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"Tsunagu"
Regular edition cover
Single by Arashi
from the album Untitled
B-side
  • "Reach for the sky (Ten made Todoke)"
  • "Dakishimetai"
  • "Under the radar"
  • "Oki ni Mesu mama"
ReleasedJune 28, 2017 (2017-06-28)
FormatCD single
Recorded2017
GenrePop rock[1]
Length31:51[2]
LabelJ Storm
Composer(s)Peter Nord, Kevin Borg, Hirofumi Sasaki
Lyricist(s)paddy
Arashi singles chronology
"I'll Be There"
(2016)
"Tsunagu"
(2017)
"Doors (Yūki no Kiseki)"
(2017)

"Tsunagu" is the 52nd single by Japanese boy band Arashi. It was released on June 28, 2017 under their record label J Storm. "Tsunagu" is the theme song for the film Shinobi no Kuni starring Arashi member Satoshi Ohno. The single sold over 380,000 copies in its first week and topped the weekly Oricon Singles Chart.[3] The single was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ).[4]

Single information

"Tsunagu" was released in two editions: a regular edition and a limited edition. The regular edition contains the B-sides "Reach for the sky ~Ten made Todoke~", "Dakishimetai", and "Under the radar", and the instrumentals for all four tracks. The limited edition contains the music video and making-of for "Tsunagu", the B-side "Oki ni Mesu mama" and its instrumental, and a 16-page lyrics booklet . The album jacket covers for the two versions are different.

"Tsunagu" was used as the theme song for the film Shinobi no Kuni starring Arashi member Satoshi Ohno. "Reach for the sky ~Ten made Todoke~" was used as the campaign song for JAL "Early Bird Campaign 2017".

Chart performance

"Tsunagu" debuted at number twenty-four on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 chart on May 29, 2017.[5] It dropped to number fifty-four in June and rose to number eighteen on July 3.[6][7] The following week, the song climbed seventeen spots and peaked at number one.[8][9] The single debuted at number one on the Oricon daily singles chart selling, 225,153 copies upon its release and selling 389,311 copies by the end of the week, topping the Oricon weekly singles chart.[3][10] The single debuted at number one on the Billboard Japan's top single sales chart selling 414,810 copies in its first week.[11] In June 2017, the single was certified platinum by RIAJ for shipments of 250,000 units.[4]

Track listing

Regular Edition
No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."Tsunagu"paddy
  • Peter Nord
  • Kevin Borg
  • Nord
  • Hirofumi Sasaki
4:09
2."Reach for the sky (Ten made Todoke)" (Reach for the sky 〜天までとどけ〜)RUCCA
  • Simon Janlöv
  • Funk Uchino
Hitoshi Fujima4:03
3."Dakishimetai" (抱きしめたい)IROCO-STAR
  • Janlöv
  • Mr.Mustard
Wataru Maeguchi3:55
4."Under the radar"Yoshiwazu Ichikawa
  • Kevin Charge
  • Erik Lidbom
Charge3:49
5."Tsunagu" (instrumental)   4:09
6."Reach for the sky (Ten made Todoke)" (instrumental)   4:03
7."Dakishimetai" (instrumental)   3:55
8."Under the radar" (instrumental)   3:45
Total length:31:51

Charts and certifications

Release history

Country Release date Label Format Catalog
Japan June 28, 2017 J Storm CD+DVD JACA-5667-5668[12]
CD JACA-5669[12]
Taiwan July 21, 2017 Avex Asia CD+DVD JAJSG27081/A[13]
CD JAJSG27081[14]

References

  1. ^ "ARASHI / つなぐ". CD Journal (in Japanese). Ongaku Shuppansha. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  2. ^ 楽天ブックス: つなぐ (通常盤) (in Japanese). Rakuten. Retrieved 2017-07-22.
  3. ^ a b c 【オリコン】嵐、シングル41作連続&48作目1位 大野智主演映画主題歌 (in Japanese). Oricon. 2016-07-04. Retrieved 2017-07-22.
  4. ^ a b c 一般社団法人 日本レコード協会 (in Japanese). RIAJ. Retrieved 2017-07-22.
  5. ^ "Japan Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-07-22.
  6. ^ "Japan Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-07-22.
  7. ^ "Japan Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-07-22.
  8. ^ a b "Japan Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-07-22.
  9. ^ "Tsunagu CHART INSIGHT" (in Japanese). Billboard. Retrieved 2017-07-22.
  10. ^ a b "週間 CDシングルランキング 2017年07月10日付" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2017-07-22.
  11. ^ a b "Billboard Japan Top Singles Sales" (in Japanese). Billboard. Retrieved 2017-07-22.
  12. ^ a b "Tsunagu" (in Japanese). J Storm. Retrieved 2017-07-22.
  13. ^ "繫(初回限定版 CD+DVD)" (in Chinese). Avex Taiwan. Retrieved 2017-07-22.
  14. ^ "繫(普通版 CD ONLY)" (in Chinese). Avex Taiwan. Retrieved 2017-07-22.
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