Japanese title: ガタメキラ
English: Gotta Make (it) Love
Release date: 1999.06.23
Catalog nr: EPDE-1040
First press: no, but some singles had a notification (a flyer) for a Taiyou to Ciscomoon event that summer.
«Gatamekira» is Taiyou to Ciscomoon‘s 2nd single, and the first of four in a planned release-spree leading up to their debut album. Like their first single, this song was also used as the commercial song for DDI Pocket (cell phones).
It was released on June 23rd, 1999 on the record label zetima.
The single contains the title track and its instrumental, as well as two remixes of «Tsuki to Taiyou». The title «Tsuki to Taiyou -sexy beam remix-» probably refers to Mari Yaguchi of Morning Musume’s famous catch phrase from the song «Koi no Dance Site», where she sings «Sexy Beam!»; «Cool» was the image Tsunku wanted Taiyou to Ciscomoon to portray, so that is probably why he chose «more cool remix» as the title of the second remix of «Tsuki to Taiyou».
The single entered the charts at #6, and charted for eight weeks. It sold 48,490 copies in its first week and 117,410 copies total.
Tsunku’s comments about the single:
«This is their second single. Opening is like a gospel, showing their great harmony. I really wanted to let listeners know how talented they were and how amazing their harmony was. I spent lots of time recording this song. For the melody, I chose the sound filled with percussions, (what I call “Percussive”), and for the lyrics, I chose sexy vocabularies. When the 4 of them created a beautiful harmony for the main chorus by singing, “Gotta Make It Love”, I really thought this group was awesome. They could also do funky choreography, which was another appeal of the group.»
The members were interviewed on how to sing this song perfect at karaoke.
This is what they had to say:
Kominato: This has nothing to do with the song, but please try to sing with power in your eyes.
RuRu: I want you to act like a passionate woman!
Inaba: Please sing «sou yo onna datte (=That’s right, I’m a woman), wow wow wow a ha ha» like your life depends on it.
Shinoda: Please try to sing with the feeling of «I’m a good, strong woman».
01. ガタメキラ (Gatamekira; Gotta Make it Love)
02. 月と太陽 -sexy beam remix-
03. 月と太陽 -more cool remix-
04. ガタメキラ (Instrumental)
Lyrics: Tsunku | Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Ken Matsubara
In 2003, Gatamekira was covered by the Hello! Project grop ZYX for their second (and final) single.
月と太陽 -sexy beam remix-
Remixed by Seiji Motoyama
月と太陽 -sexy beam remix-
Remixed by M.I.D.