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Shabondama
Shabondama-r
Regular Edition
Single by Morning Musume
from the album Best! Morning Musume 2
Native title シャボン玉
Released July 30, 2003
Genre J-Pop
Format CD Single, Single V (VHS/DVD), digital download
Length 12:15
Label zetima zetima
Producer Tsunku
Morning Musume Singles Chronology
Previous AS FOR ONE DAY 18th Single (2003)
Next Go Girl ~Koi no Victory~ 20th Single (2003)
Other Covers

Shabondama-la
Limited Edition

Shabondama-vhs
Single V VHS

Shabondama-dvd
Single V DVD

Shabondama (シャボン玉; Soap Bubbles) is Morning Musume's 19th single. It was released on July 30, 2003 in two editions: limited and regular. The limited edition had special packaging that included fifteen photo cards, one of each member. The single reached #2 on the Oricon charts and charted for eighteen weeks, selling 151,104 copies. The single V was released on the same day and sold a total of 40,305 copies.

This is the first Morning Musume single to feature sixth generation members Fujimoto Miki, Kamei Eri, Michishige Sayumi and Tanaka Reina.

"Shabondama" ranked as the #64 single for 2003.

TracklistEdit

Morning Musume - Shabondama (MV)

Morning Musume - Shabondama (MV)

Shabondama (MV)

CDEdit

  1. Shabondama
  2. Namida ni wa Shitakunai (涙にはしたくない; I Don't Want This to Cause Tears)
  3. Shabondama (Instrumental)

Single VEdit

  1. Shabondama
  2. Shabondama (Utae! Shabondama Version) (シャボン玉 (唄え! シャボン玉 バージョン); Sing! Shabondama Version)
  3. Making of (メイキング映像)

Featured MembersEdit

2003-mm

Morning Musume promoting single

Single InformationEdit

Shabondama
  • Lyrics and Composition: Tsunku
  • Arrangement, Programming, and Guitar: Takahashi Yuichi
  • Strings: Gen Ittetsu Strings
  • Trumpet: Nishimura Koji, Kowata Mitsukuni, Okumura Sho
  • Trombone: Murata Yoichi
  • Tenor Sax: Yamamoto Takuo
  • Guitar: Koji
  • Chorus: Inaba Atsuko, Tsunku
  • Dance Choreography: Natsu Mayumi
  • Music Video: Takeishi Wataru
Namida ni wa Shitakunai

PerformancesEdit

Concert PerformancesEdit

Shabondama
Namida ni wa Shitakunai

TV PerformancesEdit

  • [2003.06.29] 27 Hour TV
  • [2003.07.20] Hello! Morning
  • [2003.07.21] Hey! Hey! Hey! Music Champ
  • [2003.07.25] MUSIC STATION
  • [2003.07.27] Hello! Morning
  • [2003.07.31] Utaban
  • [2003.08.01] FUN
  • [2003.08.02] CDTV
  • [2003.08.29] GIRL POP FACTORY
  • [2003.08.30] Pop Jam
  • [2003.10.03] MUSIC STATION Special
  • [2003.12.03] FNS Kayousai
  • [2003.12.26] MUSIC STATION Super Live
  • [2003.12.31] CDTV
  • [2014.10.12] Music Japan
  • [2014.10.31] The Girls Live

Event PerformancesEdit

  • [2019.08.10] ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL

Oricon Chart PositionsEdit

Daily & Weekly Rankings
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 98,028
4 14 15 12 14 13 13 13 18,353
13 17 18 16 17 15 16 16 13,424
17 - - - - - - 35 6,009
- - - - - - - 49 3,862
- - - - - - - 74 1,913
- - - - - - - 83 1,361
- - - - - - - 95 1,189
- - - - - - - 136 866
- - - - - - - 108 940
- - - - - - - 90 1,069
- - - - - - - 117 790
- - - - - - - 153 606
- - - - - - - 168 520
- - - - - - - Out for 5 weeks.
- - - - - - - 177 504
- - - - - - - 190 1,044
- - - - - - -
- - - - - - - 158 626
Yearly Ranking
Year Year Rank Sales
2003 64 148,930

Total Reported Sales: 151,104

TriviaEdit

  • 6th Generation member Fujimoto Miki gives a comment about the single on YouTube.
  • As of February 2016, the official music video has over 2,000,000 views, making it 1 of 46 music videos for a single that has reached over 1,000,000 views on Morning Musume's official YouTube channel.
  • After filming the dance shot, all the members collapsed into the water on set due to the intensity of the movements.
  • In some parts of the song, there is a male singer's voice in the background. The singer is believed to be Tsunku. The most prominent part was during the intro of the song.

Additional VideosEdit

See AlsoEdit

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