Again (Yui song)

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"Again"
CD Normal Edition Cover
Single by Yui
from the album Holidays in the Sun
A-side "Again"
B-side "Sea"
"Summer Song: Yui Acoustic Version"
Released June 3, 2009
Format Maxi single, CD single, CD+DVD
Genre Rock
Label Studioseven Recordings
Writer(s) Yui
Producer(s) Hisashi Kondo
Certification Gold (RIAJ)
Yui singles chronology
"Summer Song"
(2008)
"Again"
(2009)
"It's All Too Much/Never Say Die"
(2009)
CD + DVD Limited Edition cover

"Again" is Japanese pop rock singer-songwriter Yui's thirteenth single, and first single after she went on hiatus in November of 2008. "Again" was released on June 3, 2009 by her label Studioseven Recordings and was released in two formats: CD and CD+DVD.

The single debuted atop the Oricon Weekly Single Chart becoming her fourth number-one single. The single has the highest opening week sales for a female act in 2009, which was previously held by Pop singer Ayumi Hamasaki's "Rule/Sparkle" for selling 95,000 copies in its first week.[1]

Background[edit]

On March 25, 2009, YUI announced on her official website that she was ending her hiatus and returning to the music scene. On her website she also announced that she had worked on a new single "Again".[2] It was later revealed that "Again" was going to be used as the opening theme song for the anime series Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.

Track list[edit]

Normal Edition

All songs written and composed by Yui. 

CD
No. Title Arranger(s) Length
1. "Again"   Hisashi Kondo 4:19
2. "Sea"   e.u.Band & Hisashi Kondo 3:37
3. "Summer Song ~Yui Acoustic Version~"   Yui + northa+ 3:32
4. "Again ~Instrumental~"     4:14
Limited Edition

Normal Edition + DVD

DVD
No. Title Director Length
1. "Again" (Music Video)    
2. "I'll Be" (Special School Live Video)    

Charts and certifications[edit]

Charts[edit]

Charts (2009) Peak
position
Japan Oricon Weekly Single[1] 1
Japan Billboard Hot 100 Singles [3] 1
Taiwan G-Music J-Pop [4] 2

Sales and certifications[edit]

Country Provider Sales Certification
Japan RIAJ 163,634 Gold[5]
Preceded by
"Ashita no Kioku/Crazy Moon: Kimi wa Muteki" by Arashi
Japanese Oricon Chart number one single
June 15, 2009
Succeeded by
"Infinity" by Girl Next Door
Preceded by
"Ashita no Kioku" by Arashi
Billboard Japan Hot 100 number-one single
June 13, 2009
Succeeded by
"Haruka" by Greeeen

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Yui自己最高記録更新で完全復活! 09年女性最高初動でシングル首位" (in Japanese). Oricon. June 9, 2009. Archived from the original on 23 June 2009. Retrieved June 9, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Yui復活、 一年ぶりシングルで活動再開" (in Japanese). Livedoor. March 26, 2009. Archived from the original on 19 June 2009. Retrieved June 9, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Japan Hot 100 Singles Again June 13, 2009". Billboard. Retrieved June 19, 2009. 
  4. ^ (Chinese) Select 第23週 "G-Music 風雲榜 (東洋榜)". G-Music. Archived from the original on 29 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  5. ^ ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2009年6月 (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved 2009-07-12.