Sexy 8 Beat is the eighth studio album by the J-pop idol group Morning Musume. It is the first album to feature 8th generation member Aika Mitsui and the last full-length studio release to feature 4th generation member Hitomi Yoshizawa as the group's leader and 6th generation member Miki Fujimoto as both the group's subleader.[2] The album was released on March 21, 2007.

The album features the band's previous four singles "Aruiteru" (which also appeared on the EP 7.5 Fuyu Fuyu Morning Musume Mini! in December 2006), "Egao Yes Nude", "Sexy Boy: Soyokaze ni Yorisotte" and "Ambitious! Yashinteki de Ii Jan". Also, as with Rainbow 7 and 7.5 Fuyu Fuyu..., tracks by four different sub-factions of the group are featured, including a solo track by Yoshizawa and the third pairing of Sayumi Michishige and Koharu Kusumi as their alter-egos "Shige-pinku" and "Koha-pinku" (first established on Rainbow 7's "Rainbow Pink").

The limited edition of the album includes a DVD; a bonus CD was also rumored for this edition but never materialized.[3] The first pressing of the regular edition came with two photo cards.

Track listing [edit]Edit

All songs written and composed by Tsunku

No. Title Length
1. "Genki+" (元気+, "Energy+") 04:55
2. "Aruiteru (歩いてるWalking?) (Album Edit)"   05:42
3. "Mirai no Taiyō" (未来の太陽, "Sunny Future") 04:39
4. "Egao Yes Nude (笑顔YesヌードSmile Yes Nude?) (Album Mix)"   04:08
5. "Haru Beautiful Every Day" (春 ビューティフル エブリディ, "Spring Beautiful Every Day", performed by Eri Kamei and Aika Mitsui) 04:23
6. "Sexy Boy (Soyokaze ni Yorisotte) (SEXY BOY 〜そよ風に寄り添って〜Sexy Boy (Cuddling in the Gentle Breeze)?)"   04:13
7. "Ambitious! Yashinteki de Ii Jan (Ambitious!野心的でいいじゃんAmbitious! Ambition is Good?)"   04:12
8. "Sono Deai no Tame ni" (その出会いのために, "Because of That Meeting", performed by Hitomi Yoshizawa with Morning Musume) 04:11
9. "Shanimuni Paradise" (シャニムニ パラダイス, "Reckless Paradise", performed by Ai TakahashiMiki FujimotoRisa Niigaki, and Reina Tanaka) 04:59
10. "Takara no Hako" (宝の箱, "Treasure Chest", performed by Sayumi Michishige and Koharu Kusumi) 04:18
11. "Be Positive!" (BE ポジティブ!) 04:34

Bonus DVD (Limited edition only) [edit]Edit

Tracks 2 and 3 on the DVD were recorded live at Hello! Project's 2007 Winter Wonderful Hearts Otome Gokoro concert.

No. Title Length
1. "Egao Yes Nude (Close-up Ver.)"  
2. "Ambitious! Yashinteki de Ii Jan"  
3. "Do It! Now"  

Musical personnel [edit]Edit

Vocals [edit]Edit

Arrangers [edit]Edit

Instruments [edit]Edit

Oricon ranks and sales [edit]Edit

Chart Position Sales
Daily 3 31,819
Weekly 7