Shabondama (Morning Musume song)

"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.

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Single by Morning Musume
from the album Best! Morning Musume 2
ReleasedJuly 30, 2003 (JP)
GenreJapanese Pop
EPCE-5224 (limited edition)
EPCE-5225 (regular edition)
Morning Musume singles chronology
"As for One Day"
"Go Girl (Koi no Victory)"
Music video
Shabondama on YouTube


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 editions, a regular and a limited edition coming with fifteen photocards and comes in special packaging.

Track listingEdit

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 DVDEdit

  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 releaseEdit

SHABONdama Vocalists

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

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

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


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-11-04. Retrieved 2010-12-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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