Kaze wa Fuiteiru

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"Kaze wa Fuiteiru"
Single by AKB48
from the album 1830m
B-side "Kimi no Senaka"
"Vamos" (Type A)
"Gondola Lift" (Type B)
"Tsubomitachi" (Theater Edition)
Released October 26, 2011 (2011-10-26) (Japan)
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre J-pop
Label You, Be Cool! / King
Writer(s) Yasushi Akimoto (lyrics)
Producer(s) Yasushi Akimoto
Certification Million (RIAJ)
AKB48 singles chronology
"Flying Get"
(2011)
"Kaze wa Fuiteiru"
(2011)
"Ue kara Mariko"
(2011)
Music videos
"Kaze wa Fuiteiru (Dance! Dance! Dance! Ver.)" on YouTube
"Kimi no Senaka" (preview)

"Kaze wa Fuiteiru" (風は吹いている?, "The Wind Is Blowing") is the 23rd single by the Japanese girl idol group AKB48, released on October 26, 2011.[1][2][3]

Release history and information[edit]

The title of the upcoming October single by AKB48 was first announced to 20,000 fans present at the handshake event held to celebrate the launch of the group's 22nd single, "Flying Get", at the Nagoya Dome on September 4th.[4]

The single was released in 5 versions: Type A Regular and Limited editions, Type B Regular and Limited editions, and a Theater Edition.[5]

It was written with lyric meant to ease the pain of the tsunami victims from the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, as well as part of the large relief process to help out with restoration as the group has donated over 1.25 billion yen, and continue to hold monthly trip visit to tsunami areas to perform free concerts for the children and elderly in those areas. [6] [7]

Track listing[edit]

Type A[edit]

CD
No. Title Artist(s) Length
1. "Kaze wa Fuiteiru" (風は吹いている)    
2. "Kimi no Senaka" (君の背中) Under Girls (アンダーガールズ?)  
3. "Vamos" (Vamos) Under Girls Baragumi (アンダーガールズ ばら組?)  
4. "Kaze wa Fuiteiru off vocal ver." (風は吹いている off vocal ver.)    
5. "Kimi no Senaka off vocal ver." (君の背中 off vocal ver.)    
6. "Vamos off vocal ver." (Vamos off vocal ver.)    
DVD
No. Title Length
1. "Kaze wa Fuiteiru Music Video" (風は吹いている Music Video)  
2. "Kimi no Senaka Music Video" (君の背中 Music Video)  
3. "Vamos Music Video" (Vamos Music Video)  
4. "Kaze wa Fuiteiru Music Video (DANCE! DANCE! DANCE! ver.)" (風は吹いている Music Video(DANCE! DANCE! DANCE! ver.))  
5. "Tokuten eizō AKB48 conte 'Feromon Keiji'-hen" (特典映像 AKB48コント 「フェロモン刑事」編)  

Type B[edit]

CD
No. Title Artist(s) Length
1. "Kaze wa Fuiteiru" (風は吹いている)    
2. "Kimi no Senaka" (君の背中) Under Girls (アンダーガールズ?)  
3. "Gondola Lift" (ゴンドラリフト) Under Girls Yurigumi (アンダーガールズ ゆり組?)  
4. "Kaze wa Fuiteiru off vocal ver." (風は吹いている off vocal ver.)    
5. "Kimi no Senaka off vocal ver." (君の背中 off vocal ver.)    
6. "Gondola Lift off vocal ver." (ゴンドラリフト off vocal ver.)    
DVD
No. Title Length
1. "Kaze wa Fuiteiru Music Video" (風は吹いている Music Video)  
2. "Kimi no Senaka Music Video" (君の背中 Music Video)  
3. "Gondola Lift Music Video" (ゴンドラリフト Music Video)  
4. "Kaze wa Fuiteiru music video (DANCE! DANCE! DANCE! ver.)" (風は吹いている Music Video(DANCE! DANCE! DANCE! ver.))  
5. "Tokuten eizō AKB 48 conte `Taxi'-hen" (特典映像 AKB48コント「タクシー」編)  

Theater Edition[edit]

CD
No. Title Artist(s) Length
1. "Kaze wa Fuiteiru" (風は吹いている)    
2. "Kimi no Senaka" (君の背中) Under Girls (アンダーガールズ?)  
3. "Tsubomitachi" (蕾たち) Team 4+Kenkyusei (Team 4+研究生?)  
4. "Kaze wa Fuiteiru off vocal ver." (風は吹いている off vocal ver.)    
5. "Kimi no Senaka off vocal ver." (君の背中 off vocal ver.)    
6. "Tsubomitachi off vocal ver." (蕾たち off vocal ver.)    

Members[edit]

"Kaze wa Fuiteiru"[edit]

Centers: Atsuko Maeda

"Kimi no Senaka"[edit]

Under Girls

Center: Aika Ōta

"Vamos"[edit]

Under Girls Baragumi

"Gondola Lift"[edit]

Under Girls Yurigumi

Center: Ayaka Umeda

"Tsubomitachi"[edit]

Team4+Kenkyūsei

Oricon Charts[edit]

Release Oricon Singles Chart Peak position Debut sales (copies) Sales total (copies)
October 26 2011 Daily Chart 1[8] 1,045,937 1,457,113
Weekly Chart 1[9] 1,300,482
Monthly Chart 1 1,300,482

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AKB次のシングルは「風は吹いている」". Daily Sports (in Japanese). Yahoo Japan Corporation. 2011-09-04. Retrieved 2011-09-22. 
  2. ^ "AKB48次作新曲タイトルは「風は吹いている」". SPORTS NIPPON NEWSPAPERS (in Japanese). Sports Nippon. 2011-09-05. Retrieved 2011-09-22. 
  3. ^ "AKB次曲「風は吹いている」 10・26発売". The Chunichi Shimbun (in Japanese). Chunichi Shimbun. 2011-09-05. Retrieved 2011-09-22. 
  4. ^ "AKB48、10月発売の新曲タイトル発表 2万人のファン喝采". Melos no michi (in English). Melos no Michi. 2011-09-04. Retrieved 2011-09-22. 
  5. ^ "AKB48's discography" (in Japanese). King Records. Retrieved 2011-10-22. 
  6. ^ "AKB48's post-quake support song sells 1 million on the first day". Anime News Network (in English). Anime News Network. Retrieved 2011-10-26. 
  7. ^ "AKB48's Dareka no Tame ni project donated over 1.25 billion yen". Melos no Michi (in English). Retrieved 2012-02-21. 
  8. ^ "AKB48、2作連続“初日ミリオン” 初日売上歴代最高の104.6万枚" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2011-10-26. Retrieved 2011-10-26. 
  9. ^ "【オリコン】史上初!AKB48が3作連続初週ミリオン 歴代シングル初週売上TOP3独占" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2011-11-01. Retrieved 2011-11-01. 

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