Ponytail Power!!!!


Hi people! Just chiming in to remind you that you all should buy the new AKB48 single “Ponytail to Shushu” which has already been released!!!

The tracklist is the following for the 2 versions:

versiona

Version A:

1. Ponytail to Shushu

2. Nusumareta Kuchibiru (Undergirls)

3. Boku no Yell (Theater Girls)

4. Ponytail to Shushu (off vocal)

5. Nusumareta Kuchibiru (off vocal)

6. Boku no Yell (Off vocal)

versionb

Version B:

1. Ponytail to Shushu

2. Nusumareta Kuchibiru (Undergirls)

3. Majijo Teppen Blues (Majisuka Gakuen Cast)

4. Ponytail to Shushu (off vocal)

5. Nusumareta Kuchibiru (off vocal)

6. Majijo Teppen Blues (off vocal)

Of course, both versions include a DVD with the PVs of the respective songs too 😀 If you want my personal opinion, and you do, because you’re in my blog for a reason, I’ll do a tiny review of each song and suggest which version to buy 😀

1. Ponytail to Shushu: The main track as performed by senbatsu members is a super happy and surprisingly melodic summer song about being in love and chasing the person you love on the beach while wearing a ponytail and a scrunchie XD It’s a very nice song, and it features a pleasant Acchan mini solo (she sings 3 words by herself LOL) and the catch here is the PV, which was shot at the beach in Guam and it’s very colorful and pretty! And of course, bikinis…

2. Nusumareta Kuchibiru: The Undergirls song is a lot more serious sounding than the main track, and it’s also very emotional and kind of heartbreaking. It’s a deep contrast with the A-side, but I like it when UG get the cool song anyway 😀 The PV for this one features them by a bonfire on the beach at twilight wearing (LOL) school uniforms. Yes. XD They also wear bikinis for a major part of the PV though! Of note is that Team A’s Maeda Ami gets a TON of screentime! :O

3. Boku no Yell: Yay! They gave an original song to Theater Girls!!!! That makes me *so* happy! This one is a very relaxed and kind of slow paced song about trying your best and not giving up. I honestly expected something more upbeat, but this soothing song is also very pretty! 😀 The PV features Nakagawa Haruka as the main girl, and all of the Theater Girls are part of a soccer team, complete with uniforms and stuff 😀 It’s very nice, especially because it’s a HUGE step up in budget when compared to “Hikoukigumo” 😀

4. Majijo Teppen Blues: This song is SO much win. I don’t know if it was really needed though, how many Majisuka themed songs can you honestly release? But it is super awesome, so I’ll forgive Akimoto this time! This sounds completely different from the upbeat and even chirpy “Majisuka Rock and Roll” This one has a darker rhythm going on for it, with amazing electric guitar riffs complete with finger snapping and stomping which is a very cool effect 😀 THIS SONG IS BADASS. The only drawback is that it has a bit of a character dialog after each verse, because the song is basically about a fight between “Team Acchan”and “Team Yuko” (and you all know who I’m rooting for, right? :D) so every member of the team says their little yankee line, and afterwards they get interrupted by a long Takamina solo (really long for AKB single standards BTW. It’s just a verse, really) and more “OI”s and stomping and stuff take place! This review was all over the place LOL What makes this song so much win is the fact that the PV is amazing. Like, the epitome of a PV with a story behind it. I’ll leave you guys to find it and watch it because it’s really really cool.

Overall: I would get Version B, even though A has Yuko on the cover XD B includes the amazing Majijo Teppen Blues, and if you’re a fan of the good old times when AKB released their darker stuff as singles, this one is a bit reminiscent of that time! That said, if you like their recent image change more, and prefer something cute and idol-y then you should get version A. OR you could get both 😀 Really 😀 and vote for your favorite member in the senbatsu election! If you don’t know who should you vote for, then vote for Akimoto Sayaka because she’s made of awsum and we don’t want her to be the only Team Captain who isn’t a senbatsu member 🙁

Also… I saved the best for last… AKB48 Ponytail to Shushu has sold over 350.000 copies on the first day of sales!!!!! That’s an incredibly jaw dropping number! I’m very happy for our girls! Please let’s keep supporting them all the way!! Wheeeee!

1 Comment(s)

  1. Comment by n on May 27, 2010 10:28 pm

    wow! thats so cool they are so popular,,thanks for all your tips too

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