Message (Aya Ueto album)

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Message
Studio album by Aya Ueto
Released March 3, 2004 (2004-03-03)
Recorded 2003-2004
Genre Pop, pop rock
Length 59:48
Label Flight Master
Producer Gorō Kumagai
Aya Ueto chronology
Ayaueto
(2003)
Message
(2004)
Re.
(2004)
Singles from Message
  1. "Message/Personal"
    Released: May 14, 2003
  2. "Kanshō/Mermaid"
    Released: August 27, 2003
  3. "Binetsu"
    Released: November 27, 2003
  4. "Ai no Tame ni."
    Released: February 4, 2004

Message is the second studio album by Japanese pop singer Aya Ueto. It was released on March 3, 2004 on Flight Master.

Background[edit]

Message includes Ueto's previous singles "Message/Personal", "Kanshō/Mermaid", "Binetsu" and "Ai no Tame ni.". The album's initial track listing included a fourteenth track entitled "Shiawase ni Naru Yō ni" (幸せになるように Wish You Happiness) but it was eventually scrapped and never released. The seventh track, "Taiyō to Tsuki", was initially called "Tonari ni Ite Hoshii" (I Want You By My Side), which is a line from the song's chorus. The second track, "Okuru Kotoba", is a cover of the Tetsuya Takeda-fronted folk band Kaientai's 1979 hit of the same name.

Chart performance[edit]

Message peaked at #4 on the Oricon Daily Albums Chart and debuted at #6 on the Weekly Albums Chart with 43,154 copies sold. The album charted for a total of eleven weeks and sold over 75,000 copies.[1][2][3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Ai no Tame ni."   Tetsurō Oda Oda 5:06
2. "Okuru Kotoba" (贈る言葉 The Words I Send to You) Tetsuya Takeda Kazuomi Chiba 4:33
3. "Message (Album Version)"   Yūho Iwasato H∧L 4:35
4. "Aozora" (青空 Blue Sky) Shin'ichi Asada Kosuke Morimoto 3:56
5. "Kanshō"   Pipeline Project Pipeline Project 4:46
6. "Mermaid"   Pipeline Project Pipeline Project 3:58
7. "Taiyō to Tsuki" (太陽と月 The Sun and Moon) Mikio Sakai Sakai 5:08
8. "Personal"   T2ya T2ya 4:53
9. "Binetsu"   Hiromasa Ijichi Miki Watabe 4:04
10. "Kiseki" (キセキ Miracle) T2ya T2ya 4:52
11. "Silence (Coconuts Groove Version)"   Hanano Tanaka Nobuyuki Shimizu 5:16
12. "Steppin' Out (Complete Version)"   Naho Tanaka H∧L 3:07
13. "Ai no Tame ni. (Lover's Splash Mix)"   Oda Oda 5:34
Total length:
59:48

Charts and sales[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Sales
Japan Oricon Daily Albums Chart[1] 4 74,934[3]
Japan Oricon Weekly Albums Chart[2] 6
Japan SoundScan Albums Chart[4] 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Japanese) Oricon (2004-03-03). "21世紀は上戸彩でいこうぞね Part 44". 2channel. Retrieved 2011-01-21. 
  2. ^ a b (Japanese) Oricon. "上戸彩のCDアルバムランキング、上戸彩のプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE". Oricon. Oricon. Retrieved 2011-01-21. 
  3. ^ a b (Japanese) Oricon (2011-01-21). "ポニーキャニオン@売上データ補完スレ - 売上スレ避難所@JBBS掲示板". JBBS Live Door. Retrieved 2011-01-21. 
  4. ^ (Japanese) "週刊 CDソフト TOP20". SoundScan. Retrieved 2011-01-21.