the shining clouds,
and fly away (fly away)

As a panorama spreads itself
throughout my being!

The earth, having been kicked
in the face, gets angry (angry)!

And makes one of its
volcanoes explode!

If, within the thawed polar ice,

There is a dinosaur, then I want
to train him to balance atop a ball.


No matter what may happen,
I feel as though nothing can bother me,


However hard your chest pounds,
the Genki Dama will roar!


The emptier your head is, the more
room there is to pack with dreams,


With a cheerful face and an Ultra-Z,
today is ai-yai-yai-yai-yai…


English lyrics (??)

Breaking through the shining clouds
I'm gonna fly away (fly away)
Spreading through my body Feel the power through my soul
Kicked in the face, this earth is mad
As a fire brigade (fire brigade) Can't you feel it building up for her to blow
If there ever was a dinosaur in a mound of icicles
I'd wanna train it to ride a ball

Cha-La Head Cha-La
No matter, if ever anything could happen Nothing can stop me now
Cha-La Head Cha-La
Oh, my heart just keep sparking up like a ball of flame
Oh yes, it make me fired (up)

Cha-La Head Cha-La
Got so much space in my burning heart now I'll take it up with all the world
Cha-La Head Cha-La
Smiling away, away today
I'm ultra Z, ai-yai-yai-yai-yai


  • Three different animations were used with "Cha-La Head-Cha-La".
  • Two known English versions of this song exist. One was done by the same artists of the original Japanese version and had similar, but somewhat different, lyrics. The other English version was created for the Philippines broadcast of the series and was similar to the other English version, being that it used the same lyrics, but the background score was rerecorded using instruments different from that of the original version.