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Hadashi no Kisetsu

Single Cover
Artist
Matsuda Seiko
Single
Hadashi no Kisetsu (裸足の季節; Barefoot Season)
Released
1980.04.01
Catalog Number
06SH746
Price
¥600
"Side A" Tracklist
  1. Hadashi no Kisetsu (裸足の季節; Barefoot Season)
"Side B" Tracklist
  1. RAINBOW ~Rokugatsu Umare (六月生まれ; June Birth)


Information

"Hadashi no Kisetsu" is debut single recorded by Matsuda Seiko. The song was used as the theme for Shiseido's EXBO Washing Foam commercials. Matsuda had taken the audition because she applied to be the actress in the CM, but was not chosen as they were looking for a model with dimples. They liked her audition and ended up asking her to record the CM theme. Yamada Yukiko appeared as the model in the commercial and although Matsuda was credited for the song, people were mistaken and thought Yamada had recorded the track. The song was originally titled "Hainuun wa Atsuku" (ハイヌーンは熱く; Hynone Is Hot), but was changed within the day of the announcement.[1]

Matsuda made her television debut on the music program Lotte Song Yang Yang. She later performed the song on Night Hit Studio April 28th 1980. It ranked in at #11 on the popular TBS program The Best Ten, and she was named "Spotlight of the Week" on the July 3rd show.

In 1989, "Hadashi no Kisetsu" was reissued on an 8cm CD. It was released as a 12cm CD in 2004 to commemorate her 25th anniversary of her debut, and it included the instrumental version of both tracks.

Song Information

Matsuda Seiko promoting the single
Lyrics
Miura Yoshiko
Music
Oda Yuuichirou
Other Information
Arrangement: Shinoda Kazuo

Concert Performances

Disambiguation

There are currently two version of "Hadashi no Kisetsu" to be found in Matsuda Seiko's discography. They are listed below in order of release:

Hadashi no Kisetsu
Found on the "Hadashi no Kisetsu" vinyl single on "Side A" track #5, and 8cm and 12cm CDs as track #1. It was also on the SQUALL album as track #1. It has since been placed on many of her compilation records: Seiko fragrance (Side A, track #1), Seiko・index (Side A, track #6), Seiko・plaza (Side A, track #1), Seiko Box (CD1, track #1), Seiko Monument (CD1, track #1), Bible (CD1, track #1), Bible III (CD1, track #1), Complete Bible (CD1, track #1), Seiko Matsuda 1980-1995 (CD1, track #1), SEIKO SUITE (CD1, track #7), Premium Diamond Bible (CD1, track #1), Diamond Bible (CD1, track #1), and SEIKO STORY~80's HITS COLLECTION~ (CD1, track #1).
Hadashi no Kisetsu (Original Karaoke)
Found on the 1996 Complete Bible album as track #1 on CD6, and on the 2004 12cm CD version of the "Hadashi no Kisetsu" single as track #3. This is an instrumental version of the track.

Oricon Chart Positions

"Hadashi no Kisetsu" reached #12 on the weekly Oricon chart, despite debuting at #130, and sold a total of 300,000 copies. It became the #50 best selling single of the year. The CD reissue reached #94, and charted for one week.

Year Month Rank
1980 May 18
1980 June 11

Reisusse

Format Released Catalog Number Price Tracklist
CD 2004.04.14 SRCL-5675 ¥1,050
  1. Hadashi no Kisetsu
  2. RAINBOW ~Rokugatsu Umare
  3. Hadashi no Kisetsu (Original Karaoke)
  4. RAINBOW ~Rokugatsu Umare (Original Karaoke)

References

  1. Seiko 20 Years of Love and Song of Youth (Shonen Ginja, 1982)

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