Single by ℃-ute
from album ⑧ Queen of J-POP

Release Date February 6, 2013
Genre J-Pop
Format CD Single, CD+DVD, Event V
Recorded 2012
Label Zetima logo.jpg
Producer Tsunku
℃-ute Singles Chronology

Previous: Aitai Aitai Aitai na 19th Single
(2012)
Next: Crazy Kanzen na Otona 21st Single
(2013)

Kono Machi (この街; This Town) is ℃-ute's 20th single, released on February 6, 2013. The single and all its coupling tracks are covers songs from the singer Moritaka Chisato.

The Event V was released on February 16, 2013.

Tracklist

File:℃-ute 『この街』 (MV)-2

Kono Machi (MV)

Regular Edition

  1. Kono Machi
  2. Kono Machi (Dance Groove Ver.)
  3. Kono Machi (Instrumental)
Yajima_Maimi_(℃-ute)_-_Ame_(Close-up_Ver.)

Yajima Maimi (℃-ute) - Ame (Close-up Ver.)

Ame (Close-up Ver.)

Limited Edition A

Limited Edition A

CD

  1. Kono Machi
  2. Ame (雨; Rain) - Yajima Maimi
  3. Kono Machi (Instrumental)

DVD

  1. Kono Machi (Another Edition)
  2. Kono Machi (Close-up Ver.)

Limited Edition B

Limited Edition B

  1. Kono Machi
  2. Ame - Yajima Maimi
  3. Kono Machi (Instrumental)

Limited Edition C

Limited Edition C

CD

  1. Kono Machi
  2. Hae Otoko (ハエ男; Fly Man)
  3. Kono Machi (Instrumental)

DVD

  1. Kono Machi (Another Edition)
  2. Kono Machi (5shot Ver.)

Limited Edition D

Limited Edition D

  1. Kono Machi
  2. Hae Otoko
  3. Kono Machi (Instrumental)

Event V

Event V

  1. Kono Machi (Yajima Maimi LIVE Solo Ver.)
  2. Kono Machi (Nakajima Saki LIVE Solo Ver.)
  3. Kono Machi (Suzuki Airi LIVE Solo Ver.)
  4. Kono Machi (Okai Chisato LIVE Solo Ver.)
  5. Kono Machi (Hagiwara Mai LIVE Solo Ver.)

Featured Members

°C-ute promoting single

Concert Performances

  1. Kono Machi
  2. Ame

Song Information

  1. Kono Machi
  2. Ame
  3. Hae Otoko

Trivia

  • The single was confirmed via ℃-ute official staff Twitter account.
  • Tsunku is dedicating this song to the 2nd anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake.
  • Tsunku and Moritaka Chisato decided to change the confessions and some of the lyrics for the 2013 version. Every member has their own confession about the world in Kono Machi.
  • The Dance Groove Ver. has an upper beat and a different line distribution from the original.
  • ℃-ute performed this single for the first time at their 2012 Winter Concert Tour (℃-ute Concert Tour 2012 Winter ~Shinseinaru Pentagram~) on December 30, 2012 at Zepp Fukuoka, Fukuoka.
  • The single was released the day after Nakajima Saki's 19th birthday (February 5, 2013).
  • The single was also released the day before Yajima Maimi's 21st birthday and Hagiwara Mai's 17th birthday (February 7, 2013)
  • The song title and release date was originally leaked by an anonymous person from 2ch on November 28th.
  • Another music video was announced at an event for the single, where ℃-ute asked the fans to send in pictures of their hometowns for the music video.
  • Suzuki Airi sang a solo version of "Kono Machi" on an episode of Hello! Project Station.
  • The MV of Kono Machi and Close-up Ver. of Ame appear on Music V Tokushuu 4 ~Cutie Visual~
  • It was released on the same day as Mano Erina's final album, BEST FRIENDS.

