BENI – Yura Yura / Gimme Gimme♥

May 7, 2010 at 9:41 PM | Posted in BENI | 8 Comments
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Yura Yura / Gimme Gimme♥ (ユラユラ/ギミギミ♥) is BENI’s 16th single and it was released on May 5, 2010. The single reached #20 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 4,434 copies.

UGH SHE IS SO PRETTY.

♦ ♦ ♦

BENI has done it again! Yura Yura is kind of similar to her last A-side bye bye and that means it’s UPBEAT (hooray!). The biggest difference between this song and bye bye would be the strings in the background since there’s the familiar synth and fingersnap beats. We also get treated a really catchy chorus, which I think is the strongest aspect of her songs.

The other A-side is a little slower side and has a fluffy, girlish atmosphere (I blame the cutesy chimes). Gimme Gimme♥ has a catchy hook too with that gimme gimme your love sotto line. It’s funny how people are getting Kiss Kiss Kiss vibes because this song sounds nothing like it. Check your ears, bitches. Anyway, I think Yura Yura is the better track but this is still good!

The DJ HASEBE remix of bye bye is a cool and chillout R&B take on the song. I liked it because it removes the synth of the original and adds constant beats. I’m glad that his remixes have been sounding less monotone lately.

And to top this review off, she has a NEW ALBUM out next month!

Pros: This is her first double A-side single and it’s a fantastic one.
Cons: Why should there be? Whateverrrrr.

BASICALLY…gimme gimme more BENI! ♥

Overall Rating

5 stars

Tracklisting

1. Yura Yura (ユラユラ)
2. Gimme Gimme♥ (ギミギミ♥)
3. bye bye (DJ HASEBE REMIX)
4. Yura Yura (Instrumental)
5. Gimme Gimme♥ (Instrumental)

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  1. i think that her singles got weaker and weaker since “bitter & sweet”, but i’m looking forward to the album though.

  2. My fav single from this era. she really been bringing the heat.

  3. Great review. Wow, I had no idea about the new album so thanks for the news. I’ve loved every single she’s released for this era so I have big hopes for the album.

  4. Ooh. New album. Will definitely be looking out for that! Good review, btw.

    Oh, and you can take down my capsule affiliate button. I don’t use that blog anymore… </3

  5. she gets more beautiful every time I see her. Shame she seems to be dating one of the members of Johnny Boys. She needs a real man like me ;p

  6. the single peaked @ 20 only single from this era that aint flop :)

  7. Love this single.
    BENI has been on it!!
    Great review! :)

  8. I can’t wait for her second album “Lovebox.”
    I’m hoping that it’ll be just as nice as her previous album “Bitter & Sweet.”


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