Summer (ish) Shuffles: 2004

by Lainay on March 17, 2006 · 11 comments · AddThis

H.P. All Stars
*click this to see image noted with members names*

The shuffles for 2004 were different in all ways possible. First of all, as an anniversary of H!P’s 7 years in existence (since when is 7 a big thing?), the WHOLE Hello! Project, even the Hello! Project kids, formed one mega unit called the H.P. All Stars. They released a single together called ALL FOR ONE & ONE FOR ALL! Although the previous shuffles were considered summer shuffles and had singles released in the summer, this was released in December of 2004. (H!P fans like me were wondering where the shuffles were in summer 2004..) Yes, they all worked on it together, which meant they all had to fit on one stage for TV appearances. How they managed to do that, with 46 members at the time, you ask? No idea. But anything is possible with the Hello! Project.

The members, in order of appearance of the song (which is the order in which they entered the H!P), are as follows:

NOTE: These members are the ones that were STILL in the H!P AT THE TIME, regardless of if they graduated Morning Musume or not. Former H!P members were not included in this group.

Morning Musume First Generation (entrance = 1997):

  • Yuko Nakazawa
  • Kaori Iida
  • Natsumi Abe

Morning Musume Second Generation (entrance = 1998):

  • Mari Yaguchi
  • Kei Yasuda

Morning Musume Third Generation + Taiyou and Ciscomoon + Coconuts Musume (entrance = 1999):

  • Maki Goto
  • Atsuko Inaba
  • Ayaka

Country Musume + Melon Kinenbi (entrance = 2000):

  • Asami Kimura
  • Hitomi Saito
  • Ayumi Shibata
  • Megumi Murata
  • Masae Otani

Morning Musume 4th Generation (entrance = 2000):

  • Ai Kago
  • Nozomi Tsuji
  • Rika Ishikawa
  • Hitomi Yoshizawa

Soloists (entrance = 2000 + 2001):

  • Aya Matsuura
  • Yuki Maeda

Morning Musume 5th Generation (entrance = 2001):

  • Ai Takahashi
  • Risa Niigaki
  • Makoto Ogawa
  • Asami Konno

Country Musume + Soloist (entrance = 2002):

  • Mai Satoda
  • Miki Fujimoto

Hello! Project Kids [non Berryz Koubou] (entrance = 2002):

  • Maimi Yajima
  • Erika Umeda
  • Saki Nakajima
  • Megumi Murakami
  • Airi Suzuki
  • Chisato Okai
  • Mai Hagiwara

Berryz Koubou [they ARE H!P kids and therefore entered the H!P at the same time as the H!P Kids but they're special, I guess] (entrance = 2002):

  • Saki Shimizu
  • Risako Sugaya
  • Momoko Tsugunaga
  • Maasa Sudou
  • Yurina Kumai
  • Maiha Ishimura
  • Miyabi Natsuyaki
  • Chinami Tokunaga

Morning Musume 6th Generation (entrance = 2003):

  • Reina Tanaka
  • Eri Kamei
  • Sayumi Michishige

Country Musume + Biyuuden (entrance = 2003 + 2004):

  • Yui Okada
  • Erika Miyoshi
  • Miuna

The single, ALL FOR ONE & ONE FOR ALL!, is a nice, happy pop song. It’s got a medium tempo to it at the beginning, but then speeds up quite a bit. It’s not like a hyper, poppy, energetic H!P song, it’s a lot more conservative. Most of the song is the groups singing all together, which sounds very nice and adds to the “all for one and one for all” theme. However, at some parts of the song some members do indeed have solo lines. They sound fine but listening to a bunch of girls and then abruptly switching to just one is a little odd. Overall I do love this song.

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There are 2 b-sides to this single, though: Sankaku Kankei and Suki Ni Naccha Ikenai Hito. The members singing them are almost like shuffle units, but don’t consider them as shuffles, because they aren’t. They’re merely b-sides of this single.

