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#21 Shiyalin

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 07:26 PM

I just know the song "WHITE LOVE" but it's really really beautiful!
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Posted 04 March 2007 - 02:39 AM

Yeah, alot of fans remember SPEED for their biggest hit "White Love". It's a good song but not my most favorite, I'm in a tie between "STEADY" and "ALIVE".

I love the video for "ALIVE". HITOE was so beautiful and hiro was looking her best! XD

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 05:58 PM

I love ALIVE both the song and the pv i like how on the slower part its in black and white and then when thye start to sing louder it goes color :w00t:

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 09:39 AM

You're welcome for the info, Taka's Single Collection CD debuted at #40 on Oricon, that's good, I should say...average.

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http://www.myspace.com/speedrevival

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 09:52 PM

I just started getting into SPEED like last night. :blink: But I really like what I hear A LOT. I accidentally stumbled upon the My Graduation PV and completely fell in love with the song. So I've been looking up their other stuff since. I really like Hitoe so far...her face is really interesting and her hair is really appealing...I'm thinking about buying one of their CDs, but I haven't decided which yet. Anyway, I'm a new fan, but I definitely like them. XD

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 03:41 AM

HECK YEAH! STEADY? Go Go Heaven? Body and Soul? One more Dream? Nettaiyu? Listen HERE WONDERFUL song. (Nettaiyu, I think is the name)

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 10:30 PM

yeah! i'm kinda confused though. i think speed has actually sold more than morning musume =S but i dunno. I LOVE Starting Over and GO GO HEAVEN!!!
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Posted 05 July 2007 - 11:24 PM

I think it was announced a few months ago that MM are the biggest selling girl group in Japan or something...
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#29 TheFrustrated

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 08:34 AM

I think it was announced a few months ago that MM are the biggest selling girl group in Japan or something...


None of SPEED's singles have ever sold before 500,000 copies prior to their breakup :sob:

WHAT A POWER!!
Where does it
come from?
Simply from THEIR
HEART THAT LOVES MUSIC,

The only way we have to thank you, is to write these words in a language
that you don’t know… and this might never be read to you... and we do
hope that you will find it in your hearts to forgive that… and we hope
that, somehow, you’ll just know how we feel… because the love is in our
spirits… and maybe you can sense that, no matter how far away you are…
we love you…

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#30 CM4LIFE

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 08:08 AM

its true morning musume is the top selling girlgroup BUT! i added up all their album and single sales

speed albums

starting over
2,500,000

rise
3,000,000

moment
3,040,000

carry on my way
880,000

dear friends 1


dear friends 2
album sales
8,540,000


speed singles

body and soul
638,000

steady
1,270,000

go go heaven
665,000

wake me up
671,000

white love
1,850,000

my graduation
1,475,000

alive
967,000

all my true love
1,220,000

precious time
623,000

beaking out to the morning
582,000

long way home
613,000

single sales
10,574,000




total sales = 19,114,000


although i dont know dear friends' sales it wouldnt really matter cuz they still beat morning musume! i'm not trying to say that speed is better than morning musume, because actually, i was never really into speed's voices. i'm just getting confused =S
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#31 donkeykong80

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 02:06 PM

I read that Speed is officially the biggest selling girl group in Japan when it comes to combined album and single sales. So MM is the biggest selling girl group when it comes to....singles sales...I suppose? I dunno.

And now for some news....
Eriko Imai, SHOGO separated
[quote name='"http://www.tokyograph.com/news/id-1354"']Former SPEED member Eriko Imai and 175R vocalist SHOGO are reportedly living in separation, says the latest issue of Josei Seven.

The two apparently had a fight, and it led to Imai leaving the house at the end of last year. She took their two-year-old son and moved to an apartment outside Tokyo.

Imai has recently been busy developing her solo music career (under the name "elly"). Because of her schedule, SHOGO has said that he wants to raise the child, but Imai has refused. It seems that they are trying to avoid a divorce, but the result may be inevitable.

