DESIRE / BABY!BABY!BABY! was Miliyah Kato’s 21st single. It was released on June 22, 2011 and debuted at no. 13 on the Oricon Weekly Charts with 6,675 copies sold. The second title track samples THE BLUE HEARTS’ Linda Linda.


3. Ain’t no other
4. DESIRE (Instrumental)

I wasn’t feeling her last single, so I didn’t review it, I very well might, who knows. When I heard she was going to release a double A-Side single, I was ecstatic. And when I heard DESIRE, I immediately fell in love with it. The song is long, make no doubt about that, but it’s good that it’s so long. DESIRE is like the BYE BYE of the previous album, it’s aggressive and very dance driven. It’s an up-tempo dance driven song that’s perfect for Summer. The beats are great, the synth is killer, and music is incredibly catchy. The best part, without a doubt, is the chorus, which features some English. The chorus is fast moving, slightly energetic, and just infectious. The main reason why it’s so similar to BYE BYE is because it features a dance driven chorus that’s infectious. It’s not as strong as, but it can still hold it’s own IMO. One of my favorite parts, towards the end during the bridge, great instrumental breakdown.

While BABY!BABY!BABY! is relatively short compared to the previous track, I would have to say that it’s good. I was initially skeptical about this track because it sampled another song, which is completely different, but it turned out to be a good thing. The song features some dance and rock elements as well as some synth elements naturally. The chorus is the part that samples Linda Linda, and it makes things interesting. The “Linda Linda” part of the chorus is actually pretty catchy and makes the song more likeable, definitely makes it a lot more memorable. This song feels a lot looser than the previous track and a bit more carefree.

What to say about Ain’t no other? It’s interesting, that’s for sure. It’s got some strings, in addition to some heavier R&B elements, but that’s about it. I didn’t find it all that interesting. It was boring and forgettable. Pure B-Side material.


Despite the horrible cover, and both look atrocious (she still looks horrible for some reason), this single is pretty damn good. The first title track is so far, one of the hottest tracks this Summer, and will surely stay that way. As for the second title track, an energetic rock infused song that will get you moving. The B-Side is a B-Side, what do you expect??? I loved both title tracks, perfect for the Summer and perfect for part of Miliyah’s discography. And seriously, what is up with the way she looks??? I can see why another reviewer said she was a hot tranny mess, she might not be a tranny, but she’s a mess. I don’t think I’ve seen a cover with her smiling, which may be a good thing. Anyway, I have a feeling she could have looked a lot worse on the cover.




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