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Love So Sweet

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"Love So Sweet"
Single by Arashi
from the album Time
B-side
  • "Itsumademo"
  • "Fight Song"
ReleasedFebruary 21, 2007 (2007-02-21)
FormatCD
GenrePop
LabelJ Storm
Songwriter(s)
  • Spin
  • Youth Case
  • Mugen
Arashi singles chronology
"Aozora Pedal"
(2006)
"Love So Sweet"
(2007)
"We Can Make It!"
(2007)

"Love So Sweet" is a Japanese song, and the eighteenth single, by the Japanese boy band Arashi. The single was released in two editions: a regular edition containing a bonus secret track and karaoke versions of the songs released in the single, and a limited edition containing a bonus track entitled "Fight Song". With its lyrics written by Arashi and music composed by member Kazunari Ninomiya, it was created in 2006 as an image song for the group's variety show G no Arashi.[1]

Single information

"Love So Sweet" was used as the theme song for the drama Hana Yori Dango 2 starring the return of the cast from the prequel such as Mao Inoue and Arashi member Jun Matsumoto. The single was listed on Japan Gold Disc Award's list of The Best 10 Singles of 2008.[2]

Chart performance

The single debuted atop the Oricon weekly chart by selling 204,493 copies in its first week.[3] "Love so sweet" had set several records for the group as it charted in the Oricon top ten rankings for five consecutive weeks, longer than any of their previous singles until it was tied by their twenty-second single "One Love", which had later charted for three additional weeks in the top ten, adding up to a total of eight weeks in the weekly top ten. In the Oricon ranking for the first half of 2007, the single sold 420,894 copies and ranked as the third highest-selling single at that point of the year.[4] The single went on to sell a total of 429,832 copies by the end of 2007, making it the fourth best-selling single of the year.[5]

The single is certified Double Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) for shipment of 500,000 copies.[6]

Track listing

Regular edition
No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."Love So Sweet"SpinYouth CaseMugen4:50
2."Itsumademo" (いつまでも, "Forever")Shinya TadaHa-j5:00
3."Love So Sweet" (instrumental)SpinYouth CaseMugen4:50
4."Itsumademo" (instrumental, includes hidden talk track)
  • Spin
  • Sakurai
TadaHa-j39:55
Total length:54:35

Charts and certifications

Release history

Region Date Format Label
Japan February 21, 2007[7] CD (JACA-5053)[8]
LE CD (JACA-5052)[9]
J Storm
South Korea March 7, 2007[10][11] CD (SMJTCD172)[10]
LE CD[12]
SM Entertainment
Taiwan CD (JAJSG27003)[11]
LE CD (JAJSG27003/A)[13]
Avex Taiwan

See also

  • "Flavor of Life" by Hikaru Utada: the ballad version of the song was used as an insert song for Hana Yori Dango 2, thus sometimes considered as the de facto companion to "Love So Sweet".

References

  1. ^ "Love So Sweet Oricon profile". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-12-19.
  2. ^ "The 22nd Japan Gold Disc Award 2008". Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved September 25, 2009.
  3. ^ a b 2007年03月第1週の邦楽シングルランキング情報 (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2009-10-23.
  4. ^ "Oricon 2007 Half-Year Singles Ranking" (in Japanese). Oricon. June 20, 2007. Retrieved February 26, 2008.
  5. ^ a b c "Oricon Yearly Ranking 2007" (in Japanese). Oricon. December 18, 2007. Retrieved October 6, 2009.
  6. ^ a b ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2007年3月. RIAJ (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  7. ^ "Love So Sweet" (in Japanese). J Storm. Archived from the original on 2009-12-24. Retrieved 2009-12-19.
  8. ^ "Love So Sweet [Regular Edition]". CDJapan. Retrieved 2009-12-19.
  9. ^ "Love So Sweet [Limited Edition]". CDJapan. Retrieved 2009-12-19.
  10. ^ a b "Arashi - Love So Sweet" (in Korean). Aladdin. Retrieved 2009-12-19.
  11. ^ a b "Love so sweet (普通版)" (in Chinese). Avex Taiwan. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  12. ^ "Arashi - Love So Sweet" (in Korean). Aladdin. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
  13. ^ "Love so sweet (初回版)" (in Chinese). Avex Taiwan. Retrieved 2009-12-19.
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