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Mr. Moonlight ~Ai no Big Band~

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Single Cover
Artist
Morning Musume
Single
Mr. Moonlight ~Ai no Big Band~ (Mr.Moonlight ~愛のビッグバンド~)
Released
2001.10.31
Catalog Number
EPCE-5124
Price
¥1,020
Tracklist
  1. Mr. Moonlight ~Ai no Big Band~ (Mr.Moonlight ~愛のビッグバンド~; Mr. Moonlight ~Love's Big Band~)
  2. Popcorn Love! (ポップコーンラブ!)
  3. Mr. Moonlight ~Ai no Big Band~ (Instrumental)


Information

"Mr. Moonlight ~Ai no Big Band~" is the thirteenth single released by Morning Musume. The single reached #1 on the Oricon charts and charted for fourteen weeks, selling 513,340 copies. It also reached #42 on the yearly Oricon charts for 2001.

Featured Members

Morning Musume promoting the single

This is the first Morning Musume single to feature Takahashi Ai, Konno Asami, Ogawa Makoto, and Niigaki Risa.

Song Information

Lyrics
Tsunku
Music
Tsunku
Other Information
Arrangement: Suzuki Shunsuke
Horn Arrangement: Kobayashi Masahiro

Disambiguation

There are currently four recorded versions of "Mr. Moonlight ~Ai no Big Band~" found in Morning Musume and Hello! Project's discography. These versions are:

Mr. Moonlight ~Ai no Big Band~ (Original)
Found on the "Mr. Moonlight ~Ai no Big Band~" single as track #1, the 2003 Nendo Hawaii Genteiban Single Best album as track #13, the Best! Morning Musume 2 album as track #6, the 2004 Nendo Hawaii Genteiban Single Best album as track #4, the Morning Musume ALL SINGLES COMPLETE ~10th ANNIVERSARY~ album as track #13 on the first disc, and the Morning Musume Best of Singles Japan Expo Limited Edition album as track #13 on the second disc.
Mr. Moonlight ~Ai no Big Band~ (Instrumental)
Found on the "Mr. Moonlight ~Ai no Big Band~" single as track #3. This is the standard version without the main vocals.
Mr. Moonlight ~Ai no Big Band~ (Long Version)
Found on the 4th "Ikimasshoi!" album as track #3. This version features an audio drama prologue inspired by the music video.
Mr. Moonlight ~Ai no Big Band~ (Hawaiian Version)
Found on the Hawaiian de Kiku Morning Musume Single Collection album as track #10 and the Petit Best 3 album as track #15. This is a rearranged version featuring Takagi Boo, Morning Musume, Coconuts Musume, Fujimoto Miki, and Ishii Rika.

Performances

Concerts

Television

Oricon Chart Positions

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 308,940
2 6 6 6 5 4 3 4 70,250
4 16 15 15 15 14 9 13 35,290
12 - - - 15 13 14 21 23,710
- - - - - - 20 26 11,900
- - - - - - - 30 8,670
- - - - - - - 45 6,700
- - - - - - 20 35 7,240
15 - - - - - - 19 22,210
- 15 15 12 12 14 15
18 - - - - 13 15 24 7,730
20 - - - - - - 32 5,420
- - - - - - - 66 2,860
- - - - - - - 78 2,420

Total Reported Sales: 513,340

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