The couple got married in June 2004 when Imai was six months pregnant.[/quote]

Whoa...didn't see that coming. So whos gonna eat the baby then?
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#32 qx123

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 10:58 PM

Definitely Speed is better than Morning Musume to me and according to sales.

Speed was a legendary girl group back then which was the fact. Of course to be fair MM and HP is something unique in Jpop, whether that was a good thing or not, is up to the individual to discern.

#33 CM4LIFE

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 03:15 AM

i guess so. momusu's single sales are higher than speeds combined...

i also spotted an error in wikipedia

it says that the top selling girlgroups is as follows VV

1.Destiny's Child - selling over 100,000,000
2.Spice Girls - selling over 50,000,000
3.TLC - selling over 42,000,000
4.Bananarama - selling over 40,000,000
5.En Vogue - selling over 20,000,000
6.Salt N Pepa - selling over 10,000,000

BUT if Morning Musume's total sales is about 11million, that would make so it would be like this, making salt n pepa #7

1.Destiny's Child - selling over 100,000,000
2.Spice Girls - selling over 50,000,000
3.TLC - selling over 42,000,000
4.Bananarama - selling over 40,000,000
5.En Vogue - selling over 20,000,000
6.Morning Musume - selling over 11,000,000
7.Salt N Pepa - selling over 10,000,000

BUT it is also stated that Morning Musume beat Pink Lady who also sold over 11million but a tiny bit less than morning musume so it would make it like this:

1.Destiny's Child - selling over 100,000,000
2.Spice Girls - selling over 50,000,000
3.TLC - selling over 42,000,000
4.Bananarama - selling over 40,000,000
5.En Vogue - selling over 20,000,000
6.Morning Musume - selling over 11,080,000
7.Pink Lady - selling over 11,030,000
8.Salt N Pepa - selling over 10,000,000

NOW as i earlier posted, SPEED's total album and single sales combined would be over 19million BUT we can assume that Dear Friends 1&2 sold over 500,000 seeing how popular they were, and we can probably add in another 300,000 for the reunion singles, and another 300,000 for their reunion album SO that would help SPEED tie En Vogue making them #5 =] unless we see exact sales for both groups =D. so unless i'm missing any other girl group which i probably am, the official chart should be something like this

1.Destiny's Child - selling over 100,000,000
2.Spice Girls - selling over 50,000,000
3.TLC - selling over 42,000,000
4.Bananarama - selling over 40,000,000
5.SPEED - selling over 20,000,000
5.En Vogue - selling over 20,000,000
7.Morning Musume - selling over 11,080,000
8.Pink Lady - selling over 11,030,000
9.Salt N Pepa - selling over 10,000,000
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#34 TheFrustrated

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 05:22 PM

i guess so. momusu's single sales are higher than speeds combined...

i also spotted an error in wikipedia

it says that the top selling girlgroups is as follows VV

1.Destiny's Child - selling over 100,000,000
2.Spice Girls - selling over 50,000,000
3.TLC - selling over 42,000,000
4.Bananarama - selling over 40,000,000
5.En Vogue - selling over 20,000,000
6.Salt N Pepa - selling over 10,000,000

BUT if Morning Musume's total sales is about 11million, that would make so it would be like this, making salt n pepa #7

1.Destiny's Child - selling over 100,000,000
2.Spice Girls - selling over 50,000,000
3.TLC - selling over 42,000,000
4.Bananarama - selling over 40,000,000
5.En Vogue - selling over 20,000,000
6.Morning Musume - selling over 11,000,000
7.Salt N Pepa - selling over 10,000,000

BUT it is also stated that Morning Musume beat Pink Lady who also sold over 11million but a tiny bit less than morning musume so it would make it like this:

1.Destiny's Child - selling over 100,000,000
2.Spice Girls - selling over 50,000,000
3.TLC - selling over 42,000,000
4.Bananarama - selling over 40,000,000
5.En Vogue - selling over 20,000,000
6.Morning Musume - selling over 11,080,000
7.Pink Lady - selling over 11,030,000
8.Salt N Pepa - selling over 10,000,000

