Hohoemi Gaeshi

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"Hohoemi Gaeshi"
Single by Candies
B-side Kāten Kōru
Released February 25, 1978 (Japan)
Genre J-pop
Length 9:30
Label CBS Sony
Writer(s) Yōko Aki, Yūsuke Hoguchi
Candies singles chronology
"Hohoemi Gaeshi"

"Hohoemi Gaeshi" (微笑がえし?, "Smiling Back") is Japanese girl group Candies' eighteenth single, released on February 25, 1978. The song contains certain lyrics of their previous singles Haru Ichiban, Un, Deux, Trois, and Wana.

This was their only single to reach #1 on the Oricon charts,[1] and sold over 829,000 copies.[2][3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hohoemi Gaeshi" (微笑がえし?, "Smiling Back")
  2. "Kāten Kōru (かーてん・こーる?, "Curtain Call")
  • Lyrics: Yōko Aki
  • Music: Yūsuke Hoguchi
  • Arrangement: Yūsuke Hoguchi

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1978) Peak
Japanese Oricon Singles Chart 1


  1. ^ 微笑がえし (ja), Retrieved 2008-10-13[better source needed]
  2. ^ 【後編】キャンディーズが37年間愛され続けている理由. Oricon Style (in Japanese). April 28, 2011. Retrieved February 12, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Yamachan Land (Archives of the Japanese record charts) - Singles Chart Daijiten - Candies" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2007-10-16. Retrieved 2011-05-16.