Rescue (KAT-TUN song)

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"Rescue"
Single by KAT-TUN
from the album Break the Records: By You & For You
A-side RESCUE
B-side 7 DAYS BATTLE , On Your Mind - Please Come Back to Me - (First Press CD Only)
Released March 11, 2009 (Japan)
Format CD
Recorded 2009
Genre Pop, rock
Label J-One Records
JACA-5138~5139 (CD+DVD - First Press Limited Edition)
JACA-5140 (First Press Normal Edition)
JACA-5141 (Normal Edition)
KAT-TUN singles chronology
"One Drop"
(2009)
"Rescue"
(2009)
"Love Yourself (Kimi ga Kirai na Kimi ga Suki)"
(2010)

"Rescue" is the tenth single by Japanese boy band, KAT-TUN, and their fourth single from their fourth studio album, Break the Records: By You & For You. It was released on March 11, 2009 and became the group's tenth consecutive number one single on the Oricon daily and weekly charts tying them with NEWS for the second longest streak of number one singles since their debut in Japanese music history.[1][2]

Single information[edit]

The single was released in three pressings - a first press limited edition which included a DVD featuring the single's music video and a featurette of the making of the former, a first press normal edition which included a bonus track, and a regular edition with the instrumental versions of the single and its B-side track, "7 Days Battle".[1][3][4][4][5]

Chart performance[edit]

In its first week of its release, the single topped the Oricon singles chart, reportedly selling 322,597 copies. KAT-TUN gained their tenth consecutive number one single on the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart since their debut with all their singles sold more than 200,000 copies and continued to hold the second most consecutive number one singles since debut with fellow Johnny's group, NEWS. By the end of the year, "Rescue" was reported by Oricon to sell 377,097 copies and was later certified Platinum by RIAJ denoting over 250,000 shipments.

The song was honored at the 24th Japan Gold Disc Awards when it placed on the "Best 10 Music Singles (Domestic)".[6][7]

Track listings[edit]

  • Normal Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "RESCUE"   ECO (lyrics); JOKER (rap); Shusui, Tord Bäckström, Bengt Girell, Jan Nilsson (composers); Stefan Åberg, ha-j (arrangers)  
2. "7 DAYS BATTLE"   Sean-D (lyrics); JOKER (rap); Fredrik Hult, Sebastian Thott, Didrik Thott (composers, arrangers)  
3. "RESCUE (Instrumental)"      
4. "7 DAYS BATTLE (Instrumental)"      
  • First Press Limited Edition
No. Title Length
1. "RESCUE"    
2. "7 DAYS BATTLE"    
3. "RESCUE (music video)"    
4. "RESCUE (making of music video)"    
  • First Press Normal Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "RESCUE"      
2. "7 DAYS BATTLE"      
3. "On Your Mind - Please Come Back to Me -"   SPIN (lyrics); Sharon Vaughn, Harry Sommerdahl, Niklas Jarl (composer); Yoshinao Mikami (arranger)  

Sales and certifications[edit]

Country Provider Sales Certification
Japan RIAJ 377,097 Platinum

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b J-One Records; retrieved on January 22, 2009
  2. ^ Charts: KAT-TUN reaches 10, Tokyograph; retrieved on April 2, 2009]
  3. ^ Rescue (SINGLE+DVD)(First Press Limited Edition), YesAsia; retrieved on January 22, 2009
  4. ^ a b Rescue (First Press Normal Edition), YesAsia; retrieved on January 22, 2009
  5. ^ Rescue (Normal Edition) One Drop (Jacket C)(Normal Edition), YesAsia; retrieved on January 22, 2009"Rescue" is the theme song for KAT-TUN member Yuichi Nakamaru's drama, Rescue -Tokubetsu Kodo Kyujotai-, which began airing on TBS on January 24, 2009.
  6. ^ "The 24th Japan Gold Disc Award 2010". RIAJ. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  7. ^ List of works approved in March 2009
Preceded by
"Believe/Kumorinochi, Kaisei" by Arashi
Japanese Oricon Chart number-one single
March 23, 2009
Succeeded by
"Wild" by Namie Amuro
Preceded by
"Believe" by Arashi
Billboard Japan Hot 100 number-one single
March 23, 2009
Succeeded by
"Wild" by Namie Amuro