Sakura (Ikimono-gakari song)

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Single by Ikimono-gakari
from the album Sakura Saku Machi Monogatari
B-side "Hot Milk"
Released March 15, 2006 (2006-03-15)
Format Maxi single, digital download
Recorded 2005
Genre Pop
Label Epic
Songwriter(s) Yoshiki Mizuno
Producer(s) Y. Mizuno
Ikimono-gakari singles chronology

"Sakura" is the debut single of Japanese trio Ikimono-gakari, released in Japan on March 15, 2006. The single peaked at number 17 on the weekly Oricon chart, charting for 31 weeks.[1] It also reached number 182 on the yearly chart for 2006.[citation needed] "Sakura" was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (digital download single).[2]

The A-side was used in a commercial promoting NTT's Denpo 115 service.[1] Track 3, "Sotsugyō Shashin", was included on the 2009 Yumi Matsutoya tribute album "Shout At Yuming Rocks".[3]

The single was certified gold for physical copies shipped in May 2011, and double platinum for ringtone downloads.[4][5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "Sakura" Yoshiki Mizuno Y. Mizuno Masanori Shimada 5:54
2. "Hot Milk" (ホットミルク Hotto Miruku) Hotaka Yamashita, Y. Mizuno H. Yamashita Seiji Kameda 4:57
3. "Sotsugyō Shashin" (卒業写真 "Graduation Photo") Yumi Arai Y. Arai Ryo Eguchi 4:01
4. "Sakura" (Instrumental) Y. Mizuno Y. Mizuno M. Shimada 5:54


  1. ^ a b SAKURA/いきものがかり . Oricon Style (in Japanese). Oricon. Archived from the original on 2010-05-13. Retrieved 2010-04-22. 
  2. ^ "Recording Industry Association of Japan - certification of music distribution - March 2008" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-01-13. 
  3. ^ "EMI Music - Shout At Yuming Rocks information" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-04-22. 
  4. ^ ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2011年05月 [Works Receiving Certifications List (Gold, etc) (May 2011)]. RIAJ (in Japanese). June 10, 2011. Retrieved June 13, 2011. 
  5. ^ 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> [Record Association report: May digital music download certifications (Abbreviation: May Certifications)]. RIAJ (in Japanese). June 20, 2011. Retrieved June 20, 2011. 

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