[Special] Top 500 J-Pop Songs #369

Title: 5 more minutes
Released: 2004
Genre: Pop

5 more minutes gives me nostalgia as it was one of my favourite songs when I first got into J-Pop. While it is nostalgic, it is also a fantastic song. The first of BONNIE PINK’s entries, this tune was released as the B-side to her 18th single, Last Kiss. I love the sound of this song. It’s pop, but has a bit of rock to it and really screams of something from the 90s female singer-songwriter phase in the US. I love the fact that there is contrast with the use of Japanese in the verses and English in the chorus. BONNIE really rocks this song out as the choruses are catchy and the vocoder vocals overlaying the guitar dominated part really gives an interesting touch. I think BONNIE also sounds fantastic in this song and she especially shines during the bridge where her voice seems most emotive. Good listen.