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5:01 am - 02/07/2013

SMAP to release double A-side single, including song with full english lyrics

SMAP's 49th single "Mistake!/Battery" will be released on 27th February. "Mistake!" will be the next theme song for the group's variety program "SMAPxSMAP", and "Battery" will be part of a collaboration project between SMAP and Universal Studios Japan. "Battery" is sung completely in english, and will be used as part of the "Hollywood Dream - The Ride" roller coaster ride at Universal Studios Japan.

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exdream1999 6th-Feb-2013 09:52 pm (UTC)
Damn gurl you fast, the info. for "Battery" just came out this morning! (It's almost seven here now!)

Also, since I went and pre-ordered this before ANY information about the songs were out, I ended up getting 3 out of 4 versions of the CD.

Apparently the A version comes with nail stickers for Mistake.

Also, both First Press versions come with "Making of"s, while the CD only EP Jacket version and the Regular version come with a remix of "Battery".

Damn you Victor Entertainment!
stbluemoon 6th-Feb-2013 10:08 pm (UTC)
It's the wee hours of the morning here too, I don't know why I'm still awake XD

You've just reminded me to preorder my copies too, I was waiting to see which retailer would have the cheapest shipping. I don't get the why anyone would need nail stickers of the word "Mistake!" but yay more shiny new goods that I'll never use is still welcome. :P
exdream1999 6th-Feb-2013 10:14 pm (UTC)

Well, it's a bunch of different stickers, I remember some where of the trump suits. (Though I only saw the picture once on Tumblr, someone could have put way too much effort into making it up,eh.)
myharu 6th-Feb-2013 09:59 pm (UTC)
I'm surprised I really like Battery but Shingo's rap is kinda cringeworthy
exdream1999 6th-Feb-2013 10:16 pm (UTC)
Well, rapping completely in a second language is hard!!

I know, I've tried. ;_;

Oh, all the songs I love that I can never do at karaoke because of the Japanese rap.

myharu 6th-Feb-2013 10:25 pm (UTC)
well for me it's not because it's in a different language it's just every time a Johnny rap I cringe a little or laugh

I still haven't gotten over "It's like a supernova next to the door" the awkwardness I feel when I hear it is up their with "ladies and gentlemen listen to my beat box"
exdream1999 6th-Feb-2013 10:42 pm (UTC)
Ahhhh, I see.

I guess I've been surrounded by much more awkward English here in Japan, so I really don't blink on things like, "It's like a supernova next to the door".
myharu 6th-Feb-2013 10:55 pm (UTC)
hmm I should I phrase this lol, I'm used to the awkward english the phrase itself didn't bother me as much as the placement if that makes sense.

I grew up listening to hip hop and rap and I've learned despite languages and words used it's usually about the flow of the words that matter

I think a lot of Johnny's have trouble with flowing their words properly.

but I'm actually fine with it, their raps tend to cheer me up lol

and this is not a Johnny's exclusive thing, a lot of pop singers in all countries are horrible rappers XD

Edited at 2013-02-06 10:56 pm (UTC)
age_of_green 6th-Feb-2013 10:49 pm (UTC)
Rapping in the middle of songs is never good, and it's not his first language, but he tried.
myharu 6th-Feb-2013 11:03 pm (UTC)
rapping in the middle of songs can work actually and I've heard worse raps by native english speakers
apneatic_melody 6th-Feb-2013 11:04 pm (UTC)
It seems like, for the first time in my 16-year-long career as a cd buyer, these motherfuckers are gonna make me buy multiple versions of the exact same release.


but I srsly don't see how the fuck am I supposed to choose here. I'll sit on it a bit more but I already feel it's gonna be beyond impossible.

/total victim
exdream1999 6th-Feb-2013 11:11 pm (UTC)
Buying 3 out of the 4 versions here.

Curse you Victor and you're good marketing. Why can't you make basic releases like J-Storm??? (I say, despite buying multiple Arashi releases just for the least they're cheaper)

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apneatic_melody 7th-Feb-2013 01:01 am (UTC)
There's nothing wrong with buying multiple versions, but I'd sworn never to do it myself, I have too many fandoms to be throwing money away like this. They're making me go against my personal doctrine; I thought no one ever would bring me to this point.

Right? I miss the days when their singles only had one version, tbh. And even the recent ones (minus This Is Love) were in the good old, non-dilemma-inducing format: 2 versions, LE + dvd and simple RE. You can't do this to me SMAP, I have no control over my budget when it's time to throw money your way ;______;
(I admit I haven't bought an Arashi single since Monster, but thankfully Victor's packaging quality/design/technical stuff is worth the spending imo. Like, Sakasama no Sora actually being flipped around and upside down to the very writing on the sleeve brought me lots of satisfied customer feelings.)

