List of Songs Played/流されました曲のリスト

Hello everyone and welcome to a new episode of Japan Top 10! With a new month comes new songs which we hope you love! So sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of Japan Top 10.

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Hayley G

Hosted by: Luisa & Vicky

Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Tadamichi

 

 Songlist:

10) Billions of Light Years – Omoinotake [-6]

9) Dear – Mrs. Green Apple [NEW]

8) Destiny – sumika [NEW]

7) Romantic – Sekai no Owari [NEW]

6) Bring-Bang-Bang-Born – Creepy Nuts [=]

5) Overflowing – Fujii Kaze [-3]

4) Lilac – Mrs. Green Apple [+4]

3) Goodbye, see you someday! – Kenshi Yonezu [=]

2) Wish I could see you, but – Aimyon [NEW]

1) Mutual Love – aiko [=]

 

Indie Spotlight: Freesian – Ichigeki no Uta

With a career spanning more than 50 years, there is a lot about guitarist Masayoshi Takanaka to talk about! Join Hayley and Haru as they dive into the history and songs that have spanned his career!

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Miles

Hosted by: Haru & Hayley

Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Fred

Songlist:

4. White Lagoon

3. Seven Goblins

2. Mambo No. 5

1. Gascon Cocktail

If you love Japanese crime drama television series or the Like A Dragon games, tune in to this episode about the history of the yakuza and their role in Japanese society. Learn the secrets you’ve always wanted to know about Japan’s criminal underworld, from their unique rituals and code of conduct to the popular media franchises they inspired.

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Nola

Hosted by: Brinton & Andy

Audio Edited & Upload by: Rose

  1.   仁義なき戦いのテーマ Jingi naki tatakai no tēma (Theme of Battles Without Honor and Humanity) – Toshiaki Tsushima
  2.  One Time One Life – Exile the Second
  3.  HANA-BI – Joe Hisaishi
  4.  FAMILIA – millenium parade
  5.  ばかみたい Baka Mitai (Like a Fool) – Mitsuharu Fukuyama

Join Haru and Vicky as they tremble through the scary maze of Japanese horror! What songs do we typically find in this genre, and what are some of the most popular or disturbing films out there? From anime to live action, from psychological thriller to dark sci-fi, let’s find out.

Scripted & QAed by: Connor
Hosted by: Haru & Vicky
Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Jonathan

4. Rat’s Evaporation – hahalemon (2008)
3. Mononoaware “Do” – Yasushi Ishii (November 22nd, 2001)
2. Raven – Do As Infinity (March 23rd, 2000)
1. Virtual Mima (Voice Version) – Masahiro Ikumi (1998)

Hello everyone and welcome to a new episode of Japan Top 10! With a new month comes new songs which we hope you love! So sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of Japan Top 10.

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Hayley G

Hosted by: Shanna & Kuzey

Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Tadamichi

 Songlist:

10) Rhythm 64 – Aimyon [=]

9) Forgotten Song – Macaroni Enpitsu [NEW]

8) Lilac – Mrs. Green Apple [NEW]

7) Clear Skies – Yorushika [-2]

6) Bring-Bang-Bang-Born – Creepy Nuts [-5]

5) Time Paradox – Vaundy [-1]

4) Billions of Light Years – Omoinotake [-1]

3) Goodbye, see you someday! – Kenshi Yonezu [NEW]

2) Overflowing – Fujii Kaze [=]

1) Mutual Love – aiko [NEW]

Indie Spotlight: Nomad Spirit – Louis Lingg and the Bombs

SpecialThanks is a rock band with almost twenty years of music experience! Join Luisa and Fred as they go through the band’s history from their first album to their most recent releases!

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Scripted & Quality Assured by: Miles

Hosted by: Luisa & Fred

Audio Edited & Uploaded by:  Joanna

4. Punk Rock Party

3. Love Begets Love

2. Love Good Time

1. Hello Colorful

Japanese game shows are renowned worldwide for their outrageous setups and death-defying physical challenges that transcend cultural and language boundaries. Shows like “Sasuke,” “Brain Wall” (Human Tetris) and “Takeshi’s Castle” have gained international fame, showcasing contestants navigating formidable obstacle courses and enduring whimsical and often humorous trials. Join Andy and Tassie (Tassie’s final episode!) in this fun special all about Japanese game shows.

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Scripted & Quality Assured by: Nola

Hosted by: Tassie & Andy
Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Jonathan

1) 六三四Musashi – 柳生外伝 (Yagyū Gaiden)

2) はっぱ隊Happa-tai – やった!!! (Yatta!!!)

3) SMAP – Original Smile

4) Misono – 二人三脚 Ninin Sankyaku

5) ビートたけしwithたけし軍団 (Beat Takeshi with Takeshi Gundan) – 抱いた腰がチャッ チャッチャッ(Daita koshi ga cha-cha-cha)

Hello everyone and welcome to a new episode of Japan Top 10! It’s a new season which brings along some new songs. We hope you enjoy this month’s selection! Sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of Japan Top 10.

