Love Machine (Morning Musume song)

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"Love Machine"
Love Machine (Morning Musume single - cover art).jpg
Single by Morning Musume
from the album 3rd-Love Paradise
Released September 9, 1999 (JP)
Format CD Single (8 cm & 12 cm)
Recorded 1999
Genre
Length 14:47 (8 cm CD)
Label Zetima
Producer(s) Tsunku
Morning Musume singles chronology
"Furusato"
(1999)
"Love Machine"
(1999)
"Koi no Dance Site"
(2000)
Music video
"Love Machine" on YouTube

"Love Machine" (LOVEマシーン Rabu Mashiin?) is the seventh single of the J-pop idol group Morning Musume, released on September 9, 1999 as an 8 cm CD. It sold a total of 1,646,630 copies, making it a massive hit (a #1 single in Japan) and their highest selling single. In 2004, it was re-released as part of the Early Single Box and again in 2005 as a 12 cm CD. The single also marked the debut of the "Third Generation" member Maki Goto and the departure of Aya Ishiguro.

Packaging[edit]

The original 8cm CD release was housed in a J-card-type 5" slimline single case instead of the then-industry CD snap-pack packaging, and came with a 12 cm CD adapter. This is one of only two 8cm CD singles released by Morning Musume to adhere this packaging (the other being their eighth single Koi no Dance Site (2000)).

Legacy[edit]

In 2008, a remade version of the song was released by Scott Murphy of Allister in his album Guilty Pleasures 3.[1] In 2009, the song was remade into Korean by South Korean girl group After School under the name "Dream Girl", and Avex Group posted a "RIKI version" by actor Riki Takeuchi on its official YouTube channel in celebration of the song's tenth anniversary.[2]

Track listing[edit]

The lyricist, composer and producer of both songs is Tsunku. "Love Machine" was arranged by Dance☆Man, while "21seiki" was arranged by Shunsuke Suzuki.

8 cm CD[edit]

This is the original edition of the single and has a catalog number, EPDE-1052.

  1. Love Machine (Loveマシーン?) – 5:02
  2. 21 Seiki (21世紀 21st century?) – 4:45
  3. Love Machine (Instrumental) (Loveマシーン (Instrumental)?) – 5:01

LP[edit]

This edition has a catalog number, EPJE-5035.

  1. Love Machine (Loveマシーン?)
  2. Love Machine (Instrumental) (Loveマシーン (Instrumental)?)
  1. Love Machine ~Analog Remix~ (Loveマシーン ~Analog Remix~?)
  2. Love Machine ~Analog Remix~ (Instrumental) (Loveマシーン ~Analog Remix~ (Instrumental)?)
  3. Secret Track (シークレットトラック?)

12 cm CD[edit]

This edition was released as the 7th disc of the Early Single Box with catalogue number EPCE-5327 and as an individual release with catalog number EPCE-5319.

  1. Love Machine (Loveマシーン?)
  2. 21 Seiki (21世紀?)
  3. Love Machine (Instrumental) (Loveマシーン (Instrumental)?)
  4. Love Machine (Early Unision Version) (Loveマシーン?)

Members at time of single[edit]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guilty Pleasures III" (in Japanese). Universal Music LLC. Retrieved January 6, 2009. 
  2. ^ 竹内力の双子の弟!? RIKI / LOVEマシーン~RIKIバージョン~ Avex official YouTube channel, posted September 9, 2009 (requires Flash)

External links[edit]

  • Entries on the Hello! Project official website: CD entry, LP entry (Japanese)
  • VHS entry on the Up-Front Works official website (Japanese)
Preceded by
"A" by Ayumi Hamasaki
Oricon Weekly number one single
September 20, 1999 - September 27, 1999 - October 4, 1999
Succeeded by
"Our Days" by Ami Suzuki