Tags: arashi, hiromi ohta, kan, kazumasa oda, momoe yamaguchi, princess princess
If you had just a minute to think about it (no cheating XD!) what five songs would you choose if you were trying to turn a friend onto J~Pop music for the very first time? “The first time”…..can leave such an everlasting impression~*……the mood…..the gentle caresses…………sorry let’s get back to the task @ hand, music え～へ(*≧▽≦)♪！
If you’ve got a minute please share~* your 5 J~Pop songs which you’d play to turn a friend onto some of your favorite music♪♪。
I took part, but I opted not to post my choices here as frankly I wasn’t sure if they were any good. I mean, the objective with these would be not only to introduce but to turn on friends to J-pop, yes?
First of all, I’m almost positive none of these songs would do anything to further any of my real life friends’ taste in J-pop. Whether it’s because my friends are metalheads/post-rockers, or they’re not fans of pop, or because they think they know better, or because they’ve made an (un?)conscious decision to not give a fair chance to little girls music, or because it’s just that the songs would simply sound like uninspired crap to them, the fact is that I doubt any of my friends would hold even a passing interest in J-pop after hearing these tunes. Secondly, even setting aside my real life friends and considering people who’d be a little more receptive to the joys of Asian pop, I was a little unsure if the songs I picked would even appeal to the average music fan of today.
Now, with all that said, I did manage to win second place with my five choices. Hooray! In light of this, I sort of figured that perhaps my picks weren’t all awful after all. Thusly, I’d like to share them with you now. Use them to introduce friends to J-pop or, alternatively, call me crazy and shout at me for picking a bunch of old ass songs you’ve barely even heard of. Without further ado…