Movin’ on without you

Movin’ on without you was Utada Hikaru’s 2nd single. It was released on February 17, 1999 and reached number 1 on the charts with 880,000 copies. This single was released in a 8cm and 12cm format, each with a different final track. In all this single has sold over 1,226,580+ copies. This was the second single in the First Love Era.

1. Movin’ on without you
2. B&C
3. Movin’ on without you -tribal mix- (12cm)
3. Movin’ on without you (original karaoke) (8cm)

Movin’ on without you, the R&B tune with a hint of rock. Guitar riffs, and the keyboard, open up the song accompanied with Hikki’s perfect English. Next R&B beats come into play and the verses appear. Hikki’s vocals sound nice, soft, but nice. The chorus is very catchy with R&B beats and music along with the guitar playing. The lyrics sound nice too, even though there’s no English, well not in the chorus anyway. One surprising thing about the song was that there was more English in the verses, which were a lot longer than the choruses, and for some reason I liked the verses more. I still really like this song though, it’s so lovable.

B&C, the infamous duo. Now don’t start asking questions just yet about the description. No, the song is not a duo itself but it’s the title. The title stands for Bonnie & Clyde, two of the most famous criminals during the Great Depression. Anyway, the song begins with those great, slow R&B beats. During which Hikki ad-libs “Take a chance.” The first few verses begin dull but build up momentum until the sound great. Then the chorus sweeps you away with the R&B style music and superb lyrics, and that little hint of English. Some of the instrumentals sound like drums and other like banging on trash can lids, either way they fit the song well. Hikki’s vocals sound great here, they’re high throughout most of the song, but they’re still good. It’s not a bad B-Side once you listen.

Overall Review: Movin’ on without you was yet again another sensational R&B single. I loved the title track so much, even now, because it’s so addictive and so memorable. The B-Side was even good too, especially the melody and background music. It’s no wonder why this is one of her highest selling singles. If you listen to one 1990’s R&B single, make it Movin’ on without you.

Final Grade: 100A+

3 Responses to “Movin’ on without you”
  1. blackmager says:

    I loved this Moving On With You.
    Utada did a good job singing in such a high register.

  2. diegwa says:

    I loved this song when she sung it at her concert, Utada United 2006, she sounded amazing.

  3. *lina* says:

    i loved it to when she sung it at United 2006!

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