Cherry Blossom Girl

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"Cherry Blossom Girl"
Single by Air
from the album Talkie Walkie
Released 16 February 2004
Format 7", 12", CD single
Genre Electronica
Length 3:39
Label Virgin Music/Astralwerks
Writer(s) Jean-Benoît Dunckel,
Nicolas Godin
Producer(s) Air
Air singles chronology
"People in the City"
(2002)
"Cherry Blossom Girl"
(2004)
"Alpha Beta Gaga"
(2004)

"Cherry Blossom Girl" is an electronica song written by Air for their 2004 album Talkie Walkie. The song is the album's second track, and was released as its first single. Written in C-sharp minor, it opens up with bowed vibraphone, drum machines, and fingerpicked acoustic guitar, which are soon joined by synthesizers and notably a shakuhachi. Sung by Jean-Benoît Dunckel, the lyrics depict shy love.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by adult film director Kris Kramski.[1]

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Cherry Blossom Girl".

  • 7" single
  1. "Cherry Blossom Girl" (radio mix) – 3:43
  2. "Cherry Blossom Girl" (Hope Sandoval version) – 2:53
  • 12" single
  1. "Cherry Blossom Girl" (radio mix) – 3:43
  2. "Cherry Blossom Girl" (Simian Mobile Disco mix) – 5:54
  3. "Fanny" (CBG demo) – 3:11
  • CD single
  1. "Cherry Blossom Girl" (radio mix) – 3:43
  2. "Cherry Blossom Girl" (Hope Sandoval version) – 2:53
  • French CD maxi single
  1. "Cherry Blossom Girl" (radio mix) – 3:43
  2. "Cherry Blossom Girl" (Simian Mobile Disco mix) – 5:54
  3. "Cherry Blossom Girl" (Danny Krivit Dub remix) – ?:??
  4. "Fanny" (CBG demo) – 3:11
  • EU/U.S. CD maxi single
  1. "Cherry Blossom Girl" (radio mix) – 3:43
  2. "Cherry Blossom Girl" (Hope Sandoval version) – 2:53
  3. "Cherry Blossom Girl" (Simian Mobile Disco mix) – 5:54
  4. "Fanny" (CBG demo) – 3:11

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak position [2][3][4]
Dutch Mega Singles Top 100 90
French Singles Chart 80
Finnish Singles Chart 13
German Singles Chart 80
Italian Singles Chart 38
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Air: Reel Life", February 12.2004 interview with Air by C. Bottomley, VH1. Retrieved 2008-02-15.
  2. ^ ""Cherry Blossom Girl" Chart Positions and Trajectories". Retrieved 2008-02-15. 
  3. ^ ""Cherry Blossom Girl" U.S. Billboard Chart Positions and Trajectories". Retrieved 2008-02-15. 
  4. ^ ""Cherry Blossom Girl" aCharts.us Chart Positions". Retrieved 2009-02-21. 

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