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This article is about Every Little Thing, the Japanese band. For the song by the Beatles, see Every Little Thing (song).
Every Little Thing
Also known as ELT
Origin Japan
Genres J-pop, soft rock
Years active 1996–Present
Labels Avex Trax
Website http://www.avexnet.or.jp/elt/
Members
Kaori Mochida
Ichiro Ito
Former members
Mitsuru Igarashi

Every Little Thing is a J-pop and soft rock duo from Japan who debuted in August 1996 with the release of their first single called "Feel My Heart". Their name is usually written in English, and only rarely in katakana or rōmaji.

Also known as ELT by their fans, Every Little Thing was originally a trio but became a duo in 2000 with Kaori Mochida as the singer and Ichiro Ito as the guitarist. Mitsuru Igarashi left ELT following the release of their 3rd original album "eternity" to produce for other artists like Dream and the now disbanded Day After Tomorrow, which was criticized for sounding too much like the early Every Little Thing.

In Taiwan, Every Little Thing is also known as 小事乐团.

Contents

Members

  • Kaori Mochida (持田 香織 Mochida Kaori ?) (Born March 24, 1978) - vocalist, songwriter
  • Ichiro Ito (伊藤 一朗 Itō Ichirō ?) (Born November 10, 1967) - guitarist, composer, arranger
  • Mitsuru Igarashi (五十嵐 充 Igarashi Mitsuru ?) (Born May 17, 1969) - keyboardist, producer, songwriter (Left the band in 2000)

History

The group was created by Mitsuru Igarashi in 1996. Igarashi was a producer at the label Avex Trax at that time and he was looking for a girl for a new duo with him as the keyboardist. He listened to a demo tape from Kaori Mochida, who at that time was a young girl trying to get a music contract after she went solo from her group called The Kuro Buta All-Stars (a group with many girls similar to Morning Musume). She was still in school at that point of time.

Igarashi was speechless after listening to Kaori, impressed by her strong and sweet voice at the same time. He asked her to be part of a new band, and she accepted. Igarashi had a guitarist friend, Ichiro Ito, and Igarashi asked him to help in the first single of the duo called "Feel My Heart", written, composed, produced and arranged by Igarashi himself, and Ito agreed to help his friend; after "Feel My Heart" did so well at the charts and the group was gaining popularity, Ito finally decided to stay permanently in the group with Mochida and Igarashi.

Their first studio album, called "Everlasting" was a big success, selling nearly two million copies in Japan, and marking ELT as a popular group that was about to stay for a long time in the public eye. The band reached #1 at the Oricon charts for the first time with their fourth single, "For the moment".

The second studio album of the band, entitled "Time to Destination", released in 1998, was one of the best-selling albums of that year, and even now, is still the best-selling album of the band. Additionally, the album became the 10th best selling album of all time in Japan. This album also included their best-selling single, "Time Goes By", which was a ballad tune.

At the release of the third studio album of the band, "Eternity", released in 2000, Mitsuru Igarashi decided to leave the band to produce for other artists inside Avex, and since then, Every Little Thing was known as a duo (like was planned by Igarashi at the beginning). With the release of their 16th single released, "Ai no kakera" at that time, ELT transitioned their style from Igarashi's signature synthesized pop-rock sound to a more acoustic soft rock sound. The single "Sure", which was the last song that Igarashi participated in, was the first song that marked the transition, with "Ai no kakera" marking it definitely. Their single "fragile" later released on January 1, 2001 became a massive hit single, becoming one of ELT's greatest hits from all time, selling approximately 829,580 copies in 2001; its c/w song Jirenma was one of the ending songs for the anime movie Initial D Third Stage.

ELT's popularity has declined over the years, but although many similar bands like Day After Tomorrow have disbanded, ELT remains to be one of the few older bands that are still together, along with globe and Dreams Come True. In November 2004 the duo released their single "Koibumi / good night" that was a surprise for many, because it performed comparatively well at the charts, selling more than many of their previous singles. This result maybe because the 2nd song, "good night", was the theme song for the game Tales Of Rebirth.

Every Little Thing hasn't been releasing much materials lately, releasing two singles in 2004, and just one single in 2005, the soft rock "Kimi no te", and the acoustic compilation album "Acoustic:Latte".

