Tookutemo feat.WISE

Artist: Kana Nishino
Release Date: March 18, 2009
Label: Avex Trax
Personal Rating: 4/5

1. Tookutemo feat.WISE
3. Saturday☆Night feat.GIORGIO 13

Tookutemo feat.WISE seems to have been the turning point in her career. (for the better!) The song is completely R&B oriented. Although I’m not usually very fond of R&B sounds, Nishino showed much improvement in her vocal performance and the arrangement isn’t too typical. Instead of the overused R&B beats, the arranger of the song pretty much went all out on the piano/keyboard sounds. Not to mention, the song is also more memorable than the usualy R&B oriented music.

GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN is a cover of Cyndi Lauper’s original version of the song. I’ve never listened to the original version but I could definiately push through my judgement and say that I only enjoyed this song because of the background music. The vocals and rapping were a little overwhelmed by the instrumentals. Otherwise, this is a decent B-side track.

Finally, Saturday☆Night feat.GIORGIO 13 brings back the awesomeness of the single by displaying old (but catchy) sounds and an energetic vocal performance from Nishino. The song has a very catchy tune. But it does seem that every track on this single has a rapper in it. (Unless they’re all featuring WISE as the rapper)

Personal Rating: 4/5


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