Ren'ai Revolution 21 (恋愛レボリューション21; Love Revolution 21) is Morning Musume's 11th single. It was released on December 13, 2000. It sold a total of 1,113,000 copies and peaked at number two on the Oricon Charts. It ranked as the #5 single for 2001.

This single is the last to feature first generation member Nakazawa Yuko before she graduated from Morning Musume to continue her solo career within Hello! Project.

"Ren'ai Revolution 21" was used as a theme song for a 2009 commercial featuring Nissin Foods' cup noodles. "Inspiration!" was used as the image song for NHK’s NHK BS, and as the theme song for Saltimbanco’s 2000-2001 tour of Japan.

Tracklist[edit | edit source]

Morning_Musume-_Ren'ai_Revolution_21_(MV)

Morning Musume- Ren'ai Revolution 21 (MV)

Ren'ai Revolution 21 (MV)

CD[edit | edit source]

  1. Ren'ai Revolution 21
  2. Inspiration! (インスピレーション!)
  3. Ren'ai Revolution 21 (Instrumental)

LP[edit | edit source]

  1. Ren'ai Revolution 21
  2. Inspiration!
  3. Ren'ai Revolution 21 (Instrumental)
  4. Inspiration! (Instrumental)

Featured Members[edit | edit source]

Morning Musume promoting single

Morning Musume promoting single

Single Information[edit | edit source]

Ren'ai Revolution 21
  • Lyrics and Composition: Tsunku
  • Arrangement: DANCE☆MAN
  • Performed by DANCE☆MAN & THE BANDMAN
    • Turntables: DJ.ICHIRO
    • Keyboards and Manipulate: WATA-BOO
    • Guitar: JUMP MAN
    • Drums: HYU HYU
    • Percussions: STAGE CHAKKA MAN
    • Bass: TOCA
    • Spacey Fake: DANCE☆MAN
  • Rap and Voice: U.M.E.D.Y.
  • Chorus: Tsunku
  • Dance Choreography: Natsu Mayumi
  • Music Video: Tadokoro Takashi
Inspiration!
  • Lyrics and Composition: Tsunku
  • Arrangement, Programming, Guitar, and Talker: Suzuki Shunsuke
  • Brass Arrangement: Kobayashi Masahiro
  • Bass: Komatsu Hideyuki
  • Drums: Sano Yasuo
  • Percussion: Sakai Hideaki
  • Trumpets: Kobayashi Masahiro, Kobayashi Tai, Sawano Hironori
  • Trombone: Kawai Wakaba
  • Saxophone: Orita Kouji
  • Talker: Hashimoto Shin

TV Performances[edit | edit source]

  • [2000.12.07] FNS Kayousai
  • [2000.12.08] Music Station
  • [2000.12.09] MUSIX
  • [2000.12.14] ASAYAN
  • [2000.12.15] FUN
  • [2000.12.15] Music Station
  • [2000.12.16] CDTV
  • [2000.12.17] Hello! Morning Episode #37
  • [2000.12.20] X'mas
  • [2000.12.24] ASAYAN
  • [2000.12.25] HEY!HEY!HEY!
  • [2000.12.29] Music Station Super Live
  • [2001.01.05] Tokyo Music Plaza
  • [2001.01.06] MUSIX
  • [2001.02.02] Music Station
  • [2001.02.03] MUSIX
  • [2001.02.10] MUSIX
  • [2001.04.02] HEY!HEY!HEY! Special
  • [2001.04.12] Motaihendeshita
  • [2001.04.19] Nakazawa Yuko Final BS Special
  • [2001.07.01] MUSIX
  • [2001.07.07] MUSIX
  • [2001.12.23] One Holy Night Special
  • [2003.12.03] FNS Kayousai
  • [2003.12.29] SMAPxSMAP
  • [2009.02.04] Collabo Labo
  • [2012.01.01] CDTV Premium Live - Dream Morning Musume
  • [2012.02.24] Music Station - Dream Morning Musume
  • [2012.09.30] FES IWAO - C-ute, Passpo☆, BiS, Afilia Saga, Dempagumi.inc
  • [2014.04.xx] Bokura no Ongaku
  • [2015.12.16] FNS Kayousai - (part of a medley) Morning Musume '15, C-ute, ANGERME, Momoiro Clover Z

Concert Performances[edit | edit source]

Ren'ai Revolution 21
Inspiration!

Oricon Chart Positions[edit | edit source]

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- - - - - - - 2 515,490
- - - - - - - 2 114,970
- - - - - - - 4 169,560
- - - - - - - 5 75,920
- - - - - - - 9 34,160
- - - - - - - 11 41,930
- - - - - - - 27 16,390
- - - - - - - 38 9,430
- - - - - - - 53 5,260
- - - - - - - 91 2,930

Total Reported Sales: 1,113,000

Cover Versions[edit | edit source]

  • An English cover of the title track was recorded by Danna McAfee as "Love Revolution 21" for the album Cover Morning Musume!.
  • Korean singer Hyun Young recorded a Korean version of "Ren'ai Revolution 21" as a single titled "Love Revolution".
  • A Hawaiian version of the title track was included on the single Morning Musume Single Medley ~Hawaiian~ and on the album Hawaiian de Kiku Morning Musume Single Collection.
  • A "13-nin" version of the title track was re-recorded by the 2002 Morning Musume line-up, and can be found on the album 4th Ikimashoi!.
  • The title track was covered by Taiwanese girl group 4 in Love.
  • The title track was remixed by DJ Command feat. Uchi & Tomomin in Beatmania IIDX 18 Resort Anthem.
  • The title track is also included as one of the 28 tracks in Just Dance Wii.
  • Ice Creamusume recorded a Mandarin version of the title track, titled "Liàn Ài Gémìng 21", for their album 1st Zuì Bàng!.
  • "Ren'ai Revolution 21" was re-arranged and performed by Morning Musume's 2013 lineup in The Best! ~Updated Morning Musume~.
  • The title track is covered and remixed by "Happy Around!", one of the main units from the multimedia franchise D4DJ. It is also featured in the mobile game, D4DJ Groovy Mix.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • It is 1 of the 4 Morning Musume singles that sold more than 1,000,000 of copies.
  • 4th Generation member Ishikawa Rika gives a comment about the single on YouTube.
  • As of February 2016, it is the third highest viewed official music video on Morning Musume's YouTube channel with over 5,000,000 views, surpassed only by Ren'ai Hunter and Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke. Overall, it is 1 of 46 music videos for a single that has reached over 1,000,000 views.
  • This is the eleventh and last single of Nakazawa Yuko as leader of Morning Musume. She left the group to fully pursue her solo career and reach other goals of hers before she turns 30 (she was 28 at the time). It was speculated that the direction Morning Musume was going in, and the fact that so many young people (4th generation) joined the group, that Nakazawa decided to leave.
  • It is a featured song in the Japanese version Just Dance.
  • First press: an 8-page booklet.
  • Their 11th single was actually intended to be Say Yeah! ~Motto Miracle Night~, but the song got lukewarm feedback from fans when played on radio, and Tsunku changed it to "Ren'ai Revolution 21".
  • The Centers for this single are, Abe Natsumi and Goto Maki.

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