Bandage (song)

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"Bandage"
Single by LANDS
from the album Olympos
Released November 25, 2009 (2009-11-25)
Format CD single, CD+DVD
Genre Rock
Length 11:14 (Regular pressing)
5:36 (CD+DVD)
Label J Storm
Writer(s) Takeshi Kobayashi
Producer(s) Kobayashi
LANDS singles chronology
"Bandage"
(2009)
"Eternal"
(2011)

"Bandage" (stylized as "BANDAGE") is a song by Japanese rock band, LANDS and serves as their debut single as well as the lead single from their debut album Olympos. The song was written and produced by composer Takeshi Kobayashi (小林 武史 Kobayashi Takeshi?) and serves as the theme song of the film with the same name that stars Jin Akanishi, who plays the leader and vocalist of the fictional band. "Bandage" was released on November 25, 2009, their record label J Storm.

Background[edit]

Back in November 2008, it was reported that LANDS was planning on making their "real world" debut,[1] In September 2009, it was confirmed that the band would be making their debut in the fall of 2009 with the CD release of "Bandage", which was also confirmed to be the theme song of the movie also titled, Bandage.[2] In October, the release date of the song was announced.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Takeshi Kobayashi. 

CD
No. Title Length
1. "Bandage"   5:38
2. "Bandage" (Backing Track) 5:36
DVD
No. Title Length
1. "Bandage" (Music Video and Making)  

Chart performance[edit]

On the Japan Hot 100 "Bandage" debuted at number 87.[4] The following week the song went straight to the number-one spot on the chart.[5] On the Oricon chart, "Bandage" claimed the number-one spot with 211,000 copies sold.[6] In total the single has sold about 248,000 copies and has been certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan.[7][8]

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Oricon Weekly Chart[6] 1
Billboard Japan Hot 100 1
Preceded by
"Loveless" by Tomohisa Yamashita
Oricon Weekly number-one single
December 7, 2009
Next:
"Nōdōteki Sanpunkan" by Tokyo Incidents
Billboard Japan Hot 100 number-one single
December 7, 2009

Format[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Japanese) "KAT-TUN赤西仁の初主演映画にパクリ疑惑が発覚!?". Cyzo. Livedoor. 2008-11-04. Retrieved 2010-01-16. 
  2. ^ (Japanese) "KAT-TUN赤西 役柄そのままソロCD". Sponichi. Sponichi Annex. 2009-09-08. Retrieved 2010-01-16. [dead link]
  3. ^ (Japanese) "KAT-TUNの赤西仁と小林武史が期間限定ユニット結成". Natalie. Livedoor. 2009-10-23. Retrieved 2010-01-16. 
  4. ^ (Japanese) "Issue Date November 30, 2009". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-01-16. 
  5. ^ (Japanese) "Issue Date December 7, 2009". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-01-16. 
  6. ^ a b "Charts: Akanishi's LANDS, GReeeeN". Tokyograph. 2009-12-02. Archived from the original on 5 December 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-22. 
  7. ^ (Japanese) "赤西“LANDS”、最初で最後のアルバムが初日首位". Oricon. 2010-01-14. Archived from the original on 15 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-16. 
  8. ^ (Japanese) "ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2009年11月". Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved 2010-01-16. 
  9. ^ "Bandage [Limited Pressing]". CD Japan. Archived from the original on 14 January 2010. Retrieved January 16, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Bandage [w/ DVD, Limited Edition]". CD Japan. Archived from the original on 6 January 2010. Retrieved January 16, 2010. 

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