Yume no Chikara

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"Yume no Chikara"
Yumenochikara.jpg
Single by Aya Ueto
from the album License
Released June 8, 2005
Format CD single
Recorded 2005
Genre Pop, pop rock
Length 4:57
Label Flight Master
Songwriter(s) Toshihiko Takamizawa
Producer(s) Takamizawa
Aya Ueto singles chronology
"Usotsuki"
(2004)
"Yume no Chikara"
(2005)
"Kaze o Ukete"
(2005)
"Usotsuki"
(2004)
"Yume no Chikara"
(2005)
"Kaze o Ukete"
(2005)

"Yume no Chikara" (夢のチカラ?, lit. "Power of Dreams") is the eleventh single by Japanese recording artist Aya Ueto. It was released on June 8, 2005 as the first single from Ueto's fourth studio album License.

Overview[edit]

The title track and the B-side, "Get Fight," were written and produced by Toshihiko Takamizawa from The Alfee.[1] "Yume no Chikara" served as theme song for the TV Asahi drama Attack No. 1, starring Ueto herself.[2][3] CDJournal described "Yume no Chikara" as a "positive, relatable, and passionate song that gradually builds up emotion as it progresses."[4]

The song was written to reflect the story of the drama's main character. At the single's release event, Ueto commented, "I sing this new song from the perspective of someone who is pursuing their dream."[5]

Chart performance[edit]

"Yume no Chikara" debuted on the Oricon Daily Singles chart at number 6 on June 7, 2005 and climbed to number 5 on June 11, 2005.[6] It peaked at number 7 on the Oricon Weekly Singles chart, with 30,307 copies sold in its first week.[7] The single charted for thirteen weeks and has sold a total of 85,095 copies.[8][9]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "Yume no Chikara" (夢のチカラ "Power of Dreams") Toshihiko Takamizawa Takamizawa Takamizawa 4:57
2. "Get Fight" Takamizawa Takamizawa Takamizawa, Yūichirō Honda 4:25
3. "Ai no Tame ni. (Cloudberry Jam Mix)" Tetsurō Oda Oda Cloudberry Jam 4:00
4. "Yume no Chikara (Instrumental)"   Takamizawa Takamizawa 4:57
Total length: 18:28

Charts, certifications and sales[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Japan[15] June 8, 2005 CD Pony Canyon
Taiwan[16] June 17, 2005

References[edit]

  1. ^ 上戸彩、顔面にボール. Yomiuri Shimbun (in Japanese). 2005-04-06. Archived from the original on 2005-04-07. Retrieved 2011-07-24. 
  2. ^ 上戸彩感激!新曲ライブにファン2000人. Nikkan Sports (in Japanese). 2005-06-12. Archived from the original on 2005-06-14. Retrieved 2011-07-24. 
  3. ^ "上戸彩が次は鮎原こずえに…テレ朝で「アタックNO.1」". Sankei Sports (in Japanese). 2004-12-20. Archived from the original on 2005-05-23. Retrieved 2011-07-24. 
  4. ^ 上戸彩 / 夢のチカラ. CDJournal (in Japanese). OngakuShuppansha. Retrieved 2011-07-24. 
  5. ^ "上戸彩が次は鮎原こずえに…テレ朝で「アタックNO.1」". Chunichi Sports (in Japanese). Chunichi Shimbun. 2005-06-13. Retrieved 2011-07-24. [dead link]
  6. ^ a b "【音楽・新譜】CDチャート売り上げ予想スレッド 6/13~" (in Japanese). 2005-06-13. Retrieved 2011-07-24. 
  7. ^ a b 2005年06月第3週の邦楽シングルランキング情報 (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2011-07-24. 
  8. ^ 夢のチカラ. Oricon (in Japanese). Oricon Research. Retrieved 2011-07-24. 
  9. ^ a b ポニーキャニオン@売上データ補完スレ (in Japanese). 2011-01-21. Retrieved 2011-07-24. 
  10. ^ 2005年6月オリコンシングルランキング (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-07-24. 
  11. ^ 2005年度シングル年間売上ランキング (in Japanese). 2005-11-25. Retrieved 2011-07-24. 
  12. ^ "週間 CDソフト TOP20" (in Japanese). SoundScan Japan. Retrieved 2011-07-24. 
  13. ^ "Five Music - 五大唱片(5大唱片) -五大金榜" (in Chinese). Five Music. Retrieved 2011-07-24. 
  14. ^ ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2005年7月 (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved 2011-07-24. 
  15. ^ 夢のチカラ (in Japanese). JBooks Corporation. Retrieved 2011-07-24. 
  16. ^ 夢想的力量 (in Chinese). Five Music. Retrieved 2011-07-24.