Hello, Arama! Japan readers and welcome to this week’s installment of #1 Song Review! Last week saw KEN☆Tackey defeat DA PUMP. DA PUMP is back this week, facing off against two newcomers. Find out what Ronald thought of the songs that topped the singles charts this week and share your thoughts on them too!
Oricon #1 / Billboard Hot 100 #1: Arashi – Natsu Hayate (not released digitally or for streaming)
God, what a bore! It’s like they thought, “Hey! It’s about time we released a new single!”, and they just found whatever was lying around and released it. Uninspiring pap that I haven’t heard a million times before from a million different acts. 4/10
Oricon Digital Singles #1 / Billboard Download Songs #1: BUMP OF CHICKEN – Bouen no March (not released physically / Billboard Hot 100 #5 / not released for streaming)
Another song that isn’t bringing anything fresh to the table. I was just bored by it and wanted it to be over so that I could listen to something that wasn’t so beige. Give me something interesting! 5/10
Billboard Streaming Songs #1: DA PUMP – U.S.A. (Oricon #20 / Billboard Hot 100 #3 / Oricon Digital Singles #3 / Billboard Download Songs #3)
Same review as before: The eurobeat, the eurobeat, the eurobeat… I’m a bit of a sucker for it. It’s just so fun and nostalgic. It doesn’t take itself too seriously. It is what it is. 6.5/10
1. Billboard Streaming Songs #1: DA PUMP – U.S.A.
2. Oricon Digital Singles #1 / Billboard Download Songs #1: BUMP OF CHICKEN – Bouen no March
3. Oricon #1 / Billboard Hot 100 #1: Arashi – Natsu Hayate