Dot Bikini 5/5
S/mileage is the “cutest” and most “idol-ish” group in H!P right now. Even when they produce a song like this, it doesn’t even come close to sounding like a typical idol song. Dot Bikini may be the typical idol summer song in disguise, but it far surpasses that. Dot Bikini is probably one of S/mileage’s most catchiest songs. Especially the mou ii ka? , the kekeke and dokidokidoki in the chorus, and the chu moku! part. The only thing that held back this song from doing really good was the PV and the promotion. I’m surprised that I don’t listen to this song more than I do!
Choto Mate Kudasai 4/5
Every S/mileage fan seems to hate this song. I agree that it is a little plain and toned down from what S/mileage usually does, but it is in no means a “bad” song. The Choto mate kudasai’s repeated over the song are really catchy. A while the newer members need to work on their high notes, I’ve heard worse. This is a nice breather after all of the cuteness!
Please! Miniskirt Postwoman 5/5
This is the last single to feature Maeda Yuuka, it’s also s/mileage’s best selling single, and my favorite single! Tsunku really out did himself with this single! The song is adorable, and it reminds me of a fairytale. The dancing is simple and cute, yet unique. The PV may be cheap, but its bright and colorful. Tsunku needs to put 100% into S/mileage’s songs, like this, and they will sell well!
This also a single that s/mileage fans seem to hate. It features the trainee members as back up’s, which means that basically, only Yuuka, Kanon, and Ayaka are singing. The song is cute, and catchy, but it’s tiring to hear the same three members sing without any change. This single could of also done so much better if they PV was a little better. But I guess after Saki left, everything was in chaos!
Uchouten LOVE 5/5
S/mileage’s second best selling single. It’s extremely catchy and energetic, and reminds me of a DDR song. Despite it not being the highest selling song, it’s probably s/mileage’s most loved song by fans. The PV is amazing, and the dance is good. It’s sad that Saki randomly left after this song was released.
Koi ni booing buu!! 4/5
S/mileage’s worst selling single, and it’s the song that all s/mileage fans hate, except me! I mean, I admit, it is plain sounding; it definitely deserves to be the worst single. And I hated it when it first came out as well. But I think it’s cute! Although the pig nose and ears are weird. I love screaming buu! whenever I listen to this song. And somehow, I like Ayaka’s line ecchi na koto kangaeteru koto. Even though she’s my favorite member, sometimes her singing is horrid.
Short Cut! 5/5
When this came out, some people were a little disappointed, but I think this song is pretty catchy! The members cutting all of their hair off was taking the PV a little too far, but it provided them a new image. It’s not my favorite single from them, but its pretty high up!
Onaji Jikyuu de Hataraku Tomodachi no Bijin Mama 4.5/5
This was another well received single. I like this single because it’s way more rockish than any other single that they’ve done. Plus, Tsuji makes an appearance in the PV, which is a cute reference to her nickname “nono”
○○ Ganbaranakutemo Eenende!! 4.5/5
This is S/mileage’s “weird” single. It sounds pretty quirky and has sound effects that are highly entertaining. The long parts before the chorus (nainainainai happy night, dekidekideki dakishimete, etc) are extremely addicting. It’s sad that this song is kind of under appreciated, because this is one of s/mileage’s more fun songs.
Yumemiru Fifteen 4.5/5
S/mileage’s debut song. What a good debut this was! The maintains a mature and cool tone. I like this song, but for some reason, its not one of my favorites. But I really appreciate the good vocals in this song. This is a huge huge improvement from their indies singles.
Otona ni Narutte Muzukashii!!! 4/5
This is S/mileage’s last indie single. It did pretty bad, and people don’t like it because its a bit plain. I agree, it is a little plain, and seems like its missing something. It’s a step down from sukichan, but its still pretty enjoyable.
This is probably my favorite indie song from S/mileage! It’s really high energy, and catchy. S/mileage fans love this song, and its a crowd pleaser. It’s really fun and easy to sing along, especially to the suki chan‘s. This song could have been a S/mileage single.
Asu wa Date na no ni, Ima Sugu Koe ga Kikitai 4/5
I don’t know what to think of this song. I like it, but at the same time, I don’t really listen to it much. I love the vocals in this though, and the chorus is catchy.
S/mileage doesn’t really do toned down songs, so I really appreciate songs like this! This is a nice toned down semi ballad. It’s simple, and gives off a nice feeling. I like when the group sings in a chorus.
Kiiroi Jitensha to Sandwich 5/5
I’m glad a new song was added to the album. This song is adorable! Ignoring tsunku’s weird voice (lol) this song is the typical “cute” s/mileage song, but with a nice refreshing sound. Akari gets a lot of lines, and she sounds amazing! Rina and Kana also gets a lot of lines, and they nice as well. This song definitely goes in my top 5 favorite songs.
So I’m finally adding more H!P artists to my lists, and I decided to start with S/mileage since their the newest group. As you can see, no song scored below a 4! S/mileage is one of the rare groups where I enjoy almost every single and song (to an extent). People say that S/mileage is in a slump, and that they haven’t been the same since the 4nin lineup. But I think that they are doing pretty well, and I love the new members! This album is a must for anyone new to S/mileage!