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Country Girls – Boogie Woogie LOVE/Koi wa Magnet/Ranrarun ~Anata ni Muchuu~ March 4, 2016

Filed under: Country Girls — solarblade @ 4:36 am


Track Listing

  1. Boogie Woogie LOVE
  2. Koi wa Magnet
  3. Ranrarun ~Anata ni Muchuu~
  4. Boogie Woogie LOVE (Instrumental)
  5. Koi wa Magnet (Instrumental)
  6. Ranrarun ~Anata ni Muchuu~ (Instrumental)

1. Boogie Woogie LOVE

Who knew the group’s 3rd single would kick off with something totally different with an awesome rockabilly vibe to it!  (and no Gomen ne in sight xD).  Also to note that it’s the debut of new members; Musubu Funaki & Nanami Yanagawa and they have a LOT of spotlight here especially the former as she has the strongest vocals amongst all 7 members (yes, even Momochi!).  That’s not to say the remaining members didn’t bring their A game because they did!  I have to say this is a pretty catchy song and just gets me dancing everytime this comes on!

2. Koi wa Magnet

Slowing things down, we have Koi wa Magnet and not surprisingly so that it has a lot more regnition for Risa, Manaka, and Momoko simply because it is the more mature song between the three and I’m happy for that!  The slight 80’s vibe I get from listening to this is pretty cool and the slight H!P electro tinge is a good mixture for the group!  I think it might be the favorite off the single right now just because it has such an interesting vibe and the overall tone is just smooth!

3. Ranrarun ~Anata ni Muchuu~

It seems that H!P has been doing covers a lot recently with 3rd A-sides, this time of an OLD 1961 song by Linda Scott (it’s older than that, but it’s definitely taking the most from this version of the song).  I have to say though, of the 3 I actually didn’t particularly invest myself into this one.  While this is the Chisaki and Mai-heavy song, they mostly get the repetitive hook of the song while Risa, Manaka, and Momoko get a lot of the verses, oddly enough it does remind me of “Koi Dorobo” for some reason…Also, it’s really short at barely under 3 minutes..



As the group’s 3rd single, I was curious to see what the two new members would bring to the table and I’m so happy that both Funakki and Yanamin fit in quite nicely.  I also enjoyed this single’s throwback sound from the rockabilly style to the more 1960s standard to a more 80’s feel.  What an interesting single and I can’t wait to see more from this unique H!P group!


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