Top 10 Japanese Rock Songs

The Top Ten

Filth in the Beauty - The Gazette Filth in the Beauty - The Gazette Cover Art

In the beginning of the song, the tantalizing intro and the seductive female harmony already created a sexual atmosphere for the audience. Step by step, Ruki(the GazettE's vocalist)managed to lead us deeper and deeper into the isolating world of sex. During the climax of the song, 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, a song on 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!

I never listen or watch any rock band before but when I saw The GazettE's song, they make me feel great all songs, style, and members it like I fall in with something and now I promised with myself that someday I'll become a rocker! All right, let's make my dream come true! Thank you Gazette

I find it very difficult to choose which song by the GazettE I love the best, I have too many favourites, it depends on what mood I'm in or if it is a loud song or a more calm one, but the meanings in all their songs are just wonderful. Ruki's screaming is awesome in Filth In The Beauty though can't get enough of it!

Art of Life - X-japan

Really. I don't have the problem with The Gazette but their fans/voter is a dumbass. They vote them on everylist for them just because blind favoritism without thinking and compare before it or even heard other band before the vote. I much prefer to professional observer instead of fans voter. It's totally unfair. NO ONE others band on this list to even close to this song level composition.

Of course Art of Life is the best song, not only in Japan, but in the world. 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.

Nobody can do like X Japan cause they are so very smart. No bands can do like them such as GazettE, Dir En Grey or L'Arc-en-Ciel. This song is pretty cool, awesome and much better than the song above it. This is not right because this song is at number 10. It could be at top 3.

It's a masterpiece with a beautiful piano solo by Yoshiki. The guitars are so groovy and cool, words just cannot describe this v artistic song. Go have a listen and be wowed once and for all!

Cage - Dir en Grey

I don't care that the song was from visual kei days, but 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 favourite of this Dir en Grey's era, the guitar solo at the beginning is truly enchanting. It's my mom's favourite too. not kidding.

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

They have great solo bass part!

Blurry Eyes - L'Arc?en?Ciel Blurry Eyes - L'Arc?en?Ciel Cover Art

Love this song! The melody and lyrics are pretty good, also Hyde voice is sexy as always

Nice ear cathchy song

Underrated song

Beast of Blood - Malice Mizer

This a great song great sound power rock

Kurenai - X-japan

Come on, X Japan are the fathers of the lot. As much as I may love some of the other songs on this list (primarily from other 'oldies' - it's awesome to see Dead End's 'Serafine' included considering how seriously underrated they are in the present-day music scene), Kurenai simply... Well. Kurenai owns the lot.

Can't deny that is the best of the best, from the beginning with hide's solo and Toshi's voice - a feeling of sensitive, sadness and pain in each word. The 2nd part is totally blowd my mind. All instrument sync probably perfect, and the solo was just impressive

I'm a bass player and this is perhaps the best bass line I've EVER EVER listened to. In fact, it was thanks to this song that I've become into the Japanese Rock/Metal scene, needless to mention the epic solos of Art Of Life...

Heaviest Japanese song with one of the best guitar solos a great quick drum solo. Lyrics are amazing visual kei pioneers X JAPAN don't think this song and especially art of life, jesus, orgasm etc are soft!

Ame No Orchestra - Mucc Ame No Orchestra - Mucc Cover Art

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

Dozing Green - Dir En Grey Dozing Green - Dir En Grey Cover Art

this is my favorite song of dir en grey, the sound and the lyrics always reminds me my childhood, it's a masterpiece mixed with music.
DIR EN GREY!

Endless Rain - X Japan Endless Rain - X Japan Cover Art
Drink It Down - L'arc~en~ciel Drink It Down - L'arc~en~ciel Cover Art

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

One of the coolest song of l arc en ciel, yukihiro composed the song and hyde wrote the lyrics

Drink it Drink it Down!

There's nothing to say... Except that's one of the best song ever! One of the best from Laruku ~ Keep going, guys!

The Contenders

Shunkan Sentimental - Scandal Shunkan Sentimental - Scandal Cover Art

I am amazed not more scandal songs in here, so many good ones, and this is definitely one f their best. To see 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 a great pop rock band too. All their arrangement are so good, and this is no exception. A song that will last forever!

Aside from the brilliant music, it has deep 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!

This song is the greatest japanese song I have ever heard. It's really awesome I think that everyone should enjoy songs like this all over the world. Scandaliciously awesome.

They totally deserve to be in at least top 3. This song is crazy good! Look at the music video too!

Powerful song, written by cute girls, lyrics of strong messages and above all complete command of their instruments. They can rock the stage any day with this song. Oh and their studio live version of this song is.. Just.. THE BEST!

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 but 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...

