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.

Well I think this song is great. I mean here you are in computer world and now they give you reall rock music like you ever wanted. Love music video clip cause they're shakin their heads all around and can't stop this makes me feel free...

they not just show they abilities in music, they also show their style! and this songs is good for headbangers! very energetic 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

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.

Love the song mate; of course it has some soft parts, it is progressive metal for crying out loud. Love the orchestra too. God Bless Japan.

The best song from X Japan which is long (exceed 27 mins) with 8-min piano solo played by Yoshiki. Toshi is indeed the best singer ever for X Japan

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.

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

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.

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

Underrated song

Nice ear cathchy song

Beast of Blood - Malice Mizer

This a great song great sound power rock

Best of the BEST!

Kurenai - X-japan

This song, though old, is the best.
Old school is the best!
Its more original then most, the arrangement is amazing.
Forever X.

Great music. Great vocal. I lost for words when I heard this song. It is really "kurenai" music. You should listen to it to feel the great.

This is the first famous rock song from X-Japan, the best rock band ever in Asain! I love this song. Before this song, I don't think rock in Japan is that popular!

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...

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, its a masterpiece mixed with music.

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

specially the video.. check it out!

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

kurenai is old and drink it down is new, great song esp when playing devil may cry 4

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!

The Contenders

Shunkan Sentimental - Scandal Shunkan Sentimental - Scandal Cover Art

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!

One of my favourite anime songs from one of my favourite bands. MEGA LOVE THIS SONG.

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!

Rain - SID

Rain of SID is very perfect. Please vote for this song

Beautiful song. Amazing vocals. Good bass. Brings tears to my eyes even though I you don't understand the lyrics.

This song riches the deepest in my heart, I listen to it everyday and when I heard it in concert it sounded excally the recording of the song. It also from fullmetal alchemesity opening

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!

Serenade - Versailles-Philharmonic Quintet

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.

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.

Love the song. Beautiful melody, amazing lyrics, and a damn good arrangement. Makes you wanna cry after listening to it, especially so if you know the meaning.

This song is just beautiful, and so emotional
Just listen to it

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)

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.

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.

Beutiful Music. Amazing Lyrics that go together with the song perfectly.

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.

The saddest song I have ever heard.

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

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

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

I love this song to much to not vote for it

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!

Core Pride - UVERworld

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

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 is a great song of UVERworld I ever heard

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.

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

Name a better song than this, I DARE YOU

This song is great

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!

Mizerable - Gackt Mizerable - Gackt Cover Art

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!

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

even though it was his first solo single I think its the best.

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

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

It's a great song!

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

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

The best song of this group! I cannot stop hearing this song!

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!

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