Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Best Japanese Songs of All Time till 2017. Japan music has a wide array of performers in different styles both traditional and modern. Japanese songs have known to be the largest physical music market internationally. Their local songs are mostly played on karaoke venues. Traditional songs are quite different from western music because it’s based on intervals of human breathing. Here are some for best music in Japan that you can listen to.
List of Top 10 Best Japanese Songs of All Time till 2017
10. Please Stay With Me by Yui
This track was released in 2010 in her 4th studio album holiday in the sun. It was recorded in 2008 and produced by Hisashi Kondo. It is a pop and pop rock song. She was born and raised in Koga, Fukuoka, Japan on March 26, 1987. In 2011, she was ranked number one in Count Down TV ‘Dearest Female Artist’. This song is played in radio and television and she won most popular Japanese artist in radio television Hong Kong award. This album has sold over 300,000 copies making her popular in Japan and surrounding countries.
9. First Love by Utada Hikaru
She is a song writer and singer. This song was released in her third Japanese language single on April 28, 1999. She distributed over 800,000 copies in japan stores. It was voted top 10 in survey by Oricon in 2009. In 2010 she performed during Utada’s tour, In the Flesh and also in Utada’s two date concert series Wild life in December same year. It was used as theme song for Japanese drama Majo no Joken with starring Hideaki Takizawa and Nanako Matsushima. Also has appeared in PlayStation 2 rhythm game Unison which was released in 2001.
8. Your Best Friend by Mai Kuraki
It was released on October 19, 2011 in her 37th single album on Northern Music record label. It is the 40th ending theme for Detective Conan. Kuraki and Giorgio Cancemi wrote and produced this song. This track was launched on space shower TV and bayfmchiba two weeks before its official released. It had a positive praised and comments.
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7. Nantoka Narusa by News
It is a song written to give someone energy to overcome difficulties in everyday life. It is their second studio album which was released on November 7, 2007. This track reached number one on Oricon Daily Album Chart and Oricon Weekly Album Chart. In this album, there is four singles; limited edition includes 74 pages photo book while regular edition has 18 page booklet and two bonus tracks.
6. Ai No Uta by Koda Kumi
This song was released in CD and CD+DVD, with limited edition carrying ‘’Urban Kiss Version’’ of Ai no Uta. It was released on September 12, 2007. It was peaked number 2 on Oricon and Stayed on charts for twenty two weeks. Title track describes as a song about sadness of fleeting love and how fragile and precious it is. RIAJ made it certified to download as a ringtone more than one million times and full length downloads to cellphones more than 750,000 times.it received positive praised in Japan, many fun complementing kumi’s vocals and her passion when singing. During karaoke people sing this song even in other live performance. The video carries a theme of a woman in love but left heart broken by her lover. This is one of the Top 10 Best Japanese Songs of All Time till 2017.
5. Unfinished by Kotoko
It was composed and arranged by Satoshi Yaginum of fripSide, using Accel World as an ending theme song for anime. It is released in his 18th singles under Warner Music Japan.it was released on May 16, 2012 a Japanese pop singer.
4. Way to Heaven by Aya Ueto
It is her 14th single which was released on March 14, 2007. It was in a standard edition of her 5th studio album Happy Magic, Smile Project. The video was released in two formats, limited edition which has an A4-sized 92 page photo book and one bonus music video DVD, TV spots, footage of her past released events and standard edition CD. It was peaked number 17 in Oricon Daily singles chart on March 13 2007 and number 20 on weekly single chart. She sold 7,554 copies in first week, after five weeks she had sold a total of 12,144 copies.
3. Love so sweet by Arashi
This is a Japanese song done by well-known Arashi band in their 8th single. It was released in two different editions, first is regular edition having a bonus secret track and karaoke version, second is a limited edition containing a bonus track known as ‘Fight Song’. It was composed by Kazunari Ninomiya and lyrics done by the band. In 2006, it was created as an image for group’s variety show G no Arashi. This track is used as a theme song for drama Hana Yori Dango 2. It was listed Best 10 Singles in Japan Gold Disc Awards in 2008. Their sold over 204,493 copies in first week. It is a popular song in Japan which was ranked third highest selling single in 2007.
2. If by Kana Nishino
It was released on August 4, 2010 as her 11th single. Before it was released it was working by name I Swear. It talks about meeting with fate, described as mellow tempo ballad. This track has been used as a theme song for Naruto Shippuden 4: The Lost Tower animated film, and also as a TV commercial Campaign for Recochoku. Everyone loves this track, it has very inspiring message that can make you feel strong when facing your day.
1. Renai Circulation by Kana Hanazawa
It is a digital single released by Kana used as Sengoku Nadeko from anime series Monogatari. It was also used as an opening theme for Bakemonogatari arc Nadeko Snake. This track was composed by Kousaki Satoru and released in 2009. It is the cutest song ever you can dance and feel energetic and happy.
Above are the best Japanese songs 2017 you can listen whenever you feel down. There have good message and videos are amazing, you can dance to the tune.