Fun-Fare

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Fun-Fare
Fun-Fare (Every Little Thing album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by Every Little Thing
Released February 19, 2014 (2014-02-19)
Genre
Label Avex Trax
Producer
  • Masato Matsuura (exec.)
Every Little Thing chronology
Ordinary
(2011)Ordinary2011
Fun-Fare
(2014)
Every Cheering Songs
(2015)Every Cheering Songs2015
Singles from Fun-Fare
  1. "Landscape"
    Released: December 7, 2011 (2011-12-07)
  2. "On and On"
    Released: February 20, 2013 (2013-02-20)
  3. "Harinezumi no Koi"
    Released: April 10, 2013 (2013-04-10)
  4. "Aquamarine no Mama de Ite"
    Released: August 24, 2013 (2013-08-24)
  5. "Take Me Tell Me"
    Released: April 22, 2015 (2015-04-22)

Fun-Fare is the eleventh studio album by Japanese music duo Every Little Thing. It was released on February 19, 2014, by Avex Trax.[1]

Background[edit]

This is the band's first album in two and a half years,[2] and includes singles from "Landscape", which was used in TV commercials for Toyota Isis and released as single in late 2011, to "Aquamarine no Mama de Ite", originally a cover from Carlos Toshiki & Omega Tribe and used as theme song of Fuji TV drama Dakishimetai! Forever, released digitally in August 2013.

"Start", which was used on TV Tokyo coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics, was released digitally on February 5, 2014.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

In its first week, Fun-Fare charted at number seven on the Oricon charts, selling 9,891 copies.[4] On its second week it fell abruptly to the 50th position on the charts, selling 2,141 copies (a total of 12,032 copies sold).[5]

Track listing[edit]

CD
No. Title Lyrics Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "BFF" Kaori Mochida, Jan Rooymans, Jochem Fluitsma, Andy Platts Rooymans, Fluitsma, Platts Rooymans, Fluitsma, Platts 2:58
2. "Take Me Tell Me" Mochida Hikari Hikari[a] 4:35
3. "On and On" Mochida Hikari Hikari[a] 4:12
4. "Harinezumi no Koi" (ハリネズミの恋) Mochida Kunio Tago Akira Murata[a] 3:29
5. "Start" Mochida Hikari Hikari[a] 3:59
6. "Lien" Mochida Eiji Kawai Shinjiro Inoue[a] 5:12
7. "Mighty Boys" (Instrumental)   Ichiro Ito Yasunari Nakamura[b] 2:19
8. "Sympathy" Mochida Atsushi Suemitsu Masafumi Hayashi[a] 4:13
9. "Aquamarine no Mama de Ite" (アクアマリンのままでいて) Masao Urino Tsunehiro Izumi Yasuharu Konishi 3:56
10. "Landscape" Mochida Hikari Hikari[a] 4:21
11. "Lovers" (Instrumental)   Ito Nakamura[b] 1:40
12. "Kimi to" (キミト) Mochida Kawai Kawai[a] 4:00
DVD
No. Title Length
1. "Landscape" (Music video)  
2. "On and On" (Music video)  
3. "Harinezumi no Koi" (Music video)  
4. "Start" (Music video)  
5. "Start" (Music video - Making movie)  
Notes
  • ^a co-arranged by Every Little Thing
  • ^b co-arranged by Ichiro Ito

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FUN-FARE (ALBUM+DVD): 音楽". Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "ELTの2年半ぶりアルバムにソチ五輪テーマ、新曲、カバー". Natalie.mu. 3 February 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "2月19日発売のNEW ALBUM『FUN-FARE』から新曲「START」を2月5日よりレコチョク先行配信スタート♪". Every Little Thing Official site. 3 February 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "[情報] ORICON 2014/03/03 Album Weekly Ranking". 看板 J-PopStation - 批踢踢實業坊. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "[情報] ORICON 2014/03/10 Album Weekly Ranking". 看板 J-PopStation - 批踢踢實業坊. Retrieved 5 March 2014.