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I Believe (ayaka)

From generasia
Single Cover
Artist
ayaka
Single
I believe
Released
2006.02.01
Catalog Number
WPCL-10255
Price
¥1,000
Tracklist
  1. I believe
  2. Yume no Kakera (夢のカケラ; Pieces of Dreams)
  3. I believe (Inst.)


Information

"I believe" is the debut single released by ayaka. The title track was used as the theme song to the TBS drama Rondo, starring Takenouchi Yutaka and Korean female star Choi Ji Woo. The english version of the song were specially recorded for her best friend, a Japanese figure skate athlete, Ando Miki where the skater used it during 2006-2007 season exhibition. Later on, this english version were included on the limited edition of her second album Sing to the Sky. ayaka, then, sang the original Japanese version of the song at the 2007 World Figure Skating Championships that held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.

This single reached #3 on Oricon weekly charts and sold 229,893 copies in 2006, making it the #34 best-selling single of 2006. It has sold a total of 276,000 copies.

The single were certified Platinum for its physical sales and were certified Triple Platinum for its song downloads by RIAJ.



2016 ver. Digital Single Cover
Artist
ayaka
Digital Single
I believe 2016 ver.
Released
2016.04.27
Price
¥250
Tracklist
  1. I believe 2016 ver.


Information

"I believe 2016 ver." is the tenth digital single released by ayaka. It was released to celebrate her 10th debut anniversary.

TV Performances

Song Information

Lyrics
ayaka
Music
Nishio Yoshihiko & ayaka
Other Information
Arrangement: L.O.E

Disambiguation

There are currently several recorded versions of "I believe" found in ayaka's discography. These versions are:

I believe
Found on her debut single "I believe" as track #1 and in her debut album First Message as track #5. This is the standard Japanese version.
I believe (Inst.)
Found on her debut single "I believe" as track #3. This is the standard instrumental version.
I believe -English version-
Found in her limited edition of second album Sing to the Sky as a bonus track (track #17). This is the standard version recorded entirely in English.
I believe 2016 ver.
Found on her digital single "I believe 2016 ver." and in her third best album THIS IS ME ~ayaka 10th anniversary BEST~ as track #6 on disc 3 . This is the Japanese version with an update music arrangement.

Oricon Chart Positions

ayaka promoting the single
Week Date Week Rank Week Sales Total Sales
1 2006.02.13 3 41,937 41,937
2 2006.02.20 4 32,764 74,701
3 2006.02.27 4 29,212 103,913
4 2006.03.06 7 30,317 134,230
5 2006.03.13 7 22,353 156,583
6 2006.03.20 7 17,837 174,420
7 2006.03.27 14 12,415 186,835
8 2006.04.03 19 9,677 196,512
9 2006.04.10 15 8,365 204,877
10 2006.04.17 22 5,011 209,888
11 2006.04.24 29 3,111 212,999
12 2006.05.01 42 2,573 215,572
13 2006.05.08 70 1,672 217,244
14 2006.05.15 64 1,370 218,614
15 2006.05.22 78 1,305 219,919
16 2006.05.29 87 956 220,875
17 2006.06.05 123 751 221,626
18 2006.06.12 152 578 222,204
out for 1 week
19 2006.2006.26 194 342 222,546
out for 6 weeks
20 2006.08.14 158 642 223,188
21 2006.08.21 170 551 223,739
22 2006.08.28 181 482 224,221
out for 5 weeks
23 2006.10.09 148 606 224,827
24 2006.10.16 121 752 225,579
25 2006.10.23 69 1,124 226,703
26 2006.10.30 82 1,016 227,719
27 2006.11.06 153 608 228,327
28 2006.11.13 107 1,014 229,341
29 2006.11.20 154 552 229,893
out for 4 weeks
30 2006.12.25 190 388 230,281
31 2007.01.01 126 804 231,085
32 2007.01.08 107 1,504 232,589
33 2007.01.15
34 2007.01.22 119 607 233,196
35 2007.01.29 120 542 233,738
out for 9 weeks
36 2007.04.09 88 1,124 234,862
37 2007.04.16 115 681 235,543
38 2007.04.23 138 469 236,012
39 2007.04.30 165 409 236,421

Total Reported Sales: 276,000

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