(For the previous lists, see here for the 2008 one and here for the 2007 one.)
Ho ho ho and Merry Christmas to you all! Or, if you don’t celebrate Christmas (or equivalent) then I must ask, “why the shit not?” Alright, granted, the wonderful and magical time we all felt in our childhood got old probably around the time you realized everyone had been blatantly lying to you and that the Santa Claus you thought you knew wasn’t actually Santa Claus, but your shitfaced uncle in a cheap Santa costume and fake beard.
But that’s not the only way to celebrate Christmas. This year, instead of boring yourself with the same old mindless chitchat while eating disgusting food with family members you secretly hate, just do what I do. Say “fuck you” to friends and family, stay home alone, pour yourself a strong vodka coke and watch some goddamn Berryz Koubou videos. Naked.
Now that’s what I call a fun, Tsunku-approved Christmas!
In any case. It’s the end of the year and with the end of the year comes the ranking goodness. Ladies, gentlemen and wota, I believe it’s time to have a look and see at what old Henkka thought was the best H!P had to offer us in 2009.
If I’m not mistaken, this year H!P had a grand total of 116 songs that are eligible for this ranking. That includes all the singles, b-sides, album tracks and cover songs, but not tunes that were already released as a single in 2008 and later on an album this year. That’s 116 songs to choose from. Some are shit, most are quite decent, some were ones that were awesome at first but I’ve long since grown tired of them, and some are shiny, brand new that seem incredible now but might sound like uninspired crap to my ears in a month’s time. Still, I tried to do my best and be honest with myself and with you. This is what I came up with.
Starting with the honorable mentions.
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