The Swinging Star

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The Swinging Star
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Studio album by Dreams Come True
Released November 24, 1992 (1992-11-24)
Genre J-pop, new wave, soul, jazz
Length 51:09
Label Epic/Sony Japan
Dreams Come True chronology
Million Kisses
(1991)Million Kisses1991
The Swinging Star
Singles from The Swinging Star
  1. "Kessen wa Kinyōbi"
    Released: September 19, 1992
  2. "Haretara Ii ne"
    Released: October 21, 1992

The Swinging Star is a 1992 studio album by the Japanese trio Dreams Come True. The album peaked at number one on the Oricon Albums Chart, stayed on the chart for 55 weeks, and was also once the biggest-selling Japanese-language album of all time.[1] As of January 2015, it has sold over 3 million copies in Japan and has been certified three-times million by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ).[2][3] The track "Sweet Sweet Sweet" is notable for its similarities to the ending theme of Sonic the Hedgehog 2; Masato Nakamura had composed both tracks.

Track list[edit]

All lyrics written by Miwa Yoshida, and all tracks arranged by Masato Nakamura.

CD (ESCB 1350)
No. Title Music Length
1. "The Swinging Star" Masato Nakamura 0:59
2. "Ano Natsu no Hanabi" (あの夏の花火 "The Fireworks of That Summer") M. Nakamura  • Takahiro Nishikawa 4:48
3. "Da Diddly Deet Dee" M. Yoshida 4:04
4. "Sayonara" (extended version) M. Nakamura 6:01
5. "Ikitai no wa Mountain Mountain" (行きたいのはMOUNTAIN MOUNTAIN) M. Yoshida  • M. Nakamura 3:38
6. "Megane Goshi no Sora" (眼鏡越しの空) M. Yoshida 3:57
7. "Kessen wa Kinyōbi" (決戦は金曜日) M. Nakamura 5:39
8. "Namida to Tatakatteru" (涙とたたかってる) M. Yoshida  • M. Nakamura 5:38
9. "Hide and Seek" M. Yoshida 4:57
10. "Taiyō ga Miteru" (太陽が見てる) M. Nakamura 4:49
11. "Sweet Sweet Sweet" M. Nakamura 5:13
12. "Haretara Ii ne" (晴れたらいいね) M. Yoshida 4:06
Total length: 51:09

Charts and certifications[edit]


  1. ^ McClure, Steve (January 14, 1995). "Dreams Come True Makes U.S. Debut via Film". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 107 (2): 35. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved January 31, 2015. 
  2. ^ "オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」" [Oricon Ranking Information Service 'You Big Tree']. Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved January 31, 2015. (Subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ a b "GOLD ALBUM 他認定作品 1996年09月度" [Gold Albums, and other certified works. September 1996 Edition] (PDF). The Record (Bulletin) (in Japanese). Chūō, Tokyo: Recording Industry Association of Japan. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 16, 2014. Retrieved January 31, 2015. 
  4. ^ The Swinging Star DREAMS COME TRUE . Oricon (in Japanese). Archived from the original on May 23, 2013. Retrieved January 31, 2015.