Love Namidairo

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"Love Namidairo"
Aya Matsuura - Love Namidairo.png
Single by Aya Matsuura
from the album First Kiss
ReleasedSeptember 5, 2001 (2001-09-05)
  • Tsunku
Aya Matsuura singles chronology
"Tropical Koishiteru"
"Love Namidairo"
"100-kai no Kiss"
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"Love Namidairo" (LOVE涙色, lit. "Love (The Color of Tears)") is a song recorded by Japanese singer Aya Matsuura for her debut studio album, First Kiss. It was released as the album's third single on September 5, 2001, through Zetima.


Matsuura performed "Love Namidairo" on her first appearance on Kōhaku Uta Gassen in 2001 on which she was the first act to perform. "Love Namidairo" was the official song performed by contestants at the Morning Musume. 5th Generation auditions. In 2002, an English-language cover, dubbed "Love Letter", was recorded by Louise Redknapp for the album Cover Morning Musume Hello! Project!.[1] Matsuura also re-recorded the song in 2006 for her album Naked Songs. This album included arrangements with a studio brass section and more acoustic rhythm section.

Chart performance[]

"Love Namidairo" debuted at number 3 on the Oricon Singles Chart, with 75,000 copies sold in its first week.[2] The single dropped to number 7 on its second week, selling 34,000 copies.[3] It next spent a last week in the top ten, at number 10, logging sales of 23,000 copies.[4] The single charted in the top 100 for nine weeks, selling a reported total of 172,000 units.[5]

Track listing[]

All tracks are written by Tsunku.

1."Love Namidairo" (LOVE涙色, "Love (The Color of Tears)")
  • Cher Watanabe
2."Marumaru (Joshi Kōsei no Shuchō)" (○○-女子高生の主張-, "Blank, Blank (Schoolgirl's Assertion)")
  • Shunsuke Suzuki
3."Love Namidairo" (Instrumental)
  • Watanabe
Total length:13:27


Chart (2001) Peak
Japan Weekly Singles (Oricon)[6] 3
Japan Monthly Singles (Oricon)[7] 12

Certification and sales[]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Japan (RIAJ)[8] Gold 200,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

Cover versions[]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-30. Retrieved 2016-10-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "オリコン 2001.9.17". Retrieved February 24, 2018.
  3. ^ "オリコン 2001.9.24". Retrieved February 24, 2018.
  4. ^ "オリコン 2001.10.1". Retrieved February 24, 2018.
  5. ^ "オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」" [Oricon Ranking Information Service 'You Taiju']. Oricon. Retrieved February 24, 2018.
  6. ^ "LOVE涙色 松浦亜弥". Oricon. Retrieved February 24, 2018.
  7. ^ "オリコン(oricon)「2001年09月」の月間シングルCDランキング". Retrieved February 24, 2018.
  8. ^ "Japanese single certifications – 松浦 亜弥 – LOVE 涙色" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Select 2001年10月 on the drop-down menu

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