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Gekikara LOVE / Now Now Ningen / Konna Hazu ja Nakatta! (激辛LOVE/Now Now Ningen/こんなハズジャナカッター!; Extremely Spicy LOVE / Now Now People / It Wasn't Supposed To Be Like This!) is BEYOOOOONDS' 2nd single. It was released on March 3, 2021 in 7 editions: 3 regular and 4 limited.[1] The first press of the regular editions include a random trading card of 13 kinds depending on the jacket (39 in total). The limited editions include an event lottery serial number card.

"Gekikara LOVE" is a Japanese cover of the 1982 song "Dracula's Tango (Sucker For Your Love)" by the group Toto Coelo. The BEYOOOOONDS version interprets it as a song about a spicy love.

"Vitamin ME" is a song promoting the KAGOME ONEDAY vegetable drink as part of the KAGOME GO! ME Project.

"Gekikara LOVE" was used as the opening theme song for the Nagasaki International Television show AIR for the month of March 2021.[2]

Tracklist[]

BEYOOOOONDS_-_Gekikara_LOVE_(MV)_(Promotion_Edit)

BEYOOOOONDS - Gekikara LOVE (MV) (Promotion Edit)

BEYOOOOONDS_-_Now_Now_Ningen_(MV)_(Promotion_Edit)

BEYOOOOONDS - Now Now Ningen (MV) (Promotion Edit)

BEYOOOOONDS_-_Konna_Hazu_ja_Nakatta!_(MV)_(Promotion_Edit)

BEYOOOOONDS - Konna Hazu ja Nakatta! (MV) (Promotion Edit)

CD[]

Regular Edition A[]

  1. Gekikara LOVE
  2. Now Now Ningen
  3. Konna Hazu ja Nakatta!
  4. Yabai Koi no Yaiba (ヤバイ恋の刃) - Ame no Mori Kawa Umi
  5. Gekikara LOVE (Instrumental)
  6. Now Now Ningen (Instrumental)
  7. Konna Hazu ja Nakatta! (Instrumental)
  8. Yabai Koi no Yaiba (Instrumental)

Regular Edition B[]

  1. Gekikara LOVE
  2. Now Now Ningen
  3. Konna Hazu ja Nakatta!
  4. Watashi to Odorinasai! (ワタシと踊りなさい!; Dance with Me!) - SeasoningS
  5. Gekikara LOVE (Instrumental)
  6. Now Now Ningen (Instrumental)
  7. Konna Hazu ja Nakatta! (Instrumental)
  8. Watashi to Odorinasai! (Instrumental)

Regular Edition C[]

  1. Gekikara LOVE
  2. Now Now Ningen
  3. Konna Hazu ja Nakatta!
  4. Ninenmae no Yokohama Eki Nishiguchi (二年前の横浜駅西口) - CHICA#TETSU
  5. Gekikara LOVE (Instrumental)
  6. Now Now Ningen (Instrumental)
  7. Konna Hazu ja Nakatta! (Instrumental)
  8. Ninenmae no Yokohama Eki Nishiguchi (Instrumental)

Limited Editions A-C[]

  1. Now Now Ningen
  2. Gekikara LOVE
  3. Konna Hazu ja Nakatta!
  4. Gekikara LOVE (Instrumental)
  5. Now Now Ningen (Instrumental)
  6. Konna Hazu ja Nakatta! (Instrumental)

Limited Edition Vitamin[]

  1. Gekikara LOVE
  2. Now Now Ningen
  3. Konna Hazu ja Nakatta!
  4. Vitamin ME (ビタミンME)
  5. Gekikara LOVE (Instrumental)
  6. Now Now Ningen (Instrumental)
  7. Konna Hazu ja Nakatta! (Instrumental)
  8. Vitamin ME (Instrumental)

Limited Edition A DVD[]

  1. Gekikara LOVE (Music Video)
  2. Gekikara LOVE (Dance Shot Ver.)

Limited Edition B DVD[]

  1. Now Now Ningen (Music Video)
  2. Now Now Ningen (Dance Shot Ver.)

Limited Edition C DVD[]

  1. Konna Hazu ja Nakatta! (Music Video)
  2. Konna Hazu ja Nakatta! (Dance Shot Ver.)

Limited Edition Vitamin DVD[]

  1. Vitamin ME (Music Video)
  2. Vitamin ME (Dance Shot Ver.)

Digital-Exclusive Special Edition[]

  1. Gekikara LOVE
  2. Now Now Ningen
  3. Konna Hazu ja Nakatta!
  4. Yabai Koi no Yaiba - Ame no Mori Kawa Umi
  5. Watashi to Odorinasai! - SeasoningS
  6. Ninenmae no Yokohama Eki Nishiguchi - CHICA#TETSU
  7. Vitamin ME

Featured Members[]

BEYOOOOONDS promoting "Gekikara LOVE"

