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Konayuki (Remioromen)

Limited Edition Cover
Regular Edition Cover
Artist
Remioromen
Single
Konayuki (粉雪)
Released
2005.11.16
Catalog Number
VICL-35907 (Limited Edition)
VICL-35908 (Regular Edition)
Price
¥1,260
CD Tracklist
  1. Konayuki (粉雪; Powder Snow)
  2. No Border
  3. 3/9 with Quartet
CD-Extra Tracklist
  1. Konayuki (PV)


Information

"Konayuki" is the eighth single released by Remioromen. It was released in two versions: a limited edition with a CD-extra and a regular edition. The title track was used as an insert song in the 2005 Fuji TV drama 1 Litre no Namida. The single reached #2 on the Oricon weekly chart and charted for 54 weeks, selling 859,016 copies. Because it sold 757,525 copies in 2006, it was the #2 best-selling single of that year.

Song Information

Lyrics
Fujimaki Ryota
Music
Fujimaki Ryota
Other Information
Arrangement: Remioromen, Kobayashi Takeshi
Strings Arrangement: Kobayashi Takeshi, Shika Udai
Keyboards: Kobayashi Takeshi
Violin: Oki Shouko, Nanjo Yuki, Ohno Yukiko, Nakazawa Keiko, Nishimori Noriko, Shimokawa Miho, Suda Maya, Watanabe Kazuo, Nagao Tamayo
Viola: Kikuchi Mikiyo, Naruse Kaori
Cello: Shika Udai

Music Video

The PV for "Konayuki" was directed by Tan Shuichi and features Miyamitsu Mariko. The video won "Best Pop Video" at the MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS JAPAN 2006 and "Best Your Choice" and "Best Art Direction Video" at the 2006 SPACE SHOWER MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS.

Disambiguation

There are seven versions of "Konayuki" in Remioromen's discography:

Konayuki
Found on the single "Konayuki" as track #1, the album HORIZON as track #11, the best album Remio Best as track #13, and the CD+book '10th Anniversary Special CD BOX "Your Song"' as track #2. This is the standard version.
Konayuki
Found on the first disc of the live album Flash and Gleam as track #9 and the DVD Remioromen SUMMER LIVE "STAND BY ME" from Remio Best as track #13. This is a live version.
Konayuki
Found on the second disc of the live album "Your Songs" with strings at Yokohama Arena as track #9. This is a live version with strings.
Konayuki
Found on the DVD "ISLAND OVER THE HORIZON" at YOKOHAMA ARENA as track #16. This is a live version.
Konayuki
Found on the DVD TOUR 2008 "Wonderful & Beautiful" as track #13. This is a live version.
Konayuki
Found on the first disc of the DVD REMIOROMEN SPECIAL LIVE at SAITAMA SUPER ARENA as track #9. This is a live version.
Konayuki
Found on the DVD 10th Anniversary TOUR 2010 "Kachoufuugetsu" as track #8. This is a live version.

Oricon Chart Positions

Remioromen promoting the single
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 3 4 4 2 2 3 4 93,484
2 6 4 4 4 4 2 4 80,023
2 7 5 1 1 2 2 3 81,562
2 5 3 2 1 1 2 2 70,847
1 5 5 2 2 2 2 2 67,492
2 6 4 3 3 3 3 4 80,687
4 4 3 1 1 1 2 2 105,111
2 2 2 1 1 2 1
1 3 3 3 1 2 2 3 34,992
1 7 6 4 2 2 2 2 38,550
2 12 10 7 7 7 5 7 36,333
- - - - - - - 6 28,689
- - - - - - - 8 21,333
- - - - - - - 7 16,698
- - - - - - - 11 14,054
- - - - - - - 10 15,654
- - - - - - - 12 13,895
- - - - - - - 17 8,896
- - - - - - - 23 7,400
- - - - - - - 21 5,798
- - - - - - - 23 4,858
- - - - - - - 20 5,181
- - - - - - - 27 3,712
- - - - - - - 51 2,385
- - - - - - - 35 2,430

Total Reported Sales: 859,016
Total Sales in 2005: 93,484
Total Sales in 2006: 757,525 (#2 single of the year)
Total Sales in 2007: 8,007

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