Piece (song)

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Yui Aragaki - Piece (Standard Edition).jpg
Single by Yui Aragaki
from the album Hug
ReleasedFebruary 25, 2009 (2009-02-25)
LabelWarner Music Japan
Songwriter(s)Minako Kawae
Yui Aragaki singles chronology
"Akai Ito"
Alternative covers
Limited edition A cover
Limited edition A cover
Alternative cover
Limited edition B cover
Limited edition B cover

"Piece" is a pop song by Japanese recording artist Yui Aragaki. It was released as her third single on February 25, 2009.[1]


"Piece" was written and composed by singer-songwriter Minako Kawae.[2] The song first premiered on Aragaki's Tokyo FM radio show, "School of Lock!", January 21, 2009.[2] The single features a cover of Mongol800's hit song "Anata ni" and "Sparkle", written by Aragaki herself.[2]

"Piece" was released in three formats: standard edition, limited edition A, which has an illustration cover drawn by Aragaki herself and limited edition B, which has an illustration cover drawn by Studio Ghibli animator Yoshiyuki Momose, who also directed an animated music video for the song.[3]

Chart performance[]

"Piece" peaked at #6 on the daily Oricon singles chart and #7 on the weekly chart, selling 18,204 copies in its first week.[4][5]

Track listing[]

1."Piece"Minako KawaeKawae4:25
2."Supākuru" (スパークル "Sparkle")Yui AragakiYoshihiko Chino4:13
3."Anata ni" (あなたに "To You")Kiyosaku UezuMongol8004:18
4."Piece (Naked Voice Version)"KawaeKawae2:50
5."Piece (Instrumental)" Kawae4:23
Total length:20:09

Charts and sales[]

Chart (2009) Peak
Billboard Japan Hot 100[6] 6 25,283[5]
Japan Oricon Daily Singles Chart[4] 6
Japan Oricon Weekly Singles Chart[5] 7
Japan SoundScan Singles Chart (Edition A)[7] 14
Japan SoundScan Singles Chart (Standard Edition)[7] 20

Release history[]

Region Date Label Format
Japan February 25, 2009[1] Warner Music Japan CD (Limited Edition A)
CD (Limited Edition B)
CD (Standard Edition)


  1. ^ Jump up to: a b "ナタリー - ガッキー新曲「piece」発売!SOLで宇宙初オンエア". Oricon (in Japanese). 2009-01-16. Retrieved 2010-09-30.
  2. ^ Jump up to: a b c "ガッキーが新曲でモンパチの名曲をカバー ニュース-ORICON STYLE-". Oricon (in Japanese). 2009-01-20. Retrieved 2010-09-30.
  3. ^ ""新垣結衣×百瀬ヨシユキ(スタジオジブリ)"コラボが実現! - CDJournal.com ニュース". CDJournal (in Japanese). 2009-02-13. Retrieved 2010-09-30.
  4. ^ Jump up to: a b "アクトレスシンガー/新垣結衣 Act_02 - 邦楽女性ソロ - 2chブラウザ READ2CH" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-09-30.
  5. ^ Jump up to: a b c "☆若手人気女優総合スレッド507☆" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-09-30.
  6. ^ (in Japanese) 2009/03/09 "Hot 100|JAPAN Charts|Billboard JAPAN". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-09-30.
  7. ^ Jump up to: a b "週刊 CDソフト TOP20". SoundScan (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-09-30.

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