Eyes on Me (Superfly song)

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"Eyes on Me"
Single by Superfly
from the album Mind Travel
Released December 15, 2010 (2010-12-15)
Format CD single
CD+DVD single
Recorded 2010
Genre J-Pop, rock
Length 11:58
Label Warner Music Japan
Superfly singles chronology
"Wildflower"
(2010)
"Eyes on Me"
(2010)
"Sunshine Sunshine"
(2011)

"Eyes on Me" is the eleventh single by Japanese recording artist Superfly, released on December 15, 2010. The title track, described as a "classic winter ballad" (冬の王道バラード fuyu no ōdō barādo?),[1] is used as the theme song for the PlayStation Portable game The 3rd Birthday.[2][3][4] The single was released as a standard CD release and a limited edition CD+DVD bundle. "Rescue Me" and "Prima Donna" serve as the single's B-sides.[5] The DVD included with the first pressings of the single features an "Official Bootleg Live DVD" of Superfly's performance at the Monster Bash 2010 music festival on August 23, 2010.[6] "Eyes on Me" has since been nominated for the 2011 Space Shower Music Video Award for best female video.[7]

Tracklisting[edit]

CD single
No. Title Lyrics Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "Eyes On Me"   Shiho Ochi Kōichi Tabo Kōichi Tsutaya 4:34
2. "Rescue Me"   S. Ochi K. Tabo Kōichi Tsutaya 4:11
3. "Prima donna" (プリマドンナ, Purima donna) S. Ochi S. Ochi, K. Tabo Kōichi Tsutaya 3:15
Total length:
12:00
DVD Official Bootleg "Live at MONSTER baSH 2010"
No. Title Length
1. "Alright!!"    
2. "How Do I Survive?"    
3. "Wildflower"    
4. "Free Planet"    
5. "Tamashii Revolution"    
6. "Dancing on the Fire"    

Personnel[edit]

Personnel details were sourced from the liner notes booklet of Mind Travel.[8]

  • Tomoyuki Asakawa – harp
  • Gen Ittetsu Strings – strings
  • Hideki Matsubara – bass
  • Shiho Ochi – lead and background vocals, glockenspiel, vibraphone, wind chime
  • Satoshi Shōji – oboe
  • Hideyo Takakuwa – flute
  • Yuichi Togashiki – drums
  • Kōichi Tsutaya – piano
  • Yoshiyuki Yatsuhashi – acoustic guitar, electric guitar

Chart rankings[edit]

Charts (2010) Peak
position
Billboard Adult Contemporary Airplay[9] 3
Billboard Japan Hot 100[10] 2
Oricon daily singles[11] 4
Oricon weekly singles[12] 5

Reported sales and certifications[edit]

Chart Amount
Oricon physical sales[12] 21,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superfly、新曲は自身初の“冬の王道”バラード ニュース-ORICON STYLE-". 2010-10-27. Retrieved 2010-02-01. 
  2. ^ "Superfly | News |2010年第2弾シングル!「Eyes On Me」発売!". 2010-10-26. Retrieved 2010-10-27. 
  3. ^ "ナタリー - Superfly、スクエニ新作テーマソングに王道バラード提供". 2010-10-27. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  4. ^ "Superfly : Superfly、新曲「Eyes On Me」がPSPソフトテーマソングに / BARKS ニュース". 2010-10-27. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  5. ^ "ナタリー - Superflyニューシングルであの名曲を初音源化". 2010-11-08. Retrieved 2010-11-23. 
  6. ^ "ナタリー - Superfly新作特典DVDは夏フェス灼熱ライブの“公式海賊版”". 2010-11-15. Retrieved 2010-11-23. 
  7. ^ "ナタリー - 毎年恒例スペシャ「MVA」ノミネート70作品が明らかに". 2011-02-01. Retrieved 2011-02-05. 
  8. ^ Mind Travel (Media notes) (in Japanese). Superfly. Tokyo, Japan: Victor Music Japan. 2011. 
  9. ^ "Japan Billboard Adult Contemporary Airplay". Billboard. December 22, 2010. Retrieved December 22, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot 100". Billboard Japan. December 22, 2010. Archived from the original on December 22, 2010. Retrieved December 22, 2010. 
  11. ^ "シングル デイリーランキング-ORICON STYLE ランキング" (in Japanese). Oricon. December 15, 2010. Archived from the original on December 21, 2010. Retrieved December 21, 2010. 
  12. ^ a b "オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」". Oricon. Retrieved December 21, 2010.  (subscription only)

External links[edit]

  • Eyes On Me at Superfly's official website (Japanese)