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Power of the Paradise

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"Power of the Paradise"
Regular edition cover
Single by Arashi
B-side"Hana" (花)
ReleasedSeptember 14, 2016 (2016-09-14)
FormatCD single
Recorded2016
GenrePop[1]
Length52:57 (Regular Edition)[2]
4:36 (Limited Edition)[3]
LabelJ Storm
Songwriter(s)paddy, nobby, ha-j
Arashi singles chronology
"I Seek/Daylight"
(2016)
"Power of the Paradise"
(2016)
"I'll Be There"
(2017)

"Power of the Paradise" is the 50th single by Japanese boy band Arashi. It was released on September 14, 2016 under their record label J Storm. "Power of the Paradise" was used as the theme song for NTV's news coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympics, which featured member Sho Sakurai as the main newscaster.[4][5] The single sold over 420,000 copies in its first week and topped the weekly Oricon Singles Chart.[6] The single was certified Double Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ).[7] "Power of the Paradise" was the 10th best-selling single of the year in Japan.[8]

Single information

"Power of the Paradise" was released in two editions: a regular edition and a limited edition. The regular edition contains the B-side "Hana", the instrumentals for the two tracks, and a secret talk in the "Hana" instrumental. The limited edition contains a DVD with a music video and making-of for "Power of the Paradise" and a 20-page lyrics booklet. The album jacket covers for the two versions are different.

"Power of the Paradise" was used as the theme song for NTV's news coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympics on NTV, which featured member Sho Sakurai as the main newscaster. This is the sixth time the group has provided the theme song for NTV's news coverage of the Summer and Winter Olympic Games.[5]

Track listing

Regular edition
No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."Power of the Paradise"paddynobbyha-j4:38
2."Hana" ()Ogawa Takashi
  • Justin Reinstein
  • wonder note
Hirofumi Sasaki5:02
3."Power of the Paradise" (instrumental)   4:38
4."Hana" (instrumental)   38:39
Total length:52:57

Chart performance

On the week of September 17, 2016, "Power of the Paradise" debuted at number 69 on the Japan Billboard Hot 100 and rose to number one on October 1, 2016.[9][10] The single debuted at number one on the Oricon daily singles chart selling 225,928 copies upon its release and selling 422,418 copies by the end of the week, topping the Oricon weekly singles chart and Billboard Japan's top single sales chart.[6][11] In September 2016, the single was certified double platinum by RIAJ for shipments of 500,000 units.[7]

Charts and certifications

Release history

Country Release date Label Format Catalog
Japan September 14, 2016 J Storm CD+DVD JACA-5619-5620[14]
CD JACA-5621[14]
South Korea October 12, 2016 S.M. Entertainment CD SMKJT0702[1]
Taiwan October 12, 2016 Avex Asia CD+DVD JAJSG27075/A[15]
CD JAJSG27075[16]

References

  1. ^ a b "SM TOWN" (in Korean). S.M. Entertainment. Retrieved 2017-05-25.
  2. ^ 楽天ブックス: Power of the Paradise (通常盤) (in Japanese). Rakuten. Retrieved 2017-01-22.
  3. ^ 楽天ブックス: Power of the Paradise (初回限定盤 CD+DVD) (in Japanese). Rakuten. Retrieved 2017-01-22.
  4. ^ 嵐、9・14に50枚目シングル「Power of the Paradise」 (in Japanese). Oricon. 2016-08-05. Retrieved 2017-01-22.
  5. ^ a b 嵐、スポーツ応援の新境地へ? 新曲「Power of the Paradise」でリオ五輪盛り上げる (in Japanese). Real Sound. 2016-08-06. Retrieved 2017-01-22.
  6. ^ a b c 【オリコン】嵐、50枚目シングルが首位 日テレ五輪テーマ曲 (in Japanese). Oricon. 2016-09-20. Retrieved 2017-01-22.
  7. ^ a b c 一般社団法人 日本レコード協会 (in Japanese). RIAJ. Retrieved 2016-01-22.
  8. ^ a b 【2016年 年間音楽&映像ランキング】嵐が前人未到の記録達成!AKB48がシングル年間V7!! (in Japanese). Oricon. 2016-12-24. Retrieved 2017-01-22.
  9. ^ "Japan Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-01-22.
  10. ^ a b "Japan Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-01-22.
  11. ^ a b "Billboard Japan Top Singles Sales" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. Retrieved 2017-01-22.
  12. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. Retrieved 2017-01-22.
  13. ^ "Billboard Japan Top Single Sales" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. Retrieved 2017-01-22.
  14. ^ a b "Power of the Paradise" (in Japanese). J Storm. Retrieved 2017-01-22.
  15. ^ "Power of the Paradise(初回版 CD+DVD)" (in Chinese). Avex Taiwan. Retrieved 2017-01-22.
  16. ^ "Power of the Paradise(普通版 CD ONLY)" (in Chinese). Avex Taiwan. Retrieved 2017-01-22.
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