Hey ! Say ! JUMP - OVER THE TOP
CD + DVD A
CD + DVD B
OVER THE TOP is Hey ! Say ! JUMP's 19th single & it was released last month on 22nd Feb .
This's the group's 1st single release of 2017 & their 1st release in celebrating the group's 10th anniversary in the business .
The A-side was used as the opening theme song to promote the 2nd season of the Time Bokan 24 anime . It's the same anime that their 17th single Fantastic Time was used as its opening theme in promoting the 1st season of Time Bokan 24 .
OVER THE TOP once again demonstrates the group’s synchronicity with a dramatic dance . In addition , this energetic song conveys a powerful message of determination .
4 B-sides are available in total in the single . The 1st 2 songs are only available in the CD only edition of OVER THE TOP .
PARTY!! is an exciting electro house number while Our days is a medium tempo ballad .
Vanilla Ice is only available in the CD + DVD A edition of the single & this's described as a funk long song .
Funky Time is the last B-side & it's only found in the CD + DVD B edition of OVER THE TOP .
Unlike the other B-sides in OVER THE TOP , Funky Time has a video made & the last time the group made a video for a B-side song was for their 2011 / 7th single OVER (for Ai-ing -Aishiteru-) .
Hey ! Say ! JUMP kicks off their 10th anniversary year with OVER THE TOP which's overall a really fun entertaining release .
On 1st listen there's definitely music similarities between OVER THE TOP & Fantastic Time seeing that both songs are used to promote the Time Bokan 24 anime but OVER THE TOP still managed to stand out on its own . My favourite part of the song is the last part where they went all out .
The 4 B-sides in OVER THE TOP are equally good as well . PARTY!! & Vanilla Ice are the 2 standout tracks (I feel either 1 should have a video made instead of Funky Time) & I'm only a-ok towards Our days .
I didn't liked Funky Time at 1st but the video changed my perception on the song as it's a good contrast against the A-side .
All in all , OVER THE TOP is a solid single release & seeing that this year is Hey ! Say ! JUMP's 10th anniversary , I'm sure this will not be the last release coming from them .