Kono Chikyuu no Heiwa wo Honki de Negatterun da yo!

Kono Chikyuu no Heiwa wo Honki de Negatterun da yo!  Takahashi Version

Release Date: September 14, 2011

Track Listing CD

  1. Kono Chikyuu no Heiwa wo Honki de Negatterun da yo!
  2. Jishin Motte Yume o Motte Tobitatsu Kara (Takahashi Ai Graduation Commemoration Edition Only)
  3. Kare to Issho ni Omise ga Shitai
  4. Kono Chikyuu no Heiwa wo Honki de Negatterun da yo! (Instrumental)
  5. Kare to Issho ni Omise ga Shitai (Instrumental)

Review

Morning Musume’s 47th single is a double a-side that has titles so long that it pains me to type them out. This pair of songs are the last for Takahashi Ai as a member of Morning Musume and Hello! Project.

These songs are a strange beast within the current Morning Musume song library as they bring back an element that was sorely missing in many pre-9th generation songs. That element is Fun. Well perhaps we should not include Only You in that list, that was emo Musume personified.

Even then, there was a bit of youthful energy on its b-side which is exactly what you get with Kono Chikyuu no Heiwa wo Honki de Negatterun da yo! and Kare to Issho ni Omise ga Shitai.

The first song is a throwback to the disco pop kind of songs that used to be part of Morning Musume’s repertoire. The whole Solid Gold, last days of disco vibe is a welcome change from the “mature” songs that the group has been trying to milk for some time.

With Kono Chikyuu no Heiwa wo Honki de Negatterun da yo! you also get a glimpse of the line distribution without Takahashi as Tanaka and Sayashi seem poised to fight it out for front girl status leaving everyone else scrambling for scraps from Hello! Project’s producers.

On the other side of the coin is Kare to Issho ni Omise ga Shitai which is similar to Maji Desu ka Ska bringing out the full force of Super Happy Fun Ball (almost Kusumi Koharu silly) pop. The most surprising part of this song is that Michishige is the lead. You all read that right, Sayu is the lead.

She does an admirable job showing that she has indeed improved by leaps and bounds and that she is capable of carrying a song as the front girl.

The bonus track on the graduation commemoration edition is Takahashi Ai’s solo song Jishin Motte Yume o Motte Tobitatsu Kara. This is probably familiar to those who watched the 10th generation auditions as it was used for the singing parts of the show. Usually Takahashi songs are ballads but this time she received some up tempo material to work with. It’s a catchy, positive song that is a rather fitting send off.

This was actually a good showing from Morning Musume. Perhaps those 9th gen girls are a good influence on what was becoming a stale act with all the 5th – 8th gen members coasting on merit.

Kono Chikyuu no Heiwa wo Honki de Negatterun da yo! / Kare to Issho ni Omise ga Shitai (Limited A)

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Kono Chikyuu no Heiwa wo Honki de Negatterun da yo! / Kare to Issho ni Omise ga Shitai (Limited B)

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Kono Chikyuu no Heiwa wo Honki de Negatterun da yo! / Kare to Issho ni Omise ga Shitai (Limited C)

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Kono Chikyuu no Heiwa wo Honki de Negatterun da yo! / Kare to Issho ni Omise ga Shitai (Takahashi Ai Graduation Commemoration Edition)

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