Dear (Mika Nakashima song)

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"Dear"
Mika Nakashima Dear cover.jpg
Single by Mika Nakashima
from the album Real
B-side A Miracle for You (2011)
Released April 27, 2011 (2011-04-27) (Japan)
Format CD, digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre J-pop, adult contemporary
Label Sony Music Associated Records
Writer(s) Katsuhiko Sugiyama, Yasunari Okano, Mika Nakashima
Producer(s) Katsuhiko Sugiyama, Shin Kono
Mika Nakashima singles chronology
"Ichiban Kirei na Watashi o"
(2010)
"Dear"
(2011)
"Love Is Ecstasy"
(2011)

"Dear" is the thirty-third single by Japanese singer Mika Nakashima, released on April 27, 2011.[1] It peaked at number 8 in the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart, and sold over 25,000 copies.[2] In May 2011, the song was certified Gold by the RIAJ for digital downloads of over 100,000.[3]

Background[edit]

This single marked a comeback for Nakashima, who took a break from performing in October 2010 to seek treatment for her chronic Eustachian tube dysfunction.[1] The title track was the theme song for the Japanese film Yōkame no Semi, in which Mao Inoue played the lead role.[1]

For "Dear", Nakashima again collaborated with Katsuhiko Sugiyama, who wrote and composed her previous single, "Ichiban Kirei na Watashi o".[1]

The coupling tune is a rearranged version of "A Miracle For You", a song from Nakashima's first album, True.[1]

Track listing[edit]

CD
No. Title Lyrics Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "Dear" Katsuhiko Sugiyama Katsuhiko Sugiyama Katsuhiko Sugiyama,
Tatsurou Ariki (strings arrangement)
5:13
2. "A Miracle for You (2011)" Mika Nakashima Yasunari Okano Shin Kono (arrangement & strings arrangement) 5:18
3. "Dear" (Instrumental) Katsuhiko Sugiyama Katsuhiko Sugiyama Katsuhiko Sugiyama,
Tatsurou Ariki (strings arrangement)
5:13
4. "A Miracle for You (2011)" (Instrumental) Mika Nakashima Yasunari Okano Shin Kono (arrangement & strings arrangement) 5:16

Charts[edit]

Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)[edit]

Release Chart Peak position First-week sales Sales total Chart run
27 April 2011 Oricon Daily Charts 25,025
Oricon Weekly Charts 8 15,162 4 weeks
Oricon Monthly Charts (April) 28
Oricon Yearly Charts

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