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This song also appears in SEGA's rhythm games. For information on this, see the SilentBlue page on this song.


Song Information

そばかす's pop'n music banner.
そばかす's jubeat jacket.
そばかす's GITADORA jacket.

Artist: ♪♪♪♪♪
Composition: Yoshihito Onda
Arrangement/Vocals/All Instruments: Long Run Music, Inc.
Lyrics: YUKI
Original Artist: JUDY AND MARY
Album: そばかす (1996)
BPM: 170
Length: 1:47 (all BEMANI games besides Toy'sMarch), 1:27 (Toy'sMarch)
pop'n music Genre: SOBAKASU (そばかす)
pop'n music Character: White-Merry [13-1P]
うたっち Character: White-Merry [13-1P]
Movie: やまざきももこ
First Music Game Appearance: GUITARFREAKS 11thMIX & drummania 10thMIX
Other Music Game Appearances:



前よりももっと やせた胸にちょっと
星占いも あてにならないわ
もっと遠くまで 一緒にゆけたら ねぇ
うれしくて それだけで

それだけじゃ おなかがすくわ
本当は せつない夜なのに


daikirai datta sobakasu wo chotto
hitonade shite tameiki wo hitotsu
HEAVY kyuu no koi wa migoto ni
kakuzatou to issho ni toketa
maeyori mo motto yaseta mune ni chotto
"chiku" tto sasaru toge ga itai
hoshi uranai mo ate ni naranai wa
motto tooku made issho ni yuketara nee
ureshikute sore dake de

omoide wa itsumo kirei dakedo
sore dake ja onaka ga suku wa
hontou wa setsunai yoru na no ni
doushite kashira? ano hito no egao mo omoidasenai no

Song Connections / Remixes


This song has different backgrounds, banners, jackets, or other related images. For more information, please see this page.
  • そばかす is the first opening theme of the Rurouni Kenshin (るろうに剣心) anime series.
  • そばかす's true BPM is 170.2. This does not apply to うたっち, however.
  • そばかす's pop'n music charts were created by PON.
  • そばかす is one of the two new licenses of pop'n music 16 PARTY♪ that doesn't appear on its original soundtrack, the other being 天体観測 (it does appear on the GUITARFREAKS 11thMIX & drummania 10thMIX SOUNDTRACKS album, though).
  • Runnin' Away and そばかす were the only brand-new songs in pop'n music 16 PARTY♪ that did not have Battle HYPER charts. Both songs would receive Battle HYPER charts in the next arcade release.
  • In うたっち, そばかす can be bought in the Shop for 1800 points.
  • そばかす received a new jacket in jubeat (2021).
  • そばかす was added to pop'n music Lively on June 2nd, 2021.
    • It was added to the pop'n music 16 PARTY♪ category in pop'n music Lively on October 31st, 2022.
  • そばかす's EASY chart is exactly the same as its old 5-Buttons chart.
  • そばかす received an EXTREME chart in jubeat (2021) on June 7th, 2021.
  • そばかす is available in コナステ GITADORA as part of the Konasute GITADORA Yuumei gakkyoku PACK vol.1 (コナステ GITADORA 有名楽曲パック vol.1).

Music Comment

That song that makes you excited just by listening to it! Play it seriously!

Song Production Information


I'm PON, who was in charge of ordering pop-kuns again.
If you put freckles on a pop-kun, they would look like a hamburger.
But I think pop-kuns are pretty as they are now.

This song has a band sound, but how to express the band sound in a fun pop'n chart!?
I remember that I had to keep this in mind when I made the charts.

Also, what kind of patterns would fit to make the springy rhythm fun to play?
I thought about that before making the patterns.

I also tried to make the chart a little unconnected to show the guitar improvisation in the last part.
I thought about that before making the patterns.

I also thought about the fact that freckles are more likely to appear in people with low levels of melanin pigment in their bodies... and also that ultraviolet rays in childhood have a great influence on spots in adulthood... and also that sunscreen cream is almost ineffective unless you use a lot.
I thought about that before making the patterns.

So, since we're afraid of ultraviolet rays outside, let's go to the arcade and play pop'n!
Yay, yay, yay.

Character Information


Video Production Information

Momoko Yamazaki

It's nice to be able to play guitar and play drums.
I have a lot of respect for that alone.
I can't tell you how many times I've tried to play the guitar and failed...
No, no. This time, I will use this opportunity to become an awesome guitarist and drummer!

