This Is Love (Utada Hikaru song)

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"This Is Love"
Single by Utada Hikaru
from the album Ultra Blue
Released May 31, 2006
Format Digital single
Recorded 2006
Genre Pop, Dance-pop, Funk
Length 4:58
Label EMI Music Japan
Songwriter(s) Utada Hikaru
Producer(s) Utada Hikaru
Utada Hikaru singles chronology
"Keep Tryin'"
"This Is Love"
"Boku wa Kuma"

"Keep Tryin'"
"This Is Love"
"Boku wa Kuma"

"This Is Love" is Utada Hikaru's first Japanese digital single (23rd overall). It was released on May 31, 2006 as a promotional single for her fourth Japanese studio album. "This Is Love" was tied-in as the CM song for a Nissin cup noodle campaign and the opening theme for an anime "Freedom," which was also tied into the Nippon campaign. The digital single reached number one in virtually every online music store in Japan prior to the ULTRA BLUE album's release, including the most used store in Japan, iTunes Japan, as well as OnGen, among others. Utada herself is quoted to have said that this song is about expressing that "Love is like a mix of extremes: anxiety and peace."

On December 20, 2006 iTunes Japan released a list of top downloaded singles and albums; "This is Love" ranked as #9 making it the 9th most downloaded song for 2006.[1]

Chart rankings[edit]

Charts (2006) Peak
RIAJ Reco-kyō ringtones Top 100[2] 77

Certifications and sales[edit]

Chart Amount
RIAJ ringtone cellphone downloads[3] 500,000+
RIAJ full-length cellphone downloads[4] 250,000+
RIAJ PC downloads[5] 100,000+


  1. ^ ITmedia News:iTunes年間ランキング、トップは宇多田とモーツァルト
  2. ^ "レコード協会調べ 2月度有料音楽配信チャート(「着うた(R)」)<略称:2月度レコ協チャート(「着うた(R)」)>" (in Japanese). RIAJ. 2007-03-20. Retrieved 2010-09-18.
  3. ^ レコード協会調べ 3月度有料音楽配信認定 <略称:3月度認定>. RIAJ (in Japanese). 2007-04-20. Retrieved 2010-11-02.
  4. ^ レコード協会調べ 12月度有料音楽配信認定 <略称:12月度認定>. RIAJ (in Japanese). 2010-01-20. Retrieved 2010-09-18.
  5. ^ レコード協会調べ 8月度有料音楽配信認定 <略称:8月度認定>. RIAJ (in Japanese). 2006-09-20. Retrieved 2010-09-18.

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