Oricon Chart Positions

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 5 5 4

3
4,297

4 6 4 24,361
4 - - 36 - - - 39 1,993
- - - - - - - 149 430
Year Month Month Rank Sales
2013 February 17 26,784

Total Reported Sales: 26,784

Videos

External Links

℃-ute
Members
Current Members Yajima Maimi (Leader)Nakajima SakiSuzuki AiriOkai ChisatoHagiwara Mai
Former Members Umeda ErikaMurakami MegumiArihara Kanna
Discography
Indie Singles 1. Massara Blue Jeans • 2. Soku Dakishimete • 3. Ooki na Ai de Motenashite • 4. Wakkyanai (Z) • 5. Koero! Rakuten Eagles • 6. Akuma de Cute na Seishun Graffiti
Major Singles 1. Sakura Chirari • 2. Meguru Koi no Kisetsu • 3. Tokaikko Junjou • 4. LALALA Shiawase no Uta • 5. Namida no Iro • 6. Edo no Temari Uta II • 7. FOREVER LOVE • 8. Bye Bye Bye! • 9. Shochuu Omimai Moushiagemasu • 10. EVERYDAY Zekkouchou!! • 11. SHOCK! • 12. Campus Life ~Umarete Kite Yokatta~ • 13. Dance de Bakoon! • 14. Aitai Lonely Christmas • 15. Kiss me Aishiteru • 16. Momoiro Sparkling • 17. Sekaiichi HAPPY na Onna no Ko • 18. Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku • 19. Aitai Aitai Aitai na • 20. Kono Machi • 21. Crazy Kanzen na Otona • 22. Kanashiki Amefuri / Adam to Eve no Dilemma • 23. Tokai no Hitorigurashi / Aitte Motto Zanshin • 24. Kokoro no Sakebi wo Uta ni Shitemita / Love take it all • 25. The Power / Kanashiki Heaven (Single Version) • 26. I miss you / THE FUTURE • 27. The Middle Management ~Josei Chuukan Kanrishoku~ / Gamusha LIFE / Tsugi no Kado wo Magare • 28. Arigatou ~Mugen no Yell~ / Arashi wo Okosunda Exciting Fight! • 29. Naze Hito wa Arasoun Darou? / Summer Wind / Jinsei wa STEP! • 30. Mugen Climax / Ai wa Maru de Seidenki / Singing ~Ano Koro no You ni~ • 31. To Tomorrow / Final Squall / The Curtain Rises
Other Singles BeriKyuu: 1. Amazuppai Haru ni Sakura Saku • 2. Chou HAPPY SONG

Collaborations: Makeruna Wasshoi!Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku

Albums Original: 1. Cutie Queen VOL.1 • 2. ② mini ~Ikiru to Iu Chikara~ • 3. 3rd ~LOVE Escalation!~ • 4. ④ Akogare My STAR • 5. Shocking 5 • 6. Chou WONDERFUL! ⑥ • 7. Dainana Shou "Utsukushikutte Gomen ne" • 8. ⑧ Queen of J-POP • 9. ℃maj9

Best: 1. ℃-ute Nandesu! Zen Single Atsumechaimashita! ① • 2. ② ℃-ute Shinsei Naru Best Album • 3. ℃OMPLETE SINGLE COLLECTION

Concerts & Events
Concerts

Spring Tours: 2007 (Hajimatta yo! Cutie Show, Golden Hatsu Date) • 20092010201120122013201420152016
Summer Tours: 200820092010
Fall Tours: 2007 • 2013 (Budokan, Tour) • 201420152016
Winter Tours: 2012-20132017
Naruchika: 2014 • 2015 (Spring, Winter) • 2017
Overseas: 2013 (Paris) • 2014 (Taipei) • • 2015 (Mexico) • 2016 (Hong Kong & Taipei) • 2017 (Mexico, Paris)
Others: 20062007 • 2008 (LOVE Escalation!, ℃-ute no Hi) • 2009 (℃-ute no Hi, FIVE) • 2010 • 2011 (Kiss me Aishiteru, ℃-ute no Hi) • 2012 (Otodama, ℃-ute no Hi) • 2013 • 2014 (Otodama, ℃-ute no Hi) • 2015 (Otodama, ℃-ute no Hi) • 2016 (Otodama, ℃-Fes!) • 2017 (℃ocktail, ℃ocktail in ℃OTTON CLUB, Last Dinner Show, Last Concert)

Other Concerts & Events
Joint Concerts

Spring Tours: 2008 (with Berryz Koubou)2011 (with S/mileage)
Fall Tours: 2011 (with Berryz Koubou)2013 (with S/mileage)
Other: 2014 (with Berryz Koubou)

Hello! Project Concerts

Summer Tours: 20092010201120122013201420152016
Winter Tours: 20102011201220132014201520162017
Hina Fes: 20132014201520162017
COUNTDOWN PARTY: 2013201420152016
Other Concerts: Hello! Project ☆ Festival 2011Hello! Project Yaon Premium Live ~Soto Fest~Berryz Koubou Matsuri

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