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 on the zetima label. It was released on November 7, 2001.


Heike Michiyo - Propose (MV)

Heike Michiyo - Propose (MV)


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

Single InformationEdit

Papa to Mama
  • Lyrics and Composition: Tsunku
  • Arrangement: Matsumoto Reiji

Concert PerformancesEdit


Oricon Chart PositionsEdit

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- - - - - - - 31 9,000

Total Reported Sales: 11,980


  • This is Heike's first single after switching labels from Warner Music Japan to zetima.
  • The single was first set for a release on October 24.[1]
  • This is Heike's only single which features a remix version.
  • It was released two days after her 4th anniversary.
  • She said in the fan club magazine that the Hard Crunch version is pretty rock-ish, and fans of "GET" would like this version. She describes "Papa to Mama" as the sequel to "Propose", where she sings thank you to her parents.


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.”


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