Hi there. It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to share Japanese spring songs this time. Aside from Sakura songs that I’ve previously introduced, there are a bunch of spring songs still. Here goes.
- 1 Top Japanese Spring Songs
- 1.1 Hana Sumidagawa in spring (花 春のうららの隅田川)
- 1.2 Haru ga Kita (春が来た)
- 1.3 Haru no Kogawa (春の小川)
- 1.4 Haru Ichiban (春一番) by Candies (キャンディーズ)
- 1.5 Red Sweet Pea (赤いスイートピー) by Seiko Matsuda (松田聖子)
- 1.6 Haru nanoni (春なのに) by Yoshie Kashiwabara (柏原芳恵)
- 1.7 Haru yo Koi (春よ、来い) by Yumi Matsuoya (松任谷由実)
- 1.8 Hana Mizuki (ハナミズキ) by Hitotoyo (一青窈)
- 1.9 Sakurambo (さくらんぼ) by Ai Otsuka (大塚愛)
- 2 Lastly
Top Japanese Spring Songs
Hana Sumidagawa in spring (花 春のうららの隅田川)
Year released: 1900
One of standard songs from music class. Sumidagawa is a river running in Tokyo.
Haru ga Kita (春が来た)
Year released: 1910
Another music class song. This melody’s implanted into Japanese kids’ brains. Hehe.
Haru no Kogawa (春の小川)
Year released: 1912
A classic song. I am sure I sang it in a music class.
Haru Ichiban (春一番) by Candies (キャンディーズ)
Year released: 1976
A popular trio from the 70’s. Catchy & pop. I actually like this melody a lot. Very kayokyoku
Red Sweet Pea (赤いスイートピー) by Seiko Matsuda (松田聖子)
A big hit from the 80’s by an idol singer. It is about farewell, I think.
Haru nanoni (春なのに) by Yoshie Kashiwabara (柏原芳恵)
Year released: 1983
Another idol singer form the 80’s (she seems more calm and mature). This minor melody sounds quite kayokyoku for me.
Haru yo Koi (春よ、来い) by Yumi Matsuoya (松任谷由実)
Year released: 1994
It was a theme song of one of NHK’s drama series called also Haru yo Koi. The piano phrase is unforgettable.
Hana Mizuki (ハナミズキ) by Hitotoyo (一青窈)
Year released: 2004
A hit song of early 2000’s. Her Taiwanese roots brings sort of melancholy feeling?
Sakurambo (さくらんぼ) by Ai Otsuka (大塚愛)
Year released: 2004
A semi-hit song from 2004. I didn’t think it’d last long but I still hear it from TV sometime.
It’s interesting to list up spring songs like this and see differences between oldies and today’s music. Well, new stuff isn’t always better huh? Hope you find it cool.
See you around!