SUPER LOVE SONG

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SUPER LOVE SONG
Single by B'z
from the album ACTION
Released October 3, 2007
Promotions #3 (Burnout Dominator)
#3 (JAPAN COUNTDOWN October Theme)
Length 11:07
Label Vermillion Records
Producer Tak Matsumoto
B'z singles chronology
43rd Single
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Eien no Tsubasa
(2007)
44th Single
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SUPER LOVE SONG
(2007)
45th Single
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BURN -Fumetsu no Face-
(2008)
B'z in November 2007 as they became the first Asian musicians to be inducted to Hollywood's RockWalk in Los Angeles, California.
The primary promotional image used in press materials for the single. It would later be used as the band's image on their RockWalk profile.
The band performing "SUPER LOVE SONG" during B'z SHOWCASE 2007 -19-. The tour marked one of only a select few occasions in which B'z premiered a song to fans live.

SUPER LOVE SONG is the forty-forth single by B'z, released on October 3, 2007. Along with the year's earlier single "Eien no Tsubasa", it would first be collected on the band's sixteenth studio album, ACTION, prior to being added to 2008's 20th anniversary compilation B'z The Best "ULTRA Pleasure". Five years later, it would again be collected on one of the band's two twenty-fifth anniversary compilations, B'z The Best XXV 1999-2012.

During B'z SHOWCASE 2007 -19-, "SUPER LOVE SONG" would become one of the few B'z songs to be premiered live ahead of its unveiling through official channels. The song would be used to open shows for B'z throughout the summer at all dates of the aforementioned tour as well as B'z SHOWCASE 2007 -B'z In Your Town- and their appearance at SUMMER SONIC 2007.

A promotional video was filmed for the single featuring American drummer Jeremy Colson and Robert DeLeo of the Stone Temple Pilots on bass, who both also played for the studio version. The video made use of computer-generated imagery and featured only the band members. Although it was not included on the limited edition that included a DVD—which instead featured a live performance of the song—it was aired on multiple music channels at the time of release. In addition, B'z performed the song twice on television as promotion: the first a week prior to release on HEY!HEY!HEY!, and again on a Music Station special on October 24th.

While the title song of the single was not used as a tie-in promotion, the second B-side, "FRICTION", was included on the soundtrack of the Electronic Arts racing video game Burnout Dominator in all regions. The game saw its release in Western territories in March before being released in Japan in late September. The song was also used as the theme to music show "JAPAN COUNTDOWN" for the month of October. Earlier in the year, the song was available internationally on iTunes as part of the game's soundtrack beginning in April, making it available well before the other two tracks on the single. As of 2012, the song is no longer available on international iTunes stores. However, the song would also appear in another installment of the same video game series when it was included in 2009's Burnout Paradise. This was the band's first original English composition since 2005's "Brighter Day" and was their latest game tie-in until "Into Free -Dangan-" served as the global theme to the 2012's Dragon's Dogma.

"SUPER LOVE SONG" premiered at the top of the Oricon Weekly Singles and was the fortieth consecutive for the band to do so. The single would sell over 180,000 physical copies in its first week of release and go on to be certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan while finishing nineteenth overall for the year of 2007.

On November 19, 2007, one month following the single's release, B'z made history when they became the first Asian artists to be inducted to Hollywood's RockWalk in Los Angeles, California.

Track listing

  1. SUPER LOVE SONG
    Although the song as we know it is a hard rock number, this wasn't always the case. Production on the song began in Los Angeles in January with it originally intended to be of a much slower tempo. The early days of recording what would become ACTION were rough for the band, with Tak expressing in a "CLOSE UP" interview: "We had a slump unlike anything before." Koshi noted that, to overcome the initial slump for the album's session, they started "doing music with a different feel to it. With that, we started to get the rhythm—what we call the 'recording rhythm'." The band were satisfied with the result and premiered it live in the summer of the same year.
  2. Koko KaraFrom Here, ここから
    The B-side featured a Mellotron being played by famed specialist Patrick Warren. The song was not included on ACTION when the accompanying studio album hit shelves in December and to date has never been played live.
  3. FRICTION
    A song with entirely English lyrics, it was written for the Electronic Arts video game Burnout Dominator. The song was recorded in Tokyo with the band's mainstay Canadian drummer Shane Gaalaas being credited with advising the English lyrics. While this original version can only be found here, an updated rendition with re-recorded vocals and an altered arrangement can be found on ACTION under the title of "FRICTION -LAP 2-".
  • Limited Edition (CD+DVD):
    • 「SUPER LOVE SONG」 Live Performance
From B'z SHOWCASE 2007 -19- at Zepp Tokyo, filmed on June 21, 2007. The show would be released on DVD as a bonus disc included in a special edition of B'z The Best "ULTRA Treasure". In 2010, it was made available on Blu-ray in a double package with B'z LIVE in Namba 2006.

Reversion history

Original Song Reversion History
FRICTION
B-SIDE & ALBUM SONG* (2007)

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RE-RECORDING: FRICTION -LAP 2- (2007)
Complete re-recording with new vocals, new guitar, and a new arrangement; released only on ACTION.

Live appearances

Live Performances

SUPER LOVE SONG [79 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2007 -19- [6/6 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2007 -B'z In Your Town- [7/7 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png SUMMER SONIC 07 [2/2 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2008 -Kiyotake ACTION- [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM 2008 "ACTION" [53/53 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2009 -B'z In Your Town- [8/8 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png SUMMER SONIC 09 [2/2 SHOWS]
Koko Kara redx.png
FRICTION [73 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2007 -19- [6/6 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2007 -B'z In Your Town- [7/7 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png SUMMER SONIC 07 [2/2 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z SHOWCASE 2008 -Kiyotake ACTION- [1/1 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM 2008 "ACTION" [53/53 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png B'z LIVE-GYM 2011 -long time no see- [3/3 SHOWS]
crossbracket.png Music for Relief's Secret Show for Japan [1/1 SHOWS]

Home Videos

SUPER LOVE SONG
crossbracket.png SUPER LOVE SONG Limited Edition DVD: SHOWCASE 2007 -19-
crossbracket.png SHOWCASE 2007 -19-
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM 2008 -ACTION-
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FRICTION
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM 2011 -long time no see-
crossbracket.png SHOWCASE 2007 -19-
crossbracket.png LIVE-GYM 2008 -ACTION-

Sales data

No. Cover Single Physical Copies Sold Chart Positions Certification
FIRST WEEK LIFETIME WEEK MONTH YEAR
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SUPER LOVE SONG
2007.10.03

180,650+

232,772+

1

1

19

Gold

Personnel

B'z

Support Members

Production