Over Load

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"Over Load"
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Single by Mika Nakashima
from the album Star
A-side "Over Load"
B-side "No Answer"
ReleasedMay 13, 2009
FormatCD
Genre J-pop
Label Sony
Mika Nakashima singles chronology
"Orion"
(2008)
"Over Load"
(2009)
"Candy Girl"
(2009)

"Over Load" is Mika Nakashima's 28th single, released on 13 May 2009. The carrier track, "Over Load," was used in the May 2009 Lipton Limone Commercial wherein Mika was the commercial model.

Mika Nakashima is a Japanese singer and actress. Five of her studio albums, one of her mini-albums and one of her compilation albums have reached number one in Japan's Oricon album chart. She also embarked on an acting career, most notably as Nana Osaki in the live action film adaptations of Nana.

Contents

Over Load and its B-side, "No Answer," are best described as light pop songs with oriental string-based backgrounds.

Track listing

All lyrics written by Mika Nakashima.

CD
No.TitleMusicArranger(s)Length
1."Over Load"Kosuke MorimotoKazuto Okawa 
2."No Answer"Kenichi TakemotoYoshito Tanaka 
3."Over Load" (Hidefumi Kenmochi Remix)Kosuke MorimotoKazuto Okawa, Hidefumi Kenmochi (remix) 
4."Over Load" (Instrumental)Kosuke MorimotoKazuto Okawa 
5."No Answer" (Instrumental)Kenichi TakemotoYoshito Tanaka 

Live performances

  1. 05/15 - Music Station
  2. 05/15 - Music Fighter
  3. 05/16 - CD TV
  4. 05/17 - Utaban

Oricon Singles Chart (Japan)

ReleaseChartPeak PositionSales TotalChart Run
13 May 2009Daily Singles Chart7
Weekly Singles Chart826,2828 weeks
Monthly Singles Chart27
Yearly Singles ChartN/A

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