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Can You Keep a Secret? (song)

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"Can You Keep a Secret?"
File:Utada Hikaru - Can You Keep A Secret?.jpg
Single by Hikaru Utada
from the album Distance
ReleasedFebruary 16, 2001 (2001-02-16)
GenreJ-pop, dance-pop, R&B
LabelEMI Music Japan
Songwriter(s)Hikaru Utada
Producer(s)Hikaru Utada
Hikaru Utada singles chronology
"For You"
"Can You Keep a Secret?"
"Final Distance"
Music video
"Can You Keep a Secret?" on YouTube

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"Can You Keep a Secret?" is a song by Hikaru Utada, released as her seventh Japanese-language single (9th overall) on February 16, 2001. It was the ending theme song for a Japanese television drama called Hero, in which Utada had her acting debut, appearing in a cameo as a waitress, and starring Takuya Kimura.[1] "Can You Keep a Secret?" debuted at number one on the Oricon chart, selling 783,620 in its first week, and was her third single to be number one for two consecutive weeks. 1.31 million copies were shipped to stores in a single day.[2] The single has sold 1,485,000 to date and became the number one single of 2001 in Japan.[3] In the World Charts, "Can You Keep a Secret?" reached number 37 for single airplay and number 9 for sales. The most recent figures (May 26, 2006) show that the single sold 1,484,940 units in total. It also remains one of Utada's fan favorites.

The music video for this song includes a robot whom Hikaru appears to be in a relationship with. The robot used in the video was the robot "Pino" (short for "Pinocchio") created by Hisashi Taniguchi.[4]

Utada performed "Can You Keep a Secret?" on her 2010 tour, Utada: In the Flesh 2010.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Hikaru Utada.

1."Can You Keep a Secret?"Akira Nishihira5:08
2."Kettobase! (蹴っ飛ばせ!)"Akira Nishihira, Hikaru Utada4:31
3."Can You Keep a Secret?" (Original Karaoke) 5:08


Japan (Oricon)

Release Chart Peak position Debut sales Sales total
February 16, 2001 Oricon Daily Singles Chart 1
Oricon Weekly Singles Chart 1 783,620 1,485,000
Oricon Yearly Singles Chart 1


  1. マイナビウーマン (27 September 2014). "2000年代に放送された「月9」作品の主題歌人気ランキング 1位は". Livedoor News (in Japanese). Retrieved 19 August 2021.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  2. "宇多田新曲1日で131万枚". Sponichi Annex (in Japanese). 17 February 2001. Archived from the original on 19 February 2001. Retrieved 19 August 2021.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  3. "2001年 邦楽ヒット曲 ランキング". 年代流行 (in Japanese). Retrieved 19 August 2021.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  4. Kölling, Martin (29 August 2020). ""Ich möchte Roboter bauen, die niedlich und beliebt sind"". Neue Zürcher Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 19 August 2021.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)

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