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A Day in Our Life

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"a Day in Our Life"
Single by Arashi
from the album Here We Go!
Released6 February 2002 (2002-02-06)
FormatCD single
GenreHip hop[1]
Length4:41
LabelJ Storm
Songwriter(s)Shun, Shuya
Arashi singles chronology
"Jidai"
(2001)
"a Day in Our Life"
(2002)
"Nice na Kokoroiki"
(2002)

"A Day in Our Life" (stylized as "a Day in Our Life") is a song by Japanese boy band Arashi. It was released on 6 February 2002, as their seventh single, and first single to be released through their new record label J Storm. It reached number one on the Oricon Singles Chart. The single was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan in April 2002 for shipments of over 400,000 copies.

Background and release

"A Day in Our Life" was used as the theme song for the television series Kisarazu Cat's Eye starring member Sho Sakurai.[2] The song was also used as the theme song for a TBS variety show, USO!? Japan, which featured all members of Arashi.[2] The song was written by Shun and Shuya of Sukebo King. It samples "ABC" by Shonentai.[1] The song was released as a CD single on 6 February 2002, through the group's new record label J Storm. It was released in one edition.[2]

Reception

A reviewer from CD Journal gave the song a positive review, stating that "the exchange between rap and vocals is exquisite".[1]

Commercial performance

"A Day in Our Life" debuted at number one on the Oricon Singles Chart, selling 226,000 copies in its first week.[3][4] It charted for eleven weeks and went on to sell over 378,000 copies, making it the 21st best-selling single of that year in Japan.[3][4] In April 2002, the single was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan for shipments of over 400,000.[5]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Shun and Shuya.

No.TitleLength
1."A Day in Our Life"4:41
2."A Day in Our Life" (instrumental)4:41

Charts

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Japanese Singles (Oricon)[3] 1

References

  1. ^ a b c "ARASHI / ARASHI 5×10 All the BEST! 1999-2009 [2CD]" (in Japanese). CD Journal. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "a Day in Our Life" (in Japanese). J Storm. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "a Day in Our Life" (in Japanese). Oricon. Archived from the original on 27 May 2010. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  4. ^ a b オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」 [Oricon Ranking Information Service 'You Big Tree'] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  5. ^ "The Record" (PDF) (in Japanese). June 2002. p. 12. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 January 2014. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
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