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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

aiko -- Kira Kira(キラキラ)


Despite the fact that we're in the throes of winter right now, today hasn't been too bad. Actually we may be a degree above seasonal at about zero degrees. Not too bad a thing but of course, we're all waiting for spring to come through for perhaps more reasons than usual.

Perhaps a song that hints at that would be in order for Hump Day today. This is "Kira Kira" (Sparkling), singer-songwriter aiko's 18th single from August 2005. It's got that piano-driven bouncy melody that I've always associated the Osaka-born singer with, and I've been getting progressively warmer as I listen to it. She seems to be doing her own bouncing in the music video, too.

"Kira Kira" hit No. 2 on Oricon and became the 44th-ranked single for 2005, going Platinum. The song was also included on her August 2006 7th album "Kanojo"(彼女)which, according to the singer, refers to the many women depicted among the songs and not to any girlfriends. It went to No. 1 and became the 28th-ranked album of the year.

The song was also used as the theme for the 2005 Fuji-TV drama "Ganbatte Ikimasshoi"(がんばっていきまっしょい...Give It All).

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