Fantastic Girls

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Fantastic Girls
FantasticGirlsC.jpg
From left to right : Jiyoung, Nicole, Gyuri, Seungyeon and Hara.
Studio album by Kara
Released August 28, 2013 (2013-08-28)
Recorded 2013
Genre Dance-pop
Length 41:55
Language Japanese
Label Universal Sigma
Kara chronology
Kara Solo Collection
(2012)Kara Solo Collection2012
Fantastic Girls
(2013)
Full Bloom
(2013)Full Bloom2013
Singles from Fantastic Girls
  1. "Bye Bye Happy Days!"
    Released: March 27, 2013
  2. "Thank You Summer Love"
    Released: July 24, 2013

Fantastic Girls is the fourth Japanese studio album (seventh overall) of the South Korean girl group Kara, released on August 28, 2013 by Universal Sigma.

Background[edit]

Details surrounding the album were accidentally leaked by a South Korean music store, who listed the album on their website before Universal Sigma had announced it. On July 29, 2013, Universal Sigma announced that Kara would be releasing a fourth Japanese album in August. It was announced that the album would be released in three editions.

Editions[edit]

  • Regular CD Only: the first press edition includes a bonus track, "Happy Happy Love."[1]
  • CD+DVD Type A: It includes a DVD featuring footage of the group's Japanese fan meeting "Kamilia School," held at Yokohama Arena on June 23, 2013.[2]
  • CD+DVD Type B: it includes a DVD featuring the group's U-Express live performance on March 2, 2013.[3]

Singles[edit]

Two songs from the album were released as singles.

The first single, "Bye Bye Happy Days!", was released on March 27, 2013.[4] The single debuted at number three on Oricon's daily singles chart selling 25,552 physical copies. By the end of the week, the single had rose to the number two spot on the Oricon weekly singles chart and sold a total of 65,588 physical copies. It debuted at number two on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 and Billboard Japan Hot Single sales chart. The single charted for 7 weeks and has currently sold over 78,000 copies in Japan.

The second and final single from the album, "Thank You Summer Love", was released on July 24, 2013.[5] The single debuted at number two on Oricon's daily singles chart selling 48,479 copies, thus becoming the group's highest first day sales for a single. The single maintained its number two position and debuted at number two on the Oricon weekly singles chart selling 69,416 copies. "Thank You Summer Love" also debuted at number one on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 and Billboard Japan Hot Single sales chart, becoming Kara's second number one on both charts.

Track listing[edit]

All editions track list[2][3][1]
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Thank You Summer Love" (サンキュー サマーラブ) Yu Shimoji Takumi Masanori 3:47
2. "Burn! Burn! Heartbeat" (バーン!バーン!ハートビート) Faya Mitsu.J 4:05
3. "Bye Bye Happy Days!" (バイバイ ハッピーデイズ!) Simon Isogai Simon Isogai 4:36
4. "Rescue Me" (レスキューミー) Hong Ji-sang, Yu Shimoji Hong Ji-sang 3:18
5. "POP STAR" Satoko Aida Kim Tesung, Andrew Choi, Kei Kwang Wook Lim 3:16
6. "Promise" (プロミス) Shihomi Jeff Miyahara, Erik Lidbom 4:47
7. "Endless Night" (エンドレスナイト) Yuko Ebine Tomoyuki Tajiri, Naoyuki Honzawa 3:56
8. "Ichibanni Watashio Dakishimete" (一番にわたしを抱きしめて; Hold Me) Simon Isogai Simon Isogai 5:46
9. "HANABI" (Japanese: 花火; "Fireworks") Litz, NA.ZU.NA NA.ZU.NA, PRINCE.YK 5:06
10. "My Boy" (マイボーイ) Kim Won-hyun, Kaori Moriwaka Kim Won-hyun 3:25
Total length: 41:55

Chart performance[edit]

Oricon[edit]

Oricon Chart Peak Debut sales Sales total
Daily Albums Chart 2 20,081 57,041+
Weekly Albums Chart 3 40,680
Monthly Albums Chart 8
Yearly Albums Chart 111 57,041

Other charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Billboard Japan Top Albums 3

Singles charted[edit]

Song Peak
position
Oricon Hot 100
"Bye Bye Happy Days!" 2 2
"Thank You Summer Love" 2 1

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Japan August 21, 2013 Ringtone Universal Sigma
August 28, 2013 CD, Digital download

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "FANTASTIC GIRLS - KARA". KARA. Retrieved 6 November 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-01-16. Retrieved 2013-08-17. 
  3. ^ a b c "FANTASTIC GIRLS - KARA". KARA. Retrieved 6 November 2017. 
  4. ^ "バイバイ ハッピーデイズ! - KARA". KARA. Retrieved 6 November 2017. 
  5. ^ "サンキュー サマーラブ - KARA". KARA. Retrieved 6 November 2017.