Test Drive (song)

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"Test Drive"
Single by Jin Akanishi featuring Jason Derulo
Released November 8, 2011 (2011-11-08)
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded 2011
Genre Pop, dance
Length 3:37
Label Warner Music Japan
Producer(s) J. R. Rotem
Jin Akanishi chronology
"Eternal"
(2011)
"Test Drive"
(2011)
"Seasons"
(2011)
Jason Derulo chronology
"Breathing"
(2011)
"Test Drive"
(2011)
"Fight for You"
(2011)

"Test Drive" is a song by Japanese singer and former KAT-TUN member Jin Akanishi, serving as his debut single in the United States. The track which features American singer Jason Derulo was released digitally to the American market November 8, 2011.[1] It was released a month later in Japan as an album.

Chart performance[edit]

The "Test Drive" digital EP reached the top of the iTunes Store's dance album chart shortly after its release, and was also climbing the general albums chart at that same time.[2]

The single was later released in Japan on December 7, 2011. As a single, it has reached number 14 on the Japan Hot 100 chart, while debuting at number 1 on the Billboard Japan album charts. It has also debuted on the Oricon's weekly album charts at number 1, selling nearly 109,000 copies in its first week of release. It was the best performance by a Japanese artist's foreign album release since Hikaru Utada released Exodus in 2004.[3]

Track listing[edit]

U.S. Digital EP
No. Title Length
1. "Test Drive" (7th Heaven Mix) 3:38
2. "Test Drive" (Main Mix) 3:20
3. "Test Drive" (Funkystepz Mix) 4:11
4. "Test Drive" (Static Revenger Dub) 5:37
Total length:
16:44

Charts and certifications[edit]

Chart (2010–11) Peak
position
Japan Oricon Weekly Albums 1
Japan Billboard Top Albums 1
Japan Hot 100 (Billboard) 16
U.S. Hot Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[4] 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jin Akanishi to make American debut with "Test Drive" in November". Asia Pacific Arts. October 12, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Jin Akanishi’s, “Test Drive featuring Jason Derulo” is #1 on iTunes Dance Album Chart". 2011-11-10. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  3. ^ "【オリコン】赤西仁、全米デビュー作が国内首位". Oricon. December 13, 2011. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  4. ^ Billboard (2011-12-19). "Chart Highlights". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved 2011-12-20.