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Megane no Otoko no Ko / Nippon no D・N・A! / Go Waist
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Regular Edition A
Single by BEYOOOOONDS
Native title 眼鏡の男の子/ニッポンノD・N・A!/Go Waist
Released August 7, 2019
Genre J-pop
Format CD, CD+DVD
Label zetima zetima
Other Covers

MeganenoOtokonoKo-rb
Regular Edition B

MeganenoOtokonoKo-rc
Regular Edition C

MeganenoOtokonoKo-la
Limited Edition A

MeganenoOtokonoKo-lb
Limited Edition B

MeganenoOtokonoKo-lc
Limited Edition C

Megane no Otoko no Ko / Nippon no D・N・A! / Go Waist (眼鏡の男の子/ニッポンノD・N・A!/Go Waist; Glasses Boy / Japanese D・N・A! / Go Waist) is BEYOOOOONDS' major debut single. It will be released on August 7, 2019 in 6 editions: 3 regular and 3 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.

"Go Waist" is a Japanese cover and parody of the 1979 hit "Go West" by the Village People. The BEYOOOOONDS version interprets "Go West" as a waist exercise song.[2]

TracklistEdit

BEYOOOOONDS - Megane no Otoko no Ko (MV) (Promotion Edit)

BEYOOOOONDS - Megane no Otoko no Ko (MV) (Promotion Edit)

BEYOOOOONDS - Nippon no D・N・A! (MV) (Promotion Edit)

BEYOOOOONDS - Nippon no D・N・A! (MV) (Promotion Edit)

BEYOOOOONDS - Go Waist (MV) (Promotion Edit)

BEYOOOOONDS - Go Waist (MV) (Promotion Edit)

CDEdit

Regular Edition AEdit

  1. Megane no Otoko no Ko
  2. Nippon no D・N・A!
  3. Go Waist
  4. GIRL ZONE - Ame no Mori Kawa Umi
  5. Megane no Otoko no Ko (Instrumental)
  6. Nippon no D・N・A! (Instrumental)
  7. Go Waist (Instrumental)
  8. GIRL ZONE (Instrumental)

Regular Edition BEdit

  1. Megane no Otoko no Ko
  2. Nippon no D・N・A!
  3. Go Waist
  4. Bunkasai Jikkou Iinchou no Koi (文化祭実行委員長の恋; Cultural Festival Committee Executive Chairman's Love)
  5. Megane no Otoko no Ko (Instrumental)
  6. Nippon no D・N・A! (Instrumental)
  7. Go Waist (Instrumental)
  8. Bunkasai Jikkou Iinchou no Koi (Instrumental)

Regular Edition CEdit

  1. Megane no Otoko no Ko
  2. Nippon no D・N・A!
  3. Go Waist
  4. Toei Oedo Sen no Roppongi Eki de Dakishimete (都営大江戸線の六本木駅で抱きしめて; Embrace Me at Roppongi Station on the Toei Oedo Line) - CHICA#TETSU
  5. Megane no Otoko no Ko (Instrumental)
  6. Nippon no D・N・A! (Instrumental)
  7. Go Waist (Instrumental)
  8. Toei Oedo Sen no Roppongi Eki de Dakishimete (Instrumental)

Limited Editions A-CEdit

  1. Megane no Otoko no Ko
  2. Nippon no D・N・A!
  3. Go Waist
  4. Megane no Otoko no Ko (Instrumental)
  5. Nippon no D・N・A! (Instrumental)
  6. Go Waist (Instrumental)

Limited Edition A DVDEdit

  1. Megane no Otoko no Ko (Music Video)
  2. Megane no Otoko no Ko (Dance Shot Ver.)

Limited Edition B DVDEdit

  1. Nippon no D・N・A! (Music Video)
  2. Nippon no D・N・A! (Dance Shot Ver.)

Limited Edition C DVDEdit

  1. Go Waist (Music Video)
  2. Go Waist (Dance Shot Ver.)

Featured MembersEdit

BEYOOOOONDS-MeganenoOtokonoKo

BEYOOOOONDS promoting "Megane no Otoko no Ko"

BEYOOOOONDS-NipponnoDNA

BEYOOOOONDS promoting "Nippon no D・N・A!"

Single InformationEdit

Megane no Otoko no Ko
Nippon no D・N・A!
Go Waist
  • Original Song: Go West
  • Lyrics: Henri Belolo / Victor Edward Willis
  • Japanese Lyrics: Kodama Ameko
  • Composition: Jacques Morali
  • Arrangement: Okubo Kaoru
  • Music Video: Ue+Kita
GIRL ZONE
  • Lyrics and Composition: Oomori Seiko
  • Arrangement: Okubo Kaoru
Bunkasai Jikkou Iinchou no Koi
  • Lyrics and Composition: Hoshibe Sho
  • Arrangement: Itagaki Yusuke
  • Dance Choreography: Nozawa Toru (direction), Suzuki Ayaka, Kumagai Hiroaki[3]
Toei Oedo Sen no Roppongi Eki de Dakishimete

