Kanashimi Johnny

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"Kanashimi Johnny"
Single by Ua
from the album Ametora
Released October 22, 1997 (1997-10-22)
Format CD single, vinyl
Recorded 1997
Genre R&B, pop
Length 16:27
Label Speedstar Records
Songwriter(s) Ua, Hirofumi Asamoto, Hakase
Producer(s) Hirofumi Asamoto
Ua singles chronology
"Amai Unmei"
"Kanashimi Johnny"
"Milk Tea"
"Amai Unmei"
"Kanashimi Johnny"
"Milk Tea"
Alternative covers
12" vinyl cover
12" vinyl cover

"Kanashimi Johnny" (悲しみジョニー) is Japanese singer-songwriter Ua's eighth single, released on October 22, 1997. It served as theme song for the TBS TV drama "Fukigen na Kajitsu" starring Yuriko Ishida. "Kanashimi Johnny" debuted at number 11 on the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart with 60,740 units sold, becoming Ua's highest debut.[1] Its b-side "Amefuri Hiades" was used in UCC Ueshima Coffee's Super 2 commercials.

Track listing[edit]


All lyrics written by Ua.

No. Title Music Length
1. "Kanashimi Jonī" (悲しみジョニー "Sad Johnny") Hirofumi Asamoto 5:42
2. "Amefuri Hiyadesu" (あめふりヒヤデス "Hiades in the Rain") Hakase 4:52
3. "Amai Unmei (Instrumental)" Asamoto 5:42
Total length: 16:09


Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Kanashimi Johnny"  
2. "Kanashimi Johnny (Last Portpia)"  
3. "Kanashimi Johnny (Instrumental)"  
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Amefuri Hiades (Alternate Mix)"  
2. "Amefuri Hiades (Dub)"  
3. "Amefuri Hiades (Mo' Spunky Mix)"  
4. "Amefuri Hiades (Mo' Sparky Mix)"  

Charts, certifications and sales[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
(sales thresholds)
Japan Oricon Weekly Singles Chart[1] 11 Gold 210,270[1]


External links[edit]