Rain is a song which is very special to me. The powerful music arrangment, the strong, melodic vocal stole my heart even when I hadn't understand the lyrics at all.. Then, when I read the translations.. I cried out real hard. Rain made my heart poured out and it "rained" my face, arms, and all over my shirt. I still remember that I cried non-stop, like a flowing river for a couple of hours.
Why? Because what Mao-san said, what he sang in the song was what I had kept in my heart for years, which I wish to let out but can't. I realized that I'm not alone anymore, that somewhere out there someone is feeling the same kind of pain and helplessness. The complex music arrangement is so beautiful, that I can't forget this band at all. I fell in love.. (^^)
SID-san, thank you for being a part of my life that made be become stronger. (^^)

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

I love SID's songs best! Regardless the melody and the playing skills are the best. Especially the guitar and the bass... What a wonderful song! I've listened to Rain for many many times! Fantastic!

Tears - X-japan

Number 8th? This shouldn't be happening... I mean, don't you all think this song should be top 3?
No? Try listening to it before you deny the awesomeness. Once you listen, you may be moved to TEARS, just like what happened to me a year ago. 8)

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

Why this song not in top 3?... This is the best song from x Japan for me... I'm 14 years old now but I can fell this song... Beautiful lyrics... Good musician... Old song is gold... Tears~

Serenade - Versailles-Philharmonic Quintet

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

This song, I cried so hard when I first listened to it because of how much I missed jasmine you. I still do, and I still tear 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.

I believe this song is almost a full tribute to Jasmine after his passing. It may or may not be about the loss of him, but it gives you a sense that apart from Versailles' constant high-energy music can come a smoother and quieter style.

I love this song so much. It always makes me cry. Everything about this song is perfect - Kamijo's voice, the music, the lyrics. And most of all it is kind of a tribute to Jasmine You, which makes it even more sad than it already is.

Emu for my Dear - Gackt

This became my first favorite Gackt song! And still is one of them up to this day. The long intro was what made me remember it the first time I heard it. But everything about the song beautiful. You could really feel Gackt's emotion while singing this one.

Totally beautifull... I don't know a word of Japanese but still I liked this song so much when I first listened to it... The soft and soothing guitars combined with sudden increase in tempo makes it one of the best ever

The saddest song I have ever heard.

Love Phantom - B'Z

One of song from b'z I love, when I see the video clip I feel strange people, nice song from koshi inaba and tak matsumotto. Recommended this

Rosier - Luna Sea Rosier - Luna Sea Cover Art

Just listen to the song, It is perfection, Music at it's finest. All of it flows perfectly within itself. It is Hypnotizing.

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Just A Phenominal Song

No Scared - One Ok Rock No Scared - One Ok Rock Cover Art

Only top 20? Come on this song is completely amazing! At least their song able to be on top 10

There are a lot of great songs of One ok Rock that deserves to be in the top 5 at least!

One ok rock should be in the list. Their music is amazing

Best of all rock song most of the letters is Screaming.

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.

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

This song is full of energy, makes you feel powerful and that doesn't matter in this world; Goo uverworld you are the best. I think that this song must be in the firt place in my opinion

UVERworld is highly recommended. I think it should be even higher up the list. Their lead singer has an amazing voice.

Rewrite - Asian Kung Fu Generation Rewrite - Asian Kung Fu Generation Cover Art

This song is awesome! The voice of Masafumi just suits with the song! Guys just give this song a listen! It will just make your day!

This song is great

Name a better song than this, I DARE YOU

Mizerable - Gackt Mizerable - Gackt Cover Art

His songs always have meaning to something in our lives, Mizerable is one of them like the other songs written by him. My favourite forever is Tsuki no Uta, an beautiful song

Love him, and his music! He is just individual as his music. He is the best singer ever! Mizerable is a very beautiful song with the violin play - just listen and enjoy!

Gackt is really amazing single singer.. His style very interesting and inspirative...

It's simply full of emotion and his voice it's so majestic

First Love - Utada Hikaru First Love - Utada Hikaru Cover Art

Woah.. Why why why.. Iits big song... Very very nice song... I think this song must in top 10... I fans larc en ciel but I now this song very great... Rank 52... Think back

It's a great song!

Rose of Pain - X Japan Rose of Pain - X Japan Cover Art
The Last Song - X Japan
The Beginning - One Ok Rock The Beginning - One Ok Rock Cover Art

This music has such a deep meaning that anyone who will listen to it immediately falls in love with One Ok Rock. This is such an amazing song that and Taka's voice is so surreal.

I love this song so much, I listen to it (as well as many others of theirs) every day. So much meaning and Taka has an amazing voice. Pure perfection

This song should be number one! This song is what made me love ONE OK ROCK! It's the song that made them famous world wide!

I've been hearing One Ok Rock songs for years, but this song made me follow them!

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