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One Love (Arashi song)

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"One Love"
Single by Arashi
from the album All the Best! 1999–2009
B-side"How to Fly"
ReleasedJune 25, 2008
FormatCD, CD+DVD
GenrePop
LabelJ Storm
Songwriter(s)
  • Youth Case
  • Yūsuke Katō
Arashi singles chronology
"Step and Go"
(2008)
"One Love"
(2008)
"Truth / Kaze no Mukō e"
(2008)

"One Love" is the twenty-second single of the Japanese boy band, Arashi. The single was released in two editions: a regular edition containing the karaoke versions of all the songs released in the single, and a limited edition containing only the title track and a DVD of the music video. For the first time in Arashi's discography, a song remix of all the three Hana Yori Dango theme songs was included in the Limited Edition release. The single was later re-issued in commemoration of the success of Hana Yori Dango Final with an insert of two-minute dialogue by Arashi member Jun Matsumoto acting as his Hana Yori Dango character Tsukasa Dōmyōji

Single information

"One Love" was used as the theme song for the movie Hana Yori Dango Final starring the cast of Hana Yori Dango. The single is considered the sequel to "Wish" and "Love So Sweet" as the singles were the theme songs for the dramas Hana Yori Dango and Hana Yori Dango 2, the prequels to Hana Yori Dango Final, respectively. The single was also listed on Japan Gold Disc Award's list of The Best 10 Singles of 2009.[1]

Pre-release

Prior to its release, the working title of the song was "I Love You".[2] The song was first heard on the television program Ōsama no Brunch on April 26, 2008 as background music during the broadcast of the preview of the Hana Yori Dango Final movie. To build anticipation for the upcoming single, the song was also included in the repertoire for the group's Arashi Marks 2008 Dream-A-Live concert tour, along with a new song entitled "Green". On May 18, the single was available for pre-order on online music store CDJapan, in which both versions topped the pre-order ranking. The limited edition was also sold out in the online store in two hours. The full song was aired on Matsumoto's radio program Jun Style on May 24, 2008.

Chart performance

"One Love" debuted at the top spot on Oricon daily singles ranking with total index sales figure of 74,610 (130,568 estimated copies sold), and the weekly charts with sales in excess of 300,000 copies. The single is certified Double Platinum by the RIAJ for shipment of 500,000 copies.[3]

It is tied with "Love So Sweet" in terms of the number of consecutive weeks in the Top 10, with 5, before falling out to the 14th spot in its sixth week in the chart. The single peaked to the second spot in the daily rankings in its seventh week and landing fifth in the ranking that week. It spent a total of eight weeks in the Top 10, longer than any Arashi single and a total of eleven weeks in the Top 30.

Selling a total of 524,269 copies by the end of 2008, it is the second best-selling single of 2008 in Japan, behind their twenty-third single "Truth/Kaze no Mukō e".[4][5]

Track listing

Regular edition
No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangementLength
1."One Love"Youth CaseYūsuke KatōTomoki Ishizuka4:47
2."How to Fly"UniteTaku Yoshioka3:39
3."One Love" (instrumental)Youth CaseKatōIshizuka4:47
4."How to Fly" (instrumental)Unite
  • R.P.P.
  • Wrethov
Yoshioka3:39
Total length:17:12

Charts and certifications

References

  1. ^ "The 23rd Japan Gold Disc Award 2009". Recording Industry Association of Japan. Archived from the original on March 26, 2009. Retrieved September 25, 2009.
  2. ^ One Love, Retrieved August 25, 2008[circular reference]
  3. ^ a b ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2008年8月 (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Archived from the original on September 18, 2009. Retrieved October 13, 2009.
  4. ^ a b c "Oricon Yearly Singles Ranking 2008" (in Japanese). Oricon. December 11, 2008. Retrieved December 11, 2008.
  5. ^ "Arashi monopolizes 1st and 2nd spots for the first time in 19 years" (in Japanese). Oricon. December 11, 2008. Retrieved December 11, 2008.
  6. ^ 2008年07月第1週の邦楽シングルランキング情報 (in Japanese). Oricon. Archived from the original on October 20, 2012. Retrieved 2009-10-23.
  7. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100". Billboard Japan. Retrieved December 22, 2018.
  8. ^ G-Music 2008, Week 36
  9. ^ "G-Music J-pop Chart" (in Chinese). G-Music. Archived from the original on September 13, 2008. Retrieved December 22, 2018.
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