Love Phantom

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"Love Phantom"
B'z LP.jpg
Single by B'z
from the album Loose
Released October 11, 1995
Genre Hard rock
Label BMG Japan
Songwriter(s) Koshi Inaba, Tak Matsumoto
Producer(s) Tak Matsumoto
B'z singles chronology
"Love Me, I Love You"
(1995)
"Love Phantom"
(1995)
"Mienai Chikara (Invisible One)/Move"
(1996)
"Love Me, I Love You"
(1995)
"Love Phantom"
(1995)
"Mienai Chikara (Invisible One)/Move"
(1996)

"Love Phantom" is the eighteenth single by B'z, released on October 11, 1995. This song is one of B'z many number-one singles in Oricon chart. The song was used as ending theme for The X-Files during the height of its popularity in Japan. The single sold over 950,000 copies within one week.[1] It sold over 1,862,000 copies according to Oricon.[2] The song won "the best five single award" at the 10th Japan Gold Disc Award.[3]

In 2011, the song was certified digitally by the RIAJ as a gold single for being downloaded more than 100,000 times to cellphones since its release as a digital download in early 2005.[4]

B'z became also the first artist to have at least one single charted in the yearly top 10 for five consecutives years. This record was broken by Mr.Children in 2008 (6 years).

Track listing[edit]

  1. Love Phantom
  2. Fushidara 100%

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oricon Weekly Single Charts for the fourth week of October 1995" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2008-12-05. 
  2. ^ "B'z、歴代No.1アーティストまでの軌跡!" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2006-05-25. Retrieved 2008-12-04. 
  3. ^ "Gold Disc Hall of Fame 10th" (in Japanese). Japan Gold Disc Award. Retrieved 2008-12-05. 
  4. ^ レコード協会調べ 2月度有料音楽配信認定 <略称:2月度認定>. RIAJ (in Japanese). February 20, 2011. Retrieved February 21, 2011. 

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Preceded by
"Message" by Masaharu Fukuyama
Japanese Oricon weekly number-one single
October 23, 1995
Succeeded by
"Thrill" by Tomoyasu Hotei