Engaged (song)

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"Engaged"
Alisa Mizuki - Engaged.jpg
Single by Alisa Mizuki
Released February 6, 2008
Format CD single, digital download
Genre Pop
Length 5:16
Label Avex Tune
Songwriter(s) Jun Takigawa, Alisa Mizuki
Producer(s) Jun Asahi
Alisa Mizuki singles chronology
"C'est la Vie"
(2005)
"Engaged"
(2008)
"Hoshi no Hate"
(2011)
Alternative cover
Cover artwork for the CD+DVD edition
Cover artwork for the CD+DVD edition

"Engaged" is the twenty-third single by Japanese recording artist Alisa Mizuki. It was released on February 6, 2008, nearly two years and a half since "C'est la Vie" (2005) and five years since her last solo single "Shout It Out" (2003). The single was issued in two formats: CD+DVD edition and CD-only edition.

The title track was written and composed by Jun Takigawa (瀧川潤?) and served as theme song for the NTV drama Saitō-san, starring Mizuki herself.[1] CDJournal described "Engaged" as a "captivating ballad" and praised the intensity and emotion of Mizuki's vocal delivery.[2] The B-side, "Anemone," was also produced by Takigawa but written by Mizuki, marking her first foray into songwriting since the song "Sky" from Mizuki's fourth compilation album History: Alisa Mizuki Complete Single Collection (2004).

Chart performance[edit]

"Engaged" debuted on the Oricon Daily Singles chart at number 43 on February 5, 2008 and climbed to number 40 on February 9, 2008.[3] It peaked at number 53 on the Oricon Weekly Singles chart with 2,147 copies sold in its first week.[4][5] The single charted for eight weeks and has sold a total of 7,562 copies.[4][5]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Jun Takigawa.

No. Title Lyrics Arranger(s) Length
1. "Engaged" Jun Takigawa Jun Asahi 5:16
2. "Anemone" (アネモネ) Alisa Mizuki Asahi 5:31
3. "Engaged (Piano Version)" Takigawa Asahi 5:15
4. "Engaged (Instrumental)"   Asahi 5:16
5. "Anemone (Instrumental)"   Asahi 5:32
Total length: 26:50

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Oricon Daily Singles[3] 40
Oricon Weekly Singles[4] 53
Oricon Yearly Singles[6] 688

References[edit]

  1. ^ "観月ありさが約5年ぶりのソロCDをリリース" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2008-01-30. Retrieved 2011-02-23. 
  2. ^ "観月ありさ / ENGAGED". CDJournal (in Japanese). OngakuShuppansha. Retrieved 2011-08-09. 
  3. ^ a b "オリコンチャート売り上げ枚数予想・議論スレVol.35" (in Japanese). 2008-02-11. Retrieved 2011-08-09. 
  4. ^ a b c ENGAGED/観月ありさ (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2011-08-09. 
  5. ^ a b ヴィジョンファクトリー(旧ライジング)@売上データ補完スレ (in Japanese). 2011-08-09. Retrieved 2011-08-09. 
  6. ^ 2008年度シングル年間売上ランキング (in Japanese). 2008-12-17. Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2011-08-09.