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Help me!!
Helpme-rb
Regular Edition B
Single by Morning Musume
from album The Best! ~Updated Morning Musume~
Released January 23, 2013
February 23, 2013 (Event V)
Genre J-Pop
Format CD Single, CD+DVD, Event V, digital download
Length 13:31 (RA), 13:38 (RB, LA, LB, LC), 14:07 (LD), 14:16 (LE), 13:52 (LF), 32:34 (all tracks)
Label zetima zetima
Producer Tsunku
Morning Musume Singles Chronology
Previous Wakuteka Take a chance 51st Single (2012)
Next Brainstorming / Kimi Sae Ireba Nani mo Iranai 53rd Single (2013)
Other Covers

Helpme-r
Regular Edition A

Helpme-la
Limited Edition A

Helpme-lb
Limited Edition B

Helpme-lc
Limited Edition C

Helpme-ld
Limited Edition D

Helpme-le
Limited Edition E

Helpme-lf
Limited Edition F

Helpme-ev
Event V

Help me!! is Morning Musume's 52nd single. It was released on January 23, 2013 in 8 editions: two regular edition, both with different coupling tracks, and 6 limited editions. This single is the debut of 11th generation member, Oda Sakura.

It is the first Morning Musume single to debut at #1 for a generation debut since the 5th generation, as well as the group's first number one weekly single in 3 years and 8 months. On February 8th, the single was certified gold by the RIAJ.

The single ranked #1 in the weekly charts and charted for 6 weeks, with a total of 103,936 copies sold. The single ranked #68 on the Oricon yearly chart for 2013.[1]

TracklistEdit

CDEdit

Morning Musume - Help me!! (MV)04:44

Morning Musume - Help me!! (MV)

Help me!! (MV)

Helpmee

Morning Musume promoting single

Regular Edition AEdit

  1. Help me!!
  2. Daisuki Dakara Zettai ni Yurusanai (大好きだから絶対に許さない; I Absolutely Won't Forgive Because I Love You) - Sayashi Riho & Oda Sakura
  3. Help me!! (Instrumental)

Regular Edition B, Limited Edition A-CEdit

  1. Help me!!
  2. Happy Daisakusen (Happy大作戦; The Big Happy Mission)
  3. Help me!! (Instrumental)

Limited Edition DEdit

  1. Help me!!
  2. Aishuu Romantic (哀愁ロマンティック; Romantic SorrowMichishige Sayumi & Fukumura Mizuki
  3. Help me!! (Instrumental)

Limited Edition EEdit

  1. Help me!!
  2. Watashi no Dekkai Hana (私のでっかい花; My Great FlowerTanaka ReinaIikubo Haruna, and Ishida Ayumi
  3. Help me!! (Instrumental)

Limited Edition FEdit

  1. Help me!!
  2. Nani wa Tomo Are! (なには友あれ!; What Will There Be Friend!Ikuta ErinaSuzuki KanonSato Masaki, and Kudo Haruka
  3. Help me!! (Instrumental)

Limited Edition A DVDEdit

  1. Help me!! (Music Video)
  2. Help me!! (Dance Shot Ver.)

Limited Edition B DVDEdit

  1. Help me!! (Music Video)
  2. Help me!! (Close-Up Ver.)

Limited Edition C DVDEdit

  1. Help me!! (Music Video)
  2. Wakuteka Take a chance (Oda Sakura Ver.)
  3. Help me!! (Making of)

Event VEdit

  1. Help me!! (Michishige Sayumi Solo Ver.)
  2. Help me!! (Tanaka Reina Solo Ver.)
  3. Help me!! (Fukumura Mizuki Solo Ver.)
  4. Help me!! (Ikuta Erina Solo Ver.)
  5. Help me!! (Sayashi Riho Solo Ver.)
  6. Help me!! (Suzuki Kanon Solo Ver.)
  7. Help me!! (Iikubo Haruna Solo Ver.)
  8. Help me!! (Ishida Ayumi Solo Ver.)
  9. Help me!! (Sato Masaki Solo Ver.)
  10. Help me!! (Kudo Haruka Solo Ver.)
  11. Help me!! (Oda Sakura Solo Ver.)

