Cross Road (song)

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For the Ayumi Hamasaki song, see Crossroad (song).
"Cross Road"
Single by Mr. Children
from the album Atomic Heart
Released November 10, 1993
Format CD single
Genre Power pop, progressive rock
Length 13:18
Label Toy's Factory
Writer(s) Kazutoshi Sakurai
Producer(s) Takeshi Kobayashi
Mr. Children singles chronology
"Cross Road"
"Innocent World"

"Cross Road" is the fourth single released by Mr. Children on November 10, 1993.


The single reached #6 on the Oricon Japanese charts selling 1,255,940 copies during its run on the chart.[1] The title track, "Cross Road", was used to promote the Japanese drama Dousoukai (同窓会?)[2] and also included in Mr. Children's first compilation album, Mr. Children 1992–1995, released on July 11, 2001. The b-side "And I close to you" was included in Mr. Children's third album, Versus, released on September 9, 1993. "Cross Road" has also been covered by other artists including Junko Yamamoto, who covered the song on her cover album "Songs" released on June 6, 2007[3] and made its live DVD debut for the first time since its release on Mr. Children's "Home" TOUR 2007 ~in the field~ released on August 6, 2008.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Cross Road" Kazutoshi Sakurai Kazutoshi Sakurai 4:33
2. "and I close to you" Kazutoshi Sakurai Kazutoshi Sakurai, Takeshi Kobayashi 4:12
3. "Cross Road (Instrumental Version)"     4:33




  1. ^ "Mr.Children、待望のニューシングル「箒星」リリース決定!(Mr.Children, and long-awaited new single "Houkiboshi" release decision!)". (in Japanese). Retrieved 2007-07-12. 
  2. ^ The distance to "HOME". 別冊カドカワ総力特集 Mr.Children (Separate volume Kadokawa special issue Mr.Children) (in Japanese). Kadokawa television. 2007. pp. 167–170. ISBN 978-4-04-894488-5. 
  3. ^ "Junko Yamamoto Official Website". (in Japanese). Archived from the original on October 19, 2007. Retrieved 2008-07-12. 
  4. ^ "Mr.Children Official Website" (in Japanese). 
  5. ^ a b "Cross Road" single, Toy's Factory (1993)