Rain (Yui song)

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"Rain"
YUI re rain.jpg
Single by Yui
from the album How Crazy Your Love
A-side Rain
B-side A Room
Released November 24, 2010
Format CD single
Recorded 2010 (Japan)
Genre J-pop
Length 16:32
Label Sony Music Records
Writer(s) Yui (lyrics & music)
Producer(s) Hisashi Kondo
Yui singles chronology
"To Mother"
(2010)
"Rain"
(2010)
"It's My Life/Your Heaven"
(2011)
CD + DVD
CD + DVD Cover

"Rain" is the seventeenth single by Japanese pop singer-songwriter Yui. It was released on November 24, 2010. The title song is a tie-in for the Fuji TV drama series Perfect Report. The single reached number 2 on the Oricon chart.[1]

Music video and lyrics[edit]

The music video for "Rain" alternates between cuts of Yui and her band playing in the rain and Yui herself running through a rainy street towards a Christmas gift shop. Around the middle of the music video, a happier past is shown through flashbacks of Yui smiling and receiving earrings on a sunny day, along with the lines: "They try to bring back memories / Which is already lost / No matter what I do, I can't get rid of the past."[note 1] The video eventually ends with an image of hope for the future, with the lyrics: "When someday this rain turns to snow / And slowly consumes this sadness / I'll be greeted by new hope.[note 2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Yui.

No. Title Arranger(s) Length
1. "Rain" Hisashi Kondo 4:03
2. "A Room" Northa+ 4:41
3. "How Crazy ~Yui Acoustic Version~" Yui & Northa+ 3:46
4. "Rain ~Instrumental~" Hisashi Kondo 4:01
DVD
No. Title Director Length
1. "Rain (Music Video)" Shigeaki Kubo  
2. "Please Stay With Me (Music Video)" Tsuchiya Takatoshi  

Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)[edit]

Charts (2010) Peak
position
First week sales Sales total Chart run
Japan Oricon Daily Single 1
Japan Oricon Weekly Single[2] 2 67,796 83,706 11
Japan Oricon Yearly Single 86

The single was certified gold by the RIAJ for having more than 100,000 copies shipped to stores.[3]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Original text: 失い続けた / 記憶がよぎる / どうしたって / 過去はなくせない
  2. ^ Original text: "この雨がいつか粉雪になって / 悲しみをそっと包み込むとき / 新しい希望に出会うの"

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Rain(初回限定DVD付き盤) - YUI" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2010-12-26. 
  2. ^ "Rain(初回生産限定盤))" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2011-08-05. 
  3. ^ "ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2010年11月". RIAJ (in Japanese). Retrieved August 5, 2011.