Japanese title: 行くZYX! FLY HIGH
Romaji title: iku ZYX! FLY HIGH
English title: Go ZYX! Fly High
Release date: 2003.08.06
Catalog nr: PKCP-5025 (CD), PKBP-5011 (DVD Single)
Label: Piccolo Town
First press: yes, a sticker
«Iku ZYX! Fly High» is a CD single released by the Hello! Project group ZYX.
It is their first single, and it contains the title track and its instrumental, as well as a b-side; a cover of Taiyo to Ciscomoon‘s «Gatamekira«. «Iku ZYX! Fly High» sold 19.086 copies, and ranked at #18 at the Oricon charts.
ZYX (pronounced «six») was a Hello! Project unit consisting of five Hello! Project kids and Mari Yaguchi. Yaguchi acted as a mentor to the Hello! Project Kids, showing them the ropes of being a performing member of Hello! Project.
It was thought that since there were six members in the unit, he named it Six, but mis-spelled it (cause it’s cool). Apparently there are more to the name than that:
The name ZYX is a kind of acronym using a somewhat intricate play in notation. «Z» and «Y» are taken from the phrase «Zettai Yume o Bai ni.» (絶対、夢を倍に, We hope that you will definitely accomplish your dreams double in size.) «Bai ni», meaning «[to accomplish] double in size», is represented not as «B» but as a multiplication mark «×» which was then identified with letter «X» in its formal resemblance. Also, it is strongly conscious that the letters ZYX are the last letters of the English alphabet in reverse order. In Hello! Project, this inverted order naming is followed by the groups W created in 2004, v-u-den in 2005, The Possible in 2006 and SI☆NA in 2008. This line-up of groups continues the reverse alphabetical naming (ZYX-W-VU-T-S).
01. 行くZYX! FLY HIGH (Iku ZYX! Fly High; Go ZYX! FlyHigh))
02. ガタメキラ(ZYX Ver.) (Gatamekira (ZYX Ver.); Gotta Make (It) Love (ZYX Ver.))
03. 行くZYX! FLY HIGH (Instrumental)
01. 行くZYX! FLY HIGH (PV)
02. Dance Version
03. Making of
行くZYX! FLY HIGH (Iku ZYX! Fly High)
Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Shin Kono
ガタメキラ(ZYX Ver.) (Gatamekira (ZYX Ver.))
Lyrics & Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: SHO-1
This track is a cover of Taiyo to Ciscomoon’s 2nd single of the same name. The arrangements are different, but the lyrics are the same. In 2014, ZYX’ version of the song was featured on the compilation album H!P no Zenkyoku Kara Atsumechaimashita! Vol. 5.