If I Believe

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If I Believe
Mai Kuraki - If I Believe.jpg
Studio album by Mai Kuraki
Released July 9, 2003 (2003-07-09)
Recorded 2002-2003
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 45:50
Label Giza Studio
Producer Kanonji
Mai Kuraki chronology
Fairy Tale
If I Believe
Wish You the Best
Singles from If I Believe
  1. "Make My Day"
    Released: December 4, 2002
  2. "Time After Time (Hana Mau Machi de)"
    Released: March 5, 2003
  3. "Kiss"
    Released: April 4, 2003
  4. "Kaze no La La La"
    Released: May 28, 2003

If I Believe is the fourth studio album by Japanese recording artist Mai Kuraki. It was released on July 9, 2003, only nine months after Fairy Tale.

Commercial performance[edit]

If I Believe debuted at number-one with 251,218 copies sold making it Kuraki's fourth number-one debut.[1] The album stayed on the Oricon albums chart for a total of 20 weeks of which the album consecutively spent 4 in the top 10.[2] If I Believe was the 24th best selling album of 2003.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Mai Kuraki except track 9 (co-written with Michael Africk) and 11 (co-written with Tokiko Nishimuro).

No. Title Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "If I Believe" Aika Ohno Cybersound 3:43
2. "Time After Time (Hana Mau Machi de) (Theater Version)" Ohno Daisuke Ikeda, Cybersound 4:12
3. "Kaze no La La La" Michiya Haruhata Cybersound 4:22
4. "Kiss" Yoko Blaqstone Cybersound 4:36
5. "Mi Corazón" Miguel Sá Pessoa, Michael Africk, Penny Geyer M. Pessoa 4:14
6. "I Don't Wanna Lose You" Akihito Tokunaga Tokunaga 4:06
7. "Make My Day (Album Version)" Tokunaga Cybersound 3:57
8. "Same" Geyer, Pessoa, Africk, Johnny Risk P. Geyer, M. Pessoa, M. Africk, J.Risk 3:59
9. "Just a Little Bit" Africk, Pessoa, Geyer, Risk   4:31
10. "You Are Not the Only One" Tokunaga Cybersound 4:02
11. "Tonight, I Feel Close to You" (Duet with Stefanie Sun) Ohno Cybersound 4:05
Total length: 45:50

Charts and certifications[edit]

Preceded by
Between the Lines by Chemistry
Oricon Weekly number-one album
July 21, 2003 – July 28, 2003
Succeeded by
Time to Go by Rip Slyme


  1. ^ a b c d "GIZA@売上データ補完スレ - 売上スレ避難所@JBBS掲示板" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-09-24. 
  2. ^ "ビーイング@売上データ補完スレ - 売上スレ避難所@JBBS掲示板" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-09-24. 
  3. ^ a b (Japanese) "2003年 年間CDシングル/アルバム/トータルセールス/VIDEO/DVD/カラオケ/作詞家・作曲家・編曲家 ランキング". Retrieved 2010-09-24. 
  4. ^ "2003 7月売上ランキング" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-09-24. 
  5. ^ "GOLD ALBUM 他認定作品" (PDF). RIAJ (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-09-24. 

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