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Studio album by Ken Hirai
Released November 24, 2004
Recorded Japan
Genre J-Pop
Label Sony Music Records
Producer Ken Hirai
Ken Hirai chronology
Life Is...
Fakin' Pop

Sentimentalovers (also styled SENTIMENTALovers) is the sixth full-length album released by singer and songwriter Ken Hirai. It was released on November 24, 2004 and sold over 1,660,885 copies.


Sentimentalovers charted for 52 weeks. Hirai wrote the songs and also helped compose most of them.

Track listing[edit]

  1. 思いがかさなるその前に・・・ (Omoi ga kasanaru sono mae ni...)
    22nd single.
  2. Jealousy
    21st single. (performed with Soulhead and Yoshika)
  3. 言わない関係 (Iwanai Kanke)
    Piano in beginning performed by Ken Hirai. Soffet helped in the chorus.
  4. 瞳をとじて (Hitomi wo Tojite)
    20th single. This song was the theme song to the movie, "Socrates in Love" (世界の中心で、愛をさけぶ). The single was a #1 hit.
  5. 青春デイズ (Seishun Deizu)
  6. Style
    19th single.
  7. Signal
    This track is also on Ken's 19th single, "Style".
  8. 鍵穴 (Kagiana)
  9. Nostalgia
  10. キミはともだち (Kimi wa Tomodachi)
    21st single. Sounds composed by Ken Hirai
  11. センチメンタル (Senchimentaru)


Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)
Release Chart Peak position First Week Sales Sales total Chart run
November 24, 2004 Oricon Daily Albums Chart 1
Oricon Weekly Albums Chart 1 687,516 1,660,885 52 weeks
Oricon Yearly Albums Chart 3