Top Ten Japanese Songs

This the ten best Japanese songs I ever heard. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

Please Stay with Me - YUI
YUI, I'm proud to be your fans. I trust you can do the best to us :D we proud to be YUI LOVER. someone ask me to hear this song... when I know the tittle, oh maybe I must listening your song. and since first time till this time, I never bored to hearing your song many times
Hope YUI will win.. so cute, pretty much, humble.. you're an angel... Keep it up
My friend recomended this song to me a months ago before she went to Japan, so I always remember her when I hear this song...
[Newest]My vote for you

2First Love - Utada Hikaru
Nice song.. Love it so much.. Utada Hikaru the best (y)^^(y)
You were always gonna be my love.. <3. <3
You were always gonna be the one.. <3. <3
Love song.. Yeah..
Must download this song!
You were always gonna be my love, Utada Hikaru...
Love the song so much.. More power to you utada hikaru... ♥♥
[Newest]I've loved it for so long. Utada is love, Utada is life!

3Nantoka Narusa - News
Although an old song, it is a song that gives you the energy to overcome your difficulties in eeryday life!

4Unfinished - Kotoko
Unfinished is personally not my favourite song from KOTOKO, but the song defiantly ranks high on my list. Just listen to the introduction! I got hooked!
Just one of my favorite songs ever

5Your Best Friend - Mai Kuraki
This was the best song ever
All though I live in America I haven't heard your song but I hope you win
I love this song sooo much mai kuraki is the best and the song is so cute

6Love So Sweet - Arashi
I seriously love this song! Ever since I watched Hana Yori Dango, I've been in love with this song and Arashi. I liked the cheerful mood of this song very much. I also loved that cute dance that goes well with that song ^_^
Oh my gosh I love this song from hana yori dango
I love this song and all the others that Arashi sings

7A Little Bit - W-inds

8Renai Circulation - Kana Hanazawa
It a good song

9Ai No Uta - Koda Kumi

10If - Kana Nishino
Love this song a lot.
I LOVE THIS SONG! I may not be Japanese, but I'm gonna be an exchange student in Japan, but either way, I VOTE FOR THIS SONG!
BEST SONG, ending song Naruto Shippuden the Movie "the lost tower", I like it

The Contenders

11Way to Heaven - Aya Ueto

12Eternal - Jin Akanishi
One of the best song into the whole word! I love Jin and all his songs! <3 ^^ I'll support him for ever! So : I add Jin Akanishi into the best artist/song ^^
Eternal is Japanese but I love a lot of song of Jin.
This is a beautiful song. His beautiful words, rhythms and goes well with them. I support Akanishi Jin he sings Japanese songs again.
I love this song, absolutely beautiful - perfection is what I would use to describe it. The vocals, the meaning, the music.. PERFECT. Take a listen. It describes many kinds of loves. It's a really good song, believe me.
[Newest]Your natural place is The one

13Aishiteru - Ken Hirai
Beautiful song, beautiful voice, it's the best...
Nice I love the song lyric, I'm from malaysia <3
Perfect song to play to my girlfriend

14Laser Beam - Perfume

15Namidairo - Yui

16Aaa - Deai No Chikara de III

17Umareyuku Monotachi E - Do As Infinity

18Be With You - Arashi
Arashi love! I love this song! I have practically memorized! I listen to it all the time and the lyrics are ever so beautiful...

"Because of your voice, your smile, your everything
I can open my eyes and walk
No matter what past, no matter what tomorrow, lets share it
Thats why Im beside you.

Aww... So beautiful!


Love so sweet so good

19100% Yuuki - NYC

20Anata - L'Arc~en~Ciel
This song is sound good!
I could feel that Hyde sings this song with all his heart and the band plays well.
Make me Remember him...

21Twinkle Star (Shine On Me Ver) - Emi Hinouchi (Feat) Makai

22Ikimono Gakari - Sakura
Can't understand why it's not the best song?
How come its not in first 10
I love this song very must. This song should be number 1! Ikimono Gakari's songs are very great!
[Newest]Love this song and Ikimono's Blue Bird

23Lotus - Dir en Grey
Dir en Grey's most dynamic song. I love it, its outstanding, beautiful lyrics and amazing instruments. Its a big step for Dir en Grey.


