Saturday, 3 December 2011

24 days of singles day 3: Aitakatta and Dakedo...

Here we are for day 3, this time focusing on 'the song of AKB48'.

Aitakatta is the first song where we get some changes to the song formula, Team K is now active and so the Senbatsu features a mixture of Team A and Team K, mixes of Teams for the senbatsu will continue for every AKB single after. This single features most notably the debuts of Ono Erena, Akimoto Sayaka, Kasai Tomomi, Miyazawa Sae and of course Oshima Yuko. It's also here where Maeda is first brought to the forefront in AKB48, serving as the centre for this song, it's also here that Takahashi and Yuko first serve as the 2nd and 3rd mains of the single, which we'll probably see again, like in Iiwake, Maybe. Akimoto shows fair knowledge of what the fans want, Maeda will cmmonly be the centre from now on, and Yuko is the only member ever to be officially more popular than her.

The song is mainly about missing someone and fianlly admititng you love them. The senbatsu is: Team A: Itano Tomomi, Ooe Tomomi, Oshima Mai, Kojima Haruna, Shinoda Mariko, Takahashi Minami, Tojima Hana, Nakanishi Rina, Narita Risa, Maeda Atsuko, Minegishi Minami.
Team K: Akimoto Sayaka, Umeda Ayaka, Oshima Yuko, Ono Erena, Kasai Tomomi, Kobayashi Kana, Noro Kayo, Matsubara Natsumi, Miyazawa Sae.
Finally the music video: The dancing is there, and they all wear the same uniform, which kinda makes the story confusing. The main stroy is Maeda wants to see either Takahsahi or Yuko again and return a CD she borrowed, and both groups make their way to the train station, and we see the other Senabtsu members doing various things as the girls pass them. The video ends with them both getting to the station.

Dakebo... is the B-Side, and I'm guessing we're gonna be seeing Senbatsu sung B-sides for a while. The song is coincidentally, coming back to your school to see someone you love, using the excuseyou wanted to return a CD, but you can;t get yourself to admit the truth. Why are all the early songs like this?

Anyway, tomorrow we go into the darkness.

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