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Megane no Otoko no Ko / Nippon no D・N・A! / Go Waist
MeganenoOtokonoKo-r
Regular Edition A
Single by BEYOOOOONDS
from the album BEYOOOOOND1St
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, digital download
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 was released on August 7, 2019 in 6 editions: 3 regular and 3 limited.[1] The first press of the regular editions included a random trading card of 13 kinds depending on the jacket (39 in total). The limited editions included 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]

"Megane no Otoko no Ko" was selected as the August 2019 ending theme for CDTV,[3] and "Nippon no D・N・A!" was selected as the September 2019 ending theme for uhb Hokkaido Cultural Broadcasting's Doyou Presents Hour[4] and Iwate Menkoi Television's Beatniks.[5]

This is their first single to be certified gold by the RIAJ, recognizing the sale of over 100,000 copies.[6]

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, Keyboard, and Programming: Okubo Kaoru
  • Piano: Kobayashi Honoka
  • Chorus: BEYOOOOONDS, Nozawa Toru, Hoshibe Sho, Yamao Masato
  • Dance Choreography: Kumagai Hiroaki[9]
  • Music Video: Ue+Kita
GIRL ZONE
  • Lyrics and Composition: Oomori Seiko
  • Arrangement, Keyboard, and Programming: Okubo Kaoru
  • Dance Choreography: Kumagai Hiroaki[9]
Bunkasai Jikkou Iinchou no Koi
  • Lyrics and Composition: Hoshibe Sho
  • Arrangement, Guitar, Bass, and Programming: Itagaki Yusuke
  • Chorus: Yamao Masato
  • Dance Choreography: Suzuki Ayaka, Kumagai Hiroaki[7]
Toei Oedo Sen no Roppongi Eki de Dakishimete
  • Lyrics and Composition: Hoshibe Sho
  • Arrangement, Keyboard, and Programming: Shimizu Nobuyuki
  • Chorus and Demo Vocals: Shiobara Namiko[10]
  • Dance Choreography: Kumagai Hiroaki[9]

PerformancesEdit

TV PerformancesEdit

  • [2018.11.05] The Girls Live (Megane no Otoko no Ko)
  • [2019.01.14] The Girls Live (Bunkasai Jikkou Iinchou no Koi)
  • [2019.08.12] Premium MelodiX! (Megane no Otoko no Ko)
  • [2019.10.15] Utacon (Megane no Otoko no Ko)

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

Event PerformancesEdit

  • [2019.08.02] TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL (Nippon no D・N・A!, Go Waist)

Chart PositionsEdit

Oricon Chart PositionsEdit

Daily & Weekly Rankings
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 1
80,087
3
5,063
3
4,014
1
3,914
4 1
5,048
1 99,875
27 23 18 11 7 43 34 23 3,479
18 - - 25 4 - - 22 4,025
- - - - 5 - - 32 3,005
- - - - 6 - - 36 1,819
Monthly Ranking
Year Month Month Rank Sales Ref
2019 August 4 110,384 [11]

Total reported sales: 112,203

Weekly Combined Ranking
Week Rank Points
1 105,949
43 4,883
44 4,754

Total reported points: 115,586

Billboard Japan Top Single SalesEdit

Week Rank Sales Ref
1 94,375 [12]
17 5,747 [13]
20 4,252 [14]
29 3,632 [15]

Total reported sales: 108,006

Recochoku Music Video RankingsEdit

Song Daily Rank Weekly Rank Monthly Rank
Megane no Otoko no Ko 7 9 30
Nippon no D・N・A! 5 8 34
Go Waist 8 21 56

Other Chart RankingsEdit

Country Chart Highest
Position
Ref
Flag of Japan.svg Japan Billboard Japan Single Sales (First Three Days) 1
(85,636)
[16]
"Megane no Otoko no Ko" only
Billboard Japan Hot 100 2 [17]
Billboard Japan Top Download Songs 30 [18]
"Nippon no D・N・A!" only
Billboard Japan Hot 100 82 [19]
Billboard Japan Top Download Songs 60 [18]
"GIRL ZONE" only
Billboard Japan Top Download Songs 100 [18]
"Bunkasai Jikkou Iinchou no Koi" only
Billboard Japan Top Download Songs 77 [18]
"Toei Oedo Sen no Roppongi Eki de Dakishimete" only
Billboard Japan Top Download Songs 56 [18]

