Love Across the Ocean

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"Love Across the Ocean"
LoveAcrossTheOceanKodaKumi.jpg
Single by Koda Kumi
from the album Grow into One
Released July 24, 2002 (JP)
Format CD single
Genre
Length 23:23
Label Rhythm Zone
RZCD-45061 (Japan, CD)
Writer(s) Kumi Koda (words: "Love Across the Ocean" & "So into You")
Tsukasa (music: "Love Across the Ocean")
Tetsuya Komuro ("The Meaning of Peace")
Yasuhiro Abe ("So into You")
Koda Kumi singles chronology
"So Into You"
(2002)
"Love Across the Ocean"
(2002)
"m•a•z•e"
(2002)

"Love Across the Ocean" (stylized as "love across the ocean") is Koda Kumi's fifth domestic solo single. It charted at #19 on Oricon and stayed on the charts for four weeks.[1]

Information[edit]

love across the ocean is Japanese R&B singer-songwriter Kumi Koda's fifth domestic single. The single peaked at #19 on the Oricon Weekly charts and remained on the charts for four weeks. It became her first single released for her second studio album, grow into one, which would be released the following year on March 19.[2]

The title track was used in a television advertisement for Kanebo Cosmetics' TESUTIMO (カネボウ化粧品「テスティモ」 / Kaneobou Keshouhin "TESUTIMO").[3] The single's b-sides were a remix of So Into You and the "single version" of the meaning of peace.

The version of the meaning of peace featured on the single was Kumi's solo and had a different instrumental than the version originally released with BoA for the Song Nation project.[4] This version of the song was later placed on Kumi's first compilation album, Best ~first things~, as a bonus track.

The music video for love across the ocean was placed on the corresponding DVD, 7 Spirits.

Promotional advertisements[edit]

To help promote the song, love across the ocean was used in a commercial for the Kao Corporation's TESUTIMO under their Kanebo Cosmetics line.

Music video[edit]

The music video for love across the ocean carried a space-oriented theme, symbolizing how love can travel across the galaxy.

It begins with Kumi appearing to have landed on earth and trying to get used to Earth's atmosphere. Throughout the video, the version of Kumi tries to get used to Earth's atmosphere as another incarnation of her dances in front of a space shuttle.

The music video was later released for purchase on her DVD 7 Spirits in March the following year.

Track listing[edit]

CD
No. Title Lyrics Music Arrangers Length
1. "love across the ocean" Koda Kumi TSUKASA h-wonder 3:37
2. "the meaning of peace" Tetsuya Komuro Tetsuya Komuro h-wonder 5:20
3. "So Into You" (Dub's Electro Remix) Koda Kumi Izumi "D.M.X" Miyazaki   5:23
4. "love across the ocean" (Instrumental)   TSUKASA h-wonder 3:41
5. "the meaning of peace" (Instrumental)   Tetsuya Komuro h-wonder 5:19

Oricon Chart history[edit]

  • Peak position: #19
  • Weeks in top 200: 4

Sales[edit]

  • First week estimate: 10,070
  • Total estimate: 22,100

Alternate versions[edit]

love across the ocean

  1. love across the ocean: Found on the single (2002) and corresponding album grow into one (2003)
  2. love across the ocean [Instrumental]: Found on the single (2002)
  3. love across the ocean [Caramel Pod Remix]: Found on Koda Kumi Driving Hit's 2 (2010)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "love across the ocean / KODA KUMI / ORICON STYLE". Oricon. Retrieved January 26, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Koda Kumi - Grow Into One (CD, Album)". Discogs. Retrieved November 29, 2016. 
  3. ^ "love across the ocean". Dwango. Retrieved January 11, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Koda Kumi 'the meaning of peace'-"love across the ocean"". recochoku. Retrieved May 2, 2016. 
  1. Avex Network (2005), Koda Kumi Official Web Site
  2. Oricon Style (2005), Ranking – Oricon Style