Top 5! (C-ute) February 22, 2010Posted by keystoeverything in C-ute.
Tags: C-ute, Edo no Temari Uta II, Forever Love, Ookina Ai de Motenashite, Shochuu Omimai Moshiagemasu, Tokaikko Junjou
Simply put, I’m gonna choose my top 5 favourite singles from each of the main groups. I’ve started with C-ute, mainly because they have less singles and they have less singles that I like. SHOCK! being the obvious example – I haven’t even bothered to listen to it properly.
5. Ookina Ai de Motenashite
This was the original “Oh my, what is this?! It’s terrible and yet I’m enthralled!” song. The guilty pleasure if you will. One of the first Japanese songs that I ever heard and therefore a significant part of my initial impression of Japanese music as a whole. BUT SERIOUSLY! I actually LOVE this song. I have to wonder if there’s something horribly wrong with me. Also where I particularly noticed “that one wearing the massive sunglasses” and “that one with the odd teeth”. I don’t judge idols based on looks… nuh-uh.
4. Edo no Temari Uta II
This is where I felt like my fandom was swinging from Berryz to C-ute. Needless to say, that didn’t really last long in the grand scheme of things, but I still love EnTUII. It’s short and so you don’t have to wade through an unprecedented amount of musical interludes (like you tend to have to with H!P songs) and catchy enough. I think this may be their overall best single of all when you weigh up everything, PV+dance shot+costuming+lines+replay value etc. but it’s not my favourite, merely one of them.
3. Forever Love
Epic song indeed. I’m not entirely sure what I have to say about this – other than it’s really part of the Airi and Maimi show, but even then it’s still a perfect upbeat, catchy, dance along song. The fact that whenever I hear it, it immediately creates the image of all the girls dressed in those suits certainly helps it a lot too.
2. Tokaikko Junjou
Because the quality of this song is undeniable. It’s amazingly epic and ultimately a complete trip. Even though I greatly dislike the PV and their outfits that doesn’t kill my enjoyment of the song. I haven’t actively listened to this song in a long time, mainly because my internet is being completely uncooperative, but even so, it’s still my number 2 C-ute release.
1. Shochuu Omimai Moshiagemasu
I nearly hated this song when it was first released. Now I adore it, I adore this throw-back cheesiness and the dance. I’ve completely given up making complaints about line distribution and in regards to C-ute it’s completely futile because it’s not even the Airi AND Maimi Show anymore. It’s just Airi. But off topic. Shochuu is my favourite C-ute song. Yes, even beating Tokaikko, because I make no logical sense as a human being with taste.