Troublemaker (Arashi song)

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"Troublemaker"
Arashi-Troublemaker-RE.jpg
Single by Arashi
from the album Boku no Miteiru Fūkei
B-side
  • "Yurase, Ima o"
  • "Mō Ippo"
Released March 3, 2010 (2010-03-03)
Format CD single, CD+DVD
Recorded 2010
Genre Pop
Length 24:24[1]
Label J Storm
Writer(s) H.Suzuki, Masashi Ohtsuki
Arashi singles chronology
"My Girl"
(2009)
"Troublemaker"
(2010)
"Monster"
(2010)
Music sample

"Troublemaker" is a song recorded by Japanese boy band Arashi. It was released on March 3, 2010 by their record label J Storm. "Troublemaker" was used as the theme song to the drama Tokujo Kabachi!! (特上カバチ!! lit. Extraordinary Quibbling?) starring Arashi member Sho Sakurai. It was released as a CD single in two formats: a regular edition containing with two B-sides and the instrumental of all the songs and a limited edition containing the B-side "Yurase, Ima o" (揺らせ、今を?, "Shake It Now") and a DVD.

Single information[edit]

On January 5, 2010, it was announced that Arashi would provide the song "Yurase, Ima o" as the theme song for the 2010 Winter Olympics news coverage on NTV.[2] This was the group's third theme song for the NTV Olympic coverage, the previous two being "Hero" in 2004, and "Kaze no Mukō e" in 2008. The next day on January 6, 2010, Sakurai announced that Arashi would provide the theme song "Troublemaker" for his then-upcoming comedy drama during the drama's press conference.[3]

Live performances[edit]

On February 12, 2010, Arashi performed "Troublemaker" and "Yurase, Ima o" on Music Station's 1000th Episode Special.[4] However, because of his work as the special newscaster for the Olympics news coverage on NTV, Sakurai could not attend the live music show as he had to go to Vancouver for the opening ceremony.[5] Having finished his work with the Olympics, Sakurai performed "Troublemaker" with the other members of Arashi when they once again went on Music Station on March 5, 2010.[6]

Track list[edit]

Regular Edition
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Troublemaker" H.Suzuki Masashi Ohtsuki 4:03
2. "Yurase, Ima o" (揺らせ、今を "Shake It Now") 100+ 100+ 4:27
3. "Mō Ippo" (もう一歩 "One More Step") Sts Sts 3:43
4. "Troublemaker" (Instrumental) H.Suzuki Ohtsuki 4:03
5. "Yurase, Ima o" (Instrumental) 100+ 100+ 4:27
6. "Mō Ippo" (Instrumental) Sts Sts 3:43
Limited Edition
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Troublemaker" H.Suzuki Ohtsuki 4:03
2. "Yurase, Ima o" 100+ 100+ 4:27
Limited Edition DVD
No. Title Length
1. "Troublemaker" (Making of)  
2. "Troublemaker" (PV)  

Chart performance[edit]

On the day of the single's release, it debuted at number-one the Oricon daily singles chart by selling about 232,000 copies.[7] On the Oricon weekly singles chart, the single debuted at number-one and sold about 542,000 copies, making Arashi the first group to have their weekly singles sales exceed 500,000 for two consecutive years since B'z in 2001.[8][9]

On June 24, 2010, "Troublemaker" placed at number-one on the Oricon first half of the year singles chart by selling 688,194 copies in the end of the year.[10] According to Oricon, "Troublemaker" is the third best-selling single of 2010 in Japan.[11]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Preceded by
"Hitomi no Screen" by Hey! Say! JUMP
Oricon Weekly number one single
March 15, 2010
Succeeded by
"Lion" by Yusuke
Preceded by
"Hitomi no Screen" by Hey! Say! JUMP
Billboard Japan Hot 100 number-one single
March 15, 2010 – March 22, 2010
Succeeded by
"Sakura" by Monkey Majik

