Hayley Sings Japanese Songs

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Hayley Sings Japanese Songs
Studio album by
Released23 June 2008
GenreJapanese music
LabelUniversal Music Group
Hayley Westenra chronology
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Hayley Sings Japanese Songs is an album by Christchurch, New Zealand soprano Hayley Westenra. The album contains Westenra's interpretations of traditional and popular contemporary Japanese songs. Some of the songs have been translated into English while others were kept in Japanese.[1][2] [3]

The album contains the Japanese version of Amazing Grace and is a duet between Hayley and the late Japanese singer Minako Honda. The song was released as a single in Japan and topped the Japanese International Singles Chart.[4]

The album debuted at number 12 on the Japanese Albums Chart, but broke into the Top 10 in its second week of release.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicOriginal artistLength
1."Amazing Grace" (Japanese version of Amazing Grace with Minako Honda; the first verse is in English)    
2."Hanamizuki"  Yo Hitoto 
3."Yuki no Hana"  Mika Nakashima 
4."Shiroi Iro wa Koibito no Iro" (白い色は恋人の色, English version)  Betsy & Chris 
5."Sen no Kaze ni Natte"  Man Arai 
6."Hana" (The full title of the original song is "Subete no Hito no Kokoro ni Hana O" (Flowers for Your Heart))  Shoukichi Kina 
7."Nada Sōsō"  Ryoko Moriyama 
8."Tsubasa wo Kudasai" (翼をください)山上路夫村井邦彦赤い鳥 
9."Sotsugyou Shashin"    
11."I Believe"  Ayaka 
12."Shiroi Iro wa Koibito no Iro" (白い色は恋人の色, Japanese version, only available on deluxe SHM-CD and Taiwanese editions)  Betsy & Chris 

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalogue
Japan 4 June 2008 Universal Japan CD/Download


Chart (2008) Peak
Japanese Album Charts 10


  1. ^ "Hayley Sings Japanese Songs Hayley Westenra [CD]". Cdjapan.co.jp. Retrieved 2012-02-20.
  2. ^ "Hayley Sings Japanese Songs: Hayley Westenra: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-02-20.
  3. ^ "世界でひとつのピュア・ヴォイス〜ヘイリー/ディスコグラフィー". Universal-music.co.jp. Retrieved 2012-02-20.
  4. ^ a b "HWI - Latest News". ~ Hayley Westenra International. Retrieved 2012-02-20.

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