Ai o Tomenaide

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"Ai o Tomenaide"
Single by Koda Kumi
from the album Japonesque
Released September 21, 2011
Format CD Single, digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre J-pop,
Label Rhythm Zone
Writer(s) Koda Kumi
Koda Kumi singles chronology
"4 Times"
(2011)
"Ai o Tomenaide"
(2011)
"Love Me Back"
(2011)

"Ai o Tomenaide" is the 51st single by J-pop singer Koda Kumi. It was released on September 21, 2011. This was released in three different versions: a CD only edition, a CD only movie edition, and a CD+DVD edition that comes with a DVD of the music videos of the title song and the B-side "You Are Not Alone". The last edition comes with newly arranged versions of her previously released song "Anata Dake ga". The title song is used as the theme song for the movie Second Virgin. The drama version previously featured "Anata Dake ga" as its theme song. "You Are Not Alone" is said to be the national theme or hymn representing hope and a way for Kumi to reach out to her fans and anyone else due to the earthquakes that struck Japan in early 2011.[citation needed]

It was the number one digital single at the weeks of September 14-September 20, 2011 and September 21-September 27, 2011.[1][2] It was certified platinum for 250,000 downloads in January 2014.[3]

Tracklist[edit]

All lyrics written by Koda Kumi. 

CD
No. Title Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "Ai o Tomenaide (愛を止めないで; Don't Stop the Love)"   Naohisa Taniguchi Naohisa Taniguchi,
Hitoshi Munakata (Strings Arrangement)
5:26
2. "You Are Not Alone"   Takuya Harada Takuya Harada 3:50

All lyrics written by Kumi Koda. 

CD: Second Virgin (Movie) Edition
No. Title Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "Ai o Tomenaide (愛を止めないで; Don't Stop the Love)"   Naohisa Taniguchi Naohisa Taniguchi,
Hitoshi Munakata (Strings Arrangement)
5:26
2. "Anata Dake ga (あなただけが; Only You)" (Strings Version) Markie, SiZK Masaki Iehara  
3. "Anata Dake ga (あなただけが; Only You)" (Music Box Version) Markie, SiZK Yu  
DVD
No. Title Director(s) Length
1. "Ai o Tomenaide (愛を止めないで; Don't Stop the Love)" (Music Video)    
2. "You Are Not Alone" (Music Video)    
3. "Ai o Tomenaide (愛を止めないで; Don't Stop the Love)" (Making Video -Limited Edition only-)    

Chart rankings[edit]

Oricon Sales Chart[edit]

Release Chart Peak position First day/week sales
September 21, 2011 Oricon Daily Charts 5
Oricon Weekly Charts 6 30,828
Oricon Monthly Charts 19 43,969
Oricon Yearly Charts 177

All figures pertain to "Ai o Tomenaide" or the single as a whole, unless stated.

Charts (2011) Peak
position
Chaku-Uta Full (Digital Single) Monthly top 100 3
Chaku-Uta (Ringtone) Monthly top 100 1
Chaku-Uta Music Video Monthly top 100 3
RIAJ Digital Track Chart weekly top 100 1
Recochoku 2011 most downloaded full songs overall 45
Most downloaded chaku uta 2011 49
Most downloaded melody call/RBT 2011 9
Most downloaded full Videoclips 2011 42
Most downloaded Chaku movies 2011 38

Certifications[edit]

Chart Amount
RIAJ downloads[3] Platinum (250,000+)

References[edit]

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