ayaka – melody ~SOUNDS REAL~

December 23, 2006 at 11:09 AM | Posted in ayaka | Leave a comment
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Tracklisting
1. melody
2. Blue Days (ブルーデイズ)
3. melody ~Live Version~
4. Sha la la ~Live Version~
5. Blue Days ~Live Version~

This is ayaka’s 2nd single and it was released on May 10, 2006. The single reached #14 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 24,466 copies. The B-side was used as an insert song for the drama Suppli.

ayaka did a complete 180 with this single because it’s quite the departure from I believe. melody is a really upbeat song that includes several band instruments including drums and electric guitar. The chorus is the most memorable aspect of this song.

The B-side, Blue Days, is a calm acoustic song with awesome vocals from ayaka. Despite having a naturally lower pitched voice, she reaches high notes with amazing ease.

The last 3 tracks on the single are live versions of melody, Sha la la, and Blue Days.
The actual studio recording of Sha la la appears on her debut album First Message, but for the time being, the live version of the song is incredible. ayaka is an amazing live singer and she has great control of her voice.

Overall Rating

4 stars

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