Yakusoku no Tsubasa

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"Yakusoku no Tsubasa"
Yakusokunotsubasa.jpg
Single by Misia
from the album Just Ballade
Released May 28, 2008
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2007–08
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 5:19
Label BMG Japan
Songwriter(s) Misia, Jun Sasaki
Producer(s) Sasaki
Misia singles chronology
"Yes Forever"
(2008)
"Yakusoku no Tsubasa"
(2008)
"Catch the Rainbow"
(2008)

"Yakusoku no Tsubasa" (約束の翼, lit. "Wings of the Promise") is the twentieth single by Japanese recording artist Misia. It was released on May 28, 2008 as the second single from Misia's ninth studio album Just Ballade.[1]

Overview

The single was released as the second of a set of three releases planned for a three-month period.[2] The first press edition comes housed in a cardboard sleeve and includes a 720mm×477mm poster of the cover artwork,[3] which features Misia holding two lilies and posing on her knees with wings of steel attached to her back, reminiscent of the angel in the Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci. The wings, designed by Tokyo-based stainless steel artist Nobuyuki Yoshimoto, were subsequently recreated on the back of a prop chair on which Misia sat to perform the song during The Tour of Misia Discotheque Asia.[4]

"Yakusoku no Tsubasa" was written by Misia and composed and produced by Jun Sasaki. It was penned for the movie Cyborg She, starring Haruka Ayase and Keisuke Koide.[5] At a press conference for the film, the director, Kwak Jae-yong, explained his choice of theme song:

The movie runs the panoply of emotions — from love to sadness to sorrow to exhilaration — and by having this song play at the end, the main focus is brought back to love, which is why it is perfect for the film.[5]

The B-side, "So Beautiful," was written by Misia, composed by Toshiaki Matsumoto and produced by Tohru Shigemi.[6] The single includes two remixes, one of "Any Love", remixed by producer Sinkiroh himself, and one of "To Be in Love," remixed by Studio Apartment. Also included is a live version of "Yakusoku no Tsubasa," recorded during the Hoshizora no Live IV Classics tour.[6]

Chart performance

"Yakusoku no Tsubasa" debuted on the Oricon Daily Singles chart at number 8 and peaked at number 12 on the Oricon Weekly Singles chart, with 8,042 copies sold in its first week.[7][8] The single charted for five weeks and sold a total of 13,095 copies.[9][10]

Track listing

All lyrics written by Misia.

No. Title Music Length
1. "Yakusoku no Tsubasa" (約束の翼 "Wings of the Promise") Jun Sasaki 5:19
2. "So Beautiful" Toshiaki Matsumoto 5:14
3. "Any Love (Sinkiroh Encore Mix)" Sinkiroh 4:50
4. "To Be in Love (Studio Apartment Remix)" Joi 9:16
5. "Yakusoku no Tsubasa (Hoshizora no Live IV)" (約束の翼 (星空のライヴIV)) Sasaki 5:25
Total length: 30:04

Charts

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Billboard Japan Hot 100[11] 4
Billboard Japan Hot Top Airplay[12] 3
Oricon Daily Singles[7] 8
Oricon Weekly Singles[8] 12
Oricon Yearly Singles[13] 481
SoundScan Japan Weekly Singles[14] (Limited Edition) 17
Taiwan Five Music J-pop/K-pop Chart[15] 13

Release history

Region Date Format Label
Japan[16] May 28, 2008 CD, digital download BMG Japan
Hong Kong[17] July 4, 2008 CD Sony Music Entertainment
Taiwan[18] August 1, 2008

References

  1. ^ "Misiaが綾瀬はるか主演映画の主題歌を書き下し". Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha, Inc. 2008-02-18. Retrieved 2011-06-19.
  2. ^ "MISIA、ツアーファイナルにて3ヶ月連続リリースを発表". Barks (in Japanese). ITmedia. 2008-02-24. Retrieved 2011-06-19.
  3. ^ 約束の翼【初回生産限定盤】. Sony Music Shop (in Japanese). Sony Music Distribution. Retrieved 2011-06-19.
  4. ^ 芸術的鐵製家具創作家 宜本伸之 (in Japanese). NobuyukiYoshimoto.com. Retrieved 2011-06-19.
  5. ^ a b "「僕の彼女はサイボーグ」主題歌はMISIA". Barks (in Japanese). ITmedia. 2008-04-18. Retrieved 2011-06-19.
  6. ^ a b "MISIA、連続リリース第2弾はサイボーグ映画主題歌". Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha, Inc. 2008-05-06. Retrieved 2011-06-19.
  7. ^ a b "GReeeeNがV6を抑え、デイリー首位発進☆5/27付 シングルデイリー" (in Japanese). 2008-05-28. Retrieved 2011-06-19.
  8. ^ a b 2008年6月第2週の邦楽シングルランキング情報 (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2011-06-19.
  9. ^ "オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」". Oricon (in Japanese). Oricon Research. Retrieved 2011-06-19.
  10. ^ "【周榜单】2008/07/07付周榜单(单曲top200)" (in Chinese). 2008-07-03. Retrieved 2011-06-19.
  11. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100". Billboard (in Japanese). Hanshin Contents Link. 2008-06-09. Retrieved 2011-06-19.
  12. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot Top Airplay". Billboard (in Japanese). Hanshin Contents Link. Retrieved 2011-06-19.
  13. ^ 2008年度シングル年間売上ランキング (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-06-19.
  14. ^ "週間 CDソフト TOP20" (in Japanese). SoundScan Japan. Retrieved 2011-06-19.
  15. ^ "Five Music - 五大唱片(5大唱片) -五大金榜" (in Chinese). Five Music. Retrieved 2011-06-19.
  16. ^ 約束の翼 (in Japanese). JBooks Corporation. Retrieved 2011-06-19.
  17. ^ "「約束之翼 (CD Single)」" (in Chinese). Sony Music Entertainment Hong Kong. Retrieved 2011-06-19.
  18. ^ 天使之翼 (in Chinese). Sony Music Entertainment Taiwan. Retrieved 2011-06-19.

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