Kanashimi yo Konnichi wa

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"Kanashimi yo Konnichi wa
悲しみよこんにちは"
Cover of single release of Kanashimi yo Konnichi wa.
Cover of single release of Kanashimi yo Konnichi wa.
Single by Yuki Saito
from the album Chime
A-side Kanashimi yo Konnichi wa
B-side Ohikkoshi, Wasuremono
Released March 21, 1986 (1986-03-21)
Format
Genre J-pop
Length 3:57
Label Canyon Records
Yuki Saito singles chronology
Jōnetsu
(1985)
Kanashimi yo Konnichi wa
(1986)
Doyōbi no Tamanegi
(1986)

Kanashimi yo Konnichi wa (悲しみよこんにちは?, lit. "Hello Sadness") is the fifth single by Japanese pop singer Yuki Saito. It was released March 21, 1986 by Canyon Records together with "Ohikkoshi, Wasuremono" (お引越し・忘れもの?, lit. "Moving, Lost Things"). It was ranked #3 on the Oricon charts and #2 on The Best Ten chart, as well as ranked #19 overall for single sales in 1986 by Oricon.

The title song was used as the first opening theme for the anime television series Maison Ikkoku, as well being used as an image song for a line of Shiseido hair care products. Multiple artists have released covers of "Kanashimi yo Konnichi wa". In November 2007, a rearranged "21st Century ver." of the single was released, which included multiple arrangements of four different songs.

History[edit]

"Kanashimi yo Konnichi wa" was released on March 21, 1986 as a 7-inch single vinyl record through Canyon Records. The single reached #3 on the Oricon charts,[1] and #6 on the The Best Ten chart. Additionally, it was ranked #19 by Oricon in overall sales for singles in 1986.[2]

The B-side release was "Ohikkoshi, Wasuremono". The title song had lyrics written by Yukinojō Mori, the music was composed by Kōji Tamaki and was arranged by Satoshi Takebe. Saito wrote the lyrics for the B-side, Toshio Kamei composed the music, and Takebe arranged the music.[notes 1]

The title single was used as the first theme song for the 1986 Fuji TV anime television series Maison Ikkoku.[3][4] It was used in a total of 36 episodes (through episode 37, with the exception of episode 24 which had a different theme song). It was also used as an image song for the "Morning Fresh" line of shampoos and styling products from Shiseido.[1][notes 2]

The original single sold 289,000 copies. It was later rereleased as a mini CD single on April 29, 1988,[1] and rereleased as part of a 21st Century ver. on November 28, 2007.[5]

Covers[edit]

Several artists have released cover versions of "Kanashimi yo Konnichi wa". In 2004, Sana covered the song in the musical arcade game Pop'n Music 11.[6] J-pop artist Ayano Tsuji released a cover on the Words of Yukinojō tribute album, featuring songs with lyrics written by Yukinojō Mori. The album reached #47 on the Oricon charts and remained on the lists for four weeks.[7][8]

On her 2006 compilation album Remember, pop singer and songwriter Mikuni Shimokawa released a cover version, reaching #66 on the Oricon charts and remaining charted for two weeks.[9][10] Eriko Nakamura, as her character Haruka Amami from The Idolmaster game, sang a cover version on the album The Idolmaster Master Artist 01: Amami Haruka. The album reached #21 on the Oricon charts and remained on the list for 3 weeks.[11][12]

Romi released a cover on her 2008 album Ano Uta.[13] Two covers were released in 2009: Rie Tanaka (as her character Maria in the anime series Hayate the Combat Butler) sang a cover version on the Hayate the Combat Butler Character Cover CD,[14] and race queen and singer Mao Makabe released a cover on the omnibus multi-artist album Ai Love J-Euro from Farm Records.[15]

In 2010, three covers were released. From the anime series White Album, the character Yuki Morikawa (voiced by Aya Hirano) covered Kanashimi yo Konnichi wa on the character CD single Koiiro Sora.[16] Sumi Shimamoto, the voice of Kyoko Otonashi from Maison Ikkoku, released a cover on her album Shimamoto Sumi Sings Her Legends.[17] Singer and actor Yūzō Imai also released a cover on his album Kimi to Aruita Jikan.[18]

On his album Offer Music Box, Kōji Tamaki—who composed the original song—covered the song in 2012.[19]

Chart history[edit]

Chart (1986) Release Peak
position
Oricon "Kanashimi yo Konnichi wa / Ohikkoshi, Wasuremono" 3
The Best Ten "Kanashimi yo Konnichi wa / Ohikkoshi, Wasuremono" 6

