Hajimari no Uta

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Hajimari no Uta
ハジマリノウタ
Hajimari no Uta.jpg
Studio album by Ikimono-gakari
Released December 23, 2009 (Japan)
Recorded 2009
Genre Pop,[note 1] rock
Length 66:08
Label Epic
Ikimono-gakari chronology
My Song Your Song
(2008)My Song Your Song2008
Hajimari no Uta
(2009)
Ikimonobakari: Members Best Selection
(2010)Ikimonobakari: Members Best Selection2010
Singles from My song Your song
  1. "Futari"
    Released: May 27, 2009
  2. "Hotaru no Hikari"
    Released: July 15, 2009
  3. "YELL/Joyful"
    Released: September 23, 2009
  4. "Nakumonka"
    Released: November 11, 2009

Hajimari no Uta (ハジマリノウタ?, First Song) is the fourth studio album by Ikimono-gakari, released in Japan on December 23, 2009. A limited edition version included a bonus DVD with footage from their concert "Ikimono Gakari no Minasan, Konni Tour!! 2009 - My song Your song -" performance on May 25, 2009 at Shibuya C.C. Lemon Hall, plus special booklet, and ikimono card 017.[1]

Track list[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "Hajimari no Uta 〜Tōi Sora Sunde〜" Hotaka Yamashita H. Yamashita Masanori Shimada 5:58
2. "Yumemidai" H. Yamashita H. Yamashita Atsushi Yuasa 4:10
3. "Joyful" Yoshiki Mizuno Y. Mizuno Yusuke Tanaka, Takashi Kondo 3:15
4. "YELL" Y. Mizuno Y. Mizuno Masataka Matsutoya 5:54
5. "Nakumonka" Y. Mizuno Y. Mizuno Akimitsu Honma 5:46
6. "Mahiru no Tsuki" H. Yamashita H. Yamashita A. Honma 5:11
7. "Hotaru no Hikari" Y. Mizuno Y. Mizuno Ryo Eguchi, Strings arranged by: Crusher Kimura 4:02
8. "Akizakura" H. Yamashita H. Yamashita A. Honma 4:52
9. "Futari -Album version-" Y. Mizuno Y. Mizuno M. Shimada 6:20
10. "Tenohira no Oto" H. Yamashita H. Yamashita Taichi Nakamura 5:06
11. "How to make it" H. Yamashita H. Yamashita Tōru Hidaka 4:51
12. "Mirai Wakusei" Kiyoe Yoshioka K. Yoshioka Susumu Nishikawa, Strings arranged by: eji 5:26
13. "Ashita e Mukau Kaerimichi" H. Yamashita H. Yamashita Norihito Sumitomo 4:45

Oricon Chart (Japan)[edit]

Release Albums chart Peak position Debut sales (copies) Sales total (copies)
December 23, 2009 Daily Chart 1 - 561,957
Weekly Chart 1 200,286
Monthly Chart (February 2010) 1 242,080
Yearly Chart (2010) 8[2] 560,931

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The iTunes listing classified the genre as Pop.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ikimono-gakari". ikimono-gakari. 2009-12-23. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  2. ^ "アルバム 年間ランキング-ORICON STYLE ランキング" (in Japanese). Oricon. December 20, 2010. Archived from the original on December 20, 2010. Retrieved December 20, 2010. 

Awards and nominations[edit]

Japan Record Awards[edit]

The Japan Record Awards is a major music awards show held annually in Japan by the Japan Composer's Association.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2010 Hajimari no Uta Best Album Award Won

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Past Future by Namie Amuro
Oricon weekly number-one album
January 4, 2010 - January 18, 2010
Succeeded by
Olympos by Lands