from the album ☆☆☆
|Released|| October 25, 2006|
November 8, 2006 (Single V)
|Format||CD Single, Single V, digital download|
|Previous||Koi☆Kana 1st Single (2006)|
|Next||Happy☆彡 3rd Single (2007)|
Balalaika (バラライカ) is the 2nd single by Tsukishima Kirari staring Kusumi Koharu (Morning Musume). It was released on October 25, 2006 in both limited and regular editions. The limited edition came with a Super Corabo Mirufii card. The limited and first press release of the regular came with a special sticker.
The Single V was released on November 8, 2006. It sold 7,720 copies and peaked at #6 on the Oricon charts.
Balalaika was used as the 2nd opening for the anime Kirarin☆Revolution, and Mizuiro Melody was used as the 3rd ending theme for the same anime.
- Mizuiro Melody (水色メロディ; Light Blue Melody)
- Balalaika (Instrumental)
- Balalaika (Dance Shot Ver.)
- Making of (メイキング映像)
- Morning Musume Concert Tour 2006 Aki ~Odore! Morning Curry~
- Hello! Project 2007 Winter ~Wonderful Hearts Otome Gocoro~
- Hello! Project 2007 Winter ~Shuuketsu! 10th Anniversary~
- Kirarin☆Revolution Special Live
- Kirarin☆Revolution Final Stage
- Hello! Project 2017 WINTER ~Kaleidoscope~ - Makino Maria, Yanagawa Nanami, Ogawa Rena, Tanimoto Ami, Ono Mizuho
- Mizuiro Melody
- Lyrics: Furuya Shin
- Composition: Kurosu Katsuhiko
- Arrangement and Guitar: Kato Daisuke
- Chorus: Mao
- This is Kusumi Koharu's highest selling single
- The song was turned into a parody song "Yararaika" that went viral. Yuichiro Nagashima, the cosplay kickboxer, once entered the ring in Abe's eponymous jumpsuit with the parody song as background music.
- The music video, uploaded to the UP-FRONT PROMOTION YouTube channel, has over 10 million views as of mid-2019. The only other video on the channel to do the same is Sharan Q's "Single Bed" at 24 million. The feat, which took nearly nine years, is notable as being rare among even larger acts such as Morning Musume, who have only four videos in this category.
- Daily & Weekly Ranking
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- Yearly Ranking
Total Reported Sales: 72,709
- Wikipedia: Japanese, English
- Lyrics: Balalaika, Mizuiro Melody
|Solo Acts||Tsukishima Kirari starring Kusumi Koharu (Morning Musume)|
|Kira☆Pika||Kira | Pika|
|MilkyWay||Tsukishima Kirari starring Kusumi Koharu (Morning Musume) | Yukino Noel starring Kitahara Sayaka | Hanasaki Cobeni starring Kikkawa Yuu|
|SHIPS||Kazama Hiroto (Ide Takuya) | Hiwatari Seiji (Kanai Shikou)|
|Singles||Tsukishima Kirari: 1. Koi☆Kana | 2. Balalaika | 3.Happy☆彡 | 4. Chance! | 5. Papancake | 6. Hapi☆Hapi Sunday!|
Kira☆Pika: 1. Hana wo Pu-n / Futari wa NS
MilkyWay: 1. Anataboshi | 2. Tan Tan Taan!
SHIPS: 1. TOKYO FRIEND☆SHIPS | 2. Kimi ga Iru
Other: Ooki na Ai de Motenashite
|Albums||Original: 1. ☆☆☆ (Mitsuboshi) | 2. Kirarin☆Land | 3. Kirari to Fuyu|
Mini: 1. Song Selection | 2. Song Selection 2 | 3. Song Selection 3 | 4. Song Selection 4 | 5. Song Selection 5
|Other||Kirarin☆Revolution Final Stage|
|Units & Other Acts|
|Associated Acts||Morning Musume | ℃-ute | Hello Pro Egg|