Ichiban Kirei na Watashi o

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"Ichiban Kirei na Watashi o"
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Single by Mika Nakashima
from the album Star
B-side "Ichiban Kirei na Watashi o (Reggae Disco Rockers Remix)"
ReleasedAugust 25, 2010 (2010-08-25)
Recorded2010
Genre J-pop
Label Sony Music Associated Records
Songwriter(s) Katsuhiko Sugiyama
Mika Nakashima singles chronology
"Always"
(2010)
"Ichiban Kirei na Watashi o"
(2010)
"Dear"
(2011)
Audio sample
"Ichiban Kirei na Watashi o"

"Ichiban Kirei na Watashi o" (一番綺麗な私を, "The Most Beautiful Me") is the thirty-second single by Japanese singer Mika Nakashima. Released on August 25, 2010, it was the theme song for the TBS TV series, Unubore Deka (うぬぼれ刑事, Conceited Detective). [1] Nakashima played the supporting role of Rie Hagurashi in the TV series.

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This song has been noted for its "old-sounding" tune reminiscent of 20th-century Japanese pop songs, such as Teresa Teng's; J-pop hit songs have mostly been under the strong influence of electronic elements from the likes of synthpop, techno, hip hop and Eurobeat since the 1990s. [2]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Katsuhiko Sugiyama.

CD
No.TitleLength
1."Ichiban Kirei na Watashi o (一番綺麗な私を)" 
2."Ichiban Kirei na Watashi o (一番綺麗な私を)" (Reggae Disco Rockers Remix) 
3."Ichiban Kirei na Watashi o (一番綺麗な私を)" (Instrumental) 
DVD
No.TitleLength
1."Ichiban Kirei na Watashi o (一番綺麗な私を)" (Music video) 

Charts

Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)

ReleaseChartPeak PositionFirst Week SalesSales TotalChart Run
August 25, 2010Oricon Daily Charts1135,000
Oricon Weekly Charts1016,8166 weeks
Oricon Monthly Charts (August)33
Oricon Yearly Charts

"Ichiban Kirei na Watashi o" was certified platinum for Chaku-Uta Full sales of over 250,000. [3]

Usen Chart (Japan)

It reached the top spot of the Usen Chart and stayed there for five consecutive weeks. [4]

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References

  1. "Mika Nakashima to perform two shows at Budokan". Oricon . Tokyograph. July 7, 2010. Retrieved September 4, 2010.
  2. Mika Nakashima : "Ichiban Kirei na Watashi o Daitanoha Anata Desho?" September 21, 2010 (in Japanese)
  3. レコード協会調べ 10月度有料音楽配信認定 <略称:10月度認定>. RIAJ (in Japanese). November 22, 2010. Retrieved November 22, 2010.
  4. Daily Sports, Mika Nakashima, Usen 5 Weeks Number 1 September 20, 2010 (in Japanese)