Yes (Mika Nakashima album)

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Studio album by Mika Nakashima
Released March 14, 2007
Genre J-pop, jazz, blues, pop
Length 1:07:00
Label Sony Music Associated Records
Mika Nakashima chronology
The End
CD+DVD Limited Edition Cover
CD + DVD Cover

Yes is the eighth album by Mika Nakashima; it is the fourth album to be released under her own name. It also was the first of her albums to have been released in both a CD only and a CD+DVD Limited Edition format. The album boasts a slower and more gospel-orientated arrangement.

The Limited Edition includes a bonus DVD featuring the videos for 'Cry No More,' 'Black & Blue,' 'All Hands Together,' 'My Sugar Cat,' 'Mienai Hoshi,' 'I Love You,' and a live recording of her cover of Louis Armstrong's 'What a Wonderful World.' The album and DVD are housed in a box slipcase with a different cover from the standard release of the album, and included a note with information on pre-ordering tickets to her Japan-wide concert tour, 'Yes My Joy,' before others with purchase of the album.

'Yes' debuted at #2 on the Oricon Daily Album Chart in Japan, but its weekly chart debut was at #3, selling 153,261 copies in its first week. To date it has sold close to 296,000 copies in Japan alone.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "I Love You" (Album Ver.) Yutaka Ozaki Yutaka Ozaki Akihisa Matsuura  
2. "Mienai Hoshi" (見えない星; Invisible Star) Hiroki Nagase Hiroki Nagase Takefumi Haketa  
3. "Sunao na Mama" (素直なまま; The State of Honesty) Ryoji Ryoji Yanagiman  
4. "Cry No More" Kang Jin-hwa Lensei Shin Kōno  
5. "All Hands Together" Mika Nakashima,
Soul of South
Lori Fine (from Coldfeet) Shin Kōno  
6. "Dance With The Devil" Mika Nakajima Yasunari Okano Toshiyuki Mori  
7. "Black & Blue" Mika Nakajima,
Lori Fine
Lori Fine Shin Kōno  
8. "Joy" Lori Fine Lori Fine Coldfeet  
9. "The Dividing Line" Lori Fine Lori Fine Coldfeet  
10. "My Sugar Cat" Mika Nakashima Yoshiko Goshima Shunya Mori  
11. "Yogoreta Hana" (汚れた花; Stained Flower) Mika Nakashima Taiji Sato Taiji Sato  
12. "Going Back Home" Kaori Mochida Gajin Shin Kōno  
13. "Kinenka" (祈念歌; Song of Prayer) Kazufumi Miyazawa Yasunari Okano Shin Kōno  
14. "What a Wonderful World" George David Weiss,
Robert Thiele
George David Weiss,
Robert Thiele
No. Title Length
1. "Opening"  
2. "Cry No More" (Music video)  
3. "Black & Blue" (Music video)  
4. "All Hands Together" (Music video)  
5. "My Sugar Cat" (Music video)  
6. "Mienai Hoshi" (Music video)  
7. "I Love You" (Music video)  
8. "What a Wonderful World" (live)  
9. "Ending Roll"  

Charts and sales[edit]

Oricon sales charts (Japan)[edit]

Release Chart Peak Position First week sales Sales total
March 14, 2007 Oricon Daily Albums Chart 2
Oricon Weekly Albums Chart 3 153,261 296,175
Oricon Monthly Albums Chart 7
Oricon Yearly Albums Chart 34


Date Title Peak Position Weeks
2006-02-22 Cry No More 8
2006-06-07 All Hands Together 8 6
2006-07-26 My Sugar Cat 14
2007-02-21 Mienai Hoshi 4
2007-03-14 Sunao na Mama 18