Arashi – One Love [22nd Single]

June 22, 2008 at 9:07 pm (Arashi) (, )

Arashi’s 22nd single, entitled One Love, was released on 06.25.08. The song was used as the theme song for the Hana Yori Dango movie.

One Love is an uptempo track made for smiling along to. The song begins with an uptempo instrumentation that is centered around the bagpipes before going into the song’s true sound. The first verse features some great vocals that work well with the music to create an enjoyable atmosphere. The boys harmonize well and display their vocal talents well. The chorus is wonderful as the vocals are strong and the instrumentation exutes a feeling of hope. The pure instrumental section is a breath of fresh air before introducing a chorus focusing on the boys’ vocal abilities. The song finishes off with the boys singing “la la la” repeatedly and then the same wonderful instrumentation of bagpipes finishes off the song just as it began. One Love is an excellent happy song that captures a hopeful atmosphere perfectly.

The B-side of the single on the regular edition is How to fly. The song opens up with a cool instrumentation before going into the first verse. The vocals sound perfect with the music to really capture the atmosphere well. The chorus sounds great as the boys harmonize well and the music shows a little more variety than in the verses. The vocals in the second verse stand out even more than they do in the first verse. The pure instrumental section spotlights the guitar, emphasizing just how pretty the song’s instrumentation really is. How to fly is an excellent addition to the single and a very fun song to listen to.

In order to promote the single, a PV for One Love was made. The video is pretty simple but beautiful as special effects are used strongly to resemble watercolors. The video celebrates a wedding with the gorgeous background and the magnificent colors. The video is very pretty and is definitely something worth checking out.

Single Ranking: A +

Arashi’s 22nd single features two excellent songs to form a cohesive and enjoyable single. Both One Love and How to fly are excellent songs that make the listener engaged and interested in listening to the boys. With an uptempo sound and uplifting feeling, these songs are definitely not to be missed.

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8 Comments

  1. International Wota » Blogs Johnny's Recommended » [Blogs] Amai Wana on Arashi’s “One Love” said,

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  2. Karen said,

    nice 1 Kevin although personally I think you should have reviewed the FINAL REMIX as well . It’s ❤

    you can hear it via my blog !

  3. Karen said,

    I still love this single a lot & I never get sick of hearing/watching it & One Love sounds even better than ever after I went to watch Hana Yori Dango Final when it was finally shown here ❤

    especially when One Love was aired at the ending of the movie , ah the memories of the movie ❤ ❤

  4. amaiyume said,

    this song friggin rules!!!!
    I still have the urge to listen to One Love randomly because the bagpipes are just so catchy. Also it reminds me of MY ALL by Ayu and that’s just perfect!

  5. Karen said,

    One Love’s 1 song I never get sick of hearing no matter what ❤

  6. amaiyume said,

    yep yep, this is my FAV Arashi song. I think I might actually buy a copy of this single 🙂

  7. Karen said,

    yes yes you should . In fact I have all the physical copies of the single , inclusive of the Hana Yori Dango Final re-release edition that I got from CDJapan LOL

  8. amaiyume said,

    wow! that’s intense! You must really like the single haha
    I’ve never bought anything of Arashi but this might be the first…

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