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Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke / Ai no Gundan
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Regular Edition A
Single by Morning Musume
from the album The Best! ~Updated Morning Musume~ and Best! Morning Musume 20th Anniversary[N1]
Native title わがまま 気のまま 愛のジョーク/愛の軍団
Released August 28, 2013
October 12, 2013 (Event V)
Genre J-Pop
Format CD Single, CD+DVD, Event V, digital download
Length 21:36 (REA, LED), 22:36 (REB, LEE), 22:31 (LEA, LEB, LEC)
Label zetima zetima
Producer Tsunku
Morning Musume Singles Chronology
Previous Brainstorming / Kimi Sae Ireba Nani mo Iranai 53rd Single (2013)
Next Egao no Kimi wa Taiyou sa / Kimi no Kawari wa Iyashinai / What is LOVE? 55th Single (2014)
Other Covers

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Regular Edition B

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Limited Edition A

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Limited Edition B

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Limited Edition C

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Limited Edition D

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Limited Edition E

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Event V
"Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke"

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Event V
"Ai no Gundan"

Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke / Ai no Gundan (わがまま 気のまま 愛のジョーク/愛の軍団; Selfish, Easy Going, Jokes of Love / Love's Army) is Morning Musume's 54th single. It was released on August 28, 2013 in 7 editions: 2 regular and 5 limited. The first press came with a poster of 6 kinds, different depending on the retailer.

This single has become Morning Musume's best selling single since "Koko ni Iruzee!" (2002). It is also the third number one single in a row for the current group, which was previously achieved in 2001. This is also the group's last single under the name Morning Musume.

The single ranked #1 in the weekly Oricon charts with 158,915 copies sold overall.[1] The single ranked #41 on the Oricon yearly chart for 2013.[2]

TracklistEdit

Morning Musume - Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke (MV)

Morning Musume - Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke (MV)

Morning Musume - Ai no Gundan (MV)

Morning Musume - Ai no Gundan (MV)

CDEdit

Regular Edition A; Limited Edition DEdit

  1. Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke
  2. Ai no Gundan
  3. Bouya (坊や; Boy) - Michishige Sayumi, Fukumura Mizuki, Iikubo Haruna, Sato Masaki, Kudo Haruka
  4. Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke (Instrumental)
  5. Ai no Gundan (Instrumental)

Regular Edition B; Limited Edition EEdit

  1. Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke
  2. Ai no Gundan
  3. Funwari Koibito Ichinensei (ふんわり恋人一年生; Gentle First Year Lover) - Ikuta Erina, Sayashi Riho, Suzuki Kanon, Ishida Ayumi, Oda Sakura
  4. Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke (Instrumental)
  5. Ai no Gundan (Instrumental)

Limited Edition A-CEdit

  1. Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke
  2. Ai no Gundan
  3. Makeru Ki Shinai Kon'ya no Shoubu (負ける気しない 今夜の勝負, I Don't Feel Like Losing, Tonight's A Battle)
  4. Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke (Instrumental)
  5. Ai no Gundan (Instrumental)

Limited Edition A DVDEdit

  1. Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke (Music Video)
  2. Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke (Dance Shot Ver.)

Limited Edition B DVDEdit

  1. Ai no Gundan (Music Video)
  2. Ai no Gundan (Dance Shot Ver.)

Limited Edition C DVDEdit

  1. Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke (Close-up Ver.)
  2. Ai no Gundan (Close-up Ver.)
  3. Making Eizou (メイキング映像; Making-of Footage)

Event V "Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke"Edit

  1. Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke (Michishige Sayumi Solo Ver.)
  2. Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke (Fukumura Mizuki Solo Ver.)
  3. Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke (Ikuta Erina Solo Ver.)
  4. Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke (Sayashi Riho Solo Ver.)
  5. Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke (Suzuki Kanon Solo Ver.)
  6. Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke (Iikubo Haruna Solo Ver.)
  7. Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke (Ishida Ayumi Solo Ver.)
  8. Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke (Sato Masaki Solo Ver.)
  9. Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke (Kudo Haruka Solo Ver.)
  10. Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke (Oda Sakura Solo Ver.)

Event V "Ai no Gundan"Edit

  1. Ai no Gundan (Michishige Sayumi Solo Ver.)
  2. Ai no Gundan (Fukumura Mizuki Solo Ver.)
  3. Ai no Gundan (Ikuta Erina Solo Ver.)
  4. Ai no Gundan (Sayashi Riho Solo Ver.)
  5. Ai no Gundan (Suzuki Kanon Solo Ver.)
  6. Ai no Gundan (Iikubo Haruna Solo Ver.)
  7. Ai no Gundan (Ishida Ayumi Solo Ver.)
  8. Ai no Gundan (Sato Masaki Solo Ver.)
  9. Ai no Gundan (Kudo Haruka Solo Ver.)
  10. Ai no Gundan (Oda Sakura Solo Ver.)

