Hello, Arama! Japan readers and welcome to this week’s installment of #1 Song Review! Last week saw Arashi defeat BUMP OF CHICKEN and DA PUMP. DA PUMP is back this week, facing off against a newcomer. 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: Hey! Say! JUMP – COSMIC☆HUMAN (not released digitally or for streaming)
This just isn’t interesting. It really lacks any sort of impact to be memorable, in a good way or even a bad way. It’s just there. It’s like they didn’t even try. So why release this as a single? This is like an album track that nobody listens to. 3/10
Oricon Digital Singles #1 / Billboard Download Songs #1 / Billboard Streaming Songs #1: DA PUMP – U.S.A. (Oricon #18 / Billboard Hot 100 #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. Oricon Digital Singles #1 / Billboard Download Songs #1 / Billboard Streaming Songs #1: DA PUMP – U.S.A.
2. Oricon #1 / Billboard Hot 100 #1: Hey! Say! JUMP – COSMIC☆HUMAN