List of Songs Played/流されました曲のリスト

Join Haru and Tassie as they explore and play the very best performances by Japanese artists on MTV Unplugged  from 1996 through to 2021, featuring music from Utada Hikaru, Ken Hirai, CHARA and Motohiro Hata.

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Dean
Hosted by: Haru & Tassie
Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Tadamichi

Songlist:

4) SAKURA, I love you? – 西野カナ (Kana Nishino) (2013)

3) みんな空の下 (Minna Sora-no Shita) – 絢香 (Ayaka) (2009)

2) ひまわりの約束 (Himawari-no Yakusoku) – 基博 (Motohiro Hata) (2019)

1) First Love – 宇多田ヒカル (Utada Hikaru) (2001)

Spring is here! As you enjoy the warmer weather listen to some of your favorite artists like Hikaru Utada and Vicki Blanca. OR you may discover some newer artists like Fujii Kaze. This episode of Japan Top 10 is sure to make you smile as you stand outside and soak in the sun.

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Hayley G

Hosted by: Kirby & Ai

Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Jerome

 

Songlist:

10)虹 (Niji) (Rainbow) – 菅田将暉 (Masaki Suda)

9) One Last Kiss – 宇多田ヒカル (Hikaru Utada)

8) 空と青 (Sora to Ao) (Sky and Blue) – 家入レオ (Leo Ieiri) [-3]

7)旅路 (Tabiji) (journey) –  藤井 風 (Fujii Kaze)

6)磁石 (Jishaku) (Magnet) – aiko

5)ポニーテイル (Ponīteiru) (Ponytail) – ビッケブランカ (Vickeblanka)

4)春泥棒 (Haruo Dorobo) (Spring Thief) – ヨルシカ (Yorushika) [-3]

3) 桜が降る夜は (Sakura ga furu yoru wa) (On the night when the cherry blossoms fall) – Aimyon [+1]

2)創造 (Sōzō) (Create) – 星野源 (Gen Hoshino)[+6]

1)Universe – Official髭男dism (Official Hige Danism)[+2]

 

Extra songs:

Indie Spotlight: Maydenfield – Love with a D

BoyBand Extra: SEXY ZONE – Honey Honey (2019) 

2010’s Extra: ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION – Easter (2015) 

The name of the band might have made it harder to search for some international listeners – but fans would have recognized them immediately from Dragon Ball ending theme songs, powerful performances on stage as well as their iconic bassist Tanashin, who is often seen running around with only his underwear on in music videos and concerts. In this episode hosted by Ethel and Edward, let’s take a look at how Good Morning America has evolved over the years!

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Kelsey
Hosted by: Ethel & Edward
Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Vincent

With the hashtag #StopAsianHate being used globally to show support and solidarity with the Asian community, Japan Top 10 discusses the impact and repercussions of Anti-Asian hate and asks what needs to be done to fight for change.

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Hayley
Hosted by: Andy & Tassie
Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Tadamichi

Songlist:

  1. ColdRain – The Side Effects
  2. LiSA – Propaganda
  3. ONE OK ROCK – Stand Out Fit In
  4. Aimer – Brave Shine
  5. Radwimps – Is There Still Anything That Love Can Do?

Join Dean and Edward as they bring you the latest in our series of Japan Top 10 Artist Interviews, featuring Yoake no ban, and Re:O.
Scripted & QAed by: Hayley M
Hosted by: Dean & Edward
Audio edited & Uploaded by: Vincent

Songlist:
Yoake no ban
1: おやすみなさい (2019)
2: 女生徒 (2019)

Re:O
3: Nageki No Silhouette
4: We went Dark

Spring is coming! Prepare for an upbeat episode with host Lydia & Tassie as they go through some favorite names such as Vickeblanka and Aimyon as this episode has a mix between some old and some newly released songs as many of these songs have a Spring theme.

