Ring a Ding Dong

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"Ring a Ding Dong"
KaelaRingaDing.jpg
Single by Kaela Kimura
from the album 8Eight8
Released June 9, 2010 (2010-06-09)
Format CD Single, digital download
Genre J-pop
Length 3:24
Label Columbia Music Entertainment
Songwriter(s) Kaela Kimura,
Kaela Kimura singles chronology
"Musuko (Our Music Ver.) with Tamio Okuda"
(2010)
"Ring a Ding Dong"
(2010)
"Deep Beep"
(2010)
"Musuko (Our Music Ver.) with Tamio Okuda"
(2010)
"Ring a Ding Dong"
(2010)
"Deep Beep"
(2010)

"Ring a Ding Dong" is Japanese musician Kaela Kimura's 16th physical single, released on June 9, 2010.[1] The song was used in a wide-scale commercial campaign for NTT DoCoMo, which featured Kimura in the commercials.[2]

Background[edit]

This single is the first to be released after Kimura's hit song "Butterfly," and the first after the announcement of her marriage to Japanese actor Eita.[2]

Music video[edit]

Kimura in the music video.

The music video was shot by director Takeshi Nakamura.[3] It features Kimura in a brightly painted room with many doors, dancing to the song along with four dancers, dressed in maid's outfits and suits and holding umbrellas. Through the video, more and more exotically dressed dancers enter the room and begin dancing.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Ring a Ding Dong" Kaela Kimura Kaela Kimura 3:24
2. "Butterfly" Kimura Atsushi Suemitsu 6:21
3. "Circle" Kimura Mito 5:22
4. "Stars" Kimura AxSxE 4:22
5. "1115" Kimura Tamio Okuda 4:06
6. "Banzai" Kimura Tarō Kohada (Avengers in Sci-Fi) 4:40
7. "Tree Climbers" Kimura, Watanabe Watanabe 3:38
8. "Magic Music" Kimura Linus of Hollywood 3:08
9. "Level 42" Kimura Taiyō Yamazaki 4:39
10. "Ring a Ding Dong (Instrumental)" Kimura, Watanabe Watanabe 3:21
Total length: 43:01

*Tracks 2-9 live recordings from Kimura's Live Tour 2010 "5 Years" @ Nippon Budōkan (March 27/28 2010).

Chart rankings[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Billboard Adult Contemporary Airplay[4] 1
Billboard Japan Hot 100[5] 2
Billboard yearly Japan Hot 100[6] 25
Oricon weekly singles[7] 1
RIAJ Digital Track Chart Top 100[8] 1
RIAJ Digital Track Chart yearly top 100[9] 28

Reported sales and certifications[edit]

Chart Amount
Oricon physical sales[10] 92,000
RIAJ shipping certification[11] Gold (100,000)
RIAJ ringtones[12] Million (1,000,000)
RIAJ full-length cellphone downloads[13] Platinum (250,000)
RIAJ PC downloads[13] Gold (100,000)

Chart procession and succession[edit]

Preceded by
"To Mother" by Yui
Oricon Weekly number one single
June 21, 2010
Succeeded by
"Haruka" by Tokio

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ring a Ding Dong" (in Japanese). Columbia Music Entertainment. Retrieved 2010-07-24. 
  2. ^ a b 木村カエラ「とても幸せです」 . Barks (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-07-24. 
  3. ^ 木村カエラ「とても幸せです」 . Space Shower (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-07-24. 
  4. ^ "Japan Billboard Adult Contemporary Airplay". Billboard Japan. June 21, 2010. Archived from the original on June 24, 2010. Retrieved July 24, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot 100". Billboard Japan. June 21, 2010. Archived from the original on June 24, 2010. Retrieved July 24, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. December 10, 2010. Archived from the original on December 11, 2010. Retrieved December 11, 2010. 
  7. ^ 木村カエラ、デビュー6年目で初のシングル首位 (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved July 21, 2010. 
  8. ^ "RIAJ Digital Track Chart: Chart issue June 15, 2010" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved 2010-06-15. 
  9. ^ "レコード協会調べ 2009年12月16日~2010年12月14日「着うたフル(R)」 2010年有料音楽配信「年間チャート」(通称:レコ協チャート)" [Record Association Analysis: December 16, 2009—December 14, 2010 Full-length Cellphone Download 2010 paid digital sales "Yearly Chart" (Abbreviated: RIAJ Chart)] (PDF). RIAJ. December 20, 2010. Retrieved December 22, 2010. 
  10. ^ "オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」". Oricon. Retrieved 2010-06-12.  (subscription only)
  11. ^ ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2010年6月 . RIAJ (in Japanese). July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-24. 
  12. ^ レコード協会調べ 5月度有料音楽配信認定 <略称:5月度認定> . RIAJ (in Japanese). 2010-06-22. Retrieved 2010-07-24. 
  13. ^ a b レコード協会調べ 10月度有料音楽配信認定 <略称:10月度認定> . RIAJ (in Japanese). 2010-11-22. Retrieved 2010-11-22. 

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