Ai no Hi Mittsu Orange

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"Ai no Hi Mittsu Orange"
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Single by Chara + Yuki
Released November 26, 1999 (1999-11-26)
Format CD Single
Genre J-pop
Length 4:51
Label Sony Music Japan
Songwriter(s) Chara, Yuki
Producer(s) U-Ske Asada
Chara + Yuki singles chronology
"String Module Error: Match not found"
(1999)
"Ai no Hi Mittsu Orange"
(1999)
"'Tsuki to Amai Namida'"
(2000)
Let Me Know (with Towa Tei)
(1999)
Ai no Hi Mittsu Orange
(1999)
Tsuki to Amai Namida
(2000)
Yuki singles chronology
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(1999) String Module Error: Match not found1999
The End of Shite
(2002) 'The End of Shite'2002

Ai no Hi Mittsu Orange (愛の火 3つ オレンジ?, Fire of Love, Three, Orange) is a special collaboration song between solo artist Chara and Judy and Mary vocalist Yuki.[1] The song was used in a Sapporo Beer commercial for their Fuyu Monogatari (冬物語?, Winter Story) campaign.

The song was released as Chara's first single after her maternity leave for her second child, Himi (緋美?), and while Yuki was taking a break from Judy and Mary activities (and participating in the band NiNa).

The song's title is a pun: Ai no Hi Mittsu (愛の火 3つ?, Fire of Love, Three) sounds like Ai no Himitsu (愛の秘密?, Secret of Love).

The song debuted at #6 on Oricon charts and charted for seven weeks,[2] eventually selling approximately 230,000 copies.[3]

Music video[edit]

Chara and Yuki in the music video.

The music video was shot by directorial pair Blaine & Justin. It begins in space, showing a moon superimposed with people on it. A blue man holds up a crescent-shaped hoop to the moon. The majority of the video is based around clips of Chara and Yuki are in red, glittery outfits, along with scenes of four blue dancers covered in lights.

Track listing[edit]

Single[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Arranger Length
1. "Ai no Hi Mittsu Orange (愛の火 3つ オレンジ?, Fire of Love, Three, Orange)" Chara, Yuki U-Ske Asada 4:51
2. "Ai no Hi Mittsu Orange (Re-Mix) (愛の火 3つ オレンジ?, Fire of Love, Three, Orange)" Chara, Yuki U-Ske Asada 4:50
3. "Ai no Hi Mittsu Orange (Instrumental) (愛の火 3つ オレンジ?, Fire of Love, Three, Orange)" Chara, Yuki U-Ske Asada 4:51

Chart Rankings[edit]

Oricon Charts (Japan)[edit]

Release Chart Peak Position First Week Sales Sales Total Chart Run
November 26, 1999 (1999-11-26) Oricon Daily Singles Chart
Oricon Weekly Singles Chart 6 95,170 229,880 7 weeks
Oricon Yearly Singles Chart

Various charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
CDTV Top 100[4] 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sony Music Online Japan : chara+yuki : 愛の火 3つ オレンジ". Retrieved 2009-11-14. 
  2. ^ "愛の火 3つ オレンジ/CHARA+YUKI". Retrieved 2009-11-14. 
  3. ^ "オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」". Oricon. Archived from the original on 23 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-14.  (subscription only)
  4. ^ CDTV