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Monster (Arashi song)

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Single by Arashi
from the album Boku no Miteiru Fūkei
ReleasedMay 19, 2010 (2010-05-19)
FormatCD single, CD+DVD
  • 18:09 (Regular edition)[1]
  • 9:03 (Limited edition)[2]
LabelJ Storm
  • Unite
  • Sean-D
  • Chi-mey
Arashi singles chronology
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"Monster" is a song recorded by Japanese boy band Arashi. It was released on May 19, 2010 by their record label J Storm. "Monster" is currently being used as the theme song to the drama Kaibutsu-kun (怪物くん, Little Monster) starring Arashi member Satoshi Ohno. It was released as a CD single in two formats: a regular edition containing two B-sides and the instrumental of all the songs, and a limited edition containing the B-side "Spiral" (スパイラル, "Supairaru") and a DVD.

Single information

On April 5, 2010, it was announced that Arashi would provide the theme song "Monster" for Ohno's fantasy comedy drama based on Fujiko Fujio's manga series Kaibutsu-kun.[3] The single was released in two formats: a regular and limited edition. The regular edition included "Monster", the B-side "Spiral" and the instrumentals for both the tracks while the limited edition included the two tracks and a DVD containing the promotional video for "Monster" and its making of.[4]

Chart performance

The single sold about 232,000 copies on the first day of its release on May 19, 2010, debuting at number one on the Oricon singles daily chart.[5] On the Oricon singles weekly chart, the single placed at number one, selling about 543,000 copies. "Monster" also became Arashi's thirtieth consecutive single to rank within the Top 3 since their debut single, making Arashi the first act to achieve such a feat.[6]

On June 24, 2010, "Monster" placed at number-one on the Oricon first half of the year singles chart by selling 654,287 copies overall.[7] According to Oricon, "Monster" is the fourth best-selling single of 2010 in Japan.[8]

Track listing

Regular edition
  • Unite
  • Sean-D
  • Taku Yoshioka
  • Hirofumi Sasaki
Kazumi MitomeHa-j4:37
3."Monster" (Instrumental)
  • Unite
  • Sean-D
  • Yoshioka
  • Sasaki
4."Spiral" (Instrumental)
  • Ogawa
  • Sakurai
Total length:18:09

Charts and certifications

Release history

Region Date Format Distributor
Japan May 19, 2010 (2010-05-19)[15] CD single (JACA-5218)[15]
CD+DVD (JACA-5216)[16]
J Storm
South Korea June 3, 2010 (2010-06-03)[17] CD single (SMJTCD351)[17]
SM Entertainment
Taiwan June 4, 2010 (2010-06-04)[19] CD single (JAJSG27029)[19]
CD+DVD (JAJSG27029/A)[20]
Avex Taiwan
Hong Kong June 11, 2010 (2010-06-11)[21] CD single[21]
Avex Asia


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  2. ^ "Monster [CD+DVD]<初回限定盤>". Tower Records Japan. Retrieved 2018-12-26.
  3. ^ 65時間嵐祭り!日テレ43番組ジャック (in Japanese). Sports Hochi. 2010-04-05. Retrieved 2010-05-20.
  4. ^ "Monster" (in Japanese). J Storm. Retrieved 2010-06-05.
  5. ^ 嵐、大野主演ドラマ『怪物くん』主題歌が初日首位スタート (in Japanese). Oricon. 2010-05-20. Retrieved 2010-05-20.
  6. ^ a b "嵐、史上初のデビューから 30作連続TOP3入り" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2010-05-25. Retrieved 2010-05-25.
  7. ^ 上半期ランキング特集 シングル (in Japanese). Oricon. 2010-06-24. Retrieved 2010-06-24.
  8. ^ a b c 年間ランキング特集 シングル (in Japanese). Oricon. 2010-12-20. Retrieved 2010-12-20.
  9. ^ "Japan Hot 100: Week of June 05, 2010". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-05-29.
  10. ^ a b 2010, Week 23 "G-Music" (in Chinese). G-Music. Retrieved 2018-12-26.
  11. ^ "Gaon". Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 2018-12-26.
  12. ^ "Gaon International". Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 2018-12-26.
  13. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100 Year End 2010". Billboard. 2010-12-10. Archived from the original on 2010-12-11. Retrieved 2010-12-10.
  14. ^ 2010年6月度 認定作品 (in Japanese). RIAJ. Retrieved 2010-07-13.
  15. ^ a b "Monster (Regular Edition)". CDJapan. Retrieved 2010-05-20.
  16. ^ "Monster (w/ DVD, Limited Edition)". CDJapan. Retrieved 2010-05-20.
  17. ^ a b "Arashi - 30th Single 'Monster (통상판)" (in Korean). Aladdin. Retrieved 2010-03-04.
  18. ^ "Arashi - 30th Single 'Monster (초회한정판 CD+DVD)" (in Korean). Aladdin. Retrieved 2010-05-20.
  19. ^ a b "Monster(普通版)" (in Chinese). Avex Taiwan. Retrieved 2010-06-05.
  20. ^ "Monster(初回版)" (in Chinese). Avex Taiwan. Retrieved 2010-06-05.
  21. ^ a b "Monster (Normal Edition) (Hong Kong Version)" (in Chinese). YesAsia. Retrieved 2010-07-03.
  22. ^ "Monster (Single+DVD) (First Press Limited Edition) (Hong Kong Version)" (in Chinese). YesAsia. Retrieved 2010-07-03.
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