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Love ~Destiny~

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8cm CD Art
Re-Released CD Art
Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Single
LOVE ~Destiny~
Released
1999.04.14
Catalog Number
AVDD-20309
Price
¥1,020
Tracklist
  1. LOVE ~Destiny~
  2. LOVE ~since 1999~
  3. LOVE ~Destiny~ (Instrumental)
  4. LOVE ~since 1999~ (Instrumental)



Artist
Hamasaki Ayumi
Single
LOVE ~Destiny~
Released
2001.02.28
Catalog Number
AVCD-30217
Price
¥1,050
Tracklist
  1. LOVE ~Destiny~
  2. LOVE ~since 1999~
  3. kanariya "Big Room Mix"
  4. kanariya "HΛL'S Mix"
  5. from your letter "pandart sasanoooha Mix"
  6. LOVE ~Destiny~ "Original Mix -Instrumental-"
  7. LOVE ~since 1999~ "Original Mix -Instrumental-"


Information

"LOVE ~Destiny~" is Hamasaki Ayumi's seventh single. Both LOVE ~Destiny~ and LOVE ~since 1999~ have the same melody, which was composed by Tsunku. LOVE ~since 1999~ also had lyrics by Tsunku and was a duet sung with him. The songs were the sub-theme and main theme, respectively, for the dorama Semidouble. This single reached #1 on the Oricon charts (her first single to do so) and stayed on the charts for a total of twenty-six weeks. It sold 650,790 copies, becoming the #30 single of 1999.

The single was re-released in 2001 on a 12cm format with extra remix songs. This time around the single reached #20 and charted for four weeks.

Live Performances
Alternative "LOVE ~since 1999~" Cover

Song Information

Lyrics
Hamasaki Ayumi
Music
Tsunku
Other Information
Arrangement: Kobayashi Shingo, Maejima Yasuaki
Keyboards: Kobayashi Shingo
Guitar: Kajiwara Jin
Programming: Suzuki Naoki
Mixed by Hattori Atsushi

Music Video

PV Shot

The music video for "LOVE ~Destiny~" was directed by Takeishi Wataru. It shows Hamasaki recording songs, writing lyrics, facing her fans, and singing against a night sky.

  • Assistant Produce: Kiyoshi Utsumi (prime direction)
  • Director: Wataru Takeishi
  • Production Manager: Yoshiko Ishibashi (Dee DRIVE), Yusuke Azumaya (prime direction)
  • Production Assistant: Yasumasa Sugiyama (Dee Drive)
  • Director of Photography: Tetsuya Kamoto (JPN)
  • Light: Masuto Noguchi
  • Stylist: Koji Matsumoto
  • Hair & Make up: Chu, Tamotsu (Too-RUSTIC)

Disambiguation

The following are the different versions of this song released throughout Hamasaki Ayumi's discography, listed chronologically.

LOVE ~Destiny~
Found on her A BEST best album as track #4. This is the standard version of the song.
LOVE ~Destiny~ (Instrumental)
Found on her "LOVE ~Destiny~" single as track #3. This is the instrumental version of the original song.
LOVE ~Destiny~ "TODD'S LOVERS COVERSION"
Found on her "Boys & Girls" single as track #4. This is a remixed version of the song by TODD OKAWA and it has a rap performance by KETSUMEISHI.

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