World Apart

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"World Apart"
World Apart.jpg
Single by Asian Kung-Fu Generation
from the album Fanclub
ReleasedFebruary 15, 2006
FormatCD single
StudioCrescent Studio
Folio Sound
Landmark Studio
GenreAlternative rock, Power pop
Length4:29
LabelKi/oon Records
KSCL-934
Songwriter(s)Masafumi Gotoh
Producer(s)Asian Kung-Fu Generation
Asian Kung-Fu Generation singles chronology
"Blue Train"
(2005)
"World Apart"
(2006)
"Aru Machi no Gunjō"
(2006)

"World Apart" (ワールドアパート, Wārudo Apāto) is a song by Japanese rock band Asian Kung-Fu Generation. It was released as the second single of their third studio album, Fanclub, on February 15, 2006.[1] The song is unique for a number of reasons. Not only was it the first single AKG released following their ten-year anniversary, it also became their very first number-one single, debuting at the top of the Oricon charts. The song's b-side, "Uso to Wonderland," was also the first recording in which Kensuke Kita held the position of lead singer.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "World Apart" was directed by Nobuyuki Matsukawa, with planning by Atsushi Masachika and Satoshi Iwashita.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Masafumi Gotoh.

No.TitleMusicLength
1."World Apart" (ワールドアパート Wārudo Apāto)Masafumi Gotoh4:29
2."Eien ni" (永遠に Forever)Masafumi Gotoh3:12
3."Uso to Wonderland" (嘘とワンダーランド Lies and Wonderland)Kensuke Kita2:28
Total length:10:09

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Peak
position
2006 Oricon 1

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION: "World Apart"". ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION Official Website. Ki/oon Records Inc. Retrieved 2008-10-30. External link in |work= (help) (in English)
  2. ^ "SPACE SHOWER Music Video Search". SPACE SHOWER TV. SPACE SHOWER Networks Inc. Retrieved 2008-11-07. (in Japanese)