Songlist:
10)虹 (Niji) (Rainbow) – 菅田将暉 (Masaki Suda)
9) 磁石 (Jishaku) (Magnet) – aiko
8) 創造 (Sōzō) (Create) – 星野源 (Gen Hoshino)
7)炎 (Homura) (Flame) – LiSA [+1] 6)ポニーテイル (Ponīteiru) (Ponytail) – ビッケブランカ (Vickeblanka)
5)空と青 (Sora to Ao) (Sky and Blue) – 家入レオ (Leo Ieiri) [NEW] 4)桜が降る夜は (Sakura ga furu yoru wa) (On the night when the cherry blossoms fall) – Aimyon [NEW] 3) Universe – Official髭男dism (Official Hige Danism)
2)泣き笑いのエピソード (Naki warai no episōdo) (Episode of Laughter) – 秦 基博 (Motohiro Hata)
1) 春泥棒 (Haruo Dorobo) (Spring Thief) – ヨルシカ (Yorushika) [NEW] Extra songs:
Indie Spotlight: Matthew Howard – Midstream Ruins (2020)

Scripted by: Hayley G
Hosted by: Lydia & Tassie
Quality Assured by: Hayley M
Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Jerome

 

Join Andy and Haru as they recall the Great East Japan Earthquake on its 10th anniversary, featuring songs of hope from GreeeeN, RADWIMPS and MISIA.

Scripted & Quality Assured By: Dean

Hosted by: Andy & Haru

Audio edited & Uploaded by: Tadamichi

From its members to the name of the band, there’s always a story when it comes to massively popular band Gesu no Kiwami Otome (ゲスの極み乙女). Since its debut in 2012, the band, led by front-man Enon Kawatani, has constantly been in the limelight in Japan’s next generation rock scene. In this Artist of the Month episode hosted by Ethel and Andy, let’s give a listen to the band’s iconic mixed genre sound behind its best work!

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Kelsey 

Hosted by: Ethel & Andy

Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Johnson

Songlist:

12) Dress o Nuge (ドレスを脱げ) (2013)

11) Ryokiteki na Kiss wo Watashi ni Shite (猟奇的なキスを私にして) (2014)

10) Killer Ball (キラーボール) (2013)

9) Digital Mogura (デジタルモグラ) (2014)

8) Romance ga Ariamaru (ロマンスがありあまる) (2015)

7) Image Senryaku (2018)

6) DARUMASAN (2017)

5) Jinsei no Hari (人生の針) (2020)

4) Anata ni wa Makenai (あなたには負けない) (2017)

3) Mou Setsunai to wa Iwasenai (もう切ないとは言わせない) (2018)

2) Tatakatte Shimau yo (戦ってしまうよ) (2018)

1) Watashi Igai Watashi Janai no (私以外私じゃないの) (2015)

With this week’s top 10 songs, we shake things up with a big change in the lineup. Bands like Yorushika, Nulbarich, and more take the charts by storm, making 2021 already a great year for music. Join Andy as we go through the top 10 songs this week.

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Scripted & Quality Assured by: Stuart

Hosted by: Andy

Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Vincent

Songlist:

10) 君と僕のうた (Kimitoboku no uta) (You and my song) – THE CHARM PARK [NEW]

9) Young Japanese – OKAMOTO’S [NEW]

8) 炎(Homura) (Flame) – LiSA [-7]

7) 楽園 (Paradise) – フジファブリック (Fuji Fabric) [NEW]

6) ハルカ(Haruka) – YOASOBI [+2]

5) Universe – Official髭男dism (Official Hige Danism) [-2]

4)空と青(Sora to ao) (Sky and Blue) – 家入レオ (Leo Leiri) [NEW]

3) TOKYO – Nulbarich [NEW]

2) 泣き笑いのエピソード (Naki warai no episōdo) (Episode of Laughter) – 秦 基博 (Motohiro Hata) [+5]

1) 春泥棒(Haruo Dorobo) (Spring Thief) – ヨルシカ (Yorushika) [NEW]

Extra songs:

J-pop flashback: 昴 (Subaru) 1980 – Teresa Teng

Anime extra: nano.RIPE – アザレア (Azalea) (2018)

Offbeat extra: ダイスキ (Daisuki) (2016) – Daoko

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Dean

Hosted by: Edward & Ai

Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Illya

Prepare for a sweet treat (and maybe a sugar rush!) as Edward and Ai explore the history and unique customs that have evolved around Valentine’s Day in Japan, featuring music from Superfly, Yumi Matsutoya and Perfume.  