CampaignsEdit

Minna ga Kimeru!! BEYOOOOONDS TV CM CampaignEdit

On July 16, 2019, the day the official music videos were uploaded onto BEYOOOOONDS's newly opened YouTube channel, the "Minna ga Kimeru! BEYOOOOONDS TV CM Campaign" (みんなが決める!! BEYOOOOONDSテレビCMキャンペーン; Everyone Decides! BEYOOOOONDS TV CM Campaign) was also announced to decide which one would be aired as a commercial. The video with the most number of views by 9:00 PM JST on July 25 would be chosen.[20][21]

Under production versions of the 15 and 30-second commercials for each song were uploaded onto BEYOOOOOND's YouTube channel on July 23.[22]

The music video for "Nippon no D・N・A!" had the most views by July 25, but due to the great response for all three music videos, it was decided that all three songs would have commercials with their air time divided based on their number of views:[23]

  • "Megane no Otoko no Ko" with over 500,000 views would air 35% of the time.
  • "Nippon no D・N・A!" with over 590,000 views would air 51% of the time.
  • "Go Waist" with over 350,000 views would air 24% of the time.

On August 5, the commercials began airing on TV across seven regions of Japan and on the web (YouTube, Twitter, Instagram).[23]

"BEYOOOOONDS Megane" Twitter CampaignEdit

A Twitter campaign was announced on August 5, 2019 in order to commemorate their debut and give 30 people the chance to win a pair of "BEYOOOOONDS Megane (Glasses)".[24][25]

To enter, Twitter users had to follow two simple steps:

  1. Follow the BEYOOOOONDS official Twitter account (@BEYOOOOONDS_).
  2. Retweet the campaign tweet.

The campaign began on August 5, 2019 at 7:00 JST and ended on August 18, 2019 at midnight. Only people living in Japan were eligible to win.

TriviaEdit

Megane no Otoko no Ko
  • "Megane no Otoko no Ko" led songwriter Hoshibe Sho to join UP-FRONT. It was the song he submitted (as a member of a unit) for the Dai 2kai Forest Award NEW FACE Audition in 2012. The demo was originally written in around 2009 or 2010, under the title "Megane no Onna no Ko" (眼鏡の女の子; Glasses Girl), with a male perspective and a heavy beat closer to hip-hop. For the audition, the song was changed to its current shuffle beat as a homage to Stevie Wonder's "Part-Time Lover". Although his unit was rejected during application screening, the song was appraised and Hoshibe received the opportunity to work with UP-FRONT as a sort of apprentice writer. In 2017, Hoshibe was asked to change the lyrics to a female perspective so a Hello! Project group could sing it. Aside from the protagonist's gender, the outline of the story was mostly unchanged from the original.[28]
  • 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.
  • "Megane no Otoko no Ko" was selected for the August 2019 TBC Ichi Oshi Powerplay,[29] and the "Yushu Shinjin" powerplay by NBS.[30]
  • To commemorate the single reaching #1 on the Oricon weekly charts in its first week, a Panic Train Ver. music video of "Megane no Otoko no Ko" was uploaded onto YouTube on August 14, 2019 at 21:00 JST.[31]
Nippon no D・N・A!
  • Lyricist and performance director Nozawa Toru appears in the "Nippon no D・N・A!" music video as the company president.[32]
  • "Nippon no D・N・A!" is described as a message song with a "'90s TK sound".[2]
  • "Nippon no D・N・A!" was selected for the August 2019 "B-HOT! Rookies" powerplay by RADIO BERRY[33] and the "8gatsu no Manpure" powerplay by CBC Radio,[34] as well as the August 2019 "Plus Tune" for Nippon Cultural Broadcasting (JOQR).[35]
Go Waist
  • 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.
Bunkasai Jikkou Iinchou no Koi
  • "Bunkasai Jikkou Iinchou no Koi" is a spin-off of "Megane no Otoko no Ko", which takes place when the titular glasses boy disappears from riding the train every morning. Hoshibe Sho explains that the glasses boy was absent in preparation for his school festival. There (and in the story of "Bunkasai Jikkou Iinchou no Koi") he enters and wins the crossdressing competition and also meets his girlfriend.[28]
Sales
  • Within the single's first week, BEYOOOOONDS has the second highest major debut sales of all the current Hello! Project groups, being surpassed only by Morning Musume. They also have the eighth highest major debut sales in all of Hello! Project including past acts, but excluding shuffle units and Gomattou
  • BEYOOOOONDS has the fifth highest first week sales for a major debut single in all of Hello! Project including past acts, but excluding shuffle units.
  • BEYOOOOONDS is also the first Hello! Project group to rank as #1 on the Oricon weekly singles chart with their debut single.[36]
  • BEYOOOOONDS is the second Hello! Project act not affiliated with Morning Musume to have their debut single be certified gold by the RIAJ after Taiyou to Ciscomoon.
  • BEYOOOOONDS is the fifth Hello! Project act not affiliated with Morning Musume to have any of their singles be certified gold by the RIAJ after Taiyou to Ciscomoon, Matsuura Aya, ℃-ute, and Juice=Juice.
  • This was the only Hello! Project single to reach #1 on the Oricon weekly singles chart in 2019. 