During Every Little Thing's 2004-2005 commonplace tour, Mochida suffered from bronchitis which further effected her singing style during the tour as well as on their 7th album, Crispy Park, released on August 9, 2006 (their 10th anniversary day). Mochida’s singing style has changed slightly on every album, going from a clear, soothing voice to a high and cuter voice. Other than her singing, Mochida’s unique hairstyles have also been making extreme changes throughout each album; it went from long, straight, and dyed during the Everlasting -Time To Destination era to short and blonde during the Eternity era. Mochida’s hair then changed to medium-length black during the 4 FORCE era and further progressed to an extremely long and permed style during the Many Pieces-Commonplace era. When Acoustic: Latte was released, Mochida’s hair has changed to a bowlcut-like style and became even shorter during the era of Crispy Park. She has been letting it grow back ever since.

In March 2006 the band released its 29th single "azure moon" and later close to their 10 year anniversary they released their 30th single "Hi-Fi-Message", an up-tempo song. A 2006-2007 concert tour followed their tenth anniversary album release, "Crispy Park", which came out in August 2006. Their 31st single, "Swimmy" (スイミー), theme song for the drama series "Kekkon Dekinai Otoko" (結婚できない男), was released later that month. Their latest single "Dream Goes On" was released September 23, 2009 and a 2008 concert tour followed their latest album release, "Door", which was released on March 5, 2008.

It was announced on November 20th that lead vocalist Kaori Mochida will begin her solo career in January 2009 but both she and Itoh will continue as Every Little Thing.

Discography

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Albums

# Information Sales
1st Everlasting
  • Released: April 9, 1997
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #1
  • Weeks on Chart: 59
1,922,160
copies sold
1st
Remix
Album
The Remixes
  • Released: September 17, 1997
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #2
  • Weeks on Chart: 54
647,020
copies sold
2nd Time to Destination
  • Released: April 15, 1998
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #1
  • Weeks on Chart: 49
3,520,330
copies sold
2nd
Remix
Album
The Remixes II
  • Released: November 18, 1998]
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #5
  • Weeks on Chart: 13
299,380
copies sold
1st
Best
Of
Album
Every Best Single +3
  • Released: March 31, 1999
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #1
  • Weeks on Chart: 54
2,556,314
copies sold
3rd Eternity
  • Released: March 15, 2000
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #1
  • Weeks on Chart: 22
966,710
copies sold
4th 4 Force
  • Released: March 22, 2001
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #2
  • Weeks on Chart: 13
847,330
copies sold
2nd
Best
Of
Album
Every Ballad Songs
  • Released: December 5, 2001
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #2
  • Weeks on Chart: 14
498,795
copies sold
3rd
Remix
Album
Super Eurobeat Presents
Euro Every Little Thing
  • Released: September 5, 2001
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #3
  • Weeks on Chart: 10
202,650
copies sold
4th
Remix
Album
The Remixes III: Mix Rice Plantation
  • Released: February 27, 2002
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #19
  • Weeks on Chart: 3
35,070
copies sold
5th
Remix
Album
Cyber Trance Presents ELT Trance
  • Released: February 27, 2002
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #16
  • Weeks on Chart: 4
61,870
copies sold
5th Many Pieces
  • Released: March 19, 2003
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #1
  • Weeks on Chart: 25
526,542
copies sold
3rd
Best
Of
Album
Every Best Single 2
  • Released: September 10, 2003
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #1
  • Weeks on Chart: 39
712,460
copies sold
6th Commonplace
  • Released: March 3, 2004
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #1
  • Weeks on Chart: 16
313,647
copies sold
1st
Acoustic
Album
Acoustic : Latte
  • Released: February 16, 2005
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #4
  • Weeks on Chart: 12
136,553
copies sold
7th 'Crispy Park
  • Released: August 9, 2006
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #1
  • Weeks on Chart: TBR
209,316
copies sold
4th
Best
Of
Album
14 Message: Every Ballad Songs 2
  • Released: February 14, 2007
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #2
  • Weeks on Chart:3
112,745
copies sold
8th Door (Album)
  • Released: March 5, 2008
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #2
  • Weeks on Chart: +10
89,894
copies sold
5th
Best
Of
Album
Every Best Singles〜Complete〜
  • Released: December 23, 2009
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #4
  • Weeks on Chart:1(still charting)
81,366
copies sold

