Due to an influx of spam accounts getting through and joining the site, user registrations have once again been disabled until further notice as we work on a different solution.

Can You Keep a Secret

Single Cover
Utada Hikaru
Can You Keep A Secret?
Catalog Number
  1. Can You Keep A Secret?
  2. Kettobase! (蹴っ飛ばせ!; Kick it Away!)
  3. Can You Keep A Secret? (Original Karaoke)


"Can You Keep A Secret?" is Utada Hikaru's seventh single. "Can You Keep A Secret?" was used as the theme song for the dorama HERO. It reached #1 in Oricon charts and charted for 11 weeks. The single became the #1 single of 2001 in Japan. In the World Charts, "Can You Keep A Secret?" reached #37 for single airplay and #9 for sales. In total the single sold over 1,485,000 units in total, and was Utada's last million-selling single.

The PV features a robot called PINO. Some of the filming took place on Utada's birthday.

Song Information

Utada Hikaru
Utada Hikaru
Other Information
Arrangement: Nishihira Akira
Pre-Production Arrangement: Honda Yuichiro
Keyboards and Programming: Nishihira Akira
Synthesizer Programming: Nakayama Nobuhiko
Guitar: Toriyama Yuji
Finger Snap: Utada Skingg Teruzane
Additional Keyboards: Honda Yuichiro, Philipe Saisse
Additional Programming: Nakamura Yutaka
Recording: Goh Hotoda, Kudo Masahi and Ugajin Masaaki at The Hit Factory, NY, Bunkamura Studio


"Can You Keep A Secret" contains English lyrics that are not listed the booklet. They are: "Hey, can you take a time out too? I'll tell you something: but see; can you keep it a secret? Cause this guitar and this...it makes me wanna..."


There are four versions of "Can You Keep A Secret?" to be found in Utada's discography. These different versions are:

Can You Keep A Secret?
Found on the "Can You Keep A Secret?" single as track #1, Distance as track #2 and Utada Hikaru SINGLE COLLECTION VOL.1 as track #9.
Can You Keep A Secret? (Original Karaoke)
Found on the "Can You Keep A Secret?" single as track #3. This version is the standard version except without the main vocals for the song.
Can You Keep A Secret? (Budokan Live)
Found on the Utada Hikaru in Budokan 2004 - Hikaru no 5 DVD as track #6. This version is more minimalistic than the original version.
Can You Keep A Secret? (Utada United Live)
Found on the UTADA UNITED 2006 DVD as track #15. This version is similar to the standard version.

External Links