Sharam Q
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Osaka, Japan



Years Active




Former Members


Sharam Q (シャ乱Q) is a Japanese rock band composed of lead singer Tsunku, Hatake on guitar, Makoto on drums and Taisei on keyboards.


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They debuted with "18kagetsu" (18ヶ月 18 months?) in 1992. They were not an instant hit initially, but their fourth single "Jōkyō Monogatari" (上・京・物・語 Tale of Going to the Capital?) broke the top 50 of the Oricon charts. Eventually, the single "Single Bed" (シングル ベッド?) got a lot of attention since it was used in the DNA^2 Anime series, breaking into the top 10. The next single "Zurui Onna" (ズルい女?), also broke into the top 10. "Zurui Onna" is the 84th best-selling single in Japan of all-time. Their 11th single, "Namida no Kage" (涙の影 Shadow of Tears?), topped the charts in 1996.

In 1997, the band held an audition on the evening show ASAYAN to find a new female vocalist. While the audition eventually yielded winner Michiyo Heike, the competition would be the impetus for the formation of Morning Musume. Runners-up Yuko Nakazawa, Natsumi Abe, Kaori Iida, Aya Ishiguro, and Asuka Fukuda took up Tsunku's offer after the competition to form a group he would personally produce if they could sell 50,000 copies of their debut independent single Ai no Tane in five days. The mission was accomplished in four.

After the 2000 release of "Shin Ramen Daisuki Koike-san no Uta" (新 ラーメン大好き小池さんの唄 New Song of Koike who likes Ramen?), the band went on hiatus. During this period, Tsunku focused on establishing Morning Musume's career and the formation of Hello! Project stable. Makoto would frequently act as an emcee during these concerts. During the end of 2006 and early 2007, Hakate, Makoto, and Taisei would frequently appear on the short music show Uta Doki! to play their respective instruments in support of the guest vocalist.

Sharam Q is now active again, having released a new single entitled Aruiteru (歩いてる Walking Along?) in November 2006. Tsunku originally wrote and composed the song for Morning Musume, who debuted their recording two weeks before Sharam Q's rendition.


  1. [1992.07.22] Jū Ha18 ka Getsu (18ヶ月)
  2. [1993.02.24] Tottemo Merry-Go-Round (とってもメリーゴーランド)
  3. [1993.05.08] Tomodachi wa Imasu ka (友達はいますか)
  4. [1994.07.27] Koi o Suru Dake Muda Nante (恋をするだけ無駄なんて)
  5. [1994.10.21] Single Bed (シングル・ベッド )
  6. [1995.05.03] Zurui Onna (ズルい女)
  7. [1995.08.23] Sora o Mina yo (空を見なよ)
  8. [1995.10.21] My Babe Kimi ga Nemuru Made (My Babe 君が眠るまで)
  9. [1996.04.24] Iiwake (いいわけ)
  10. [1996.07.24] Namida no Kage (涙の影)
  11. [1996.11.14] Nice Boy!
  12. [1997.04.16] Sonna Mon Darō (そんなもんだろう)
  13. [1997.08.21] Power Song (パワーソング)
  14. [1998.02.18] Tokai no Melody (都会のメロディー)
  15. [1998.05.13] Tameiki (ためいき)
  16. [1998.10.07] Ai Just On My Love (愛 Just on my Love)
  17. [1999.02.17] Kimi wa Majutsushi? (君は魔術士?)
  18. [2000.03.23] Shin Rāmen Daisuki Koike-san no Uta (新・ラーメン大好き小池さんの唄)
  19. [2006.11.29] Aruiteru (歩いてる)