Saturday, April 3, 2010

Top 10 least favorite Morning Musume singles



Pretty much since Resonant Blue came out there's been a lot of whiny Morning Musume fans out there. Saying that Morning Musume has become Emo Musume, or Sad Musume. Most of them have been saying Momusu is horrible now and they lost the spark they had in the past. But that statement is only half true. This era of Morning Musume has it's share of misses as well as gems. Just like any other Morning Musume era. Saying that Morning Musume is horrible now, or they don't like Morning Musume anymore, in my opinion is just ridiculous. Morning Musume has been togther for 12 years, and in that time they've released somewhere around 150 songs. Now that's an incredible amount of songs. And in all honestly out of about 150 songs how many songs do you actually like? I doubt there is one Morning Musume fan who likes every single song. Because it seems pretty impossible. Morning Musume's style is always changing. There's bound to be one style you dislike and one style you favor over the others. Now let's cut that number down to 42, for each of Morning Musume's single's A sides. Now ask yourself the same question. Out of 42 A sides how many songs do you actually like? I'm sure there's very few fans out there that answered 42. And those of you who did are apparently bigger Morning Musume fans than me, because out of 42 singles I don't love every single song. However, even though I don't love every single song there's not one Morning Musume single I absolutely hate. I might dislike songs or like some songs more than others but I don't hate any. And eventually I'm in the mood to listen to the songs I don't care for too much. Though it's usually once in a blue moon.

So on to the main point of my post. I'm going to post my top ten least favorite Morning Musume singles. I guess to show that Morning Musume wasn't always absolutely incredible. And they have made mistakes before Resonant Blue. Because saying they haven't is just silly.
Also keep in mind these are in no particular order. They're basically in the order I remembered them in. XD

10. Pepper Keibu



This song is ok, but I bet it was a lot better in the 70s. I'm not really into remakes. Especially if it sounds exactly like the original. The only H!P remake I actually really love is W's Koi no Vacance. And that's because they changed it up a lot. I'm not really a fan of disco music so having a single with heavy disco music is a bit of a miss for me. But I must admit I do love the chorus of the song, but not the verse so much. And I also hate that Reina is the only person to get a solo line. And since I really dislike Reina that pretty much ruins the song for me too.


9. Aruiteru




I must be the only person who dislikes this song considering it shot to number 1 on the Oricon charts. But I don't really care what everyone thinks of the song I don't really like it too much. And it's not like the lyrics are bad or anything. As a matter of fact, they're actually kind of cute. I'm just not a fan of slow paced songs. And I find the nanana parts annoying. They're kind of a cop out for not being able to think of another line of chorus.


8. The Manpower!




The Manpower has been floating around the top of my least favorite Morning Musume singles for a couple of years now. This song just annoys me to no end! The lyrics as a whole are pretty dumb. I'm not sure why anyone would like a song that's basically about being a human. The homo sapiens line makes me laugh every time for some reason. And I especially hate the manpower parts. They repeat it too many times. It's just annoying and redundant.


7. Osaka Koi no Uta




I'm not even a hundred percent sure why I dislike this song. There's just something about it that irks me. I've been avoiding this song like the plague. Since becoming an H!P fangirl I've probably listened to this song a grand total of 5 times. And it has nothing to do with it being in Osaka dialect, because it's not like I can tell the difference anyway. Osaka Koi no Uta is just way too whiny. And because of the way they're singing it. They're just singing really whiny, like they're gonna cry any minute. I know since the song is about lost love it's supposed to be like that. But it just find it annoying.


6. Souda! We're Alive




This is another song that's been at the top of my least favorite songs for a while. Everything about the song annoys me! The music, they way they sing it, and the annoying background vocals. You know the ha he ho parts. XD And they also must say boom boom boom pump it up and yeah yeah pump it up like 70 times! There's no need for that! And aside from that the whole song is pretty pointless. The lyrics are basically we're alive and everyone else is alive too. Yay, let's be happy we're alive. I mean there's not really much beyond that. It's pretty dumb and meaningless if you ask me.


5. The Peace




I'm not sure why The Peace is pretty much a Momusu fan favorite. Practically every Momusu fan is in love with The Peace. And I can't fathom why. I can't stand how redundant the song is. The chant in the beginning is repeated through the song entirely too much. And the lyrics are kind of all over the place. They don't really connect to one another. It's about English school, going out to eat, and ordering pizza. It's just so random. It also never wants to end. It has like 4 false endings before it actually ends.



4. Nanchatte Renai




Nanchatte Renai is somewhere in the middle for me. It's not completely terrible, but I don't like it enough for it to be above the bottom ten. The lyrics are just a little bit too sad. I mean at one point the lyrics kind of imply that Ai-chan is going to cry while eating a hamburger. I do absolutely love the rap parts though. However, Sayumi getting a solo verse kind of ruins everything.


3. Onna ga Medatte Naze Ikenai




Even though I like the overall message of the song some of the lyrics are a little stupid. Which brings down the whole song. I'm not sure what everyone looking at my transparent shirt has to do with anything. And of course unfair line distribution makes me like this song even less. I tend to prefer songs where I can hear all the girl's singing. Not just the best singers over and over again.


2. Memory Seishun no Hikari




This song is here because I don't really care for old school Morning Musume that much. I start really caring Love Machine and beyond. Though I do love Summer Night Town, Furusato, and Daite Hold On Me. But I started liking them recently. I don't know I just find this song to be really boring. There's just nothing about it that stands out. And the random guy rapping in the background is a little weird. And I also hate that it became Reina's unofficial song. I also hate I could only find her version subtitled. XD I think everyone is well aware how I feel about Reina.


1. Manatsu no Kousen




I think I really dislike this song because of how old sounding the music is. I know the song is a decade old but the music makes it sound other than that. I don't know I guess it's hard to explain. I'm also not that big of a Nacchi fan and all of the old school Momusu songs revolve around her. They basically have to sing the harmony around her, and I hate that. So I guess that adds to why I dislike it. The chorus of the song is really cute, but the verse is a little flat.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Strongly agree with you on most of these LOL~ Especially Aruiteru, Man power and Nanchatte Renai!

AimxAim said...

Glad that you agree with me. :]

jiririkiteru said...

Pepper Keibu and Aruiteru!!! I HATE THISE SONGS DAMMIT. AND EGAO YES NUDE TOO. Though I don't really know why I dislike Egao but oh well.

I love old school Momusu XD

AimxAim said...

I don't see why they thought Pepper Keibu was strong enough to be a single, because it wasn't at all. And I don't understand why Aruiteru shot to number one. That song is medicore at best.
I like Egao Yes Nude. I'm not like in love with it, but I still like it. XD

I like half of old school Momusu. Before Love Machine I only really like Daite Hold On Me, Summer Night Town, and Furusato. I could kind of do without the rest. XD

Maiko said...

I gree with most of your list but i really like the new songs, like nanchatte renai, aruiteru, and onna ga medatte naze ikenai.... maybe cause there singing about he way i feel. But i really don't like the manpower, but the 1 thing i like about the song is the one person vocallising while everyone else is chanting the manpower. It adds an element to the song hat i really like, and haven't heard in awhile, it also makes the song feel like it has more meaning istead of it's a song he wrote and we just have to sing it. I also wish line distribution was more even too