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LOVE Machine
LoveMachineFront
Re-release Edition
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
Recorded 1999
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
LOVEmachinevhs
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.

Tracklist Edit

Morning Musume - Love Machine05:27

Morning Musume - Love Machine

LOVE Machine (MV)

Original Edition Edit

  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 Tracklist Edit

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 Members Edit

TV performances Edit

  • [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

Concert PerformancesEdit

LOVE Machine

Single InformationEdit

  1. LOVE Machine
  2. 21seki

Oricon Rank and Sales Edit

Week Chart Date Chart Period Week Rank Sales Cumulative Sales
1 1999.09.20 1999.09.06~1999.09.12 1 241,540 241,540
2 1999.09.27 1999.09.13~1999.09.19 1 201,670 443,210
3 1999.10.04 1999.09.20~1999.09.26 1 191,320 634,530
4 1999.10.11 1999.09.27~1999.10.03 4 101,350 735,880
5 1999.10.18 1999.10.04~1999.10.10 2 81,340 817,220
6 1999.10.25 1999.10.11~1999.10.17 2 91,850 909,070
7 1999.11.01 1999.10.18~1999.10.24 5 68,410 977,480
8 1999.11.08 1999.10.25~1999.10.31 4 72,860 1,050,340
9 1999.11.15 1999.11.01~1999.11.07 4 69,840 1,120,180
10 1999.11.22 1999.11.08~1999.11.14 8 47,650 1,167,830
11 1999.11.29 1999.11.15~1999.11.21 7 39,540 1,207,370
12 1999.12.06 1999.11.22~1999.11.28 12 46,350 1,253,720
13 1999.12.13 1999.11.29~1999.12.05 12 36,720 1,290,440
14 1999.12.20 1999.12.06~1999.12.12 12 42,470 1,332,910
15 1999.12.27 1999.12.13~1999.12.19 12 34,910 1,367,820
16 2000.01.03 1999.12.20~1999.12.26 10 41,380 1,409,200
17+18[N1] 2000.01.17 1999.12.27~2000.01.09 8 89,980 1,499,180
19 2000.01.24 2000.01.10~2000.01.16 8 31,780 1,530,960
20 2000.01.31 2000.01.17~2000.01.23 17 27,580 1,558,540
21 2000.02.07 2000.01.24~2000.01.30 27 22,610 1,581,150
22 2000.02.14 2000.01.31~2000.02.06 36 14,580 1,595,730
23 2000.02.21 2000.02.07~2000.02.13 37 10,930 1,606,660
24 2000.02.28 2000.02.14~2000.02.20 46 5,830 1,612,490
25 2000.03.06 2000.02.21~2000.02.27 47 7,470 1,619,960
26 2000.03.13 2000.02.28~2000.03.05 37 7,290 1,627,250
27 2000.03.20 2000.03.06~2000.03.12 48 5,230 1,632,480
28 2000.03.27 2000.03.13~2000.03.19 55 3,650 1,636,130
29 2000.04.03 2000.03.20~2000.03.26 52 4,010 1,640,140
30 2000.04.10 2000.03.27~2000.04.02 55 3,380 1,643,520
31 2000.04.17 2000.04.03~2000.04.09 65 3,110 1,646,630
  • 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

  • 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 seventh single where Nakazawa Yuko was leader of Morning Musume.
  • This is the highest selling single in all of Hello! Project.
  • It is 1 of 23 music videos of 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]
  • It is 1 of the 4 Morning Musume singles that sold more than 1,000,000 of copies.
  • In the movie Seishun Bakachin Ryorijuku a movie where Goto Maki starred in 2 people were singing LOVE Machine
  • This is their first single where it was a Graduating and Debut single.
  • The song was sampled in Dancing Dolls' single "DD JUMP" (2013).

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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