Jidai (Arashi song)

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Single by Arashi
from the album Arashi Single Collection 1999–2001
B-side Koi wa Burekki
Released August 1, 2001 (2001-08-01) (Japan)
Format CD
Genre Pop
Label Pony Canyon
PCCJ-00006 (Limited Edition)
PCCJ-00007 (Normal Edition)
Arashi singles chronology
"Kimi no Tame ni Boku ga Iru"
"A Day in Our Life"

"Jidai" (時代 Era?) is the sixth single of the Japanese boy band Arashi. The single was released in two editions. While both the regular edition and limited edition contains two songs and its instrumentals, the two have different covers and only the limited edition included cards and a poster. It was certified platinum by the RIAJ for a shipment of 400,000 copies.[1]

Single information[edit]

"Jidai" was used as the theme song for the drama Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo 3 starring Arashi member Jun Matsumoto in his first lead role. The single is also the last single to be released under the Pony Canyon label before the group moved to their private label J Storm by the end of 2001. On September 19, 2001, "Jidai" was named Best Theme Song in the 30th Television Drama Academy Awards.[2]

Track list[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Jidai"   Tsukasa Tsukasa 4:52
2. "Koi wa Burekki"   Maria Kuze (久世まりあ Kuze Maria?) Kōji Makaino (馬飼野康二 Makaino Kōji?) 4:33
3. "Jidai" (Karaoke) Tsukasa Tsukasa 4:52
4. "Koi wa Burekki" (Karaoke) Kuze Makaino 4:33


Chart (2001) Peak
Japan Oricon Weekly Singles Chart[3] 1
Japan Oricon Yearly Singles Chart[4] 48

Chart procession and succession[edit]

Preceded by
"The Peace!" by Morning Musume
Oricon Weekly number one single
August 13, 2001
Succeeded by
"Gold" by B'z


  1. ^ "GOLD ALBUM 他認定作品 2001年8月度" [Gold Albums, and other certified works. August 2001 Edition] (PDF). The Record (Bulletin) (in Japanese) (Chūō, Tokyo: Recording Industry Association of Japan) 503: 12. October 10, 2001. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 23, 2011. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ ザテレビジョン ドラマアカデミー賞: 【第30回 主題歌賞】「時代」嵐 (in Japanese). Television Drama Academy Awards. September 19, 2001. Retrieved September 25, 2009. 
  3. ^ 2001年08月第2週の邦楽シングルランキング情報 (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2009-10-23. 
  4. ^ Jidai, Retrieved 2009-12-18[better source needed]

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