Track listing[edit]

EP (catalog #7A0562)
CD single (catalog #S10A0035, released April 29, 1988)
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Kanashimi yo Konnichi wa" (悲しみよこんにちは) Yukinojō Mori Kōji Tamaki (composer)
Satoshi Takebe (arranger)
3:57
2. "Ohikkoshi, Wasuremono" (お引越し・忘れもの) Takashi Matsumoto Yuki Saito (composer)
Satoshi Takebe (arranger)
4:44
Total length:
8:41

21st Century ver.[edit]

Kanashimi yo Konnichi wa (21st Century ver.) is a rearranged single from Yuki Saito released November 28, 2007 through Team Entertainment. It features songs first released between 1985 and 1989 with the vocals and music remastered, rerecorded, and rearranged.[5]

"Kazoku no Shokutaku" included here is from the 1987 album Fūmu,[20] which reached #1 on the Oricon charts.[21] While "21st Century ver." series album covers generally feature anime cover art, this release features a photo of Saito.

"Kanashimi yo Konnichi wa (21st Century ver.)
悲しみよこんにちは(21st century ver.)"
Cover of single release of Kanashimi yo Konnichi wa (21st Century ver.) .
Cover of single release of Kanashimi yo Konnichi wa (21st Century ver.) .
Single by Yuki Saito
Released November 28, 2007 (2007-11-28)
Format Maxi CD single
Genre J-pop
Length 4:12
Label Team Entertainment
Producer(s) Masayoshi Ōkawa
Yuki Saito singles chronology
Kaze no Mukō
(2007)
Kanashimi yo Konnichi wa (21st Century ver.)
(2007)

Track listing[edit]

Maxi CD single (catalog #KDSD-00176)
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Kanashimi yo Konnichi wa (21st Century ver.)" (悲しみよこんにちは (21st Century ver.)) Yukinojō Mori Kōji Tamaki (composer)
Taisuke Sawachika (arranger)
4:12
2. "Yume no Naka e (21st Century ver.)" (夢の中へ (21st Century ver.)) Yōsui Inoue Yōsui Inoue (composer)
Taisuke Sawachika (arranger)
4:04
3. "Shiroi Honō (21st Century ver.)" (白い炎 (21st Century ver.)) Yukinojō Mori Kōji Tamaki (composer)
Taisuke Sawachika (arranger)
4:49
4. "Kazoku no Shokutaku (21st Century ver.)" (家族の食卓 (21st Century ver.)) Yuki Saito Akira Okamoto (composer)
Taisuke Sawachika (arranger)
3:57
5. "Kanashimi yo Konnichi wa: L.F.J.B Remix" (悲しみよこんにちは ‐L.F.J.B Remix‐)   Kōji Tamaki (composer) 5:00
6. "Yume no Naka e: Funta Remix" (夢の中へ ‐Funta Remix‐)   Yōsui Inoue (composer) 3:55
7. "Kanashimi yo Konnichi wa (21st century ver.) Instrumental" (悲しみよこんにちは (21st century ver.) Instrumental)   Kōji Tamaki (composer) 4:12
8. "Yume no Naka e (21st Century ver.) Instrumental" (夢の中へ (21st century ver.) Instrumental)   Yōsui Inoue (composer) 4:04
9. "Shiroi Honō (21st Century ver.) Instrumental" (白い炎 (21st century ver.) Instrumental)   Kōji Tamaki (composer) 4:49
10. "Kazoku no Shokutaku (21st Century ver.) Instrumental" (家族の食卓 (21st century ver.) Instrumental)   Akira Okamoto (composer) 3:57
Total length:
42:59

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ These individuals are all listed on the album cover as well as the label on the vinyl EP itself.
  2. ^ The cover of the single gives the following information just to the right of the title: CX-TV系放映「めそん一刻」主題歌 新星堂「モーニングフレッシュ」イメージ・ソング, which translates to "CX-TV Network televised Maison Ikkoku, Shinseido 'Morning Fresh' image song".

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "オリコンCDシングル年間売上ランキング" [Oricon CD Single Annual Sales Ranking] (in Japanese). ミュージック・あみ~ご - 音楽ランキング -. Retrieved January 21, 2013.  The site references Single Chart-Book Complete Edition 1968-2005, by Oricon Entertainment. April 25, 2006. ISBN 4871310760 (ISBN 9784871310765).
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