Way to Heaven

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This article is about the song by Aya Ueto. For the stage play, see Way to Heaven (play).
"Way to Heaven"
Single by Aya Ueto
from the album Happy Magic: Smile Project
Released March 14, 2007
Format CD single, digital download
Genre Pop
Length 4:35
Label Flight Master
Writer(s) Shoko, Shōichirō Hirata
Producer(s) Hirata
Aya Ueto singles chronology
"Egao no Mama de"
(2006)
"Way to Heaven"
(2007)
"Namida no Niji/Save Me"
(2007)
Alternative covers
Cover artwork for the limited edition
Cover artwork for the limited edition photo book "Uetoaya's Artworks"

"Way to Heaven" is the fourteenth single by Japanese recording artist Aya Ueto. It was released on March 14, 2007. "Way to Heaven" was included on the standard edition of Ueto's fifth studio album Happy Magic: Smile Project. The single was released in two formats: the limited edition, which includes an A4-sized 92-page photo book and a bonus DVD featuring music videos, TV spots, and footage of Ueto's past release events, and standard CD-only edition.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

"Way to Heaven" debuted on the Oricon Daily Singles chart at number 17 on March 13, 2007 and peaked at number 20 on the Oricon Weekly Singles chart, with 7,554 copies sold in its first week.[2][3] The single charted for five weeks and has sold a total of 12,144 copies.[4][5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "Way to Heaven"   Shoko Shōichirō Hirata Hirata 4:35
2. "Owari ni Shiyō" (終わりにしよう "Let's End It") Miyu Yuzuki Seiichi Ohnuki Sin 5:24
3. "Shimokita Ijō, Harajuku Miman (French Bossa Version)" (下北以上 原宿未満 "Beyond Shimokita, Before Harajuku") Fumiya Fujii Fujii, Yoshiyuki Sahashi Gota Yashiki 4:34
4. "Way to Heaven (Instrumental)"     Hirata Hirata 4:35
Total length:
19:19

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Oricon Daily Singles[2] 17
Oricon Weekly Singles[3] 20

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Japan[6][7] March 14, 2007 CD, CD+DVD, digital download Pony Canyon
Taiwan[8][9] March 16, 2007 CD, CD+DVD

References[edit]

  1. ^ "上戸彩 新シングル初回盤にW豪華特典!". Natalie (in Japanese) (Natasha, Inc.). 2007-02-14. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  2. ^ a b "2007. 03. 13. Daily Single" (in Korean). 2007-03-14. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  3. ^ a b "【音楽・新譜】CDチャート速報/売上議論・予想スレッド【ORICON指数】3/20 a Boy~ずっと忘れない~" (in Japanese). 2007-03-20. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  4. ^ "way to heaven". Oricon (in Japanese). Oricon Research. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  5. ^ "ポニーキャニオン@売上データ補完スレ" (in Japanese). 2011-01-21. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  6. ^ "way to heaven【通常盤】" (in Japanese). JBooks Corporation. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  7. ^ "way to heaven【初回限定盤/DVD付】" (in Japanese). JBooks Corporation. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  8. ^ "way to heaven" (in Chinese). Five Music. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  9. ^ "Way To Heaven(進口初回版/CD+DVD+寫真集)" (in Chinese). Five Music. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 

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