Monster (Arashi song)


Monster (Arashi song)
"Monster"
Single by Arashi
from the album Boku no Miteiru Fūkei
B-side "Spiral"
Released May 19, 2010 (2010-05-19)
(see release history)
Format CD single, CD+DVD
Recorded 2010
Genre Pop
Length 18:09 (Regular edition)[1]
9:03 (Limited edition)[2]
Label J Storm
Arashi singles chronology
"Troublemaker"
(2010)
"Monster"
(2010)
"To Be Free"
(2010)
Alternative Covers
"Monster" CD+DVD Cover
Music sample
"Monster" (2010)

"Monster" is a song recorded by Japanese boy band Arashi. It was released on May 19, 2010 by their record label J Storm. "Monster" is currently being used as the theme song to the drama Kaibutsu-kun (怪物くん Little Monster?) starring Arashi member Satoshi Ohno. It was released as a CD single in two formats: a regular edition containing two B-sides and the instrumental of all the songs, and a limited edition containing the B-side "Spiral" (スパイラル?, "Supairaru") and a DVD.

Contents

Single information

On April 5, 2010, it was announced that Arashi would provide the theme song "Monster" for Ohno's fantasy comedy drama based on Fujiko Fujio's manga series Kaibutsu-kun.[3] The single was released in two formats: a regular and limited edition. The regular edition included "Monster", the B-side "Spiral" and the instrumentals for both the tracks while the limited edition included the two tracks and a DVD containing the promotional video for "Monster" and its making of.[4]

Track list

Regular Edition
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Monster"   Unite, Sean-D Chi-mey 4:29
2. "Spiral" (スパイラル "Supairaru") Takashi Ogawa (小川貴史 Ogawa Takashi?), Sho Sakurai Kazumi Mitome (三留一純 Mitome Kazumi?) 4:37
3. "Monster" (Instrumental) Unite, Sean-D Chi-mey 4:29
4. "Spiral" (Instrumental) Ogawa, Sakurai Mitome 4:37
Limited Edition
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Monster"   Unite, Sean-D Chi-mey 4:29
2. "Spiral"   Ogawa, Sakurai Mitome 4:37
Limited Edition DVD
No. Title Length
1. "Monster" (Making of)  
2. "Monster" (PV)  

Chart performance

The single sold about 232,000 copies on the first day of its release on May 19, 2010, debuting at number one on the Oricon singles daily chart.[5] On the Oricon singles weekly chart, the single placed at number one, selling about 543,000 copies. "Monster" also became Arashi's thirtieth consecutive single to rank within the Top 3 since their debut single, making Arashi the first act to achieve such a feat.[6]

On June 24, 2010, "Monster" placed at number-one on the Oricon first half of the year singles chart by selling 654,287 copies overall.[7] According to Oricon, "Monster" is the fourth best-selling single of 2010 in Japan.[8]

Charts, peaks and certifications

Charts

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Billboard Japan Hot 100[9] 1
Billboard Yearly Japan Hot 100[10] 2
Japan Oricon Daily Singles Chart[5] 1
Japan Oricon Weekly Singles Chart[6] 1
Japan Oricon Yearly Singles Chart[8] 4

Sales and certifications

Country Provider Sales Certification
Japan RIAJ 696,022[8] Double Platinum[11]

Chart procession and succession

Preceded by
"Going!" by KAT-TUN
Oricon Weekly number one single
May 31, 2010
Succeeded by
"Ponytail to Chouchou" by AKB48
Preceded by
"Going!" by KAT-TUN
Billboard Japan Hot 100 number-one single
May 31, 2010
Succeeded by
"Ponytail to Chouchou" by AKB48

Release history

Region Date Format Distributor
Japan May 19, 2010 (2010-05-19)[12] CD single (JACA-5218)[12]
CD+DVD (JACA-5216)[13]
J Storm
South Korea June 3, 2010 (2010-06-03)[14] CD single (SMJTCD351)[14]
CD+DVD (SMJTCD350B)[15]
SM Entertainment
Taiwan June 4, 2010 (2010-06-04)[16] CD single (JAJSG27029)[16]
CD+DVD (JAJSG27029/A)[17]
Avex Taiwan
Hong Kong June 11, 2010 (2010-06-11)[18] CD single[18]
CD+DVD[19]
Avex Asia

