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"Mikazuki" (三日月, "Crescent Moon") is the fourth single from Ayaka, released on September 27, 2006.

"Mikazuki"
Mikazuki.jpg
Single by Ayaka
from the album First Message
B-side "Kimi no Kiss de..."
"Yume no Kakera"
Released September 27, 2006 (2006-09-27)
Format Maxi single, digital download
Recorded 2006
Genre J-pop
Length 4:40
Label Warner Music Japan
Songwriter(s) Ayaka, Yoshihiko Nishio
Producer(s) Ayaka, Yoshihiko Nishio
Ayaka singles chronology
"Real Voice"
(2006)
"Mikazuki"
(2006)
"Jewelry Day"
(2007)
"Real Voice"
(2006)
"Mikazuki" "Jewelry Day"
(2007)

Contents

InformationEdit

"Mikazuki" was originally supposed to be Ayaka's first single but was pushed back.[citation needed] A music video was produced before Ayaka's first single, "I Believe", was even released. The song was used as a commercial song for a chain of Japanese record stores and later used for a drama known as @Human. When the single was released, it became Ayaka's first number-one single.

Chart performanceEdit

In April 2009, when the Recording Industry Association of Japan created the RIAJ Digital Track Chart "Mikazuki" debuted at No. 40.[1] The song charted below the Top 40s until the release of her compilation album Ayaka's History 2006–2009 on September 23, 2009, when it peaked at No. 18.[2] On the Billboard Japan Hot 100, the song debuted at No. 60.[3] It was certified "platinum"[4] and a million seller[5] by the RIAJ.

Track listingEdit

All lyrics written by Ayaka; all music composed by Ayaka and Yoshihiko Nishio except for "Yume no Kakera" which was composed solely by Yoshihiko Nishio.

No. Title Arranger(s) Length
1. "Mikazuki" L.O.E 4:40
2. "Kimi no Kiss de..." (君のキスで... Kimi no Kisu de... "With Your Kiss...") L.O.E  
3. "Yume no Kakera -Live Version-" (夢のカケラ "Pieces of Dreams")    
4. "Mikazuki" (Instrumental) L.O.E  

ChartsEdit

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Oricon Weekly Chart[6] 1
Chart (2009) Peak
position
RIAJ Digital Track Chart[2] 18
Japan Hot 100[3] 60

Charice versionEdit

"Crescent Moon"
 
Single by Charice
from the album Charice
Released June 23, 2010 (2010-06-23)
Format digital download
Recorded 2010
Genre Pop
Length 4:37
Label 143/Reprise/Beluga Heights
Songwriter(s) Ayaka, Yoshihiko Nishio

In 2010, Filipina pop singer Charice recorded an English version of the song entitled "Crescent Moon" as part of the Japanese Edition of her self-titled international debut album.[7] It was released as a promotional single in Japan on June 23, 2010 via iTunes,[8] and is the third overall single from her album Charice.

No. Title Length
1. "Crescent Moon" 4:37

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "RIAJ Digital Track Chart: Chart issue April 7, 2009". Recording Industry Association of Japan (in Japanese). Archived from the original on August 21, 2014. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  2. ^ a b "RIAJ Digital Track Chart: Chart issue September 29, 2009". Recording Industry Association of Japan (in Japanese). Archived from the original on January 18, 2015. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  3. ^ a b "Japan Hot 100: Issue Date October 5, 2009". Billboard (in Japanese). Hanshin Content. Archived from the original on July 28, 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  4. ^ "一般社団法人 日本レコード協会|各種統計". Recording Industry Association of Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  5. ^ レコード協会調べ 9月度有料音楽配信認定 (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  6. ^ "絢香、初のNo.1獲得!06年デビュー・アーティスト3組目の首位!". Oricon Style (in Japanese). Oricon. 2006-10-03. Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  7. ^ "Charice : シャリース、全米を震撼、次は日本で大ブレイクか". Barks News (in Japanese). It Media. 2010-05-26. Retrieved 2010-07-02. 
  8. ^ "Charice「Crescent Moon - Single」 - iTunes で「Crescent Moon - Single」をダウンロード". Itunes.apple.com. 2010-06-23. Retrieved 2010-12-25.