NOW as i earlier posted, SPEED's total album and single sales combined would be over 19million BUT we can assume that Dear Friends 1&2 sold over 500,000 seeing how popular they were, and we can probably add in another 300,000 for the reunion singles, and another 300,000 for their reunion album SO that would help SPEED tie En Vogue making them #5 =] unless we see exact sales for both groups =D. so unless i'm missing any other girl group which i probably am, the official chart should be something like this

1.Destiny's Child - selling over 100,000,000
2.Spice Girls - selling over 50,000,000
3.TLC - selling over 42,000,000
4.Bananarama - selling over 40,000,000
5.SPEED - selling over 20,000,000
5.En Vogue - selling over 20,000,000
7.Morning Musume - selling over 11,080,000
8.Pink Lady - selling over 11,030,000
9.Salt N Pepa - selling over 10,000,000


Thanks! I've noticed that when you always see the lists of things like the best-selling artists, whether it be female/bands/whatever, they're always American, or atleast popular in the American Music market. I know that there ARE Japanese bands that aren't included for some reason. It's like they don't consider bands/groups unless they are known in America. I've seen British and Hispanic and even Irish (U2 and Enya I believe). But they're big in America too.

WHAT A POWER!!
Where does it
come from?
Simply from THEIR
HEART THAT LOVES MUSIC,

The only way we have to thank you, is to write these words in a language
that you don’t know… and this might never be read to you... and we do
hope that you will find it in your hearts to forgive that… and we hope
that, somehow, you’ll just know how we feel… because the love is in our
spirits… and maybe you can sense that, no matter how far away you are…
we love you…

~4n01


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Posted 30 July 2007 - 08:46 AM

RANT!!!~~~ k i cant hold this in much longer. omgosh as much as i love speed songs, i'm starting to get sick of them. i'm starting to hate hiro's yelling! i mean i listened to my graduation for the first time and the beginning sounded nice and then all of a sudden hiro starts yellin her but off! i cant stand her voice!!! but i still love go! go! heaven even though she yells in that one too. i think hiro shouldnt sing the powerful parts of the songs, its just not pleasant to the ears... (i love takako though :)). and also, i'm always hearing hiro sing... but thats probably just me since eriko was also lead vocalist
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Posted 29 September 2007 - 10:14 AM

RANT!!!~~~ k i cant hold this in much longer. omgosh as much as i love speed songs, i'm starting to get sick of them. i'm starting to hate hiro's yelling! i mean i listened to my graduation for the first time and the beginning sounded nice and then all of a sudden hiro starts yellin her but off! i cant stand her voice!!! but i still love go! go! heaven even though she yells in that one too. i think hiro shouldnt sing the powerful parts of the songs, its just not pleasant to the ears... (i love takako though <_<). and also, i'm always hearing hiro sing... but thats probably just me since eriko was also lead vocalist


Yeah, hiro and Eriko pretty much hogged up most of the songs. It did'nt bother me that much, I just love the songs and how well their voices sounded together. hiro is a good solo artist, I have her first album and two singles. I have more Takako CD's than any other solo SPEED releases. I'm still completing my HITOE collection, she is my most favorite in SPEED for her unique urban style and voice. If you want a good SPEED song with more Taka and HITOE solos, listen to Koketissue Dreamin'.

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 12:04 AM

Bumping this thread with some OG SPEED clips.

Eriko and Hitoe in a clip from LxIVxE. If anyone knows how to get a good copy of this series subbed it'd be awesome.
SPEED on Yoru mo Hippare singing other people's and sometimes their songs.

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 11:59 PM

hiro, Takako and HITOE have their own blogs now. I wish I could find out what they had going on (sigh). Either way, at least I know they're doing good for themselves. Man, I wish HITOE would continue her solo career. Links for the blogs are posted below:

hiro
Takako
HITOE

#39 Redrum

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 04:04 AM

From Aichan's latest pb.

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Look familiar?

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 12:34 PM

I love this song Alive. I will try to find some cd of theirs when I got to Japan for visit.
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