“Devil Inside” is Utada’s second English single and 17th overall. It is the second single from Exodus, and the first physical single released in the United States. Though it gained little mainstream attention, “Devil Inside” did do well on dance radio and hit number 10 on the Billboard Hot Dance Airplay chart, making it
Utada’s most played track in the United States until it was surpassed by “Come Back to Me”.
The single was released on September 14, 2004. No music video was produced.
“Devil Inside (Richard Vission Radio Edit)” was featured on the hit US television series Queer as Folk, appearing early in the first episode of season 5. It was not, however, featured on the soundtrack to the series.
Devil Inside (RJD2 Mix) was featured on Utada’s first English compilation album. Utada the Best.
“Come Back to Me” is a pop and R&B song by Japanese American pop singer Utada. The song was written by Utada and Stargate and was produced by Utada, Stargate and her father, Sking U. “Come Back to Me” is the first single from her second English-language album This Is the One. In the United States, the song has peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play and number 93 on the Pop 100 chart.
“Be My Last” is Hikaru Utada’s 14th Japanese single, released on September 28, 2005. It was used for the 2005 film Spring Snow, an adaptation of the 1966 Yukio Mishima novel of the same name.
The cover art was taken in Prague, Czech Republic. The large, dark building shown to the left is Prague Castle.
“Boku wa Kuma” (ぼくはくま?, lit. I’m a Bear) is Hikaru Utada’s 17th Japanese single (24th single overall). The single was released on November 22 of 2006, just a matter of months after Hikaru’s last studio effort, Ultra Blue, and only two months after the end of her tour, Utada United 2006.
Utada performed an impromptu performance of Boku wa Kuma at the Boston show of her 2010 tour, Utada: In The Flesh 2010.
” Dareka No Negai Ga Kanau Koro ” ( When I wish someone come true ? , Lit. “When Someone’S Wish Comes True”) Is Hikaru Utada ‘S 13Th Japanese-Language Single (15Th Overall) And Her 1St And Only Japanese Single For 2004 . She Released 2 Versions Of Dareka No Negai Ga Kanau Koro .: CD And DVD It Was Released On April 2, 2004. Dareka No Negai Ga Kanau Koro Is Also Included In The “Our Last Days” – ” Casshern ” OST As The Theme Song. Dareka No Negai Ga Kanau Koro Debuted At # 1 On The Oricon Chart With 150,020 Copies Sold, Became Her Sixth Single To Go # 1 For Two Consecutive Weeks, And Went On To Sell 365,000. It Was Performed On Music Station And On Her United 2006 Utada Tour. The Single Reached # 1 On Oricon And Charted For 22 Weeks. This Song Became The # 14 Song Of 2004 In Japan.
“Sakura Drops” (Japanese: SAKURAドロップス Hepburn: Sakura Doroppusu?, “Cherry Blossom Drops”) is a song by Japanese musician Hikaru Utada. It was released as a double A-side single with the song “Letters” on May 9, 2002.
Since she debuted as a musician in 1998, Utada had worked as the primary or sole songwriter for her music. Beginning with her second album Distance (2001), Utada began to co-arrange songs, such as “Wait & See (Risk)”, “Distance” and “Kettobase!” The bonus track on Distance, “Hayatochi-Remix”, was arranged entirely by Utada. In March 2002, Hikaru Utada released “Hikari”, the theme song for the game Kingdom Hearts. “Sakura Drops” was first announced as the theme song for the drama First Love in mid February.
A music video was released for the song, directed by her then husband Kazuaki Kiriya, who had directed all of her music videos since “Final Distance” (2001). The video clip was a mix of strongly colored CGI imagery of a fantasy forest and animals, as well as scenes of Utada standing in this forest. The imagery seen in the video was inspired by the works of Edo period artist Itō Jakuchū.
“Sakura Nagashi” (桜流し?, lit. “Flowing Cherry Blossoms/Cherry Blossoms Sinking”) is a song by Japanese singer-songwriter Hikaru Utada. It was released digitally November 17, 2012, with a DVD single released 26 December 2012. The song is the theme to the third film of the Rebuild of Evangelion movie series, Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo. The single also marked Utada’s last release under the then EMI-controlled EMI Music Japan as the label was absorbed into Universal Music Japan as EMI Records Japan in April 2013.
“Show Me Love (Not a Dream)” is a song by Japanese singer-songwriter Hikaru Utada. Used as the theme song for the film Tomorrow’s Joe (2011), it was released as a digital download preceding Utada’s second Japanese compilation album, Utada Hikaru Single Collection Vol. 2, on November 17, 2010.
The song was used in an advertising commercial campaign for Recochoku digital media store during the album’s release, much like “Goodbye Happiness” before it. Later in February 2011, the song was used as the theme song for the film adaptation of the manga Tomorrow’s Joe, starring Tomohisa Yamashita.
The song was performed during Utada’s two date concert series Wild Life in December 2010.
“This Is Love” is Utada Hikaru’s first Japanese digital single (23rd overall). It was released on May 31, 2006 as a promotional single for her fourth Japanese studio album. “This Is Love” was tied-in as the CM song for a Nissin cup noodle campaign and the opening theme for an anime “Freedom,” which was also tied into the Nippon campaign. The digital single reached number one in virtually every online music store in Japan prior to the ULTRA BLUE album’s release, including the most used store in Japan, iTunes Japan, as well as OnGen, among others. Utada herself is quoted to have said that this song is about expressing that “Love is like a mix of extremes: anxiety and peace.”
On December 20, 2006 iTunes Japan released a list of top downloaded singles and albums; “This is Love” ranked as #9 making it the 9th most downloaded song for 2006.
“Time Limit” (Japanese: タイム・リミット Hepburn: Taimu Rimitto?) is a song by Japanese musician Hikaru Utada. It was released as a double A-side single with the song “For You” on June 30, 2000.
In 1999, Utada released her debut album First Love, which was the most commercially successful album of all time in Japan. After this success, she released two follow-up singles, “Addicted to You” (1999) and “Wait & See (Risk)” (2000), which were both produced by American production team Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. For “Time Limit”, Utada enlisted the help of American producer Rodney Jerkins, and recorded the song at Darkchild Studios in New Jersey.
The song was co-composed with Takuro of the band Glay, the first time Utada had shared the role of songwriter since her 1998 pre-debut album Precious as Cubic U. For Utada’s second album Distance (2001), she worked together with Takuro again on the song “Drama”.
The “For You” / “Time Limit” single was released right before Bohemian Summer 2000, her first wide-scale tour of Japan, and on the same day as the DVD single release of her previous single, “Wait & See (Risk)”.
A music video was created for the song, featuring footage of a live performance by Utada, performed on the stage of her Bohemian Summer 2000 tour. The footage was taken from performance of the tour, at the Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo, on July 1, 2000.