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Calling / Breathless

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"Calling / Breathless"
Regular edition cover
Single by Arashi
from the album Love
ReleasedMarch 6, 2013 (2013-03-06)
FormatCD single, CD+DVD
Recorded2013
GenrePop
LabelJ Storm
Arashi singles chronology
"Your Eyes"
(2012)
"Calling / Breathless"
(2013)
"Endless Game"
(2013)

"Calling" / "Breathless" is the 40th single released by Japanese boy band Arashi. "Calling" was used as the theme song for the drama Last Hope starring Arashi member Masaki Aiba. "Breathless" was used as the theme song for the movie Platina Data starring Arashi member Kazunari Ninomiya.

It debuted at number one on the Oricon Singles Chart.[1] According to Oricon, this was the sixth best selling single of the year in Japan, with 881,192 copies.[2][3]

Single information

The single was released in three editions: a regular edition and two limited editions. The regular edition includes the two A-sides, two bonus tracks, and the karaoke version of all the songs. Limited edition A includes a bonus DVD with the music video for "Calling" while limited edition B includes a bonus DVD with the music video for "Breathless". Both limited editions also include a 12-page lyrics booklet.

Composition

The music for "Calling" was written by Andreas Johansson and Youwhich. The lyrics were written by s-Tnk and Eltvo. A writer from CDJournal described "Calling" as a "rocking number". The writer also described as a kouha (tough) song. The song features edgy synths that accent a heavy band sound.[4] "Breathless" was composed by Takuya Harada, Christofer Erixon, and Joakim Björnberg, with lyrics by Hydrant. CDJournal described it as a cool dance tune that also has hard elements.[4]

Track listing

Regular edition
No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."Calling"
  • s-Tnk
  • Eltvo
  • Andreas Johansson
  • Youwhich
Tomoki Ishizuka4:01
2."Breathless"Hydrant
Hirofumi Sasaki4:59
3."Alright!!" (オーライ!!)SolunaFigge BoströmTrevor Ingram3:43
4."Full of Love"
  • Shun
  • R.P.P
Taku Yoshioka3:51
5."Calling" (Instrumental)   4:01
6."Breathless" (Instrumental)   4:59
7."Alright!!" (Instrumental)   3:43
8."Full of Love" (Instrumental)   3:51
Total length:33:08

See also

References

  1. ^ 【オリコン】嵐、自己最高初動75.6万枚で首位 男性歌手7年ぶり70万枚突破 (in Japanese). Oricon. March 12, 2013. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  2. ^ "Oricon 2013 Yearly Charts : Singles". Tokyohive. Retrieved February 23, 2014.
  3. ^ "Single Top 100". Oricon Style (in Japanese). Oricon. December 15, 2013. Retrieved October 3, 2014.
  4. ^ a b "ARASHI / Calling / Breathless". CDJournal (in Japanese). Ongaku Shuppansha. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  5. ^ "Calling music video" (in Japanese). Space Shower TV. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  6. ^ "Breathless music video" (in Japanese). Space Shower TV. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
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