Scarlet Love Song

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"Scarlet Love Song -Buddha Mix-"
Single by X Japan
Released June 8, 2011 (2011-06-08)
Format Digital download
Genre Symphonic Rock
Length 6:14
Label Japan Music Agency
Songwriter(s) Yoshiki
Producer(s) Yoshiki
X Japan singles chronology
"I.V."
(2008)
"Scarlet Love Song -Buddha Mix-"
(2011)
"Jade"
(2011)
"I.V."
(2008)
"Scarlet Love Song"
(2011)
"Jade"
(2011)

"Scarlet Love Song" is a song by Japanese heavy metal band X Japan, written by Yoshiki.[1]

Overview[edit]

The song was composed by Yoshiki specifically to be the theme song for the animated movie adaptation of the Buddha manga, which was released on May 28, 2011.[2][3] It was first performed at the Asia Girls Explosion event on March 6, 2011 at Yoyogi National Stadium.[4][5]

"Scarlet Love Song -Buddha Mix-" was released on June 8, 2011 as a digital download. It reached number 1 on iTunes Japan and number 33 on Billboard's Japan Hot 100.[3][6] It is the band's second single since reuniting in 2007 and the first to feature newest member Sugizo on guitar.

Single track listing[edit]

Written and composed by Yoshiki.

  1. "Scarlet Love Song -Buddha Mix-" - 6:14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "X JAPAN「Scarlet Love Song」、初登場1位" (in Japanese). Barks. 2011-05-30. Retrieved 2017-05-19. 
  2. ^ "X Japan Debuts New Song on Buddha Movie Trailer". gameops.net. Retrieved 2017-05-19. 
  3. ^ a b "X JAPAN #1 on iTunes Japan - Yoshiki composes theme song for feature anime film". jrockrevolution.com. 2011-06-10. Archived from the original on 2011-08-19. 
  4. ^ "X Japan performing at Asia Girls Explosion". shattered-tranquility.net. 2011-06-10. Archived from the original on 2013-02-22. 
  5. ^ "<ASIA GIRLS EXPLOSION>にX JAPAN登場、「元々ビジュアル系ですから」" (in Japanese). Barks. 2011-03-07. Retrieved 2017-05-19. 
  6. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100│Charts│Billboard JAPAN". Billboard (in Japanese). Retrieved 2013-03-10.