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Guts! (Arashi song)

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"Guts!"
Single by Arashi
from the album The Digitalian
B-side
  • "Fly"
  • "Kimi ga Waraeru Yō ni"
  • "Love Wonderland"
ReleasedApril 30, 2014 (2014-04-30)
FormatCD single, CD+DVD
Recorded2014
GenrePop[1]
LabelJ Storm
Songwriter(s)
  • Eltvo
  • S-Tnk
  • Sakra
Arashi singles chronology
"Bittersweet"
(2014)
"Guts!"
(2014)
"Daremo Shiranai"
(2014)

"Guts!" is the 43rd single released by Japanese boy band Arashi. It was released on April 30, 2014. "Guts!" was used as the theme song for the drama Yowakutemo Katemasu starring Arashi member Kazunari Ninomiya. It was the sixth best-selling single of the year in Japan, with 604,654 copies.[2] It was certified Double Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan.[3]

Single information

The single was released in two editions: a limited edition including a bonus track and a bonus DVD with a music video for "Guts!", and a regular CD only edition including two bonus tracks and karaoke tracks for all the songs. The limited edition also contains a 12-page booklet.

Chart performance

"Guts!" debuted at number one on the Oricon Singles Chart on May 12, 2014.[4] It sold 501,493 copies in its first week, which pushed the group's all-time single sales to 20.081 million, making them the fifth male artist (after B'z, Mr. Children, SMAP, and Glay) to sell over 20 million singles.[5] The single dropped to number three in its second week, selling 43,778 copies.[6] It spent a further two weeks in the top ten[7][8] and altogether 44 weeks in the Top 200.[9] "Guts!" was the sixth best-selling single of the year in Japan, with 604,654 copies sold.[10]

"Guts!" debuted at number 23 on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 on April 28, 2014.[11] It rose to number 15 the following week and peaked at number one on May 12, 2014.[12][13] It remained at number one in its fourth week.[14] The song charted for 20 weeks.[15] "Guts!" placed first on the year-end Japan Hot 100 chart and placed second on the year-end Top Single Sales chart.[16][17]

In Taiwan, it peaked at number seven on the G-Music Combo chart,[18] and number one on the J-pop chart.[19]

Track listing

Regular edition
No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."Guts!"
  • Eltvo
  • S-Tnk
SakraTomoki Ishizuka4:56
2."Kimi ga Waraeru Yō ni" (君が笑えるように)
  • Kosh
  • Macoto56
KoshHa-j4:44
3."Love Wonderland"Akira
  • Akira
  • U-Ta
  • Akira
  • U-Ta
4:09
4."Guts!" (instrumental)   4:56
5."Kimi ga Waraeru Yō ni" (instrumental)   4:44
6."Love Wonderland" (instrumental)   4:05
Total length:27:35

Charts

References

  1. ^ "ARASHI / GUTS!". CDJournal (in Japanese). Ongaku Shuppansha. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  2. ^ "2014 Oricon Yearly Single Ranking TOP50". toykohive. 6Theory Media, LLC. December 20, 2014. Retrieved January 9, 2015.
  3. ^ "The Record Vol. 655" (PDF) (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. June 2014. p. 14. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  4. ^ a b 2014年04月28日~2014年05月04日のCDシングル週間ランキング [2014/04/28 - 2014/05/04 Weekly CD Single Ranking] (in Japanese). Oricon. May 12, 2014. Archived from the original on May 8, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  5. ^ 【オリコン】嵐、39作目の首位 シングル総売上2000万枚突破 [[Oricon] Arashi tops the chart for the 39th time, total single sales surpass 20 million] (in Japanese). Oricon. May 6, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  6. ^ 2014年05月05日~2014年05月11日のCDシングル週間ランキング [2014/05/05 - 2014/05/11 Weekly CD Single Ranking] (in Japanese). Oricon. May 19, 2014. Archived from the original on May 17, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  7. ^ 週間 シングルランキング 2014年05月26日付 [Weekly Single Ranking 2014/05/26] (in Japanese). Oricon. May 26, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  8. ^ 週間 シングルランキング 2014年06月02日付 [Weekly Single Ranking 2014/06/02] (in Japanese). Oricon. June 2, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  9. ^ "GUTS!" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  10. ^ a b 2014年 年間音楽&映像ランキング発表 年間シングルランキング 1位~25位 [2014 Year-end Music & Video Ranking Announcement: Year-end Single Ranking] (in Japanese). Oricon. December 20, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  11. ^ "Japan Hot 100 2014/04/28" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. April 28, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  12. ^ "Japan Hot 100 2014/05/05" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. May 5, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  13. ^ a b "Japan Hot 100 2014/05/12" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. May 12, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  14. ^ "Japan Hot 100 2014/05/19" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. May 19, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  15. ^ 「GUTS!」の情報 ["GUTS!" Information] (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  16. ^ a b "Billboard Japan Hot 100 Year-End 2014" (in Japanese). Billboard Japan. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  17. ^ "Billboard Japan Unveils Chart Redesign, Opens Voting for Artist of the Year Ahead of Music Awards 2014". Billboard. December 15, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  18. ^ a b "G-Music Combo Chart" (in Chinese). G-Music. June 6, 2014. Archived from the original on June 5, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  19. ^ a b "G-Music J-pop Chart" (in Chinese). G-Music. June 13, 2014. Archived from the original on June 12, 2014. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  20. ^ "Gaon Album Chart". Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on November 24, 2017. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  21. ^ "Gaon International Album Chart". Korea Music Content Industry Association. Archived from the original on November 24, 2017. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
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