Precious (Yuna Ito song)

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"Precious"
Yunaitoprecious.jpg
Single by Yuna Ito
from the album Heart
Released May 3, 2006
Format CD single
Genre J-pop
Length 00:20:06
Label Sony Music of Japan
Yuna Ito singles chronology
"Faith/Pureyes"
(2006)
"Precious"
(2006)
"Stuck on You"
(2006)

"Precious" is the third single by Yuna Ito. It is the theme song to the movie Limit of Love: Umizaru (starring Hideaki Ito and Ai Kato) and was released on May 3, 2006. Both "I'm Free" and "Secrets" are more up-beat songs than "Precious".

"Precious" reached a peak of #2 on the daily charts and #3 on the weekly charts. The following week, her single stayed high on the charts and was #3 for the second week in a row. Her sales jumped from 39,000 copies the first week to 44,000 copies the second week. In two weeks, it has already surpassed the sales of her last single, "Faith/Pureyes".

This single has been billed as a double b-side single due to the fact it has 2 b-sides.

On the half-yearly charts of 2006, "Precious" was the 2nd most-downloaded song, 3rd most-downloaded ringtone, 5th most-downloaded PV, and overall (combined ranking for all 3 categories) ranked 2nd.

The PV (promotional video) for the title track "Precious" was shot in New Zealand, where Ito and her staff stayed for 5 days.

Despite the song being released for more than two years, it managed to climb back up the charts, with a peak of 17. [1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Precious
  2. I’m Free
  3. Secrets
  4. Precious: Instrumental

Live performances[edit]

  • April 29, 2006 — CDTV - "Precious"
  • April 29, 2006 — Music Fair 21 - "Precious" + "Endless Story"
  • May 5, 2006 — Music Station - "Precious"
  • May 5, 2006 — Music Fighter - "Precious"
  • May 26, 2006 — Music Station - "Precious"
  • November 20, 2006 — Best Hit Song Festival 2006 - "Precious"
  • December 6, 2006 — FNS Kayousai 2006 - "Precious"
  • December 16, 2006 — 39th Japan Cable Awards (Nihon Yusen Taisho) - "Precious"
  • December 29, 2006 — Sakigake Ongaku Banzuke - "Precious" and "Truth"
  • December 31, 2006 — CDTV 2006-2007 Special - "Precious"

Charts[edit]

Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)

Release Chart Peak Position First Week Sales Sales Total Chart Run
3 May 2006 Oricon Daily Singles Chart 2
Oricon Weekly Singles Chart 3 38,583 copies 217,319 copies 29 weeks
Oricon Monthly Singles Chart 6 - -
Oricon Yearly Singles Chart 42

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Precious back on charts after 2 years from release date." (in Japanese). recochoku.jp. Retrieved 2008-08-02.