If (Kana Nishino song)

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"If"
Kana If.jpg
Single by Kana Nishino
from the album Thank You, Love
B-side "I'll Be There"
"Beautiful"
Released August 4, 2010 (2010-08-04)
Format CD Single, digital download
Genre J-pop, R&B
Length 4:42
Label SME Records
Songwriter(s) Kana Nishino, Giorgio Cancemi
Producer(s) Giorgio Cancemi
Kana Nishino singles chronology
"Aitakute Aitakute"
(2010)
"If"
(2010)
"Kimi tte"
(2010)

"Aitakute Aitakute"
(2010)
"If"
(2010)
"Kimi tte"
(2010)

"If" (stylised as "if") is a song by Japanese pop singer Kana Nishino. It was released as her 11th single on August 4, 2010.[1] The song was given the working name "I Swear" before its release.[2] In initial promotional material about the single, it was described as a mellow medium tempo ballad, written about "a meeting with fate."[1]

Promotion[edit]

The song was used as the theme song for the animated film Naruto Shippuden 4: The Lost Tower, and also used as a television commercial campaign for Recochoku.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicArranger(s)Length
1."If"Kana Nishino, Giorgio CancemiCancemiCancemi4:42
2."I'll Be There"NishinoNasri Atweh, Lolene Everett, Jonathan RotemRotem3:46
3."Beautiful"NishinoHiroHiro4:33
Total length:13:01

Charts[edit]

Charts (2010) Peak
position
Billboard Japan Adult Contemporary Airplay[3] 13
Billboard Japan Hot 100[4] 6
Oricon daily singles 7
Oricon weekly singles[5] 5
Oricon monthly singles 7
Oricon yearly singles 79
RIAJ Digital Track Chart weekly top 100[6] 1
RIAJ Digital Track Chart yearly top 100[7] 4

Certifications and sales[edit]

Chart Amount
Oricon physical sales[8] 91,000
RIAJ physical shipping certification[9] Gold (100,000+)
RIAJ ringtone downloads[10] Triple platinum (750,000+)
RIAJ full-length cellphone downloads[11] Triple platinum (750,000+)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "[CD] if / 西野カナ". Neowing (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  2. ^ "CD 西野カナ / I swear 劇場版アニメ「NARUTO」主題歌[ソニー・ミュージックエンタテインメント]《発売済・取り寄せ品》". Amiami (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  3. ^ "Adult Contemporary Airplay". Billboard (in Japanese). August 23, 2010. Retrieved September 20, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot 100". Billboard Japan. August 16, 2010. Archived from the original on July 24, 2010. Retrieved September 20, 2010. 
  5. ^ "if - 西野カナ/ オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  6. ^ "レコード協会調べ 2010年09月01日~2010年09月07日 <略称:レコ協チャート(「着うたフル(R)」)>" (in Japanese). RIAJ. 2010-09-10. Archived from the original on 2014-10-01. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  7. ^ "レコード協会調べ 2009年12月16日~2010年12月14日「着うたフル(R)」 2010年有料音楽配信「年間チャート」(通称:レコ協チャート)" [Record Association Analysis: December 16, 2009—December 14, 2010 Full-length Cellphone Download 2010 paid digital sales "Yearly Chart" (Abbreviated: RIAJ Chart)] (PDF). RIAJ. December 20, 2010. Retrieved December 22, 2010. 
  8. ^ "オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」". Oricon. Retrieved January 19, 2011.  (subscription only)
  9. ^ ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2010年8月. RIAJ (in Japanese). 2010-09-10. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  10. ^ レコード協会調べ 10月度有料音楽配信認定 <略称:10月度認定>. RIAJ (in Japanese). 2010-11-22. Retrieved 2010-11-22. 
  11. ^ レコード協会調べ 11月度有料音楽配信認定 <略称:11月度認定>. RIAJ (in Japanese). December 20, 2010. Retrieved December 20, 2010. 

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