Tohoshinki – Doushite Kimi Wo Suki Ni Natte Shimattandarou?

Doushite Kimi Wo Suki Ni Natte Shimattandarou? was TOHOSHINKI’s 23rd Japanese single. It was released July 16, 2008. It sold 68,417 copies in it it’s first week, 85,046 overall and reached #1 on the charts.

Tracklist

1. Doushite Kimi Wo Suki Ni Natte Shimattandarou?

2. Box in the ship

3. Doushite Kimi Wo Suki Ni Natte Shimattandarou? (A Capella ver.)

4. Doushite Kimi Wo Suki Ni Natte Shimattandarou? (Less Vocal)

5. Box in the Ship (Less Vocal)

Doushite Kimi Wo Suki Ni Natte Shimattandarou? begins off with a very relaxing harp that maintains throughout the entire song. Let me say now, this song is especially beautiful. I think the whole idea of not having confessed your ideas to a loved one is portrayed excellently both lyrically and musically. There’s only about one verse and chorus in the song, with the verse dragging out for most of the song(which is absolutely no problem because it’s absolutely amazing). I just wish the song was a bit longer as it’s only 3:20 long and has a very abrupt ending, leaving one wanting more.

Box in the ship can’t compare to the a-side at all. This is more of an island sounding pop song. In it’s beginning you might think it’s going to be an R&B song but that’s quickly forgotten once you hear the first verse. There’s nothing particularly good about the song, though it isn’t bad, it’s just not my type of song.

Doushite Kimi Wo Suki Ni Natte Shimattandarou? (A Capella ver.) isn’t quite as good as the original but makes for an interesting listen. You can really hear the boys amazing harmonization and vocal skills. The only other sound than the vocals is some finger snapping.

What an amazing a-side. I really recommend it to anyone even if your not a TOHOSHINKI fan. Doushite Kimi Wo Suki Ni Natte Shimattandarou? really left me wanting more after it’s quick ending and Box in the ship just didn’t manage to impress me much but that’s just my dislike of island sounding songs speaking. A highly recommended single.

Single Rating

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2 Responses to Tohoshinki – Doushite Kimi Wo Suki Ni Natte Shimattandarou?

  1. lynethia says:

    I actually like Box in the Ship.
    It sounds like they’re “Boxing the sheep” and Max singing “You have a boyfriend” is win!
    XD!
    Loved Doushite as well.

  2. Catherine says:

    I love this single too! I agree with you that “I think the whole idea of not having confessed your ideas to a loved one is portrayed excellently both lyrically and musically”- the whole story is could be cheesy but they make it heartbreaking. The PV is awesome too.

    I disagree with you about Box in the ship. I think it’s a cute number, and after getting all worked up over Doushite the bside is rather relaxing, rather happier. I agree with lynethia that it sounds like “boxing the sheep” which makes the song rather amusing too!

    This really is an awesome single though :D The songs, the PV and everything were awesome.

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