Sakura (Ikimonogakari song)

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"Sakura" is the debut single of Japanese trio Ikimono-gakari, released in Japan on March 15, 2006. The single peaked at number 17 on the weekly Oricon chart, charting for 31 weeks.[1] It also reached number 182 on the yearly chart for 2006.[citation needed] "Sakura" was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (digital download single).[2]

Single by Ikimono-gakari
from the album Sakura Saku Machi Monogatari
B-side"Hot Milk"
ReleasedMarch 15, 2006 (2006-03-15)
Songwriter(s)Yoshiki Mizuno
Producer(s)Y. Mizuno
Ikimono-gakari singles chronology

The A-side was used in a commercial promoting NTT's Denpo 115 service.[1] Track 3, "Sotsugyō Shashin", was included on the 2009 Yumi Matsutoya tribute album "Shout At Yuming Rocks".[3]

The single was certified gold for physical copies shipped in May 2011, and double platinum for ringtone downloads.[4][5]

Track listingEdit

1."Sakura"Yoshiki MizunoY. MizunoMasanori Shimada5:54
2."Hot Milk" (ホットミルク Hotto Miruku)Hotaka Yamashita, Y. MizunoH. YamashitaSeiji Kameda4:57
3."Sotsugyō Shashin" (卒業写真 "Graduation Photo")Yumi AraiY. AraiRyo Eguchi4:01
4."Sakura" (Instrumental)Y. MizunoY. MizunoM. Shimada5:54


  1. ^ a b SAKURA/いきものがかり. Oricon Style (in Japanese). Oricon. Archived from the original on 2010-05-13. Retrieved 2010-04-22.
  2. ^ "Recording Industry Association of Japan - certification of music distribution - March 2008" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-01-13.
  3. ^ "EMI Music - Shout At Yuming Rocks information" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-04-22.
  4. ^ ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2011年05月 [Works Receiving Certifications List (Gold, etc) (May 2011)]. RIAJ (in Japanese). June 10, 2011. Retrieved June 13, 2011.
  5. ^ レコード協会調べ 5月度有料音楽配信認定<略称:5月度認定> [Record Association report: May digital music download certifications (Abbreviation: May Certifications)]. RIAJ (in Japanese). June 20, 2011. Retrieved June 20, 2011.

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