Strange Fruits

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Strange Fruits
Chara StrangeFru.jpg
Studio album by Chara
Released March 17, 1999
Recorded 1998–1999
Genre Trip hop, downtempo, alternative pop
Length 46:25
Label Sony Music Japan
Producer Chara
Chara chronology
Junior Sweet
(1997)Junior Sweet1997
Strange Fruits
(1999)
Live 97–99 Mood
(2000)Live 97–99 Mood2000
Singles from Strange Fruits
  1. "Duca"
    Released: July 18, 1998
  2. "Hikari to Watashi"
    Released: October 21, 1998
  3. "70% (Yūgure no Uta)"
    Released: February 17, 1999

Strange Fruits (ストレンジ・フルーツ?, Sutorenji Furūtsu) is the seventh studio album by Chara, which was released on March 17, 1999.[1] It debuted at #3 on the Japanese Oricon album charts, and charted in the top 200 for 9 weeks.[2]

Chara self-produced this album.[3] Three singles prior to this album's release: "Duca", "Hikari to Watashi" and "70% (Yūgure no Uta)". "Duca" and "Hikari to Watashi" were both released in 1998, while "70% (Yūgure no Uta)" was released a month before the album's release. "Hikari to Watashi" was used as the commercial song for Warner-Lambert Calorio diet pills in 1998. An album track, Atashi wa Koko yo (あたしはここよ?, I'm Here), was used in Snow Brand Liebender ice-cream commercials.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "Atashi wa Koko yo (あたしはここよ?, I'm Here)" Chara Chara Towa Tei, Ayumi Obinata 3:32
2. "Hikari to Watashi (光と私?, The Light and Me)" Chara Chara, Tomoyuki Ishikawa Aurora Band 5:45
3. "Ano Ie ni Kaerō (あの家に帰ろう?, Let's Go Back to That House)" Chara, Tadanobu Asano Chara Yukio Nagoshi 4:04
4. "70% (Yūgure no Uta) (70%—夕暮れのうた?, 70% (Evening Song))" Chara Chara, Zentarō Watanabe Zentarō Watanabe 4:11
5. "Oblate (オブラート?)" Chara, Tadanobu Asano Chara Yukio Nagoshi 4:18
6. "Duca" Chara Chara, Shinichi Igarashi Aurora Band 4:00
7. "Onna no Ko no Heya (女の子の部屋?, Girl's Room)" Chara Chara, Yukio Nagoshi, Asa-Chang Aurora Band 2:45
8. "Aishiteiru to Seijitsu ni Me ni Katare (あいしていると誠実に目に語れ?, Truly Tell Me You Love Me with Your Eyes)" Chara Chara Takeshi Watanabe 3:34
9. "Hanashite Tōtoi Sono Mirai no Koto o (話して尊いその未来のことを?, Talk About That Precious Future)" Chara Chara, Tomoyuki Ishikawa Aurora Band 6:14
10. "Tsutawatte (つたわって?, Walking Along)" Chara Chara Aurora Band 3:57
11. "Nande Sonna Koto o Saseru no? Boku ni (なんでそんなことをさせるの?僕に?, Why Do You Make Me Do Such Things?)" Chara Chara David Motion 3:51

Singles[edit]

Date Title Peak position Weeks Sales
July 18, 1998 "Duca" 25 (Oricon) 5 43,760
October 21, 1998 "Hikari to Watashi" 17 (Oricon) 5 53,630
February 17, 1999 "70% (Yūgure no Uta)" 36 (Oricon) 3 21,630

Japan Sales Rankings[edit]

Release Chart Peak Position First Week Sales Sales Total Chart Run
March 17, 1999 Oricon Daily Albums Chart 3
Oricon Weekly Albums Chart 3 164,010 317,310 9 weeks
Oricon Yearly Albums Chart 74

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sony Music Online Japan : Strange Fruits". Retrieved 2009-10-29. 
  2. ^ "Strange Fruits/Chara". Retrieved 2009-10-27. 
  3. ^ "Strange Fruits/Chara 音楽/CD – Tsutaya online". Retrieved 2009-10-29.