I Did It For Love (Radio Edit)
I Did It For Love (King Britt Main Mix Vox Up)
I Did It For Love (King Britt Main Mix)
I Did It For Love (King Britt Instrumental)
I Did It For Love (King Britt Radio Mix)
I Did It For Love (Dj Escape & Johnny Vicious Main Mix)
I Did It For Love (Dj Escape & Johnny Vicious Dub Mix)
I Did It For Love (Dj Escape & Johnny Vicious Instrumental)
I Did It For Love (Dj Escape & Johnny Vicious Acapella)
I Did It For Love (Dj Escape & Johnny Vicious Radio Edit)
1. I Did It For Love (Radio Edit)
Honestly, there’s no difference between the single and album version of this track, so I’ll review it like it was before the album. Compared to her last American single “Eat You Up”, this was a more club-like tune rather than an dance R&B track. Now Sean Garrett is also featured in the song and at some points you can’t really tell where he comes in because his voice rides on BoA’s a little bit and they sound a little similar, but that’s until he uses his deep tone where you pick-up that it’s him. BoA’s vocals are actually under auto-tune pretty heavily which does sound strange. Still the song is even more catchier than her last…the chorus = oh god..Great song.
2. I Did It For Love (King Britt Main Mix Vox Up)
Now we got two different remixes (but tons of variations of it). First up is the Vox Up version which I’m not sure what that exactly means totally, but the beat is more lighter and a bit more smoother actually which does give the song a bit more depth. It’s kind of pretty cool, but the song is amazingly repetitive because of the damn chorus. I’m also noticing that the song has slowed down a bit, I’m guessing…the chorus oddly doesn’t fit this remix either….Lazy attempt if you ask me.
3. I Did It For Love (King Britt Main Mix)
Clearly, I’m confused because this is just like the track before….same sounds, same length….Is there really anything more I should say that I haven’t said already god!
5. I Did It For Love (King Britt Radio Mix)
Luckily, after the instrumental, we get the radio mix which is basically the main mix basically cut short. It still is pretty chill and the chorus is still quite strange in the arrangement, but at least it isn’t as horribly repetitive as the longer version.
6. I Did It For Love (Dj Escape & Johnny Vicious Main Mix)
Now the other remix on this single, takes a bit more of an edgier ride which is quite the difference between the two. Like most remixes are, there’s a long start-up to the song, but I can actually take this one. There’s a little bit of a latin-flavor being pulled along the song, but just like remixes as well, it’s too long for me…considering it is over 7 minutes. Another sad thing is that BoA is covered way too much by the music and that’s another concern. So much for that.
7. I Did It For Love (Dj Escape & Johnny Vicious Dub Mix)
Ehhhh? Cut the main vocal parts out of the song and you get this track which is surprisingly a minute shorter….It’s still the same track, just more attention to the repetitiveness of the chorus….HOW LAME. Not amazing if you ask me.
9. I Did It For Love (Dj Escape & Johnny Vicious Acapella)
Being the WTF moment off this single, There’s an acapella version of IDIFL love here? Well, you are gonna need a lot of patience because the song has the same time length as the original which is going to bore and it doesn’t help that there’s over a minute of silence which doesn’t make sense. It’s pretty funny how there’s no music and the song sound like it’s skipping everywhere it’s just lulztastic! You’ll have to skip to the 3rd minute to actually hear the song going on…I don’t but giving an electronic song an acapella version is just a poor idea on paper.
10. I Did It For Love (Dj Escape & Johnny Vicious Radio Edit)
The final track is of course a more friendly version of this remix and I guess it does it’s job right despite the music covering up BoA and Sean. I kind of like the xylophone beat which makes it latin in the first place, but it’s also a little stale since it doesn’t make the arrangement special or anything.
BoA’s 2nd single for the “BoA” era was alright, but c’mon the original just tops the remixes in one fall swoop. I think the remixes were OK, typical American remixes though. The acapella track was just something strange especially since it’s based from the remix. Iono, this single was just different and I think I like the remixes here more than the ones on “Eat You Up”