BEYOOOOONDS promoting "Now Now Ningen"

Single Information[]

Gekikara LOVE
  • Original Song: "Dracula's Tango (Sucker For Your Love)"
  • Original Lyrics and Composition: Barry Blue, Paul Greedus
  • Japanese Lyrics: Hoshibe Sho
  • Arrangement: Okubo Kaoru
  • MV Director: Kumamoto Ryohei
Now Now Ningen
  • Lyrics: Kodama Ameko
  • Composition and Arrangement: Hoshibe Sho
  • MV Director: Ue + Kita
Konna Hazu ja Nakatta!
  • Lyrics: Hoshibe Sho, Nozawa Toru
  • Composition and Arrangement: Hoshibe Sho
  • Strings Arrangement: Kimura Crusher
  • MV Director: Ue + Kita
Yabai Koi no Yaiba
  • Lyrics: Nozawa Toru
  • Composition and Arrangement: Nakatani Nobuyuki
Watashi to Odorinasai!
  • Lyrics: Hoshibe Sho
  • Composition and Arrangement: Matsuura Yuta
Ninenmae no Yokohama Eki Nishiguchi
  • Lyrics: Kodama Ameko
  • Composition: Hoshibe Sho
  • Arrangement: Shimizu Nobuyuki
Vitamin ME
  • Lyrics: Kodama Ameko
  • Composition: Hoshibe Sho
  • Arrangement: Itagaki Yusuke

Performances[]

TV Performances[]

Concert Performances[]

Gekikara LOVE
Now Now Ningen
Konna Hazu ja Nakatta!

CAYHANE x BEYOOOOONDS[]

BEYOOOOONDS promoting their collaboration with CAYHANE

BEYOOOOONDS collaborated with the clothing shop CAYHANE for the colorful set and a special line of colorful outfits used in the "Now Now Ningen" music video,[3][4] and the outfits were made available for purchase online through CAYHANE and ZOZOTOWN.[5]

A CAYHANE Dance Shot Ver. of the "Now Now Ningen" music video featuring the collaboration set and outfits was exclusively played at CAYHANE stores for a limited time.[6] The video was later made available on the group's official YouTube channel on March 12 for a limited time until March 31 as a way to commemorate the single reaching #1 on Oricon's weekly singles chart.[7]

Chart Positions[]

Oricon Chart Positions[]

Daily & Weekly Rankings
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 1
52,260
1
3,525
1
3,678
1
3,261
2
1,328
1
1,746
1 65,798
8 27 24 21 21 16 28 23 1,742
- - - - - - - 51 531
- - 17 5 - - - 21 1,709
- - - 10 - - - 44 586
- - - 12 - - - 60 437
- - - 14 - - - 64 339
- - - 16 - - - 73 375
- - - - 22 - - 90 268
- - - 19 - - - 89 199
- - - - - - - 137 101
- - - - - - - 188 81
- - - - - - - 126 206
- - - - - - - Out for 1 week.
10 - - - - - - 50 548
- - - 47 17 - - 71 310
Monthly Ranking
Year Month Month Rank Sales Ref
2021 March 3 70,366 [8]
Yearly Ranking
Year Year Rank Sales Ref
2021 TBA TBA

Total reported sales: 73,230


Weekly Combined Ranking
Week Rank Points
1 67,454

Total reported points: 67,454


Weekly Digital Album Ranking (Special Edition)
Week Rank Downloads Ref
2 2,084 [9]

Billboard Japan Top Single Sales[]

Week Rank Sales Ref
1 54,835 [10]
23 1,812 [11]
48 591 [12]
5 9,274 [13]
10 4,831 [14]
45 635 [15]
17 2,139 [16]
39 924 [17]
77 N/A [18]
78 N/A [19]

Total reported sales: 75,041*

Recochoku Music Video Rankings[]

Song Daily Rank Weekly Rank Monthly Rank
Gekikara LOVE 4 6 20
Now Now Ningen 3 8 28
Konna Hazu ja Nakatta! 7 9 23

Other Chart Rankings[]

Country Chart Highest
Position
Ref
Flag of Japan.svg.png Japan Billboard Japan Single Sales (First Three Days) 1
(45,399)
[20]
"Gekikara LOVE" only
Billboard Japan Hot 100 9 [21]
Billboard Japan Top Download Songs 28 [22]

Trivia[]