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Hayley G

Hosted by: Haru & Vicky

Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Tadamichi

Songlist:

10) Rhythm 64 – Aimyon [-8]

9) Let’s go to the moon – Macaroni Empitsu [NEW]

8) Time Machine – Sekai No Owari [NEW]

7) Flowers of no color – Hikaru Utada [NEW]

6) Orange – Spyair [NEW]

5) Clear Skies – Yorushika [-1]

4) Time Paradox – Vaundy [+2]

3) Billions of Light Years – Omoinotake [+6]

2) Overflowing – Fujii Kaze [NEW]

1) Bring-Bang-Bang-Born – Creepy Nuts [=]

With 29 openings and 55 endings spanning over fifteen years, there’s an anime who has no shortage of music to talk about. Join Shanna and Connor as they check out openings and endings from one of the most popular anime out there: Naruto!

Scripted & QAed by: Miles
Hosted by: Shanna and Connor
Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Joanna

4.  R★O★C★K★S – Hound Dog

3. Nagareboshi  ~Shooting Star~ – Home Made Kazoku

2. Totsugeki Rock – The Cro-Magnons

1.  Blue Bird – Ikimono Gakari

Join Fred and Brinton as they unpack some of Mao Abe’s best works. You’ll find out some interesting facts about one of 21st century Japan’s most popular artists and see for yourself why they are so successful!

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Connor
Hosted by: Brinton & Fred
Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Rose

4. Never Fear (January 11th, 2023)
3. 変わりたい唄 (Kawaritai Uta / Want-to-change song) (October 24th, 2018)
2. I Never Knew (February 15th, 2023)
1. Free (December 2008)

Learn about what’s going on in Japan this spring and enjoy some fun new rock tunes!

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Scripted & QA by: Nola

Hosted by: Shanna & Haru
Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Joanna

1) UVERworld – “Eye’s Sentry”

2) Field of View – “DANDAN心魅かれてく (DANDAN Kokoro Hikareteku)”

3) Macaroni Enpitsu – “月へ行こう Tsuki e ikō”

4) Sabasister – “Jersey – 2024 ver.”

5) coldrain – “VENGEANCE”

Who knew there was so much music associated with Baseball? Join Kuzey and Haru as they take a look at the history of baseball in Japan, and the unlikely places where music makes an appearance!

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Scripted & Quality Assured by: Miles

Hosted by: Kuzey & Haru
Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Jonathan

1) Rokko Oroshi – Sayaka Yamoto on Lead Vocals

2) Koutekishu – Hideki Kuriyama

3) Dream Park ~Let’s Go to the Baseball Stadium ~ – Ensemble Conoha

4) ありふれた Love Song – Tatsunori Hara

5) Doala no Theme – DJ Doala

Hello everyone and welcome to a new episode of Japan Top 10! We have great new songs for you all this month. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of Japan Top 10.

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Hayley G

Hosted by: Brinton & Luisa

Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Tadamichi

 Songlist:

10) Party!! – green yellow society [NEW]

9) Iku oku kounen (Billions of Light Years) – Omoinotake [NEW]

8) Nachtmusik – Mrs. Green Apple [-2]

7) SOULSOUP – Official Hige Dandism [-6]

6) Time Paradox – Vaundy [-1]

5) Hikari no Ato (Trail of Light) – Gen Hoshino [-1]

4) Haru (Sunny) – Yorushika [-2]

3) Winter and Spring – back number [NEW]

2) Rhythm 64 – Aimyon [NEW]

1) Bling-Bang-Bang-Born – Creepy Nuts [+6]

Indie Spotlight: Ume Gumi – “Haru”

Kisida Kyodan and the Akebosi Rockets are a rock group that, even if you haven’t heard of before, you have heard them before. Their sound is one of a kind, and their name boasts some of the best anime opening theme songs out there. Join Kuzey and Connor as we listen to some of their repertoire and unpack some very intriguing facts!

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Connor

Hosted by: Kuzey & Connor

Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Fred

Songlist:

4. Reincarnated as a Sword (October 5th, 2022)

3. DesireDrive (May 27th, 2012)

2. EGOISTIC HERO (July 29th, 2015)

1. HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD (August 18th, 2010)

Anime Live Adaptations have a certain…track record…to say the least. In this episode Shanna and Andy will investigate some of the giants in the genre, enlightening us with some fascinating information regarding the whole process of turning an anime or manga series into a full-fledged live action product, which can include series, movies, and even plays!

Scripted & QAed by: Connor

Hosted by: Shanna & Andy

Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Joanna

Songlist:

1) ベンガルトラとウイスキー (Bengal Tora to Whisky) – andymori 

2) SISSOU – Yogee New Waves 

3) fatalism and tulips – bungeitnegoku 

4) Lien-yun st. – Isato Nakagawa 

5) Last Piece – Kirari

Come with us on a journey to the cultural center and historical heart of Japan: The Kansai Region. Join Andy and Brinton as they explore a bit of the history of Kansai’s underground music scene and check out artists that come from all around the region!

