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"
"Beaufitul"
Released August 4, 2010 (2010-08-04)
Format CD Single, digital download
Genre J-pop, R&B
Length 4:42
Label SME Records
Writer(s) Kana Nishino, Giorgio Cancemi
Producer(s) Giorgio Cancemi
Kana Nishino singles chronology
"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. Title Lyrics Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "If" Kana Nishino, Giorgio Cancemi Cancemi Cancemi 4:42
2. "I'll Be There" Nishino Nasri Atweh, Lolene Everett, Jonathan Rotem Rotem 3:46
3. "Beautiful" Nishino Hiro Hiro 4:33
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+)

Chart procession and succession[edit]

Preceded by
"Ofutari Summer" by Ketsumeishi
"Heavy Rotation" by AKB48
RIAJ Digital Track Chart number-one song
August 3, 2010 – August 17, 2010 (first run)
September 7, 2010 (second run)
Succeeded by
"Heavy Rotation" by AKB48
"Motto Tsuyoku" by Exile

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. 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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