Journey Through the Decade
|"Journey Through the Decade"|
The cover of the standard CD release featuring Gackt in the foreground
|Single by Gackt|
|Released||March 25, 2009|
CD maxi single
|Genre||Alternative rock, symphonic rock, techno|
|Writer(s)||Shoko Fujibayashi (lyricist)
Ryo (composer, arranger)
Kōtarō Nakagawa (arranger)
|Gackt singles chronology|
"Journey Through the Decade" (stylized "Journey through the Decade") is a song by Japanese pop singer Gackt, serving as his thirtieth single released on March 25, 2009. It is his first song performed for Kamen Rider Decade, used as the television series' theme song.
It was used as the opening theme song for the 2009 Kamen Rider Series Kamen Rider Decade. It was released as a single CD and as a CD coupled with a DVD with the music video. The theme of "Journey Through the Decade" is that it describes the "Journey" (旅 Tabi?).
- "Journey Through the Decade"
- "J.t.D. Re-Mix RIDE"Distort""
- "J.t.D. Re-Mix RIDE"Symphony""
- "Journey Through the Decade" (instrumental)
The music video of "Journey Through the Decade" was later released in Stay the Ride Alive, "special memorial single" version which is a Digipak with a special cover, a third disc and a booklet describing Gackt's collaboration with the Kamen Rider Decade production.
- "Journey Through the Decade" music film
On its first day of release, it sold 15,000 copies and reached #2 on the Oricon Daily Charts. By the release of its follow up single "The Next Decade", "Journey Through the Decade" had sold 94,000 copies. It stayed 25 weeks on the music charts. In June 2009, the Recording Industry Association of Japan certified it as gold. In December 2012, it was certified as platinum for sales of over 200,000 copies.
|Release||Provider(s)||Chart||Peak position||Sales total|
|March 25, 2009||Oricon||Daily Singles||1||15,441|
- Billboard Japan
|Billboard Japan Hot 100||6|
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