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"Namonaki Uta (名もなき詩, Nameless Poem)" is the tenth single by Mr. Children, released by Toy's Factory on February 5, 1996. The cover of the single is Kazutoshi Sakurai's face whose tongue was written "no name". "Namonaki Uta" was used as the theme song of Japanese television drama Pure.

"Namonaki Uta"
Single by Mr. Children
from the album Shinkai
ReleasedFebruary 5, 1996
GenrePop rock, progressive rock
LabelToy's Factory
Songwriter(s)Kazutoshi Sakurai
Producer(s)Takeshi Kobayashi
Mr. Children singles chronology
"See-Saw Game (Yūkan na Koi no Uta)"
(1995)
"Namonaki Uta"
(1996)
"Hana (Mémento Mori)"
(1996)

On the Japanese Oricon weekly chart, the single "Namonaki Uta" opened at number-one with the first week sales of over 1.208 million copies, establishing the Japanese highest first-week single sales record. It topped the 1996 Oricon yearly single charts and sold over 2.308 million copies in total. It is the second best-selling song for the band behind their 1994 single "Tomorrow Never Knows."

The song was covered by Kohmi Hirose on her 2010 album Drama Songs.[1]

Track listingEdit

All tracks written by Kazutoshi Sakurai.

No.TitleLength
1."Namonaki Uta (名もなき詩)"5:30
2."Mata Aeru kana (また会えるかな)"4:06
3."Namonaki Uta (Instrumental Version) (名もなき詩 (Instrumental Version))"5:30

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 90年代の冬ドラマ黄金主題歌を広瀬香美が堂々カバー (in Japanese). Natalie. 2010-01-15. Retrieved 2010-10-08.