#1 Song Review: Week of 8/30 – 9/5 (AKB48 v. DAOKO x Yonezu Kenshi)

Hello, Arama! Japan readers and welcome to this week’s installment of #1 Song Review! Last week saw Flower defeat DAOKO x Yonezu Kenshi. DAOKO x Yonezu Kenshi are back again this week, facing off against a newcomer. Find out what various staff members thought of the songs that topped the physical and digital charts this week and share your thoughts on them too!

Oricon #1 / Billboard #1: AKB48 – #SukiNanda (Recochoku #10 / iTunes #29)

Ronald: Basically business as usual, but a bit more fresh, not as cutesy as usual. I like the background vocals. 5/10


Recochoku #1 / iTunes #1: DAOKO x Yonezu Kenshi – Uchiage Hanabi (Oricon #29 / Billboard #2)

Ronald: Same as before: This is basiacally a Yonezu Kenshi song featuring DAOKO. I have my problems with Kenshi, and they’re evident in this song. While listening to this, all I can think of is a rehash of a The Chainsmokers song. But I will say that DAOKO’s voice has improved. I listened to one of her albums a few years ago and I had to stop it a few songs in because her voice literally gave me a headache and made me want to vomit. I don’t have that issue now! However, I’m a bit lost as to what her point is. She was a rapper, and now she’s trying to be a popstar? I don’t get it… 5.5/10


Ronald’s Rank

1. Recochoku #1 / iTunes #1: DAOKO x Yonezu Kenshi – Uchiage Hanabi

2. Oricon #1 / Billboard #1: AKB48 – #SukiNanda



Which one do you like the most?

Oricon #1 / Billboard #1: AKB48 – #SukiNanda
Recochoku #1 / iTunes #1: DAOKO x Yonezu Kenshi – Uchiage Hanabi

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