Today’s すごい土曜日！| Sugoi Doyoubi! song is “Miss you”, by M-Flo loves Melody. & Ryohei Yamamoto.
All I can say for this song is: TAKE ME BACK TO TOKYO!!!!!! Oh, this song brings back SO MANY MEMORIES!!
I first heard this track by the collaboration-happy duo M-Flo, in an HMV music store in Tokyo. The song was a featured CD on display and was available for preview through headphones (do they still do that?? I haven’t been to a music store in years). The very first line of the song – uttered before the music even kicks in – hooked me from the beginning. So much so, that I kept playing the part over and over again until I had my fill. It set just the right tone and come on, it was polite: “DJ, play that music louder, おねがい” – see? She said, ‘please‘, how could you not want to listen to the rest of the song after such courtesy?
Now, 8 years after that enjoyably melodic moment, I’ve unearthed the memories.
This song, to me, is so smooth. The relaxed groove, the subtle backing vocals in the verses, the aforementioned polite request to the DJ which makes a repeat appearance in the middle of the song, it’s all great! And the beginning of the verse says it all, “Don’t know why this love gotta be 難しい(difficult)”. Right?? Keep it simple and just enjoy!
This song was produced during a whole series of “M-Flo Loves xx” collaborations which lasted from 2003-2006. During which time, M-Flo recorded singles with various artists.
The video, however leaves A LOT to be desired. I mean, seriously, WHO directed this thing?? And that ending?? Come on, do the song some justice! I have SUCH a better video for this song in my head. In fact, I strongly suggest listening to the song without the video FIRST so that you can enjoy and appreciate the song. Then, watch the vid. ^.^
And poor, sweet, cutie Ryohei has no rhythm to save his life. He did, however momentarily redeem himself with that かわいい (cute) moment from 2:53-2:57.
By far my favorite M-Flo collab song.
What do you think of this week’s すごい土曜日！| Sugoi Doyoubi! selection?