Single by Heike Michiyo
Native title プロポーズ
Released November 7, 2001
Genre J-Pop
Format CD Single
Length 16:31
Label zetima zetima
Producer Tsunku
Heike Michiyo Singles Chronology
Previous Kekkyoku Bye Bye Bye (2001)
Next Murasaki Shikibu (2002)

Propose (プロポーズ) is Heike Michiyo's tenth single, and her first release on the zetima label.

"Propose" appears on the album Petit Best 2 ~3, 7, 10~. The PV for "Propose" appears on Petit Best 2 ~3, 7, 10~ DVD.
Heike Michiyo - Propose (MV)

Heike Michiyo - Propose (MV)



  1. Propose
  2. Papa to Mama (パパとママ; Dad and Mum)
  3. Propose (Hard Crunch Version)
  4. Propose (Instrumental)

Concert PerformancesEdit



  • Heike's first single after moving to a new record company (from Warner Music to zetima).
  • Heike's only single which features a remix version.
  • Heike was interviewed for a press release regarding this release, where she said: “[…] I really wanted a song which could be related to the fans of my age group (note: she was 22 at the time) or a little older. And I thought ‘proposal’ was the perfect common topic. I haven’t experienced it in real life, so I’m not sure if I was able to understand the true meaning of the lyrics perfectly. But in near future, when the time comes, and when I’m ready for a marriage, I think I would wait for the words of proposal just like this main character. I think the women who are a little older than me would often worry about things like, ‘how long am I supposed to wait?’, ‘What if this relationship doesn’t work out?’ etc. so it would be easy for them to relate to the lyrics. It contains a very direct message, so I didn’t overanalyze and sang the song naturally during the recording session.” The word ‘proposal’ indicates a happy event, but the music and the overall sound are pretty serious. I think that’s what’s so interesting about this song. When I read the lyrics first, I thought, ‘what a happy song!’ and I was expecting a happy melody to go with them. But to my surprise, the melody was written in minor cord. I guess if the happy lyrics are sung with happy melody, it’s too straight-forward and a bit boring,. lol. I found the contrast rather quite interesting.”

Single InformationEdit

All Lyrics and Composition: Tsunku

  1. Propose
  2. Papa to Mama
    • Arrangement: Matsumoto Reiji

Oricon Chart PositionsEdit

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- - - - - - - - 9,000

Total Reported Sales: 11,980

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