Arashi (song)

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"Arashi"
Single by Arashi
from the album Arashi No.1 Ichigou: Arashi wa Arashi o Yobu!
B-side "Ashita ni Mukatte"
Released November 3, 1999 (1999-11-03)
(see release history)
Format CD
Recorded 1999
Genre Pop, rock
Length 18:08[1]
Label Pony Canyon
Arashi singles chronology
"Arashi"
(1999)
"Sunrise Nippon/Horizon"
(2000)
Music sample

"Arashi" (stylized as A・RA・SHI) is a song recorded by Japanese boy band Arashi. It was released on November 3, 1999 by the record label Pony Canyon as their debut single. "Arashi" was used as the theme song for Arashi's mini-drama V no Arashi (Vの嵐?) and for the 8th World Cup of Volleyball hosted by Japan in 1999, featuring the group as supporters. While both the regular and limited editions were released as a CD single containing two songs and its instrumentals, only the limited edition included a poster.

Single information[edit]

Perhaps the group's most popular song, "Arashi" is a crowd favorite during concerts. When it was released, an estimated 80,000 fans showed up to attend the single's debut event. In 2006, its chorus ("You are my soul! Soul!") has been the namesake of the band's South Korea concert, You Are My Seoul, Soul.[2]

Track list[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Arashi"   J&T Kōji Makaino (馬飼野 康二 Makaino Kōji?) 4:26
2. "Ashita ni Mukatte" (明日に向かって "Facing Tomorrow") Yūzō Otsuka (大塚 雄三 Otsuka Yūzō?) Makaino 4:32
3. "Arashi" (Instrumental) J&T Makaino 4:26
4. "Ashita ni Mukatte" (Instrumental) Otsuka Makaino 4:32

Chart performance[edit]

Selling over 557,000 in its first week and over 970,000 copies by the end of its chart run, the single is the group's best-selling single.[3] The single is certified Double Platinum in Japan for a shipment of 800,000 copies.[4]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
Japan Oricon Weekly Singles Chart[5] 1
Japan Oricon Yearly Singles Chart[6] 23

Sales and certifications[edit]

Country Provider Sales Certification
Japan RIAJ 557,430[5] Double Platinum[4]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Japan November 3, 1999 (1999-11-03)[7] CD (PCDJ-00001)[7] Pony Canyon

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arashi single" (in Japanese). Utasuki Mstore. Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  2. ^ "J-Pop Comes to Seoul". Seoul Metropolitan Government. October 18, 2006. Retrieved September 15, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Arashi Singles Ranking" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2009-09-23. 
  4. ^ a b "GOLD ALBUM 他認定作品 1999年11月度" [Gold Albums, and other certified works. November 1999 Edition] (PDF). The Record (Bulletin) (in Japanese) (Chūō, Tokyo: Recording Industry Association of Japan) 482: 9. January 10, 2000. Archived from the original on January 17, 2014. Retrieved January 17, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "1999年11月第3週の邦楽シングルランキング情報" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2009-10-23. 
  6. ^ "Arashi" (in Japanese). Japanese Wikipedia. Retrieved 2009-12-18. 
  7. ^ a b "Arashi" (in Japanese). Johnny's net. Archived from the original on 22 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-13. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Love Flies" by L'Arc-en-Ciel
Oricon Weekly number one single
November 15, 1999
Succeeded by
"Addicted To You" by Hikaru Utada