Arashi – We can make it!

by Erika on September 23, 2007 · 11 comments · AddThis

Arashi @ ORICON STYLE
Arashi @ ORICON STYLE, image courtesy of Arashirin.vox
We can make it!
Artist: Arashi
Product Code: JACA-5059/5060
Release Date: 2007.05.02
Debut Ranking: #1
First Press: Bonus Track
Label: J-storm

Arashi’s latest single We can make it! was released on 2 May 2007, Arashi’s second single of the year and nineteenth single as a group. The single consists of three songs, one of which is featured as the theme song for Matsumoto Jun’s new dorama, Bambino!

Arashi is a five member band under Johnny’s Entertainment. The band consists of Ninomiya Kazunari, Sakurai Sho, Aiba Masaki, Matsumoto Jun, and Ohno Satoshi. The group formed in 1999 and have since taken Japan by “storm”.

We can make it!: A great start to the single. It’s exactly what you expect from Arashi. It was catchy and just made you want to bounce along with it. The song starts with Jun and Sho’s solos and gradually crescendos into the chorus. You can tell that this is a pop song immediately. I wasn’t really a fan of the rapping, but then that is a matter of taste. This song was used as the theme song to Matsumoto Jun’s dorama, Bambino!

The music video seems quite similar to “Love So Sweet” in the respect that they are all wearing white and their dancing has not improved yet. But I must say, they look absolutely delicious in matching white military jackets.

Rating: ★★★★★

 

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Di-li-li: I thought that this song was pretty different from anything they’ve done. I really liked the song, and I actually thought it was more memorable than We Can Make it! Arashi is just addictive. Again, not really the biggest fan of the rapping but it wasn’t enough to really make me hate the song.

Rating: ★★★★☆

 

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Future: Ok, I’m not going to lie. I honestly feel like the rapping in this song sounded like ubbi-dubbi from the television show, Zoom. I really think it’s a shame that they started the song off with rapping, because after that, I never really liked the song as much as I could have. Once you get to the chorus, it really is addictive, but I thought that the rapping really did ruin the song this time.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

 

Conclusion: This was a pretty typical single from Arashi. It was bouncy and energetic but somewhat forgettable. Since it was not completely dismal, it will not get 1 star. I think that any hardcore Arashi fan will love this single, but it really didn’t make any impression on me in particular. It wasn’t bad by any means. It just wasn’t great.

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

 

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  1. We can make it!
  2. Di-li-li
  3. Future

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Erika is a big fan of her boyz Arashi. If you want to talk about Johnny boys, Erika is the girl you should look for. Also-Hana Yori Dango and other similar doramas are also her specialty.

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International Wota » Blog Archive » [Blogs] Channel-Ai on New Arashi Single UNITED STATES
September 26, 2007 at 7:00 am

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Mel January 24, 2008 at 1:36 am

the song “Di-li-li” was actually the theme song for the commercials for the “C1000″ beverage line by House Wellness Co.

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Kachan November 12, 2007 at 12:47 am

Erika that’s a fair review you shared, thank you ^^

btw, i am an Arashi fan but i kind of agree with your opinions ( well maybe except the dancing part XD )

it’s just that reading this made me realized how “bias” i am, haha… esp when Brian pointed out about Jun & Nino….lols i feel that way too but i just ignored it ^_-

sorry if i offend you, but i just want to say that i like to ’stalk’ on non-arashi-fan blogs & simply have fun reading stuff they said about my fav boys ^^ sorry you have to deal with this *crack* arashi fangirl XD

hope to see more reviews from you, have a nice day! ^___^v

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Erika UNITED STATES October 9, 2007 at 2:54 pm

ha ha…yea that’s a pretty accurate description.

The first one to be on camera is Matsumoto Jun…yea, his voice is kinda nasal…actually I think in HYD the first season, my sister also said he looked like an azn Michael Jackson

The second singer is Satoshi Ohno, and the third is Kazunari Ninomiya

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Brian UNITED STATES October 5, 2007 at 8:49 pm

this is by far NOT my type of music, but its very catchy. not to mention the guy that started singing second is hot. he has a great voice.

the first singer has that typical japanese guy singer voice. so gross. nasal singing is not sexy.

the third guy to show up on screen is awkward. as if he doesn’t know how to act infront of the camera.

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Nanako UNITED STATES October 3, 2007 at 6:46 pm

I actually agree about their dancing. Johnny’s Entertainment didn’t choose these guys for their dancing, so compared to many other artists, their dancing isn’t all that great. But their music is still as awesome as ever.

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Erika September 28, 2007 at 7:08 pm

alright star, you don’t have to take my word for the review. And obviously I have watched more than one Arashi video so I know how they dance. I was just saying that the video happened to be kinda similar to Love so sweet. And it’s a matter of taste with the rapping thing. Honestly I just don’t like any rap, but if you like it, good for you. If you think that you could write better reviews then by all means, join the team and write what you think.

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Star CANADA September 26, 2007 at 5:59 pm

No offence but this single is GREAT.. NOT FORGETTABLE!!!
I love how happy it is..and actually in some ways… REALLY INSPIRING!!! XDD

and erm… Arashi are good dancers… You can’t really based their dancing abilities in one or two videos… Cause that makes you sound really bias…

AND FYI, SHO SAKURAI BEATS KOKI’S RAP ANYDAY!!!!

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sakuranbo UNITED STATES September 24, 2007 at 6:18 pm

wow this single is okay >_

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Amichan UNITED STATES September 24, 2007 at 2:59 am

This is actually my favorite Arashi single. :)

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Erika UNITED STATES September 23, 2007 at 3:07 pm

Alright, I’m really sorry guys. I started that about…5-6 months ago and I never actually posted it, it was just sitting there because some parts of it were missing, but nonetheless I thought I might as well publish it and then just worry about the other stuff later.

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