Happy Toy

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Happy Toy
Charahappytoy.jpg
Studio album by Chara
Released October 10, 1994
Recorded 1994
Genre J-pop
Synthpop
Alternative pop
Length 48:48
Label Sony Music Japan
Chara chronology
Violet Blue
(1993)Violet Blue1993
Happy Toy
(1994)
Chara the Best Baby Baby Baby XXX
(1995)Chara the Best Baby Baby Baby XXX1995
Singles from Happy Toy
  1. "Tsumibukaku Aishite yo"
    Released: May 1, 1994
  2. "Atashi Nande Dakishimetai n darou?"
    Released: September 7, 1994

Happy Toy (ハッピー・トイ?, Happī Toi) is the fourth studio album by Chara, which was released on October 10, 1994.[1] It debuted at #4 on the Japanese Oricon album charts, and charted in the top 200 for 7 weeks.[2] It eventually sold 145,000 copies.

Two singles were released from the album: Tsumibukaku Aishite yo (罪深く愛してよ?, Love Me Guiltily) in May, and Atashi Nande Dakishimetai n darou? (あたしなんで抱きしめたいんだろう??, Why Do I Wanna Hug Him?) in September. Tsumibukaku Aishite yo, despite not having any tie-up like her former popular singles, reached #55 on the singles charts and sold more than these singles. Atashi Nande Dakishimetai n darou? was used in commercials for the Toyota Starlet car. This single sold app. 38,000 copies, and has since become one of her signature songs.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Chara.

No. Title Music Arranger(s) Length
1. "Baby Baby" Chara   2:08
2. "Atashi Nande Dakishimetai n darou? (あたしなんで抱きしめたいんだろう??, Why Do I Wanna Hug Him?)" Kohey Tsuchiya Zentarō Watanabe 4:42
3. "Iya (いや?, Stop Me (Bad))" Chara, U-Ske Asada U-Ske Asada 5:28
4. "Papa to Miteita (パパと見ていた?, Scene with Dad (I was Looking with Papa)))" Chara David Motion 6:17
5. "Tsumibukaku Aishite yo (罪深く愛してよ?, Love Me Guiltily (Love Me Sinfully))" Chara, U-Ske Asada U-Ske Asada 5:09
6. "Happy Toy" Chara, Zentarō Watanabe Zentarō Watanabe 5:03
7. "Mabataki (まばたき?, Blink)" Chara, U-Ske Asada U-Ske Asada 6:00
8. "Bishonure no (びしょぬれの?, Can't Return from the Sky (Wet))" Chara, Mizuho Hirata U-Ske Asada 4:51
9. "Yumemiru Fujibitai (夢見る富士額?, Dreamin Little With (Dreaming Mt. Fuji-Shaped Eyebrows))" Chara, U-Ske Asada U-Ske Asada 4:16
10. "Hikitomerarenai (ひきとめられない?, Can't Keep You Mine (Can't Hold You Back))" Chara David Motion 4:49

Note: translations are official translations, as written in the album booklet. More accurate translations are listed in brackets.

Singles[edit]

Date Title Peak position Weeks Sales
May 1, 1994 "Tsumibukaku Aishite yo" 55 (Oricon) 3 14,590
September 7, 1994 "Atashi Nande Dakishimetai n darou?" 41 (Oricon) 6 38,310

Japan Sales Rankings[edit]

Release Chart Peak Position First Week Sales Sales Total Chart Run
October 10, 1994 Oricon Daily Albums Chart
Oricon Weekly Albums Chart 4 70,040 145,000 7 weeks
Oricon Yearly Albums Chart

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sony Music Online Japan : CHARA : Happy Toy". Retrieved 2009-10-29. 
  2. ^ "Happy Toy/Chara". Retrieved 2009-10-28.