I'm careful cuz if I put my hands on you,
Ain't no telling what your girl is gon do
I'm so eager just to get to know you
I got moves, said "BoA wants to show you"
Jumping BoAs: (10) @clowezra, @askew ; (9) @lalaclairi_
Still BoAs: (3) @Monado ; (5.5) @M24
Crispy's Score: 7
5 voters: #37 (average: 7.65)
10 voters: #44 (average: 7.55)
15 voters: #51 (average: 7.266)
17 voters: #45 (average: 7.411)
"Crazy About" is the 3rd track from BoA (Deluxe), the deluxe edition of BoA's first English album, released on August 31, 2009. It was written by Sean Garrett, composed and arranged by Sean Garrett and Davenport & Spencer.
Time to eliminate another album track from the English album. I find this one to be actually solid in its Blackout-like electropoppiness. The chorus has that darkness in the hook and instrumentation and I'm a sucker for those synth sweeps that's all over it. BoA seems to use more of her higher range compared to a good chunk of the other tracks on the record, which is a plus, but I do tend to get bothered by the background male vocals as they're a bit too omnipresent for me here nn. A basic club banger maybe, but one I don't mind even if it's not that memorable.
@M24 (5.5) — "This is more demo-ish than I Did It for Love… I guess Sean didn't have that many good demos to tell to SM after he sold that one for the standard version!"
@Kaz D'Oerba (7.5) — "this song is interesting in the fact that I know there’s Nothing amazing about it, but I still absolutely love it. Fits amazingly between Girls on Top and Dress Off, by the way."
@evilsin (8) — "This is like "Energectic", but on drugs. I live for the vocal layering and some of those cute little melodies."
@nanapop99 (8) — ""You didn't smash on the radio". I've never bothered looking up the lyrics but is that what the random guy says on the intro? Is he implying that BoA is a flop?!?! Well, he's clearly wrong because it's a smash. The song can get a little bit repetitive after the 2-minute mark but the production goes hard. I will always bop to this Gimme More/Get Naked knock-off."
@clowezra (10) — "This has always been one of my favourite songs by her, wish it got me lore love!"
The next elimination is from the same album by the way...
Ima, taisetsu na hito ga iru
Sore dake de migakareteku amazing
Mabushii nana iro no ashita e to tsure dashite
With brand new beat
Jumping BoAs: (10) @lalaclairi_ ; (9.5) @Monado
Still BoAs: (3.75) @askew ; (5) @clowezra
Crispy's Score: 8.5
5 voters: #29 (average: 7.95)
10 voters: #29 (average: 7.925)
15 voters: #41 (average: 7.616)
17 voters: #43 (average: 7.441)
"七色の明日 ~brand new beat~" is the 2nd track from MADE IN TWENTY (20), BoA's fifth Japanese album, released on January 17, 2007. It was initially released as the album's 1st single on April 5, 2006. It was co-written by BoA and MIZUE, composed by Yoji Noi and arranged by Daisuke 'DI' Imai and Chikara 'Ricky' Hazama. It peaked at #3 on the Oricon Weekly Singles Chart at number 3.
I assumed this was more beloved so I was surprised to see it not even reach the Top 20. I'm sold anytime she goes back to that sparkly Y2K sound so I'm enamored with this single. The production is exquisite in all its plink plonkness, and the amount of layers as well as the various key changes make the whole thing quite dynamic. The hook is one of her bests during that period, despite sounding like nursery rhyme indeed, and I also have a fondness for the dance heavy music video. This contains pretty much everything I love in her brighter material!
@M24 (5.5) — "I'm baffled as to why this became a single. For me it's so… dull. The production is one-note and the song itself sounds like a cute b-side."
@Attis (7.5) — "The random dance break ff, never change SM"
@Kaz D'Oerba (8) — "summery lil bop"
@nanapop99 (8.25) — "The chorus is giving nursery rhymes but I love how bright and poppy the production is. The "so good, so bright" part is such an ear-worm. Love me some well produced sugary bops!"
Let's eliminate an album track before another single gets also targeted...
We're losing a Japanese single next...
I HATE IT HERE.
I feel like you can see a throughline from this to similarly mellow cuts from later releases like, let's say, Kiss My Lips.
Can't wait to tank it in the next part, I guess.The way I gasped after reading this comparison.I will not tolerate any slander about MY favorite K-Pop album of all time!!!
Everything on Kiss My Lips (even Green Light & Double Jack) is hundred times better than this track.
I don't remember any songs he produced for Kuri. Which one was it?Crystal Kay
I believe he did the arrangements on As It Began and Kataomoi.I don't remember any songs he produced for Kuri. Which one was it?
Oh, got it, thanks. I never think of arrangements when speaking of song production, especially since they are rarely done by people who differ from those who produced the music.I believe he did the arrangements on As It Began and Kataomoi.
I'm not totally sure if that means he did the vocal arrangements, or specifically did the instrumentation on the production but I would guess the instrumentation. Because As It Began definitely has some DI flavor all throughout-- the bubbly cute instrumentation on top of the r&b groove (that actually sounds both island vibey and a hint of gospel organ)