Sorafune/Do! Do! Do!

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"Sorafune"/"Do! Do! Do!"
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Single by Tokio
from the album Harvest
Released August 23, 2006
Format Maxi single, digital single
Genre J-pop, Rock
Label J Storm/Universal
Tokio singles chronology
"Get Your Dream"
"Sorafune / Do! Do! Do!"
"Hikari no Machi / Run Free (Swan Dance o Kimi to)"
"Ship in the Air"
Song by Miyuki Nakajima from the album Lullaby Singer
Published Nippon Television Music Corporation / Yamaha Music Foundation / Johnny Company, Inc.
Released November 22, 2006
Genre J-Pop, kayokyoku, pop metal
Length 4:19
Label Yamaha Music Communications
Writer(s) Miyuki Nakajima
Language Japanese
Producer(s) Ichizo Seo, Miyuki Nakajima
Lullaby Singer track listing
Only for the Sake of Love
"Ship in the Air"
Say Goodbye to That Goodbye

"Sorafune"/"Do! Do! Do!" is a double A-Side single by the Japanese boy band Tokio, released on August 23, 2006.[1] It is the thirty-sixth release for the group, and also has been their most commercial successful effort after their 1995 best-selling debut single "Love You Only".

"Sorafune" was composed by Japanese recording artist Miyuki Nakajima, who has also gained success as a songwriter for other interpreters such as Naoko Ken and Shizuka Kudo throughout her three decade spanning career. In July 2006, the song was premiered on the Japanese television drama My Boss My Hero starring the group's primary vocalist Tomoya Nagase.[2] Likewise, "Do! Do! Do!" was featured on commercials for the Xbox 360 that the band appeared in.[3]

Immediately upon its release, Double A-side CD single was greeted with favorable reaction. It debuted at number-one on the Japanese Oricon singles chart, having sold over 120,000 copies in first week.[4] The band's fifth chart-topper "Sorafune"/"Do!Do!Do!" achieved enduring commercial success, entering the Oricon for over a year with physical sales in excess of 484,000 copies and becoming their longest charting material to date. [5]

CD single was certified double platinum by Recording Industry Association of Japan for shipments of over 600,000 units.[6]

"Sorafune" was simultaneously recorded by the composer, and appeared on her studio album Lullaby Singer released in November 2006.[7] Nakajima's version was dubbed English-translated title "Ship in the Air". The song has also been covered by artists such as Shizuka Kudo and Hideaki Horii.

Track listing[edit]

"Sorafune"/"Do! Do! Do!" was released in four different versions:

CD Normal Edition[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Arranger[8] Length
1. "Sorafune (宙船?)" Miyuki Nakajima Motoki Funayama 4:01
2. "Do! Do! Do!" TAKESHI 3-5-2 4:24
3. "Reply (リプライ?, Ripurai)" Hikari Kazuhiro Yamahara 4:49
4. "Sorafune (宙船?)" (Backing track) Nakajima Funayama 4:01
5. "Do! Do! Do!" (Backing track) Takeshi 3-5-2 4:21

CD Limited Press Edition[edit]

CD+DVD Version A[edit]

CD+DVD Version B[edit]



Country Provider Title Certification
(sales thresholds)
Format Date
Japan RIAJ "Sorafune" Million[11] Chaku-Uta Full January 2007
"Sorafune"/"Do! Do! Do!" 2× Platinum[6] CD Single February 2007


  1. ^ "TOKIO - artists - JaME U.S.A. - Biography". Retrieved 2009-11-26. 
  2. ^ 音楽 音楽 - マイボス マイヒーロー Check |url= value (help). (in Japanese). Nippon Television. Retrieved December 23, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b TOKIO-リリース-ORICON STYLE ミュージック "Highest position and charting weeks of a single "Sorafune"/"do!do!do!" by Tokio" Check |url= value (help) (in Japanese). Retrieved December 23, 2010. 
  4. ^ 2006年09月第1週の邦楽シングルランキング情報 "Search results of the Japanese Oricon Weekly Singles Chart - 1st week of September 2006" Check |url= value (help). (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved December 23, 2010. 
  5. ^ 音楽を語ろう特集 音楽を語ろう特集『中島みゆきが詞・曲を提供!工藤静香の名曲を語ろう』 Check |url= value (help). (in Japanese). Oricon Style. Retrieved December 23, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b 一般社団法人 日本レコード協会 > 各種統計 > ゴールド等認定 > 2007年2月 "(RIAJ - Statistics - Certification Awards - Feb 2007)" Check |url= value (help). (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved December 23, 2010. 
  7. ^ Yamaha Music Communications Inc. "Music Page" Check |url= value (help). (in Japanese). Yamaha Music Communications. Retrieved December 23, 2010. 
  8. ^ TOKIO ::宙船(そらふね)/do! do! do!:: "Product description" Check |url= value (help). Universal Music Group. Retrieved December 23, 2010. 
  9. ^ 2006年 シングル年間TOP100 "Oricon Year-end Singles Chart of 2006" Check |url= value (help) (in Japanese). Retrieved December 23, 2010. 
  10. ^ 2007 年間シングルランキング TOP100 "Oricon Year-end Singles Chart of 2007" Check |url= value (help) (in Japanese). Retrieved December 23, 2010. 
  11. ^ 一般社団法人 日本レコード協会 > 各種統計 > レコード協会調べ 1月度有料音楽配信認定 "(RIAJ - Statistics - Certification Awards - Music download - Jan 2007)" Check |url= value (help). (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved October 24, 2010. 
Preceded by
"Guarana" by Sukima Switch
Japanese Oricon Chart number-one single
September 4, 2006 (1 week)
Succeeded by
"Fever To Future" by GYM