Singles

# Information Sales
1st Feel My Heart
  • Released: August 7, 1996
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #24
129,120
copies sold
2nd Future World
  • Released: October 23, 1996
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #20
110,050
copies sold
3rd Dear My Friend
  • Released: January 22, 1997
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #9
488,890
copies sold
4th For the Moment
  • Released: June 4, 1997
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #1
688,270
copies sold
5th Deatta koro no you ni
出逢った頃のように
  • Released: August 6, 1997
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #3
602,830
copies sold
6th Shapes of Love / Never Stop!
  • Released: October 22, 1997
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #3
526,130
copies sold
7th Face the Change
  • Released: January 7, 1998
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #1
633,970
copies sold
8th Time Goes By
  • Released: February 11, 1998
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #2
1,149,600
copies sold
9th Forever Yours
  • Released: June 17, 1998
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #1
475,470
copies sold
10th Necessary
  • Released: September 30, 1998
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #2
233,910
copies sold
11th Over and Over
  • Released: January 27, 1999
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #4
314,600
copies sold
12th Someday,Someplace
  • Released: March 3, 1999
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #4
183,840
copies sold
13th Over and Over / ELT Songs from L.A.
  • Released: October 20, 1999
14th Pray / Get into a Groove
  • Released: January 1, 2000
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #2
407,030
copies sold
15th Sure
  • Released: February 16, 2000
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #3
250,660
copies sold
16th Rescue Me/Smile Again
  • Released: June 14, 2000
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #2
99,280
copies sold
17th Ai no Kakera
愛のカケラ
  • Released: October 18, 2000
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #2
206,360
copies sold
18th Fragile/Jirenma
  • Released: January 1, 2001
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #1
834,020
copies sold
19th Graceful World
  • Released: February 21, 2001
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #5
194,400
copies sold
20th Jump
  • Released: October 17, 2001
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #7
107,240
copies sold
21st Kiwoku
キヲク
  • Released: May 15, 2002
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #4
136,970
copies sold
22nd Sasayaka na Inori
ささやかな祈り
  • Released: August 16, 2002
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #5
77,130
copies sold
23rd Untitled 4 Ballads
  • Released: December 18, 2002
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #1
369,674
copies sold
24th Grip!
  • Released: March 12, 2003
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #7
65,037
copies sold
25th Fundamental Love
ファンダメンタル・ラブ
  • Released: July 30, 2003
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #9
55,914
copies sold
26th Mata Ashita
また あした
  • Released: November 12, 2003
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #3
181,426
copies sold
27th Soraai
ソラアイ
  • Released: February 25, 2004
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #8
48,019
copies sold
28th Koibumi / Good Night
恋文 / Good Night
  • Released: December 15, 2004
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #1
156,512
copies sold
29th Kimi no te
きみの て
  • Released: October 26, 2005
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #2
74,857
copies sold
30th Azure Moon
  • Released: March 15, 2006
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #12
24,574
copies sold
31st Hi-Fi Message
ハイファイ メッセージ
  • Released: June 14, 2006
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #9
23,541
copies sold
32nd Swimmy
スイミー
  • Released: August 30, 2006
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #16
21,119
copies sold
33rd Kirameki Hour
キラメキアワー
  • Released: August 8, 2007
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #14
20,204
copies sold
34th Koi wo shiteiru/fuyu ga hajimaru yo feat. Makihara Noriyuki
恋をしている / 冬がはじまるよ feat. 槇原敬之
  • Released: October 31, 2007
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #7
39,402
copies sold
35th Sakurabito
サクラビト
  • Released: February 13, 2008
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #9
24,623
copies sold
36th Atarashi Hibi/Ogon no Tsuki
あたらしい日々 / 黄金の月
  • Released: August 27, 2008
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak: #10
31,215
copies sold
(still charting)
37th Dream Goes On
  • Released: September 23, 2009
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak:
??,???
copies sold
38th Tsumetai Ame (冷たい雨)/(They Long To Be) Close To You
  • Released: November 18, 2009
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak:
??,???
copies sold
39th Change
  • Released: February 24, 2010
  • Oricon Top 200 Weekly Peak:
??,???
copies sold

