List of Songs Played/流されました曲のリスト

Put your sunglasses on, fire up the time machine, and get ready for a night drive through the wonderful world of City Pop! We’ll explore this wonderful genre, its surprising resurgence in popularity, its relationship to vaporwave, and its influence on today’s J-pop artists.  

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  1. 八神純子 (Junko Yagami) – 黄昏のBay City (Tasogare no Bay City) (1983)
  2. 山下達郎 (Tatsuro Yamashita) – Silent Screamer (1980)
  3. 竹内まりや (Mariya Takeuchi) – Plastic Love (Night Tempo 100% Remastered) (2016)
  4. Especia – Boogie Aroma (2015)
  5. Satellite Young feat. Mitch Murder – Sniper Rouge (2017)

This month’s top 10 episode has been sponsored by our friends at getyourgenki! Visit them at to find more information on what they are all about!

This time we have a few songs returning and mostly songs we haven’t played before, with a grab bag of musical styles. We have queens Mariya Takeuchi and Ringo Sheena both coming back into the spotlight, as well as newer sensations like Alexandros and Official HIGE DANDism catapulting themselves up the chart as usual. We also have a special indie spotlight we’re really excited to feature, too, so stick around ‘til the end for that and enjoy. 

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10. Survive Said The Prophet- Bridges

9. Mariya Takeuchi- Inochi no Uta

8. Keisuke Kuwata and the Pin Boys- Kanashii Pro Bowler

7. Exile- Ai no Tame ni ~for love, for a child~

6. Tokyo Jihen- Erabarezaru Kokumin

5. Alexandros- Philosophy (18sai Remix)

4. Superfly- Flare

3. Sumika- Negai

2. Official HIGE DANDism- I LOVE…

1. King Gnu- Teenager Forever

Indie Spotlight:

針スピ子 (Supiko Hari)- もうどうにでもな〜れ (Moudou ni Demo Naare)

Anime Extra:

中川翔子 (Shoko Nakagawa) – 心のアンテナ~細野晴臣オリジナルミックス~ (Kokoro no Antenna – Haruomi Hosono Original Mix) (from Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life) (2009)

Vocaloid Extra:

初音ミク (Hatsune Miku) – World is Mine

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From Japanese nature, to all things Anime, delve into the world of Japanese, and Japanese-inspired, indie music as Andy & Ethel bring the first of Japan Top 10s indie artist interviews. Discussing everything from inspirations to future plans with two talented indie musicians, past Japan Top 10 Indie Spotlight artists Jared Kubokawa and Danny Dice.

Danny Dice:
‘Early Days’ 
‘With You’

Jared Kubokawa:
‘Goodbye, I Love You’
‘The Mountain’

Cute idol singers meet heavy metal?! Let’s rock out to Kawaii Metal, a genre that seems to be a living contradiction! From pioneering group BABYMETAL to “girls’ metal” and newer indie groups, explore the breadth of this recent and interesting genre. Don’t wear yourself out headbanging!

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Hosted by: Eric & Andy

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4. BABYMETAL feat. F.HERO – PA.PA.YA! (2019)

3. Aldious (アルディアス) – Without You (2017)

2. ぜんぶ君のせいだ。(Zenbu Kimi no Sei da.) – WORLD END CRISIS (2016)

1. Deadlift Lolita – キミテラスサイリウム (Kimi Terasu Sairiumu) (2017)

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Hosted by: Kirby

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2020 is finally here,  and we’re already excited to share all of the best Japanese music that will be released this year. Thanks for tuning in, and happy new year. Make sure to tune in to our next show to see how Japan’s best artists are gonna kick off 2020 for us. 


10. 秦基博 (Motohiro Hata)- 9 Inch Space Ship [NEW]


8. Superfly – フレア (Flare) [NEW]

7. MOL – See You Again [NEW]

6. King Gnu – Teenager Forever [NEW]

5. BOYS AND MEN- Gattan Gotton Go! [NEW]

4. ビッケブランカ (Vickeblanca) – 白熊 (Shirokuma) [NEW]

3. 平井堅 (Ken Hirai)- #302 [NEW]

2. 山下達郎 (Tatsuro Yamashita) – レシピ (RECIPE) [+3]

1.sumika – 願い (Negai)  [NEW]

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What better way to see off the dusty old year, and kick start a whole new decade, than with a blinding blast of pure punk rock joy. Join Anna as she brings you her Artist of the Month pick, a band who might just be energetic enough to power the world into 2020, WANIMA.


10) DRIVE (2018)

9) Charm (2017)

8)りんどう (Rindō) (2019)

7) ヒューマン (Human) (2018) 

6) 夏のどこかへ (Natsu no doko kahe) (2019)

5) TRACE (2015)

4) For You (2016)

3) GONG (2019)

2) Again (2019)

1) シグナル (Signal) (2018)