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List of Songs Played/流されました曲のリスト

Welcome to another episode of Japan Top 10. Happy May to everyone! We have some great songs for you this month so sit back, relax, and enjoy this month’s countdown.

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Hayley G

Hosted by: Kirby & Christine Y

Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Tadamichi

 

 Songlist:

10) The mystery of the name of the heart – Ado [-6]

9) POP SONG – Kenshi Yonezu [-7]

8) Chronostasis – Bump of Chicken [NEW]

7) Aoi no (It’s Blue) – go!go!vanillas [NEW]

6) Kigeki (Comedy) – Gen Hoshino [NEW]

5) Put on a love cold – Vaundy [+1]

4) I like You – Vickeblanca [+5]

3) ankyou Sanka (Reverberation Song) – Aimer [=]

2) chameleon – King Gnu [-1]

1) Matsuri (Festival) – Fujii Kaze [NEW]

 

Extra songs:

Indie Spotlight: Tsumugu hibi (Someday Spinning) – optloquat (2021)

Anime Extra: Raise A Suilen – Exist (2021)

Boy Band Bonus: Lead – Be the NAKED (2018)

coldrain is a post-hardcore band from Nagoya with songs entirely in English and a strong following in their home country of Japan as well as the U.S. and U.K. Vocalist Masato transitions effortlessly between clean and growled vocals. Learn all about coldrain in today’s episode with Andy and Shanna!

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Hosted by: Andy & Shanna

Audio Edited by: Haru

Uploaded by: Jack

 

For Premium Platinum Donors:

12) coldrain – THE SIDE EFFECTS (2019)

11) coldrain – BURY ME (2017)

10) coldrain – Revolution (2018)

9) coldrain – Die tomorrow (2010)

For Premium Star Donors:

 8)  coldrain – To Be Alive (2011)

7) coldrain – SEE YOU (2019)

6)  coldrain – RUNAWAY feat. Jacoby Shaddix (2015)

5) coldrain – Gone (2015)

For all listeners:

4) coldrain – PARADISE (Kill The Silence) (2021)

3) coldrain – REMEMBER (2021)

2)  coldrain – FEED THE FIRE (2017)

1) coldrain – Mayday ft. Crystal Lake (2019)

Please see your Patreon feed for the episode, for Star and Platinum leveled donors only.

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Connor

Hosted by: Andy and Shanna

Audio Edited by: Andy

Uploaded by: Jack

Japanese music has evolved at a breakneck speed, always improving, exploring and overturning the industry. Today’s episode will bring to light the European influences on Japanese sounds and rhythms, from the use of English to the rapid evolution of rock and other European motifs. Join Andy and Shanna as they uncover the European undertones in music from the 1960s all the way to the 2020s!

Songlist:

12. Vaundy – Tokyo Flash  (September 27, 2019)

11. OmoinotakeEVERBLUE (October 1, 2021)

10. ラジ – Tokyo Taste (September 21, 1977)

9. The Golden Cups – Love is Life (November 15, 1967)

8. SCANDAL – Shunkan Sentimental (August 11, 2010)

7. ONE OK ROCK Last Dance (September 25, 2015)

6. [Alexandros] – Rock The World (February 16, 2022)

5. BAND-MAID – FREEDOM (MAY 18, 2016)

4. Anri – Goodbye Boogie Dance (June 5, 1983)

3.Kirinji Killer Tune Kills Me (feat. YonYon) (April 24, 2002)

2. OFFICIAL HIGE DANDISM –No Doubt (April 11, 2018)

1. Hitsujibungaku 雨 (Ame) (October 4, 2017)

Where else can you see Mario, Spider-Man, and One Piece all in one place? It’s Japanese amusement parks! Learn all about the history of amusement parks in Japan and the best places to visit in today’s episode, like the Dutch-themed Huis Ten Bosch, record-breaking and horror-filled Fuji-Q Highland, and the endlessly entertaining USJ and Tokyo Disneyland.  