Scripted & QAed by: Miles

Hosted by: Andy and Brinton

Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Jonathan

Songlist:

4) Kimi ni Todoke – Flumpool

3) Shunkan Sentimental – Scandal

2) Osaka Romanesque – Super Eight

1) Pop Star – Ken Hirai

Hello everyone and welcome to a new episode of Japan Top 10! We have great new songs to continue the 2024 countdowns. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of Japan Top 10.

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Hayley G

Hosted by: Miyabi & Luisa

Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Tadamichi

 Songlist:

10) Heart Beat – Yoasobi [=]

9) Something that shines – ACIDMAN [NEW]

8) Flower – Fujii Kaze [-4]

7) Bring-Bang-Bang-Born – Creepy Nuts [NEW]

6) Nachtmusik – Mrs. Green Apple [NEW]

5) Time Paradox – Vaundy [NEW]

4) Trace of Light- Gen Hoshino [+4]

3) Be a Flower – green yellow society [-2]

2) Clear Skies – Yorushika [NEW]

1) Soul Soup – Official Hige Dandism [+1]

Indie Spotlight: PRIDASK – “Akatsuki”

Today’s episode is all about the band QUEEN BEE! Led by the playful and androgynous Avu-chan with infectious growls and a soothing falsetto, their punk rock aesthetic shines in their music videos and fashion, breaking boundaries in Japan’s music scene. Listen to their popular hits featured in anime Tokyo Ghoul:re, Dororo, Chainsaw Man, Undead Unluck, and more!

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Nola
Hosted by: Kuzey & Brinton
Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Fred

Songlist:

4. QUEEN BEE – VIOLENCE

3. QUEEN BEE – 金星 Kinsei (Venus)

2. QUEEN BEE – 01 (ZERO ICHI)

1. QUEEN BEE – Mephisto

Reminiscing over summer days? Missing the water and sand between your toes? Give this episode a listen and all your sunkissed dreams will come true! Entering the stage: Kuzey and Brinton.

Scripted & QAed by: Connor

Hosted by: Kuzey and Brinton

Audio Edited by: Haru

Uploaded by: Tadamichi

Song List:

4. Spare – mitsume (September 8th, 2021)

3. Late Night Train – Lamp (October 10th, 2023)

2. Romance Sengen – Kaneko Ayano (April 25th, 2018)

1. kanashiikurai diamond – Hitomitoi and Ryusenkei (November 11th, 2020)

Happy New Year and welcome everyone to a new episode of Japan Top 10! We have a ton of amazing new songs to kick start the 2024 countdowns. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of Japan Top 10.

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Hayley G

Hosted by: Shanna & Luisa

Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Tadamichi

 Songlist:

10) Heart Beat – Yoasobi [NEW]

9) Trace of Light- Gen Hoshino [NEW]

8) The Peak – SEKAI NO OWARI [=]

7) You know what – Aimyon [NEW]

6) Sleepwalking Orchestra – Bump of Chicken [NEW]

5) SPECIALZ – King Gnu [-2]

4) On a starry day – aiko [NEW]

3) Flower – Fujii Kaze [-2]

2) Soul Soup – Official Hige Dandism [NEW]

1) Be a Flower – green yellow society [+6]

Indie Spotlight: Kaeru 還 – Eki Shola

Extra songs:

J-Rock Extra: Reviver – My First Story

1970s Flashback: Good Luck – Goro Noguchi

Japan Top 10 celebrates our 500th episode! Join our staff as we mark the milestone by discussing bands and songs that we discovered working on the podcast! Thanks for listening, and here’s to 500 more episodes~

Hosted by: Jack, Andy, Hayley, Nola, Shanna, Connor, Fred, Miyabi, Brinton

Edited and Uploaded by: Fred

QA by: Nola

Songlist:

1. Yuzu (ゆず) – Reason

2. fishmans – いかれたbaby

3. Inochi no Uta – Mariya Takeuchi

4. Hitsujibungaku – more than words

5. Spitz – Cherry 「チェリー」

6. Tokyo Incidents – Kokoro / Spiritual

7. Lamp – Last Train at 25 O’clock

8. Tokyo incidents – 透明人間

9. how to count one to ten – Parade

UNCHAIN, a Kyoto-based rock band with a diverse musical palette, blending jazz, punk, electronica, and more, achieved critical acclaim with albums like rapture and Hello, Young Souls!!, as well as their popular covers of hits by artists like Tokyo Jihen and Tatsuro Yamashita. Enjoy a mix of rock, funk, and city pop in today’s episode with UNCHAIN!

Scripted & Quality Assured by: Nola

Hosted by: Andy & Connor

Audio Edited & Uploaded by: Fred

Songlist:

4. UNCHAIN – Ride on Time

3. UNCHAIN – Gravity

2. UNCHAIN – Show Me Your Height

1. UNCHAIN – MarunouchiSadistic