Ready Steady Go (L'Arc-en-Ciel song)


"Ready Steady Go" is the twenty-third single by L'Arc-en-Ciel, released on February 4, 2004; it reached number 1 on the Oricon chart.[1] The four alternate versions on the single omit each titular band member's contributions; for instance, the "Hydeless Version" features none of hyde's vocals (but still contains the backing vocals), while the "Yukihiroless Version" has no percussion whatsoever.

"Ready Steady Go"
Single by L'Arc-en-Ciel
from the album Smile
ReleasedFebruary 4, 2004
GenreAlternative rock
LabelKi/oon Records
Songwriter(s)Hyde, Tetsu
Producer(s)L'Arc-en-Ciel, Hajime Okano
L'Arc-en-Ciel singles chronology
"Spirit Dreams Inside (Another Dream)"
"Ready Steady Go"
"Hitomi no Juunin"

"Ready Steady Go" was used as the second (first in the U.S. Adult Swim version) opening song to the Fullmetal Alchemist anime. It was featured as a song in the Japan-exclusive Nintendo DS launch music video game, Daigasso! Band Brothers, along with the Japan-exclusive 2005 iNiS music video game Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan as the last stage.

Track listingEdit

# Title Lyrics Music
1 "Ready Steady Go" Hyde Tetsu
2 "Ready Steady Go (Hydeless Version)" Tetsu
3 "Ready Steady Go (Kenless Version)" Hyde Tetsu
4 "Ready Steady Go (Tetsuless Version)" Hyde
5 "Ready Steady Go (Yukihiroless Version)" Hyde Tetsu


American punk rock band Zebrahead loosely translated and covered the song, which features on a tribute album to L'Arc-en-Ciel. It was also released as a Japanese bonus track on their 2013 album Call Your Friends.

The song was covered by Afterglow, a fictional all-female band from multimedia franchise BanG Dream! and added in the game started on October 27, 2017. The full version of the song is included in the album BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! Cover Collection Vol.1 released on June 27, 2018. It was also covered by Argonavis, a fictional rock band from multimedia franchise Argonavis from BanG Dream! and added in the game started on January 14, 2021.[2]


  1. ^ L'Arc〜en〜Cielのアルバム売り上げランキング Retrieved May 18, 2011
  2. ^ "COVER SONG | MUSIC | アルゴナビス from BanG Dream! AAside(ダブルエーサイド)". アルゴナビス from BanG Dream! AAside(ダブルエーサイド) (in Japanese). Retrieved 2021-06-04.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)