Sankaku Kankei is just sung by Atsuko Inaba, Masae Otani, Ayumi Shibata, and Aya Matsuura. Why were these people chosen for this song? I do not know. This song is a mid-tempo, mature, smooth pop-like song. It’s sort of got a little bit of a R&B feel. Actually, it’s quite slow but it’s a nice song. They do a good job on this and their voices all match very well. I’m not crazy about this, but it’s a nice relaxing song that is quite a nice contrast to ALL FOR ONE & ONE FOR ALL.

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The other b-side of the single is Suki ni Naccha Ikenai Hito. This song is only sung by Reina Tanaka, Megumi Murakami, and Airi Suzuki. This is often times considered Aa! version 2 because it consists of 2/3 of Aa! Coindidentally, the song type is similar to what Aa! sounds like. It’s a mid-tempo R&B song that’s quite catchy, especially at the chorus. A background noise gets really annoying, though- someone/something saying something similar to “watatatchidaON!” But, overall, it’s a nicely executed song.

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Although totally different from past shuffles, this whole group and single is nicely done.

H.P. All Stars ALL FOR ONE & ONE FOR ALL Cover, Regular Edition H.P. All Stars ALL FOR ONE & ONE FOR ALL Cover, Regular Edition
Regular Edition Limited Edition

 
1. ALL FOR ONE & ONE FOR ALL!
2. Sankaku Kankei (Atsuko Inaba, Masae Otani, Ayumi Shibata, and Aya Matsuura)
3. Suki ni Naccha Ikenai Hito (Reina Tanaka, Megumi Murakami, and Airi Suzuki)
4. ALL FOR ONE & ONE FOR ALL! (Instrumental)

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Emi-tan UNITED KINGDOM February 16, 2007 at 11:03 am

does anyone know any active sites with the lyrics on? Project Hello doesnt want to work anymore T^T

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nite*star September 16, 2006 at 1:37 pm

Thanks! =) Hope it won’t trouble you that much though…

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Lainay UNITED STATES September 16, 2006 at 1:35 pm

Nite*star>> No, I don’t have it. I’ll be on the look-out for it, though, and I’ll upload it when I get it. ^^

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nite*star September 16, 2006 at 12:10 pm

A very informative article, I agree. Thanks a lot for uploading the tracks for us.

Just want to ask if you have the Instrumental version of All for One and One for All too? Would you mind uploading that too?

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Matt Ramsden UNITED KINGDOM July 26, 2006 at 9:32 am

A nice informative arcticle, and it’s very catchy. I could make out Aibon’s and Nono’s voices. And Marippe’s sort of. Anyway, nice and poppy this song is. I love it!! :)

Keep up the good work!!!

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Narukei UNITED STATES May 8, 2006 at 10:26 pm

This is a beautiful and informative entry. Thanks for streaming the song too. Regarding how the song switches from the girls singing in UNISON to the SOLO parts: Tsunku was trying to show that ALL were singing for ONE, and ONE was singing for ALL– this being the theme of the song. It might sound peculiar, but it serves the purpose nicely.

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Ryuichi April 25, 2006 at 1:01 am

I like morning musume so much….especially Eri Kamei…i hope all of u will be better than past…GAMBATTE!!!!!

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Aprilis CANADA March 18, 2006 at 1:30 am

This is my favourite suffle group by far. Well, I’ve only recently got in to H!P, but still. I’m just a big sucker for happy-fun-pop music. The dance and the PV concept was just great!
I like how they introduce all the H!P members in the PV and that everyone sing by their seniority. I didn’t know that the Coconuts Musume were before the MM 4th generation. I’ve always thought it’s the other way around.
H!P is the only group that can manage to pull off something this big and with this much success.

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Ray Mescallado UNITED STATES March 17, 2006 at 6:16 pm

To my understanding, the four girls chosen for the first B side are the non-Musumes (past and present) who’re considered the most talented singers in H!P.

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Kai TURKEY March 17, 2006 at 4:02 pm

thanx for the downloads.
i really like “all for one & one for all”.
the lyrics r so good, it really describes Japanese ppl well!!
i cant figure out my favourite Risako’s voice (Berryz kobo’s Risako!!), but its fine coz ther r too many ppl so… yea!!
anywayz i love it!
thanx again!

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