What is Love?
This page is for the TOMOSUKE song titled What is Love?. For the Somatone song of the same title, please see What Is Love?.
What is Love?
Composition/Arrangement: Tomosuke Funaki
Genre: HOUSE (ハウス)
pop'n music Character: Dia [3-2P]
pop'n music Background: In a Grow (pop'n music 5)
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania 7thMIX -keepin' evolution-
Other Music Game Appearances:
- beatmania III APPEND 7thMIX
- DanceDanceRevolution ULTRAMIX DLC Song Pack #4
- pop'n music 9 (ee'MALL)
Song Connections / Remixes
- The OST version of What is Love? is slightly rearranged.
- The DanceDanceRevolution series uses this version of What is Love?.
- What is Love? appears as part of the medley Funky House Mix, from DanceDanceRevolution UNIVERSE2.
- What is Love? was added to pop'n music 9 on March 19th, 2003 via ee'MALL.
- Before pop'n music 14 FEVER!, What is Love?'s songwheel genre was What is Love?.
- What is Love? received new Single DIFFICULT and EXPERT charts in DDR FESTIVAL -DanceDanceRevolution-, replacing its old ones (however, these charts are only used in DDR FESTIVAL).
- A proper Single BEGINNER chart for the song can also be found in the data, but it is unused.
- What is Love?'s DanceDanceRevolution background is based on its beatmania 7thMIX animations.
- What is Love? is unlockable via DanceDanceRevolution UNIVERSE2's Quest Mode, by completing a Session Offer in Recon, Ruby.
- Also, What is Love? received new graphics and was capitalized as What Is Love? in UNIVERSE2.
Song Production Information
The '70s jazz scene saw lots of music that actively approached the funk and rock sides while freely using electric instruments.
Such sounds were often seen on specific series of records from prominent labels such as Blue Note and Riverside.
In the latter half of the '80s, these records were reevaluated and dubbed "rare groove," becoming the genesis of Acid Jazz.
This song aims for a "jazz in the house" sound, named after the large mid-'90s movement that fused the good-old rare groove, mentioned earlier, with house music.
The song takes lessons from the classics to unfold new sounds with vintage electric instruments (including the Fender Rhodes).
Video Production Information
I thought "Wow, what an adult-sounding track!" and before I knew it, I came up with these visuals.
The whirlpool animations are great, aren't they?
(I'd expect no less from you, MZD FIRE-FLY!!)
I like the chic, adult flavor to this song. I think it's great!
Difficulty & Notecounts
beatmania difficulty rated from 1 to 9.
DanceDanceRevolution difficulty rated from 1 to 10 from DDRMAX2 to SuperNOVA2.
pop'n music difficulty rated from 1 to 43 through pop'n music 20 fantasia, and 1 to 50 from Sunny Park onwards. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from KANI KANI CRAB, Pop'n Music Fever and BEMANIWiki 2nd.)
|Game||SP Difficulty||DP Difficulty|
|beatmania 7thMIX→THE FINAL||3||4||5||2||4||4|
|beatmania III APPEND 7thMIX→III THE FINAL||3||4||5||3||4||5|
|Notecounts / Freeze Arrows / Shock Arrows||- / -||127 / 14||171 / 6||229 / 9||- / - / -||127 / 6||167 / 6||227 / 5||- / - / -|
|DanceDanceRevolution ULTRAMIX / Dancing Stage Unleashed DLC||-||3||5||6||-||3||5||7||-|
|DanceDanceRevolution ULTRAMIX2 / Dancing Stage Unleashed2 DLC||⁂N/A||3||5||6||-||3||5||7||-|
|DanceDanceRevolution ULTRAMIX3 / Dancing Stage Unleashed3 DLC||⁂N/A||3||5||6||-||3||5||7||-|
|DanceDanceRevolution ULTRAMIX4 DLC||⁂N/A||3||5||6||-||3||5||7||-|
|DanceDanceRevolution / Dancing Stage UNIVERSE2||⁂N/A||3||5||6||-||3||5||7||-|
⁂ Denotes that no proper chart data actually exists.
|Notecounts / Freeze Arrows / Shock Arrows||85 / 0||127 / 14||225 / 13||274 / 4||- / - / -||127 / 6||167 / 6||227 / 5||- / - / -|
⁑ Denotes chart is unused and cannot be accessed through normal gameplay.
|pop'n music 9→13 カーニバル (via ee'MALL)||9||12||23||-||11||14|
|pop'n music 14 FEVER!→20 fantasia||9||12||23||-||11||14|
|pop'n music Sunny Park→Present||-||18||29||-||11||14|
|pop'n music 14 FEVER! CS||9||12||23||-||11||14|