Hello, Arama! Japan readers and welcome to this week’s installment of #1 Song Review! Last week saw Yonezu Kenshi defeat SKE48 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: Kis-My-Ft2 – LOVE (not released digitally or for streaming)
Ronald: This is really cheesy. At times, it sounds like a reject Britney Spears song from like a decade ago. The backing bits in the first verse add to the cheese of the song, as do the vocals of the second main singer in the first verse. I found the vocals of the “ugly” members in the second verse to be much more tolerable than the “hot” ones in the first verse. 4/10
Oricon Digital Singles #1 / Billboard Download Songs #1 / Billboard Streaming Songs #1: DA PUMP – U.S.A. (Oricon #27 / Billboard Hot 100 #2)
Ronald: 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: Kis-My-Ft2 – LOVE