Request (Juju album)

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Request
Studio album by Juju
Released September 29, 2010 (2010-09-29)
(see release history)
Recorded 2010
Genre J-Pop
Length 1:01:04
Label Sony
Juju chronology
Juju
(2010)
Request
(2010)
You
(2011)
Singles from Request
  1. "Last Kiss"
    Released: February 24, 2010 (2010-02-24)
  2. "Hello, Again (Mukashi Kara Aru Basho)"
    Released: July 28, 2010 (2010-07-28)

Request is a cover album by Japanese recording artist Juju, released on September 29, 2010.[1] The album features recordings of famous songs by Japanese female vocalists, mostly from the late 1990s.

Conception[edit]

The album was originally titled Juju Sings Beautiful Woman.[2] After the album's announcement on August 4, a questionnaire was put up on Juju's website, asking fans which songs they wanted to hear Juju cover.[2] Despite this, four songs had already been chosen for the album, "Gips," "Hello, Again (Mukashi Kara Aru Basho)," "Last Kiss" and "Time Goes By."[2]

The album is Juju's second disc of covers, after the She Sings... second disc of her previous album Juju, which featured primarily covers of Western songs in English.[3]

Promotion[edit]

"Last Kiss" was originally released in February 2010, as one of the A-side tracks of the four A-side single "Sakura Ame/Ready for Love/S.H.E./Last Kiss."[4]

A cover of My Little Lover's "Hello, Again (Mukashi Kara Aru Basho)" sung by Juju was announced as a song used in an adverstising campaign for the Sony Alpha digital camera on June 4.[5] The song was released digitally on June 16 as a ringtone and on June 23 as a full-length cellphone download,[6][7] where it was extremely successful digitally, reaching #1 on the RIAJ Digital Track Chart.[8] Due to this popularity, it was released as a physical single a month later, where it reached #15 on Oricon's physical charts.[9]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "Hello, Again (Mukashi Kara Aru Basho)" (My Little Lover cover) KATE (Takeshi Kobayashi) Kenji Fujii, Takeshi Kobayashi Akihisa Matsuura 5:15
2. "Tsutsumikomu Yō ni..." (Misia cover) Satoshi Shimano S. Shimano Chokkaku 5:15
3. "Time Goes By" (Every Little Thing cover) Mitsuru Igarashi M. Igarashi Seiji Kameda 5:25
4. "Gips" (Ringo Shiina cover) R. Shiina R. Shiina Masanori Shimada 5:38
5. "There Will Be Love There (Ai no Aru Basho)" (The Brilliant Green cover) Tomoko Kawase Shunsaku Okuda Masayuki Sakamoto 4:36
6. "Don't Wanna Cry" (Namie Amuro cover) Takahiro Maeda Tetsuya Komuro Jin Nakamura 5:35
7. "Lover Soul" (Judy and Mary cover) Yuki Takuya Seiji Kameda 4:12
8. "White Love" (Speed cover) Hiromasa Ijichi H. Ijichi Hiroshi Nakamura 6:54
9. "Suki" (Dreams Come True cover) Miwa Yoshida M. Yoshida Akihisa Matsuura 3:41
10. "Will" (Mika Nakashima cover) Yasushi Akimoto Daisuke Kawaguchi Satoshi Takebe 5:43
11. "Last Kiss" (Bonnie Pink cover) Bonnie Pink Bonnie Pink Seiji Kameda 4:23
12. "First Love" (Hikaru Utada cover) H. Utada H. Utada Akihisa Matsuura 4:27
Total length:
1:01:04

Chart rankings[edit]

Chart
(2010)
Peak
position
Oricon daily albums[10] 1
Oricon weekly albums[11] 1
Oricon yearly album chart[12] 13

Reported sales and certifications[edit]

Chart Amount
Oricon physical sales[13] 469,000
RIAJ shipping certification[14] Double platinum (500,000+)

Promotional tracks[edit]

Many songs from the album were released prior to the physical release digitally, or through other means such as a physical CD or radio airplay.

Date Title Format Chart positions Oricon
sales
[15]
Oricon Singles Charts
[16]
Billboard Japan Hot 100
[17]
RIAJ digital tracks
[18]
February 24, 2010 (2010-02-24)[4] "Last Kiss" CD single, digital download 20 7,700
June 16, 2010 (2010-06-16)[6] "Hello, Again (Mukashi Kara Aru Basho)" Ringtone 15 19 1
23*
23,000
June 23, 2010 (2010-06-23)[7] Full-length cellphone download
July 14, 2010 (2010-07-14)[19] Ringtone (Ballad Ver.)
July 21, 2010 (2010-07-21)[19] Full-length cellphone download (Ballad Ver.)
July 28, 2010 (2010-07-28)[1] CD single, PC download
September 8, 2010 (2010-09-08)[20] "First Love" Ringtone 5
September 15, 2010 (2010-09-15)[21] Full-length cellphone download
"Tsutsumikomu Yō ni..." Ringtone 78 30
September 20, 2010 (2010-09-20)[22] "Time Goes By" Ringtone 25
September 22, 2010 (2010-09-22)[23] "There Will Be Love There (Ai no Aru Basho)" Ringtone 43 21
September 26, 2010 (2010-09-26)[24] "Will" Ringtone 76
September 29, 2010 (2010-09-29)[25] "Gips" Ringtone 98

*Ballad Version

Chart procession and succession[edit]

