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Happy Summer Wedding (ハッピーサマーウェディング) is Morning Musume's ninth single. It was released May 17, 2000. It sold a total of 1,370,000 copies, becoming a number-one hit in Japan.

This is the last single to feature second generation member Ichii Sayaka and the first to feature fourth generation members Ishikawa Rika, Yoshizawa Hitomi, Tsuji Nozomi, and Kago Ai.

Tracklist[]

Morning_Musume_-_Happy_Summer_Wedding_(MV)

Morning Musume - Happy Summer Wedding (MV)

Happy Summer Wedding (MV)

  1. Happy Summer Wedding
  2. Tsuugaku Ressha (通学列車; Commuting Train to School)
  3. Happy Summer Wedding (Instrumental)

Featured Members[]

Morning Musume Promoting Single

Single Information[]

Happy Summer Wedding
  • Lyrics and Composition: Tsunku
  • Arrangement: DANCE☆MAN
  • Brass Arrangement: Kawamatsu Hisayoshi
  • Performed by DANCE☆MAN & THE BANDMAN
    • Drums: HYU HYU
    • Bass: TOCA
    • Guitar: JUMP MAN
    • Guitar: BOMB
    • Keyboards: WATA-BOO
    • Percussion: STAGE CHAKKA MAN
    • Turntable: DJ.ICHIRO
  • Horn Section: HORNS MAN BROTHERS
    • Trumpet: Kuwano Nobuyoshi
    • Trumpet: Tanaka Tetsuya
    • Trombone: Kawamatsu Hisayoshi
    • Saxophone: Yamanaka Shigetaka
  • Dance Choreographer: Natsu Mayumi
  • Music Video: Inoue Tetsuo (Director), Suehiro Tetsushi (Producer)
Tsuugaku Ressha
  • Lyrics and Composition: Tsunku
  • Arrangement & All Instruments: AKIRA

Performances[]

TV Performances[]

Concert Performances[]

Happy Summer Wedding
Tsuugaku Ressha

Oricon Chart Positions[]

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- - - - - - - 1 471,270
- - - - - - - 3 125,630
- - - - - - - 4 84,690
- - - - - - - 4 76,240
- - - - - - - 6 36,380
- - - - - - - 7 40,540
- - - - - - - 9 27,130
- - - - - - - 15 24,030
- - - - - - - 25 15,640
- - - - - - - 33 11,050
- - - - - - - 38 7,770
- - - - - - - 42 6,290
- - - - - - - 44 6,140
- - - - - - - 30 10,640
- - - - - - - 38 8,650
- - - - - - - 36 8,220
- - - - - - - 47 4,430
- - - - - - - 52 3,610
- - - - - - - 71 2,710
- - - - - - - 80 2,300
- - - - - - - 67 2,770
- - - - - - - 77 2,490
- - - - - - - 63 7,490
- - - - - - -
- - - - - - - 69 2,730
- - - - - - - 79 2,110

Total Reported Sales: 1,000,000

Covers[]

Comments[]

Comments
Tsunku’s comments about Happy Summer Wedding:

At the end of the recording of this song, I heard from my production company that Ichii was thinking about leaving the group. This is a song about staying together forever, and on contrary, we were experiencing a loss of another member. Some people might interpret the news this way. The truth is, there is no such thing as “forever” in human relationships. Some members graduate, other new members join in etc. And one day, we get very old and pass away. If you get stuck on such a reality, it is impossible to move forward. I, as well as the girls, have the “destined connection” from the moment we were born till the moment we die. I think this is a song which was created confidentially, but inevitably. I’m sure the members will help each other to live together as life companions, and as friends who used to work to make big dreams come true. I wish from the bottom of my heart that this song becomes their cheer-leading song for life. “Go for it, Ichii!”, “Keep it up, Morning Musume!”, “Great job, everyone!”, and I will also continue to create great works!

Tsunku’s comments about Tsuugaku Ressha:

The theme for this song is to remember Japanese spirit. It’s like ordering green tea ice cream at a high-end Italian or French restaurant. As the title suggests, the character is in one-way infatuation/love with a guy who she sees on the commuting train to her school every morning.

Trivia[]

  • It is one of the four Morning Musume singles that sold more than 1,000,000 copies.
  • This is the fourth Morning Musume single with an English name.
  • Nakazawa Yuko commented on the single for a YouTube video series counting up to Morning Musume's 50th single.[1]
  • The song was originally named "Massaka Summer Holiday".[2]
  • It has become a tradition for current and former Morning Musume members who are guests at a member's wedding reception to sing "Happy Summer Wedding" together.[3][4][5][6]
  • First press: an 8-page booklet and thick jewel case.
  • Morning Musume’s first 12cm CD single release (their previous releases were all 8cm CD singles).
  • Taiwanese girl group Sunday Girls, covered “Happy Summer Wedding” for their first album, which was released in 2001.
  • "Happy Summer Wedding" was a background track for the 2008 Movie Jumper.
  • The Centers for this single are, Nakazawa Yuko, Abe Natsumi and Goto Maki.

References[]

  1. "『ハッピーサマーウェディング』解説!(中澤裕子)" (in Japanese). Morning Musume (via YouTube). 2012-07-03.
  2. "【月刊BARKS つんく♂ロングインタビュー vol.3】「『ハッピーサマーウェディング』も、最初は『まっさかサマーホリデー』って曲だったんですよ(笑)」" (in Japanese). BARKS. 2013-08-12.
  3. "庄司智春、相方・品川に感謝の弁で号泣 ミキティは終始“笑顔”" (in Japanese). 2009-11-27.
  4. "昨日は" (in Japanese). Goto Maki Official Blog. 2016-03-26.
  5. "Happy ガキさん♪♪" (in Japanese). Iida Kaori Official Blog. 2016-10-24.
  6. "happy wedding♡" (in Japanese). Tsuji Nozomi Official Blog. 2017-12-10.

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