■ About the song in charge

I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to work on a song that I unexpectedly love.
I drew a cute girl to match the cuteness of the song.
I hope that boys and girls all over the country will get into the groove and play along with it!

Staff Comments


Wow!(*▽*)This is amazing!! But the time go by so fast, and it's already been 12 years since its release. It is older than pop'n! I still can't grasp the rhythm of the pop-kuns at the beginning.


Now that I think about it, the lyrics are amazing.
When this song was popular, I was into a different line of music so I wasn't interested in it at all, but now I feel like slapping myself for being so foolish. It's a cute song~


Hmm, nostalgic.
When this song was sang at karaokes, I was still a kid who just got her school bag.
So I couldn't imagine what "heavyweight love" was, and I thought it was something like "heavyweight = big body = love with a pro-wrestler or sumo wrestler".
I'd like to ask Daniel and Mameshiba for the answer later.


It's a love song, right? At the time, I couldn't understand the lyrics and thought it was a song about freckles...


Reminiscing about my youth, and around the time of their major label debut, when I was listening to their first album in the car on the way to the pedestrian mall, thinking about what a great band they are.
There's no way for the current staff to not know about the relationship with Mary and JUDY after all.
At the time, I wondered why the theme of a Meiji-era swordsman was named "Freckles".
I thought that "cheek scratch", or "topknot", or even "short cut" would have been more appropriate.
Rumor has it that when the offer came to sing the theme song for an anime tie-in, anime was associated with an image of people not caring about freckles or favoring a flat nose, or something like that.
I don't know if it's true or not, but famous songs are born quite nicely, aren't they?


This song is actually a song that I am very attached to.
When I was a student, the first CD album I bought... did not have this song on it.
I was going to buy the one that had it, but I bought an older album by mistake.
So what's the point? Huh? I don't know what "attachment" means...
You can probably reproduce the lyrics if you put on Mimi and Frog pop-kuns.

Don't tell anyone that I force myself to sing it at karaoke.
Daniel sings too.

Difficulty & Notecounts

GF/DM difficulty rated from 1 to 99.
GF/DM XG and GITADORA difficulty rated from 0.00 to 9.99.
jubeat difficulty rated from 1 to 10.9 from festo onwards.
pop'n music difficulty rated from 1 to 43 through pop'n music 20 fantasia, and 1 to 50 from Sunny Park onwards.
REFLEC BEAT to groovin'!! Upper difficulty rated from 1 to 10+, and from 1 to 13 in VOLZZA/VOLZZA 2.
Toy'sMarch difficulty rated from 1 to 5. Renda notes are counted as 1 note.
うたっち difficulty rated from 1 to 5 stars. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from BEMANIWiki 2nd,, and tminfo.)

GuitarFreaks & DrumMania

Original Series

Game Drum Guitar Bass Open
Basic Advanced Extreme Basic Advanced Extreme Basic Advanced Extreme Basic Advanced Extreme
Notecounts 225 378 596 352 380 380 350 350 - 352 380 380
GF11/dm10→GF/DM V4 15 26 40 26 49 71 27 44 - 31 55 76
GF/DM MASTERPIECE GOLD 15 26 40 26 49 71 27 44 - 31 55 76

Other charts not shown on the above table:

  • GF11/dm10 Drum EASY chart: Total notes: 111.
  • GF11/dm10 Guitar EASY chart: Total notes: 123.


Game Drum Guitar Bass
Basic Advanced Extreme Master Basic Advanced Extreme Master Basic Advanced Extreme Master
Notecounts 221 316 468 601 165 262 369 380 153 273 350 350
コナステ GITADORA 2.20 3.40 4.45 5.90 3.60 5.00 6.50 8.00 3.30 4.30 6.10 7.80


Game Level
Basic Advanced Extreme
Notecounts 160 256 392
jubeat (2021) 2 4 7

pop'n music

Game Normal Mode Battle Mode
Notecounts 369 402 622 868 411 699
pop'n music 16 PARTY♪ 16 19 25 33 18 -
pop'n music 17 THE MOVIE 16 19 25 33 18 28
pop'n music 18 せんごく列伝→19 TUNE STREET 16 19 25 ↑34 18 28
pop'n music Lively 20 26 33 40 - -


Game Level
Basic Medium Hard Special
Notecounts 88 153 214 -
REFLEC BEAT plus 2 5 7 -


Game Level
Notecounts 134 207
Toy'sMarch 5 5
Toy'sMarch2 ↓3 ↓4


Game Single
Easy Hard
Notecounts 137 174
うたっち 3 4
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