Clap & Love/Why

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"Clap & Love / Why"
CLAP & LOVE cover.jpg
Single by Ayaka
Released September 5, 2007 (2007-09-05)
Genre Pop
Length 23:50
Label Warner Music Japan
Songwriter(s) Yoshihiko Nishio, Ayaka
Ayaka singles chronology
"Jewelry Day"
"Clap & Love / Why"
"For Today"
"Jewelry Day"
"Clap & Love / Why"
"For Today"

"Clap & Love / Why" is the 6th single from Ayaka, it is her first double A-side single.


The single was released in three pressings, the first included a Final Fantasy Crisis Core sticker, the second came with a regular CD single and the third with a CD+DVD release renamed Why / Clap & Love. Clap & Love was being used as the opening theme to the comedic J-Drama Jigoku no Sata mo Yome Shidai. Why was used as the theme song to the game Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII.[1]


All lyrics written by Ayaka; all music composed by Yoshihiko Nishio, Ayaka.

No. Title Arranger(s) Length
1. "Clap & Love" Akihisa Matsuura  
2. "Why" L.O.E  
3. "Peace loving people" (Live Ver.)    
4. "Clap & Love" (Instrumental)    
5. "Why" (Instrumental)    
DVD (Limited Edition only)
No. Title Length
1. "Why" (Music video)  
2. "Why" (Crisis Core -Final Fantasy- Ver.)  


Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)[edit]

Release Chart Peak Position Sales Total Chart Run
5 September 2007 Oricon Daily Singles Chart 3
Oricon Weekly Singles Chart 5 58,103 4+
Oricon Monthly Singles Chart 17
Oricon Yearly Singles Chart TBA


  1. ^ "Promotional website for the single". Retrieved 2007-07-11.