I posed a few weeks about AKB48’s upcoming 1st album. Well, now we have more details on the album. We have the covers, track list, and the album name. The album is entitled Koko ni Ita Koto. Since I don’t make entire post about covers I don’t have all the covers posted here. But above is my favorite cover of the album. Watanabe Mayu in a lolita dress is just pure win.
And you can check out the track list below. 1. Shoujotachi yo 2. Overtake (Team A) 3. Boku ni Dekiru koto (Team K) 4. Renai Circus (Team B) 5. Kaze no Yukue (Kuramochi, Sashihara, Takahashi, Oshima, Minegishi, Kashiwagi) 6. Wagamama Collection (Oota, Maeda Ami, Komori, Sato S, Watanabe, Matsui J) 7. Ningyo no Vacances (Takajo, Nito, Yokoyama, Kasai, Kitahara, Sato A, Masuda) 8. Kimi to Boku no Kankei (Maeda Atsuko, Itano) 9. IIKAGEN no SUSUME (Katayama, Kojima, Shinoda, Akimoto, Miyazawa, Matsui R) 10. High scool days (Team KKS) 11. Team B Oshi (Team B) 12. Chance no Junban 13. Beginner 14. Ponytail to Shushu 15. Heavy Rotation 16. Koko ni ita koto (AKB48+SKE48+SDN48+NMB48)
I’ve been wondering how they were going to do the album since they have 48 members. And I was completely expecting their solution. Most of the girls aren’t featured prominently on the album. Only about half of the girls are featured in songs that aren’t team songs. Which is a little unfair. But that’s the breaks in an idol group were popularity determines when you sing. However, they could have fixed this a bit if the 2 Matsuis from SKE weren’t included and if the Kenkyuusei didn’t have their own song. Because honestly, I think both are a bit unnecessary. Song wise I’m looking forward to hearing Renai Cirus the most, because the covers have a circus theme and this is the only song that has anything to do with a circus. XD I also really want to hear Koko ni Ita Kot because all the 48 groups in one song, makes me think of Hello!Project All Stars. And anything similar to that is just amazing. I’m also looking forward to see how much this album sells. I think there’s definitely going to be some record breaking going on.
It was released about 2 weeks ago that Berryz Koubou will be releasing their 7th album on March 30th entitled 7 Berryz Times. Well today the track list for the album has been released.
The track list is as follows:
1. Icchoume Rock! 2. Heroine ni Narou ka! 3. BOMB BOMB JUMP 4. Masshiroi ano kumo 5. Maji Bomber!! 6. Joshikai The Night 7. Girls Times 8. Onna no Pride 9. Shining Power 10. Magical Future!
I am really excited for this album mostly because Berryz Koubou is my second favorite Hello!Project group. (Following right behind Morning Musume, of course.) I am also excited for it because I thought their last album was really incredible. Their albums are always really great, but I found myself loving 6th Otakebi Album even more than their other albums. I’m also really excited to hear the song Onna no Pride. Since I’m a girl I always love the songs that are super empowering or relatable for girls. Which is why I love Very Beauty and Baka ni Shinaide so much. I’m also interested in hearing Bomb Bomb Jump, just because it seems like it will be similar to Maji Bomber. And as many of you know Maji Bomber was one of my favorite songs of 2010. I’m also hoping there’s a song about unrequited love, because those are always my favorite H!P songs in general. XD
And of course you can buy this album from CDJapan by clicking the links below.
Now, as all of you may know already I am insanely happy about the formation of Dream Morning Musume. I’m mostly excited because I get to see my beloved Koha perform again. Well, I got even more excited by Dream Morning Musume recently because a couple of days ago they revealed the track list for their upcoming album. The CD is two disk and is mostly a cover album of the top Morning Musume songs. Here’s the track list.
1. Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari (Dream Morning Musume Ve.r) 2. Morning Coffee (2011 Ver) 3. Roman ~My Dear Boy~ 4. Mikan 5. Aozora ga Itsumademo Tsuzuku You na Mirai de Are! 6. Ame no Furanai Hoshi de wa Aisenai Darou? 7. SEXY BOY ~Soyokaze ni Yorisotte~ 8. Afternoon Coffee (Afternoon Musume) 9. New Song 10. New Song
1. Summer Night Town 2. Daite HOLD ON ME! 3. Memory Seishun no Hikari 4. LOVE Machine 5. Koi no Dance Site 6. Happy Summer Wedding 7. I WISH 8. Renai Revolution 21 9. The Peace! 10. Souda! WE’RE ALIVE
I am completely thrilled because they are singing a lot of my favorite Morning Musume songs, and my all time favorite Morning Musume song! Which is Aozora ga Itsumademo Tsuzuku You na Mirai de Are. But I am also super excited for Renai Revolution 21, Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari, Koi no Dance Site, Daite Hold on Me, Love Machine, Summer Night Town, I Wish, and Roman ~My Dear Boy~.
