Again (Yui song)


"Again" is Japanese pop rock singer-songwriter Yui's thirteenth single, and first single after she went on hiatus in November 2008. "Again" was released on June 3, 2009, by her label Studioseven Recordings and was released in two formats: CD and CD+DVD.

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CD Normal Edition Cover
Single by Yui
from the album Holidays in the Sun
ReleasedJune 3, 2009
LabelStudioseven Recordings
Producer(s)Hisashi Kondo
Yui singles chronology
"Summer Song"
"It's All Too Much/Never Say Die"

The single debuted atop the Oricon Weekly Single Chart becoming her fourth number-one single. The single has the highest opening week sales for a female act in 2009, which was previously held by Pop singer Ayumi Hamasaki's "Rule/Sparkle" for selling 95,000 copies in its first week.[1]


On March 25, 2009, YUI announced on her official website that she was ending her hiatus and returning to the music scene. On her website she also announced that she had worked on a new single "Again".[2] It was later revealed that "Again" was going to be used as the opening theme song for the anime series Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.

Track listEdit

Normal Edition

All tracks are written by Yui.

1."Again"Hisashi Kondo4:19
2."Sea"e.u.Band & Hisashi Kondo3:37
3."Summer Song ~Yui Acoustic Version~"Yui + northa+3:32
4."Again ~Instrumental~" 4:14
Limited Edition

Normal Edition + DVD

1."Again" (Music Video) 
2."I'll Be" (Special School Live Video) 

Charts and certificationsEdit


Charts (2009) Peak
Japan Oricon Weekly Single[1] 1
Japan Billboard Hot 100 Singles[3] 1
Taiwan G-Music J-Pop [4] 2

Sales and certificationsEdit

Country Provider Sales Certification
Japan RIAJ 163,634 Gold[5]


  1. ^ a b "Yui自己最高記録更新で完全復活! 09年女性最高初動でシングル首位" (in Japanese). Oricon. June 9, 2009. Archived from the original on 23 June 2009. Retrieved June 9, 2009.
  2. ^ "Yui復活、 一年ぶりシングルで活動再開" (in Japanese). Livedoor. March 26, 2009. Archived from the original on 19 June 2009. Retrieved June 9, 2009.
  3. ^ "Japan Hot 100 Singles Again June 13, 2009". Billboard. Retrieved June 19, 2009.
  4. ^ (in Chinese) Select 第23週 "G-Music 風雲榜 (東洋榜)". G-Music. Archived from the original on 29 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-12.
  5. ^ ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2009年6月 (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved 2009-07-12.