  • The single was announced on December 25, 2020, with "Now Now Ningen" being first performed in the BEYOOOOONDS Premium episode of the show Hello! Project presents... "premier seat" on the same day.
  • The single was released on the same day as the DVD for their musical, Arabeyooooonds Nights.
  • This is the first release to credit Hirai Miyo, Kobayashi Honoka and Satoyoshi Utano as the unit SeasoningS.
  • The Regular Edition C and Limited Edition C covers form a cohesive image when the latter is placed directly above the former.
  • Songwriter Hoshibe Sho wrote the lyrics for "Gekikara LOVE" in early 2020 after management asked him to write translated lyrics for "Dracula's Tango (Sucker For Your Love)". The first recording did not include Kiyono Momohime using a talk box at first, but Hoshibe and the sound engineer decided to add it in after seeing her perform at Hello! Project presents... "Solo Fes!".[23]
  • The lyrics of "Konna Hazu ja Nakatta!" feature indirect references to several idols within and outside of Hello! Project.
  • This is the group's second consecutive single to reach #1 on the weekly Oricon single charts.[24] They are the first Hello! Project act not affiliated with Morning Musume to achieve this feat, and the fourth Hello! Project act overall to accomplish this.
  • This is also their second consecutive single to reach #1 on the weekly Billboard Japan Top Single Sales chart, making them the first Hello! Project act to achieve this feat since the chart was established in 2016.
  • The giant pepper statue shown in the MV of "Gekikara LOVE" was given the nickname "Garapi" by member Shimakura Rika.[25]
  • A DVD of the special mini live event of the single held on March 4, 2021 was available to pre-order for Hello! Project fanclub members from May 1 to May 28, 2021, and for UP-FRONT WORKS Web Store pre-orders from May 14 to June 13, and delivered on late July 2021.[26] It will be available for general sale on August 18, 2021.

Additional Videos[]

References[]

  1. "BEYOOOOONDS 2ndシングル 2021年3月3日(水)発売決定!!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2020-12-25.
  2. "BEYOOOOONDS「激辛LOVE」長崎国際テレビ「AIR」3月度オープニング曲に決定!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2020-02-23.
  3. https://www.cayhane.jp/shop/e/ecayh30/
  4. https://earth.cayhane.jp/information/2021/95175/
  5. https://zozo.jp/search/?p_tpcsid=1368216
  6. https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000257.000006166.html
  7. https://twitter.com/cayhane_Amina/status/1370559635753631744
  8. https://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/js/m/2021-03/
  9. オリコン週間 デジタルアルバムランキング 2021年03月01日~2021年03月07日 | ORICON NEWS
  10. http://www.billboard-japan.com/d_news/detail/97775/2
  11. http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=sales&year=2021&month=03&day=22
  12. http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=sales&year=2021&month=03&day=29
  13. http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=sales&year=2021&month=04&day=5
  14. http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=sales&year=2021&month=04&day=12
  15. http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=sales&year=2021&month=04&day=19
  16. http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=sales&year=2021&month=04&day=26
  17. http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=sales&year=2021&month=05&day=3
  18. http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=sales&year=2021&month=05&day=10
  19. http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=sales&year=2021&month=05&day=17
  20. "【先ヨミ】BEYOOOOONDS『激辛LOVE/Now Now Ningen/こんなハズジャナカッター!』4.5万枚で現在シングル1位" (in Japanese). Billboard JAPAN. 2021-03-04.
  21. http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=hot100&year=2021&month=03&day=15
  22. http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=dlsongs&year=2021&month=03&day=15
  23. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdxV9zWY3Mk
  24. "BEYOOOOONDS、シングル2作連続の初登場1位 高瀬「『辛』いを『幸』せに変える一筆になれるように頑張っていきたい」【オリコンランキング】" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2021-03-09.
  25. Shimakura Rika. "Gekikara LOVE MV no Omoide Shimakura Rika" (in Japanese). BEYOOOOONDS / CHICA#TETSU Official Blog. 2021-02-03.
  26. "【UFW Web Store】DVD「M-line Special 2021」・「BEYOOOOONDS 2ndシングル発売記念スペシャルライブ」先行受注開始のお知らせ!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2021-05-14.

External Links[]

BEYOOOOONDS
Members
CHICA#TETSU Ichioka Reina (Leader)Shimakura RikaNishida ShioriEguchi Saya
Ame no Mori
Kawa Umi
Takase Kurumi (Leader)Maeda KokoroYamazaki YuhaneOkamura MinamiKiyono Momohime
SeasoningS Hirai Miyo (Leader)Kobayashi HonokaSatoyoshi Utano
Discography

Major Singles 1. Megane no Otoko no Ko / Nippon no D・N・A! / Go Waist • 2. Gekikara LOVE / Now Now Ningen / Konna Hazu ja Nakatta!
Other Singles Collaborations: YEAH YEAH YEAH / Akogare no Stress-free / Hana, Takenawa no Toki
Albums 1. BEYOOOOOND1St
Concerts & Events

Concerts

Winter Tours: 2019
Spring Tours: 2020

Other Concerts & Events

Hello! Project Concerts

Winter Tours: 20192020
Summer Tours: 201820192020
Hina Fes: 20192020
Hallo! Fes: 2018
COUNTDOWN PARTY: 20182019
Other Concerts: Hello! Project 2020 ~The Ballad~

Units & Other Acts
Associated Acts Hello Pro Kenshuusei