Thursday, December 31, 2009
GIRL NEXT DOOR - Jump
Jump is the 1st track that's found in GIRL NEXT DOOR's 2nd album NEXT FUTURE which will be out on 20th Jan 2010 .
Just like Winter Game in their self titled debut album , Jump is the only album track that received a music video of its own .
Honestly , I did not find Jump as attention grabbing as compared to Winter Game & it took me about 4-5 listens before I finally can get how NEXT FUTURE's opening track sounds like .
I guess the trio probably has a reason on choosing to make only 1 video for their 2nd album just like what happened to their debut album .
Jump is a grower & it somewhat does have that extra punch/edge as compared to other album/singles tracks of the guys & girl .
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
YUI - GLORIA
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GLORIA is YUI's 15th single . It will be released on 20th Jan 2010 & it's her 1st single release of 2010 .
The new track will be part of a campaign to encourage high school students who are taking correspondence course programs . Students make oaths stating that they will constantly try to reach new heights for their future .
The 'attack pledges' were sent to YUI , and with those oaths in mind YUI wrote GLORIA to show support for those students .
YUI commented about the song , and also cheered on the students . "The song will become a reminder for both you and me to never forget our roots , our initial aggressiveness . Everyone goes through harsh and hard times, and it might seem easier to just give up . But I became what I am now today by facing and fighting those feelings . I sincerely encourage you to do the same . Let's continue our drive forward !"
GLORIA will be used in TV commercials for 'Shinken Zemi High School Course' [correspondence course program] from January 2010 . From among the students who sent 'attack pledges' 30,000 winners will get to download the truetone version of the song for free .
I guess after I saw the video pertaining to GLORIA , I can understand why so now & to me , GLORIA sounded like a mirror version of SUMMER SONG in that they're both cheery mid tempo tunes .
GLORIA's no again or It's all too much but sometimes it's good for YUI to do such easy listening pop/rock songs as really , too much angst can lead to something bad .
The following 2 songs serve as B-sides in the single :
- It's all too much ~YUI Acoustic Version~
Monday, December 28, 2009
Fave Singles Releases For 2009
After doing up my fave albums release for 2009 , in comes part 2 which're singles that I came across during 2009 .
When I said singles , it means that I listen to the whole single in full , from the A-sides to the B-sides & sometimes even remixes .
Because of the sheer volume of singles , I will divide the single categories to female solo artistes , male solo artistes , rock bands & the list goes on .
In each category , I will list the artistes in alphabetical order to smooth things out .
Digital singles & etc will be filed under the fave songs releases for 2009 entry .
Without a-do , let's hit it !Female Solo Artistes Singles Releasesai otsuka
Bye Bye alan
Kuon no Kawa (River Of Eternity)
BALLAD ~Namonaki Koi no Uta~ (~Nameless Love Song~)
Todoketai ... (I Want To Send ...) Feat KEN THE 390 / Konomam Zutto (This Much Remains)
Wasurenaiyo (I Wouldn't Forget)
Yume wo Mikata ni (Make Your Dream(s) Your Ally) / Koi Kogarete Mita Yume (The Dream You Yearned For)
Minna Sora no Shita (All Under The Sky)ayumi hamasaki
Rule / Sparkle
Sunrise / Sunset ~LOVE is ALL~
You were ... / BALLAD
It's all Love ! (Koda Kumi x misono)
Alive / Physical thing
SHOCK -Unmei- (-Fate-)
Nagareboshi (Shooting Star)
WILD / Dr.OLIVIA
It's all too much / Never say die
Let it Go
Male Solo Artistes Singles ReleasesDomoto Koichi
Ayakashi (Something's Strange/Suspicious)
Boku wa Kimi ni Koi wo Suru (I Fall In Love With You)
Kimi Dake (Just You)
Don't Worry Be Happy
COME ON !
Utsukushii Hibi yo (Beautiful Days) / Sayonara wa Itsumo Sobani (Goodbye To The Usual)
Kimi ga Suki (Love You)
Hajimari no Hi (The Beginning Of The Day) Feat Mummy-D
Ai Kakumei (Love Revolution)
Sha.la.la / Mugen no Hane (Wings Of Infinite)
Hikari Hitotsu (Only Light)
Tsuyoshi - Sora (Sky) ~ Utsukushi ware no Sora (The Beautiful Sky)
Tanpopo (Dandelion) / Kaizokusen (Pirate Ship) / Sono Kobushi (The Fist)
Miliyah Kato x Shota Shimizu - Love Forever Bands Singles ReleasesAqua Timez
Purmeria ~Hana Uta~ (~Flower Song~)
GIRL NEXT DOOR
Seeds of dream
Be your wings / FRIENDSHIP / Wait for you
ON / OFF
Hana Kagari (Bamboo Flower) -Hana Kagari- (-Bamboo Flower-)
school food punishment
Rock Bands Singles Releasesabingdon boys school
Kimi no Uta (Your Song)
From Dusk Till Dawn
Ichibu to Zenbu (One & All) / DIVE
MY LONELY TOWN
Everlasting Luv / BAMBINO ~Bambino~
LOVE FIGHTER ~Koi no (Love) Battle~
Hoshi ni Negai wo (Wish Upon A Star)
MW ~Dear Mr. & Ms. Picaresque~ / Natsu (Summer) Dive
SAY YOUR DREAM
I am xxx
Kanashimi wa Kitto (Sorrow Will Surely)
Johnny's Bands Singles ReleasesARASHI
Believe / Kumori Nochi , Kaisei (After Sunny , Sunny)
Ashita no Kioku (Memories Of Tomorrow) / Crazy Moon ~Kimi wa Muteki~ (~You Are Invincible~)
Kyu (Fly)☆Jou (High)☆Show !! (Zoom !!)
GIFT ~Shiro~ (~White~)
GIFT ~Aka~ (~Red~)
GIFT ~Midori~ (~Green~)
Nakayama Yuma w/B.I. Shadow , NYC boys
Akuma na Koi (Demon Love) / NYC
Koi no (Love) ABO
Tanabata Matsuri (Star Festival)
Kyoka Suigetsu (Mirror Flower Water Moon)
Part 3 which will be on fave songs that were released during 2009 will be up & running soon .