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Sakura Drops / Letters

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Artist
Utada Hikaru
Single
SAKURA Drops / Letters (SAKURAドロップス)
Released
2002.05.09
Catalog Number
TOCT-4381
Price
¥1,100
Tracklist
  1. SAKURA Drops (SAKURAドロップス)
  2. Letters
  3. SAKURA Drops -Original Karaoke- (SAKURAドロップス)
  4. Letters -Original Karaoke-


Information

"SAKURA Drops / Letters" is Utada Hikaru's 11th single. SAKURA Drops was used as the theme song to the drama First Love, while Letters was used as the NTT DoCoMo FOMA CM song. Letters features a number of guitarists, including Char, HISASHI from GLAY and her own father Utada Teruzane. The PV for SAKURA Drops was directed by Utada's ex-husband, Kiriya Kazuaki, and is the third and final of the famous Kiriya Trilogy of Utada promotional videos. There was no PV for Letters. This single reached #1 on oricon charts and charted for 10 weeks. The single became the #6 single of 2002 in Japan. This single, as well as FINAL DISTANCE and Hikari, strangely did not chart in the world charts in either airplay or sales. The most recent figures (as of May 26, 2006) show that this singe sold 686,720 units in total.

Oricon Chart Positions

Hikaru Utada promoting the single
Date Week Rank Week Sales Total Sales
2002.05.20 1 400,390 400,390
2002.05.27 2 133,170 533,560
2002.06.03 2 67,360 600,920
2002.06.10 3 34,810 635,730
2002.06.17 7 21,760 657,490
2002.06.24 16 12,870 670,360
2002.07.01 32 6,970 677,330
2002.07.08 55 4,410 681,740
2002.07.15 59 2,750 684,490
2002.07.22 81 2,230 686,720

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