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Morning Musume no Hyokkori Hyoutanjima (モーニング娘。のひょっこりひょうたん島; Morning Musume's Unexpected Gourd Island) is Morning Musume's 17th single, as well as their first cover single. It was released February 19, 2003 and sold 151,342 copies, reaching #4 on the Oricon weekly chart. The Single V sold a total of 33,871 copies.

"Hyokkori Hyoutanjima" is the theme song of the 1964 children's puppet show of the same name.

"Hyokkori Hyoutanjima" ranked as the #63 single in 2003 on the Oricon yearly chart.

Tracklist[]

Morning_Musume_-_Morning_Musume_no_Hyokkori_Hyoutanjima_(MV)

Morning Musume - Morning Musume no Hyokkori Hyoutanjima (MV)

CD[]

  1. Morning Musume no Hyokkori Hyoutanjima
  2. Housekibako (宝石箱; Jewelry Box)
  3. Morning Musume no Hyokkori Hyoutanjima (Instrumental)

Single V[]

  1. Morning Musume no Hyokkori Hyoutanjima
  2. Making Eizou (メイキング映像; Making Footage)

Featured Members[]

Morning Musume promoting the single

Single Information[]

Morning Musume no Hyokkori Hyoutanjima
  • Lyrics: Inoue Hisashi, Yamamoto Morihisa
  • Composition: Uno Seichiro
  • Arrangement: Konishi Takao
  • Dance Choreographer: Natsu Mayumi
  • Music Video: Kawatani Hideo (director), Suehiro Tetsushi (producer)
Housekibako

TV Performances[]

  • [2003.02.21] MUSIC STATION
  • [2003.02.27] Utaban

Concert Performances[]

Morning Musume no Hyokkori Hyoutanjima

Oricon Chart Positions[]

Daily & Weekly Rankings
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 2 4 5 6 5 4 4 72,594
7 14 14 12 9 7 7 11 22,118
9 15 18 18 19 10 11 16 13,428
18 - - 20 - 16 16 22 8,780
- - - - - - - 31 5,744
- - - - - - - 43 4,660
- - - - - - - 131 2,963
- - - - - - - xxx xxxx
Yearly Ranking
Year Year Rank Sales
2003 63 151,342

Total Reported Sales: 151,342

Trivia[]

  • 4th generation member Tsuji Nozomi commented on the single for a YouTube video series counting up to Morning Musume's 50th single.[1]
  • As of February 2016, the official music video is 1 of 46 music videos for a single that have reached over 1,000,000 views on Morning Musume's official YouTube channel.
  • The Center for this single is Takahashi Ai.
  • In July 2018, Kobushi Factory and Tsubaki Factory also released a cover of "Hyokkori Hyoutanjima". The music video of their version was a tribute to Morning Musume's version, also being directed by Kawatani Hideo.

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