Rescue (KAT-TUN song)

"Rescue" is the tenth single by Japanese boy band, KAT-TUN, and their fourth single from their fourth studio album, Break the Records: By You & For You. It was released on March 11, 2009 and became the group's tenth consecutive number one single on the Oricon daily and weekly charts tying them with NEWS for the second longest streak of number one singles since their debut in Japanese music history.[1][2]

Single by KAT-TUN
from the album Break the Records: By You & For You
B-side"7 DAYS BATTLE , On Your Mind - Please Come Back to Me - (First Press CD Only)"
ReleasedMarch 11, 2009 (Japan)
GenrePop, rock
LabelJ-One Records
JACA-5138~5139 (CD+DVD - First Press Limited Edition)
JACA-5140 (First Press Normal Edition)
JACA-5141 (Normal Edition)
KAT-TUN singles chronology
"One Drop"
"Love Yourself (Kimi ga Kirai na Kimi ga Suki)"

Single information

The single was released in three pressings - a first press limited edition which included a DVD featuring the single's music video and a featurette of the making of the former, a first press normal edition which included a bonus track, and a regular edition with the instrumental versions of the single and its B-side track, "7 Days Battle".[1][3][4][4][5]

Chart performance

In its first week of its release, the single topped the Oricon singles chart, reportedly selling 322,597 copies. KAT-TUN gained their tenth consecutive number one single on the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart since their debut with all their singles sold more than 200,000 copies and continued to hold the second most consecutive number one singles since debut with fellow Johnny's group, NEWS. By the end of the year, "Rescue" was reported by Oricon to sell 377,097 copies and was later certified Platinum by RIAJ denoting over 250,000 shipments.

The song was honored at the 24th Japan Gold Disc Awards when it placed on the "Best 10 Music Singles (Domestic)".[6][7]

Track listings

  • Normal Edition
1."RESCUE"ECO (lyrics); JOKER (rap); Shusui, Tord Bäckström, Bengt Girell, Jan Nilsson (composers); Stefan Åberg, ha-j (arrangers) 
2."7 DAYS BATTLE"Sean-D (lyrics); JOKER (rap); Fredrik Hult, Sebastian Thott, Didrik Thott (composers, arrangers) 
3."RESCUE (Instrumental)"  
4."7 DAYS BATTLE (Instrumental)"  
  • First Press Limited Edition
3."RESCUE (music video)" 
4."RESCUE (making of music video)" 
  • First Press Normal Edition
3."On Your Mind - Please Come Back to Me -"SPIN (lyrics); Sharon Vaughn, Harry Sommerdahl, Niklas Jarl (composer); Yoshinao Mikami (arranger) 

Sales and certifications

Country Provider Sales Certification
Japan RIAJ 377,097 Platinum


  1. J-One Records Archived 2008-09-14 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved on January 22, 2009
  2. Charts: KAT-TUN reaches 10, Tokyograph; retrieved on April 2, 2009]
  3. Rescue (SINGLE+DVD)(First Press Limited Edition), YesAsia; retrieved on January 22, 2009
  4. Rescue (First Press Normal Edition), YesAsia; retrieved on January 22, 2009
  5. Rescue (Normal Edition) One Drop (Jacket C)(Normal Edition), YesAsia; retrieved on January 22, 2009"Rescue" is the theme song for KAT-TUN member Yuichi Nakamaru's drama, Rescue -Tokubetsu Kodo Kyujotai-, which began airing on TBS on January 24, 2009.
  6. "The 24th Japan Gold Disc Award 2010". RIAJ. Retrieved 2010-04-18.
  7. List of works approved in March 2009

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