Songlist:

12) チョコレート(Chocolate) – Leo Ieiri (家入レオ) (2014)

11) 愛をこめて花束を (Ai-wo Komete Hanataba-wo) – Superfly [2008]

10) Give Me Chocolate! – Dish// [2013]

9) 告白 (Kokuhaku) – FUNKY MONKEY BABYS [2008]

8) Valentine’s Radio – Yumi Matsutoya (松任谷由実 ) [1989]

7) Love Love Love – Dreams Come True [1995]

6) Hot chocolate – RIP SLYME [2006]

5) Darling – Kana Nishino (西野カナ) [2014]

4) Be My Valentine –  Tommy February6 [2013]

3) I Love You – Yutaka Ozaki (尾崎豊) [1991]

2) Endless Valentine – EPO [1990]

1) Chocolate Disco – Perfume [2007]

When it comes to all things under the sheets Japan seems to be a bit of a paradox. Though seen as sexless to some, from shunga scrolls to rental videos, the country is also the homeland of all things Hentai. So if you’re feeling brave let’s step behind that 18+ curtain and join Edward & Haru as we reveal the story of JAV, from its origins, to battles with the law, and a move into the 21st century.

Scripted & Quality Assured By: Hayley M
Hosted by: Edward & Haru
Audio edited & Uploaded by: Tadamichi

Songlist:

  1. Vamps – Devil Side (2010)
  2. Acid Black Cherry – Black Cherry (2007)
  3. Ebisu Muscats – Ebisu Animal Anthem (2019)
  4. KOTOKO – I pray to stop my cry (2003)
  5. MONDO GROSSO featuring AiNA THE END (BiSH) 偽りのシンパシー (Itsuwari no shinpashī, False Sympathy) (2018)

Welcome to another episode of Japan Top 10 hosted by Kirby and Tassie. In this episode, we have a mixture of some new songs from 2021 and some returning artists. In this episode we will be introducing you to GLIIICO, who made their debut back in March 2020. We also have some hits from your favourite bands like Kenshi Yonezu and LiSA in this Top 10 countdown.

Scripted by: Hayley G

Hosted by: Kirby & Tassie

Quality Assured by: Hayley M

Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Jerome

 Songlist:

10) スーパーガール (Supergirl) – あいみょん (Aimyon) [New]

9) 青春病 (Seishun Sick) – 藤井 風 (Fujii Kaze) [=]

8) ハルカ (Haruka) – YOASOBI [New]

7) 泣き笑いのエピソード (Naki warai no episōdo) (Episode of Laughter) – 秦 基博 (Motohiro Hata) [New]

6) Brand new planet – Mr. Children [New]

5) 本音 (Honne) (Real intention) – sumika [New]

4) 虹 (Niji) (Rainbow) – 菅田将暉 (Masaki Suda) [+1]

3)  Universe – Official髭男dism (Official Hige Danism) [New]

2) 感電 (Kanden) (Electric Shock) – 米津玄師 (Kenshi YONEZU)  [New]

1) 炎 (Homura) (Flame) –  LiSA [+1]

Extra songs:

Indie Spotlight: GLIIICO – around

1980’s flashback: Saruri Kokusho – Valentine Kiss (1986)

Masayoshi Oishi – 君じゃなきゃダメみたい (Kimi Ja Nakya Dame Mitai)

You might be familiar with the name Enon Kawatani, and you might know he’s a busy (and sometimes, controversial) guy. Kawatani divides his time among FOUR bands – indigo la End, Gesu no Kiwami Otome (ゲスの極み乙女), Genie High and Ichikoro, working as vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for the first two. Formed in 2009, indigo la End is Kawatani’s first band and still to this day holds a special place in their fans’ hearts. In this Artist of the Month Episode, Ethel and Ai will be introducing you to indigo la End’s catchy, poppy melodies juxtaposed with tear-jerking lyrics and Kawatani’s delicate vocals.

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Kelsey 

Hosted by: Ethel & Ai

Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Johnson

Songlist:

12) Midori no Shoujo (緑の少女) (2012)

11) Yoasari (夜漁り) (2020)

10) Koiki na Bye Bye (小粋なバイバイ) (2019)

9) Misekake no Love Song (見せかけのラブソング) (2017)

8) Sayonara Bell (2014)

7) Kokoro no Mi (心の実) (2019)

6) Shizuku ni Koishite (雫に恋して) (2015)

5) Hokorobi Gokko (ほころびごっこ) (2018)

4) Kane Naku Inochi (鐘泣く命) (2017) 

3) Hanikande Shimatta Natsu (はにかんでしまった夏) (2019)

2) Tulip (2020)

1) Natsuyo No Magic (夏夜のマジック) (2015)

Travel back to Japan’s rich past with a look at the popularity that was (and still is) Enka! Join Andy & Haru as they go through the history of Enka, the top songs in Japan, and modern Enka today. From Ishikawa Sayuri to Jero, get ready to get sentimental with JTop10’s new Enka special podcast!

