Love 2000

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This article is about the song by Namie Amuro. For the song by Hitomi, see Love Life (Hitomi album).
"Love 2000"
Single by Namie Amuro
from the album Genius 2000
B-side Asking Why
Released January 1, 2000 (CD)
February 16, 2000 (Vinyl)
Format CD Single, Vinyl
Recorded True Kiss Disc
Record Plant Studios
Record One
TK's Malibu Studio
Transcontinental Studios
Genre J-Pop
Length 28:33 (Limited)
20:46 (Regular)
18:16 (Vinyl)
Label Avex Trax
Writer(s) Tetsuya Komuro
Sheila E.
Lynn Mabry
Takahiro Maeda
Producer(s) Tetsuya Komuro
Namie Amuro singles chronology
"Something 'bout the Kiss"
(1999)
"Love 2000"
(2000)
"Never End"
(2000)

"Love 2000" is Namie Amuro's 15th single on the Avex Trax label. First pressing privileges came with a bonus remix of the title track. The same remix would later be included on a vinyl single released two months after the CD version. Released on New Year's Day, the single debuted at #4 becoming her 15th consecutive top 10 solo single. The single was certified platinum for 400,000 copies shipped.[1]

Commercial tie-in[edit]

"Love 2000" was used in Kose cosmetics commercials for their Visee line.

Track listing[edit]

Limited edition CD single[edit]

  1. "Love 2000 (Straight Run)" (Tetsuya Komuro, Sheila E., Lynn Mabry, Takahiro Maeda) – 5:15
  2. "Love 2000 (System Breakdown Mix)" (Remixed by Mike Butler) – 7:47
  3. "Asking Why" (Nico, Tetsuya Komuro) – 5:10
  4. "Love 2000 (Instrumental)" (Tetsuya Komuro, Sheila E., Lynn Mabry) – 5:14
  5. "Asking Why" (Tetsuya Komuro) – 5:07

Regular CD single[edit]

  1. "Love 2000 (Straight Run)" (Tetsuya Komuro, Sheila E., Lynn Mabry, Takahiro Maeda) – 5:15
  2. "Asking Why" (Nico, Tetsuya Komuro) – 5:10
  3. "Love 2000 (Instrumental)" (Tetsuya Komuro, Sheila E., Lynn Mabry) – 5:14
  4. "Asking Why" (Tetsuya Komuro) – 5:07

Vinyl single[edit]

Side A[edit]

  1. "Love 2000 (Straight Run)" (Tetsuya Komuro, Sheila E., Lynn Mabry, Takahiro Maeda) – 5:15

Side B[edit]

  1. "Love 2000 (System Breakdown Mix)" (Remixed by Mike Butler) – 7:47
  2. "Love 2000 (Instrumental)" (Tetsuya Komuro, Sheila E., Lynn Mabry) – 5:14

Personnel[edit]

  • Namie Amuro – vocals
  • Sheila E. – background vocals, percussion, drums
  • Lynn Mabry – background vocals
  • Will Wheaton, Jr. – background vocals
  • Terry Bradford – background vocals
  • Mazayne Lewis – background vocals
  • Alex Brown – background vocals
  • Renato Neto – keyboards
  • Kazuhiro Matsuo – guitar
  • Chiharu Mikuzuki – bass

Production[edit]

  • Producer – Tetsuya Komuro
  • Arranger – Tetsuya Komuro, Sheila E., Lynn Mabry, Cozy Kubo
  • Mixing – Mike Butler
  • Remixing – Mike Butler
  • Synthesizer programming – Akihisa Murakami, Toshihide Iwasa
  • Art Direction & Design – Tycoon Graphics
  • Photography – Itaru Hirama
  • Styling – Sonya S. Park
  • Hair & Make-Up – Akemi Nakano

Charts[edit]

Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)

Release Chart Peak Position First Week Sales Sales Total Chart Run
January 1, 2000 Oricon Weekly Singles Chart 4 165,940 228,120 9 weeks

TV performances[edit]

  • December 24, 1999 – Music Station
  • January 1, 2000 – Music Station
  • January 14, 2000 – Music Station
  • January 31, 2000 – Hey! Hey! Hey! Music Champ
  • February 4, 2000 – Music Station
  • March 31, 2000 – Music Station
  • April 3, 2000 – Hey! Hey! Hey! Music Champ Awards (performed "Asking Why")
  • July 28, 2002 – Music Fest Peace of Ryukyu
  • September 29, 2002 – ASIA 2002 Music Festival

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GOLD ALBUM 他認定作品 2000年1月度" [Gold Albums, and other certified works. January 2000 Edition] (PDF). The Record (Bulletin) (in Japanese) (Chūō, Tokyo: Recording Industry Association of Japan) 484: 8. March 10, 2000. Archived from the original on January 17, 2014. Retrieved January 17, 2014. 

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