Player Shuffle: June 19, 2007

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Stuck (Stacie Orrico)

“Stuck”, an R&B flavored, Britney-inspired song that was good for radio and heavy rotation on MTV2 back in 2003, was the break through track from her sophomore album. (The album was a huge hit in the Contemporary Christian community.)  It’s a good song in my book and the chorus is extremely catchy.

            Analysis: Pop/R&B (Synth-enhanced harmony)

                            Stuck (2003) Track 1

                            Composer: Kevin Kadish

                            Billboard Hot 100 Singles: #52        

7.5/10

Ryuusei MIRACLE (流星ミラクル) (Ikimono Gakari)

Ikimono Gakari’s claim to fame is the song HANABI which was a Top 5 hit in Japan and was used as an ending to the uber-popular anime BLEACH. I think everyone then figured out that all their music sounds the same: Strong opening, harmonica, and guitar. Not that’s it’s a bad thing, but still, you can only listen to the same song so many times before it gets boring.

            Analysis: Pop/Rock (Harmonica)

                            Sakura Saku Machi Monogatari (桜咲く街物語) (2007) Track 6

                            Oricon Weekly Album Chart: #4

6/10

Standing on the Hill (Do As Infinity)

            I really enjoyed this song. It starts off slow and then in a beat switched gears to a fast paced rock number. Tomiko Van’s voice punches and/or floats through the heavy drums and guitar to deliver a very unique and fun song.

            Analysis: Pop/Rock (Mouth Harp)

                            Break of Dawn (2000) Track 2

                            Oricon Weekly Album Chart: #3

7.5/10

Ima Sugu Hoshii (今すぐ欲しい) (Koda Kumi)

            Definitely a bass driven song, Ima Sugu Hoshii is the 9th song from Koda Kumi’s “12 Days of Christmas” release season. The song itself is extremely sexual in its delivery and in its lyrics. The song and video were both banned in South Korea. She says (or spells) ‘sex’ a few times along with words such as ‘climax’ and ‘lick’. It’s a very Kuu song that leaves nothing to the imagination.

            Analysis: R&B/Pop (Bass line)

                             Ima Sugu Hoshii (今すぐ欲しい) (2006) Track 1                             Oricon Weekly Singles Chart: #5

6/10

Real voice (Ayaka)

            Ayaka, her voice is amazing and basically anything she lends it to is gold to me. This, her third single, is impressive with a rolling bass line, clipped cymbals, acoustic guitar, and a chorus that really delivers.

            Analysis: Pop/Rock (Vocals)

                            Real voice (2006) Track 1

                            Oricon Weekly Singles Charts: #11

8.5/10

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~ by vinyabarion on June 20, 2007.

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