from the album For ourself ~Single History~
|Released||August 9, 2000|
|Label||Warner Music Japan|
|Previous||One Room Natsu no Koi Monogatari 7th single (2000)|
|Next||Kekkyoku Bye Bye Bye 9th single (2001)|
- Ai no Chikara
- Tokai no Yoru (都会の夜; City Night)
- Ai no Chikara (Instrumental)
- Ai no Chikara
- Tokai no Yoru
- Ai no Chikara
- Hello! Project 2000 Atsumare! Summer Party
- Hello! Project 2001 Sugoizo! 21seiki
- Heike Michiyo "Sotsugyou Memorial Live"
Total Reported Sales: 11,250
- First press: when buying the single you would get 1 of 3 different trading cards.
Heike said in an interview a few weeks before the release date:
Heike: "As for my latest single, "Ai no Chikara", I couldn't believe it was produced for me because it was such a different genre from what I was used to. I like listening to this type of music on a daily basis, but I never imagined I would be singing something like this."
Interviewer: "R&B has been a popular genre nowadays and many have been landing on the top of music chart. This song has got some R&B flavor ("Tokai no Yoru" has a stronger R&B flavor in comparison). It's got the rhythm of hip-hop and definitely a new sound for Michiyo Heike. But this is, in exchange, a whole new challenge for her and it must be a rewarding experience. The rhythm is quite unique, but after I listened to the whole song, I could clearly tell that it was made especially for her, for it required a solid vocal skill to pull it off."
Heike: "I was told by Tsunku, my producer, that this song was supposed to emphasize my vocal skills. So rather than paying too much attention to the rhythm, I was asked to improve my vocal technique. So that's my new strategy and my new goal."
Heike said in an interview on the release date of the single:
"For those who are reading CD data, hello! I'm releasing my 8th single "Ai No Chikara". Same as last time, Tsunku was the producer for this single. When I listened to it for the first time, I was quite surprised because it was an entirely different genre from what I was used to [note: she used to have the rock musician Hatake as a producer before Tsunku. I was nervous because I wasn't sure if I could pull it off. But I gave it a try with my usual "determined willpower". Both my last single, “One Room Natsu no Koi Monogatari” and this single, you can discover my entirely different aspect in a refreshing way. Hope you enjoy!"
Heike said in an interview:
Interviewer: "Now, about the coupling song "Tokai No Yoru", the lyrics are about a daily life of a woman, which is a typical theme for her songs lately."
Heike: "It's a mentally stimulating song. It's about a single girl living on her own, feeling a little lonely. As for me, I've been living in Tokyo on my own for 3 years, so I'm used to it. But 3 years ago, I was definitely feeling this way sometimes so I really understand the main character’s feeling. It’s like I'm singing about my past, when I was younger. Lol."
|Major Singles||1. GET | 2. Sotsugyou ~TOP OF THE WORLD~ | 3. Daikirai | 4. Dakedo Aishisugite | 5. Anata no Yume ni Naritai | 6. scene | 7. One Room Natsu no Koi Monogatari | 8. Ai no Chikara | 9. Kekkyoku Bye Bye Bye | 10. Propose | 11. Murasaki Shikibu|
|Indies Singles||1. Ran・RUN・Ran | 2. unaffected|
|Major Albums||Original: Teenage Dream|
Best: For ourself ~Single History~
Soundtrack: Morning Cop ~Daite HOLD ON ME!~
|Indies Albums||1. JECICA | 2. Koimizuki | 3. Fantasia|
|Units & Other Acts|
|Associated Acts||Kiiro 5 | 7nin Matsuri | Sexy 8|