Hello, Arama! Japan readers and welcome to this week’s installment of #1 Song Review! Last week saw EXILE defeat STU48 and DAOKO x Yonezu Kenshi. This week, we have a newcomer facing off against a blast from the past. 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 / Billboard Streaming Songs #: TWICE – Candy Pop (not in the Oricon Digital Singles top 10 / Billboard Download Songs #13)
Ronald: Just as juvenile as before, if not more so. Another song that sounds like an updated version of AKB48, but less cute than E-girls. How are they different exactly? 3/10
Oricon Digital Singles #1 / Billboard Download Songs #1: Mr.Children – here comes my love (not available physically / Billboard Hot 100 #6 / not available for streaming)
Ronald: Same as before: I feel like I’ve heard this before. It’s just the same old Mr.Children. It doesn’t grab me. There’s nothing here to excite me. It doesn’t build to anything. It’s just… nice. 5/10
1. Oricon Digital Singles #1 / Billboard Download Songs #1: Mr.Children – here comes my love
2. Oricon #1 / Billboard Hot 100 #1 / Billboard Streaming Songs #: TWICE – Candy Pop