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LOVE Machine
LOVEMachine-r
Single by Morning Musume
from album 3rd -LOVE Paradise-
Native title LOVEマシーン
Released September 9, 1999
October 6, 1999 (LP)
October 14, 1999 (VHS)
March 2, 2005 (12 cm re-release)
Genre J-Pop
Format CD Single, VHS single, digital download
Length 14:59 (original)
19:58 (rerelease)
Label zetima zetima
Producer Tsunku
Morning Musume Singles Chronology
Previous Furusato 6th Single (1998)
Next Koi no Dance Site 8th Single (2000)
Other Covers
LOVEMachine-vhs
VHS "The Video"

LOVE Machine (LOVEマシーン) is the seventh single of the J-pop idol group Morning Musume, released on September 9, 1999 as an 8 cm CD. It sold a total of 1,646,630 copies, making it a massive hit (a #1 single in Japan) and their highest selling single. The VHS for the single was released on October 14, 1999.

In 2004, it was re-released as part of the Early Single Box and again in 2005 as a 12 cm CD. The single also marked the debut of the third generation member Goto Maki and the departure of Ishiguro Aya.

This is the only Morning Musume single that stayed 3 weeks in a row on the #1 position on the Oricon chart. "LOVE Machine" ranked as the #7 single for 1999.

TracklistEdit

Morning Musume - LOVE Machine (MV)05:27

Morning Musume - LOVE Machine (MV)

LOVE Machine (MV)

Original EditionEdit

  1. LOVE Machine
  2. 21seiki (21世紀; 21st Century)
  3. LOVE Machine (Instrumental)

Re-release EditionEdit

  1. LOVE Machine
  2. 21seiki
  3. LOVE Machine (Instrumental)
  4. LOVE Machine (Early Unison Version)

LP TracklistEdit

A sideEdit

  1. LOVE Machine
  2. LOVE Machine (Instrumental)

B sideEdit

  1. LOVE Machine ~analog remix~
  2. LOVE Machine ~analog remix~ (Instrumental)
  3. Secret Track (シークレットトラック)

VHS TracklistEdit

  1. LOVE Machine (MV)
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Morning Musume Promoting Single

Featured MembersEdit

TV performancesEdit

  • [1999.09.05] ASAYAN
  • [1999.09.09] Utaban
  • [1999.09.10] Music Station
  • [1999.09.19] ASAYAN
  • [1999.09.30] Utaban
  • [1999.10.08] Music Station
  • [1999.12.23] Utaban
  • [1999.12.24] Music Station
  • [1999.12.31] 50th Kouhaku Uta Gassen
  • [2000.08.20] Hello! Morning Episode 020 (Hello! Morning Version)
  • [2000.09.03] Hello! Morning Episode 022 (Last Phrase Karaoke)
  • [2000.12.31] 51th Kouhaku Uta Gassen (part of a medley)
  • [2004.02.14] PopJam Live Special in Makuhari Messe (by Matsuura Aya, Goto Maki and ZONE)
  • [2005.12.31] 56th Kouhaku Uta Gassen (as Yume Morning Musume)
  • [2006.07.15] MUSIC FAIR 21
  • [2007.12.31] 58th Kouhaku Uta Gassen
  • [2011.07.25] HEY!x3 Music Champ - (part of a medley) Dream Morning Musume
  • [2012.01.01] CDTV Premium Live - Dream Morning Musume
  • [2012.02.24] Music Station - Dream Morning Musume
  • [2012.08.02] Odaiba Gasshuukoku Mezamashi Live 2012
  • [2013.07.31] FNS Uta no Natsu Matsuri 2013
  • [2014.01.31] Music Station (updated version)
  • [2014.04.xx] Bokura no Ongaku
  • [2015.12.16] FNS Kayousai - (part of a medley) Morning Musume '15, C-ute, ANGERME, AKB48

Concert PerformancesEdit

LOVE Machine

Single InformationEdit

LOVE Machine
21seki

Oricon Rank and SalesEdit

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- - - - - - - 1 241,540
- - - - - - - 1 201,670
- - - - - - - 1 191,320
- - - - - - - 4 101,350
- - - - - - - 2 81,340
- - - - - - - 2 91,850
- - - - - - - 5 68,410
- - - - - - - 4 72,860
- - - - - - - 4 69,840
- - - - - - - 8 47,650
- - - - - - - 7 39,540
- - - - - - - 12 46,350
- - - - - - - 12 36,720
- - - - - - - 12 42,470
- - - - - - - 12 34,910
- - - - - - - 10 41,380
- - - - - - - 8 89,980
- - - - - - -
- - - - - - - 8 31,780
- - - - - - - 17 27,580
- - - - - - - 27 22,610
- - - - - - - 36 14,580
- - - - - - - 37 10,930
- - - - - - - 46 5,830
- - - - - - - 47 7,470
- - - - - - - 37 7,290
- - - - - - - 48 5,230
- - - - - - - 55 3,650
- - - - - - - 52 4,010
- - - - - - - 55 3,380
- - - - - - - 65 3,110
  • Total time in the Oricon Top 100: 31 weeks.
  • Total sales: 1,646,630

Cover VersionsEdit

  • An English cover was recorded by Debbie French as "Love Machine" for the album Cover Morning Musume!
  • American singer-songwriter Scott Murphy recorded a cover of the song for his album Guilty Pleasures 3.
  • A Korean version of the song, titled "Dream Girl", was recorded by After School for Tokyo Girls, a series which documented the Hello! Project Korea Auditions.
  • An English reggae version was recorded by British singer Janet Kay featuring Takahashi Ai for Kay's cover album Idol Kay, which was produced by Tsunku.[1]

TriviaEdit

  • It is 1 of the 4 Morning Musume singles that sold more than 1,000,000 of copies.
  • This is the third Morning Musume single with an English name.
  • 1st Generation member Abe Natsumi gives a comment about the single on Youtube.
  • This is the highest selling single in all of Hello! Project.
  • As of February 2016, the official music video has over 4,000,000 views, making it 1 of 46 music videos for a single that has reached over 1,000,000 views on Morning Musume's official YouTube channel.
  • Coincidentally, the way the members are set up for the jacket cover ended up being in order of graduation. Going from top to bottom, right to left, with Ishiguro being top-right and Yaguchi being bottom-left and is known as the "LOVE Machine Curse"
  • LOVE Machine appears as a song in Kareoke Revolution J-Pop Best Collection Volume 1.
  • In the movie Summer Wars, the artificial intelligence is named LOVE Machine after the song.
  • A new version of this song was recorded for The Best! ~Updated Morning Musume~ in 2013.
  • Tsunku has mentioned during an episode of Uchi Kuru!? that "LOVE Machine was originally an unreleased Sharam Q song with a change in arrangements.[2]
  • In the movie Seishun Bakachin Ryorijuku starring Goto Maki, two people sing LOVE Machine.
  • This is their first single that was both a graduation and debut single.
  • The song was sampled in Dancing Dolls' single "DD JUMP" (2013).

Additional VideosEdit

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  • ^ Two weeks due to New Year's holiday

SourceEdit

  1. アイドルKAY (in Japanese), Tsunku.net
  2. Uchi Kuru!?. 2010-05-30.

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