Step and Go

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"Step and Go"
Arashi-21-01-stepandgo.jpg
Single by Arashi
from the album Dream "A" Live
B-side "Fuyu o Dakishimete"
Released February 20, 2008 (2008-02-20)
Format CD single, CD+DVD
Genre Pop
Label J Storm
JACA-5086 (Limited Edition)
JACA-5088 (Normal Edition)
Writer(s) Wonderland, Sakurai, Youth Case
Arashi singles chronology
"Happiness"
(2007)
"Step and Go"
(2008)
"One Love"
(2008)
Music sample

"Step and Go" is a song recorded by Japanese boy band Arashi. It was released as a CD single in three editions: a regular edition containing instrumental versions of all the songs, a limited edition containing a DVD, and a special "Cubic Box" edition, which was only available to members of the group's official fan club in Japan. The latter edition contains an organizer set and a special edition CD. Unlike the group's previous release "Secret Talk," which contained only audio tracks, the limited edition of the single contains a filmed version of the talk.

Track list[edit]

Regular Edition
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Step and Go" Wonderland, Sho Sakurai Youth Case 4:47
2. "Fuyu o Dakishimete" (冬を抱きしめて "Embrace the Winter") Kiyoshi Fujisera (藤瀬聖 Fujisera Kiyoshi?), Katsuhiko Sugiyama (杉山勝彦 Sugiyama Katsuhiko?) Sugiyama 4:35
3. "Step and Go" (Instrumental) Wonderland, Sakurai Youth Case 4:47
4. "Fuyu o Dakishimete" (Instrumental) Fujisera, Sugiyama Sugiyama 4:35
Limited Edition
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Step and Go" Wonderland, Sakurai Youth Case 4:47
Limited Edition DVD
No. Title Length
1. "Step and Go" (Music video and making of)  
Special Edition Cu[9]bic Box
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Step and Go" Wonderland, Sakurai Youth Case 4:47
2. "Cool & Soul for Dome07"     4:42

Chart performance[edit]

The single debuted at number one on the Oricon and Billboard Japan charts and sold over 300,000 copies in its first week. Though the single had no direct tie-ins with other releases, it was released on the same day as other titles by Hikaru Utada, Ken Hirai and BoA. When the Billboard Japan charts debuted on February 29, 2008, "Step and Go" was its first Hot 100 and Hot Singles Sales number one song.[1]

Despite the single's lack of direct tie-ins, the Oricon charts named "Step and Go" the twelfth best-selling single of 2008 in Japan.[2]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Billboard Japan Hot 100[1] 1
Japan Oricon Weekly Singles Chart[3] 1
Japan Oricon Yearly Singles Chart[2] 12

Sales and certifications[edit]

Country Provider Sales Certification
Japan RIAJ 374,449[2] Platinum[4]

Chart procession and succession[edit]

Preceded by
"Anata ga Koko ni Itara" by Porno Graffitti
Oricon Weekly number one single
March 3, 2008
Succeeded by
"Taiyō no Namida" by NEWS
Preceded by
Beginning of chart
Billboard Japan Hot 100 number-one single
March 3, 2008
Succeeded by
"Taiyō no Namida" by NEWS

Release history[edit]

Region Date
Japan February 20, 2008 (2008-02-20)
Taiwan March 5, 2008 (2008-03-05)
Hong Kong March 17, 2008 (2008-03-17)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Billboard Japan Chartsビジネス開始のお知らせ" [Announcement of the Marketing Beginning of Billboard Japan Charts] (in Japanese). Kyodo News PR Wire. 2008-02-28. Retrieved 2010-04-10. 
  2. ^ a b c "Oricon Yearly Singles Ranking" (in Japanese). Oricon. December 11, 2008. Retrieved December 11, 2008. 
  3. ^ 2008年03月第1週の邦楽シングルランキング情報 (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2009-10-23. 
  4. ^ ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2008年2月 (in Japanese). RIAJ. Retrieved 2009-12-18. 

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