Morning Musume（モーニング娘。）struck it rich with "Love Machine"（LOVEマシーン）right at the end of the century. So what do they do for an encore?
A few years ago, Marcos V. wrote an article about the band Dschinghis Khan and how it inspired a couple of J-Pop songs, "Koi no Dance Site" being one of them. Before I found out about this information, I'd always been reminded of the music of Boney M whenever I saw and heard "Koi no Dance Site". And since Boney M was a product of the mirror ball 1970s, I think Morning Musume and writer/composer/Svengali Tsunku（つんく）along with arranger Dance☆Man really hit upon the special formula with this disco thing.
"Koi no Dance Site" became the group's second-highest selling single and their second million-seller as it peaked at No. 2 on Oricon. It actually got stopped by a tsunami...Southern All Stars' "Tsunami"...so it didn't hit the top spot. But it was one of the yearly Top 10 in 2000 by placing at No. 7. The song was also a track on Morning Musume's 3rd album "3rd: Love Paradise"（3rd -LOVEパラダイス-）which also has the aforementioned "Love Machine". That album also hit No. 2 on the weeklies and became the 24th-ranked album of the year.
Time truly flies by fast. Morning Musume actually celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.