Flying Easy Loving Crazy

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"Flying Easy Loving Crazy"
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Single by Toshinobu Kubota featuring Misia
from the album Timeless Fly
B-side "Babylon Lovers"
Released March 26, 2008
Format CD single, digital download
Recorded 2007
Genre R&B
Length 15:18
Label Mastersix Foundation
Writer(s) Toshinobu Kubota
Producer(s) Daisuke Mori
Toshinobu Kubota singles chronology
"Magic"
(2007)
"Flying Easy Loving Crazy"
(2008)
"Tomorrow Waltz"
(2010)
Misia singles chronology
"Royal Chocolate Flush"
(2007)
"Flying Easy Loving Crazy"
(2008)
"Yes Forever"
(2008)

"Flying Easy Loving Crazy" is the thirty-third single by Japanese recording artist Toshinobu Kubota. It was released on March 26, 2008 as the second single from Kubota's fifteenth studio album Timeless Fly.[1]

Overview[edit]

"Flying Easy Loving Crazy" is the second in a series of collaborative singles released by Kubota.[2] The song, featuring Japanese R&B singer Misia, whom Kubota has worked with in the past, was written and composed by Kubota. It served as image song for the Japanese promotional campaign of the Cirque du Soleil production Dralion, Daihatsu Dralion in Japan.[2] The B-side, "Babylon Lovers," is performed by Kubota alone.

Kubota describes "Flying Easy Loving Crazy" as "courage, freedom, and colorfulness bloomed into a love song."[3] In a press release, Misia commented, "During recording, it felt like Kubota's unique rhythm and melodies had opened the doors to a new world."[3] Kubota and Misia performed the song together twice at Misia's two Take Action! benefit concerts, held at the Yokohama Blitz on May 26–27, 2008.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

"Flying Easy Loving Crazy" debuted on the Oricon Daily Singles chart at number 10 and peaked at number 18 on the Oricon Weekly Singles chart, with 6,071 copies sold in its first week.[5][6] The single charted for six weeks and sold a total of 10,505 copies.[7][8]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Toshinobu Kubota.

No. Title Arranger(s) Length
1. "Flying Easy Loving Crazy" Daisuke Mori 5:29
2. "Babylon Lovers" Yōichirō Kakizaki 4:19
3. "Flying Easy Loving Crazy (Instrumental)" Mori 5:30
Total length: 15:18

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Billboard Japan Hot 100[9] 26
Oricon Daily Singles[5] 10
Oricon Weekly Singles[6] 18
Oricon Yearly Singles[10] 553
SoundScan Japan Weekly Singles[11] (Limited Edition) 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ "久保田利伸、約4年ぶりのオリジナル・アルバム『Timeless Fly』を2月にリリース! KREVAやMISIAらとのコラボ・ソングも収録". Tower Records Japan (in Japanese). Muze Inc. 2010-01-26. Retrieved 2011-06-22. 
  2. ^ a b "久保田利伸によるコラボレート企画第2弾! MISIAとの新曲が完成". CDJournal (in Japanese). OngakuShuppansha. 2008-02-13. Retrieved 2011-06-22. 
  3. ^ a b "久保田利伸×MISIAで極上ラブソング誕生". Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha, Inc. 2007-12-27. Retrieved 2011-06-22. 
  4. ^ "MISIA ニューシングル発売、ライブでは久保田利伸と共演!!". Hotexpress (in Japanese). Plantech Co., Ltd. 2008-05-29. Retrieved 2011-06-22. 
  5. ^ a b "20th Centuryがデイリー首位発進☆3/25付 シングルデイリー" (in Japanese). 2008-03-26. Retrieved 2011-06-22. 
  6. ^ a b 2008年4月第1週の邦楽シングルランキング情報 (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2011-06-22. 
  7. ^ "オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」". Oricon (in Japanese). Oricon Research. Retrieved 2011-06-22. 
  8. ^ "【周榜单】2008/05/12付oricon周榜单(单曲top200)" (in Chinese). 2008-05-10. Retrieved 2011-06-22. 
  9. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100". Billboard (in Japanese). Hanshin Contents Link. 2008-04-07. Archived from the original on 2010-10-20. Retrieved 2011-06-22. 
  10. ^ 2008年度シングル年間売上ランキング (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-06-22. 
  11. ^ "週間 CDソフト TOP20" (in Japanese). SoundScan Japan. Retrieved 2011-06-20.