Romance, Irane

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"Romance, Irane"
Single by AKB48
from the album Set List: Greatest Songs Complete Edition
B-side "Ai no Mōfu"
Released January 23, 2008 (2008-01-23)
Format CD Single
Genre Pop
Length 4:40
Label DefSTAR
Writer(s) Yasushi Akimoto, Rie, Hideki Naruse
Producer(s) Yasushi Akimoto
AKB48 singles chronology
"Yūhi o Miteiru ka?"
(2007)
"Romance, Irane"
(2008)
"Sakura no Hanabiratachi 2008"
(2008)

Romance, Irane' (ロマンス、イラネ Romansu, Irane?, Romance, no need) is Japanese idol group AKB48's ninth single, and the seventh major single released through DefSTAR Records, on January 23, 2008.[1] This song was sung with 16 "Senbatsu" members, six members more than the previous single "Yūhi o Miteiru ka?". Therefore, five members were chosen as Senbatsu members again, and Ayaka Kikuchi was selected for the first time.

Promotion[edit]

"Romance, Irane" was the third single released within 4 month since "BINGO!"'s release.

Video clip of "Romance, Irane" was filmed by Wataru Takeishi, who filmed a music clip of "BINGO!". Video clip was filmed at a studio in Tokyo Tower.[2]

As same as previous single "Yūhi o Miteiru ka?", CDs were released in 3 different editions. Each of "Shokai Seisan Genteiban A" (初回生産限定版A The first edition A?) included a bonus DVDs with "Romance, Irane"'s video clip and its making clip,[3] but "Shokai Seisan Genteiban B" (初回生産限定版B The first edition B?) and "Tsūjōban" (通常版 Regular Edition?) did not include giveaway.[4]

Although not chosen as Senbatsu members, Kayo Noro from Team K and Natsuki Sato from Team B were appeared on video clip as well as TV commercial.[2]

Reception[edit]

The single charted 5 weeks in the top 200 with the highest rank at #6.[5] "Romance, Irane" sold 23,209 copies during its 5 weeks on the Oricon charts.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Regular Edition (通常版?) Limited First Edition A (初回限定版A?)

No. Title Writer(s) Arranger Length
1. "Romance, Irane" (ロマンス、イラネ) Yasushi Akimoto, Rie CHOKKAKU 4:40
2. "Ai no Mōfu"   Akimoto, Hideki Naruse Nobuhiko Kashiwara 5:01
3. "Romance, Irane (Original Mix, Instrumental)"   Akimoto, Rie CHOKKAKU 4:40
4. "Ai no Mōfu (Instrumental)"   Akimoto, Naruse Kashiwara 5:01
Total length:
19:20

Limited First Edition B (初回限定版B?)

No. Title Writer(s) Arranger Length
1. "Romance, Irane" (ロマンス、イラネ) Yasushi Akimoto, Rie CHOKKAKU 4:40
2. "Ai no Mōfu"   Akimoto, Hideki Naruse Nobuhiko Kashiwara 5:01
3. "Romance, Irane (Himawari 2.0 Mix)"   Akimoto, Rie CHOKKAKU 4:40
4. "Romance, Irane (Himawari 2.1 Mix)"   Akimoto, Rie CHOKKAKU 4:40
5. "Romance, Irane (Original Mix, Instrumental)"   Akimoto, Rie CHOKKAKU 4:40
6. "Ai no Mōfu (Instrumental)"   Akimoto, Naruse Kashiwara 5:01
Total length:
28:43

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Romance, Irane
Oricon Weekly Chart[5] 6

Reported sales[edit]

Chart Amount
Oricon physical sales 23,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AKB48公式サイト|ディスコグラフィー" (in Japanese). AKS. Retrieved 2011-04-27. 
  2. ^ a b c "ROMANCE, IRANE AKB48's 9th single toys with fans hearts". supermerlion. Retrieved 2011-04-27. 
  3. ^ "AKB48 ロマンス、イラネ【初回生産限定盤/A-type】" (in Japanese). Sony Music Japan. Retrieved 2011-04-27. 
  4. ^ "AKB48 ロマンス、イラネ【初回生産限定盤/B-type】" (in Japanese). Sony Music Japan. Retrieved 2011-04-27. 
  5. ^ a b アーティスト&楽曲検索 ロマンス、イラネ (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2011-04-27.