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Song Information

OVER THE CLOUDS' pop'n music banner, as of pop'n music 16.

Artist: Lala Moore
Composition/Arrangement: Jun Wakita
Lyrics/Vocals: Lala Moore
Chorus: Yuko Asai, Morinokijidogasshodan
Recording Director: Nazo²Suzuki
Recording and Mixing Engineer: Masatoshi Sakimoto
BPM: 120-128
Length: 1:51
Genre: HOUSE (ハウス)
pop'n music Character: nana [7-2P]
pop'n music Background: Tower of the Sun (pop'n music 9)
Movie: VJ GYO (overlays by GOLI)
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania IIDX 5th style
Other Music Game Appearances:


Reach out your hands to the clouds
Cast away
'Cause there's light in your soul
And it's fraught with possibilities

There always comes some times
When everything is down
And it seems hard to find
Of the path to get a place of hope
When whether dreams come true comes reality 

Keep your head up and try to harbor a spirit
Right and you'll get a place up in the sky
And fly high

So reach out to the clouds
Try to cast wear aside
Trust your heart and your soul
See the day that it's coming through

Song Connections / Remixes

  • An instrumental version of OVER THE CLOUDS, titled Regulus, also appears in beatmania IIDX 5th style.
  • A remix of OVER THE CLOUDS by Flying Grind, titled OVER THE CLOUDS -Flying Grind mix-, can be found in beatmania IIDX 9th style.
  • A live medley of Spica, OVER THE CLOUDS, and Make A Difference was played at the beatmania IIDX secret LIVE ~one night premium party~ on September 13th, 2003. This medley can be found on the BEMANI トップランカー決定戦 2006 prize CD, titled wacのライブ用トラック1。 ハウスっぽいやつ集めたの。.


OVER THE CLOUDS' pop'n music old banner.
  • OVER THE CLOUDS is the very first original song composed by Jun Wakita for BEMANI.
    • It also marks the debut of Noriko Fukushima in the beatmania IIDX series.
      • It also marks the only appearance of Yuko Asai in beatmania IIDX, who provides additional background vocals.
  • Mori no ki jidou gasshoudan (森の木児童合唱団) is a children's choir group formed in 1979. Since 2008, it has been renamed the Kotonomi Children's Chorus (ことのみ児童合唱団, Kotonomi jidou gasshoudan).
  • OVER THE CLOUDS is misspelled as OVER THE CLOUD on the official beatmania IIDX 5th style website (archived).
  • OVER THE CLOUDS was added to pop'n music 9 on May 28th, 2003 via ee'MALL.
  • Before pop'n music 14 FEVER!, OVER THE CLOUDS' songwheel genre was OVER THE CLOUDS.
  • OVER THE CLOUDS was absent from the pop'n music 17 THE MOVIE location tests. However, it reappeared in the final release.

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Difficulty & Notecounts

beatmania IIDX difficulty rated from 1 to 7+ from 5th style through 9th style, 1 to 8 in 10th style, 1 to 8+ in 11 IIDX RED, and 1 to 12 through 12 HAPPY SKY onward.
pop'n music difficulty rated from 1 to 43 through pop'n music 20 fantasia. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from Pop'n Music Fever and BEMANIWiki 2nd.)

beatmania IIDX

Game SP Difficulty DP Difficulty
Notecounts 262 292 573 765 - 291 515 879 -
beatmania IIDX 5th style→11 IIDX RED - 3 5 N/A - 3 5 N/A -
beatmania IIDX 12 HAPPY SKY→13 DistorteD - 3 5 7 - 3 5 8 -
beatmania IIDX 14 GOLD→15 DJ TROOPERS - 3 5 7 - 3 5 ↑9 -
beatmania IIDX 5th style CS 2 3 5 5 - 3 5 5 -
beatmania IIDX 7th style CS 2 3 5 5 - 3 5 5 -
beatmania IIDX 12 HAPPY SKY CS 2 3 5 7 - 3 5 9 -

pop'n music

Game Standard Battle
5-Buttons Normal Hyper EX Normal Hyper
Notecounts 264 291 551 765 258 430
pop'n music 9→13 カーニバル (via ee'MALL) 10 13 23 30 12 21
pop'n music 14 FEVER!→15 ADVENTURE 10 13 23 30 12 21
pop'n music 16 PARTY♪→17 THE MOVIE 10 13 23 ↑32 12 21
pop'n music 14 FEVER! CS 10 13 23 32 12 21