Song of the Day #59: Morning Musume – Moonlight Night ~Tsukiyo no Ban da yo~

While I’m a lot more lukewarm on the Platinum era of Morning Musume than a lot of people, there are quite a few songs that I consider personal favorites of mine from that era. Specifically, Moonlight Night ~Tsukiyo no Ban da yo~ has been a continued favorite since its first release. I’ve been revisiting a lot of Morning Musume tracks for my album reviews this year, and revisiting Moonlight Night in preparation has been a joy because it’s so great.

I love the energy of this song more than anything. It feels like it should be the opening theme song to a TV show or something like that – it has a lot of energy and pumps you up. It’s the perfect track to start off the album. I also love just how weird this song gets, distorting the vocals, all the drums, all the electronic sounds and quick notes. It has a lot of character, more so than most electronic pop songs or even Morning Musume songs from this era.

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