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Dareka no Negai ga Kanau Koro

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Single Cover
Artist
Utada Hikaru
Single
Dareka no Negai ga Kanau Koro (誰かの願いが叶うころ)
Released
2004.04.21
Catalog Number
TOCT-4700
Price
¥660
Tracklist
  1. Dareka no Negai ga Kanau Koro (誰かの願いが叶うころ; When Someone's Wish Comes True)
  2. Dareka no Negai ga Kanau Koro (instrumental) (誰かの願いが叶うころ)



DVD Cover
Artist
Utada Hikaru
DVD Single
Dareka no Negai ga Kanau Koro (誰かの願いが叶うころ)
Released
2004.07.28
Catalog Number
TOBF-5321
Price
¥1,500
Tracklist
  1. Making of "Dareka no Negai ga Kanau Koro" (誰かの願いが叶うころ)
  2. Dareka no Negai ga Kanau Koro (誰かの願いが叶うころ)


Information

"Dareka no Negai ga Kanau Koro" is Utada Hikaru's 13th single, and her fourth to have a DVD single as well. "Dareka no Negai ga Kanau Koro" was featured on Our Last Days -Casshern OST- as the Casshern theme song (which was directed by her husband). Utada reportedly wrote the song after reading an early script of the film, and the lyrics can be connected to the film. The song only received one TV performance. Despite this, the single reached #1 on the Weekly Oricon charts for two weeks and charted for a total of 22 weeks. The single became the #14 single of 2004 in Japan, reaching #20 on World Charts for single airplay, and #2 for sales.


Song Informmaton

Lyrics
Utada Hikaru
Music
Utada Hikaru
Other Information
Arrangement: Utada Hikaru
Keyboards and Programming: Utada Hikaru
Acoustic Piano: Utada Hikaru
Acoustic Guitar: Kon Tsuyoshi
Recording: Goh Hotoda and Matsui Atsushi
Mixing: Goh Hotoda
Mastering: Ted Jensen at Sterling Studio, New York
Production: Utada Hikaru, Miyake Akira and Utada Skingg Teruzane

Music Video

The PV for "Dareka no Negai ga Kanau Koro" was directed by Kiriya Kazuaki. The video is filmed completely in grayscale. Utada can be seen in several scenes playing the piano (and she is also credited for playing in the CD recording of the song). Oikawa Mitsuhiro, Kaname Jun, Higuchi Kanako, and Terao Akira (all from the cast of Casshern) were also present in the PV.

Disambiguation

There are three versions of "Dareka no Negai ga Kanau Koro" to be found in Utada's discography (listed chronologically). These different versions are:

Dareka no Negai ga Kanau Koro
Found on the "Dareka no Negai ga Kanau Koro" single as track #1 and on ULTRA BLUE as track #6.
Dareka no Negai ga Kanau Koro (instrumental)
Found on the "Dareka no Negai ga Kanau Koro" single as track #2. This is the standard version of the song without any vocals.
Dareka no Negai ga Kanau Koro (Utada United Live)
Found on UTADA UNITED 2006 as track #13, and stays true to the original version.

TV Performances

[2004.04.23] Music Station

Oricon Chart Positions

Utada Hikaru promoting the single
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 150,020
1 3 3 1 1 2 2 1 82,564
2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 52,732
3 9 12 8 7 7 6 7 25,164
5 15 17 16 13 12 12 15 16,553
18 - - 24 19 19 18 30 10,901
15 29 26 - 27 - 23 30 7,066
30 - - - - - - 43 4,033
- - - - - - - 54 2,814
- - - - - - - 70 1,997
- - - - - - - 56 2,112
- - - - - - - 87 1,438
- - - - - - - 122 949
- - - - - - - 167 742
- - - - - - - 130 997
- - - - - - - 91 1,432
- - - - - - - 134 872
- - - - - - - 151 643
- - - - - - - 162 600
- - - - - - - 152 549
- - - - - - - 148 503
- - - - - - - 171 525


Total Reported Sales: 365,206

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