This is the great song... Never bored to listen it... I love dir en grey >. < and all of song

24One - Ai

25Shiver - The Gazette
I vote this song
I love love love this song! First heard it on Kuroshitsuji II since it was the theme. Awesome song!

26Crucify My Love - X Japan
I really love this song, I remember the past.
Not many youngsters will apreciate this wonderful song
I want to cry

27Heavy Rotation - AKB48
I am totally in love with this song! ♥
Hey this song can cheer you up!

28Ai no Katachi - Shunsuke Kiyokiba
I love all his songs they are so amazing

29Itoshiki Hibi Yo - Ken Hirai

30Wired Life - Meisa Kuroki

31Yasashii Hikari - Exile

32A Shared Dream - U-Kiss
The lyric of this song is so beautiful and meaningful.Besides, this song make me cry every time I listen to it because it remind about my childhood and about my dream.
I love their voice especially kevin because he has angel voice.
I hope the other people will litsen to this song,
This song is the best! I love it!
This song is nice to hear,
Good job u-kiss!
Although u-kiss is korean artist but they can sing japanese song very well

33Forever Love - X Japan

34Over - K

35Again - Yui
First Japanese song I ever heard in my life, it literally grabbed me and pulled me in. I wasn't even trying to listen, man, but it was so cool with its epic, driving force, so unique... I was like "What IS this song? " and then I looked it up and learned the Japanese lyrics and was obsessed with it for a very, very long time.

This song introduced me to the world of addictive Japanese music. "Again" will always be my first love!
The opening to my favorite anime, the song I listen to in my spare time, and one of my favorite songs. This song is great, and the lyrics' meaning really grabs you.
Best song ever next to rain by sid

36Kazamidori - Kobukuro

37Scandal Baby - Scandal
I love thi song because it's good to my ears and that's because haruna's voice was so goodin this song! She's the best! :D

38Fantasy - Chara

39Only Human - K
This song is so sad and Meaning Full~ every time I listen this song it make me cry T__T

40Sunao - Noriyuki Makihara

41Konayuki - Remioromen
Seriously? Nobody ever mentioned this amazing band? The voice, the music is just perfect. You will be most certainly fall in love with this beautiful song.

42Best Friend - Nishino Kana

43Love Story - Amuro Namie
One of the best Japanese songs I've ever heard

44Makenaide - Zard
I love this song so much! Fully recommended this song!
I'm one of Zard's fan! And this song is one of my favourite son of Zard! Thank you! ><

45Tokyo - Yui
A simple melody and lyrics, but have a deeper mean. Every time I hear this song, I miss my hometown, my friends, and all of my memories!

I also save this song in all of my digital player.


I have 2 word for this song

The one

When I hear this song, nothing else my tear drop on my face
So beautifull... '-'v
I can describe nothing about it

46Dim Scene - The Gazette
This is the most amazing song I ever heared~
Simply, simply stunning and epic, I can't properly express just how deep and.. beautiful this song is.. *eargasms*

47Ikimono Gakari - Aruite Ikou

48Filth In the Beauty - The Gazette

49River - AKB48

50Alone In My Room - Hanah
Love this song! It is beautiful and very meaningful..HanaH's voice is very soulful! Not like most Japanese singers voices that sound like 5 year old girls! But this song deserves a GRAMMY!

51Eternal Blaze - Nana Mizuki

52Nogizaka46 - Shakiism
I love the lyrics so bad, but I love the music video more

53Endless Game - Arashi
I love the beat and arashi is just so perfect for me!
Loved it as soon as I heard it on 'Kazoku Game'.

54Aitai Kimochi - Hanah
This is one of the best Japanese songs ever by HanaH she is truly talented and I love hiw she doesn't sound like a little 5 year old girl like most Japanese singers her voice is so soulful and she can speak English!
! I love this song! It sounds so good beat, her voice, and everything!

55Endless Tears - Maiko Nakamura

56Blue Bird - Ikimono Gakari

57Detox - -Oz-
This band and this song is incredible

58Rolling Star - Yui
One of best songs.
Bleach opening song. Absolutely one of the best song...

5902 - Orange Range
What's so great about this song is that every time I listen to it, I am reminded of Code Geass. It feels epic.

