Ikenai Taiyou (2007)
DVD Tracklist ("Aid Jam" ZEPP TOKYO Live Digest)
Limited Edition w/ DVD cover
- This single comes with a Limited Edition w/ DVD version, or the regular CD Only version. In this case, the versions have different covers (as seen above).
- In this single's credits, Yamato lists himself as "Nana-chan, Momo-chan, VOX" (Nana and Momo being his dogs); Naoto once again lists himself as "Same as Previous Work".
- "Ikenai Taiyou" was used as the opening theme to the TV drama Hanazakari no Kimi-tachi e ~Ikemen Paradise~. The song was also played at "Nippon TV's Top 30 Artists Chosen By 130 Million People."
- "Ikenai Taiyou" is the group's attempt to sing with more adult themes. Remarking about the song, Hiroki said "I wish to know more about the adult world." The single is sung in a "Power Pop" style.
- The PV of "Ikenai Taiyou" is a mix of scenes from the band's previous PVs except "Rakuyou", "Kirikirimai ~FANTASTIC FOUR REMIX~", "ZUNG ZUNG FUNKY MUSIC", "SAYONARA", and "Dance2 ft. Soy Sauce" because those PVs do not have footage of the members singing (since they were not recorded live).
- "Ikenai Taiyou" reached Oricon's No. 1 spot for "Memorable Songs of the Summer." It also placed No. 1 at karaoke bars among men and women. Referring to the song's popularity, Orange Range said "It owes its 'hit' status to twinks (ikemen; perhaps "good-looking men")."
- "Iketenai Taiyou" is simply the karaoke version of "Ikenai Taiyou" but with some edits. Naoto was put in-charge of producing the karaoke version.