My Short Stories

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My Short Stories
YUI MyShortStoriesCover.jpg
Compilation album by Yui
Released November 12, 2008
Recorded 2008
Genre Pop, pop rock
Label Sony Music Japan, Studioseven Recordings
Yui chronology
I Loved Yesterday
(2008)
My Short Stories
(2008)
Holidays in the Sun
(2010)
CD + DVD
My Short Stories Limited Edition

My Short Stories[1] is the first B-side compilation album by the popular Japanese singer-songwriter Yui that was released on November 12, 2008.[2] This album contains all the past B sides of her past singles and a new song titled "I'll be".

The album is certified platinum by RIAJ for shipment of 250,000 copies in Japan.

My Short Stories will be reissue in Blu-Spec CD format with limited press on September 2, 2009.[3]

The album title, My Short Stories' message is "Zutto kono Arubamu wo tsukuritakute, sono monogatari wa, YUI kara hajimatta" (ずっと このアルバムを 作りたくて、その物語は YUIから 始まった) which means in English "I have always wanted to make this album. This short story is all started from YUI."

Track listing[edit]

Normal Edition

All lyrics written by Yui; all music composed by Yui.

CD
No. Title Arranger(s) Length
1. "I'll be" Northa+ 3:32
2. "Help" Yui 3:30
3. "Last Train" Hideyuki "Daichi"Suzuki 4:41
4. "Winter Hot Music" Northa+ 3:06
5. "Jam" Shigezo 3:05
6. "Skyline" Akihisa Matsuura 3:49
7. "Free Bird" Suzuki 2:55
8. "I Wanna Be..." Northa+ 3:25
9. "Oh My God" Northa+ 2:45
10. "Cloudy" Northa+ 3:26
11. "Driving Today" Northa+ 3:08
12. "Understand" Northa+ 3:33
13. "Crossroad" Suzuki 3:54
14. "It's Happy Line" Suzuki 3:19
15. "Why Me" Suzuki 4:05
Yui sticker that is included in both limited and regular edition
Limited Edition

Normal Edition + DVD

DVD
No. Title Length
1. "I'll Be" (Music video)  
2. "Understand" (Music video)  
3. "Jam" (Music video)  
Yui 3rd Tour "oui" ~I Loved Yesterday~ Premium Edition
No. Title Length
4. "Opening"  
5. "No Way"  
6. "Day Dreamer"  
7. "Street live at Sapporo"  
8. "Namidairo"  
9. "Am I Wrong?"  
10. "Street live at Sendai"  
11. "Love Is All"  
12. "Tomorrow's Way"  
13. "Street live at Hiroshima"  
14. "Good-bye Days"  
15. "Ending"  

"I'll Be"[edit]

"I'll Be" was chosen for the commercial song of Sony Walkman NW-S638FK Series and its promotion campaign named, "Play You".[4] Yui did a school live in Omiya Koryo High School in Saitama Prefecture, Japan with the orchestra of the school for this campaign. The footage of this event was released in her next single, Again Limited Edition. Later, "I'll be" was again released as an orchestra mix version. Yui filmed another commercial for Sony Walkman with this live event. This school live was aired on NTV program Dare Mo Shiranai Nakeru Uta (誰も知らない泣ける歌 Unknown songs that can make you cry) on 18 February 2009. The message for this campaign is "Itsudatte tonari de utau yo. Ongaku ga areba hitotsu ni nareru ne" (いつだって となりで 歌うよ。 音楽が あれば 一つに 慣れる ね。) which mean in English "I will always sing next to you. If there is music, we can all become one."

Sales charts (Japan)[edit]

Oricon sales charts[edit]

Release Chart Peak Position First Week Sales Sales Total Chart Run
November 12, 2008 Oricon Daily Chart 1
Oricon Weekly Chart 1[5] 173,741 269,366 20 weeks
Oricon Monthly Chart 3
Oricon Yearly Chart 43

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Confirmation of new album "My Short Stories"". YUI-net. Retrieved 2008-09-18. 
  2. ^ Official discography (in Japanese) http://www.yui-net.com/discography/
  3. ^ "Reissue of "My Short Stories"". Sony Music Shop. Retrieved 2009-07-29. 
  4. ^ "News about "Play You" campaign". MyCom Sony News. Retrieved 2009-03-09. 
  5. ^ Oricon rankings source http://www.oricon.co.jp/prof/358664/products/786181/1/