#1 Song Review: Week of 9/13 – 9/19 (Masaharu Fukuyama v. DAOKO x Yonezu Kenshi)

Hello, Arama! Japan readers and welcome to this week’s installment of #1 Song Review! Last week saw DAOKO x Yonezu Kenshi defeat Kanjani8. DAOKO x Yonezu Kenshi are back again this week, facing off against a newcomer. Find out what various staff members thought of the songs that topped the physical and digital charts this week and share your thoughts on them too!

Oricon #1 / Recochoku #1 / Billboard #1: Masaharu Fukuyama – Seiiki (iTunes #3)

Ronald: The country twang of this was unexpected, but interesting. I’m not a fan of country music, but this was decent. I did feel as if it dragged on for too long and got quite repetitive. 5.5/10

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iTunes #1: DAOKO x Yonezu Kenshi – Uchiage Hanabi (Oricon #36 / Recochoku #2 / Billboard #2)

Ronald: Same as before: This is basiacally a Yonezu Kenshi song featuring DAOKO. I have my problems with Kenshi, and they’re evident in this song. While listening to this, all I can think of is a rehash of a The Chainsmokers song. But I will say that DAOKO’s voice has improved. I listened to one of her albums a few years ago and I had to stop it a few songs in because her voice literally gave me a headache and made me want to vomit. I don’t have that issue now! However, I’m a bit lost as to what her point is. She was a rapper, and now she’s trying to be a popstar? I don’t get it… 5.5/10

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Ronald’s Rank:

1. Oricon #1 / Recochoku #1 / Billboard #1: Masaharu Fukuyama – Seiiki

1. iTunes #1: DAOKO x Yonezu Kenshi – Uchiage Hanabi

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Which one do you like the most?

Oricon #1 / Recochoku #1 / Billboard #1: Masaharu Fukuyama – Seiiki
iTunes #1: DAOKO x Yonezu Kenshi – Uchiage Hanabi

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