Haruka (Tokio song)

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Haruka - TOKIO single cover.jpg
Single by Tokio
Released June 16, 2010 (2010-06-16)
Format Maxi single, digital single, CD, CD+DVD
Recorded 2010
Genre Pop, rock
Label J Storm
Songwriter(s) Nobuteru Maeda, Michiya Haruhata
Tokio singles chronology
"Advance/Mata Asa ga Kuru"
"NaNaNa (Taiyo Nante Irane)"
"Advance/Mata Asa ga Kuru"
"NaNaNa (Taiyo Nante Irane)"

"Haruka" (-遥か-, Distant) is the forty-third single by the Japanese band Tokio. It was released on February 3, 2010 under the label J Storm. The single topped the Oricon weekly singles chart.[1] The songs "Haruka" and "Dash Village" are being used as theme songs for the Dash Beach and the Dash Village respectively, both segments on Tokio's long-running variety show, The Tetsuwan Dash.[2] The Dash Village theme was originally composed by Tokio's lead singer Tomoya Nagase just shortly after the village itself was built in 2000. It has been used as the main theme since, though the version on this single is a re-recording. [3]

Track listing[edit]

"Haruka" was released in three different versions:[2]

Regular Edition
No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangement Length
1. "Haruka" (-遥か- "Distant") Nobuteru Maeda Michiya Haruhata Kazuhiro Yamahara (山原 一浩, Yamahara Kazuhiro)  
2. "Everlasting" Yūya Abe (阿部 祐也, Abe Yūya) Yamahara Yamahara  
3. "Dash Village" (Instrumental)   Tomoya Nagase Kam  
4. "Haruka" (Backing Track)        
5. "Everlasting" (Backing Track)        
Limited Edition 1, Limited Edition 2
No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangement Length
1. "Haruka" Maeda Haruhata Yamahara  
2. "Haruka" (Backing Track)        
Limited Edition 1 DVD
No. Title Length
1. "Haruka" (Music video, story version)  
2. "Haruka" (Making of)  
Limited Edition 2 DVD
No. Title Length
1. "Haruka" (Music video, various beaches version)  
2. "Haruka" (Making of)  

Charts and certifications[edit]

Preceded by
"Ring a Ding Dong" by Kaela Kimura
Oricon Weekly number one single
June 28, 2010
Succeeded by
"Okay" by Koshi Inaba


  1. ^ a b "TOKIO、TUBE提供曲で2年7ヶ月ぶり首位" (in Japanese). Oricon. June 22, 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-23. 
  2. ^ a b "TOKIO - -遥か-". J Storm. Retrieved 2010-06-23. 
  3. ^ "DASH Web Frequently Asked Questions". Nihon Television. Retrieved 2010-07-08. 
  4. ^ 2010年06月第4週のシングルランキング情報 (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2010-07-03.