#1 Song Review: Week of 8/3 – 8/9 (NMB48 v. Namie Amuro v. RADWIMPS)

Hello, Arama! Japan readers and welcome to this week’s installment of #1 Song Review! Last week saw Nogizaka46 defeat Namie Amuro and RADWIMPS. This week, we have 2 returnees from last 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: NMB48 – Boku wa Inai (Recochoku #32 / not in the iTunes top 50)

Ronald: I feel like this song didn’t go anywhere and ended before it even started. The only thing I really remember about the song are them constantly saying that title and that cheesy ass canned guitar. This is cute, but not as cute as they normally do. It’s better than most stuff I’ve heard from these groups. 4/10


Recochoku #1: Namie Amuro – Hero (Oricon #19 / iTunes #2)

Ronald: Same review as before: This song needs a hero. It’s just another piece of nothing song that I’ve heard a million times before from a million other acts. If Namie was going to do something of this tempo, she should’ve taken notes from “BRIGHTER DAY” because this is just a bore, lacking in character and excitement. 4/10


iTunes #1: RADWIMPS – Zen Zen Zense (movie ver.) (not released physically / Recochoku #6)


Ronald: I’m not really feeling this. It’s OK, but it’s just that: OK. This could’ve been made by a bunch of other bands. There’s nothing really special here that is grabbing me and making me pay attention. Frankly, I’m bored by this song. 5/10


Ronald’s Rank:

1. iTunes #1: RADWIMPS – Zen Zen Zense (movie ver.)

2. Oricon #1: NMB48 – Boku wa Inai / Recochoku #1: Namie Amuro – Hero


Which one do you like the most?

Oricon #1: NMB48 – Boku wa Inai
Recochoku #1: Namie Amuro – Hero
iTunes #1: RADWIMPS – Zen Zen Zense (movie ver.)

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