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.

Tracklist[edit | edit source]


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 Information[edit | edit source]

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

Concert Performances[edit | edit source]


Oricon Chart Positions[edit | edit source]

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

Total Reported Sales: 11,980

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

Interview[edit | edit source]

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.”

Gallery[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

Heike Michiyo
Major Singles 1. GET | 2. Sotsugyou ~TOP OF THE WORLD~ | 3. Daikirai | 4. Dakedo Aishisugite | 5. Anata no Yume ni Naritai | 6. scene | 7. One Room Natsu no Koi Monogatari | 8. Ai no Chikara | 9. Kekkyoku Bye Bye Bye | 10. Propose | 11. Murasaki Shikibu
Indies Singles 1. Ran・RUN・Ran | 2. unaffected
Major Albums Original: Teenage Dream
Best: For ourself ~Single History~
Soundtrack: Morning Cop ~Daite HOLD ON ME!~
Indies Albums 1. JECICA | 2. Koimizuki | 3. Fantasia
Units & Other Acts
Associated Acts Kiiro 5 | 7nin Matsuri | Sexy 8
  1. Hello! Magazine #14 (page 14)
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