KISS KISS KISS (Japanese Version)
KISS KISS KISS (Extended Japanese Version)
KISS KISS KISS (Extended English Version)
1. KISS KISS KISS (Japanese Version)
While it’s a cover from The Ananda Project, KISS KISS KISS was translated over into Ami’s tongue and while it’s still pretty club-like there’s something about it that’s classy and in a good way. I do think the chorus is way too repetitive for my tastes (coming from someone who loves “Chocolate Disco”. I do however think it’s more stable as a song than “Reincarnation”. I’m pretty sure I’ll come to enjoy it fully eventually, but right now it’s just average to me.
Thank god for the B-side. aishiteru… sounds like something Madonna would’ve released on her “Confessions of a Dance Floor” album it’s just that the synths used here are just that familiar to me in that way. I’m just ecstatic that we finally get something that’s really exciting and easy to dance with. She does do a little bit of that yelling in the chorus, but it’s not as forced like “climb up to the top”. I’m happy with this track for sure.
3. KISS KISS KISS (Extended Japanese Version)
Adding about 2 minutes of instrumentation. Basically it’s just a club edit. The additional minutes don’t really phase me in anyway, it’s just amazingly longer. I’m still peeved at how the song can get really annoying because of the whole ~kiss kiss kiss~ thing that keeps repeating itself. The verses though are still really nice though, I guess it’s a love/hate relationship I have for this tune.
4. KISS KISS KISS (Extended English Version)
This was the first song we listeners actually got to hear since it was released earlier in the summer on the HOUSE NATION album “Aquamarine”. It’s more of a cover of the original because it’s set in full English. Sadly, that’s where things get bad. Ami’s English is pretty bad in this version of the song and I barely understood her. Still, apply same previous things in the last track and I basically feel the same way besides the Engrishyness.
5. aishiteru… (extended)
Adding a minute to the original, the extended version of Aishiteru… is also treated as a club mix because of it’s long opening. I don’t mind the extension really, but was it really needed to begin with. It just seems like it was a last minute plan (like how the single was changed to a double a-side a few days before release). I don’t know, but I’m not really interested in an extension plz.
It’s cool that she went with Tomoyuki Tanaka for this single because it actually worked for her this time. Unlike “Reincarnation” scream-a-thon, KISS KISS KISS brought back the more classy side of Ami and I sort of like it if wasn’t for the whole repetitive phase of the title, which is starting to become the next “Ai no Uta” jeeze no more of these same titled tracks plz! Aishiteru… was a surprise for me because it was better than everything else she released this era so far.