Journey (Kimi to Futari de)

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"Journey (Kimi to Futari de)"
Journey (Kimi to Futari de).jpg
Single by Crystal Kay
from the album Spin the Music
B-side "Hold On"
Released November 24, 2010 (2010-11-24)
Format CD, digital download
Recorded 2009–2010
Genre Pop
Length 4:03
Label Epic Records
Songwriter(s) Crystal Kay, WolfJunk, Joey Carbone
Crystal Kay singles chronology
"After Love (First Boyfriend)/Girlfriend"
(2009)
"Journey (Kimi to Futari de)"
(2010)
"Superman"
(2011)
"After Love (First Boyfriend)/Girlfriend"
(2009)
"Journey (Kimi to Futari de)"
(2010)
"Superman"
(2011)

Journey (Kimi to Futari de) (Journey ~君と二人で~, Journey (Together with You)) is Crystal Kay 26th single. It was released on November 24, 2010, as the lead single to Spin the Music.

Background and promotion[edit]

"Journey (Kimi to Futari de)" is Kay's first release since Flash in June 2010, and her first single in 15 months. It was released just two weeks before Kay's ninth studio album Spin the Music. The release was first announced on September 30 on Kay's official website.[1] The title track was featured in commercials for Japanese skincare range Attenir. The commercial began airing from October 6 onwards.[2] The single features "HOLD ON" as its b-side. The song was used as the theme song to the 2009 film adaption of Dolan's Cadillac. It was first announced that Kay would sing for the film on August 16, 2008.[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Journey (Kimi to Futari de)" was directed by Amber[who?], it was revealed in early November.[4] The video features a tearful Kay reminiscing on various times in a past relationship, such as Kay and her former lover together at a park and having dinner. The video then subsequently ends with Kay crying to herself softly.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangement Length
1. "Journey (Kimi to Futari de)" (Journey ~君と二人で~) Crystal Kay, WolfJunk WolfJunk   4:03
2. "Hold On" Joey Carbone Anthony Mazza, Christine Kellogg Ryosuke "Dr. R" Sakai, Carbone 4:29
3. "Journey (Kimi to Futari de) (Instrumental)" Kay, WolfJunk Kay, WolfJunk   4:02
Total length: 12:34

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Recochoku Chaku-Uta Weekly Chart [5] 39
Billboard Japan Hot 100 [6] 14
Billboard Japan Hot Top Airplay [7] 7
Billboard Japan Adult Contemporary Airplay [8] 26
RIAJ Digital Track Chart [9] 79
Oricon Weekly Singles Chart 192

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Japan November 24, 2010 CD single, digital download Epic Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ "新曲「Journey ~君と二人で~」が11月24日にリリース決定!ツアーも実施! - Crystal Kay Official Web Site" (in Japanese). September 30, 2010. Archived from the original on February 7, 2011. Retrieved November 19, 2010. 
  2. ^ "CMページ|スキンケア・美肌ならアテニアの化粧・コスメポーチ付きトライアル化粧品セット、あかぬけ美肌洗顔セット" (in Japanese). Retrieved November 19, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Crystal Kay to sing theme for U.S. film - Tokyograph". August 16, 2008. Retrieved November 19, 2010. 
  4. ^ "SPACE SHOWER TV|スペースシャワーTV|MUSIC VIDEO SEARCH" (in Japanese). Retrieved November 19, 2010. 
  5. ^ (in Japanese). November 28, 2010 https://www.webcitation.org/6BTKvT7m3?url=http://recochoku.jp/recochoku_ranking/weekly_uta.html. Archived from the original on October 17, 2012. Retrieved November 28, 2010.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ (in Japanese) https://web.archive.org/web/20110604161800/http://www.billboard-japan.com/system/jp_charts/hot100/. Archived from the original on June 4, 2011. Retrieved November 28, 2010.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "Hot Top Airplay|JAPAN Charts|Billboard JAPAN (2010/12/06)" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on December 13, 2010. Retrieved November 28, 2010. 
  8. ^ (in Japanese) https://www.webcitation.org/5vAE6cM1l?url=http://www.billboard-japan.com/system/jp_charts/adult_airplay/11-50/. Archived from the original on December 22, 2010. Retrieved November 28, 2010.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ "一般社団法人 日本レコード協会|各種情報 (2010/11/24~2010/11/30)" (in Japanese).