12, Smart

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12, Smart
Studio album by Morning Musume
Released October 12, 2011
Recorded 2011
Genre Japanese pop
Label Zetima
Producer Tsunku
Morning Musume chronology
Fantasy! Jūichi
(2010)
12, Smart
(2011)
13 Colorful Character
(2012)
Singles from 12, Smart
  1. "Maji Desu ka Ska!"
    Released: April 6, 2011 (2011-04-06)
  2. "Only You"
    Released: June 15, 2011 (2011-06-15)
  3. "Kono Chikyū no Heiwa o Honki de Negatterun Da yo! / Kare to Issho ni Omise ga Shitai!"
    Released: September 14, 2011 (2011-09-14)

12, Smart (12,スマート 12, Smart?) is the twelfth studio album by all-girl Japanese idol group Morning Musume.

Overview[edit]

It is the last album featuring fifth-generation member and group leader Ai Takahashi before her September 30, 2011 graduation, the last to feature Risa Niigaki and Aika Mitsui before their May 18, 2012 graduation, and the first to feature the ninth-generation members Mizuki Fukumura, Erina Ikuta, Riho Sayashi and Kanon Suzuki. The first pressing of the album came with two special photo cards which are trading-card sized.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Tsunku

CD
No. Title Arrangement Length
1. "Give me Love" (Give me 愛, Read as: Love, not Ai) Kaoru Okubo 4:57
2. "Only You"   Kaoru Okubo 5:19
3. "Silver no Udedokei" (シルバーの腕時計, Silver Wristwatch)
(Performed by Reina Tanaka and Riho Sayashi, Rap by Risa Niigaki and Aika Mitsui)
Kaoru Okubo, Rap Arrangement by U.M.E.D.Y 5:50
4. "Suki da na Kimi ga" (好きだな君が, I Like You)
(Performed by Sayumi Michishige and Mizuki Fukumura)
Kaoru Okubo 5:13
5. "Kaiketsu Positive A" (怪傑ポジティブA, Extraordinary Person Positive A) Shōichirō Hirata 4:59
6. "Kono Ai wo Kasanete" (この愛を重ねて, "Growing This Love") AKIRA 5:10
7. "Kono Chikyū no Heiwa o Honki de Negatterun Da yo!" (この地球の平和を本気で願ってるんだよ!, "I'm Really Wishing for Peace on Earth!") Shōichirō Hirata 5:02
8. "Kare to Issho ni Omise ga Shitai!" (彼と一緒にお店がしたい!, "I Want to Open a Shop with Him!") Kaoru Okubo 4:51
9. "My Way ~Joshikō Hanamichi~" (My Way 〜女子校花道〜, My Way ~Girls' School Flower Passageway~) Shunsuke Suzuki 4:35
10. "Otome no Timing" (乙女のタイミング, A Girl's Timing)
(Performed by Aika Mitsui, Erina Ikuta and Kanon Suzuki)
Yuusuke Itagaki 4:21
11. "OK YEAH!"   Kaoru Okubo 4:46
12. "Maji Desu ka Ska!" (まじですかスカ!, Seriously? Ska!) Masanori Takumi 3:41
Total length:
00:58:38
DVD
No. Title Length
1. "Kono Chikyū no Heiwa o Honki de Negatterun Da yo! (Ai Takahashi Solo Ver.) Music Video"    
2. "Kono Chikyū no Heiwa o Honki de Negatterun Da yo! (Risa Niigaki Solo Ver.) Music Video"    
3. "Kono Chikyū no Heiwa o Honki de Negatterun Da yo! (Sayumi Michishige Solo Ver.) Music Video"    
4. "Kono Chikyū no Heiwa o Honki de Negatterun Da yo! (Reina Tanaka Solo Ver.) Music Video"    
5. "Kono Chikyū no Heiwa o Honki de Negatterun Da yo! (Aika Mitsui Solo Ver.) Music Video"    
6. "Kono Chikyū no Heiwa o Honki de Negatterun Da yo! (Mizuki Fukumura Solo Ver.) Music Video"    
7. "Kono Chikyū no Heiwa o Honki de Negatterun Da yo! (Erina Ikuta Solo Ver.) Music Video"    
8. "Kono Chikyū no Heiwa o Honki de Negatterun Da yo! (Riho Sayashi Solo Ver.) Music Video"    
9. "Kono Chikyū no Heiwa o Honki de Negatterun Da yo! (Kanon Suzuki Solo Ver.) Music Video"    
10. "Jishin Motte Yume o Motte Tobitatsu Kara / Ai Takahashi (Morning Musume) Music Video"    
11. "Jishin Motte Yume o Motte Tobitatsu Kara / Ai Takahashi (Morning Musume) Music Video : Making of"    
12. "Album Jacket Photo Shoot: Making of"    

Personnel[edit]

  • Kaoru Okubo - Keyboard and Programming (1,2,3,4,8,11)
  • Ai Takahashi - Chorus (1,2,3,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12)
  • Risa Niigaki - Chorus (1,6)
  • Koji Kamada - Guitar (2,7,8,12), Electric Guitar and Air Guitar (5)
  • U.M.E.D.Y - Rap (3)
  • Sayumi Michishige - Chorus (4)
  • Shōichirō Hirata - Programming (5,7)
  • Tsunku - Chorus (5,12)
  • AKIRA - Programming (6)
  • Shunsuke Suzuki - Programming and Guitar (9)
  • Takao Toshiyuki - Drums (9)
  • Yuusuke Itagaki - Programming and Guitar (10)
  • Masanori Takumi - Programming, Guitar and Bass (12)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Weeks
on chart
Sales
First
week
Total
Oricon Weekly Albums Chart 8 4 11,389 13,889
Billboard Japan Top Albums[1] 8 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top Albums|JAPAN Charts|Billboard JAPAN (2011/10/24)" (in Japanese). Hanshin Contents Link Corporation & Prometheus Global Media, LLC. Archived from the original on 2012-02-21. Retrieved 2012-02-19. 

External links[edit]

  • 12, Smart at the official Hello! Project discography