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Manatsu no Kousen

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8cm CD Cover
12cm CD Cover
Artist
Morning Musume
Single
Manatsu no Kousen (真夏の光線)
Released
1999.05.12 (8cm CD)
2005.03.02 (12cm CD)
Catalog Number
EPDE-1033 (8cm CD)
EPCE-5317 (12cm CD)
Price
¥1,121 (8cm CD)
¥1,050 (12cm CD)
8cm CD Tracklist
  1. Manatsu no Kousen (真夏の光線; A Ray of Light In Midsummer)
  2. Koi no Shihatsu Ressha (恋の始発列車; Love's First Train)
  3. Manatsu no Kousen (Instrumental) (真夏の光線)
12cm CD Tracklist
  1. Manatsu no Kousen (真夏の光線)
  2. Koi no Shihatsu Ressha (恋の始発列車)
  3. Manatsu no Kousen (Instrumental) (真夏の光線)
  4. Manatsu no Kousen (Early Version) (真夏の光線)


Information

"Manatsu no Kousen" is the fifth single released by Morning Musume. The single was first released in 1999 but was reissued as part of the Morning Musume EARLY SINGLE BOX in 2004 and later as a separate CD single in 2005.

TV Performances

Members featured in this release

Song Information

Lyrics
Tsunku
Music
Tsunku
Other Information
Arrangement, Keyboards, Programming: Kohno Shin
Bass: Irie Naoyuki
Guitar: Inaba Masahiro
Percussion: Misawa Izumi
Trumpet: Araki Toshio, Nishimura Koji
Trombone: Murata Yohichi
Alto Sax: Yamamoto Takuo

Disambiguation

There are currently nine versions of "Manatsu no Kousen" to be found in Morning Musume and Hello! Project's discography. These versions are:

Manatsu no Kousen (Original)
Found on the "Manatsu no Kousen" single as track #1, the Best! Morning Musume 1 album as track #9, and the Morning Musume ALL SINGLES COMPLETE ~10th ANNIVERSARY~ album as track #5 on Disc 1.
Manatsu no Kousen (Instrumental)
Found on the "Manatsu no Kousen" single as track #3. This is the standard version without the main vocals.
Manatsu no Kousen (Vacation Mix)
Found on the Second Morning album as track #2.
Manatsu no Kousen (Hawaiian Version)
Found on the Hawaiian de Kiku Morning Musume Single Collection album as track #4. This Hawaiian version is covered by Coconuts Musume, Fujimoto Miki, and Takagi Boo.
Manatsu no Kousen (Early Version)
Found on the 12cm reissue of the "Manatsu no Kousen" single as track #4.
Manatsu no Kousen (Kamei Eri)
Found on the Hello Cover digital album as track #1. This version is covered by Kamei Eri.
Manatsu no Kousen (Okai Chisato)
Released as a digital single in 2010. This version is covered by Okai Chisato.
Manatsu no Kousen (Niigaki Risa)
Found on the Hello Cover Niigaki Risa album as track #1. This version is covered by Niigaki Risa.
Manatsu no Kousen (Tanaka Reina)
Released as a digital single in 2011. This version is covered by Tanaka Reina.

Concert Performances

Oricon Chart Positions

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- - - - - - - 3 122,610
- - - - - - - 12 33,800
- - - - - - - 19 29,100
- - - - - - - 20 15,500
- - - - - - - 27 10,170
- - - - - - - 28 9,060
- - - - - - - 37 6,840
- - - - - - - 56 4,690
- - - - - - - 65 3,240

Total Reported Sales: 235,010

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