#1 Song Review: Week of 10/23 – 10/29 (Keyakizaka46 v. Ed Sheeran)

Hello, Arama! Japan readers and welcome to this week’s installment of #1 Song Review! Last week saw Aimer defeat TWICE and DAOKO x Yonezu Kenshi. This week, we have two newcomers facing off. Find out what various staff members thought of the songs that topped the singles charts this week and share your thoughts on them too!

Oricon #1 / Billboard Hot 100 #1 / Download Songs #1: Keyakizaka46 – Kaze ni Fukarete mo (Streaming Songs #4)

Ronald: I like the actual track, the chanting, and the chorus. But I’m not a big fan of the verses, largely because they sound like they’re being sung by children. 6.5/10


Streaming Songs #1: Ed Sheeran – Shape of You (not released physically / Billboard Hot 100 #8 / Download Songs #29)

Ronald: This is ok. I like the blend of styles here, especially the R&B feel. I wish there wass more of that, since it would excite me more. The song just starts to feel monotonous after a while. 6/10


Ronald’s Rank:

1. Oricon #1 / Billboard Hot 100 #1 / Download Songs #1: Keyakizaka46 – Kaze ni Fukarete mo

2. Streaming Songs #1: Ed Sheeran – Shape of You


Which one do you like the most?

Oricon #1 / Billboard Hot 100 #1 / Download Songs #1: Keyakizaka46 – Kaze ni Fukarete mo
Streaming Songs #1: Ed Sheeran – Shape of You

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  • Comments

    • 千奈美

      Am I the only one who doesn’t like Keyakizaka46? I feel like their voices have no singing tone. Just like they’re speaking.

      • King Hide

        well the whole 46 / 48 groups like this except 46 still have better songs and concept than 48

        • 千奈美

          I used to be a fan of Akb48 back in 2013, and I still listen sometimes to their old songs tho XD But I prefer Hello!Project, even if their voices aren’t all good, they have great compositors in my opinion.

          • King Hide

            i prefer Hello!project too. it just their concept and MV kinda behind from 46/48 groups

            • 千奈美

              Yes, that’s true. But I care mostly about the song, so that’s not a problem to me XD

    • DT

      Keyakizaka’s VEVO channel uploaded a version of the MV that’s miraculously accessible everywhere except Japan if you wanna swap out for a more official upload

      • Bobson Dugnutt

        Thank you!!

      • yamakita

        Their worst song to date. The image makes me wonder if there was a secret survey of KeyaOtaku to see what image they want to see most and the #1 answer was salary man.

    • KKK46 know nothing Jon Snow!
      this is how you do this song right!

      it’s not just her voice, the whole song mixed better.
      the only thing this is lacking of is young Japanese girls dressed up and behaving like boys. lol

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