Jōnetsu (Ua song)

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Single by Ua
from the album 11
Released June 21, 1996 (1996-06-21)
Format CD single, vinyl
Recorded 1996
Genre R&B, Pop
Length 8:37
Label Speedstar Records
Writer(s) Ua, Hirofumi Asamoto, Shin Watanabe
Producer(s) Hirofumi Asamoto
Ua chronology
"Taiyō Te ni Tsuki wa Kokoro no Ryōte ni"
Alternative covers
12" vinyl cover

"Jōnetsu" (情熱?) is Japanese singer-songwriter Ua's fourth single, released on June 21, 1996. It served as ending theme for the TBS TV program M Navi. "Jōnetsu" is regarded as the song that propelled Ua to stardom as well as being her biggest hit. With 5,700 units sold, it debuted at #60 on the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart and later peaked at #18, becoming Ua's first top 20 entry.[1] In 2005, urban singer-songwriter Miliyah Katō sampled "Jōnetsu" in her song of the same name.[2] The song was also covered in a Mandarin Chinese version (Retitled "WuWuLaLaLa") by C-pop singer Coco Lee on her 1998 album, Sunny Day.

Track listing[edit]


No. Title Lyrics Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "Jōnetsu" (情熱 "Passion") Ua Hirofumi Asamoto Asamoto 4:36
2. "Denwa wo Suru Yo" (電話をするよ "Going to Make a Call") Shin Watanabe Watanabe Asamoto 3:57
Total length: 8:37


Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Jōnetsu (Smooth Mix)"  
2. "Jōnetsu (Macaron Mix)"  
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Jōnetsu (Radio Mix)"  
2. "Denwa wo Suru Yo (Radio Mix)"  

Charts, certifications and sales[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
(sales thresholds)
Japan Oricon Weekly Singles Chart[1] 18 Gold 236,510[1]


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