Memories (TAKA)

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This page is for the TAKA song titled memories. For other songs of the same title, please see Memories (disambiguation).


Song Information

memories' pop'n music banner.
memories' jacket.

Artist: TAKA
Composition/Arrangement/Lyrics/Vocals: Takayuki Ishikawa
BPM: 188
Length: 2:00
Genre: BEAT ROCK (ビートロック)
pop'n music Character: Justice★ [12-1P]
pop'n music Background: Late Riser (pop'n music 8)
Movie: VJ GYO
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania IIDX 8th style
Other Music Game Appearances:


Game Size


降りしきる雨にぬれてた ノラ犬のように
hope & fears 誰もが
いつも何かに おびえながら
目にした たった一つのstyle 幻のような
only one 彼らが残したドアを開ける

彩どる悲しみ 何を求めて
潰される 16 to 18

my memories, empty i feel...
せめて一つだけ 夢を見せて
wow wow...
my memories
最後の泣き顔 鏡の向こうで見た
my roots


furishikiru ame ni nureteta nora inu no you ni
hope and fears daremo ga
itsumo nanika ni obienagara
me ni shita tatta hitotsu no style maboroshi no you na
only one karera ga nokoshita doa wo akeru

irodoru kanashimi nani wo mutomete
tsubusareru 16 to 18
ushinau mo no bakari kara no heart de
shinji uragirare...

my memories, empty I feel...
semete hitotsu dake yume wo misete
wow wow...
my memories
saigo no naki kao kagami no mukou de mita
my roots

Long Version


hope&fears  誰もが  いつも何かにおびえながら

目にした  たった一つのstyle  幻のような
only one 彼らが  残したドアを開ける

彩どる悲しみ  何を求めて  潰される  16 to 18
失うものばかり  カラのheartで

my memories,empty I feel...
せめて一つだけ  夢を見せて wow wow
my memories
最後の泣き顔  鏡の向こうで見た my roots

駆け抜けたcring days are prassed
so far away...

kick in the teeth
失望が  明日へのドアを閉ざす

手を振れば lonely so lonely

一つ一つが  夢に流されて

my memories empty I feel...
せめて今夜だけ夢見させて wow wow

my memories
孤独の強がり鏡の向こうで見た my roots

Song Connections / Remixes

  • A long version of memories performed by colors, titled memories (full size cover version), can be found on the V-RARE SOUND TRACK 8 CD.
  • A remix of memories by Tatsuya "good-cool" Furukawa, titled memories -still remain mix-, appears on dj TAKA's first album, milestone.
  • Another remix of memories by マチゲリータ, titled memories -90's Visual Kei is Extasy-, appears on dj TAKA's second album, True Blue....
  • Another remix of memories by きくお, simply known as memories, can be found in the SOUND VOLTEX BOOTH data as an unused song.
  • A live version of memories by colors, titled memories(EDP Live Mix), was performed at the EXIT TUNES Dance Party -beatnation RHYZE music council- event.
    • Unlike the other EXIT TUNES Dance Party live songs, memories(EDP Live Mix) was not added to any BEMANI game.


This song has different backgrounds, banners, jackets, or other related images. For more information, please see this page.
  • According to Takayuki Ishikawa himself, he wrote memories in remembrance of beatmania's ending, whose final installment, beatmania THE FINAL, came out a few months before beatmania IIDX 8th style did.
  • memories marks the first beatmania IIDX song under Takayuki Ishikawa's TAKA alias that is not an arrangement of a preexisting song.
  • memories was added to pop'n music 9 on April 24th, 2003 via ee'MALL.
  • In pop'n music, memories' artist is credited as dj TAKA.
  • memories could be unlocked to GUITARFREAKS 10thMIX & drummania 9thMIX from January 26th, 2004 to February 3rd, 2004 via ee'MALL 2nd avenue.
    • It was later added to GUITARFREAKS 10thMIX & drummania 9thMIX on February 4th, 2004 via ee'MALL 2nd avenue.
  • Before pop'n music 14 FEVER!, memories' character was TRAN [9-2P] and the songwheel genre was memories.
  • memories received its beatmania IIDX video and a new banner in GuitarFreaks & DrumMania MASTERPIECE GOLD. Both the video and banner were carried to the arcade releases in GuitarFreaks V4 & DrumMania V4 Яock×Rock.
    • Also, memories was made available for session play in the same game.
  • memories plays in jubeat saucer fulfill along with time granular after unlocking all the songs in the Smith no omoide ~ The Lost Memories ~ (スミスの想いで ~ The Lost Memories ~) event, where you're congratulated for all of your work.
    • The credits for jubeat saucer fulfill also play immediately after.
  • memories was supposed to appear in the cancelled game カラオケレボリューション BEMANIシリーズセレクション.
  • memories' video was also shot in the same studio where DANCER's video was recorded [1].
  • memories is unlockable in beatmania IIDX INFINITAS from May 6th, 2020, after purchasing its charts with BITs.
  • memories is one of the unlocks of GITADORA FUZZ-UP's Daishuugou atsumare together! GITADORA All Star GIG! (大集合あつまれトゥギャザー!GITADORAオールスターGIG!) event. It can be unlocked from April 12th, 2023.
  • memories received a new jacket in GITADORA FUZZ-UP.
  • memories received a widescreen video in GITADORA FUZZ-UP on June 13th, 2023. This video consists of the original video tiled three times across the screen.
  • memories is available in コナステ GITADORA as part of the Konasute GITADORA HISTORY PACK vol.27 (コナステ GITADORA HISTORYパック vol.27).

