Down Town / Yasashisa ni Tsutsumareta Nara

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"Down Town / Yasashisa ni Tsutsumareta Nara"
Single by Maaya Sakamoto
Released October 20, 2010
Format CD
Recorded 2010
Genre J-pop
Label Victor Entertainment
Songwriter(s) Taro Yamashita
Ginji Ito
Takayuki Hattori
Yumi Arai
DEPAPEPE
Hachiro Sato
Kazuhiko Kato
J.A.M
Maaya Sakamoto singles chronology
"Magic Number"
(2009)
"Down Town / Yasashisa ni Tsutsumareta Nara"
(2010)
"Magic Number"
(2009)
"Down Town / Yasashisa ni Tsutsumareta Nara"
(2010)

Down Town / Yasashisa ni Tsutsumareta Nara is Maaya Sakamoto's nineteenth single. "Down Town" is used as an opening theme for the anime series Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru while "Yasashisa ni Tsutsumareta Nara" is the opening theme for the OVA Tamayura.[1] The original version of this song was released in 1974 by Yumi Arai, who was also its composer and lyricist, and was used as the ending song for Majo no Takkyūbin.[2] It is Sakamoto's first single to come in CD+DVD and CD only editions.

All three tracks from this single are covers of 1970s' hit songs. "Down Town" is originally sung by Japanese musical group Sugar Babe, "Yasashisa ni Tsutsumareta Nara" is a Yumi Arai cover while "Kanashikute Yarikirenai" was first performed by The Folk Crusaders.

Track listing[3][edit]

CD (VTCL-35092)
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Down Town" (Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru opening theme song) Ginji Ito Tatsuro Yamashita
Takayuki Hattori (arranger)
 
2. "Yasashisa ni Tsutsumareta Nara (やさしさに包まれたなら, Embraced by the Tenderness)" (Tamayura opening theme song) Yumi Arai Yumi Arai
DEPAPEPE(arrange)
 
3. "Kanashikute Yarikirenai (悲しくてやりきれない, It's So Sad)" Hachiro Sato Kazuhiko Kato
J.A.M(arrange)
 
4. "Down Town" (Instrumental)   Tatsuro Yamashita
Takayuki Hattori (arranger)
 
5. "Yasashisa ni Tsutsumareta Nara" (Instrumental)   Yumi Arai
DEPAPEPE(arrange)
 
6. "Kanashikute Yarikirenai" (Instrumental)   Kazuhiko Kato
J.A.M(arrange)
 
CD + DVD (VTZL-16)
No. Title Length
1. "Down Town" (PV)  

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Sales Weeks on
chart
Oricon Weekly Singles 5[4] 25,429 13

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