Japanese title: 告白記念日
Romaji title: kokuhaku kinenbi
English title: Anniversary for My Love Confession
Release date: 2000.06.28
Catalog nr: EPDE-1078
First press: yes
«Kokuhaku Kinenbi» is Melon Kinenbi‘s 2nd single. The A-side was used as the theme song of the internet information delivery service Tottoco.
It contains the title track and its instrumental, as well as a b-side (Fuwa Fuwa Fuu) . It sold 4.030 copies in it’s first week. It got the #42 spot at the Oricon charts. Its total sales were 8.510 copies.
Tsunku’s comments about the single:
«I wanted Melon Kinenbi to follow the similar image as Morning Musume for this one. I created this song with the image of the summer holiday season. It is about a girl who met a boy at her part-time job and innocently fell in love with him. I made the sound as cheerful and happy as possible. It is a song for the season when you feel like listening to some west coast music and feel very pleasant and free-spirited.
The recording session wasn’t easy because they didn’t have enough experience back then. When I gave them a simple instruction like, “Okay, let’s feel the rhythm, everybody.” And they were completely off. So I was like, “Oh no, what am I going to do with these girls?!” But I noticed their vocal skill has dramatically improved when I saw them at Hello!Project’s concert on New Year’s Day, as well as the Morning Musume’s tour. Wow, I was so surprised!!! Pleasantly surprised, of course! I look forward to their continuing growth.
[As for «Fuwa Fuwa Fuu»] I wrote a song for the different side of the girls, which is the natural comedic side! I wanted to create a song that expresses their gentle airiness. It sounds like it is about a sleeping girl’s dream, a real witch’s arrival, or a march of the girly toys. Those are the things I imagined while writing this song.«
01. 告白記念日 (Kokuhaku Kinenbi; Anniversary for My Love Confession)
02. ふわふわふー (Fuwa Fuwa Fuu; Up, Up and Away)
03. 告白記念日 (Instrumental)
告白記念日 (Kokuhaku Kinenbi)
Lyrics: Tsunku | Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Shin Kouno
ふわふわふー (Fuwa Fuwa Fuu)
Lyrics: Tsunku | Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Shunsuke Suzuki
Fuwa Fuwa is an onomatopoeia. It describes the feeling of lightweight, care-free, fluffiness, as well as lack of stability and uncertainty