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Futari no Hokkaido
FutarinoHokkaido-r
Single by Country Musume
from the album Country Musume Daizenshuu ①
Native title 二人の北海道
Released July 23, 1999
Genre J-Pop
Format CD single
Length 12:44
Label POTATO
SPREE RECORD (Distributor)
Producer Tanaka Yoshitake
Tsunku (sound producer)
Country Musume Singles Chronology
Next Yukigeshiki 2nd single (1999)

Futari no Hokkaido (二人の北海道; Hokkaido for Two) is Country Musume's debut single, released on July 23, 1999. It was released in limited quantities as an indies single in Hokkaido only. Copies of the single came with a red sticker with the catalog number and the text "Hokkaido gentei seisanhin" (北海道 限定生産品; Hokkaido restricted production merchandise).

The title track appears on the albums Country Musume Daizenshuu ①, Country Musume Daizenshuu 2 and Country Musume Mega Best.

This is the only single to feature the original three-member lineup; one week before the release, on July 16, 1999, Yanagihara Hiromi was killed in a car accident. Yanagihara's family was given the decision as to whether Country Musume should continue their work and release the single as scheduled, to which they approved.

Just a month after the release, Kobayashi Azusa decided to leave the group due to psychological stress. It was specualted that she left because a nude photo of her from the past was posted in a weekly magazine. This caused some controversy and in order to take full responsibility, she decided to leave the group.

TracklistEdit

Country Musume - Futari no Hokkaido (MV)

Country Musume - Futari no Hokkaido (MV)

Futari no Hokkaido (MV)

  1. Futari no Hokkaido
  2. Morning Gyuunyuu (モーニング牛乳; Morning Milk)
  3. Futari no Hokkaido (Instrumental)

Featured MembersEdit

Countrymusume 1999

Country Musume promoting single

Concert PerformancesEdit

Futari no Hokkaido

Single InformationEdit

Futari no Hokkaido
Morning Gyuunyuu

TriviaEdit

  • The "Futari no Hokkaido" music video was filmed at the Hanabatake Ranch in Nakasatsunai. The ranch, owned by their producer Tanaka Yoshitake, was also where the group worked and practiced choreography.
  • The single was released the same day as Coconuts Musume's debut single, Halation Summer.
  • "Morning Gyuunyuu" is a country version of Morning Musume's debut single Morning Coffee with different lyrics and a different arrangement.

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