Song of the Day #31: Country Girls – Wakatteiru no ni Gomen Ne

Wakatteiru no ni Gomen Ne is a transitional single. Country Girls’ first single songs, Itooshikute Gomen ne and Koi Dorobou, were both very cutesy, sweet pop songs. Then the group’s most popular member, Uta, left after that single. Country Girls would then go on to reinvent themselves and do more rockabilly, 50s style pop music with their 3rd single, Boogie Woogie Love, but with the new members of the group. Therefore, there are two styles of song, and Wakatteiru no ni Gomen Ne was stuck in the middle.

That being said, it’s probably my favorite Country Girls song, at least if you count Country Girls separately from Country Musume. Wakatteiru no ni Gomen ne is one of the catchiest and possibly best written idol pop songs of the past couple of years. It has a great energy to it – it’s not frantic, but it’s fast-paced. It doesn’t feel too energetic, but it’s nowhere near laid-back. Because of this it’s a song that I almost always feel like listening to. The arrangement is beautiful as well – the upbeat keys sound particularly good. While I love the Rockabilly feel of current Country Girls, part of me yearns for more songs like Wakatteiru no ni Gomen ne.

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