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Bittersweet (Arashi song)

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"Bittersweet"
Regular edition cover
Single by Arashi
B-side
  • "Road to Glory"
  • "Sync"
  • "Motto, Ima Yori"
ReleasedFebruary 12, 2014 (2014-02-12)
FormatCD single, CD+DVD
Recorded2014
GenrePop
LabelJ Storm
Songwriter(s)100+
Arashi singles chronology
"Endless Game"
(2013)
"Bittersweet"
(2014)
"Guts!"
(2014)

"Bittersweet" is the 42nd single released by Japanese boyband Arashi. "Bittersweet" was used as the theme song for the drama Shitsuren Chocolatier starring Arashi member Jun Matsumoto. The B-side "Road to Glory" was used as the theme song for Nippon TV's broadcast of the 2014 Winter Olympics. It was the 7th best-selling single of the year in Japan, with 591,847 copies.[1]

Single information

The single was released in two editions: a limited edition including Road to Glory and a bonus DVD with a music video for "Bittersweet", and a regular CD only edition including Road to Glory, two bonus tracks, and karaoke tracks for all the songs. The limited edition also contains a 16-page booklet.

It was announced on a music talk show that Arashi member Satoshi Ohno choreographed the dance for the live performance of "Bittersweet".

Track listing

Regular edition
No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."Bittersweet"100+100+Tomoki Ishizuka4:50
2."Road to Glory"S-TnkSusumu KawaguchiHa-j3:59
3."Sync"
U-Key ZoneTaku Yoshioka4:47
4."Motto, Ima Yori" (もっと、いまより)Youth CaseYouth CaseBJ Khan3:47
5."Bittersweet" (instrumental)   4:50
6."Road to Glory" (instrumental)   3:59
7."Sync" (instrumental)   4:47
8."Motto, Ima Yori" (instrumental)   3:47

Charts

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Japan (Oricon Singles Chart)[2] 1
Japan (Billboard Japan Hot 100)[3] 1

References

  1. ^ "2014 Oricon Yearly Single Ranking TOP50". toykohive. 6Theory Media, LLC. December 20, 2014. Retrieved January 9, 2015.
  2. ^ 週間 シングルランキング 2014年02月24日付 (in Japanese). Oricon. February 24, 2019. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  3. ^ "Bittersweet". Billboard Japan. Archived from the original on November 19, 2017. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
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