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Stuart

Hosted by: Andy & Haru

Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Illya

8) Tokyo Desert – Yamada Hiroshi

7) “Hakodate no Hito”(Woman of Hakodate) – Saburo Kitajima

6) Shura No Hana (Flower of Carnage) – Meiko Kaji

5) Sake Yo (Sake) – Yoshi Ikuzo

4)”Umiyuki” (Drifting Snow) – Jero

3) Kita no yado kara (From a Northern Inn) – Miyako Harumi

2) Onna no michi (Path of a Woman) – Miya Shiro and the Pinkara Trio

1) Amagi Goe (Amagi Pass) – Ishikawa Sayuri

Skincare is deeply rooted in all cultures, but each country has a unique approach. And perhaps no country is as refined and dedicated as Japan in its philosophy to skincare, which actually dates back more than a thousand years. To understand J-beauty, we have to understand its heritage and history. In this Cultures Episode, follow Ai and Haru for a pamper session and a deep dive into the wonderful world of J-beauty!

Scripted & Quality Assured By: Kelsey

Hosted by: Ai & Haru

Audio edited & Uploaded by: Illya

Songlist:

1. Eriko Tamura – Locomotion Dream (1989)

2. Noriyuki Makihara – Kioku (2018)

3. Toshinobu Kubota – You Go Lady (2018)

4. Superfly – Happy Day (2018)

5. Ryoma Inoue – Negai (2020)

Join Haru and Dean as they bring you the latest in our series of Japan Top 10 Artist Interviews, featuring two amazing punk-pop rock bands Puffy Shoes & N-16.

Scripted & QAed by: Hayley M
Hosted by: Dean & Haru
Audio edited & Uploaded by: Vincent

SONG LIST:

Puffy Shoes
1: I’m Sorry Not Sorry
2: I Might Be In Love

N-16
3: Kawaii Ano Ko
4: Bed In

What better way to start off a brand new year than by joining, new to Japan Top 10, Hayley G and Dean for January’s J-Top10 countdown! Whether you’re feeling the need for a silent moment or it’s time to get loud we have all the biggest J-rock and J-pop hits waiting for you from the likes of LiSA, SEKAI NO OWARI, and milet, as well as this months brand new indie spotlight Keef Anthony!

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Hayley M

Hosted by: Hayley G & Dean
Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Jerome

 Songlist:

10) Chemical Heart feat. Masato from coldrain – Five New Old [New]

9) 青春病 (Seishun Sick) – 藤井 風 (Fujii Kaze) [Re-entry]

8) Get Loud – 向井太一 (Mukai Taichi) [New]

7) 僕のSOS (boku no SOS) – Mahina [New]

6) silent – SEKAI NO OWARI [=]

5) 虹 (Niji) – 菅田将暉 (Masaki Suda) [-3]

4) Who I Am – milet [New]

3)  あいまいでいいよ (Aimai de iiyo) – 羊文学 (Hitsujibungaku) [New]

2) 炎 (Homura) (Flame) –  LiSA [-1]

1) 感電 (Kanden)- 米津玄師 (Kenshi Yonezu) [Re-entry]

Extra songs:

Indie Spotlight: Let Me – Keef Anthony

Today’s episode hosted by Ethel and Anna is all about the multi-talented Masaharu Fukuyama. The Nagasaki-born superstar isn’t only one of the most recognizable faces on Japanese television, but also one of the most popular singer-songwriter since the debut of his first single in 1990. Just this month, he released a new album, AKIRA, delighting die-hard fans all over the world. Be prepared to be serenaded by these ever-green ballads from Fukuyama – who was once voted Japan’s most eligible bachelor!

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Kelsey

Hosted by: Ethel & Anna

Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Johnson

Songlist

4) Kazoku Ni Narou Yo (家族になろうよ) (2011)

3) Sakura Zaka (桜坂) (2000)

2) Saiai (最愛) (2009)

1) Shinon (心音) (2020)