Gatamekira (ガタメキラ; Gotta Make (It) Love) is Taiyou to Ciscomoon's second single, and the first of four in a planned release-spree leading up to their debut album. Like their first single, this song was also used as the commercial song for DDI Pocket (cell phones). It was also used as the ending theme to Idol wo Sagase!

It was released on June 23, 1999. The single reached #6 on the weekly Oricon charts and charted for eight weeks. It sold 48,490 copies in its first week and 117,410 copies total. The coupling tracks are remixes of the group's first single Tsuki to Taiyou.

Tracklist[edit | edit source]


Taiyou to Ciscomoon - Gatamekira (MV)

  1. Gatamekira
  2. Tsuki to Taiyou sexy beam remix 
  3. Tsuki to Taiyou more cool remix
  4. Gatamekira (Instrumental)

Featured Members[edit | edit source]

Single Information[edit | edit source]

All Lyrics & Composition: Tsunku

Tsuki to Taiyou - sexy beam remix
Tsuki to Taiyou - more cool remix

Performances[edit | edit source]

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Event Performances[edit | edit source]

Oricon Chart Positions[edit | edit source]

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- - - - - - - 6 48,490
- - - - - - - 14 12,661
- - - - - - - 23 1,149
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- - - - - - - - 117,410

Total Reported Sales: 117,410

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Gatamekira is an abbreviation of the phrase "Gotta Make (It) Love".
  • Some singles had a notification (a flyer) for a Taiyou to Ciscomoon event that summer.
  • The title "Tsuki to Taiyou -sexy beam remix-" probably refers to Mari Yaguchi of Morning Musume’s famous catch phrase from the song "Koi no Dance Site", where she sings "Sexy Beam!" (even though that single wasn't released until 2000); "Cool" was the image Tsunku wanted Taiyou to Ciscomoon to portray, so that is probably why he chose "more cool remix" as the title of the second remix of "Tsuki to Taiyou".
  • ZYX covered Gatamekira for their single Iku ZYX! FLY HIGH.
  • For the second chorus, Kominato sings the the part "Aishite yo Kinou yori" ("Love me more than you loved me yesterday") wrong. She is singing, "AishiteRU yo Kinou yori" ("I love you more than I loved you yesterday").[2]
  • On the ASAYAN episode aired May 30, 1999, Taiyou to Ciscomoom is in the recording boot with Tsunku.
  • The first song Tsunku worked with Matsubara Ken on.[3]

Interviews[edit | edit source]

Tsunku's comments about the single:[4]

"This is their second single. Opening is like a gospel, showing their great harmony. I really wanted to let listeners know how talented they were and how amazing their harmony was. I spent lots of time recording this song. For the melody, I chose the sound filled with percussion, (what I call “Percussive”), and for the lyrics, I chose sexy vocabularies. When the 4 of them created a beautiful harmony for the main chorus by singing, “Gotta Make It Love”, I really thought this group was awesome. They could also do funky choreography, which was another appeal of the group."

The members were interviewed on how to sing this song perfect at karaoke.[5]

This is what they had to say: Kominato: This has nothing to do with the song, but please try to sing with power in your eyes. RuRu: I want you to act like a passionate woman! Inaba: Please sing "sou yo onna datte (=That’s right, I’m a woman), wow wow wow a ha ha" like your life depends on it. Shinoda: Please try to sing with the feeling of "I’m a good, strong woman".

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Taiyou to Ciscomoon / T&C Bomber
Members Shinoda Miho | Inaba Atsuko | RuRu | Kominato Miwa
Singles 1. Tsuki to Taiyou | 2. Gatamekira | 3. Uchuu de La Ta Ta | 4. Everyday Everywhere | 5. Magic of Love | 6. Marui Taiyou -winter ver.- | 7. DON'T STOP Ren'aichuu | 8. HEY! Mahiru no Shinkirou
Albums Original: 1. Taiyo & Ciscomoon 1 | 2. 2nd STAGE
Best: Taiyou to Ciscomoon / T&C Bomber Mega Best
Other Other: DVD All Taiyou to Ciscomoon / T&C Bomber
Concerts: 2000 | 2009
Units & Other Acts
Associated Acts Osaka Performance Doll | Akagumi 4 | Aoiro 7 | Kiiro 5 | 7AIR | Priest | H.P. All Stars | Puripuri Pink
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