Koko ni Iruzee!

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"Koko ni Iruzee!"
16 - Koko ni Iru Ze!.jpg
Single by Morning Musume
from the album No. 5
ReleasedOctober 30, 2002 (JP)
FormatCD single
Recorded2002
GenreJ-pop, bubblegum pop, pop rock
Length13:34
LabelZetima
Songwriter(s)Tsunku
Producer(s)Tsunku
Morning Musume singles chronology
"Do It! Now"
(2002)
"Koko ni Iruzee!"
(2002)
"Morning Musume no Hyokkori Hyōtanjima"
(2003)
Music video
"Koko ni Iruzee!" on YouTube

"Koko ni Iruzee!" (ここにいるぜぇ!, "I'm Here!") is the sixteenth single of J-pop idol group Morning Musume and was released October 30, 2002 under Zetima Records with the catalog number EPCE-5182.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Koko ni Iruzee!" (ここにいるぜぇ!, "I'm Here!") – 4:28
    • Lyrics and composition by Tsunku; Arrangement by Hideyuki "Daichi" Suzuki (鈴木Daichi秀行).
  2. "Jun Lover" (純Lover, Pure Lover) – 4:40
    • Lyrics and composition by Tsunku; Arrangement by Kōichi Takahashi (高橋諭一).
  3. "Koko ni Iruzee!" (Instrumental) – 4:26

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Aside from Morning Musume, the following personnel also took part in track 1 ("Koko ni Iruzee!") as background vocals.

  • Morning Musume – lead vocals, background vocals (track 1), and chorus (track 2)
  • Tsunku – composer, and chorus (track 1)
  • Hideyuki "Daichi" Suzuku – programming, and guitar (track 1)
  • Kōichi Takahashi – programming, and guitar (track 2)
  • Masayuki Muraishi – drums (track 1)
  • Takeshi Taneda – bass (track 1 and 2)
  • Gen Ittetsu Strings – strings (track 1)
  • Naoki Hirata (The Thrill) – trumpet (track 1)
  • Akihito Masui – trombone (track 1)
  • Yukarie (The Thrill) – saxophone (track 1)

Charts[edit]

Release Chart Peak position Weeks in chart
October 30, 2002 Oricon Daily Singles Chart[1] #1
October 30, 2002 Oricon Weekly Singles Chart #1 16
October 30, 2002 CDTV Weekly Singles Chart[2] #1 12

Cover versions[edit]

Tsunku version[edit]

Two years after the release of the single, Morning Musume producer Tsunku covered the song along with "Mr. Moonlight: Ai no Big Band" (another Morning Musume song) and is featured in his album Take 1.[3]

Nozomi Tsuji version[edit]

"Koko ni Iruzee!"
Athena's Koko ni Iruzee!.jpg
Single by Athena (Uta: Nozomi Tsuji)
B-side"Happy My Friend"
ReleasedMay 16, 2007 (JP)
FormatCD single
Recorded2007
GenreJ-pop
LabelZetima
Songwriter(s)Tsunku
Producer(s)Tsunku

Former Morning Musume member Nozomi Tsuji released her own rendition of the song on May 16, 2007 as the opening theme of the anime Robby and Kerobby and as her debut single under the same label of the original version. Though the main track is "Koko ni Iruzee!", the coupling track is different and is named "Happy My Friend."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Koko ni Iruzee!" (ここにいるぜぇ!, "I'm Here!")
    • Lyrics and composition by Tsunku; Arrangement by Hideyuki "Daichi" Suzuki (鈴木Daichi秀行).[4]
  2. "Happy My Friend"
    • Lyrics and composition by Tsunku; Arrangement by Akira.[4]
  3. "Koko ni Iruzee! (Instrumental)"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "You Taiju: Koko ni Iruzee! (Morning Musume) ranking" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2007-04-23.
  2. ^ "CDTV: Koko ni Iruzee! ranking" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2007-02-25. Retrieved 2007-04-23.
  3. ^ "Tsunku Solo Album "Take 1"" (in Japanese). Tsunku.net. Archived from the original on 2007-07-07. Retrieved 2007-04-24.
  4. ^ a b "TV Station: W discography" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2007-04-21. Retrieved 2007-04-24.

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