CAN’T SLEEP, CAN’T EAT, I’M SICK / Ningyo

CAN’T SLEEP, CAN’T EAT, I’M SICK / Ningyo was Namie Amuro’s 29th single. It was released on May 17, 2006 and reached number 2 on the charts with 43,500+ copies sold. This single would go on to sell over 79,500+ copies. This was the second single of her PLAY Era. Once again another A-Side wouldn’t be used on the album, this time it was Ningyo.

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Tracks:
1. CAN’T SLEEP, CAN’T EAT, I’M SICK
2. Ningyo
3. CAN’T SLEEP, CAN’T EAT, I’M SICK (Remix)
4. CAN’T SLEEP, CAN’T EAT, I’M SICK (Instrumental)
5. Ningyo (Instrumental)

Review:
CAN’T SLEEP, CAN’T EAT, I’M SICK, the summer dance tune with an R&B flare. This song is rather up-beat and filled with the brass section. Even though there is a guy doing some background vocals it actually fits the song and it’s not so annoying. And I loved how the song began with Namie singing. Her English is amazing and so is chorus. It was infectious with those brass beats and great vocals. But like the chorus, the verses were surprisingly catchy too, it has got to be those brass instrumentals. This has got to be one of the best songs overall in the Era.

Ningyo, lit. Mermaid, the cover song. It begins with a music that sounds like you’re at sea/sailing on the open seas. Namie’s voice isn’t to powerful in the song, but her voice sounds so calm, and mesmerizing somehow. The chorus sounded nice, but that’s about it, the little castanets were a nice addition. But this wasn’t included on her album PLAY.

CAN’T SLEEP, CAN’T EAT, I’M SICK (Remix) in this remix the vocals are the same but some of the brass elements are replaced by heavy dance beats. The song was also shortened by a few seconds. It was also speed up a bit more, and it sounded a little better than the original since Namie’s vocals weren’t drowned out by the brass instruments.

Overall Review: CAN’T SLEEP, CAN’T EAT, I’M SICK / Ningyo was a unique single. Unique doesn’t mean bad, but not great either. The first A-Side was great, and was by far, the better of the two. Ningyo was an interesting track. But it’s easy to see why it wasn’t added to the album. Can’t Sleep, Can’t Eat, I’m Sick however was fantastic in terms of music, up-beatness, vocals, and sheer power. Not a bad single for the PLAY Era.

Final Grade: 90B

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3 Responses to “CAN’T SLEEP, CAN’T EAT, I’M SICK / Ningyo”
  1. vinyabarion says:

    I kinda agree on Ningyo… it seemed like a rather good song but not good enough to be an A-side along with the likes of CSCEIS…

    Patrick
    vinyabarion.wordpress.com

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