Promise (Kohmi Hirose song)

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Single by Kohmi Hirose
from the album Rhapsody
A-side "Promise"
B-side "Chocolate"
Released November 27, 1997
Format CD single
Recorded 1997
Genre Pop
Length 4:41
Label Victor Entertainment
Writer(s) Kohmi Hirose
Producer(s) Hirose
Kohmi Hirose singles chronology
"Natsu da Mon"

"Promise", better known in the west as "Geddan" or "Get Down", is the eleventh single by Japanese recording artist Kohmi Hirose. It was released on November 27, 1997, as the second single from Hirose's seventh studio album, Rhapsody (1998). The title track and B-side, "Chocolate," were both written and composed by Hirose. "Promise" was used in commercials for Alpen's 1998 winter campaign. "Promise" is definitely Kohmi Hirose's most popular song in the west (see below).

Chart performance[edit]

"Promise" debuted at number 14 on the Oricon Weekly Singles chart with 31,920 copies sold in its first week.[1] It climbed one spot to number 13 in its second week, selling 34,470 copies, and again to number 12 on its third week, selling 41,700 copies.[2][3] "Promise" peaked at number 4 on its fourth week, with 68,910 copies sold.[4] It spent the following seven weeks within the top thirty, selling 324,790 copies.[5][6][7][8][9][10] The single charted for a total of sixteen weeks and has sold 542,290 copies in total, becoming Hirose's second best-selling single, behind "Romance no Kamisama."[11][12]

In other media[edit]

The song was popularized on the Internet through its use in the "Get Down" (ゲッダン Geddan?) meme on Nico Nico Douga and then YouTube, which originally involved cartridge tilting game play footage from the Nintendo 64 game GoldenEye 007 set to the song.[13] Hirose, too, has referred to her own song as "Geddan" following the renewed popularity in the use of the meme.[14] In 2011, Victor Entertainment used its copyright on the song to have the audio removed from these "Get Down" videos. For unknown reasons the audio was later added back to some videos.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Kohmi Hirose

No. Title Arranger(s) Length
1. "Promise"   Akimitsu Honma, Hirose 4:41
2. "Chocolate"   Honma, Hirose 5:03
3. "Promise (Karaoke)"   Honma, Hirose 4:41
Total length:

Charts, certifications and sales[edit]


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  2. ^ 1997年12月第3週の邦楽シングルランキング情報 (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  3. ^ 1997年12月第4週の邦楽シングルランキング情報 (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
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  9. ^ 1998年02月第2週の邦楽シングルランキング情報 (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  10. ^ 1998年02月第3週の邦楽シングルランキング情報 (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  11. ^ promise/広瀬香美 (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  12. ^ a b アーティスト別シングル売上補完 @ ウィキ - 広瀬香美 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  13. ^ Know Your Meme: Get Down. Know Your Meme (YouTube). May 19, 2011. Retrieved April 21, 2012. 
  14. ^ ロマンスの神様と、ゲッダンかな 広瀬香美 on Twitter. July 28, 2010. Retrieved February 14, 2013.
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  16. ^ "1998年間シングルランキング TOP100" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-08-19.