Uploaded December 7, 2007, with 12,001,000+ Niconico views
ryo (music, lyrics)
Melt" is about a shy girl who is in love with a boy. In her pursuit of him, she gets her bangs cut and encourages herself to look cute, all the while hoping he'd notice . Her love is pure; she loves him not because she is in love with being in love, but because she genuinely likes him, to such an extent she can't even bring herself to look him in the eye and feels like melting to simply be with him.
Later that day, it rains. Since the weather report was inaccurate, the girl is caught off-guard; while she does have a collapsible umbrella in her bag, she thinks it too small. The boy therefore invites her to join him under his own umbrella. Heart pounding, she is so happy she could cry, because in Japan sharing an umbrella is a sign of shared feelings and is associated with couples. When they reach the station, she almost tells him to hold her because she does not want to leave him, and can not believe herself.
Fanmade PVs for "Melt" exist; most of them feature Miku as the protagonist, acting out the events described by the song. The "boyfriend" character is often represented by a faceless person (a technique often used to represent "Master", or the VOCALOID user).
"Melt" was released as ryo's first single (
). It was also featured on the albums メルト , supercell , VOCALOID BEST from ニコニコ動画(あか) , Hatsune Miku 5th Anniversary Best ～memories～ , and 初音ミク‐Project DIVA‐2nd NONSTOP MIX COLLECTION .
Hatsune Miku Best ～memories～
"Melt" and its PVs are so popular on Niconico and YouTube that it has been featured in some
Nico Nico Medleys, and has many covers and parodies both by live musicians and other VOCALOIDs.
With over eleven million views, the original upload of "Melt" on Niconico is the third most viewed original VOCALOID song on the site, behind "
Senbonzakura" and " Miku Miku ni Shite Ageru♪". It isn't quite as popular on YouTube, although one reprint of the 3M Mix of "Melt" has over five million views. This puts it far behind other VOCALOID YouTube reuploads such as " Matryoshka" and " World is Mine".
Succeeding versions Edit
ryo (music, lyrics), 119 (illust)
The second revision of the song. A techno remix of the original.
Gazelle (vocals), ryo (music, lyrics)
The third version of the song, which received an animated PV.
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It was also added on the major release of the Supercell album under Sony Music Japan, along with the song "
Hajimete no Koi ga Owaru Toki
asa me ga samete massaki ni omoiukabu kimi no koto.
omoikitte maegami wo kitta "doushita no?" tte kikaretakute.
pinku no sukaato ohana no kamikazari sashite dekakeru no kyou no watashi wa kawaii no yo!
meruto tokete shimaisou
suki da nante zettai ni ienai...
me mo awaserarenai
koi ni koi nante shinai wa watashi
datte kimi no koto ga... suki nano
tenki yohou ga uso wo tsuita doshaburi no ame ga furu
kaban ni ireta mama no oritatamigasa ureshikunai
tameiki wo tsuita
"shou ga nai kara haitteyaru" nante
tonari ni iru kimi ga warau
koi ni ochiru oto ga shita
meruto iki ga tsumarisou
kimi ni fureteru migite ga furueru
hanbunko no kasa
te wo nobaseba todoku kyori
omoi yo todoke kimi ni
onegai jikan wo tomete nakisou nano
demo ureshikute shinde shimau wa!
meruto eki ni tsuite shimau...
mou aenai chikakute tooi yo
te wo tsunaide arukitai!
mou baibai shinakucha ikenai no?
ima sugu watashi wo dakishimete!
Written by an unknown artist, this version of the lyrics were used in the English version of
Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- F 2nd.
When I woke up this morning
The first thing I thought of was you
I made up my mind, and cut my bangs short
Just so you'd ask me "Why?"
Pink skirt, flower pin in my hair
I'm going out
I'm looking cute today!
Melt! I feel like I'm gonna melt away
I can't tell you I like you, but then I...
Melt! I can't even look you in the eye
I won't fall for love, not me
But... I really do like you
I wish time would stop
I feel like I could cry
So happy, I feel like I could die!
Melt! Pulling into the station
The end of the line for us, so near, so far
Melt! I want to hold your hand in mine
Do we already have to say goodbye?
I want you to take me in your arms!
TohohoP (cover), various (illust)
kyaami (cover), Sango312 (ust)
Ouka Alice (main); Dasuko*chan, Gahata Meiji -Fairy-, Anna Nyui (power CVVC), Shirokane Hisui, Yuzuki Yukari, MAYU (chorus)
Yukapan-P (cover), K-luko (illustration), Licorice (voice tone)
A cover of UTAU, Ouka Alice featuring Dasuko*chan, Gahata Meiji, Anna Nyui (power CVVC), Shirokane Hisui, Yuzuki Yukari and MAYU in the chorus.
Rin Len Rap Remix
Kagamine Rin/Len (main); Hatsune Miku (chorus)
Nanameue-P (cover, arrange, lyrics)
A cover of Melt by Nanameue-P, with Len as the "rapper".
Tetsuya Oyama (arrangement) Rumi (video)
Human cover, Arrangement
A cover done for the song's 10th anniversary
Hong Kooong's PV
This PV has over 100,000 views.
Aizora's Short PV
This PV has over 300,000 views.
Dansei Kashi ver (Male Lyrics ver)
Human cover; Parody
Aisu ga Meruto (The Ice Cream is Melting)
Parody; VOCALOID cover
A parody song sung by KAITO where he expresses his passion for ice cream. The lyrics share the original's scheme.
Other media appearances Edit
This song was featured in the following concerts.
Summer Sonic Festival 2013 Edit
Hatsune Miku performed as the opening act during the "Summer Sonic Festival 2013" event in Tokyo, Japan. Miku performed
Tell Your World, Nisoku Hokou, Yellow, Torinoko City, Himitsu Keisatsu, Hatsune Miku no Gekishou, and "Melt".
This song has also appeared as sheet music in the
Vocaloid Best Selection series. Piano sheet music appeared in the Piano Solo Yasashiku Hikeru collection.
Miku's White Dress module, designed by yzk, for the song "Melt" from the game
External links Edit
ZIP of 2M Mix MP3, offvocal, Melt MP3, and illustrations
ZIP of 3M Mix MP3, offvocal, 2M Mix MP3, Melt MP3, and illustrations