HELPLESS

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HELPLESS

Song Information

Original Version

HELPLESS' jacket.
HELPLESS' DanceDanceRevolution banner.

Artist: TAEKO
Composition/Arrangement/Other Instruments & Programming: Hideyuki Ono
Lyrics: Thomas Howard Lichtenstein
Vocals/Chorus: TAEKO
Guitars: Mutsuhiko Izumi
Bass: Yoshihiko Koezuka
Tenor Saxophones & Trombones: Jimmy Weckl
Trumpets: Hideyuki Ono, Omi Kawai
BPM: 140
Length: 1:23
Genre: SAMBA
Movie: Unknown
First Music Game Appearance: GUITARFREAKS 3rdMIX & drummania 2ndMIX
Other Music Game Appearances:

Long Version

HELPLESS (Long Version)'s jacket.

Artist: TAEKO
Composition/Arrangement/Other Instruments & Programming: Hideyuki Ono
Lyrics: Thomas Howard Lichtenstein
Vocals/Chorus: TAEKO
Guitars: Mutsuhiko Izumi
Gut Guitar Solo: Toshio Sakurai
Bass: Yoshihiko Koezuka
Tenor Saxophones & Trombones: Jimmy Weckl
Trumpets: Hideyuki Ono, Omi Kawai
Recording Engineer: Yuei Uematsu
BPM: 136
Length: 4:15
Movie: Unknown
First Music Game Appearance: GUITARFREAKS 5thMIX & drummania 4thMIX
Other Music Game Appearances: None.

Lyrics

Game Size

Smile and you've taken me by surprise
For a while I'm content just to look in your eyes

I was alone but I never felt lonely
My heart was reserved for you only

Helpless
When you touch me I'm powerless
I need you so much baby I'm helpless

Long Version

Lie on the deck of this open yacht
Watch the sky the Caribbean Sea is so hot
Feeling the wind; I can smell the sea
And I hear how the ocean is calling to me

I never knew all the world had to show me
I never let anyone know me - 'cause you know
I was the girl with the strongest defenses
Safe inside my world of pretenses

Smile and you've taken me by surprise
For a while I'm content just to look in your eyes

But when you touch me it feels just like magic
Makes my years almost tragic - oh baby
I was alone but I never felt lonely
My heart was reserved for you only

Helpless
When you touch me I'm powerless
I need you so much baby I'm helpless

Song Connections / Remixes

  • A long version of HELPLESS can be found on the GUITARFREAKS 3rdMIX & drummania 2ndMIX soundtracks album.
  • Another long version of HELPLESS, featuring a gut guitar solo by Toshio Sakurai, appears as HELPLESS (Long Version) in GUITARFREAKS 5thMIX & drummania 4thMIX. This long version later appeared on the GUITARFREAKS 5thMIX & drummania 4thMIX Soundtracks album as HELPLESS (Guitar Long Version).

Trivia

  • HELPLESS marks vocalist Taeko Shibata's debut in BEMANI.
  • HELPLESS is available in GuitarFreaks V2 & DrumMania V2 through GITADOCHANKO in April 2006.
    • As of 6/1/2006, HELPLESS has been automatically unlocked for play in Standard Mode.
  • HELPLESS (Long Version) was originally available as a prize in GuitarFreaks V6 & DrumMania V6's BATTLE MODE event. The song became available for purchase for 800 BP at the BATTLE ITEM COUNTER on 7/6/2009.
  • HELPLESS (Long Version) has never been on a CS release of GuitarFreaks & DrumMania.

Song Production Information

HELPLESS

Untranslated.

HELPLESS (Long Version)

I made this based on the Long Ver. from the soundtrack CD. On the soundtrack CD this song had a piano solo, but this time we tried with a gut guitar solo. A stylish gut guitar solo, right?

Video Production Information

None.

Difficulty & Notecounts

DanceDanceRevolution difficulty rated from 1 to 10 from DDRMAX2 to SuperNOVA2.
Difficulty for early GF/DM games rated from 1 to 10 stars. GF/DM difficulty for GF5/dm4 and beyond rated from 1 to 99. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from BEMANIWiki 2nd.)

DanceDanceRevolution

Game Single Double
Beginner Basic Difficult Expert Challenge Basic Difficult Expert Challenge
Notecounts / Freeze Arrows / Shock Arrows 77 / 0 139 / 8 196 / 39 258 / 7 - / - / - 147 / 8 184 / 35 258 / 7 - / - / -
DanceDanceRevolution ULTRAMIX2 / Dancing Stage Unleashed2 1 3 5 7 3 5 8
DanceDanceRevolution ULTRAMIX3 1 3 5 7 3 5 8
DanceDanceRevolution ULTRAMIX4 1 3 5 7 3 5 8

GuitarFreaks & DrumMania

Original Version

Game Drums Guitar Bass Open
Basic Advanced Extreme Basic Advanced Extreme Basic Advanced Extreme Basic Advanced Extreme
Notecounts 354 505 598 338 338 338 190 190 - - - -
GF3/dm2 3 4 5 4 6 8 N/A N/A - - - -
GF4/dm3 3 4 5 ↑6 ↑8 8 N/A N/A - - - -
GF5/dm4→GF6/dm5 34 55 70 60 68 77 N/A N/A - - - -
GF/DM V2 ↓26 ↓48 ↓54 ↓29 ↓42 ↓53 20 28 - - - -
GF/DM V3→V8 26 48 ↑56 29 42 53 20 28 - - - -
GF3/dm2 CS 3 4 5 4 6 8 N/A N/A - - - -

Long Version

Game Drums Guitar Bass Open
Basic Advanced Extreme Basic Advanced Extreme Basic Advanced Extreme Basic Advanced Extreme
Notecounts 1158 1671 2111 ? ? ? - - - - - -
GF5/dm4→GF6/dm5 45 68 87 60 68 79 - - - - - -
GF/DM V6→V8 ↓41 ↓54 ↓72 ↓33 ↓45 ↓55 - - - - - -