"Scream" is a song from South Korean hip hop girl group 2NE1. The song was released as the second single from the album, Collection. In addition, it was the first original Japanese song. The song's lyrics were written by Japanese rapper and sometime collaborator Verbal. A remix of the song was released digitally on March 14, 2012 on Recochoku before the single itself was released on March 28, 2012. The b-side is a Japanese version of their debut Korean single, "Fire". "Scream" is the lead single of the group's first full-length Japanese album, Collection.
A Korean version of "Scream" was released on the group's 2nd Korean studio album, Crush.
The single was released in three different versions, two limited CD & DVD editions and a regular CD only. First press edition come with a sleeve cover and the regular edition also includes a 22-page booklet consisting of pictures of the group and lyrics to "Scream" and "FIRE". Type A's DVD contains the music video of the title track "Scream", the making of the music video and exclusive footage of 2NE1 in the Philippines. Type B comes with various footage from Season 3 of "2NE1TV" and is approximately 30 minutes long.
The song is, to date, 2NE1's least successful Japanese single. Despite the song peaking at #7 and selling 3,278 copies in the first day while their previous Japanese single, "Go Away", peaked at #9, the song dropped off the Oricon Daily chart after 4 consecutive days of charting whereas "Go Away" charted for 7 days. The song debuted at #18 on Japan Hot 100.