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Ai o Sakebe

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"Ai o Sakebe"
Regular edition cover
Single by Arashi
B-side
  • "Yume ni Kakeru"
  • "Mr. Lonely"
  • "It's Good to Be Bad"
  • "I Say"
ReleasedSeptember 2, 2015 (2015-09-02)
FormatCD single
Recorded2015
GenrePop
Length36:02 (Regular edition)[1]
21:42 (Limited edition)[2]
LabelJ Storm
Songwriter(s)100+
Arashi singles chronology
"Aozora no Shita, Kimi no Tonari"
(2014)
"Ai o Sakebe"
(2015)
"Fukkatsu Love"
(2016)

"Ai o Sakebe" (愛を叫べ) is the 47th single by Japanese boy band Arashi. It was released on September 2, 2015 under their record label J Storm.[3] "Ai o Sakebe" was used as the background song for the Recruit Zexy commercial.[3] The single sold 462,550 copies in its first week and topped the weekly Oricon Singles Chart.[4][5] With over 519,000 copies sold, the single was certified Double Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ).[6] "Ai o Sakebe" placed 12th on Oricon's 2015 yearly singles ranking.[7][8]

Single information

The single was released in two editions: a first press/limited edition and a regular edition. The regular edition contains the B-sides "It's good to be bad", "Yume ni Kakeru", and "I say" and the instrumentals for all four tracks. The first press/limited edition contains the B-sides "Yume ni Kakeru" and "Mr Lonely", instrumentals for "Ai o Sakebe" and "Mr Lonely", and a 20-page lyrics booklet. It also includes the music video and making-of for "Ai o Sakebe", the choreography video for "Ai o Sakebe", and a Japan Airlines (JAL) aircraft design unveiling video. The limited edition JAL aircraft was designed by Arashi member Ohno Satoshi for JAL's "Fly to 2020" campaign.[9] The album jacket covers for both versions are different.

"Ai o Sakebe" was used as the background song for the Recruit Zexy commercial. "Yume ni Kakeru" was used as the campaign song for JAL "Fly to 2020".

Track listing

Regular edition
No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."Ai o Sakebe" (愛を叫べ)100+100+Hirofumi Sasaki4:41
2."It's Good to Be Bad"
  • Shigeo
  • eltvo
  • Didrik Thott
  • Octobar
Octobar4:47
3."Yume ni Kakeru" (ユメニカケル)
  • Takahiro Furukawa
  • Takashi Ogawa
  • John World
Furukawaha-j4:48
4."I Say"Tomokazu Miura
  • sk-etch
  • BERT
  • ROLF
sk-etch3:45
5."Ai o Sakebe" (instrumental)   4:41
6."It's Good to Be Bad" (instrumental)   4:47
7."Yume ni Kakeru" (instrumental)   4:48
8."I Say" (instrumental)   3:41
Total length:36:02

Chart performance

The single debuted at number one on the Oricon daily singles chart selling 242,023 copies upon its release and selling 462,550 copies by the end of the week, topping the Oricon and Billboard Japan weekly singles charts.[4][10] The single sold 29,131 copies in its second week[11] and stayed in the top ten for three consecutive weeks.[12] With 519,330 copies sold, the single placed 12th on Oricon's 2015 yearly singles ranking and second on Billboard Japan's top singles year-end list.[8][13]

Charts and certifications

Release history

Country Release date Label Format Catalog
Japan September 2, 2015 J Storm CD+DVD JACA-5472-5473
CD JACA-5474
Taiwan September 18, 2015 Avex Asia CD+DVD JAJSG27068/A
CD JAJSG27068
South Korea September 23, 2015 S.M. Entertainment CD SMKJT0566

References

  1. ^ "嵐/愛を叫べ<通常盤>" (in Japanese). Tower Records. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  2. ^ "嵐/愛を叫べ [CD+DVD]<初回限定盤>" (in Japanese). Tower Records. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  3. ^ a b "愛を叫べ" (in Japanese). J Storm. Retrieved April 5, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "【オリコン】嵐、結婚ソングが1位 36作連続通算43作目" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved April 5, 2016.
  5. ^ "週間 CDシングルランキング2015年09月14日付" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved April 5, 2016.
  6. ^ "一般社団法人 日本レコード協会" (in Japanese). RIAJ. Retrieved April 5, 2016.
  7. ^ "年間 CDシングルランキング 2015年度" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved April 5, 2016.
  8. ^ a b "2015年 年間音楽ランキングを発表! 2ページ目" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved April 5, 2016.
  9. ^ "JAL - FLY to 2020" (in Japanese). Japan Airlines. Retrieved April 5, 2016.
  10. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100" (in Japanese). Billboard. Archived from the original on September 23, 2015. Retrieved April 5, 2016.
  11. ^ "週間 CDシングルランキング2015年09月21日付" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved April 5, 2016.
  12. ^ "週間 CDシングルランキング2015年09月28日付" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved April 5, 2016.
  13. ^ "Billboard Japan Top Single Sales Year End" (in Japanese). Billboard. Retrieved April 5, 2016.
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