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Beautiful World / Kiss & Cry

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Artist
Utada Hikaru
Single
Beautiful World / Kiss & Cry
Released
2007.08.29
Catalog Number
TOCT-40120
Price
¥1,260
Tracklist
  1. Beautiful World
  2. Kiss & Cry
  3. Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) -2007 MIX-
  4. Beautiful World [Original Karaoke]
  5. Kiss & Cry [Original Karaoke]
  6. Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) -2007 MIX- [Original Karaoke]


Information

"Beautiful World / Kiss & Cry" is Utada Hikaru's 19th single. "Beautiful World" is the theme song of the first of the Rebuild of Evangelion films called Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (released on September 1, 2007), and has been described as an an uptempo song with sad lyrics. "Kiss & Cry" was used as the 2007 Freedom cup noodle CM song. The third track, "Fly Me To The Moon", is a different mix of the version featured on Utada's "Wait & See ~Risk~" single, and was released for digital download on June 29, 2007. A previous cover of the song had been used as the ending theme song for the original anime version of Neon Genesis Evangelion (sung by Hayashibara Megumi among others in the series). "Beautiful World / Kiss & Cry" sold a reported total of 229,547 copies in 2007, making it the #19 single of the year on Oricon.


TV Performances

Oricon Chart Positions

Utada Hikaru promoting the single
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 3 3 3 1 1 1 3 93,518
1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 51,637
2 9 7 5 3 4 4 4 28,284
4 14 10 9 6 5 4 5 16,712
4 13 18 9 10 8 8 12 12,116
8 19 14 12 9 10 5 13 7,551
7 20 19 13 15 10 8 13 5,556
11 26 24 21 22 15 15 19 3,472
15 - - 50 38 41 30 44 2,571
24 50 50 48 45 49 46 56 2,160
43 - - - - - - 88 1,250
46 - - - - - - 79 1,169
- - - - - - - 112 1,062
- - - - - - - 116 941
- - - - - - - 151 717
- - - - - - - 128 831
- - - - - - - 130 740
- - - - - - - 100 1,689
- - - - - - -
- - - - - - - 108 561
- - - - - - - 107 563
- - - - - - - 169 437


  • Total Reported Sales: 245,050
  • Total Sales for 2007: 230,287 (#20 single of the year)
  • Total Sales for 2008: 3,249

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