Balalaika (Koharu Kusumi song)

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"Balalaika (バラライカ)"
Balalaika J-pop.jpg
Regular edition cover
Single by Kirari Tsukishima starring Koharu Kusumi (Morning Musume)
from the album ☆☆☆ (Mitsuboshi)
Released October 25, 2006
Format CD Single
Recorded 2006
Genre J-pop, russian folk
Label Zetima
Songwriter(s) BULGE
Kirari Tsukishima starring Koharu Kusumi (Morning Musume) singles chronology
"Koi Kana"
"Balalaika (バラライカ)"

"Koi Kana"
Music video
"Balalaika" on YouTube

"Balalaika" (バラライカ, Bararaika) is the second solo single of Morning Musume and Hello! Project member Koharu Kusumi, under the name of "Kirari Tsukishima starring Koharu Kusumi (Morning Musume)" (月島きらり starring 久住小春(モーニング娘。)). Tsukishima is a character in the anime series Kirarin Revolution that Kusumi is the voice of, and "Balalaika" is also used as the second opening theme song of the series. The second track on the single is "Mizuiro Melody". The limited first press edition of the single contains a special Kirarin Revolution card.

The title song was used as the second opening theme to the anime television series Kirarin Revolution (from October 2006, namely in episodes 27 to 51).

The CD single debuted at number 8 in the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart and spend there 23 weeks in total.[1][2]

The Single V version of "Balalaika" was released on 8 November 2006, two weeks after the CD single's release.

Track listings[edit]


  1. Balalaika (バラライカ)
  2. Mizuiro Melody (水色メロディ, Light Blue Melody)
  3. Balalaika (Instrumental) (バラライカ(Instrumental))

Single V DVD[edit]

  1. Balalaika (バラライカ)
  2. Balalaika (Dance Shot Ver.) (バラライカ (Dance Shot Ver.))
  3. Making Of (メイキング映像)


Charts (2006) Peak
Japan (Oricon Weekly Singles Chart)[1] 8


  • 28,132 First week on Oricon Charts
  • 72,709 Total


  1. ^ a b "バラライカ | 月島きらり starring 久住小春(モーニング娘。)". ORICON STYLE. Retrieved 2016-01-18.
  2. ^ "オリコン週間 CDシングルランキング 2006年10月23日~2006年10月29日". ORICON STYLE. Retrieved 2016-01-18.

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