Arashi – Troublemaker


“Troublemaker” is a song recorded by Japanese boy band Arashi. It was released on March 3, 2010 by their record label J Storm. “Troublemaker” was used as the theme song to the drama Tokujo Kabachi!! (特上カバチ!!, lit. Extraordinary Quibbling?) starring Arashi member Sho Sakurai. It was released as a CD single in two formats: a regular edition containing with two B-sides and the instrumental of all the songs and a limited edition containing the B-side “Yurase, Ima o” (揺らせ、今を?, “Shake It Now”) and a DVD.

Single Information

On January 5, 2010, it was announced that Arashi would provide the song “Yurase, Ima o” as the theme song for the 2010 Winter Olympics news coverage on NTV. The next day on January 6, 2010, Sakurai announced that Arashi would provide the theme song “Troublemaker” for his then-upcoming comedy drama during the drama’s press conference.

Live Performances

On February 12, 2010, Arashi performed “Troublemaker” and “Yurase, Ima o” on Music Station’s 1000th Episode Special. However, because of his work as the special newscaster for the Olympics news coverage on NTV, Sakurai could not attend the live music show as he had to go to Vancouver for the opening ceremony. Having finished his work with the Olympics, Sakurai performed “Troublemaker” with the other members of Arashi when they once again went on Music Station on March 5, 2010.

Track List

REGULAR EDITION

  1. “Troublemaker”, Lyrics : H. Suzuki, Music : Masashi Ohtsuki, Length : 4:03
  2. “Yurase, Ima o” (揺らせ、今を “Shake It Now”), Lyrics : 100+ ,Music : 100+ , Length : 4:27
  3. “Mō Ippo” (もう一歩 “One More Step”), Lyrics : Sts, Music : Sts, Length : 3:43
  4. “Troublemaker” (Instrumental) , Lyrics : H. Suzuki, Music : Masashi Ohtsuki, Length : 4:03
  5. “Yurase, Ima o” (揺らせ、今を “Shake It Now”) (Instrumental), Lyrics : 100+ ,Music : 100+ , Length : 4:27
  6. “Mō Ippo” (もう一歩 “One More Step”) (Instrumental),  Lyrics : Sts, Music : Sts, Length : 3:43

LIMITED EDITION

  1. “Troublemaker”, Lyrics : H. Suzuki, Music : Masashi Ohtsuki, Length : 4:03
  2. “Yurase, Ima o” (揺らせ、今を “Shake It Now”), Lyrics : 100+ ,Music : 100+ , Length : 4:27

LIMITED EDITION DVD

  1. “Troublemaker” (Making of)
  2. “Troublemaker” (PV)

Chart Performance

On the day of the single’s release, it debuted at number-one the Oricon daily singles chart by selling about 232,000 copies. On the Oricon weekly singles chart, the single debuted at number-one and sold about 542,000 copies, making Arashi the first group to have their weekly singles sales exceed 500,000 for two consecutive years since B’z in 2001.

Charts, Peaks and Certifications

CHARTS

  1. Billboard Japan Hot 100 : Position 1
  2. Japan Oricon Daily Singles Chart : Position 1
  3. Japan Oricon Weekly Singles Chart : Position 1

SALES AND CERTIFICATIONS

  1. Country : JAPAN, Provider : RIAJ, Sales : 542,000, Certification : DOUBLE PLATINUM

CHART PROCESSION AND SUCCESSION

Preceded by
Hitomi no Screen” by Hey! Say! JUMP
Oricon Weekly number one single
March 15, 2010
Succeeded by
“Lion” by Yusuke
Preceded by
“Hitomi no Screen” by Hey! Say! JUMP
Billboard Japan Hot 100 number-one single
March 15, 2010 — March 22, 2010
Succeeded by
“Sakura” by Monkey Majik

Release History

Region Date Format Distributor
Japan March 3, 2010 (2010-03-03) CD single (JACA-5192)
CD+DVD (JACA-5190)
J Storm
South Korea March 17, 2010 (2010-03-17) CD single (SMJTCD345)
CD+DVD (SMJTCD344/B)
SM Entertainment
Taiwan March 26, 2010 (2010-03-26) CD single (JAJSG27027)
CD+DVD (JAJSG27027/A)
Avex Taiwan
Hong Kong April 9, 2010 (2010-04-09) CD single
CD+DVD
Avex Asia

From : Troublemaker – Arashi, Wikipedia the free Encyclopedia

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