Love Yourself (Kimi ga Kirai na Kimi ga Suki)

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"Love Yourself (Kimi ga Kirai na Kimi ga Suki)"
Single by KAT-TUN
from the album No More Pain
B-side The D-Motion
Heart Beat
Aishiteiru Kara
A Page
Released February 10, 2010 (2010-02-10)
Format CD, CD+DVD
Recorded 2009
Genre Pop rock
Label J-One Records
Producer(s) Johnny H. Kitagawa
KAT-TUN singles chronology
"Rescue"
(2009)
"Love Yourself (Kimi ga Kirai na Kimi ga Suki)"
(2010)
"Going!"
(2010)

"Love Yourself (Kimi ga Kirai na Kimi ga Suki)" (Love yourself ~君が嫌いな君が好き~?, "Love Yourself ~I Love the You That You Hate~") is the eleventh single by Japanese boy band KAT-TUN. It was released on February 10, 2010 by their record label J-One Records. The title track is was used as the theme song for the Tokyo Broadcasting System drama, Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge, which stars member Kazuya Kamenashi.

Background[edit]

In late December 2009, it was confirmed that the B-side of the single, "The D-Motion", would be used to promote Docotomo DX (デコとも★DX?), where the group would also appear in the commercial.[1] In the following month, it was announced KAT-TUN was to perform the theme song to member Kazuya Kamenashi's drama on TBS, Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge.[2][3] It was also announced that the title of the song was "Love Yourself (Kimi ga Kirai na Kimi ga Suki)" and that the song was written to convey the message of the drama.[2][3]

Single information[edit]

The single is released in three pressings - two different limited editions which both include a DVD featuring the single's two music videos for the title track (in Type A) and "The D-Motion" (in Type B) and a featurette of the making of the music videos respectively. The two limited edition pressings also feature two new solo songs by members Kazuya Kamenashi ("Aishiteiru Kara (愛しているから?)") and Jin Akanishi ("A Page") in Type A and Type B, respectively.[4][5][6][7]

Promotion[edit]

On January 29, 2010, KAT-TUN performed "The D-Motion" on Music Station.[8]

Chart performance[edit]

The single sold 157,000 copies on its first day, debuting at No. 1 on the Oricon Daily Singles Chart. By the end of the week, KAT-TUN gained their eleventh consecutive number one single on the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart since their debut, selling 354,231 copies and holding the second most consecutive number one singles since debut with fellow Johnny's group, NEWS.[9] This was KAT-TUN's first single to sell more than 350,000 copies in its first week since the May 2008 release of their single "Don't U Ever Stop," which sold more than 381,000 copies in its first week. At the end of the year, Billboard Japan announced the single as the 9th Hot Singles Sales Year End 2010.

By the end of the year, Love Yourself (Kimi ga Kirai na Kimi ga Suki) was reported by Oricon to sell 439,736 copies and was later certified Platinum by RIAJ denoting over 250,000 shipments.[10][11][12][13]

Track listing[edit]

Regular
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Love Yourself (Kimi ga Kirai na Kimi ga Suki)" (Love yourself ~君が嫌いな君が好き~) Eco, Joker Tatsugoo  
2. "The D-Motion"   Eco, Jin Akanishi Oscar Holter, Jakke Erixson, Thomas Haraldsson, Junior H Johansson  
3. "Heart Beat"   Shigeo, Shun Shigeo 4:01
4. "Love Yourself (Kimi ga Kirai na Kimi ga Suki)" (Original Karaoke オリジナル・カラオケ)      
5. "The D-Motion" (Original Karaoke オリジナル・カラオケ)      
6. "Heart Beat" (Original Karaoke オリジナル・カラオケ)      
Limited Edition 1
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
3. "Aishiteiru Kara" (愛しているから) Kazuya Kamenashi, Satomi, Yuka Kawamura Kawamura  
Limited Edition 1 DVD
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Love Yourself (Kimi ga Kirai na Kimi ga Suki)" (Video clip + Making clip ビデオ・クリップ+メイキング)      
Limited Edition 2
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
3. "A Page"   Josh, Akanishi Akanishi  
Limited Edition 2 DVD
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "The D-Motion" (Video clip + Making clip ビデオ・クリップ+メイキング)      

Charts and certifications[edit]

Preceded by
"Modorenai Ashita" by Aiko
Oricon weekly number-one single
February 22, 2010
Succeeded by
"Sakura no Shiori" by AKB48
Billboard Japan Hot 100 number-one single
February 22, 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ "『デコとも★DX』TVCM放映にKAT-TUNが登場!" (in Japanese). MTI. 2009-12-25. Retrieved 2010-01-29. 
  2. ^ a b KAT-TUN:11カ月ぶりの新曲 亀梨主演ドラマ「ヤマトナデシコ七変化」の主題歌に. Mainichi Shimbun (in Japanese). 2010-01-08. Retrieved 2010-01-29. [dead link]
  3. ^ a b "キャストも踊る! KAT-TUNの新曲が亀梨和也主演のドラマ主題歌に" (in Japanese). Livedoor. 2010-01-08. Retrieved 2010-01-29. 
  4. ^ Love yourself - Kimi ga Kirai na Kimi ga Suki - w/ DVD, Limited Edition / Type A, CD Japan; retrieved on January 5, 2010. There is also a regular edition of the single which features a new B-side ("Heart Beat") and instrumental versions of all three songs. All three editions feature alternate jacket artwork.
  5. ^ Love yourself~君が嫌いな君が好き~(初回限定盤1), Shinseido, retrieved on January 5, 2010.
  6. ^ Love yourself - Kimi ga Kirai na Kimi ga Suki - w/ DVD, Limited Edition / Type B, CD Japan; retrieved on January 5, 2010.
  7. ^ Love yourself~君が嫌いな君が好き~(初回限定盤2), Shinseido, retrieved on January 5, 2010.
  8. ^ "ラルク、KAT-TUN、20年ぶりのバービー「Mステ」出演". Oricon (in Japanese). 2010-01-25. Retrieved 2010-01-29. 
  9. ^ a b "KAT-TUN's 11th consecutive number one single". 
  10. ^ 2010年オリコン年間ランキング シングル (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2011-02-02. 
  11. ^ 【オリコン】ファンモン、初ベスト盤で初週20万枚突破首位 「"夢"が叶いつつあります」. Oricon (in Japanese). Yahoo! Japan. February 16, 2010. Retrieved May 11, 2010. [dead link]
  12. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot Singles Sales Year End 2010". Billboard (in Japanese). December 11, 2010. Retrieved December 11, 2010. 
  13. ^ ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2010年3月 (in Japanese). RIAJ. Retrieved 2010-05-25. 
  14. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. February 22, 2010. Archived from the original on December 11, 2010. Retrieved December 11, 2010. 
  15. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. December 10, 2010. Archived from the original on December 11, 2010. Retrieved December 11, 2010. 
  16. ^ 2010年オリコン年間ランキング シングル (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved December 24.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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