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Ito Yuna – Stuck on You [4th Single]

Posted on: December 25, 2008

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Ito Yuna’s 4th single, entitled Stuck on You, was released on 08.09.06. These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ was used in a Daihitsu CM for the new COO car. The single was limited to 70000 copies and was part one of the “hot and cool” series, this one being the hot single.

Stuck on You is a fun dance song and is her first one to be an A-side. The song starts off with a fun and interesting instrumentation that sounds like it belongs in a circus before the song’s sweet and cute pop instrumentation starts. Then the first verse comes in and Yuna seems to be holding back vocally so that she can match that sweetness of the instrumental. The chorus stands out as she provides stronger vocals and some English phrases like “kiss me baby” and “hold me baby,” which stand out nicely. The pure instrumental section is a little lacking but it does fit with the overall theme of the song. This song is very catchy and while it’s not her strongest upbeat number, it’s worth checking out.

The B-side of this single is Yuna’s cover of the famous song These Boots Are Made For Walkin.’ Yuna’s vocals on this song were really smooth and sneaky, managing to push the attitude and sass of the song very nicely. Of course her pronounciation was strong so that also helps. It’s a really good cover even though the music is a little iffy.

In order to promote the single, a PV for Stuck on You was made. There is no true plot to the video but it just features Yuna in various pretty scenes such as when she looks in the mirror or lays on the bed and talks to her friend. This video also features Yuna dancing in a corset with female backup dancers. The video ends with Yuna talking to her friend and telling her that she’s in love so she doesn’t care if he’s good for her or not.

Single Ranking: B +

Stuck on You is a nice opportunity to put upbeat Yuna in the A-side position but unfortunately it’s not as strong as her previous singles. Her cover of These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ was enjoyable and a nice way to compliment the A-side. It’s not her best single but it’s a nice one.

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