We’re about to enter the year of 2014 and what better time is it to look back and rank different categories of 2013? The site Koebu took the initative to rank the popular manga, karaoke songs and etc. (in Japan) of 2013, but since the site is in Japanese, Music Japan Plus has posted an English version of it. You can see the full rankings over here.
I’m thrilled that I was able to recognize all of the top 4 karaoke songs of 2013, but I bet most of you guys too are familiar with these songs. Another big player to mention that isn’t listed in the ranking is AKB48‘s song “Heavy Rotation“, it has sort of become a classic in Japan. As a side note, the band VSK has created a metal version of it, check it out here if you’re interested in that.
Click the name of the songs in the ranking to listen to each and one of the songs.
Karaoke Songs of 2013 ranking:
1. Senbonzakura (by Kurousa-P AKA WhiteFlame)
2. Kimino Shiranai Monogatari (by Supercell, ryo)
3. Zankoku na Tenshi no Teze (by Yoko Takahashi, “Evangelion” opening theme song)
4. Guren no Yumiya (by Linked Horizon, “Attack on Titan” opening theme song)
Senbonzakura, a very well known song by the vocaloid composer Kurousa-P or also known as “WhiteFlame”. He does not only do songs featuring vocaloids, if you’re interested you could check out the album “月と星の虚構空間” which features a female vocalist.
Kimino Shiranai Monogatari, from the very creative group supercell. Their main music composer ryo is in charge of their music and have composed a lot of impressive work. Many of these featured in hit anime series, such as “Guilty Crown“, “Bakemonogatari” and even “Naruto“. Supercell too creates vocaloid music and one of the best known vocaloid song, “World is Mine” is created by supercell.
Zankoku na Tenshi no Teze, famous from the great anime “Evangelion“, which did not only create a big impact in Asia but also in the West. It was featured as the opening song during both seasons of Evangelion.
Guren no Yumiya, also a song famous from an anime which created a big impact around the world. None other than the anime “Attack on Titan“, it was featured as the opening song in season one.