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Scripted & Quality Assured by: Nola

Hosted by: Tassie and Lydia

Audio Edited by: Tassie

Uploaded by: Jack

Songlist:

  1.     たむらぱん (Tamurapan) – ジェットコースター (Jetto Ko-sutaa) (Rollercoaster) (March 26, 2014)
  2. DREAMS COME TRUE – 世界中からサヨウナラ (Sekaijuu kara Sayounara) (October 10, 2017)
  3. XAI – THE SKY FALLS (May 9, 2018)
  4. 山下 (YAMASHITA Tomohisa) – REASON (February 13, 2019)
  5. 曽我部恵一 (SOKABE Kei’ichi BAND) – Tokyo Disneyland

Welcome to another episode of Japan Top 10. Hope everyone is doing awesome! We have some great songs for you this month so sit back and enjoy the countdown.

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Hayley G

Hosted by: Kirby & Christine Y

Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Tadamichi

 Songlist:

10) BAD mode – Hikaru Utada [-1]

9) I like You – Vickeblanca [NEW]

8) Aldebaran – Al [NEW]

7) shock! – Sakanaction [+1]

6) Put on a love cold – Vaundy [NEW]

5) Flow – Perfume [NEW]

4) The mystery of the name of the heart – Ado [+3]

3) ankyou Sanka (Reverberation Song) – Aimer [-2]

2) POP SONG – Kenshi Yonezu [NEW]

1) chameleon – King Gnu [NEW]

Extra songs:

Indie Spotlight:  Sleepwalk Skeleton – Lighthouse (2021)

Take a drive into the sunset and listen to the sweet sounds of the king of city pop, YAMASHITA Tatsuro! 

 

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Nola

Hosted by: Haru & Dean

Audio Edited by: Haru 

Uploaded by: Tadamichi

 

Song List:

4) Christmas Eve

3) My Sugar Babe

2) さよなら夏の日Sayonara, Natsu no Hi (Goodbye, Summer Days)

1). RIDE ON TIME

What’s happening in Japan? Listen to the latest news for the month of March with Japan Top 10.

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Script and QA by: Nola

Hosted by: Andy & Christine Y

Audio Edited by: Andy

Uploaded by: Jack

Songlist:

1.  SAKANOUE Yosuke (坂上庸介)– Hikari (ヒカリ)

2.  KITANI Tatsuya (キタニタツヤ)- Rapport

3.  SCANDAL – MIRROR

4. UVERWORLD – 7th Trigger

5.  Shin Sakiura – NIGHT RUNNING ft. AAAMYYY

In this month’s J-Top 10 Artist interviews Dean and Tassie tune up their rock guitars and turn things up to 11 as they are joined by Indonesian J-rock band Noyushimi and posthardcore Tokyo metal band Dead Lennons. 

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Hayley M

Hosted by: Dean & Tassie

Audio Edited by: Dean

Uploaded by: Tadamichi

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Song List:

  • Noyushimi -Isshun no Omoi (2021)
  • Noyushimi – Kieta (2021)
  • Dead Lennons – Corrupt (2016)

Welcome to another episode of Japan Top 10. We have some great songs for you this month so sit back and enjoy the countdown!
 
Scripted & Quality Assured by: Hayley G
Hosted by: Kirby & Haru
Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Tadamichi
 
Songlist:
10) Akeboshi – LiSA [-5]
9) BAD mode – Hikaru Utada [NEW]
8) shock! – Sakanaction [NEW]
7) The mystery of the name of the heart – Ado [NEW]
6) Heart – Aimyon [-4]
5) Omokage (Produced by Vaundy) – milet x Aimer x Ikura [-4]
4) Nan demonai yo, (Nothing,) – Macaroni Empitsu [+4]
3) Anarchy – Official Hige Dandism [+3]
2) Ichizu – King Gnu [+1]
1) Zankyou Sanka (Reverberation Song) – Aimer [+8]
 
Extra songs:
Indie Spotlight: WeaJ Empty island AVALON
Enka Extra: Jiro Atsumi () Yume Oi Zake (1978)
Boyband bonus: KATTUN Roar [live] (2021)

Whether you’re feeling clever, or just hanging around we could all use a little magic in our lives right about now. Join Shanna and Lydia as Japan Top 10 delves into this month’s AoTM featuring J-pop rock band Monkey Majik!