Featured MembersEdit

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Morning Musume promoting "Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke"

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Morning Musume promoting "Ai no Gundan"

Single InformationEdit

Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke
Ai no Gundan
  • Lyrics and Composition: Tsunku
  • Arrangement: Okubo Kaoru
  • Dance Choreography: YOSHIKO[5]
  • Music Video: Fukui Hideaki
Bouya
  • Lyrics and Composition: Tsunku
  • Arrangement and Keyboard: Okubo Kaoru
  • Chorus: Michishige Sayumi
Funwari Koibito Ichinensei
Makeru Ki Shinai Kon'ya no Shoubu
  • Lyrics and Composition: Tsunku
  • Arrangement: Egami Kotaro
  • Chorus: Michishige Sayumi, Sayashi Riho

PromotionEdit

  • [2013.08.23] Music Station (Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke)
  • [2013.08.30] Music Dragon (Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke)
  • [2013.09.10] Odaiba Gasshuukoku Mezamashi Live 2013 (Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke)
  • [2013.09.12] Music Japan (Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke)
  • [2013.09.24] Oha Suta (Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke)
  • [2013.11.03] J-MELO
  • [2014.07.31] The Girls Live (Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke)
  • [2016.08.26] Music Station (Ai no Gundan)

  • October 12, 2013: Osaka
  • October 19, 2013: Kanagawa

  • September 14, 2013: Tokyo 1
    • Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke Group A: Michishige, Fukumura, Suzuki, Sato, Kudo
    • Ai no Gundan Group A: Ikuta, Sayashi, Iikubo, Ishida, Oda
  • September 15, 2013: Tokyo 2
    • Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke Group B: Fukumura, Ikuta, Sayashi, Sato, Oda
    • Ai no Gundan Group B: Michishige, Suzuki, Iikubo, Ishida, Kudo
  • September 23, 2013: Tokyo 3
    • Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke Group C: Michishige, Fukumura, Suzuki, Ishida, Oda
    • Ai no Gundan Group C: Ikuta, Sayashi, Iikubo, Sato, Kudo
  • September 29, 2013: Osaka
    • Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke Group A
    • Ai no Gundan Group A
  • October 27, 2013: Aichi
    • Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke Group B
    • Ai no Gundan Group B

Concert PerformancesEdit

Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke
Ai no Gundan
Makeru Ki Shinai Kon'ya no Shoubu
Funwari Koibito Ichinensei
Bouya

Chart PositionsEdit

Oricon ChartEdit

Daily & Weekly Ranking
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 1
96,075
2
9,339
4
1,607
1
24,324
2
3,212
3
6,013
1 144,061
4 15 16 18 4 7 5 12 12,340
18 48 46 48 49 47 - 50 1,428
39 - - - - - - 80 666
- - - - - - - 134 420
Monthly Rankings
Year Month Month Rank Sales
2013 August 4 144,061
2013 September 32 14,854
Yearly Ranking
Year Year Rank Sales Ref
2013 41 158,915 [6]

Total reported sales: 158,915

Other Chart RankingsEdit

Country Chart Highest
Position
Ref
Flag of Japan.svg Japan Billboard Japan Adult Contemporary Airplay 22 [7]
Billboard Japan Hot Top Airplay 32 [8]
Billboard Japan Hot Singles Sales 2 [9]
Billboard Japan Hot 100 2 [10]
Billboard Japan Hot Singles Sales Year End 2013 84 [11]
Flag of the United States (Pantone) United States US J-Pop iTunes Chart 9 [12]

TriviaEdit

  • The single was officially announced on July 17, 2013 in episode #24 of Hello! Project Station.[13]
  • This is the first single to not feature 6th generation member Tanaka Reina in over 10 years since "AS FOR ONE DAY".
  • The slapping choreography in "Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke" is a homage to the 1981 hit song "High School Lullaby" by Imokin Trio.[3]
  • As of April 2018, the "Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke" music video has over 10,000,000 views on YouTube, becoming the third after the "One・Two・Three / The Matenrou Show" Dance Shot Ver. and "Ren'ai Revolution 21" to do so. Additionally, "Ai no Gundan" has over 5,000,000 views.
  • This is the third consecutive single to debut at #1 on the Oricon Daily and Weekly Charts.
  • After only two weeks, this became the best selling single for all members since joining Morning Musume (until 2014).
  • This was the highest selling Hello! Project single of 2013.

Additional VideosEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke" was the only A-side included in the 2013 album The Best! ~Updated Morning Musume~. The 2019 album Best! Morning Musume 20th Anniversary is the first to include "Ai no Gundan" in a compilation.

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