Love 2000


Love 2000

Infobox Single
Name = Love 2000


Artist = Namie Amuro
from Album = Genius 2000
B-side = Asking Why
Released = January 1, 2000 (CD)
February 16, 2000 (Vinyl)
Format = CD Single, Vinyl
Recorded = True Kiss Disc
Record Plant Studios
Record One
TK's Malibu Studio
Transcontinental Studios
Genre = Pop
Length = 28:33 (Limited)
20:46 (Regular)
18:16 (Vinyl)
Label = Avex Trax
Writer = Tetsuya Komuro
Sheila E.
Lynn Mabry
Takahiro Maeda
Producer = Tetsuya Komuro
Certification =
Last single = "Something 'bout the Kiss"
(1999)
This single = "Love 2000" (2000)
Next single = "Never End"
(2000)
Misc =

"Love 2000" is Namie Amuro's 15th single on the Avex Trax label. First pressing privileges came with a bonus remix of the title track. The same remix would later be included on a vinyl single released two months after the CD version. Released on New Year's Day, the single debuted at #4 becoming her 15th consecutive top 10 solo single.

Commercial tie-in

"Love 2000" was used in Kose cosmetics commercials for their Visee line.

Track listing

Limited edition CD single

# "Love 2000 (Straight Run)" (Tetsuya Komuro, Sheila E., Lynn Mabry, Takahiro Maeda) – 5:15
# "Love 2000 (System Breakdown Mix)" (Remixed by Mike Butler) – 7:47
# "Asking Why" (Nico, Tetsuya Komuro) – 5:10
# "Love 2000 (Instrumental)" (Tetsuya Komuro, Sheila E., Lynn Mabry) – 5:14
# "Asking Why" (Tetsuya Komuro) – 5:07

Regular CD single

# "Love 2000 (Straight Run)" (Tetsuya Komuro, Sheila E., Lynn Mabry, Takahiro Maeda) – 5:15
# "Asking Why" (Nico, Tetsuya Komuro) – 5:10
# "Love 2000 (Instrumental)" (Tetsuya Komuro, Sheila E., Lynn Mabry) – 5:14
# "Asking Why" (Tetsuya Komuro) – 5:07

Vinyl single

Side A

# "Love 2000 (Straight Run)" (Tetsuya Komuro, Sheila E., Lynn Mabry, Takahiro Maeda) – 5:15

Side B

# "Love 2000 (System Breakdown Mix)" (Remixed by Mike Butler) – 7:47
# "Love 2000 (Instrumental)" (Tetsuya Komuro, Sheila E., Lynn Mabry) – 5:14

Personnel

* Namie Amuro – vocals
* Sheila E. – background vocals, percussion, drums
* Lynn Mabry – background vocals
* Will Wheaton, Jr. – background vocals
* Terry Bradford – background vocals
* Mazayne Lewis – background vocals
* Alex Brown – background vocals
* Renato Neto – keyboards
* Kazuhiro Matsuo – guitar
* Chiharu Mikuzuki – bass

Production

* Producer – Tetsuya Komuro
* Arranger – Tetsuya Komuro, Sheila E., Lynn Mabry, Cozy Kubo
* Mixing – Mike Butler
* Remixing – Mike Butler
* Synthesizer programming – Akihisa Murakami, Toshihide Iwasa
* Art Direction & Design – Tycoon Graphics
* Photography – Itaru Hirama
* Styling – Sonya S. Park
* Hair & Make-Up – Akemi Nakano

Charts

Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)

TV performances

* December 24, 1999 – Music Station
* January 1, 2000 – Music Station
* January 14, 2000 – Music Station
* January 31, 2000 – Hey! Hey! Hey! Music Champ
* February 4, 2000 – Music Station
* March 31, 2000 – Music Station
* April 3, 2000 – Hey! Hey! Hey! Music Champ Awards (performed "Asking Why")
* July 28, 2002 – Music Fest Peace of Ryukyu
* September 29, 2002 – ASIA 2002 Music Festival

External links

* [http://www.sakushiya.com/product/pro_0103.html Songwriter, Takahiro Maeda's thoughts on "Love 2000"]


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