- Dou Datte Ii no
- Namida no Request
- Dou Datte Ii no (Instrumental)
- Namida no Request (Instrumental)
1. Dou Datte Ii no
It seems like Country Girls seem to be sticking to this rockabilly/50’s vibe for now and Dou Datte Ii no has a lot more energy than what “Boogie Woogie LOVE” had previously and is just a song to really let loose and dance wild. I am a bit perturbed at why the song is generally shouted moreso than sung it feels like. Either way, it is a bit short barely reaching 3 minutes and the 6 members do get solo lines throughout, just not as plenty as previous singles. It’s an OK song, but they’ve had better.
2. Namida no Request
The other A-side just like “Ranrarun ~Anata ni Muchuu~” is a cover song this time from a band from the 80’s, The Checkers. I have to say the intro of the song really caught me off guard especially the harmonies of that last ~request~, that was was beautiful. After that, the song once again harps on the rockabilly vibes and that’s fine and I’m happy they toned it down a bit after “Dou Datte Ii no”. It does seem like this one has a LOT of Chisaki, Risa, and Momoko as the other 3 members sing the chorus and doesn’t have much to go on. Maybe except Yanamin, because she has sax solos throughout the tune. Overall, a pretty good song, if not a little sad…but I was impressed here.
So if you haven’t noticed this is Country Girls’ first single without Manaka as she had to graduate to do her asthma issues which is quite unfortunate because I think she would’ve been great for Namida no Request since that was a wonderful cover and just pleasant to hear. Dou Datte Ii no could’ve laid back a little from the yelling but it’s catchy and Funakki really stood out in the song. Can we just have a stable line-up in Country Girls for at least 2 singles? Jeeze!!!