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Which is the Best? Top 20 Japanese Pop Music Of All Time

Walk a little about the Japanese rhythms, such as the famous J-Pop, which is an international pop adapted to the taste of Japanese society, using electronic instruments and sometimes traditional instruments.

Japanese pop or J-pop is a musical genre Japanese. In fact, nothing more than the musical style known as pop, but with regional East characteristics, more specifically Japan.

One of its peculiarities is the musical instruments used, because sometimes modern instruments such as drums and guitar, are used along with traditional Japanese instruments.

No. 1 Without you (JYONGRI)

“Without You” is the third single of the Japanese singer JYONGRI and was launched in 2010. “Without You” is a very catchy ballad, though simple shows some abstract elements that symbolize the feeling of lack that help to illustrate the music.

No. 2 Ijime, Dame, Zettai (Babymetal)

It is the major debut single released by the Japanese group of kawaii Babymetal metal.

The album was released on January 9, 2013, through Jūonbu, sub-label of Toy’s Factory, as a single room for the album Babymetal (2014).

But the song was first performed in Sakura Gakuin concert in July 2011 and a month later was presented in Tokyo Idol Festival, a redirect festival idol groups.

B-side, two new songs, entitled “Catch Me If You Can” in its regular edition and “Babymetal Death” in their limited editions, have been included.

No. 3 Broken Youth (Nico Touches the Walls)

It is the third single of the Japanese band Nico Touches the Walls. It was released on August 13, 2008.

The song is also the end of the sixth season of the anime Naruto Shippuden. The song reached the position number 35 on the Oricon Chart in Japan.

No. 4 Hologram (ホ ロ グ ラ ム, Horoguramu) – (Nico Touches the Walls)

It is the fifth single of the Japanese band Nico Touches the Walls and the second single from the album Aurora. It was released on August 12, 2009.

The single is well known to be the opening theme of the second season of the anime Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood becoming it one of the most popular songs of the band.

Moreover, it was used as the ending theme of the final episode of Brotherhood.

The single peaked at number 11 on the Oricon Chart and is currently the second most successful single of the band (surpassed only by Diver) and the best-selling to date.

No. 5 Love Song (Miss A)

Long song is the most daring music album Colors of the band Miss A.

The beat is essentially trap-music, the chorus, although only repeat the name of the song, comes a growing set, to be completely broken by a violin solo.

No. 6 Koi no Victory (Morning Musume)

One of the best songs the band Morning Musume. Morning Musume was one of the most famous and influential 90s and 2000, and many choreographies, beautiful songs and over 21 million sold CDs.

No. 7 Love and joy (Yuki Kimura)

Launched in 2000, this song turned fever in Japan for a while, especially after the game Vocaloid made a version of the characters dancing and everyone started to want to imitate the movements.

In fact, this is infectious and great to relax.

No. 8 Sexy Sexy (Cascade)

Cascade was a visual kei rock band popular during the 90s, and this song, in particular, is well known for having been chosen as the ending theme for the anime gakko in Kaidan.

Those who like dark music, black cloaks and spiky-haired boys and too much makeup will love this band.

No. 9 Movin ‘on without you (Utada Hikaru)

One of the biggest names in Japanese music Utada Hikaru wrote several hit songs, and some were even selected for the soundtrack of the Final Fantasy saga.

That was the first song of the singer, it was released many years ago.

No. 10 Sakura drops (Utada Hikaru)

Launched in 2002, but is still remembered by many; An English version of it was used by Disney on Ice in 2009.

Utada only discovered it three years later and said he was honored to have your chosen music.

No. 11 Planetarium (Ai Otsuka)

Ai Otsuka is a Japanese singer who has been consecrated among the most popular of the Land of the Rising Sun; She is characterized by a very feminine high voice.

Her songs range from rough to the most calms and full of sweetness. Combined with all his charisma and sympathy, guarantee its great success with the public the most varied ages.

Ai-chan, as it is also known, is an artist of multiple talents besides singing and composing, she also plays, like drawing and playing the piano since childhood.

Among his hobbies is rehearsing his voice while at home.

No. 12 Morning Coffee (Morning Musume)

Morning Coffee is the group’s first single “Morning Musume”, just after the release of the single “0” “Ai no Tane”, being the official single of the same.

Had surrounding 200.790 copies with 8 cm CD in 1998. It was re-released in 2005 as part of the CD “Early Single Box” with a CD of 12 cm.

The lead singer of this single was Natsumi Abe.

Tsunku has decided to change the lead singer for Kaori Iida, however, before the recording, he told the group that the vocal leadership would be to Abe Natsumi.

No. 13 Kaerimichi the love song (Kiss)

This song became popular after being chosen as the ending theme for the anime Lovely Complex; Romantic and super beautiful.

No. 14 Love Story (Namie Amuro)

The letter tells the story of an extremely mature woman even loving your partner know you can not stay with him for both want to follow very different paths, almost a farewell letter.

This song is summed up in one word: Powerful.

No. 15 Himawari in yakusoku (Motohiro Hata)

This song was the last movie Doraemon and made a lot of people get emotional and cry like a baby; His voice is phenomenal and the melody could not be better.

The smoothness and naturalness with which he sings and plays guitar are wonderful.

No. 16 Kuchizuke Diamond (Weaver)

It was the first single released in 2015, “Kuchizuke Diamond” has become anime’s opening theme Yamada-kun to Shichinin in Majo.

Weaver is a group of four young students from Kobe High School who started a band in 2004 hyougo Prefecture in Kobe.

In 2007, already with three current members, the group became the band j-rock Weaver.

No. 17 First Love (Hikaru Utada)

With the album “First Love” in its first week of release sold over 2 million copies!

Two months after the release, “First Love” becomes the best-selling album of all time in Japan, with more than 6 million copies sold, breaking the previous record belonging to B’z band, which sold 5.2 million with an album “Best Pleasure”!

In addition to this record, Hikaru Utada also broke the top-selling debut album of all time, which belonged to GLOBE band, the very famous producer Tetsuya Komuro and best-selling original album of all time.

Apparently, this girl an undeniable talent has much success ahead.

No. 18 I believe – Ayaka

The release of the song “I believe” was based on the eponymous band’s song ‘Blessed Union of Souls’, an American rock band from the city of Cincinnati formed in 1990.

The song “I Believe” quickly reached the 3rd place on the Oricon Ranking after its release.

The music gave the Ayaka online sales record in the category “A lot of sales in just a short period of time”, from its prior on January 15, 2006, reaching the milestone of more than one million downloads, behind only Endless Story Yuna Ito, the first in downloads at the time.

No. 19 Best Friend – Kiroro

The duo Kiroro is formed by vocalist Chiharu Tamashiro and pianist Ayano Kinjo.

According to the singer, the choice of name Kiroro happened during a visit to the city of Ikedamachi, Hokkaido, in a regional exchange.

She was very impressed with the Ainu language, still prevalent in the region.

The Kiroro name arose due to a word of Ainu origin “Kiroru”, meaning long walk and “Kiroro-an”, which means “tough” and “healthy”.

In this way, the pair decided that this name was perfect for the pair. The complicity and partnership of the two resulted in a beautiful song called “Best Friend”.

No. 20 Kampai Music (乾杯) – Nagabuchi Tsuyoshi

The Kampai music composed and sung by Japanese singer Nagabushi Tsuyoshi (長 渕 剛), born in September 1956 in Hioki, Kagoshima.

The Kampai music turned out to be certainly one of the greatest hymns among of people living in Japan, for being present at events and karaoke.

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