I Loved Yesterday

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I Loved Yesterday
Studio album by
Released 9 April 2008
Recorded 2007-2008
Genre Pop, pop rock
Length 46:21
Label Sony Music Japan, Studioseven Recordings
Yui chronology
Can't Buy My Love
I Loved Yesterday
My Short Stories
Singles from I Loved Yesterday
  1. "My Generation"
    Released: June 13, 2007
  2. "Love & Truth"
    Released: September 29, 2007
  3. "Namidairo"
    Released: February 27, 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

I Loved Yesterday is the third album of Japanese singer-songwriter YUI, and was released on 9 April 2008.[2] The album peaked at number twenty-three on the Billboard Japan Top 100.[3] I Loved Yesterday has been certified double platinum by RIAJ for shipment of 500,000 copies in Japan.[4]

The 1st track, "Laugh Away" which is the lead song for the album is released as a 1st digital single on March 10, 2008, which is used as the theme song for the Glico "Watering KissMint" commercial and the 10th track, "Oh Yeah: YUI Acoustic Version" is, later, also released as another digital single on May 25, 2008, which is used as the opening theme song to the morning Japanese show Mezamashi TV.

The album title, I Loved Yesterday's message is "Kinou wo aiseru youni kyou wo ikiyou. Ashita mo onaji kimochi de itai kara" (昨日を 愛せるように 今日を 生きよう  明日も 同じ気持ちで いたいから) which means in English, "In order to love yesterday, let's live today without regrets. I want to live tomorrow with the same feeling as well".

Track listing

Regular Edition

All lyrics written by Yui; all music composed by Yui, except noted.

No. Title Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "Laugh away"   northa+ 4:19
2. "My Generation"   northa+ 3:53
3. "Find me"   northa+ 3:35
4. "No way" COZZi COZZi 1:16
5. "Namidairo"   northa+ 3:33
6. "Daydreamer" COZZi COZZi 3:35
7. "Love is all"   northa+ 4:24
8. "I will love you" COZZi COZZi 4:21
9. "We will go"   northa+ 3:02
10. "OH YEAH"   northa+ 3:12
11. "My friend"   SHIGEZO 3:13
12. "LOVE & TRUTH"   northa+ 4:18
13. "Am I wrong?"   northa+ 3:35
Limited Edition

Regular Edition + DVD

No. Title Length
1. "Good-bye Days" (Music video)  
2. "I Remember You" (Music video)  
3. "Rolling Star" (Music video)  
4. "Cherry" (Music video)  
5. "Live at Budokan Premium Edition" (2007.11.19 live footage)  

Charts and sales

Oricon sales charts (Japan)

Release Oricon Chart Peak position First week sales Sales total
April 9, 2008 Daily Chart 1 475,709
Weekly Chart 1[5] 285,407
Monthly Chart 3
Yearly Chart 19


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Official discography (in Japanese) http://www.yui-net.com/discography/
  3. ^ Billboard Japan Top 100 Albums – I Loved Yesterday
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-08-20. Retrieved 2009-10-14.
  5. ^ Oricon rankings source http://www.oricon.co.jp/prof/358664/products/754413/1/
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