Hello (Aya Ueto song)

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Single by Aya Ueto
from the album Ayaueto
Released February 26, 2003
Format CD single
Genre Pop
Length 4:43
Label Flight Master
Writer(s) T2ya
Producer(s) T2ya
Aya Ueto singles chronology
Alternative covers
Cover artwork for the limited edition
Cover artwork for the first pressing of the limited edition

"Hello" is the third single by the Japanese recording artist Aya Ueto. It was released on February 26, 2003, as the third and final single from her first studio album, Ayaueto.


The single was released in two formats: the limited edition, which includes a bonus DVD featuring the music video for "Hello", and standard CD-only edition.[1] "Hello" was written and produced by T2ya, marking their third consecutive collaboration.[1] CDJournal described the song as a "lyrical and melancholy ballad."[2] Initially, the song "Ambition", which appears on Ueto's first album Ayaueto, was set to be released as the third single. However, "Hello" was chosen by Ueto instead.[3]

In addition to the title track and its instrumental version, the single includes three remixes. "Hello (Symphony Modulation Style)" was used in commercials for the Lotte ice cream Soh, starring Ueto.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

"Hello" entered the Oricon Daily Singles chart at number 6 on February 26, 2003, and climbed to number 5 the following day.[4][5] It peaked at number 10 on the Oricon Weekly Singles chart, with 22,994 copies sold in its first week.[6] The single was in the chart for nine weeks and has sold a total of 40,555 copies.[7][8]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "Hello" T2ya T2ya T2ya 4:43
2. "Hello (Symphony Modulation Style)" T2ya T2ya T2ya 3:40
3. "Puzzle (New 80's Remix)" Natsumi Kobayashi Shinichirō Murayama Murayama 3:39
4. "Pureness (Under Island Style)" T2ya T2ya T2ya 5:22
5. "Hello (Instrumental)"   T2ya T2ya 4:42
Total length: 22:17


Chart (2003) Peak
Oricon Daily Singles[4] 5
Oricon Weekly Singles[6] 10
SoundScan Japan Weekly Singles[9] (limited edition) 12

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Japan[10][11] February 26, 2003 CD, CD+DVD Pony Canyon
Taiwan[12] March 6, 2003 CD


  1. ^ a b c 2ヶ月連続シングルリリース記念「上戸彩年鑑 2002~2004」. Barks (in Japanese). ITmedia. June 14, 2004. Retrieved June 27, 2009. 
  2. ^ "上戸彩 / Hello". CDJournal (in Japanese). OngakuShuppansha. Retrieved July 26, 2011. 
  3. ^ 上戸彩『5年間の軌跡を綴った、ファン待望のベストアルバムが完成!』 (in Japanese). Oricon. September 13, 2006. Retrieved June 29, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "【マターリ】CD売上げ報告スレ12【議論】" (in Japanese). February 27, 2002. Retrieved July 26, 2009. 
  5. ^ "【マターリ】CD売上げ報告スレ12【議論】" (in Japanese). February 26, 2002. Retrieved July 26, 2009. 
  6. ^ a b 2003年03月第2週の邦楽シングルランキング情報 (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved July 26, 2009. 
  7. ^ Hello. Oricon (in Japanese). Oricon Research. Retrieved July 26, 2009. 
  8. ^ ポニーキャニオン@売上データ補完スレ (in Japanese). January 21, 2011. Retrieved July 26, 2009. 
  9. ^ "週間 CDソフト TOP20" (in Japanese). SoundScan Japan. Retrieved July 26, 2009. 
  10. ^ Hello (in Japanese). JBooks Corporation. Retrieved July 26, 2009. 
  11. ^ Hello (in Japanese). JBooks Corporation. Retrieved July 26, 2009. 
  12. ^ "上戶彩/ (ep)Hello" (in Chinese). G-Music. Retrieved July 26, 2009.