References

  1. ^ "Monster" (in Japanese). Utasuki Music Store. http://mstore.utasuki.jp/utasuki/1/1/3/482795/goods/goods_detail.html. Retrieved 2010-05-20. 
  2. ^ "Monster (初回限定盤/DVD付)" (in Japanese). Utasuki Music Store. http://mstore.utasuki.jp/utasuki/1/1/3/482829/goods/goods_detail.html. Retrieved 2010-05-20. 
  3. ^ "65時間嵐祭り!日テレ43番組ジャック" (in Japanese). Sports Hochi. 2010-04-05. http://hochi.yomiuri.co.jp/entertainment/news/20100405-OHT1T00068.htm. Retrieved 2010-05-20. 
  4. ^ "Monster" (in Japanese). J Storm. http://www.j-storm.co.jp/arashi/disco/single/s_24.html. Retrieved 2010-06-05. 
  5. ^ a b "嵐、大野主演ドラマ『怪物くん』主題歌が初日首位スタート" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2010-05-20. http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/rankmusic/76422/. Retrieved 2010-05-20. 
  6. ^ a b "嵐、史上初のデビューから 30作連続TOP3入り" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2010-05-25. http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/confidence/76555/full/. Retrieved 2010-05-25. 
  7. ^ "上半期ランキング特集 シングル" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2010-06-24. http://contents.oricon.co.jp/music/special/2010/musicrank0624/index02.html. Retrieved 2010-06-24. 
  8. ^ a b c "年間ランキング特集 シングル" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2010-12-20. http://www.oricon.co.jp/music/special/2010/musicrank1220/index02.html. Retrieved 2010-12-20. 
  9. ^ "Japan Hot 100: Week of June 05, 2010". Billboard. http://www.billboard.com/charts/japan-hot-100#/charts/japan-hot-100?chartDate=2010-06-05. Retrieved 2010-05-29. 
  10. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100 Year End 2010". Billboard. 2010-12-10. Archived from the original on 2010-12-11. http://www.webcitation.org/5ut5VKprJ. Retrieved 2010-12-10. 
  11. ^ "2010年6月度 認定作品" (in Japanese). RIAJ. http://www.riaj.or.jp/data/others/gold/201006.html. Retrieved 2010-07-13. 
  12. ^ a b "Monster (Regular Edition)". CDJapan. http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=JACA-5218. Retrieved 2010-05-20. 
  13. ^ "Monster (w/ DVD, Limited Edition)". CDJapan. http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=JACA-5216. Retrieved 2010-05-20. 
  14. ^ a b "Arashi - 30th Single 'Monster (통상판)" (in Korean). Aladdin. http://music.aladdin.co.kr/shop/wproduct.aspx?ISBN=9049755887. Retrieved 2010-03-04. 
  15. ^ "Arashi - 30th Single 'Monster (초회한정판 CD+DVD)" (in Korean). Aladdin. http://music.aladdin.co.kr/shop/wproduct.aspx?ISBN=9049755879. Retrieved 2010-05-20. 
  16. ^ a b "Monster(普通版)" (in Chinese). Avex Taiwan. http://www.avex.com.tw/songlist/songlist.asp?s_cateid=JAJSG27029. Retrieved 2010-06-05. 
  17. ^ "Monster(初回版)" (in Chinese). Avex Taiwan. http://www.avex.com.tw/songlist/songlist.asp?s_cateid=JAJSG27029/A. Retrieved 2010-06-05. 
  18. ^ a b "Monster (Normal Edition) (Hong Kong Version)" (in Chinese). YesAsia. http://www.yesasia.com/us/monster-normal-edition-hong-kong-version/1022812384-0-0-0-en/info.html. Retrieved 2010-07-03. 
  19. ^ "Monster (Single+DVD) (First Press Limited Edition) (Hong Kong Version)" (in Chinese). YesAsia. http://www.yesasia.com/us/monster-single-dvd-first-press-limited-edition-hong-kong-version/1022812385-0-0-0-en/info.html. Retrieved 2010-07-03. 

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