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"Step You/Is This Love?"
Single by Ayumi Hamasaki
from the album (Miss)understood
Released April 20, 2005
Format JPN CD Single
USA Digital Single [1]
Genre J-pop
Length 18:27
Label Avex Trax
Writer(s) Ayumi Hamasaki
Ayumi Hamasaki singles chronology
"Step You/Is This Love?"

"Step You"/"Is This Love?" is the 35th single released by Ayumi Hamasaki. It was a double a-side single released on April 20, 2005. "Step you"/"is this Love?" was the first single released by Ayumi Hamasaki in 2005. "Step you"/"is this Love?" was the best-selling solo single of 2005 by a female artist until September 2005, when Mika Nakashima's Glamorous Sky outsold it. The DVD featured 3 PVs, including one for "Step you," "is this Love?", and also for "my name's Women" from Hamasaki's 2004 album, My Story. Chiharu and Etsu from TRF were featured alongside Ayu in the PV. The "My Name's Women" PV is currently the second most expensive music video by a Japanese artist, behind Hamasaki's "Fairyland" PV. To date, the single has sold over 345,000 copies, making it her best-selling single of 2005.

According to an online poll on the A Best 2 website, Step you was voted as the best song during the A Best 2 period.


Track listing

  1. "Step You" – 4:24
  2. "Is This Love?" – 4:51
  3. "Step You" (Instrumental) – 4:24
  4. "Is This Love?" (Instrumental) – 4:51

DVD track listing

  1. "Step You" (PV)
  2. "Is This Love?" (PV)
  3. "My Name's Women" (PV)

Live performances

  • April 13, 2005 – Minna no Terebi – "Step You"
  • April 16, 2005 – CDTV – "Step You"
  • April 22, 2005 – Music Fighter – "Step You"
  • April 29, 2005 – Music Station – "Step you"
  • May 6, 2005 – Music Station – "Step you" and "Is This Love?"
  • December 31, 2005 – CDTV Special 2005-2006 – "Step You" and "Bold & Delicious"


Oricon Sales Chart (Japan)

Release Chart Peak Position First Week Sales Sales Total Chart Run
April 20, 2005 Oricon Daily Singles Chart 1
Oricon Weekly Singles Chart 1 164,008 345,340 19
Oricon Monthly Singles Chart 1
Oricon Yearly Singles Chart 19
  • Total Sales : 345,340 (Japan)
  • Total Sales : 403,000 (Avex)
  • RIAJ certification: Platinum


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