Rain (Yui song)

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"Rain"
YUI re rain.jpg
Single by Yui
from the album How Crazy Your Love
A-side "Rain"
B-side "A Room"
Released November 24, 2010
Format CD single
Recorded 2010 (Japan)
Genre J-pop
Length 16:32
Label Sony Music Records
Songwriter(s) Yui (lyrics & music)
Producer(s) Hisashi Kondo
Yui singles chronology
"To Mother"
(2010)
"Rain"
(2010)
"It's My Life/Your Heaven"
(2011)

"Rain" is the seventeenth single by Japanese pop singer-songwriter Yui. It was released on November 24, 2010. The title song is a tie-in for the Fuji TV drama series Perfect Report. The single reached number 2 on the Oricon chart.[1]

Music video and lyrics

The music video for "Rain" alternates between cuts of Yui and her band playing in the rain and Yui herself running through a rainy street towards a Christmas gift shop. Around the middle of the music video, a happier past is shown through flashbacks of Yui smiling and receiving earrings on a sunny day, along with the lines: "They try to bring back memories / Which are already gone / No matter what I do, I can't get rid of the past."[note 1] The video eventually ends with an image of hope for the future, with the lyrics: "When someday this rain turns to snow / And slowly consumes this sadness / I'll be greeted by new hope.[note 2]

Track listing

All tracks written by Yui.

No. Title Arranger(s) Length
1. "Rain" Hisashi Kondo 4:03
2. "A Room" Northa+ 4:41
3. "How Crazy ~Yui Acoustic Version~" Yui & Northa+ 3:46
4. "Rain ~Instrumental~" Hisashi Kondo 4:01
DVD
No. Title Director Length
1. "Rain (Music Video)" Shigeaki Kubo  
2. "Please Stay With Me (Music Video)" Tsuchiya Takatoshi  

Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)

Charts (2010) Peak
position
First week sales Sales total Chart run
Japan Oricon Daily Single 1
Japan Oricon Weekly Single[2] 2 67,796 83,706 11
Japan Oricon Yearly Single 86

The single was certified gold by the RIAJ for having more than 100,000 copies shipped to stores.[3]

References

Notes

  1. ^ Original text: 失い続けた / 記憶がよぎる / どうしたって / 過去はなくせない
  2. ^ Original text: "この雨がいつか粉雪になって / 悲しみをそっと包み込むとき / 新しい希望に出会うの"

Sources

  1. ^ "Rain(初回限定DVD付き盤) - YUI" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2010-12-26.
  2. ^ "Rain(初回生産限定盤))" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2011-08-05.
  3. ^ "ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2010年11月". RIAJ (in Japanese). Retrieved August 5, 2011.
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