I know a lot of fans have mixed feelings about this group as a whole. How it lessens the current Momusu, and it is a step backwards for the members. But to me this group really is a dream. I can finally see all the member singing and dancing together again. Which is huge for me because I wasn’t a fan when most of these girls where in the group. However permanent or short lived this group is, or becomes, I am completely going to enjoy the ride while it happens!
The CD comes in 2 versions which you can buy from CDJapan by clicking the links below.
Now as you know I never make entire posts for a CD’s track list. And I also never buy the CD, so I never care about a track list. But since I preordered a copy, I feel much closer and more involved in the CD. So, things like the track list and covers are a pretty big deal to me. So here is the track list for JUMP No.1.
Lyrics：Yabu Kota 2．INFINITY Lyrics: Yaotome Hikaru 3. Hitomi no Screen 4．Shinku Lyrics: Yamada Ryosuke 5．Ganbaretsugo! 6．Jounetsu JUMP 7．Sumairu songu Lyrics: Chinen Yuri 8．Memories 9. Dreams come true 10．Time Lyrics: Takaki Yuya Arrangements: Arioka Daiki, Eddy 11．Score Lyrics: Yabu Kota RAP lyrics: Yaotome Hikaru 12. Your Seed 13．Ai☆sukuriimu Lyrics & Music: Yaotome Hikaru 14. Mayonaka no Shadow Boy 15．Dash!! Lyrics: Nakajima Yuto 16. Ultra Music Power 17．Thank You ~ Bokutachi kara kime e Lyrics: Hey! Say! JUMP
I left the lyrics that were written by JUMP members up. That part is also written in red.
First off, I was extremely happy when I first found out the track list was out. I had to literally calm myself down so I could click on the link. I am pretty pleased with the track list. Of course there are songs I wished were on there. I especially wanted Nounai Dance and Su.Ri.Ru. But there’s nothing I can do about that. Except cry and/or complain. And that wouldn’t solve anything. We’ve heard 9/17(5 of them obviously being the singles.) songs on the album, which is actually less than I was expecting. I was expecting it to be filled with old songs, and maybe 1 or 2 new ones. But I guess it’s better to have new songs rather than just the same old ones over and over. But people are going to complain either way. Since there’s not enough old ones, people will complain they wanted more old ones. But on the other side if there were no old ones, people would complain that they wanted more old songs. You can’t really win, or make EVERYONE happy either way. Personally, I would like JUMP to release all of their old song officially one of these days. Even if they have to do it like they are now. Throwing a few old songs in with each new CD release. Enough of my semi-rant, let’s focus on the good. The good being there’s 8 never before heard songs on the album. Which is pretty exciting. What’s even more exciting to see, is who will sing what. Since there doesn’t seem to be any solo songs. And there’s only 1 HSB songs, 1 HS7 song, and 2 groups songs.(excluding the singles of course.) So it’s really anyone’s gues as to who’s going to sing what. Though there will most likely be a Yabu and Hikaru duet. Another great thing about this album is HSJ members wrote all of the unheard songs themselves! Two songs penned by Yabu, two songs plus rap part of Score by Hikaru, one song by Takaki, one by Ryosuke, one by Yuto, one by Chinen and one by JUMP as a whole. I bet you Thank You ~ Bokutachi kara kime e is just like NEWS’s Share. Where NEWS as a whole wrote the chorus, and each member wrote their solo verse. I also want to hear Dash ASAP! Any song written by Yuto is automatic win! All and all this is pretty impressive. I think they are the first JE group to basically write their own album. I wonder if the members of the JUMP band are playing any of the music for it? That would be cool too. But the last thing that makes this album awesome is the songs they decided to keep are amazing. Score and Ganbaretsugo were obviously chosen as the BEST and 7 group songs because all the members get solos in the song. Though Ganbaretsugo is less than fair to Ryutaro and Keito. But I love both songs. Especially Ganbaretsugo, I listen to it nearly everyday. And I’ve always really liked Jonetsu JUMP. So I’m really excited to hear the full version of the song. Which there has to be because I doubt they’ll put a 2:30 minute song on an album. And Memories is a good song, it’s not personally my favorite. But a lot of JUMP fans seem to really like it. So yeah what else can I say? Other than I wish it was July 7th already.
Also, here are album songs that we’ve already heard from JUMP.