TV PerformancesEdit

  • [2018.11.05] The Girls Live (Megane no Otoko no Ko)
  • [2019.01.14] The Girls Live (Bunkasai Jikkou Iinchou no Koi)

Concert PerformancesEdit

Megane no Otoko no Ko
Nippon no D・N・A!
Go Waist
GIRL ZONE
Bunkasai Jikkou Iinchou no Koi
Toei Oedo Sen no Roppongi Eki de Dakishimete

Chart PositionsEdit

Oricon Chart PositionsEdit

Daily & Weekly Rankings
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- x x x x x x x x
x x x x x x x x x
x x x x x x x x x
Monthly Ranking
Year Month Month Rank Sales Ref
2019 August TBA TBA

Total reported sales: TBA

Billboard Japan Top Single SalesEdit

Week Rank Sales Ref
TBA TBA

Total reported sales: TBA

Recochoku Music Video RankingsEdit

Song Daily Rank Weekly Rank Monthly Rank
Megane no Otoko no Ko TBA TBA TBA
Nippon no D・N・A! TBA TBA TBA
Go Waist TBA TBA TBA

TriviaEdit

  • The single was announced at the BEYOOOOONDS Ouen Kikaku FC Event 2019 ~Banshun no Jin ZIN~ on April 30, 2019, the last day of the Heisei era. The first part of the event, including the surprise announcement, was broadcasted live on LINE LIVE.[4][5]
  • BEYOOOOONDS is the first Hello! Project act to debut in the Reiwa era.[4]
  • "Megane no Otoko no Ko" is said to be the song that got songwriter Hoshibe Sho discovered by UP-FRONT. The demo was originally written from a male perspective under the title "Megane no Onna no Ko" (眼鏡の女の子; Glasses Girl).[6][7]
  • In "Megane no Otoko no Ko", the date in Kiyono Momohime's line, "It takes place in the spring of the first year of the Reiwa era" (時は令和元年の春), changes for live performances. For example, the date was "summer of 2018" (2018年の夏) for Hello! Project 20th Anniversary!! Hello! Project 2018 SUMMER, "summer of the first year of the Reiwa era" (令和元年の夏) for Hello! Project 2019 SUMMER, and so forth.
  • The Regular Edition A CD jacket and the manga cover in the "Megane no Otoko no Ko" music video are spoofs of the cover design that was used until the early 2000s for shoujo manga tankoubon published under the Ribon Mascot Comics label.
  • Lyricist and performance director Nozawa Toru appears in the "Nippon no D・N・A!" music video as the company president.[8]
  • "Nippon no D・N・A!" is described as a message song with a "'90s TK sound".[2]
  • Kobayashi Honoka's piano scene in the "Go Waist" music video is a parody of the pianist introductions in the NHK calisthenics TV program Minna no Taisou.
  • "Saya's Bootcamp" in the "Go Waist" music video is a parody of the at-home workout program Billy's Bootcamp by American fitness guru Billy Blanks, which became a pop culture phenomenon in Japan in 2007.
  • On July 16, 2019, the day the official music videos were uploaded onto BEYOOOOONDS's newly opened YouTube channel, a campaign was also announced to decide the single's TV commercial. The video with the highest number of views by 9:00 PM JST on July 25 would be aired as the commericial.[9][10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "ハロー!プロジェクト新時代!! BEYOOOOONDSメジャーデビュー決定!!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-04-30.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "BEYOOOOONDSメジャーデビューシングル 詳細発表!!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-06-29.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "BEYOOOOONDS 第1章 vol.3" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Station. 2019-01-18.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "BEYOOOOONDS、令和元年の夏にメジャーデビュー決定!平成最終日にメンバー号泣" (in Japanese). Pop'n'roll. 2019-04-30.
  5. "BEYOOOOONDS、8月にメジャーデビュー!「眼鏡の男の子」含むトリプルA面発売" (in Japanese). natalie. 2019-04-30.
  6. Oomori Seiko. Namba Kazumi no Idol Sanjuuroku Bou Tokubetsu Hen ~"Petit Best 2019" Hatsubai Kinen! Sanjuuroku Bou Teki Kotoshi mo Hello! Project wo Katacchaou Special 2018~. 2018-12-19.
  7. "南波一海のアイドル三十六房 特別編 ~「プッチベスト19」発売記念!三十六房的今年もハロー!プロジェクトを語っちゃおうスペシャル2018~" (in Japanese). TOWER RECORDS TV (via FRESH LIVE). 2018-12-19.
  8. Kiyono Momohime. "♡MVのお話しかしないピーマン♡清野桃々姫♡" (in Japanese). BEYOOOOONDS / Ame no Mori Kawa Umi. 2019-07-19.
  9. "みんなが決める!! BEYOOOOONDSテレビCMキャンペーン" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-07-16.
  10. "はじめまして、BEYOOOOONDSです!" (in Japanese). BEYOOOOONDS (via YouTube). 2019-07-16.

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