C-ute – 江戸の手毬唄 II [6th Single]

July 28, 2008 at 5:40 pm (C-ute) (, )


江戸の手毬唄 II is a short and sweet pop song that is memorable. The song starts off with a cool and catchy instrumental before the chorus starts. The girls’ voices sound great here and they are able to hold their notes so well, which makes the chorus absolutely addictive. The first verse then starts and the vocals continue to be nice, moving with the music perfectly. The pure instrumental sequence sounds great and spotlights just how interesting and cool instrumentation is. Although the song is relatively short, it’s definitely one of the most catchiest songs from C-ute to date.

The single’s B-side, 忘れたくない夏, is a fun carnival-like song. The song begins nicely with a sparkling light rock sound  that leads into the first verse nicely. The girls’ vocals sound great over the carnival like instrumentation. The chorus is catchy as well as the girls harmonize well and their voices go with the music perfectly. The pure instrumental section sounds great as the guitar is spotlighted nicely, re-introducing the chorus. Overall the song is an enjoyable B-side and certainly a song to look out for.

In order to promote the single, a PV for 江戸の手毬唄 II was made. Colorful, fun and interesting, the PV is a perfect fit for the song. The video is pretty simple as it features the girls dancing in front of a carnival setting (with background dancers) and close-up shots of each girl intermixed throughout the video. The girls are dressed in colorful outfits, which only compliments the sound even more. The dance sequence is pretty simple but it’s very enjoyable and the girls hit their mark stronglly.

Single Ranking: A +

江戸の手毬唄 II is one C-ute’s strongest songs in their entire discography and is certainly has that cuteness element that stands out to the listener while not going off too far. 忘れたくない夏 is another enjoyable song with a cool instrumentation that hooks the listener. Another quality single release from C-ute, the girls do another great job and hopefully their future releases are just as strong.


  1. dddaiyamondo said,

    I love this song too! I am a new fan of them and they’ve got GREAT stuff.

  2. Raid said,

    They generally get the better songs in H!P, hence their popularity. Well they’ll definitely have better futures than BzKoubou IMO.

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