Saturday, 24 December 2011

24 days of singles day 24: Special releases

Here we go with my last post on here for a while.

The first release we look at is Baby! Baby! Baby!, a digital release apparently during the label change period between Sakura no Hanabiritachi 2008 and Oogoe Diamond.
Team A: Itano Tomomi, Oshima Mai, Kawasaki Nozomi, Kojima Haruna, Sato Yukari, Shinoda Mariko, Yakahasi Minami, Nakanishi Rina, Maeda Atsuko, Minegishi Minami
Team K: Akimoto Sayaka, Umeda Ayaka, Oshima Yuko, Ohori Megumi, Ono Erena, Kasai Tomomi, Miyazawa Sae
Team B: Kashiwagi Yuki, Kikuchi Ayaka, Watanabe Mayu
The song itself mostly talks about being in love. The PV starts with some stuff involving Acchan and going to bed, before we get into the music, with the girls alternatively messing around in a holiday reserve and doing some stuffin 50's outfits. The Senbatsu sung B-side Yume wo Shinaseru Wake ni Ikenai, which is about losing ones path and wondering what to do. There is also the first inclusion of Shonichi on here, though whether it's the same as the other one I don't know.

The next release is sort of not an AKB release at all. Chuu Shiyouze is a collaboration between AKB48 and Fuji TV's Idoling!!!, so let's take a look.
AKB48: Itano Tomomi, Oshima Mai, Oshima Yuko, Ono Erena, Kasai Tomomi, Kojima Haruna, Maeda Atsuko, Matsui Jurina
Idoling!!!: Endo Mai, Tonooca Erica, Yazawa Erika, Yokoyama Rurika, Sakai Hitomi, Asahi Nao, Kikuchi Ami, Miyake Hitomi. I don't have access to ttranslated lyrics, but I believe it's about love. The PV has the girls all being friendly with each other, there's a lot of hugging and heart-shaped balloons and kssing of cameras
The single features 2 B-sides. One is an AKB cover of Idoling!!!'s Moteki no Uta, the other is an Idoling!!! cover of AKB classic Aitakatta.

The final thing to talk about is Dareka no Tame ni - Waht can I do for someone? This was a special charity release of an existing song following the Tohoku earthquake. Given the nature of the release I honestly don't think it has a proper Senbatsu this time around. The song itself is a fairly motivational song supposed to encourage.

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