Namie Amuro (安室奈美恵)
April 4, 2007
Total Tracks: 4
Oricon Peak: #3
Physical Sales: 54,030
Online Sales: 440,000
Total Sales: 494,030
GOLD Certification

FUNKY TOWN is a balancing act between cartoon-ish pop and sexy dance track. The background beat (a breakneck tapping, which turns into clapping at one point), never stops. It impressed me so much that for awhile I would just listen to the instrumental to hear it. That beat hardly ever gets a chance to shine as it gets caught up in the white noise of her voice and the rest of the backing. The ad. lib. at the end is exceptional, and Namie really shows off her pipes, especially at 3:23.


Darling is a 70’s inspired, contemporary funk number with a surprising bit of fun. The melody is very flattering to Namie’s vocals which are very predominate in this song. The funk guitar and continual drumming are very cool. Towards the end, there is a really cool part with “ba-da-ba-da-ba-da-ba-da’s” and it really adds a new dimension to (at this point) a very repetitive song. Also, the bridge is really cool and let’s Namie stretch her pipes. Overall, this song was a very smooth and well-done throwback to the mid-70’s. On a side note, this song has the least synth I’ve ever heard in a Namie Amuro song.


I was very impressed by this single, I thought it was really cool. I heard from some Japanese media sources that the song and video were kind of… unique… for Japanese audiences. I thought it was really cool… :D

~ by vinyabarion on October 16, 2007.

One Response to “FUNKY TOWN”

  1. hola espero que estes bien soy unas delas que compra tus videos

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