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