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Love ~Destiny~

8cm CD Art
Re-Released CD Art
Hamasaki Ayumi
LOVE ~Destiny~
Catalog Number
  1. LOVE ~Destiny~
  2. LOVE ~since 1999~
  3. LOVE ~Destiny~ (Instrumental)
  4. LOVE ~since 1999~ (Instrumental)

Hamasaki Ayumi
LOVE ~Destiny~
Catalog Number
  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-"


"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

Hamasaki Ayumi
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)


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.
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.
LOVE ~Destiny~ (10th Anniversary version)
Found on the "Days / GREEN" single as track #3. This is the standard version of the song with different arrangement by Kobayashi Shingo.
LOVE ~Destiny~ (10th Anniversary version -Instrumental-)
Found on the "Days / GREEN" single as track #6. This is the non-vocal version of the "10th Anniversary" version.
LOVE ~Destiny~ (Arranged by Nobuyuki Tsujii)
Found on the ayu-mi-x 7 -version Acoustic Orchestra- remix album as track #13. It has an orchestral arrangement by Tsuji Nobuyuki, mixed by Morimoto Koji.

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