Love (Mika Nakashima album)

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Love
Studio album by Mika Nakashima
Released 2003-11-06
Genre J-pop, Jazz, Adult Contemporary, Easy Listening, International
Length 1:12:24
Label Sony Music Associated Records
Mika Nakashima chronology
Resistance
(2002)
Love
(2003)
Oborozukiyo: Inori
(2004)

Love (stylized as LØVE) is the second album by Japanese entertainer Mika Nakashima, and her third overall album release counting the mini-album Resistance. Its release date was November 6, 2003, in Japan, prior to the Christmas holiday. In contrast to her previous album, True, this album boasts a wider range of styles including ballads, soft reggae, and club jazz. It proved to be a successful move as the album outsold her debut; it topped the Oricon 200 Album Chart upon release and sold just over 437,000 copies in Japan alone the week it came out.

Love won the 2003 Best Album Award at the Japan Record Awards, and has sold 1,447,681 copies to date - making this album the best-selling album in Mika's career.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Mika Nakashima, unless otherwise noted. 

No. Title Lyrics Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "Venus in The Dark"     Yasunari Okano absolute3 6:05
2. "Love Addict"     Shinichi Osawa (Mondo Grosso) Shinichi Osawa (Mondo Grosso) 7:17
3. "aroma"     Yoshiko Goshima Takahiro Watanabe 6:18
4. "Yuki no Hana (雪の華)"   Satomi Ryouki Matsumoto Ryouki Matsumoto 5:43
5. "RESISTANCE" (album version) Yasushi Akimoto, Mika Nakashima Seikou Nagaoka Coldfeet, Shin Kono 4:56
6. "FIND THE WAY"     Lori Fine (Coldfeet) Ken Shima 5:28
7. "marionette"     Nobuyuki Shimizu Nobuyuki Shimizu 5:14
8. "Seppun (接吻)" (cover song) Takao Tajima Takao Tajima Shunya Mori 6:04
9. "You send me love"     Gota Nishidera absolute3 5:00
10. "Be in Silence"     absolute absolute3 5:39
11. "LOVE NO CRY"     Arata Tanimoto Chokkaku 5:18
12. "Aishiteru (愛してる)" (album version) H (three tight b) H (three tight b) shinya (three tight b) 5:35
13. "LAST WALTZ"     Yasunari Okano Nobuyuki Shimizu 4:10

Charts and sales[edit]

Oricon sales charts (Japan)[edit]

Release Chart Peak Position First Week Sales Sales Total Chart Run
November 6, 2003 Oricon Daily Albums Chart 1
Oricon Weekly Albums Chart 1 437,218 1,447,681 100 weeks
Oricon Daily Monthly Chart 1
Oricon Yearly Albums Chart 12

Singles[edit]

Date Title Peak Position Weeks
2003-01-29 Ai Shiteru 4 12
2003-04-09 Love Addict 5 10
2003-06-25 Seppun 4 4
2003-08-06 Find the Way 4 13
2003-10-01 Yuki no Hana 3 28