Ai No Corrida (song)
|"Ai No Corrida"|
|Single by Chaz Jankel|
|from the album Chas Jankel|
|Chaz Jankel singles chronology|
"Ai No Corrida" is a song by the English singer and multi-instrumentalist Chaz Jankel, written by Jankel and Kenny Young. It was first recorded in 1980 and featured on Chaz Jankel's debut album Chas Jankel for A&M Records.
"Ai No Corrida" was a song written by Chaz Jankel and Kenny Young, first recorded in 1980 and featured on Jankel's self-titled debut album for A&M Records. The title of the song was taken from the Japanese name Ai no Korīda of the French-Japanese film In the Realm of the Senses; and it means "Bullfight (Spanish: corrida) of Love". The erotic art film, directed by Nagisa Oshima, was a fictionalized and sexually explicit treatment of an incident from 1930s Japan. It generated great controversy during its original release; it was intended for mainstream wide release, but it contained scenes of unsimulated sexual activity between the actors.
|Chart (1981)|| Peak|
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)||18|
Quincy Jones version
|"Ai No Corrida"|
|Single by Quincy Jones|
|from the album The Dude|
|B-side||"There's a Train Leavin'"|
|Quincy Jones singles chronology|
The song was covered by Quincy Jones in 1981 on his album The Dude, with vocals by Dune (a.k.a. Charles May) and Patti Austin. Jones's version peaked at #28 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #10 on the R&B chart. In the UK it peaked at #14.
Jerry Hey and Quincy Jones received the 1982 Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) for their recording of this song.
Weekly singles charts
|US Billboard Hot 100||28|
|US Billboard R&B||10|
|US Billboard Disco/Dance||5|
Uniting Nations version
|"Ai No Corrida"|
|Single by Uniting Nations featuring Laura More|
|from the album One World|
|Released||7 November 2005|
|Length||3:11 (radio edit)|
|Uniting Nations singles chronology|
The song featured the vocals of Laura More of Eric Prydz and "Call On Me" fame. The backing vocals are from Steve M. Smith and Yolanda Quartey. The song was produced by Essex Buddha with Hat Ritson as sample replay producer.
The UK release was on November 7, 2005 and came in 12" vinyl, in enhanced CD (which included the video).
12" version includes:
- Ai No Corrida (Sharp Boys dub) (7:44)
- Ai No Corrida (Uniting Nations extended mix) (6:02)
CD maxi version includes
- Ai No Corrida (Uniting Nations radio edit) (2:49)
- Ai No Corrida (Original radio edit) (3:10)
- Ai No Corrida (Uniting Nations extended mix) (6:01)
- Ai No Corrida (Sharp Boys club mix) (7:43)
- Ai No Corrida video
|Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)||3|
|Scotland (Official Charts Company)||14|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||18|
In Japan, 1981, Japanese-language version was released by RVC, performed by Japanese unit BIG BANG (Yoshifumi Oba,Yoshihiko Shiraishi, Katsumi Takeichi, Shunji Inoue), produced by Koichi Fujita.
- Turim, Maureen (1998). The Films of Oshima Nagisa: Images of a Japanese Iconoclast. Berkeley: University of California Press. pp. 126–127. ISBN 0-520-20666-5.
- "Ultratop.be – Chas Jankel – Ai No Corrida" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved December 31, 2013.
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 307.
- "Danishcharts.com – Uniting Nations feat. Laura More – Ai No Corrida". Tracklisten.
- "Uniting Nations feat. Laura More: Ai No Corrida" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
- "Archive Chart: 2005-11-19". Scottish Singles Top 40.
- "Swedishcharts.com – Uniting Nations feat. Laura More – Ai No Corrida". Singles Top 100.
- "Archive Chart: 2005-11-19" UK Singles Chart.
- Ai No Corrida original version by Chaz Jankel on A&M Records
- Ai No Corrida 1981 cover by Quincy Jones on A&M Records
- Ai No Corrida live medley performed at Montreax in 2008 for Quincy Jones' 75th birthday
- Ai No Korida 2005 music video by Uniting Nations