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I Seek / Daylight

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"I Seek/Daylight"
Regular edition cover
Single by Arashi
B-side
  • "Tadaima" (ただいま)
  • "supersonic"
ReleasedMay 18, 2016 (2016-05-18)
FormatCD single
Recorded2016
GenrePop
Length35:36 (Regular Edition)[1]
9:35 (Limited Edition 1)[2]
9:35 (Limited Edition 2)[3]
LabelJ Storm
Arashi singles chronology
"Fukkatsu Love"
(2016)
"I Seek/Daylight"
(2016)
"Power of the Paradise"
(2016)

"I Seek/Daylight" is the 49th single by Japanese boy band Arashi. It was released on May 18, 2016 under their record label J Storm. "I seek" was used as the theme song for the drama Sekai Ichi Muzukashii Koi starring Arashi member Satoshi Ohno, and "Daylight" was used as the theme song for the drama 99.9 Keiji Senmon Bengoshi starring Arashi member Jun Matsumoto.[4] The single sold over 737,000 copies in its first week and topped the weekly Oricon Singles Chart.[5] "I seek/Daylight" was certified for Triple Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ).[6]

Single information

"I seek/Daylight" was released in three editions: a regular edition and two limited editions. The regular edition contains the B-sides "Tadaima" and "supersonic", instrumentals for all four tracks, and a 10-page lyrics booklet. The limited editions contain a DVD with a music video and making-of for one of the A-side tracks, and a 16-page lyrics booklet. The album jacket covers for the three versions are different.

"I seek" was used as the theme song for the drama Sekai Ichi Muzukashii Koi starring Arashi member Satoshi Ohno, and "Daylight" was used as the theme song for the drama 99.9 Keiji Senmon Bengoshi starring Arashi member Jun Matsumoto.[4] Daylight is Arashi's first A-side song to feature rapping by Sho Sakurai since "Face Down" in 2012. "Tadaima" was created specially to be used as the theme song for ARASHI “Japonism Show” in ARENA, Arashi's first arena tour in nine years.[7]

Track listing

Regular edition
No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."I Seek"ASIL
  • AKJ
  • ASIL
Tomoki Ishizuka4:45
2."Daylight"
  • Simon Janlov
  • Wonder Note
Hirofumi Sasaki4:51
3."Tadaima" (ただいま)PaddyKehn MindMetropolitan Digital Clique4:59
4."Supersonic"100+
  • Kevin Charge
  • David Fremberg
  • Youth Case
Taku Yoshioka3:13
5."I Seek" (instrumental)   4:45
6."Daylight" (instrumental)   4:51
7."Tadaima" (instrumental)   4:59
8."Supersonic" (instrumental)   3:09
Total length:35:36
Limited edition 1 & 2
No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."I Seek"ASIL
  • AKJ
  • ASIL
Ishizuka4:45
2."Daylight"
  • Stereograph
  • Sakurai
  • Janlov
  • Wonder Note
Sasaki4:49
Total length:9:35

Chart performance

The single debuted at number one on the Oricon daily singles chart, selling 406,274 copies upon its release and selling 737,951 copies by the end of the week, topping the Oricon and Billboard Japan weekly singles charts.[8][9][10] The single sold 48,420 copies in its second week and stayed in the top ten for three consecutive weeks.[11][12]

Charts and certifications

Release history

Country Release date Label Format Catalog
Japan May 18, 2016 J Storm CD+DVD JACA-5593-5594[4]
CD+DVD JACA-5595-5596[4]
CD JACA-5597[4]
South Korea June 8, 2016 S.M. Entertainment CD SMKJT0640[13]
Taiwan June 8, 2016 Avex Asia CD+DVD JAJSG27074/A[14]
CD+DVD JAJSG27074/B[15]
CD JAJSG27074[16]

References

  1. ^ "I seek / Daylight" (in Japanese). Rakuten. Retrieved October 27, 2016.
  2. ^ "I seek / Daylight (初回限定盤1 CD+DVD)" (in Japanese). Rakuten. Retrieved October 27, 2016.
  3. ^ "I seek / Daylight (初回限定盤2 CD+DVD)" (in Japanese). Rakuten. Retrieved October 27, 2016.
  4. ^ a b c d e "I seek/Daylight" (in Japanese). J Storm. Retrieved October 27, 2016.
  5. ^ "週間 CDシングルランキング2016年05月30日付" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 27, 2016.
  6. ^ "一般社団法人 日本レコード協会" (in Japanese). RIAJ. Retrieved October 27, 2016.
  7. ^ "嵐「Daylight」で、"サクラップ"の強みが生かされる? 約3年ぶり両A面シングル発売へ" (in Japanese). realsound.jp. Retrieved October 27, 2016.
  8. ^ "【オリコン】嵐、前作比25万枚増73.8万枚で1位 大野&松潤主演ドラマ主題歌の両A面" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 27, 2016.
  9. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100" (in Japanese). Billboard. Retrieved October 27, 2016.
  10. ^ "Billboard Japan Top Singles Sales" (in Japanese). Billboard. Retrieved October 27, 2016.
  11. ^ "週間 CDシングルランキング 2016年06月06日付" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 27, 2016.
  12. ^ "週間 CDシングルランキング 2016年06月13日付" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 27, 2016.
  13. ^ "SMTOWN" (in Korean). S.M. Entertainment. Retrieved October 27, 2016.
  14. ^ "I seek / Daylight(初回限定版1 CD+DVD)" (in Chinese). Avex Taiwan. Retrieved October 27, 2016.
  15. ^ "I seek / Daylight(初回限定版2 CD+DVD)" (in Chinese). Avex Taiwan. Retrieved October 27, 2016.
  16. ^ "I seek / Daylight(普通版 CD ONLY)" (in Chinese). Avex Taiwan. Retrieved October 27, 2016.
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