Can You Keep a Secret?

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"Can You Keep a Secret?"
Utada Hikaru - Can You Keep A Secret?.jpg
Single by Hikaru Utada
from the album Distance
Released February 16, 2001 (2001-02-16)
Format CD, Maxi Single
Genre J-Pop, dance-pop, R&B
Length 5:08
Label EMI Music Japan
Songwriter(s) Hikaru Utada
Producer(s) Hikaru Utada
Hikaru Utada singles chronology
"For You"
"Can You Keep a Secret?"
"Final Distance"
"For You"
"Time Limit"
"Can You Keep a Secret?"
"Final Distance"

"Can You Keep a Secret?" is a song by Hikaru Utada, released as her seventh Japanese-language single (9th overall) on February 16, 2001. It was the theme song for a Japanese television drama called Hero, Utada made a cameo appearance as well as her acting debut in this drama as a waitress. "Can You Keep a Secret?" debuted at #1 on the Oricon charts, selling 783,620 in its first week, and was her third single to be #1 for two consecutive weeks. The single has sold 1,485,000 to date. This single became the #1 single of 2001 in Japan. In the World Charts, Can You Keep a Secret reached #37 for single airplay and #9 for sales. The most recent figures (May 26, 2006) show that the single sold 1,484,940 units in total. This also remains to be one of Utada's fan favorites.

The music video for this song included a robot, whom Hikaru appeared to be in a relationship with.

Utada performed Can You Keep a Secret? on her 2010 tour, Utada: In The Flesh 2010.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Hikaru Utada.

No. Title Arranger Length
1. "Can You Keep a Secret?" Akira Nishihira 5:08
2. "Kettobase! (蹴っ飛ばせ!)" Akira Nishihira, Hikaru Utada 4:31
3. "Can You Keep a Secret? (Original Karaoke)"   5:07


"Can You Keep A Secret?" - Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)

Release Chart Peak Position Debut Sales Sales Total Chart Run
February 16, 2001 Oricon Daily Singles Chart 1
Oricon Weekly Singles Chart 1 783,620 1,485,000 11
Oricon Yearly Singles Chart 1