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Ai no Tane

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Single Cover
Artist
Morning Musume
Single
Ai no Tane (愛の種; Seeds of Love)
Released
1997.11.03
Tracklist
  1. Ai no Tane (愛の種)



Digital Cover
Artist
Morning Musume 20th
Digital Single
Ai no Tane (20th Anniversary ver.) (愛の種)
Released
2017.11.03
Catalog Number
UFDL-1366
Price
¥500
Tracklist
  1. Ai no Tane (20th Anniversary ver.) (愛の種)
  2. Ai no Tane (20th Anniversary ver.) Instrumental


Information

"Ai no Tane" is the demo single by Morning Musume. Producer Tsunku challenged the five girls who lost the Sharam Q audition to sell 50,000 copies of this song they recorded together to get a record deal. It was released on November 3, 1997. The single hit 50,000 sold by November 30th and the rest is history.

An updated version of the song titled "Ai no Tane (20th Anniversary Ver.)" featuring the first generation members and the current members was released as a digital single on November 3, 2017 under the name Morning Musume 20th, in commemoration of the group's 20th anniversary.

Featured Members

"Ai no Tane"

"Ai no Tane (20th Anniversary ver.)"

Song Information

Lyrics
Saeki Kenzo
Music
Sakurai Tetsutaro
Other Information
Arrangement: Sakurai Tetsutaro, Suzuki Shunsuke (20th Anniversary ver.)
Drums: Yokozeni Yuji
Bass: Rokukawa Masahiko
Guitar: Tsuchiya Kiyoshi
Piano, Keyboard: Kono Shin
Chorus: Sakurai Tetsutaro

Disambiguation

There are currently five recorded versions of "Ai no Tane" found in Morning Musume and Hello! Project's discography. These versions are:

Ai no Tane (Original)
Found on the "Ai no Tane" single as track #1, the "Morning Coffee" single as track #2, the First Time album as track #6, the Best! Morning Musume 1 album as track #15, and the Morning Musume Zen Single Coupling Collection album as track #1 on the first disc.
Ai no Tane (Karaoke Ver.)
Found on the Morning Musume EARLY SINGLE BOX album as track #1 on the bonus disc. This is the standard version without the main vocals.
Ai no Tane (20th Anniversary ver.) (Morning Musume 20th)
Found on the "Ai no Tane (20th Anniversary ver.)" digital single as track #1 and the Hatachi no Morning Musume mini-album as track #8. This version is a re-recording by the first generation members and Morning Musume '17.
Ai no Tane (20th Anniversary ver.) (Morning Musume '17)
Found on the 15 Thank you, too album as track #15. This is the 20th anniversary version featuring only Morning Musume '17.
Ai no Tane (20th Anniversary ver.) Instrumental
Found on the "Ai no Tane (20th Anniversary ver.)" digital single as track #2. This is the 20th Anniversary version without the main vocals.

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