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I'll Be There (Arashi song)

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"I'll Be There"
Regular edition cover
Single by Arashi
B-side
  • "Round and Round"
  • "Unknown"
  • "Treasure of Life"
ReleasedApril 19, 2017 (2017-04-19)
FormatCD single
Recorded2017
Genre
Length26:33[2]
LabelJ Storm
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)Goro.T
Arashi singles chronology
"Power of the Paradise"
(2016)
"I'll Be There"
(2017)
"Tsunagu"
(2017)

"I'll Be There" is the 51st single by Japanese boy band Arashi. It was released on April 19, 2017 under their record label J Storm. "I'll be there" was used as the theme song for the television drama Kizoku Tantei starring Arashi member Masaki Aiba.[3][4] The single sold over 390,000 copies in its first week and topped the weekly Oricon Singles Chart.[5] The single was certified Double Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ).[6]

Single information

"I'll Be There" was released in two editions: a regular edition and a limited edition. The regular edition contains the B-sides "unknown" and "Treasure of life", and the instrumentals for all three tracks. The limited edition contains the music video and making-of for "I'll be there", the B-side "Round and Round" and its instrumental, and a 16-page lyrics booklet . The album jacket covers for the two versions are different.

"I'll Be There" was used as the theme song for the television drama Kizoku Tantei starring Arashi member Masaki Aiba.[4] The group performed the song on the music show FNS Music Festival in Spring on March 22, 2017.[7]

Track listing

Regular edition
No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."I'll Be There"Goro.T
  • Sahara
  • metropolitan digital clique
 
2."Unknown"
  • Al Swettenham
  • HIKARI
Taku Yoshioka 
3."Treasure of Life"Tutti
  • Erik Lidbom
  • Simon Janlöv
Janlöv 
4."I'll Be There" (instrumental)    
5."Unknown" (instrumental)    
6."Treasure of Life" (instrumental)    
Total length:26:33

Chart performance

On April 24, 2017, "I'll be there" debuted at number sixty-one on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 chart and rose to number one on May 1, 2017.[8][9][10] The single debuted at number one on the Oricon daily singles chart selling 225,383 copies upon its release and selling 393,555 copies by the end of the week, topping the Oricon weekly singles chart.[5][11] The single debuted at number one on the Billboard Japan's top single sales chart selling 424,861 copies in its first week.[12] In April 2017, the single was certified double platinum by RIAJ for shipments of 500,000 units.[6]

Charts and certifications

Release history

Country Release date Label Format Catalog
Japan April 19, 2017 J Storm CD+DVD JACA-5654-5655[13]
CD JACA-5656[13]
Taiwan May 12, 2017 Avex Asia CD+DVD JAJSG27079/A[14]
CD JAJSG27079[15]
South Korea May 17, 2017 S.M. Entertainment CD SMKJT0782[16]

References

  1. ^ "ARASHI / I'll be there". CD Journal (in Japanese). Ongaku Shuppansha. Retrieved 2018-07-26.
  2. ^ 楽天ブックス: I’ll be there (通常盤) (in Japanese). Rakuten. Retrieved 2017-05-25.
  3. ^ 嵐、4・19に51stシングル「I’ll be there」発売 相葉雅紀主演ドラマ主題歌 (in Japanese). Oricon. 2017-03-10. Retrieved 2017-05-25.
  4. ^ a b 嵐メンバー主演の月9ドラマと楽曲の関係性は? 『貴族探偵』主題歌「I'll be there」への期待 (in Japanese). Real Sound. 2017-03-11. Retrieved 2017-05-25.
  5. ^ a b c 【オリコン】嵐、月9主題歌で40作連続シングル首位 通算47作目で歴代1位に王手 (in Japanese). Oricon. 2016-04-25. Retrieved 2017-05-25.
  6. ^ a b c 一般社団法人 日本レコード協会 (in Japanese). RIAJ. Retrieved 2017-05-25.
  7. ^ 嵐、『FNSうたの春まつり』で月9主題歌「I'll be there」を初披露 (in Japanese). Oricon. 2017-03-14. Retrieved 2017-05-25.
  8. ^ "Japan Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-05-25.
  9. ^ a b "Japan Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-05-25.
  10. ^ "I'll be there CHART INSIGHT" (in Japanese). Billboard. Retrieved 2017-05-25.
  11. ^ a b "週間 CDシングルランキング 2017年05月01日付" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2017-05-25.
  12. ^ a b "Billboard Japan Top Singles Sales" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. Retrieved 2017-05-25.
  13. ^ a b "I'll be there" (in Japanese). J Storm. Retrieved 2017-05-25.
  14. ^ "I'll be there(初回版 CD+DVD)" (in Chinese). Avex Taiwan. Retrieved 2017-05-25.
  15. ^ "I'll be there(普通版 CD ONLY)" (in Chinese). Avex Taiwan. Retrieved 2017-05-25.
  16. ^ "SMTOWN" (in Korean). S.M. Entertainment. Retrieved 2017-05-25.
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