Top 10 Japanese Autumn Songs

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Hi there. It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to introduce Japanese Autumn songs this time. J-pop, enka, and some kids songs. Actually there is a bunch of songs for Autumn. Here we go.

Top 10 Japanese Autumn Songs

Miagetegoran Yoru no Hoshiwo (見あげてごらん夜の星を) by Kyu Sakamoto

Year Released: 1963

A classy song by the Sukiyaki singer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMCNn7lZ-6M

Cosmos (秋桜) by Momoe Yamaguchi

Year Released: 1977

An idol singer from the late 70’s who had a shocking early retirement in 1980.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GrhwErRkMg

 

Iihi Tabidachi (いい日旅立ち) by Momoe Yamaguchi

Year Released: 1978

Another song of her. It is still used on a TV commercial of a travel company.

 

Sayonara (さよなら)by Of Course

Year Released: 1979

One of popular folk bands in the 70’s.

 

Koibitoyo (恋人よ) by Mayumi Itsuwa

Year Released: 1980

Sort of enka? An Autumn broken-heart song.

 

Koyoi no Tsuki no youni (今宵の月のように) by Elephant Kashimashi

Year Released: 1997

Tuski (moon) seems to represents Autumn.

 

Kaede (楓) by Spitz

Year Released: 1998

A popular soft rock band from the 90’s.

 

Tuki no Shizuku (月のしずく) by RUI

Year Released: 2003

It was a theme song of a film that this actress stared. Turned a big hit.

 

Mikazuki (三日月) by Ayaka

Year Released: 2006

It’s rather new compared to others but definitely one of the most popular Autumn songs of all already.

 

Kids Songs

Momiji (紅葉)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcpFoNLxVS4

 

Chiisai Aki (小さい秋)

 

Aka Tombo (赤とんぼ)

 

Donguri Korokoro (どんぐりころころ)

 

Takibi (たき火)

 

Lastly

How do you find it? What’s your favorite Autumn song? Why don’t you share with us in the comment?

See you around!

Top 10 Popular Japanese Cheering Song (応援ソング)

Hi there! It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. When you are down, challenging something, or even getting in trouble, cheering songs would always be by side to support people. I would like to introduce popular ones below.

Top 10 Popular Japanese Cheering Song (応援ソング)

Yume wo Akiramenaide (夢をあきらめないで) by Takako Okamura

Year Released: 1987

A classic don’t-give-up song from the early 90’s by a solo singer. Sounds nostalgic but its beautiful melody never ages.

 

Runner by BAKUFU-SLUMP

Year Released: 1988

A rock band from the 80’s. As the title says, it is for runners. Sounds very passionate.

 

Ai wa Katsu (愛は勝つ) by KAN

Year Released: 1990

Generally speaking one of one hit wonders from the early 90’s but this song remains in Japanese cheering song history.

 

Sore ga Daiji (それが大事) by Daiji Man Brothers Band

Year Released: 1991

Another one hit wonder form the early 90’s. We’d sing it at sports events.

 

Makenaide (負けないで) by ZARD

Year Released: 1993

A popular solo singer from the 90’s through 2000’s. It was already classic but a tragic death of her in 2007 made this song very special and she became a legend.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH3WgThZuVE

 

TOMORROW by Mayo Okamoto

Year Released: 1995

A popular solo singer from the mid 90’s. Its catchy melody would cheer people up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HM6UsWq9brA

 

Guts daze (ガッツだぜ!!) by Ulfuls

Year Released: 1996

A song by Ulfuls, very funky and pop.

 

Ashita ga Arusa (明日があるさ) by Ulfuls

Year Released: 2001

Another song by Ulfuls. This song was originally released in 1963 by Kyu Sakamoto who also sang Sukiyaki, and covered by this band in 2001. Sales wasn’t huge but it has become another classic cheering song.

 

Eiko no Kakehashi (栄光の架橋) by Yuzu

Year Released: 2004

After it was introduced on NHK during the Athens Olympics, it became an Olympic song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lc2Ad22tEas

 

Nando demo (何度でも) by DREAMS COME TRUE

Year Released: 2005

It was just a semi-hit song released in 2005, but has been one of their most popular songs especially after disasters, it is now even one of top cheering songs of all.

 

Lastly

How do you find it? Power of music is like the sky’s limit, isn’t it? What song(s) helps when you are down? Share your thoughts in comment.

See you around!