Yuki no Hana

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"雪の華
"Yuki no Hana", lit. "Snow Flower""
Single by Mika Nakashima
from the album Love
Released October 1, 2003
Format CD single
Label Sony
Mika Nakashima singles chronology
Find the Way
(2003)
Yuki no Hana
(2003)
Seven
(2004)

"Yuki no Hana" (雪の華; Snow Flower) is the 10th single by Mika Nakashima. It was used as the Meiji boda CM song, as well as the Meiji galbo CM song. It peaked on the Oricon weekly charts at #3 and sold roughly 248,000 copies.[1] The song Yuki no Hana was composed by Ryouki Matsumoto, and the lyric was written by Satomi.

The song has since been translated and covered a number of times by many artists in several different languages. The song was covered by South Korean male singer Park Hyo Shin and this covered song was inserted in the popular Korean drama I'm Sorry, I Love You. Another Korean version was sung by female singer Seo Young Eun. It was also one of the most popular karaoke songs in Japan in 2004. The song was first covered by Singapore singer Joi Chua in 2005 by the same title "Sorry I Love You". It was also covered by Mainland Chinese singer Han Xue on August 2004 in Mandarin; and by Hong Kong singer Vincy Chan in 2006, in Cantonese. An English version of Yuki no Hana was covered by Eric Martin (Mr. Big's vocalist) and featured in his solo album Mr.Vocalist 2008 which was produced and released in Japan. The German singer Tabea covered the English version snowflower in her album Memories. New Zealand soprano Hayley Westenra also covered the song in English as part of her 2008 album Hayley sings Japanese Songs which debuted at number 12 on the Japanese Albums Chart but broke into the Top 10 in its second week of release. Another covered version was released on June 2006, sung by Japanese male singer Hideaki Tokunaga. An instrumental rock cover was made by Megadeth's former guitarist Marty Friedman, and featured on his 2009 solo album Tokyo Jukebox.

This song is considered Nakashima's signature song.

Tracklisting[edit]

All lyrics written by Satomi, all music composed by Ryoki Matsumoto.

CD
No. Title Length
1. "Yuki no Hana (雪の華; Snow Flower)"    
2. "Yuki no Hana" (Acoustic)  
3. "Yuki no Hana" (Reggae Disco Rockers Flower's Mix)  
4. "Yuki no Hana" (Instrumental)  
5. "Yuki no Hana" (English)  

Charts[edit]

"Yuki no Hana" - Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)

Release Chart Peak Position Sales Total Chart Run
October 1, 2003 Oricon Daily Singles Chart -
Oricon Weekly Singles Chart 3 23,166 28
Oricon Monthly Singles Chart -
Oricon Yearly Singles Chart 53 248,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ "中島美嘉-リリース-ORICON STYLE ミュージック". Oricon.co.jp. 2008-06-20. Retrieved 2011-12-03. 

Charts[edit]

"Yuki no Hana" - Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)

Release Chart Peak Position Sales Total Chart Run
October 1, 2003 Oricon Daily Singles Chart -
Oricon Weekly Singles Chart 3 23,166 28
Oricon Monthly Singles Chart -
Oricon Yearly Singles Chart 53 248,000