Japanese title: 月と太陽
Romaji title: tsuki to taiyou
English title: The Sun And the Moon

Release date: 1999.04.21

Catalog nr: EPDE-1030
Label: zetima

First press: no


«Tsuki to Taiyou» is Taiyou to Ciscomoon‘s debut single. 

It was released on April 21st, 1999 on the record label zetima.
The single contains  the title track and its instrumental, as well as a b-side (Get on My Love).

Music video for Tsuki to Taiyou

Music video for Tsuki to Taiyou

The single entered the charts at #6, but eventually reached #4 on the Oricon charts and charted for eight weeks. It sold 64,930 copies in its first week and 188,860 copies total, making it the group’s best-selling single.

A special edition of this single was released as a promotional item, as it was a tie-in with the brand DDI Pocket. It is called «Tsuki to Taiyou DDI Pocket Special Edition», and has one track (Tsuki to Taiyou).

Tsunku’s comments about the single:

«This is their debut song. We’d been told that if they didn’t bring on the similar result as the debut single of “Morning Musume”, their careers were already finished before even starting. To my greatest joy and relief, the girls showed an amazing result of placing themselves on the first place of Oricon Chart during the same week of the release. That’s when they started walking on a road to the brighter future. 

For me, I had been revising the song over and over until very last minute. The girls came back from the audition/training in San Francisco and the song was ready for them just in time. I was trying to create the latest, brand-new sound for this era.»

The members were interviewed on how to sing this song perfect at karaoke.
This is what they had to say:
Kominato: Basically, the faking (adding «wow» and «yeah» during the intro and throughout the song) is what makes it exciting. Among us, RuRu is the fake queen. So everybody please try to do the faking too.

RuRu: The key is to not sing too hard.

Inaba: When someone is singing the «Please kiss» chorus, if everyone else chants along, it gets even more exciting!

Shinoda: I think you should try to copy the opening. Especially, try to practice the «A» melody from the first half.

 

[Promo posters]


TRACK LIST


01. 月と太陽 (Tsuki to Taiyou; The Sun and the Moon)
02. Get on my Love
03. 月と太陽 (Instrumental)


CREDITS


月と太陽 (Tsuki to Taiyou)

Lyrics: Tsunku | Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Takao Konishi, Kyoudai Shitamachi

The record company For Life issued a double cd compilation album in 2003, featuring some of the artists and their debut songs aired on Asayan from 1996 to 2003. It includes both Heike’s «GET» and Taiyou to Ciscomoon’s «Tsuki to Taiyou».

 

Get on my Love

Lyrics: Tsunku | Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Takao Konishi, Kyoudai Shitamachi


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