Berryz Koubou – 行け 行け モンキーダンス [17th Single]

August 2, 2008 at 5:49 pm (Berryz Koubou) (, )

Berryz Koubou’s 17th single, entitled 行け 行け モンキーダンス, was released on 07.23.08.

行け 行け モンキーダンス is an addictive pop song. The song starts off with a cool instrumental, fueled by traditional Japanese instruments. The chorus is extremely catching with the repetition of the word that starts off each phrase. For the first verse, the girls vocals continue to be strong and carry that poppiness that really catches the listener’s ear. Things take a slightly different turn with the pure instrumental section but it still hooks the listener and make them take notice. The song then finishes with the infectious instrumentation to make the song enjoyable from start to finish. The girls definitely shine on this song and their voices make the listener smile along while listening.

マジ グッドチャンス サマー, a sweet and relaxing pop number, is the B-side of this single. The song starts off with a cool and relaxing atmosphere with some speaking and then the first verse starts. The girls keep up that relaxing atmosphere as their smooth vocals capture the song’s atmosphere. Poppiness makes the chorus stand out and the girls follow vocally. This is a great B-side and a very nice compliment to the A-side by taking down things while still maintaining the pop appeal.

In order to promote the single, a PV for 行け 行け モンキーダンス was made. Once again, the video is simple but it nicely reflects the song. The girls are seen dancing and there are also close-up shots of each girl. Then are the scenes of the girls in monkey outfits which is very strange but it does fit the song. It’s a nice video and certainly colorful.

Single Ranking: A

Berryz Koubou’s 17th single is another great one, featuring the addictive title track as well as the more mellow pop song, マジ グッドチャンス サマー. The girls did a great job here and it’s definitely worth listening to for new and old Berryz fans alike.

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