How Crazy Your Love

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How Crazy Your Love
YUI How Crazy Your Love LE.jpg
Studio album by Yui
Released November 2, 2011
Recorded 2010-2011
Genre Pop, pop rock
Label gr8! Records
Producer Hisashi Kondo
Yui chronology
Holidays in the Sun
(2010)Holidays in the Sun2010
How Crazy Your Love
(2011)
Green Garden Pop
Orange Garden Pop
(2012)Green Garden Pop2012
Singles from How Crazy Your Love
  1. "Rain"
    Released: November 24, 2010
  2. "It's My Life/Your Heaven"
    Released: January 26, 2011
  3. "Hello (Paradise Kiss)"
    Released: June 1, 2011
  4. "Green a.Live"
    Released: October 5, 2011
Limited Edition
Limited Edition Cover
Limited Edition Cover

How Crazy Your Love is the fifth studio album by Japanese singer-songwriter Yui, released on November 2, 2011.[1][2] It became her fifth consecutive album to top the Oricon charts, becoming the first female artist to do so since Utada Hikaru's Utada Hikaru Single Collection Vol. 2, which was released in 2010.[3]

Background and writing[edit]

The title signifies "how much is your affection" as Yui revealed during an interview by Oricon.[4] Summarizing, she stated it was an album which asked the listener about his or her emotions.[4]

Using this idea, she placed "Green a.Live" at the end of the album since it was a song which contained many questions on feelings.[4] To place the other songs, she wanted the order to have variation; for example, she would put rock songs then acoustic songs.

In writing the song, she decided to attempt different styles of music.[4] She especially singled out "Separation" for its funky rhythm, or an attempt at thrilling the audience in "Lock On". Not only trying complicated rhythms, she also recalled the simple triple used in "Cooking", a rhythm which she had always wanted to try out. Along the same lines, Yui wanted this album to represent trying something new, and that it also represents her desire to have the freedom to make music as she desires.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Regular Edition
CD
No.TitleArranger(s)Length
1."Hello"Hisashi Kondo3:35
2."Separation"Hisashi Kondo3:08
3."Get Back Home"Hisashi Kondo3:29
4."Lock On"Hisashi Kondo3:33
5."U-niform"Northa+2:59
6."Cooking"Hisashi Kondo3:20
7."Rain"Hisashi Kondo4:01
8."Good night"Hisashi Kondo0:43
9."You"Hisashi Kondo3:56
10."It's My Life"Hisashi Kondo3:14
11."No Reason"Northa+3:18
12."Nobody knows"Cozzi4:37
13."Green a.live"Hisashi Kondo4:40

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Japan Oricon Daily Album Chart[5] 1
Japan Oricon Weekly Album Chart[3] 1
Japan Oricon Monthly Album Chart 3
Japan Oricon Yearly album chart[6] 35

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HOW CRAZY YOUR LOVE【初回生産限定盤" (in Japanese). Sony Music Distribution Inc. 
  2. ^ Official discography (in Japanese) http://www.yui-net.com/discography/
  3. ^ a b "【オリコン】YUI、アルバム5作連続首位". Oricon (in Japanese). November 8, 2011. Retrieved November 8, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "YUI Special Interview". Oricon (in Japanese). January 28, 2012. Retrieved January 28, 2012. 
  5. ^ "YUI、新アルバムが初日首位" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2011-11-02. Retrieved 2011-11-03. 
  6. ^ "2011年のCDアルバム年間ランキング" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2012-06-07.