|Single by The Blue Hearts|
|from the album The Blue Hearts|
|B-side||"Boku wa Koko ni Tatteiru Yo"|
|Released||May 1, 1987|
|The Blue Hearts singles chronology|
"Linda Linda" (リンダリンダ?) was a single by the Japanese rock band The Blue Hearts that was first released on May 1, 1987. Lyrics and music were written by Hiroto Kōmoto, the band's lead vocalist, and was arranged by The Blue Hearts. The track reached #38 on the Oricon charts during its release year.
It remains one of the group's most popular songs and was included on many albums. It was rereleased as a single on February 6, 2002.
The B-side track on the single was "Boku wa Koko ni Tatteiru Yo" (僕はここに立っているよ I'm Standing Here), which was written by Masatoshi Mashima, the band's guitarist.
There is a noticeable difference in the guitar arrangement and sound mixing between Linda Linda's release as a single and its release on the album, The Blue Hearts. Band members agreed to this change for the album because it represents a change from their amateur days to a major band playing live concerts. The single version of the song, however, is more common on television and in commercials.
The song has made many appearances in popular culture, including being central to the plot of the 2005 Japanese movie Linda Linda Linda, which is about a high school girls' band which plays covers of The Blue Hearts.
Minneapolis-based cover band The Outliers released a version of the song on their 2008 album It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time.
It also made an appearance in the Nintendo DS rhythm games Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan as the song in the ramen shop owner stage, Metcha! Taiko no Tatsujin DS: Nanatsu no Shima no Daibouken, and in the Nintendo Wii rhythm game Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Do Don to 2 Daime.
It was also released as the character song of Masaomi Kida from Durarara!! in the first DVD.
- Linda Linda Linda > Overview. Macrovision Corporation. Accessed February 6, 2008.
- http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=UICE-1142 CD Japan. Accessed May 16, 2010.