DAM reveal their Yearly Karaoke Ranking for 2016

Daiichikosho Co., Ltd., the company behind the popular DAM karaoke boxes, recently published their service’s song request rankings for the year 2016.  This chart measures the amount of times which a song has been requested at a DAM karaoke machine between January 1st and November 30th of this year and is useful for showcasing the long-term popularity of particular tracks.  Furthermore, given that DAM possesses the lion’s share of the karaoke market share in Japan, these rankings are as close as can be gotten to a national karaoke chart for the country.

The song with the highest number of requests in 2016 was Kenta Kiritani’s “Umi no Koe”, the immense popularity of this track driven by both its successful au CM series and word of mouth.  Following it at #2 and #3 were Miyuki Nakajima’s ever-popular hit “Ito” and Motohiro Hata’s theme for STAND BY ME:  Doraemon, “Himawari no Yakusoku”.  The only song actually released in 2016 to rank within the Top 20 was RADWIMPS’ “Zen Zen Zense”, the image track for record-breaking film Kimi no Na wa.

You’ll find the full list of DAM’s Top 50 Most Requested Songs, plus both the artist ranking and the list of top tracks released in 2016, just beneath the cut.

-’DAM Karaoke’ 2016’s Top 50 Most Requested Songs-

  1. Kenta Kiritani (Taro Urashima) – Umi no Koe
  2. Miyuki Nakajima – Ito
  3. Motohiro Hata – Himawari no Yakusoku
  4. Kana Nishino –  Torisetsu
  5. Sandaime J Soul Brothers – R.Y.U.S.E.I.
  6. Sukima Switch – Kanade
  7. Yo Hitoto – Hanamizuki
  8. AI – Story
  9. AKB48 – 365 Nichi no Kami Hikouki
  10. Yoko Takahashi – A Cruel Angel’s Thesis
  11. MONGOL800 – Chiisana Koi no Uta
  12. ONE OK ROCK – Wherever you are
  13. back number – Christmas Song
  14. Gen Hoshino – SUN
  15. Yuzu – Eikou no Kakehashi
  16. Remioromen – Sangatsu Kokonoka
  17. GReeeeN – Ai Uta
  18. back number – Takane no Hanako-san
  19. RADWIMPS – Zen Zen Zense (movie ver.)
  20. HY – 366 Nichi
  21. ayaka – Nijiiro
  22. GReeeeN – Kiseki
  23. Spitz – Cherry
  24. Yutaka Ozaki – I LOVE YOU
  25. AAA – Koi Oto to Amazora
  26. Supercell – Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari
  27. UNISON SQUARE GARDEN – Sugar Song to Bitter Step
  28. BEGIN – Shimanchu nu Takara
  29. Sayuri Ishikawa – Amagi Goe
  30. BUMP OF CHICKEN – Tentai Kansoku
  31. WhiteFlame feat. Miku Hatsune – Senbonzakura
  32. EXILE – Michi
  33. Yasushi Nakanishi – Saigo no Ame
  34. SMAP – Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana
  35. Takako Matsu – Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~
  36. Remioromen – Konayuki
  37. DREAMS COME TRUE – Mirai Yosouzu II
  38. Sharam Q – Single Bed
  39. Sayuri Ishikawa – Tsugaru Kaikyou Fuyugeshiki
  40. BIGBANG – FANTASTIC BABY
  41. Superfly – Ai wo Komete Hanataba wo
  42. RADIO FISH – PERFECT HUMAN
  43. Ikuzo Yoshi – Sake yo
  44. Porno Graffitti – Saudade
  45. back number – Heroine
  46. Kumi Koda – Ai no Uta
  47. AKB48 – Koisuru Fortune Cookie
  48. Yujiro Ishihara – Kita no Tabibito
  49. Kobukuro – Mirai
  50. Shonan no Kaze – Junrenka
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