Ai no Uta: Self-Selection Best

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Ai no Uta: Self-Selection Best
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Compilation album by Rimi Natsukawa
Released March 9, 2008 (2008-03-09)
Recorded 2001-2008
Genre J-pop, Shima uta, traditional
Length 1:14:48
Label Victor Entertainment
Rimi Natsukawa chronology
Uta Sagashi: Request Cover Album
(2007)
Ai no Uta: Self-Selection Best
(2008)
Kokoro no Uta
(2009)
Singles from Ai no Uta: Self-Selection Best
  1. "Ano Hana no Yō ni"
    Released: January 3, 2008 (2008-01-03)

Ai no Uta: Self-Selection Best (あいのうた~セルフセレクション・ベスト~ Love Song?) is the 5th compilation album released by Rimi Natsukawa on March 9, 2008 (2008-03-09).[1]

Promotion[edit]

The album was preceded by the single "Ano Hana no Yō ni" by two months. The song was written by singer Masumi, and was used as the theme song of the drama Fullswing.

Contents[edit]

The album features songs chosen by Natsukawa as her favourites from her discography. All the chosen songs are songs with messages in them.[2] Only four A-sides feature: the rest are album tracks (with the exception of "Sora no Yō ni Umi no Yō ni" and "Gettōka," which were B-sides from the "Kokoro Tsutae" and "Michishirube" singles respectively.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Arranger(s) Length
1. "Tokotowa no Uta (とことわのうた Everlasting Song?)"   Kundō Koyama, Chikuzen Sato Seiichi Kyōda 4:17
2. "Nada Sōsō (涙そうそう Great Tears Are Spilling?)"   Begin, Ryoko Moriyama Kyōda 4:19
3. "Ano Hana no Yō ni (あの花のように Like That Flower?)"   Masumi Akira Inoue 5:02
4. "Toki no Kawa (時の河 River of Time?)"   Chokkyū Murano, Takuya Harada Kyōda 5:35
5. "Sanctuary (サンクチュアリ Sankuchuari?)"   Yūko Ebine, Hideo Saitō Kyōda 4:54
6. "Sora no Yō ni Umi no Yō ni (空のように海のように Like the Sky, Like the Sea?)"   Gorō Matsui, Kyōda Kyōda 5:02
7. "Tsuki no Niji (月の虹 Moon Rainbow?)"   Toshiaki Arashiro, Masaaki Uechi Chuei Yoshikawa 4:49
8. "Sayōnara Arigatō (Ama no Kaze) (さようなら ありがとう~天の風~ Good-Bye, Thank You (Sky Wind)?)"   Kentarō Kobuchi Kobuchi 4:44
9. "Warabigami (Yamatoguchi) (童神~ヤマトグチ~ Little God (Standard Japanese)?)"   Misako Koja, Kazuya Sahara Kyōda 4:45
10. "Ōgon no Hana (黄金の花 Green Gold Flower?)"   Osami Okamoto, Sadao China Yoshikawa 4:49
11. "Ai no Chikara (愛のチカラ The Power of Love?)"   Mamoru Miyagi, Johnny Ginowan Nakamura 7:15
12. "Gettōka (月桃花 Pink porcelain lily?)"   Mari Hayama, Yoshikawa Kyōda 4:46
13. "Dare ni mo Ienai Kedo (誰にも言えないけど I Haven't Told Anyone, But?)"   Moriyama Kyōda 5:00
14. "Kana yo Kana yo (愛よ 愛よ Love Love?)"   Kazufumi Miyazawa Miyazawa 4:37
15. "Itoshii Hito e (いとしい人へ To My Dear?)"   Megumi Ayukawa, Akira Senju Kyōda 4:03

Japan Sales Rankings[3][edit]

Release Chart Peak Position First Week Sales Sales Total Chart Run
March 9, 2008 (2008-03-09) Oricon Daily Albums Chart
Oricon Weekly Albums Chart 40 4,252 11,488 8 weeks
Oricon Yearly Albums Chart

References[edit]

  1. ^ "夏川りみ オフィシャルサイト". Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  2. ^ "歌さがしの全国ツアーを終えて". Jiji. 2008-02. Retrieved 2010-02-01.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  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 4 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-31.  (subscription only)