Bye Bye Bye! is °C-ute’s 8th major single and it was released on April 15, 2009. It reached #4 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and has sold 27,918 copies.
1. Bye Bye Bye!♠
2. Go Go Go!
3. Bye Bye Bye! (Instrumental)
Always taking up a different musical style for their releases, Bye Bye Bye! really is a curve ball when looking at the group’s singles so far. This time around, the song makes very heavy use of synth and even some vocoder at parts, which gives us a very 80’s sounding track which, as I have said before, I’m not a fan of. If it wasn’t °C-ute singing this song, than I would have little to no care for it. The song isn’t essentially risky as it’s composition is very safe, although line distribution is favorable(for Hagiwara Mai anyways). It’s a very “meh” song for me.
One should expect a typical generic H!P b-side to come with the single but with Go Go Go! you don’t only get that but also four minutes of boredom and shaky vocals. The song is just filled with that typical girl group cute sound that combined with an unimpressive instrumental makes for a passable b-side.
So our first Kanna-less single proves to be quite disappointing. I’ve noticed a pattern in the quality of their releases after Kanna’s leave so it’s interesting to see how that will work out(maybe Erika’s leave will even things out again?). I would really like for them to return to their Namida no Iro / FOREVER LOVE style of aggressive music. It works well with them.