My favourite line:
"I continue to fight! I CONTINUE TO FIGHT! "
Beaytiful song including good lyrics

60Dearest - Ayumi Hamasaki
In Inuyasha, Kagome and him are so lovable and sweet I love you Ayumi!
Always reminds me of InuYasha

61Sobakasu - Judy and Mary
This is my favorite song forever and ever

62Reila - The Gazette

63Pledge - The Gazette

64Sakura No Ame - Halopsy
An extremely touching song about graduating and going seperate ways, but we'll never forget about each other. It's even sung at graduation ceremonies at some schools in Japan. Beautiful lyrics, beautiful melody, beautiful voice, beautifully written, and beautiful song in whole.

65Mirai E - Kiroro
A very nostalgic one.. like you can feel it.

66Hero - Super Junior

67Manatsu No Sounds Good - AKB48
Such an energetic and cute song!

68Kimitte - Nishino Kana

69Hyori Ittai - Yuzu
A very very beautiful song. :))
This is a very very beautiful song... 100%


70Arashi - Niji
Just a sweet song from Ninomiya. it makes me learn piano.

71Sangatsu Kokonoka - Remioromen
Let's face it. This song is huge. Have you ever watched 1 liter of tears without crying to this song? Ryota's voice is so soothing. Oh god. I can feel winter, fall and spring only by listening to this beautiful song.5 stars.

72Secret Base - Scandal
Beautiful song too

73My Friend - Zard
Love this song so muuuch! Daisuki Zard!

74Moments - Ayumi Hamasaki

75Sunao Na Niji - Surface
Also the 4th ending on naruto shippuden.
This song is very emotional and he sings with such passion.
This should be considered in the top 10 songs.

76Tick Tack - U-Kiss
Hey, this song is really cool and addictive
Once you listen, you will never get bored!
I listen to this song not because of the but because of this song! This make you dance! Watch the mv and you will amaze with their dance, so what are you waiting for?
Try to listen to this song

77For You - Mariko Takahashi
That good old school Japanese music!

78Brightdown - Nami Tamaki
Best Rock Song in the world!
Oh wow, this is surprisingly really really good. 10/10!

79Stand by Me - Anna Tsuchiya
Usually Anna Tsuchiya is heard singing Hard Rock and innapropriate songs but stand by me is one of her more emotional and ballad type songs its simply beautiful!

80To the Beginning - Kalafina

81Dragon Soul - Takayoshi Tanimoto
I don't quite listen to a lot of Japanese music, but this one is just amazing! I recommend everyone to listen to this song. (even if I don't understand it)

82Aisaretakute Aishitai Dake - Hanah
Wow I love this song its literally one of the best Japanese songs I've ever heard! Its about someone wanting to be loved and to love someone and it's sounds nice with a soft r&b/pop sound...HanaH is a genius for writing this song because these lyrics are exactly what most people need to hear when wanting to have someone to love :-, )

83Beautiful - Ayaka
This song will make you cry it's so beautiful...ayaka is so talented! This song's title really describes what this song is..Very Beautiful! I strongly recommend!

84Kimi No Koe - Nishino Kana feat. Verbal

85Style - Nishino Kana

86Aitakute Aitakute - Nishino Kana

87Tatoe Donani - Nishino Kana

88Eden - Aqua Timez

89Yui Horie - Orange
Song is from Toradora! Ending 2.

90Dive to Blue - L'arc~en~ciel
This is very very nice one song.

91Morai Naki - Yo Hitoto
Love this song! Don't understand why its rated so low... !
! This song is stuck in my head I love it! Very catchy
Nice! We had music like this in the untied States

92Hotaru - Yo Hitoto

93Nishino Kana - Wishing
This song is absolutely beautiful ;w; the lyrics have a lot of meaning to it and play this song on osu! It's so good!

94Asu wa Date na no ni, Ima Sugu Koe ga Kikitai - S/mileage

95Mada Ue wo - Arashi

96Lucifer (JP) - SHINee

97∞Loop - Heidi

98Aishiteru - Kourin

99Suki Ni Natte, Yokatta - Izumi Kato
No comments needed, just listen

100Flying Get - AKB48

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This list was created 3 years, 313 days ago and has been voted on over 1,000 times. This top ten list contains 185 items, has been remixed 2 times.

Updated Sunday, April 26, 2015

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