Preceded by
Still a Sigure Virgin? by Ling Tosite Sigure
Oricon weekly number-one album
October 11–October 18, 2010
Succeeded by
Glay by Glay

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format
Japan September 29, 2010 (2010-09-29)[1] CD, digital download
Taiwan October 1, 2010 (2010-10-01)[26] CD
Hong Kong October 5, 2010 (2010-10-05)[27] CD
Japan October 16, 2010 (2010-10-16)[28] Rental CD

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "JUJU : Request" (in Japanese). Sony. Retrieved October 5, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "JUJU、椎名林檎・ELTらをカバー" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 5, 2010. 
  3. ^ "JUJU : JUJU【初回生産限定盤】" (in Japanese). Sony. Retrieved October 5, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "JUJU、4曲A面シングルリリース&待望の全国ツアーが決定" (in Japanese). Barks. Retrieved October 5, 2010. 
  5. ^ "ソニー 小型デジタル一眼カメラ “α” のCMソングを担当することが決定!!" (in Japanese). Sony. June 4, 2010. Archived from the original on October 5, 2010. Retrieved October 5, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "問合せ殺到のCMソング「Hello, Again ~昔からある場所~」6/16 着うた配信スタート決定!" (in Japanese). Sony. June 11, 2010. Archived from the original on October 5, 2010. Retrieved October 5, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "ダウンロード殺到中!話題のCM曲「Hello, Again~昔からある場所~」本日より着うたフル配信スタート!!" (in Japanese). Sony. June 23, 2010. Archived from the original on October 5, 2010. Retrieved October 5, 2010. 
  8. ^ "RIAJ Digital Track Chart: Chart issue June 29, 2010" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved 2010-07-03. 
  9. ^ "Hello,Again~昔からある場所~ - JUJU" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved October 5, 2010. 
  10. ^ "アルバム デイリーランキング-ORICON STYLE ランキング" (in Japanese). Oricon. October 4, 2010. Archived from the original on October 5, 2010. Retrieved October 5, 2010. 
  11. ^ "JUJU、デビュー7年目で初首位 女性カバー作首位は竹内まりや以来7年ぶり" (in Japanese). Oricon. October 5, 2010. Retrieved October 5, 2010. 
  12. ^ "アルバム 年間ランキング-ORICON STYLE ランキング" (in Japanese). Oricon. December 20, 2010. Archived from the original on December 20, 2010. Retrieved December 20, 2010. 
  13. ^ "オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」". Oricon. Retrieved August 4, 2011.  (subscription only)
  14. ^ "ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2010年10月". RIAJ (in Japanese). 2010-11-10. Retrieved 2010-11-10. 
  15. ^ "アーティスト: JUJU". Oricon. Retrieved 2010-10-05. 
  16. ^ "オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」". Oricon. Retrieved 2010-10-05.  (subscription only)
  17. ^ "Hot 100|JAPAN Charts|Billboard JAPAN" (in Japanese). Billboard. 
  18. ^ "有料音楽配信チャート" (in Japanese). RIAJ. 
  19. ^ a b "<JUJU>話題のマイラバカヴァー曲が生で聴ける!!!プレミアムイベント開催決定!!また、2010年上半期、最も街で流れた曲「桜雨」が堂々の1位!!" (in Japanese). Sony. July 15, 2010. Archived from the original on October 5, 2010. Retrieved October 5, 2010. 
  20. ^ "ダウンロード殺到中!話題のCM曲「Hello, Again~昔からある場所~」本日より着うたフル配信スタート!!" (in Japanese). Sony. September 1, 2010. Archived from the original on October 5, 2010. Retrieved October 5, 2010. 
  21. ^ "「Request」先行配信第二弾!!MISIA「つつみ込むように…」カヴァー、着うた(R)配信スタート!! 宇多田ヒカル「First Love」カヴァー、着うたフル(R)も配信スタート!!" (in Japanese). Sony. September 15, 2010. Archived from the original on October 5, 2010. Retrieved October 5, 2010. 
  22. ^ "「Request」先行配信第三弾!!Every Little Thing「Time goes by」カヴァー、着うた(R)配信スタート!!" (in Japanese). Sony. September 20, 2010. Archived from the original on October 5, 2010. Retrieved October 5, 2010. 
  23. ^ "「Request」先行配信第四弾!!the brilliant green「There will be love there -愛のある場所-」カヴァー、着うた(R)配信スタート!!" (in Japanese). Sony. September 22, 2010. Archived from the original on October 5, 2010. Retrieved October 5, 2010. 
  24. ^ "「Request」先行配信第五弾!!中島美嘉「WILL」カヴァー、着うた(R)配信スタート!!" (in Japanese). Sony. September 26, 2010. Archived from the original on October 5, 2010. Retrieved October 5, 2010. 
  25. ^ "1st Cover Album『Request』本日リリース!! 着うた(R)、遂に全曲解禁!" (in Japanese). Sony. September 29, 2010. Archived from the original on October 5, 2010. Retrieved October 5, 2010. 
  26. ^ "JUJU的點歌本 REQUEST". Sony Music Taiwan. Retrieved October 13, 2010. 
  27. ^ "「Request」 - JUJU - Sony Music". Sony Music Hong Kong. Retrieved October 13, 2010. 
  28. ^ "Request/JUJU". Tsutaya. Retrieved October 5, 2010. 

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