Touch (NEWS album)

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touch
Studio album by NEWS
Released April 27, 2005
Genre Japanese Pop
Length 56:13 (limited) 61:24 (regular)
Label Johnny & Associates
NEWS chronology
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(2005)
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Singles from touch
  1. "NEWS NIPPON"
    Released: November 7, 2003
  2. "Kibou ~Yell~"
    Released: May 12, 2004
  3. "Akaku Moyuru Taiyou"
    Released: August 11, 2004
  4. "Cherish"
    Released: March 16, 2005

Touch is the first studio album by Japanese musical group NEWS, released on April 27, 2005. The album reached the number one position on the Oricon Daily Album Chart and Oricon Weekly Album Chart. Four singles have been released from this album.

Tie-ups and theme songs[edit]

"Kibou ~Yell~" was used as the 2004 FIVB Men's World Olympic Qualification Tournaments theme song for Japanese television broadcasting. "Kirameki no Kanata e" was used as the image song for the 36th Spring High School Volleyball tournament, as well as the Nivea "8x4 Powder Spray" commercial song. "Akaku Moyuru Taiyou" was used as the image song for the 2004 Japanese Fuji Television broadcast of the FIVB World Grand Prix. "Cherish" was used as the TBC "Good News" Campaign Song. "NEWS Nippon" was used as the 2003 Volleyball World Cup Japanese broadcast song.

Track listing[edit]

Limited edition
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Kibou ~Yell~"Ide KoujiIde Kouji4:35
2."Kirameki no Kanata e"Sakai MikioSakai Mikio5:01
3."Akaku Moyuru Taiyou"SatomiShusui, Stefan Engblom, Axel Belinder4:31
4."I・ZA・NA・I・ZU・KI"Kondo NatsukoJoey Calbone, David Kater, Jay Condiotti4:00
5."Love Song"Yamashita TomohisaYamashita Tomohisa5:20
6."Zutto"Kondo NatsukoUeno Kouji4:10
7."High TEN!"Kizuki MihiroMaejima Yasuaki4:15
8."Koiyake"Kizuki MihiroShusui, Henric Uhrbom, Julius Bengtsson2:59
9."Shissho! Friday Night"Matsuki TaijirouMatsuki Taijirou2:25
10."Say Hello"ARCHIBOLD, Atoji Makoto, 春和文ARCHIBOLD4:11
11."Cherish"Fukushi KentarouFukushi Kentarou4:23
12."Yawarakana Mama de"KNM PROJECTMakaino Kouji4:55
13."NEWS NIPPON"KNM PROJECTMakaino Yasuji4:39
14."Yume no kazu dake ai ga umareru (A cappella version)"zoppLarry Forsberg, Sven-inge Sjoberg, Lennart Wastesson1:35
Regular edition
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
15."Stand Up (rock version)"Kurosu ChihiroRichard Fairbrass, Christopher Fairbrass, Clyde Ward3:49

DVD[edit]

A DVD came with the limited edition version of the album. It contained a "PRIVATE MOVIE" section of the members pretending to go on dates with viewers, "CONCERT" section with a performance of "Yume no Kazu dake Ai ga Umareru" from the NEWSnowConcert, and a "MESSAGE" section with a brief message about the album from each member.

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