Cherry Blossom Girl

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"Cherry Blossom Girl"
Single by Air
from the album Talkie Walkie
Released 16 February 2004
Format 7" and 12" vinyl, CD
Genre Electronica
Length 3:39
Label Virgin Music/Astralwerks
Writer(s) Jean-Benoît Dunckel, Nicolas Godin
Producer(s) Dunckel, Godin
Air singles chronology
"All I Need"
(1998)
"Cherry Blossom Girl"
(2004)
"Alpha Beta Gaga"
(2004)

"Cherry Blossom Girl" is a song by French electronic duo Air. It was released in February 2004 by record label Virgin/Astralwerks as first single for their 2004 album Talkie Walkie.

Content[edit]

The song is the album's second track. Written in C-sharp minor, it opens up with bowed vibraphone, drum machines and fingerpicked acoustic guitar, which are soon joined by synthesizers and notably a shakuhachi. Sung by Jean-Benoît Dunckel, the lyrics depict shy love.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by adult film director Kris Kramski.[1]

Track listing[edit]

7" vinyl and CD
  1. "Cherry Blossom Girl (Radio Mix)" – 3:43
  2. "Cherry Blossom Girl (Hope Sandoval Version)" – 2:53
12" vinyl
  1. "Cherry Blossom Girl (Radio Mix)" – 3:43
  2. "Cherry Blossom Girl (Simian Mobile Disco Mix)" – 5:54
  3. "Fanny (CBG demo)" – 3:11
French CD maxi single
  1. "Cherry Blossom Girl (Radio Mix)" – 3:43
  2. "Cherry Blossom Girl (Simian Mobile Disco Mix)" – 5:54
  3. "Cherry Blossom Girl (Danny Krivit Dub Remix)" – ?:??
  4. "Fanny (CBG Demo)" – 3:11
EU/U.S. CD maxi single
  1. "Cherry Blossom Girl (Radio Mix)" – 3:43
  2. "Cherry Blossom Girl (Hope Sandoval Version)" – 2:53
  3. "Cherry Blossom Girl (Simian Mobile Disco Mix)" – 5:54
  4. "Fanny (CBG Demo)" – 3:11

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak position[2]
Dutch Mega Singles Top 100 90[citation needed]
French Singles Chart 80[citation needed]
Finnish Singles Chart 13[3]
German Singles Chart 80[citation needed]
Italian Singles Chart 38[citation needed]
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales 6[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bottomley, C. (12 February 2004). "Air: Reel Life". VH1. Archived from the original on 18 August 2007. Retrieved 31 May 2015. 
  2. ^ ""Cherry Blossom Girl" aCharts.us Chart Positions". Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  3. ^ ""Cherry Blossom Girl" Chart Positions and Trajectories". Retrieved 2008-02-15. 
  4. ^ ""Cherry Blossom Girl" U.S. Billboard Chart Positions and Trajectories". Retrieved 2008-02-15.