SO CRAZY / Come

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安室奈美恵
(Namie Amuro)
SO CRAZY / Come
October 14, 2003
Oricon Peak: #8
Total Sales: 48,969
Did Not Chart on Year-End

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SO CRAZY
Lyrics: michico / Music: Jennifer “JJ” Johnson, TIGER / Arrangement: FULL FORCE
4:36

A disco inspired dance song from Namie features heavy synth arrangement and a very catchy melody that never lets up. SO CRAZY’s chorus is one of the best from Namie and has a cool hook. The background for this melody has a tendency to get a bit repetitive, even with the great vocals. But, that’s disco for you. The bridge is cool, with a fun violin-like trilling up and down a scale. The rapping part is slightly reminscent of ‘Chase the Chance’, but only because it is rap. The lyrics are rather provocative at times, but overall this is a good dance song, not the best ever mind you, but good.

Come
Lyrics: Yuriko Mori / Composition: Jan Kask, Peter Mansson, Peter Cunnah
4:37

This is techno-pop at it’s best, and not the techno-pop of Namie’s early days à la ‘Body FEELS EXIT. No, it isn’t. Here’s my original review from August 11, 2007: Shuffle. I still think that this is one of the best songs she put out in the STYLE-era and in the Top 20 of all time from her. Her voice fits this genre very well. Also, this is a cover of Australian pop star, Sophie Monk’s ‘Come My Way’ released in the same year. That’s pretty fast for someone to do a cover…

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In conclusion, SO CRAZY / Come was a good single. My one triffle with it was that ‘Come’ was never given a PV. It would have probably done better, especially if listed as the first A-side. But, Namie wanted to get away from her pop roots. Still better single than Put ‘Em Up. And, on top of that, reversed her streak of declining sales.

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~ by vinyabarion on January 23, 2008.

2 Responses to “SO CRAZY / Come”

  1. Disco?

    I’ve never heard this song called disco before, but I suppose I can see it in there. Definitely more on the urban side than Shine More.

    I used to be a huge Namie fan, but lost interest for awhile. When I finally decided to give her another chance, SO CRAZY was the single I bought and I’ve been hooked ever since XP

    I hope this means you’ll be doing a review of STYLE soon. I’m really looking forward to it.

  2. Yeah… the single get more American (I think that’s what they mean when they say R&B) as we get away from ‘shine more’. Hey, by the way, thanks for commenting… it means a lot to have someone actually care enough to comment on something… :D…

    And as matter of fact, I will review STYLE on the 26th… hope you keep liking what your seeing…

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