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Hayley M

Hosted by: Shanna & Lydia

Audio Edited by: Lydia

Uploaded by: Jack

Songlist:

12) 卒業、そして未来へ (2007)

11) Together (2008)

10) Monster (2009)

9) Is this Love (2017)

8) Sakura (2010)

7) Bitten By You (2019)

6) Change (2007)

5) believe (2019)

4) Around the World (2006)

3) Headlight (2012)

2) Fly (2006)

1) Eden (2020)

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Nola

Hosted by: Tassie and Lydia

Audio Edited by: Tassie

Uploaded by: Jack

The 2010’s idol industry has been called the Idol Warring States period due to its high pace of new groups forming and disbanding with increased market competition. It was also a time of experimentation, pushing the boundary of what idol music sounds or looks like, as idols fought to stand out among the rest. The 2010’s saw idols expand their reach internationally through animation and international collaboration. Join Tassie and Lydia review girl group hits of the 2010’s!

Please note this episode is distributed only for our Patreon Star and Platinum leveled donors.

12. AKB48 – 『ヘビーローテーション』 (Heavy Rotation) (August 18, 2010)

11. SUPER☆GIRLS – 『女子力←パラダイス』(October 5, 2011)

10. BiS – nerve (October 19, 2011)

9. ももいろクローバーZ (Momoiro Clover Z) – 『サラバ、愛しき悲しみたちよ 』(Saraba, Itoshiki Kanashimitachi yo) (Farewell, My Dear Sorrows) (November 21, 2012)

8. AKB48 – 『恋するフォーチュンクッキー』 (Koi suru Fortune Cookie) (The Fall-in-love Fortune Cookie) (August 21, 2013)

7. モーニング娘 (Morning Musume) –『時空を超え 宇宙を超え/Password is {\displaystyle \scriptstyle \emptyset }0 』 (Toki o koe Sora o koe) (Transcend Time, Transcend the Sky/Password is 0) (April 16, 2014)

6. BABYMETAL – 『ギミチョコ!! 』(Gimme Chocolate!) (May 31, 2015)

5. sora tob sakana – 『魔法の言葉』 (Maho no Kotoba) (Magic Words) (February 16, 2016)

4. PassCode – ONE STEP BEYOND (July 5, 2017)

3.欅坂46 Sakurazaka46『ガラスを割れ!!』 (Garasu o ware!) (Break the glass!) (March 7, 2018)

2. 22/7 (Nana bun no Nijuni)『未来があるから』(Mirai ga aru kara) (Because the future exists) (August 22, 2018)

1. DESURABBITS 『Magic of Butterfly -seicho-』(July 10, 2019)

In this episode: Join Haru and Shanna as Japan Top Ten discuss all things Hitori. Are the stereotypes true? Is Hitori living the future? From lonely office workers to singles karaoke, don’t worry about finding a plus one as we look into the culture of going it alone.

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Scripted by: Hayley M

Quality Assured: Hayley G, Hayley M

Hosted by: Haru & Shanna

Audio Edited by: Dean

Uploaded by: Tadamichi

Songlist:

  • Porno Graffitti – Hitori no Yoru (2000)
  • brats – forget me not (2020)
  • Hako Yamasaki- Hitori Uta (1976)
  • Mika Nakashima- Hitori (2005)
  • BiSH – I am me (2019)

Happy New Year everybody and welcome to another episode of Japan Top 10. We have some great songs for you this month so sit back and enjoy the countdown.

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Hayley G

Hosted by: Kirby & Christine

Audio Edited by: Kirby

Uploaded by: Jack

10) Gifted – BE:FIRST [-3]

9)  Zankyou Sanka (Reverberation Song) – Aimer []

8)  Nan demonai yo, (Nothing,) – Macaroni Empitsu [-5]

7) Chopstick – NiziU []

6) Anarchy – Official Hige Dandism []

5) Akeboshi – LiSA [=]

4) Kimi ni Muchū (I’m crazy about you) – Hikaru Utada [-2]

3) Ichizu – King Gnu []

2) Heart – Aimyon [-1]

1) Omokage (Produced by Vaundy) – milet x Aimer x Ikura

Dive into the world of Johnny’s Entertainment! Founded in 1962, Johnny & Associates has been a powerhouse of the Japanese music industry. Johnny’s artists are active in music, film, and theatre, and consistently top the weekly music charts. Enjoy listening to both classic and modern Johnny’s tunes!