Music Comment


Song Production Information


When I requested to write the song "fellows" for beatmania THEFINAL, I was inspired by my memories around the time I was involved in beatmania, but I also wanted to try creating a song in IIDX which overlapped with my past rock boy self.
Compared to that time 10 years ago, how am I now?.... This song was born from such thoughts.

So I purposely didn't rely on modern technology, as I was determined to rely on my memories and old-fashioned techniques to complete this song.
Nowadays, I have musician friends who I can ask to play the guitar and drums while having a beer, and some of them asked me, "what, you could have just told me and I'd have played", but I didn't want to do that this time.

Facing my past self.... Beyond that mirror is a confrontation with a familiar boy.

That's why it made sense for me to do the whole process, from songwriting, arranging, programming, performing, singing, recording, and engineering, even if I did them poorly.
As expected, recording and singing alone was quite lonely, but.....

With VJ GYO's direction, who sympathized with such thoughts, I unexpectedly ended up appearing in this movie, but we were neither joking nor serious, instead we had a mysterious tension.

For the lyrics
The song is about the frustration and irritation of helplessly longing for the one I dreamed about, to the point where you can't help but yearn for it.
The "dreamers" should certainly understand this.
The bigger the dream, the harder it is to be fulfilled, and you'll be tormented by indescribable anxiety everyday, but if you believe in yourself and overcome them, I'm sure it'll become some form in a different place.
This is also a message delivered to such "dreamers".

Video Production Information


I tried to edit this video with a sense of speed unique to BEAT ROCK.

In addition to the vocalist, guitarist, bassist, and drummer appearing in the same timeline.
When you see them for a moment, their reflective figures are connected to the video's most shining parts.
I wanted to make it feel a bit like being in the front row of a small live house...

I'm not a rock boy who was active in authentic band activities like TAKA, but I remember not only filming and editing this video, but also searching for a studio and costumes... By working together with TAKA to tackle some band activities, it feels like finally settling something that I left behind in my memories during those days.

Character Information


Difficulty & Notecounts

beatmania IIDX difficulty rated from 1 to 7+ in 8th and 9th style, 1 to 8 in 10th style, 1 to 8+ in 11 IIDX RED, and 1 to 12 from 12 HAPPY SKY onward.
GF/DM difficulty rated from 1 to 99.
GF/DM XG and GITADORA difficulty rated from 0.00 to 9.99.
pop'n music difficulty rated from 1 to 43 through pop'n music 20 fantasia, and 1 to 50 from Sunny Park onwards.
ポップンリズミン difficulty rated from 1 to 10. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from Pop'n Music Fever and BEMANIWiki 2nd.)

beatmania IIDX

Game SP Difficulty DP Difficulty
Notecounts - 578 1056 1157 - 578 1122 1274 -
beatmania IIDX 8th style→9th style - 5 7+ N/A - 5 7+ N/A -
beatmania IIDX 10th style - 5 8 N/A - 5 8 N/A -
beatmania IIDX 11 IIDX RED - 5 8 N/A - 5 ↑8+ N/A -
beatmania IIDX 12 HAPPY SKY→13 DistorteD - 5 ↑9 9 - 5 ↑10 10 -
beatmania IIDX 14 GOLD→Present - 5 9 9 - 5 10 ↑11 -
beatmania IIDX 8th style CS - 5 7+ 7+ - 5 7+ 7+ -
beatmania IIDX ULTIMATE MOBILE - 5 9 9 - - - - -
beatmania IIDX INFINITAS - 5 9 9 - 5 10 11 -

GuitarFreaks & DrumMania

Original Series

Game Drum Guitar Bass Open
Basic Advanced Extreme Basic Advanced Extreme Basic Advanced Extreme Basic Advanced Extreme
Notecounts 506 799 1169 317 525 525 340 669 - 317 525 525
GF10/dm9→GF/DM V (via ee'MALL) 23 39 73 16 30 50 13 39 - 17 31 53
GF/DM V2 23 39 73 16 30 50 13 39 - 17 31 53
GF/DM V3 23 39 ↑75 16 30 50 13 39 - 17 31 53
GF/DM V4→V8 23 39 75 16 30 50 ↑15 39 - 17 31 53
GF/DM MASTERPIECE GOLD 23 39 75 16 30 50 13 39 - 17 31 53


Game Drum Guitar Bass
Basic Advanced Extreme Master Basic Advanced Extreme Master Basic Advanced Extreme Master
Notecounts 352 616 835 1204 199 330 457 525 187 329 495 669
GITADORA FUZZ-UP 3.10 4.60 5.80 7.40 2.80 4.00 6.00 7.50 2.00 3.80 5.50 6.70
GITADORA GALAXY WAVE→Present 3.10 4.60 5.80 ↑7.90 ↑2.90 4.00 6.00 7.50 ↑2.30 3.80 5.50 ↑7.10
コナステ GITADORA 3.10 4.60 5.80 7.40 2.80 4.00 6.00 7.50 2.00 3.80 5.50 6.70

pop'n music

Game Normal Mode Battle Mode
Notecounts 479 479 928 1093 431 479
pop'n music 9→13 カーニバル (via ee'MALL) 18 19 34 38 21 23
pop'n music 14 FEVER!→20 fantasia 18 19 34 ↓37 21 23
pop'n music Sunny Park→Present - 25 40 43 21 23
pop'n music 14 FEVER! CS 18 19 34 37 21 23


Game Difficulties
Normal Hyper EX
Notecounts 153 241 386
ポップンリズミン 2 5 8