Dear (Mika Nakashima song)

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"Dear"
Single by Mika Nakashima
from the album Real
B-side A Miracle for You (2011)
Released April 27, 2011 (2011-04-27) (Japan)
Format CD, digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre J-pop, adult contemporary
Label Sony Music Associated Records
Writer(s) Katsuhiko Sugiyama, Yasunari Okano, Mika Nakashima
Producer(s) Katsuhiko Sugiyama, Shin Kono
Certification Platinum (RIAJ digital d/l)
Mika Nakashima singles chronology
"Ichiban Kirei na Watashi o"
(2010)
"Dear"
(2011)
"Love Is Ecstasy"
(2011)

"Dear" is the thirty-third single by Japanese singer Mika Nakashima, released on April 27, 2011.[1] It peaked at number 8 in the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart, and sold over 25,000 copies.[2] In May 2011, the song was certified Gold by the RIAJ for digital downloads of over 100,000.[3]

Background[edit]

This single marked a comeback for Nakashima, who took a break from performing in October 2010 to seek treatment for her chronic Eustachian tube dysfunction.[1] The title track was the theme song for the Japanese television drama Yōkame no Semi, in which Mao Inoue played the lead role.[1]

For "Dear", Nakashima again collaborated with Katsuhiko Sugiyama, who wrote and composed her previous single, "Ichiban Kirei na Watashi o".[1]

The coupling tune is a rearranged version of "A Miracle For You", a song from Nakashima's first album, True.[1]

Track listing[edit]

CD
No. Title Lyrics Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "Dear"   Katsuhiko Sugiyama Katsuhiko Sugiyama Katsuhiko Sugiyama,
Tatsurou Ariki (strings arrangement)
5:13
2. "A Miracle for You (2011)"   Mika Nakashima Yasunari Okano Shin Kono (arrangement & strings arrangement) 5:18
3. "Dear" (Instrumental) Katsuhiko Sugiyama Katsuhiko Sugiyama Katsuhiko Sugiyama,
Tatsurou Ariki (strings arrangement)
5:13
4. "A Miracle for You (2011)" (Instrumental) Mika Nakashima Yasunari Okano Shin Kono (arrangement & strings arrangement) 5:16

Charts[edit]

Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)[edit]

Release Chart Peak position First-week sales Sales total Chart run
27 April 2011 Oricon Daily Charts 25,025
Oricon Weekly Charts 8 15,162 4 weeks
Oricon Monthly Charts (April) 28
Oricon Yearly Charts

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