Aitakute Aitakute

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"Aitakute Aitakute"
Kana Aitakute.jpg
Single by Kana Nishino
from the album To Love
B-side Love Is Blind"
"Grab Bag
Released May 19, 2010 (2010-05-19)
Format CD Single, digital download
Genre J-pop, R&B
Length 4:43
Label SME Records
Songwriter(s) Kana Nishino, Giorgio Cancemi
Producer(s) Giorgio Cancemi
Kana Nishino singles chronology
"Best Friend"
"Aitakute Aitakute"
Alternative cover
First press cover
First press cover

"Aitakute Aitakute" (会いたくて 会いたくて?, I Miss You, I Miss You) is a song by Japanese pop singer Kana Nishino. It was released as her 10th single on May 19, 2010.[1] The song is produced by Giorgio Cancemi, writer of many of Nishino's hit songs (such as "Best Friend," "Motto..." and "Tōkutemo").[1] The B-side "Love Is Blind" is produced by contemporary R&B producer Hiro.[2] Hiro produced "One Way Love," the B-side to Nishino's previous single "Best Friend."[2]


The song is being used in commercials for fashion jewellery company GemCerey.[1] Nishino also worked together with Gencerey to create a special Kana Nishino line on jewellery products, including necklaces, rings and cellphone straps.[3]

"Love Is Blind" is being used in commercials for Æon, featuring tarento Yukina Kinoshita.[4][5]

Chart performance[edit]

The song debuted at No. 1 on the RIAJ Digital Track Chart, and is her fourth successive single to reach number-one.[6] "Aitakute Aitakute" peaked at No. 24 on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 due to airplay alone.[7] The song has debuted at number two on Oricon's daily charts, under boyband Arashi's "Monster".[8]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Arranger Length
1. "Aitakute Aitakute" Kana Nishino, Giorgio Cancemi Cancemi Cancemi 4:43
2. "Love Is Blind" Nishino Hiro Hiro 3:57
3. "Grab Bag" Nishino, Sachiyo Matsuoka DJ Mass, Exxxit, Nishino Vivid Neon*, Exxxit 3:16
Total length: 11:56


Chart Peak
Billboard Japan Hot 100[7] 4
Billboard Adult Contemporary Airplay[9] 12
Oricon Daily Singles chart[8] 2
Oricon Weekly Singles chart[10] 2
Oricon Monthly Singles chart 7
Oricon Yearly Singles chart 72
RIAJ Digital Track Chart weekly top 100[6] 1
RIAJ Digital Track Chart yearly top 100[11] 1

Reported sales[edit]

Chart Amount
Oricon physical sales[10] 97,000
RIAJ ringtone downloads[12] 750,000+
RIAJ full-length cellphone downloads[13] 1,000,000+

Chart procession and succession[edit]

Preceded by
"Daijōbu" by Hilcrhyme
RIAJ Digital Track Chart number-one song
May 18, 2010 – May 25, 2010
Succeeded by
"Loose Leaf" by Hilcrhyme


  1. ^ a b c "[CD] 会いたくて 会いたくて / 西野カナ". Neowing (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-04-29. 
  2. ^ a b "Works". Hiro Official Website (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-04-29. 
  3. ^ 西野カナ ジェムケリー公式通販サイト『ジェマート』. GemCerey (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 27 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-29. 
  4. ^ "会いたくて 会いたくて/西野カナ 音楽/CD - TSUTAYA online". Tsutaya (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 7 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-29. 
  5. ^ 木下優樹菜の浴衣着こなしポイントは“うなじ”見せ. MSN (in Japanese). 2010-04-27. Retrieved 2010-04-29. 
  6. ^ a b "RIAJ Digital Track Chart: Chart issue May 18, 2010" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved May 21, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "Japan Billboard Hot 100". Billboard Japan. May 24, 2010. Retrieved May 18, 2010. 
  8. ^ a b シングル デイリーランキング (in Japanese). Oricon. May 19, 2010. Archived from the original on May 19, 2010. Retrieved May 20, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Adult Contemporary Airplay". Billboard (in Japanese). 2010-05-31. Archived from the original on 24 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 
  10. ^ a b "オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」". Oricon. Retrieved January 27, 2011.  (subscription only)
  11. ^ "レコード協会調べ 2009年12月16日~2010年12月14日「着うたフル(R)」 2010年有料音楽配信「年間チャート」(通称:レコ協チャート)" [Record Association Analysis: December 16, 2009—December 14, 2010 Full-length Cellphone Download 2010 paid digital sales "Yearly Chart" (Abbreviated: RIAJ Chart)] (PDF). RIAJ. December 20, 2010. Archived (PDF) from the original on 23 December 2010. Retrieved December 22, 2010. 
  12. ^ レコード協会調べ 5月度有料音楽配信認定. RIAJ (in Japanese). June 20, 2010. Archived from the original on 25 June 2010. Retrieved June 21, 2010. 
  13. ^ レコード協会調べ 8月度有料音楽配信認定 <略称:8月度認定>. RIAJ (in Japanese). 2010-09-20. Archived from the original on 24 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-21. 

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