Wakuteka Take A Chance Limited C

Release Date: October 10, 2012

Track Listing

Regular Edition

  1. Wakuteka Take a Chance
  2. Love Innovation
  3. Wakuteka Take a Chance (Instrumental)

Type A

  1. Wakuteka Taka a Chance
  2. Fuutsu no Shoujo A
  3. Wakuteka Take a Chance (Instrumental)

Type B

  1. Wakuteka Taka a Chance
  2. Fuutsu no Shoujo A
  3. Wakuteka Take a Chance (Instrumental)

Type C

  1. Wakuteka Taka a Chance
  2. Daisuki Hyaku Man Ten
  3. Wakuteka Take a Chance (Instrumental)

Type D

  1. Wakuteka Take a Chance
  2. Daisuki Hyaku Man Ten
  3. Wakuteka Take a Chance (Instrumental)

Type E

  1. Wakuteka Take a Chance
  2. Shinnen Dake wa Tsuranukikoose
  3. Wakuteka Take a Chance (Instrumental)

Type F

  1. Wakuteka Take a Chance
  2. Shinnen Dake wa Tsuranukikoose
  3. Wakuteka Taka a Chance (Instrumental)

Review

After the surprising success of their milestone 50th single Morning Musume follow up with another Electro Pop flavored song, Wakuteka Take A Chance.

It seems that the beat makers behind Morning Musume have decided to join the modern age (2 years too late, but thanks for showing up.) and are finally breathing new life into the drifting flagship of Hello! Project.

Given that this is most likely weakest line up of vocalists Morning Musume has had, a lot of studio wizardry is in play here. I know that people hate auto-tune (with good reason) but when applied correctly it can be an asset to assist the less gifted members.

So yes, you have to absorb more Tanaka & Sayashi again. Until the rest of the youth of the 9th and 10th generation mature or until the 11th generation miracle kid steps up to the plate, that is what you will all have to live with. Stop bitching about it, you should all be used to how this works by now.

Anyway, the song itself is a good follow up to One Two Three and while not as instantly captivating, it does manage to leave a lasting impression after a few spins.

You can feel a sort of intensity when listening to Wakuteka Take A Chance that is normally reserved for the aerobic workouts that are C-ute’s songs. I have no problem with this at all and encourage whoever is behind the boards for Momusu to keep churning this stuff out until the next jump on the late train of the next fad in pop music.

The b-sides are less intense and probably are more your standard Hello! Project fare when it comes to Morning Musume.  I did find it funny that Love Innovation sounded a little like Steps’ cover of the Bee Gee’s Tragedy.  I think it was the bouncy electronic bass line that did it.

The other b-side worth mentioning is Futsuu no Shoujo A. It has a very strong Tango vibe to it.  So much that I could imagine the the D and C-list celebrities on Dancing With The Stars using it to drag their feet across the dance floor for America’s votes.

I don’t recall this ever being part of the standard Morning Musume sound repertoire so kudos to whoever thought outside of the box for this song.

The other two b-sides are fairly run of the mill idol songs and not exactly anything special.  They’re just kind of there.  I do want to note the guitars in Shinnen Dake wa Tsuranukitoose sound awfully 48-like. Just saying.

I had doubts about single #51 but I was proven somewhat wrong. This was nowhere as consistent the mega-set that were the One Two Three singles but at least you can tell there’s a conscious effort being put forth to make this group memorable again.

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