Hello Arama! Japan readers and welcome to this week’s installment of #1 Song Review! Last week saw Kis-My-Ft2 take the top spot over THE Sharehappi from Sandaime J Soul Brothers and Nishino Kana. THE Sharehappi from Sandaime J Soul Brothers is back again this week, along with 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: Hey! Say! JUMP – Kimi Attraction (not released digitally)
Ronald: I’m going to shock everyone right now: for the second week in a row, I actually like a Johnny’s song. The song is strangely aggressive musically, given the song’s subject matter. It features a harder electronic edge, which contrasts what is basically your average love song. There’s a little dab of cheese here, but I don’t mind it. I like the energy of this. It’s happy, without being saccharine. 8/10
Recochoku #1 / iTunes #1: THE Sharehappi from Sandaime J Soul Brothers – Share The Love (not released physically)
Ronald: Same review as last week – I really don’t like this. It’s so corny, so dated. This would’ve made sense years ago, but now? No. I wouldn’t had liked it then, and I definitely don’t like it now. And why are they trying to act like this is a subunit when it’s really Hiroomi’s solo song? If only 1 person is singing, it’s a solo song, not a subunit. And what’s with his voice on this? It sounds so stressed. 1/10
1. Oricon #1: Hey! Say! JUMP – Kimi Attraction
2. Recochoku #1 / iTunes #1: THE Sharehappi from Sandaime J Soul Brothers – Share The Love