Toki o Tomete

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"Toki o Tomete"
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Single by Tohoshinki
from the album Best Selection 2010
B-side "Checkmate"
Released March 24, 2010 (2010-03-24)
Format
Genre J-pop
Length 5:34
Label Rhythm Zone
Songwriter(s)
  • Shinjiroh Inoue
  • Ichiro Fujiya
Producer(s) Daisuke Kahara
Tohoshinki singles chronology
"Break Out!"
(2010)
"Toki o Tomete"
(2010)
"Keep Your Head Down"
(2011)
"Break Out!"
(2010)
"Toki o Tomete"
(2010)
"Keep Your Head Down"
(2011)

"Toki o Tomete" (時ヲ止メテ, Stopping Time) is the 30th Japanese single by South Korean boy band Tohoshinki, released on March 24, 2010 (2010-03-24).[1] The single was released as a re-cut from their greatest hits album Best Selection 2010, which was released one month earlier. "Toki o Tomete" was the last single to feature former band members Jaejoong, Yoochun, and Junsu.

The song was Tohoshinki's second song to be used in commercials for Menard Cosmetics.[1] Tohoshinki's "Wasurenaide" was previously used in 2009.[2]

Track listing[edit]

CD+DVD version[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Arranger Length
1. "Toki o Tomete" Shinjiroh Inoue, Ichiro Fujiya Daisuke Kahara 5:34
2. "Checkmate" (Yunho solo) H.U.B., Yunho, Lee Chan Woo Yunho, Lee 4:28
3. "Toki o Tomete" (less vocal) Inoue, Fujiya Kahara 5:33
4. "Checkmate" (less vocal) H.U.B., Yunho, Lee Yunho, Lee 4:26
Total length: 20:02

CD only version[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Arranger Length
1. "Toki o Tomete" Inoue, Fujiya Kahara 5:34
2. "Checkmate" (Yunho solo) H.U.B., Yunho, Lee Yunho, Lee 4:28
3. "Toki o Tomete" (Never End remix) Inoue, Fujiya Inoue 6:04
4. "Toki o Tomete" (less vocal) Inoue, Fujiya Kahara 5:33
5. "Checkmate" (less vocal) H.U.B., Yunho, Lee Yunho, Lee 4:26
Total length: 26:05

Chart rankings[edit]

Oricon Charts (Japan)[edit]

Release Chart Peak Position First Week Sales Sales Total Chart Run
March 24, 2010 (2010-03-24) Oricon Daily Singles Chart 1
Oricon Weekly Singles Chart 1 195,000 228,000 19 weeks
Oricon Yearly Singles Chart 26[3] 228,448

Various charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Billboard Japan Hot 100[4] 1
Billboard Adult Contemporary Airplay[5] 38
RIAJ Digital Track Chart Top 100[6] 26

Chart procession and succession[edit]

Preceded by
Akkanbē Bashi by Watarirouka Hashiritai
Japanese Oricon weekly number-one single
April 5
Succeeded by
Sakura Girl by NEWS
Preceded by
Sakura by Monkey Majik
Billboard Japan Hot 100 number-one single
April 5
Succeeded by
Sakura Girl by NEWS

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "[CD] 時ヲ止メテ [CD+DVD/ジャケットA] / 東方神起". Neowing (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-04-08. 
  2. ^ "JBOOK:The Secret Code【DVD付】:東方神起:CD" (in Japanese). JBook. Retrieved 2010-04-08. 
  3. ^ 2010年オリコン年間ランキング シングル (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2010-12-24. 
  4. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. 2010-04-05. Retrieved 2010-04-08. 
  5. ^ "Adult Contemporary Airplay". Billboard. 2010-04-12. Retrieved 2010-04-08. 
  6. ^ "RIAJ Digital Track Chart: Chart issue February 23, 2010" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved 2010-04-08.