Daite HOLD ON ME! (抱いてHOLD ON ME!; Hold Me, Hold On Me!) is Morning Musume's third single. It was released on September 9, 1998, as an 8cm CD.

It sold a total of 820,000 copies and ranked as the #52 single for 1998.

It was re-released in 2004 as part of the Morning Musume Early Single Box, a limited edition box set containing Morning Musume's first eight singles reissued on 12cm CDs. In 2005, the singles were released individually, and first press editions came with a photo card. The Morning Cop Version in the re-release was specially created as the ending theme for Morning Cop ~Daite HOLD ON ME!~ movie, which was released in theaters on August 18, 1998, but the track had never been released until the box set.

Tracklist[edit | edit source]

Morning_Musume_-_Daite_HOLD_ON_ME!_(MV)

Morning Musume - Daite HOLD ON ME! (MV)

Original Edition[edit | edit source]

  1. Daite HOLD ON ME!
  2. Tatoeba (例えば; Let's Say)
  3. Daite HOLD ON ME! (Instrumental)

Re-release Edition[edit | edit source]

  1. Daite HOLD ON ME!
  2. Tatoeba
  3. Daite HOLD ON ME! (Instrumental)
  4. Daite HOLD ON ME! (Morning Cop Version)

Featured Members[edit | edit source]

Morning Musume promoting the single

Single Information[edit | edit source]

Daite HOLD ON ME!
Tatoeba

TV Performances[edit | edit source]

  • [1998.09.06] ASAYAN
  • [1998.09.20] ASAYAN
  • [1998.09.24] Shunon
  • [1998.09.26] Pop Jam
  • [1998.09.30] Idol Super Stage Let's Go Young 98
  • [1998.10.01] Countdown All Hit '90
  • [1998.10.09] Uta no
  • [1998.10.09] 98 SUPER DREAM LIVE
  • [1998.10.16] Music Station
  • [1998.10.17] Pop Jam
  • [1998.10.23] Idol Superstage
  • [1998.10.27] Utaban
  • [1998.11.03] Utaban
  • [1998.12.14] Asia Live Dream in Shanghai
  • [1998.12.31] 49th Kouhaku Utagassen
  • [1999.01.03] ASAYAN
  • [2000.10.29] Hello! Morning Episode #30 (Special Remix)

Concert Performances[edit | edit source]

Daite HOLD ON ME!
Tatoeba

Oricon Chart Positions[edit | edit source]

Single
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- - - - - - - 1 183,500
- - - - - - - 4 94,000
- - - - - - - 4 67,310
- - - - - - - 7 39,570
- - - - - - - 14 21,770
- - - - - - - 15 16,610
- - - - - - - 24 16,270
- - - - - - - 33 12,480
- - - - - - - 32 9,670
- - - - - - - 46 5,350
- - - - - - - 76 3,080
- - - - - - - 46 9,930
- - - - - - - 37 8,320
- - - - - - - 48 5,810
- - - - - - - 67 3,450

Total Reported Sales: 497,120

Cover Versions[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This is Morning Musume's first single to debut at #1 on the Oricon weekly albums chart, and the first Hello! Project single to reach #1 on the Oricon weekly albums chart.
    • Morning Musume competed with MAY, globe, PENICILLIN and the brilliant green for the #1 spot.
  • Iida Kaori commented on the single in a YouTube video series counting up to Morning Musume's 50th single.[1]
  • This was Morning Musume's highest selling single until "LOVE Machine".
  • Morning Musume was awarded Best New Artist Award of the Year at the 40th Japan Record Awards for the song.[2] They were also invited to the famous New Year's song show Kouhaku Uta Gassen for the first time, after which they performed at every year until 2008.
  • The song was also extremely popular at karaoke, placing #1 for eight weeks on the Oricon Karaoke charts.
  • On Utaban, Iida Kaori was made fun of in a humorous way regarding one of her lines in the music video. When she sings "nee waratte" (wont you give me a smile?), she makes a face the hosts thought was priceless. It made her famous at the time, as the comment caught on. Iida commented on this in a 2018 interview, saying "You know, the 'nee, waratte' in 'Daite HOLD ON ME!'… That expression on my face was just me doing my best. I’m someone who is usually making no progress despite really trying my best…"[3]
  • The Morning Cop ~Daite HOLD ON ME!~ movie was completed and released earlier than the song, so the song was actually in an incomplete state. Compared to the single version, the movie version has differences in the mixing job as well as the take on the vocal parts and the member who's in charge of certain parts; i.e. 2 chorus B-melody is sung by Yasuda in this version.
  • Very few Morning Musume songs are made into remixes, but this song has four: "Daite HOLD ON ME! (Morning Cop Version)" in the re-release, "Daite Hold on Me! -Sexy Long Version-" from the Morning Cop soundtrack, "Daite HOLD ON ME! (N.Y.Mix)" on their second album, and a trance remix in the album Club Hello Trance Remix!.
  • The Center for this single is Abe Natsumi.

References[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

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