WANT ME, WANT ME was Namie Amuro’s 27th single. it was released on April 6, 2005 and reached number 2 on the charts with 48,106 copies sold. In all this single has sold over 102,733+ copies. It was her third and final single in a row to sell over 100,000 copies. The title track is infamous for its lyrical content, and being banned in Korea. There were a total of two editions released, a CD+DVD edition and a CD only edition that featured a B-Side. This was also her final single in the Queen of Hip-Pop Era.

WANT ME, WANT ME - Namie Amuro

3. WANT ME, WANT ME (Instrumental)
4. HANDLE ME (Instrumental)

One thing so say about WANT ME, WANT ME is that it’s not for children. Another obvious thing has got to be the music. The music is apparently a fusion of bhangra or Indian dance music, and reggae; and honestly it’s really good. I mean it features some amazing beats that are infectious as can be and the fast paced music is great. Namie’s vocals are sultry as ever, and all the panting sounds amazing. While the chorus might be a little naughty, I still love it, it sounds so incredible. And the whispered parts are to die for. And for once I was geniuinly thrilled with the verses, they’re about as infectious as the chorus itself. Lyrics might be sexually provocative, but who cares.

Getting back to her R&B style is HANDLE ME. It has somewhat of a reggae vibe to, very little for some reason, something about it, either that or an Indian one. Point is, it’s rather odd. Compared to the previous track, it’s very lack luster. I think my favorite part was towards the end when the piano began to play and when Namie’s vocals sounded the best. And the background vocals weren’t all that great either.

Overall Review: WANT ME, WANT ME was quite the erotic single! And now I just noticed that ero means sexy in Japanese if I’m correct, random but interesting. This single featured a hot, sexy, exhilerating title track that was superb. Not too crazy about the B-Side but it could have been worse. I never knew Namie had it in her to do a song like this, I thought only Kuu would do this. What a sultry way to end the Queen of Hip-Pop Era.

Final Grade: 94A-


9 Responses to “WANT ME, WANT ME”
  1. amaiyume says:

    I agree! WANT ME, WANT ME is much better than HANDLE ME. Actually, the A-side was my first Namie song and what got me hooked onto her. But you know what is a good B-side from her? STROBE!!! Now that’s hot!

    And yeah “ero” is short for erotic like in the Japanese titles ero-kakkoi a la Koda Kumi.

    I think HANDLE ME is a good song though just not a fantastic one…

  2. amaiyume says:

    BTW, I really like the new pink on the website 🙂

  3. Die says:

    What single is that from? I might have to give it a listen

    And the pink was to match the banner, after the next banner it might change a bit.

  4. Mumii says:

    I really like WANT ME, WANT ME, it’s one of the most addictive songs I’ve ever heard. I’m pretty sure ero also means perverted in Japanese. XD

  5. amaiyume says:

    @Die: STROBE is from the ALARM single and it’s totally worth checking out!! Personally, I think it could have been an A-side!!!

    And yeah “ero” is like dirty sexy XD

  6. Selryam says:

    Ah, yes. This was quite the interesting single, for many different reasons.

    The a-side is really good though. Never heard the b-side. Thank god she started to pick up around here.

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