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Distributor
Japan March 3, 2010 (2010-03-03)[16] CD single (JACA-5192)[16]
CD+DVD (JACA-5190)[17]
J Storm
South Korea March 17, 2010 (2010-03-17)[18] CD single (SMJTCD345)[18]
CD+DVD (SMJTCD344/B)[19]
SM Entertainment
Taiwan March 26, 2010 (2010-03-26)[20] CD single (JAJSG27027)[20]
CD+DVD (JAJSG27027/A)[21]
Avex Taiwan
Hong Kong April 9, 2010 (2010-04-09)[22] CD single[22]
CD+DVD[23]
Avex Asia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Troublemaker" (in Japanese). Utasuki Music Store. Retrieved 2010-03-04. 
  2. ^ 嵐、新曲が日テレ・バンクーバー五輪&ズームインテーマに決定 (in Japanese). Oricon. 2010-01-05. Retrieved 2010-03-04. 
  3. ^ 堀北真希:櫻井翔に「嫌われたい」? いじめ役「気持ちいい」と ドラマ「特上カバチ!!」発表 (in Japanese). Mainichi Shimbun. 2010-01-06. Retrieved 2010-03-04. 
  4. ^ "「Mステ1000回SP」1000組の初登場シーン一挙公開" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2010-02-08. Retrieved 2010-03-04. 
  5. ^ 櫻井&荒川、日テレバンクーバー五輪の顔! (in Japanese). Sanspo. 2010-01-11. Archived from the original on February 11, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-04. 
  6. ^ "嵐、IMALU、西野カナら今週の「Mステ」で新曲披露" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2010-03-02. Retrieved 2010-03-04. 
  7. ^ a b 嵐、シングル25作目の週間1位獲得に向け好発進 (in Japanese). Oricon. 2010-03-04. Retrieved 2010-03-04. 
  8. ^ a b "嵐が初週54万枚で今年最高売上記録、2年連続初動50万枚達成はB'z以来9年ぶり" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2010-03-09. Retrieved 2010-03-09. 
  9. ^ "嵐「Troublemaker」で B'z以来、9年ぶりの快挙" (in Japanese). Nippon Television. 2010-03-09. Retrieved 2010-03-09. 
  10. ^ 上半期ランキング特集 シングル (in Japanese). Oricon. 2010-06-24. Retrieved 2010-06-24. 
  11. ^ a b c 年間ランキング特集 シングル (in Japanese). Oricon. 2010-12-20. Retrieved 2010-12-20. 
  12. ^ "Week of March 20, 2010". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-04-11. 
  13. ^ "Week of March 27, 2010". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-04-11. 
  14. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100 Year End 2010". Billboard. 2010-12-10. Archived from the original on 2010-12-11. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  15. ^ ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2010年3月 (in Japanese). RIAJ. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  16. ^ a b "Troublemaker (Regular Edition)". CDJapan. Retrieved 2010-03-04. 
  17. ^ "Troublemaker (w/ DVD, Limited Edition)". CDJapan. Retrieved 2010-03-04. 
  18. ^ a b "Arashi 29th 싱글 - Troublemaker (통상판)" (in Korean). Aladdin. Retrieved 2010-03-04. 
  19. ^ "Arashi 29th 싱글 - Troublemaker (초회한정판 CD+DVD)" (in Korean). Aladdin. Retrieved 2010-03-04. 
  20. ^ a b "Troublemaker(普通版)" (in Chinese). Avex Taiwan. Retrieved 2010-04-10. 
  21. ^ "Troublemaker(初回版)" (in Chinese). Avex Taiwan. Retrieved 2010-04-10. 
  22. ^ a b "Troublemaker (Normal Edition) (Hong Kong Version)" (in Chinese). YesAsia. Retrieved 2010-04-10. 
  23. ^ "Troublemaker (First Press Limited Edition) (Hong Kong Version)" (in Chinese). YesAsia. Retrieved 2010-04-10. 

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