Additional VideosEdit

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. "「眼鏡の男の子」TBS「CDTV」8月度エンディングテーマに決定!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-07-31.
  4. "「ニッポンノD・N・A!」uhb 北海道文化放送(テレビ)「土曜プレゼンアワー」9月度エンディングテーマに決定!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-09-05.
  5. "「ニッポンノD・N・A!」岩手めんこいテレビ「Beatniks」9月度エンディングテーマに決定!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-09-06.
  6. https://www.riaj.or.jp/f/data/cert/gd.html#read-list-1
  7. 7.0 7.1 "BEYOOOOONDS 第1章 vol.3" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Station. 2019-01-18.
  8. "【アプカミ#150】「眼鏡の男の子」台詞レコーディング・「ニッポンノD・N・A!」ギターレコーディング・新沼希空の私服コーディネート MC : 野村みな美 和田桜子" (in Japanese). Upcoming (via YouTube). 2019-08-15.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 "【アプカミ#151】モーニング娘。'19 15期メンバーのダンスレッスン・「ニッポンノD・N・A!」振り入れ・浜浦彩乃の「ヘアアレンジ」 MC : 前田こころ 山﨑夢羽" (in Japanese). Upcoming (via YouTube). 2019-08-22.
  10. https://twitter.com/namy_xxx/status/1160477915923939328
  11. https://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/js/m/2019-08/
  12. "【ビルボード】BEYOOOOONDS『眼鏡の男の子/ニッポンノD・N・A!/Go Waist』が9.4万枚でSGセールス首位獲得 三代目/ONEUSが続く" (in Japanese). Billboard JAPAN. 2019-08-13.
  13. http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=sales&year=2019&month=08&day=26
  14. http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=sales&year=2019&month=09&day=2
  15. http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=sales&year=2019&month=09&day=9
  16. "【先ヨミ】BEYOOOOONDSメジャー・デビュー作が8.5万枚で現在セールス首位 三代目JSB『SCARLET』は前作超えスタート" (in Japanese). Billboard JAPAN. 2019-08-09.
  17. "【ビルボード】三代目JSB「SCARLET feat. Afrojack」がシングル・セールス差を逆転、総合首位獲得 King Gnu「飛行艇」総合10位に初登場" (in Japanese). Billboard JAPAN. 2019-08-14.
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=dlsongs&year=2019&month=08&day=19
  19. http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=hot100&year=2019&month=08&day=19
  20. "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.
  21. "はじめまして、BEYOOOOONDSです!" (in Japanese). BEYOOOOONDS (via YouTube). 2019-07-16.
  22. "BEYOOOOONDS テレビCM鋭意制作中!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-07-23.
  23. 23.0 23.1 "​BEYOOOOONDS テレビCM決定!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-07-26.
  24. "​BEYOOOOONDS デビュー記念!「BEYOOOOONDSめがね」プレゼントTwitterキャンペーンのお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-08-05.
  25. https://twitter.com/BEYOOOOONDS_/status/1158135687410962432
  26. 26.0 26.1 "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.
  27. "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.
  28. 28.0 28.1 "Liner Notes BEYOOOOONDS 「眼鏡の男の子/ニッポンノD・N・A!/Go Waist」" (in Japanese). Hoshibe Sho Official Site.
  29. "「眼鏡の男の子」TBC東北放送(仙台)8月度「TBCイチオシパワープレイ」に決定!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-07-31.
  30. "「眼鏡の男の子」ニッポン放送8月度 優秀新人(パワープレイ)に決定!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-07-31.
  31. https://twitter.com/BEYOOOOONDS_/status/1161253832300457984
  32. 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.
  33. "「ニッポンノD・N・A!」RADIO BERRY(エフエム栃木)8月度パワープレイ「B-HOT!ルーキーズ」に決定!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-07-31.
  34. "「ニッポンノD・N・A!」CBCラジオ(愛知)のパワープレイ「8月のマンプレ」に決定!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-07-31.
  35. "「ニッポンノD・N・A!」 文化放送の8月度プラスチューンに決定!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-08-08.
  36. "ハロプロ発BEYOOOOONDS、デビュー作で1位「アイドルの新しい常識になりたい」【オリコンランキング】" (in Japanese). ORICON NEWS. 2019-08-13.

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