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Going La Ta Ta-ing in Space With Taiyou to Ciscomoon

Happy #SongLyricsSunday. Today’s prompt is to find a song with “space”, “planets”, and/or “aliens” in the song lyrics or title. My choice is maybe an obscure choice for some readers, but it has something I have been listening to recently. I choose “Uchuu de La Ta Ta” (宇宙でLa Ta Ta; La Ta Ta in Space) by former Japanese pop group Taiyou to Ciscomoon. This four-member girl group was active from 1998 to 2000, being the big sisters of their sister Morning Musume. (which is one of my favorite groups). Although Taiyou to Ciscomoon was short-lived, they had some impressive singles like “Uchuu de La Ta Ta”. Let’s explore the song down below.

Just Like Outer Space

“Uchuu de La Ta Ta” was the group’s third single that was released on July 28, 1999. It was written entirely by Tsunku, who wrote a ton of songs for Hello! Project (the umbrella group that Taiyou to Ciscomoon was part of) from 1998 to 2015. He is still writing songs from time to time since 2015, but he backed off a bit since he had his vocal cords due to cancer. Yet, Tunku was influenced by groove, soul, funk, and disco when he was writing “Uchuu de La Ta Ta”. It reflected on the member’s vocal and performance skills. These skills were learned when the member went for training in various cities around the US before the group’s debut.

The lyrics reflect on a woman’s feelings when she is in love. Ever since she met the man she is in loved with, the woman felt like she is dancing (or la ta ta) in space as she is happier and feeling light and dizzy. There must have been some sort of magic because she felt things are different. I think people (especially women) who feel the same way mentioned in the lyrics when they first fell in love.

What do you think of “Uchuu de La Ta Ta”? Listen to the song below! Let me know in the comments!

Another Tsunku-produced group EE Jump covered the song. There has been so many different covers within in Hello1 Project, but EE Jump wasn’t part of Hello! Project and they had a unusual history asa group. Also, they have a different spin on the song. This version is low quality as the song was never released.

Here is a version done by Ayay Matsuura in 2004 with former member Atsuko Inaba:


Lyrics for “Uchuu de La Ta Ta”

English translation of the lyrics, credits go to Hello Project Lyrics Wikia:

Hey? Since I met you every day is exciting
I want to walk as a couple on that path
Several people have told me,
“You’ve changed recently”
What do you think? Have I gotten prettier?

I guess my heart is pounding faster
My head is feeling light and dizzy
I want you to feel lazy and relaxed around me
I want you to play with me and show me more love

move it, do it, step by step
groove it, do it, step by step
never ever emotion

I don’t feel “wabi-sabi”
I don’t notice what’s around me
I cannot make sense of it all
Just try to seduce me

La ta ta in outer space
Earth goes Da Ta Ta
I felt like kissing
at midnight

I was always a stubborn kind of girl
But your magic spell has made me a super accommodating girl

I found out how good love feels that Friday night
To that humourless boring yesterday, I say Bye Bye Bye

I’m not crying, I’m not mad, no way NaNai
Hey! No peeking, no peeping, I’m going home, Bye Bye Bye
No that’s not what I meant
Don’t laugh, ah kiss me

I guess my heart is pounding faster
It was getting irresistibly
Do it differently
More, more

Shake it, shake it, isn’t it wonderful
Ride on, ride on, isn’t it wonderful
There’s moonlight in the sky
The two of us at midnight

In this big world’s love ranking,
will I have this feeling if I am not with you?

Love isn’t just that wonderful feeling
You’re genuine and kind to me

I’m not worried, I don’t hate it, that’s not it NaNai
I just want more and more for you not to tease me
That’s not it
Don’t get bored
Ah Just kiss me

I found out how good love feels that friday night
To that humourless boring yesterday, I say bye bye bye

I’m not crying, I’m not mad, no way NaNai
Don’t look, don’t peek at me, I’m going home, bye bye bye

It’s not just that wonderful feeling
You’re genuine and kind to me

I’m not worried, I don’t hate you, that’s not it NaNai
I just want more and more for you not to tease me
That’s not it
Don’t get bored, just kiss me


The Rules for #SongLyricsSunday

(This challenge is currently hosted by the generous Jim Adams.)

Anyone can participate in #SongLyricsSunday, even if you aren’t a music blogger! If you want to participate, here are the rules:

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not.
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
  • Pingback to this post will eventually work, as long as you are being patient, but you can also place your link in the comments if you don’t like to wait.
  • Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
  • Feel free to suggest future prompts.
  • Have fun and enjoy the music.

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Going La Ta Ta-ing in Space With Taiyou to Ciscomoon

This Post Has 9 Comments

    1. aisasami

      Funny thing is that Tsuboi was inspired by disco and funk when writing this song (and other songs in 1999). A number one hit he written, “ Love Machine”, was electronic disco. Tsunku was born in the 60s and grew up with disco and funk, so used in his music.

  1. Jasmine Martin

    I love how upbeat Uchuu de La Ta Ta is. I’m going to add it to my Spring playlist for sure!

  2. Ash B

    I have not dived into J-pop yet, but this is definitely a great introduction to the genre.

  3. Knycx Journeying

    This song is upbeat, funky,and interesting, didn’t know about this song before and thanks for introducing this to us!

  4. Fransic verso

    Interesting idea to let other to participate and the rules are easy. The lyrics of this song are nice too

  5. Polly

    My life had been a lie! I mistakenly thought Aya Matsuura’s rendition was the original. Both versions are excellent!

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