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Kimi no Uta (song)

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"Kimi no Uta"
Regular edition cover
Single by Arashi
from the album 5x20 All the Best!! 1999–2019
B-side
  • "Sky Again"
  • "Fake It"
  • "Count on Me"
  • "White on White"
Released24 October 2018 (2018-10-24)
FormatCD single
Length4:33
LabelJ Storm
Songwriter(s)
  • Asil
  • Shinya Tada
  • A.K. Janeway
  • Hirofumi Sasaki
Arashi singles chronology
"Natsu Hayate"
(2018)
"Kimi no Uta"
(2018)
"Brave"
(2019)

"Kimi no Uta" (君のうた) is the 56th single by Japanese boy band Arashi. It was released on 24 October 2018 through their record label J Storm. "Kimi no Uta" debuted at number 69 on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 chart before moving up to number one the following week. It also debuted number one on the Oricon weekly chart. The song was used as the theme song for the TV Asahi television series Boku to Shippo to Kagurazaka.

Background and release

On 12 June 2018, it was announced that member Masaki Aiba would star in the television series Boku to Shippo to Kagurazaka.[1] Two months later, on 12 September, Arashi announced that their next single would be used as the theme song for the television series.[2] On 15 September, Arashi's commercial for Japan Airlines' "Fly For It!" campaign, featuring the B-side "Sky Again", began airing nationwide in Japan.[3] On 22 September, the full song was revealed on Aiba's radio show.[4] The track listing and jacket covers were revealed on 28 September.[5] A 34-second preview of the music video was published on the group's official website on 5 October.[6] Morning news programs began airing previews of the music video on the same day. Aiba played the B-side "White on White" on his radio show on 13 October.[7] Song previews for "Kimi no Uta" and "Sky Again" were added to the group's official website on 18 October.[8]

Arashi performed "Kimi no Uta" on Music Station on 19 October 2018.[9] They performed the song on VS Arashi (ja) on 27 October. The single was released on 24 October 2018 in Japan.[10]

Chart performance

"Kimi no Uta" debuted at number 69 on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 chart on the date ending 15 October 2018.[11] The single debuted at number one on the Oricon daily single chart, selling 207,787 copies upon its release.[12]

Track listing

No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."Kimi no Uta" (君のうた, "Your Song")Asil
  • Shinya Tada
  • A.K. Janeway
Hirofumi Sasaki4:33
2."Sky Again"Goro.TErik LidbomLidbom5:06
3."Fake It"Hikari
  • Hikari
  • Kevin Charge
Charge3:48
4."Count on Me"Funk Uchino
  • Lidbom
  • Saori Tsuchiya
Tomoki Ishizuka4:28
5."Kimi no Uta" (instrumental)   4:33
6."Sky Again" (instrumental)   5:06
7."Fake It" (instrumental)   3:48
8."Count on Me" (instrumental)   42:37
Total length:74:02

Charts

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Japan (Oricon Weekly Singles Chart)[13] 1
Japan (Billboard Japan Hot 100)[14] 1
South Korean Albums (Gaon)[15] 43
South Korean International Albums (Gaon)[16] 3

References

  1. ^ 相葉雅紀、獣医師役で今秋ドラマ主演 『神様のカルテ』深川栄洋監督とタッグ [Masaki Aiba will be starring as a veterinarian in the drama "Boku to Shippo to Kagurazaka" this fall. Working together with director Yoshihiro Fukagawa]. Oricon News (in Japanese). Oricon. 12 June 2018. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  2. ^ 嵐、相葉雅紀主演ドラマ主題歌が10・24発売 [Arashi will release the theme song for Masaki Aiba's starring drama on October 24]. Oricon News (in Japanese). Oricon. 12 September 2018. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  3. ^ 嵐、猛暑に長袖で撮影もプロフェッショナルぶり発揮. Oricon News (in Japanese). Oricon. 23 August 2018. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  4. ^ Masaki Aiba (host) (22 September 2018). 嵐・相葉雅紀のレコメン!アラシリミックス [Arashi Aiba Masaki's Recomen! Arashi Remix] (Radio broadcast) (in Japanese). Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  5. ^ 10/24(水)発売 嵐 ニューシングル『君のうた』ジャケ写・アー写・詳細情報更新! [Arashi's new single "Kimi no Uta" Jacket covers and information update!] (in Japanese). J Storm. 28 September 2018. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  6. ^ "10月24日(水)発売 嵐 ニューシングル『君のうた』Music Video視聴開始!" [Arashi new single "Kimi no Uta" Music video preview released!] (in Japanese). J Storm. 5 October 2018. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  7. ^ Masaki Aiba (host) (13 October 2018). 嵐・相葉雅紀のレコメン!アラシリミックス [Arashi Aiba Masaki's Recomen! Arashi Remix] (Radio broadcast) (in Japanese). Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  8. ^ 嵐 ニューシングル『君のうた』 試聴ページ更新 [Arashi's new single "Kimi no Uta" Song preview update] (in Japanese). J Storm. 18 October 2018. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  9. ^ 嵐、10・19『Mステ』で相葉主演ドラマの主題歌披露 看板犬も駆けつける [Arashi will perform the theme song for Aiba Masaki's starring drama on "M Ste" 10.19. The dog is also appearing] (in Japanese). Oricon. 15 October 2018. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  10. ^ 嵐 ニューシングル『君のうた』10月24日(水)発売決定! [Release date for Arashi's new single "Kimi no Uta" decided for October 24 (Wednesday)] (in Japanese). J Storm. 12 September 2018. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100 2018/10/15" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. 15 October 2018. Archived from the original on 11 October 2018. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  12. ^ デイリー シングルランキング 2018年10月23日付 (in Japanese). Oricon. 23 October 2018. Archived from the original on 24 October 2018. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  13. ^ "オリコン週間 シングルランキング 2018年10月22日~2018年10月28日" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  14. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100 2018/11/5". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  15. ^ "Gaon Album Chart – Week 46, 2018". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Retrieved November 22, 2018.
  16. ^ "Gaon International Album Chart – Week 46, 2018". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Retrieved November 22, 2018.
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