Rottara Rottara is Buono!’s 5th single and it was released on November 12, 2008. It reached #8 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and has sold 27,104 copies.
1. Rottara Rottara♠
2. My Love
3. Rottara Rottara (Instrumental)
4. My Love (Instrumental)
Rottara Rottara with some super cute and catchy guitar rifts before getting to the extremely awesome “Honto”, “Eh?” and “Nande?!” bits that the girls sing. It’s just so awesome! A Buono! a-side has never failed me before and that continues to be the case with this song. It might just possibly be my favorite song from them. As always, the rock pop sound heard from their other tracks is back, and this time better than ever. Every second of the chorus catches your attention and you don’t even have to wait for the chorus to begin rocking out with this song. The part after the chorus, where they repeat “Rottara Rottara” is absolute gold and the high point of the song. The vocals are perfect in this song, with special attention going to Momoko’s for sounding so dang cute. Of course, after the second chorus, you get your instrumental break, which isn’t as awesome as their last single but it’s still hardcore. I highly recommended this Buono! song.
You can never expect much from an H!P b-side, but when it comes to Buono! b-sides, I tend to like them as much as the a-sides!(well, maybe just a tad bit less). My Love is Buono!’s most brass influenced b-side so far, but instead of the typical H!P brass, it’s more of a ska sounding one, which is just awesome with the rock elements. It’s an extremely solid rock song with great vocals and a memorable chorus, which was my favorite song. I don’t know why, but it’s fun to lip sync with this song.
Well, that was terrific. Looks like I have a new favorite Buono! a and b-side. This is truly an awesome single that I think any H!P fan should listen to, and even for newcomers, it manages to really show you what Buono! is all about. I can’t wait for their next releases.