Always (Mika Nakashima song)

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"Always"
Single by Mika Nakashima
from the album Star
A-side Always
B-side BABY BABY BABY
Released January 20, 2010
Format CD/CD+Calendar
Genre J-pop, Adult Contemporary, Easy Listening
Label Sony
Writer(s) Rui Momota
Mika Nakashima singles chronology
Nagareboshi
(2009)
Always
(2010)
Ichiban Kirei na Watashi o
(2010)

"Always" is Mika Nakashima's 31st single, released on January 20, 2010. The title song is the theme to the film "Sayonara Itsuka" starring Miho Nakayama. The single charted at No. 3 on the Oricon singles chart; aside from selling 42,165 copies, the title song has surpassed sales of over 1 million downloads.

The first press of "Always" came with a 2010 calendar, featuring photoshoots designed by Nakashima herself.

The B-sides "BABY BABY BABY" and "SPIRAL" were featured in commercials for Ghana (Valentine's Day promotion) and Kanebo Kate (Gradical Steps), respectively.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "Always" Rui Momota Rui Momota Kenji Tamai, Rui Momota  
2. "Baby Baby Baby" Mika Nakashima Ryosuke "Dr.R" Sakai Shin Kono  
3. "Spiral" Ayumi Miyazaki, Mika Nakashima Red-T Yoshito Tanaka  
4. "Always" (Instrumental) Rui Momota Rui Momota Kenji Tamai, Rui Momota  
5. "Baby Baby Baby" (Instrumental) Mika Nakashima Ryosuke "Dr.R" Sakai Shin Kono  
6. "Spiral" (Instrumental) Ayumi Miyazaki, Mika Nakashima Red-T Yoshito Tanaka  

Charts[edit]

Release Chart Peak Position Sales Total Chart Run
January 20, 2010 Daily Singles Chart 3 42,165 6 weeks
Weekly Chart 3
Monthly Chart (January) 10
Yearly Chart (2010)

Chart procession and succession[edit]

Preceded by
"Butterfly" by Kaela Kimura
RIAJ Digital Track Chart number-one song
January 19, 2010–January 26, 2010
Succeeded by
"Butterfly" by Kaela Kimura

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