Vinyls sets

  • The Remixes Analog Box Set, December 19, 1997
  • The Remixes II Analog Set, June 16, 1999

DVD

  • DVD Video
    • The Video Compilation, March 29, 2000
    • concert tour '98, March 29, 2000
    • Concert Tour Spirit 2000, August 30, 2000
    • Ai no Kakera (愛のカケラ ?), January 31, 2001
    • The Video Compilation II, March 7, 2001
    • Fragile: Graceful World, March 28, 2001
    • Concert Tour Spirit 2001 4 Force, September 27, 2001
    • The Video Compilation I & II, March 13, 2002
    • Best Clips, December 11, 2002
    • Nostalgia, January 29, 2003
    • The Video Compilation III, April 16, 2003
    • 2003 Tour Many Pieces, December 3, 2003
    • Commonplace Tour 2004-2005, March 24, 2005
    • The Video Compilation IV, September 27, 2006
    • concert tour 2006-2007 Crispy Park, March 7, 2007
    • 10th Anniversary Special Live at Nippon Budokan, August 8, 2007
    • Concert Tour 2008 Door, September 17, 2008
    • X'mas Concert 2008, March 11, 2009
  • DVD-Audio
    • Every Best Single +3, January 28, 2004
    • Koibumi / Good Night (恋文 / Good Night ?), December 15, 2004

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Simple English

Every Little Thing is a Japanese rock band. The group is made up of a woman and a man. The woman, Kaori Mochida, is a singer from Tokyo, and the man, Ichiro Ito, is a guitarist from Kanagawa Prefecture. This group made their debut in 1996. And next year they took part in Kohaku (New Year's) Song battle for the first time. When they started the band, there were three members. But Mitsuru Igarashi left the band in 2000, and he started to focus on his production. He made all of Every Little Thing's songs and wrote their lyrics. So since he left, Every little thing sound changed a little. Now they released 35 single CDs, 8 original albums , 2 best albums and 3 ballad best albums.

See Also

Albums

  • THE REMIXES (1997)
  • Time to Destination (1998)
  • THE REMIXES Ⅱ (1998)
  • Every Best Single +3 (1999)
  • eternity (2000)
  • 4 Force (2001)
  • SUPER EUROBEAT presents Euro Every Little Thing (2001)
  • Every Ballad Songs (2001)
  • The Remixes Ⅲ ~Mix Rice Plantation~ (2002)
  • Cyber TRANCE presents ELT TRANCE (2002)
  • Many Pieces (2003)
  • Every Best Single 2 (2003)
  • commonplace (2004)
  • ACOUSTIC : LATTE (2005)
  • Crispy Park (2006)
  • 4 message ~every ballad songs 2~ (2007)
  • Door (2008)

Singles

  • Feel My Heart (1996)
  • Future World (1996)
  • Dear My Friend (1997)
  • For the moment (1997)
  • Deatta koro no you ni (1997)
  • Shapes Of Love/Never Stop! (1997)
  • Face the chamge (1998)
  • Time goes by (1998)
  • FOREVER YOURS (1998)
  • NECESSARY (1998)
  • Over and Over (1999)
  • Someday, Someplace (1999)
  • Over and Over/ELT Songs from L.A. (1999)
  • Pray/Get Into A Groove (2000)
  • sure (2000)
  • Rescue me/Smile Again (2000)
  • Ai no kakera (2000)
  • fragile/JIRENMA (2001)
  • Graceful World (2001)
  • jump (2001)
  • KIWOKU (2002)
  • Sasayaka na Inori (2002)
  • UNITED 4 ballads (2002)
  • Grip! (2003)
  • FUNDAMENTAL LOVE (2003)
  • MATA ASHITA (2003)
  • SORAAI (2004)
  • Koibumi/good night (2004)
  • Kimi no te (2005)
  • azure moon (2006)
  • Hi-Fi Message (2006)
  • Swimmy (2006)
  • Kirameki Hour (2007)
  • Koi wo shiteiru/fuyu ga hajimaru yo feat.Makihara Noriyuki (2007)
  • Sakurabito (2008)
  • Atarashii Hibi/Ogon no Tsuki (2008)



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