Your Best Friend

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"Your Best Friend"
VNCM-6024.jpg
Regular edition cover
Single by Mai Kuraki
from the album Over the Rainbow
A-side "Your Best Friend"
B-side "Step by Step"
Released October 19, 2011 (2011-10-19)
Format CD Only, CD+DVD, music download
Recorded 2011
Genre J-pop
Length 16:42 (CD)
22:34 (CD+DVD)
Label Northern Music
VNCM-6024 (CD Only)
VNCM-6023 (CD+DVD)
VNCF-6024 (Musing)
Songwriter(s) Mai Kuraki, Giorgio "Giorgio 13" Cancemi
Producer(s) Mai Kuraki, Daiko Nagato
Mai Kuraki singles chronology
"Mou Ichido"
(2011)
"Your Best Friend"
(2011)
"Strong Heart"
(2011)
"Mou Ichido"
(2011)
"Your Best Friend"
(2011)
"Strong Heart"
(2011)
Alternative Covers
Your Best Friend DualDisc Edition
Your Best Friend DualDisc Edition
Your Best Friend Musing/Fan Club Special Edition
Your Best Friend Musing/Fan Club Special Edition

"Your Best Friend" is the 37th single by Japanese singer Mai Kuraki. It was released on October 19, 2011 on the Northern Music record label.[1]

Information[edit]

"Your Best Friend" is the 40th ending theme for Detective Conan.[1] "Step by Step" is the official theme song for the Mie Prefecture-based Nemu no Sato Hotel and Resort.[2][3]

Both songs were written and arranged by Kuraki and Giorgio "Giorgio 13" Cancemi from the R&B duo So' Fly. Cancemi, a Japanese-Italian, is also behind the song "Doshite Sukinandaro", a song by Cancemi's solo project Nerdhead (on Universal Music Japan label), which featured Kuraki on vocals.

The two songs are both included in Kuraki's 10th studio album, Over the Rainbow.

Music video and radio airplay[edit]

This song was launched on Space Shower TV and bayfm Chiba two weeks before its official release.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Mai Kuraki.

CD
No. Title Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "Your Best Friend" Mai Kuraki, Giorgio "Giorgio 13" Cancemi Giorgio "Giorgio 13" Cancemi 5:52
2. "Step by Step" Mai Kuraki, Giorgio "Giorgio 13" Cancemi Giorgio "Giorgio 13" Cancemi 4:58
3. "Your Best Friend (instrumental)" Mai Kuraki, Giorgio "Giorgio 13" Cancemi Giorgio "Giorgio 13" Cancemi 5:52

Chart performance[edit]

Japan[edit]

Music Charts[edit]

Oricon[edit]
Released Chart Peak Debut sales Sales total Chart run
October 19, 2011 Daily Singles Chart 4 (2011/10/22) 7,558 25,247 10 weeks
Weekly Singles Chart 6 (2011/10/31)[4] 17,479
Monthly Singles Chart 25 (2011/10)[5] 20,239
Yearly Singles Chart 261 (2011)[6] 24,647
Billboard Japan[edit]
Release Chart Peak position
October 19, 2011 Billboard Japan Hot 100 10
Billboard Japan Hot 100 Airplay 21
Billboard Japan Hot Singles Sales 10
Billboard Japan Hot Animation Songs 2
Recochoku[edit]
Release Chart Peak position
October 19, 2011 Chaku Uta Full Chart 22
Ringback Tones Chart 66
RIAJ[edit]
Release Chart Peak position
October 19, 2011 RIAJ Digital Track Chart 11

Taiwan[edit]

Release Chart Peak position
October 28, 2011 GMusic Combo Chart 14
GMusic Asian Pop Chart 3

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog number
Japan October 19, 2011 Northern Music CD, CD+DVD, Musing VNCM-6024 (CD Only), VNCM-6023 (CD+DVD), VNCF-6024 (Musing)
Hong Kong[7] October 28, 2011 Forward Music CD 11-20758
Taiwan[8]
South Korea[9] November 1, 2011 C&L Music CD+DVD CNLR-1123

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