Hello, Arama! Japan readers and welcome to this week’s installment of #1 Song Review! Last week saw Hello Pro All Stars defeat BUMP OF CHICKEN and 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: Kis-My-Ft2 – Kimi, Boku. (not released digitally or for streaming)
It’s nice, but it’s boring. It is a pleasant listen, but it’s not particularly interesting to listen to. It’s just there. It sounds like a bunch of other things I’ve heard before. 5/10
Oricon Digital Singles #1 / Billboard Download Songs #1: Yonezu Kenshi – Lemon (Oricon #20 / Billboard Hot 100 #4 / not released for streaming)
Same review as before: Kenshi is a mixed bag. I liked him at first, then he fell out of my favor. I hated the singles from this last album, but the album itself was surprisingly strong. I think that may be happening again, because I’m not really wowed by this. There are some moments where I like the production, but overall, it sounds like something any other male singer-songwriter / male-front band would do. 5/10
Billboard Streaming Songs #1: DA PUMP – U.S.A. (Oricon #16 / Billboard Hot 100 #3 / Oricon Digital Singles #4 / Billboard Download Songs #4)
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 #1: / Billboard Hot 100 #1: Kis-My-Ft2 – Kimi, Boku.
2. Oricon Digital Singles #1 / Billboard Download Songs #1: Yonezu Kenshi – Lemon