Shabondama (Morning Musume song)

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Single by Morning Musume
from the album Best! Morning Musume 2
Released July 30, 2003 (JP)
Format CD
Recorded 2003
Genre Japanese Pop
Length 12:21
Label zetima
EPCE-5224 (limited edition)
EPCE-5225 (regular edition)
Producer(s) Tsunku
Morning Musume singles chronology
"As for One Day"
"Go Girl (Koi no Victory)"
Music video
"Shabondama" on YouTube

"Shabondama" (シャボン玉?, Soap Bubbles) is the nineteenth single of J-pop idol group Morning Musume. It was released July 30, 2003 and sold a total of 151,104 copies. It peaked at number two on the Oricon Charts.


This single marks the debut of the "sixth generation" members Miki Fujimoto (who came from a Hello! Project solo career), Sayumi Michishige, Eri Kamei and Reina Tanaka. Once the sixth generation joined, it made it the group's biggest formation yet, with 15 members. Like "Do It! Now" and "As for One Day", "Shabondama" was used as an image song for Quidam, a Cirque du Soleil show.[1] It was released in two editlons, a regular and a limited editlon coming with fifteen photocards and comes in special packaging.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics are composed by Tsunku.


  1. "Shabondama" (シャボン玉?) – 4:06
  2. "Namida ni wa Shitakunai" (涙にはしたくない I Don't Want This to Make Me Cry?) – 4:03
  3. "Shabondama" (instrumental) – 4:06

Single V DVD[edit]

  1. "Shabondama"
  2. "Shabondama (Utae! Shabondama Version)"
  3. "Making of" (メイキング映像?)


  • Yuichi Takahashi - arrangement on "Shabondama"
  • Shunsuke Suzuki - arrangement on "Namida ni wa Shitakunai"

Members at time of the release[edit]

SHABONdama Vocalists

Main Vocal: Ishikawa Rika, Kago Ai, Takahashi Ai, Tanaka Reina

Center Vocal: Iida Kaori, Yaguchi Mari, Yoshizawa Hitomi, Niigaki Risa, Tsuji Nozomi, Fujimoto Miki

Minor Vocal: Abe Natsumi, Konno Asami, Ogawa Makoto, Kamei Eri, Michishige Sayumi


External links[edit]