Japanese title: DON’T STOP 恋愛中
Romaji: DON’T STOP renaichuu
English: Don’t Stop While We’re in Love
Release date: 2000.04.19
Catalog nr: EPCE-1076
First press: no
«DON’T STOP Renaichuu» is Taiyou to Ciscomoon‘s 7th single, and the first under their new name T&C Bomber. The most noticable thing about this release, is that Miwa Kominato is back after being absent from their previous single.
It was released on Aprtil 19th, 2000 on the record label zetima, containing the title track and its instrumental, as well as the b-side «Go Go Tokyo».
The single entered the charts at #23, and charted for eight weeks. It sold 16,220 copies in its first week and 23,200 copies total.
Tsunku’s comments about the single:
«I was imagining the warm days between Golden Week (Is it an obsolete term nowadays?) [n.b. Japanese statutory holiday week in].
I produced it with a reggae rhythm, topped with West Coast flavor to create the sound of early summer days. During the song, the tempo rises and falls by 6BPM. Did you guys notice that? The idea came to me during the recording session. The girls were a bit struggling to grasp the rhythm at first, but they learned to feel the rhythm and seemed to be enjoying the singing session. When you listen to the song, please especially enjoy these creative sections.»
01. DON’T STOP 恋愛中 (Don’t Stop Renaichuu; Don’t Stop While We’re in Love)
02. ゴ−ゴ−東京 (Go Go Tokyo)
03. DON’T STOP 恋愛中 (Instrumental)
DON’T STOP 恋愛中 (Don’t Stop Renaichuu)
Lyrics: Tsunku | Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Shin Kouno
In 2004, «DON’T STOP renaichuu» was covered by the Hello! Project grop Country Musume ni Konno to Fujimoto for their 11th (and final) single, «Shining Itoshiki Anata». It has the title «DON’T STOP renaichuu (2004 Ver.)»
ゴ−ゴ−東京 (Go Go Tokyo)
Lyrics: Tsunku | Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Yuichi Takahashi