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Help (1)

Single by Morning Musume
from album TBA

Release Date January 23, 2013
Genre J-Pop
Format CD Single, CD+DVD
Recorded 2013
Label Zetima
Producer Tsunku
Morning Musume Singles Chronology

Previous: Wakuteka Take a chance 51st Single
(2012)
Next: Brainstorming/Kimi Sae Ireba Nani mo Iranai 53rd Single
(2013)

Help me!! is Morning Musume's 52nd single, set to be released on January 23rd, 2012. This single will be the debut of 11th generation member, Oda Sakura. There are 8 editions: two regular edition, both with different b-sides, and there are 6 limited editions.   

TracklistEdit

Help (2)

Regular B

Help (3)

Limited A

Help (4)

Limited B

Help (5)

Limited C

Help (6)

Limited D

Help (7)

Limited E

Help (8)

Limited F

Help (9)

Morning Musume promoting single

Regular Edition AEdit

  1. Help me!!
  2. Suki Dakara Zettai ni Yurusanai (好きだから絶対に許さない; I Absolutely Won't Forgive Because I Love You) - Sayashi Riho & Oda Sakura
  3. Help me! (Instrumental)

Regular Edition BEdit

  1. Help me!!
  2. Happy Daisakusen (Happy大作戦; Happy Great Strategy)
  3. Help me! (Instrumental)

Limited Edition AEdit

CD

  1. Help me!!
  2. Happy Daisakusen
  3. Help me!! (Instrumental)

DVD

  1. Help me!! (Music Video)
  2. Help me!! (Dance Shot Ver.)

Limited Edition BEdit

CD

  1. Help me!!
  2. Happy Daisakusen
  3. Help me!! (Instrumental)

DVD

  1. Help me!! (Music Video)
  2. Help me!! (Close-Up Ver.)

Limited Edition CEdit

CD

  1. Help me!!
  2. Happy Daisakusen
  3. Help me!! (Instrumental)

DVD

  1. Help me!! (Music Video)
  2. Wakuteka Take a chance (Oda Sakura Ver.)
  3. Help me!! (Making of)

Limited Edition DEdit

  1. Help me!!
  2. Aishuu no Romantic (哀愁のロマンティック; Sorrow's Romantic) - Michishige Sayumi & Fukumura Mizuki
  3. Help me!! (Instrumental)

Limited Edition EEdit

  1. Help me!!
  2. Watashi no Dekkai Hana (私のでっかい花; My Great Flower) - Tanaka Reina, Iikubo Haruna, and Ishida Ayumi
  3. Help me!! (Instrumental)

Limited Edition FEdit

  1. Help me!!
  2. Nani wa Tomo Are! (なには友あれ!; What Will There be Friend!) - Ikuta Erina, Suzuki Kanon, Sato Masaki, and Kudo Haruka
  3. Help me!! (Instrumental)


Featured MembersEdit

Song InformationEdit

  1. Help me!!
  2. Suki Dakara Zettai ni Yurusanai
  3. Happy Daisakusen
    • TBA
    • Vocals:
      • TBA
  4. Aishuu no Romantic
  5. Watashi no Dekkai Hana
  6. Nani wa Tomo Are!

TriviaEdit

  • The single was announced via YouTube.
  • This is Oda Sakura's debut single.
  • This is Michishige Sayumi's third single as a leader.
  • It was confirmed that this will not be Tanaka Reina's graduation single, however it is probably her penultimate single as member of Morning Musume.
  • The music video was directed by Kitajima, the same man who directed The Bawdies' music video "Hot Dog".
  • The MV is very elaborate. Its theme is "the feeling of loneliness that we can meet in the city and positive energy."
  • This is 3rd Mornining Musume single with 11 members line-up. (Other being Happy Summer Wedding and Osaka Koi no Uta)
  • This is the 12th Morning Musume single that has a full English name (the previous one being Only you).
  • The b-side for Limited Edition D, "Aishuu no Romantic", is the second duet by the pink duo Michishige Sayumi and Fukumura Mizuki. Their first duet was Suki da na Kimi ga from the album 12, Smart.
  • It is the second single in a row in which Fukumura Mizuki sings a duet.
  • The song begins with a monologue done by Fukumura Mizuki and other members, It's the first time a single has featued a monologue intro since Iroppoi Jirettai's intro was done by Kamei Eri and Kusumi Koharu in 2005.
  • The b-side for Regular Edition A, "Suki Dakara Zettai ni Yurusanai" is the first official duet for  Sayashi Riho and Oda Sakura.
  • Everyone wears the same pattern and color in the singles outfit.
  • The song title and release date was originally leaked by an anonymous person from 2ch on November 28th.
  • The same day the single is released, Michishige Sayumi, Fukumura Mizuki, Ishida Ayumi and Oda Sakura will appear in Junon magazine, Ishida Ayumi will also appear in UTB+. 
  • Some fans believe the title of the song is a tribute to Michishige Sayumi's lines in Resonant Blue in which she shouts "Help me!".
  • Tsunku has chosen to highlight Tanaka Reina because it is one of her last singles and Oda Sakura to show her capabilities.
  • Sayumi stated that she thinks Sakura's outfit is the coolest.
  • The Dance-Shot Version, earned 2,000,000 YouTube views in the 3rd week of being uploaded, making it the fastest 2 million views on a Morning Musume music video.

Oricon Chart PositionsEdit

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
-

1

61,291

4

6,786

2

5,011

1

5,312

1

5,386

1

7,816

1 93,286

3

2,874

17 15 12 12 15 13 12 6,912
9 - - 48 - - - 53 1,572
- - - - - - - 173 374 - style="text-align: center;" - - - - - - - 171 369

Total Reported Sales:xx,xxx*

VideosEdit