Dōshite Kimi o Suki ni Natte Shimattandarō?

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"Dōshite Kimi o Suki ni Natte Shimattandarō?
(どうして君を好きになってしまったんだろう?)"
Single by Tohoshinki
from the album The Secret Code
B-side "Box in the Ship"
Released July 16, 2008
Format CD, CD+DVD
Genre J-pop, synthpop, piano pop, soul
Label Avex Trax/Rhythm Zone
Writer(s) Lyrics: Lambsey
Composition: Fredrik “Fredro” Odesjo
Sylvia Bennett-Smith
Mats Berntoft
Tohoshinki singles chronology
"Beautiful You / Sennen Koi Uta"
(2008)
"Dōshite Kimi o Suki ni Natte Shimattandarō?"
(2008)
"Jumon (Mirotic)"
(2008)
Music video
"Dōshite Kimi o Suki ni Natte Shimattandarō?" on YouTube

"Dōshite Kimi o Suki ni Natte Shimattandarō?" (どうして君を好きになってしまったんだろう? lit. Why Did I Have to End Up Falling Completely in Love with You??), released on July 16, 2008, is Tōhōshinki's 23rd Japanese single. Approximately two months prior to the official release of the song, a leak of the recording grossed many hits on the internet.

On July 22, 2008, Tohoshinki became the first non-Japanese Asian artist to have three number one hits on the weekly Oricon singles chart, when their single "Dōshite Kimi o Suki ni Natte Shimattandarō?" attained the number one position with weekly sales of 68,417 copies.[1] After Tohoshinki's invitation and performance in the prestigious Japanese year-end music festival, Kōhaku Uta Gassen, the group saw a surge in sales yet again in 2009 as well as interest in the music video on online streaming sites from Japanese viewers.

Music video[edit]

Two music videos were created, one featuring TVXQ group members while the other features a story. The drama version was released on June 24, 2008. According to management, the drama version was made especially for viewers who were not necessarily fans of the group and wanted to simply appreciate the song and its meaning.

The drama version MV features 20 year-old actress Mina Fujii and Kouki Murakami, in which Kouki falls in love with Mina, but Mina gets married before Kouki could confess his feelings.[2]

Track list[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Dōshite Kimi o Suki ni Natte Shimattandarō?" (どうして君を好きになってしまったんだろう? Why did I have to end up falling completely in love with you?) Lambsey Fredrik "Fredro" Odesjo, Sylvia Bennett-Smith, Mats Berntoft 3:18
2. "Box in the Ship"   H.u.b Philippe-Marc Anquetil, Iain James Farqharson, Marcus Killian, Yacine Azeggagh 4:14
3. "Dōshite Kimi o Suki ni Natte Shimattandarō? (Acapella ver.)" (どうして君を好きになってしまったんだろう?(アカペラver.)) Lambsey Fredrik "Fredro" Odesjo, Sylvia Bennett-Smith, Mats Berntoft 3:18
4. "Dōshite Kimi o Suki ni Natte Shimattandarō? (Less Vocal)"     Fredrik "Fredro" Odesjo, Sylvia Bennett-Smith, Mats Berntoft 3:18
5. "Box in the Ship (Less Vocal)"     Philippe-Marc Anquetil, Iain James Farqharson, Marcus Killian, Yacine Azeggagh 4:14
DVD
No. Title Length
1. "Dōshite Kimi o Suki ni Natte Shimattandarō? (Video Clip)"    
2. "Off Shot Movie" (Limited Edition only)  

Release history[edit]

Country Date
Japan July 16, 2008
South Korea

Charts[edit]

Oricon sales chart (Japan)[edit]

Chart Peak position Sales total
Oricon Daily Singles Chart 1 53,669
Oricon Weekly Singles Chart 1 68,417
Oricon Monthly Singles Chart 8
Oricon Yearly Singles Chart 78 117,277 
Preceded by
"Love the World" by Perfume
Japanese Oricon Singles Chart number-one single
July 28, 2008
Succeeded by
"Your Seed/Bōken Rider" by Hey! Say! JUMP

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