Permission to cry on your shoulder.
exdream1999 7th-Feb-2013 08:24 am (UTC)
Well, I don't have to deal with currency fluctuations, so in some ways it's cheaper for me.

Also, I pre-order mine at a shop and I use the points from there to put towards concert DVDs and for the overall building the store is in. So, it's kind of like, an incentive for me to buy multiple copies. I get multiple Arashi singles solely for the B-Sides, since this newest one doesn't have any B-sides, I'm actually just get the RE for once.

(And, yes, all hail Victor's superior releases, that's what got me this time, Making Ofs for both videos?)

Permission granted. We can make a pile.

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edneichon 7th-Feb-2013 01:31 am (UTC)
motherfuckers XDDD i know that feeling, it happened to me a couple of years ago with another fav ~ but we love them so damn it!!
stbluemoon 7th-Feb-2013 08:58 am (UTC)
I'm justifying the multiple versions thing to myself with the idea that it's to help Victor with their SMAP budget. Never shall we suffer another tragedy akin to that of Superstar having no PV! DDDD: As long as they continue to make awesome releases and PVs like this, they're welcome to take all my moneeeyyyy. ;P

Edited at 2013-02-07 09:00 am (UTC)
edneichon 7th-Feb-2013 01:27 am (UTC)
I already ordered the 3 le from cdjapan, does that mean i'll have the one with Battery cover?
and i was waiting for zip to broadcast the preview of it...never happened xDD
Btw im surprised they are releasing this doble single so fast~ best way to start the year boys *O*
I want them twice in music station for this promotion ~camon Tamo-san!!
exdream1999 7th-Feb-2013 08:28 am (UTC)
ZIP! Aired it twice though! The first longer segment was between 6:30AM and 7:00 (I was eating breakfast), and then again before Smile Caravan and Moco's Kitchen.

The LE B has the Battery cover, though the one in the video is a special one you can only get at USJ. LE A, C and the RE have the Mistake cover.
edneichon 7th-Feb-2013 04:41 pm (UTC)
I wont buy anything else (with 3 ver. its enough)~ too bad cause i liked the cover :/
I guess i fall sleep while watching, my fever was in the way yerterday.
iheartkimura 7th-Feb-2013 02:40 am (UTC)
Auahhh I swear SMAP are like one of the hardest working entertainers!!&OMG BATTERY'S HOT!!
...and in English! Which should make my life much easier'll still be difficult to sing along because...YEAH MY MEN DID THEIR BEST ^O^

well...I preordered Limited Edition type C like Monday. No idea what exactly I bought besides it's EP size! I want Battery jacket cover ffffffffa~

And omg you rich Smappie bitches *o* buying all but one version....and me. 19. Unemployed. Still v~v just one for me rn. I'LL GET TO YOUR LEVEL ONE DAY :D you guys and smap keep me motivated^^
song_jihyuk 7th-Feb-2013 06:53 am (UTC)
both pv look and sound great,cant wait for the release

Edited at 2013-02-07 06:53 am (UTC)
exdream1999 7th-Feb-2013 08:31 am (UTC)
Hey, if you guys go to Victor's site for SMAP they have the 45 sec. previews of the MVs up already!!
lilly0 7th-Feb-2013 09:52 am (UTC)
AWESOME! Especially the preview for Mistake!! ♥
Thanks for sharing the link here!
lilly0 7th-Feb-2013 09:51 am (UTC)
Kimura could just stand there and do nothing and I would still look at him with gleaming eyes. Love this guy <3
And I love these two previews - especially the one for Mistake. They are all looking fab. And I love my blond-haired Shingo :D (And I think I'm the only one who likes the rap-part ^^)
islandgurl84 8th-Feb-2013 01:21 am (UTC)
"Kimura could just stand there and do nothing and I would still look at him with gleaming eyes. Love this guy <3"


raintree123 7th-Feb-2013 01:51 pm (UTC)
The rap in battery....yeah lets not talk about that besides that it was okay. I really like mistake though~ I think that will be played the most out of the 2
bodyknot 7th-Feb-2013 04:45 pm (UTC)
already ordered 3 versions before the rest of the info came out OMG CAN YOU COME UNIVERSAL STUDIOS SINGAPORE TO PROMOTE YOUR CD?!
gray_fairy 7th-Feb-2013 06:41 pm (UTC)
Battery looks so kpop-ish, LOL. I love how they're in their late 30s/early 40s but still really good looking.
love323able 8th-Feb-2013 04:16 am (UTC)
the last guy saying mistake surprised me but lol XD
also i like the battery song
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