Title: DANCE & CHANCE
Release date: 1999.08.17 (Taiwan) / 1999.08.25 (Japan)
Catalog nr: SMS8649 / SRDL-4635
Label: Sony Music Entertainment
First press: no
«Dance & Chance» is Coconuts Musume‘s second single, released only a short month after their debut single. It was also released in Taiwan with a different picture disc.
The single contains the title track and its instrumental, as well as an English version of the lead track, and an English cover of Sharan Q’s «Zurui Onna». It reached #86 on the Oricon charts, only selling a disappointing 2.740 copies.
In January of 2001, it was announced that Chelsea and April had graduated from the group to continue their education back in Hawaii. Rumors and speculations tell that the girls had problems adjusting to life and culture in Japan as they spoke no Japanese, and had wished to go back home permanently.
The girls said in an interview:
Chelsea: «I think ‘Halation Summer’ was a really cute song. But our real nature isn’t comical and cute.
Mika: «It’s like ‘Halation Summer’ was a song for me, and the coupling song ‘Summer Night Town (English Version)’ was a song for the sexy Chelsea, Danielle, and April. (lol) So maybe ‘Dance & Chance’ will be a blend of everybody?»
01. Dance & Chance
02. Dance & Chance (English Version)
03. ズルい女 (English Version) (Zurui Onna; Player)
04. Dance & Chance (Instrumental)
Dance & Chance
Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Shin Kouno
Dance & Chance (English Version)
Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Shin Kouno | Translation: Lynne Hobday
ズルい女 (English Version)
Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Shinichiro Murayama | Translation: Lynne Hobday
This is a cover of Sharan Q’s single of the same name, released in 1995. Sharan Q’s single is one of the 100 best selling single in Japan of all time. Taiyo to Ciscomoon also covered this song.