Left My Heart in Tokyo

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"Left My Heart in Tokyo"
Single by Mini Viva
Released 6 September 2009
Format CD single, 10" Vinyl, Digital download
Recorded 2009
Genre Funky house, dance-pop
Length 3:49
Label Polydor Records
Geffen Records
Songwriter(s) Miranda Cooper, Brian Higgins, Annie, Fred Falke, Carla Marie Williams
Producer(s) Brian Higgins, Xenomania
Mini Viva singles chronology
"Left My Heart in Tokyo"
"I Wish"
"Left My Heart in Tokyo"
"I Wish"
Audio sample

"Left My Heart in Tokyo" is a song by British girl group Mini Viva, co-written by Norwegian singer Annie and remixer Fred Falke and produced by Brian Higgins and his production team Xenomania. The song was released as Mini Viva's debut single in September 2009. NME called the song "the catchiest single of 2009."[1] The single was originally released as a 10" vinyl single in December 2008 on World's Finest Records, featuring two mixes by Fred Falke.

Critical reception[edit]

Nick Levine of Digital Spy gave the song 4/5, stating: "...Make no mistake, their debut single sounds like a chart invader. With its swooning chorus, inventive, disco-tinged production and lyrics that sound great even when they don't quite make sense, 'Left My Heart in Tokyo' is vintage Xenomania."[2] Fraser McAlpine of BBC's "Chart Blog" also rated the song 4/5: "What sets this apart from other generic acts of dance-pop [...] is the infectious energy that singers Frankee and Britt bring to it: whether it's snarling out the verses, purring the bridge, or vamping the chorus, I can't help thinking that recording this single sounds like it was a lot of fun, and it's the sort of fun that they're generously passing on to all of our ears."[3] The song was placed on BBC Radio 1's A-list.

Track listing[edit]

UK 10" Vinyl (Catalogue number WFR10 001)
  1. "Left My Heart in Tokyo" (Fred Falke Dub)
  2. "Left My Heart in Tokyo" (Fred Falke Instrumental)
UK Digital Download
  1. "Left My Heart in Tokyo" (Radio Edit)
UK CD Single
  1. "Left My Heart in Tokyo" (Radio Edit)
  2. "Left My Heart in Tokyo" (Chris Lake Remix)
UK Promo CD
  1. "Left My Heart in Tokyo" (Radio Edit)
  2. "Left My Heart in Tokyo" (Treasure Fingers Remix)
  3. "Left My Heart in Tokyo" (Acid Girls Remix)
  4. "Left My Heart in Tokyo" (Pete Hammond Contemporary Remix)
  5. "Left My Heart in Tokyo" (Pete Hammond Retro Remix)
  6. "Left My Heart in Tokyo" (Chris Lake Remix)
  7. "Left My Heart in Tokyo" (Kush Dub Remix)
  8. "Left My Heart in Tokyo" (Spog Remix)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 7
Ireland (IRMA)[5] 23
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[6] 7

End-of-year charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Position
UK Singles Chart[7] 133