Namie Amuro – SOMETHING ‘BOUT THE KISS

February 2, 2013 at 5:58 PM | Posted in Namie Amuro | 1 Comment

SINGLE REVIEW
Namie Amuro – SOMETHING ‘BOUT THE KISS

1. SOMETHING ‘BOUT THE KISS
2. YOU ARE THE ONE featuring IMAJIN
3. SOMETHING ‘BOUT THE KISS (THE ALL OUT MIX)

SOMETHING ‘BOUT THE KISS is the thirteenth single by Japanese singer Namie Amuro, released on September 1, 1999. The title track was used as the KOSÉ Cosmetics’ VISÉE CM song. This single was released in three versions; a 12cm CD version, an 8cm CD version, and a remix 12 inch vinyl version. The 12cm version reached #3 on the Oricon charts, charted for eight weeks and sold 253,500 copies. The 8cm version reached #7, charted for eight weeks and sold 110,600 copies. The 12cm version was the #87 single of 1999.

So this is what happens when Dallas Austin gets his hands on a Namie song. SOMETHING ‘BOUT THE KISS is like typical late 90s/early 2000s western R&B music and a much better try at it than ‘toi et moi’ was (please let me forget about that). Namie apparently puts everything she got into her performance, but there are too many errors around her. Like.. English background vocals while Namie is singing Japanese lyrics? And although the concept of the arrangement is nice initially, there isn’t much variation in the song so that’s a bit of a pity too. Still this song isn’t a disaster, it’s just not the best song around.

Oh em ef gee. What happened YOU ARE THE ONE featuring IMAJIN ??!! IMAJIN isn’t bad, but Namie screwed up her vocals completely. I prefer the album version over this one anytime, they should just burn this together with ‘toi et moi’, it’s a mess with crappy and off vocals. TAKE THIS AWAY FROM ME.

SOMETHING ‘BOUT THE KISS (THE ALL OUT MIX) is indeed ‘all out’ with the R&B/Hiphop stuff, but it just doesn’t fit. What also doesn’t fit is the fact that these American males just keep shouting things like ‘pump it up‘ and ‘I need everyone on the dancefloor‘. Believe me buddy, you’re not gonna accomplish that with this mix.

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  1. I definitely agree with the hate on “YOU ARE THE ONE”. I mean, disregarding Namie’s vocals, the song is just trash. It’s probably one of my least favorite songs of hers. At least the album version makes it a little more tolerable.


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