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Futari no Hokkaido
FutarinoHokkaido-r
Indies 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 indies 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). Although it is an indie release limited to Hokkaido, it was sold out because many music fans mourned the tragedy of the members at the beginning of the sale, and there was a great response, so at some record stores in Sapporo City it sold out after one hour on the release date[1]. Then, due to a flood of inquiries from all over the country, it was decided to accept orders at record stores across the country[2], and by 1999, it had recorded 20,000 hits[3].

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

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

Single InformationEdit

Futari no Hokkaido
Morning Gyuunyuu

Concert PerformancesEdit

Futari no Hokkaido

Morning Gyuunyuu

TriviaEdit

  • 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 speculated that she left because a nude photo of her from the past was posted in a weekly magazine causing some controversy, and in order to take full responsibility, she decided to leave the group.
  • 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.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 「カントリー娘。」事故死した柳原尋美さんの夢 初のCD発売”. スポーツニッポン (スポーツニッポン新聞社): p. 26. (1999年7月24日)
  2. 事故死した「カントリー娘。」の柳原尋美さん本葬 森高千里ら400人が弔問”. 日刊スポーツ (日刊スポーツ新聞社): p. 31. (1999年7月26日)
  3. 道内発”女性シンガー VOL.2”. 北海道新聞 朝刊全道 (北海道新聞社): p. 13. (2000年1月1日)
  4. "おはようございます♡" (in Japanese). AISHING FAIRY Official Blog. 2014-08-26.

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