A few months back I made a post of my top ten least favorite Morning Musume singles, to illustrate people shouldn’t be so hard on Morning Musume’s recent bland singles. So for the fun of it I’ve decided to post about my top ten favorite singles. And much like my last post these songs are in no particular order, they are simply in the order I remembered them in.
10. Koi no Dance Site
There was a time where I wouldn’t even listen to Morning Musume’s singles before Love Machine. I thought they were just too old sounding. And I really regret that now cause pre Love Machine singles are really amazing! I’m not even sure why I love this song so much. All the uh has and ai yais in the song would make me too embarrassed to tell anyone that I actually like the song. But I can’t not love it, it’s beyond catchy. Even though the lyrics don’t always make 100% sense I love the song. Especially the chorus. I’m incapable of listening to the chorus without singing along.
9. Love Machine
AKA the single that put Momusu on the map. Over one million people liked it enough to buy it, and so do I! The song has incredibly catchy and easy to dance to music. As well as Morning Musume’s pretty much standard lyrics of being in love. It’s also got a splash of patriotism in the lyrics, which is probably a big factor why Japan liked it so much. Of course I love the chorus of the song, but my actual favorite part of the song is the bridge. Especially the shuushoku kibou da wa wow wow wow line. That’s when the song really hits it’s peak for me.
Hands done this is probably my favorite Morning Musume single, and one of my all time favorite Morning Musume songs. I just love how powerful the song is. Powerful lyrics, powerful music, and it’s even sung powerfully. It’s just the ultimate I don’t need you anymore song. The message is if you don’t want me than fine, I’ll find someone better. Since I’m a girl I really relate to the lyrics. Especially the of all the girl’s in the world what could my ranking possibly be part and the how many girls receive certification that they’re wonderful women part. I also love the whole love is just a soap bubble analogy, where love is over in an instant.
7. Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari
This is Morning Musume’s longest single to date clocking in at almost 6:30 minutes. I love how happy and fun loving the whole theme of the song is. I also love that it introduces all the girls and gives a brief peak at their personality. This is the kind of song I miss from Morning Musume overly cheerful and focuses on all the members. It’s probably the most fun single Momusu has ever released.
6. Renai Revolution 21
For the longest time I used to hate this song. Until one day I though, “I guess I’ll just give it another listen.” And of course I ended up absolutely loving it. I think it’s the disco music and awful PV outfits that turned me off for so long. XD The lyrics are far from being genius. Actually they are often pointless. “It’s all good with a paper cup.” “It’s all good on a bicycle.” XD But I think once it gets to the chorus the lyrics get a little meaningful. But what I love about the song is it’s silly, and it’s fun. It doesn’t try to be serious. It’s also one of my favorite songs to watch at concerts. Also Rika’s hoi is adorable!
5. Go Girl ~Koi no Victory~
This is the very first Morning Musume song I ever heard. And that alone will always hold some significance and sentimental value. I also love the song because it is over the top happy, energetic, and upbeat. It’s the kind of song that is impossible to be sad while listening to. The song is pretty much idol standard. Falling in love and what not. But the lyrics aren’t a main factor of why I love the song. Just the shear energetic nature of the song makes it incredible and extremely fun to listen to.
4. Kanashimi Twillight
Kanashimi Twillight is another song I like because I can relate to the girlish feelings in the song. Just when you think you can finally trust a guy he gives you reasons not to. I mean what girl hasn’t been in that situation? Crying over a guy that leads them on. Other than the lyrics the music and dance is extremely powerful.
3. I Wish
Another song I love for the lyrics. But instead of being empowering or relatable, I find them to be very meaningful. Despite days that are sad or lonely, life is wonderful and you should be happy. And tough times will always get better. I also like that the song starts out very somber and then just jumps right into being very happy. I think the song is definitely uplifting.
2. Daite Hold On Me!
I love this song because I relate to it a lot. It’s not just about unrequited love, it’s about one sided love. And it’s basically about “You love me right? Why don’t you love me? I don’t want to end this. Please just hold me because I love you.” Having been in one sided love several times I really relate to it. You also have to love the beautiful harmony in the song.
1. Koko ni Iruzee!
I like this song because it is really silly. It’s also probably the most childish single Morning Musume has ever released. So of course I like it for that fun aspect. I also like it because it’s another song about enjoying life to it’s fullest. And I really love the “Song overcomes contry border. It advances to just about anywhere,” line.