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Wakuteka Take a chance (ワクテカ Take a chance; Trembling by Excitement Take a chance) is Morning Musume's 51st single. It was released on October 10, 2012 in eight editions: one regular and six limited editions.



Morning Musume - Wakuteka Take a chance (MV)

Wakuteka Take a Chance (MV)


Regular Edition[]

  1. Wakuteka Take a chance
  2. Love Innovation (Loveイノベーション)
  3. Wakuteka Take a chance (Instrumental)

Limited Edition A-B[]

  1. Wakuteka Take a chance
  2. Futsuu no Shoujo A (普通の少女A; Normal Girl "A") - Tanaka Reina, Sato Masaki, Kudo Haruka
  3. Wakuteka Take a chance (Instrumental)

Limited Edition C-D[]

  1. Wakuteka Take a chance
  2. Daisuki 100manten (大好き100万点; I Love You - One Million Points) - Fukumura Mizuki, Ishida Ayumi
  3. Wakuteka Take a chance (Instrumental)

Limited Edition E-F[]

  1. Wakuteka Take a chance
  2. Shinnen dake wa Tsuranukitoose! (信念だけは貫き通せ!; Persist Only Your Beliefs!) - Michishige Sayumi, Ikuta Erina, Sayashi Riho, Suzuki Kanon, Iikubo Haruna
  3. Wakuteka Take a chance (Instrumental)

Limited Edition A DVD[]

  1. Wakuteka Take a chance (Close-up Ver.)

Limited Edition C DVD[]

  1. Wakuteka Take a chance (Upper Light Ver.)

Limited Edition E DVD[]

  1. Wakuteka Take a chance (Close-up Morning Musume Ver.)

Event V[]

  1. Wakuteka Take a chance (Michishige Sayumi Solo Ver.)
  2. Wakuteka Take a chance (Tanaka Reina Solo Ver.)
  3. Wakuteka Take a chance (Fukumura Mizuki Solo Ver.)
  4. Wakuteka Take a chance (Ikuta Erina Solo Ver.)
  5. Wakuteka Take a chance (Sayashi Riho Solo Ver.)
  6. Wakuteka Take a chance (Suzuki Kanon Solo Ver.)
  7. Wakuteka Take a chance (Iikubo Haruna Solo Ver.)
  8. Wakuteka Take a chance (Ishida Ayumi Solo Ver.)
  9. Wakuteka Take a chance (Sato Masaki Solo Ver.)
  10. Wakuteka Take a chance (Kudo Haruka Solo Ver.)

Featured Members[]

Morning Musume promoting the single

Single Information[]

Wakuteka Take a chance
Love Innovation
  • Lyrics and Composition: Tsunku
  • Arrangement and Programming: Kono Shin
  • Guitar: Takenaka Shunji
  • Chorus: CHINO
Futsuu no Shoujo A
Daisuki 100manten
Shinnen dake wa Tsuranukitoose!


TV Performances[]

  • [2012.10.05] Happy Music
  • [2012.10.07] Music Japan
  • [2013.09.10] Odaiba Gasshuukoku Mezamashi Live 2013

Concert Performances[]

Wakuteka Take a chance
Love Innovation
Futsuu no Shoujo A
Daisuki 100manten
Shin'nen dake wa Tsuranukitoose!

Event Performances[]

Oricon Chart Positions[]

Daily & Weekly Ranking
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 3
5 3
3 81,682
6 26 17 29 20 19 29 18 3,852
17 - - - - - 41 59 1,211
- - - - - - - 73 982
- - - - - - - 125 546
- - - - - - - 199 252
- - - - - - - 182 452
Yearly Ranking
Year Year Rank Sales Ref
2012 89 88,977 [1]

Total Reported Sales: 88,977

Note: this single received a Gold Certification from the RIAJ, meaning that the single already sold over 100,000 copies according to Billboard Japan.


  • Each copy of the single came with an A3 size poster.
  • A dance rehearsal version of the title track was uploaded to Morning Musume's official YouTube channel.
  • Two temporary versions of the music video were uploaded to their official YouTube channel. One is labeled as "Temporary version", while the other one is label as "Verge of Completion version."
  • Ishida Ayumi is not featured in the dance shot for the "temporary version" music video due to an injury.
  • This is the second Morning Musume single to get an Official Website (archived).
  • It reached #1 on the Oricon daily charts in its first week. The single also ranked #89 on the Oricon yearly chart for 2012.
  • According to Suzuki Kanon, she noticed that Ren'ai Hunter, One・Two・Three, and Wakuteka Take a chance are linked together to make a little story. While Ren'ai Hunter is about the developing feelings and One・Two・Three is about waiting for the lover to make a move, Wakuteka Take a chance is about taking a chance and making the move yourself.[2]
  • There are 2 shots that were not used in the official video: the initial version of the dance shot in which Ishida Ayumi does not participate, and the group shot.
  • Sato Masaki and Iikubo Haruna made videos to encourage the English and French speaking audience to make videos of their Wakuteka Take a chance dance numbers like they have done for One・Two・Three. Suzuki Kanon also mentioned it in a video.
  • On the day of the release, ℃-ute's official YouTube channel posted a video of Team Okai covering "Wakuteka Take a chance". On the same day, the Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) official YouTube channel posted a cover of the song by Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) and THE Possible.
  • On October 17, Morning Musume's official YouTube channel posted a solo dance shot featuring only 11th Generation member Oda Sakura, who joined one month before the single's release, but did not participate. Unlike the group dance shot, it mainly focuses from the waist up. This version was featured in the Limited Edition C DVD of their 52nd single, Help me!!.
  • As of February 2016, the official music video is 1 of 46 music videos for a single that has reached over 1,000,000 views on Morning Musume's official YouTube channel.
  • Former Morning Musume member Takahashi Ai performed a cover of "Wakuteka Take a chance".[3]
  • The MV and the dance shot version for this single are featured in Eizou The Morning Musume 7 ~Single M Clips~.
  • A clip of a fan meeting Takahashi Ai, and dancing to Wakuteka Take a chance on NHK World has over 1 million views on YouTube.[4] In November 2017, the clip was featured in one of PewDiePie's "You Laugh You Lose" videos.[5]

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