 

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Nola

Hosted by: Ethel & Andy

Audio Edited and Uploaded by: Tadamichi

 

Songlist:

For Premium Platinum:

12) なにわ男子Naniwa Danshi – Ubu Love (初心LOVE(うぶらぶ)  Innocent Love))

11) King & Prince – You are my hero (October 6, 2021)

10) TOKIO – Love You Only (September 21, 1994)

9) 関ジャニ∞ (Kanjani-Eight) – Hitori ni Shinai yo (ひとりにしないよ I won’t leave you alone) (June 23, 2021)

For Premium Star:

8) Hey! Say! JUMP – Gunjo Runaway (群青ランナウェイUltramarine Runaway) (August 25, 2021)

7) Sexy Zone – Natsu no Hydrangea (夏のハイドレンジア / Summer Hydrangea (August 5, 2020)

6) SixTONES – “Imitation Rain” (January 22, 2020)

5) Kis-My-FT2 – Fear (August 31, 2021)

For all other listeners (including Premium Base):

4)  KinKi Kids – Atarashii Jidai (新しい時代 A New Era) (December 23, 2020)

3) KAT-TUN – Flashback (March 10, 2021)

2) SMAP – Orenji (オレンジOrange) (August 30, 2000)

1)  ARASHI – “Kanata e(彼方へ To the Other Side” (October 18, 2017)

Welcome to another News Episode from Japan Top 10. Enjoy the episode as we hit some of the hot news in Japan this month.

Scripted by: Hayley G & Hayley M

Quality Assured by: Hayley G 

Hosted by: Christine, Tassie & Lydia

Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Johnson

Songlist:

1.  Furusato – Arashi

2.  Yama – OZ

3.  Inferno – Ms. Green Apple

4.  SHE’S – Chained (2021)

5.  Mai Hoshimura – Merry Go Round (2006)

Edward is joined by Sleepwalk Skeletons and Maydenfield. Maydenfield made his last appearance in May 2021 on Japan Top 10 and this time he has come out with a new soundtrack for the anime Rusted Armour and music for NHK’s Soundscapes of Japan to promote ancient regions of Japan. Sleepwalk Skeletons is a rock band from New Zealand, where they create and perform original J-Rock-inspired music.

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Nola

Hosted by: Edward

Audio Edited by: Dean

Uploaded by: Tadamichi

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Song List:

Sleepwalk Skeletons – Lighthouse (Exclusive Acoustic Version)

Sleepwalk Skeletons – Stardust (2020)

Maydenfield – Love With a D feat. KINO (August 4, 2020)

Maydenfield – Way Too Deep feat. Xai (February 19, 2021)

Happy New Year everybody and welcome to another episode of Japan Top 10. We have some great songs for you this month so sit back and enjoy the countdown.

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Hayley G

Hosted by: Andy & Haru

Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Tadamichi

 Songlist:

10) Cube – Gen Hoshino [-5]

9) Last Scene – Masaki Suda [NEW]

8)  Tabeta ai (Love I ate) – aiko [-2]

7) Gifted – BE:FIRST [+1]

6) Dai kōbutsu (Favorite Food) – Spitz [-4]

5) Akeboshi – LiSA [NEW]

4) BOY – King Gnu [-1]

3) Nan demonai yo, (Nothing,) – Macaroni Empitsu [+6]

2) Kimi ni Muchū (I’m crazy about you) – Hikaru Utada [NEW]

1) Heart – Aimyon [=]

Extra songs:

Indie Spotlight: [Au Super – 教えて (Self Love)]

J-Rock: Rebirth – Esprit D’Air (2017)

70’s flashback: Sukiyaki (Kiss in the Dark) – Pink Lady  (1979)

While we can’t promise listening to this episode will improve your health we can promise re-energising hip-hop tracks from this month’s AoTM J-pop hip-hop group Ketsumeishi!

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Hayley M

Hosted by: Ethel & Shanna

Audio Edited and Uploaded by: Danilo

Songlist:

12) こっちおいで (Kocchi Oide) (1999)

11) Namida (2004)

10) Train (2007)

9) Rhythm of the sun (2014)

8) こだま (Kodama) (2011)

7) LOVE LOVE summer (2012)

6) Kanpai no Uta (2018)

5) Familiar (2001)

4)  手紙 過去~ (Tegami) (2001)

3) とわねな夜 (towanena yoru) (2021)

2)  友よ〜この先もずっと… (Tomoyo 〜 konosaki mo zutto…) (2016)

1)  Sakura (2005)