Top 10 Japanese Rock Songs

The Top Ten
1 Filth in the Beauty - The Gazette

In the beginning of the song, the tantalizing intro and the seductive female harmony already create a sexual atmosphere for the audience. Step by step, Ruki (the GazettE's vocalist) manages to lead us deeper and deeper into the isolating world of sex. During the climax of the song, the GazettE loses themselves, completely thinking and playing in the identity of a sex slave. This song ends beautifully with insanity while the audience is still trapped in lust and desire.

I totally agree with this. I can proudly say that this is not the song that I listened to first, but it is the song that made me fall in love with Gazette and the J-rock scene. This song has served as my alarm clock, ringtone, and a song in my brain where I can only sing the chorus. I always headbang after the girl part, without fail, even if I am in school or out walking. It's just something that you have to do with the song!

2 Rosier - Luna Sea

Just listen to the song. It is perfection. Music at its finest. All of it flows perfectly within itself. It is hypnotizing.

This is absolutely a masterpiece. The live version is great, especially J's vocal part.

3 Serafine - Dead End

Morrie's vocals and the lyrics of this song are very relaxing and beautiful. The melody makes me shiver every time I listen to it.

4 Slow Down - Zi:kill
5 Art of Life - X-Japan

Of course, Art of Life is the best song, not only in Japan but in the world. It's much better than anything above it, even Kurenai. Drink it Down? Any song by L'Arc en Ciel, Dir en Grey, The Gazette (especially) will never compare to a single song of X Japan, especially Art of Life. Filth in the Beauty and Cage are pure crap and shouldn't even be on this list, and Drink it Down just isn't good enough to be number one. No other song will take you on such a roller coaster ride - the journey of life. Art of Life is perfection.

6 Nocturne - Die In Cries
7 Kurenai - X-Japan

I'm a bass player, and this is perhaps the best bass line I've EVER listened to. In fact, it was thanks to this song that I became interested in the Japanese Rock/Metal scene, not to mention the epic solos in Art of Life...

The heaviest Japanese song with one of the best guitar solos and a great quick drum solo. The lyrics are amazing. Visual kei pioneers X Japan don't think this song, and especially Art of Life, Jesus, Orgasm, etc., are soft!

Can't deny that this is the best of the best, from the beginning with Hide's solo and Toshi's voice - a feeling of sensitivity, sadness, and pain in each word. The second part totally blew my mind. All instruments sync perfectly, and the solo was just impressive.

8 Cage - Dir en Grey

I don't care that the song was from the visual kei days, there is meaning behind it. It starts out very slow and beautiful but ends up rocking out. The lyrics are beautiful, and this song always strikes something in me. Toshiya's bass solo was also incredible. Kyo's singing was also perfect. It's like the whole band's soul is in that song.

My favorite of this Dir en Grey era, the guitar solo at the beginning is truly enchanting. It's my mom's favorite too. Not kidding.

Visual kei at its best, with a truly amazing bass solo.

9 Greyish Wing - Siam Shade

This song tells us a story of a love that couldn't happen and the frustration and anxiety you feel when you can't express your emotions at the time you feel them. Now, he wishes her the best of luck in her future. "Now forever close your eyes." Go on...

10 Good Morning Satellite - Dead End
The Contenders
11 Drink It Down - L'arc~en~ciel

I loved this song from the first time I listened to it. It has a cool intro, too! Go and check the video. It is really cool!

There's nothing to say... except that it's one of the best songs ever! One of the best from Laruku. Keep going, guys!

12 Shunkan Sentimental - Scandal

I am amazed not more Scandal songs are here. There are so many good ones, and this is definitely one of their best. Seeing them pull this record off live is a joy in itself. Perfect for them and great for us fans too. It really highlights their ability as a great pop-rock band. All their arrangements are so good, and this is no exception. A song that will last forever!

Aside from the brilliant music, it has deep and rocking lyrics! The message is so powerful. Every time I listen to it, I feel empowered! Also, the lyrics are written by the girls, making the song a solid message to their listeners.

I'm not really a fan of rock music, but this song changed my mind. SCANDAL rocks!

13 Rain - SID

I can't just describe the feeling I felt the first time I clicked on the 51st episode of Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. Though I had listened to Uso before, listening to Rain for the first time was heavenly, and still, it's my most favorite song and also the one which made SID my most favorite band. There is no way, I know, to describe how good the song Rain is...

Well, I can only agree with everyone! This song deserves a high ranking for all its beauty, its musical and visual perfection, its deep meaning, and the inspiration it gives! One of SID's best songs, which should have a place in any JRock-loving heart!

14 Luna Sea - Precious
15 Serenade - Versailles-Philharmonic Quintet

This song is very beautiful and touching. It still made me close to tears when I first heard it, even though I didn't know about Jasmine. Now, knowing about Jasmine, this song will make me cry. I love the melody, lyrics, and all the meaning. I hope I have an opportunity to hear this song live. This song is the most beautiful song I've ever heard!

This song made me cry so hard when I first listened to it because of how much I missed Jasmine You. I still do, and I still tear up every time I listen to it. It's a beautiful piece, and it's a beautiful reminder of how life goes on, and there's still beauty even in its sadness.

16 Life - Siam Shade

Please listen to Daita's melody... You can feel the most strong guitarist's emotion inside.

Amazing song with strong emotions throughout, reflecting the emotions of the band at the time.

17 Blurry Eyes - L'arc~en~ciel

Love this song! The melody and lyrics are pretty good. Also, Hyde's voice is sexy as always.

18 Beast of Blood - Malice Mizer
19 Ame No Orchestra - Mucc

This song is simply beautiful. It has fantastic vocals, music, and lyrics.

20 Dozing Green - Dir En Grey

This is my favorite song by Dir En Grey. The sound and the lyrics always remind me of my childhood. It's a masterpiece mixed with music.


21 Zi:kill - Lonely
22 Tears - X-Japan

Number 8? This shouldn't be happening... I mean, don't you all think this song should be in the top 3?

No? Try listening to it before you deny its awesomeness. Once you listen, you may be moved to tears, just like what happened to me a year ago.

Nothing to say, it's just the most beautiful song ever composed by a Japanese band. People who don't know X-Japan so well still know this music.

This song... For about half an hour after I first heard it, I couldn't talk. It just swept me off my feet, blew my mind, and left me speechless.

23 Endless Rain - X-Japan
24 No Scared - One Ok Rock

There are a lot of great songs by One Ok Rock that deserve to be in the top 5, at least!

Only top 20? Come on, this song is completely amazing! At least their song should be able to be in the top 10.

Best of all rock songs. Most of the lyrics are screaming.

25 Core Pride - UVERworld

This song saves many people. It should be higher on the list. The band is incomparable, and their songs, especially the lyrics, bring spirits and reasons to live. I love them very deeply. Six Pride forever.

The best band ever. This song really gives the anime Ao no Exorcist great gravity. The way Takuya reaches his voice rate makes him a real singer, a singer who is worth being on top!

Amazing song... It will touch your senses. A great band and a great singer, an amazing songwriter. Uverworld is the best band I have ever heard in my life, and I support them.

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