Hello (Paradise Kiss)

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"Hello (Paradise Kiss)"

CD Normal Edition Cover
Single by Yui
from the album How Crazy Your Love
A-side Hello: Paradise Kiss
B-side You
It's My Life: Yui Acoustic Version
Released June 1, 2011
Recorded 2011
Genre J-pop
Length 14:30
Label Gr8! Records
Writer(s) Yui
Yui singles chronology
"It's My Life/Your Heaven"
(2010)
"Hello (Paradise Kiss)"
(2011)
"Green a.Live"
(2011)
CD + DVD
CD + DVD Cover

"Hello (Paradise Kiss)" is the nineteenth single by Japanese pop singer-songwriter Yui. It was released on June 1, 2011.

Background and writing[edit]

The single was written and composed by YUI. She said that she attempted to make the song sound pop-like, while trying to add a slight pizzicato which she picked up from the atmosphere of Paradise Kiss.[1] She also said the song was one of deciding to prepare oneself, while finding answers as you mature.

Promotion and tie-ins[edit]

The A-Side "Hello (Paradise Kiss)" was composed to be the theme song of the live action movie Paradise Kiss based on the popular manga created by Ai Yazawa. The B-Side "You" was composed to be the ending song of the same movie. The first press editions came with original illustrations by Ai Yazawa and postcards were also included for some customers in Japan.

Music video[edit]

The music video depicts Yui in a variety of clothes while strumming a guitar.

Track list[edit]

All songs written and composed by Yui. 

CD
No. Title Arranger Length
1. "Hello (Paradise Kiss)"   Hisashi Kondo 3:38
2. "You"   Hisashi Kondo 3:56
3. "It's My Life ~Yui Acoustic Version~"   Yui & Hisashi Kondo 3:19
4. "Hello (Paradise Kiss) ~Instrumental~"   Hisashi Kondo 3:36
DVD
No. Title Director Length
1. "It's My Life (MV)"   Shigeaki Kubo[2] 3:38

Sales Charts (Japan)[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
First week sales Sales total
Japan Oricon Weekly Single[3] 3 69,838 97,274
Japan Billboard Hot 100 Singles[4] 3

The single was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) for having shipped more than 100,000 copies to stores.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "YUI 『HELLO~Paradise Kiss~』インタビュー ". hotexpress (in Japanese). March 25, 2011. Retrieved August 12, 2011. 
  2. ^ "It's My Life director" (in Japanese). Space Shower TV. Retrieved August 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ "HELLO ~Paradise Kiss~ (初回生産限定盤))" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2011-07-06. 
  4. ^ "Japan Hot 100 Singles Hello (Paradise Kiss) June 18, 2011". Billboard. Retrieved August 14, 2011. 
  5. ^ "ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2011年06月" [Works Receiving Certifications List (Gold, etc) (June 2011)] (in Japanese). RIAJ. July 10, 2011. Retrieved July 14, 2011.