| CD single|
| July 25, 2001 (2001-07-25)|
"The Peace!" (ザ☆ピ〜ス！, Za Pīsu!) is the twelfth single of J-pop idol group Morning Musume and was released July 25, 2001. It sold a total of 682,320 copies and reached number one on the Oricon Charts. This song is also a personal favorite of ex-Morning Musume member, Rika Ishikawa, as the monologue spoken by her towards the end of the song became one of her favorite moments of being in Morning Musume.
The single version (later preserved on the Best! Morning Musume 2 anthology) contains a fade-out, suggesting to the listener that the song's multiple false endings continued infinitely. The version heard on the album 4th Ikimashoi! is billed as the "Complete Version" and does not fade out, instead coming to a stop several seconds beyond the single version's fadeout.
1st generation: Kaori Iida, Natsumi Abe
2nd generation: Kei Yasuda, Mari Yaguchi
3rd generation: Maki Goto
4th generation: Rika Ishikawa, Hitomi Yoshizawa, Nozomi Tsuji, Ai Kago
The Peace! Wikipedia
All lyrics are composed by Tsunku.
Kaori Iida – vocals
Natsumi Abe – vocals
Kei Yasuda – vocals
Mari Yaguchi – vocals
Maki Goto – vocals
Rika Ishikawa – vocals
Hitomi Yoshizawa – vocals
Nozomi Tsuji – vocals
Ai Kago – vocals
- "The Peace!" (ザ☆ピース！)
- "Dekkai Uchū ni Ai ga Aru" (でっかい宇宙に愛がある, "There’s Love In The Huge Universe")
- "The Peace!" (Instrumental)
- "Dekkai Uchū ni Ai ga Aru" (Instrumental)