La Bossanova de Fabienne

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La Bossanova de Fabienne

Song Information

Artist: staccato two-F
Composition/Arrangement: Hiroyuki Togo
Lyrics/Vocals: Fabienne Haber
BPM: 143
Length: 1:45
VJ: Hajime Yashiro (beatmania), ? (beatmania (2006))
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania 3rdMIX
Other Music Game Appearances:



Un, deux, trois, c'est un amour groovy
Personne ne peut me le prendre
C'est comme une toute petite mélodie

Comme une Bossa Nova
Imposante, triste et belle
Un peintre pleure dans le brouillard de la nuit
Comme une insomnie

C'est à toi que je pense
Et dans mes rêves,
Je suis en transes tu sais
Avec toi


One, two, three, it's a groovy love
No one can take it away
It's like a really tiny melody

Like a Bossa Nova
Imposing, sad and beautiful
A painter cries in the fog of night
Like an insomnia

My love,
I think about you
And in my dreams
I am in fright you know
With you

Song Connections / Remixes


  • La Bossanova de Fabienne received HARD charts in beatmania 3rdMIX, although these charts are duplicates of La Bossanova de Fabienne's NORMAL charts.
  • In beatmania European Edit, La Bossanova de Fabienne's artist and genre were changed to Togo Project (feat. Fabienne) and ACID JAZZ REMIX, respectively.

Song Production Information

beatmania maniac-tracks Booklet

The French version of BOSSA GROOVE is sung by Fabienne, a French model/talent living in Japan.
The song was also brought over to 3rdMIX and was very popular at the time, yet for some reason (?) it was never released on CD.

beatmania 3rdMIX

"♪Ta-tata-tatta-tata~" This bossa nova groove turns your arcade into a Brazilian resort!
Brazil, as it turns out, is the birthplace of bossa nova. It's said to have originated in Ipanema, located in southern Rio de Janerio. This genre of latin music originally developed from samba, borrowing its intense rhythms and putting emphasis on the harmonies between the instruments and vocals. A lot of the songs are mainly sung in Portuguese. Its combination of guitars, flutes, and maracas are very distinct, with the complex guitar chords in particular allegedly making some guitarists cry. This masterpiece evokes an adult atmosphere never before seen in the beatmania series!

beatmania completeMIX English site

A bubbly song that makes you wanna bossa nova!

beatmania CS / APPEND YebisuMIX Music Column site

Hiroyuki Togo

The subject this time is BOSSA GROOVE from 3rdMIX and YebisuMIX.
Because I created the song myself, I didn't have to struggle gathering material to do commentary. "Bossa" is an abbreviated way of saying "bossa nova" used by jazz musicians. Why did I label it as "BOSSA GROOVE" instead of just "BOSSA NOVA" when I put the song in beatmania?

That's because native bossa nova is generally sung with a trailing, whispering voice while strumming a gut guitar (nylon strings) with a pick... the genre isn't really one that would be played at a club (any cutting-edge DJs out there want to try?), and also because it's quite difficult to put it into a music game where you're fiercly carving beats (recently in Japan it seems they call them "kurabu ge-mu" ["club games"], or "kurage" for short... kinda looks like the word for jellyfish [kurage], how gloomy [暗気ー] (this one came up during kanji conversion!)... sorry for all the double parentheses).
That's where I sped up the tempo, emphasized the beats, gave it a "Shibuya style, bossa nova family, lounge genus, French pop species, club branch" (???) nonsensical feel to it, then arranged it so that it works when playing the game.
One more reason I didn't just name it "bossa nova" is that I personally love the genre, which is why I made do with an unassuming name like "bossa groove" due to a feeling of reverence toward native bossa nova musicians. Sorry to those pursuing that path... I was careless... I messed up, please come back, Yoshiko...

As for artists who represent the genre, I can't go without mentioning Antônio Carlos Jobim, the father of bossa nova. Even the world-famous [Ryuichi] Sakamoto has cited Jobim as an artist who influenced him. Of the ones who are Japanese, songstress Lisa Ono is well-known. Brazilian music, not just bossa nova, is endlessly beautiful and deep. Among those I know: Dorival Caymmi; Caetano Veloso; Milton Nascimento; among many others. Bands like Os Mutantes, whom I listened to some time ago, have a Brazilian psychedelic soft rock feel to them, which was incredibly interesting.

Working in a job like this where I'm immersed in music, sometimes I get to where, no exaggeration, I absolutely don't want to hear any sounds outside of work, not even the sound of a television or refrigerator noise, much less some guy in the middle of a train who's got sounds rattling out of his Walkman and should be put to death! But relaxing, native music like Brazilian or Hawaiian is different. Not to the point where I get engrossed listening to it, but to where I could drink a good sake just playing it.
When you get to the latter half of your 20s, the correct way to live as an adult is to graduate from "Euro" or "blasting beat music" and enjoy bossa nova! ... and don't get into enka music, either! (I'm lying. Listen a lot to whatever you like, OK?)

"Here's some bossa nova for your city-worn heart..." (or something like that)
(Hiroyuki Togo, Composer & Sound Director for beatmania on PlayStation)

Video Production Information


Difficulty & Notecounts

beatmania difficulty rated from 1 to 9.
beatmania (2006) difficulty rated from 1 to 10. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from KANI KANI CRAB.)

Old Charts

Game SP Difficulty DP Difficulty
Normal Hard Another Normal Hard Another
Notecounts 213 213 - 341 341 -
beatmania APPEND YebisuMIX 5 - - 5 - -
beatmania APPEND 3rdMIX - 3 - - 3 -
beatmania for WonderSwan 3 - - - - -
beatmania BEST HITS 5 - - 5 - -
beatmania European Edit (prototype) 6 - - 6 - -
beatmania European Edit 4 - - 4 - -
beatmania (2006) 3 - - 3 - -
beatmania 3rdMIX ↓3 3 - ↓3 3 -

New Charts

Game SP Difficulty DP Difficulty
Normal Hard Another Normal Hard Another
Notecounts 190 213 - 277 341 -
beatmania completeMIX 3 3 - 3 3 -
beatmania completeMIX 2 3 ↑4 - 3 ↑4 -
beatmania III→III THE FINAL 3 3 - 3 3 -