Japanese title: 電話待っています
Romaji title: denwa matteimasu
English title: Waiting for Your Call
Release date: 2001.03.07
Catalog nr: EPCE-5077
First press: yes, a postcard for which you can apply to the campaign «Anata no Kinenbi ni Denwa Shimasu» («I’ll Call You on Your Anniversary»)
«Denwa Matteimasu» is Melon Kinenbi‘s 3rd single.
It contains the title track and its instrumental, as well as a b-side (Mou Matemasen) . It sold 4.770 copies in it’s first week. It got the #53 spot at the Oricon charts, selling a total of 6.910 copies.
Tsunku’s comments about the single:
«It’s hard to believe but this is Melon Kinenbi’s 3rd single already.
Since its debut, the group has gained experiences through Hello! Project’s concerts as well as Morning Musume’s tour. I would say it is a rare opportunity for a newly debuted group to be able to do so much in just one year. Maybe those experiences made them grow up in a variety of ways. As I was brainstorming their next song, my first idea came up, which was to create something with really bitter melody. I knew this wasn’t going to be easy, but the girls sung the song with ease while they were only given a limited amount of recording session. I think they did well considering the time limit.
Next, in regards to the lyrics, I wanted to write about a girl who was around the same age as them. My first task was to select the right vocabularies. Eventually, I selected the right theme word, “Phone Call”. Just like everyone has its own way of holding a phone, girls showed their own unique singing techniques, which was quite interesting for me. I think they were able to do so because they could understand the song in their own uniquely individual way. Some style was a bit different from what I had in mind, but I heard how interesting the voice was, and I thought, “Hey, this is also nice too.” I think this is how Melon Kinenbi’s originality was born. The rhythm carries a strong melody, which makes you want to dance. Shibata sings, followed by Ootani. Two girls’ voices are then surrounded by everyone’s chorus including Saito and Murata. I think this is the appeal of Melon Kinenbi that is going to be loved by many people in Japan.
My favorite ritual after a recording session is to come home to my room and repeatedly listen to what I have recorded on the same day while enjoying ice cold beer. I discovered “Denwa Matteimasu” is a great song when you are feeling a little tipsy. I hope you get to experience the similar great feelings when listening to this song.«
01. 電話待っています (Denwa Matteimasu; Waiting for Your Call)
02. もう 待てませ～ん! (Mou Matemaseen!; I Can’t Wait Anymoree!)
03. 電話待っています (Instrumental)
電話待っています (Denwa Matteimasu)
Lyrics: Tsunku | Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Motoko Funayama
もう 待てませ～ん! (Mou Matemaseen!)
Lyrics: Tsunku | Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Yuichi Takahashi