Featured MembersEdit

TV PerformancesEdit

  • [2013.01.02] NHK Osaka Women's Association New Years Concert
  • [2013.01.25] Happy Music
  • [2013.01.27] Music Japan
  • [2013.02.05] Konya Kurabete Mimashita
  • [2013.07.03] Sakigake Ongaku Banzuke Eight SP
  • [2013.07.31] FNS Uta no Natsu Matsuri 2013
  • [2013.09.10] Odaiba Gasshuukoku Mezamashi Live 2013
  • [2013.12.14] Billboard JAPAN Music Awards
  • [2014.03.13] The Girls Live
  • [2014.05.08] The Girls Live

Concert PerformancesEdit

All song were performed at Morning Musume Concert Tour 2013 Haru Michishige☆Eleven SOUL ~Tanaka Reina Sotsugyou Kinen Special~.

Help me!!
See also: The Best! ~Updated Morning Musume~#Concert Performances
Daisuki Dakara Zettai ni Yurusanai
Happy Daisakusen
Aishuu Romantic
Watashi no Dekkai Hana
Nani wa Tomo Are!

Single InformationEdit

  • All Lyrics and Compositions: Tsunku
Help me!!
Daisuki Dakara Zettai ni Yurusanai
  • Arrangement, Programming, Keyboards: Okubo Kaoru
  • Chorus: CHINO
Happy Daisakusen
  • Arrangement, Keyboards, Programming: Okubo Kaoru
  • Acoustic Guitar: Kamada Koji
  • Chorus: CHINO
Aishuu Romantic
  • Arrangement, Programming, Keyboards: Okubo Kaoru
  • Chorus: Tsunku, Michishige Sayumi
Watashi no Dekkai Hana
Nani wa Tomo Are!

TriviaEdit

  • The single was announced via YouTube. The song title and release date was originally leaked by an anonymous person from 2ch on November 28th.
  • The music video was directed by Kitajima, the same man who directed The Bawdies' music video "Hot Dog". He commented: "It is is very elaborate. Its theme is 'the feeling of loneliness that we can meet in the city and positive energy'".
  • The B-side for Limited Edition D, "Aishuu Romantic", is the second duet by the pink duo Michishige Sayumi and Fukumura Mizuki. Their first duet was "Suki da na Kimi ga" from the album 12, Smart.
  • The song begins with a spoken intro done by Fukumura Mizuki, Iikubo Haruna and Ishida Ayumi. It is the first time a single has featured a spoken intro since Iroppoi Jirettai's intro was done by Kamei Eri and Kusumi Koharu in 2005.
  • Some fans believe the title of the song is a tribute to Michishige Sayumi's line in Resonant Blue in which she shouts "Help me!".
  • Everyone wears the same pattern and color in the singles outfit, however each outfit has an unique design. Michishige Sayumi stated that she thinks Oda Sakura's outfit is the coolest.
  • It is the third single in a row to be gold certified.
  • This single has the best first day sales since 2003.
  • It is the first time since 2010 with Seishun Collection that a single has reached #1 on the Oricon Charts on the day of its release.
  • This is the first Hello! Project single to reach #1 on Oricon Weekly Charts since 2009's Shouganai Yume Oibito.
  • It was reported that some stores sold out on the first day and it has been noted that because of the insufficiency in stocks, the single didn't sell as well as it could have, and it in fact would have sold many more copies.[citation needed]
  • The single placed #32 on the Oricon Half Year Sales Ranking 2013.
  • This is the first weekly #1 for 9th, 10th, and 11th generations.
  • This is the last debut single under their original name.
  • As of February 2016, the official music video has over 3,000,000 views, making it 1 of 46 music videos for a single that has reached over 1,000,000 views on Morning Musume's official YouTube channel.

VideosEdit

Chart PositionsEdit

Daily & Weekly Ranking

Oricon Chart PositionsEdit

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 1
61,291
4
6,786
2
5,011
1
5,312
1
5,376
1
7,826
1 93,286
3
2,424
17 15 12 12 15 13 12 6,912
9 - - - 48 - - 53 1,572
48 22 - - - - - 57 1,423
- - - - - - - 173 374
- - - - - - - 171 369
Monthly Ranking
YearMonthMonth RankSales
2013 January 5 100,198
Yearly Ranking
Year Year Rank Sales Ref
2013 68 103,936 [3]

Total Reported Sales: 103,936

Other ChartsEdit

Chart (2013) Position
Billboard Japan Hot Singles Sales[4] 98

See AlsoEdit

Individual pages for tracks from the single:

ReferencesEdit

External LinksEdit

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