This definitely has to be my favorite end-of-the-year posts to create. 2011and 2012 were rather difficult years to pinpoint just exactly what I wanted. But 2013 was a breeze! So shall we countdown my Top 10 Favorite J-pop Songs of 2013?
Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Are your tummies stuffed? Are your wish fulfilled? Can you make December’s rent? Probably not, but that’s okay! I’ll help you with all of that(okay… maybe not paying rent) with my end-of-the-year awards! I know, I know, you’ve seen these all other the interwebs–judging that artist, this artist, that genre, this genre. But whatever, what’s one more! From this point on, you’re under a spell!
If you know anything about the idol pop industry in Japan, you’d know that boy band Arashi and monster girl group AKB48 have had it out for each other for ages. Whenever an AKB single releases, the webiverse is quick to scan for a nearby Arashi release, ready to compare the two groups’ sales. It’s hard to tell if the rivalry for Japan’s ultimate idol group was formed by the groups themselves or the fans…
This wasn’t originally planned but, for whatever reason, it dawned on me to do this, and I can’t shake the feeling. I’ve decided to gather up some of my personal posts from 2012 and throw them into one huge article! I figure this will help me understand what I’m good at writing about, what I could work on, and what interests me the most. So, without further ado, let’s dive back into the year of 2012 here at Love’s Spell!
Unfortunately, my end-of-the-year posts have to bleed into 2013(something I really didn’t want to do). But, due to my extremely busy winter break, it just happened this way. Thank you, Rican family. Anyway, this is a new piece of my end-of-the-year collection. It takes a very special song to break into my Top 25, so this is why I’ve decided to make it a yearly thing. Don’t expect grave detail about each song(25 is a lot. guys), but I thought it would be cool to compare to your own and see how different our tastes might be! Without further ado, my Top 25 Most Played Songs of 2012!
Happy Holidays to anyone who reads this blog! Teehee. I hope you all spent plenty of time with your family, partied hard with your friends, and spent all of your Christmas bonus! It’s what the holidays are all about, amirite? Well, it’s time to get all those enjoyable end-of-the-year posts out of the way(you know you love ’em!)!
If you didn’t read my Top 10 J-pop songs of 2011, you should know that I haven’t been overly impressed by Perfume. Don’t get me wrong, Perfume is one of my favorite J-pop groups ever. But, the past two years or so has been filled with hit-or-miss songs with a stale overall feel. I couldn’t put my finger on what needed a change.
I do have to say, 2011 wasn’t really the year for J-pop music(but then again, I listen to mainly H!P :x ). I can’t say that I was really blown away by several J-pop releases. I almost had to revert to choosing songs that were just half decent! However, there were a few singles/albums that did keep me hooked and listening. To celebrate the end of the year, I’ve decided to create this little wrap-up for the year 2011(and yes, I do plan to do this every year). So, without further ado, here is my top 10 favorite J-pop songs of 2011!
YEP, THIS IS TOTALLY LIKE, UBER LIKE, LATE. Buuut, this is the first non-H!P Top! series post! :3 You should know that I’m not an H!P-only fan and I like to listen to different asian music rather than just bubblegum pop. You should all know who Perfume is, and if you don’t…get out from under that rock >_> So here goes the 8th installment to the Top! series: Favorite Perfume Songs of all time.