LOL! (Meisa Kuroki song)

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"LOL!"
Single by Meisa Kuroki
from the album Magazine
Released October 3, 2010 (2010-10-03)
(see release history)
Format CD single, CD+DVD single, rental CD, Digital download
Genre J-pop, dance-pop, electropop
Length 4:07
Label Sony
Writer(s) Kaoru Kami, June
Producer(s) June
Meisa Kuroki singles chronology
"5 (Five)"
(2010)
"LOL!"
(2010)
"One More Drama"
(2011)
Alternative cover
CD+DVD edition cover

"LOL!" is a song by Japanese fashion model, actress and musician Meisa Kuroki, released as her third physical single in early October, 2010.[1] The song, as of 2010, is her most popular single, outselling her other singles in terms of physical copies,[2] and also being her only single to receive a digital download certification from RIAJ.[3]

Promotion[edit]

The song was used in commercials for Kit Kats in Japan, in 2010.[1] Kuroki set up an official Twitter account, http://twitter.com/Meisa_Kuroki, on September 7 in promotion for the single.[4] Originally, Kuroki intended to only use the Twitter account for a month, until October 7,[4] however is currently still using the service. She promoted the single with two handshake events on October 9 held on the same day, one in Shinjuku, Tokyo and one in Nishinomiya.[5]

Kuroki appeared on TV shows Music Lovers, Music Japan and Sakigake! Ongaku Banzuke Eight in promotion of the event.[6] She also appeared on radio shows on Tokyo FM, most notably Love Connection four times throughout October.[6] Kuroki was featured in many magazines to promote the single, such as 25ans, Floor, Nikkei Magazine, Gyao Magazine, Ori Star, Sweet and WWD Japan.[6][7]

Music video[edit]

Meisa Kuroki in the music video

The music video was directed by Shigeaki Kubo.[8] It was initially aired on the internet on September 11, for a limited period of 24 hours.[9] The video features Kuroki in a summery room, reclined on the floor reading a magazine, along with several other girls. Interspersed with these scenes are Kuroki and two back-up dancers in a monochrome room, as well as scenes inside a red cluttered room, in which Kuroki stands in a bath-tub. Occasional 3D speech bubbles appear with the lyrics of the song around Kuroki, as well as other computer graphics.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "LOL!"   Kaoru Kami June 4:07
2. "Be Like That"   Momo "Mocha" N. U-Key Zone 4:41
3. "LOL! (Instrumental)"   Kami June 4:04
4. "Be Like That (Instrumental)"   Momo "Mocha" N. U-Key Zone 4:39
Total length:
17:31
DVD
No. Title Director Length
1. "LOL! (Music Video)"   Shigeaki Kubo  
2. "Special Making of LOL!"      

Chart rankings[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Billboard Japan Hot 100[10] 62
Oricon weekly singles[11] 12
RIAJ Digital Track Chart Top 100[12] 4

Sales and certifications[edit]

Chart Amount
Oricon physical sales[2] 12,000
RIAJ full-length cellphone downloads[3] Gold (100,000+)

Personnel[edit]

  • D.O.I. (Daimonion Recordings) - Mixing
  • June (Wazz Up) - all instruments, music, production, programming, vocal production
  • Kaoru Kami - lyrics
  • Neeraj Khajanchi (Nippon no Kokoro Sound) - Recording, at Studio Empoint
  • Meisa Kuroki - vocals

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format
Japan September 25, 2010 (2010-09-25)[13] Ringtone
October 3, 2010 (2010-10-03)[3] Full-length cellphone download
October 6, 2010 (2010-10-06)[1][14] CD single, CD+DVD single, rental CD

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "[CD] LOL! [DVD付初回限定盤] / 黒木メイサ". Neowing (in Japanese). Retrieved December 1, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」". Oricon. Retrieved December 1, 2010.  (subscription only)
  3. ^ a b c レコード協会調べ 9月度有料音楽配信認定 <略称:9月度認定>. RIAJ (in Japanese). November 22, 2010. Retrieved December 1, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "新曲「LOL!」がキットカットのCMソングに決定!&メイサが期間限定TWITTER(ツイッター)スタート!?". Sony (in Japanese). September 7, 2010. Archived from the original on December 1, 2010. Retrieved December 1, 2010. 
  5. ^ "☆黒木メイサ、3rd「LOL!」リリース記念 トーク&握手会決定!☆10月9日(土)、アーティストとして、関西初上陸!". Sony (in Japanese). September 22, 2010. Archived from the original on December 1, 2010. Retrieved December 1, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b c メディア情報更新!. Sony (in Japanese). September 22, 2010. Archived from the original on December 1, 2010. Retrieved December 1, 2010. 
  7. ^ メディア情報更新!. Sony (in Japanese). October 1, 2010. Archived from the original on December 1, 2010. Retrieved December 1, 2010. 
  8. ^ "MEISA KUROKI 楽曲名 LOL!". Space Shower (in Japanese). Retrieved December 1, 2010. 
  9. ^ "「LOL!」PVフル視聴24時間限定企画のお知らせ". Sony (in Japanese). September 9, 2010. Archived from the original on December 1, 2010. Retrieved December 1, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Japan Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. October 18, 2010. Archived from the original on December 1, 2010. Retrieved December 1, 2010. 
  11. ^ Oricon. LOL!(初回生産限定盤) - 黒木メイサ (in Japanese). Retrieved December 1, 2010. 
  12. ^ "レコード協会調べ 2010年10月13日~2010年10月19日 <略称:レコ協チャート(「着うたフル(R)」)>". RIAJ. October 20, 2010. Retrieved December 1, 2010. 
  13. ^ "ニューシングル「LOL!」着うた配信開始!". Sony (in Japanese). September 25, 2010. Archived from the original on December 1, 2010. Retrieved December 1, 2010. 
  14. ^ LOL!/黒木メイサ 音楽. Tsutaya (in Japanese). Retrieved December 1, 2010.